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News and Views September 8, 2006    Volume 6, Number 43

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EAA B-17 TOUR TO VISIT COLUMBUS NEXT WEEK
EAA B-17 Tour

EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is currently undergoing its scheduled 120-hour inspection before resuming the Keep it Flying tour at Columbus, Ohio September 15. EAA Director of Flight Operations Sean Elliott calls the scheduled inspection, "A lengthy window for TLC, when we give the aircraft extra attention to keep it in pristine condition."

After the September 15-17 stop at Ohio State University Airport (hosted by EAA Chapter 9), the airplane heads for Jeffersonville, Indiana, at Clark Regional Airport on September 19-20 (EAA Chapter 110), then it's off to Knoxville, Tennessee's Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport September 22-24.

For complete tour information, including online flight reservations, visit http://www.b17.org.

EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR UNDER WAY
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor

EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor is in Lexington, Kentucky through Monday, September 11, before heading off to Nashville, Tennessee (September 14-18) and Davenport, Iowa (September 21-25). Don't miss your chance to Fly the Ford on this special mini-tour. Find out how you can reserve your seat at www.flytheford.org.

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Q & A: 
Question of the Week
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I am building a Zenith 601XL from a kit which will meet the 51% rule and will be LSA-compliant. If I choose to register it as an E-LSA, am I required to take a maintenance course to do the annual inspection or does building the aircraft give me the training and experience necessary to obtain the LSA-I or LSA-M repairman's certificates without additional training requirements?

Answer
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If you certificate your aircraft in the E-LSA category, you will be required to take the 16-hour LSA Repairman Inspection course in order to be eligible for the repairman certificate even though you are the builder of the aircraft (Ref: 14 CFR 65.107). Only if you are the primary builder of an amateur-built aircraft can you qualify for the repairman certificate without any further training (Ref: 14 CFR 65.104). There's no way you can get the repairman certificate for an ELSA without taking the 16-hour course.

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.
  

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September 2006
EAA Desktop Calendar

EAA Desktop Calendar

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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EAA'S VIEW: FIVE YEARS AFTER 9/11 - WHERE DOES GA STAND?
Five Years After 9/11We are seeing much time and space dedicated to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and all that has occurred since. The events of that day five years ago affected all Americans -- some directly, others through the ripple effect such historic experiences create. The U.S. general-aviation community was also altered forever. These changes in perception and reality have been reported by the mainstream media, but too commonly news reports still strike a suspicious tone about aviation and those of us who fly. The post-9/11 issues some five years later have perhaps lost some of the urgency, but none of the importance, of those prevailing immediately following those hectic and uncertain days.

After 9/11, EAA, along with other general aviation organizations, pilot groups and individuals, was thrust into a brand new world where the individual's freedom to fly in the U.S. was scrutinized as never before. No other issue has dominated the time and efforts of all aviation organizations as this has.
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TSA ALERTS FLIGHT SCHOOLS, TRAINING PROVIDERS
Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration officials are asking airport managers, flight schools, flight training providers, and aircraft operators to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior and activities in the wake of a recent undisclosed incident involving suspicious activities at flight schools. A TSA advisory warns of continuing Al-Qaeda efforts to conduct multiple attacks against the U.S., and that those attacks may involve aviation.
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'FLYBOYS NIGHT OUT' EVENTS TO USHER IN MOVIE RELEASE
EAAers encouraged to take part
Flyboys Movie ReleaseSeveral pilot groups across the country are planning special "Flyboys Night Out" events to celebrate the wide release of Flyboys, which opens at theaters nationwide on Friday, September 22. The movie, which premiered at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, depicts the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, an American air squadron that fought for France before the United States entered the war against Germany. It's also the first WWI movie to come out of Hollywood in forty years.
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LOCKWOOD TO GIVE ROTAX SEMINAR AT SPORT PILOT TOUR
Phil LockwoodPhil Lockwood, president and CEO of Lockwood Aviation Supply, Sebring, Florida, and noted Rotax engine expert, will present a seminar on 4-stroke Rotax engine maintenance at EAA's Boston-area Sport Pilot Tour Stop this Saturday. Lockwood's one-hour presentation is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Airport, Massachusetts.
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AB-DAR COMPLETES ONLINE COURSE FOR LSA INSPECTIONS
Amateur-built Designated Airworthiness Representative (AB-DAR) Robert Hayos, El Segundo, California, recently added Function Code 47 to his resume after successfully completing the new online training developed by EAA and the FAA. It is believed Hayos is the first person to complete the on-line course to attain the FC 47 designation, which allows existing AB DARs to become light-sport aircraft DARs.
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EAA LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH NEW DOT CHIEF
Former Federal Highway Administrator Named to Succeed Mineta
Mary PetersPresident Bush has appointed former head of the Federal Highway Administration, Mary Peters, to succeed Norman Mineta as the next Department of Transportation Secretary. Mineta retired after nearly six years as Secretary in July this year and Maria Cino has been serving as interim Secretary since that time. Peters, FHA chief from 2001-2005, previously served Arizona's Department of Transportation for more than 15 years, including as director from 1998-2001.
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AIRVENTURE FORUM RECORDINGS DATING TO 1972 AVAILABLE
AirVenture Forum RecordingsHave you ever wished you had a recording of a certain presentation or forum you attended at Oshkosh years ago? Dave Yeoman, chairman of AirVenture Forum Recording, lists all the forums recorded from 1997-2006 on his website, www.forums4.us. He also has an additional archive with recordings stretching back to 1972. Those 35 years comprise a archive of nearly 10,000 EAA AirVenture forum presentations. CD or cassette audio copies of forums are available by calling 319-377-4188 or e-mailing dcyeoman@juno.com.
    
