15, 2010 Volume 10,
EAA ALERTS NATIONAL MEDIA
OF GA'S VITAL ROLE IN HAITIAN RELIEF
As the scope of the damage and suffering from this week's earthquake
became evident, the world's media raced to that nation to cover the
stories and scenes in the aftermath. EAA has been alerting its national
media connections about general aviation's important role in getting
essential supplies to Haiti's citizens.
EAA's Dick Knapinski was in touch with
contacts at major television networks and other outlets to alert them of
GA's availability and immediate efforts to bring food, water, medicine
and other needs. GA aircraft often use rural or backcountry airstrips
that were not damaged as Haiti's main airport in Port-au-Prince was in
Representatives from CBS and ABC, among
others, thanked EAA for their news tips and alerted their coverage teams
in Haiti for possible coverage and use of GA aircraft in the continuing
aftermath of the deadly tremor. It is an opportunity not only for
general aviation to help alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people,
but as another example of GA's unheralded good work around the world.
OWN A SUPERSONIC SOVIET
Be the first on your block to own a
say you’re filming the next Top Gun, and you need an aircraft to
represent the frontline fighters currently in use by potential
adversaries. Or maybe you’re joining the space tourism industry, and
you need a chase aircraft for your space vehicle test flights.
In either application you’ll need an
aircraft that has exceptional maneuverability and speed as well as
records for rate of climb and altitude. You need a Sukhoi Su-27, and
there are two for sale. Read
URBAN LAKE LANDING MAY
PROVE COSTLY TO MINNESOTA PILOTS
Two Minnesota pilots found out Monday, January, that a typical
wintertime flying activity is not allowed inside the Minneapolis city
limits. On Monday, January 11, Hans Meyer, EAA 462629, of Burnsville,
and Mike Doherty, of Le Sueur, took advantage of the sparkly, sunny day
and landed their Aeronca Champs on frozen Lake Calhoun near downtown
Minneapolis. Their destination was Burger Jones, an eatery across the
street, for what they thought was a "$100 hamburger." Read
EAA SKIPLANE FLY-IN
ARRIVES JANUARY 23
annual Skiplane Fly-In is next Saturday, January 23, at Pioneer Airport
in Oshkosh. Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts are expected for a day of
hangar flying, a fabulous Wisconsin chili lunch and - if the weather and
snow conditions cooperate - watching potentially dozens of skiplanes
take-off and land from a groomed snow runway. It's also EAA matriarch
Audrey Poberezny's birthday, so all are welcome to enjoy a piece of
birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday to Audrey. As if that wasn't
enough, we'll also celebrate the 57th anniversary of the very first
Experimental Aircraft Association meeting, held January 24, 1953, at
Wright Field (now Timmerman Airport) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Skiplane pilots wishing to fly into
Pioneer must register and receive an arrival briefing by calling or
e-mailing Sean Elliott (920-426-4886, firstname.lastname@example.org).
So far Elliot says nearly 30 pilots have called in, "And more are
rolling in." Wheeled planes can land at Wittman Regional Airport,
then take the ground shuttle to Pioneer from Basler and Orion FBOs. Read
POBEREZNY FLIGHT WITH
PHOENIX PD REINFORCES GA'S VITAL ROLE
EAA’s role in aviation community
bigger than ever
a recent visit to Phoenix, Arizona, EAA President/Chairman Tom Poberezny
had the opportunity to fly in one of the Phoenix Police Department Air
Support Unit's AgustaWestland A119 helicopters during a routine night
patrol. The experience, he said, reinforced the important role general
aviation plays in our everyday lives. Poberezny rode with Officer Tim
Matheny of the PPD, whose son, Tanner, worked at the EAA Air Academy
last year on a Cliff Robertson Scholarship. Read
EAA, WOA TO PRESENT
'SALUTE TO VETERANS' AT AIRVENTURE
extensive list of special programs and events honoring America's
veterans will be part of highlights during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, this
summer, July 26-August 1. AirVenture's "Salute to Veterans" is
a national partnership led by EAA, the Warbirds of America, and the
Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Activities will take place throughout
the grounds during the week, with DAV playing a major role in the
featured events, including the concluding concert by actor Gary Sinise's
"Lt. Dan Band" on Friday evening, July 30. Read
FIVE WWI REPLICA AIRCRAFT
COMING TO AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
WWI Replica Aircraft Coming to AirVenture Oshkosh World War I replica
fighters will take to the sky over Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture 2010,
as the Vintage Aero Flying Museum (VAFM) in Hudson, Colorado, brings
five of their magnificent airplanes to Oshkosh.
The Vintage Aero Flying Museum is home to
one of the world's largest collections of World War I aviation
memorabilia. It also maintains and flies three full-scale airplanes
including a Fokker Dr.1 triplane, a Fokker D.VII, and a Fokker D.VIII,
along with two 7/8-scale replica Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a aircraft.
