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Fw-190, Model 21 Zero Confirmed for Oshkosh

EAA received great news this week that two extremely rare World War II fighter aircraft will appear at AirVenture Oshkosh 2010: Frasca International's Focke-Wulf Fw190A-9 from the German Luftwaffe, along with a restored 1941 Nakajima A6M2 Model 21 Zero from Japan, owned by North Dakota corporation Dakota Blayde Zero LLP. These two excellent examples of Axis aircraft will be on display during the week at the new showcase in the Warbirds area, "The Scotts Warbird Alley," and will also appear together at the convention's final Warbirds in Review program set for 1 p.m. Sunday, August 1.

"I am pleased to report that the Warbirds in Review schedule is now complete," said Connie Bowlin, program coordinator who confirmed the appearances. "What a great way to end the week with two Axis Airpower aircraft sharing the stage."  Read the story 

EAA Multimedia

EAA's New Skycatchers
This week EAA took delivery of two new Cessna 162 Skycatchers, which will be used to give orientation flights to EAA Air Academy campers as well as Young Eagle flights. Click here to see photos as the two planes made their way to their new “home” in Oshkosh on Wednesday, May 26.
  

Other multimedia posted this week:

 Hints for HomebuildersSpark Plugs: Removal and Reinstallation
 Photo Gallery: Cluster Balloon
 Photo Gallery: Air-to-Air Photography
 Video: Blast from the Past - EAA in the 1950s and 60s
 Webinar:  Zenith STOL Aircraft

