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AOPA and EAA collaborating on mutual issues

Two of the nation's largest aviation associations, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be collaborating on issues and programs that protect, support and grow general aviation as the result of a June 3 working session at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

EAA chairman/president Tom Poberezny and AOPA president Craig Fuller, along with senior staff from each organization, met to discuss how they can work more closely to support general aviation (GA). They agreed to a collaborative, three-pronged commitment to protect general aviation interests, promote GA safety, and grow the general aviation community in the United States.  |  Read more

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AirVenture Preview: Presentations

Learn more about the new, easy way you can create your own AirVenture itinerary online through AirVenture.org. Host John Nicholson and EAA's Mark Forss explore the new online tool that collects all of AirVenture's scheduled events and happenings into one interactive and searchable website. Watch now.

Other videos posted this week:
Hints for Homebuilders: Polishing Sheet Metal
Timeless Voice: George Purifoy, F-84 pilot during the Korean War.
AirVenture Video Preview: Take a sneak peek at what's happening with Young Eagles at AirVenture it his
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News & Views from EAA June 5, 2009    Volume 9, Number 23

HOUSE VOTE WOULD LIMIT REACH OF TSA SECURITY DIRECTIVES
Amendment now part of TSA Authorization Act
Sometimes it's as much about how you go about doing business as it is about what business you do. In the case of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its issuance of security directives, the general aviation community hasn't been happy with either the hows or the whats. The issue has recently come to a head in response to an outcry from the general aviation community in response to TSA Security Directive 08F and 08G, which require background checks and badges for general aviation pilots and aircraft owners operating at airports with any form of commercial service.

Thursday, however, after an exhaustive and united advocacy effort by numerous general-aviation groups, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed (219-211) an amendment  to the Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act that would address the "how" concerns by reining in TSA's policymaking-by-decree practices.  Read more

FLYING CAR DEVELOPMENT ADVANCES
TransitionThe Terrafugia Transition flying car reached a significant milestone recently when its proof-of-concept (POC) roadable light-sport aircraft completed the first of a four-stage development process: successfully flight-testing the proof of concept prototype. After its maiden flight in late March, the airplane flew 27 more times in Plattsburgh, New York, proving its validity and prompting test pilot Colonel (Ret.) Phil Meteer to state, "I would like to keep flying this proof-of-concept vehicle, but it makes sense to move on to the beta prototype." The POC will be on static display at Oshkosh this year, but  no flight demos would be made. If you'd like to see how Transition flies, watch the video. Read more | Watch video
NEW AND IMPROVED: AIRVENTURE EVENT SCHEDULES NOW ONLINE
ScheduleCreate your own AirVenture itinerary with EAA's new online presentations schedule, now available at www.AirVenture.org/schedule. This preliminary online events schedule - we're adding to it virtually every day leading up to the convention - includes not only forums and workshops, but everything that's happening throughout the week, July 27-August 2 at Oshkosh. Check off all the events you wish to attend, then create and print your own custom itinerary to use during your visit to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.  Read more | Watch the AirVenture preview
SUFFOLK 2009: THE VIRGINIA REGIONAL FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
VA Festival of FlightFewer things cause more buzz in the recreational aviation community than the emergence of a major new fly-in. The Virginia Regional Festival of Flight - "Suffolk" as it's already being called here on the mid-Atlantic coast - has in its two years of existence evolved into an "AirVenture-Light" for this part of the country.

The second Festival of Flight was held last weekend (May 30-31) at the Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ), just a few miles southwest of Norfolk. Its roots lie in the Virginia Regional EAA Fly-Ins held from 1997-2007 at Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) in Petersburg.  Read more

FLY FOR LIFE: PROFILES IN CARING
Fly 4 Life"Fly For Life" at EAA AirVenture 2009 will recognize and celebrate the breadth and depth of good works by those who offer aviation services for the benefit of their fellow citizens of the world. Public Benefit Aviation (PBA) - volunteer pilots and aviation enthusiasts who dedicate their time, skills, and Bob Cleaves resources to help people; and Mission Aviation (MA) - Christians working to bring the transforming message of Jesus Christ to people living in remote, difficult-to-access places; provide vital humanitarian and spiritual support that would otherwise go unserved. For more information, visit www.Fly4Life.org

