Volume 6, Number 38|
'FLY THE FORD'
MINI TOUR BEGINS AUGUST 24
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.
That 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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There's nothing quite like the feeling
of a B-1 bomber blistering by on a low-pass. EAA
AirVenture visitors this year got to see plenty of the mammoth military
aircraft, in flight when it arrived Monday and departed
Friday. and on display at AeroShell Square the rest of the
time in between.
To download this keepsake image
from AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, visit the EAA
website. You can also download any of the previous
EAA monthly desktop images.
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a week it was! You can re-live the World's Greatest
Aviation Celebration again and again online with all the
stories, announcements, and incredible photos from EAA
Today, official newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Also see expanded photo galleries, video highlights, aircraft
judging results and more
LAUNCHING PAD FOR WHAT'S NEW IN AVIATION
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh solidified
its status as the premier venue for major aviation industry
announcements with the recently concluded 2006 weeklong
gathering. Cessna, HondaJet, and others made major aircraft
announcements. Eclipse Aviation became the first VLJ
manufacturer to receive a provisional Type Certificate. FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey announced plans for new pilot
medical certification intervals. Representatives from GA's
leading organizations appeared together united against the
idea of user fees. And the list goes on.
GATHER TO HONOR DARYL LENZ
Daryl Lenz was immortalized on the
closing day of AirVenture 2006 when the AeroShell Square
building from which he ran aircraft ops year after year was
renamed the "Daryl Lenz Center." His mother Laura,
and brothers and sisters attended, as did several hundred of
EAA MOURNS LOSS
OF CHAPTER 245 PRESIDENT
EAA's condolences go to the family
and friends of EAA Chapter 245 president Gary Palmer of
Nepean, Ontario, who died Sunday in a taxiway accident at EAA
AirVenture 2006. The accident occurred when the propeller of a
Grumman TBM Avenger struck an RV-6 while both planes were
lined up for departure shortly after noon. Palmer, 63, was a
passenger in the RV-6.
ANNOUNCED FOR ANNUAL EAA AIRVENTURE DRAWINGS
Thousands upon thousands of people
went home very happy following another EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
But there were several others who were downright giddy when
the convention concluded. They were the winners of prizes
drawn Sunday afternoon for the annual EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes
and the Young Eagles raffle.
AVAILABLE AT ARLINGTON SPORTAIR WORKSHOP
Attention, future homebuilders,
there is still room available in selected courses at the EAA
SportAir Workshops scheduled for August 12-13 in Arlington,
Washington. Openings exist in the Fabric, Sheet Metal, and
Introduction to Aircraft Building courses. To register, or
find out more about this and the many other upcoming SportAir
Workshops, visit https://secure.eaa.org/sportair/registration.html,
or call 800-967-5746.
STEP BACK IN
TIME AT EAA's 'GOOD 'OL DAYS'
Take a step back in time and
revisit the "Good 'Ol Days" of aviation on Saturday and
Sunday, August 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pioneer
Airport, adjacent to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
This exciting weekend incorporates family-friendly activities
that will bring the excitement and adventure of early flight
back to life.
SPORT PLANE RESOURCE GUIDE INCLUDES EAA TECHNICAL
Network's 12th anniversary SportPlane Resource Guide will
feature the technical expertise and experience of the
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the acknowledged
leader of the new sport pilot revolution. Scheduled for
publication in 2007, the guide will offer in-depth
information regarding sport pilot certification and
available light-sport aircraft. As the new SportPlane
Resource Guide is developed, EAA will provide guidance on
sport pilot/light-sport aircraft matters; provide
information on local and national EAA programs, such as EAA
Chapters, Technical Counselors, Flight Advisors and its
other programs; and assist with outreach to the sport
pilot/light-sport aircraft community.
