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Blakey announces reduced ADIZ, nationwide ADS-B by 2020 at final AirVenture address

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey announced a revision of the Washington, D.C., ADIZ and plans for nationwide implementation of ADS-B, and addressed the storm over the FAA’s efforts to levy user fees on general aviation in her fifth and final starring appearance at AirVenture’s Meet the Administrator session yesterday at the Honda Pavilion. Blakey began her remarks by recognizing Tom Poberezny’s 30th year as pilot in command at the helm of the EAA convention. "I have to say it is extraordinary; this organization has become such a force for change and for the importance of flying for the general aviation community," Blakey said. "Tom is truly the moving force behind LSA. No one should be confused about that at all."  Read more

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Video highlight: The Collaborators - Sean D. Tucker and his son, Eric, have teamed up with Ben Freelove and Bill Stein for an air show act debuting at AirVenture 2007. Eric Tucker says it's a combination of "hard-charging aerobatics and the great beauty of ballet." See the video.

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News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 27, 2007 
WELCOME TO AIRVENTURE TODAY ONLINE, your window to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration! AirVenture 2007 is in full swing on Day 5. The rain clouds have moved out, and no rain and beautiful weather are expected for the weekend! We'll be bringing the convention to you with daily videos, photos, slideshows, an "AirVenture blog," plus all the news from EAA AirVenture Today, the official newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Visit www.airventure.org for all the latest! We'd love to hear from you, so send comments to ehotline@EAA.org.

Multi-ton ballet runs daily at AeroShell Square
It’s called a static display. But there’s little that’s static about the military and civilian aircraft that are continually moved about the ramp while on display at AeroShell Square during EAA AirVenture. AeroShell Square is the central showcase during the fly-in. Display aircraft, from the Air Force’s gigantic C-17 to a diminutive French Cri-cri, come and go throughout AirVenture, and that means aircraft on the ramp don’t stay in one place for long. To see these aircraft tugged, towed, and repositioned is like watching a well-choreographed, slow-motion ballet. And orchestrating the entire performance are the volunteers of AeroShell Square.  Read more  

Operation Migration: Helping our feathered friends
Pilots may fly in the sky just like birds, but Joe Duff flies with them. Duff, who had just planned to take a little time off work in 1993 to help friend Bill Lishman work on formation flights with geese, is still going strong with the effort 14 years later. He now serves as team leader, CEO, and senior pilot of Operation Migration.  Read more 

HondaJet powerplant program advancing
Since its brief appearance at Oshkosh two years ago, the uniquely styled HondaJet prototype continues to turn heads and consume immeasurable amounts of space on digital camera storage cards.  Read more  

WASP filled important role during World War II
Jean McCreery graduated from the last Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) class, and had only 10 days of military experience before the program was canceled. But, like all the other women who accepted America’s call to service during World War II, she has stories to tell.  Read more

Possible relief for owners of ‘orphaned’ aging aircraft
A provision in the proposed House and Senate FAA reauthorization bills could open up access to type certificate engineering data for owners and restorers of some "orphaned" aging aircraft. The provision is a direct result of dialog between the FAA and the general aviation community, including EAA, the Vintage Aircraft Association, and aircraft-specific type clubs.  Read more  

Changes in AirVenture awards presentations times, locations
One of the major goals motivating aircraft builders, owners and restorers is the chance to receive a prestigious Lindy award, acknowledging their skill and dedication, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. While the awards will continue this year as they have in the past, how EAA presents the awards has been changed.  Read more  

The FAA wants your FSS feedback
Soon, managers at the FAA may have a vivid understanding of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for." That’s because the agency this week said it has established a toll-free telephone number for pilots to comment on services they receive from Lockheed Martin flight service facilities. The number is 1-888-FLT-SRVC, or 1-888-358-7782.  Read more  

Always innovative, EAAers embrace new tech in the campgrounds
More than 10 years ago, Geoff Peck came to AirVenture and parked his Piper Arrow in the North 40—about four spots from the shower building. One morning he noticed an electrical outlet on the corner of the building nearest his airplane. It gave him an idea. He made a quick trip to Wal-Mart, bought a couple of orange extension cords, and an electric lantern.  Read more  

Ford’s Partner Recognition Program will save you money
One of the great benefits of being an EAA member is the ability to participate in Ford Motor Company’s Partner Recognition, offering you the ability to purchase or lease eligible vehicles at Ford’s discounted X-Plan pricing. That can mean saving hundreds, even thousands of dollars on eligible brand new Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo vehicles (select vehicles may be excluded).  Read more  

Win a Mustang Coupe or Aviat Husky A-1B
EAA and the Young Eagles program are holding a raffle, giving one lucky convention entrant the chance to win a 2007 Mustang Coupe with pony package. Tickets are being sold at various raffle booths found in Warbirds, Vintage, Blue Arch, and Member Village areas for $100 each.  Read more  

Amateur-built category ‘must be preserved’
The FAA’s amateur-built experimental aircraft category must be preserved, so that individuals can continue to build their own airplanes for "education and recreation." That was the strong consensus at a meeting of the Amateur-Built Experimental Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ABE-ARC), a working group of FAA and industry leaders who are addressing issues relating to the ABE rule, on Thursday at EAA AirVenture.  Read more

BRS parachute on the new Lancair Evolution
There was a time not so long ago when the idea of using a parachute to save an aircraft and its occupants seemed outlandish. Lately, though, it seems a whole-airframe parachute system has become a basic part of a new aircraft’s design and engineering. South St. Paul, Minnesota-based Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) is widely acknowledged as the market leader, with its parachutes installed on certificated aircraft like the Cirrus along with many experimental, ultralight, and light-sport models.  Read more  

Enflight includes Google Earth
Popular flight planning provider Enflight introduced this week an exclusive one-click interface from its software to Google Earth. The company said the new feature allows pilots to visualize their flight and "fly" it using 3D satellite imagery before leaving the ground.  Read more 

Larry Huebner could help you go to the moon
It’s reasonable to believe the sea of aerospace-savvy faces at AirVenture includes visitors who will one day set foot on the moon. And NASA’s Larry Huebner is here to help.  Read more 

Around the Field
On the grounds of Pioneer Airport, across the grass strip from the EAA AirVenture Museum, is KidVenture. A tent out on the ramp, and many of the hangars, are filled with exhibits and hands-on activities for all the budding pilots and aircraft engineers out there.  Read more

Concerns over FAA’s field approvals policy dominate ‘Type Club Issues’ meeting
Some members of the general aviation (GA) community and GA aviation industries are angry over changes in FAA policy that make it more difficult to obtain field approvals (FAA Form 337) for aircraft modifications. Because of the current policy, which was instituted in 2004, some kinds of modifications that used to be granted as field approvals now require an STC (supplemental type certificate).  Read more  

Pilot Briefings
Seawind 300C nears full certification

The Seawind Company announced this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 it has been granted approval by Transport Canada to manufacture the first five customer Seawind 300C aircraft.  Read more  

Ask Tom
Tom Richards will answer your questions in EAA AirVenture Today throughout the week. Please drop your questions regarding aviation, AirVenture, or EAA off at the EAA AirVenture Today office just north of the control tower, or via e-mail to asktom_airventure@hotmail.com and he will do his darndest to answer them. Please also be sure to include your name and where you are from.  Read more

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