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Tally Ho! S.E.5a Replica Arrives in Oshkosh
Jack Kearbey and his incredible S.E.5a replica arrived in Oshkosh safe and sound Thursday evening at EAA's Pioneer Airport. Jack, who spent almost 12,000 hours over the span of six years in his tiny garden shed creating his absolutely authentic replica of the famous WWI fighter, made a low pass over the freshly mowed grass strip then touched down as several enthusiasts looked on. The replica has some original parts, including the Vickers machine gun, landing gear wheel rims, windshield, and a WWI-era Hisso engine.

Jack departed Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, May 25, flying one- to two-hour hops north to Oshkosh. His support crew, Johnny Hagan and Ken Clark, flew along in a Cessna 175. All three headed back south the next day.

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EAA Founder's Wing
Who better to take you on a tour of EAA’s early years than Paul Poberezny himself? Watch the video

Other multimedia posted this week:

 Hints for HomebuildersCardboard Templates
 Video: Young Eagles Next Step
 Video: Bringing Home Two New Skycatchers
 Webinar: 10 Tips to Help You Earn Your Wings
 Webinar: Your Homebuilt's FAA Inspection

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News & Views from EAA JUNE 4, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 22
THE NEW ADS-B RULE; WHERE'S THE PILOT BENEFITS?
The FAA's ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast) final rule will affect pilots who fly in Class A, B, or C airspace. By the year 2020, any aircraft operating within that airspace must have a compliant ADS-B device in the cockpit. Read more
SOLAR IMPULSE HITS ANOTHER MILESTONE
Solar ImpulseSolar Impulse reported a milestone in its HB-SIA solar-powered aircraft project Friday, May 28, as the plane's four 10-hp electric motors ran exclusively on power collected by its nearly 12,000 solar cells while simultaneously generating additional energy. Read more
CALIFORNIA BILL TO MAKE INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTORS FOLLOW PART 141 RULES
The California Legislature reauthorized a state Post-Secondary Bureau last year that monitors the quality of post-secondary institutions and protects students from losing pre-paid tuition to a school that closes down. Up until this point flight training facilities were exempted, however as part of the re-authorization of the Bureau (Assembly Bill 48; AB48), the exemption was removed; public comment on this change closes June 7. If the exemption is removed all flight training facilities from full-fledged Part 141 flight schools to independent instructors must be certified and operate as though they are a post-secondary institution such as a college or technical school. Read more
MEMORIAL DAY OSPREY DEMONSTRATION HIGHLIGHTS UNIQUE SAFETY CONCERNS
OspreyThe downwash from the twin rotors of a V-22 Osprey broke branches and then turned the severed limbs into projectiles, some of which were fired into a nearby crowd that had gathered to watch the landing at a Staten Island park on Memorial Day. The demonstration during Fleet Week in New York City was intended to display unique operational capabilities of the V-22. It also unveiled the unique safety concerns for operations near crowds that may not have considered until this point. Read more
PROPOSED NOISE ORDINANCE COULD CLOSE LAKE TAHOE TO SEAPLANE OPERATIONS
Long a premier destination for seaplanes in the Western United States, local governing bodies threaten to severely restrict seaplane access to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the Western Hemisphere. A federally chartered regional planning agency has proposed a noise ordinance that would prohibit any seaplane operations within one mile of the shoreline in a bid to protect the serenity of the lake. Read more
CIRRUS VISION JET ON TRACK, BOLSTERED BY STEADY CUSTOMER DEPOSITS
Vision JetCirrus Aircraft held a webinar this week to update Vision Jet position holders and journalists about the progress of their new aircraft. The good news for those who have placed deposits is that orders for the new jet have reached 431 with over 100 coming in the last six months. Co-founder and Chairman Dale Klapmeier says that Cirrus's market position is strong as sales of its established aircraft lines have rebounded and that development of the jet is less likely to be delayed by lack of development funding. Meanwhile, testing continues as Cirrus continues to refine the leading edge de-ice boots. Read more
CONCORDE ENGINE FOUND TO BE IN 'PERFECT CONDITION'
ConcordeThe French association Olympus593, which is aiming to return the Concorde to flight, carried out the first comprehensive review of Concorde "Sierra Delta's" engines at the Air Museum at Le Bourget, Paris on May 29. Former Air France Concorde Engineer Pascal Touzeau conducted a seven-hour boroscopic test, using remote cameras and video to inspect the insides of one of the aircraft's four Rolls Royce engines and found the engine to be in perfect condition, reports Olympus593. Representatives from the Save the Concorde Group, the UK counterpart to Olympus593, were also present for the inspection. Read more
EAA MEMBER LEADS GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO PROTECT TENNESSEE SMALL AIRFIELD OWNERS
Thanks to the persistence and organizational efforts of a Tennessee EAAer, owners of private air strips in that state now enjoy the same limits on liability of other recreational activities on private land, like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, camping, and off-road vehicle riding. Ken Franks, EAA 159894, of Eagleville, Tennessee, owns a 3,600 ft. x 85 ft. grass strip, T-Top Airfield (TN14), and has for several years tried to get lawmakers to include private air strips in an existing law that limits liability to owners when they allow access to their property for various recreational activities. Read more
PILOT BUZZES LADY LIBERTY IN A TRIKE
TrikeBarry Maggio of Massachusetts, decided to take advantage of the glorious weather Monday (May 31) and tour New York City from the air. Barry came within 150 feet of the Statue of liberty according to the Wall Street Journal, which wrote that "the U.S. Parks Police notified the Federal Aviation Administration, the New York Police Department launched a chopper to intercept the flight." Read more
LEGENDS OF FLIGHT IMAX FILM TO DEBUT AT AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
Legends of FlightLegends of Flight
, the first flight-themed film in 3-D from from the Stephen Low Company in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is coming to a theater or science museum near you. In an effort to inspire children to become interested in science and engineering, Legends uses film and animation to tell the story of aircraft design over the history of flight. Several key aircraft are featured including: The BT-19 Stearman, Schleicher Glider, Harrier Jump Jet, Super Constellation and the Airbus A380. Filmed against the backdrop of stunning visuals that define the IMAX genre, the journey culminates with coverage of the maiden flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Read more
EAA HQ SEEKS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
A full-time staff position in Oshkosh is now available for an experienced marketing director who will oversee EAA's in-house marketing resources and support the marketing and promotions activities of the association. Reporting to the VP of Marketing & Communications, the position will play a key role of managing the look, feel, and voice of a worldwide association representing a highly engaged membership united by a common passion for flight. This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Business with an emphasis in a Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design or related field (advanced degree a plus). Requires a minimum of 10 or more years experience. Aviation background and knowledge of EAA preferred. For more information, visit www.eaa.org/careers/.
NEW HAZARDS ON THE HORIZONS . . . MET TOWERS
Obstruction hazards come in many forms, the most obvious being mountains. In the Midwest and flatter areas of the US, towers are just as insidious a hazard as mountains. The FAA is calling attention to the many types of towers under 500 feet including MET towers (meteorological towers) used to gather wind data necessary for site evaluation and development of wind energy projects. They can be erected very rapidly and may be on a site from a few days to up to a year or longer. MET towers generally range in height from 30, 50, 60, to 80 meters tall. Any tower less than 200 feet in height is not required by regulation to be lighted. At this time there is no standardized notification system in place to indicate when and where these towers are erected. These are not posted in any Airport Facility Directory, NOTAMS, etc. unless they interfere with airport operations. BE ON THE OUTLOOK FOR THESE HAZARDS!

