Volume 6, Number 14
BEHIND THAT DOOR?" MEMBERS-ONLY COLLECTIONS TOUR
Have you ever been curious to see the Museum's storage areas? On Saturday, April 8, the EAA AirVenture Museum will allow EAA members on a special behind-the-scenes tour of its major collections storage areas. Led by Curator of Collections Ron
Twellman, the tour will include the archives, small artifact, and large artifact storage areas. Learn the
whys and how's of caring for Museum collections and get a sneak peek at many special artifacts that haven't yet made it on display.
EAA B-17 TOUR IN
LONG BEACH, CA
EAA's newly refurbished B-17 Aluminum
Overcast headed to Daugherty Field at Long Beach Airport from
San Diego this week, to continue the 2006 EAA B-17 "Keep It
Flying" national tour. The warbird will remain in Long Beach
until April 9.
Next week the tour heads to Lancaster's General William J. Fox
Airfield (April 11-12) and then to Van Nuys Airport (April 14-16).
For complete tour information, including on-line reservations, visit
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FINANCING PROGRAM BRINGS DREAM OF AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP CLOSER FOR
EAA, the organization dedicated to enhancing its members' enjoyment of recreational aviation, today announced the addition of a member benefit to make the dream of aircraft ownership more attainable. In partnership with AirFleet
Capital Inc., the EAA Aircraft Financing Program, the most comprehensive aircraft-loan offering in the industry, was unveiled
Thursday, April 6th, at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in at Lakeland, Florida.
KICK OFF SUN 'N FUN FLY-IN IN FLORIDA
Like pilots from throughout North America, EAA is ready for the start of the new flying season with an extensive schedule of activities at spring's traditional fly in season opener, the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland,
Florida, which opened Tuesday, April 4 at Lakeland Lindner Regional Airport and runs through Monday, April 10.
PPC LSA REPAIRMEN COURSE FOR APPROVAL
EAA SportAir workshops submitted its 16-hour powered parachute LSA repairman inspection-rating course to the FAA, and pending approval, will hold the first session June 9-11, 2006, at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
|AEROBATIC PILOT SEAN TUCKER BAILS OUT DURING FLIGHT
air show pilot Sean D. Tucker is okay after having to bail out
of his Challenger aerobatic biplane on Tuesday morning, while practicing aerobatic maneuvers over Red River Parish, Louisiana.
|BOHANNON SETS SIGHTS ON TIME AND CLIMB
At his traditional Sun 'n Fun media breakfast, on Wednesday, April 5, EAAer Bruce Bohannon laid out the coming plans for his Flyin' Tiger. Since introducing the highly customized RV-4 to the world at Sun 'n Fun in 1999, Bruce has set 30 world records in the airplane, which is the fastest climbing unlimited piston engine aircraft (Class C-1) in history to 6,000 meters (19,695 feet), 9,000 meters (29,528 feet), and 12,000 meters (39,370 feet).
FLYING & FEASTING AT EAA TEXAS FLY-IN
They'll be plenty to eat for those who purchase their dinner tickets early for the The EAA Texas Fly-In at Hondo, Texas, scheduled for May 11-14.
Due to limited hangar seating, only 200-350 dinner tickets per night
are available reports fly-in organizer Stan Shannon, so those who plan to attend the
dinners and Saturday Awards Banquet should make reservations soon.
Civilian astronaut Mike Melvill will be the featured speaker
at the awards banquet. Dinner tickets can be purchased at www.swrfi.org/forms/meals_reservations1.htm or by
LSA INFO TO A&P SCHOOLS
and the FAA have joined forces to educate A&P schools
about light-sport aviation (LSA) maintenance regulations and
to encourage them to provide LSA training at their schools.
Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of industry and regulatory
affairs, was joined by the FAA's Edsel Ford to communicate
that message to more than 100 A&P school representatives
at an Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) briefing.
More than 15 schools asked EAA for additional information and
several inquired about having EAA Sport Air workshops and
repairman training courses presented at their schools. ATEC is
an organization of FAA approved aviation maintenance
technician schools and supporting industries. For more
information go to www.atec-amt.org.
108 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
| BEACH BOYS CONCERT
AT EAA AIRVENTURE ON JULY 24
After a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 24 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, AeroShell Square will be full of
"Fun, Fun, Fun" that evening as the Beach Boys bring in their sounds of summer, compliments of the Ford Motor Company.
The performance, free of charge to all AirVenture guests that day, will be held
from 6-8 p.m. adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Hangar on AeroShell Square.
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aviation enthusiasts planning to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
WAYPOINTS, FUEL STOPS, ALTERNATE AIRPORTS
Eighty-one facilities in 27 states have AirVenture specials for those traveling to and from Oshkosh this year.
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LEGEND INTRODUCES LEGEND CUB SPECIAL
American Legend Aircraft Company
has introduced its Legend Cub Special with a variety of
standard features, including a new two-tone paint scheme. Cubs
have always been notable for being all yellow with a black
lightning bolt on the side of the fuselage. However, the
original Cub Special, first produced in 1947, wore a two-color
fuselage reminiscent of the Aeronca Champ's yellow and orange
pattern. The Legend Cub Special for 2006 sports a similar
two-tone paint scheme incorporating a sweeping curve that
divides the top and bottom of the fuselage. In addition to the
new paint, the Legend Cub Special sports a leather interior,
adjustable pilot air vents, an interior light, and a Nav-Comm
package. Instrumentation includes the Garmin SL40 Comm and GTX
327 transponder, a panel-dock-mounted Garmin 396 color moving
map GPS, and a PS Engineering intercom. Other standard
features are strobe, navigation, interior and landing lights;
an air/oil separator; an oil quick drain; a composite
propeller; and large 8.00 x 6 tires. An optional EFIS package
includes the new Dynon FlightDEK-D180. More information is
online at www.legend.aero.
