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News and Views June 15, 2007    Volume 7, Number 24

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FLY THE FORD! TRI-MOTOR TOUR VISITS COLUMBUS, OHIO
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor mini-tour continues this weekend at Ohio State University Airport Columbus, Ohio, before heading to New Philadelphia, Ohio's Harry Clever Field (June 18-20); Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Capital City Airport, June 21-26. Other locations on the tour include Sandusky, Ohio; and Madison, Wisconsin.

Plenty of seats are available and you can order yours today through www.flytheford.org (walk-ups are welcome).

Don't miss your chance to see one of the finest examples of America's first mass-produced airliner!

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Question of the Week
What is required to be on the aircraft data plate? I understand it to be: Model, Serial number, Manufacturer, and Date of manufacture. How do I select the date? The date of FAA inspection?

Answer:
For experimental aircraft there are three items of information that must be on the data plate:

Aircraft builder name
Aircraft model
Aircraft serial number

That's all that's required and that's all we recommend that you put on the data plate. You do not need to include any date, but you will have to put a "year of manufacture" on the application for airworthiness certificate. The year of manufacture is considered to be the year in which the aircraft receives its airworthiness certificate.

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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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June 2007
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One of the most popular, longstanding air show attractions is the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, which fly North American T-6 Texan advanced trainers. When these powerful airplanes are in the air, there's no mistaking the sound of four 600 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines growling in unison. EAA volunteer photographer Dennis Biela took this image from EAA AirVenture 2006.

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KIDS DISCOVER THE WORLD OF FLIGHT AT IYED EVENTS
International Young Eagles DayEAA headquarters in Oshkosh celebrated the 14th annual International Young Eagles Day (IYED) Saturday, June 9, by holding a special flight rally at Wittman Regional Airport. Seven area pilots provided Young Eagle flights for 65 area children. Among the more than 125 other flight rallies taking place around the world was one in the Czech Republic attended by EAA's Earl Lawrence, who was in Prague for a series of light-sport aircraft meetings.
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YOUNG EAGLES' EXCLUSION TO AIR TOUR RULE REQUIREMENTS MADE OFFICIAL
EAA Young EaglesAs was promised earlier this year, the FAA late last week came through with an amendment to the National Air Tour Safety Standards rule to specifically exclude EAA Young Eagles flights from the rule's tighter requirements. As originally written, the rule would have adversely affected the Young Eagles program by limiting what aircraft could be used, as well as placing additional restrictions on pilot qualifications and frequency of Young Eagles activities.
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SUPPORT KIDS: BID ONLINE FOR A HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD!
BID ONLINE FOR A HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD! From June 15 - July 2, you have the opportunity to cast the winning bid for a great American motorcycle - a new, customized 2006 Harley-Davidson V-Rod - as EAA conducts a one-time auction to benefit EAA's youth education programs and activities. Generously donated by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the motorcycle will be up for auction through a special EAA secure website.
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AirVenture News & Views

38 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007!
  
YOUNG EAGLES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ANNOUNCED FOR EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
YOUNG EAGLES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ANNOUNCED FOR EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSHEAA Young Eagles will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the program with a special event Wednesday evening, July 25, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. Young Eagles pilots, volunteers, and supporters are invited to the EAA Air Venture Museum's Eagle Hangar where festivities will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Meet aviation notables along with past Young Eagles who are now actively involved in aviation. A formal program starts at 7 p.m., followed by live music from the band, "Redline 7000," featuring EAA Board Member Jack Harrington. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Register online at www.youngeagles.org/volunteers/yeeventreg.asp.
      
