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Historic First
Eve Carries SpaceShipTwo to 45,000 feet

Virgin Galactic, which unveiled its prototype mothership VMS Eve at Oshkosh last year, flew with the VSS Enterprise (SpaceShipTwo) attached for the first time on Monday morning, March 22. The conjoined aircraft left the ground at 7:05 a.m. (PDT) from Mojave Air and Spaceport, California, and remained aloft for 2 hours, 54 minutes, reaching an altitude of 45,000 feet. The test flight program will continue through 2010 and 2011, with the next major milestone having Enterprise make independent glide flights and powered flights.

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Timeless Voices: Larry Newman
Hints for Homebuilders: Flange Bender - Make Your Own
Webinar: AirVenture 2010 Highlights
Webinar: The Onex, from Sonex!
 Video Vault:  1990s RC Fly-In, Part One

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News & Views from EAA March 26, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 12
IMPROVED AIRVENTURE CAMPING SPOTS CREATED
Limited Camp Scholler locations will have electricity, water hookups
Camp Scholler
Campers who enjoy a few more amenities as part of their camping experience will now have that opportunity during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, as The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration is offering a limited number of improved campsites at its drive-in Camp Scholler facility. For 2010, more than 250 campsites have been improved with electricity and fresh-water hookups. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for AirVenture attendees beginning with the campground's traditional opening day in late June, one month before the fly-in's first day. Read more

OHIO EAAer WINS OSHKOSH365 'ULTIMATE OSHKOSH EXPERIENCE'
Gerry HornickA couple weeks back, Gerry Hornick, of Chardon, Ohio, was in Virginia picking up his Cherokee 180, which had just undergone an engine overhaul. Back home his wife took a call from EAA headquarters that Gerry was the winner in the Ultimate Oshkosh Experience contest conducted through EAA's online community, Oshkosh365.

"It's the first time I've ever really won anything of value," said Gerry, EAA 724125. "I can't tell you how happy I am." Gerry and a guest will receive airfare, weekly admission, exclusive access and more to make this the VIP trip of a lifetime. Read more

NEW FEATURES ENHANCE AIRVENTURE PRIVATE HOUSING SEARCH
OCVBPeople making their lodging plans for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 now have new tools with which to search out private housing through the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau's website, www.visitoshkosh.com. Users can now view up to three photos for each home or room listed; use more specific search options for the listings; and view a Google Maps inset showing locations of homes and their proximity to the convention grounds. Read more

SENATE APPROVES FAA REAUTHORIZATION
Provisions to release abandoned type certificate data included
The United States Senate passed its $34.5 billion version of the three-year FAA Reauthorization Bill Monday and without user fees, maintaining the present system of (slightly higher) fuel excise taxes. The bill, passing on a unanimous (93-0) vote, would provide funding for development of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control (NextGen) system as well as $8.1 billion for the Airport Improvement Program with a general aviation fuel tax increase from 21.9 cents to 36 cents per gallon. Read more

WORKING GROUP FOCUSES ON PRESERVING RESIDENTIAL 'THROUGH-THE-FENCE' AGREEMENTS
Through-the-fence group EAA and key industry leaders are leading an effort to develop a process for the FAA to continue allowing adjacent airport residential through-the-fence (TTF) agreements at the nation’s public-use airports. The group was formed in response to FAA Order 5190.6B, issued on September 30, 2009, which contained a new key policy statement: “Under no circumstances is the FAA to support any “through-the-fence” agreement associated with residential use…” Read more

SOLO AUTOGYRO PILOT ATTEMPTS TO CIRCLE GLOBE
SOLO AUTOGYRO PILOT ATTEMPTS TO CIRCLE GLOBE Norman Surplus, an autogyro pilot from Larne, Northern Ireland, embarked this week on an attempt to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an autogyro. Surplus intends to visit 26 countries and fly some 27,000 miles, including 4,300 miles over water, over the next four months. Read more

FLIGHT ADVISORY ISSUED FOR NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT
The U.S. will host a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC April 12-13, and additional flight restrictions will be added to the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) from 8 a.n.-10 p.m. local each day. The Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) will have additional flight restrictions from 8 a.m. April 12 through 10 p.m. April 13. Pilots who operate near these areas are advised to read the FAA Flight Advisory before flying on those dates. Download a copy of the Flight Advisory here.

