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FINAL STOPS IN
SIGHT FOR EAA B-17 TOUR
EAA's national B-17 tour is
in its final weeks in the Southwestern United States. This weekend
the airplane is hosted by EAA Chapter 179 at Double Eagle II Airport
in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Nov. 10-12) before wrapping up the tour
with a pair of stops in Arizona next week.
On November 14-15, look for the
famous Flying Fortress at Flagstaff's Pulliam Airport (Chapter 856)
followed by the finale November 17-19 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (Warbird Squadron 20).
To make a reservation on one of these last appearances in 2006,
along with complete tour information
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Question of the Week
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my registration application that I have already reserved a
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so much for all your help. It's been a long road but one that
has been lots of fun. What a great adventure!
completing your project!
for your question, simply write your reserved N number in the
space where the registration application form (FAA Form
8050-1) asks for the N number. The FAA will then assign your
reserved number to the aircraft you are registering. You will
also write in your reserved N number on your Affidavit of
Ownership (FAA Form 8050-88) where it asks for the "US
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EAA will give away another
Aviat Husky in 2007 as the grand prize in the annual Aircraft
Sweepstakes. While last year's prize plane included a pair of
amphibious floats, this year's version sports Alaskan
Bushwheels 31-inch tundra tires, making it a true backcountry
airplane. EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick shot both
aircraft flying in formation during AirVenture last year.
Chances to win this magnificent aircraft can be had online at www.airventure.org/
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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CONGRESS WILL BRING CHANGES, CHALLENGES FOR RECREATIONAL
will find that when the new Congress convenes in January,
many of the people and seats of powers will be different. As
EAA studies Tuesday's voting results, the context in which
aviation issues are addressed could be quite a change from
the past several years. Every Congressional election brings
changes, but the results of the 2006 midterm elections
produced one of the most significant shifts in political
power since 1994. Democrats will control the House of
Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This means new
committee structures, new leadership and new agendas.
GA UNITED AGAINST USER FEES
Leaders gather at GAMA, AOPA events
General aviation reiterated its united stance against implementing user fees to
fund the nation's air traffic control system this past week as organizational
leaders participated in panel discussions at two West Coast GA events. EAA
President Tom Poberezny joined NATA's Jim Coyne, NBAA's Ed Bolen, and AOPA's
Phil Boyer at last weekend's General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Board meeting in Santa Barbara, California. GAMA President Pete Bunce and
Cessna CEO Jack Pelton moderated the session. On Thursday, November 9,
Poberezny, joined Bolen and Bunce at the AOPA Expo's opening general session,
"User Fees: The Threat to GA," in Palm Springs, California. That
standing-room-only event was hosted by Boyer and was attended by U.S. Rep. Sam
Graves (R-MO), who encouraged those in attendance to contact their
congressional representatives and let them know your opinion on this important
REPAIRMAN INSPECTION CERTIFICATE EARNED
"Paul" Patterson of Edmund, Oklahoma, is the first
recipient of an FAA gyroplane Repairman Inspection (E-LSA)
certificate after completing the 16-hour course administered
by Fun Air, LLC in Mustang, Oklahoma. Patterson, who serves as
vice president of EAA Chapter 24 in Oklahoma City, and Martin
Weaver, former manager of the FAA's LSA Branch and owner of
Fun Air, each received certificates from the branch's Edsel
Ford on October 22. Weaver also serves as the chapter's Young
CONTINUES TO ENSURE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT FREEDOM
availability to airports and airspace, especially for
homebuilt and historic aircraft, is an area where EAA's
unique expertise has been creating solutions in recent weeks
for its membership and all recreational aviators, so they
can enjoy the world of flight.
These matters can become even
more complex when a number of factors are added, such as
special requirements for amateur-built aircraft, or when
development encroaches on a formerly outlying airport. EAA
has had substantial success when working toward solutions
that benefit aircraft builders and pilots alike.
WIN A NEW AVIAT
HUSKY IN 2007 EAA AIRPLANE SWEEPSTAKES
Enter online today
perfect airplane for back-country or fun flying, a 2007 Aviat
Husky, will go to one lucky recipient at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2007, when the winning ticket is drawn in the EAA
Airplane Sweepstakes. Aviation enthusiasts in the U.S. (except
Puerto Rico and all other territories) and Canada (except for
Quebec) can now enter the sweepstakes via online registration
and entry, simply by going to www.airventure.org/sweepstakes
for complete details and entry forms.
WIPAIRE DONATES HYDRAULIC
WHEELED SKIS FOR HUSKY
We learned late Thursday that the good folks at Wipaire Inc.,
which generously donated a pair of Wipline amphibious floats
for the 2006 sweepstakes Aviat Husky, have done it again. They
will provide this year's grand prize aircraft with a brand new
set of C2200
Wipline Airglide Skis, allowing for landing on either
plowed runway or snow!
LEFT FOR RV ASSEMBLY
SportAir Workshops will hold a two-day Van's Aircraft
assembly course at Aircrafters Builders Assistance Center
located on the Watsonville, California airport, November
18-19. If you are thinking about building a Van's RV
aircraft, or have taken steps to order a kit, this workshop
will prepare you with the skills you need to successfully
complete your project. Dan Checkoway, a well-known and
highly regarded RV aircraft builder, will teach the course.
Space is available for the course, but is limited to 16
students. Call 800-967-5746, or visit www.sportair.com
to register or for additional details.
