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GA Hit With Flurry of Security Regulations
Border Crossings Made Burdensome
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's new Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States final rule came out on Monday. The Washington D.C. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is reportedly about to be made permanent. And the Transportation Security Administration's Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is on the horizon. What does it all mean? Much of general aviation may have new and troublesome federal regulations to deal with.

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Video Dave Williams' Dyke Delta
December Sport Aviation's cover features a beautiful Dyke Delta built by Dave Williams, EAA 3566. Watch this week's video as the builder talks about why chose that design and the building process. Follow Dave on a walk-around the airplane.

More multimedia content this week:
• Hints for Homebuilders - Wing Attach Fittings - Installation and Masking Tape of Any Width  
Timeless Voice: Leslie Molzahn, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Photo Gallery - Black and white images showcase Illinois' Galt Airport 

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News & Views from EAA November 21, 2008    Volume 8, Number 59
EAA RAMPS UP CALL FOR COMMENTS ON TSA PROPOSAL
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is proposing new and sweeping security restrictions on general aviation aircraft. The proposal, known as the "Large Aircraft Security Program" (LASP), would affect aircraft with a maximum gross takeoff weight (MTOW) over 12,500 pounds. EAA is urging its members to send comments to the TSA about the LASP. At the request of EAA and other aviation organizations, the TSA has extended the comment period for the LASP to February 27, 2009.   Read more
EAA B-17 TOUR FINISHING STRONG
EAA B-17 TOUR FINISHING STRONGWith winter just about here, EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is preparing for its final stops on the "Keep it Flying" tour before heading back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for seasonal maintenance (and the B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp December 12-14). Even though the 2008 tour is winding down, enthusiasm and support hasn't waned, says Sean Elliott, EAA's director of aircraft operations. In fact, last week in Denver, Colorado, 103 people made flights on the old bird. The previous week saw 110 people take to the sky in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Read more
EAA ASKS, "WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?"
EAA ASKS, "WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?"With Thanksgiving just a week away, EAA asks, "What are you thankful for in aviation?" Whether it's the freedom to build and fly your own aircraft, the knowledge and ingenuity you obtain from meeting other pilots, or the "world's greatest aviation celebration," also known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, we want to hear from you! Please e-mail your responses to ehotline@eaa.org and we will feature several responses in our special holiday issue of e-Hotline next week.

EAA PHOTO GALLERY: WELCOME TO GALT AIRPORT
EAA PHOTO GALLERY: WELCOME TO GALT AIRPORTWe're pleased to feature a collection of photos by Steve Mark, EAA 433234, of Gurnee, Illinois, who has been busy crafting a black-and-white photo study of a classic country aerodrome with a real family atmosphere. Galt Airport (K10C) was the focus of Laurence Gonzales' 1992 book, One Zero Charlie, which has just been released in paperback. See the photo gallery.

'EARNING HIS WINGS' UPDATE:
Talking to the Tower
Earning His WingsFlight 06 - "I was introduced to a couple new things this 'EARNING HIS WINGS' UPDATEweek- navigating to another airport and talking to the tower. I didn't expect the radio to be a trouble-spot for me, but talking to the tower while also handling the controls was more of a handful than I thought it would be and truthfully a little overwhelming on first attempt. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it with more practice." (Watch the video - Brady

Brady Lane, EAA multimedia journalist, is taking flight lessons in pursuit of his sport pilot certificate, and he's sharing the experience in real time on EAA's website, "Earning My Wings: A Video Blog About Learning to Fly."

HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK
'Wing Attach Fittings - Installation' and 'Masking Tape of Any Width'
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK
Ken Terrio of EAA Chapter 166 in Hartford, Connecticut, provides a pair or Hints for Homebuilders this week, the first showing how to locate wing attach straps on your aircraft. This can be a challenge as the plans usually call for a measurement out in space. In the second hint, Ken demonstrates a quick and easy way to cut a piece of masking tape to any width you need.

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.

FAA ADDS 60 DAYS TO PARACHUTE REPACK INTERVAL
EAA, IAC Support Change
The FAA has extended the time period for mandatory inspection and repacking of reserve and emergency parachutes from 120 to 180 days. The final rule, which goes into effect on December 19, 2008, affects reserve parachutes worn by skydivers and smokejumpers as well as emergency parachutes worn by pilots flying aerobatic aircraft or gliders, test pilots, and others.  Read more
EAA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE PLAN: MONEY-MONEY (INSURANCE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT TODAY!)
By Bob Mackey, representative for the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan,
Administered by Falcon Insurance Agency

