22, 2008 Volume 8,
REACTION RECEIVED ON ARC
Last week's story on the FAA's "51 percent List moratorium"
and the Amateur-Built Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) report
prompted some questions and comments from EAA members. The most-asked
question regarding the moratorium was also the easiest to answer:
"Does this moratorium affect previously accepted (approved)
NEW EAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NEARING OFFICIAL LAUNCH
closing in on 1,000 events listed in the new EAA Calendar
of Events that will officially launch in a couple of weeks. Thanks, everyone,
for the tremendous response, and keep 'em coming! The new calendar includes powerful search functions
allowing users to quickly find aviation events in their local area or
according to their area of interest. It also automatically generates
useful information such as maps, airport information and links to the
EAA Flight Planner. To make this the most comprehensive aviation events
calendar on the web, we need to list as many aviation events as
possible. Where better than to start than with EAA Chapter network,
which generates more than 10,000 aviation events per year? For more
information on the new EAA Calendar of Events, visit our FAQ
BOEING 40C FLIES FOR THE
FIRST TIME IN 80 YEARS
44 feet wide, 6,000 pounds heavy, and if you sat on the top wing, an
African elephant would have to look up to look you in the eye. This is
one big biplane, meant for heavy lifting, hauling 700 pounds or so of
mail plus four passengers and a pilot. No matter how you divvy up the
project, it was one massive undertaking, just the thing for a fellow who
loves to tackle a difficult restoration. With 18 airplane restorations
under his belt, Addison Pemberton was ready for "the big one,"
and this biplane certainly lives up to that billing. Read
AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH VIDEO
GETTING RAVE REVIEWS
reviews for Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation, are...well...read
“A remarkable film"... "It
helps explain Oshkosh in a way that words alone can't"...“Great
story, terrific images, well made - like a fine built airplane"…"The
movie is quite inspiring"..."An outstanding piece of
work"...“Talk about one well put together video!”...“What a
If you haven't seen it yet, what are you
waiting for? EAA's 17-minute video about AirVenture can be viewed here
or downloaded in one of
several formats. Let us know what you think by dropping an e-mail to ehotline@EAA.org.
EAA HELPS HOOSIERS
PRESERVE HOMETOWN AIRPORT
In May 2007, aviation enthusiasts including
a number of EAAers in the Anderson, Indiana, area caught word of a
feasibility study being done in a nearby community for constructing a
new airport. At first glance, it sounded like a good thing, until it was
discovered that part of the plane for the new airport was closing two
others, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (UMP) in Fishers and
Anderson Municipal Airport (AID). Read
EAA AIRVENTURE PLANNING
GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
of the first steps in planning your AirVenture experience is now
available online! The 2008 EAA AirVenture
Planning Guide is a downloadable pamphlet that features basic
information about The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, plus such
essential items as admission rates, housing options, and disabled
visitor services. Read more
SEND US YOUR AIRVENTURE
WAYPOINTS, FUEL STOPS
Bend, Kansas (GBD) is the first location to appear on EAA AirVenture's
Alternate Airports and Stops page this year, and we're inviting other
facilities who will provide special offers to EAAers traveling to and
from AirVenture Oshkosh to send us their information. If you have a
landing facility and would like to be on the list, send an e-mail to email@example.com
and include the name of the business, airport, phone number, e-mail
address, and any special offers you'd like to announce We'll be
continuously updating the
online list in the days, weeks, and months leading up to AirVenture
SIGN UP FOR AN UPCOMING EAA SPORTAIR
SportAir Workshops help aspiring homebuilders discover and develop aircraft building skills and even earn FAA certificates. Their
popularity is growing, evidenced by the numbers of attendees we're seeing
so far in 2008. "It's been challenging to keep pace with the
demand," said EAA's Mark Forss. "I would encourage people who
are thinking about taking a course to sign up as soon as they can before
they're filled, because space is limited."
Upcoming courses include: the full SportAir Workshop suite of programs
(Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems &
Avionics, Sheet Metal, and Test Flying Your Project) in Watsonville, California, March 15-16; and
Detroit, Michigan, at the historic Willow Run Airport, April 5-6.
SportAir Workshops will also hold E-LSA inspection courses in West
Palm Beach, Florida, March 14-16; and on the West Coast, at historic
Flabob Airport, Riverside, California, March
28-30. For complete information on these and
other courses offered, visit www.sportair.com
or call 800-967-5746.