CLARIFICATION FOR EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2006 DVD
announcement in the November EAA magazines about EAA's 2006
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh souvenir video includes an incorrect
price for the DVD version. The correct price is $24.99, plus
shipping charges. The DVD includes bonus material not
available on VHS, including a complete interview with Mike
Mancuso and Matt Chapman, excerpts from Theater in the Woods
programs, and more. The video is also available in VHS format
for $19.99. To order your copy online, visit the EAA catalog
online or call 800-564-6322.
TO CESSNA SPORT 'OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORABLE'
flight test program for Cessna's light-sport aircraft (LSA)
concept is on track and its LSA team is on schedule to make
a decision about going forward with the program in the first
quarter of 2007. "The more we evaluate our light-sport
aircraft proof-of-concept airplane and the market potential
for such an aircraft, the stronger our conviction is that
this could be a favorable step for our company's product
line," said Jack Pelton, president and CEO, while the
proof-of-concept aircraft was displayed at the AOPA Expo
this week. That plane, dubbed the Cessna Sport, has made
more than 11 flights now, accumulating more than 20 flight
hours. "We've explored the flight envelope and basic
handling characteristics," Pelton said. "The fundamental
airplane design is looking good."
FREEBIES WITH THE LEGEND CUB
American Legend Aircraft Company
announced a fall incentive program for new Legend Cub
customers. Buyers will receive two Bose Aviation Headset X
with the purchase of the AL3 open cowl model Legend Cub, which
includes the Continental O-200 100-hp engine with composite
propeller, leather interior, Garmin
navigation/communications package including the GPSMap 496,
PS Engineering intercom, upgraded 800x6 tires, safety
enhancing lighting package, and float attachment fittings.
The incentive program will only be available for a limited
time. For more information, call 903-885-7000, or visit www.legend.aero.
DIESELS FOR RETROFIT IN CESSNA 172S
Centurion 1.7 diesels from
Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH are now available for retrofit
on brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft by Van Bortel
Aircraft, Inc. in Arlington, Texas. Thielert has offered
retrofit kits for older 172s for the past three years. The
Centurion 1.7, which can also run on standard jet fuel, comes
with a single lever control, a constant speed propeller, full
authority digital engine control (FADEC), as well as a
turbocharger for improved performance at high altitudes. For
more information visit www.thielert.com.
CERTIFICATE FOR THE VANTAGE ENGINE SERIES
Superior Air Parts' 180-hp
Vantage Engine Series has received its type certificate from
the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EASA TC
includes both of Vanatge versions, the O-360 and
fuel-injected IO-360. The Vantage Engine received its
Canadian TC in June 2006. To learn more, visit www.superiorairparts.com.
NAMED 'BEST OF WHAT'S NEW' BY POPULAR SCIENCE
Popular Science magazine
has named the HondaJet as the winner of the publication's
2006 "Best of What's New" award in the Aviation
and Space category for its breakthrough design and
innovative features. Honda unveiled its new entry into the
VLJ category at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, and built a
large display around the prototype this past summer.
Each year, the editors review thousands of products in
search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year;
breakthrough products, and technologies that represent a
significant leap in their categories. The winners will
appear in December, the magazine's most widely read issue of
RECEIVES WAAS CERTIFICATION FOR GNS 400W/500W
Garmin's GNS 400/500 series have
earned the FAA's TSO C146a Gamma-3 certification, which
enables pilots to fly lateral-precision with vertical (LPV)
guidance approaches and receive GPS navigation via the Wide
Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The FAA also granted AML
(approved model list) STC approval allowing the 400W/500W
equipment to be installed on over 980 popular makes and
models of aircraft. The GNS 400/500W series joins the G1000
and GNS 480 in providing WAAS-enabled navigation for
aircraft. Current owners will be able to upgrade their
products to meet the FAA's WAAS standards without a field
approval. These upgrades include 5 Hz position updates,
faster map redraws, fully coupled and guided procedure turns
and holding patterns, and increased XM weather content.
Pilots will also experience significantly enhanced
functionality because of the WAAS LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV+V,
and LNAV approach capabilities. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com.
MOONEY INSTALL 'HID' LIGHTS
Both Columbia Aircraft
Manufacturing Corp. and Mooney Airplane Company have chosen
Precise Flight, Inc. High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting
for their new production aircraft. Columbia will begin
installing the rectangular HID landing and taxi lights on all
new-model 2007 aircraft, and Mooney has decided to fit its
current production aircraft with the lights.
Meanwhile, Precise Flight also announced it has received STC
approval for its Fixed Oxygen System for Cirrus' SR22
aircraft. Cirrus announced selections of Precise Flight at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 to provide the Fixed Oxygen System
as standard equipment on the new Turbo SR22 and SE22, and as
an option on the SR22 and SE22.
For more information visit www.preciseflight.com.
SOFTWARE MAKER OFFERS HOMELAND SECURITY RELIEF
Aviation software company
LimpWindsock.com launched a new program to assist general
aviation flight operations negatively impacted by homeland
security flight restrictions. The company's new Homeland
Security Relief Program is now available to all flight
operations in the U.S. that experience a loss of business
due to FAA flight restrictions.
Under the company's program, any U.S. flight operation that
can prove a business loss related to a temporary or
permanent FAA-imposed, security-related flight restriction
(TFR or ADIZ) will be given free unlimited access to their
Internet-based aircraft management and flight system for at
least three months, or for as long as the flight restriction
persists. Those interested in applying can visit www.limpwindsock.com/homelandsecurity.
The program is available to both new and existing
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