Volume 6, Number 24|
SATURDAY IS EAA
The fun-flying world of ultralights will be highlighted this weekend
at EAA's annual Ultralight Day at Pioneer Airport. Weather
permitting, the 10 a.m.-5 p.m. event will include more than 40
aircraft from numerous Wisconsin EAA Ultralight Chapters. A friendly
competition between pilots will take place at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.,
including a spot landing, message drop, and "torpedo run"
MANES, AND AUTOMOBILES AT PIONEER AIRPORT
And on June 24, join us for the annual Wings and Strings Kite
Festival, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pioneer. This family fun event will
feature a grand launch of 200 kites at noon; free kite-making
workshops; a free kite for the first 100 kids that sign up to
participate in the Kidsí Mad Dash at 1 p.m.; and world-class
performers staging kite-flying displays to musical accompaniment
throughout the day. Visit the AirVenture
Museum website for more information.
TOUR HAS STRONG OPENING
Opening weekend for EAA's 1929 Ford
Tri-Motor was tremendous, as more than 750 people "Flew
the Ford" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Today the venerable
aircraft wraps up its Manassas,
Virginia, stop and this weekend the Tin Goose visits Caldwell, New
Jersey's Essex County Airport. Next week it's on to Poughkeepsie,
New York's Dutchess County Airport (June 20-21); and Boston, Massachusetts, Lawrence Municipal Airport (June 23-26).
For complete tour
information, visit the EAA
AirVenture Museum website.
Ford and Mustang lovers, don't
miss Planes, Manes and
Automobiles July 1 at Pioneer Airport. This annual
event combines two classic examples of American engineering:
the legendary P-51 Mustang WWII fighter and a wide selection
of Ford Mustangs, ranging from classic 1960s-era models to
EAA event partner, the Midwest
Mustang Association, expects more than 200 cars overall
and several P-51s. The event, presented with support from Racette Ford of
Oshkosh is free with regular museum admission. EAA members always enter the museum at no charge.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
I am a licensed pilot with over
6,000 hours experience in a Mooney. I do not have a current
3rd class medical certificate, but I've never been denied.
I'm interested in building a Jabiru J-250 as an "Amateur
Built Experimental" and equipping it for night flying. I
am told (repeatedly) that since I am a licensed pilot (I even
have my instrument rating) that I can fly the Jabiru at night
since it will be properly equipped and certified for VFR
Is this so and if it is, where
can I find it documented?
are planning to operate the aircraft without a medical
certificate, using your drivers license in lieu of the FAA
medical, then you are operating at the sport pilot level and
are restricted to day VFR flying only. Regardless of how the
aircraft is equipped, and regardless of what pilot certificate
and ratings you have, when you are operating without an FAA
medical certificate you may only operate within the privileges
and limitations of a sport pilot certificate.
Should you decide to renew your medical certificate you would
then be operating under the full authority of your pilot
certificate and ratings, and you'd be allowed to fly the
aircraft at night, provided it is properly equipped and the
aircraft's operating limitations allow night flight.
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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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38 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
AVIATION MOVIES EVERY NIGHT AT EAA FLY-IN THEATER
formidable roster of notable aviation movies and presenters
is confirmed for this yearís nightly EAA Fly-In Theater,
presented by Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation.
The free shows, projected on
a 5-story screen, begin at 8:30 p.m. from Sunday, July 23,
through Saturday, July 29, at the north end of Doolittle
Drive behind the Camp Store. A celebrity presenter will
introduce each nightís film while moviegoers enjoy the
relaxed environment and a great aviation flick.
DON'T FORGET TO
BRING THE KIDS!
and EAAers learn early on that the key to their flying and
aircraft-building happiness is to involve their families.
Mindful of that core aviation wisdom, EAA itself keeps
families and young people at the heart of its programs. So as
you finalize the last-minute details of your trip to EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, donít forget to bring the kids,
because thereís just as much for them to do here as there is
SEE 'MY FIRST LOGBOOK' ONLINE PREVIEW
NAFI's (National Association of Flight Instructors) and ASA's
(Aviation Supplies & Academics) My First Logbook display
at KidVenture will provide youngsters with their first flight
instruction they can actually get credit for in their new
logbooks. NAFI certificated flight instructors will provide
the instruction on an ASA-provided On Top Basic Aviation
Training Device (BATD) simulator. To preview My First
Logbook's featured offerings, visit www.avtrain.net/MFL
Click LAUNCH PRESENTATION.
OF HOMEBUILDING -
KEN RAND'S COMPOSITE AIRPLANE, THE KR-1
the most talked about airplanes at the 1972 Oshkosh EAA
Convention and Fly-In was the Rand Robinson KR-1 created by
Ken Rand of EAA Chapter 92 in Huntington Beach, California.
