Volume 6, Number 10|
ENJOY THE FUN AND
THRILLS OF AVIATION AT EAA FAMILY FLIGHTFEST
Families can shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy a broad array of
engaging activities during EAA's Family Flightfest on March 18-19.
The weekend event at EAA's AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will feature
numerous, fun-filled activities that celebrate the wonders of the
most liberating outdoor activity: personal flight!
The EAA Family Flightfest will bring
recreational aviation to life using aircraft tours, flight
simulators, models, hands-on aircraft construction projects, and
many more aviation-themed activities. Toddlers, grandparents, and
all family members in between will find displays and activities
suited to their age and their aviation interest.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
Do you need the
logbook endorsements for Class B, C, and D airspace if you
have a Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument rating but
are operating as a sport pilot with your driver's license as
of higher-level pilot certificates are exempt from the
requirement for an airspace endorsement when operating at the
sport pilot level. You have already had the appropriate
training and have demonstrated your ability when being tested
for the higher-level certificate. You simply need a current
flight review recorded in your pilot logbook, just as you did
when you were flying at the higher certificate level.
you are restricted to only the privileges and limitations of a
sport pilot at those times when you are using your driver's
license in lieu of an FAA medical certificate. This includes
flying only aircraft that meet the definition of a light-sport
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|A real classic...in
fact, a Hatz Classic, built by Henry Foote of Olathe, Kansas,
and shot air-to-air by EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick in
2001. The gleaming red and white biplane earned Homebuilt
Grand Champion Lindy honors that year at EAA AirVenture
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OVERCAST AIRBORNE AGAIN!
At 2:13 p.m. local Tuesday, March 7, the long and meticulous
repair project for EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast officially
ended when her wheels left Runway 18 at Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh for a 50-minute test flight. The flight
crew consisted of EAA Director of Flight Operations Sean
Elliott; B-17 Tour Assistant Director George Daubner; Bob
Davis, check airman, and mechanic Vince Hammons.
"The airplane ran just great!" Elliott said.
"All four engines were smooth and powerful, it was
euphoric to see the aircraft leave the ground again."
EAA WORKING TO
REVISE PROPOSED MISSOURI ETHANOL LEGISLATION
EAA is focusing its organizational
and member resources to head off yet another state's attempt
to require ethanol additives in gasoline before it leaves some
pilots without a way to obtain suitable fuel for their
EAA SPORT PILOT
TOUR STOPS AT NASHVILLE MAY 6
announced this week it would bring the EAA Sport Pilot Tour to
the Nashville, Tennessee, area for a May 6 tour stop. The
event will take place at the Smyrna Airport (MQY) and EAA
Chapter 162 will serve as event hosts. EAA invites aviation
enthusiasts to attend and learn the latest information on
sport pilot/light-sport aircraft from the source: EAA's Sport
Pilot Team and the top LSA manufacturers.
EAAER SETS 11
NEW WORLD RECORDS IN LW5 AUTOGYRO
Keech, EAA 169840, recently set 11 new world autogyro records
flying a Little Wing LW5, the fifth in a series of Ron Herron
designs. The aircraft, affectionately named
"Woodstock," set four autogyro class records and
seven autogyro heavy (over 1,102 lbs.) sub-class records.
FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HUGE DEVELOPMENT AT FLABOB
education center, business, and residential areas in the mix
The Thomas Wathen Foundation plans a multi-million dollar,
three-part development project at historic Flabob Airport,
Riverside, California incorporating new educational
facilities, an aviation business park, and new aircraft
hangars adjoining an aviation-themed residential development.
The new educational center will house the aeronautical
department of San Bernardino Valley College to Flabob, which
plans to relocate on Flabob in 2007. The Wathen Aviation High
School, a public charter high school launched last year, will
also operate at Flabob.
136 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
AFTER HOURS AT
EAA AIRVENTURE THEATER IN THE WOODS
on the EAA AirVenture convention grounds can be long, but at
night EAAers always have a chance to kick back, relax, and
take in one of the marvelous evening programs at Theater in
the Woods. Every year attendees hear groundbreaking
announcements, see exclusive multimedia presentations, enjoy
top musical entertainment and welcome some of the most revered
and respected people in aviation.