The FAA has produced several presentations that show how to spot these obstructions:
Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3

BOUNTY HUNTERS SENT AFTER "BAREFOOT BANDIT"
Colton Harris-MooreResidents of Camano Island, Washington are turning to local bounty hunters to try and catch Colton Harris-Moore also known as the 'Barefoot Bandit', according to Q13Fox.com. Island County, Washington law enforcement believes Colton is responsible for a crime spree involving over 100 burglaries and thefts throughout the Pacific Northwest, including several private aircraft. Since walking out of a halfway house in April 2008, Harris-Moore has survived on his own by plundering vacation homes on his home island of Camano and neighboring Orcas island. His story has stirred an internet following since it has been reported the teenager taught himself how to fly using books and desktop computer flight simulators. Read more
AIRVENTURE UPDATE 7 P.M. CDT TONIGHT! 
Adam Smith, VP of Membership at EAA, will provide the latest news on what to expect at AirVenture 2010.

"What's coming to Oshkosh?" is a question that Adam is well-placed to answer as coordinator of the annual program of AirVenture features and attractions. He will provide a look at some of the interesting aircraft, people and programs that you can expect for 2010.

Don't Miss the 'Flying the DC-3' Webinar
Ron Alexander, DC-3 owner and retired Delta captain, will provide a history of the DC-3 along with flying characteristics summary. He also has been involved in antique and experimental aviation for over 30 years. He began Alexander Aeroplane Company in 1979 which was later sold to Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, and the SportAir Workshop program which has since become the EAA SportAir Workshops. He currently owns a composite repair facility and also owns and flies several antique airplanes including a DC-3.

