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News and Views June 22, 2007    Volume 7, Number 25

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FLY THE FORD! TRI-MOTOR TOUR VISITS
HARRISBURG, PA
Fly the Ford!

EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor mini-tour continues this at  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Capital City Airport through June 26. The airplane heads to Sandusky, Ohio's Griffing Sandusky Airport June 29-July 4, before wrapping up at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, July 6-8.

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!

PLANES, MANES, AND AUTOMOBILES JUNE 30
PLANES, MANES, AND AUTOMOBILES JUNE 30
Next Saturday, June 30, EAA hosts an increasingly popular event featuring two classic examples of American engineering: the North American P-51 Mustang and Ford Motor Company's Mustang. Planes, Manes, and Automobiles, sponsored by EAA, Mercury Marine, Action Printers, and Rainbow Screen Printing, takes place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the EAA AirVenture Museum grounds.
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Q & A: 

Question of the Week
Please provide me with a list of FBOs/Flight Schools that rent light-sport aircraft in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.
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Answer:
While we do not have a specific list of FBOs, we do maintain a sport pilot instructor database on the EAA sport pilot website. The database does include a listing of what aircraft the instructors have available.

How can we help you?
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.
  

We are pleased to provide this info to EAA members as a membership benefit. To ensure that this service continues, renew your membership or join EAA today by calling 800-843-3612 or 920-426-5912.

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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31 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007!
  

EAA AIRVENTURE WEBSITE LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO PLAYER
EAA AIRVENTURE WEBSITE LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO PLAYERAviation enthusiasts around the world now have a new, exciting way to get AirVenture news and information on the EAA AirVenture website. A new video player, hosted by Brightcove, currently features exclusive AirVenture 2007 previews along with highlights from last year's event. During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, July 23-29, new content will appear daily featuring AirVenture news updates and highlights, historical flashbacks, interviews, human-interest stories, forums and presentations, air show performances, and more!
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ANOTHER STELLAR LINE-UP IN STORE FOR AEROSHELL SQUARE
ANOTHER STELLAR LINE-UP IN STORE FOR AEROSHELL SQUAREAeroShell Square, the massive ramp in the center of the EAA convention grounds, becomes the crossroads of the aviation world for one week every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. No other place on Earth brings together such a rich and diverse collection of aircraft, and during this year's gathering July 23-29, AeroShell Square will host everything from current military aircraft to magnificent warbirds from the World War II era; some of the finest vintage airplanes parked next to the latest aircraft from the world's top manufacturers; plus a few surprises that will make the trip unforgettable.
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EAA'S CAMP SCHOLLER OPENS TODAY!
EAA'S CAMP SCHOLLER OPENS TODAY!A sure sign of just how close we are to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, EAA's Camp Scholler officially opens at 8 a.m. Friday morning, June 22. In the 31 days leading up to the start of The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, tens of thousands of people will create an "Aviation City," whose residents enjoy the unique camaraderie at EAA's drive-in campground. Early camper registration takes place off the Forest Home Avenue entrance, just south of the main gate.
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PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
With hundreds of the world's leading aviation authorities giving close to 1,000 individual presentations at nearly 35 locations spread throughout the EAA convention grounds, planning your week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 can be, in a word, challenging. But the EAA AirVenture website can make it simple when you use the new integrated presentations and workshops schedule database.
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ORDER YOUR 2007 EAA AIRVENTURE PROGRAM TODAY
ORDER YOUR 2007 EAA AIRVENTURE PROGRAM TODAYNo need to wait until you get to Oshkosh to buy your 2007 Official EAA AirVenture Program. You can get the 208-page souvenir book before the start of convention on July 23. Revisit highlights from last year's event, find out what's new this year, and get an insider's take on presentations, the air show, exhibitors, forums, workshops, and everything else that makes this annual gathering a must-visit event. To purchase one or more copies, contact Membership Services at 800-843-3612 or order online. The cost is $5 per book, plus shipping. To ensure pre-convention delivery, please place your order before July 16. Shipments begin on July 9. Remember, you can plan your daily AirVenture schedule on the AirVenture website.
      

General Aviation United Against User Fees
Learn more about this important issue and how you can help in the effort to defeat the government's user fee proposal.

  
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN IS NEXT WEEKEND
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN IS NEXT WEEKENDThe 2007 Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In starts today and runs through Sunday, June 24, at the Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colorado. Expect to see acres of aircraft, from historic warbirds to light-sport aircraft and other modern designs and most others in between. Other features include children's activities, aviation exhibits, safety seminars, forums and workshops, and plenty of food. To learn more about RMRFI 2007, visit www.rmrfi.org.
   
GOLDEN WEST, ARLINGTON ARRIVE IN THE COMING WEEKS
GOLDEN WEST, ARLINGTON ARRIVE IN THE COMING WEEKSEAA's last two major aviation events before AirVenture, the Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In (June-29-July 1) and the Arlington Northwest EAA Fly-In (July 11-15) are fast approaching. Golden West, which takes place at the Yuba County Airport, Marysville, California, welcomes Mike Melvill as special guest and featured speaker on Saturday night. There's a lot more happening in Marysville, so check out the event's website at www.goldenwestflyin.org.

GOLDEN WEST, ARLINGTON ARRIVE IN THE COMING WEEKSOrganizers at Arlington are busy preparing for their 39th annual event, which is a scant 18 days away. Arlington is EAA's second largest fly-in and  this year will feature Julie Clark and her T-34 in the fly-in's July 15 Salute to Veterans; Eric Tucker's Columbia Aviation Safety Tour stop; Flying Heritage Vintage Planes; the Cascade Warbirds, and a whole lot more. Learn more at www.nweaa.org.
  
