25, 2009 Volume 9,
USERS RESCUE AIRFIELD THROUGH UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP
year, Sky Manor Airport (N40) in Pittstown, New Jersey - "The best
little airport in the east" - was in serious financial trouble and
foreclosure on the property was looming. So pilots, including members of
EAA Chapter 643 decided to do something about it. "All of us pilots
that were based there got together and bought the airport, so we're all
owners of the airport," said Chapter President Dave Harmon.
"This was a unique adventure where we bought our hangars, put up
the capital that way, and took over the bank mortgage." Read
FORD TO ANNOUNCE SUCCESSORS TO EAA YOUNG EAGLES CHAIRMAN POST
After more than five years of service as chairman of the EAA Young
Eagles Program, EAA member, pilot, and famed actor Harrison Ford will
pass the baton and announce his successor co-chairs in a news conference
at Santa Monica Airport in Southern California on Tuesday, September
FULLER RUBUTS USA TODAY AIRPORT EDITORIAL
An editorial in today's edition of USA Today (September 24), the
editorial board affirmed its viewpoint that airline ticket taxes were
being disproportionately distributed to general aviation airports that
have no scheduled airline service. Despite strong rebuttals from general
aviation groups since its [USA Today] airport funding story ran
on September 16, the board cited various statistics gleaned from their
reporting to reiterate their position. In a small concession, the
newspaper gave Craig L. Fuller, president of the Aircraft Owners and
Pilot's Association, equal space to express what general aviation
advocates have been feeling. (Read USA
Today and AOPA
TRUCKS, AND CADETS! OH MY! BUSY WEEKEND COMING AT EAA
EAA grounds will host three unique, simultaneous events this weekend.
Beginning Friday (September 25) more than 7,000 Scouts will call Camp
Scholler home for the Great Lakes
Centennial Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of scouting. The Jamboree
will draw in Scouts from 12 councils covering Wisconsin and Northern
Michigan to the three-day event.
The Scouts may have their own rides to
the event, but if not, they might be able to hitch a ride on Saturday
(September 26) with a semitrailer bound for Oshkosh as part of the
World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. More than 100 trucks
are expected to participate in the 60-mile ride from the northern
Milwaukee area to the EAA grounds. Read
2 OSH PLANS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT AIRVENTURE 2010
year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Piper Cherokee's first
flight, and the Cherokees 2 Osh group flight to AirVenture is already in
the planning stages. The FAA is allowing as many as 50 airplanes
participate, staging from the Waupaca Airport. According to the
group website, planes and pilots will arrive on Wednesday, July 21,
undergo mandatory training on Thursday, July 22, and fly to Oshkosh on
Friday, July 23. The tentative arrival slot: 1 p.m. Complete information
for those wishing to take part in the celebration is available at www.cherokees2osh.com.
ENDS MORATORIUM ON KIT EVALUATIONS
The FAA today (Friday, September 18), officially ended its temporary
suspension of amateur-built aircraft kit evaluations which was in effect
since February 2008. The action, outlined in FAA Order 8130.35, allows
kit manufacturers to resume submitting their homebuilt kits for FAA
evaluation to determine compliance with the major portion rules
governing amateur-built aircraft certification. Compliance means
inclusion on the FAA's "51 percent approved list." Read
WATCH RENO ON OSHKOSH365
Sunday, September 20, EAA partnered with LiveAirShowTV to provide their
live webcast of the 46th National Championship Air Races from Reno
Nevada. This was a pay-per-view event, available to the public for
$24.95, but was provided free of charge to the nearly 6,000 EAA members
who tuned in via Oshkosh365. "This was a fun experiment, and the
response tells us that our membership would like to see more of this
sort of thing," said Hal Bryan, EAA's online community manager.
"Our thanks to LiveAirShowTV for letting us be a part of their
first attempt at a webcast of an event on this scale."