Plans are to bring them all to Oshkosh this summer. Read
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR
TONY BINGELIS, SPIRIT OF FLIGHT AWARDS
Is there an extraordinary tech counselor in your chapter? Or a pilot
whose accomplishments and dedication to aeronautics have "flown
under the radar"? Perhaps they may be appropriate recipients for
two annual awards presented annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Tony
Bingelis Award and the Spirit of Flight award. Read
RED LINE BRAKES TO BE
RAFFLED FOR ALAN HENLEY FUNDRAISER
Henley, former leader of the famed Aeroshell T-6 Aerobatic Team,
suffered severe injuries in a home accident over a year ago. Since the
accident, Alan's teammates, including his brother Mark, Gene McNeely and
Steve Gustafson have helped rally support for Alan. Read
FAA ANNOUNCES SUPER BOWL
XLIV FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The FAA announced two-tiered airspace restrictions for Super Bowl XLIV,
scheduled for February 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida. The
following temporary flight restriction (TFR) will apply on game day from
4-11:59 p.m. local: Flight operations are prohibited from the surface up
to but not including FL180 within a 10 nautical mile radius (NMR) of
255828N/0801419W or the FLL/VORTAC 218 degree radial at 7.6NM except for
specified aircraft (see full
advisory). Flight operations are prohibited at North Perry (KHWO). Read
NEW NTSB REQUIREMENTS FOR
REPORTING ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s final rule document
published in the Federal
Register modifies when a pilot must report an accident or
incident to the NTSB in accordance with 49
CFR Part 830. This change, effective March 8, 2010, specifies the
sort of accidents and incidents that must be reported immediately so it’s
important that you become familiar with these requirements before flying
on that date. Read
LEARN TIG WELDING WITH
EAA SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
next EAA SportAir TIG Welding Workshop is scheduled for the weekend of
February 12-14 (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." Read
STILL HAVE A PAPER PILOT
who still have not replaced their old paper pilot certificate should do
so now or risk being unable to exercise their hard-earned privileges in
the not-too-distant future. All paper pilot certificates will expire
after March 31, 2010. FAR 61.19(h) reads: "Except for a temporary
certificate issued under §61.17 or a student pilot certificate issued
under paragraph (b) of this section, the holder of a paper pilot
certificate issued under this part may not exercise the privileges of
that certificate after March 31, 2010."
here to replace your airmen
certificate. The FAA says to allow 4 to 6 weeks for mail processing and
7 to 10 days for online processing so don't delay!
TIME WINDING DOWN FOR E-LSA
Owners of E-LSA aircraft used for training, regardless if they are
engaging in training operations or not, need to amend their aircraft’s
airworthiness certificate by January 31, 2010, or it will expire and
cannot be reissued. The process for allowing flight training to
continue under an amended certificate has stalled within the FAA;
however, owners should not wait for that situation to resolve before
amending their airworthiness certificate. If the deadline is missed, the
aircraft will never again be eligible for an airworthiness certificate. Read
CONTROL TOWERS MAY SOON
TELL PILOTS TO 'LINE UP AND WAIT'
Soon controllers may be issuing new instructions to pilots when they are
given permission to taxi onto a runway before issuing a takeoff
clearance if a new Air Traffic Control phraseology is adopted. The
National Business Aircraft Association is reporting that recently an FAA
Safety Risk Management Panel concluded that it is safe to replace the
FAA phraseology, "position and hold," with the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phraseology, "line up and
wait." The National Transportation Safety Board previously
recommended that the FAA amend order 7110.65, requiring the use of
standard ICAO phraseology for airport surface operations. The change,
which is being coordinated within the FAA, requires an extensive
awareness campaign to ensure pilots and controllers are informed. If
approved later this month, the changes could be implemented by June
PIPER MAY ACQUIRE MAKER
OF SPORTCRUISER S-LSA
Piper Aircraft may soon enter the light-sport aircraft (LSA) market if
various media reports and chatter on Internet message boards are true.
FlightGlobal.com was the first to relay reports from a Czech business
daily newspaper that reported Piper had signed a $30 million deal to
acquire Czech Aircraft Works, which makes the SportCruiser S-LSA.
Piper's possible move to acquire the bankrupt aircraft maker would be in
line with the new direction Piper signaled last May when it was acquired
by the Singapore-based investment firm Imprimus. Read
ANNOUNCING EAA'S NEW
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Can you help?
Join the Discussions
Thread of the Week!
Martt Clupper of AirPigz.com shared a
video of his flight on Concorde at AirVenture in 1988, which, in and of
itself is a great contribution to the discussions at Oshkosh365. Further
down in the thread, however, he posted a link to a page on his own site
that pays a heartfelt tribute to his late father Robert's (EAA#1146!)
flying career. That story is well
worth reading for anyone interested in aviation.
