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OSH Runway
9/27 Opens at OSH -  The first phase of Wittman Regional Airport's $7.3 million runway 9/27 reconstruction project was completed this past Monday, November 12.  Read more

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ARC's Industry Members Provide Amateur-Building Policy Recommendations
In their final meeting, which took place yesterday at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the general-aviation industry members of the Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on amateur-built aircraft presented recommendations to the FAA. The presentation examined the content, interpretation, and enforcement of the amateur-built aircraft regulations.

In developing its recommendations, the industry group upheld the ARC's charter calling for a focus on the "51% rule," which requires amateur builders personally to perform more than half of the total tasks involved in the construction of their aircraft. The group's recommendations addressed questions regarding the effects of kit prefabrication and commercial builder-assistance programs on compliance with the 51% rule.  Read more

Hall of Fame

VideoHonoring Aviation's Best
EAA, its affiliates and divisions welcomed the newest members of the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame last Friday at EAA AirVenture Museum. Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier set the stage for the evening in his keynote address. "We love the hardware. We all have our favorite airplanes. But if it was just hardware, without the people who've made this industry what it is, I think we'd all be doing something different. This night is about the people."

Relive this special night through photos, video profiles, plus an incredible time-lapse video that recreates the entire evening from start to finish.

See other 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 16, 2007    Volume 7, Number 54
FAA REAUTHORIZATION STILL ON HOLD IN CONGRESS
With no FAA reauthorization legislation finalized as of yet, Congress continues to allow the agency to operate under continuing resolutions, the latest which is now effective through Dec. 14. At this time, EAA is continuing to urge the U.S. Senate to pass a reauthorization bill-one that does not contain user fees imposed on general aviation-so the measure can advance to a Congressional conference committee for a final agreement.  Read more
EAA MOURNS LOSS OF SALLY WILSON
Sally WilsonSally Wilson, EAA 477482, EAA's 2004 Chapter Young Eagles Coordinator of the Year, died in an airplane crash on Friday, November 9, in California. A resident of Oakland, Oregon, she was one of three people who perished as a result of the crash along with pilot Bruce Klein and Cole Black, retired Navy captain. Read more
EPA SEEKS COMMENTS REGARDING LEAD EMISSIONS PETITION
STC 150The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a petition from the environmental group, Friends of the Earth, to limit lead emissions from piston general aviation aircraft that use 100LL fuel. EAA, a leader in alternative fuel research since 1964, does not see this as an immediate threat to the supply and availability of 100LL, but other economic pressures could affect its availability.  Read more
EAA NOT ALONE IN OPPOSING DHS RESTRICTIONS ON GA
Public comment period extended to December 4
More than 2,000 comments have been submitted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency regarding proposed requirements for international general aviation flights, with nearly unanimous opposition. EAA continues its opposition to the proposals as well, maintaining the requirements are impractical and add bureaucratic burdens.  Read more
FAA TAKES TYPE CLUB, EAA/VAA RECOMMENDATIONS
Issues AMOC for Taylorcraft wing struts
T-CraftThe FAA embraced the recommendations of EAA, the Vintage Aircraft Association, and type clubs including the Taylorcraft Foundation last week by approving the use of radiograph (x-ray) to inspect for internal corrosion on T-Craft A, B, and F series steel wing struts. The Airplane Certification Office (ADW-150) issued the Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) for Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-14 on November 8.  Read more

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EAA B-17 TOUR WRAPS UP IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA
ATTEND THE B-17 'KEEP IT FLYING' TOURThe B-17 "Keep it Flying" tour ends this weekend, November 16-18, on the Sun 'n Fun grounds at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport  For more information, visit www.B17.org, or e-mail b17reservations@eaa.org.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2007 DVD ON SALE
AirVenture DVDThe official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh souvenir DVD features the best of the 2007 convention compiled from EAA's new Brightcove video player featured on the EAA and AirVenture websites. This 75-minute DVD includes daily highlights, the F-22 Raptors, the Goodyear Blimp, seaplane base, North 40 campers, interviews with Jim Lovell and Morgan Freeman, and much more. Price is $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Order online or call 800-564-6322.
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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
What are the procedures to obtain necessary forms, phone numbers and addresses for getting a replacement airworthiness certificate when the original has been lost and presumed destroyed?