CALLING OSHKOSH HOME - WHERE TO STAY DURING AIRVENTURE
CALLING OSHKOSH HOME - WHERE TO STAY DURING AIRVENTUREIt's one of the biggest questions that many face as they finalize their journeys to The World's Largest Aviation Celebration: Where do I stay during the event? Hotel rooms in a 50-mile radius around Oshkosh are at a premium, so it might be time to add to your EAA AirVenture adventure with a little out-of-the-box thinking.
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FOSSETT, ENEVOLDSON BRINGING RECORD-SETTING GLIDER TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
FOSSETT, ENEVOLDSON BRINGING RECORD-SETTING GLIDER TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSHThe Perlan Glider that less than a year ago lifted Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson into the world record books will be on display on AeroShell Square this year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. Both pilots will appear throughout the week with the record-setting aircraft, plus will describe the record-breaking flight during a special evening program Friday, July 27, at Theater on the Woods.
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LSA MALL RETURNS TO EAA AIRVENTURE 2007
LSA MALL RETURNS TO EAA AIRVENTURE 2007The world of light-sport aircraft (LSA) will again be on display for the entire week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh as aviation enthusiasts browse the latest models in recreational aircraft at the very popular LSA Mall. Located just south of AeroShell Square, EAA's LSA Mall introduces current and prospective pilots to economical personal flight with a wide variety of new, low-cost, light sport aircraft including categories of factory-built, amateur-built and experimental.
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SOME SPACE LEFT IN EAA WOMEN SOAR PROGRAM
'Space Camp' Scholarship Essay Contest Announced
SOME SPACE LEFT IN EAA WOMEN SOAR PROGRAMEAA's Women Soar at AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 is filling up fast, but girls in grades 9-12 still have a chance to sign up by June 29. Women Soar introduces girls to exciting career opportunities in math, science, and technology, but this year's registrants also have an opportunity to win a scholarship to attend a six-day Space Camp in Alabama through a newly announced essay contest sponsored by Ragged Edge Aviation.
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FOLLOW TEAM USA AT 2007 WORLD AEROBATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOLLOW TEAM USA AT 2007 WORLD AEROBATIC CHAMPIONSHIPSAs the United States Unlimited Aerobatics Team prepares for the 2007 World Aerobatic Championships June 24-July 4 near Grenada, Spain, you can keep tabs on their quest for the gold at www.unlimitedaerobaticsusa.com. The team, which placed second to Russia in 2006, will practice in Fuentemilanos, (north of Madrid), from June 17-22, then travel to the contest site at Armilla Air Force Base in Southern Spain. Check out the weblog at http://unlimitedaerobaticsusa.blogspot.com, for the latest observations from team members. Vicki Cruse, president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), has already posted several entries on her arrival in Europe and 17-hour drive from Luxembourg to Fuentemilanos.
  
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN IS NEXT WEEKEND
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN READIES FOR JUNE 22-24Organizers at the Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In are eagerly anticipating their 2007 event, which arrives June 22-24 at the Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colorado. "We've got three days this year for the first time, and they are three distinctly different days," said Jim Cimiluca, RMRFI director.
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EAA MEMBERS' ONLY DRAWINGS AT GOLDEN WEST
EAA MEMBERS' ONLY DRAWINGS AT GOLDEN WESTThe Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In (June-29-July 1) has great prizes to give away during member-only drawings at the EAA Membership/Merchandise Tent. Included are a Concorde Battery; $100 Gift Certificate to the EAA Aeronautica Catalog; $25 Aircraft Spruce Gift Certificate; Scheyden Flip-Up Sunglasses in a Rosewood Case; Sporty's DVDs; EAA Sport Aviation on CD-Rom autographed by Paul Poberezny; Golden West Merchandise; $25 Wicks Gift Certificate, and more. You need to be present to win, as well as a current EAA member. Visit www.goldenwestflyin.org for more information.
 
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TOP BELLS PHONEAdd another piece of the Spirit of St. Louis collection to your home or office with a unique wall hanging telephone. This classic Americana wooden wall phone features an internal bell ringer, full volume control, last number redial, storage tray, and note-writing area and storage compartment. Original Price was $89.99, it's now on sale for $67.99.Order yours online today or call 800-843-3612.
 
On the Flightline News and Views
  
ZODIAC CH601 XL TO UNDERGO ADDITIONAL STRUCTURAL LOAD TESTING
In response to three fatal accidents in the past two years involving the ZODIAC CH 601XL, designer Chris Heintz has elected to do additional structural load testing on the design. Zenith Aircraft Co. President Sebastien Heintz explained the decision. "While we firmly believe that the Zodiac CH601XL is an excellent design, and that it will prove itself as such over time, we want to do everything we can to ease public concerns about our aircraft as well as the LSA category."
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AVIATION ALLIANCE EXCEEDS 3,000 MEMBERS
More than 3,000 businesses, charitable organizations, aviation professionals, rural and agricultural organizations, and individuals in all 50 states have joined the Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) to fight against the FAA's "user fees" proposal. (EAA is also an Alliance member.) "This huge outpouring of grassroots support continues to send a strong message to lawmakers that small businesses and communities around the country are united against this corporate welfare package for the big airlines and user fees tax," said Selena Shilad, AAAA executive director. For more information, visit www.aviationacrossamerica.org.
  
