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Cold War Bomber Taxi-Takeoff Incident Prompts Plaudits and Debate
The flight instructor mantra “The flight isn’t over until you are in your car driving home” was in play for the crew of a Handley Page Victor, a 1950s vintage bomber, in May during Cold War Jets day at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, England.  As seen in this Youtube video, the crew was only supposed to taxi the aircraft on the runway closer to the crowd for photos when, according to a report in the Daily Mail, the co-pilot inadvertently firewalled the throttles and the bomber accelerated down the runway.  Read the story 

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Heavy Iron - Warbirds
Enjoy a collection of photographs showcasing some popular and rare Warbird aircraft. From the B-17 to the Westland Lysander, there’s a whole lot to love in this gallery!


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Timeless Voice: Joe Grant

Hints for Homebuilders: BNC Connectors for Antennas

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News & Views from EAA September 11, 2009    Volume 9, Number 44
NEW RADAR TO BE REVEALED AT BIRD STRIKE CONFERENCE
The ditching of a US Airways flight in the Hudson River earlier this year has highlighted the intractable problem of reducing bird strikes. Next week professionals from all facets of aviation and wildlife management will convene for the 11th annual Bird Strike North America Conference Sept 14-17 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Accipter, which has avian radar systems deployed at New York's Kennedy and Chicago's O'Hare airports, will debut "the future of 360-degree 3-D Avian Radar surveillance at the conference", according to Accipter President and CEO Dr. Tim J. Nohara.

In addition to radar technology, there will be presentations and displays from vendors on other avian mitigation techniques such as garlic oil coatings for grassy areas to discourage avian landings, lasers, acoustics, and landscaping.

"FATHER OF HANG GLIDING" DIES AT 97
RogalloFrancis Rogallo, inventor of the flexible wing died September 1st  at his home near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Francis and his wife, Gertrude Rogallo, invented the flexible or Rogallo wing in 1948 with material from Gertrude’s kitchen curtains.  The airfoil, which was tested using a homemade wind tunnel consisting of a cardboard and a window fan eventually led to the development of the hang glider, paraglider, ultralights (light-sport aircraft), sport parachutes, delta kites, stunt kites, parafoil kites, sport parachutes, and kiteboarding kites. (Read a Sport Aviation excerpt about the Rogallo’s from June 1997). Read more
TSA AND DHS ANNOUNCE MERGING BORDER FLIGHT CROSSING PROCEDURES
In an effort to reduce the security paperwork burden of international travel, two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies announced that they have merged their border security programs.  The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) International Waiver program will be folded into Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), following a commitment made at EAA AirVenture 2009 by TSA’s new General Aviation Manager, Brian Delauter, and CPB’s APIS Program Manager, Eric Rodriguez to collaborate improving the border crossing procedure for general aviation pilots. Read more
LSA INDUSTRY REACHES 100 CERTIFIED MODELS IN FIVE YEARS
RV-12An important milestone has been reached in the fledgling Light Sport Aircraft industry this summer as the Van’s RV-12 became the 100th LSA model to be approved according to the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA). With several models such as the Cessna Skycatcher still working toward certification, Dan Johnson, LAMA president, says, “Are we done yet?  By no means.” Johnson adds that the “achievement  in such a short amount of time, with a relatively good safety record is impressive for just one manufacturer let alone an entire industry.” Read more
EAA PRESIDENT TOM POBEREZNY TO ENTER ICAS HALL OF FAME
EaglesEAA President Tom Poberezny along with the late Bobby Younkin and Charlie "The Flying Farmer" Kulp are this year's inductees into the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Hall Of Fame. As a longtime performer and President of EAA, ICAS says Poberezny could have entered the hall as part of the three-ship Eagle Aerobatic Team or as an event organizer for his longtime chairmanship of EAA AirVenture. Read more
750 STUDENT TEAMS WANTED FOR WORLD'S LARGEST ROCKET COMPETITION
The 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is seeking teams of three to 10 students to design and build a rocket that will climb to 825 feet with a raw egg payload and stay aloft for 40 to 45 seconds. The payload must then return to earth unbroken.  A celebratory breakfast using the payload after the flight is at the discretion of each team. The annual rocket contest, sponsored by Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), hopes to get 750 student teams in grades 7-12 to enter the contest, with the top 100 teams to compete in the finals next spring in Washington D.C.  Read more
AAA FOUNDER ROBERT TAYLOR RECEIVES EAA FOUNDER'S AWARD AT BLAKESBURG
Robert_TaylorAntique aircraft fans gathered near Ottumwa, IA for the Antique Aircraft Association (AAA) National Fly-In at Blakesburg (IA27) last week to celebrate the aircraft they love best and to honor one of their own. Robert L. Taylor founded the AAA as well as the Air Power Museum (APM) and has shepherded both organizations to this day. To recognize Taylor's long service in promoting grassroots aviation, another founder, EAA's Paul Poberezny, stopped by to present Taylor with a surprise honor: The EAA Founder's Award.  Read more
THIS WEEKEND'S MID-EASTERN REGIONAL FLY-IN IS 2ND OLDEST IN US
MERFIThe 42nd annual Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In (MERFI) will be held this weekend (September 12-13) at Grimes Field (I74) in Urbana, Ohio. The two-day event will feature forums, building workshops, speakers, pancake breakfasts, and youth activities. MERFI representative Dave Shiffer says that the fly-in settled in Urbana last year after a brief stay in Mansfield and a long run in Marion, Ohio. Grimes Field is home to the Champaign Aviation Museum which is currently undertaking a restoration of "Champaign Lady" a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, which will be on display during the event. Read more
MIKE GOULIAN WINS BUDPEST RED BULL RACE
Mike GoulianAir show performer Mike Goulian is having a great summer. Following a tremendous performances at EAA AirVenture, Goulian and his Team #99 headed to Budapest, Hungary to continue competition in the Red Bull racing series. Under beautiful blue skies and in front of more than 600,000 spectators along the banks of the river Danube, consistent clean runs through the twisting track proved to be the key to Goulian, flying his Edge 540, winning his first Red Bull Race. Read more
MEMORIAL FOR IAC PRESIDENT VICKI CRUSE THIS SATURDAY
Vicki CruseA memorial event to celebrate the life of Vicki Cruse is planned for this Saturday, September 12 at her hangar on Santa Paula Airport in California. Vicki, president of the International Aerobatic Club, died in a plane crash on August 22 while participating as a member of the United States Unlimited Aerobatic team at the World Aerobatics Championships in Silverstone, Buckingham, England.  Read more