RENAMES RELATIONSHIP WITH AIRLINES TO CALM SAFETY WORRIES
Last years’ revelations about cozy relationships between airworthiness
inspectors and the airlines they were charged to oversee have spurred
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to announce new initiatives to
address public concern. The FAA says it wants to be more responsive
to public safety complaints and contributions by whistleblowers, and it’s
even changing long-used nomenclature to emphasize their
commitment. The Consistency and Standardization Initiative (CSI)
formerly the “Customer Service Initiative” (when it was formed in
2004) gives people affected by agency decisions a more responsive review
process according to FAA spokesman Les Dorr, Jr. “It gives airmen, or
any organization - be it commercial or [general aviation] - a process by
which they can appeal FAA decisions made at the local level,” Dorr
SEAPLANE FLY-IN 2009
Note: Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aircraft provides this postcard of
his first visit to a little known fly-in outside of the seaplane
Two weeks ago (September 10) was my first
visit to the International Seaplane Fly-In held in Greenville, Maine, on
the southern tip of beautiful Moosehead Lake. The fly-in, which began in
1973, swells the population of Greenville from about 1,700 to 6,000 when
seaplane enthusiasts show up for the weekend. Read
EAA SEEKS VOLUNTEER
PRODUCT TESTERS - GIVE EAA YOUR RATING, KEEP THE PRODUCT
EAA is seeking volunteers to test and rate new products. The products
will be related to different aspects of aviation and the requirements to
test a product will vary by item. The results of these tests will be
published in a new monthly feature in EAA Sport Aviation magazine
that will debut soon. Above all, volunteer testers get to keep the item
they evaluated! All you have to do is volunteer your time. Read
SPORT AVIATION HOF TO HONOR BOB HOOVER AND FIVE OTHERS
will induct six new members into the Sport Aviation Hall of Fame at the
2009 ceremonies scheduled for Friday October 16 at the EAA AirVenture
Museum. Heading the list of inductees is Bob Hoover,
International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame, and also the evening's
keynote speaker. Other inductees include George H. Baker,
Warbirds of America Hall of Fame; Lance A. Neibauer, EAA
Homebuilders Hall of Fame; Roy Pinner, EAA Ultralights Hall of
Fame; Paul Sanderson, National Association of Flight Instructors
Hall of Fame; and Stephen Pitcairn, Vintage Aircraft Association
Hall of Fame. All are being recognized for their contributions to the
history, development, and growth in their different areas of sport
aviation. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and program to
follow. To order tickets, call 800-236-1026 or order
online. Click here for
SEEKS MANAGER, CONVENTION ADMINISTRATION FOR AIRVENTURE
EAA has an opening for Manager, Convention Administration. This
full-time, year-round position performs a critical administrative role
for EAA's annual convention, AirVenture Oshkosh (www.airventure.org).
This individual will work with staff and volunteer leaders of all
AirVenture teams to define, procure and deliver necessary credentials,
equipment and supplies for their operational and administrative needs.
The position is integrally involved in all aspects of planning and
execution for the event to ensure standards, policies and business rules
affecting event quality are properly supported. To find out more, or
learn how you can apply for this position, click
SPORTAIR WORKSHOP AT HISTORIC FLABOB AIRPORT
SportAir Workshop program returns to historic Flabob Airport in
Riverside, California, for another in a series of aircraft builders
seminars on October 17-18, hosted by EAA Chapter One.
There's been a great deal of interest in
the workshop program at Flabob, said Mark Forss EAA SportAir Workshop's
coordinator. "We're bringing back our most popular courses to
Flabob," he said, including Electrical Systems, Fabric Covering,
Sheet Metal, and Composite Construction. Also offered is the Saturday
evening course (with pizza dinner), What's Involved in Kitbuilding.
"We're proud to have EAA Chapter One
host our workshop program at Flabob, Forss added. "It's always been
a hotbed of homebuilt activities and we're glad to be a part of
that!" For detailed information on the Flabob courses, or to
register for the program call 800-967-5746 or visit www.sportair.com.
Learn TIG Welding with EAA SportAir
The next EAA SportAir TIG Welding Workshop is scheduled for the
weekend of October 23-25 (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) at the
Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia. Expert Lincoln Electric
instructors teach the basics of Tungsten Inert Gas welding using
Lincoln's state-of-the-art TIG welding equipment. "TIG welding is
becoming the method of choice for homebuilt aircraft enthusiasts,"
EAA SportAir Workshops Coordinator Mark Forss comments. "The TIG
welding process is easy to master and you can achieve high quality
repeatable results using the Lincoln welding machines."
Attendees are assigned their own set of
welding equipment, spending most of the workshop gaining hands-on
experience welding mild steel, stainless, aluminum, and 4130 steel
tubing. The course is offered at a discounted price of $359 for EAA
members. In addition, as a special incentive, Lincoln offers discounts
on welding equipment purchases to attendees of the course. To register
for this event visit www.sportair.com,
or call 800- 967-5746.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': KENNY
Chapman grew up in Hemet, California. As a teenager he began working for
Hemet Valley Flying Service as a lineboy. At that time in the 1960s,
Hemet Valley Flying Service was one of the few aerial firefighting
operations in the U.S., and Kenny spent his days servicing World War II
and Korean War bombers converted into water tankers. In 1967 Kenny began
riding shotgun in a converted PBY Catalina fire bomber, and was soon
flying fire attack missions himself. Over the years he began flying
helicopters, and in 1979 went to work for Erickson Air-Crane flying the
Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane in logging and aerial firefighting operations.
