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Oh, the Aircraft You'll See at Oshkosh!
Boeing Dreamlifter leads unique aircraft at AirVenture
Boeing's colossal "Dreamlifter" cargo plane will make its first-ever visit to AirVenture Oshkosh this year when it arrives late opening day Monday, July 28 for a 24-hour stop. The modified 747-400 aircraft - one of only three in the world - features a significantly enlarged fuselage allowing it to carry more cargo by volume than any airplane. The Dreamlifter is but one of many unique and significant aircraft scheduled to visit the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration in 2008.
  
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'S.O.S. Now' Aims to Fight Oil-Market Speculation
A coalition of the major airlines took the extraordinary step today of co-signing a common e-mail to their respective customer lists. The e-mail, signed by the top executives of a dozen major airlines, identifies their joint cause, "Stop Oil Speculation (S.O.S.) Now," and encourages air-travel customers to rally support behind re-regulation of oil-market speculating practices.
  
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EAA Multimedia

Video Affordable Flying Center
In search of a more inexpensive pathway to pursue your passion for flight? (These days, who isn't?) One must-see AirVenture attraction this years is the Affordable Flying Center, and this week's featured video Ron Wagner talks about what you can expect to find at the new area. (Also see story below.)

More Multimedia posted this week:
AirVenture Preview
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Adam Smith - Aviation Innovations at AirVenture  and AeroShell Square preview

Hints for Homebuilders:
Drilling out a Driven Rivet

From the Archives:
AeroShell Answers - Log Sheets

Timeless Voice of the Week:
Dr. Peggy Chabrian, President of Women in Aviation International

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News & Views from EAA July 11, 2008    Volume 8, Number 34
RARE ROTORCRAFT FLIES - WILL APPEAR AT OSHKOSH
Pitcairn PA-18Jack and Kate Tiffany and the crew of Leading Edge Restorations have completed the restoration of the only flying Pitcairn PA-18 autogiro in existence, originally built in 1932. Experienced antique aircraft restorer and pilot Andrew King was asked to perform the first test flights. After a taxi mishap in mid-June resulted in damage to the rotor blades and top of the vertical fin and rudder, repairs were done and first flights were made on July 10 at Andy Barnhart Memorial Airport near Dayton, Ohio.  Read more
POBEREZNY TO ATTEND CHAPTER 1405 FLY-IN SATURDAY
POBEREZNY TO ATTEND CHAPTER 1405 FLY-IN SATURDAYEAA President Tom Poberezny will join Congressman Sam Graves at Saturday's annual Wing Nuts Flying Circus Fly-In sponsored by Chapter 1405 at the Gould Peterson Memorial Airport (K57) in Tarkio, Missouri. Poberezny and Congressman Graves, who is a chapter member, will be joined by Phil Boyer, president of AOPA, and Ed Bolen, president of NBAA at an aviation town hall meeting beginning at 8:45 a.m. Poberezny will lead off with a discussion of what the future holds for sport pilot/light-sport aircraft. Congressman Graves will also lead a Q&A session. Following the town hall meeting will a number of special fly bys by current and vintage military aircraft including the C-130 Hercules, B-2 Bomber, F-18 Hornet, A-10 Warthog, F-15 Eagle, and P-51 Mustangs, among others. Static display aircraft throughout the day include several military helicopters and aircraft along with numerous vintage airplanes. The gates open early, with breakfast served beginning at 6:30 a.m. Click here for more information.
EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR JULY 29 JETPACK LAUNCH AT AIRVENTURE
EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR JULY 29 JETPACK LAUNCH AT AIRVENTUREMore details are emerging about "The World's First Practical Jetpack" that will make its public debut at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 29. The developers of the Martin Jetpack note that the innovative technology will allow up to 30-minute flights and a total engine life of 1,000 hours. Some 27 years of research and development went into the jetpack, which has no direct competitors and is a huge technological leap from the 25- to 30-second flights made by the Bell Rocket Belt of the 1960s.

Several pilots (including the one pictured with the jetpack) have made successful test flights as the development group readies itself for its Oshkosh appearance.

