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Evenings Come Alive at EAA AirVenture
The days at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh are renowned for the seemingly endless schedule of programs and activities. In 2008, those activities are expanding even after the popular daily air show at EAA AirVenture. From aviation personalities and modern innovators to musical entertainment and aviation movies, the evening lineup at EAA AirVenture is a great way to extend each memorable day at what is commonly known as “aviation’s family reunion.”

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VideoRay Hill Memorial Breakfast
This week's video features the first Ray Hill Memorial Flight Breakfast, held last Saturday by four Iowa chapters at the Newton Municipal Airport (TNU), Iowa. Newton's EAA Chapter 456 showed its newly restored "Smiling Thru" Hangar, joined by co-hosts Chapter 675 of Marshalltown, Chapter 135 in Des Moines, and Chapter 1452 in Ames.

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News & Views from EAA May 30, 2008    Volume 8, Number 28
AIRVENTURE WEBSITE GETS NEW, FRESH LOOK
AirVenture.orgIt's now easier than ever to find the AirVenture information you're looking for with EAA's newly updated AirVenture website, www.AirVenture.org. Essential information about attending "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," such as admission, flying to and from Oshkosh, lodging, featured attractions, scheduling, and established activities on the grounds is readily available with the click of a mouse.

With new, more user-friendly menu bars, website visitors can easily access daily highlights, aircraft attractions, youth activities, multimedia content, schedules for presentations and workshops, and much more! Once it starts, www.AirVenture.org will feature daily reports, videos, and photos highlighting the top stories and keeping you up-to-date on what's happening in Oshkosh the week of July 28-August 3. 

LAWRENCE TO DISCUSS 51% RULE AT GOLDEN WEST
Earl Lawrence Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, will talk about "Understanding the 51% Rule" during the Golden West Regional Fly-in and Airshow Forum. The three-day event is next weekend, June 6-8, Yuba County Airport (MYV), and Lawrence will appear at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.  Read more
SPOT ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR EAA MEMBERS ATTENDING  AIRVENTURE
SPOTFree satellite messenger unit offered to all EAAers at Oshkosh
EAA members attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 will find their membership even more valuable this year, as SPOT will be waiting for them on the grounds. EAA members are eligible to receive a free SPOT Satellite Messenger through an exclusive offer from SPOT Inc. available only at Oshkosh.

SPOT Inc. announced that their SPOT Satellite Messenger (a $169.99 value) will be available to current EAA members free of charge when they subscribe to a one-year satellite service package, ideal for pilots, for $149.98 at AirVenture.  Read more
CSA CANCELS 2008 ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL FLY-IN
Rocky Mountain Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc., the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation responsible for the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In and Front Range Air Show, announced the cancellation of the 2008 event due to several local and national factors delaying the planning process. "We simply ran out of time to properly plan for the kind of quality event we wanted in 2008," said Jim Cimiluca, CSA President. Among the significant factors is a movement toward commercial aviation activity at Front Range Airport, whose five-year site agreement with the fly-in ends in 2008, as well as the continuing progress with EAA toward a long-term sponsorship/participation agreement.  Read more
EAA, COPPERSTATE FLY-IN SIGN, NEW SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
CopperstateEAA and the Copperstate Fly-In, one of the nation's top recreational aviation events, have signed a new working agreement that brings higher visibility to the Copperstate event and clearly defines EAA's role in the popular fly-in. The agreement underscores the shared missions of the Copperstate Fly-In, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2008, and EAA, the 170,000-member international organization that is dedicated to the spirit of aviation.  Read more
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS SERIES SURPASSES 100,000 VIEWS!
EAA's video series Hints for Homebuilders has been an enormous success among EAA members. Since being introduced back in March, they've totaled more than 100,000 views! The series, which features tips for composite, tube and fabric, sheet metal, and wood construction methods, now includes 20 episodes with more "Hints" added each week. EAA members are also getting involved by submitting their own helpful homebuilding tips.  Read more
HOMEBUILDING HINTS OF THE WEEK
'Flush Riveting' and 'Paper Templates'

HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSFlush riveting is more of an art than a science. Jack Dueck, in the first "Hints for Homebuilders" video this week, teaches us the basic flush riveting technique. Jack is a Technical Counselor, SportAir Workshop Instructor and member of both the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council and Canadian CouncilHINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS

Hint #2: Many of you know that cardboard can be used to make simple paper templates that make creating a sheet metal part simple. In our second video, Mark Forss of the EAA staff shows the paper template-making technique in action. Mark is also a SportAir Workshops instructor and is currently building a Hummelbird.

