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JULY EAA SPORT PILOT DELIVERY DELAYED
Your July issue of EAA Sport Pilot & Light-Sport Aircraft magazine is on its way, but it's been delayed because of malfunctions at the plant that processes the mailing of EAA's publications. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate the members who've called or e-mailed to ask about their magazine. We're glad you look forward to receiving it enough to bring its delay to our attention. Our printer assures us that the issue is now enroute and should be in your mailbox next week. The July issue of EAA Sport Aviation was not affected by this incident.

AFTER THIS WEEKEND, ON TO OSHKOSH
THREE STOPS LEFT BEFORE AIRVENTURE FOR EAA B-17 TOUR
EAA's  B-17 Tour is working its way back to Oshkosh with its final stop before EAA AirVenture this weekend at Rochester International Airport. (July 13-15). EAA Chapter 100 is hosting the event, so head down to the airport to see a piece of living history.

Plenty of folks have already pre-booked flights for Oshkosh, but there are still some available. If you wish to fly a "mission" in Aluminum Overcast at AirVenture this year, please visit the AirVenture website for more information on how you can reserve your seat.

For the complete tour schedule, including online reservations for flight missions, visit www.B17.org, or e-mail b17reservations@eaa.org for more information.

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Would you know what frequency can be used between a test aircraft and
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The frequencies 123.450 and 123.525 through 123.575 are designated as flight-test frequencies by the FAA, so you could use any of those.

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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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10 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007!
WE'RE COUNTING THE DAYS...
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 200710...9...8...Aviation enthusiasts from around the world are in the final countdown for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, which arrives at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh July 23-29. EAA volunteers and staff are hard at work placing the final touches on what looks to be another fantastic week of aviation innovations and heritage, with more than 10,000 aircraft and a total attendance of more than 600,000 visitors from 65 nations.
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CESSNA TO PROVIDE A LUCKY WINNER WITH $5,000 IN TRAINING
Drawing to be held at EAA AirVenture Learn to Fly Center
CESSNA TO PROVIDE A LUCKY WINNER WITH $5,000 IN TRAININGA grand-prize donation from Cessna Aircraft Company will give aspiring pilots attending this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh another reason to visit the new Learn-to-Fly Center on the grounds. One lucky attendee will receive a $5,000 credit toward flight instruction at any of the roughly 300 Cessna Pilot Centers spanning the nation. The grand prize drawing will take place on the event's final day, Sunday, July 29.
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    "SCHOENFELDT FIRECRACKER" REPLICA ARRIVES IN OSHKOSH
"SCHOENFELDT FIRECRACKER" REPLICA ARRIVES IN OSHKOSHNoted race pilot Skip Holm landed at Oshkosh's Wittman Field this morning in the Keith Rider R-4 "Schoenfeldt Firecracker," a replica racer from the Golden Age of Air Racing. The original 1936 aircraft was flown to many top-three finishes in the years just prior to World War II. It was first flown by accomplished race pilot Roger Don Rae, then Tony LeVier placed first in the 1938 Greve Trophy race and second in the 1939 National Air Races behind Roscoe Turner in the Turner-Laird Special.
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CESSNA TO PROVIDE LSA PROGRAM DETAILS AT EAA AIRVENTURE
CESSNA TO PROVIDE LSA PROGRAM DETAILS AT EAA AIRVENTUREAt EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, Cessna Aircraft Company unveiled its proof of concept light-sport aircraft, the Cessna Sport, to enthusiastic crowds. On Monday, the company announced plans it will proceed with production of the aircraft and its LSA program. It also said an all-new, full-scale aircraft mock-up would be on display in Oshkosh, with further program details unveiled during an 8:30 a.m. media conference on Sunday, July 22, the day before AirVenture 2007's opening day.
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ERAU TO HOLD YOUTH LUNCH AT EAA AIRVENTURE
ERAU TO HOLD YOUTH LUNCH AT EAA AIRVENTUREEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University will sponsor its first "Lunch with the Stars" Youth Barbecue on Friday, July 27, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Attendees can have lunch with the University's sponsored team representatives, including Elaine Larsen (Embry-Riddle Jet Dragster); Jamail Larkins (DreamLaunch Tour); and Matt Chapman (Embry-Riddle Eagle Aerobatic Plane), along with some of the world's finest aerobatic performers. This event is aimed at families of middle-to-high-school aged students who may be considering a future in aviation. ERAU staff and the performers will answer your questions about what's involved in pursuing an aviation education. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the tent behind the PHP Center (west of the main admissions gate). If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, July 20 on the AirVenture website. Seating is limited.
  