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EAA EXPANDS HOMEBUILDER CAMPING AREA
EAA EXPANDS HOMEBUILDER CAMPING AREAEAA has expanded the homebuilt aircraft camping area this year to accommodate 25 more aircraft, totaling about 250 sites. The homebuilt camping area is located west of Knapp Street Road and north of the Fly Mart. "Last year, we came very close to capacity," said Charlie Becker, director member programs. "Long term, the new AirVenture site redesign project will virtually double the current area, so we'll be in good shape, but that will be a couple of years in the future and we wanted to make sure we expanded as much as possible now." Homebuilt camping is available on a first come, first served basis.
SEND US YOUR TYPE CLUB MEETING INFORMATION
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the annual gathering place for aviation enthusiasts, so it's only natural that many type clubs also hold special events, dinners, and meetings in and around Oshkosh throughout the week. If your type club plans to meet during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, visit our secure website, complete the online form, and we'll post the information on the AirVenture website. Deadline to submit information is July 14. Call 888-322-4636, extension 6112, or e-mail ssedlachek@eaa.org for more information.
DISCOVER MONEY-SAVING TIPS AT AFFORDABLE FLYING CENTER
EAA's new Affordable Flying Center will make its AirVenture debut this summer with a full lineup of practical, dollar-saving forums. Located in the former NASA building north of the old control tower, these forums will offer practical tips and ideas to help you achieve your dream of flight, even on a limited budget. Examples low-priced airplanes will also be displayed.  Read more
40TH ARLINGTON FLY-IN UNDER WAY; LAWRENCE, HAC TO APPEAR FRIDAY
40TH ARLINGTON FLY-IN UNDER WAY; LAWRENCE, HAC TO APPEAR FRIDAYThe 40th annual Arlington Fly-In is currently under way through Sunday, July 13, at the Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), Washington. The five-day event will feature daily air shows, forums and workshops, aircraft displays, exhibits from more than 140 vendors, and more. EAA’s Earl Lawrence, vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, will speak on Friday about EAA’s positions and actions regarding FAA’s 51% Rule. EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council members Doug Kelly, Jack Dueck, and Wally Anderson will also be on hand to participate in the discussion. Visit the Arlington website for more information.
AIRCOMMAND I TO BE FEATURED AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2008
AIRCOMMAND I TO BE FEATURED AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2008AirSupport LLC, a full-service air show and special event management company, will feature its state-of-the-art mobile air show support system during the daily air shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. The mobile command unit, called AirCommand I, is a multi-purpose system designed to house the Air Boss as well as key ground air operations managers. Features such as thirteen-foot AirCommand Cab, 360-degree horizon-to-horizon views and rock-steady media platform provide a level of operational ability and safety enhancement unavailable in any other system. TO learn more about the system, visit www.airsupport.com.
ATMOSPHERE AT AIRVENTURE 2008 WILL BE ELECTRIC!
ATMOSPHERE AT AIRVENTURE 2008 WILL BE ELECTRIC!EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been, and will continue to be the cradle of aviation innovation. This year things will be especially "electric," as members of the electric-powered aircraft forefront will gather to discuss this new and exciting emerging technology at the Electric Aircraft Forum on Thursday, July 31, at Honda Pavilion #7, from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Speakers include members of Sonex Aircraft, MG Consulting, ElectraFlyer, Pipistrel, and Omega Research. Electric aircraft will also be on display around the grounds of EAA AirVenture 2008, including the Sonex Electric Airplane, which will be located in the EAA Welcome Center, and the ElectraFlyer-C, which will be giving demonstrations flights in addition to its display at AeroShell Square. For the complete forums schedule, visit the AirVenture website
FIRST EAA YOUNG EAGLES CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC IS JULY 27
Just prior to AirVenture, come out and support the EAA Young Eagles Program on Sunday, July 27, and enjoy a unique opportunity to play a round with golf and aviation celebrities. The Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic will be held at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, located in Green Lake, Wisconsin (about 30 miles southwest of Oshkosh). Celebrities include PGA Tour and champion tour golfer Mike McCullough; Hollywood director, screenwriter, producer, and pilot Wil Shriner; actor Kevin Sorbo; aerobatic pilots Sean Tucker and Julie Clark, Eclipse Aviation founder Vern Raburn, and others - all joining together in support of EAA's youth initiatives.  Read more

BILL MITCHELL TO RECEIVE 2008 SPIRIT OF FLIGHT AWARD
BILL MITCHELL TO RECEIVE 2008 SPIRIT OF FLIGHT AWARDBill Mitchell, of Denver, Colorado, has been selected as the 2008 Spirit of Flight Award recipient, recognizing his involvement in promoting air safety and test flying homebuilt aircraft. Mitchell (EAA 348658) has spent over 12,000 hours in the air, and has made the first flight of many homebuilts. Not only has Mitchell test-flown homebuilts, he has also delivered airplanes around the country, given flight instruction, conducted Biennial Flight Reviews (BFRs), presented safety topics to his EAA Chapter 43, participated in flying a countless number of Young Eagles, and always makes himself available to share his knowledge of aviation.  Read more

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ATTENTION WOMEN PILOTS
Be part of the largest gathering of women pilots
EAA AirVenture this year features weeklong activities as part of a "WomenVenture" program. Speakers, seminars, and other activities are planned all week long, culminating in the largest gathering of women pilots in history on AeroShell Square. On Friday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m., women pilots will gather on AeroShell Square for a panoramic group photo of what we hope becomes the largest gathering of women pilots anywhere and anytime! The first 1,200 women registered on grounds to be in the group photo on Friday during AirVenture will get an official WomenVenture t-shirt.
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HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK
Drilling Out a Driven Rivet
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSDrilling out a driven rivet takes the proper approach and a bit of practice. In this video, Jack Dueck shows you the proper technique. Jack is a Technical Counselor, SportAir Workshop Instructor and member of both the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council and Canadian Council, plus is the editor of Bits and Pieces, EAA's Canadian e-newsletter.

