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Pilots in Middle of Conflicting Federal Rules
EAA advises members to not take action at this time
EAA is working with other aviation association to remedy a situation where conflicting rules written by two different federal agencies would place pilots in a precarious position – being in compliance with one but not the other.

On June 15 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released for publication a change to 47 CFR Part 87 that will “prohibit the certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or continued use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) other than the Breitling Emergency Watch ELT.” Meanwhile, the FAA in 14 CFR Part 91.207, stipulates that U.S.-registered civil airplanes are required to have an approved automatic type emergency locator transmitter in operable condition attached to the airplane. The FAA does not specify either 121.5 or 406 MHz, but the overwhelming majority of aircraft are equipped with 121.5 MHz units, meaning they would be in violation of federal law when it goes into effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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HOLY STOLY! Amazing Valdez Video Package
If Oshkosh is the Mecca of aviation, Valdez is the Mecca of bush planes. Once a year hundreds of bush pilots gather in the small Alaskan village to compete in the May Day Fly-In STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) Contest. Watching a plane takeoff under 50 feet is a sight to behold, and this week's featured video will make you shake your head in amazement. You can also read about the event in the July issue of EAA Sport Aviation, which will be arriving to your mailboxes next week. Watch the series of videos here

Other multimedia posted this week:

 Hints for HomebuildersTrimming Pushrods for the AeroVee
 Photo Gallery: Red Bull Air Race
 Photo Gallery: Aeronca Fly-In

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News & Views from EAA JUNE 25, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 25
BRAND NEW AIRCRAFT DESIGN TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT AIRVENTURE
CobaltCobalt Aircraft, based in France, is preparing to debut its prototype Co50 aircraft on July 28 during AirVenture 2010. This clean-sheet design has sleek, fighter-plane features such as an under fuselage engine intake, canard, smooth contoured lines, and split-vertical stabilizers which liken it to an FA-18 or Su-27. The rear-mounted engine will house a TCM twin turbo capable of 350 horsepower, which according to the company will power Co50 to a speed of 245 knots at 8,000 ft msl. Cobalt also claims the 5-place certified aircraft will have a 600-nm range with a full load of passengers. Read more
4-ENGINE ELECTRIC CRI-CRI UNVEILED BY EADS
Cri-CriAt the Green Aviation Show held this past week at Le Bourget, Paris, EADS created quite a buzz when the company unveiled what it calls the first-ever four-engine electric-powered aerobatic airplane, based on the tiny Cri-Cri homebuilt designed by Frenchman Michel Colomban in 1973. Read more
NAFI TO BECOME INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION
After an extended period of discussions, EAA and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) board of directors have agreed that NAFI will become a fully independent organization no later than March 1, 2011.

"We endorse NAFI's decision to position itself as an independent professional association for the flight instructor community," said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president. "Meanwhile, EAA will continue its focus on events and initiatives aimed at growing participation across the whole aviation community, such as the recent International Learn to Fly Day, expanded flight instruction opportunities for youth, and the Learn to Fly Discovery Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh." Read more

