JUNE 18, 2010 Volume 10, Number
ANNOUNCES FREE FLIGHT LESSON PROGRAM
Since 1992, EAA members have provided more than 1.5 million Young Eagles
with an introductory flight experience in a general aviation aircraft.
During the past 18 months, EAA, with generous support from individuals
and the aviation industry, has begun building a "Flight Plan"
to assist interested Young Eagles in earning a pilot certificate. Today
EAA announced the next element of the Flight Plan, which can provide a
Young Eagle with their first flight lesson. Read
YOUNG EAGLES DAY BRINGS SMILES
members around the world took time on Saturday, June 12, to introduce
thousands of children to the wonder of aviation through International
Young Eagles Day. The Young Eagles program has always been a worldwide
program, but for EAA Chapters that held more than 150 planned events,
each was its own unique local celebration of flight. Read
WELCOMES WINGS ON STRINGS KITE FESTIVAL SATURDAY
will be more than just planes flying over Oshkosh this Saturday, June
19, as EAA's ninth annual "Wings on Strings" takes place at
EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The free family event, the
largest giant kite show in the Midwest, is sponsored by the Kite Society
of Wisconsin and Illinois, Milwaukee's Gift of Wings Kite Store, and
EAA. Read more
THERE A PILOT ON BOARD?
captain of an American Airlines Boeing 767 enroute from San Francisco to
Chicago this past Monday was forced to request flying assistance from
the cabin crew after the first officer became sick. According to ChicagoBreakingNews.com,
flight attendant Patti DeLuna, who earned her commercial license in
1970, was one of two in the crew (the flight's purser was the other) who
had flying experience. DeLuna's first question after settling into the
First Officer's seat, "Where's the brakes?" Read
ISSUES REMINDER FOR GULF TFR
The FAA has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the area of
the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In order keep
the airspace safe and clear for aircraft working on the cleanup efforts,
the TFR requires that all aircraft stay above 3,000 ft MSL, although the
FAA has granted some exceptions after working with news organizations.
In addition to the TFR, there are a number of NOTAMS issued by the FAA
regarding hazards that are resulting from the spill. Pilots flying over
the area are reminded to check for any notices, available on the FAA
website, and exercise caution.
IN STARTING AN EAA CHAPTER? LEARN HOW, IN A WEBINAR
EAA Chapter Administrator Brenda Anderson and Field Programs Manager Ron
Wagner will be hosting a webinar outlining the benefits of
starting your own EAA chapter and how to do it. The web seminar will be
hosted on Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m. CDT.
To find out more about upcoming EAA
webinars and to register, visit the webinars
FOKKER DR.1 ARRIVES AT
WWI replica aircraft made an early arrival for AirVenture this year as a
Fokker Dr. 1 landed at EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh Wednesday, June
16. The triplane is a replica of the German airplane used during WWI and
owned by the Vintage Aero Flying Museum, of FT Lupton, Colorado. It will
be one of five of VAFM's World War I era replicas that will participate
in AirVenture this year, and joins Jack
Kerbey's S.E.5a in Pioneer's Pitcairn Hangar. For more information, click
'HOMEBUILDING' WITH A
A Boeing 747, originally built for Pan Am and eventually retired from
service with Tower Air, is now being turned into a house. Parts of the
jumbo jet, the 28th built, were airlifted to a Malibu, California
mountaintop where they are being reassembled into a "green"
home, according to a report from Fox
News. Designers say the aluminum make-up of the aircraft components
are key to achieving the structure's environmental goals. Watch
the video on Oshkosh365
STAPLETON AIRPORT HANGAR
REBORN AS SPIRITUAL VENUE
Stapleton airport has been closed since 1995 and while some vestiges of
the old site can still be seen from the air, most of the property has
been converted to other uses. Hangar 61 was slated for demolition when
it was purchased in the spring of 2009 by the Stapleton Fellowship
Church, according to the Denver
Post. Trading on the transportation theme the hangar represents, the
church will soon begin remodeling the hangar to incorporate the church's
mission while maintaining some of the hangar's original attributes. Read
ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED
FOR LINDBERGH ' LEAP' ELECTRIC FLIGHT AWARDS
for the inaugural Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP), honoring
advancement in electric flight, are now being accepted, with the prize
winners to be announced during the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft
presented by GE Aviation Systems at EAA AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh. LEAP
will be an annual group of prizes designed to promote the practical
development of electric aircraft by recognizing meaningful advances in
the emerging electric aircraft industry. Read
SHUTS DOWN HANG GLIDER LAUNCH SITE
The Idaho Hang Gliding Association (IHGA) lost one of its favorite
launch sites recently when the city of Boise, Idaho, purchased what is
known locally as the "Hammer Flat" property. IHGA had used the
property for 35 years with the previous owner's permission, but after
the city acquired it, "No Trespassing" signs were posted by
the Boise Parks and Recreation department, leaving flyers with no access
to Boise's only gliding hill. Read
GET GOOGLE STREETVIEW TREATMENT
Arnaud Chapin jumped out of a plane recently and grabbed a unique
panoramic view. Visit Oshkosh365
where you can rotate the image360 degrees as though you were entirely
inside the picture.
