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of the Week Question for EAA Aviation
I want to sign up for the training course to enable me to repair & service my Kitfox Lite2. It is certificated as amateur-built, but I did not build it.
There is no provisions for a person who did not physically build a particular amateur-built aircraft to gain the repairman certificate for that aircraft. The only person eligible for a repairman certificate for an amateur-built aircraft is the original primary builder.
Remember that the repairman certificate only authorizes the original primary builder to conduct the condition inspection each year, as required by the aircraft's operating limitations. All other maintenance, repair, and modifications can be done by anyone, regardless of what (if any) FAA certificate they hold. This being the case, you would be allowed to do all maintenance and repair on the Kitfox, except the condition inspection. You will have to find an A&P mechanic to conduct your condition inspection.
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‘Wings On Strings’ At Pioneer Airport
This Saturday, it won’t be the usual airplanes flying high above EAA AirVenture Museum's Pioneer Airport. Instead the sky will be filled with hundreds of kites for the 3rd annual “Wings on Strings” Kite Festival, held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Highlighting the day is a 300-kite launch at noon along with three spectacular performances by world-renowned professional kite-flying teams, The Chicago Fire and St.
Elmo's Fire. Stunt kite routines will be flown throughout the day by the young Gordon brothers, Josh (17) and Zak (12), followed by Wisconsin’s own professional kite flyers, Mike Delfar and Jim Wirt. (read more)
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You'll know it - and
feel it - when the X Team and Masters of Disaster take to the
flight line during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
We provide a bonus image in honor of
Scaled Composites' unprecedented successful private manned space
launch on June 21 with its White Knight/SpaceShipOne aircraft. Visit the
EAA website and choose one of five different resolutions to best suit your screen.
EAA Opposes Proposed Permanent D.C. ADIZ
Immediately expresses grave concerns to top TSA officials
The Experimental Aircraft Association today strongly reacted against any proposal to make the Washington D.C. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) a permanent part of the nation’s airspace, after a Federal Aviation Administration official told a Congressional hearing that such a proposal would be published within the next several weeks. (read more)
Next SS1 Flights Will
Be For Ansari X Prize EAA Members, Enthusiasts Eager to Hear Latest at EAA AirVenture After announcing this week that the control problems associated with June’s historic space flight were solved, Burt Rutan said that the next flights of SpaceShipOne would be official attempts to garner the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Rutan told
Wired Online Tuesday (July 6) that his team plans to do three flights in two weeks, although he
gave no indication as to when the flights would take place. That’s one more
flight than required, just in case SpaceShipOne falls short on the first or second attempts.
Rutan will give EAA AirVenture attendees the latest information about the private manned space program developed by his company Scaled Composites when he presents “Fun at Mojave” on Thursday evening, July 29, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. (read
Mammoth C-5 Galaxy Returns To EAA AirVenture
Twelve years after the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy’s last visit to the EAA AirVenture fly-in, the massive cargo plane from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Force Base will return to Oshkosh this year. Stretching as long as a football field and reaching as high as a six-story building, the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the largest cargo plane in the U.S. military. The enormous cargo compartment and in-flight refueling capability allows the C-5 to deliver troops and equipment of all shapes, size and purpose to any location worldwide on short notice. (read more)
EAA Looks to Borrow a
1967-69 Cessna 210 for EAA AirVenture Priority Maintenance Work Leaves EAA Photo Plane Without Engine
Stretched thin by priority work to prepare the B-17
Fuddy Duddy for the Salute to Veterans Tour and bring home EAA's B-17
Aluminum Overcast, EAA's two-time FAA Diamond Award-winning aircraft maintenance team doesn't have time to reinstall the overhauled engine on EAA's Cessna 210, Photo 1. This leaves EAA's top-notch photographers without a way to capture the high-quality air-to-air photographs used in EAA Publications. The hope is EAAers who own a Cessna 210
- or a Piper Lance or Saratoga - would be able to donate its use to EAA during the convention. (read
NWEAA Begins Annual
Fly-In at Arlington
The Northwest Regional EAA Fly-In
(NWEAA) got under way on July 7 at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), Washington.
The event runs through Sunday, July 11, with special events this weekend
including a special night fireworks air show tonight (Friday); the Tribute to Veterans on Saturday in conjunction with the Cascade Warbirds;
and a special car-air show on Sunday featuring Corvettes. If you're in
the Arlington area, why not stop by AWO? (read more)
100 Aircraft to Join 15th B2OSH Flight
With 100 pilots signed up and another 12 waiting in the wings, the 15th annual Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH) formation flight is getting ready for this year's 52nd EAA AirVenture Fly-In.
Flight line observers should see Bonanzas arriving three abreast on both runways of 36/18 and the parallel taxiway beginning at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. But you'd better get there early; it only takes about 15 minutes to land all 100 airplanes as they arrive from their staging airport, Rockford (Illinois) Regional (RFD). (read more)
Camp Scholler is Open for Business Thursday, July 1, marked opening day for EAA’s Camp Scholler as the first campers began registering for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. There were even some campers who lined up the night before at 9 p.m. EAA camper registration staff reported being greeted by a line of eager campers upon arrival at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. There was a steady stream of campers throughout the day.