In our continuing series profiling the benevolent flying, we feature Robert Cleaves, founder of  the Wilderness Conservancy who flew anti-poaching and medical missions to remote villages in southern Africa from 1986-96. In  2000 he began the Conservancy's Project Care, flying humanitarian missions to villages in Baja California, Mexico.  Read more

AVIATORS MARKETPLACE, EAA'S NEW SEARCHABLE ONLINE DIRECTORY, GOES LIVE
Aviators MarketplaceEAA, in partnership with MultiView Inc., has launched the Aviators Marketplace, a unique online search tool that will give EAA members quick access to an extensive directory of aviation-specific products and services. It's a one-of-a-kind tool specifically geared to aviators and their online search needs.

The Aviators Marketplace is accessible at www.aviatorsmarketplace.com or from www.eaa.org. Within the Aviators Marketplace, users can easily locate products and services unique to the aviation industry - without the clutter of a general Internet search engine.  Read more

DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR FOR PRE-AIRVENTURE TICKET DISCOUNTS
Advance TicketsSo, you've decided to attend AirVenture Oshkosh next month…but still haven't pre-purchased your tickets? You should act soon, as valuable discounts on admission expire at midnight (CDT) June 15, 2009. Buy now and save $5 per weekly adult ticket and $2 per daily adult ticket! To get your tickets today, visit the AirVenture website
E-FLIGHT EXPO COMING TO AIRVENTURE
e-FlightE-Flight Expo is an exposition of future propulsion systems for general aviation aircraft, highlighting electrical, ecological, and evolutionary developments in electric-powered aircraft, hybrid engines, electric motors, complete propulsion systems and hydrogen-powered aircraft. Following on the success of an E-Flight Expo at AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April, an Expo is now planned for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. Look for exhibits in the Aviation Learning Center, sponsored by Chevron Global Aviation, in the exhibit hall across from the NASA building.  Read more
24TH PRE-AIRVENTURE PROGRAM AT THEATER IN THE WOODS
Danny MortensenFor the 24th year, AviationSpeakers.com brings a special pre-AirVenture program to Theater in the Woods, Evening With Champions, on Sunday, July 26. Master of Ceremonies, also for 24 years, is Danny Mortensen, president of Bill Phelps' Airline Ground Schools, author of The Airline Career and Interview Manual and the 1990 Gold Trophy winner at the National Championship Air Races. EAA President Tom Poberezny's official welcome will kick things off at 7:30, then it's on with the program, featuring First Officer Denny Fitch of United Airline flight 252 which survived a spectacular emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa, in 1989; Bill Lishman, the inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film Fly Away Home; and Frank Boring, producer of Fei Hu, The Story of the Flying Tigers.  Read more
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK: POLISHING SHEET METAL
Hints for HomebuildersKerry Fores from Sonex gives builders a detailed look at the ins and outs of polishing sheet metal.  Watch now.

Now available - DVD, Hints for Homebuilders - Sheet Metal - Volume 1 - now you can view 19 helpful hints from experienced builders anywhere-on a big-screen TV, at chapter meetings, or on a computer with a DVD drive. They're available for a members' special price of $9.95 through the EAA online store or by calling 800-564-6322.

EAA'S ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EAGLES DAY, JUNE 13
EAA Young EaglesEAA volunteers and chapters around the world will continue an aviation tradition a week from Saturday (June 13), as they give flights to young aviation enthusiasts on the 16th annual International Young Eagles Day (IYED). The annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, which with nearly 1.5 million kids flown since 1992, is the largest youth aviation education program ever created. Since 1994, thousands of young people have been flown annually on International Young Eagles Days, making it the most active flying day for the year-round program. There are more than 125 IYED events planned around the world.  Read more
'FLY THE FORD' MIDWEST TOUR BEGINS IN AURORA THIS WEEK
Fly the FordEAA's meticulously restored and maintained 1929 Ford Tri-Motor takes to the air in Aurora, Illinois, this weekend (June 4-7) in the first stop for the seven-city Fly The Ford mini tour. Hosted by EAA Chapter 579, the tour gives passengers an opportunity to experience air travel as it was in aviation's "Golden Age" - low and slow (90 mph), and with a spectacular view. To learn more, or book a flight, visit www.FlytheFord.org
EAA'S B-17 IS MILE-HIGH THIS WEEK
EAA'S B-17 TOUR The Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, Colorado welcomes EAA's B-17 national tour featuring Aluminum Overcast through June 9. Historic flight experiences and ground tours are available To book a reservation or see the list of future tour stops, visit www.B17.org, or call 800-359-6217 for more information. Watch video

Become a fan of EAA's B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" Facebook page!

