Volume 6, Number 28|
EAA B-17 WRAPPING
UP FIRST LEG OF TOUR, HEADING FOR OSHKOSH
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast
concludes its pre-Oshkosh leg of the Keep it Flying tour this coming
week with stops at St. Louis' Spirit of St Louis (July 14-16); Springfield,
Illinois Abraham Lincoln
Capital Airport (July 18-19); and Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County Regional July
21-23. Then it's on to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh where it will offer
flights throughout the week, July 24-30, during the World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration. For booking information, visit www.b17.org,
call 800-FLY-NB17 (800-359-6217), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
I have had a single-engine land
pilots license for years. I am now 70 years old and prefer to
fly for the enjoyment, low and slow, near the home patch with maybe
one friend. I recently had my bi-annual flight review with the
endorsement made in my log book. I have never had my license
suspended for any reason, never had a medical problem. As I
understand it I can elect to fly under the sport pilot rules
with my regular license and bi-annual sign off without having
to have a physical or any other endorsements as long as I have
a good automobile license. Is my thinking correct?
You are correct. As your most recent application for an FAA
medical certificate was not denied, revoked, suspended, or
withdrawn by the FAA, and you have a current flight review
recorded in your logbook, you are allowed to operate at the
sport pilot level using your valid US state drivers license in
lieu of the FAA medical certificate. Remember that using your
drivers license in lieu of the FAA medical certificate
restricts you to sport pilot privileges and limitations.
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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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Only 10 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
PICTURE 'FLYBOYS' TO PREMIERE
AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
movie FLYBOYS, set for theatrical release across the nation on
September 29, 2006, will debut in unique fashion with a
special screening at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's
Greatest Aviation Celebration," on the evening of
Wednesday, July 26. The film's producers are calling the event
the "aviation-world premiere" of the movie.
"Hollywood recognizes that
Oshkosh is the place to be for celebrating aviation,"
said Tom Poberezny, EAA president. "This film's premiere
reflects on the importance of AirVenture Oshkosh to the
aviation community and to people everywhere who are passionate
EAA OBJECTS TO
PROPOSED RENEWABLE FUEL LEGISLATION
Two bills submitted in the U.S.
Congress Wednesday, July 12, would amend the Clean Air Act to
require all gasoline sold for use in motor vehicles to contain
10 percent renewable fuel by the year 2010. These days
renewable fuel means ethanol, and EAA and other organizations
contend that would create a dilemma for aircraft owners and
operators, as avgas and auto fuel used by certain aircraft
owners would fall under the legislation.
STANCE ON LSA DEFINITION
denying an exemption request from the International Cessna
120/140 Association, the FAA has reiterated its stance against
changing weight limitations for previously certificated
aircraft to make them eligible for sport pilots to fly. The
International Cessna 120/140 Association had requested the FAA
allow owners of Cessna 120/140 operating under the
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA0248AT, which lowers the
aircraft's maximum gross weight from 1,450 pounds to 1,320
pounds, to fly the aircraft as sport pilots.
Oshkosh is just around the corner
recent trickle of volunteers arriving on convention
grounds is slowly building to a deluge....vendors are
setting up shop...last-minute preparations are being
made...yes, EAA AirVenture is scarcely more than a week away!
Other than Camp Scholler, the first AirVenture facility to
open for business is the Member Village Camper, located just
south of the international flagpoles by South Maintenance.
This facility was created to allow early arrivers and
volunteers to check e-mails, join or renew memberships, learn
about EAA programs, and a host of other services. If you're
coming early, check it out. And for the
latest news and updates, visit www.airventure.org,
KIDS' PLAN FLIGHT TO OSHKOSH THIS WEEK
Flabob Airport In Riverside, California, a unique group of
Young Eagles is living the EAA dream - they've restored a
tattered and torn airplane to airworthiness. Flabob's
"Aeronca Kids" rebuilt a 1941 Aeronca Super Chief,
which made its first post-restoration flight on July 5. The
airplane is now being prepared for a cross-country trek fro
Southern California to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2006.
B.J. SCHRAMM'S ROTORWAY EXEC
on the lessons learned from his previous models of the
Scorpion and before that, the Javelin, RotorWay's B.J.
Schramm designed a whole new helicopter called the RotorWay
Exec that greatly popularized the homebuilt helicopter.
