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'Candy Bomber' Has a New LSA to Fly

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'Candy Bomber' Has a New LSA to Fly
Col. Gail Halvorsen (USAF-Ret), the famous "Candy Bomber" who during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49 dropped sweets in tiny, makeshift parachutes to children on the ground, is the new leaseholder of a Remos G-3 light-sport aircraft.

The 87-year-old veteran flier arrived in Oshkosh at Orion Sport Aircraft on November 5 to get checked out in the new airplane, which he discovered a little more than three months ago while appearing at AirVenture with the Douglas C-54 Spirit of Freedom.   Read more

Building an RV in Alaska

VideoBuilding an RV in Alaska
EAA photographer Bonnie Kratz, in Anchorage last September to address a Women in Aviation regional conference, put together a photo gallery of shots from her visit to that city's EAA Chapter 42. The gallery features Mike Ice and his RV-9 project for the What Our Members are Building section of Sport Aviation.

Visit EAA's multimedia offerings for more videos that illustrate the spirit of EAA - our members, the aircraft they build and fly, chapter activities, and gems from our archives.


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News & Views from EAA November 9, 2007    Volume 7, Number 53
Precision Airmotive, LLC, the nation's only manufacturer of Marvel Schebler float carburetors used in many type certificated aircraft engines manufactured by Lycoming, Continental, and Franklin, discontinued sales of those components on November 1, 2007 because it is unable to obtain product liability insurance.  Read more
EAA'S 2008 SWEEPSTAKES FEATURES TWO NEW AIRCRAFTFor the first time, there are two new aircraft that top the list of prizes in EAA's annual sweepstakes, which officially opened November 1 and ends August 3, 2008, the final day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year's granEAA'S 2008 SWEEPSTAKES FEATURES TWO NEW AIRCRAFTd prize is a new Cirrus SR20, valued at $220,000, which is fully IFR-certified with a multi-function flat-panel display and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). Also being awarded this year is a RotorWay A600 Talon helicopter kit, valued at $90,000, along with a $20,000 RotorWay educational credit at RotorWay's new flight training facility.  Read more
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE IN SPORTAIR TIG WORKSHOPWhen it comes to building sturdy, high-quality aircraft structures….fast, TIG welding is becoming the homebuilders' method of choice. EAA's TIG Welding Workshop provides the nation's only course specifically designed to teach TIG Welding skills on state-of-the-art Lincoln TIG welding equipment at the EAA SportAir facilities in Griffin, Georgia, just a short drive south of Atlanta. The next of these highly sought-after courses is scheduled for the weekend of November 16-18 in Griffin, and there is still limited space available. You'll learn from the Lincoln TIG welding professionals, with your own private welding booth and equipment to maximize hands-on welding time. Call 800-967-5746 and register today, or visit www.sportair.com.
CHAPTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY COMING IN JANUARYEAA Headquarters will host the second Chapter Leadership Academy in mid-January. EAA chapter leaders will travel to Oshkosh for a fun, fast-paced and fact-filled weekend aimed at generating new ideas and suggestions to help strengthen and sustain local EAA chapters.   Read more
Brad Dopplet of Chapter 35, honoree of the 2007 Phillips Young Eagles Leadership Award, will lead efforts for the Boy Scouts of America Young Eagles Fly-In March 14-16 at Hondo Field, Texas. Pilots who wish to support this effort or volunteer their time can do so by contacting Doppelt at 210-538-5046 (210-380-2025 cell), or via e-mail at brad_doppelt@yahoo.com. For Boy Scouts who wish to participate in this event, contact Debbie Cherry at 210-314-7996 or debbiecherry@satx.rr.com.
2006 EAA Annual ReportLearn more about the operations of your association by downloading the 2006 EReach for the SkyAA Annual Report. Its available on the EAA website as a PDF document.

Also, sign up Reach for the Sky, EAA's learn-to-fly e-newsletter that aims to help aspiring pilots start making their dreams of flight a reality. The third edition will be coming out soon and you won't want to miss it! Subscribe now!

ATTEND THE B-17 'KEEP IT FLYING' TOURThe B-17 "Keep it Flying" tour is winding down with only three stops left. This weekend (November 9-11) Aluminum Overcast visits Punta Gorda's Charlotte County Airport, hosted by Warbird Squadron 24. Next stop is the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport November 13-14, hosted by Chapter 180, and the 2007 tour wraps up at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport November 16-18, on the Sun 'n Fun grounds. For more information including online reservations for flight missions, visit www.B17.org, or e-mail b17reservations@eaa.org.
A-2 AUTHENTIC FLIGHT JACKETThis special Avirex leather jacket has all the features of the original: Thick and warm lambskin with inner lining, knit cuffs and waist. An American flag appliqué adorns the inner lining along with an authentic Italian lira and an airbrush of a classic pin-up girl. The lining is 50% nylon/50% acetate, filled with 100 percent polyester. Price is $395.99 ($435.99 for XXL). Order online or call 800-843-3612.
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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
Last week's question was about sport pilots flying helicopters and in the answer you said "In order to fly the Robinson (or any helicopter) you’ll need at least a recreational pilot certificate and at least a 3rd class FAA medical certificate."
I recently read about the Mosquito, which claims can be flown as an ultralight. Is this not true?

a few helicopter kits can be built to fit within the ultralight definition. If the aircraft does indeed meet the requirements for an ultralight vehicle as called out in FAR 103, the pilot would not need a pilot certificate in order to legally fly it.

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.

November 2007
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EAA multimedia journalist Brady Lane captured this dawn shot of Todd Therp, EAA 262024, strolling down a line of P-51s during September's Gathering of Mustangs & Legends in Columbus, Ohio. 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
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) board of directors has elected Alan Klapmeier, chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, as GAMA's chairman for 2008. Klapmeier previously served as GAMA's vice chairman and chairman of the trade group's security issues committee. Mark Van Tine, president and CEO, Jeppesen, was elected vice chairman. Van Tine is. He has served as chairman of the international affairs committee and will continue this roll in the coming year. Aero Mach Labs, Wichita, Kansas, and Jet Aviation of Zurich, Switzerland, were approved as new members of the GA trade group. For more information, visit www.GAMA.aero.

Women in Aviation, International's (WAI) annual scholarship opportunities total $355,000 for 2008, but to qualify, interested individuals must apply by December 1, 2007. An additional $125,000 in scholarships is now available for WAI members. Because of the late announcement date, the application deadline for these additional scholarships has been extended to December 10, 2007. Applicants can be men or women who are active WAI members. All scholarships will be awarded at this year's 19th Annual International WAI Conference scheduled for March 13-15, 2008, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. For more information, visit www.wai.org.

Cirrus Design Corporation announced that its SR fleet has surpassed a milestone of 2 million flight hours with a fleet of just more than 3,500 aircraft. "When we began development of the SR line it was our intention to produce a product that gives our customers great utility, based around comfort, performance and most importantly safety," said CEO Alan Klapmeier. "Achieving the 2 million flight hour mark demonstrates our commitment to our customers and determination to grow the industry has been working." For more information, visit www.cirrusdesign.com.

Three new titles are available from ASA's Topics Entertainment video line. Each is a collection of timeless moments in aviation history. Classic Aviation Films is a 6 DVD set; NASA: A Retrospective, includes 4 DVDs, and WWII Air War is a 6 DVD Collector's Set that features historical newsreel footage and documentary featurettes. Visit www.ASA2FLY.com to order, or call 800-272-2359.

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