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News and Views July 21, 2006    Volume 6, Number 29

  
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'FLY THE FORD' FALL TOUR ANNOUNCED
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will begin a five-city mini tour on August 24 in South Bend, Indiana, providing opportunities for people to see and take flights in the world's first mass-produced airliner.

The first stop, at Elkhart Municipal Airport, runs through August 28 and is followed by visits to Pontiac, Michigan (August 31-September 4); Lexington, Kentucky (September 7-11); Nashville, Tennessee (September 14-18) and Davenport, Iowa (September 21-25).

Everyone's invited to come out and "Fly the Ford" and see living aviation history. For complete tour information and on-line reservations, visit www.flytheford.org.

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Question of the Week
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Must the Airworthiness Certificate displayed in the aircraft be the original, or are we allowed to keep the original on file and display a copy of the Airworthiness Certificate?

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No, it has to be the real deal...you must display the original airworthiness certificate in the aircraft in accordance with 14 CFR 91.203(b). The regulation does not allow for a copy to be displayed. You can, of course, file the copy.

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July 2006
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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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E-HOTLINE BRINGS EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2006 TO YOU
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AirVenture News and Views
Only 3 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006!
  
    
FINAL PREPARATIONS BEING MADE FOR THE BIG WEEK
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Early ArrivalsNo doubt about it, we're just about there. The annual aviation celebration that is EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 begins on Monday, but the bustle of activities continues throughout the weekend as people and exhibitors arrive and under-the-wing campers begin to fill the North 40. Visit the AirVenture website for a pictorial preview as the final preparations are made, and we'll see you at Oshkosh!
    
CAN'T MAKE IT THIS YEAR? TUNE IN TO EAA RADIO
EAA RadioEAA Radio, 1210 AM, will once again provide a live stream of their broadcasts from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to the world over the Internet through www.airventure.org. In its 11th year of AirVenture broadcasts, this is the 6th year EAA Radio has provided a live stream via the web. Broadcasts begin this Sunday, July 23, and run through Sunday, July 30.
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LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT EAA MEMBER VILLAGE
EAA Member VillageAt Member Village, there are endless reasons for EAAers to visit, and come back again and again throughout the week of AirVenture. You can join or renew your membership; get answers to virtually any EAA or AirVenture question; attend special members-only events; visit exhibits for all the EAA member programs, benefits and services; see unique aircraft displays; try out flight simulators; check e-mail at the Internet Cafe while enjoying a cup of coffee from the new Starbucks Cafe; follow progress of an airplane building project at the new Homebuilders Workshop; or reserve the flight of your life on the EAA B-17. And that's just scratching the surface.
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'ULTIMATE HOMEBUILT' WARBIRD COMING TO OSHKOSH
Ultimate Homebuilt WarbirdEAA member Gerry Beck of Tri-State Aviation in Wahpeton, North Dakota, will fly his P-51A Mustang to Oshkosh and have it on display during EAA AirVenture. There are many P-51s at AirVenture every year and they're all magnificent. But what makes Beck's Mustang even more special is the fact that it's a homebuilt; he built it from scratch.
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B-1 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE MONDAY AFTERNOON
B-1You'll want to be near the flight line around 2:30 Monday afternoon as the United States Air Force B-1 bomber is scheduled to arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The airplane will make some passes before landing to kick off the day's showcase flights. Pilot Capt. Kyle Wilson, a Wisconsin native, will fly the powerful jet from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. On Thursday, another USAF visitor, the C-17, will arrive at 5:30 p.m. as the final act of that day's air show. For a list of expected arrivals for the rest of the featured aircraft to be on display at AeroShell Square, visit the AirVenture website.
     
HALLMARKS OF HOMEBUILDING
VANS AIRCRAFT ADVANCES HOMEBUILT MOVEMENT

Van's RV-3Van's Aircraft has proven to be the most successful company in the kit aircraft industry with nearly 4,700 completed aircraft registered with the FAA. Van's Aircraft has brought homebuilding into the mainstream with designs that appeal to people who never before considered homebuilt aircraft to be a viable option. From the original single-place RV-3 to the four-seat RV-10, the RV line of airplanes has been continuously developed to meet the demands of the marketplace.
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'LEGENDS OF HOMEBUILDING' MONDAY NIGHT
Join us on Monday night at Theater in the Woods for "Legends of Homebuilding," a panel discussion moderated by Budd Davisson and Doug Kelly, and including Alan & Dale Klapmeier of Cirrus; Dick VanGrunsven of Van's Aircraft; and Burt Rutan, Scaled Composites. Monday's evening program begins after the Beach Boys concert, approximately 8 p.m.
 
MATT KENSETH TO APPEAR AT FORD HANGAR
Matt KensethNASCAR driver and Wisconsin's very own Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 DeWalt Tools Ford for Roush Racing, will be at EAA AirVenture on Wednesday, July 26 for an autograph session at the Ford Hangar. Kenseth, who grew up in Cambridge, Wisconsin, will be at the hangar from 2-3:30 p.m. with team owner Jack Roush.
 