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News & Views from EAA May 28, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 21
BREAKING NEWS: FAA PUBLISHES ADS-B FINAL RULE
The FAA has released the ADS-B final rule, which outlines requirements aircraft owners must meet to operate in the NextGen system by 2020. Click here to read the complete text of the rule. EAA's advocacy team is analyzing the rule's impact on general and recreational aviation. Monitor EAA.org for a comprehensive assessment.
BRING A VET TO EAA ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
EAA AirVenture MuseumEAA salutes America's veterans this Memorial Day weekend by providing free admission to all veterans at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh from Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31. Hours: Saturday and Monday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TFR IN CHICAGO FOR PRESIDENTIAL VISIT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
TFRThe FAA has issued a flight advisory for President Obama's visit to the Chicago metropolitan area this Memorial Day Weekend. A temporary flight restriction (TFR) will be in place from 7:01 p.m. May 27 through 5:30 p.m. May 31, creating a 10 nm no fly zone and a 30 nm TFR area. EAA advises pilots who plan to operate in the Chicagoland area to read the Flight Advisory and NOTAM FDC 0/1967 and always check the latest NOTAMs to ensure they are in compliance with current restrictions.
EAA, AMA SIGN COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT
EAA, AMA AgreementEAA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Oshkosh Monday pledging to work collaboratively on programs and initiatives to expand participation in aviation. The MOU, signed by EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny and AMA President Dave Mathewson, calls on the two organizations to collaborate on youth engagement efforts; pursue opportunities to work together at the local level by encouraging AMA clubs and EAA chapters to work together and promote participation in aviation; and actively encourage their members to participate in each other's activities, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the annual AMA Expo. Read more
JAMES BALDWIN TO RECEIVE EAA'S TONY BINGELIS AWARD
James BaldwinJames Baldwin of Pickerington, Ohio, will receive the Experimental Aircraft Association's 2010 Tony Bingelis Award recognizing his many contributions to EAA and the aviation community. Baldwin (EAA 110713) has dedicated more than 60 years to the aviation community, encouraging builders and their projects as well as promoting aviation safety. As a frequent contributor to EAA Chapter 443's monthly newsletter, Baldwin has reported on his EAA Technical Counselor visits and has made himself available at each chapter meeting for an open forum of dialogue. Read more
THEY'RE HERE . . .
Pair of Skycatchers Arrive in Oshkosh
Skycatchers
At 4:19 p.m. Wednesday, two new Cessna Skycatchers donated to EAA by The Buehler Trust landed at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh from Wichita, Kansas. N51986 and N5198Y will be used in EAA's Air Academy and Young Eagles program efforts. EAA volunteer pilot Kevin Loppnow, a Gold Seal CFII from Wisconsin Aviation in Watertown, Wis., called the flight "awesome" and noted the airplane (N51986) flew great. PIC for N5198Y Mike Hoy simply said, "They nailed the aircraft." Also on hand to greet the newest additions to the EAA fleet were EAA Founder Paul and Audrey Poberezny. Paul called it "a nice looking little airplane."
NAFI COMPLETES ELECTIONS AND APPROVES MEMBER ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS
NAFI is pleased to announce that three new members have been elected to its board of directors – Dennis McCoy, Robert Meder, and Bob Snyder. The NAFI board met in a special meeting Monday, May 24, and voted to begin their terms immediately rather waiting to install them at the fall board meeting. Read more
CLUSTER BALLOON ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSING ATTEMPT FRIDAY
Balloon clusterJonathan Trappe, EAA 879217, who recently set a record for longest flight in a cluster balloon, is poised to make a flight across the English Channel. Trappe is preparing to launch his cluster balloon N878UP from Challock Airfield (EGKE) Kent, in southeastern England early Friday morning (May 28). Trappe credits the EAA and EAA 1114 for helping him gain the Experimental designation for his balloon from the FAA. Jonathan says that without the certification England's Civil Aviation Authority would not grant authorization to operate the balloon in European airspace. Trappe's Cluster balloon N878UP is the subject of the cover story in the June issue of Sport Aviation. (See the digital issue.)
BOEING MODEL 40 MEETS THE 787 DREAMLINER
BoeingsBoeing's newest airliner, the 787 Dreamliner, rendezvoused with the company's first one, a 1928 Boeing Model 40, earlier this month in the skies over Mount Rainier south of Seattle. The Boeing 40, owned, restored, and flown by Addison Pemberton, EAA 154948, of Spokane, is the only flyable Model 40 in the world and is the oldest flying Boeing aircraft of any kind. Read more
DREAM OF AVIATION CAREER TAKING FLIGHT FOR HOMELESS TEEN
Kyle RiccoWhile growing up, Kyle Ricco's parents were never really there for him and sometimes were abusive. What was there for him was his dream of a flying career. EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot talks with this tenacious teen who became "emancipated" from his parents, and with the help of a former EAA member is leaving soon for college. Listen to the interview.
WEATHER HAMPERS VIRGINIA REGIONAL FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
Virginia Regional Festival of FlightA series of moving, unsettled weather, including rain and thunderstorms up and down the East Coast last weekend diminished attendance for the 2010 Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. Nearly 200 aircraft from as far away as Massachusetts, Michigan, and North Carolina flew into the Suffolk Regional Airport, which is a decrease over last year, but organizers were upbeat nonetheless considering the weather they had to deal with. Read more
FAA: KEEP LOOSE EQUIPMENT SECURED IN THE COCKPIT
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to remind owners, operators, and installers to secure loose equipment in the flight compartment, particularly items placed on the glare shield. The SAIB was prompted by a recent incident aboard a Mitsubishi MU-2B in which thick black smoke filled the cockpit, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

WEBINAR HELPS YOU TAKE NEXT STEP TOWARD FLIGHT
Brady Lane, of EAA’s Earning My Wings video blog, will share lessons he learned that will help you with your pilot training. His flight instructor, Jason Blair, will also share his knowledge of the training process.

Be Prepared for Your Homebuilt Project Inspection
Homebuilding Community Manager Joe Norris and writer of The DARside in Experimenter has given over 100 homebuilt final inspections. Joe is anxious to help you prepare your homebuilt its special day.

More Webinars are added frequently. To view a complete and up-to-date list of all EAA Webinars, visit webinars page.