'LEAP' AIMS TO JUMP-START ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT
Erik Lindbergh A newly created aviation challenge hopes to spark a significant "leap" in electric aircraft technology. Called the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize, or LEAP, it was announced by Erik Lindbergh this past week at an event marking the 80th anniversary of his grandparents' (Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh) historic glider flights in San Diego. The Creative Solutions Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization founded by Erik Lindbergh, is LEAP sponsor, and the prize winners will be announced annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh beginning this year. Read more

CBP ANNOUNCES PENALTY NOTICES COMING SOON
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will soon be sending preliminary penalty notices to pilots who failed to submit manifests through the electronic Advance Passenger Information System (e-APIS) for their international flights to or from the U.S. Penalties are assessed against the aircraft pilot in the amount of $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation. Read more

HIGHER, EVER HIGHER AT GOLDEN WEST
Golden West Fly-InThe theme for the 2010 Golden West Regional Fly-In & Air Show is "Higher, ever higher," a tribute to the spirit of the pilots that flock annually from across the west to participate in the annual event. This year's fly-in is set for June 11-13 at Yuba County Airport (MYV), Marysville, California. "This year's fly-in and air show is about celebrating achievement in aviation and about showing participants how to reach for achievement in themselves," said John Gibson, Golden West president. More than 1,000 aircraft, from single-seat ultralights to the latest personal and light-sport aircraft to military warbirds and jets, are expected to attend. Gates open at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days, with daily demonstrations, EAA forums and workshops, the Golden West Aero Mall exhibit area, and the KidQuest Hangar. The annual aerobatic air show is Saturday, June 12. Learn more at www.goldenwestflyin.org.

REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR CAFÉ ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SYMPOSIUM ENDS APRIL 1
People intending to attend the April 23-24 CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium IV should register before April 1 to save $101. The EAS IV will debut several new concepts and designs, feature outstanding faculty from NASA, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boeing, major universities, battery and solar manufacturers, and several exciting new startups in the growing field. To register, click here.

ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO FLY DAY WEBINAR MARCH 31
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, March 31, where you can learn how to be a part of the upcoming International Learn to Fly Day, May 15, 2010. Ron Wagner, EAA's Field Program Manager, will discuss this industry-wide effort aimed at encouraging people to take to the skies and become a pilot. Ron will also provide some suggested ILTFD activities for EAA members and chapters. The webinar runs from 7-8 p.m. CDT, and all you need to participate is a computer and Internet access (broadband recommended). Space is limited, so click here to sign up.

B-17 TOUR LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK
EAA B-17It's been a long winter, but spring has sprung, signaling the start of EAA's 2010 B-17 tour featuring EAA's restored Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast. The tour gets under way next weekend, April 2- 4, at Deer Valley Airport (DVT) near Phoenix, Arizona, with EAA Warbird Squadron 20 serving as host. Next stop is Murrieta, California, April 6-7 hosted by EAA Chapter 1279, followed by Torrance, California, April 9-11, hosted by Torrance Airfair Association. For complete tour information, or to make your reservation, visit www.b17.org.

SAVE UP TO $35 ON HERTZ CAR RENTALS
Now you can save $5 per day, up to $35 off a weekly or weekend rental when PC# 142564 is included in your reservation of an Economy or higher class car at participating airport locations in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Offer valid for pickup March 3-May 31, 2010. Click here to reserve now.

Terms and Conditions: Advance reservations are required. Subject to availability, this offer is redeemable at participating Hertz airport locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This offer has no cash value, may not be used with Pre-pay Rates, Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement Rates. No other CDP#, certificate, voucher, offer or promotion applies. Hertz age, driver, credit and qualified weekend and weekly rate restrictions for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included. Discounts apply to time and mileage charges only. Discounts in local currency on redemption. Offer valid for vehicle pickup through 05/31/10.

