Volume 6, Number 25|
MANES, AND AUTOMOBILES' A
WINGS AND STRINGS KITE FESTIVAL SATURDAY
Join us for the annual Wings and Strings Kite
Festival, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at EAA's historic 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 Kids' 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.
Ford and Mustang lovers, don't
miss Planes, Manes and
Automobiles next weekend, 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.
TOUR HAS STRONG OPENING
EAA's 1929 Ford
Tri-Motor tour rolls along this weekend at Boston,
Massachusetts' Lawrence Municipal Airport (June 23-26) before
finishing up the circuit in Ohio at New Philadelphia's Harry Clever
Field June 28-29 and Port Clinton's Keller Field Airport June 30-
July 4. For complete tour
information, including online flight reservations, visit the EAA
AirVenture Museum website.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
I built a kit
plane before the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rules became
effective. I used the factory number for gross weight (1,400
lbs.) when I registered it. May I now, as the builder, revise
my weight/balance sheet to lower the gross weight to 1,320
pounds, thereby qualifying under the LSA regulations?
No, you cannot do that and here's why.
The definition of a light-sport aircraft (LSA) requires that
the aircraft be both originally certificated and continuously
operated within the definition. Since your aircraft was not
originally certificated at or below the 1,320 lbs maximum
gross weight to be eligible as an LSA, and it has been
operated at a higher maximum gross weight, it will not meet
the definition of a light-sport aircraft (and thus will not be
eligible for operation by sport pilots) even if you do lower
the gross weight.
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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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EAA LEADS THE
WAY ON AVIATION MEDICAL REFORM
Without measures to correct the
FAA's current medical certificate processing backlog, pilots
may have to temporarily give up flying whether they want to or
not. And as pilots age, it's likely they'll face a choice
between requesting a special issuance medical certification or
giving up flying as a private pilot.
Fortunately, EAA has two of the best in the industry on its
side: Dr. Richard Jennings and Dr. Jack Hastings. And they're
working for you on this and other aeromedical issues.
KNOWLEDGE TEST NOW CLASS-SPECIFIC
Effective June 23, 2006, the FAA
has modified the sport pilot knowledge (written) test.
Previously, the knowledge test covered all classes of
light-sport aircraft (LSA). Now, each LSA class-airplane,
powered parachute, weight-shift, glider, lighter-than-air, and
gyroplanes-has a test tailored specifically to that class.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLY-IN STARTS
largest aviation event, the Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In (RMRFI), begins
this Saturday at 7 a.m. Volunteers and organizers are busy putting the
finishing touches on the facility as more than 15,000 people are expected to
attend the two-day event at Front Range Airport in Watkins. Featured
attractions include a daily pancake breakfast, two-hour daily air show,
aviation exhibits, workshops, and safety seminars, plus Young Eagle flights,
scale aircraft demonstrations, KidSpace children's activities and of course, a
wide variety of aircraft.
31 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
SCHOLLER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
officially opens Camp Scholler at 8 a.m. Friday morning, 31
days before the start of AirVenture 2006, the World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration. By the time July 24-30 rolls around,
tens of thousands of people will create an Aviation City and
will enjoy the unique camaraderie at EAA's drive-in
campground. Early camper registration takes place off the
Forest Home Ave. entrance, just south of the main gate.
GLOBEMASTER III RETURNS TO AIRVENTURE
will welcome a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III to
AirVenture Oshkosh this year, the first time the nimble,
utilitarian aircraft has been at Oshkosh since 2001. The C-17
will arrive on Thursday, July 27, and depart Sunday, plus
perform several flight demonstrations while here. When not
flying, it will be on static display at AeroShell Square.
CESSNA PILOTS -
RESERVE YOUR PARKING SPOTS!
With scarcely a month to go until
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, the 500 North 40 parking spots
reserved for Cessna pilots are starting to fill up fast, so
pilots wishing to park there should make their reservations
without delay. The reserved area is part of this year's 50th
anniversary celebration of Cessna's 172/182 models and it will
serve as the location for several events planned throughout
the week, including a Cessna-hosted free barbecue Sunday night
featuring the Johnsonville Brats' "Big Taste Grill"
and the Cessnas to Oshkosh Barbecue scheduled for Wednesday,
July 26. Don't miss out! To reserve your parking/camping spot
in the North 40, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for additional information, visit www.c2o.us.
