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News and Views September 29, 2006    Volume 6, Number 46

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EAA B-17 Tour

Autumn is in full swing and EAA' B-17 Aluminum Overcast continues its 'Keep it Flying' tour this weekend at Gwinnett County Airport - Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia. EAA Chapter 690 hosts the visit that runs  through Sunday, October 1.

Then it's off to Chattanooga, Tennessee's Lovell Field Airport October 1-4, hosted by EAA Chapter 150; and Lebanon, Tennessee's Municipal Airport for an October 6-8 visit hosted by EAA Chapter 863 and EAA Warbirds of America Squadron 1.

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

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I am a private pilot with a lapsed medical flying as a sport pilot. If I go fly with a friend in a 172 (not a LSA), how do I log the time? Previously, if I flew, I logged time as PIC as the sole manipulator of the controls, but now, can I still do so?

Actually, you may still continue to log PIC time when you fly in a 172, so long as you are the sole manipulator of the controls. This is allowed by 14 CFR 61.51(e)(1), which states that a pilot may log PIC time at any time they are the sole manipulator of the controls of an aircraft for which they are rated. Since you hold a private pilot certificate with an airplane single engine land (ASEL) rating, this regulation allows you to log PIC time even though you may not be acting as pilot in command. (The regulation says nothing about who is acting as PIC. It only states that you must be rated in the aircraft, which you are.)

You could not act as pilot in command of the aircraft because 14 CFR 61.315 requires that sport pilots (including pilots who hold higher certificates but are operating at the sport pilot level) may only act as PIC of aircraft that meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft, which the 172 does not. Therefore, the other pilot in the aircraft must be able to legally act as PIC for the flight even if he/she never touches the controls. That pilot would be legally responsible for the safe conduct of the flight, as required by 14 CFR 91.3.

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October 2006
EAA Desktop Calendar

EAA Desktop Calendar

After a long day on EAA AirVenture convention grounds, what could be better than getting into your powered parachute and riding west into the setting sun? This month's EAA desktop calendar features such a scene as captured by EAA volunteer photographer Chris Miller, providing a reminder of what was...and what is to come as summer fades into fall and winter.

To download the image for your computer, visit the EAA website and choose among five resolutions to suit your screen. You can also download any other previous EAA monthly desktop image.

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AMPA-AREA VFR 'BRIDGE' CORRIDOREAA's efforts in the Tampa-St. Petersburg (Florida) area have helped re-establish the "Bridge" VFR corridor, used for more than 40 years by VFR pilots transitioning through Tampa Class B airspace. This safe and effective corridor was closed earlier this month when internal FAA controller coordination procedures were questioned, leaving some controllers uncertain when a VFR aircraft was flying the 2,100-foot MSL route. The controller procedure used "point outs," where one controller would call another to alert them to an aircraft using the Bridge corridor.
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IAC SUGGESTS CHANGES TO STREAMLINE AEROBATIC WAIVER APPLICATION PROCESSSay you're an aerobatic pilot who wants to practice some maneuvers and your planned practice area is within four miles from the center of an airway and/or you intend to practice below 1,500 feet. You can't just hop in the cockpit of your Pitts at the local airport and begin doing barrel rolls and hammerheads. You first need to apply through a local Flight Service District Office (FSDO) for an FAA Form 7711-1, Certificate of Waiver or Authorization to establish an aerobatic practice area.
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ENJOY FALL FLYING SEASON BY FLYING YOUNG EAGLESAs the fall flying season hits full swing, the EAA Young Eagles office reminds EAAers that this is a great time to organize a flight rally. Kids are back on a more regular schedule, and the weather and fall colors can be spectacular. That's why many chapters schedule fall events, but all are encouraged to participate to help ensure a strong overall finish in 2006.

This also may be one of the last opportunities of the flying season to reach "10 for 2006" - the goal of flying a minimum of 10 Young Eagles this year. Those reaching 10 for 2006 can earn credits to help send a young person to one of EAA's Air Academy summer camps next year. Visit the Young Eagles website at www.youngeagles.org/volunteers/ and discover the many available resources to help the process. You can also order supplies on line at https://secure.eaa.org/youngeagles/supplies.html.

EAA Young EaglesIn addition to the standard supplies available, you can now order Young Eagle silicone wristbands. Introduced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, these popular wristbands are a great way to commemorate a Young Eagles flight and have been extremely popular. Best of all they're available free of charge to any Chapter.