Special Privileges in Store for EAA Members EAA Membership has its privileges at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Every member attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 will receive an EAA Member Perks book when they pass through registration. The book includes special members-only coupons, discounts, and other perks such as a coupon to ride the Wright Flyer Simulator, an entry form to win a John Deere Gator, ICOM radio giveaways, and many more! (read
Ohio Residents Flock to EAA's Ford Tri-Motor If a city can associate itself with an airplane type, Port Clinton, Ohio, certainly identifies with the Ford Tri-Motor. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, EAA's Fly the Ford mini tour visited the northwest Ohio city along Lake Erie, which served as the original home base for Island Airlines, operators of three Fords. Demand for rides aboard EAA's meticulously maintained Tin Goose has been outstanding. All day Saturday, Sunday, Monday and again Tuesday, thousands of people
came out to see and ride the EAA Ford Tri-motor at the Erie Ottawa Regional Airport. (read
Flight Around the Country for Kids Begins EAA and EAA Warbirds of America member Paul Wood officially started his fundraising journey around the United States on Thursday, July 1 with a rousing send-off at Waukegan (Illinois) Regional Airport (UGN). Accompanied by his father, Bob, Wood made his first stop here in Oshkosh that night and this morning (July 2), embarked on the first full-flight day in his Aviat Husky A1B. If all goes as planned, he will arrive back in Oshkosh on opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 27. (read
New Customer Assembly Center at New Glastar
Demand led by the new Sportsman 2+2 kitplane has required a 12,000-square feet expansion and staff increases at the New Glastar factory in Arlington, Washington. The expansion features a new Customer Assembly Center
(CAC), which, upon its announcement, is already booked through the end of 2004. The CAC educates customers about the assembly and maintenance of their aircraft while allowing them to take advantage of precision factory jigs and tooling to quickly assemble their airframe and install firewall forward components. In only two weeks at the factory, customers assemble all structural components in the airframe; firewall aft fuel and control systems are in place; and the wings are completely closed up and mated with all of the fuselage systems. A third week at the CAC and builders can complete most of the firewall forward. Three to six months of part-time work is then
needed to complete the project. “The object is to meet the FAA requirements while expediting the assembly process so our customers can get to the flight line as quickly as is humanly possible,” said New Glastar president Mikael Via. “There truly isn’t another program like this. The three weeks are very intense, but the customer learns about his aircraft, has a lot of fun, and, in three short weeks leaves with an aircraft almost ready for taxi tests!” For more information on New
Glastar, call 306/435-8533, ext 232, or visit www.newglasair.com.
Expansion Announced For Waco Classic
One of the world's most highly regarded sport biplanes, the WACO YMF
Super, is now available for direct purchase in Europe. The WACO Classic
Aircraft Corporation recently assigned Airpark Flight Centre, located at
West Midlands International Airport in the United Kingdom, as the
Exclusive European Distributor of WACO Classic aircraft and services.
WACO Classic manufactures the WACO YMF Super in Battle Creek, Michigan,
the only FAA-approved facility in the world authorized to manufacture
brand new versions of 1930 biplanes. Over 100 new YMFs have been
delivered worldwide to 10 countries. WACO Classic, together with Airpark
Flight Centre, will display a new WACO YMF at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2004 at outdoor displays 181 & 182. For more information, visit www.wacoclassic.com.
Free DVD Offer From Sporty's
To introduce pilots to its training DVDs, Sporty's Pilot Shop is giving them away.
Student pilots or those interested in exploring flight training can receive the first volume of Sporty's Complete Private Pilot Course. Volume 1 (#D106A]), "Your First Few Hours," includes everything you need to know to begin your first few lessons. Thinking of an instrument rating? Then take a preview of Sporty's Complete Instrument Rating Course. Volume 1, (#D115A) "Instrument Flying Fundamentals," is an overview of instrument flying, starting with an actual IFR trip and expanding in detail to all the basics of instrument flying. And pilots of all experience levels can benefit from Air Facts Sampler (#D200A), which contains sample clips from each of the 27 Air Facts titles. Order yours through
www.sportys.com or by calling 800/SPORTYS. (If this is the only item on the order, there will be a $3.95 shipping charge.)
Hartzell Receives State Excellence In Exporting Award
Ohio Governor Bob Taft presented Hartzell Propeller Inc. with a Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award ("E" Award) from the Ohio Department of Development on Wednesday. The award recognizes Ohio companies that have increased sales volume through exports, have increased Ohio-based employment as a direct result of export activity, or have developed and implemented a strategy to expand their international sales. Hartzell, which derives over 25 percent of its sales revenue from exports, was similarly awarded in 1988. Despite a weak domestic market, Hartzell’s 2003 sales increased in due to a 13 percent growth in exports and sales are positioned to increase due to six new programs in five different countries scheduled to launch this year or next.
It’s Official: FAA Buildings Renamed After Orville and Wilbur Wright
FAA’s two downtown Washington, D.C. office buildings are now known as the Orville Wright Federal Building and the Wilbur Wright Federal Building. The new naming became official Wednesday in a formal ceremony held by Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey “This is a fitting tribute for two American icons,” Secretary Mineta said. “Aviation began with the Wright brothers’ dream of flight. Today, the Department of Transportation helps continue that dream as millions of travelers fly safely to locations throughout the world.” Also attending the ceremony were Congressmen, former FAA administrators, and members of the Wright family.
2004 Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame announced four inductions for its class of 2004, to be honored at its 6th annual induction ceremony and gala on November 13. Inductees include William A. Anders, Apollo 8 Lunar Module Pilot; George Haddaway, longtime publisher of Flight magazine; Oran Nicks, aerospace pioneer and former deputy director of the NASA Langley Research Center; and the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), World War II pilots who trained exclusively at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, and paved the way for the women currently serving as military pilots. For induction ceremony ticket information, call 409-740-7722 or visit
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