RotorWay, operating at that time out of Tempe, Arizona,
refined the building process so as to make a reliable
helicopter an achievable goal for the homebuilder, which
makes it a Hallmark of Homebuilding.
HOMEBUILT ULTRALIGHT VEHICLES
FAA created a new regulation in 1982 that allowed additional
freedoms to fly the simple, lightweight vehicles with minimal
government regulation. The regulation was called Part 103,
Ultralight Vehicles. Part 103 led to tremendous growth in new
designs that incorporated simple, inexpensive construction
techniques and materials.
'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 email@example.com.
CESSNA PILOTS -
LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE PARKING SPOTS
With a little more than a week
left until "show time," several of the 500 North
40 parking spots reserved for Cessna pilots are available.
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. 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.
CHANGES TO IFR PROCEDURES TO AND FROM AIRVENTURE
In December 2005, the FAA changed
the IFR reservation system used for special events, such as
EAA AirVenture. The change to the Special Traffic Management
Program (STMP) requires an additional confirmation step by
pilots. The confirmation step is intended to reduce the number
of IFR "slots" reserved but not used. While this
change is not specific to EAA AirVenture, all pilots intending
to arrive at AirVenture airports, or depart from OSH during
AirVenture, must comply with the new procedure. Details are
available at www.fly.faa.gov/estmp.
Another change for 2006 is that
Chicago Center will no longer provide airborne IFR clearances
within 60 NM of Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture. Such clearances
had previously been provided to aircraft with IFR reservations
when they were above 8,000 feet. Pilots planning to depart VFR
and pick up IFR clearances should refer to AirVenture NOTAM
page 27 for nearby Approach Control facilities, which will
provide IFR clearances.
MAY AFFECT RIPON-FISK VFR ARRIVAL PATTERN TO AIRVENTURE
Group arrivals have been a safe
and efficient way for large numbers of aircraft with similar
performance characteristics to arrive at AirVenture in a short
time. These group arrivals temporarily interrupt the
Ripon-Fisk VFR arrival pattern, however, and this year there
are four separate groups that plan to arrive in the afternoon
Saturday, July 22.
The Bonanza group (B2Osh) is scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m.,
Cessna groups (c2Osh) are planned at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and
the Mooney Caravan is expected to arrive at 4 p.m. Weather and
other factors can change these times and the normal Ripon-Fisk
VFR arrival will be in effect when the group arrivals are not
in progress. Pilots not in the aforementioned groups are asked
to avoid Saturday afternoon arrival and be aware that weather
conditions could cause schedule changes.
Pilots planning VFR crossings of
Lake Michigan when arriving or departing EAA AirVenture may
want to use the Lake Reporting Service, administered by the
Green Bay and Lansing AFSS's. This service is not specific to
EAA AirVenture and is not described in the AirVenture NOTAM
this year. Lake Reporting Service details are in Aeronautical
Information Manual paragraph 4-1-20(e), available at www.faa.gov/ATPubs/AIM/Chap4/aim0401.html#4-1-20.
RUNS UNTIL MONDAY
have until Monday, July 17, to bid online
through eBay to win a round of golf with two aviation
legends, Burt Rutan and Brian Binnie, 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 and for a direct link to the bidding site, visit www.AirVenture.org/auction.
TO AIRVENTURE RSS FEED
EAA offers an RSS
service to help EAAers stay current with the latest news
about AirVenture Oshkosh. RSS, or "Really Simple
Syndication," delivers news directly to a subscribed
computer desktop, handheld PDA newsreader, or "news
aggregator." (A separate reader or aggregator
application must be downloaded. Dozens are available - for
more information, type "RSS readers" into any
search engine.) See www.airventure.org
for more information.
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
Schedules, and Maps
by Day Schedule
Programs at Theater in the Woods
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!
EAAERS CELEBRATE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FLY-IN
38th annual Northwest EAA Arlington Fly-In was again an
enormous success, held July 5-9 at Arlington Municipal Airport
(AWO), just north of Seattle, Washington. Aircraft owners,
campers and spectators gathered from all over, including
Canada, to enjoy the wonderful weather throughout the weekend.
The first two days brought hanging clouds and kept the
airplane count down, but as if on cue, the sun broke out
Friday and for the weekend bringing thousands of attendees and
hundreds of airplanes.
