12, 2008 Volume 8,
EAAERS CONCLUDE RECORD 'DASH FOR LIFE' FLIGHT
Garrat (EAA 673442) and Carol Foy (EAA 258216) landed safely at Orlando
International Airport (MCO) to completed their flight around the world
to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), The Orlando Sentinel reported on
Thursday morning. The flight took them 8-1/2 days, which established an
unofficial speed record for a single-engine airplane. The two pilots,
who made the flight in a Mooney M20J, departed Orlando on Tuesday,
December 2, and made refueling stops in California, Hawaii, Guam,
Thailand, Oman, Dijbouti, Mali, and Cape Verde. The around-the-world
flight, named "Dash For A Cure," raised nearly $150,000 for
ALS research. To read their flight log or to help support their cause,
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Fight to preserve amateur-building movement continues
privilege of the EAA community's amateur-building enthusiasts to build
and fly their own aircraft - and for all of us to enjoy and marvel at
the innovations that spring out of the homebuilt movement - is in
jeopardy. We have a handful of days remaining in the public-comment
period during which to urge the FAA not to encumber amateur builders
with unwieldy, unwarranted, and unnecessary compliance
POBEREZNY PAYS TRIBUTE TO
OUTGOING AOPA LEADER
President Tom Poberezny and his wife, Sharon, were scheduled to attend a
special event on Thursday night at the Sheraton Renaissance Center in
Washington, D.C. in honor of Phil Boyer, who is retiring as president of
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) after 17 years at the
helm. Poberezny provided videotaped comments for a specially produced GA
tribute to Boyer.
Poberezny concluded his segment by
saying, "Sharon and I wish you and Lois nothing but the best in
your retirement. You've been a great team on behalf of aviation, and
you'll be a great team in the future. We wish you nothing but the best!
Enjoy it! You've earned it!"
Landings: The Good and Bad
08-09 - "Since last week, I've added 13 landings to my logbook
hours of pattern work. I had a couple of bounces in my first lesson of
landings, but on my next flight, I finally started to pull the stick all
the way back and didn't bounce once! Things happen really fast when
flying pattern work for the first time, but after a few rounds, it gets
to be manageable and quite fun! I'm editing our most recent flight now,
so it will be up on the blog real
soon." - Brady
Brady Lane, EAA
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."
JUST IN TIME FOR THE
HOLIDAYS: EXCLUSIVE AIRVENTURE CAP/SHIRT AVAILABLE
an offer just in time for Christmas: Order your advance tickets to EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 by noon Central Time on Monday, December 15, and
you'll have access to limited edition AirVenture 2009 merchandise that
will be delivered to you in time to place under the tree! (applies to
U.S. shipping only.) Choose a specially designed cap or t-shirt to
really set that Oshkosh mood. These designs will not be sold at the
event. So act now! Visit the
AirVenture website to learn more.
RV AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY
COURSE, WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA
SportAir Workshops offers the popular Van's RV Aircraft Assembly course
in Watsonville, California on January 17-18, 2009, at the Watsonville
Airport. Learn how to get started building your RV-series aircraft with
plenty of hands-on practice, using tools and techniques during the
two-day workshop. You'll also receive tips from our expert instructor to
get you started on the right track to completing your RV aircraft. As a
special incentive, participants in the course will qualify to receive a
$50 discount from Van's Aircraft on the purchase of their aircraft kit.
Space is limited to 16 participants so make plans to attend today! To
find out more about the course, visit the SportAir
Workshops website, then register
online or call 800-967-5746.
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE
'Dimpling in Hard-to-Reach Places'
earlier "Hint," Jeremy Monnett of Sonex Aircraft showed a
simple way of dimpling sheet metal, appropriately called "The
Simple Dimple Die." In this
episode, EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council member Wally Anderson
demonstrates another special tool that can be used to dimple sheet metal
in hard-to-reach places. Wally is also an EAA Technical Counselor.
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.
GIVING FOR THE GREATER
GOOD AT YEAR'S END
The holiday season is a wonderful time to be
generous with others through charitable gifts. Here are three ways to
make you a very merry giver: Direct contributions using a credit card.
(Donations made by Dec. 31 qualify as current-year deductions.); take
advantage of your employer's charitable gift matching program if
available; and if you are aged 70½ or older, you can transfer both 2008
and 2009 distributions from your IRA to qualified charitable
organizations, thus eliminating income tax on withdrawals! Learn
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
Chapter 1158 Santa's Fly-in Breakfast West Bend, Wisconsin
EAA Chapter 1158 is holding it's 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa on
Saturday December 13, 2008. This is a fly-in/drive-in event open to the
public. The cost is $5 for breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, applesauce,
orange juice, milk, and coffee are served from 8-11 a.m. Santa's Red
& White Turbine Helicopter lands at 9 a.m. and departs at 10:30 a.m. Come
watch Santa land! Free pictures with Santa and activities for children.
To learn more, visit www.eaa1158.org,
or contact AJ Brandt, 262-338-8411. (Send
And for more information about these events,
or to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.
LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE
YOUR SEAT TO SEE FRANK
BORMAN AT WRIGHT BROTHERS BANQUET
Borman will be
the featured speaker at EAA's annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on
Wednesday, December 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. as well as the
40th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbit the
moon. Tickets are still available, so to make a banquet reservation, visit EAA's secure
website. Cocktails open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 and the
keynote to follow. Read
NEW AVIATION EVENT
ANNOUNCED IN DENVER
Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) announced the creation of the Colorado Sport
International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In (RMRFI) at the
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver, Colorado, on August
22-23, 2009. This new event brings a substantial general aviation air
show and fly to the Denver metro area, making it easily accessible to
flight enthusiasts. Read
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': ROBERT
Seitz was a B-24 Liberator pilot assigned to the 830th Bomb Squadron of
the 485th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, based at Cerignola, Italy, during
World War II. On his 20th mission, Seitz and his crew were forced to
bail out after an attack by three German Me-109s. Seitz broke an ankle
upon landing and was quickly surrounded by angry farmers, one of whom
attacked him with a pitchfork. Cooler heads prevailed and Robert was
hauled off to jail, and later shipped across Germany to Stalag Luft III,
a POW camp near Sagan, Poland. After six months there (January 1945),
the POWs were forced to march 90 kilometers - some 55 miles - through
the snow to awaiting rail cars, then hauled to Moosburg, Germany. Those
surviving the ordeal wound up at Stalag VIIA. Watch
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behind-the-scenes tips and tricks of the trade while building an RV-8
kit, from uncrating to first flight. A great gift idea for the craftsman
in your family. For a limited time, EAA members can get the series on
DVD for only $47.99, a $12 savings off the regular, non-member price.
The offer ends December 17th, so order yours now
online or call toll-free, 800-564-6322.
RIDE-ON TOYS ON SALE
FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
For a limited time, save up to $23 on these kids' ride-on toys. Choose
from Elmo Airplane or the L'il Propeller Plane, now only $49.99 each.
Offer valid until December 18th, or while supplies last. Order
online or call toll-free, 1-800-564-6322.
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shipping charges for orders over $25.) To ensure delivery before
Christmas, please note the following U.S. shipping deadlines:
- Final orders for ground shipping
must be placed on the web by December 14 or called in by noon on
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must be in by December 18 to assure Christmas delivery.
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I am about to fly off my
40 hours of testing on an experimental aircraft and
need to know the proper log book endorsement to use.
Can you provide any advise?
Congratulations on your milestone! The verbiage used
for recording the completion of your flight test
period is found right in your aircraft’s operating
limitations (issued to your aircraft as a part of
your airworthiness certificate).
pull out your operating limitations and make the log
entry as prescribed therein. Then you'll be good to
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.
The P-38 fighter Ruff Stuff shot from
above while parked in the Warbirds area at EAA AirVenture 2008.
Photo by Phil High.
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.
CHRISTMAS TOY AIRLIFT IN
The Virginia Chapter of the
Ninety-Nines is collecting new and unwrapped toys to present to families
of military and wounded veterans during its annual Christmas Toy
Airlift. Toys will be collected at airports around the state until
December 13, when volunteer pilots from each airport will take them to
Chesterfield County Airport (FCI) in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia
National Guard will distribute the toys. Pilots from EAA Chapter 231
will give Young Eagles rides to children ages 8-17 during the Christmas
Toy Airlift on December 13 at the airport, and Santa will fly in at 10
a.m. For more information, call Betty Vinson at 804-720-1132.
FIRST REMOS DELIVERED
TO CZECH REPUBLIC
Remos Aircraft has delivered
its first GX model to the Czech Republic. Wolfgang Labudde, Director of
Customer Service, handed over the keys to Pavel Pospisil, who went
through a thorough checkout before flying the GX to his home airport in
Kolin, near Prague. Company officials report that there are now Remos
pilots in 15 countries around the world. Learn more about Remos aircraft
PILOT TALK FOR KIDS
Sue Hughes, owner of Powder
Puff Pilot, recently authored a new book, Claire Bear Presents…The
Pilot Alphabet to introduce children, especially girls, to the thrills
of aviation. The 30-page book teaches the phonetic alphabet through
rhyming lyrics, with a word designated for each letter, such as: G is
for Golf, where the ball takes flight. H is for Hotel, where you can
spend the night. "I envision The Pilot Alphabet being read by
pilots to their children," Hughes explained. "It teaches a
facet of aviation that young children can easily relate to and learn. It
also helps children get more involved during flights with their
Order at www.PowderPuffPilot.com
or call 877-843-1007 ext 11.
FUN AND LEARNING
THROUGH ASA BOOKS
A new ASA book outlines
effective cockpit routines for pilots. Written by instructor and pilot
examiner Chris Burger, Cockpit Procedures provides detailed descriptions
of the checklists and routines used in many flight schools. The book
covers cockpit actions and thinking, giving readers the rationale behind
common procedures that are standard practice in the training environment
and in the airlines. Both airplanes and helicopters are covered.
ASA also offers 101
Crosswords for Pilots. Crossword-puzzle creator Michael Shurtz provides
more than 6,000 clues to provide hours of enjoyment for pilots and
aviation history enthusiasts, stimulating recall of stored aviation
knowledge. Each puzzle's clues have references to the aviation knowledge
source of which they were derived. To order, visit www.asa2fly.com.