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.

AIRPLANE SOUGHT FOR PHOTO, VIDEO WORK DURING AIRVENTURE 2008
EAA's Photo department is looking for a second aircraft to support the Cessna 210J currently used for it's air-to-air photography work during AirVenture Oshkosh. The aircraft carries EAA's photographer and a video cameraman for shooting aircraft throughout the event. These images are then used in future EAA publications, web-based video, calendars, and other outlets. 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.
EAA AIRVENTURE VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: INEZ RIVERSIDE
INEZ RIVERSIDE
Inez Riverside has no trouble talking trash. Garbage, that is. Riverside and her husband, Jim, spend the weeks before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh opens helping to prepare for the start of the fly-in convention. The Iron Mountain, Michigan couple volunteer as part of EAA Chapter 439, out of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, whose job in the early years was hauling trash.  Read more
EAA'S B-17 PROCEEDS TO PRAIRIE STATE
EAA's B-17EAA's restored B-17G Aluminum Overcast will make its way to Champagne, Illinois, for the weekend (July 11-13), where it will be visiting EAA Chapter 29 as part of EAA's Salute to Veterans tour. The historic bomber will then head to Terre Haute, Indiana, the following week (June 15-16) to visit EAA Chapter 83 and offer rides in one of only 14 Fortress's still flying. Pre-book prices are $359 for EAA Members and $399 for Non-Members. Walk-up prices are $385 for EAA Members and $425 for Non-EAA Members. To book a flight please call 1-800-359-6217 or go to www.b17.org.
EAA'S FORD TRI-MOTOR MAKES FINAL STOP BEFORE OSHKOSH
Ford Tri-MotorEAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor has departed Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is now en route to Morris, Illinois, where it will appear at Morris Airport - James R. Washburn Field this weekend (July 11-13). Advanced bookings for this stop are now available online. The historic plane will then head back to Oshkosh where it will be prepared for the week of AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, July 28-August 3. For more information on the Ford Tri-Motor tour, including information on booking a flight, visit www.FlytheFord.org.
FOLLOW EAA'S TOURING AIRCRAFT VIRTUALLY WITH SPOT
As EAA’s B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor continue to tour the country, you can now track their movements online and in real time! The hand-held SPOT Satellite Messenger device is now aboard both airplanes, allowing those with an Internet connection to track the GPS location of the plane via Google Maps when flying missions during the tour.  Read more

EAAER FLYING HOMEBUILT FROM TEL AVIV TO OSHKOSH
EAAER FLYING HOMEBUILT FROM TEL AVIV TO OSHKOSHEAA received word from Yair Gil, EAA 703228, that he was to begin the first leg of his flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to AirVenture Oshkosh today, July 7, in his Cozy MK-IV. The homebuilder plans to meet up with other members of the Cozy builders group when he arrives. "I like flight adventures, and this flight will definitely be one of them," Gil said. "I promised my group that when my plane was finally ready, I would meet them all in Oshkosh. Now that it's finished, I have to repay my commitment."  Read more

EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': DR. PEGGY CHABRIAN
AA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': DR. PEGGY CHABRIANDr. Peggy Chabrian is a long-time aviation enthusiast and professional aviation educator. In 1990, she held a conference for women seeking opportunities in aviation. Today, that conference has grown into one of the largest women organizations in all of aviation-Women In Aviation, International. As President and Founder of Women In Aviation, International, Dr. Chabrian is heavily involved in the advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. This is her story.

LISTEN ANYWHERE WITH FLIGHTLINE RADIO
PRE-ORDER YOUR AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2008 SOUVENIR DVD

EAA MerchandiseDon't miss any of the action! Flight Line Radio is a service that allows visitors to listen to EAA Merchandisethe air show announcers, the tower, and EAA Radio anywhere on the AirVenture grounds. The receivers are available for only $15.00 each, but quantities are limited so order yours early online.

And you can keep the magic alive long after the convention ends with the AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 souvenir DVD! Pre-order your copy by August 3, 2008, and we’ll ship your first DVD FREE ($1 shipping for each additional DVD ordered). Only $14.99 each. Order online or call our toll-free number, 1-800-564-6322.

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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
Can you tell me what entry I should put in my log book now that I have completed the 25 hr restriction on my RV-6A?