STATUE OF LIBERTY TRIKE FLIGHT RULED WITHIN BOUNDS
Lady LibertyCertificated pilot Barry Maggio was informed by the New York Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) that the investigation of his flight in his N-numbered S-LSA Apollo Monsoon trike near the Statue of Liberty early on the morning of May 31 is closed. An alarm was raised by park officials who contacted the FAA with a report that "An ultralight buzzed the Statue of Liberty." The claimed distance of 150 feet widely reported in the media was soon refuted by the continuous on-board video Maggio made of his flight. Read more
FINDING A REPLACEMENT FOR AVGAS
EAA RadioAviation gasoline, also known as 100LL, has been powering piston aircraft engines since the 1940s. The formulation is so entrenched that several generations of aircraft engines have been designed specifically to perform using this fuel. A combination of impending environmental regulations, shrinking markets, and rising overhead is driving the search for a replacement. EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot talked with EAA Vice President of Government Relations Doug Macnair about a coalition of AvGas stakeholders, including EAA, are doing to find the "new" AvGas. Listen to the interview
ONE JOURNEY ENDS, OTHERS PRESS ON
Long distance flight updates
Flights
In May, we updated you on several long-distance flights occurring in all manner of general aviation aircraft. Some, like the two Swiss Airline pilots have completed their journey in a pair of Flight Design CT light-sport aircraft, while others, like Michael & Michele Combs, Hans-Jurgen and Wilma Schwerhoff, and Bill Charney, fly on. Meanwhile, Norman Surplus and his damaged gyroplane continue to wait it out in Thailand. Read more
BAREFOOT BANDIT MOVING EAST?
Aircraft, boats, and vacation homes in the Pacific Northwest have been the usual targets of Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" for the signature way he burglarizes homes. He has been on the run since 2008 and recent evidence shows he at least has wheels. In Oregon, he left a note and cash at a veterinary clinic using the words "drove by" in the message. Those wheels may have taken him east, as an airport in South Dakota may have been the latest victim. Read more on Oskhosh365
EAA ACCEPTS NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS FOR EAA SPORT AVIATION
EAA Publications AwardEAA Director of Publications Mary Jones was in Washington, D.C., on behalf of EAA recently to accept three EXCEL awards from the Association & Media Publishing for Sport Aviation magazine. EAA garnered Gold awards for Redesign and Design Excellence, as well as a Silver award for Most Improved Publication. The 175 award winners represented 91 non-profit organizations and associations and were selected from nearly 1,000 entries. At a ceremony held in Oshkosh this week, Jones remarked that the entire organization deserved credit for the award, which honored the work done by many throughout the organization, as well as design consultant Bates Creative. EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny added that EAA members should be proud to know their official publication has been judged among the best in the nation.
WACO ANNOUNCES YE DONATION PROGRAM
WacoWACO Classic Aircraft, of Battle Creek, Michigan, is working to help put new pilots in the air. The company announced that through December 31, they will donate $5,000 to the EAA Young Eagles Program for every WACO YMF-5 D sold between now and December 31, 2010. Read more
FLYING INTO AIRVENTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME? WATCH THIS WEBINAR!
An aerial visit to a popular fly-in can be daunting. How about the biggest fly-in at the busiest airport in the world? Any fly-in that publishes an entire book on how to fly to its event can intimidate many flyers. Fred Stadler, who has worked with the FAA for years on the NOTAM book, hopes to make your first visit to AirVenture in an airplane less stressful and safe with this informative webinar. Before flying to AirVenture you should always READ THE NOTAM. We also suggest you watch this webinar too for helpful hints for those who fly-in every year.

