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Sport Pilot NPRM 'Mostly OK' by EAA-NAFI
Comments help preserve original rule's intent
EAA and NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors) jointly submitted comments to the FAA's proposed changes to the Sport Pilot Rule this week with the goal of maintaining the original intent of the rule: continuing to reduce recreational aviation's cost and regulatory barriers.

The NPRM (Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft rule, docket no. FAA-2007-29015) contains 22 proposed changes, making this the first major upgrade of the rule since it was implemented in 2004. While EAA and NAFI concur with the majority of the changes, which largely focus on flight training, they submitted several recommendations on those they oppose.

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EAA Multimedia

Video Bicycle Built For...7? 
EAAer Janos Lancos used building concepts learned from hang gliders to construct a seven-person bike for his family to use around Camp Scholler this year at AirVenture Oshkosh.

Other multimedia posted this week:
Homebuilders Hint: Simple Welding Jig
AeroShell Answers: Propellers
• Thorpedo Diesel
: Walk-around tour of the new IndUS Aviation. (See the story in the September edition of EAA Sport Aviation magazine)
EAA Concert Band, from AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, July 30.
Timeless Voice: Larry Ernst

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News & Views from EAA August 15, 2008    Volume 8, Number 45
SOME 'LUCK O' THE IRISH' FOR EAA YOUNG EAGLES RAFFLE WINNER
Young Eagl;e Raffle WinnerIt was Thursday, July 31, the night of the annual Gathering of Eagles fundraiser at AirVenture, and Michael Kenny was en route to joining his colleagues from Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd. when suddenly his phone rang. The 37-year-old Irishman saw it was from his father, Patrick, who was calling from home in Cork, Ireland.

"He just won a car in a raffle, a Ford Mondeo," Kenny told Donna Shackleton later as he plunked down $100 for ticket #1172 in the 2008 EAA Young Eagles Raffle. "I feel really lucky."  Read more

SPECIAL AWARENESS TRAINING ORDERED FOR WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA VFR PILOTS
The FAA issued a long-anticipated final rule this week requiring "special awareness'' training for any pilot who flies under visual flight rules (VFR) within a 60-nautical-mile (NM) radius of the Washington, DC DCA VOR/DME. The rule becomes effective on February 9, 2009, and involves training developed and provided by the FAA at www.FAASafety.gov. The FAA says its primary focus is to educate the pilot community in an effort to reduce the number of unauthorized flights into the D.C. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ).  Read more
CANARD BUILDER GROUPS HELP ATTENDEE FROM ISRAELI ESCAPE GREENLAND
Yair GilIt's taking a little longer for Yair Gil (EAA 703228) to return to Tel Aviv, Israel, from AirVenture 2008 than he had planned. Last week, Gil's Cozy MK-IV suffered a broken nose gear strut upon landing at Kangerlussuaq Airport (BGSF ) in Sondre Stromfjord on the Western Coast of Greenland. After being stranded there for more than a week awaiting delivery of a new strut, it appeared that the determined efforts of his fellow canard builders to get him the needed parts would have him back in the air as early as Thursday (August 14).  Read more
PIPISTREL TEAM AGAIN THE BIG WINNER IN NASA GA TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE
PipistrelNASA handed out a total of $97,000 in prize money at the 2008 General Aviation Technology Challenge held last week at the Charles M. Schultz/Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. The competition, managed by the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation, challenged competitors to demonstrate innovations that would lead to aircraft that are safer, more affordable, easier to fly, and also have less of a negative impact on the environment and on the communities that surround airports. The largest prize awarded - $50,000 for the aircraft with the overall best safety features - went to Vance Turner's team from El Dorado Hills, California, flying a modified Pipistrel Virus. That team also won prizes for the shortest takeoff distance and best angle of climb and shared the lowest cabin noise prize.  Read more
MID-EASTERN REGIONAL FLY-IN TO HOLD 44TH EVENT
MERFIThe 44th annual Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In has a new home at Grimes Field (I74) in Urbana, Ohio, and preparations are being made for the September 6-7 event. The large grounds in beautiful southwestern Ohio will feature homebuilt and vintage aircraft; a B-17 restoration shop; the Grimes Flying Lab museum; seminars and forums; youth activities; a pancake breakfast each morning; and an on-field Café and restaurant featuring homemade pies. Gates are open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, and all aircraft types are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.merfi.com.
EAA'S B-17 EN ROUTE TO MASSACHUSETTS
Aluminum OvercastThis week EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast travels to Lawrence, Massachusetts (August 15-17), hosted by EAA Chapter 106, as part of EAA's Salute to Veterans tour. On August 19-20, the historic WWII bomber will head to Oxford, Connecticut, to visit members of EAA Chapter 1443, then it's on to Caldwell, New Jersey, for a stop hosted by EAA Chapter 73 August 22-24. 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.Pre-book prices are $359 for EAA members and $399 for nonmembers; Walk-up prices are $385 for EAA Members and $425 for Non-EAA Members.
EAA'S ANNUAL "GOOD OL' DAYS" CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND
Goold Ol' DaysThis weekend visitors to EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will take a "step back in time" as part of EAA's "Good Ol' Days" celebration, held August 16-17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The event offers a genuine historic experience for visitors of all ages, re-creating what airports were like during the early days of air travel. Come and see the excitement and adventure of early flight brought back to life. You'll meet characters from the past, rediscover the folklore, crafts and skills of old-time aviation, and weather permitting, see some truly incredible vintage airplanes take to the skies! For more information, contact museum services at 920-426-4818 or by email at museum@eaa.org. (Watch the video from last year's event.)

HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK
Simple Welding Jig
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSWhy spend a lot of time building an elaborate welding jig if it all you're making is a simple, one-off part? In this week's video, Earl Luce demonstrates how to keep it simple with a piece of plywood, a few nails and makeshift heat shield fashioned from scrap metal. Earl is an EAA SportAir Workshop instructor and a volunteer EAA Technical Counselor. He also offers plan sets for the Wittman Buttercup.

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.

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EAA SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS GEAR UP FOR LATE SUMMER - EARLY FALL
SportAir WorkshopsWith the conclusion of AirVenture and summer drawing to a close, now's the time to get your current or future aircraft building project on the fast track with an EAA SportAir Workshop course. The SportAir program is gearing up for intensive late summer, early fall sessions at locations around the country. Featured weekend courses, which generally include Sheet Metal, Fabric Covering, Composite Construction, Test Flying your Homebuilt, and What's Involved In Kitbuilding, are upcoming in Denver, Colorado, September 6-7; Nashua, New Hampshire, September 26-27; Riverside, California October 4-5; and Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1-2. The popular Van's RV Aircraft Assembly courses will be presented in Oshkosh August 23-24; Riverside, California, September 6-7; Frederick Maryland, October 11-12; and Boston, Massachusetts, November 8-9. While space is limited in each course, there are still openings at each location.  Read more

EAA TAKES LEARNING TO FLY TO CALIFORNIA
EAA Chapter 723This weekend 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 more

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT EAA
EAAEAA is looking for a  Technical Aviation Specialist in our Aviation Services department. This position is responsible for responding to technical inquiries by members and staff; maintaining knowledge of general aviation issues and best practices in aircraft homebuilding, restoration, and piloting; and presenting technical forums. Qualified applicants will have experience as an aircraft builder, possess their pilot certificate, have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and government regulations, and proficiency with PC operations MS Word, PowerPoint and Internet research. An FAA Airframe & Powerplant certification with an Inspection Authorization, EAA Technical Counselor and/or Flight Advisor experience, and aircraft restoration experience is preferred.

To view a complete position description and instruction on how to apply, visit the EAA website.

WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
Van's Homecoming - EAA Chapter 292 Hangar, Independence, Oregon
EAA CalendarA unique opportunity to get together with RV pilots and builders at Independence Residential Airpark. See RVs in various states of construction. Friday Barbeque; Saturday pancake breakfast; fly-outs to local attractions, Saturday night banquet and Van's speaker. Lodging available with pre-registration. Visit www.eaa292.org/rvflyin or send an e-mail

USO Dance - South Middleton Fire Hall, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
EAA Chapter 122 USO Dance honoring WWII veterans. Dance to the '40s big band sounds of The Gettysburg Big Band. Food available for purchase. Tickets available at the door - $15 per couple/$8 per person. Contact: Dennis Carney, 717-258-6402, or send an e-mail.

  For more information about these events, or to find/submit others, visit  www.eaacalendar.org.

EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': LARRY ERNST
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK'Captain Larry Ernst's career in the U.S. Navy began at Ohio State University in the early 1960s when he joined the Navy's ROTC program. His long service career would take him through two combat tours flying F-4 Phantoms during the Vietnam War, stints at the Navy's TOPGUN school as both student and instructor, test pilot school, and serving as the last commander of the famed aircraft carrier USS Midway. (Watch the video.)
2009 EAA WORLD OF FLIGHT CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
World of Flight CalendarEAA's 2009 World of Flight Calendar features stunning aircraft photographed by Jim Koepnick and Bonnie Kratz, EAA's award-winning photographers. The calendar is the perfect size for recording your appointments, plus includes important major fly-in dates, such as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 (July 27-August 2). The World of Flight Calendar makes a great gift, and you can order yours in plenty of time for the holidays. Order online, or call toll-free 1-800-564-6322..
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Q & A: 
Question of the Week
I have a few questions on the rules governing BFRs (biennial flight reviews).

I have a Private Pilot SEL with a glider rating. I have allowed my medical to lapse. I have a current BFR taken in a glider. Will the one BFR cover all the privileges of my license or will I need to get another BFR for the SEL portion? Will a SEL BFR cover the glider rating?

Answer:
A pilot needs only one flight review in any aircraft for which he/she is rated. Your flight review in a glider would be valid in all aircraft for which you are rated, including powered airplanes.

The opposite would also be true; meaning that your flight review in a powered aircraft would be valid in your glider as well.

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.