IMPULSE' READIES FOR NIGHT TEST FLIGHTS
Solar Impulse HB-SIA
announced this week it is ready to enter a new test phase to demonstrate
that it is possible to fly at night in an aircraft powered only by solar
energy. The company said its solar airplane has completed eight test
flights since April 7, allowing the company to optimize the aircraft and
their pilots to confirm the plane's aerodynamic performance. Testing
will now concentrate on flying day and night to validate the possibility
of long-duration flights without any fuel. Tests would "very
likely" take place between June 20-30, it said. Read
UP FOR EAA MILITARY TRAINER FANTASY FLIGHT CAMP
Through the Military Trainer Fantasy Flight Camp, September 24-26,
participants have a rare opportunity to fly in the only remaining
airworthy PT-3 - plus take a second flight in the famed "pilot
maker," the North American T-6. Flights include pre-flight
briefings on the aircraft and their controls. EAA's own pilots and
instructors will perform the take-off, demonstrate in the air how the
controls work - and then it's your turn! Sign-up now at www.fantasyflightcamp.org.
IS RUNNING OUT: ENROLL NOW FOR EAA'S WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR 2010
Spots are filling up fast! Young women in grades 9-12 can enroll now in
EAA's Women Soar You Soar 2010. This unique program, now in its
sixth year, introduces more than 90 young women to more than 20
outstanding women, from engineers to fighter pilots, working in a
variety of aviation and aerospace fields. The three-day event, July
25-27, will include activities such as flight simulation, workshops,
career exploration, and mentor sessions. The overall mission is to
engage, inspire, and educate young women to pursue their dreams in
aviation and beyond. The enrollment deadline is July 10, or until all
spaces are filled. Find out more about Women Soar You Soar 2010
or call 800-236-1025.
TICKET DISCOUNT EXTENDED
Advance Purchases Through June 30
For those who have yet to purchase their admission
tickets for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, here's some
great news: The online discount for advance purchase of
admission to AirVenture has been extended for two more
weeks - through Wednesday, June 30, 2010! Read
OF GOODYEAR BLIMP RETURNING TO OSHKOSH
has confirmed that the "Spirit of Goodyear"
blimp will appear at AirVenture 2010, arriving on
Tuesday, July 27, and departing on Monday, August 2. The
iconic airship will fly regularly during the week and be
moored near the EAA AirVenture Museum's Pioneer Airport
for up-close viewing at other times, giving visitors a
unique view of an aircraft that is commonly seen only
from afar. Read
PRESENTATION SCHEDULE IS NOW ONLINE
of AirVenture presentations, forums, workshops,
speakers, programs, and more are now listed on the EAA
AirVenture website, allowing users an efficient way to
advance plan their visit to Oshkosh next month. The
comprehensive online guide is continuously updated -
right up to and during the convention, scheduled for
July 26 - August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh.
Ultimately more than 1,000 events and in excess of 500
presenters will be listed. Read
MARKS ACTUAL 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF B-17 AT AIRVENTURE
Four aircraft confirm participation, plan missing man
least four of the world's estimated 12 remaining
airworthy Boeing B-17s will be on hand to commemorate
the legendary World War II bomber's 75th anniversary
during EAA AirVenture 2010. Along with EAA's Aluminum
Overcast, confirmed participants that will help
honor the actual 75th anniversary date of the B-17's
first flight - July 28, 1935 - are Texas Raiders,
Thunderbird, and Yankee Lady. Numerous
events throughout the week will celebrate the B-17's
legacy in aviation. Read
EXHIBITORS LIST NOW AVAILABLE
You'll be ready to hit the AirVenture exhibits running
this year by perusing the preliminary exhibitors list, now
available on the AirVenture
website. More than 700 companies, including the who's
who list of the aviation industry, are currently listed.
The page includes where each exhibitor will be located on
convention grounds as well as links to their website.