Late IAC President Vicki Cruse Honored By Ninety-Nines with Memorial Scholarship
The achievements and legacy of the late Vicki Cruse, International Aerobatic Club president and Experimental Aircraft Association director, will live on through a memorial scholarship established by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines and aviators throughout the world. Read more

EAA SPORTAIR EVENTS IN NORTHEAST - SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
EAA SportAir WorkshopsThe Sportair workshop continues it's aircraft building workshop programs in the northeast with two great weekend sessions upcoming in the next few weeks.

September 19-20 brings the SportAir workshop program to Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire where it will present Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems, Composites, Sheet Metal and its signature Saturday Evening Program What's Involved in Kitbuilding. Currently space is available in Electrical Systems, Composite and Saturday's What's Involved in Kitbuilding course.

On the weekend of September 26-27 EAA SportAir will present its intensive Van's Aircraft RV Assembly workshop. This two day hands on RV boot camp will teach you the basics to begin your RV project with confidence. The workshop is being held at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, just north of Boston, and is hosted by EAA Chapter 106. Space is still available in this popular course.

Discounts are offered on the courses to EAA members, attending family members and SportAir Alumni. For more information on these courses call 1-800-967-5746 or visit www.sportair.com.

EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL EAA PHOTOS & PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE!
EAA PhotosAn exciting new array of digital photos and framed digital photo art is now available through our partner Pixels in Places. An exclusive collection of official EAA award winning photographs is now offered in a variety of prints, canvas, electronic picture frames and numerous other electronic displays. Photos are available in a variety of formats including digital frames with photo slide shows, framed and matted prints, backlit pictures, wall or desk plaques, prints and much more. There is a format appropriate for any décor. Photos can be viewed online at www.eaa.photo-orders.com where you can choose your favorite picture and decide how you would like it displayed.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': JOE GRANT
Joe GrantBorn in 1908, Joe Grant learned about aviation from his uncle, Leigh Wade, who was one of the first pilots in the U.S. Army. Wade would gain fame as the pilot of the "Boston" - one of the four Douglas World Cruisers that were the first aircraft to fly around the world in a 175 day odyssey in 1924. In 1928 Joe left home to begin his own aviation career. He earned his private ticket in 1930, and for the next two years barnstormed across the countryside with his brother hopping rides in their airplane. After a short sidetrack into real estate, Joe took a job flying the mail in a Stinson Reliant for All-American Airways (predecessor to U.S. Air), then flew with Ludington Airlines, Pennsylvania Central Airline, and finally ended up with TWA flying DC-3s and Boeing 307s. During World War II the 307s were conscripted into service flying VIPs for the Air Transport Command, and Joe went with them. In early 1945 President Roosevelt selected Joe to fly a DC-3 to Saudi Arabia to be delivered as a gift to Kind Abdul Aziz Al Saud following their historic meeting aboard the U.S.S. Quincy during the Yalta Conference. Subsequently, Joe served two years as the King's first airline pilot, and was instrumental in the establishment of the kingdom's national carrier Saudia Arabian Airlines. Afterward Joe returned to flying for TWA, retiring from the airline in 1968. He was 101 at the time of this interview recorded during AirVenture 2009.
EAA MEMBERS SAVE $20 ON THE SET OF BINGELIS BOOKS
Bingelis BooksEAA members who buy the complete set of four Tony Bingelis best-selling books save $20 off the regular, non-member price. Now available for only $69.99, the set includes: Engines - a treasure of information for all aircraft builders, restorers and mechanics; Firewall Forward - engine installation for amateur-built aircraft; Sportplane Builder - construction methods for amateur builders; and Sportplane Construction - an essential handbook for light-aircraft homebuilders. Order online or call our toll-free number, 800-564-6322.
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One of the best uses of the forums at Oshkosh365 is to swap flying stories, and one of the best ways to do that is with pictures. Thanks to some recent updates to the site, adding pictures to forum posts just got a lot easier. Check out how EAA's own Joe Norris and Adam Smith took advantage of that to share pictures of their flights to a nearby fly-in last weekend.

