Volume 6, Number 41|
EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR
TOUR UNDER WAY
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor has begun
its five-city tour with its first stop at the South Bend, Indiana
area's Elkhart Municipal Airport. The tour provides an opportunity
to see up close and ride in the world's first mass-produced
Other scheduled tour locations include Pontiac, Michigan (August 31-September
4); Lexington, Kentucky (September 7-11); Nashville, Tennessee
(September 14-18) and Davenport, Iowa (September 21-25).
For complete tour information and on-line
reservations, visit www.flytheford.org.
EAA B-17 TOUR
KEEPS ROLLIN' ALONG
This weekend, August 25-27, the EAA B-17
Keep it Flyin' Tour visits Manassas, Virginia's Davis Field for a
tour stop hosted by EAA Chapter 186. Following locations include
August 29-30, Dayton, Ohio, Dayton - Wright Brothers Airport
(Chapter 382); and September 1-3, DuPage, Illinois, DuPage Airport
(EAA Warbird Squadron 4).
For complete tour information, including on-line flight
reservations, visit http://www.b17.org.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
Is the Jabiru 3300 certified in
the United States? I am building a Zenith Zodiac XL and need to
determine if I will be required to fly off 40 hours or only
Jabiru engines are not type-certificated in the U.S. An
amateur-built aircraft with a Jabiru engine would require a
40-hour flight-test period.
It's not a big deal though, because if you properly test your
aircraft in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 90-89A, so
as to meet the requirements of 14 CFR 91.319(b) as required by
your aircraft's operating limitations, it will take you nearly
40 hours to complete the tests anyway.
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Arguably the most exciting 15
minutes of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 took place Thursday
morning, July 27, when a pair of F-22 Raptors performed a
show-stopping flight demonstration. This month's calendar
image shot by DeKevin Thornton shows one of those awesome
fighters in a high-G vertical climb that condensed water
vapor due to the sharp pressure drop.
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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FLORIDA ORDINANCE DRAWS EAA'S ATTENTION
A narrowly written city ordinance
that bans construction of aircraft and airboats at
Jacksonville, Florida, residences has EAA acting on behalf of
its membership in that city, and to prevent similar arbitrary
bans in other areas of the country. The ordinance, passed in
June, specifically bans the building or restoring of anything
that flies or is intended to leave the ground. It was written
to solve a single dispute between an EAA member and some of
his neighbors, who contended the project was noisy and caused
PIONEER, LADISLAO PAZMANY, PASSES AWAY
aircraft design pioneer and longtime EAA member Ladislao
Pazmany, EAA 2431, passed away on August 21 at the age of 82.
Known affectionately as "Paz" to his EAA friends and
business associates, his work and reputation as an
aeronautical engineer stretched across continents and touched
people in every level of aviation, from government officials
to young amateur pilots.
CFI'S GUIDE TO
SP/LSA AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
growing number of aviation enthusiasts interested in becoming
sport pilots has created a commensurate need for more sport
pilot instructors. EAA and affiliate organization the National
Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) developed the CFI's
Guide to Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft for existing
certificated flight instructors looking to offer sport pilot
CLAIMS YOUNG EAGLES RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE
Marshall (EAA 174846) and Marge
White left EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 on Friday, July 28 -
days before Sunday's finale - to visit friends on the way home
to their Cobden, Illinois, home. Before they took off, though,
Marshall made sure to stop at the Ford Hangar and enter the
2006 Young Eagles Raffle grand prize, a custom-equipped Ford
Lariat F-150 pickup. On Monday, August 21, the Whites were back in Oshkosh to pick
up their prize.
AREA WELCOMES EAA SPORT PILOT TOUR STOP
The latest offerings in general
aviation's highest-growth segment were on display in the Land
of 10,000 Lakes on Saturday, August 19, during EAA's Sport
Pilot Tour stop. About 500 enthusiasts came to AirLake,
Minnesota, Airport where they saw a tour record number of
LSA-eligible aircraft in display and participated in one of
the best tour stops yet.
BANK EAA VISA INCLUDES AIRCRAFT SPRUCE DISCOUNT
Help EAA keep the fun in flying by
applying for and using the official EAA Platinum VISA credit
card, issued through EAA partner U.S. Bank. Choose from one of
three designs: EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast; a Piper Cub; or
the EAA logo. New cardholders also receive the opportunity for
the low interest rate for first the 12 months. The EAA VISA
entitles cardholders to a discount with EAA flagship partner
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty. (Up to 10 percent;
restrictions apply to avionics.) Additional partners will be
added to the program in the future.
LAST CHANCE TO
AIRVENTURE ATC SURVEY
Last call for pilots who flew
their airplanes into EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 to complete a brief (10-question) survey
for the FAA air traffic control
team 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.