1930s AIRPLANES ADDED TO AIRVENTURE AUCTION
and more interesting airplanes continue to be added to
EAA's first Spirit of Aviation Aircraft Auction, scheduled
for AirVenture Saturday, July 31, at EAA's Jack Mark
Hangar just north of Runway 9/27 at Wittman Regional
Airport, Oshkosh. Recent additions include two special
vintage aircraft from the 1930s - a 1939 Fairchild F-24
and a 1936 Waco YKS-6. Read
LUFTHANSA PROVIDE DISCOUNTED AIR FARES TO AIRVENTURE
Midwest Airlines and Lufthansa German Airlines are
offering special air fare discounts for EAA members and
other aviation enthusiasts planning to attend EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. The 58th annual edition of The
World's Greatest Aviation Celebration will be held July 26
- August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Read
SHOW CAPS AIRVENTURE SATURDAY
AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 will include something that hasn't
been "seen" for quite some time; a night air
show. On Saturday evening, July 31, the skies above
Wittman Regional Airport will light up with several air
show performers, including the AeroShell Aerobatic Team
(T-6s); Bob Carlton (Jet sailplane); Bob Davis (Sukhoi);
Gene Soucy (Showcat); and Matt Younkin (Twin Beech). Read
THEATER FEATURES HERO PRESENTERS, CLASSIC AND MODERN
heroes spanning the past 60 years headline this year's
Fly-In Theater presenters at AirVenture, presented by Ford
Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches. Each
evening's presentation at the Fly-In Theater begins at
8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31), weather
permitting. The feature films are shown on an inflatable
screen five stories tall and are free of charge to all EAA
AirVenture attendees. Guests should bring a blanket or
lawn chair for seating at the natural amphitheater,
located adjacent to EAA's Camp Scholler at the north end
of Doolittle Drive directly behind the Camp Store. Read
BAND, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL HIGHLIGHT THEATER IN THE WOODS
vast array of concerts and informative programs once again
highlight the Theater in the Woods lineup in 2010,
including performances by two popular musical acts on
AirVenture's final weekend. Read
AirVenture on Facebook!
OF THE WEEK: SAVE $16.99 ON EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR MODEL
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EAA MERCHANDISE: ONE
WEEK ONLY! HUGE SAVINGS ON BINGELIS BOOKS
Through June 23, get master builder Tony Bingelis’
four-piece aircraft construction library - Bingelis on Engines, Firewall
Forward, Sportplane Builder, and Sportplane Construction
- and save $20! Or save $5 on individually purchased books, containing
valuable information for all aircraft builders, restorers, and
online or call 800-564-6322.
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Post of the Week!
How do we make more pilots? That, in
essence, is the question posed recently by William Hodges in the
Hangar Talk forum on Oshkosh365. William posted some ideas as well,
and asked for feedback, and, with that, the discussion was off and
running. There are a lot of good comments so far, but it was Dorothy
Klapp who really got our attention with her well-reasoned and
thought-provoking response. Dorothy quoted some sobering statistics
that made us all stop and think, numbers that suggest that the
problems of pilot momentum and retention may be as big or bigger as
those of attracting new pilots. What do you think? Join
the discussion here.
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.
India Preares Air-Breathing Rocket for Launch
The Indian space agency ISRO plans to fly an air-breathing engine by the end of 2010. This type of engine makes a rocket lighter because it gets its oxygen from the atmosphere rather than from an oxygen tank on the rocket.
New Type of Anti-Icing System for Light Aircraft
The Kelly Aerospace Thermawing Aircraft Deicing System has electrically conductive strips on the leading edges of the wings and horizontal stabilizer to provide heat on those surfaces. Deicing or preventing icing with Thermawing systems avoids the weight of a weeping-wing system and has less drag than pneumatic deice boots.
Motor Glider Soars on Hydrogen
The German research motor glider Antares DLR-H2 is powered only by a hydrogen fuel cell. The glider has taken off under its own power and reached 3000 feet using a motor driven only by electricity from the fuel cell in its right wing pod, which is fed by hydrogen stored in the left wing pod.
Whisper Mode For Super Sneaky Helicopters
The world’s largest wind tunnel, a particle image velocimetry, and high-speed video are helping design quieter and more efficient helicopters. In addition to allowing the U.S. Army to more effectively carry out stealth missions in enemy territory, quieter helicopters will make medical transport and other urban missions more acceptable to the general public.