AeroInnovations

If you have a suggestions and/or submission for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send to editor Bob Waldron at aeroinnovations@eaa.org.

Metaklett: A Strong Metallic Version of Velcro
MetaklettDevelopment of Metaklett, a metallic hook and loop fastener, makes it possible to now have a quick fasten/release material that is “resistant to chemicals and can withstand a tensile load of up to 35 tonnes per square meter at temperatures up to 800°C.” Currently the developer of Metaklett, The Institute of Metal Forming and Casting at Technische Universitaet Muenchen,  says the hook and loop is being used for “cable boots in automotive and aviation electronics.”

DEMON FLAVIIR: Flapless Air Vehicle Integrated Industrial Research
Demon BAE  Systems and ten universities are developing aircraft with no conventional control surfaces, such as wing flaps, while still having flying performance equal to conventional aircraft. They are achieving this, in part, by having blown air entrain the upper surface flow thus giving rise to an increase in lift. The vehicle is being developed to test control systems that are destined for UAS (unmanned aircraft system) aircraft.

Dutch Human-Powered Flight
Dutch Human-Powered Flight When he was only 16 years old, Jesse van Kuijk decided he wanted to fly. After studying fluid mechanics and researching the history of human-powered flight, Jesse designed his own human-powered aircraft. He spent three years building it out of balsa wood, polyurethane and foil. With the success and failures of other human-powered flight attempts to draw upon, van Kuijk’s own first attempt would be hinge on a combination of engineering and good fortune.
 

Streamlining Air Traffic With A Split-Runway System
An off-chance meeting between two aviators in Washington state serendipitously led to them working together on an new airport runway design. They are even patenting the idea and plan to work with the FAA and Boeing to see if their split-runway concept will allow more air traffic at busy airports. Their new runway design would have two linear lanes, one for landing planes and the other for takeoffs; plus a dedicated cross-runway buffer zone between the two.

Grail: A New Engine Technology To Consider For Aircraft?
Grail Wichita, a well-known aviation center, is home to Grail Engine Technologies, a start-up company developing a new high-efficiency internal combustion engine aiming at a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency. The Grail engine uses the “Miller Cycle” and HCCI (Homogeneous Charged Compression Ignition) for maximum efficiency.
 

AeroInnovations aims to highlight developments that have potential to impact the future of aviation.  EAA does not necessarily endorse the ideas, products, services or views contained therein.


B-17 HOME FOR THE WEEKEND
EAA B-17
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is home for the weekend in Oshkosh, WI, for it's 120-hr. maintenance inspection and will be heading to Cincinnati, Ohio,  September 18-20, hosted by EAA Warbird Squadron 18. Don't miss your chance to fly in one of the only remaining Flying Fortresses still flying. To book a flight, or for more information, visit http://www.B17.org, or call 800-359-6217.


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TRI-MOTOR VISIT SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIRPORT THIS WEEKEND
Fly the FordThis week’s EAA Ford Tri-Motor tour stop is St. Louis, Missouri's Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS) at the TAC Air FBO. Flights are available each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13. Come and see this restored example of the world's first mass-produced airliner, produced 80 years ago this year. To learn more about the airplane or to book a flight, visit www.FlytheFord.org. Advanced bookings are closed but there is plenty of room for walk-ups so please join us.
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE WEEK: BNC CONNECTORS FOR ANTENNAS
Hints for HomebuildersDick Koehler demonstrates how to fabricate a BNC Connector. Dick is a Technical Counselor for Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and SportAir Workshop instructor. Watch the video.