Answer:
The proper entry is found in your aircraft’s operating limitations. The operating limitations document was issued to your aircraft as a part of its airworthiness certificate. The flight test requirement is found there, as well as other pertinent limitations and requirements for the operation of your aircraft. Remember that the operating limitations are required to be carried in the aircraft at all times.

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.

July 2008
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Birds Eye View...
...or rather an early morning Fisheye lens view of AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 looking north over the grounds. This month's calendar photo was shot by EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick.

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
UND ORDERS 25 CESSNA 172 SKYHAWKS
Cessna Aircraft Company reports it has entered into a multi-year contract with the University of North Dakota for 25 Cessna 172 Skyhawks for flight training. The first four were handed over on July 9 during a ceremony at Cessna's facility in Independence, Kansas. The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace) flight student enrollment tops 1,000 and total flight training hours surpasses 90,000 each year in more than 120 aircraft. Earlier this year, UND Aerospace took delivery of a Citation Mustang, making it the first collegiate flight program to have a Mustang in its fleet. Learn more at www.cessna.com or www.aero.und.edu.

ITALIAN-BUILT MD3 RIDER EARNS LSA ACCEPTANCE
Space Coast Aviation Services and FlyItalia announced that the first Italian-built MD3 Rider, a factory-built light-sport aircraft, has been imported into the USA and has been recognized in conformance with the ASTM Standard 2245-06 for design and performance of an LSA. "This means we can now deliver in quantity, and on-schedule," said Ron Bearer, Jr., president of Space Coast Aviation services, Inc., and importer/distributor of the MD3 Rider. With higher volumes of the MD3 Rider soon to be available, Bearer also opened the door to North American-based dealership inquiries. For more information, contact Ron@SCAviationServices or visit www.SCAviationServices.com.

CESSNA ON TIMES SQUARE; OFFERS FREE FUEL
Cessna Aircraft Company is taking its marketing program to Broadway with a new video appearing over the next two months on one of the jumbo video screens in New York's Times Square. The video, One Day, Two Trips, shows the benefits of using a business aircraft versus commercial flights. See the full two-minute version at www.GetHomeOnTime.com.

Cessna also announced it will offer free fuel for up to 18 months and a free Garmin synthetic vision upgrade for new buyers of Cessna 182 Skylanes or Turbo Skylanes through September 30, 2008. Cessna will pay for fuel up to $15,000 between now and the end of 2009, based on average usage and power settings. Cessna will also upgrade the Garmin G1000 avionics package standard on the 182 with Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) currently in the final stages of certification by Cessna and Garmin. To qualify for the incentives, a buyer must take possession of the Cessna 182 Skylane or Turbo Skylane between July 1 and September 30. Learn more at www.cessna.com.

NEW PIPER DAKOTA STC: VORTEX GENERATORS
Micro AeroDynamics added the Piper PA-28 tapered wing series aircraft to the growing list of general aviation models that can be upgraded with Micro Vortex Generators (VGs). Flight testing showed a 9 percent reduction in stall speed, a much higher roll rate, improved aileron control in stall, and improved controllability in slow speed operations. The kit includes nearly 200 vortex generators that are mounted across the full span of the wings, the vertical stabilizer, and the underside of the horizontal stabilator. The new STC covers PA-28-151, PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28R-201, PA-28R201T, and PA-28-236. For more information, visit www.microaero.com or call 800-677-2370.

MVP-50 GLASS PANEL ENGINE MONITOR TSO
Electronics International (EI) received FAA Technical Standard Orders (TSO) certification for its MVP-50 Glass Panel Engine Monitor. The MVP-50 is a complete engine monitoring system with the ability to monitor more than 50 different engine functions. EI is hoping to receive a supplemental type certificate soon. Learn more at www.Buy-EI.com.

AEA MOVES TO NEW MISSOURI HEADQUARTERS
To meet the growing demands of a larger staff and the addition of more services and benefits to its members, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has moved to new headquarters offices. The 12,000-square-foot facility is close to Lee's Summit Regional Airport in Lee's Summit, Missouri, a Kansas City suburb. The AEA is planning an official grand opening celebration and open house at its new building and training facilities Wednesday, September 24. The organization's new phone numbers are now effective, call 816-347-8400. Learn more at www.aea.net.

NEW CFI FLIGHT BAG FROM SPORTYS
Sporty's convened a panel of certificated flight instructors (CFI) and put them to work designing a dream flight bag. The result is Sporty's new CFI Flight Gear Bag, which can carry everything a CFI uses during a typical day. Features include two padded external pockets to keep a transceiver and GPS within easy reach, dual quick-access chart pockets, and a wide-mouth center compartment for a headset. Order the compact, lightweight bag at www.sportys.com or call 800-776-7897.

  
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