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EAA B-17 TOUR
TO VISIT COLUMBUS NEXT WEEK
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
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
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 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.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
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
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.
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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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VIEW: FIVE YEARS AFTER 9/11 - WHERE DOES GA STAND?
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.
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
'FLYBOYS NIGHT OUT'
EVENTS TO USHER IN MOVIE RELEASE
EAAers encouraged to take part
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.
GIVE ROTAX SEMINAR AT SPORT PILOT TOUR
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.
COMPLETES ONLINE COURSE FOR LSA INSPECTIONS
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.
FORWARD TO WORKING WITH NEW DOT CHIEF
Former Federal Highway
Administrator Named to Succeed Mineta
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.
FORUM RECORDINGS DATING TO 1972 AVAILABLE
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
ATTEND EAA'S SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
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.
TRAINING PROGRAM TAKES OFF WITH CIRRUS AIRCRAFT
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.
ADDED TO SPORTY'S GARMIN GPSMAP 396 DVD
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.
PILOT TO EMBARK ON HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT FOR CHARITY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.rmhcincinnati.org.
FOUNDATION INTRODUCES NEW MERCHANDISE
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.
MAKES FIRST CERTIFICATION TEST FLIGHT
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,
or call 610-917-1120.
AVIONICS SUPPLIER FOR NEW AVIONICS LAYOUT
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.
AWARD $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
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 -
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,
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