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News and Views October 13, 2006    Volume 6, Number 48

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EAA'S B-17 TOUR MOVES ON TO ARKANSAS
EAA B-17 Tour
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.

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Question of the Week
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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?

Answer:
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 website:
www.faa.gov/about/office_org/
field_offices/fsdo/

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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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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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NEW YORK CITY ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION
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."
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2007 'WIN ME' HUSKY IN ORLANDO FOR NBAA CONVENTION
2007 Aviat HuskyEAA's 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.
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EAA AIRCRAFT FINANCE PROGRAM A PART OF NBAA EXHIBIT
EAA Aircraft Finance ProgramRepresentatives 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.
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SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS IN CHICAGO AREA NEXT WEEK
EAA's SportAir WorkshopsEAA's 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 visit www.sportair.com for more information on this and other SportAir workshops.
  
COPPERSTATE PREPARES FOR 34TH FLY-IN
Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-InAs 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.
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PIONEER AIRPORT SET TO CLOSE FOR THE SEASON
Pioneer AirportThis 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 Museum website.
  
ATTENTION: EAA FLIGHT ADVISORS
Evaluation form now available online
EAA Flight Advisors 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.
   
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NASA 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 explorers.

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.
  
KITE PLANE 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.
  
AIRCRAFT SPRUCE 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.
  
EPIC 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 avolution@epicaircraft.com.
  
SENNHEISER 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 visit www.sennheiserusa.com/aviation.
   
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