 
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010TALLY HO! SE.5a REPLICA EN ROUTE FOR AIRVENTURE
Jack Kearbey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is slowly making his way to Oshkosh in his incredible SE.5a replica. SE.5a ReplicaJack spent almost 12,000 hours creating an absolutely authentic replica of the famous WWI fighter - in his tiny garden shed! It has some original parts, including the Vickers machine gun, landing gear wheels. and a WWI-era Hisso engine. On Thursday afternoon, the aircraft had departed Antique Airfield, home of the Antique Aircraft Association, in Ottumwa, Iowa. It will be displayed at AirVenture...but where? It's a homebuilt vintage warbird! (Photo Courtesy of Brent Taylor)
BLERIOT XI REPLICA PROJECT MAY FLY AT AIRVENTURE
BleriotA replica of the 1909 Bleriot XI monoplane, which was the first aircraft to traverse the English Channel, may be ready to fly at EAA AirVenture 2010. EAA Restoration Specialist Gary Buettner has been leading the project at EAA's Weeks Hangar and gave e-Hotline's Fareed Guyot a progress report. Watch the video
EAA AIRVENTURE READYS TO WELCOME ALL DC-3 OWNERS, OPERATORS, ENTHUSIASTS
Changes clarify roles in 75th anniversary celebration
Some recent changes to the upcoming DC-3/C-47 75th anniversary celebration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 will ensure that this program, one of the anchor events at this summer's fly-in, will honor all those who have been associated with this venerable airplane through the years. Read more
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EAA B-17 IN SEATTLE THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY
EAA B-17It's a big weekend for EAA's B-17, Aluminum Overcast, as the restored World War II bomber is in Seattle at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field through Memorial Day, May 31. Warbirds Squadron 2 is serving as host for the six-day tour stop. Next on the schedule is Logan, Utah, hosted by EAA Chapter 23 June 3-4. For complete tour information, or to make a flight reservation, visit www.b17.org.
EAA MEMBERS DEAL OF THE WEEK
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Deal of the Week
When you spend $50 or more at www.pilotmall.com, you'll receive a free LED cap light ($13.99 value) and free ground shipping. This lightweight, compact cap light is powered by two CR2032 lithium coin cell batteries for 150-plus hours of use. It's water resistant and weighs only an ounce with batteries installed. The light easily attaches to any style brimmed cap making it the most practical, hands-free light source available. Click here to find out how you can get your free LED cap light and free shipping.
EAA MERCHANDISE: GREAT GIFTS FOR DAD
EAA MerchandiseQuality and convenience come together in this genuine leather wallet. Features tri-fold construction with six credit card slots and a covered ID window. The EAA logo is stamped on the front so Dad can show his EAA pride. To see other great deals for dad, click here or call toll-free 800-564-6322.

Only 4 More Days to Save 50 Percent on Standard Shipping!
Offer applies to standard domestic shipping only, and excludes orders shipped express and express plus. (Offer also excludes 4-ft and 6-ft wooden propellers.) International orders receive 30 percent off shipping costs. Visit www.shopeaa.com for more details. But hurry - offer good only through May 31, 2010.

 
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Post of the Week!

EAA's own Earl Lawrence, Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs, gets the nod this week for his post entitled "Advocacy Update." In it, Earl listed some of the issues on which his department will be focusing this year, and asked for feedback from our membership…and they've really come through! The number one advocacy issue according to the comments on the thread should come as no surprise - read it and see for yourself!

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.

Waverider Scramjet Hits Mach 6!

Waverider Scramjet Hits Mach 6!

The Waverider X-51 scramjet engine, which hit Mach 6 this week and had a 4-minute burn duration, has no moving parts. Launched from under the wing of a B-52 at 50,000 feet, the Waverider used a solid rocket booster to get up to Mach 4, then ignited the scramjet engine to boost the speed to Mach 6.

Ahoy! Thar Blows the IKAROS Sun-Sailer Space Yacht

Ahoy! Thar Blows the IKAROS Sun-Sailer Space Yacht

Today’s recreational GA pilots may be tomorrow’s space sailors. A space yacht which will be powered by “sunlight pressure” was launched this week by Japan and is headed for Venus.

