8, 2008 Volume 8,
SWEEPSTAKES, YOUNG EAGLES
AirVenture closing day August 3, attendees gathered on AeroShell Square
for the big drawings in the EAA Share the Spirit Sweepstakes and Young
Eagles Raffle. And the winners are:
First grand prize - a new Cirrus SR20 with a year's supply of
fuel - Greg Thompson, EAA 652822, Fairfax, Virginia
Second grand prize - a RotorWay A600 Talon kit - Mike Schoenmann,
EAA 656186, St. Clair, Michigan (More
EAA Sweepstakes winners)
Winner of the Young Eagles Raffle
grand prize, a 2009 limited edition Ford Mustang Bullitt was Michael
Kenny, of Boulder, Colorado, EAA 805621. (More
Young Eagles Raffle winners)
Tickets for the 2009 EAA Share the Spirit Sweepstakes aircraft - a new
Flight Design MC light-sport aircraft will become available in
NUMBERS SHOW ANOTHER
and other figures from the recently concluded EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2008 reflect what EAA President Tom Poberezny said in preliminary
reports on Sunday, August 3; this year's convention was another Oshkosh
success that solidified the importance of EAA AirVenture to the aviation
community. "Each day on the grounds was filled with
outstanding activities that made every day at AirVenture a unique event
in itself," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "This year's
'Oshkosh' was the shot of enthusiasm, inspiration, and economic boost
that aviation needed." Read
ALAN HENLEY RECEIVES
WORLD'S LARGEST GET WELL CARD AT OSHKOSH
about your great timing…As aerobatic pilot Alan Henley lay in his
Alabama hospital bed last Saturday morning recovering from his severe
injuries in a non-aviation
home accident, a computer was brought into the room. About an hour
later, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team Lead took cyber-delivery of the
world's biggest get well card that read, "Get Well Alan." It
was not exactly how they planned it, said Steve Oliver, who teams with
wife Suzanne Asbury-Oliver as the Oregon Aero SkyDancers team. "We
didn't know till hours later that Alan and (his wife) Jennifer watched
the skywriting in real-time," he said. "Our original intent
was to capture it in photos and video to send to them to cheer them up.
But the way everything came together was incredible! At that moment,
everyone on the grounds, in addition to the aerobatic community, was
thinking of Alan and wishing him well." A foundation to help defray
Alan's medical expenses has been established. Visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/alanhenley
for more information.
FEDERAL LEADERS LAND AT
The Future of General Aviation Public
Policy Lives Here
from the FAA and from both houses of Congress flocked to AirVenture once
again to meet face to face with EAA members and to get a firsthand look
at how their decisions will affect pilots and aviation enthusiasts from
around the country.
In addition to spending time in
discussions with members at forums and as they roved the grounds, these
policy leaders also spoke to reporters for your EAA publications. Here
are some of the top-line thoughts that they shared. Read
MORE TIME PROVIDED FOR
COMMENTS ON 51% PROPOSED POLICY
As we reported during AirVenture (July
29), the FAA granted EAA's request to extend the deadline through
September 30, 2008 for comments on the newly proposed FAA policy for
administering and enforcing the 51 percent rule. EAA encourages its
members to review the
policy and submit their comments to the FAA. EAA also asks that a
copy of submitted comments be sent to email@example.com.
ALUMINUM OVERCAST RESUMES
2008 TOUR IN PENNSYLVANIA
that AirVenture 2008 is over, there's no rest for EAA's B-17. Aluminum
Overcast heads to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to launch the next leg of
the 2008 "Keep it Flying" tour, hosted by EAA Chapter 122.
From there it's on to Schenectady, New York (Chapter 852) August 12-13,
and Lawrence, Massachusetts (Chapter 106), August 15-17. Flights on the
historic WWII bomber can be booked through www.b17.org
or contact EAA's B-17 Tour Office at 800-359-6217.
WINNERS NAMED IN 2008 EAA
QUILT BLOCK CONTEST
Massimini of McLean, Virginia, created the winning entry in EAA's 2008
Quilt Block contest. "Premier Vol" ("First Flight"
in French) celebrates Wilbur Wright's August 8, 1908, flight of the
Wright Flyer near Paris that electrified the French and world aviation
communities. Second place went to Jeanie Eatherton, of Piedmont, South
Dakota, for her block titled, "Ninety-Nines 1929 - Airmarking";
and third place was awarded to Elli Wollangk, of Oshkosh, for
"Demoiselle" (Dragonfly). For complete results on this year's
competition, visit the AirVenture
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF
Torque Wrench Basics
wrenches are absolutely necessary when building your own aircraft. In
this video Jeremy Monnett of Sonex Aircraft discusses the two styles
available and how they work.