Today Kenny is the Senior Firefighting Pilot for Erickson, and flew the
famous S-64 "Elvis" during AirVenture 2009. Watch
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FLY-IN TO HOST FUELVENTURE 400
We’re about a month away from the 37th COPPERSTATE Fly-In, scheduled
for October 22-24 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona, and one
of this year’s special events is the second “Fuelventure 400,” a
competition to determine the most fuel efficient aircraft. Read
Join the Discussions
Post of the Week!
This issue's Post of the Week comes from
a thread that seems to keep getting better. It started with a link to a
story about Walt Snyder, a man who has logged more than 600 hours and
18,000 miles in his Quicksilver Sport 2S, including a trip from
California to Oshkosh. Then, member Mark Beattie posted a couple of
videos of Walt's trips which feature some of the most inspiring aerial
imagery we've ever seen. More recently, Walt himself stopped by to
answer questions and offer insights about his flying, and did a great
job of articulating the spirit of EAA in the process. So click
the link, read through the thread, watch the videos (again or for
the first time), and join us in thanking Walt for being a part of EAA
and the Oshkosh365 community!
If you have a suggestions and/or submission for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send to editor Bob Waldron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jet Test Program For Camelina Biofuels
US Navy has contracted with a Montana company for 40,000 gallons of
biofuel for an alternative fuels-testing program this year. The
particular Biofuel that the Navy is interested in is made from camelina
seeds grown in Montana. Camelina is a member of the mustard family and
is well suited for growing in northern plains areas. According to the
Biobased Institute in Montana, "camelina oils are more suitable for
aviation than other vegetable oils."
Fuel Cell Development Work
cell technology is one of the emerging technology areas being pursued by
aeronautical engineers and other aircraft developers. Boeing, the German
Aerospace Center (DLR), BASF, universities and many other organizations
are researching improved fuel cells. Antares has flown the DLR-H2, a
piloted aircraft which takes off and flies using only the power from its
Wings: Using Nature's Design
Using high-speed photography
and computer simulations, researchers are studying how curved wings
allow animals to fly efficiently. Their work has shown better efficiency
with twisting wings than with flat wings. According to one researcher, a
twisted wing needs 50 percent less energy to create the same amount of
lift than a flat wing.
Jet Engine: 100 Kg and 0.5 Meter Diameter
at Pratt & Whitney are testing a geared turbofan which produces
30,000 horsepower but comes in a compact size. The Purepower PW1000G
weighs about 100 kilograms and is about 0.5 meters in diameter. The
geared turbofan allows the turbine to be small and fast while the fan is
much larger and slower.
|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.
TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR EAA'S FORD TRI-MOTOR, B-17 FANTASY CAMPS
Enroll by October 9, 2009, to participate in an EAA Fantasy Flight Camp.
The Ford Tri-Motor Fantasy Flight Camp (October 23-25) gives
participants an insider look at air travel as it was in 1929 through a
fascinating weekend at EAA headquarters - including loggable flight
time! At the weekend B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp (December 18-20),
you'll get up close and personal with one of the most famous airplanes
of World War II - including a 20-minute flight experience! Space is
limited, so secure your spot today at www.fantasyflightcamp.org.
The Auburn/Ft Wayne, Indiana area and EAA Vintage Chapter 37 host EAA's
B-17G, Aluminum Overcast this weekend through September 27 at the
DeKalb County Airport. This coming week tour stops are slate for
September 29-30, in Collegedale, Tennessee, hosted by EAA Chapter 150;
and October 2-4, in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Atlanta area) hosted by EAA
Chapter 690. Don't miss your chance to see or ride in this excellent
example of the Flying Fortress. Book a flight or get more tour
information at www.B17.org, or call 800-359-6217.
Fly the Fortress multimedia gallery.
Become a fan of EAA's B-17 Aluminum
TOUR WINDS DOWN IN ILLINOIS
2009 EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour comes to a close this weekend at the
Greater Peoria Regional Airport. Come out to the airport through Sunday,
September 27, to see this restored example of the world's first
mass-produced airliner, built 80 years ago this year. To learn more
about the airplane or to book a flight, visit www.FlytheFord.org.
The Tri-Motor will return to Oshkosh for the annual Fall Color Flights
(see story below).
