29, 2008 Volume 8,
KIDVENTURE ARTWORK NOW
The KidVenture Artist Booth winners from EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 are now available for viewing on the Young
Eagles website. Featuring aviation artwork from Young Eagles ages
5-17, these drawings represent the best submissions from throughout the
weeklong event. See
REMOS AIRCRAFT A HIT WITH
AIR ACADEMY STUDENTS
summer the EAA Young Eagles Camp hosted 260 campers, ages 12-18, at
EAA's Air Academy Lodge located next to Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. Campers participated in a wide variety of aviation-related
activities and demonstrations, and though the programs varied in content
and duration, every camper shared a common experience: the chance to fly
a Remos GX or G3 600 Light Sport Aircraft for 20 to 30 minutes. Read
GAELIC STORM VISITS EAA
internationally acclaimed band Gaelic
Storm took a short break from their tour to visit the EAA AirVenture
Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Wednesday. The band is on the tail end
of a long US tour after just releasing their seventh album, "What's
the Rumpus?" This latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard
World Album Chart and No. 1 on the iTunes World Album Chart. The band
had two shows in Green Bay and were on their way to Omaha, Nebraska when
they stopped in Oshkosh.
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR
UPCOMING SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
is presenting several popular SportAir Workshops around the country next
weekend. There is still time to register for many of these sessions
Assembly (Riverside, California); Repairman
(LSA) Inspection-Airplane (Denver, Colorado, and Frederick,
Welding (Griffin, Georiga); Electrical
Systems, Wiring and Avionics, Fabric
Covering, and What's
Involved in Kit Building (Denver, Colorado).
Visit the SportAir website for more
information, a complete list of course dates, or to register.
NORTH CAROLINA TRI-MOTOR
TOUR STOP MOVED
to air-traffic related logistics issues, EAA's Ford Tri-Motor tour stop
August 28-September 1 has been moved to Concord Regional Airport (JQF)
in Concord, North Carolina, from its originally scheduled site in
Charlotte. EAA Chapter 309 will host the historic aircraft, and longtime
EAA member and NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has also generously offered
use of his hangar and facilities for the Tri-Motor crew during that tour
stop. EAA membership staff members are contacting those who have
pre-booked Tri-Motor flights in Charlotte to make sure they are aware of
the change. Advanced bookings for this stop have ended, however, walk-ups are
From North Carolina the historic aircraft will travel to Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, where it will be stationed at Capital City Airport from
September 4 - 7. Advance
bookings for the Harrisburg stop are still available.
week EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast heads to Leesburg, Virginia
(August 30-31), hosted by EAA Chapter 186 as part of the next leg in
EAA's Salute to Veterans tour. From there EAA Vintage Chapter 37 will
welcome the historic World War II bomber in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
(September 2-3). Flights at any of the stops can be booked through www.b17.org
or by contacting EAA's B-17 Tour Office at 800-359-6217.
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF
Fishmouthing Tubing with an Angle Grinder
an earlier video, Earl Luce demonstrated how to "fishmouth"
tubing with aviation snips. Well, if your hand strength is not quite up
to that, how about an angle grinder? In
this video, Earl shows how a couple of angle grinders can make
fishmouthing tubing an easy job. 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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SPORT AVIATION ARCHIVES...
25 Years Ago This Month...
the August issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine in 1983, then-Chapter
Director Chuck Larsen announced the opening of EAA's headquarters in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. Chuck wrote, "The dream has become reality as the doors
of the new EAA Aviation Center opened to receive visitors in the first
days of OSHKOSH '83. ...Its facilities will make possible an expanding
range of services and activities in response to requests from members
and Chapters." (Log in to the EAA
Members Only area to find the entire article in the EAA Sport
Aviation online archives.)
Did you know that EAA
members have instant access to more that 50 years - that's 59,000 pages!
- of Sport Aviation magazine? Every page of every issue between 1953 and
2006 has been carefully scanned and archived so you can get more
out of your EAA membership.
Having instant access to
the knowledge and information in tens of thousands of articles
Searching by keyword, by
title, or by author and having results delivered right to your
desktop in convenient PDF format
building or restoration project, or looking up flying qualities of a
specific aircraft…and doing a deep dive into decades worth of
No more stacks of old
magazines cluttering up your garage or workshop
The Sport Aviation online archive
is EAA's newest member benefit and it's easy to use. Just log in with
your user name and password. If you don't have a user name and
password for access to the EAA Members Only website, click
OPPORTUNITY AT EAA
has an immediate opportunity available for a full time Aircraft
Maintenance Technician to perform servicing, maintenance and restoration
work on a variety of aircraft and ground support equipment. Qualified
candidates will have an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification and a
minimum 2 years general aviation aircraft maintenance experience with
restoration experience desirable. Radial engine or vintage aircraft
experience; electrical troubleshooting and wiring skills; and Inspection
Authorization preferred. A valid driver's license and a good driving
record are required. (A CDL is a plus.) Must be able to work a flexible
schedule to include some evenings and weekends and have the ability to
To view a complete position
description and instruction on how to apply, visit the
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
U.S. Aviation, Denton, Texas, August 30
Stop in for some free food (donations appreciated), lots of airplanes,
and good times on the last Saturday of every month from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Denton airport (KDTO). We are located just south of the control
tower, with overflow parking available in the grass area south of the
DC-3. Just ask the tower for the Flight Academy.www.USAeroplex.com
Contact: Robert Roark, 866-383-2400 opt. 4 (send
EAA Chapter 425 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast
Riverside Airport EAA Hangar, Zanesville, Ohio, August 30
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join EAA Chapter 425 for an all-you-can-eat fly-in breakfast. $6 per
person. We'd love to see you and your airplane! Contact: Kelly Wright,
For more information about these events,
or to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': JEFF GOIN
Goin soloed a glider at age 14 and earned his private pilot license at
age 17. After college he began flying for a small commuter airline in
1986, and is now a captain for Southwest Airlines. In 1998 Jeff was
introduced to powered paragliders, and has been hooked ever since. In
February 2001 he formed the United States Powered Paragliding
Association and currently serves as President of the organization. He is
also author of the book The Powered Paragliding Bible. This
is his story.