Thanks to everyone who
stopped by the workshop area during AirVenture last week to record their
own Hints for Homebuilders. In all, more than 50 new videos were
videotaped, and we'll soon be busy editing and formatting those for
future release on EAA's video player and in e-Hotline."
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.
LEARNING TO FLY TO CALIFORNIA
EAA's Learn to Fly Discovery
Center hits the road when it travels to Camarillo, California for EAA
Chapter 723's "Wings Over Camarillo" event August 16-17.
Guests will have the opportunity to attend presentations, speak with
certificated flight instructors about various aspects of recreational
flying, and experience virtual flight through simulator stations while
visiting the Center. Read
SPOTLIGHT: INFORMATION SERVICES TEAM
woman from Italy lost her international cell phone. Another woman from
Australia lost her camera's memory card, filled with her family's entire
U.S. vacation. Both were turned in at AirVenture's General Information
Services, which includes lost and found.
"We had the phone back
to its owner in two hours," says co-chairman Gary Sternberg of
Oshkosh. "She broke down in tears when we told her we had it."
Chairman Bill Schneider, also of Oshkosh, adds, "People think their
items will be gone forever, but this is Oshkosh."
And that says it all.
Oshkosh isn't just known as the largest gathering of aviation
enthusiasts, but it is also known for its clean grounds and friendly and
helpful people. Read
SPOTLIGHT: SYLVIA FISCHER
Greeting Visitors From Around
AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 is just over, and already 88-year-old Sylvia
Fischer is looking forward to 2009. "You can't stay home when you
know you have friends waiting for you," she explains. Fisher, of
Wautoma, Wisconsin, has volunteered for 30 years at the International
Visitors Pavilion, welcoming visitors and answering questions in seven
languages - English, French, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, French and
"I've met all kinds of
people of all kinds of nationalities," she says, noting that she
receives Christmas cards or e-mails from many of the people she's met
over the years. "And I save them all." Read more
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
Milaca Fly-In Pig Roast and Pancake
Breakfast, Milaca, Minnesota
roast, hangar dance and camping, Saturday. Fly-in pancake breakfast,
Sunday. Young Eagle flights hosted by EAA Chapter 1360, 7 a.m. - 11
a.m., Saturday, www.milacaairport.com.
7th Annual Wings & Wheels - Huron
County Airport, Norwalk, Ohio
Pancake breakfast; Young Eagle flights
hosted by EAA Chapter 50; helicopter rides; vintage cars; Life Flight
display; unique aircraft www.huroncountyairport.com.
EAA Chapter 913's Wheels & Wings
2008 - New Holstein Airport, New Holstein, Wisconsin
Fourth Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show and Fly-In. Breakfast and
lunch served. Activities for kids and adults. Classic car show featuring
over 100 vehicles. Airplane rides. flea market. rain or shine. Presented
by EAA Chapter 913 and New Holstein Optimist Club, www.atoztrading.com/8d1.htm.
For more information about these events, or to find/submit others, visit www.eaacalendar.org.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': JOHN TRULUCK
a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th
Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, John Truluck flew 71 combat missions over
Europe during World War II. With seven confirmed aerial victories, John
was one of the many aces in the 56th, known as “Zemke’s Wolfpack”
after the group’s commanding officer, Hub Zemke. Sadly, John passed
away at the age of 90 on June 21, 2008. Timeless Voices was fortunate to
interview with John in 2007 during the 56th Fighter Group
Association’s reunion in Savannah, Georgia..
AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2008 DVD
Relive the World's Greatest Aviation celebration with the official EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 souvenir DVD. Get the best of this year's
convention, including the Boeing Dreamlifter, the Martin Jet Pack,
Nemesis NXT Speed Blast attempt, the new FAA tower, Rocket Racing
League's first public flights, the best of homebuilts, Space Ship Two,
F-22 Raptor, V-22 Osprey Warbirds, light-sport aircraft, vintage
aircraft, an interview with John Travolta, and much more. Price: $14.99,
plus shipping. Order
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local Cancer Society chapter is having a silent
auction next month. Can I donate a free flight in my
experimental airplane in the auction? I own an
experimental airplane and have an private pilot
license. I am flying my airplane within the sport
Sorry, but you will not be able to donate a flight
in your experimental aircraft. FAR 14 CFR 91.146
requires that the aircraft being used must hold a
standard airworthiness certificate (Ref:
91.146(b)(5)). Your experimental aircraft holds a
special airworthiness certificate, and as such does
not meet the requirements.
since you are operating at the sport pilot level you
must only operate within the privileges and
limitations of a sport pilot certificate. As
specified in 14 CFR 61.315(c)(10) a sport pilot is
not allowed to act as pilot in command of an
aircraft in a passenger-carrying flight for the
benefit of a charitable organization.