TOM POBEREZNY TO SPEAK AT WICHITA AERO CLUB AEROSPACE WORKER FUNDRAISER
Tom PobereznyEAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny will deliver the keynote address at a special fund-raising event Saturday night, June 6, sponsored by the Wichita Aero Club to raise funds for more than 10,000 aviation workers in the Wichita area who have been laid off or displaced in recent months. The "No Black Tie" Black Tie Ball, in cooperation with the United Way of the Plains, calls on attendees to save the money they would have spent on tuxedos or evening wear and use it to purchase items at the silent auction, thereby contributing to the United Way's Laid Off Workers Fund. For more information, visit www.wichitaaeroclub.org.
SPORTAIR FABRIC COURSE COMING TO FREDERICK, MARYLAND
Fabric workshopLooking to learn the art of fabric covering an airplane? EAA SportAir Workshops will present Fabric Covering June 27-28 at the Frederick, Maryland Municipal Airport, hosted at the EAA Chapter 524 Aviation Education Center. This session will instruct you in the techniques of fabric covering certified or experimental aircraft. Using the Poly-Fiber Covering System, the class will learn the skill using DC-3 ailerons. All steps are demonstrated and practiced, including preparation, gluing the fabric, shrinking, rib stitching, taping, and spraying. Repair procedures will also be discussed and practiced during this mostly hands-on, two-day work workshop. Tuition for EAA members is $259. Learn more about the classes featured here, find out about special EAA member tuition for the courses, or register for a class today by calling toll free, 800-967-5746, or visit www.sportair.com.
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR HONORS CANADA CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT
As part of EAA's effort to recognize 100 years of flight in Canada, AirVenture 2009 visitors are invited to attend an exclusive performance of the Canadian musical play, Billy Bishop Goes to War. This will take place on the evening of Monday, July 27, in the fine surroundings of the Eagle Hangar of the EAA AirVenture Museum.

Written by John MacLachlan Gray and Eric Peterson, Billy Bishop Goes to War is one of the most famous and widely produced plays in Canadian theatre, dramatizing the life of Canadian World War I fighter pilot Billy Bishop. The one-night-only performance will star David Cescarini of Milwaukee's Next Act Theater Company, who performed the play to rave reviews at Oshkosh in 2002. Doors will open at 7p.m. and the performance will begin at 8p.m. Tickets are available at no charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please e-mail Jane Smith at jsmith@eaa.org and include how many seats you need.

EAAER BOB STAIGHT RECEIVES WRIGHT MASTER PILOT AWARD
Bob StaightOn May 2, following his 416th Young Eagle flight, Bob Staight of Mansfield, Ohio, was presented with the "Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award," given to pilots for more than 50 years of accident-free flying. Presenting the award was Jason Forshey of the Cincinnati FAA Office. Staight, EAA 95946, earned his private pilot certificate in 1954. In 2000, he and his wife, Sue, flew to Fairbanks, Alaska, in the 1946 Ercoupe they've owned for 36 years to honor their 50th wedding anniversary. Congratulations, Bob and Sue, and here's wishing you many more years of flight!
ENROLL TODAY IN EAA TRI-MOTOR FANTASY CAMP
TriMotor Fantasy CampThe EAA Ford Tri-Motor Fantasy Flight Camp (October 23-25, 2009) gives participants an insider look at air travel as it was in 1929 through a fascinating weekend at EAA headquarters. This fantasy camp is expert-led, and involves a detailed study of the "Tin Goose." Each participant receives a 1-hour flight experience and can log 0.2 hours at the controls of EAA's Ford Tri-Motor. To reserve your space, visit www.fantasyflightcamp.org.
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WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
Calendar of Events
EAA Chapter 82 Wings and Wheels, Barber Field, Alliance, Ohio
EAA 82 Wings and Wheels Fly-in starts with field open to incoming pilots at 4p.m. Friday, June 5, with pancake breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday. Featured airplanes include Corvair-powered KR-2S & Pietenpol; Franklin-powered Pietenpol; Fleet, Waco 9, and Taylorcraft on display. There will also be numerous restored Corvair cars on display. There will be a seminar on conversion of Corvair and other auto engines for use in aircraft. For info, contact Ron Willet at 330-575-3520.

