Volume 6, Number 22|
B-17 TOUR SET TO
WRAP UP WESTERN LEG
The Keep it Flyin' tour featuring EAA's venerable World War II
bomber Aluminum Overcast is at Spokane Felts Field
Airport June 2-4. The following week wraps up the western leg of the
tour at Billings, Montana, Logan International Airport
June 6-7; and Denver Centennial Airport June 9-11.
After Denver, Aluminum Overcast returns to Oshkosh for its
scheduled 120-hour maintenance, then heads back out for the rest of
the pre-AirVenture tour beginning June 23 at West Bend, Wisconsin,
Municipal Airport. For complete tour information,
or to reserve your seat on-line, visit www.B17.org.
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There's no place like EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh, and for checking out light-sport aircraft,
there's no place quite like the LSA Mall situated off
AeroShell Square. More than 30 types on display, manufacturer's representatives, and EAA sport pilot experts
available to answer any and all questions throughout the week.
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52 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
TO HOST DIAMOND D-JET PUBLIC UNVEILING
Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc.,
manufacturer of an extensive line of single- and twin-engine
piston airplanes, will debut its newest aircraft, the D-JET,
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 on Wednesday, July 26. The
five-passenger D-JET is Diamond's entry into the burgeoning
marketplace of very light jets (VLJs), which offers
individuals and businesses jet transportation at acquisition
and operating costs lower than those associated with
traditional corporate jets.
EAGER FOR FIRST AIRVENTURE VISIT
American institution, The Beach Boys have been nearly
everywhere since brothers Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson,
their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine got together and
invented what was to become known as "The California
Sound" in the early 1960s. One thing they haven't done,
though, is be part of EAA AirVenture - The World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration. That will change this year when they
wrap up Opening Day at Oshkosh on Monday, July 24, with a
concert free to all AirVenture guests that day courtesy of
Ford Motor Company. EAA caught up recently with Beach Boys
co-founder Mike Love and discussed the band's upcoming
appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
OF HOMEBUILDING -
LOU STOLP'S IDEA: THE ONE-STOP SHOP
days if you want to build your own airplane, there are
countless companies from which to choose that will provide
everything you need in complete kits. But that was not
always the case; homebuilding meant you purchased a set of
plans and then it was up to you to obtain the parts needed
to build it. Until an aircraft designer and EAAer from
California had an idea.
PATCH COMMEMORATES SPECIAL 'HALLMARK'
year's "I Brought My Homebuilt" patch features the
Mechanix Illustrated Corben Baby Ace that helped create the
first large surge in membership for the Experimental
Aircraft Association in 1955. That year EAA Founder and
Chairman of the Board Paul Poberezny penned a series of
articles for the publication, including the May cover story,
telling how to build the airplane for under $800.
RESERVE NOW FOR
'ALUMINUM OVERCAST' AT EAA AIRVENTURE
Now is the time to book your
reservation for the return of EAA's magnificent B-17, Aluminum
Overcast, to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration,
AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. After a year's absence while
undergoing repairs, the Flying Fortress will be back better
than ever. Pre-book now and receive a
substantial discount - EAA members can board for $359 with
advance purchase vs. $385 during the convention. ($399 and
$425 for non-EAA members.) Flight fill up fast, so visit www.b17.org,
call 800/FLY-NB17 (359-6217), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for all the details.
GET YOUR EAA AIRVENTURE
Get your copy of the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 Notice To Airmen (NOTAM)
booklet by calling 800/JOIN-EAA (564-6322) today. You can also
download an easy-to-print PDF document form posted on the AirVenture
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 email@example.com.
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!
THE FORD' EAST COAST TOUR STARTS JUNE 9
EAA's 1927 Ford
Tri-Motor embarks on a seven-city mini tour in the Eastern
U.S. that continues through July 4. The first stop will be
June 9-12 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Capital City
Airport, followed by a June 14-15 visit to Manassas,
Virginia, and June 17-19 at Caldwell, New Jersey. Everyone's
invited to come out and "Fly the Ford" while
taking in some real aviation history. Ford Tri Motors were
the world's first mass-produced airliner. For complete tour
information, visit the EAA
AirVenture Museum website.
DC-3 DONATED TO
FLABOB, WATHEN AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
A DC-3 donated to the Wathen Aviation Organization by real
estate developer Jerry Barto was recently ferried to Flabob
airport in Riverside, California, where it will be used on
behalf of the historic airport and its student-oriented
activities. Barto took his first flying lessons at Flabob when
he was 12 years old. Plans are to repaint and refurbish the
aircraft before it takes to the skies with students from
Wathen Aviation High School and members of the high school
recruiting team to visit EAA Chapter events, fly-ins and other
aviation events. There will also likely be future flights to
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
"The DC-3 will become a kind of flying classroom for our
high school students," said Jon Goldenbaum, vice
president of Poly Fiber. "When it's not winging its way
to or from aviation events, it will be used for classes
relating to aviation literature, aircraft maintenance, or
meetings that might benefit from the ambience." For more
information on Flabob or the Wathen Charter High School, visit
www.flabob.com or call
ECLIPSE 500 TEST FLEET TOPS
2,000 FLIGHT HOURS
The Eclipse 500 very-light jets (VLJ) test fleet has exceeded 2,000 flight
hours and completed the majority of its required FAA certification testing. Six
customer aircraft are in various assembly positions on the production line and
the jet is on track to achieve FAA certification by the end of the current
quarter. "We accumulated more than 300 flight hours in the last four
weeks," said Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation. "I
am also thrilled to see the production line coming to life." For more
information visit www.eclipseaviation.com.
AMERICAN LEGEND OFFERS LEGEND
American Legend Aircraft Company new Legend Combat debuted last month at EAA's
Southwest Regional Fly-in in Hondo, Texas. The light-sport certified, two-place
tube-and-fabric aircraft's military paint and markings are reminiscent of the
historic Piper L-4, L-18 and L-21 produced as liaison aircraft for the U.S.
Army and Air Force from 1942 to 1962. Both the Legend Cub and Legend Combat
come with a variety of standard features including doors on both sides of the
fuselage, an aircraft electrical system with starter, fuel storage in wing
tanks, a 3-inch wider cabin, and the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine. For more
information, call 903/885-7000, or visit www.legend.aero.
AVAILABLE FOR SONEX AIRCRAFT
Sonex Aircraft Complete Airframe Kits for the Sonex, Waiex and
Xenos are now on the "approved" kit list for two
major aircraft finance companies, AirFleet Capital and NAFCO.
Both companies will handle "approved" experimental
aircraft kits. AirFleet Capital is financing experimental
aircraft kits through the EAA Aircraft Financing program. A
minimum of $10,000 of your Sonex Aircraft project can be
financed with AirFleet Capital. You can find more information
and request a quote on-line at www.AirFleetCapital.com,
or call 800/390-4324.
National Aircraft Finance Company will also finance a minimum
of $10,000 for your Sonex Aircraft project. Get more
information at www.airloans.com,
or call 800/999-3712.
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