Volume 6, Number 39|
'FLY THE FORD'
MINI TOUR BEGINS AUGUST 24
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will begin
a five-city mini tour in less than two weeks (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).
Come out, "Fly the Ford" and see
living aviation history. For complete tour information and on-line
reservations, visit www.flytheford.org.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
I am building a Zodiac XL and
looking for a generally accepted format for the builder's
There is no "official" format for the construction
records (usually referred to as the "builders log")
for a homebuilt aircraft. You are simply required to have
enough records to verify that amateur builders did the major
portion of the fabrication and assembly tasks. Most builders
do this through pictures showing a history of the
construction. Pictures showing the amateur builders actually
working on the project are a plus.
A picture collection along with any written notes in the
builder manual or instructions, or even a "diary"
kept on loose leaf paper or a legal pad, will suffice. Many
builders keep the construction records in a three-ring binder
so that loose leaf paper and pocket pages for the pictures (or
the pictures mounted on scrapbook pages) can be kept together.
Whichever way you choose to document your building project,
good luck on it!
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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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RAISE THREAT LEVELS FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS
GA Not Directly Affected
On Thursday, United States and United Kingdom officials raised
national terror threat levels to red-severe/critical for
commercial flights between the two nations after foiling an
alleged plot to blow up numerous commercial air carrier
flights between the U.K. and New York, Washington, DC, and San
Francisco. The U.S. also raised the threat level to orange
(high) for domestic commercial flights. Accordingly, security
has been significantly heightened at airports throughout the
country, including passengers being prohibited from carrying
any liquids whatsoever aboard aircraft, including beverages.
To the best of EAA's knowledge, none of these developments
directly affect general aviation, and the heightened security
procedures are not directed at GA operations. However, the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) did issue an
advisory to GA operators (charter, air cargo, corporate,
and GA) that reiterates established security measures.
NOTE FROM 'WIN ME' WINNER
Sunday, July 30, the final day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006,
Dan Horton of Wetumpka, Alabama, won the EAA 2006 Aircraft
Sweepstakes. His entry was drawn from among thousands
submitted, making him the lucky winner of the grand prize
"Win Me" Aviat Husky, which was donated to EAA by
the Aviat Aircraft, Inc. The Husky came equipped with Wipline
amphibious floats donated by Wipaire, Inc. Horton, who won a
1998 Gold Lindy for his Curtiss Canuck, dropped us this note
about winning the sweepstakes.
EXCITEMENT ON EAA AIRVENTURE WEBSITE
the AirVenture website for a multimedia recap of EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. Just posted this week: an audio clip
archive featuring EAA Radio interviews with FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey, Young Eagles Chairman Harrison Ford, EAA
President Tom Poberezny, and others, as well as a few
surprises you may not have heard the first time around.
We've also made it easier to find news stories from the EAA
AirVenture Today newspaper with a new listing-by-topic
index. View video clips, read e-mail messages from throughout
the world, look through the exclusive daily photo galleries,
and more. www.AirVenture.org
AIRVENTURE PILOTS TO COMPLETE SURVEY
Did you fly your airplane to EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2006? If so, the FAA's air traffic control
team asks that you take a few minutes to complete a
10-question survey located on the EAA AirVenture website at www.airventure.org/atc.
Your help will provide important information that will allow
controllers to continuously improve the process to make for
safer, more efficient operations at future fly-ins.
TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION
10th annual Virginia Regional EAA Fly-in and Expo will include
added emphasis on educational activities for pilots, would-be
pilots, and all others interested in aviation during its
two-day run, September 30-October 1, at Dinwiddie County
Airport (PTB), Petersburg, Virginia.
OSHKOSH, CHICAGO SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
SportAir Workshops' Oshkosh RV workshop scheduled for August
26-27 has several openings available. Here's your opportunity
to learn from one of the best, Dan Checkoway, accomplished RV
instructor from the West Coast who will provide a great
introduction to building a Van's RV aircraft.
There's also space available in
the recently added Chicago-area workshop series slated for
October 21-22 at Lewis University Airport in Romeoville,
Illinois. Courses offered include Fabric Covering,
Introduction To Aircraft Building, Sheet Metal, Composite
Construction, and Electrical Systems. 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.