EAA Chapter 650 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, Monroe County Airport, Bloomington, Indiana
All EAAers are invited to our first Chapter 650 Fly In and free Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 6, 8a.m.- 12 noon. There will be lots of homebuilts, food, and good people. Did we mention the breakfast is free? A seminar on building a Velocity kit will be given by an experienced builder. Rain date is Saturday, June 13. We hope to see you there. For more information visit http://www.bloomington.in.us/~eaa650.

To learn more about calendar events, or to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.

EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': GEORGE PURIFOY
George PurifoyGeorge Purifoy entered the Navy's V-5 Aviation Cadet program after high school in 1948. He completed two years of engineering school and was two-thirds of the way through pilot training when he was forced to take a hardship discharge when both his parents fell ill in early 1950. As the Korean War heated up, George enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as an F-84 pilot. He joined the 310th Fighter Bomber Squadron at Kimpo Air Base near Seoul, and flew 25 combat missions before the armistice was signed in July 1953. Watch the video.
SKY KING DVD SET - MAKES THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT!
SkyKingFrom out of the clear blue of the western sky comes ... Sky King! EAA members save $30 when ordering the Sky King DVD set by June 10. This beloved classic television show aired from 1952-1962, starring Kirby Grant as Sky King, and Gloria Winters as his teenage niece, Penny. Sky flew a Cessna T-50 twin-engine "Bamboo Bomber," owned by Grant, a pilot on TV and in real life. Later in the series, Grant flew a twin-engine Cessna 310B. Set at the fictitious Flying Crown Ranch, Sky helps Penny and his nephew Clipper, both pilots but still relatively inexperienced in life, with his guidance and mentoring - yet still finding time to capture criminals and spies. Experience this classic television series all over again with the complete set of 72 episodes on DVD, including a bonus DVD of 4 episodes of the Amos & Andy Show. Also includes a bound book full of pictures, episode script briefs, character bios, and much more (132 pages). Order online or by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322.
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Q & A: 
Question of the Week
For EAA Information Services
I am about to have the airworthiness inspection on my Sonex. I have been putting all my info regarding the building project, the engine, and the prop in a three-ring binder. Do I need a logbook for each (airframe, engine, prop) for the inspection, or is this optional?

Answer:
It is not a requirement for separate logbooks. All the FAA requires is referred to as “maintenance records." You have the option on how you wish to organize these records.

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.

June 2009
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Mike Smith's Pitts S-1T, whose paint scheme pays homage to the late Art Scholl and his Pitts biplane, was photographed over the Gulf of Mexico by EAA's Jim Koepnick.

Download this wallpaper image at the EAA website, where you can choose among several different resolutions to suit your screen - including three wide-screen sizes...or select an image from the archive.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
WIEBES/BELITE AIRCRAFT ACQUIRES KITFOX LITE RIGHTS
Wichita, Kansas-based aviation enthusiast and entrepreneur James Wiebe and his wife, Kathy, have acquired the production rights to the Kitfox Lite, forming a new business entity, Belite Aircraft, to market it. The airplane will incorporate stronger, lighter carbon fiber components so that it meets FAR Part 103 weight requirements. Wiebe plans to incorporate a number of additional modifications into the design that will improve the airplane's performance and versatility. The Wiebes acquired the tooling, existing parts, and manufacturing rights to the aircraft in March of 2009. As a condition of the transaction, they agreed to re-brand the airplane to prevent any confusion with the larger, two-place light sport Kitfox that shares many of the same design features but is owned by another company. Wiebe expects to have an aircraft on display at AirVenture 2009.  Learn more.

