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EAA Insurance Plan Bridges the Gap
Exclusive coverage offered for WST, PPC
For the first time, powered parachute and weight-shift trike owners and pilots can obtain extensive liability and aircraft hull coverage through a U.S.-based aviation insurance company thanks to the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan. The expanded insurance offering, announced Tuesday at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida, encompasses a large number of powered parachutes and trikes within the Experimental/Amateur-Built, Special Light-Sport and Experimental Light-Sport aircraft categories. It is available for EAA members from student pilots to airline transport pilots, as well as dual flight instruction.   Read the story

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EAA's Rose Dorcey caught up with Forward Vision's Patrick Farrell, who is in Lakeland this week showing off the company's new, affordable infrared technology for general aviation aircraft. Watch as Farrell takes you through the new system's capabilities, turning night into day in an affordable way for GA aircraft owners. 

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News & Views from EAA April 8, 2008    Volume 8, Number 16
by H.G. Frautschy
Wet FieldChallenging. That's the first word that came to mind when I saw the extraordinarily wet field conditions at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In on Monday. Later in the morning, as I spoke with Phil Riter, one of key volunteers in Flightline Safety for the Vintage parking area, he pointed out how the volunteers responsible for parking had adjusted. "We've been given a few rows in the Seaplane parking area to handle arrivals for today," Riter said.  Read more
by Rose Dorcey
FlightPrepThe Sun 'n Fun 2008 exhibit buildings opened at 9:00 Tuesday morning. Exhibitors said the start was slow but that attendees are enthusiastic. By noon, numbers were picking up, to the delight of dozens of Sun 'n Fun exhibitors.

"It's a little bit slow," said John Bouyea, marketing director for FlightPrep, "but traffic is picking up with VFR and field conditions improving. It's an enthusiastic crowd. We're encouraged that attendee numbers will rise ... the sun and the breeze will bring the sun and the fun." FlightPrep, a division of Stenbock & Everson, Inc., provides electronic charts, flight planning, and moving map technology for general aviation pilots.  Read more

Member VillageFor those at or heading to Lakeland, remember that Wednesday, April 9, is EAA Day. Look for special offers at the EAA Member Village, including: EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan kiosk - complete and submit an online request for an insurance quote and receive a free EAA hat...give the EAA Calendar of Events a test drive and receive a free mouse pad...purchase your AirVenture 2008 advance tickets at EAA Member Village and receive a FREE Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation DVD...enter the Share the Spirit Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Grand Prize Cirrus SR-20 or second prize RotorWay International's A600 Talon kit. And be on the lookout for the EAA Prize Patrol on Wednesday - wear your EAA Member button and you could win a prize! (Buttons distributed at the admission gate.) To cap off the day, join fellow EAAers in the evening at "Catch the Spirit," a special program with Tom and Paul Poberezny, in the Sun 'n Fun Pavilion, at 7:45 p.m.
Mexico RVTraveling along the homebuilt flight line this morning looking for interesting aircraft, I spotted a bright red RV-6 with the "N" number XB-JXK. Turns out XB is Mexico's designation, and Javier Romo, who built the RV-6, flew it from Leon, Mexico to Sun 'n Fun along his friend Arturo Hernandez, an air traffic controller in Mexico. They flew a total of 14 hours with 4 stops, and a few days of weather delays.  Read more
Dyke DeltaThanks to the observant eye of Sparky Barnes Sargent, who's working on the EAA Publications team this week, you'll be reading about this recently restored Dyke Delta owned by Dave Williams of Key Largo, Florida, in a future issue of EAA Sport Aviation. Sparky saw it taxiing in after landing and tracked Dave down in Row 8 in the Homebuilt area.  Read more
Cirrus PresserCirrus Design Corporation welcomed Todd Simmons, formerly president and CEO of CubCrafters, to the Cirrus staff as vice president of marketing and introduced him as part of the team at the company's 9 a.m. press conference. Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus vice chairman and co-founder, said "I am confident Todd's experience energy will help lead Cirrus to a new level of success."

No doubt Simmons' experience will be helpful as Cirrus moves forward with the development of its light-sport aircraft, the Cirrus SRS. Dale announced that Cirrus will build the SRS in the United States as it refines the production process for the aircraft.  Read more

The Flying Heritage Collection, one of the world's greatest collections of rare World War II-era military aircraft from the five major countries of the war, will open on June 6, in a newly restored facility at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The Flying Heritage Collection features legendary planes like the Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt BF 109, Mitsubishi Zero-Sen, and the North American P-51D Mustang. The Collection's Fieseler Fi-103 V-1 "Buzz Bomb" was the world's first 'cruise missile' and was also developed by Germany late in World War II. The collection also features a North American Hellcat, one of five Hellcats left in the world. For more information, visit
Last week a $10 million bid was made to purchase Adam Aircraft Industries, former manufacturers of the A500 twin-engine piston aircraft and A700 twin-engine jet that filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February. The bid comes less than two months after the Denver-based company filed papers for bankruptcy, citing an inability to secure $30.5 million of additional financing for the certification of the A700. A trustee in the bankruptcy case agreed to sell Adam Aircraft to an entity called AAI Acquisition Inc., which is said to have made the only qualified bid. Paul Zarnowiecki at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, D.C. was listed as the contact person. A hearing for approval of the sale is scheduled for Wednesday.
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Howie KeefeAfter learning to fly in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, Howie Keefe served in the U.S. Navy as a flight instructor and flew PBYs and PV2s on antisubmarine patrols during World War II. After the war he took up flying for fun and developed the well-known Air Chart System of IFR and VFR flight charts. From 1969-1980, Howie made a name for himself in the aviation world as the owner and pilot of the red, white, and blue P-51 Miss America, distinguishing himself and the airplane in the Unlimited Class at the Reno National Air Races. Howie shared his story with Timeless Voices during Sun 'n Fun 2006.
EAA Desktop WallpaperEnjoy a look inside the "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp gondola, captured by EAA volunteer photographer Amy Gesch, during the airship's 2007 visit to AirVenture Oshkosh. Attendees to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration will have another opportunity to see arguably the most famous blimp when it returns to the convention this summer.

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