EAA Aircraft Insurance PlanAs our nation-and the world-continues on this economic roller coaster, you might guess that I've heard from lots of airplane owners with questions about their airplane insurance. Some even talk about reducing their insurance coverage, or even dropping their insurance altogether. Before you consider such moves, make sure you have a clear picture about the real-world consequences such drastic measures can have.  Read more
SAVE 25% ON EAA AEROSCHOLARS COURSES
SAVE 25% ON EAA AEROSCHOLARS COURSESEAA is offering a 25% discount - more than $100 - on its online AeroScholars courses, "Fundamentals of Aviation" and "Advanced Aviation." AeroScholars in-depth aviation courses teach high school students aviation science, history, and regulations, earning up to six college credits from Utah Valley University. Students also receive preparation for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. What a great holiday gift idea for your budding aviation enthusiast! The discount is in effect through January 31, 2009. To learn more about the program, visit visit www.aeroscholars.com. For questions or to sign up, call Michelle Robbins at 800-565-6322 or e-mail mrobbins@eaa.org.

WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
EAA CalendarRunway Gumbo Lunch Fly-In, Gladewater Municipal, Gladewater, Texas
EAA Chapter 972 is hosting a "Runway Gumbo" Lunch Fly-in between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 22. Prepared by the members, the lunch includes fix-ins and liquid. Donations welcome. Chatter expected. New enlarged parking area. Come on down!  For more information, visit www.eaa972.org, or call Bob Tippens, 903-574-3641, or send an e-mail.

Chili Fly-in/Drive, Mettetal Airport, Canton, Michigan
Join EAA Chapter 113 for some homemade chili (hot or mild), hot dogs, brats, and hangar flying. Saturday, November 22, Noon till 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://eaa113.org, contact Dave at 734-223-2675, or send an e-mail.

And for more information about these events, or to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.

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STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR EAA B-17 FANTASY FLIGHT CAMP
B-17 Fantasy CampIt's a fantasy come true! At the weekend B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp, you will get up close and personal with one of the most famous airplanes of World War II. Immerse yourself in the stories of the aircraft's history as you examine EAA's Aluminum Overcast, one of the few flying B-17s left in the world. Top off the weekend with a once-in-a-lifetime, 20-minute flight experience! Every effort is made to make this a true "fantasy" experience for the aviation enthusiast - including privileged access to various EAA facilities and specialists. Click here for more information.

APOLLO 8 COMMANDER FRANK BORMAN TO SPEAK AT EAA WRIGHT BROTHERS BANQUET
Frank BormanFrank Borman, whose unique aviation career included his role of the Apollo 8 mission that in December 1968 became the first manned craft to orbit the moon, will be the featured speaker at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The banquet, held in the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Eagle Hangar in Oshkosh, will commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C.  Read more

EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': LESLEY MOLZAHN
LESLEY MOLZAHNLeslie Molzahn is a NASA Operations and Flight Test Engineer at Dryden Space Flight Center in Edwards, California. She's a graduate of Embry Riddle in Florida and worked at Lockheed Martin before landing her "dream job" at NASA. She has  has worked on such projects as the Quiet Spike, a device to mitigate the effects of sonic booms and shockwaves, and autonomous refueling applications for aircraft. Watch the video.

STOCKING STUFFERS AND OTHER GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
STOCKING STUFFERS AND OTHER GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEASEAA has a wide variety of great gift ideas for your aviation enthusiast, like playing cards featuring 54 assorted warbirds from World War II to current military jets for only $10.99. Other ideas include the new airborne Santa ornament, aviation coasters, holiday ties, Quantum Flyers, airplane magnet photo holders, and more. Order online or call our toll-free number, 800-564-6322.STOCKING STUFFERS AND OTHER GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Visit EAA's newly redesigned online store Aeronautica for other great products just in time for the holidays. Much easier navigation, new, more detailed photography, expanded product categories, and more than 100 new featured items. Also check out our new fall/winter catalog, now available for download, or request a printed copy.

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EAA Flight Planner

Q & A: 
Question of the Week
I am a private pilot considering a change to sport pilot. What are the requirements for biennial flight reviews (BFR), required of private pilots, if I fly as a sport pilot?

Answer:
The requirement for a flight review does not change for sport pilots. All pilots are required to comply with 14 CFR 61.56 regardless of what level pilot certificate they hold or are operating at. You will be required to continue to have a flight review (by the way, these are no longer called a biennial flight review; or BFR - simply flight review) when operating as a sport pilot.

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.

NOVEMBER 2008
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Free Desktop Wallpaper

North American T-28s fly in formation during the Warbird Spectacular air show at EAA AirVenture 2008. Photo by Mark Forman.