ATTEND EAA's SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
SportAir Workshops Chicago-area session is scheduled 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.
FLY-IN MAKES LEADERSHIP CHANGES
Southwest EAA Regional Fly-In (EAA
Texas Fly-In) longtime President and Chairman Stan Shannon is
the now chairman and CEO, while Norris Warner, previously
executive vice president, is the president and COO after
elections held recently. Shannon, whose work for the fly-in
brought him an EAA President's Award at AirVenture 2006, will
devote his energies to long-range planning and fund-raising,
while Warner will be concentrating on managing the regional
INSURANCE: YOU'VE GOT OPTIONS
By Bob Mackey
Vice President, Falcon Insurance Agency
Between 60 percent and 80 percent of your overall aircraft
insurance premium is for aircraft hull coverage. In fact, you
pay more for hull insurance for $30,000 of coverage that for
the liability insurance, normally a limit of $1 million
combined single limit with $100,000 per passenger. That's
simply because the insurance company pays a lot more in hull
claims than they pay in liability claims.
Since you're paying this much for hull insurance, exactly how
much do you know about it and do you know your options?
EARNS S-LSA CERTIFICATION FOR SAVANNAH
Corporation has received S-LSA certification for the
Savannah, a high-wing, all-metal STOL aircraft. Leading edge
slats and full span flaperons give the Savannah the
capability to take off in less than 100 feet and land in
under 200 feet, the company says. The cabin has side-by-side
seating, a center control stick and gull-wing doors. The kit
comes with all firewall forward components, instruments,
wiring harness, and upholstered seats. All parts are CNC
machined and laser cut, resulting in a build time of under
300 hours, the company says. Price for a ready-to-fly S-LSA
Savannah equipped with instruments, radio and intercom and
painted in two colors, is under $60,000. For more
information visit www.skykits.com.
AIRCRAFT RAISES $93 MILLION
will accelerate certification of its A700 AdamJet and the
production ramp-up of the FAA-certified A500 as a result of
a $93 million cash infusion announced this week. Adam
reports that the Series F funding round is led by new
investor DCM, a venture capital firm. Other new investors
include Mesirow Financial, W Capital Partners, D.E. Shaw
Laminar Portfolios, LLC (a member of the D.E. Shaw group of
companies), and Acadia Woods Partners, which joined previous
investors Goldman Sachs and Hunt Growth Capital in the
round. A sizable portion of the new round was also received
from various new European investors. The company more than
doubled its previous capitalization, positioning it to
"accelerate our product development and production
growth plans," said CEO Rick Adam. The current order
backlog exceeds 400 aircraft valued at $850 million. For
more information visit www.adamaircraft.com.
TO SPEAK AT SAN DIEGO MUSEUM
President and CEO Vern Raburn will be the keynote speaker
for the San Diego Air and Space Museum's second Business
Leaders Breakfast, Wednesday, September 20. The event begins
at 7:30 a.m. in the Pavilion of Flight, with the program
starting at 8:30. Cost is $45 per person, or $425 per table.
Reservations can be made online on the museum's website or
by calling Carolyn Garanian (ext. 113) or Gail Brenner (ext.
119) at 619-234-8291.
SETS FIBERGLASS TECHNIQUES COURSE
Synergy Air of
Eugene, Oregon, will host a two-day, hands-on course
covering the basics of fiberglass materials, as well as
techniques and tricks necessary to finish a canopy, cowling,
landing gear fairings, and wingtips to a professional level.
Fiberglass - the Complete Picture will be held at Synergy
Air's classroom hangar on Mahlon Sweet Field October 6-7
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course costs $350 per person. For
more information call 541-913-0610, or visit www.synergyair.com.
SCHEDULES FABRIC COURSE
manufacturer of the original urethane covering system, is
holding a daylong fabric covering class on Saturday,
September 30, at the Greenville, Illinois, airport. The
class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and teaches the basics of
fabric covering, from fabric attachment to rib stitching and
surface tape application. Cost is $50, which includes class
materials, lunch, and a $25 Superflite gift certificate. For
more information or to register, call 800-323-0611 or e-mail
LAUNCHES 'SMALLEST' TIG TORCH
its new WP-50 air-cooled torch is the smallest TIG torch on
the market. Rated at 60-percent duty cycle up to 50 amps, it
offers pen-like control in tight quarters and on paper-thin
material. The entire torch is only 8 1/2-inches long and
3/4-in. in diameter at its widest point. Compatible tungsten
sizes include .020-, .040- and 1/16-inch diameters.
Order with either a 12.5- or 25-ft. power cable, with an
available built-in gas control valve for use with power
sources that do not feature solenoid valves. The package
comes with the torch body, handle, power cable and electrode
wrench. For more information, visit www.weldcraft.com.
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