Now available - DVD, Hints for Homebuilders - Sheet Metal - Volume 1
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.

AVIATORS MARKETPLACE, EAA'S NEW SEARCHABLE ONLINE DIRECTORY
Aviators MarketplaceEAA, in partnership with MultiView Inc., recently launched the Aviators Marketplace, a unique online search tool that gives 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

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WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
EAA Calendar of EventsEAA Chapter 402 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 
Newark-Heath Airport, Newark, OH
Full catered breakfast, pancakes and more! All types of aircraft expected. Anyone with an interest in aviation is invited. Young Eagles flights from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Contact Tom McFadden at 740-587-2312.

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

    
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Q & A: 
Question of the Week
For EAA Information Services

A person builds an experimental aircraft and then sells it to another person. What restriction would that impose upon the new owner? I understand that he would not be eligible for a repairman’s certificate but are there any other restrictions?

Answer: The purchaser of an Experimental Amateur-Built aircraft constructed by someone else may do all of the maintenance and make any modification to the aircraft (s)he desires - the only task not allowed is performing the Annual Condition Inspection, which must be completed by an A&P mechanic, an FAA repair Station, or the holder of the Repairman Certificate for that particular aircraft. If there is any work required to bring the aircraft to a condition of safe operation, the owner may do all the work, then have it re-inspected. By the way, the A&P mechanic must be current, but does not need to have the IA designation.

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.

September 2009
EAA Desktop Calendar
EAA Free Desktop Wallpaper

While on a sunset air-to-air mission during AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick caught this picturesque view of ICON's new A5 over Lake Winnebago. If you look carefully you can see Wittman Regional Airport's Runway 9/27 in the lower left corner.

Download this wallpaper image from 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
IMPROVED BD-4 FROM BEDECORP
In celebration of the BD-4's 40th Anniversary, BedeCorp of Medina, Ohio, has introduced an updated version of its homebuilt design: the BD-4C. BedeCorp designers integrated numerous changes in the BD-4C, mainly to simplify construction. Features include a roomier cabin and a longer fuselage. A state-of-art all-glass cockpit has been added for improved visibility and streamlined aesthetics. Other design features include BedeCorp's new all-metal wing with honeycomb ribs. Learn more by calling 330-239-1468 or send an email to jim@bedecorp.com.

TRAIN WITH DICK RUTAN
Fly Right Films has released Volume Two of the Aviator Series, "Decision Making with Dick Rutan," a follow up to "Attitude Flying with Dick Rutan." Fly Right Films brings together world renowned aviators with award winning cinematographers. The Aviator Series is available at Sporty's, Pilot Mall, Aircraft Spruce, QRef, the Cirrus store and at www.FlyRightFilms.com.

HIGH TECH INSPECTION SYSTEM FROM AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty now offers the Seeker 200 Video Borescope System, ideal for use in aircraft maintenance. The system features a 2.4-inch LCD color monitor for real-time viewing, and a 12mm flexible camera probe that retains its configured shape for inspecting hard-to-reach areas. The unit includes extension tools (mirror, magnet, and pick-up hook), a 9V batter, and instruction manual. Visit www.AircraftSpruce.com to learn more.

CIRRUS SALES CENTER OPENS IN JAPAN
Cirrus Aircraft announced Lotus Air Corporation (Cirrus Japan) as the newest international Cirrus Sales Center. Lotus Air will partner with Hirata Gakuen Kobe Air Center, Kobe Airport, Tokyo, Japan, to serve as the sales and distribution center for Cirrus Japan. In addition to sales, Cirrus Japan is working toward becoming an Authorized Service Center in the near future. Learn more at www.CirrusAircraft.com.

SENNHEISER OFFERS FREE WIRELESS MOBILE HEADSET
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is extending its limited-time offer on the entire line of Sennheiser aviation headsets. Customers who purchase any Sennheiser aviation headset between now and November 7, 2009, will receive a VMX 100 Bluetooth wireless mobile phone headset from Sennheiser Communications free by mail. Learn more about Sennheiser's offer and its products at www.SennheiserUSA.com.

PARADISE APPOINTS REGIONAL DEALER
Paradise USA LLC has added Light Sport Experts as its southeast regional dealer. Represented by Joe Crocker, Light Sport Experts is headquartered in the Florida Panhandle and specializes in light sport training and aircraft sales. The Paradise Aircraft product line currently includes two models, the Paradise P-1 and the P-1 SP with hand controls for disabled pilots. For more information, visit www.ParadiseAircraft.us, www.LightSportExperts.com or call 850-665-3270.

  
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