If you have a hint to share with your fellow EAAers, we'd love to hear from you! Drop us a note at Info@EAA.org, and please put "Hints" in the subject line.

DISCOUNT ENDS JUNE 15 FOR ADVANCED AIRVENTURE TICKET PURCHASES
Tickets can be purchased online at any time
EAA AirVenture OshkoshThe deadline to take advantage of the discounts available for advance AirVenture purchases is June 15, but you can still buy your admission online at any time before or during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. Take advantage of the "buy now and save" offer and receive $2 discounts for daily admissions and $5 discounts for weekly admissions. To buy your advance AirVenture admission, click here.
AIRVENTURE VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: 
Ann and Fred Criswell, Bettendorf, Iowa
AIRVENTURE VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTThere is a saying that the family that plays together, stays together. But in Ann and Fred Criswell's case, it's the family that volunteers together that stays together. The Bettendorf, Iowa, couple has literally raised their four children while volunteering at EAA AirVenture. And now their children are doing the same thing.

Ann said the couple has done many jobs since their love affair with EAA began in the late 1950s. In fact, they've only missed two years of volunteering at AirVenture since the convention moved to Oshkosh.  Read more

GET YOUR EAA AIRVENTURE NOTAM BOOKLET TODAY
DOWNLOAD YOUR 2008 EAA AIRVENTURE NOTAM NOWGet your free EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) booklet today by ordering from EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322, or order online here or download here. The NOTAM contains the Special Flight Procedures in effect for Wittman Regional Airport and alternate airports from 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 25, to 11:59 p.m. CDT Sunday, August 3, 2008. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh runs from July 28-August 3. For additional EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 information, including advance ticket purchasing, visit www.airventure.org.
RIDESHARE PROVIDES ECONOMICAL OPTION FOR ATTENDING AIRVENTURE
Make your annual trek to EAA AirVenture more affordable by using RideShare, a free online service that pairs people looking for transportation to Oshkosh with those who may have a spare seat available.

Visit www.airventure.org/rideshare/default.asp, where you can view all the rides offered and all the rides requested. Or use the 'Quick Search' buttons to focus your search your search, or search by state. If you wish to post your information and have a ride to offer, or are looking for a ride, click the 'Offer/Request a Ride' link to fill out a form with your information. Your personal information will not be shown on these pages. Instead, a link to contact you is provided. An e-mail will be sent to you from the interested party, and it is your option to reply or contact that party.

WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
Army Wings and Wheels, Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, Poplar Grove, Illinois
Calendar of EventsThis week's featured aviation event from the EAA Aviation Calendar of Events is in Poplar Grove, Illinois. Here's what's in store for those attending:

"L-bird fly-in and living history re-enactment. Flying events, pancake breakfast, awards, displays, battle re-enactment. Join the Piper Cubs, Jeeps and other vehicles in celebrating the accomplishments of our veterans. The two-and-a-half day event will include a veteran Liaison Pilot speaker, as well as flight competitions and aircraft, vehicle and equipment demonstrations and displays." Learn more at www.ArmyWingsAndWheels.com.

Find out more about this event, or find/submit others at www.eaacalendar.org.

FAA TO EXTEND PARACHUTE REPACK REQUIREMENT FROM 120 TO 180 DAYS
The FAA is reportedly in the final stages of extending the required parachute re-packing interval from 120 days to 180 days. EAA and the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) were part of the widespread effort led by the Parachute Industry Association and the United States Parachute Association in favor of the change.

“We’re very pleased that this change is going through,” said Lisa Popp, IAC executive director. “Obviously, the change will benefit our members whom we require to wear a parachute during any of the 45-plus aerobatic competitions we sanction annually in the United States.”  Read more

CHAPTER FINDS INNOVATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YE FLIGHTS
CHAPTER FINDS INNOVATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YE FLIGHTSChapter 700 in Burlington, Iowa, plans to continue flying Young Eagles until pigs fly. And if their May 17 Young Eagles flight rally is any indication, that will surely be a long, long time.