TEAM USA READIES FOR NEXT WEEK'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM USA READIES FOR NEXT WEEK'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSThe United States Unlimited Aerobatics Team continues its preparations for the 2007 World Aerobatic Championships June 24-July 4 near Grenada, Spain. Members wind down practice sessions in Fuentemilanos, (north of Madrid) today ( June 22), then travel to the contest site at Armilla Air Force Base in Southern Spain. Follow the competition at www.unlimitedaerobaticsusa.com as they attempt to take the gold medal. Also check out the team's weblog for personal observations from members.
  
HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD AUCTION RUNS THROUGH JULY 2
HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD AUCTION RUNS THROUGH JULY 2Through 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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HERTZ OFFERS EAAERS HALF-OFF WEEKEND RENTALS
HERTZ OFFERS EAAERS HALF-OFF WEEKEND RENTALSHertz provides EAA members with an opportunity to save 50 percent on weekend rentals of economy- to full-size car classes as well as mid-size SUVs at any Hertz Local Edition (HLE) location. Just mention rate code "FIFTY" and your EAA/Hertz discount program (CDP) number, 70159, when making your reservation. For more information on this cost-saving program, or to make a reservation, visit www.hertz.com or call 800-654-3131. Learn more about the program on the Hertz website.
   
EAA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT FROM JOHN DEERE
EAA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT FROM JOHN DEERENew for our EAA members, receive a coupon for $350 off the Gator XUV Series Utility Vehicles from John Deere. The Gator XUV Series is designed for members who demand extreme off-road performance and the ultimate in work capability. They are ideal for the sportsman that hunts, fishes, or trail rides. The performance attributes that appeal to the sportsman make the XUV Series more capable for members that care for land and property. To learn more about the Gator XUV Series, visit the John Deere website. Get more information on the John Deere Partner Program.
  
GO FLY A KITE!
Wings on Strings is Saturday at Pioneer Airport
GO FLY A KITE!See world class kite performers, participate in the grand launch of 200 kites, or simply go fly a kite this Saturday at EAA's Pioneer Airport during the annual Wings on Strings kite festival. The family kite-flying event, sponsored by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Milwaukee's Gift of Wings kite store, takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The grand launch is scheduled for noon. Attend free kite-making workshops, and the first 100 kids to sign up for the Mad Dash (2:15 p.m.) will receive a free kite. Food and beverages will be sold during this free admission event. For more information, visit the EAA AirVenture Museum website
   
EAA MEMBER SPECIAL
POBEREZNY - THE STORY BEGINS OUTLINES EAA'S HISTORY

POBEREZNY - THE STORY BEGINSWhere did we EAAers come from and how did we get here? Learn the answers in Poberezny - The Story Begins - an in-depth look into the lives of EAA Founder and Chairman Paul Poberezny, his wife, Audrey, and the early years of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Told in their own words to Chuck Parnall and Bonnie Poberezny, the 350-page book features more than 300 photos and drawings, along with the personal recollections of EAA's First Family. Limited quantities are available for $10 each (regular price: $20). Order online or call 800-843-3612.
 
On the Flightline News and Views
  
CT OWNERS HOLD FIRST NATIONAL FLY-IN
The first U.S. National CT Fly-in was held recently in McMinnville, Oregon. Thirteen CT pilots flew in, while other CT owners from as far as New York and Texas arrived via the airlines. Roger Heller, a CT owner and founder of the CT flyers discussion group, sponsored the event. The fly-in provided an opportunity for Flight Design owners to share techniques and assist one another. See www.CTflyer.com for more information.

Flight Design USA also announced the appointment of two regional distributors, LSA North, based in Lakeville, Minnesota, serving Flight Design customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and the northern half of Illinois including the Chicago area; and Hillsdale Aero, Hillsdale, Michigan, covering Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. To learn more, call 860-963-7272, or visit www.FlightDesignUSA.com.

  
FIRST WHOOPING CRANES ARRIVE AT NECEDAH
Eight whooping crane chicks arrived June 19 at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to begin preparation for their fall migration behind ultralight aircraft. The eight chicks are members of the "Class of 2007," the seventh flock of endangered juvenile whooping cranes to take part in a reintroduction project sponsored by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership. For more information visit www.bringbackthecranes.org. On July 25, Joe Duff, co-founder of Operation Migration, will make a presentation at EAA AirVenture 2007 entitled, Birds Eye View, Flying With Whooping Cranes. To learn more about Operation Migration, visit www.operationmigration.org. The AirVenture Speakers and Presentations  schedule is at www.airventure.org/forums/.
  
PILOT INPUT SOUGHT ON ADS-B
The FAA has tasked the MIT International Center for Air Transportation to identify potential ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) applications that would benefit flight operations. ADS-B is an alternative to radar where aircraft broadcast their altitude, heading, GPS-driven position, and other information to ground stations and other aircraft. The ADS-B datalink can also be used to uplink weather and traffic information to the cockpit. MIT asks pilots for their input through an online survey, regardless of prior knowledge of ADS-B. Complete the survey on the MIT website.
  
FLITELITE ENGINEER RECEIVES NASA AWARD
NASA's Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program recently awarded New Mexico State University engineer Yu-Ping Tang the prestigious Engineering Award of Excellence for his work developing FLITELite, the LED flashlight for headset microphones. He received the award for providing innovation and engineering support for Santa Teresa-based FLITELite, a company that designed and patented a unique LED flashlight that attaches to a pilot's headset microphone. For more details, visit www.FLITELITE.com.
   
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