Volume 6, Number 27|
OVERCAST RESUMES TOUR IN THE 'SHOW-ME' STATE
Following a successful tour re-start at
St. Joseph, Missouri Rosecrans Memorial Airport over the
Independence Day holiday, EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast
continues to demonstrate some living history in the Show-Me State
these next two weeks with visits to Kansas City's Lee's Summit
Municipal this weekend (July 7-9); Jefferson City Memorial (July
11-12); and St. Louis' Spirit of St Louis (July 14-16).
Other tour stops before the big show
in Oshkosh include Springfield, Illinois July 18-19, Abraham Lincoln
Capital Airport; and Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County Regional July
21-23. For information on book flights at these tour stops as well
as at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, visit www.b17.org,
call 800-FLY-NB17 (800-359-6217), or e-mail email@example.com.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
Is a sport pilot required to
have his/her logbook with them at all times? A DPE said yes,
Gleim's Sport Flight Maneuvers (p. 44) says no. Who is
correct? (This comes from a brand new sport pilot.)
To answer your question, a sport pilot is required to carry
the appropriate endorsements with him/her when exercising
sport pilot privileges. You don't need to carry your whole
logbook - as you indicated you were told by the DPE - but
you will need to be able to show evidence that you have the
appropriate endorsements. I guess that makes Gleim's correct.
And congratulations on gaining
your sport pilot certificate! I'm sure you'll have many years
of flying pleasure. Please do it safely.
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This is the month everyone in
aviation waits for; July and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. There you
can see the best aerobatic performers strut their stuff, like
Dave Dacy & Tony Kazian during the daily air shows.
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FLY-IN RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY
was for the kids at the Arlington Northwest EAA Fly-In, EAA's
largest regional fly-in event that runs through Sunday, July
9, at Arlington Municipal Airport, Washington. Despite
overcast skies, day 1 got off to a good start with Kids Day as
thousands of young aviation enthusiasts (pre-school and
elementary ages), toured the grounds, getting an early
positive experience in aviation.
'ONE SIX RIGHT'
DVD NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH EAA
Special free screenings July 28
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Six Right, a full-length documentary highlighting the
wonder and fascination with flight, will be available through
EAA's online store beginning July 1. One Six Right
focuses on the historical and controversial aspect of the
busiest general aviation airport in the country, Van Nuys
Airport near Los Angeles.
17 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
REVIEW ROSTER NEARLY COMPLETE
AirVenture Oshkosh's increasingly popular Warbirds in Review
enters its fourth year in 2006, providing daily, in-depth
presentations featuring some the world's most significant
military aircraft and the people who flew them. (Or in some
cases, pilots who continue to fly them.) Chairperson Connie
Bowlin confirms the following lineup of aviators and aircraft
scheduled to appear during the July 24-30 gathering at Wittman
Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Presentations-two per
day-take place just south of the Warbirds Café near the EAA
OF HOMEBUILDING -
TOM HAMILTON'S MOLDED COMPOSITES GLASAIR
In the late 1970s, Tom Hamilton
of Arlington, Washington, set out to design a new airplane
from the ground up, one that coupled utility and efficiency
with high performance. His five-year effort resulted in the
Stoddard-Hamilton SH-2 Glasair, a sleek, conventional
2-place, side-by-side kit airplane that took composite
material construction to another level of sophistication.
'HALLMARK' AIRCRAFT FLYING INTO AIRVENTURE
you plan on flying into AirVenture with a Baby Ace, KR-1,
Rotorway Exec or Ford powered Pietenpol and would like to park
in the special Hallmarks of Homebuilding aircraft display,
please contact Timm Bogenhagen at 920-426-6831, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHORITIES, PERSONALITIES AT MUSEUM
Where can you see not only the two pilots of SpaceShipOne give
their own personal observations of flying into suborbital
space, but also the man who designed the spacecraft that got
them there? Or see and hear from World War II heroes, modern
day innovators, and esteemed aviation personalities on a daily
basis? EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, of course, and the venue
is the EAA AirVenture Museum Speaker Showcase.