E-LSA REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE
SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE E-LSA REGISTRATIONS AT AIRVENTUREThe FAA will provide on-site registration for a limited number of EAA members who wish to transition an ultralight to the experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) category at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. EAA members must sign up in advance to obtain an appointment at the FAA Building, where an FAA employee will review and process their registration materials for issuance of an N-number. Appointments are available during the first two days of AirVenture, July 23-24.
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E-LSA CONVERSION DEADLINES REMINDER
Individuals converting aircraft into an experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) have until January 31, 2008, to complete the E-LSA registration, the E-LSA airworthiness inspection, and the E-LSA certification process. The FAA will guarantee that your registration and certification packet will be reviewed and your E-LSA aircraft inspected in sufficient time to meet the January 2008 deadline if applicants meet three deadlines.
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WOMEN SOAR APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JULY 16
EAA's "Women Soar," a program of discovery for young women interested in aviation and the sciences, is set for July 22-23. The application deadline is this Monday, July 16, so register at www.airventure.org/2007/events/women_soar.html.
  
HELPFUL LINKS TO PREPARE FOR OSHKOSH
  

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.

   
RECORD WARMTH GREETS OPENING DAY AT ARLINGTON
RECORD WARMTH GREETS OPENING DAY AT ARLINGTONAviation enthusiasts in the Great Northwest withstood record heat as the Arlington EAA Regional Fly-In opened Wednesday to an enthusiastic Kid's Day crowd. More than 1,000 kids came through the gates along with a steady influx of aircraft and people as temperatures reached the high 90s. "There are lots of planes flying in, it's been very busy," said Barb Tolbert, fly-in president Thursday morning. "We had plenty of water available for everyone to help beat the heat."
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LAWRENCE MEETING WITH JACKSONVILLE-AREA EAA MEMBERS
LAWRENCE MEETING WITH JACKSONVILLE-AREA EAA MEMBERSAmidst this week's continuing ramp-up to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA's Earl Lawrence was able to break away to visit with the EAA homebuilding community in Jacksonville, Florida, as they prepare for an important city council meeting and discussion of the controversial anti-homebuilding ordinance there.
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ED MARQUART, EAA 198: 1922-2007
ED MARQUART, EAA 198: 1922-2007Edwin E. "Ed" Marquart, a prominent figure of the early homebuilt movement and EAA Chapter One, died peacefully of natural causes early Wednesday morning, July 4, at the age of 85. Ed worked at historic Flabob Airport, Riverside, California, from 1955 until two weeks ago. Nearly 500 plan sets of his most popular design, the MA-5 Charger biplane, were sold. Ed was EAA Member #198.
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MEET AN ASTRONAUT AT SPACE EXPLORATION WEEKEND
MEET AN ASTRONAUT AT SPACE EXPLORATION WEEKENDEAA AirVenture Museum hosts Space Exploration Weekend, July 14-15. This event includes a variety of fun and educational events for the whole family, and will also feature Astronaut and EAA member Jim Voss who will speak at 1:00p.m. on Saturday July 14th, you can learn what it's like to travel in space from an astronaut who has experienced it firsthand. Voss flew five space missions and made four spacewalks, including the longest (8 hours and 56 minutes) and the shortest (19 minutes).
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EAA AIRCRAFT FINANCING PLAN ENHANCES PROGRAMS...AGAIN!
EAA AIRCRAFT FINANCING PLANEffective July 2, the EAA Aircraft Financing Program (EAAFP) has made significant program enhancements for EAA members. EAA and AirFleet Capital, program administrator, are eager to help support whatever aviation passion you may have.