EAA MERCHANDISE: NEW KIDS CLOTHES AND TOYS ARE FLYING IN FOR SPRING!
EAA MerchandiseFreshen up your little one's outfits this spring with some new aviation clothing. While you're at it, surprise them with a toy or two from our new selection of aviation toys. Visit EAA's online store to find great deals on clothing, toys, and other merchandise - just for kids. Select items are member-priced, so order online at www.shopeaa.com or call 800-564-6322.
INCLUDE YOUR LOVED ONE ON EAA'S MEMORIAL WALL
Memorial WallThe EAA Memorial Wall is one of the most cherished places on the AirVenture grounds. Located on the edge of Pioneer Airport near the Fergus Chapel, this solemn destination provides a place of dignity for EAA members to honor departed loved ones whose support and passion for aviation positively impacted not only their lives, but also the lives of others. Its centerpiece: a monument made up of thousands of stones brought to Oshkosh from EAA members' home states and countries. 

EAA honors new inductees at the annual dedication service held during AirVenture. If you would like to have your loved one included in this year's ceremony (11 a.m., Sunday, August 1), your order must be received by Monday, April 12, 2010. To learn more, please visit the AirVenture website, e-mail development@eaa.org, or call toll-free, 800-236-1025.

BE A PART OF EAA'S COMPASS HILL
Compass HillCompass Hill celebrates EAA's values of quality, innovation, and the freedom of personal flight we all share. Located near Pioneer Airport adjacent to the EAA Memorial Wall and Fergus Chapel, Compass Hill features a sculpture by Larry Anderson, Directions, depicting a family that symbolizes the love of flight passed down through the generations. Benches at the summit surround a compass rose of bricks and serve as resting places to overlook the spectacular scenery.

Express your enduring love of flying with an engraved brick for yourself, or as a lasting tribute to family members and friends, or corporate recognition. To be part of this year's dedication ceremony for newly installed bricks (July 28, Wednesday morning during AirVenture), orders must be received by May 14, 2010. Participants receive a beautifully framed mini-brick replica. To learn more, visit the AirVenture website, contact EAA's Development Department at 800-236-1025, or e-mail development@eaa.org.

 
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Post of the Week!

This week's honor goes to an EAA member from right here in Oshkosh named Tom Poberezny (I think I've got that last name right …) In conjunction with his column in the latest issue of EAA Sport Aviation, Tom posted a question on Oshkosh365 - "What's your favorite airplane?" As you might expect, this question isn't as simple as it first appears, and the answers, both on Oshkosh365 and our Facebook page, are as diverse as our membership! 

AeroInnovations

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

Economical Electric Flight: Icaro 2000 Electric Trike

Economical Electric Flight: Icaro 2000 Electric Trike

The Icaro 2000 Electric Trike will cost between $11,000 and $15,000, depending on which battery pack you choose. The HP10 electric motor and the largest battery pack weigh a total of 27 kilograms, or about 60 pounds, and that gives you 60 minutes of powered flight - in addition to the flight time you get by riding the thermals.

Traveling in Style With a Personal Rocket Copter

Traveling in Style With a Personal Rocket Copter

Although rocket motor jetpacks have extremely short flight times, this rocket-powered ultralight helicopter which uses hydrogen peroxide for fuel, provides up to 50 minutes of flight. For those who want to fly in comfort, the Dragonfly DF1 even has an optional windshield.

(We linked to a video last week showing the Swisscopter Dragonfly DF1 in action. EAA member Jerry Kaplan wrote back with this word of caution regarding the use of hydrogen peroxide to fuel its rockets: “Hydrogen peroxide is extremely dangerous. In concentrations above 52 percent it is classified as an ‘extremely hazardous material.’ Contact with organic matter results in a fire. Get it on your skin, it will cause immediate burns. Contamination of the material in a closed container will result in an explosion. Lastly, Homeland Security has issues with sales of this product to unregulated persons, making it hard to find a dealer willing to sell the product.)