An outstanding roster of aviation personalities is slated to
appear every day, telling their personal stories throughout
several locations at the world-class EAA AirVenture Museum.
'FLY GIRL' AT-6
JOINS WARBIRDS TRAINING COMMAND DISPLAY
Dave and Kristine Holmes' North American AT-6D Fly Girl will
be a part of the new World War II Training Command Display in
the EAA Warbirds of America area at EAA AirVenture 2006. The
AT-6D represents the advanced, single-engine trainers used by
the U.S. Navy and Army Air Forces, along with other allied
BURT AND BRIAN AT KOHLER!
Imagine golfing with Burt
Rutan and Brian Binnie on a world-class course. Does it get
about golfing with Burt Rutan and Brian Binnie while
supporting a great cause?
From July 7-17, you'll have the opportunity to bid online
through eBay to win a round of golf with two aviation
legends on one of the Midwest's best courses-Whistling
Straits or Blackwolf Run-in Kohler, Wisconsin. Your reserved
tee time will be scheduled for the week of EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2006. Auction proceeds support EAA's educational and
inspirational programs that prepare our young people to
become the leaders of tomorrow. For more information on this
unique auction, visit www.AirVenture.org/auction.
Then, on July 7, get ready to make your bids. If you have
any questions, contact EAA Development at 800-236-1025.
FROM THE ROAD
TO THE SKY; EXPERIENCE IT AT FORD HANGAR
See where innovation takes flight
and visit the Ford Hangar at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. The
latest in Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar and
Land Rover vehicles will be on display including the Volvo C70
and Jaguar XK. Learn about Ford's Safety, Design and
Technology innovations. Hear all about the F-250 Super Chief
concept vehicle and how the world's first tri-flex vehicle
operates on gasoline, hydrogen and E85 ethanol. You will also
see the 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustang and one of the new Shelby GT-H
Mustangs that are now available at select Hertz locations
across the country. Guests can pilot their own Tri-Motor or
race a Ford vehicle on the streets while driving on one of the
several simulators on display. Outside, and up high, guests
can race each other to the top as they climb the rock wall.
BREITLING WATCH TO BENEFIT EAA YOUNG EAGLES
Jewelers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Breitling Watches have
announced a special project designed to benefit the EAA's
Young Eagles program. Breitling, in conjunction with
Schwanke-Kasten and EAA, has designed and produced a limited
edition Aerospace Avantage watch with the EAA logo prominently
featured on the dial. Only 75 pieces will be produced and will
only be available for sale at EAA AirVenture July 24-30, in
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For each watch sold, Schwanke-Kasten and
Breitling will donate $200 to the EAA Young Eagles program.
The recently introduced titanium Aerospace Avantage features a
chronograph, countdown timer, second time zone, alarm, and
backlighting for easy readability. The limited edition EAA
model will come with a black dial and a titanium Professional
bracelet and retail for $3,250. Look for this exciting
opportunity to wear a Breitling and support a worthy cause at
the Breitling/Schwanke Kasten booth (3004) at AirVenture.
ORION FLIGHT SERVICES
PROVIDES ONLINE FUEL ORDERING FOR AIRVENTURE
Orion Flight Services has launched
a new, web-based fuel ordering system for airplane
owners/operators topping off through their Texaco-branded FBO
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Make your fuel arrangements online
today and you won't have to hassle with ordering while you're
enjoying the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.
JOIN THE EAA
MEMBER VILLAGE CREW AT AIRVENTURE
is looking for volunteers to help out at the EAA Member
Village before, during, and after AirVenture. During the
convention, positions include answering basic questions from
EAA members, maintaining magazine and brochure displays,
assisting with employee breaks, and running member games.
Before the big week (July 15-23), we welcome volunteer help
setting up the area, as well as tearing down on July 31. If
you'd like to help, please contact Kristy Heiman at
920-426-6853 or email at email@example.com.
