Yuba County Airport/Marysville, California is the place to be this weekend for the Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In. Each day features a pancake breakfast, forums and workshops, vendor exhibits, and Food booths.
On Friday, all eyes will be on the flight line for the Blue Thunder Mustang’s attempt to break the 3- and 15/25-kilometer speed records for its class. (Attempts also scheduled Saturday and Sunday). Saturday’s air show begins at 12 noon and runs through 3 p.m.
Sunday features a three-hour Warbird air show beginning at noon. Flybys scheduled on Sunday include the U-2 and T-38. For more information, visit
EAA Sport Pilot
Tour at Golden West This Week
EAA’s first Sport Pilot Tour begins this weekend at the EAA Golden West Regional Fly-In, Marysville, California.
Attendees will have an opportunity to find out how they can become a pilot faster, easier and cheaper than ever before. (read more)
Chapter 690 To Host
ReMax Balloon Pilot
EAA Chapter 690 welcomes Stuart Enloe, pilot of the ReMax hot air balloon, for a special program, “Balloons 101,” at Gwinnett County Airport, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Enloe is an EAA and EAA Warbirds of America member, as well as an EAA Young Eagles volunteer pilot with 116 kids flown.
The commercial balloon pilot has been flying balloons since 1984, and fixed-wing aircraft since 1977. He also flies for Angel Flight of Georgia. The program begins at 8 p.m. in the EAA Sport Aviation Center, and the public is invited. For more information contact Joel Levine, 770-394-5466, or
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Q & A: Question of the Week for
EAA Aviation Services:
At my last two
bi-annual flight reviews - and numerous other times between - I have asked pilots and flight instructors the question, "On an uncontrolled airport, who owns the runway - the person ready to take off or the person on final?" (Sure, you do a
run-up and check for traffic before taxing onto active.)
The answers I get seem to run about 50/50.
There's absolutely no question on this one. The aircraft on final has the right-of-way over the aircraft on the ground. This is specified in 14 CFR 91.113(g), which states specifically:
"(g) Landing. Aircraft, while on final approach to land or while landing, have the right-of-way over other aircraft in flight OR OPERATING ON THE SURFACE...." (emphasis added)
In the situation you describe above, the pilot preparing for takeoff should not taxi into position if there is an aircraft on final approach to land.
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2005 EAA Desktop
Many veteran attendees say you can't get the complete EAA AirVenture Oshkosh experience unless you camp on the convention grounds. Camp underneath the wing of your airplane, whether you park in the "North 40" or "North Fond du Lac"; or you can park your RV, trailer, or simply pitch a tent in Camp Scholler, where there's always room for one more. To download a copy of our June 2005 wallpaper calendar, visit the
FAA Seeks Information from T-6 Owners/Operators Deadline for submissions is June 4 The FAA has turned to members of associations like EAA Warbirds of America and type clubs to gather information relating to T-6 aircraft in the wake of a fatal accident caused by an apparent wing failure in Florida on May 9.
At issue are potential wing failures on the vintage advanced primary WWII trainers following the fatal crash of an SNJ-6 owned and operated by Warbird Adventures in Kissimmee. Preliminary examination of the wreckage shows a fatigue crack on the inboard lower center wing attach angle, which initiated in the radius of the angle. (read more)
EAA TV Shoots New
'Wings to Adventure' Series Special viewing planned for Theater in the Woods The award-winning EAA Television department has been busy the past several months shooting
Wings to Adventure, an aviation series set to premiere this month on The Outdoor Channel 2HD, its new high definition channel. The program will also air on TOC’s regular cable channel for those who don’t receive HD programming, and EAA AirVenture visitors can catch a special viewing on July 30 at Theater in the Woods. (read more).
Eagle Flight Team Lands at Oshkosh Jared Aicher and the Eagle Flight Team made the recent Memorial Day holiday memorable for Oshkosh and Fond du Lac EAA AeroScholars students and their parents. Archer in a Cessna 172 and Dustin Berlin, a Utah Valley State College flight faculty member flying a DiamondStar, arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh at about 4:15 on Monday, May 30, greeted by the students and members of Oshkosh EAA Chapter 252 and the EAA Education Department staff. (read more)
Pilot Symposium Moved Back One Day Because of several member requests, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has moved the its Friday-Saturday (June 17-18) Sport Pilot Symposium in Franklin, Pennsylvania, back one day, to Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19. With the large number of aircraft vendors and exhibitors flocking to the EAA Sport Pilot Tour in Franklin slated to occur at the same time, NAFI received several requests from its members to move its educational gathering for certificated flight instructors (CFIs), said NAFI Executive Director Rusty Sachs. (read more)
EAA Ford Tri-Motor on Tour Beginning Next Week EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor tour of the Midwest begins next Saturday-Tuesday, June 11-14, at Oakland County International Airport in Pontiac, Michigan. The five-city tour includes stops at Carl R Keller Field Airport, Port Clinton, Ohio; Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Smith Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Michigan. Experience the excitement of a Tri-Motor ride, the world's first mass-produced airliner, or share this unique opportunity with friends or family. For complete tour information, visit
www.flytheford.org, where you can also reserve seats at $40 each, a $10 online discount. Or call 920/426-6535 to book full-fare flights.