CANON OFFERS FREE CAMERA LOANS
'Dawn Patrol' Returns Thursday-Saturday
CanonCanon USA will again have digital cameras available to loan to AirVenture visitors Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30. Those wishing to borrow a camera (Canon Digital Rebel XTs) will need a driver's license and credit card, (but there is no charge). When you're done shooting, Canon will provide you with a CD at no charge with all the photos you took that day. Cameras are available on a first come, first served basis.
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GOLF AUCTIONS RAISE $12,650 FOR EAA YOUTH PROGRAMS
EAA Golf AuctionTen days after the bidding began, four twosomes have won special eBay auctions for exclusive rounds of golf with Burt Rutan, designer of incredibly innovative aircraft like SpaceShipOne, and SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie. All four golf outings, to be held AirVenture week on Friday, July 28 or Saturday, July 29, will be at world-class Kohler, Wisconsin courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run These auctions raised $12,650 to benefit EAA Youth Education programs.
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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO IFR PROCEDURES TO AND FROM OSH
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.
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GROUP ARRIVALS 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.)
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CROSSING LAKE MICHIGAN?
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.
    
SUBSCRIBE 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.
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PRE-PLAN YOUR EAA AIRVENTURE ADVENTURE
EAA AirVenture OshkoshForums-Workshops Schedule
Forms, Schedules, and Maps

Day by Day Schedule
Evening Programs at Theater in the Woods
AirVenture NOTAM

Waypoints, Fuel Stops, Alternate Airports

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EAA WARBIRDS OF AMERICA MOURNS LOSS OF BOB GUILFORD
Bob GuilfordEAA Warbirds of America is deeply saddened at the loss of Robert E. Guilford, a founding member of the organization, who was killed tragically on July 16 when his Hawker Hunter Mk. 58 British Jet Fighter crashed in Hillsboro, Oregon, following an air show. He helped found the organization back in the 1960s and had the distinction of being Warbird #4. Guilford reportedly had planned to attend EAA AirVenture this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Guilford family.
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On the Flightline News and Views
 
DTA VOYAGEUR II RECEIVES S-LSA CERTIFICATION
Delta Trikes Aviation Voyageur II weight-shift control trike received its special airworthiness certificate as special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) July 15. The trike features a unique cantilever design with no front tube, a stainless steel frame, large all-moving foot pedals, full front and rear shock absorbers, three-wheel brakes with parking brake, cruise throttle, side luggage bags, large capacity fuel tank with fuel level gauge, full electrical system, and assembled pitot system. For more information visit www.adventuresportaircraft.com.
 
SPORT-JET CONTINUES DEVELOPMENT
Despite an enormous setback when probable wake turbulence downed the proof-of-concept Sport-Jet, that initial aircraft had served its purpose in evaluating virtually the entire performance and handling envelope of the new personal jet. Most importantly, test pilot James Stewart and mechanic John Welty were not injured in the mishap. "We discovered that the integrity of the aircraft and its systems were proved," said Bob Bornhofen, president.. "We can and will move forward confidently." The company will have the actual fuselage at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 in space #50 of the Main Aircraft Display Area. For more information visit www.Sport-Jet.com.
SONEX ANNOUNCES EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Sonex plans to launch a new program at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 that will provide educational institutions and community organizations with discount incentives on Sonex Aircraft or AeroConversions AeroVee Engines. Called the Sonex Education Initiative, the program will be formally explained during a forum, "Building Aircraft in Schools and Youth Groups" scheduled Tuesday, July 25, 1-2:15pm in Building #01: (Utah Valley State College Pavilion). For more information visit the Sonex website.
 
RENAME THE PARROT AND WIN A GARMIN 396
Czech Aircraft Works has decided to rename its Parrot S-LSA and will conduct a contest at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to do it. The winner will receive a new Garmin 396 GPS. So bring your imagination to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Look at the airplane in the Sportair USA exhibit located near the main west gate then submit your entry. Who knows? You could go home with a new GPS in your flight bag.
 
JAVELIN PROTOTYPE FLIES TO NEXT LEVEL
Aviation Technology Group, Inc.'s Javelin prototype has successfully completed two more flight tests in July, expanding its flight-test envelope to higher speeds and altitudes. Testing included an assessment of the handling qualities of the aircraft, which involved longitudinal, lateral and directional stability, as well as trim effectiveness. Tests also evaluated engine characteristics and performance, and verified airspeed and altitude indicators. ATG will have a mock-up of the Javelin and the cockpit on display at EAA AirVenture this coming week at booths 228-229 in the main aircraft display area. For more information, visit www.avtechgroup.com.
  
AEA'S 'PILOT'S GUIDE TO AVIONICS' DEBUTS AT AIRVENTURE
The Aircraft Electronics Association's 2006/2007 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available at no charge to pilots, avionics technicians, AEA members and those in the aviation industry. The Pilot's Guide is a comprehensive buyer's guide featuring 170 pages of the latest information on avionics for aircraft and offering a directory of certified avionics and instrument facilities, manufacturers and distributors throughout the world. To receive a free copy stop in at booth #2035, Hangar B at EAA AirVenture.
  
HKS 700E ENGINE NOW ASTM COMPLIANT
HPower Ltd., the U.S. distributor for the two-cylinder, four-stroke HKS 700E engine, announced it the engine is in compliance with the ASTM consensus standard for light-sport aircraft engines. HKS Aviation, manufacturer, says engines from serial number 101105 and above meet ASTM standard 2339-05, which governs the design and manufacture of reciprocating engines for LSA. Compliance with the ASTM standard means the aircraft is applicable for use on special or experimental light-sport aircraft (S-LSA or E-LSA). For more information 860-963-2652 or visit www.HKS700E.com.
 
MID-ATLANTIC LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT SHOW
Bryce Mountain Resort and Mid-Atlantic Sports Planes will sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Light Sport Aircraft Show September 16-17 at the Sky Bryce Airport in Basye, Virginia. For more information, visit www.maspl.com/FLY-IN.htm. All proceeds will go toward maintenance of the Sky Bryce Airport.
    
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