Members’ Back-Ordered NOTAM Booklets Mailed
EAA members who ordered official FAA NOTAM booklets for the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in should receive them soon, according to EAA Membership Services.
week, EAA reported that the shipment of booklets had not been received and that a backlog of orders was mounting. Since that time, we have received an adequate supply to cover all the backorders, plus satisfy all those who would like to place new orders. To order a booklet,
website, or call 800/JOIN-EAA. Electronic copies of the NOTAM (32 pages; 3.5 MB) are always available for
download on the web.
Make Your Reservation for a B-17 Flight Mission Today
Seats Available at EAA AirVenture, Salute to Veterans Tour
EAA’s 2004 Salute to Veterans B-17 Tour resumes in a big way less than a month from now at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. There is still a good quantity of seats available, so now may be the best time to reserve yours and fly an actual B-17 mission aboard
Fuddy Duddy. This airplane, on loan from the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (formerly the National Warplane Museum) of Elmira, New York, takes the place of EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast, which was damaged in a May 5 gear collapse in Southern California. Once
Fuddy Duddy completes its AirVenture mission, it will head out to resume the postponed tour with 28 stops scheduled from August 6 through November 21 beginning in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
FAA Clarifies Planned Sport Pilot DPE Procedure
In a teleconference late Tuesday, June 29, with EAA and ultralight organizations Aero Sports Connection (ASC) and the United States Ultralight Association (USUA), FAA officials clarified the process by which authorized ultralight instructors can become Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE) in the upcoming proposed Sport Pilot category.
FAA emphasized that, contrary to some reports, the application process has NOT started and that no action to start the DPE process would begin until a final sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rule is published in the Federal Register and subsequently the DPE policy is released.
‘Hanoi Taxi’ to Visit EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
A very special U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-141C Starlifter jet is scheduled to be on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s showcase AeroShell Square from Friday, July 30 through Monday, August 2. This particular Starlifter, nicknamed Hanoi Taxi, was the first aircraft to airlift American POWs to freedom from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi, North Vietnam, on February 12, 1973. It got its nickname after the newly freed prisoners signed their names inside during their historic flight home known as Operation Homecoming.
EAA Chapters Outline
The core of most EAA activities, be they Young Eagles rallies, Flying Start programs, Flight Advisor and Tech Counselor programs, or simply the numerous regularly scheduled pancake fly-in breakfasts, are the 1,000 local EAA Chapters found throughout the world. At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s Chapter office tailors several programs to help the local groups improve their Chapters, operate more efficiently, and create more effective communications with their members. Find out more about EAA’s Chapter-based activities during the weeklong Oshkosh gathering July 27-August 2.
Perform in 'Dual Mustangs'
pilots Lee Lauderback and Ed Shipley will perform in two P-51 Mustangs (Dual Mustangs) at the EAA AirVenture afternoon air shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 29-31. “This is something new we’ve been working on for awhile,”
said Lauderback, chief instructor and demonstration pilot for Stallion
51 Corp. "Basically we’re tying up two high-performance warbirds into a dual formation aerobatic routine.” Lauderback will fly in the lead position in the “Mad
Max” with Shipley on the wing in “Bald Eagle.” The performance last about 10 minutes and is set to music. “High-performance formation aerobatics in planes like this is fairly uncommon,” he said. The unique capabilities of the Mustang will be demonstrated with lots of vertical maneuvering,
Lauderback said. For the complete air show schedule, visit the AirVenture
EAA Welcomes Enola Gay Pilot Paul
Tibbets to AirVenture Oshkosh 2004
will host famous World War II pilot and leader, Paul Tibbets, at the EAA AirVenture fly-in, July 27-August 2, at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Tibbets piloted the B-29 Superfortress bomber “Enola Gay,” which dropped the first atomic bomb over Japan in August 1945, hastening the end of the war.
He will visit AirVenture on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27-28, with a presentation scheduled for Tuesday night's Theater in the Woods program.
Garmin Plans Daily AirVenture Seminars
Garmin International will conduct a series of seminars and training video showings at its tent outside South Exhibit Hangar D during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. The sessions are scheduled from Tuesday, July 27, through Sunday, August 1 and will feature Garmin’s navigational and communications products including the GPSMAP 196 and 296; CNX80/MX20, and GNS 530/430. The Garmin Seminar Tent is located outside the northeast corner of South Exhibit Hangar “D”.
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EAA Aeromart Readies Annual Aviators'
Preparations for the annual aviation swap meet of the year, EAA AeroMart, are in full swing with anticipations for another greatly successful year. AeroMart provides a common place where people with spare, usable aviation parts and people looking for them meet and do business. Bargains are common, sales are final, and both buyer and seller are satisfied.