NextGen May Bring Advanced Aircraft to Commercial Flight

NextGen May Bring Advanced Aircraft to Commercial Flight

The FAA’s NextGen air traffic control system would likely enable advanced aircraft types to use under-utilized airports, especially in large metropolitan areas. The monitoring and location control capabilities of the envisioned NextGen system are expected to allow steeper glideslopes and slower approaches. A NASA-funded study is seeking information about new flight options that could include 100-passenger tiltrotors, very light jets, supersonic transports and cruise-efficient short-takeoff-and-landing (CESTOL) airliners.

Pollux Hypersonic Space Plane Flight Starts at 15 Miles Up

Pollux Hypersonic Space Plane Flight Starts at 15 Miles Up

The Italian Center for Aerospace Research is targeting March 2010 for the first flight of its prototype hypersonic space plane. After being taken up to a height of 15 miles by a stratospheric balloon, the Pollux space plane will go through a programmed flight path while onboard sensors measure aerodynamic pressures, strain, and other performance data from the aircraft.

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.

EXPLORE AIRCRAFT INSURANCE BEFORE BUILDING OR BUYING
By Bob Mackey, representative for the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan,
Administered by Falcon Insurance Agency

EAA Aircraft InsuranceWhen I first became an insurance agent, someone told me that everything is insurable. A movie star's legs…original art work…hole-in-one golf contests…and million dollar, full-court basketball shots. As long as someone was willing to pay the premium, I was told, anything is insurable. Nearly 30 years later, I realize that's not totally true. The fact is, some things are not insurable, not at any price! Read more
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS: FLANGE BENDER - MAKE YOUR OWN
Hints for HomebuildersMark Forss shows how a block of wood can be used for bending sheet metal flanges. Mark is an EAA staff member that coordinates the EAA SportAir Workshops. Watch the video.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': LARRY NEWMAN
Timeless Voices of AviationLarry Newman learned to fly while riding around Southern California in his father's Ercoupe. By age 17, he had attained many of his ratings and became a flight instructor. By the following year he was a charter pilot. Newman discovered hang gliders while vacationing in New Mexico, and later moved there (1973) to launch the Electra Flyer Corporation, hang glider manufacturer. By 1978 Larry had over 125 employees and was the world's largest producer of hang gliders, later expanding to ultralights. That year he and friends, Ben Abruzzo and Maxie Anderson, rode the hot-air balloon Double Eagle II to the first successful balloon crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Two years later Newman and two other people flew Double Eagle V in the first-ever balloon crossing over the Pacific. In 1985, he joined America West Airlines as a Boeing 737 co-pilot and ascended to the left seat a year later. He later flew 757s. Watch the video. (HINT for viewers: this is a longer interview-if it stalls while playing, hit "pause" and wait 5 or 10 minutes for the video to load before playing.)  Watch the video.
 
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WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS WEEKEND?
EAA Calendar of EventsWilliston Airport Fest - EAA Chapter 1484 Fly-In, Williston Municipal Airport, Florida - Saturday, March 27, marks the 4th Annual Williston Airport Fest and EAA Chapter 1484 Fly-In. This is a business expo for local businesses and organizations, including a classic car show, food vendors, a military display, and open house for new X-60 FBO building and operations for the City of Williston. Admission is $2 at the gate, so drive in or fly in. Event runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Kline, 352-528-5552.

EAA Chapter 972 Runway Gumbo Fly-In - Gladewater Municipal, Texas - EAA Chapter 972 is hosting a "Runway Gumbo" Lunch Fly-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Enjoy all the fixins, hardware, and drink. Donations welcome. Chatter and lies are expected. Very close expanded tarmac parking. Come on down/over/up to see us. For more information, visit www.eaa972.org, or contact Bob Tippens, 903-574-3641.

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

 
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If I purchase a kit that someone has started to build, can I still do repair and maintenance work on it once I complete it?