To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010CAMP SCHOLLER OPENS - AIRVENTURE ONLY A MONTH AWAY!
A sure sign of just how close we are to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, EAA's Camp Scholler officially opens at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 25. We're only a month away from opening day! In the days leading up to the start of "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," tens of thousands of people will create an "Aviation City," whose residents enjoy the unique camaraderie at EAA's drive-in campground. Early camper registration takes place off the Forest Home Avenue entrance, just south of the main gate. For more information on AirVenture camping, as well as all Oshkosh lodging options, click here.
LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR AIRVENTURE DISCOUNT
Savings on advance admission purchases ends June 30!
The online discount for advance purchase of admission to AirVenture 2010 ends on Wednesday, June 30. Purchases made by midnight receive $5 off every weekly adult ticket and $2 off on every daily adult ticket. After June 30, advance online purchase for AirVenture admissions will continue to be available throughout the event. So take advantage of the discount while it lasts by clicking here.
MAVERICK SPORT FLYING CAR TO FLY TO AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH
Maverick flying carI-Tech's Maverick Sport flying car will soon be making a special journey; flying and driving, from its home base in Florida, to AirVenture Oshkosh. The nearly 1,300-mile trip will be the longest one the flying car has taken. I-Tech's Troy Townsend describes it as an "industrious goal." The team plans to leave on July 19th and will spend about a week both flying and driving to Oshkosh. Read more
REGISTER TODAY FOR ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SYMPOSIUM
A website is now live for accepting registrations to the EAA World Symposium on Electric Aircraft, scheduled Friday, July 30, during AirVenture. The symposium, sponsored by GE Aviation Systems, will be held in the Founders Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum and will explore current developments and future implications of electrically powered aircraft. The day is split into morning, lunch, and afternoon sessions, and attendees can register for one, two, or all three segments. Cost is free, although prepaid lunch will be available for purchase online. Read more
VETERANS: SHARE AND PRESERVE MEMORIES WITH TIMELESS VOICES AT AIRVENTURE
Timeless Voices of AviationAll veterans carry a story within them that deserves to be told. All of them have personal experience of serving and defending our country. The sacrifices. The selflessness. The heroism. Thousands of veterans, from World War II to the modern day, will be honored during the week-long "Salute to Veterans" commemoration at EAA AirVenture 2010. Through EAA's Timeless Voices of Aviation, veterans attending AirVenture 2010 will be able tell their stories of service and give others a glimpse into their time spent preserving our freedom. Read more
WWII 'HONOR FLIGHT' PLANNED FROM AIRVENTURE
American Airlines to fly veterans to D.C. from Oshkosh
Honor FlightEAA, American Airlines, and the Honor Flight Network have joined together to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor as an Old Glory Honor Flight will depart from EAA AirVenture 2010. Read more
WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
Women Soar You SoarThis year's Women Soar You Soar program, now in its sixth year, is shaping up to be one of the best thanks to the number of quality applications pouring in from young women and the generosity shown through scholarship contributions. Read more
REGISTER TO ATTEND MODELING EXHIBIT DEDICATION ON AIRVENTURE EVE
Model ExhibitJoin EAA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics Sunday afternoon, July 25, beginning at 5:30 to formally dedicate the "Little Wings…Big Dreams - Sport Aviation in Miniature" aeromodeling exhibit at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Hear remarks from EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny and AMA President Dave Mathewson about the exhibit that opened earlier this year, followed by a free reception. EAA and AMA members, current modelers, past modelers, or those who have an interest in modeling are encouraged to attend and help dedicate this fascinating new exhibit. Space is limited so registration is required to attend. Click here to register for this free event.
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT SUPPORTING EAA AIRVENTURE 2010's SALUTE TO VETERANS
More than a dozen legendary CAF warbirds to participate at Oshkosh
Commemorative Air Force Units from throughout the U.S. are lending their support to EAA AirVenture's "Salute to Veterans" with more than a dozen legendary aircraft that will be part of the air shows and ground displays in the warbird area. Read more
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EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR CONTINUES PRE-AIRVENTURE TOUR
EAA's Ford Tri-motorEAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, representative of the first mass-produced airliner, has landed at the fourth stop of its mini-tour this week, Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by EAA Chapter 9. From here it travels to Port Clinton, Ohio, July 1-4 (Chapter 1247); Cleveland, Ohio, July 8-11 (hosted by the International Women's Air & Space Museum); and Muskegon, Michigan, July 15-18 (Chapter 211). For more information or to book tickets, visit www.FlytheFord.com.
B-17 TOUR HEADS BACK OUT THIS WEEK
EAA B-17After taking some time off to undergo routine maintenance, EAA's restored B-17 Aluminum Overcast resumes its tour this weekend, June 25-27, as EAA Vintage Chapter 11 hosts the airplane in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Then it's off to Rockford, Illinois where EAA Chapter 22 welcomes the Flying Fortress June 29-30. On the Fourth of July weekend (July 2-4), Lafayette, Indiana's EAA Chapter 256 welcomes the tour. For more information on Aluminum Overcast, and to book flights, visit www.b17.org
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DEAL OF THE WEEK: SAVE $5 AND GET FREE SHIPPING AT PILOTMALL.COM
Deal of the WeekWhen you spend $50 at www.pilotmall.com, you’ll get $5 off your purchase and free shipping! Some restrictions apply: Garmin, LightSPEED Zulu & Bose products don’t qualify for discount. Click here to find out how you can save $5 and get free shipping.
EAA MERCHANDISEEAA MerchandiseSAVE 33 PERCENT ON SELECT DOCUMENTARY DVDs
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he Top Gun Air Power 4-DVD box set has jaw-dropping footage of military aircraft - from B-52s to F-15s. See heart-pounding combat footage directly from the cockpit! DVD 1 - Fighter Planes: Friend and Foe (Approx. 60 min.), DVD 2 - War over Iraq (Approx 60 min.), DVD 3 - Gunships, Tankers, and Trainers (Approx. 50 min.), DVD 4 - Past, Present, and Future (Approx. 55 min.) Save up to 33 percent on this special collector’s edition. Check out other great DVD deals at EAA’s web store, or call 800-564-6322. Offer good through June 30.