OF HOMEBUILDING -
BURT RUTAN UNVEILS MOLD-LESS COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION
the 1975 EAA Convention and Fly-In, EAA Lifetime Member Burt
Rutan unveiled a new, highly anticipated airplane design
that had been written about extensively in EAA’s Sport
Aviation in the preceding months. The creation built at his
Rutan Aircraft Factory in Mojave, California, was called the
VariEze (Very Easy). It was (and still is) a futuristic
canard pusher that utilized an entirely new construction
method that used foam and fiberglass cloth and practically
no wood or metal.
This homebuilding hallmark
came to be known as the mold-less composite construction
SHOWS CAREER OPTIONS TO YOUNG WOMEN
Women Soar at EAA AirVenture
you looking for an opportunity to influence your daughter,
granddaughter, niece, or neighbor's education and/or career
choices? Women Soar at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will introduce
young women in grades 8 through 12 to exciting careers in the
math, science, and technology fields; highlight educational
resources; and inspire them to explore their career
opportunities. And, the cost to attend is reasonable - $10 if
registered by June 30, 2006 ($20 thereafter).
SHOW AVIATION PRIDE AT AIRVENTURE
EAAers will have a lot to be proud of at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2006. The dream of seeing the Canadian Warplane
Heritage Museum's magnificent Lancaster bomber aircraft in
flight over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was born in the hearts and
minds of EAA Chapter 1410, High River, Alberta, Canada. The
chapter members have taken on the responsibility to underwrite
the cost of this historic visit.
328JET TO ARRIVE FOR WEEKEND
Fairchild 328JET from Skyway Airlines will be on display at
EAA AirVenture 2006 from July 29-30 at AeroShell Square. The
32-passenger 328JET has twin Pratt & Whitney 306 engines,
each producing 6,050 lbs. of thrust and features a
state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus 2006 avionics system. The
328JET is also the only regional airline equipped with ovens
in the galley, designed to bake the airline's famous chocolate
chip cookies. The aircraft was developed in the mid-1990s as a
variant to Fairchild's 328 turboprop aircraft. Skyway Airlines
operates as Midwest Connect, and is a wholly owned subsidiary
for Midwest Airlines.
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.
PRE-AIRVENTURE PROGRAM AT THEATER IN THE WOODS
Evening with Champions, EAA AirVenture's unofficial
kickoff program, marks its 21st year at Theater in the Woods
on Sunday evening. The program, presented by
AviationSpeakers.com, begins at 7:30 and features Bill Lishman,
the man behind the movie, Fly Away Home; Frank D. Boring,
producer of the PBS film Fei Hu, The Story of the Flying
Tigers; and Astronaut Dr. Jay Apt. Danny Mortensen, president
of Bill Phelps' Airline Ground Schools; author and Reno Gold
Trophy winner, will again serve as Master of Ceremonies.
EAA AIRVENTURE ADVENTURE
Schedules, and Maps
by Day Schedule
Waypoints, Fuel Stops, Alternate Airports
EAA AirVenture 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!
GONE WEST: BOB
HEUER, FIRST IAC PRESIDENT
the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), and the aerobatic
community mourn the passing of Bob Heuer, who passed on
Friday, June 16 after a long struggle with Parkinson's
disease. He was 79. Bob was IAC's first President and served
in that capacity from the group's formation in 1970 until the
summer of 1973. He subsequently served on the IAC Board of
Directors and was IAC #2, right behind Paul H. Poberezny.
ATTEND CHICAGO-AREA EAA SPORT PILOT TOUR
Sport Pilot Team spread the word about sport
pilot/light-sport aircraft in the nation's heartland
Saturday, welcoming nearly 350 people to Chicagoland's Lewis
University Airport in Romeoville, Illinois. EAA’s latest
Sport Pilot Tour drew 13 ready-to-fly LSA examples, which
were on display throughout the day with manufacturer's
reps standing ready to answer questions. EAA's Ron Wagner
gave attendees the sport pilot "skinny" during four
well-attended presentations and answered a variety of
questions from his audiences.
EAA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE TIPS
INSURANCE FOR STUDENT SPORT PILOTS
By Bob Mackey
Vice President-Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc.
Since the advent of Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft, we've
seen promising growth in all areas of recreational aviation.
This is a very good thing; one which we all hoped would happen
under these new regulations. The aviation insurance industry
has had to adapt to this new community of pilots, aircraft,
and commercial operations, and for the most part it has done a
admirable job stepping up to make insurance available.
