9, 2007 Volume 7,
SOLE MANUFACTURER OF TC'D
CARBURETORS CEASES PRODUCTION
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
2008 SWEEPSTAKES FEATURES TWO NEW AIRCRAFT
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
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 WORKSHOP
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.
ACADEMY COMING IN JANUARY
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
TEXAS EAAERS PLAN ANNUAL
BOY SCOUTS YOUNG EAGLES EVENT
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 email@example.com. For Boy Scouts who wish to
participate in this event, contact Debbie Cherry at 210-314-7996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
more about the operations of your association by downloading the
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Also, sign up Reach for the Sky,
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The third edition will be coming out soon and you won't want to miss it!
EAA B-17 TOUR APPROACHES
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 email@example.com.
A-2 AUTHENTIC FLIGHT JACKET
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
online or call 800-843-3612.
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?
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,
For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft
and medical certification, safety records,
performance, or any other matter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
website and choose among five resolutions to suit
your screen. You can also view and download any
previously used EAA desktop image.
CIRRUS CEO TO CHAIR GAMA
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 PILOTS REACH 2
MILLION FLIGHT HOURS
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.
AVIATION COMES ALIVE
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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