SOLE REMAINING 'LOST SQUADRON' PILOT TO JOIN GLACIER GIRL'S HISTORIC FLIGHT
As we reported two weeks ago, the P-38 Lightning Glacier Girl will complete its World War II transatlantic mission, "Operation Bolero," that was cut short 65 years ago by bad weather. This week, the group making that epic flight announced that Brad McManus, who at age 89 is the sole remaining pilot of the historic "Lost Squadron," will ride in a P-51 alongside Glacier Girl for the first 100 miles of the flight. Dubbed "Operation Bolero II," the flight will depart New Jersey's Teterboro Airport on June 22. Track the flight in real time at visit www.airshowbuzz.com.
  
AIRCRAFT SPRUCE ANNOUNCES NEW CATALOG
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty will launch its 2007-2008 catalog in mid-July. Copies of what has become the world's largest aviation supply catalog will be distributed free of charge at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. The catalog features a wide range of new products for homebuilders, as well as people restoring or maintaining GA aircraft. In addition to offering complete plans and materials packages for 34 aircraft designs, the catalog lists more than 37,000 aviation-related products, including Sitka spruce, 4130 steel tubing and plate, T6 aluminum in various extruded configurations, fabric covering materials, engines, instruments, tools, pilot supplies and an excellent selection of DVDs and books. To order a catalog, visit www.aircraftspruce.com or call 877-477-7823.
  
MORE THAN 100 MUSTANGS CONFIRMED FOR FALL GATHERING
Organizers of the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends report commitments of 102 classic P-51 fighters to appear at their event scheduled for September 27-30, at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio. About half as many "legends" are scheduled to appear (including EAA Founder and Chairman Paul Poberezny), an array of Ace pilots, crew chiefs, WASP and others who were part of the P-51 family. Lists of the airplanes and the people are available at www.gml2007.com.
  
ADDED SECURITY FOR YOUR AIRCRAFT
A prop lock is a great way to deter thieves and project a secure airport image. Sporty's Indestructible Prop Lock is a hexagon-shaped, triple heat-treated chain that Sporty's says can withstand 11 tons of cutting force. The Prop Lock fits securely around the propellers of single-engine aircraft as well as light twins and is easy to take on and off. A nylon cover over the chain protects the finish of the aircraft from inadvertent scratches. With three personal keys, the Prop Lock measures five feet in length, but weighs just 12 pounds. The Indestructible Prop Lock [4092A] is available for $59.95 and may be ordered at www.sportys.com or by calling 800-776-7897.
  
LIBERTY RECEIVES EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION
Liberty Aerospace, Inc. received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for both VFR and IFR ratings of the Liberty XL2. "Certification was a milestone in bringing the XL2 to market on an international stage. As Liberty's global expansion continues I am confident that our aircraft's unique mix of economy, affordability and modern technology will appeal to the world wide GA market," said Keith Markley. His comments reflect the award of certification from Indonesia, China and now the European Union-all within the past 30 days. For additional information, visit www.libertyaircraft.com.
  
FIRST FLIGHT OF EPIC ELITE JET
TAM/AIR, a division of Epic Aircraft, announced the first flight of its new Elite, a single-pilot, twin-engine very light jet. This 40-minute flight gave company test pilots Dave Morss and Len Fox the chance to explore the aircraft's control surfaces and low-level performance capabilities. "What an amazingly wonderful airplane to fly!" Fox said. "It's not often when an airplane actually flies better than we'd expected, but the Elite is one of those aircraft!" The Epic Elite is scheduled to fly to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, making its first formal public debut on Monday, July 23, at AeroShell Square. The company says it will also fly its second jet, the single-engine Victory, to Oshkosh. For more information, visit www.epicaircraft.com or call 888-359-3742.
   
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