Not so much the airplane, which was so small that some
EAAers figured it had to be either a large RC model or some
over-indulgent father's taxiing toy for his child. What made
the airplane special-and what now accords it
"Hallmark" status-is how it was put together and
what it was made out of.
NASA OUTLINES AIRVENTURE OFFERINGS
NASA knows that the way to space and back includes sprints
through the atmosphere. This year's NASA exhibit at EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh features a real space shuttle rocket engine
and, for the first time, a full-size, mock-up silhouette of
what the next generation astronauts may take to the Moon,
Mars, and beyond. Check out these and other features at NASA's
exhibit building north of the control tower, just east of the
Honda Forums Plaza.
TAKE A RIDE IN
THE SKY AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
If you're heading to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, there
are plenty of opportunities to take flights in three
distinctively different aircraft: EAA's B-17 Aluminum
Overcast; a Bell 47 helicopter; and EAA's 1927 Ford Tri-Motor.
Don't miss out on seeing the World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration from above.
EAA AIRVENTURE ADVENTURE
Forum-workshop schedule now
With many hundreds of available forums and workshops to choose
from at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, wouldn't it be great if you
could pre-plan which ones you wanted to attend? Now you can,
by visiting www.AirVenture.org's online forums and workshops
DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE ONLINE
Now you can get a quick glimpse at
what's in store during AirVenture week with the
day-by-day schedule, posted on the AirVenture
ACT NOW FOR
SPECIAL FARE FROM MIDWEST AIRLINES
In a special web sale announced
this week, Midwest Airlines offers special discount fares for
flights booked online to Wisconsin destinations Milwaukee,
Appleton, Green Bay and Wausau/Stevens Point. Travel must take
place July 15 through August 15, 2006, but flights need to be
booked online at midwestairlines.com no later June 19. A
two-night minimum stay is in effect when departing Sunday
through Thursday and a one-night minimum stay is required when
departing Friday or Saturday. Complete terms and conditions
are available on the Midwest
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
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!
EVERYWHERE LAST WEEKEND
the annual International Young Eagles Day, the EAA B-17 and
Ford Tri-Motor tours and the Golden West EAA Fly-In, it's no
wonder the skies were full of EAAers last weekend. Thousands
of people of all ages participated in a variety of EAA
aviation activities demonstrating EAA's increasingly wide
EAA TO EXPAND
YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM WITH ASSISTANCE FROM CONOCOPHILLIPS
ConocoPhillips, which has
supported the EAA Young Eagles program for more than a decade,
will provide even more assistance over the next five years
allowing the program to further expand its influence and
scope. The additional resources will allow EAA to pursue
several important initiatives connected to its youth-outreach
SAIB SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Now anyone can be notified
instantly via e-mail when the FAA issues a Special
Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB). Visit www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/SAIB,
click on "Subscribe to this page" and enter your
e-mail address. Then when a new SAIB is issued, you'll
receive an e-mail alert.
ROTAX DECLARES 582 SERIES ENGINE
Rotax Aircraft Engines, Gunskirchen, Austria,
announced that its 582 series engines, beginning with serial number 6410347,
are compliant with ASTM Standard 2339-04 for light-sport aircraft (LSA)
Rotax's statement of compliance clears the way
for LSA manufacturers to use the Rotax 582 engine in special and experimental
LSA (S-LSA and E-LSA). The 65-hp, two-stroke engine offers aircraft
manufacturers a less expensive and lighter engine option for low-cost,
entry-level S-LSA and kit E-LSA. The engine must be installed, operated, and
maintained in accordance with instructions and limitations as defined by
Rotax-approved documentation and not be modified. Rotax will not increase the
price of LSA-compliant 582 series engines. For more information, visit www.Rotax.com.
PILOTS & ENTHUSIASTS
The Cushing Field Trike Pilots
will host a pre-Oshkosh "Trike Bivouac" July 21-23
at Cushing Field (0C8) in Newark, Illinois. The trike
fly-in/camp-over is in its second year, and has expanded to a
three-day event to open up more time for sport pilot
checkrides and the selling and trading of trikes and
trike-related material. Planned events include a little
friendly competition, barbecue, and a night presentation by
Mike Blythe of South-to-South Expedition. For more information
contact Mike Hudetz at 630-879-6568, or e-mail email@example.com.
MURPHY REBEL TO
LAUNCH RADIAL OPTION AT OSHKOSH
Murphy Aircraft will unveil a
radial-equipped Rebel at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. The
Radial Rebel features a seven-cylinder 110-hp Rotec 2800 that
gives builders the option of that classic radial look, without
a performance enhancement over the opposed-cylinder engines.
The Radial Rebel, like its predecessors the O-235 and
Rotax-powered Rebels, is eligible to be built under as a light
sport aircraft, to be flown by those holding a type-endorsed
sport pilot certificate. For more information visit www.murphyair.com.