Illinois Park District Offers Day at EAA AirVenture
The Berwyn (Illinois) Park District is again providing a convenient way to see the world's largest annual general aviation celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. The motor coach trip begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, and returns late that evening.
Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In Lands at New Home
Organizers of the Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In (RMRFI) enjoyed a successful debut at their new location, Front Range Airport (FTG), Watkins, Colorado, for their 26th annual event last weekend, June 26-27. Front Range, located about six miles southeast of Denver International, replaced Longmont, which ably served the fly-in for 25 years.
"We got one under our belt and have something to build on for the future,” said fly-in director Jim Cimiluca.
Buettner Receives FAA ‘Taylor’ Award
Gary Buettner, senior member of EAA’s Kermit Weeks Hangar staff, will receive the FAA Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award at a special ceremony on July 14 at Lakeland, Florida. The Taylor award is given to aviation technicians who have been certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics for 50 years or more.
The award is named for the man who built the engine used on the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer. Nominated by retired Sun ’n Fun president Billy Henderson, Buettner’s recent focus has been on EAA’s Swallow aircraft restoration. He is currently contributing to the B-17
Fuddy Duddy preparations at the Weeks Hangar.
DiamondFest Showcases New ‘Flight Centre’
DiamondFest 2004, Diamond Aircraft’s three-day celebration, drew more than 170 owners and guests last weekend to the company’s London, Ontario, Canada headquarters. Co-organized with the Diamond Aircraft Owners and Pilots Organization (DAPO), the event featured seminars; demonstration flights; factory tours; and door prizes. Highlighting Friday’s G1000 seminar was certification of the Garmin G1000 avionics system for the Diamond Star. The newly renovated Diamond Flight Centre features several amenities, including a new retail store with Diamond clothing and accessories; a new Maintenance and Airframe Training facility; a Customer Delivery Centre; and the Katana Kafe restaurant and airside patio. For more information call 888-359-3220 or visit
www.diamondair.com. Diamondfest was held during the London International
Murphy Moose Building Time Reduced For Standard Kits, Too
Recent improvements at the Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing facility in Chilliwack, BC, Canada has resulted in 200-300 hours of time savings for both the fast-build and standard kits. A recent e-HOT LINE story failed to mention that these improvements--more than 70 aircraft parts have been enhanced—also had a positive effect on standard kit building times. Murphy offers fast-build options on both the Moose and the Renegade biplane. For more information, visit
www.murphyair.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 604/792-5855.
Runway Safety Manager Provides Timely Reminder
Dennis R. Lawson, Manager of the Runway Safety Program for the FAA Central Region, recently distributed a reminder that pilots in all regions should heed. He writes, “Historically, July is Central Region’s worst Runway Safety month. Even more specifically, Mondays and Fridays are July’s worst days, so be extra diligent. So far this fiscal year we’ve only had five incursions, and none were Class “A” or “B.” That’s significantly better than we were doing last year at this time. Keep up the great work, and good luck next month. Hopefully this is the year we’ll turn the corner on July.”
Control Vision Gets XM Satellite Weather
Control Vision recently added XM Satellite Weather. Direct satellite broadcast of WX Worx weather will be available on new Anywhere Wx systems beginning with HP iPAQ 5500s and will soon be introduced on additional platforms including the new Raven, a lightweight micro-tablet PDA with a 6.5 inch screen. Control Vision will also soon offer XM Weather as part of Anywhere XP, a Windows XP version of Anywhere Map applications for tablet PCs and laptops. Anywhere XM-Weather will also be available as part of Anywhere EFB, Control Vision’s Electronic Flight Bag that provides Anywhere Map, Anywhere Wx, and Pocket Plates, an integrated library of current, Part 91-compliant NOAA (NACO) digital approach plates. Control Vision will continue to support and develop weather systems based on the Globalstar satellite network with weather services supplied by Meteorlogix. For more information, visit
www.anywheremap.com and www.wxworx.com.
Sporty’s Waste Fuel Recovery System Safe, Environmentally Friendly
The Waste Fuel Can from Sporty’s Pilot Shop helps recover sumped fuel that otherwise would be dumped on the ramp. The high-density polyethylene container is leak proof and is durable enough to be left outside permanently. It’s OSHA-approved features a large opening, self-closing, spring-loaded steel lid for one-hand operation and a built-in flame arrester for safety. The Waste Fuel Can is available in a two- and five-gallon sizes. To learn more, visit
www.sportys.com or call800/SPORTYS.
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