If you have a suggestions and/or submission for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send to
AeroInnovations editor Bob Waldron at email@example.com.
Aircraft for Urban Tight Spots
flight-testing was recently completed for the AirMule, a VTOL MedEvac
vehicle capable of autonomous control designed for urban locations where
traditional rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft are unable to operate.
Flight power is provided by a Turbomeca Arriel1 730 hp turboshaft
engine, and 460 channels of telemetry provide real-time data from the
aircraft to ground personnel.
a Hypersonic Heat Wave
and hypersonic flight generates extreme heat in the earth's atmosphere.
Australian researchers are developing and testing new materials and
aircraft applications that can deal with flying conditions capable of
generating up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wants a Transformer Flying Car
Transformer program's objective is to develop a Vertical Takeoff and
Landing (VTOL) vehicle for up to four people that can fly and drive on
light off-road or on prepared surfaces. The Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) recently held a meeting for individuals and
organizations interested in working on this battle vehicle to carry out
tactically relevant missions on a single tank of fuel.
Collision Avoidance For Private Pilots
Air Traffic Services (NATS) in the UK is working with Airbox Aerospace
Ltd to develop an affordable collision-prevention device for general
aviation. The AWARE unit will monitor the aircraft location and compare
it to a comprehensive database of controlled airspace and tall
obstacles, issuing a warning when a potential collision is detected.
is a canard sailplane built to carry two people using an electric
propulsion system. Wolfgang Liehmann of Germany has been designing and
building this futuristic aircraft for 13 years, with its first flight
targeted in another three years. Design specs for the DESiE include an
aspect ratio of 25:1, an empty weight of 345 kg, and a climb rate of 1.6
meters per second with a 27 hp propulsion system.
|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.
INSURANCE BASICS -
By Bob Mackey, representative for the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan,
Administered by Falcon Insurance Agency
you ever been in a car accident when you were not at fault? Do you know
what happens after your insurance company(s) make any payments for your
injuries, injuries to others, property damage, or damage to your car?
Well the definitions shown above should give you a little clue.
Insurance companies will definitely endeavor to recover any monies they
pay on your behalf as a result of the insurance policy they have issued
to you. Read
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE
coating is used extensively in the homebuilt aircraft industry. John
Monnett shows how to easily remove powder coating from a bearing
surface. John is the founder of Sonex Aircraft, is an aircraft designer
& builder and is an inductee in the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. Watch
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': T.R. SWARTZ
Swartz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954. Initially assigned to
submarines, he qualified for the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and was
accepted into flight training. Upon commission as a Naval Aviator in
1957, Swartz would serve with Fighter Squadrons VF-41 and VF-174, and as
Wing Landing Signal Officer for Air Wing 3 over the course of the next
nine years. In 1966 he switched to Attack and was trained in the A-4
Skyhawk. On May 1, 1967, while serving with Attack Squadron VA-76 aboard
the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) in the Gulf of
Tonkin, Swartz shot down a MIG-17 with an unguided ZUNI rocket. He was
credited with the only air-to-air kill by a Skyhawk during the Vietnam
War and was awarded the Silver Star. Watch
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WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
Chapter 190 Fly in Breakfast and Technical Session - Moontown Airport,
Join Chapter 190 from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, for a
fly-in breakfast and discussion on technical topics and flight
instruction. For more information visit www.aerovents.com/eaa190
or contact Joseph Baldauf, 256-665-4629.
EAA Chapter 50/Mather's Chili Skiplane
Fly-In, Mather Airport, Sandusky, Ohio
On Saturday, January 16, from 1-4:30 p.m. join EAA Chapter 50 for
its 10th annual event. The chapter supplies the chili, burgers, and
dogs, while attendees are asked to please bring a covered dish. The
public is welcome! For more info, visit http://EAA50.org
or call Ben Gleason at 419-239-8292.
To learn more about calendar events, or
to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.
In the December magazine it stated that "anyone
holding a student pilot certificate for the purpose
of sport pilot training may extend the expiration
date of that certificate to 60 months from the date
of issuance. The existing student certificate does
not need to be revised…" Does this mean I
need to do nothing to extend it other than to keep
in mind it is good for 60 months, or do I need to
take some action?
is no action required by you to extend your sport
pilot student pilot certificate. Just calculate the
60 months from the date of issuance and remember
that it expires on the last day of the 60th month.
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.
site of an Aeronca 7AC on skis is a reminder to mark
your calendars - for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In,
scheduled this year on Saturday, January 23. This
traditional winter event actually brings EAAers
together for three reasons: the fly-in, the
celebration of EAA’s founding; and Audrey
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.