Experimental Aircraft - the EAAFP has expanded its' experimental and kit financing programs, and can now offer financing for up to 96 percent of the FAA-registered market.

Warbirds and Vintage Aircraft terms have been expanded - now with no age restrictions, and with financing starting at $5,000. The EAAFP can now finance Warbirds up to $2 million in value.

Ultralights - Financing for EAA members purchasing or owning Ultralight aircraft has terms up to 10 years with as little as 20 percent down.
Hot Air Balloon financing is also now available.

EAA Finance Program representatives are knowledgeable and experienced, and will walk you through the steps from application to closing, and we take care of the paperwork needed for the appropriate FAA filings. Questions? Want a quote? Call 866-808-6040, or visit www.eaa.org/benefits/airfleet.html.
  
EAA INSURANCE PLAN FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR OSHKOSH
By Bob Mackey, Senior Vice President
Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc.

One of the great things about attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is all the information you can acquire. The essence of EAA is the sharing of knowledge and information as like-minded aviation enthusiasts gather at once a year to listen, learn, share, gather, buy, sell, watch, show, and everything else you can imagine when it comes to sport aviation.

This year a number of forums will be held on the official aviation insurance plans for EAA, IAC, and NAFI. Bring your questions, because we have the answers.
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MEMBERS' MERCHANDISE SPECIAL
WHAT YEAR ARE YOU MISSING?
WHAT YEAR ARE YOU MISSING?Here's your chance to update your DVD collection with any of the great EAA AirVenture Oshkosh souvenir videos you might be missing. We have the complete library on hand and ready to send to you. Check out the selection and order online or call 800-843-3612.
 
On the Flightline News and Views
  
AEA'S NEW 'PILOT'S GUIDE TO AVIONICS' TO DEBUT AT OSHKOSH
The Aircraft Electronics Association's 2007/2008 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts at EAA AirVenture 2007. The Pilot's Guide is available at no charge to pilots, avionics technicians, AEA members and those in the aviation industry. Tom Poberezny, EAA president, wrote the foreword for this year's Pilot's Guide and said, "There are no better experts in the world of avionics than the members of the Aircraft Electronics Association." The guide is a comprehensive buyer's guide featuring more than 180 color pages of the latest information on avionics for aircraft and offering a directory of certified avionics and instrument facilities, manufacturers and distributors throughout the world. Pick up your free Pilot's Guide and Intel Sheet at the AEA Booth #2035 located in Hangar B.
  
DIAMOND TO UNVEIL DA50 AT OSHKOSH
Diamond Aircraft will introduce its latest creation, the DA50 Super Star, during a public unveiling at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., Monday, July 23. The single-engine Super Star, powered by a 350 hp, FADEC Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550J engine with twin turbochargers, first flew on April 4, 2007, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Diamond expects to begin production on the DA50 no later than January 2008. Diamond will have all its aircraft on display at Oshkosh, including a mock-up of the D-Jet. For more information, visit www.Diamond-Air.at.
  
CANADIAN NOTAM PROCEDURE CHANGES
Processing of Canadian Domestic NOTAMs will change effective July 19, 2007, 0500Z. All Canadian Domestic NOTAMs will no longer be changed to the United States (US) domestic contractions. This means that you may see some different words and contractions from what the U.S. uses, although they will have similar meaning to U.S. words. Canadian acronyms and abbreviations can be decoded by going to Appendix A of the Canadian NOTAM Procedures Manual. This manual can be found by going to the NAV Canada website, www.navcanada.ca. Choose language, then find the link to the NOTAM Procedures Manual under products and services.

In the examples below note the differences in the format as Canada uses U/S (unserviceable) where the U.S. contraction would be OTS (out of service). New example: YXU 07/004 YHU CYHU ILS GP 24R U/S TIL 0707111640. Old example: YXU 07/004 YXU 24R ILS GP OTS TIL 0707111640. In addition to the new format the USNS will now accept Canadian NOTAM identifiers for additional ports of entry. This will be an increase over the number of Canadian domestic locations in table 9-2-1 of paragraph 9-2-2.