Answer:
Replacement of a lost or destroyed airworthiness certificate is handled by your area FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). You can locate info for your nearest FAA FSDO on the FAA website.

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
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Desktop Wallpaper
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.
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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
GET DUAT ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
A beta version of DUAT mobile is now available for mobile phone users, intended as a means of updating a standard weather briefing. The mobile version allows pilots to check weather graphics, get METARs/TAFs for departure/destination, file flight plans, check flight plan status and close VFR flight plans, all from their web-enabled smartphones. The DTC DUAT portal opens in a variety of web-enabled phones and PDAs, acting like the computer-based DUAT portal already in use: access code, password and tail number. Access the free service at www.DUAT.com/mobile.

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT TRAINERS IN MIDDLE EAST
Cirrus Design Corporation and Dubai Aerospace Enterprises Flight Academy (DAE Flight Academy), a division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University, have entered into a long-term agreement to provide aircraft for flight training. DAE Flight Academy accepted two SR22 aircraft at the Dubai Air Show. The planes will be utilized for curriculum development and instructor standardization training. Based in Dubai, DAE University is the education and training arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. In the Middle East region, the academy is the first of its kind to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in aerospace-focused business and engineering. For more information, visit www.CirrusDesign.com.

LEWIS U OFFERS NEW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER PROGRAM
The FAA has selected Lewis University as one of nine new colleges and universities to prepare students for careers as air traffic controllers. The university was recently notified of its acceptance into the FAA's Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program, which is part of a larger effort by the FAA to train and hire air traffic controllers as current professionals in the field reach retirement. The FAA estimates that over the next 10 years more than 15,000 air traffic controllers will be needed. Lewis University in Illinois plans to launch its new air traffic controller program in fall 2008. For more information, visit www.LewisU.edu.

MAIDEN FLIGHT OF SECOND KODIAK
Quest Aircraft announced the first flight of Serial Number 002, the second production Kodiak aircraft to take to the skies. The aircraft, which will be delivered to the customer next month, flew for on November 6. S/N002 joins S/N001 and the Kodiak prototype in the fleet, as work on the production line accelerates. The Kodiak received Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification on May 30 of this year, and has been working with the FAA to achieve its production certificate. Quest Aircraft Company, LLC is the manufacturer of the Kodiak, a 10-place single engine turboprop utility airplane, designed for STOL use and float capability. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Quest was established in 2001. For more information, visit www.questaircraft.com.

DAE FLIGHT ACADEMY PURCHASES ECLIPSE VLJs
Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world's first very light jet (VLJ), announced that during its first appearance at the Dubai Air Show, it has sold 12 Eclipse 500 jets to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Flight Academy (DAEFA). Delivery of these Eclipse 500s will begin in 2008. "The Eclipse 500 is a perfect fit for our flight training program. This aircraft offers tremendous value considering that it is a highly-reliable, twin engine VLJ with advanced electronics and tightly-integrated systems, at a very low cost," said Dr. George H. Ebbs, president and CEO of DAE University. For more information, visit www.eclipseaviation.com.

GARMIN AWARDED STC FOR G1000 EQUIPPED KING AIR C90
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a supplemental type certification (STC) for the G1000 avionics suite in the King Air C90A/GT. This is Garmin's first G1000 retrofit STC and it paves the way for future G1000 retrofit installations such as the King Air 200 and B200, a G1000 retrofit program Garmin announced in November 2007 at the National Business Aviation Association convention. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com.

JOE JONES INTRODUCES AIRMAIL GREETINGS
Aviation artist Joe Jones launched "Joe Jones' Airmail Greetings," his new,
all-aviation theme greeting card line. Have you ever seen a congratulations card for first solo, instrument rating, or tailwheel endorsement? Joe will develop a line of signature greeting cards to help celebrate the achievements and milestones in the lives and hearts of aviators around the world. Along with the new congratulation card line, "Airmail Greetings" will introduce holiday, thank you, birthday, get well, and aviation sympathy cards. For more information, visit www.airmail-greetings.com.

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