Webinar Takes You Air-to-Air with EAA's Jim Koepnick
An in-depth look at air-to-air photography with EAA's award winning photographer. The talk will cover equipment, set up, and techniques to obtain award winning air-to-air photos without compromising safety. EAA photo's air-to-air work is also featured in the June issue of EAA Sport Aviation.

Webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT. More Webinars are added frequently. To view a complete and up-to-date list of all EAA Webinars, visit webinars page.

CLUSTER BALLOON CHANNEL CROSSING SUCCESSFUL
Balloon clusterJonathan Trappe, EAA 879217, successfully crossed the English Channel in his cluster balloon Friday morning, May 28, touching down on a farm near Dunkirk, France. Trappe told the The Times, “Isn’t it everyone’s dream? Grabbing on to toy balloons and flying off into open space?” It was the first crossing of a significant body of water by a cluster balloon. Read more
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010RARE BIRD: DC-7B TO APPEAR AT AIRVENTURE
DC7BA Douglas Aircraft DC-7B, the product of a six-year restoration effort by the Historical Flight Foundation (HFF), has been confirmed to appear at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. After a lengthy and thorough restoration, it's almost ready to return to the skies; . the The four-engine airplane is in the final stages of FAA certification with a final inspection scheduled for later this month at its base, at Opa-locka Airport in Miami, Florida. Read more
'MAX EFFORT' APPLIED TO HUGE DC-3 ACTIVITIES AT OSHKOSH
More elements to the huge DC-3 75th anniversary celebration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh have been added this week, creating more opportunities to enjoy a unique gathering of these aircraft at "Aviation's Family Reunion." The latest addition is a DC-3 and C-47 "Max-Effort Day" on Tuesday, July 27, that will include formation flights and aerial displays from all DC-3 aircraft that wish to be flown that day. That includes groups of the aircraft type in both airline and military configurations, plus others. This activity will give more aircraft the opportunity to participate above the previously scheduled mass arrival on Monday, July 26. Read more
MASSED BALLOON LAUNCH SET FOR AIRVENTURE
Balloon launchPeople attending EAA AirVenture this year can watch massed hot-air balloon launches scheduled for the early mornings of Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1. The launches, scheduled for 6-7 a.m. both days, are being conducted in conjunction with Balloon Federation of America and will feature as many as 15 to 20 balloons. Read more
GE AVIATION SYSTEMS SPONSORING AIRVENTURE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SYMPOSIUM
As part of its commitment to advancing electric flight, GE Aviation Systems has agreed to sponsor the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft as well as the Aviation Learning Center, which will host a week full of activities devoted to the emerging era of electric-powered flight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 being held July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport. Read more
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ALUMINUM OVERCAST BEGINS THE NEW MONTH IN UTAH
EAA B-17EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is continuing its tour in the Western United States. EAA Chapter 23 will host the restored World War II bomber in Logan, Utah, this weekend (June 3-4), then it travels to Ogden, Utah, for a June 5-7 tour stop. Next week, June 10-15, the airplane visits the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, Colorado, for an extended visit. For complete tour information, or to make a flight reservation, visit www.b17.org
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EAA MEMBERS DEAL OF THE WEEK
Save 25% on Sport Pilot Training Syllabus and Checkride DVD
Deal of the Week
Syllabus: Gain the necessary aeronautical skills, knowledge, and experience to meet the requirements of a sport pilot certificate with a log book endorsement for fixed-wing aircraft. Originally $29.95. Member Sale Price $22.46. DVD: Get tips and insights from an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) on what to expect during your sport pilot checkride, and how to pass with flying colors. Watch and learn as five well
-prepared sport pilot applicants fly powered parachute, weight-shift control, and airplane light-sport aircraft (LSA) through their practical exams. Originally $49.96. Member Sale Price $37.47. Click here to find out how you can save 25% on this syllabus and DVD.
EAA MERCHANDISE: SAVE $100 ON EAA'S B-17 MODEL
EAA MerchandiseA majestic, hand-painted B-17 model makes a perfect addition to any collection. This particular B-17 is modeled after EAA’s Aluminum Overcast, including authentic markings. The WWII era plane has a wingspan of 23” and sits on a solid mahogany stand. Originally $229.99. Member sale price $129.99. Click here to shop at EAA’s web store or call 1-800-564-6322 to speak to a member representative.
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Post of the Week!

It's frequently said that, in order for general aviation to survive and thrive, we need to think outside the box. Well, this week's honored post comes from Cody Perry, someone whom we suspect was never even in the box to begin with. Cody's idea is to revitalize air shows … by putting paintball guns on airplanes and staging dogfights. Granted, this idea was already suggested by the crime against humanity that was the film Aces: Iron Eagle III, and, more importantly, the idea can and probably should be "shot down" (dreadful pun gleefully intended) for myriad safety reasons, but I still say good for Cody for throwing it out there. I can't wait for the next one!

