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Gathering of Mustangs & Legends
People came out to see not only the Mustangs and other aircraft but the many living legends who gathered last weekend in Columbus, Ohio.  See more images from the once-in-a-lifetime event in a special EAA photo gallery.

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Gathering of Mustangs & Legends:
n Event to Remember
An estimated 150,000 warbird enthusiasts from throughout the country reveled in the great airplanes from World War II last weekend as the eagerly anticipated "Gathering of Mustangs and Legends - The Final Round-Up" took place at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio.  Read more

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The poll is open! Help us select the best video entered in EAA's first-ever AirVenture Visitor-Submitted Video Competition. We have eight finalists in the running for the grand prize, a new Canon HD camcorder. Please take a few minutes, view the videos, then cast your vote from now through October 19, 2007. We'll announce the grand prize winner the following week (October 25). Good luck to all the finalists, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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News & Views from EAA October 5, 2007    Volume 7, Number 48
FAA TARGETS 2020 FOR ADS-B ADOPTIONThe FAA released a proposal this week that would require all aircraft flying in the nation's busiest airspace to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics systems by 2020. Satellite-based ADS-B is the lynchpin of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). In its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which at this writing was not yet published in the Federal Register, FAA states that ADS-B avionics would be optional for aircraft not flying in controlled airspace.  Read more
EAA/IAC RECEIVE EXEMPTION FOR PRACTICE, COMPETITION FLIGHTSThe FAA has approved an exemption requested by EAA on behalf of the International Aerobatic Club allowing IAC pilots greater operating flexibility when making practice and competition flights at contest sites, and removing a requirement that the aircraft flight manual be in the plane when practicing or competing. A two-year exemption (through September 30, 2009) was granted allowing IAC pilots participating in IAC-sanctioned aerobatic competitions to carry less than the VFR fuel requirements under certain conditions. Fuel onboard must be enough to take off, complete the planned flight maneuvers, and land at the same airport with enough fuel to fly for an additional 10 minutes at normal cruising speed.  Read more
DIRECT FINAL RULE FIXES N-NUMBER PROBLEMS FOR PPC, WSCThe FAA has remedied some unforeseen flaws in the Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Rule by issuing a direct final rule regarding the placement, orientation, and size of N-numbers for powered parachutes and weight-shift control light-sport aircraft.

The size clarification removes the vagueness of the rule that stated N-numbers were to be "as large as practicable." The placement change allows aircraft owners to place their N-number on a plate, fuselage pod, or other non-structural surface when there exists no suitable structural member on these types of aircraft. Vertical orientation also provides flexibility for some aircraft owners who otherwise lack a practical horizontal area to affix an N-number.  Read more
CAP CALLS OFF SEARCH FOR STEVE FOSSETTThe Civil Air Patrol ended its nearly month-long search for record-setting aviator Steve Fossett, EAA 562868, on October 2 after covering some 20,000-square-miles of rugged, high-desert terrain in Nevada and California. One of the largest, most intensive searches ever for a missing aircraft involved CAP wings from Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

"The Civil Air Patrol joins the rest of the aviation world and admirers worldwide in its disappointment in not locating Steve Fossett," said CAP's acting national commander, Brig. Gen. Amy S. Courter. "This remarkable man showed us what grit and determination are all about. In his life, he chased and shattered world records, floating and flying farther and faster than anyone before. His adventures are many and his accomplishments profound. We regret that those adventures may have come to an end."  Read more  (Hear Fossett's presentation on the Perlan Glider, recorded at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.)

SIGN UP FOR THE REACH FOR THE SKY NEWSLETTERWe're busy putting together the second issue of "Reach For The Sky," EAA's e-newsletter aimed at providing fledgling and would-be flyers the information and encouragement they need to make their dreams of flight a reality. The free monthly newsletter is a product of EAA, the worldwide organization devoted to recreational flight, and its affiliate organization, the National Association of Flight Instructors, which includes 5,000 of the nation's top flight instructors. Subscribe today. (Check out our first issue)
REGISTER TODAY FOR AN EAA SPORTAIR WORKSHOPNo matter what kind of airplane you're planning to build, there's an EAA SportAir Workshop to show you how. Upcoming courses still have plenty of room and include:

  Tig Welding - October 19-21, at our facility in Griffin, Georgia.
  RV Assembly - October 13-14, at Frederick, Maryland and October 27-28, Lakeland, Florida
Full workshop - October 20-21, at Lewis University, Chicago, Illinois (includes Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Electrical Wiring, Introduction to Aircraft Building, and What's Involved in Kit Building)

