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EAA B-17 TOUR
WRAPS UP 2006 TOUR THIS WEEK
This is the final weekend for
EAA's national B-17 tour as Warbird Squadron 20 hosts Aluminum
Overcast at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport November 17-19. Thanks
to everyone who made this year's tour successful, especially those
who came out to see this magnificent airplane. For complete tour information
EAA OFFICES TO
CLOSE FOR THANKSGIVING
EAA's Oshkosh main office will be closed for the
Thanksgiving holiday next week, November 23, and Friday, November
Q & A:
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services
I've been trying to figure out how to get an N-number for my
home built. I've been on the FAA site...but I don't want to
request a specific number. I just want the FAA to assign a
number for my aircraft. Please tell me how to get this done.
Thanks for your help!
In order to have the FAA assign an N number to an aircraft,
you simply have to apply for registration. If you don't have a
special N number reserved and the aircraft has not had a
number previously issued to it, the FAA will simply assign a
number to it. There's nothing else you have to do.
Just fill out the registration application and the affidavit
of ownership without indicating an N number (aka
"registration mark"). The FAA will take it from
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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/
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GETS TO PREVIEW CESSNA LSA, NGP
President Tom Poberezny had the opportunity to get an
up-close look at Cessna's most recent proof-of-concept
creations-the Cessna Sport light-sport aircraft (LSA) and a
cockpit mock-up for the NGP (Next Generation Piston)-while
attending the AOPA Expo in Palm Springs, California, last
week. These were the same aircraft that were unveiled to the
aviation world for the first time barely four months earlier
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006.
VARIETY OF LSA COMMIT TO EAA
SPORT PILOT TOUR STOPS
enthusiasts in Southern California will have two opportunities to inspect
several popular light-sport aircraft and discover the exciting world of sport
pilot recreational flying when EAA's Sport Pilot Tour visits airports in that
area of the state in December. EAA Chapter 1 hosts the tour at historic Flabob
Airport in Riverside on December 2, and the following week Chapter 14 welcomes
the tour to Brown Field in San Diego. Both events begin at 9 a.m.
SPRUCE A PREFERRED PARTNER WITH EAA
President Tom Poberezny, his wife Sharon and EAA's Katrina
Bradshaw and John Gibson recently visited Aircraft Spruce
& Specialty's global headquarters in Corona, California,
to complete arrangements making Aircraft Spruce a preferred
partner of EAA. With that relationship Aircraft Spruce will
provide discounts on orders placed by EAA members using the
new EAA Visa credit card.
SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Ron Wagner has assembled a group of top forum presenters from
throughout the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft industry for
the third U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida,
January 11-14. The schedule includes nearly 50 forums covering
virtually every aspect of the SP/LSA movement, such as getting
started, FAA regulations, pilot and aircraft insurance,
aircraft maintenance, purchasing an LSA, instruction, medical
certification, and more.
TO ANNOUNCE FIRST SCHOLARSHIPS
Flight, an organization announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
last summer, was created to provide disabled people with
flight-training scholarships toward learning to fly via the
sport pilot rule. Next month, Able Flight will announce the
recipients of its first two scholarships, who will
participate in a three-week intensive training course in
culminating in a sport pilot certificate.
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.
RV-12 LSA PROTOTYPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Van's Aircraft website reports
that its newest airplane, the RV-12 light-sport aircraft,
made its first flight on November 9. According to the
report, Dick Van Grunsven took off at about 10 a.m., circled
the airport at about 2000 feet and sampled flying qualities
and slow flight characteristics. Van Grunsven, who was said
to be grinning when he got out of the airplane, commented
the RV-12 felt "at least as quick as the RV-9."
For more information, visit www.vansaircraft.com.
RECEIVES S-LSA CERTIFICATION FOR FREEDOM
LSA Aero's Freedom S100 received
FAA special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) certification on
November 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. Serial number 1 of the
amphibious airplane will be delivered to John Robbins in
Orlando in a few weeks, with two more airframes being
prepared for shipment before the Christmas holiday. The
airplane features a Rotax 912 ULS engine and a three-blade
Arplast Ecoprop carbon composite prop. LSA Aero plans to be
at the U.S Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January
11-14, where the soon-to-be certificated Gannet seaplane and
Martin3 landplane will also be on display. The company plans
to deliver two planes every two months through 2007. For
more information, visit www.lsa-aero.com.
AIRCRAFT DELIVERS 500TH AIRCRAFT
Columbia Aircraft handed over the
keys and log books for its 500th aircraft, a Columbia 350, to
new owner Sherry Nesbitt Gettinger at the AOPA Expo 2006 in
Palm Springs, California. Gettinger plans to use the aircraft
primarily for leisure trips with her family along the East
Coast as well as some business interests. For more information
AIRPORT CELEBRATES VETERAN'S DAY IN STYLE
Flabob Airport in Riverside,
California, hosted its annual Veteran's Day celebration on
November 12. Swing bands and bagpipers kept the crowd
hopping with music from the World War II era, while stand-up
comedians performed in USO surroundings, alternating with look-alikes
of the famous Andrew Sisters. In another area,
Junior ROTC Teams engaged in competitive drill exercises and
the airport "mess hall" served the traditional
"SOS" while the "NCO club" served up
appropriate beverages accompanied by live polka music.
A number of pilots did fly in despite high winds. Scheduled
fly-bys included a T-34 Missing Man formation. Planes of
Fame Museum made passes with a P-51, P-38 and Douglas SBD.
Wings and Rotors saluted Vietnam Veterans with helicopter
displays and no less than eight re-enactor groups set up
bivouacs that highlighted military units from the
Revolutionary War to WWII.
For more information about Flabob, visit www.flabob.org.
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