Feel free to call or e-mail the Young Eagles office with any questions or suggestions you have regarding the Young Eagles program at 877-806-8902 or youngeagles@eaa.org.

Virginia Regional EAA Fly-InOrganizers for the Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In (VAEAA) and Expo are busy making final preparations for this weekend's 10th annual event at Dinwiddie County Airport in Petersburg. The combination of an ideal weather forecast and the airport being open throughout the fly-in due to no air show should raise the number of participating aircraft, which was just shy of 500 in 2005.
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After VAEAA,
two more regional events remain on the 2006 calendar: The EAA Southeast Regional Fly-In, October 6-8, at Middleton Field in Evergreen, Alabama (www.serfi.org); and the Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In, October 26-29, at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Arizona (www.copperstate.org).


EAA'S SWEEPSTAKES HUSKY TO APPEAR AT NBAA CONVENTIONEAA will again bring a little fun flying to the nation's largest business aviation gathering, as a new, fully equipped 2007 Aviat Husky will be the centerpiece of EAA's display at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention October 17-19 at Orlando, Florida
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On the Flightline News and Views
Jabiru USA announced late Thursday that its Calypso-SP had earned Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) certification, and is available immediately. The company's smallest LSA, the Calypso-SP (Sport Pilot) brings the number of certificated S-LSA to 40. The all-composite airplane cruises at 100 knots on just 85hp provided by the four-cylinder, air-cooled, direct-drive Jabiru 2200 engine, which consumes just 3.5 gph of either 100LL or 91-octane auto gas. With full fuel, the Calypso-SP accommodates a 400-pound additional payload. Standard equipment includes an EIS electronic engine monitor, VFR flight instruments, Becker transceiver, intercom, ELT, compass, door locks, interior upholstery and a Sensenich wood prop. Options include the Sensenich automatic-indexing ground adjustable carbon fiber prop, leather seats, Becker transponder, LED wingtip lighting, Grand Rapids Technologies Horizon Sport EFIS with internal GPS, and more. Price (FOB Tennessee) is $69,900, which includes three hours' flight instruction/checkout in the customer's new airplane. For more information, visit www.usjabiru.com.
Darryl Murphy's first design, the Renegade biplane, is now available with a 110hp 7-cylinder Rotec 2800 engine. The Radial Renegade kitplane features beefier construction and a specially-designed motor mount by Golavio for Italian Murphy dealer Gianni Golinelli. Additional engineering work was done by Dr. Doron Shalev for a customer in Israel, all under the supervision of Murphy Aircraft. Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Limited of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Both open and cowled options are available. To learn more, visit www.murphyair.com, or e-mail info@murphyair.com.
Build A Plane (BAP), the non-profit organization that helps kids learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building and refurbishing airplanes, is asking the aviation world for aircraft donations. BAP, in partnership with the FAA, places donated aircraft into high schools across the country that want to add aviation into their curriculum. It has 27 projects in the U.S., plus others in India, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, BAP donations are tax deductible. To learn more about the program, visit www.BuildAPlane.org or e-mail LynFreeman@BuildAPlane.org.
Sport Aircraft Works customers who buy a SportCruiser can receive twenty hours of flight training in their own airplanes, meeting the minimum requirement for a Sport Pilot license. The training is offered to distributor-direct customers, at Sport Aircraft Works' Indiantown, Florida headquarters, through a contracted CFI with many years' experience in light aircraft primary training. The student is expected to have studied the Operating Manual and have passed the FAA Knowledge Test prior to pickup. Customers who already have a current pilot's license will receive two hours' training and checkout in their airplane from Sport Aircraft Works. To learn more, visit www.sportaircraftworks.com.
American Legend Aircraft Company will hold a homecoming celebration for Legend Cub owners and pilots October 20-21, marking 15 months since receiving certification of the aircraft. More than 100 American Legend customers and prospective owners are expected to meet at the company's headquarters to celebrate the Legend Cub. On the agenda will be demonstration and training flights, aircraft inspections and the availability of optional equipment, factory tours and airport camaraderie. For more information, visit www.legend.aero or call 903-885-7000.
Preston Bentley's charity flight throughout the lower 48 United States in an IndUS Aviation Thorp T211 Thorpedo light-sport aircraft is on again after a weather stall in South Dakota. Bentley's 8,000 nm journey will be the first of its kind ever made in a light-sport aircraft. He's looking to raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses in the name and memory of his cousin Seth Bailey, who passed away in April 2004. You can track his progress at www.blueashaviation.com and http://blog.rmhcincinnati.org.
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