For all the details on these and other SportAir Workshops, visit www.sportair.com, or call 800-967-5746. Register now!
Ford's new Partner Post newsletter (Third Quarter-2007) is now available for download on the EAA website. In it you'll discover news and information on Ford's award-winning new vehicles, which are available to EAA members at special partner pricing through the exclusive EAA-Ford Partner Recognition Program. Check it out today!
Announcing the release of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 DVD!
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 DVD!Due to the incredible number of requests from EAA members, we've decided to once again release an official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh souvenir DVD. It features the best of the 2007 convention compiled from the new www.AirVenture.org online video player. This 75-minute DVD includes daily highlights, the F-22 Raptors, Goodyear Blimp, the seaplane base, North 40 campers, interviews with Jim Lovell and Morgan Freeman, and much more. You can pre-order your copy today (item #F09503, DVD format only) by calling 800-JOIN-EAA, or by ordering through EAA's online or print catalog starting in late October.
ATTEND THE B-17 'KEEP IT FLYING' TOUREAA Chapter 309 will host the EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast when the "Keep it Flying" tour descends on Concord Regional Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend (October 5-7). Folks in Greenville, South Carolina, can see the airplane October 9-10 at the Greenville Downtown Airport at an event hosted by Chapter 249, then EAA Chapter 690 welcomes the tour to the
Atlanta area's Gwinnett County Airport - Briscoe Field October 12-14. For the complete tour schedule, including online reservations for flight missions, visit www.B17.org, or e-mail b17reservations@eaa.org for more information.
EAA SPEAKERS BUREAU NOW AVAILABLEIs your chapter looking for a guest speaker for an upcoming chapter meeting…a speaker fluent in discussing a wide variety of aviation topics like safety, aircraft construction, aviation innovations, history, aeromedical concerns, or other topics? Then you should check out the new EAA Speakers Bureau, an on-line directory located on the EAA website. Here you'll find a wide variety of speakers by name, topic, and state. Your chapter can and arrange for a speaker to appear at an upcoming chapter meeting.  Read more
WILD BLUE WONDERS: EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF FLIGHTWhen Flying Magazine West Coast Editor Lane Wallace was approached by NASA to write a book about aviation for middle school kids, she thought it made terrific sense. After all, part of NASA's charter is to reach out to young people and this seemed like a good way to reach out to an underserved demographic group. The result, Wild Blue Wonders: Exploring the Magic of Flight, contains the components of aviation presented in a user-friendly way. It provides logical analogies relating to flight, such as how a curve ball in baseball relates to lift and Bernoulli's Principle. Originally $19.95, it's now on sale for $14.95. Order online or call 800-843-3612.
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Question of the Week
From my King Sport Pilot Knowledge Test Course I learned there are some class B airports to which Sport Pilots cannot fly at all, even after obtaining a class B endorsement. This includes a few major Class B airports like DFW. Can you please quote the specific FAA reg?

Section 4. Locations at which solo student, sport, and recreational pilot activity is not permitted:

Pursuant to §91.131(b)(2), solo student, sport, and recreational pilot operations are not permitted at any of the following airports.
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield)
Boston, MA (Logan)
Chicago, IL (O'Hare)
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Miami, FL (Miami International)
Newark, NJ (Newark International)
New York, NY (Kennedy and LaGuardia)
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International)
Washington, DC (Reagan National)
Andrews Air Force Base, MD

In accordance with this section, which is referenced as noted by 14 CFR 91.131, Operations in Class B Airspace, a pilot would need to hold at least a Private Pilot certificate or be a student receiving dual instruction with an authorized instructor in order to operate in these Class B areas. No solo students, sport, or recreational pilot operations are permitted.

Have a question?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail govt@eaa.org. For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail infoserv@eaa.org.

EAA Desktop Calendar
October 2007
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Like father, like son: Eric and Jimmy (front) Taliaferro of Ardmore, Oklahoma, fly their Piper PA-18s over Florida earlier this year. The photo was part of an air-to-air shoot by EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick during this year's Sun 'n Fun. Download the image for your computer at the EAA website and choose among five resolutions to suit your screen. You can also view and download any previously used EAA desktop image.
On the Flightline - General Aviation News
On Monday, October 1, the Department of Transportation (DOT), FAA, Department of Homeland Security's United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ported their Docket Management System (DMS) from www.dms.dot.gov to the government-wide Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.regulations.gov. Because of unforeseen difficulties, that system has become unavailable. As a result, individuals wishing to submit comments to an existing proposed rule (NPRM) or submit a new petition for rulemaking (exemption or rule cage) are encouraged to submit their documents to the DOT Docket office via fax (202-493-2251). Officials anticipate the system to be back online Monday October 8, 2007. Individuals experiencing difficulties should contact the FAA Rulemaking department at 202-267-9677.