Have a question?
To ask a question regarding government issues,
For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft
and medical certification, safety records,
performance, or any other matter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
at AirVenture presents some interesting photo
opportunities. Last week Phil High of EAA's
AirVenture photo staff used special lighting to
create this beautiful shot of a Hawker Hunter parked
on the Warbirds ramp.
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.
LSA EXPO SLATED NEXT
WEEKEND IN MAINE
For East Coast aviation enthusiasts unable
to attend AirVenture this year, the Town of Sanford, Maine, will host
the New England Light Sport Expo on August 16-17 at Sanford Regional
Airport (KSFM). Ten special light-sport aircraft, including examples
from American Legend, Flight Design, Gobosh Aviation, Tecnam Aircraft,
and others, are scheduled to be on display. Also planned are safety
seminars, flight demonstrations, and a pancake breakfast on Sunday
morning. For more information, visit www.nelsEXPO.com
or call Evan at 207-432-0596, or email@example.com.
CUBCRAFTERS TOP CUB
RECEIVES TC IN CANADA
CubCrafters announced Thursday that its CC18-180 Top Cub has received
Type Certification from Transport Canada. This certification allows new,
certified, ready-to-fly Cubs to be delivered to customers in Canada for
the first time. The CC18-180 was certified in the United States in
December 2004, and has now been approved on floats and wheels in Canada.
With a useful load of 1,100 lbs and its combined versatility and
utility, the Top Cub is well suited for work or recreation in Canada.
Optional Wipline 2100 amphibious floats and Tundra tires up to 35"
are approved. Available belly pods allow up to 350 lbs of cargo in
addition to two people and full fuel. For more information, visit: www.cubcrafters.com.
RACE PLANES ON DISPLAY
FOR NASA GAT CHALLENGE
Specially prepared aircraft
competing for the $300,000 NASA General Aviation Technology (GAT)
Challenge will be on public display this Sunday, August 10,from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at the CAFE Foundation Flight Test Center, Charles M. Schulz Sonoma
County Airport. The aircraft are competing this week in the first Green
Prize for transportation, a 400 mile "race" to determine the
highest miles per gallon for an aircraft flying faster than 100 mph. The
race is expected to include an historic first flight of a specially
modified aircraft that uses bio-diesel fuel. With some aircraft
achieving nearly 50 MPG, some have dubbed this competition the "Prius
of the Sky" race.
The NASA GAT Challenge Community Noise Prize will award up to $150,000
for the aircraft achieving the quietest takeoff and flyover noise. To be
eligible for prizes, each aircraft in the GAT Challenge must also
demonstrate its top speed, safety, ease of use, and takeoff abilities.
Test pilots C.J. Stephens, Will Whiteside and John Fulton will evaluate
the handling qualities, safety, and advanced flight deck capabilities of
each plane. Sunday's public display is at 5880 Windsor Road and will
include each aircraft's team members and a poster showing all of their
scores in the Challenge.
REPAIRMAN COURSE FOR
WSC AIRCRAFT ANNOUNCED
Cloud 9 Aerosports, Inc. is hosting a Repairman Course for weight-shift
control aircraft on the weekend of November 1-2. To register, contact
Mike Huffman of Sport Aviation Specialties at 904-206-989. The course
includes buffet lunch. For more information, contact Bob or Lori Keech
at 814-885-6125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The factory-authorized Rotax Owners
Assistance Network (ROAN) recently released an expanded instruction
video that demonstrates the correct procedures for purging of the
lubrication system for Rotax 912/914 series aircraft engines.
Identifying the correct procedures for lubrication system purging has
often been overlooked by many service technicians. Rotax has also
released a revised service instruction: Running Modifications on Rotax
Engine Type 912/914 Series. For more information on these items, visit www.Rotax-Owner.com.
CIVIL AIR PATROL NAMES
Maj. Gen.-elect Amy S. Courter, of South
Lyon, Michigan., was elected national commander of the Civil Air Patrol
Thursday by the National Board, CAP’s governing body. The election
took place during the 2008 Civil Air Patrol National Board and Annual
Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida. Courter’s
primary duty will be to lead CAP’s volunteers in fulfillment of the
organization’s three congressionally chartered missions: emergency
services, cadet programs, and aerospace education, as well as CAP’s
increasing role in America’s homeland security. Courter currently
serves as CAP’s interim national commander, a position she has held
for a year. She also serves as national vice commander. For more
information, visit www.cap.gov.