Plus every now and then, a surprise.
AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
The General Aviation Awards Committee announced selections
for the 43rd annual National GA Awards, whose recipients
will be honored by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey during a
Wednesday, July 27 ceremony at AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. The
recipients are: Rich Stowell, 2006 Certificated
Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year; Gene Hudson,
Aviation Safety Counselor (ASC) of the Year; Joe Hawkins,
Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year; and Terry
Markovich, Avionics Technician of the Year.
SAVE ON AIR FARES TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
out special air fare discounts from American, Midwest, and Northwest airlines
for EAA members and other aviation enthusiasts planning to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006.
WAYPOINTS, FUEL STOPS, ALTERNATE AIRPORTS
count is up to 61 facilities in 24 states this week on our Alternate Airports and
Stops list! To include your business,
e-mail its name, airport,
phone number, e-mail address, and any special offers or
discounts to email@example.com. See the
list and start planning plan your journey at www.airventure.org/2006/flying/alternate_airports.html.
Looking for a ride, or have a spare seat to get to Oshkosh? Visit www.airventure.org/rideshare,
where there are already more than 100 people from 36 states and
seven countries listed!
www.airventure.org FOR LATEST UPDATES
the latest news and information about the World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration at www.airventure.org,
the official website of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
DELIVERS 11,000TH AIRPLANE
Mooney Airplane Company
delivered its milestone 11,000th production aircraft on
February 23 at its Kerrville, Texas, headquarters. Dennis F.
Strigl, an instrument-rated pilot from New Jersey who
recently returned to flying after nearly 20 years, took
delivery of a Garmin G1000-equipped Ovation2 GX with a
GDL69A weather uplink, XM satellite radio, a GTX 330 mode
"S" transponder, and an STEC 55X autopilot.
Originally located in Wichita, Kansas, Mooney aircraft
delivered its first airplane in 1948. Three years later the
company moved to Kerrville and in 1991 delivered its
10,000th airplane. After a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001,
the company rebounded to deliver 34 aircraft in 2003 and 36
in 2004. Mooney more than doubled that output last year with
85 new airplanes delivered. For more information, visit www.mooney.com.
NOW OFFERING WIDE SF104 LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC
Superflite now offers a new
wider and stronger SF104 uncertified lightweight fabric. The
new fabric is 71 inches wide, allowing most light sport and
ultralight wings to be covered span-wise with just two
pieces of fabric. A Mullen burst test shows the breaking
strength of the fabric at 185 pounds, and the weight remains
at 1.8 ounces per square yard. The current price on the
SF104 fabric is $5.50 per yard. For more information, call
800/323-0611, or visit www.superflite.com.
ANNOUNCES FIRST-TIME BUYERS PROGRAM
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing
Co. has announced a retail incentive for first-time aircraft
buyers called Columbia IPO (Initial Purchase Option). The
program allows a financial incentive for students trained in
technologically advanced aircraft to transition smoothly
into high-performance aircraft ownership.
To take advantage of the IPO, a student who has completed
primary or advanced training in any of the specified glass
cockpit trainers must purchase a new Columbia 350 or 400
within 12 months of their FAA checkride. Upon submission of
an IPO Affidavit signed by the student's CFI, Columbia will
reimburse flight-training expenses up to $7,500 upon
delivery of the new aircraft. To learn more, visit www.flycolumbia.com.
CHOOSES VOYAGER FLIGHT SOFTWARE SYSTEM
Eclipse Aviation has chosen
Seattle Avionics Software's Voyager Flight Software System
as the exclusive flight planning solution for pilots
participating in the Eclipse JetComplete program. The
special JetComplete version of Voyager will not only be
tuned for needs of Eclipse 500 pilots, but also have unique
collaboration features that allow the pilot and the Eclipse
Flight Support Briefer to jointly review and create flight
plans. For more information, visit www.seattleavionics.com.
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