EAA HOMEBUILDERS 'HOF' INDUCTEES
Schramm (left), founder of RotorWay Aircraft and creator of
the Scorpion and Executive kit helicopters, and Edgar James
Lesher (right), pioneer of the pusher prop design, will both
be posthumously inducted into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of
Fame on October 27 during a special ceremony at the EAA
AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
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.
'ONE SIX RIGHT'
ANNOUNCES 12-CITY THEATRICAL TOUR
The makers of the GA
documentary One Six Right are taking their show on the road
beginning next week, kicking off a 12-city theatrical tour
August 17 in Dallas, Texas. The film will be shown in
high definition using Sony's SXRD 4K digital cinema
projector. Other locations include Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta,
Indianapolis, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bethesda, Maryland,
Wichita, Kansas, San Francisco, San Diego, Palm Springs, and
Hollywood, California. Also scheduled is a special September
22 Congressional screening on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The limited engagement is for one night only in each city.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the
producer/director Brian J. Terwilliger, who will introduce the
film and take questions after each screening. Tickets can only
be purchased online and no tickets will be available at the
door .To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.onesixright.com
and click "Theatrical Tour."
AVIATION FIRST TO RECEIVE LAMA EXTERNAL LSA AUDIT
The Light Aircraft Manufacturers
Association (LAMA) announced that IndUS Aviation, Inc. has
successfully completed the first light-sport aircraft (LSA)
standards external compliance audit. The Dallas-based LSA
manufacturer of the T-211 Thorpedo and T-11 Sky Shooter used
LAMA audit program services to verify that they meet ASTM
standards for design, performance, testing, and quality
assurance for their aircraft production. While ASTM standards
require a yearly internal compliance audit, the external audit
is voluntary. For more information visit www.lama.bz,
ESTABLISHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY TO MAKE HONDAJETS
Following through with the recent
announcements made at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Honda Motor Co.,
Ltd. officially established a wholly owned subsidiary, Honda
Aircraft Company, which will be responsible for the further
development, sales promotion and production of the HondaJet.
The new company will be based at the Piedmont Triad
International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the
prototype HondaJet was assembled and flight tests have been
carried out for more than 3 years. That jet appeared at
Oshkosh in 2005 and 2006.
The company will begin taking sales orders this fall, with
first deliveries slated for 2010. Honda Aircraft Company also
will manage the new sales and service alliance with Piper
Aircraft, Inc. that was announced at AirVenture. For more
information visit www.honda.com.
NORTH EXPO IN ALASKA OCTOBER 19-21
The Northern Alaska Aviation
Symposium, Inc. will hold its annual Aviation North Expo
October 12-21 at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.
This statewide general aviation conference provides three
days of seminars, workshops and activities for pilots,
mechanics, aircraft owners, airport managers and aviation
enthusiasts. Feature events include the Maintenance
Workshops on Thursday and Friday. Aviation seminars start on
Friday and run through Saturday with sessions on new
technology, flying techniques, aviation safety, current
issues, and much more. Visit www.aviationnorth.org
for more information.
EXPLORING AWARDS $22,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Five Aviation Explorers have
been awarded $22,000 as part of the 2006 National Aviation
Explorer Scholarship program. The National Aviation
Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between
$3,000 and $10,000 annually to explorers pursuing a career
in the aviation industry. The 2006 scholarship categories
and winners are: Degree Leading to an Aviation Profession,
Charles Watson, Lebanon, Tennessee, $10,000; Avionics,
Augumn Turner, Fort Wayne, Indiana, $3,000; Flight Training,
Genesis Rivas, San Fernando Valley, California, $3,000;
Aircraft Maintenance, Daniel Gubernath, Bucyrus, Ohio,
$3,000; and Aviation Management, Andrew Kocarnik, Lincoln,
Nebraska, $3,000. EAA is a co-sponsor of the scholarship
program. More information and applications for the 2007
scholarships are available at www.aviationexploring.org.
FOR ADVANCING AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
The Lindbergh Foundation is
offering a grant to an individual whose research project
represents a creative solution to environmental concerns
within the aviation industry. The award, funded by Lycoming,
will be given annually in an amount up to $10,580-the amount
of money it cost to build the Spirit of Saint Louis in
1927. The application deadline for the 2007 grant is November
1, 2006. The grant will be funded in July 2007. To apply, or
for more information, visit www.lindberghfoundation.org
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