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EAA Plays Prominent Role in 'Public Enemies'
Ford Tri-Motor to appear in major motion picture
People who live outside the Oshkosh area may not be aware of the "buzz" that's been happening around here the past couple of weeks, but EAA's hometown has been in the throes of movie mania. Its downtown and Wittman Regional Airport have been serving as locations for the feature film Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and set for release in July 2009.

The film tells the story of notorious gangster John Dillinger (played by Depp) and is set in the early 1930s. Since aviation plays a prominent role in the movie, filmmakers made good use of EAA and its resources, including Pioneer Airport and its collection of vintage aircraft from that era - most notably EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. Pioneer also served as a location for several scenes.  

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News & Views from EAA April 18, 2008    Volume 8, Number 22
ROCKET RACING LEAGUE TO DEBUT AT AIRVENTURE
First RRL exhibition race scheduled in Oshkosh on Aug. 1-2
Rocket Racing LeagueAs with so many aviation firsts through the years, EAA AirVenture will be the site for the first exhibition race for the new Rocket Racing League, as announced by the RRL in New York on Monday morning. These exhibition races will include two Rocket Racers flying their "raceway in the sky" via in-panel and 3D helmet displays.
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ONE-OF-A-KIND RESTORED BOEING 40C FLYING TO OSHKOSH THIS SUMMER
Boeing 40CParticipants at EAA AirVenture 2008 will have the opportunity to view an airplane that has been resurrected after 80 years, and a aircraft model that has not graced the sky for 65 years, when a fully restored Boeing 40C arrives at Wittman Regional Airport. Addison Pemberton of Spokane, Wash., restored the aircraft that had been lost in an accident in October 1928, using parts from that airplane and another obtained from Alaska. The restored airplane made its maiden flight in February 2008 and is now being prepared for the 1,400-mile trip to Oshkosh. It is the only flying Boeing Model 40 in the world.  Read more
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK
Microstop Countersink Basics and Gluing Gussets Using T-88 
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSThe first of two EAA Hints for Homebuilders this week demonstrates the basics of microstop countersinking. Mark Forss, EAA aviation information specialist, shows the proper technique in using a countersinking tool to ensure that flush rivets will be installed properly on your metal building project. See the video.

In our second "Hint," Timm Bogenhagen, EAA's ultralight program manager, reveals a convenient way to use an ordinary aluminum can to mix T-88 epoxy, then demonstrates how to glue and staple a gusset onto a vertical fin. See the video.

EAA invites readers to submit ideas for future Hints for Homebuilders. Send an e-mail Info@EAA.org and please put "Hints" in the subject line.

TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR EAA MEMBERS' CHOICE MOVIE POLL
EAA FLY-IN THEATERYou still have until May 2 to cast your vote in the EAA's Members' Choice Movie Poll at the AirVenture website. To date we have more than 2,000 votes registered, which will determine which of 10 aviation movies will be shown as a viewer's choice during this summer's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at the EAA Fly-In Theater, sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation. All movies shown during the week will be projected onto a five-story screen, and be introduced by celebrity presenters. Current leader and presumptive winner is Air America, but there are still two weeks left to vote, so visit www.airventure.org/movie/ today.
EAA WELCOMES THIRD EAA CHAPTER LEADER ACADEMY THIS WEEKEND
Chapter LeadersAbout two-dozen EAA chapter representatives will arrive in Oshkosh this weekend for the third EAA Chapter Leaders Academy. Participants will engage in a variety of fun, fast-paced and fact-filled activities aimed at generating ideas and suggestions to help strengthen and sustain their local EAA chapters. They'll also have several opportunities to interact with each other, as well as get to know the EAA staff members who provide support to their activities throughout the year. Group activities include an after hours tour of the AirVenture Museum, as well as a side of "Oshkosh" they've never been able to experience before.
ORDER YOUR AIRVENTURE NOTAM EARLY
2008 AirVenture NOTAMWill also be available online later this spring
Updates to the EAA AirVenture 2008 NOTAM have been completed and the document is currently being readied for printing by the FAA. This 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh this year. It outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport details and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency and convenience.