Answer: Yes, you can. If it is a partially completed experimental amateur-built aircraft, you may finish it and, after it is completed, continue to do maintenance, repair, and modifications. You will not be authorized to perform the annual condition inspection until you obtain the airplane's repairman certificate, as stated in the operating limitations issued for the aircraft. Your other option, should you choose not to obtain the repairman certificate, is to hire an A&P mechanic.

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This month's featured calendar photo features Bill Mulrooney's and Dan Horvath's CheVelocity - a Velocity powered by a Chevrolet engine. Read Budd Davisson's feature story about the airplane in the April edition of Sport Aviation and see more of Jim Koepnick's photos of this unique aircraft in a photo gallery on the EAA website.

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X-AIR NOW SELLING FACTORY DIRECT AND SEEKING NEW DEALERS
The light-sport aircraft (LSA) manufacturer X-Air is now selling copies of its versatile aircraft factory direct. The company is offering demo flights, flight training, sales, and service at its headquarters in Bend, Oregon. In addition to establishing themselves as a dealer for the X-Air, the company is planning to establish a number of flight centers around the United States. For information, visit www.X-AirLSA.com or call 541-388-5337.

ECLIPSE HINTS OF RESUMING EA-500 JET PRODUCTION
Eclipse Aerospace will resume production of the Eclipse EA-500 jet at some point, Aviation Week reports. Eclipse CEO Mason Holland declined to say when that would be, only that it would be after achieving the primary goal of bringing the existing fleet of 250 aircraft into conformity. Eclipse has also joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Read the report here.

IMPROVED VERSION OF PMA8000B-SILVER EDITION
PS Engineering has added a host of improvements to its flagship audio panel, the PMA8000B. New for this device on the company's silver anniversary are: Monitor Mode, Multiple Music Muting Modes, user-selectable Telephone sidetone, and selectable music for the pilot while in ISO mode. Even with the addition of these "Silver Edition" features, the price remains the same $1895 for PMA8000B, $2095 for the MP3 version. To learn more, visit www.ps-engineering.com/audio.shtml

CARBON CUB SS TAKES TO THE WATER
CubCrafters' comprehensive list of options for the Carbon Cub SS and the Sport Cub S2 now includes Baumann 1500A amphibious floats. CubCrafters has recently finished ASTM Certification of the Baumann 1500A amphib installation. The Carbon Cub SS and Sport Cub S2 may now may be ordered with this option or retrofitted for existing owners. Learn more at www.CubCrafters.com.

FLIGHT FOR HUMAN SPIRIT BEGINS APRIL 5
Michael Combs will pilot Hope One, a Remos light-sport aircraft from Salina, Kansas, into all 50 states beginning April 5. Combs' "Flight for the Human Spirit" will touch down in 135 U.S. locations and travel more than 19,000 miles. The mission behind the flight is to tell people that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Festivities in Salina begin at 7:30 a.m. with five stops along the way until the first day of flight ends in Columbia, Missouri. The total time for the trip should be 2 - 3months. For more information, visit www.FlightHS.com.

INTRODUCE WOMEN TO FLIGHT EVENT EXTENDED THROUGH 2010
To celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots, on March 8 and throughout the week of March 6 to March 12, 2010, women pilots from eight countries on three continents introduced a record number of girls and women, age 2 to 70, to the joy of flying in balloons, gliders, ultralights, airplanes, and helicopters. But due to wintry weather in many locations, some women couldn't participate, so event organizer Mireille Goyer has broadened the challenge: 2,010 girls and women introduced to aviation by a woman pilot in the year 2010. Male pilots who believe women belong at the controls of an aircraft are also welcome. Awards will be presented. To learn more and register, visit www.CentennialOfWomenPilots.com.

CFI RENEWAL WEBINAR RESCHEDULED
AVSeminars, producer of the first FAA-approved CFI Renewal webinar, has rescheduled its first online session from April 3-4 to April 10-11, to accommodate those celebrating the Easter Holiday and the Jewish Passover. Only 24 attendee positions are available. CFIs who have renewal months of April, May, June, and July are invited to register here. All that's needed are a PC or Mac, webcam, microphone, and high-speed web access.