Russian Flying Car: The Best Way To Beat Traffic Jams
The Sigma-5 ‘flying car’ is said to have been developed by a Moscow-based aircraft construction company. The aircraft, with a weight capacity of 600 kg at a speed of 300 km/hr, is being promoted as a way to beat traffic jams. At the moment it performs well as an airplane but exhibits few automotive qualities.
|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 HOMEBUILDERS: CONTROLS
FOR YOUR ENGINE
Koehler reviews the types of control cables available and basic
installation practice. Dick is a Technical Counselor for Chapter 186, an
A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a
SportAir Workshop instructor. Watch
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE
OF THE WEEK': JACK
The first time Jack
Kearbey saw an airplane, he thought it was a Japanese bomber taking aim
at him on his family's farm in southern Missouri. In 1941, he was 10
years old and had just heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He
developed a fascination with airplanes, and became a prolific modeler;
making stick and tissue free flight models and then gas-powered control
line planes. In 1950, Jack joined the Air Force and was sent to England
for four years serving with the 4th Aviation Field Depot Squadron
handling nuclear weapons. While stationed in England, he learned to fly
at the University of Cambridge Gliding Club. After coming home in 1954,
Jack used the GI Bill to go to school at the Spartan School of
Aeronautics, where he learned autopilot and instrument repair. Soon
after he joined the Air National Guard, and served for 34 more years as
an autopilot and instrument repairman and a flight engineer until
retiring in 1986. He went to work for American Airlines in Maintenance
until retiring again in 1996 to focus his energy on his homebuilt
projects. Over the years Jack has built a Salvay-Stark Skyhopper, a Piel
Emeraude, and an immaculate Hisso-powered 1916 Royal Aircraft Factory
S.E.5a replica that can be seen at AirVenture 2010. He is currently
completing a Sopwith Pup replica. Watch
Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are 96
fly-ins and events this weekend in the EAA
Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!
Are ELTs required in helicopters with two seats?
question, and there's a very sample answer: No.
ELT requirements are
specified in FAR 91.207, and they only apply to U.S.
registered civil airplanes with more than one seat.
There is no ELT requirement for helicopters at all,
regardless of the number of seats.
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.
One of two
Cessna Skycatchers delivered recently to EAA
courtesy of The Buehler Trust was photographed among
the clouds by EAA Multimedia Journalist Brady Lane.
(He was riding in the other one.) The airplanes will
be used in EAA’s Air Academy and Young Eagles
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.
SKYCATCHER WINS AIAA GENERAL AVIATION AWARD
Cessna's Model 162 Skycatcher has been named winner of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Piper General
Aviation Award for 2010. The award is made annually to a company or
product judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the
advancement of general aviation. The Skycatcher design team will be
officially recognized at the 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration,
and Operations (ATIO) Conference, September 13-15, in Houston, Texas.
For more information visit www.AIAA.org.
ANNOUNCES PILOTE6B/WX APP
CoDeveloper now offers the PilotE6B/WX iPhone app, which provides pilots
with more than 50 common aviation calculations and unit conversions, as
well as access to current weather data. It includes in-place unit
conversion, GPS-tied METAR and TAF access, and in-flight timers.
PilotE6B/WX is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad,
and is available now in the Apple AppStore for $6.99. For more
information, visit http://apps4pilots.com.
Tempest has added a new line of aviation spark plugs.
Features include bright nickel-plating for corrosion protection;
proprietary glass center seal and integral resistor for increased
durability and improved spark gap life; vacuum-cemented center
electrode; an unslotted electrode head that provides consistent contact
surface for energy transfer; and a high-alumina ceramic insulator to
ensure high mechanical strength and dielectric quality. For more
information visit www.TempestPlus.com.
LAUNCHES XTREME MINI EFIS MGL
Avionics has launched the XTreme mini EFIS, a functional
primary flight display (PFD), engine monitor, fuel computer, and basic
GPS. The unit mounts in a standard round 3 1/8-inch hole (offset) and
boasts a bright 4.3-inch diagonal sunlight readable display. The basic
unit is available for $1,000. For more information visit www.mglavionics.com.
COMPLETE FLIGHT TRAINING COURSES GO MOBILE
Sporty's now offers flight training video courses optimized
for mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones.
Available as an add-on option to Sporty's Online Flight Training
Courses, the new mobile video courses are offered for the recreational,
private, and instrument rating and offer two viewing options: a 3G/4G
version that streams over wireless data networks, and a WiFi version
that displays a higher quality format when accessing the courses over
WiFi networks. They're available for $49.95 per course. For more
information visit www.Sportys.com or call Sporty's at 800-776-7897.
ESSENTIALS' DVD NOW AVAILABLE
Windsock Productions has produced "Tailwheel
Essentials," a seven-part training DVD on tailwheel flying. The DVD
course is intended for pilots transitioning into tailwheel flying,
instructors teaching tailwheel flying, and existing tailwheel pilots who
want to correct or improve their techniques. Order online at www.WindsockProductions.com.
For more information e-mail kim.bevier@WindsockProductions.com.