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
PISTONS LAGGING IN THIRD QUARTER GA SHIPMENTS
Even with total billings for GA aircraft up over last year, Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), is not optimistic. "Notwithstanding these positive third quarter numbers for turbine powered aircraft deliveries, our industry is experiencing difficulties due to the weakness of the global economy," Bunce said. GAMA reports 2,977 worldwide GA aircraft deliveries in the first three quarters of 2008, valued at $18.2 billion, compared to 2,918 units valued at $15.1 billion during this same period in 2007. But piston-powered airplane shipments were down 11.4 percent (1,646 units vs. 1,857 units), while turboprop shipments were up 13.7 percent from 300 to 341 and business jets spiked 30.1 percent, from 761 units to 990 aircraft.

"GAMA is committed to working with the U.S. Congress and the administration to utilize measures that in the past have helped stimulate aircraft orders," Bunce said. "At the same time, we will urge U.S. government entities, as well as the European Commission and Parliament, not to enact new regulation or implement policies without a full assessment of the economic burden that would be imposed on aviation operators, manufacturers, or their employees." Visit www.GAMA.aero to learn more.

LABOR-SAVING OPTIONS FOR SONEX MOTORGLIDER
Sonex Aircraft, LLC now offers a labor-saving Sonex Aircraft Complete Airframe Kit option: Pre-Assembled Main Wing Spars for the Xenos Motorglider, making the aircraft easier to build. Additionally, a kit of Machined Angle Components common among Xenos, Sonex and/or Waiex airframes has been compiled for Xenos builders. While retaining full compliance with the FAA's Experimental Amateur-built "Major Portion" regulations, these pre-manufactured optional kit components may reduce Xenos build time by as much as 100 hours. Learn more at www.sonexaircraft.com.

ECLIPSE MEETS PAYROLL
Eclipse Aviation employees received pay early this week after the company was unable to provide paychecks last Thursday. In a news release, Eclipse stressed that there were no layoffs involved and that its board of directors and executive managers continue to work on a long-term financing for the company's future operations. www.eclipseaviation.com.

NEW COMPANY THINKS 'PINK'
An upstart Colorado-based web retailer has honed in on a selective target market - women pilots. Sue Hughes, a pilot herself, has started Powder Puff Pilot and offers flight gear for feminine flyers via wholesale and retail channels. Hughes aims to attract women and girls to the thrills of aviation, help women pilots identify themselves with pride, and honor courageous women pioneers who paved her way. Initial offerings include pink logbooks, a 2009 aviatrix-inspired calendar, clothing, and more - all with a touch of pink. For more information, visit www.PowderPuffPilot.com or call 877-843-1007.

DIAMOND'S NEW ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE
Diamond Aircraft says there has never been a better time to buy a Diamond DA40 XLS or DA40 CS. By buying and taking delivery of a new DA40 between now and the end of the year, customers receive free maintenance, free insurance, free fuel, and free flight training for the first year of operation, a $13,250 value. This offer expires December 31, 2008, and is limited to new U.S. or Canadian-registered DA40 aircraft in current inventory at Diamond distributors. For more information, visit www.diamondair.com/escape, or call your local Diamond distributor.

RAYTHEON HONORS CROSSBOW FOR SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE
Crossbow Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of stand-alone FAA Certified MEMS Attitude & Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) has been honored as a recipient of the 2008 Supplier Excellence 3 Star Award by the Raytheon's Network Centric Systems (NCS) Division. Crossbow was recognized among an elite group of 13 suppliers out of several hundred Raytheon NCS suppliers. The award cited Crossbow Technology "In recognition of exemplary performance in helping us deliver NoDoubt mission assurance to our customers." Raytheon's Supplier Excellence Program rewards suppliers that consistently demonstrate commitment and accountability for performance and sustained excellence. Learn more at www.xbow.com.

GET VERTICAL POWER FROM AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is now offering the Vertical Power VP-200 for monitoring and managing overall electrical systems, engine performance, as well as providing advanced checklist functionality. The instrument is designed to simplify and reduce wiring complexity and pilot workload, while enhancing awareness and safety. For more information, visit www.AircraftSpruce.com or call 877-477-7823.

SPORTY'S INTRODUCES UPGRADED SKYOX OXYGEN SYSTEMS 
Sporty's Pilot Shop, the exclusive distributor of SkyOx portable oxygen systems, now offers a new selection that features a redesigned regulator. The new Click-a-Breath regulator makes selecting the correct flow rate easier - pilots simply turn the dial until it clicks into one of the pre-selected detents. The new regulator's all-metal design is built for years of dependable use. For detailed information, visit www.sportys.com/oxygen.

  
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