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B-17 TOUR MOVES ON TO ARKANSAS
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is
at North Little Rock Municipal Airport, Arkansas through October 15
as the "Keep it Flying" tour continues. This tour stop is
being hosted by EAA Chapter 165. Next week the tour heads south to
Shreveport, Louisiana, for an October 17-18 visit to Shreveport
Downtown Airport (hosted by Chapter 343), then to the Dallas, Texas
area's Arlington Municipal October 20-22 (Chapter 34).
Don't miss your chance to see an authentic piece of flying history! For complete tour information, including online flight
reservations, visit http://www.b17.org.
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
While flying a Breezy, an Airworthiness Certificate was blown
loose and is lost. What is the correct procedure to obtain a
replacement, and what are the limitations about flying it
until it is replaced?
In order to replace a lost airworthiness certificate you need
to contact your area FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
Talk to an airworthiness inspector there and tell them your
certificate was lost. They'll take it from there.
You can find contact info for your area FSDO on the FAA
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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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NEW YORK CITY ACCIDENT UNDER
Wednesday afternoon's airplane accident that
claimed the life of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle is an
"unmistakable tragedy for everyone involved" according to EAA's
president, but is not an event that should change the way people safely fly in
and around our nation's major cities. "There have been calls by some
politicians and media outlets for bans of general aviation in and around
metropolitan areas," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "This,
however, makes no more sense than banning cars and trucks from roads after an
automobile or semi-trailer accident."
2007 'WIN ME'
HUSKY IN ORLANDO FOR NBAA CONVENTION
grand prize 2007 Aviat Husky for next year's EAA Aircraft
Sweepstakes arrived in Orlando, Florida, late Saturday
afternoon for its appearance at next week's National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention. "Win
Me-2007" will be the centerpiece of EAA's NBAA exhibit
during the October 17-19 event.
FINANCE PROGRAM A PART OF NBAA EXHIBIT
with the EAA Aircraft Finance Program will be at the EAA booth
during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
convention October 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. People don't
typically associate financing or business aviation with EAA,
but the EAA Aircraft Finance Program has some of the most
competitive financing terms available for business
aircraft--from jets to single-engine.
WORKSHOPS IN CHICAGO AREA NEXT WEEK
SportAir Workshops descends on the Chicago-area next week,
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. Expert instruction,
combined with a state-of-the-art facility will provide a great
weekend of learning to current and future homebuilders.
Registrations are still available by calling 800-967-5746, or
for more information on this and other SportAir workshops.
PREPARES FOR 34TH FLY-IN
the sun begins to set on the 2006 flying season, final
preparations are under way for EAA's last remaining regional
event of the year, the Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In, set
for October 26-29 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Arizona.
If that seems to be later than usual for the 34th annual
gathering, it is.
SET TO CLOSE FOR THE SEASON
weekend Pioneer Airport's regular schedule ends for the year,
and the season officially closes next weekend following the
annual Fall Color Flights in EAA's Ford Tri-Motor. For more
information about the color flights, visit the AirVenture
ATTENTION: EAA FLIGHT ADVISORS
Evaluation form now available online
The EAA Flight Advisor Pilot/Aircraft Self-Evaluation Form is
now available on the EAA Members website at http://members.eaa.org/home/lookup/.
(Log-in required.) After working with a pilot prior to first
flight in a homebuilt aircraft, EAA Flight Advisors now have
the option of submitting the Pilot Aircraft Self-Evaluation
form electronically. Flight Advisors can simply complete the
online form, then click submit to send the electronic form to
EAA. The printed forms can still be submitted by mail as well.
ANNOUNCES NEW STUDENT AERONAUTICS COMPETITION
NASA's Aeronautics Research
Mission Directorate has announced a new aeronautics
competition for high school and college students. The
competition is sponsored by the directorate's Fundamental
Aeronautics Program, and it is part of NASA's mission is to
inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, and
High School students are challenged to put themselves 50
years into the future to describe how air transportation
systems have evolved with vehicles flying at various speeds.
Entries are due by March 15, 2007. College students are
asked to propose solutions for complex technical problems in
hypersonic and supersonic flight; subsonic fixed and rotary
wing transports; or Mars entry, descent, and landing.
College entries are due by April 27, 2007.
Monetary awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 may be
available for first place winners in each category. There
will be awards for second and third places and honorable
mention recognition. Winning university students may be
offered a 10-week summer internship at a NASA field center.
For more information visit http://aero.larc.nasa.gov/competitions.htm.
TO ATTEMPT 40,000' WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD
The Southwestern Aerotrekking
Academy (SAA) is sponsoring a new world altitude record of
40,000' for weight-shift control Light-Sport Aircraft.
"We are currently training at 15,000, and we'll be
working our way higher," said Kristof Cappoen, SAA's
test pilot. The group expects to easily pass the 31,000 feet
record now held by the French, pushing through 40,000 feet.
Cappoen and SAA engineers are calculating the modifications
required for the steel and carbon-fiber, Rotax-powered
Tanarg kite wing LSA to make the record setting flight.
Cappoen said he expects to break the 40,000' mark by early
summer of 2007. For more information, visit www.aerotrekking.com.
NOW CARRIES TEMPEST PRODUCTS
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is
now a factory-authorized distributor for the full line of
Tempest aviation products including fuel pumps for Lycoming
and TCM engines, replacement parts for Bendix and Slick
magnetos, Cat's Eyes cap flashlights, and new and overhauled
vacuum pumps. The full line of Tempest products are in stock
at Aircraft Spruce distribution centers in Corona, California
and Peachtree City, Georgia. For more information, contact
Aircraft Spruce at 877-477-7823, or visit www.AircraftSpruce.com.
DYNASTY TO DEBUT AT NBAA
The Epic Dynasty will make its
debut on display at the National Business Aviation
Association Convention in Orlando, Florida, October 17-19.
The system-conforming, single-engine turboprop has already
logged 1,000 flight-test hours, and is expected to be the
certified by the new Canadian Center for Aircraft
Certification in the second half of 2008, followed by the
Epic Elite, the company's new twinjet turbofan. For more
information visit www.epicaircraft.com,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESENTS NEW LINE OF BOOMSETS AT NBAA
Sennheiser will showcase its
latest headset series for the professional pilot at the
National Business Aviation Association's 2006 Meeting and
Convention, October 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. The HME 46
Series will include both passive models, and active noise
canceling models. Features include separate in-cable volume
controls for each ear, a two-piece headband to ensure a secure
fit, and a flip-away headphone system enabling easy and clear
communication in the cockpit. For more information, please
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