EAA LOOKING FOR SUN 'N
is seeking volunteers for the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland
Linder Regional Airport in Florida. The event runs from April 8-13, but
any commitment of time from April 4-14 would be appreciated for setup
and takedown of display materials. There are several duties we need help
with, some of which include setting up tents and displays; ticket sales;
assisting members and prospective members; distribution of materials;
and takedown/pack-up at the end of the fly-in. Eligible volunteers will
receive a free weekly admission pass to the event courtesy of EAA. Those
interested in helping out or with questions, please contact EAA
Membership Benefits Manager Tammy Maus at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 920-426-6821 (toll-free at 1-800-JOIN-EAA, ext. 6821) by Friday,
March 28, 2008.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': SUZANNA DARCY-HENNEMANN
Darcy-Hennemann joined Boeing in 1974 as an aeronautical
engineer. Seven years later she
became a 757/767-ground school instructor. In 1985 she became Boeing's
first woman Production Test Pilot. Today, Suzanna is the Chief Project
Pilot in Boeing's Engineering Flight Test department working on the new
777-200LR Worldliner. A participant in EAA's Women Soar program, Suzanna's
story has inspired numerous young women to learn how to fly.
THE LAST OF THE COMBAT
Harold D. "Hal" Weekley, USAF (Ret.), with James B. Zazas,
bring to life Col. Weekley's remarkable career in aviation, recounting
his B-17 combat experiences including being shot down and evading
capture. A compelling and detailed personal account, Hal was the last
combat B-17 pilot of World War II to fly the Boeing B-17 as
pilot-in-command into the new millennium, as he volunteered as PIC
for EAA's Aluminum Overcast until 2001. Order
online or call toll-free, 800-564-6322.
the ACR AeroFix 406 with integrated GPS (ACR 2799.4)
electronic locator transmitter (ELT) meet the
requirements of TSO-C91 and may it be used in my
First, remember that you are not required by FAA
rules to have an ELT of any kind in a helicopter.
ELTs are only required in fixed-wing airplanes.
beacon you mention does not meet any FAA TSO.
However, if you wish to carry the beacon as a
personal locater beacon you are welcome to do so.
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 email@example.com.
staff photographer Bonnie Kratz shot this photo of
James Gibson of Polk City, Florida, flying his
Stinson 108-3 over Winter Haven Airport's runway 22.
The photo was taken during last year's Sun 'n Fun
Fly-In, which, by the way, kicks off the 2008 flying
season April 8-13. Download the image at the EAA
website, where you can choose among six resolutions to suit
your screen...or select an image from the archive.
TIME, MONEY RUN OUT
FOR ADAM AIRCRAFT
Adam Aircraft, a one-time
promising aircraft manufacturer with innovative, futuristic designs,
filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Friday, February 15, with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Documents the company
filed show assets between $1 million and $10 million, with liabilities
of $50 million to $100 million and up to 999 creditors. Read
Eclipse Aviation and
European Technology and Investment Research Center (ETIRC) Aviation
announced on February 20 the progress toward establishing an Eclipse 500
manufacturing facility outside of the United States. The companies first
announced their intent to build an international production site in
President and CEO Vern Raburn and ETIRC Aviation Chairman Roel Pieper
traveled to Ulyanovsk, Russia, to meet with federal officials and local
administrators to discuss the steps to establish a factory in that area.
Eclipse also announced that it has sold 10 Eclipse 500 jets to Club One
Air of New Delhi, India. The purchase marks Eclipse Aviation's entry
into the Indian business aviation market. Learn more at www.EclipseAviation.com.
NUMBER 100 FOR LIBERTY
Liberty Aerospace announced
that serial number 100 of its XL2 has rolled off the production line,
seven years after research, design, engineering, and certification of
the aircraft. Serial Number 100 will be handed over to its new owner
soon, complete with Garmin 530/430 GPS Avionics, S-TEC Autopilot, foot
steps, and carbon-fiber wheel pants. Learn more at www.LibertyAircraft.com.
SONEX OFFERS NEW SPORT
Sonex Aircraft, LLC now has
Sport Acro Ailerons for Sonex and Waiex aircraft. All new Sonex and
Waiex complete airframe kits shipped after February 1, 2008 include
"Universal" aileron skin stock that may be trimmed to fit
either traditional or Sport Acro aileron dimensions. Also included are
all flap and aileron ribs required to perform either installation, along
with all required documentation. Existing customers may purchase all
parts necessary to retrofit their aircraft with Sport Acro Ailerons.
Sport Acro Ailerons are intended to increase Sonex or Waiex roll rate
for enhanced aerobatic capability. Visit www.SonexAircraft.com
or call 920-231-8297 for more information.
FLY TO BAHAMAS
Premier Aircraft Sales, a
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based aviation company, hopes to leverage the
time, talent, and energy of the aviation community to support residents
of the Bahamas as part of the Bahamas Habitat Fly-In and Help-Out. The
fly-in's mission is to coordinate a workforce and make it convenient,
safe, and fun to fly to the Bahamas to lend a hand, and to provide an
opportunity for the aviation community to give back. The event is
scheduled for March 6-9, 2008. Visit www.BahamasHabitat.org
to learn more.
For those going to Sun 'n
Fun, Caribbean Flying Adventures has scheduled a Pre Sun 'n Fun Bahamas
Fly-in, from April 4-7. Treasure Cay, Bahamas is the destination, just
one hour from Ft. Lauderdale. For details, go to www.CaribbeanFlyingAdventures.com.
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