Clothing Models Still Needed at AirVenture
EAA Merchandising is still looking for people attending AirVenture this year who's like to model clothing for this year's EAA Fall Catalog. Needs include boys sized 3T and 10/12 and adult males sized medium to extra large. Come join us in our effort to produce a member-centered catalog! The only requirement necessary is to be available on Monday or Tuesday mornings. Some Sunday availability would also be helpful but not necessary. All models must sign a model release form, and minors must have a parent sign the release, and a parent must be present during the photo shoot. This is a volunteer call only. If you are interested, please contact Zach Ludtke at zludtke@eaa.org with your name, size, date/time of arrival and availability.

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Post of the Week!

If you're not quite yet fully "fired up" for AirVenture, this week's post will certainly do the trick! Head over to the AirVenture Facebook page and have a look at the official "teaser" video for this year's event. It's got all of us pretty excited! 

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.

Amazing Eco-Aircraft At  Le Bourget Green Air Show

Amazing Eco-Aircraft At  Le Bourget Green Air Show

The Green Air Show in Paris had a unique collection of ecologically-designed aircraft, ranging from the electric powered Demoichelle to the Octuri Flying Yacht and Alatus-M microlight.  

Homebuilt Aero Engine, Plane for Engine Next

Homebuilt Aero Engine, Plane for Engine Next

Allan Fillery, a New Zealand plumber, built a four-liter aircraft engine from scratch. The side valve engine has seven pistons and is computer controlled. He is now building a plane on which to use the engine! 

CAMCOPTER Gives Unmanned VTOL Surveillance and Reconnaissance

CAMCOPTER Gives Unmanned VTOL Surveillance and Reconnaissance

The Scheibel CAMCOPTER S-100 provides vertical takeoff and landing capabilities for an unmanned eye in the sky. With a carbon fiber and titanium fuselage, it can go up to 200 km beyond line-of-sight and has a service ceiling of 18,000 feet. 

Chinook Reborn: NextGen Transport Inspired by Past

Chinook Reborn: NextGen Transport Inspired by Past

The Future Transport Helicopter (FTH) joint concept from Eurocopter and Boeing, which was displayed at the Berlin Air Show, looked like an enlarged CH-47 Chinook. The fuselage is planned to be 66 feet by 12 feet so the helicopters can carry armored vehicles. 

Damage-Resistant Composites for Aircraft

Damage-Resistant Composites for Aircraft

Composites give us lighter aircraft, but collisions can cause hard-to-detect delamination and potential safety problems. By copying a weave pattern when laying down the fibers, a new process allows production of composite aircraft parts that minimize damage from collisions. 