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.
TYPE CLUB MEETING INFORMATION
If your Type Club is having a
dinner/meeting this year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006,
please complete the online
form located on the AirVenture website so we can feature
your information on the web and in print in the daily
newspaper, EAA AirVenture Today. Please complete the
online form by July 14. If you have questions, call
888-322-4636, extension 6112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAA AIRVENTURE ADVENTURE
Schedules, and Maps
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Programs at Theater in the Woods
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Aviation Celebration at www.airventure.org,
the official website of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
JOINS LAMA PRIOR TO LSA LAUNCH
Cessna Aircraft, which will
unveil its proof-of-concept light-sport aircraft (LSA) at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, has joined the Light Aircraft
Manufacturers Association (LAMA). Representing the new LSA
industry, LAMA lists 96 members, which include nearly every
manufacturer or importer of LSA as well as leading
businesses serving the new market segment. "We are very
pleased to welcome Cessna to membership in LAMA," said
Tom Gunnarson, president of the organization. "We have
all the important producers in the emerging light-sport
aviation industry, so as Cessna studies the opportunities,
we believe aligning with LAMA was the right thing to
The majority of certificated special LSA and other sport
pilot-eligible aircraft will be on display at AirVenture's
LSA Mall July 24-30. The Cessna proof-of-concept LSA debut
will be adjacent to the LSA Mall and just south of AeroShell
Square. For more information visit www.lama.bz.
SPORT-JET OF MECHANICAL FAILURES
The National Transportation Safety
Board has given preliminary acknowledgement that the Excel
Sport-Jet experienced no mechanical failures that caused the
prototype to roll 90 degrees about 30 feet above the runway on
takeoff June 22. The accident is still under investigation by
"There has been a lot of speculation concerning the
integrity of the aircraft and/or its systems and we can now
move forward with confidence," said Bob Bornhofen,
president of Excel-Jet. The aircraft is a single-engine, cabin
class, four-place personal jet aimed at the general aviation
pilot. It will be priced at $1 million, cruise 340 knots at
25,000 feet, and carry four persons for more than 900 nautical
miles. More information is available at www.Sport-Jet.com.
COMPLETES FLIGHT TESTING
Cub Crafters has completed all
flight-testing for the new Sport Cub, and now has all of the
data in hand for final light-sport certification., which is
expected very soon. "These flight tests represent the
third and final component of our overall Sport Cub aircraft
test program," said Todd Simmons, vice president.
"As the Sport Cub is an all new design, comprehensive
testing was and is a critical part of the development
program, and we have spent the extra time and resources to
verify for ourselves and our customers that the new Sport
Cub is proven-by actual testing-to meet and exceed all
design, performance, and safety criteria." For more
information and video clips of the new Sport Cub, visit www.cubcrafters.com.
FLIGHT TEST ENVELOPE EXPANSION
Diamond's D-Jet, which will make
its public flying debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, resumed
flight-testing last week after installation of its data
acquisition system and minor planned modifications to the
inlet engine fairings. In a series of flight tests conducted
June 26-30, the speed and altitude envelope was expanded
from 170 kts and 12,000 feet to 280+ ktas and 25,000 feet
(the design certification limit). Diamond is preparing the
flight test aircraft and full fuselage and interior mock-up
for display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. The aircraft
will arrive at AeroShell Square Wednesday, July 26 at about
10:30 a.m., and a flight demonstration is scheduled later
that day at 2 p.m.
The D-JET is a 5-place luxury personal jet, powered by the
FADEC controlled Williams FJ33 turbine and equipped with
Garmin all glass flight deck and autopilot. For more
information, visit www.diamondaircraft.com.
MADE ON THE COMP AIR 12
Comp Air Inc. has announced t he
selection of the Honeywell TPE331-14 GR turbine engine to
power the Comp Air 12. The CA12 is an all carbon composite,
pressurized aircraft that will be entering certification in
the first quarter of 2007. For more information, visit www.compairinc.com.
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