Alternair LSA to Help Pilots with Piston-Electric Transition

Alternair LSA to Help Pilots with Piston-Electric Transition

The Alternair Amp is a concept design meant to resemble a typical LSA, making it easy for a traditional pilot to transition from an internal combustion engine to an electric-powered aircraft. Design specs include lifting off in 450 feet, cruising at 90 knots, and landing in 500 feet, with a range of 200 miles and payload of 440 pounds.

Butterflopter Takes Flight In Japan

Butterflopter Takes Flight In Japan

A man-made butterfly ornithopter, or 'butterflopter,' took flight recently in Japan. The researchers built and flew the artificial butterfly “to prove that forward flight can be achieved through flapping alone, without a feedback system controlling the motion.”

Cessna Free-Turbine Generator

Cessna Free-Turbine Generator

Cessna’s new free-turbine generator for turbofan engines will cost less and save weight compared to the standard geared power generator it is designed to replace. This new electrical generator will typically be placed just forward of the exit nozzle in the engine and spins at a constant speed to give nearly constant power with no power conditioning unit.

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.

"STUFF" HAPPENS!
By Bob Mackey, representative for the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan,
Administered by Falcon Insurance Agency

EAA Aircraft InsuranceAfter what appeared to be a normal approach, the pilot of a high-performance homebuilt prepared to land. The aircraft suddenly veered to the left and despite full correcting controls to the right, he could not keep the airplane over the runway. The airplane contacted the ground left wing low and made several subsequent counterclockwise spins, causing severe damage to the airplane along with minor injuries to the pilot and passenger and some damaged runway lights. Read more
HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS: SPARK PLUGS: REMOVAL AND REINSTALLATION
Hints for HomebuildersDick Koehler reviews aviation spark plugs. Dick is a Technical Counselor for Chapter 186, an A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a SportAir Workshop instructor. Watch the video.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': DALE "GUS" GUSTAFSONTimeless Voices of Aviation
Dale “Gus” Gustafson was born in Indiana in 1929. At ten years old he took his first airplane ride in a Stinson SR-5, and was hooked for life. At age sixteen Gus began taking flying lessons, and after high school took a job at the South Bend airport working as a baggage handler and ground crew to earn flying money. In 1948, he began attending the Spartan School of Aeronautics, and after graduating in 1949 was able to secure a job flying DC-3s for Turner Airlines. Over the years Turner became Lake Central Airlines, and eventually US Airways, from which Gus retired as a senior pilot. Gus joined EAA during the Rockford days back in 1961, and was one of the first directors of the Vintage Aircraft Association, and still serves in that capacity. In 1975, he began serving as an Antique/Classic judge, and has been doing it ever since.
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
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37 fly-ins and events this weekend in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

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

I purchased a Breezy a few years ago. During the last annual inspection, my mechanic said that the seat belts/harness had to be replaced. The tags have either rotted off (it gets a lot of sun) or were cut or torn off by the previous owner.

My question: Are the seat belts on experimental aircraft required to display an FAA "approved" tag?

AnswerThe short (and sweet) answer is NO.

Since your aircraft has an experimental amateur-built airworthiness certificate, you are free to use any parts and materials you wish. In fact, all parts installed in/on the aircraft become experimental the moment they are installed, even if they started out as parts for/from type-certificated aircraft (for example the engine and wings) or OEM/PMA parts manufacturers.

That's the beauty of homebuilts - you don't have to pay certified aviation prices for most things if you don't want to. In this case, seat belts from the auto racing world are usually cheaper, and you can use them in your Breezy with no problems.

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.


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Pitcairn Mailwing

EAA's restored Pitcairn Mailwing, NC95W, flies over Wisconsin countryside, taken by EAA photographer Bonnie Kratz. The biplane is one of EAA’s vintage aircraft based at Pioneer Airport, which opened for the summer flying season on May 1.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
SADLER TO SELL VAMPIRE
This week Sadler Aircraft announced it was suspending its Vampire LSA project and offering up the company for sale. On the company's blog, David Littlejohn, vice president, wrote, "As is so often the case though, we had lots of 'interested' folks, but not folks interested enough to commit to put money in escrow and secure aircraft. As such, we failed to meet the required pipeline commitments needed to receive second-stage capital from our investors. It's frustrating. But such is reality in periods of economic uncertainty."