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: TRIMMING PUSHRODS FOR THE AEROVEE
Hints for HomebuildersJeremy Monnett of Sonex Aircraft discusses how to trim the pushrods to the proper length for the AeroVee 2.1 VW-based engine conversion. Sonex Aircraft offers the AeroVee Engine, which is a complete VW conversion engine kit. Watch the video.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': Timeless Voices of AviationTYLER STARGARDT
In 2001, Tyler Stargardt had his first airplane ride at age eight, but that experience wasn't enough to get him hooked on flying. In 2002, he discovered Microsoft Flight Simulator and really became fascinated with airplanes. The next year in 2003 he was offered a Young Eagles flight, and Tyler knew then that he wanted to learn to fly. He maintained his passion through Flight Simulator until January of this year, when he traded the keyboard and joystick for a yoke in a Cessna 172 and began flight training. Just when the money for lessons was getting tight, Tyler received the EAA Young Eagles Flight Training Scholarship. On June 4, 2010, Tyler became the first Young Eagle to take the "next step" in his flight training by completing the Sporty's Private Pilot Training Course and earning his private pilot certificate two days after his 17th birthday. Watch the video.
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are
82 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

What is the difference between a "preliminary aircraft assessment" and a "kit evaluation?

AnswerA "kit evaluation" is performed by a team of FAA inspectors at the kit manufacturer facilities to determine whether the kit meets the major portion, or 51 percent rule, for construction by amateurs. Basically, if the kit contains sub-assemblies fabricated/assembled by the factory that, when evaluated, constitute less than the major portion of the total amount needed to complete the airframe, the kit is found to be in compliance.

The "preliminary aircraft assessment" would be the same as a kit evaluation, using the same checklist, but would not lead to having the kit placed on the FAA list of approved 51 percent kits.

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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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 program efforts.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
REVMASTER'S R-2300 ENGINE: MORE HORSEPOWER, LOWER CRUISE RPM
Revmaster Aviation has finished development of the Revmaster R-2300 engine. The new engine maintains the earlier R-2200's engine's top horsepower (82) at 2,950 rpm continuous, while adding additional power by using a bore of 94mm, lengthening the R-2200's connecting rods, and increasing the stroke from 78 to 84mm. For more information visit www.revmasteraviation.com.

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT DEBUTS SR22T
Cirrus Aircraft debuted the SR22T last week at the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association gathering in Duluth, Minnesota. The four-seat composite piston airplane features a lighter nose landing gear, a redesigned cowl to improve cooling, and new environmental control hardware. Cirrus says that these additions improve takeoff and climb and lessen takeoff and climb noise levels as well as allowing a higher useful loads and better deceleration. The SR22T also includes the availability of a Teledyne Continental Motors TSIO-550-K twin turbocharged engine. For more information visit www.CirrusAircraft.com.

WIPLINE 7000 FLOATS CERTIFIED FOR QUEST KODIAK
Wipaire, Inc. has received A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Wipline 7000 Amphibious Floats installed on the Quest KODIAK. The floats are modeled after the hulls of the Wipline 13000 Floats, which have improved rough water handling qualities for float-equipped aircraft. The new floats include the traditional Wipline flat top deck for easy loading and safety. The main gear system has been completely redesigned, which improves reliability and makes for easy maintenance. For more information, visit www.wipaire.com.

WICKS AIRCRAFT OFFERS AEROLEDS
Wicks Aircraft Supply now distributes a complete range of AeroLEDs, including landing, taxi, and nav/strobe lights. Each LED product has a service life of 50,000 hours. Strobe lights and landing/taxi lights all have integrated "wig-wag" capability and can be run throughout all flights in day or night because of the long life of the diodes. AeroLEDs Nav/Strobes do not require an external power supply. All AeroLEDs can be operated with multi-voltage, 9-40 Vdc. For more information, visit www.WicksAircraft.com or www.AeroLEDs.com.

ZENITH AIRCRAFT TO HOST 'FLY IN TO SUMMER' GATHERING
Zenith Aircraft will host its third-annual "Fly In To Summer" Gathering on Saturday, June 26, at its factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport (KMYJ) in Mexico, Missouri. This is an informal grassroots fly-in gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts, especially builders and owners of Zenith Aircraft kit planes. The Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for self-guided factory tours, demonstrations, and more. Tie-down space and ground transportation will be provided if possible. Food and refreshments will be available for lunch. For more information on attending, please visit http://www.zenithair.com.

  
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