Volume 6, Number 17|
DREAMIN' OF A
B-17 FLIGHT? CATCH ALUMINUM OVERCAST
"All the leaves are green, and the
sky is blue..." perfect conditions to head out to the airport and see
EAA's magnificent and completely refurbished B-17 Aluminum Overcast.
For those in California, don't miss the "Keep it Flyin'"
tour when it arrives in your airport. Plenty of seats are available
for an unforgettable flight mission aboard the Flying Fortress.
This weekend (April 29-30) the
tour's at Moffett
Federal Airfield, Mountain View, followed by stops at Modesto's Harry Sham
Field (May 2-3); Hayward's Executive Airport (May 5-7) and
Truckee-Tahoe Airport (May 9-10).
For complete tour information,
or to reserve your seat on-line, visit www.B17.org.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
Can a Canadian citizen exercise
the privileges of a sport pilot flying a light-sport aircraft, particularly being trained, operating, and flying, by
using a Canadian driver's license in lieu of a medical certificate?
No, you cannot use a Canadian drivers license in lieu of a
medical certificate when exercising the privileges of a U.S.
sport pilot certificate. The regulations specifically call for
a U.S. drivers license. (Ref: 14 CFR 61.23(c)).
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EAA aircraft maintenance staff
and volunteers devoted many thousands of hours over the course
of a year and a half to restore Aluminum Overcast back
to pristine condition. It was worth the effort, as this photo,
shot just before she headed west, attests.
To download a copy for use on your computer
desktop, visit the EAA
website. You can also download any of the previous
EAA monthly desktop images.
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SET TO OPEN THE 2006 FLYING SEASON
On Saturday, EAA's
authentic re-creation of a 1930s aerodrome, Pioneer Airport, opens the
2006 summer flying season. See or take a ride in EAA's
impeccable flying vintage airplanes like the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor,
1929 Travel Air E-4000, 1927 Swallow, as well as a 1956
Bell 47 helicopter. More than 50 vintage airplanes are on
display in seven period hangars that will take you back to
aviation's "Golden Age" of the 1920s and 30s. Younger
visitors will enjoy a play area with swings and pedal planes,
and for kids between ages 8 and 17, a free Young Eagles
airplane flight may be available. Starting this weekend, the airport will be operational every weekend
until mid-October (daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day). To
learn more about Pioneer, visit the EAA
AirVenture Museum website.
CROSSFIELD TO RECEIVE FULL-HONORS CEREMONY
full-honors funeral ceremony will be held August 15 for
aviation legend Scott Crossfield at Arlington National
Cemetery, Virginia. Crossfield died tragically as a result of
a plane crash on April 19. Those attending are to gather at
the Administration Building at about noon to greet the family
in an assigned reception room. The procession, during which
Crossfield's remains will be carried by a horse-pulled
caisson, begins at 1 p.m. A ceremonial fly-over is also
expected to occur. A reception following the burial will take
place at the Army-Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive,
Arlington. Directions to Arlington National Cemetery can be
found at www.arlingtoncemetery.org/directions.html.
For a description of the full-hours ceremony, visit www.arlingtoncemetery.org/ceremonies/index.html.
EAA SPORT PILOT
TOUR IN ATLANTA AREA SATURDAY
new, exciting way to get involved in flying with less time and
expense is coming to the Atlanta/Lawrenceville area this
month! The Experimental Aircraft Association's "Sport
Pilot Tour" rolls into to the Gwinnett County Airport in
Lawrenceville beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, ready
to introduce people to the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft
87 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
AIRVENTURE 2006 NOTAM NEXT WEEK
better way to start the month of May than to download your
very own copy of the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006
Notice to Airmen. Beginning early next week, the NOTAM will be
available on the EAA AirVenture website, allowing you to
familiarize yourself with arrival and departure procedures for
the World's greatest Aviation Celebration. The printed NOTAMs
are also expected to be available soon, but you can order your
copy today through EAA Membership Services, 800/564-6322.
SHUTTLE SERVICES: GET WHERE YOU NEED TO GO
of convenient transportation options are available to EAA
AirVenture visitors, whether they reside on convention grounds
during the week and need to get into town, or choose to stay
off-site or even outside Oshkosh.
For those in need of handicapped
services while attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA offers
special parking, aircraft parking/camping, restrooms, showers,
and tram services.
Planning to attend EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh? Pre-register your aircraft at www.warbirds-eaa.org.
SAVE ON AIR FARES TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
American, Midwest, and Northwest airlines
offer air fare discounts for EAA members and other aviation enthusiasts planning to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006.
WAYPOINTS, FUEL STOPS, ALTERNATE AIRPORTS
EAA AirVenture specials are
available along routes to and from the World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration. Visit the AirVenture
website to see the complete list, or include your
business by e-mailing the name, airport, phone number, e-mail address, and
any special offers or discounts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a ride, or have a spare seat to get to Oshkosh? Visit www.airventure.org/rideshare.
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!
TAKING TO NEW AIRCRAFT FINANCING PROGRAM
reports show a high level of interest among EAAers for the new
EAA Aircraft Financing Program. EAA and partner AirFleet
Capital, Inc., launched the program earlier this month
offering EAA members the most comprehensive aircraft-loan
offering in the industry.
"We have been very pleased that both experimental owners
and owners of certified aircraft are taking advantage of the
program," said AirFleet Capital Vice President Jim
Blessing. "EAA members have discovered not only are they
getting a great deal on financing but they are talking to
someone in the finance industry who understands why they fly.