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to establish a partially owned subsidiary (Advanced Tactical Fabricators) that will acquire Vis-Mat, Vis-Tac, and certain other assets of Head Lites Corporation. The new company will establish operations in St. Paul, Minnesota; Pine Bluff, North Carolina; and Tijuana, Mexico, focusing on the growing opportunity for textile fabrication operations and meet the need for United States-based sewing for parachutes and other products related to U.S. Department of Defense work. For more information about BRS, visit www.BRSParachutes.com.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide will open its new Berlin, Germany, campus on Friday, October 12. The campus will offer the Master of Aeronautical Science, along with other degree programs in aviation maintenance management; technical management; professional aeronautics; integrated logistics; and project management available via Embry Riddle's online learning program. Applications are now being accepted. Prospective students and professors may contact Thomas Giovingo, associate dean of academic support, at +49 (0) 631 303 27818 or email giovif15@erau.edu for additional information.

Aspen Avionics has moved to its new corporate headquarters in Albuquerque's TechCommons Business Center, providing more than five times more manufacturing space than the previous location. The company needed the space after introducing its Evolution Flight Display this past August, which prompted a surge of orders. Aspen is now transitioning from a research and development company to a manufacturing company, with related expansion of customer support, marketing, and sales activities. To learn more, visit www.aspenavionics.com, or call 505-856-5034.

Remos Aircraft announced a program, effective immediately, to entice pilots who have made deposits on a Cessna Skycatcher to switch to Remos. Anyone who has placed an order for a Skycatcher can expect a $5,000 discount in the base price for a new Remos G-3, along with delivery within three months. Remos will offer the Cessna deposit credits through 2007. For more information, visit www.Remos.com or call 888-838-9879.

DayJet Corporation, the world's first "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service in Florida, announced its official launch Wednesday. More than 1,500 DayJet members can now book the seat they need aboard the company's fleet of Eclipse 500 very light jets. Customers can also tailor their travel according to their time and budget requirements, fly point-to-point between five Florida DayPort airports, and return home the same day. The company also confirmed its plans to expand services within the next two years to dozens of additional DayPort locations across the Southeast in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.dayjet.com.

Lockwood Aviation Repair (LAR) announced a 25 percent discount on Rotax 582 engine overhauls for those who act immediately with the slower winter months approaching. The special offer includes a new factory rebuild kit, eight hours of expert labor covering full disassembly, inspection, cleaning, special blast cleaning of all aluminum parts with a special plastic media that does not damage the lightweight material, and reassembly. Components include a new crankshaft assembly, new pistons, new top-end bearings, a complete gasket kit, new rubber carburetor sockets and clamps, new spark plugs, and new spark plug caps. To schedule your Rotax 582 Rebuild Special, call Kerry in the engine shop at 863-655-6229.

Sport Aviation Specialties, providers of Designated Airworthiness Representative services, experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) repairman courses, special light-sport aircraft consulting, and pre-purchase inspections, has moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Jacksonville, Florida. The company will continue to offer the same services at the new location.

SAS currently has E-LSA repairman courses scheduled in the following locations: November 3-4, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and November 17-18, Sheridan, Illinois. The courses, available for fixed-wing, weight-shift, or powered parachute E-LSA, provide the required training for owners to become eligible for an FAA light-sport repairman certificate, which authorizes them to perform their own annual inspections. To register or for more information, visit www.sportaviationspecialties.com, or call 816-838-6235.

Seattle Avionics Software, Inc., announced its new Voyager Flight Software System, version 4.0, merging a real-time DirectX charting engine with version 3.6's fuel stop auto-routing, Google Earth integration, and more than 50 other new features. Voyager 4.0 can display any combination of digital vector data and geo-referenced scanned sectionals and IFR charts. This means that pilots can plan and fly using geo-referenced Sectionals or IFR enroute charts with overlaid weather, TFRs, and aircraft position. Voyager 4.0 seamlessly merges all Sectionals and IFR charts so pilots need not select particular charts to display; they simply pick the type of chart to display and Voyager does the rest. To learn more, visit www.seattleavionics.com.

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