EAA Joins Congressman Graves’ Second Fly-In
U.S. Congressman Sam Graves’ (R-Mo) second annual fly-in took place at his home airport (Gould Peterson-K57) in Tarkio, Missouri, on Saturday, July 9. EAA Vice President of Government Relations Earl Lawrence joined the Congressman, who is an EAA member, homebuilder, vice president of local EAA Chapter 1304, a good friend to EAA and of aviation.
More than 100 aircraft flew in for the event, which featured a traditional EAA pancake breakfast and several military fly-bys from area military bases. EAA also had its Young Eagles GlaStar at the event, the one outfitted with the multi-colored paint scheme from the 2005 Youth Art Contest.
Graves plans on attending Oshkosh for the 53rd annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In, which takes place July 25-31.
Still Space Available for an EAA AirVenture B-17 'Mission'
your seat on the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center’s Fuddy Duddy
B-17G for an actual mission flight at the World’s Greatest
Aviation Celebration. EAA's “Allied
Victory B-17 Tour” is currently thrilling aviation enthusiasts in
the Western U.S., making its way eastward to Oshkosh for the July
25-31 event. To
book an AirVenture flight or to learn more, visit the EAA B-17
website, or call 800/FLY-NB17 (800/359-6217).
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I have a Private Pilot certificate with a special issuance medical because of heart by-pass surgery.
Do I need to do anything special to exercise sport pilot privileges? It is my understanding that I do not need to do anything.
You are correct. There's nothing special you need to do in order to operate at the sport pilot level. Simply let your special issuance medical certificate expire at the end of it's term. At that point, you may begin operating at the sport pilot level using your valid US state drivers license in lieu of the medical certificate. You must continue to keep a valid flight review in your logbook, and you must operate only within the privileges and limitations of the sport pilot certificate. Also, if you are an aircraft owner, you should check with your insurance underwriter to make sure your insurance is still fully in force when you are operating as a sport pilot.
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2005 EAA Desktop
July calendar features the aerobatic prowess of Sean
D. Tucker, Mike Goulian, and Ed Hamill maneuvering over EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. Look for Tucker and Goulian at EAA
AirVenture 2005. Visit the EAA AirVenture website to get the
air show performance schedule. Visit the
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Weather Fails to Dampen the Arlington Spirit Despite rainy weather that wound up lowering the overall aircraft turnout, the gate attendance was consistent and Arlington, Washington’s 37th annual Northwest EAA Regional Fly-In organizers are looking back at another successful event this week. “I am quite pleased with the preliminary results,” said Barbara Tolbert, fly-in director. “Friday was a wet day in the Northwest, and that’s usually one of our biggest days. The weather was quite challenging for pilots, so aircraft attendance was down, but the gate was not as affected as we feared, and Saturday was phenomenal, one of the biggest days ever.” (read
EAA Holds First LSA Repairman Inspection Course
In yet another Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft first, EAA conducted the nation’s first LSA Repairman Inspection course for airplanes this past weekend at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All eight students passed the course, which was taught by EAA’s Joe Norris, senior aviation specialist and designated airworthiness representative for E-LSA, Special-LSA and amateur-built aircraft. Successful completion allows the graduates to perform annual condition inspections on any experimental-LSA (E-LSA) airplane they own. (read more)
Join Sean Tucker For
YE Webchat July 20 How did aerobatic champion Sean Tucker overcome his fear of flying to become one of the best in the industry? Ask him, or anything else on July 20 as Tucker joins the EAA Young Eagles monthly webchat from 7-8 p.m. CT. Tucker will also be in Oshkosh performing in several daily air shows during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)
EAA Mourns Loss of
Younkin, Franklin in Air Show Accident Aviation and the air show community suffered a tragic loss on Sunday, as Jim Franklin and Bobby Younkin died when their airplanes collided during an air show performance in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. “This is a tragic loss, as it is anytime this happens in the air show community, and our deepest condolences go out to each man’s family,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny, who as a member of the Red Devils and the Eagles Aerobatic Team until 1995, had flown in many air shows that also included Younkin and Franklin. (read more)
Shuttle Launch Indefinite; TFR Expected
The Vickers Vimy World War I bomber replica that highlighted EAA AirVenture 2001 and landed at Oshkosh in May has successfully recreated history’s first transatlantic flight. EAA members Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz flew the aircraft, NX71MY, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to
Clifden, Ireland, July 2-3. The flight lasted a little over 18 hours with tail winds reported at 120 miles/100 kts per hour along the way.
EAAer Flying to the Four Corners Steve Wood, and his GlaStar, N600F affectionately known as GOOFY, will visit EAA chapters in 11 states while flying Young Eagles and promoting flying for the disabled this month. Starting and finishing in Florida, Wood will travel to Texas, California, Nevada, Washington, Montana, Wisconsin, New York, Maine, Ohio and Maryland, reaching the four corners of the continental United States. The journey includes a planned stop at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 24-26. (read more)
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EAA AirVenture By Bob Mackey
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Aircraft insurance is one of those necessities that many pilot/owners don’t totally understand. They often don’t know if they are getting the protection they want at the best price. We all want to make sure we are buying aircraft insurance that will protect us if we damage our airplane or hurt someone. We also want to make sure we are getting the best price on our aircraft insurance. Furthermore, we also expect to receive good service.
Is your insurance agent really taking care of you? To find out, all you ever have to do is call the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan at 866/647-4EAA—or if you are planning to visit the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, you can meet the Falcon Insurance Specialists who handle the EAA Plan face-to-face. (read more)
Fourth Eclipse 500 Makes First Flight The fourth Eclipse Aviation 500 jet flew for the first time on July 9, the company reported this week. N505Ea is the fourth FAA certification test aircraft and the first of Eclipse’s two beta test jets, which will be tested under accelerated usage conditions to ensure superior reliability and functionality prior to first customer deliveries. Eclipse will make its first public flight demonstrations at the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In. The demo is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Wittman Regional Airport. (read more)
to be Formally Donated to NASM in
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
(NASM) will later this year become the permanent home to SpaceShipOne, the first privately built and operated vehicle to reach space. Paul G. Allen, Microsoft co-founder and sole funder of SpaceShipOne, will hand over the first civilian spacecraft to the Smithsonian during a special ceremony at the museum's flagship building on the National Mall in Washington on September 28. SpaceShipOne, and its
mother ship White Knight, make their only public appearance together at EAA
AirVenture e Oshkosh 2005, arriving at 3 p.m. Monday, July 25, where it will be on display through July 31.
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