CITATION AIR LIFT TRANSPORTS 1,500+ SPECIAL OLYMPIANS
hundred twenty-five Cessna Citations transported more than
1,500 athletes to the Special Olympic U.S. National Games
held the first week of July at Iowa State University in
Ames, Iowa. EAA President Tom Poberezny and his wife,
Sharon, joined Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton and his
wife Rose greeting the arriving aircraft and the passengers
at Des Moines International Airport on July 1, as special
Olympians were brought in from 28 different states and 39
different airports. This marked the fifth Citation Special
SPORT CUB RECEIVES LSA CERTIFICATION
CubCrafters received its Light
Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) airworthiness certificate on July 7
for Sport Cub serial number CC11-0001. FAA Aviation Safety
Inspector Steve Slagle, of the Seattle MIDO office, was on
hand to make the presentation.
The Alaska Airmen's Association will be giving away a brand
new Sport Cub at the 2007 Alaska Aviation and Trade Show.
The airplane comes equipped with a second fuel tank, tundra
tires, and vortex generators. All of the proceeds generated
by the raffle go to the Alaska Airmen. For contest details
and to purchase tickets, e-mail the Alaska Airmen's
Association at email@example.com,
or call their office at 800-464-7030. For more information
on the Sport Cub visit www.cubcrafters.com.
300C FIRST CONFORMING FLIGHT TEST
Seawind, Inc. has reached a
significant milestone and rolled out its new Seawind 300C
amphibian for certification flight-testing at the company's
production facility in St. Jean, Quebec, Canada. The company
is shooting for complete certification this fall. Concurrent
certification with Transport Canada and FAA is expected to
take about six months.
The Seawind 300C will comfortably seat four adults or two
adults and three children. A full slate of options are
available, including a glass cockpit, inboard/outboard
motor, and interior enhancements. For more information call
610-917-1120 or visit www.seawind.net.
SPRUCE ADDS 3M PRODUCTS
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
now offers all 3,000 products manufactured by 3M. Through
the end of August, 2006, Aircraft Spruce will also be
offering a special "3M Bucket Promotion" that
includes: Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive, Adhesive Remover,
Scotch-Weld Threadlocker 3494, Scotch-Weld Threadlocker
3496, Scotch-Brite Hand Pads 7447, Concrete Repair600
Self-Leveling Kit, Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 and
General Purpose Masking Tape 203 packaged in a reusable
5-gallon bucket for shipment. The price for the eight
products is $66.50, a 33 percent savings over individual
purchases. For more information visit www.AircraftSpruce.com
or call 877-477-7823.
GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR DEPOSITORS
The much-publicized hailstorm
that struck the Columbia Aircraft factory in central Oregon
on June 12 affected 66 depositors who are anxiously awaiting
delivery of their aircraft. Although the golf ball sized
hail left only cosmetic blemishes on the aircraft, the storm
aftermath has delayed customer delivery.
Columbia aircraft is offering depositors a token of
gratitude for their patience and understanding of the
situation. Each depositor will be included in the innovative
SummerFest free fuel promotion currently in full swing. The
promotion guarantees that each new customer (or in this case
current depositor) will receive between $5,000 to $25,000
free AirBP fuel. Additionally each qualified depositor
financing through Columbia Aircraft Finance will be offered
the interest rate that they likely would have received if
financing had occurred at the projected date prior to the
hailstorm and subsequent delivery delay.
"To say that our customers are being patient is a major
understatement," stated Randy S. Blinger, vice
president of sales and marketing. "As a means of saying
thank you, we've decided to provide free fuel and an
interest rate lock to eligible affected depositors."
For more information visit www.flycolumbia.com.
ANNOUNCES FORECASTS AND EXPANDED SERVICE
AnyAWOS's new and improved AWOS
service now includes access to current Terminal Area Forecasts
(TAF) as well as live AWOS/ATIS observations. The service
locates the closest forecast for any of the over 1,900 AWOS
locations accessible through the system, translates the TAF
and voices it in the pilot's own time zone. AWOS locations now
include Alaska and Hawaii as well as a number of unpublished
Prompts have also been optimized and advertisements eliminated
for fast access to the data pilots need since its introduction
two years ago. Prior to March 2006, anyAWOS access was one
call, one AWOS and no forecasts, and you had to listen to an
advertisement. The improved system has expanded capacity and
now allows multiple AWOSs per call and no ads. Premium
subscribers can even have a custom call list for quicker
access to frequently called AWOSs. anyAWOS can be sampled by
calling 877-269-2967 on any cell phone. Users can subscribe
or by calling customer service at 877-213-9947.
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