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Solar Impulse Achieves Aviation Milestone
Piccard to Appear at AirVenture Oshkosh

When Solar Impulse HB-SIA landed safely at 9 a.m. local time Thursday morning at Payerne Airfield, Switzerland, it was instant news all over the world. No aircraft before had ever achieved a manned 24-hour flight through the night powered entirely by solar energy. One of the Solar Impulse co-founders, Bertrand Piccard, will surely have plenty to say about the flight when he appears at the AirVenture Oshkosh Electric Aircraft Symposium, scheduled for Friday, July 30, in the Founders' Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum. The symposium is sponsored by GE Aviation Systems. (Click here to register).

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Ice Pilots

Ice Pilots: Buffalo Airways
Buffalo Airways still operates a daily scheduled passenger service on DC-3s for residents in Canada's Northwest Territories and is the last airline to do so. The airline plans to bring two of its "3s" to AirVenture this month to help celebrate the big 75th anniversary of the aircraft’s first flight. Watch the video

Other multimedia posted this week:
 Hints for Homebuilders: Ironing Pinked Edge Tapes
 Webinar: First Flight Lesson
 Webinar: Flying into AirVenture: A First-timer's Guide

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News & Views from EAA JULY 9, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 27
HATS OFF TO ARLINGTON
Dreamliner to Fly By Thursday

Arlington Visitors to the Arlington Fly-In are in for a real treat Thursday as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was set to make a fly-by to open the afternoon air show, according to Executive Director Barbara Tolbert. The flight is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. PDT at the Arlington Municipal Airport, Washington. "We've been told it will make a couple of low passes to kick off the air show," Tolbert said. Read more
SEA HARRIER ARRIVES EARLY IN OSHKOSH
Sea HarrierThe world’s only civilian-owned Harrier, a BAE Sea Harrier F/A2, landed in Oshkosh on Monday evening, July 5 - a bit earlier than originally planned, but in plenty of time for its first-ever appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Owner, retired Marine test pilot Lt. Col. Art Nalls, EAA 689513/Warbirds 549224, and his team decided it made more sense to come now rather than the weekend before AirVenture. Read more
FAA CLEARS FIFI FOR FLIGHT
FIFIThe FAA issued an Airworthiness Certificate for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29 Superfortress FIFI on Tuesday, July 6, clearing the way for Phase I flight-testing to begin this Friday afternoon, July 9, according to the CAF. Phase I test flights will continue through Saturday, July 10. Read more
EAA GAINS ACCESS TO MD3 AIRPORTS FOR SPORT, RECREATIONAL PILOTS
MD3EAA received confirmation on Friday, July 2, that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will revise the Maryland Three (MD3) program immediately to allow sport pilots and recreational pilots access to fly in or out of College Park Airport (CGS), Potomac Airfield (VKX) and Hyde Executive Field (W32.). Read more
RED BULL CANCELS SEASON FINALE
Delays in reaching a revised host city agreement has forced Red Bull to cancel the final air race for the 2010 World Championship, which was to be held in Portugal on September 4-5. The negotiation process with Tourism Portugal and the associated cities of Lisbon, Porto and Gaia was positive, Red Bull stated in a news release, "however time ran out to execute a race of this size, complexity and of the quality expected of the strong fan base in Portugal." Read more
'BAREFOOT BANDIT' MAY HAVE STOLEN ANOTHER PLANE
Colton Harris-MooreThe FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Colton Harris-Moore, aka "the barefoot bandit," who is believed to have moved on to the Bahamas. Harris-Moore is suspected to have committed a number of thefts, including several airplanes, from Washington State to South Dakota, Nebraska, and most recently, Indiana. He has no formal flight training and is believed to have taught himself to fly by reading manuals and information on the Internet. Read more
LIMITED SPACE REMAINS IN RV SPORTAIR WORKSHOP AT FLABOB
EAA SportAirThere is still space available at the two-day EAA SportAir Workshop on Van's Aircraft RV Assembly being held the weekend of July 17-18 at historic Flabob Airport hosted by EAA Chapter One in Rubidoux, California. This pioneering RV course is an intensive weekend seminar with "hands-on" practice to provide the skills, experience, and confidence required to assemble your airplane. In addition, the course will also discuss Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to amateur-built aircraft; required tools and workshop essentials; engine and propeller selection; flight-testing; and more. This course will get you well on your way to successfully completing an RV project! Enrollment is limited to 16 students, so sign up today. EAA members receive a special discount price of $319, which includes all materials and equipment. Van's Aircraft also offers a special $50 discount on an aircraft kit to all workshop attendees. For more information and to register, visit www.sportair.com.
MILITARY PILOT MARRIAGE REFUELED IN MISSION OVER AFGHANISTAN
Marriage refuelJust over a year ago Air Force Tanker Captain Christine (Todd) McLean and Lt. Jeff McLean, a fighter pilot for the Navy, married in the northern Milwaukee suburb of Fox Point, Wisconsin. They haven't had much time together since as simultaneous deployments have kept them in the air and in different parts of the globe. Mercifully, in the next month or two, both of their tours will end and they will be back in the U.S. where it is easier to be a couple. But for one small moment last month Christine and Jeff had one high-flying reunion that likely made all that time apart worth it. Read more
AIRCRAFT RE-REGISTRATION RULE MAY BE PUBLISHED SOON
FAAA rule proposed in 2008 by the FAA to update the national aircraft registry in part out of security concerns may soon be finalized. The FAA would require all aircraft to be re-registered with the new registrations valid for three years. Both EAA and AOPA have come out against the proposal saying that there are simpler ways to clean up the registry without requiring owners to pay an additional fee. Read more
OSHKOSH-BOUND DC-7B MAKES FIRST FLIGHT IN SIX YEARS
DC-7BFor the first time in nearly six years, the Historical Flight Foundation's DC-7-B took to the skies last weekend following an extensive renovation and restoration at Miami's Opa Locka Airport, Florida. The gleaming red, white, and blue airliner in Eastern Airlines livery took off of runway 9L, appropriately, the morning of July 4, for a 40-minute flight. Aboard N836D were Captain George Riley, First Officer Eduardo Blanco, and Flight Engineer Carlos Gomez. Read more
SONEX WEBINAR HELPS YOU GET A CHARGE OUT OF FLYING
Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett will update you on the latest developments in their E-Flight Initiative. The program was created to find alternative ways to power aircraft other than the current petroleum options. From the 2007 AirVenture debut of their electric-powered aircraft to research with ethanol power, Monnett will discuss what Sonex is doing to utilize new technologies and squeeze more efficiencies out of their current products.