  
ALASKA'S FIRST BUILD A PLANE PROJECT
The first five boxes containing components of a Thorp T-211, which will be built and flown by Alaskan high school students, has reached Hooper Bay, Alaska. Sponsored by Build a Plane, the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation, IndUS Aviation, and the Federal Aviation Administration, the project at Hooper Bay High School is the first in a series of efforts to establish aircraft construction programs in remote Alaskan villages. "You can't imagine what a dream come true this is for us," said Hooper Bay High School teacher and pilot Grant Funk. "Our village is more than 90 percent Yu'pik Eskimo and is 500 miles from the nearest road, so almost everything we do here involves aviation. We'll begin the building process right away." To learn more about the Build a Plane program, visit www.BuildAPlane.org.
  
RED TAIL REBORN AT EAA SKYSCAPE THEATRE
The PBS documentary, Red Tail Reborn, will be shown during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 in the new Skyscape Theatre at the AirVenture Museum. The film features interviews with several Tuskegee Airman, the first African American U.S. military pilots, and information about the Red Tail Project, an effort to restore a P-51 Mustang. Look for it Tuesday, July 24 and Friday, July 27, plus on Sunday morning, July 29, from 8:30 to 9:45 in the Honda Pavilion. Cast and crew will be available at each screening. Red Tail Reborn will air nationwide on PBS February 2008. To learn more about the Red Tail Project, visit www.redtail.org.
  
AIR SHOW HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2007
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation announced it would induct four new members into the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame. Jimmy Franklin, Jim Driskell, Danny Clisham, and Sean D. Tucker will be honored this year. "The achievements of this year's inductees helped shape both the past and the present of air shows," said Hall of Fame chairman Tom Trinkwalder. "Their contributions will have a lasting impact on the future of air shows too, so it's fitting that we honor them in this way." The induction ceremony will be held during the annual ICAS convention in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit www.icasfoundation.org.
  
2007 GRADUATES: WATHEN AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
Seven aviation students comprise the second graduating class at Wathen Aviation High School, located at the historic Flabob Airport in Riverside, California. Selene Acosta, Amanda Ames, Juan Balderas, Joanna Cardena, Yvonne Martinez, Amy Moore, and Claudia Rocha received diplomas. The Wathen Aviation High School is a tuition-free, state-funded public high school operated in partnership by Eagles Peak Inland Empire Charter School and the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation. For more information, visit www.Flabob.org.
  
ORION IS A NEW REMOS DEALER
Orion Sport Aircraft, LLC, operating in conjunction with Orion Flight Services at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, signed on as REMOS Aircraft dealers. "We watched the emergence of the light-sport aircraft concept closely," said Orion co-owner Toby Kamark. "We recognized that there is tremendous potential for this type of entry level flying. After looking closely at the various sport aircraft models available, we decided that the REMOS Aircraft embodied the best features for ownership, training and rental activity. Being located at the hub of the sport aviation world, we anticipate a brisk business in REMOS sales." Orion can be reached at 1-866-359-6746.
  
EPIC'S VICTORY JET MAKES FIRST FLIGHT
Just 28 weeks after design work began, the Epic Victory Jet made its maiden flight on July 6, and is set to debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. The single-engine Victory and the twin-engine Elite jets will fly into Wittman Regional Airport to give attendees a first look on Monday morning, July 23rd, at AeroShell Square. For more information on the Epic Victory jet, visit www.EpicAircraft.com, or call 888-359-3742.
  
TKS ANTI-ICING ON COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT
CAV Aerospace Ltd. and its American subsidiary, Aerospace Systems and Technologies, Inc., (AS&T) are teaming to offer TKS anti-icing and de-icing protection for the Columbia aircraft. AS&T will display a Columbia 400 equipped with the TKS system at EAA AirVenture 2007, exhibit 109-111. Columbia Aircraft will also display a TKS-equipped Columbia 400 at its exhibit. To learn more, visit www.Cav-Aerospace.net.
  
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