August 2008
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Free Desktop Wallpaper

Nighttime 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.

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
ECLIPSE WORKING 'DILIGENTLY' TO DEVELOP 'OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE,' PROFITABILITY PLANS
Eclipse Aviation announced Thursday that its executive management team "is working diligently to develop a plan to achieve operational excellence. We are evaluating every aspect of the company and we will announce a plan to profitability by the end of the month." The company also flatly denied rumors that it was looking to relocate production facilities for the Eclipse 500 outside the United States, contrary to media reports. Last week Eclipse reported at the FAA had issued an updated Airworthiness Directive (AD) regarding inspection of the Eclipse 500 throttle quadrant assembly (TQA). That replaced the Emergency AD issued in June, allowing aircraft tested under the previous AD to complete TQA testing during their next scheduled aircraft maintenance visit or within the next 60 days. Aircraft not previously inspected must be tested under the new AD within 30 days. TQAs that fail inspection are required to be replaced before next flight. For more information, visit www.eclipseaviation.com

LAMA PRESIDENT'S AWARD GOES TO A EUROPEAN FOR 1ST TIME
Matthias Betsch, owner of German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design, became the first European ever to receive the Light Aircraft Manufacturers (LAMA) President's Award this year. Flight Design builds the most popular factory-built LSA in the United States. Betsch was selected among 90 award nominees. (The winner is the person receiving the most nominations.) LAMA created the President's Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding leaders in the light aircraft community. The permanent trophy is displayed in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. For more information, visit www.lama.bz.

EAA MEMBER HONORED BY CAP
Col. Mary Feik, EAA 102696, of Annapolis, Maryland, was honored by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently, in recognition of "more than 65 years of personal and professional dedication to aviation and aerospace education as a teacher, mentor, pilot, engineer, and outstanding leader to America's youth." An honorary life membership was presented to Feik, a member of Maryland Wing's Annapolis Composite Squadron, during the National Board and Annual Conference held at the Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida, on August 9. One of the highest honors the organization can bestow, the honor is reserved for members exhibiting the highest level of dedication through their outstanding contributions. Feik piloted a variety of craft, flying more than 6,000 hours in fighter, attack, bomber, cargo, and training aircraft to determine flight, maintenance, and safety training requirements. One of her primary assignments was to design and build the Captivair, affectionately known as "Mary's Little Lamb," an experimental prototype training device for pilots using an operational P-51C "Mustang" on pylons used as a standard design in training pilots in other high-performance fighter aircraft. Read more about Col. Feik on the CAP website.

HISTORIC AIR MAIL FLIGHT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10
Addison Pemberton, Larry Tobin, and Ben Scott will fly the 2008 Transcontinental Air Mail Re-enactment Flight in three historical aircraft: a 1928 Boeing 40C (the one appearing at AirVenture this year) flown by Pemberton, a 1927 Stearman C3B flown by Tobin, and a 1930 Stearman 4E flown by Scott to honor the pioneers of U.S. commercial aviation. The flight is authorized to carry official U.S. mail for the post office between New York and San Francisco, and each stop will include an education program. The flight departs New York's Republic Field (FRG) on September 10 with expected arrival in California six days later. Follow their progress at www.airspacemag.com.

PIPER PISTON DELIVERIES UP
Piper Aircraft announced this week that its piston aircraft deliveries are up 18 percent. The company also announced that overall deliveries for the first half of 2008 are up 13 percent over the same period last year and that its PA-46 luxury aircraft models are registering record deliveries. "In the last three years, Piper has moved forward on virtually every front, from new product introductions to strong sales, from strategic alliances to breaking into an entirely new segment with our all-new PiperJet," said James K. Bass, Piper president and CEO. Learn more at www.piper.com.

KANNAD ELT GETS CANADIAN CERTIFICATION
The Kannad 406 AF-Compact Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) received certification by Industry Canada/ Transport Canada (TCCA). The 406 AF-Compact is specially designed for all light aircraft, fixed wings and helicopters and can be fitted with a whip or rod antenna depending on the aircraft. Kannad has responded to the Search & Rescue (SAR) needs of aviation customers since 1987. For more information, visit www.kannad.com.

CANADA ISSUES TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR CC18-180 TOP CUB
CubCrafters has received type certification from Transport Canada for its CC18-180 Top Cub. This certification allows new, certified, ready-to-fly Cubs to be delivered to customers in Canada for the first time ever. Approval is on both floats and wheels. The CC18-180 was certified in the U.S. in December 2004. For more information, visit www.cubcrafters.com.

REPAIRMAN COURSE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Cloud 9 Aerosports, Inc. is hosting a Repairman Course for weight-shift control aircraft on the weekend of November 1-2, 2008 in Kersey, Pennsylvania. To register for the course contact Mike Huffman of Sport Aviation Specialties at: 1512 Game Trail, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30044, call 904-206-0522, or visit www.SportAviationSpecialties.com. For lodging information and to make reservations for the buffet lunch, contact Bob or Lori Keech at 814-885-6125 or 814-512-0025 or send an email to: highflight@alltel.net.

  
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