LIGHT SPORT GROUP INTRODUCES CONTOUR HD CAMERA
Light Sport Group has reached an agreement with TerraTracker, Inc., distributors of Contour HD helmet cameras, to introduce an aviation version of the camera system. The Contour HD 1080P A/V-ator Edition was designed specifically for aviation applications, recording cockpit audio through a proprietary circuit that reduces noise. The system includes the 1080P Contour HD Camera, simple plug-and-play aviation headset adapters for clear cockpit audio, a strong Contour-specific suction cup mount, 8GB memory card, and internal rechargeable battery. For more information, visit www.LightSportGroup.com or call 321-252-8359.

ASPEN OWNERS GET SPECIAL AIRCRAFT PARKING AT SUN 'N FUN
As part of Aspen Avionics' sponsorship of general aviation parking during this year's Sun 'n Fun, arriving aircraft with Aspen panels will be directed to a unique parking area adjacent to the new Aspen Tram Stop. The Aspen Avionics customer parking area is also conveniently located next to Aspen's hospitality tent. In addition to the Aspen customer parking area, arriving pilots will be welcomed at the Aspen Avionics hospitality center. View additional details at www.aspenavionics.com/index.php/sun-n-fun/2010/.

NEW FAR/AIM APP FOR iPHONE USERS
ASA's new app puts aviation regs at your fingertips. The app features an intuitive, user-friendly interface and contains complete and up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 and 49 CFR) pertinent to pilots, flight instructors, and flight crew, combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and Pilot/Controller Glossary. Additional features include free updates, color AIM figures, ASA's popular user-friendly and fully searchable combined FAR and AIM index, text search options, and more. Visit www.ASA2Fly.com to learn more.

FLORIDA CAP HONORS SENNHEISER
Sennheiser was formally recognized by the Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol (FL CAP) earlier this month for donating a range of aviation headsets valued at approximately $20,000. The headsets, which will be put into rotation by FL CAP's flight familiarization program, will be used by more than 1,800 cadets pursuing careers in aviation and distributed to Civil Air Patrol squadrons throughout Florida. For more information on Florida Wing, visit http://flwg.sercap.us. For more information on Sennheiser headsets, visit www.sennheiserusa.com/professional_aviation.

WICKS CUTS COMPLETE MATERIALS PACKAGES BY 10 PERCENT
Anyone submitting an order for a complete materials package for a scratchbuild aircraft project between now and the end of AirVenture 2010 (August 1) is eligible for a 10 percent reduction in the total cost. The order must include all wood, steel, composites, aluminum, hardware, and electrical wire used for building the airframe from the firewall back. The offer only extends to the primary materials package and is good through the end of AirVenture 2010. For more information, visit www.WicksAircraft.com or call 800-221-9425; overseas call 1-618-654-7447.

PILOT GEAR FOR WOMEN
What happens when you cross women pilots with a supplier of aviation products? Pink pilot gear! A pink version of Oregon Aero Super Cushion Portable Cushion and an Oregon Aero headset bag with just a touch of pink. The customized Super Cushion Portable Cushion-a hot-pink, 13- by 13-inch "piece of heaven" makes long flights much more tolerable. The Oregon Aero headset bag, which sports a Powder Puff Pilot patch on one side and an uncharacteristically pink Oregon Aero logo on the other, results in just enough color to distinguish it from everyone else's headset bag. Sold exclusively at www.PowderPuffPilot.com.

LEARN THE MANUAL E6B WITH SPORTYS
To help pilots learn the functions of the manual E6B, Sporty's has released a CD-ROM training course entitled Virtual Tips & Tricks for the Manual E6B. Through the use of detailed graphics and narrated animations, every calculation is demonstrated and explained. All the features of Manual E6B flight computers are covered, with step-by-step audio guidance provided throughout. Visit www.Sportys.com to learn more, or call 800-776-7897.

  
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