10, 2008 Volume 8,
AIRVENTURE SITE'S FUTURE
LOOK STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE
EAA member comments play major role in
shaping 10-year plan
the past two years, EAA headquarters officials have been gathering
information regarding the future needs of the AirVenture grounds in
Oshkosh. Primary input for the project comes from member feedback
received during EAA AirVenture - The World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration - as well as from exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and other
participants. This feedback has been gathered through formal surveys and
discussions, as well as from comments received throughout the year.
EAA President Tom Poberezny has
previously discussed the upcoming AirVenture site re-design and
development in EAA's publications and various EAA-member gatherings over
the past two years. There have also been hundreds of hours devoted to
discussions and planning to reach a practical timeline for this project,
which could extend over 10 years total. Read
NASA ADMINISTRATOR TO
PARTICIPATE AT EAA AIRVENTURE
Administrator Michael Griffin has confirmed that he will participate at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 as part of the activities commemorating
NASA's 50th anniversary. Griffin has served as NASA Administrator since
2005 and will be making his first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in
that role. Griffin, who holds a flight instructor certificate with
instrument and multiengine ratings, also has a long career in space
sciences and education. Read
FORD TRI-MOTOR MINI-TOUR
TO VISIT EIGHT MIDWEST CITIES
classic aircraft from the early days of commercial air travel re-creates
those days in the Midwest this spring and early summer, as EAA brings
its restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner to eight cities in five
states. The tour includes opportunities for aviation enthusiasts in that
part of the nation to see and ride in the world's first mass-produced
airliner. It begins in Detroit, Mich., on May 30-June 1 and continues
through Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois through June and early July.
Some of the airports on the tour likely first saw a Ford Tri-Motor on
their grounds 80 years ago. Read
QUESTION OF THE WEEK,
FROM EAA AVIATION SERVICES
I am a holder of a private pilot glider rating. I contacted a training
center to start taking flight training in one of their LSA-rated
aircraft. They told me since my pilots license is a glider license that
I would have to do the complete program including taking the written all
of the required flight hours and practical with an FAA examiner. The
instructor said that he called the local FSDO and that is what they told
him. I thought that since I held a private pilot certificate that all I
needed was to fly with an instructor until he felt that I ready and then
fly with another instructor to get an endorsement in my logbook.
Please let me know if I am incorrect and
the specific FAA regs that cover this.
Answer: The information they gave
you is incorrect. Since you already hold a pilot certificate, you can
add a privilege at the sport pilot level using the procedure called out
in FAR 61.321. This does not require a new knowledge (written) test or a
checkride with a pilot examiner. The entire process can be handled with
proper endorsements from authorized instructors. You can view FAR 61.321
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2008 EAA DESKTOP CALENDAR
look inside the "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp
gondola, captured by EAA volunteer photographer Amy
Gesch, during the airship's 2007 visit to AirVenture
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
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