DEBUTS ESCAPE POD AT SUN 'N FUN
Sonex Aircraft and
AeroConversions has begun testing the new Sonex Escape Pod.
Because use of a ballistic recovery parachute system is not
practical on aircraft utilizing a bubble canopy, Sonex
designers and engineers have switched their focus to a new
system similar to that used on the Air Force F-111 Aardvark.
The Sonex Escape Pod is built from standard Sonex/Waiex
cockpit architecture retrofitted with unpowered flight control
devices, immersive airbag landing technologies similar to
those utilized on the JPL Mars Pathfinder project, and the
latest in cockpit crew survival gear technology. The Sonex
Escape Pod attaches to a standard Sonex or Waiex tail cone and
wings using explosive-charged bolts (available from Wicks or
Aircraft Spruce). At the first sign of trouble, a Sonex pilot
can pull a D-ring on the glare shield to jettison the wings
and tail. The Sonex Escape Pod will then descend in a
controlled glide until a radar altimeter deploys the airbag
landing system for the touchdown phase of recovery. The new
system debuted this week at Sun 'n Fun. More at www.SonexAircraft.com.
AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES 210-HP XP-400 ENGINE
Superior Air Parts, a division of
Thielert AG, announced that it is expanding its popular XP
sport aviation engine series with the introduction of the new
210-hp, 400-cubic inch XP-400 Engine. "The development
and introduction of the new XP-400 Engine is in direct
response to requests from our sport aviation aircraft
customers," explained Keith Blockus, Superior's Senior
Director of Engineering and Product Development. "The
XP-400 is similar to a bored and stroked XP-360, but it has
angle-valve cylinders with bigger valves for better breathing
and more fin area for better cooling," he added. More at www.superiorairparts.com.
|MOONEY'S NEW M20 ACCLAIM LAUDED AT SUN 'N FUN
Mooney Airplane Company said it has already received a number
of deposits for its new M 20 TN Acclaim high-performance
single-engine airplane. The newest addition to the Mooney
product line was unveiled at the 32nd annual Sun 'n Fun
Fly-in. David Copeland, the company's vice president of
sales and marketing, said that "we are currently finalizing
commitments for more than 20 Acclaims. We knew we had a winner
as soon as we saw the airplane's projected performance, but
our expectations that it would make a dramatic debut in the
marketplace have not only been met, they've been
exceeded." Copeland noted that the Acclaim, which will
cruise at 230 knots and can operate as high as 25,000 feet,
will replace the Bravo in Mooney's product line. Flight
testing is well underway and the company expects to receive
FAA certification during the third quarter of this year. Visit
www.mooney.com for more
|SPORTSPLANES.COM TAKES ON NEW SKYLARK AIRCRAFT
Sportsplanes.com has signed an exclusive distributorship
agreement with the owners of Dova Aircraft to market the
Skylark light-sport aircraft. Designed in Canada by Dr. David
Marsden, the Skylark is manufactured in the Czech Republic.
The Skylark is a two place, side-by-side, low-wing aircraft
with a large, sliding bubble canopy. The wings and fuselage
are constructed of aircraft grade aluminum and the tricycle
landing gear has a steerable nose wheel and hydraulic toe
brakes. The cockpit is 43 inches wide, with ample headroom for
someone 6'6 inches tall and an adjustable seat for added
comfort. Powered by a Rotax 912, the Skylark cruises at 137
mph, is stressed for 7g's and has a Vne of 178 mph. For
further information on the Skylark or Discovery Flights in
this aircraft, visit www.sportsplanes.com.
|ZODIAC LIGHT SPORT GOES IFR
Aircraft Manufacturing & Development (AMD), makers of the
factory-built Zodiac light-sport aircraft, has announced
certification of the Zodiac S-LSA for IFR flying. The new IFR-equipped
model will be designated the Zodiac XLi. Installed equipment
exceeds FAR 91.205 requirements and includes the standard
"6-pack" instruments (including TSO gyros), heated
pitot, alternate static, lightning protection, a back-up
electric system, de-icing window, strobes, navigation, taxi
and landing lights, and more. The Continental 0- 200 engine
used in the Zodiac XLi is FAA certified under Part 33,
allowing IFR operations. The U.S.-made AMD Zodiac was already
approved for night flying, and the new XLi now gives
instrument-rated private pilots the option of flying this
diverse aircraft in IFR conditions. Cost of the Zodiac Xli,
including the above mentioned equipment, starts at $89,900.
For more information, contact AMD at 478/374-2759 or go to www.newplane.com.
|EVEKTOR AMERICA ANNOUNCES MIDWEST SALES CENTER
Evektor America has a new sales center, Light Sport Aviation
LLC, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to offer sales and support to
Evektor SportStar customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri. Light Sport
Aviation also sponsors repairman courses and Sport Pilot
ground school. "With the SportStar and new SportStar II,
I feel we have the best airplane to offer," owner Tim
Fiedler said. Light Sport Aviation LLC is located at the
Beloit Airport (44C) and www.lightsportaviationllc.com.
|UW-STEVENS POINT SETS GROUND SCHOOL
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing
Education Program is offering a Sport Pilot Ground School May
22 through 26. Prospective pilots can prepare to take the
FAA's Sport Pilot Knowledge Test in a single week. The
course will be held at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport
terminal daily from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. and will be taught by UWSP
Professor and Certified Flight Instructor Gary Olsen. Those
taking the course can choose either credit or non-credit
options. Wisconsin resident tuition for one credit of
Recreation 399 is $275 while tuition for the non-credit option
is $219. A Sport Pilot kit from Gleim is provided. Information
and registration materials are available at www.ggofly.com.
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