ATTEND EAA'S SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS IN CHICAGO 
EAA SportAir WorkshopsEAA's SportAir Workshops Chicago-area session 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 http://www.sportair.com or call 800-967-5746.
    
On the Flightline News and Views
    
FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM TAKES OFF WITH CIRRUS AIRCRAFT
Cirrus Design Corporation has announced that the Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) program, run by Flight Training Services International (FTSI), will train pilots in Cirrus airplanes. FTSI has taken delivery of the first of 30 SR20 airplanes to immediately begin flight training and also has options for an additional 20 aircraft. The CAPT program, located at Flagler County Airport in Palm Coast, Florida, incorporates the latest technology and the highest safety standards. For more information visit www.cirrusdesign.com.
    
GARMIN 496 ADDED TO SPORTY'S GARMIN GPSMAP 396 DVD
Sporty's has updated its Flying the Garmin GPSMAP 396 DVD to include operation of the new GPSMAP 496. The program contains all of the information on the practical use of the Garmin 396 handheld GPS, Flying the Garmin 396/496 but adds information for exclusive features on the 496. Richard Collins explains and demonstrates the capabilities of these two feature-packed units to help cut through the complicated manuals and provide a real-world perspective. Available for $24.95, the DVD can be ordered at www.sportys.com or by calling 800-776-7897.
    
CINCINNATI PILOT TO EMBARK ON HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT FOR CHARITY
Next month Preston Bentley, 26, will begin a historic flight where he'll touch down in each of the lower 48 states, covering nearly 8,000 nautical miles in just 30 days. Flying in a Sky Skooter T-11 donated for the trip by Dallas-based IndUS aviation, Preston's journey will be the first of its kind ever made in a light-sport aircraft. He's looking to raise at least $500,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, which will be donated in the name and memory of his cousin Seth Bailey, who passed away in April 2004. Preston's progress will be tracked online at http://blog.rmhcincinnati.org. Bentley will begin the flight on September 17 during the Blue Ash Air Show, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. For sponsorship information or to offer assistance, contact Amy Christian at 513-984-5880 or info@blueashaviation.com. For more information, visit www.rmhcincinnati.org.
    
ICAS FOUNDATION INTRODUCES NEW MERCHANDISE
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation has launched a new line of gifts and apparel sporting the Foundation logo. The merchandise and apparel are available on line at www.cafepress.com/icasf. All proceeds from the sale of these items go directly to the Foundation to support its mission objectives.
    
SEAWIND MAKES FIRST CERTIFICATION TEST FLIGHT
Seawind began its flight certification flight test progression on August 31 from Saint Jean Airport at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The initial phase of VFR certification is expected to take four months, followed by IFR, autopilot, FADEC, and glass cockpit certification. "We are continuing to look at other innovations such as the turbo-charged diesel engine, de-icing, and air conditioning," said Richard Silva, president. "We will continue our policy of making any new developments available to retrofit earlier aircraft. We do not want any Seawind to become obsolete." For more information, visit www.seawind.net or call 610-917-1120.
  
ATG SELECTS AVIONICS SUPPLIER FOR NEW AVIONICS LAYOUT
Aviation Technology Group (ATG) announced it has selected Op Technologies as the primary avionics system supplier for the Javelin. The avionics package includes the Integrated Display System (IDS) and a Multifunction Control and Display Unit (MCDU). The entire avionics package is grouped on the instrument panel to promote heads-up operation and reduce pilot workload. Primary communications and navigation equipment, also provided by Op Technologies and their strategic partner, Sandia Aerospace, includes dual VHF communications transceivers; dual VOR, localizer, and glide slope receivers; dual WAAS/GPS receivers; and a Mode S transponder. For more information visit www.avtechgroup.com.
    
AEA TO AWARD $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 30 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the avionics or aircraft maintenance industries totaling more than $100,000 for the 2007-2008 academic year. With four new scholarships added to the list of sponsors - Rockwell Collins Scholarship, Duncan Aviation Scholarship, Aviation Instrument Association Scholarship, and the Don C. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship - this is the largest campaign since the inception of the AEA Educational Foundation in 1990. The scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and college students planning to or already attending an accredited school in an avionics or aviation maintenance program. For more information visit www.aea.net/scholarship. The deadline for application submissions is February 15, 2007.
   
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