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I am a
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says that we have to carry an endorsement to fly.
Where exactly does the rule say this?
The requirement for a sport pilot to carry their
logbook or other evidence that they have the
appropriate endorsements is found in 14 CFR
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Have a question?
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gigantic Boeing Dreamlifter made its EAA AirVenture
debut this year. It was on display on AeroShell
Square during its 24 hour stay in Oshkosh. Photo by
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.
ECLIPSE AVIATION LAYS OFF
WORKERS TO INDUCE FINANCIAL STABILITY
Eclipse Aviation announced a reduction in
workforce as a result of its operational excellence strategy recently
introduced by CEO Roel Pieper. The company is reducing its workforce by
approximately 38 percent, which includes temporary workers and people
employed less than six months. The reduction is an effort to achieve
financial stability as soon as possible. Approximately 650 employees
will be laid off, affecting all departments and facilities. The impact
of this action will be a slowdown in the production of Eclipse 500s
through 2008. In 2009, Eclipse intends to increase production back to
previous levels and higher.
For more information, visit www.EclipseAviation.com.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT TO END
Due to complications in getting Skybound
(for GNS480, MX20, and G1000), Skybound II, and Skybound USB software
applications to communicate with Jeppeson's new website, the company
will discontinue its software support, effective September 25, 2008.
Jeppesen will be releasing a new website shortly. As a result, NavData
and chart updates will no longer be available through these software
applications. All Skybound, Skybound II, and Skybound USB software
application users will need to begin using JSUM (Jeppesen Services
Update Manager) software applications for internet updates beginning
Cycle 0810. The software can be downloaded at www.Jeppesen.com/jsum/download.
To learn more contact Jeppeson's customer service team at email@example.com
or technical support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIGHT' FROM SYNERGYAIR
Crafting fiberglass cowlings, fairings, and
canopy skirts can be time-consuming and difficult. That's why SynergyAir
is hosting a weekend workshop entitled "Fiberglass Done
Right." Participants will learn easy ways to make fiberglass
perform, from lay-up to final finishing. Along with demonstrations of
tips and techniques, hands-on practice will be offered. The course will
be held in SynergyAir's Eugene, Oregon, facility at Mahlon Sweet Field
Airport (EUG) airport September 19-20. Registration is limited. For more
information, visit www.SynergyAir.com
or call 541-913-0610.
AUSTRALIA ISSUES TYPE
CERTIFICATE FOR TOP CUB
CubCrafters has received Type Certification
from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia for its CC18-180
Top Cub. This certification allows new, certified, ready-to-fly Cubs to
be delivered to customers in Australia for the first time ever. The
CC18-180 was certified in the U.S. in December 2004, and has now been
approved on floats and wheels in Canada and Australia. To learn more,
FLY HISTORY, LLC
OFFERS WARBIRD TRAINING AND FLYING CLUB
Fly History, LLC announced its new
membership program that "makes it possible for everyday pilots to
train-in, qualify, and have solo access to a variety of historic
military trainer aircraft in a club-like setting." Aircraft include
the T-6 Texan, T-34 Mentor, and PT-17 Stearman. Membership costs include
an initiation fee, as well as fixed monthly and hourly usage fees, which
cover costs of maintaining, insuring, and operating the aircraft. Fly
History plans to open locations throughout the country. For more
information visit www.FlyHistory.com.
FLYING TO BAHAMAS?
Banyan Air Service, located at Fort
Lauderdale Executive Airport, offers numerous services to help pilots
flying to the islands. Pilots can request an information packet with
required forms and documentation, talk to customer support
representatives with firsthand knowledge of the Bahamas, and have access
in Banyan's flight planning room. Hangar 63 (Banyan's Aviation Store)
offers equipment for island flying, such as life vests and rafts, GPSs,
as well as books and videos on the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. In
addition, Banyan offers emergency maintenance repairs. For more
information on Banyan's services, visit www.BanyanAir.com.
For more information on the Bahamas, visit www.Flying.Bahamas.com.