The Vampire evolved from Sadler Vampire Ultralight, Oshkosh Grand Champion in 1982.

Among the items included in the sale (asking price is $50,000 or best offer) are the prototype Vampire-which has flown but not currently flying - and various parts for three more Vampires already under construction including a Jabiru 3300 engine with less than 100 hours; unskinnned wing sections for four aircraft; raw aluminum to skin the wings, spars, and tail booms for two planes; landing gear for 4 planes; and various other miscellaneous parts. Interested buyers are asked to e-mail info@sadleraircraft.com for more information.

FAA AWARDS NEXTGEN ENGINEERING CONTRACTS
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded three separate Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) contracts totaling up to $4.4 billion over 10 years. Under the contracts, the companies will perform work that will demonstrate NextGen procedures in real time on a large scale within the current air traffic system. Boeing, General Dynamics and ITT were awarded the contracts.

UND FLYING TEAM CAPTURES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The University of North Dakota Flying Team won the 2010 SAFECON national collegiate aviation competition, held at Indiana State University-Terre Haute recently. It was UND's 16th SAFECON championship in the 25 years that UND has participated in the competition. The team's co-captains are students Kyle Schurb and Greg Weseman. Learn more at www.Aero.UND.edu.

FLIGHT DRAWING FOR PS ENGINEERING FANS AT AIRVENTURE
At AirVenture this year, aircraft owners who have a PS Engineering intercom, audio panel, or in-flight entertainment system in their airplane are invited to take a photograph of their plane's PS installation to the PS Engineering booth (located at the inside front of Building D), and be entered in a drawing to win a flight with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. The drawing will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30. Entrants must be on the grounds of AirVenture 2010 and be ready to take flight at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 31. Call 800-427-2376 for more information.

POWER FLOW OFFERS SAVINGS FOR HUSKY SYSTEM
Power Flow has developed a tuned exhaust system for the 180-hp Aviat Husky and expects FAA STC approval by this summer. They have already received 18 orders for the product and are offering special pricing for Husky owners who purchase a system before July 31. If 30 owners commit to purchase tuned exhausts they will receive a $500 pre-production discount. If orders reach 40 the discount increases to $625, and if they go over 50 the price for production units will be reduced by $715. Find more information at www.PowerFlowSystems.com or call 386-253-8833.

SPORTY'S LAUNCHES E6B FOR iPHONE, iPOD, OR iPAD
The latest version of Sporty's Electronic E6B is now available for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app includes all the features of the traditional E6B: 23 aviation functions, 14 conversions, and timer, and the app's design makes calculations fast and easy. Each function can be selected from a plain English list, and the app prompts the user for required information. Calculating weight and balance is especially easy, with a dedicated page for adding new passengers, fuel, or baggage. Sporty's E6B app is available for $4.99 and is available at www.Sportys.com/apps.

ENGINE DISCOUNTS FOR ABS MEMBERS RAM
Aircraft, LP now offers American Bonanza Society (ABS) members a $500 discount on the purchase of RAM OHE TCM engines. This ABS member discount is available on engines shipped to FBOs for local installation or replacement engines installed at RAM in Waco, Texas, and can be used towards RAM replacement engine, RAM upgrade packages, or RAM IO-520 to IO-550 conversion packages. For more information regarding this discount, call 254-752-8381 and ask to speak with an Engine and Airplane Upgrade Sales Specialist. Visit RAM Aircraft at www.ramaircraft.com.

AEROLEDS LAST A LONG TIME
If you haven't heard of AeroLEDs, it's a "clean sheet" design that will last through 50,000 hours of flying and taxiing, with zero maintenance, according to the company. All AeroLEDs landing lights include an integrated wig wag circuit that will work alone or in combination with other AeroLEDs landing lights. The nav strobes eliminate costly and bulky power boxes thereby reducing the complete install weight by up to 5 pounds. To learn more, visit www.AeroLEDs.com or call 208-850-3294.

  
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