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.

Air Deck: Ultimate Luxury For Private Jets

Air Deck: Ultimate Luxury For Private Jets

For business meetings at remote airports which have only primitive accommodations, you need the BAE Avro Business Jet (ABJ) with a built-in viewing deck. The ABJ with an Air Deck concept design will get you to your destination quickly and let you enjoy the airport either indoors or outdoors. The Air Deck would be perfect for viewing AirVenture in maximum comfort!

Chinese Enter Flying Car Race

Chinese Enter Flying Car Race Intended for crowded cities of the future, the YEE flying car concept design comes from a group of Chinese university students. The two back wheels of the YEE in car mode become the propeller blades when it transforms into aircraft mode.

Precision Flips With Quadrotor Helicopter

Precision Flips With Quadrotor Helicopter David Mellinger’s autonomous aircraft control technology enables lightning fast precision control of a quadmotor helicopter. Watch the awesome video to see his research aircraft do fast flips and speedily sneak through small openings with only a 3” clearance.

Bullet 580 Designed To Be Huge Stratellite

Bullet 580 Designed To Be Huge Stratellite The Bullet 580 airship from E-Green Technologies is being marketed as a stratospheric satellite, or ‘stratellite.’ The 235 foot long aircraft is designed for altitudes up to 20,000 feet and will carry up to 2000 pounds of payload in a custom Kevlar capsule.
Electric Plane Seen as 'Personal V-22 Osprey"
Electric Plane Seen as 'Personal V-22 Osprey" JoeBen Bevirt pushes the edges of aero design with his airborne wind turbine power generators and his eight-motor personal aircraft. His vertical takeoff electric plane design has been described as a “personal V-22 Osprey.”
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.

HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSCARDBOARD TEMPLATES
Hints for HomebuildersCardboard templates can make scratch building a part much easier. In this video, Mark Forss demonstrates the technique. Mark is an EAA staff member that coordinates the EAA SportAir Workshops. 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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93 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 put a new prop on my Pulsar experimental (Rotax 912S and Airmaster prop). Who do I need to contact regarding any required test period because of the change?

Answer: The Operating Limitations document issued with the Airworthiness certificate for your Pulsar contains the information on how to proceed when you make a "major change." Contacting your Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) with a letter describing the change and area of proposed testing is the norm. You may also want to call your FSDO first to see if they want any additional information/documentation, and perhaps they may say that all you need is a logbook entry, depending on how different the props are.

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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BUILD A PLANE LAUNCHES AEROSCHOLARS ONLINE COURSES
Build A Plane, a non-profit organization working in formal partnership with the FAA to promote aviation education, is now offering AeroScholars, two online aviation courses developed specifically for high school students. The two courses, Fundamentals of Aviation Science and Advanced Aviation Science, were written in accordance with NSTA national teaching standards. Students who complete the online courses can receive high school credit that counts toward graduation. For more information on AeroScholars, visit BuildAPlane.org.

FLIGHT DESIGN CT SUPRALITE USED TO MEASURE VOLCANIC ASH
European scientists are studying the effects of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland and one group is using a light-sport aircraft to do so. A specially equipped Flight Design CT Supralite is being used by the Duesseldorf Technical University's Department of Volcanology. To allow higher altitude measurements, the CT Supralite was equipped with an oxygen system for the occupants. In particular, sulfur and particles concentration was measured in steps of 1,000 ft up to 14,000 ft. The objective was to quantify or correlate the calculated location and density of the ash cloud with reality.

AVIAT GOES TO RUSSIA
Avex Aviation Services has taken delivery of its first Husky and Pitts Special at Kasimovo Airport, near St. Petersburg, Russia. This follows the development of a signed dealership agreement with Aviat Aircraft in Afton, Wyoming. Avex will provide sales, service, and training for the Husky and Pitts. For more information, visit www.AviatAircraft.com or call 307-885-3151.

AVIATION DICTIONARY, EBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE
Aviation terminology is now as close as your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, thanks to ASA. More than 10,000 terms and nearly 500 illustrations are in this Aviation Dictionary app, based on the book, Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms by Dale Crane. ASA also now offers three new Kindle Editions to its growing library of eBooks. The latest releases to hit the virtual shelves are Flying Carpet, by Greg Brown; You Can Fly!, by Greg Brown, Laurel Lippert, and Tom Lippert; and The Golden Years of Flying, by Captain Tex Searle. For more information, visit www.asa2fly.com.

  
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