INVITES EAAERS TO 'DRIVE ON US'
a 2006 Ford vehicle and do not pay for fuel until 2007! EAA
members who are eligible for the Ford Partner Recognition
program can receive 0% financing on 2006 Ford cars, trucks,
and SUVs--plus receive a pre-paid MasterCard debit card that
can be used to purchase up to $1,000 of gasoline, E-85, or
diesel. You can drive on Ford!
COMPLETE 'ROMP AROUND WISCONSIN' FLIGHT
EAAers Bruce Kaufman, MD, and
Matthew McDaniel completed a record-setting flight June 20 to
every paved, public-use airport in Wisconsin, plus one
private, and one military airport in 17 hours. The flight,
"ROMP Around Wisconsin," stretched more than 2,000
miles and included visits to all 104 airports to raise money
for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's pediatric neurosurgery
program. Kaufman, owner of the Cirrus SR-22 used for the
flight, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the hospital. McDaniel
is a Boeing 717 pilot for Midwest Airlines.
"Matt and I decided to tap into our love of flying, and
combine it with our devotion to children, to create a
different kind of fundraiser," Kaufman said. "Not
only does this set a national record, but I'm hoping this
adventure will serve a greater purpose of raising awareness
and funds for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin." All
expenses associated with the flight were donated by the two
pilots. To learn more about the effort, visit www.firstgiving.com/romp.
SAIB ISSUED FOR
OUTDATED ELT PLACARDS ON CESSNAS
The FAA has issued a Special
Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) recommending that
owners of Cessna models 120, 140, 150, 152, 170, 172, 172RG,
175, 177, and 177RG inspect their airplane to ensure the
correct regulation is referenced on the ELT placard. Old
placards state that the ELT must be serviced in accordance
with FAR Part 91.52, a regulation that no longer exists and
has been superseded by FAR 91.207. Cessna has removed the old
placard from its inventory and is in the process of producing
a new placard referencing the correct regulation. The new
placard number is 1205085-4. Cessna will also revise their
maintenance manuals and parts catalogs at their next scheduled
revision. To obtain a new placard, contact Cessna at
RECEIVES CANADIAN TC FOR VANTAGE SERIES
Superior Air Parts has received
Type Certificate approval for its 180-hp Vantage Engine from
Transport Canada. Both the Vantage O-360 and IO-360 are
included in the TC. For more information visit www.superiorairparts.com.
FLYING EPIC ELITE JET ON DISPLAY AT AIRVENTURE
Pending a successful maiden
flight planned for early July, Aircraft Investor Resources,
LLC, will fly its latest concept aircraft, the Epic Elite
very light jet (VLJ) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. Plans
are to unveil the aircraft on Monday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m.
at AeroShell Square. Announcements about the company's
certification program will also be made, followed by a
Q&A session. The aircraft will be on display at combo H
in Hangar B, and will showcase its flight performance
Thursday afternoon. For more information visit www.Epicaircraft.com.
ADDS 120-HP JABIRU
American Legend Aircraft Company
has announced the availability of an optional six-cylinder,
120-horsepower Jabiru 3300A Aero Engine for its Legend Cub.
Performance benefits include more useful load, shorter
takeoff distance, and faster climb. The engine also offers
high time between overhaul, affordable parts, and low
maintenance costs. When coupled with the Legend Cub, the
Jabiru engine provides a lower fuel burn, smoother, quieter,
and higher performing powerplant option for American Legend
customers. For more information call 903-885-7000, or visit www.legend.aero.
INTRODUCES NEW PISTON ENGINE OIL
Shell Aviation has introduced a
new piston engine oil, AeroShell Oil W80 Plus, which includes
the anti-wear and anti-corrosion additives of AeroShell Oil
W100 Plus, but in a lighter, single-grade oil for use in
colder climates. The anti-wear additive reduces wear on start
up by forming a microscopic layer on the engine's moving parts
to prevent metal-to-metal contact when there is little oil
present. Combined with a corrosion inhibitor, it is designed
for pilots who fly in cooler weather, or less frequently. For
more information visit www.shell.com.
TO SPEAK AT 'TRIKE BIVUOAC'
Guest speaker for the July 21-23
"Trike Bivouac" set for Cushing Field (0C8) in
Newark, Illinois is Joe Duff from Operation Migration. For
more information contact Mike Hudetz at 630-879-6568, or
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