CUSTOMER DELIVERY OF LEGEND AMPHIBCUB
American Legend Aircraft Company has made its first customer delivery of
a Legend AmphibCub-an amphibious float-equipped Legend Cub certified as
a light-sport aircraft. The AmphibCub was completed and delivered to
Dick Parsons in South Florida, a retired airline pilot and longtime
Legend Cub fan. The new AmphibCub by American Legend is based on a
J3-style version of the Legend Cub. It is configured with amphibious
aluminum floats from supplier Baumann Floats of New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Learn more at www.Legend.aero.
ZENAIR SHIPS FIRST
AMPHIBIOUS FLOAT KITS
Less than a year after announcing it would be returning its float
production to North America, Zenair Ltd has begun deliveries of its
lightweight, all-aluminum floats. Design upgrades and production tooling
took place in the fall of 2009, including the preparation of new
assembly drawings for floats sold as kits. Manufacturing of the
amphibious floats started in November, with the first ready-to-assemble
kit delivered in December. In early January 2010, Zenair delivered its
first complete set of amphibious floats. For more information, visit the
Zenair website at www.Zenair.com or
COMBS LOGS 100 HOURS
OF FLIGHT IN 'HOPE ONE'
On Saturday, January 9, Michael Combs broke into the three digit realm
of pilot hours as he flew from Denton, Texas, to Amarillo while enroute
to Colorado to practice high altitude flying. Michael is the pilot of
"The Flight for the Human Spirit" in which he will fly into
all 50 states in a Remos light-sport aircraft named, "Hope
One." Michael's journey, set to begin on April 4, 2010, will take
him over 19,400 statute miles and should be accomplished in less than
three months. His goal is to reach out to people to encourage them to
follow their dreams. For more information, visit www.FlightHS.com.
NEW YORK CITY TO HOST
5TH 2010 RED BULL RACE
The fifth race of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season
will be held in partnership with NYC & Company, Jersey City, New
Jersey, and Liberty State Park, over the Hudson River on June 19-20. In
the Red Bull Air Race, 15 of the world's best pilots race individually
against the clock for the fastest time through an aerial race track made
up of inflatable air gates. This year marks the sixth year of the Red
Bull Air Race World Championship. Visit www.RedBullAirRace.com
to learn more.
PROGRESS CONTINUES ON
WIPAIRE QUEST KODIAK FLOATS
Wipaire is making steady progress on certification of its Wipline model
7000 float, designed for the Quest Kodiak. The float structure received
an FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization, in early December.
With the FAA's approval of the structure and design confirmed, Wipaire
is turning its full attention to the remainder of flight testing, and
expects full approval of the installation in the first quarter of 2010.
Learn more at www.Wipaire.com.
MV-22 OSPREY AT
COLORADO SPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) will feature the Marine Corps MV-22
Osprey among the aircraft on display at its annual air show and fly-in.
The Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional
Fly-In will be held August 28-29, 2010, at the Rocky Mountain
Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado. Also new for 2010, Team
Chaos will perform its aerobatics and jet-powered truck routine. Learn
more at www.CoSportAviation.org
FLIGHT DESIGN LINKS UP
WITH PILOT JOURNEY
Over the last year, Flight Design USA has enlisted a growing roster of
schools to its Flight Design Pilot Center program. In order to supply
those flight schools with quality leads for student pilots, Flight
Design USA has partnered with Pilot Journey, a website catering to those
seeking a place to obtain flight training. "Flight Design has a
large number of aircraft flying in the United States," said Gary
Bradshaw, founder and publisher of Pilot Journey. "Many of those
aircraft are at a Flight Design Pilot Center and we look forward to
putting new students in those aircraft and helping those flight schools
grow." Learn more at www.PilotJourney.com.
SPORTY'S 2010 GROUND
Sporty's is hosting a series of weekend private pilot and instrument
training ground schools at its headquarters at Clermont County Airport
(I69) near Cincinnati, Ohio. For 2010, the Private Pilot Ground School
will take place on the following weekends: March 12-14; April 16-18; May
21-23; July 16-18; September 10-12. The class costs $130 and will be
held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday. Sporty's Complete Flight Training Course ($199) is required.
Sporty's Instrument Rating Ground School
will take place on the following weekends: March 26-28; May 7-9; August
20-22. Course material required is Sporty's Instrument Rating Course
($249), along with a $150 course fee.To register, call 513-735-9500,
or register online at www.SportysAcademy.com.
OFFERS NEW YEARS SPECIAL
Customers can take advantage of a
special offer from AirGuide Publications: purchase Flight Guide Online
during January to get 3 months on your membership for free. Features
include updated airport data and diagrams, airspace graphics, fuel
prices, and information on food and recreation near airports. Learn more