GROUND SCHOOL ANNOUNCED
A sport pilot ground school is
being held in conjunction with Private Pilot and Instrument
Rating two-day ground schools by Am I High Aviation and the
Gateway to Oshkosh Convention, July 22 and 23 in Stevens
Point, Wisconsin. The sport pilot ground school, taught by
Professor Gary Olsen of the UW-Stevens Point, preps you to
pass the FAA's Sport Pilot Knowledge Exam in a single weekend.
For more information, visit www.ggofly.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RE-ASSEMBLY PROGRAM EXPANDS TO AUSTRALIA
Cirrus Design announced a new
international partnership with Sunland Aviation of Brisbane,
Australia, allowing Sunland Aviation, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Cirrus Australasia, to perform the reassembly of
Cirrus aircraft sold in Australia, New Zealand, and the
Pacific Rim. All Cirrus aircraft continue to be assembled at
the company headquarters in Minnesota, and carry a U.S.
airworthiness certificate. Airplane bound for down under will
be partially dismantled at the Cirrus plant, and then shipped
in a custom container. Cirrus Australasia maintains and sells
Cirrus aircraft, plus provides training for both pilots and
maintenance personnel within the Australian and New Zealand
markets. For more information visit www.cirrusdesign.com.
2006-2007 CATALOG READY IN JULY
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty's
2006-2007 catalog will be available, free of charge, by
mid-July. The 700-page catalog includes basic construction
materials like fiberglass and foam, T-6 aluminum, 4130 steel
tube or plate, Sitka spruce, Ceconite and aircraft grade
plywood, as well as tools, airframe parts, engines and parts,
instruments, avionics, pilot supplies, and books/videos.
The new catalog also features an extensive list of new
equipment in panel-mount and portable avionics equipment,
including EFIS, ANR headsets, moving maps, radios, GPS units,
radar, and complete, upgraded, customized panels. Free
catalogs will be distributed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and an
online catalog is available at www.AircraftSpruce.com.
AVIATION HOF NAMES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
David Linton and Luke Van Lanen
are the 2006 scholarship recipients of the Wisconsin Aviation
Hall of Fame. Linton, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, will receive the
$1,000 Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship to pursue an Airframe
and Powerplant Mechanic degree from Blackhawk Technical
College, Janesville, Wisconsin. Van Lanen, of Madison,
Wisconsin, was awarded the $500 Theissen Field Scholarship. He
also attends Blackhawk Tech in the A & P program. Both
will receive their awards at the annual banquet Saturday,
October 14, 2006, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. For ticket information, call Michael Goc at
608-339-7191, or Keith Glasshof at 715-832-6379.
GRAND OPENING AT NWEAA-ARLINGTON
Wicks Aircraft Supply will
celebrate the grand opening of its new West Coast Facility
during the annual Northwest EAA Fly-In, July 5-9, in
Arlington, Washington. Wicks-West Coast is located at the
Arlington Sport Aviation Park.
"Arlington is a very active aviation community, not just
during the fly-in, but all year round," said Scott Wick,
vice president. "Our commitment to serving the growing
sport pilot industry makes this a perfect place for our west
coast expansion." Wicks West Aircraft Supply will be open
during the fly-in and invites all attendees to come by for
coffee and a free gift. All orders placed during the fly-in
will receive a discount and free shipping. For more
information visit www.wicksaircraft.com.
MARKS FIRST INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
Nemesis NXT's seventh kit
delivered this month was special for a couple of reasons.
One, it was the first international sale - to Panama - and
two, it was the first kit built entirely by new distributor
SLO Air, Inc. of San Luis Obispo, California, marking the
transition of manufacturing and direct support from Nemesis
Air Racing's Jon and Patricia Sharp to SLO Air Inc.'s and
Kevin Eldredge. SLO Air Inc. is the exclusive manufacturer
and distributor of the Nemesis NXT Aircraft Kit. For more
information visit www.sloair.com
ANNOUNCES SEA LEVEL CRUISE CONTEST
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing
has announced a Sea Level Cruise Contest for Columbia owners
and pilots. To enter the contest Columbia owners/pilots must
take a trip in a Columbia aircraft and recount the experience
in their own words and pictures with a pilot report (PIREP).
Participants may take as many trips as they wish and can
submit a written contest entry for each trip. Deadline for
submissions is September 5, 2006, to: Sea Level Cruise
Contest, c/o Columbia Aircraft, 2250 Nelson Road, Bend, OR
97701. You can also e-mail entries to PIREP@flycolumbia.com.
Entries will be posted on the company website. A grand
prizewinner will be selected on October 5, and awarded their
choice of a Sea Level Cruise vacation or free AirBP fuel for
one year. A Judges' Choice Award will also be selected to
receive either a free annual inspection of their Columbia or
$5,000 of free AirBP fuel. Visit www.flycolumbia.com/summerfest
for complete terms, conditions, and instructions.
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