SHIPMENTS CONTINUE RECORD PACE
shipments continued on a record pace in the first half of
2006, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers
Association (GAMA). Shipments of GA airplanes totaled 1,843
units, a 19.1% increase over 2005, with industry billings
soaring 34.9 percent to $8.8 billion. "This is the
highest recorded billings for the first half of a year in
general aviation's history," said Pete Bunce, GAMA's
President and CEO. "With our manufacturers' current
backlog, we are confident that this trend will continue
throughout the remainder of 2006." Shipments of
piston-powered airplanes were up 17.4 percent; turboprops
rose 12.1 percent; and business jets jumped 27.7 percent.
For complete statistics on the first half of 2006, visit the
CZECH AIRCRAFT WORKS TERMINATE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Zenair Ltd. and
Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW) jointly announced that they have
terminated the longstanding license agreement under which the
Zenair ZODIAC CH 601 and STOL CH 701 aircraft designs were
produced in the Czech Republic for the European market,
effective December 31, 2006. Starting in 2007, Chris Heintz
designs will no longer be produced and sold by CAW. They will
continue to be made available across Europe by the Zenair
dealer network as kits coming from Zenith Aircraft Company
(Missouri, USA) and as assembled aircraft from Zenair Ltd.
Czech Aircraft Works will continue manufacturing the Heintz
designs through 2006, and will continue to provide spare parts
and technical support to its existing customers.
produced about 750 aircraft under the agreement that dates
back to the early 1990s, has designed and developed its own
line of light aircraft, including the amphibious Mermaid and
the two-seat Parrot and SportCruiser. For more information,
'FITS' TRAINING PROGRAM STANDARDS
has adopted FAA/Industry Training Standard (FITS) training for
into its existing transition training program for pilots
purchasing new Columbia 350s and 400s. The program aims to
establish training standards for pilots who fly or will fly
technically advanced aircraft, primarily those with
glass instrument panels. The goal of the program is to
increase pilot proficiency with these systems so that their
advanced capabilities can enhance flight safety.
Columbia's second quarter saw 21 aircraft deliveries, lower
than projections but representing a great effort to recover
from unexpected certification delays and a freak hailstorm.
Orders are at an all-time high, as 2006 calendar year-to-date
orders already exceed the total volume booked in 2005. For
more information, visit www.flycolumbia.com.
WELDING IN AIRCRAFT AND AEROSPACE CONFERENCE
Welding Society (AWS) will conduct a two-day Welding in
Aircraft and Aerospace Conference, September 19-20 at the
Doubletree-Dayton Downtown in Dayton, Ohio. Leading aircraft
and aerospace experts, including airframe designers,
suppliers, researchers, educators, and administrators, from
academia and organizations around the world will gather in the
birthplace of aviation to discuss the latest research, issues
and practical applications that are reshaping welding in the
aircraft and aerospace industry. The conference will explore
several innovative technologies, including friction stir
welding, the fiber laser and additive manufacture. Attendees
will also have an opportunity to learn about new methods for
joining aluminum in fuselage and wing structures as well as
new processes for welding engine parts and other
high-performance components. For more information and to
register, please call 800-443-9353, ext. 224, or visit the
conferences section on the AWS website at www.aws.org/conferences.
SP26 TYPE CERTIFICATE
Company, Inc. has acquired the type certificate, tooling,
fixtures, and inventory assets for the Micco SP26 aerobatic
sport aircraft and will establish new production facilities at
Frank Phillips Field in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The company
says new aircraft deliveries will begin in the first quarter
of 2007. For more information, visit www.miccoaircraft.com
or call 405-596-7225.
GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Foundation is accepting applications for the
Lindbergh-Lycoming grant, a program open to anyone conducting
an aviation/aerospace research project that will improve the
quality of all life by balancing technological advancements
with the preservation of our environment. The deadline for
applications is November 1, 2006, with the winner to be
notified in April 2007 and funding in July. For complete
details on the program and a downloadable grant application,
and go to the "Grants
Program" section. Or call the Foundation office at
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