We share their passion for aviation."
OPEN AT EAA AIR
ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS
are still available in all EAA Air Academy camps, so you still
have a chance to enroll. This is your chance to start a 12- to
18-year-old on the path toward the same love of aviation that
you have by calling the Air Academy office at 920/426-6820 or
toll-free at 888/322-3229 to get the process started. EAA Air Academy Camp programs are supervised and
administered by aviation instructors and enthusiasts with more
than 200 years of combined teaching experience. All camps are
conducted at the EAA Museum and Leadership Center Complex in
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with accommodations at EAA's Air Academy
Lodge and Campus. For more information and application, visit www.airacademy.org.
EAA CHAPTER 1158 TO HOST ASTRONAUT
MARK LEE MAY 17
EAA Chapter 1158 in West Bend will host a true
Wisconsin hero, Colonel Mark C. Lee, United States Air Force (Ret.) fighter
pilot and Space Shuttle astronaut, May 17 at West Bend Municipal Airport. Lee,
a native of Viroqua Wisconsin, will discuss his experiences as a fighter pilot
and share a multimedia presentation of his work as a four-time Space Shuttle
Astronaut. Col. Lee has logged 4,500 hours flying US Air Force T-38, F-4 and
F-16 aircraft. In his four Shuttle flights, has spent a total of 33 days in
orbit, traveled over 13 million miles, and is credited with three EVA
(Extravehicular Activity) spacewalks. The free program begins at 7 p.m. and is
to the public. Groups planning to attend are asked to RSVP at 262/306-9338. For
more information call the above number or visit www.eaa1158.org.
NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH
EAA-FORD PARTNER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Motor Company just announced that the 2006 Ford Escape and
Mercury Mariner Hybrids are now available with Partner
Recognition pricing. EAA members can now save money on the
sale or lease of these award-winning, environmentally friendly
vehicles that combine SUV capability with the outstanding fuel
economy and low environmental impact of a full hybrid.
DAYJET ANNOUNCES PER-SEAT, ON DEMAND JET SERVICE
Business travelers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee will be the nation's first to benefit from
DayJet's Per-Seat, On Demand jet service. The company will launch its service
later this year in Florida with an intra-state, point-to-point, on-demand
network using Eclipse 500 VLJs (very light jets). A region-by-region service
rollout is planned with service between specific "DayPorts" to be
announced on a market-by-market basis. DayJet hopes to expand its service
network to as many as 20 DayPorts in four southeastern states within 12 months
of launch. For more information visit www.dayjet.com.
ADAM A700 VLJ FLIES TO FL 410
Adam Aircraft's A700 AdamJet flew to 41,000 ft. and achieved a true airspeed of
340 kts during a flight test April 20 to verify the planned maximum operating
altitude. "This flight signifies the continuing progress of the A700
program," said Bill Watters, Adam Aircraft Vice President of Flight
Operations. He adds that as SN 001 has demonstrated the aircraft's flight
capabilities, SN 002 remains on track for FAA Certification and the two
aircraft have flown more than 500 hours. A700 SN 003 is currently in
production. For more information visit www.adamaircraft.com.
|KING COURSE AIMS TO CLARIFY WEATHER RADAR USE
King Schools' new Practical Radar Use course helps pilots
understand airborne weather radar. The online program can be
taken in as little as one hour, and covers topics such as
effective use of the tilt and range controls and how to look
for "hidden" weather that you might otherwise not
see. Also covered is effective interpretation of radar
returns, including when the absence of radar returns might
be a sign of real danger. Upon successful completion,
students receive a certificate and an endorsement to place
in their logbook. Also included is a downloadable Radar
Operations Cockpit Card containing tips easily at hand while
flying. Sign up at www.kingschoolsonline.com.
Individual cost is $149, and group
pricing is available by calling 800/854-1001.
|SR22 RECEIVES EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION
Cirrus Design Corp. received European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) certification for the SR22 April 21 at Fly! The
London Air Show. Effective immediately, all Cirrus SR series
aircraft are type certified for import into the European
Union. "The European market plays an integral role in
the strategic growth of the company," said Alan
Klapmeier, CEO. "Personal Aviation offers tremendous
value and this certification expands our ability to deliver
that value to European customers." Cirrus is represented across Europe by
Sales Centers For more
information visit www.cirrusdesign.com.
|ICAS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS CALL FOR ENTRIES
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation's
aviation-related scholarships range in value from $1,000 to
$2,000 for qualified men and women seeking to enhance or
expand their aviation training and aerobatic skills.
Eligible applicants are invited to apply for one or more
scholarships. Applications for each scholarship must be
submitted on the official application form, which is
available at www.icasfoundation.org. The deadline for
submitting applications is July 1, 2006.
FIRST SKYTRUCK WITH CHELTON EFIS
Landmark Aviation has delivered its first M28 SkyTruck
utility aircraft equipped with a Chelton Flight Systems
FlightLogic Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight
Instrumentation System (EFIS). The first "Dual
Sensor" 4-Tube SV-EFIS System was installed as part of
a project with to amend a current Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) for the Part 23 Large/Commuter Class
aircraft. The M28 Skytruck project is the second system to
include the same dual-sensor architecture. The primary
flight display features 3-D perspective terrain modeling
with real-time GPS/WAAS positioning and 'highway-in-the-sky'
predictive flight director guidance from takeoff to
touchdown. For more information visit
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