The chapter has partnered with a local bank to help it promote some of its Young Eagles flights. And the bank's mascot, "Pig E. Bank," appeared on May 17, and even asked for a ride, said Rex Ott, chapter vice chairman.  Read more

B-17 TOUR CHARTERS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
B-17 TourEAA's Salute to Veteran's Tour featuring the B-17 Aluminum Overcast makes its way over the Rocky Mountains this week as it heads to Ogden, Utah (May 30-June 1) to visit EAA Chapter 23. From there it heads to Denver, Colorado, for its next tour stop (June 4-8), hosted by the Wings over the Rockies Museum. 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.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': CLAY LACY
Clay LacyClay Lacy is a modern aviation legend. He grew up in the aviation hotbed of Wichita, Kansas, and began flying as a teenager. United Airlines hired him as a pilot in 1952 and by the time he retired in 1992, he was number one on the seniority list. In 1968, Clay established Clay Lacy Aviation, which has grown into a worldwide, first-class executive jet charter service. Clay holds over 30 type ratings, has held 29 world speed records in aviation, and has made over 2,500 air-to-air movie photography flights for such films as Top Gun, Flight of the Intruder, The Client, and Firefox. He may very well have more logged flight hours - 50,000 - than any other person in the world. This is his story.
B-17 FREE-STANDING MEDALLION MAKES PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT
EAA MerchandiseThe B-17 Free Standing Medallion is the first in a Limited Edition Series. Standing 2-3/4 inches tall by 4-1/4 inches wide, this medallion tells you all about EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast. As part of a Father's Day special for EAA members, if you order by June 5, you pay only $31 - a savings of $5 off the regular, non-member price - plus receive the Memphis Belle: a Story of Flying the B-17 VHS tape absolutely free. Order online, or by calling our toll-free number, 800-564-6322.
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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
EAA Aviation Services:
I received my student Sport Pilot Certificate on August 19, 2006. It will expire on August 31 this year. Recently, I examined the certificate and discovered there were no "renewal" instructions. What can I do to renew the student ticket?

Answer:
Student pilot certificates are not renewable. You must simply apply for and receive a new student pilot certificate once your current one expires. You can apply for a new student certificate with your local Designated Pilot Examiner, or at the area FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). In either case, application must be done in person, and make sure you have your driver’s license (or other government issued photo ID) with you.

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.

June 2008
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Desktop Wallpaper
Air show performer Kyle Franklin flew his Super Cub in the 2007 AirVenture air show, but this year look for the veteran flier in his Waco. This month's calendar photo was shot by EAA AirVenture photographer DeKevin Thornton.

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

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
FIRST INTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN VAN'S AIRCRAFT FLY-IN
The first International European Van's Aircraft Fly-In took place last weekend at Damme Airfield (EDWC) in Germany. The fly-in, which attracted over 120 airplanes from all over Europe, including 43 Van's aircraft that ranged from RV-3's to RV-9's, began with podium discussions that covered the four phases of building your own aircraft: planning, building, certification, and flying. After lunch visitors made an 80 NM trip to Wangerooge, one of the 32 Frisian Islands in the North Sea. Later in the day an exposition of participants' airplanes took place followed by an American BBQ hosted by Van's Aircraft. An award ceremony at the end of the event celebrated the participants who flew the longest distance to the EDWC. For more information visit www.VansAircraft.com.

TFR ANNOUNCED FOR SHUTTLE LAUNCH
Saturday's (May 31) scheduled launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-124 will activate a 40 nm temporary flight restriction centered on Cape Canaveral. General aviation pilots are required to stay clear of the restricted airspace from 9:57 AM until 5:40 p.m., EDT. The launch is scheduled to occur at 4:57 p.m. If the launch is delayed, the backup launch day is Sunday, June 1, at 4:34 p.m., and a 40 NM Radius TFR will be in effect from 9:34 a.m.-5:15 p.m. EDT. Pilots should always review NOTAMs and contact Flight Service for latest information before takeoff.

SPORT AVIATION SPECIALTIES MOVES TO ATLANTA AREA
Sport Aviation Specialties will change its location from Jacksonville, Florida, to the Atlanta area on June 1. The company will provide the same services, which include light-sport repairman courses, special light-sport aircraft consulting, DAR and sport pilot services, and pre-purchase inspection. The light-sport repairman courses cover fixed-wing, weight-shift trikes, or powered parachutes, and the company says it is always looking to bring these courses to new locations. If you would like a course in your area, visit http://www.sportaviationspecialties.com or call them at 904-206-0522.

PLANS FOR 2009 INTERNATIONAL WAI CONFERENCE UNDERWAY
The 20th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta Georgia, February 26-28, 2009. The conference will feature seminars, workshops, speakers, a job fair, a Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic, social events, and a trade show. All events will be open to members and non-members. Online registration will be available in September. For more information and updates, visit www.wai.org.

  
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