If you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh, the EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required reading and should be part of a pilot's preflight preparation.  Read more

EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': HAROLD WELBORNTimeless Voices of Aviation
Harold WelbornHarold Welborn was a B-24 navigator with the 758th Bomb Squadron of the 495th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force flying out of Italy during World War II. Nearly shot down on only his second mission, Harold would go on to have some very harrowing experiences through the course of his combat tour. He shared his story with Timeless Voices during Sun 'n Fun 2003.
B-17 TOUR CONTINUES IN CALIFORNIA
Aluminum OvercastEAA's B-17 Salute to Veterans Tour featuring Aluminum Overcast visits famous Van Nuys, California this weekend, April 18-20, hosted by EAA Chapter 40. Next week stops are scheduled at Modesto April 22-23 (Chapter 90); and Hayward (Vintage Chapter 29). For information on how you can reserve a once-in-a-lifetime flight mission aboard Aluminum Overcast, or to see the entire tour schedule, visit the EAA B-17 website.
'ROSIE THE RIVETER' BOOKENDS
EAA MerchandiseThis 8-inch set of resin bookends is designed by Chris Collicot based on the "Rosie the Riveter' character from World War II. The figural bookends have a timeless machine age-art deco touch. Made of resin, they're available as sets or can be purchased separately. No bookshelf is complete without them. Get the set of two for $35.99, or a single for $18.99. Order online or call our toll-free number, 800-564-6322.
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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
For EAA Aviation Services:
Can you tell me the web site for the ICAO English Proficiency replacement C
ertificate?

Answer:
We've been receiving several calls on this, so thanks for asking. This link will familiarize you with the requirement. Then go to this link to order your replacement certificate.

The U.S. compliance deadline is March 5, 2009. 

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.

April 2008
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Desktop Wallpaper
Enjoy 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.

Download this wallpaper image at the EAA website, where you can choose among five resolutions to suit your screen...or select an image from the archive.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News

SCOTT CROSSFIELD FOUNDATION FORMED
TO SUPPORT AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Establishment of the Scott Crossfield Foundation, announced this week, will continue and expand upon the lifelong work of the legendary aviator. Its mission is twofold: to promote the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes and rewards K-12 teachers for outstanding achievements in aerospace education; and to support other organizations in the advancement of aerospace and aerospace education.  Read more

DIAMOND D-JET SERIAL NUMBER 003 MAKES FIRST FLIGHT
Diamond Aircraft Industries' D-JET serial number 003 completed its first flight, marking another milestone in the company's D-JET personal jet program. The aircraft departed from Diamond Aircraft's London, Ontario, facility for a successful 1 hour and 25 minute flight with Chief Test Pilot Daniel Ribeiro. The flight went exactly as planned with completion of all test cards.

The D-JET is designed specifically for the owner pilot, with attainability from both a financial as well as pilot qualification perspective. For more information, visit www.diamondaircraft.com.

ENROLLMENT OPEN AT WATHEN AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
After three years, the Wathen Aviation High School (WAHS) is ready to expand operations to include additional students in grades 9-12. The WAHS is a free public charter high school on the grounds of historic Flabob Airport, owned by the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation. WAHS uses aviation to inspire students to learn about math, science, history, and technology. Students get a chance to develop hands-on skills through a variety of projects at the historic Flabob Airport, currently restoring a Stinson 108 to airworthiness. Participation in the reconstruction efforts earns students free after school flight lessons. Limited enrollment for the fall 2008 school year is now open on a first come, first served basis. Parent-Teacher Information night is scheduled for April 30. For more information, call Kathleen Swift at 951-222-4466. Learn more at www.Flabob.org.

AMSAFE AIRBAG SYSTEM FOR GA
AmSafe, Inc., a provider of safety and securement products to the aviation, defense, and ground transportation markets, announced plans for the aftermarket distribution of its airbag system, the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint (AAIR), to general aviation customers worldwide. Working with a number of OEMs and independent operators, AmSafe has assembled a network of authorized service centers with operations at over 450 locations around the globe to sell, install, and service its aviation airbag system. Learn more at www.AmSafe.com.

XM RADIO TEAMS WITH AVMAP
As part of XM Radio's ongoing effort to provide pilots with a wide selection of XM WX-capable display solutions, the company has teamed with AvMap. AvMap will offer XM WX Satellite Weather as an option on its portable navigation systems including the EKP-IV, the EKP-IV PRO, and the GeoPilot II Plus. To learn more visit www.avmap.us or www.xmwxweather.com.

  
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