ON TOUR: LANCAIR'S PISTON EVOLUTION
Lancair International Inc. of Redmond, Oregon, reports the successful first flight of its newest Evolution model. The piston version of the Evolution aircraft, to be powered by Lycoming's new iE2 series engine, cruises at 270 knots and has a full fuel payload of 1,074 lbs. The Evolution is Lancair's newest pressurized four place plane available in either a piston or turbine configuration. Its high altitude speed, coupled with docile slow speed handling, makes it ideal for affordable cross country travel. Beginning June 18, Lancair will showcase its Turbine Evolution aircraft during a cross-country tour. For the tour schedule call 541-923-2244 or choose the Evolution Tour link at www.Lancair.com.

POWER FLOW TUNED EXHAUST FOR CESSNA CARDINAL RG
Power Flow Systems has received FAA approval for its tuned exhaust system developed for the Cessna Cardinal RG. Flight tests revealed that Cardinal RGs can expect a three to seven knot increase in cruise speed, up to 20 percent improvement in rate of climb, and fuel savings of up to 1.5 gph at normal cruise settings, the company reports. Pricing begins at $5,400 with a 60-day money back guarantee. For more information, visit www.PowerFlowSystems.com or call 386-253-8833.

FLYING MAGAZINE HAS NEW OWNER
Swedish conglomerate Bonnier Corp., owner of nearly 50 magazines with an enthusiast focus, purchased Flying magazine and four other titles previously owned by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. June 1. Flying was founded in 1927, following Charles Lindbergh's historic crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

Flying Editor-in-Chief J. "Mac" McClellan wrote in this week's Flying e-newsletter, "The writers, editors and staff of Flying were all transferred to the new company so all of the familiar names and columns will continue, and offices will remain in New York. Flying seems to be a good fit for Bonnier's business plan, which is to focus on special interests."

Bonnier's magazines range from large circulation titles such as Popular Science and Field & Stream to niche publications such as WakeBoarding. The company has a big stable of recreational marine magazines including Yachting, Sailing World and Motor Boating.

CIRRUS BOOSTS PRODUCTION, STAFF
Cirrus Aircraft notified its employees of continued strong demand for its entire product line and of the associated increase in its new aircraft production rate to eight aircraft per week. Increased staffing requirements were communicated, precipitating upcoming callbacks of some previously furloughed employees at both its Duluth, Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota production facilities. Visit www.CirrusAircraft.com to learn more.

OPEN HANGAR DAY AT ZENITH AIRCRAFT
Zenith Aircraft Company's 18th annual Open Hangar Day and Fly-in is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the Zenith factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport (MYJ) in Mexico, Missouri. Aviation enthusiasts, especially builders and owners of Zenith Aircraft kit planes, are invited to drive or fly-in. Activities include a number of workshops, factory tours, demonstrations of kit production and fabrication techniques used in producing the all-metal kit aircraft parts, and more. Both kit and LSA models will be on display, including the high wing STOL CH 750 and the low wing Zodiac CH 650. For more information, see www.ZenithAir.com or call 573-581-9000.

NEW FORECAST GRAPHIC PRODUCTS FROM DTC DUAT
DTC, one of the two Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) vendors, has recently added several new forecast graphic products to its already impressive graphic product offerings. Each new forecast product allows the overlay of a route of flight. In addition, graphic products are now available for the areas of Hawaii and Puerto Rico. To view the latest additions, go to www.Duat.com.

AIRCRAFT SPRUCE CANADA HOSTS GRAND OPENING
Aircraft Spruce Canada will host the official grand opening of its new Brantford, Ontario, facility this Saturday, June 6, from 8a.m. - 5p.m. at Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD). The company will provide free hot dogs and beverages throughout the day, and representatives from a number of leading aviation vendors, including a range of avionics items, will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the benefits of their products. Visitors can expect special pricing and raffle prizes during the one-day sale. Learn more at www.AircraftSpruce.com.

SPORTY'S COURSE HELPS YOU MASTER G1000
Sporty's latest release, the Garmin G1000 Checkout Course, helps pilots transition from "steam gauges" to glass cockpits. This video emphasizes scenario-based training and takes viewers along on real-world flights. The G1000 Checkout includes two VFR flights, a local and a cross-country, as well as an IFR cross-country that focuses on cockpit resource management with the G1000. Each G1000 Checkout Course comes with a flight training syllabus for students, a detailed lesson guide for instructors, Garmin's interactive G1000 PC simulator, and a G1000 cockpit poster. Learn more at www.Sportys.com or call 800-776-7897.

  
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