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penny to avgas tax Jared Aicher and the Eagle Flight Team made the recent Memorial Day holiday memorable for Oshkosh and Fond du Lac EAA AeroScholars students and their parents. Archer in a Cessna 172 and Dustin Berlin, a Utah Valley State College flight faculty member flying a
DiamondStar, arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh at about 4:15 on Monday, May 30, greeted by the students and members of Oshkosh EAA Chapter 252 and the EAA Education Department staff. (read more)
EAAers Make Special
Tribute to Astronaut Astronaut John Young, the first man to fly into space from Earth six times, was honored by his hometown Orlando, Florida, last week and four area EAA members made it even more special by performing a formation flyby in homebuilt aircraft. EAA pilots included David Berelsman, Celebration, Florida, flying a Wittman Tailwind - N564DF; Jim Buchan, Orlando, in his Long-EZ - N2617Z; Paul Adrien, Eustis, in his Long-EZ -N46AA, and Real Dupuis, Orlando, in his RV-6 - N335RL (read more)
Columbia 350 and 400 Certified in Australia Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has granted a Type Acceptance Certificate for Lancair’s Columbia 350 and 400 models. Columbia 350s and 400s will be available in Australia and New Zealand immediately through Lancair Certified Australasia, the Company’s international sales and service center based at Maroochydore Airport (MCY). In addition to Australia and the United States, the Columbia 350 and 400 are also available in several countries including: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
SATS 2005 This Week in Virginia NASA, the FAA, and industry partners will showcase forward-looking aviation technology at “SATS 2005: A Transformation of Air Travel,” June 5-7 at Danville Regional Airport in Virginia. Both NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and FAA Administrator Marion Blakey are slated to appear. The Small Aircraft Transportation System is a demonstration of technologies and capabilities to complement airlines and allow small airplanes to use community airports to fly people from place to place, on demand. For more information visit:
First Owner-Built XP-360-Plus Engine Completed Adam Silverstein is the first build school student to assemble his own XP-360-Plus Engine at Superior Air Parts' engine build center in Coppell, Texas. “The introduction of the 360-Plus Engine is a direct response to requests by the experimental aircraft community to have an engine that offers the engineering, quality, and value of the standard XP-360, with the added reliability of advanced roller cam and lifter technology,” explained Terry Wood, vice president of sales. For more information visit
Malibu Goes Digital
Malibu Power & Propeller flew the first-ever TCM/Aerosance, Turbocharged FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) powered Piper Malibu
on May 11. The aircraft uses a Hartzell 3-blade composite propeller and a Continental TSIOF-550 engine that provides more power than a standard non-FADEC engine. A digital mixture control and ignition timing is used to optimize power and safety. The engine instantly adjusts the mixture and the ignition timing to the optimum setting with a push of a button.
The company will offer a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Malibu and Mirage in early 2006. Developers and the aircraft will be at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 25-31.
For more information please visit www.malibumods.com.
Russian-Built Sigma LSA Prepares for Oshkosh Designers in VVV-Avia factory of Samara, Russia, plan to introduce the Sigma aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31, as a new entry in the light-sport aircraft (LSA) market. Made entirely of aluminum with a composite surface, Sigma’s cockpit “pod” creates plenty of room and excellent visibility. The aircraft cruises at 109 mph and gets off the ground within 335 feet at gross. The Sigma will be marketed in North America through Sportsplanes.com and their national network of Sport Aircraft Regional Centers. Pricing and availability information will be available during EAA AirVenture at the Sportsplanes.com exhibit and the new Sport Aircraft Mall. For more information visit:
One of a
Kind: Evelyn Bryan Johnson Honored Over 400 people gathered on May 26 to honor 95-year-old aviatrix Evelyn Bryan Johnson of Morristown, Tennessee, and mark her retirement as a Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA. She was appointed to the post in 1952 by the then-Civil Aviation Administration and held the designation for 53 years. Johnson performed more than 9,000 pilot flight examinations and, with 57,620 hours of flying time, accumulated more flying time than any woman in aviation history. She is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Johnson topped the celebration off by announcing that the City of Morristown has recently renewed her contract to manage Moore-Murrell Airport which she has managed since it opened in 1953.
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