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News and Views August 11, 2006    Volume 6, Number 39

  
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'FLY THE FORD' MINI TOUR BEGINS AUGUST 24
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

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.

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Q & A: 
Question of the Week
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I am building a Zodiac XL and looking for a generally accepted format for the builder's logbook

Answer
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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!

How can we help you?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail govt@eaa.org. If you have a question about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail infoserv@eaa.org.
  

We are pleased to provide this info to EAA members as a membership benefit. To ensure that this service continues, renew your membership or join EAA today by calling 800-843-3612 or 920-426-5912.

August 2006
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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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U.S., U.K. 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.
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EAA RECEIVES NOTE FROM 'WIN ME' WINNER
Win MeOn 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.
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RELIVE THE EXCITEMENT ON EAA AIRVENTURE WEBSITE
Relive the Excitement on AirVenture.orVisit 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
   
ATC ASKS 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.
    
VIRGINIA FLY-IN TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION
Virginia EAA Fly-InThe 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.
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OPENINGS FOR OSHKOSH, CHICAGO SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
EAA SportAir WorkshopsEAA 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.

   
SCHRAMM, LESHER EAA HOMEBUILDERS 'HOF' INDUCTEES 
Edgar James LesherB.J. SchrammB.J. 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.
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STEP BACK IN TIME AT EAA's 'GOOD 'OL DAYS'
EAA's Good 'Ol Days of AviationTake 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.
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'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."
    
INDUS 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, or www.indusav.com.
   
HONDA 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.
    
AVIATION 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.
   
AVIATION 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.
   
LYCOMING GRANT 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 or contact Kelley Welf at 763-576-1596, kwelf@lindberghfoundation.org.
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