FALL COLOR FLIGHTS IN EAA'S 1929 FORD TRI-MOTOR
"golden age of aviation" meets fall's "golden season of
color" when you take a ride in EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor October
10-11. A 20- to 25-minute flight will take you over Oshkosh and the
surrounding area for a great view of the rich reds, blazing oranges, and
brilliant yellows that paint the countryside below. Rides are $65 for
adults and $55 for children ages 17 and under. Flights depart from EAA's
Pioneer Airport every 45 minutes. Flight times are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on
Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gift the flight for a
birthday or an early Christmas present! For more information or to make
here. To reach a museum staff member, please call 920-426-6880.
2010 EAA B-17 Tour Forming
Even though several weeks remain on the EAA B-17 tour featuring Aluminum
Overcast, EAA Flight Ops is busy making preparations for 2010! If
your EAA chapter or Warbirds of America squadron is interested in
hosting a 2010 tour stop, we need to hear from you. If interested, visit
the B-17 website to download and complete an application form. Act
now - the application deadline is coming up fast - October 2, 2009.
Host the Ford Tri-Motor in 2010!
EAA and Vintage chapters also have an opportunity to host a tour
stop for the Ford Tri-Motor next year, as plans for the 2010 tour are
under way. If your chapter is interested, visit www.FlyTheFord.org
and click on the link to download and complete the application form.
Deadline for applying is October 15, 2009.
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE
WEEK: BENDING ALUMINUM ACROSS THE GRAIN
just like wood, has a grain. Jack Dueck explains the best way to bend
aluminum in consideration of the grain. Jack is a Technical Counselor,
Sportair Workshop Instructor and member of both the EAA Homebuilt
Aircraft Council and Canadian Council. Watch
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
Jessica Cox at EAA Chapter 1099 Pancake Breakfast
Please join us September 26 for a pancake breakfast and special
speaking engagement by Jessica Cox, who earned her Sport Pilot
Certificate despite the fact she was born without arms. Breakfast served
8 a.m.-11 a.m. at Stafford Airport jetpod #3. Jessica speaks 11:30 a.m.
at Stafford High School. Ground transportation provided for those that
fly in. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Disability Resource
Center of Fredericksburg. For more information, visit http://eaa1099.org,
or call Scott Huff, 540-809-9334.
Wings, Wheels, & Pancakes
Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Gettysburg (PA) Regional Airport
EAA Chapter 1041, The Gettysburg Barnstormers, will host their
Wings, Wheels, & Pancakes Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast on September
26-27. Breakfast will be served both days starting at 8 a.m. through 12
noon. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea,
and juice. Adults $6, kids under 12 - $3. Free shuttle service to/from
the Visitor Center of Gettysburg National Military Park for those who
fly in. Join us for the best breakfast around! For more information,
Event contacts: Ellie and Jim Sheen, 717-334-3794.
To learn more about calendar events, or
to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.
I've been considering purchasing an Air Bike. Is
there a title for homebuilts like there are for
Aircraft registered in the US do not have titles,
just registration certificates, so transferring
ownership requires sending an FAA Form 8050-1
Aircraft Registration Application, a Bill of Sale,
and the $5 fee to the FAA Aircraft Registry in
You can obtain both
the 3-part carbon FAA Form 8050-1 and the 2-part
carbon FAA Form 8050-2 Bill of Sale from your local
FSDO (Flight Standards District Office). You are not
required to use the FAA Bill of Sale, but if you
don't use one make sure yours contains the same
information. Also, the FAA requires original
ink-signed documents, so retain the pink sheet of
form 8050-1 to act as a temporary registration
certificate until the FAA Form 8050-3 Registration
Certificate arrives, and keep the carbon part of
form 8050-2. If you use your own bill of sale, send
the original signed in ink and make a copy for your
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
NEW FINANCE OPTIONS FROM
Cessna Aircraft Company announced this week that its sister company,
Cessna Finance Corporation (CFC), has initiated a new finance program
with lower rates available for Cessna's single-engine piston and Caravan
aircraft purchased in 2009. The CFC program offers new rates for the
entire Cessna line of propeller aircraft: the Cessna 172, 182, and 206
high wing pistons, the Corvalis and Corvalis TT high-performance
pistons, and the 208/208B Caravan/Grand Caravan turboprops. More
information on the program is available through any Cessna authorized
propeller aircraft dealer or through Cessna Finance Corporation at
866-232-5626 or at www.CFCLoan.com.
TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL MOTORS EQ3 CYLINDERS
Following the discovery of cracks in 35 Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM)
EQ3 cylinders, the FAA is requiring initial and repetitive inspections
on TCM engines with EQ3 cylinders. TCM engines affected by the AD
include: TCM models O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550,
and IOF-550-series reciprocating engines. The only way to avoid these
inspections is to remove the affected cylinders. The FAA issued the AD
to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head,
possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment. (Read
the full text of the AD).
MIDWEST LIGHT SPORT
AIRCRAFT EXPO OCTOBER 1-3
The Midwest LSA Expo will be held October 1-3 at Mt. Vernon Outland
Airport (MVN), Mt. Vernon, Illinois. The event aims to promote the LSA
industry by offering a convenient and affordable location for
light-sport aircraft manufacturers and distributors and LSA service
providers display their aircraft and products. Educational forums and
seminars designed to answer sport pilot questions will be offered for
both current and future aviators. Call 618-315-5462 or visit www.MidwestLSAShow.com
to learn more.
MIDWEST SPORT AVIATION
NAMED CHEETAH DISTRIBUTOR
Midwest Sport Aviation, LLC, based at Richland Center Airport (93C) in
Richland Center, Wisconsin, has been designated as the U.S. assembly
center and distributor of the Cheetah XLS aircraft, a new entrant into
the S-LSA market, by Rainbow Aircraft Ltd. of South Africa. The Cheetah
XLS is a high wing tube and fabric aircraft. "It is making the
light-sport aircraft what it was intended to be - affordable. Kits start
at $21,950 (US) and ready-to-fly aircraft start at $47,900," said
Steve Syvertson, vice president of marketing and customer relations.
Learn more at www.MWSportAviation.com
or call 608-467-0233.
FAA LAUNCHES NEW
SAFETY ANALYSIS SERVICE
The FAA last week announced the formation of the Accident Investigation
and Prevention Service in an effort to improve the analysis of industry
and government aviation data. The new office, which is a combination of
two existing offices that investigated accidents and provided safety
analysis services, will hope to identify "emerging aviation risks
using national safety data" according to a press release from the
FAA. "If we are going to continue to improve aviation safety, we
have to be able to gather safety information from our industry and use
data-driven safety programs to identify and address risks before they
lead to accidents," said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. The
Accident Investigation and Prevention Service will be headed by Jay
Pardee, who will also monitor safety issues as the FAA continues to
develop the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
ASPEN AVIONICS MDF AND WX RECEIVER
Aspen Avionics says the FAA granted Technical Standard Order (TSO)
Authorization for the EFD500 Multi-Function Display (MFD); the EFD1000
MFD; and the EWR50 Evolution Weather Receiver. With certification and
production authority in hand, Aspen will begin shipping its newest
products to dealers immediately. The Aspen Evolution Flight Display
System is an expandable, upgradeable PFD, MFD, and hazard sensor cockpit
solution for general aviation aircraft. The Evolution Flight Display
System lets aircraft owners install all three Evolution Flight Displays
and options at once, or separately, as their needs and budgets permit.
Learn more at www.AspenAvionics.com.
LOBO HOLDS CONDITION
Lancair Owners and Builders Association (LOBO) held a Condition
Inspection Workshop at Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on
September 12-13, 2009. The weekend event focused on the annual condition
inspection requirements of Lancair composite aircraft. Topics included
maintenance-related mishaps, required and recommended maintenance
records and actual airframe/power plant inspection including engines,
propellers, flight controls, landing gear, avionics, fuel systems, and
other components. The event was sponsored in part by Dave McCoy,
NationAir Aviation Insurance Light Aircraft branch manager. For more
information, visit www.LancairOwners.com.
PLOEGER TO LEAD NEW
MEXICO'S AVIATION DIVISION
The New Mexico State Transportation Commission has confirmed the
appointment of David C. Ploeger as Aviation Division Director for the
State Department of Transportation. Governor Bill Richardson appointed
Ploeger to the post to replace retiring Director Thomas Baca. Ploeger
most recently worked as the airport manager at Los Alamos Airport. Under
his leadership, the airport was named New Mexico Airport of the year in
2005. Before this, he served as the manager at the Dinwiddie County
Airport in Petersburg, Virginia.
SPORTY'S G1000 COURSE
Sporty's Garmin G1000 Checkout Course is now available in an online
format with new interactive features. "You get everything included
with the DVD version, plus some," says Sporty's Academy President
Eric Radtke. This program emphasizes scenario-based training and covers
the integrated GFC-700 digital autopilot, use of XM weather, Stormscope,
and new features such as electronic checklists, charts, and synthetic
vision technology (SVT). Order at www.Sportys.com
or call 800-776-7897.