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

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010AIRVENTURE REMINDERS CAN SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY
As AirVenture 2010 draws ever closer, here's a few tips to help make your visit a little bit easier on your stress level and even your pocketbook. First, you can still pre-purchase tickets online and print them to save time at admissions. Before you pre-purchase your tickets, make sure that your EAA membership is current since EAA members get a significant discount over non-members. EAA member can also purchase passes for friends at the discount rate, plus if you buy a weekly ticket for a friend, they will receive a free 6-month EAA membership, redeemable at the EAA Welcome Center.

You can also pre-pay for your campsite in Camp Scholler if you plan on arriving between Thursday, July 22 and Monday, July 26. You'll receive express entry into the campground during peak hours, saving you some waiting time. When you get to Oshkosh, follow the signs to EAA Camping. A red "pre-paid" camper sign will direct you from there. You can finish up your registration at the "Online Prepaid Camping" building. While you're there, you can also redeem your advance purchase admission, or buy additional tickets.

AirVenture can seem daunting, but a little bit of preparation beforehand will help things go smoothly.

WIN A BLIMP RIDE AT AIRVENTURE
Goodyear to select five winners for July 30 flight

Goodyear BlimpFive lucky attendees at EAA AirVenture 2010 will win the ride of a lifetime in the "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp in the "I Wanna Blimp Ride" Sweepstakes. The five sweepstakes winners will take to the skies over the AirVenture grounds and northeast Wisconsin for a one-hour flight aboard the blimp beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, July 30, conditions permitting. Read more
REALITY TV STARS FROM BUFFALO AIRWAYS TO BRING DC-3 TO AIRVENTURE
Ice Pilots
to Film Episode in Oshkosh
Ice Pilots
Buffalo Airways, the subject of the popular Canadian reality television series Ice Pilots NWT, will be bringing at least one of their DC-3 aircraft to AirVenture later this month. The passenger and cargo airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories will make AirVenture part of the plotline as the series producers plan to film an Ice Pilots episode in Oshkosh. Read more
OSHKOSH-BOUND FLIERS, VISIT 'SPECIAL OFFERS FOR PILOTS' PAGE
If you haven't finalized your AirVenture flight plans yet, make sure you visit EAA's Special Offers for Pilots page for a list of nearly 70 facilities in 28 states and Canada that provide great deals for Oshkosh-bound pilots. And for facility owners, there's still time to be added to the list, but you need to hurry. Send your information, including name of business, airport, phone number, e-mail address, and any special offers you'd like to announce, to webmaster@eaa.org.

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ON THE EAA WEARHOUSE
VolunteersVisitors to AirVenture can see volunteers do every imaginable job - from directing traffic and driving trams to giving directions and setting up fencing. But for every volunteer that you see on the grounds, there are more dedicated folks working behind the scenes. For the men and women working at the Wearhouse, the majority of their work comes before AirVenture starts. They're in charge of tagging every piece of merchandise sold by EAA throughout the grounds and boxing it for distribution. On July 7, they were working on sorting shirts destined for the Warbirds area. Read more
NEW HOMEBUILDERS HANGAR DEDICATION ON OPENING DAY MONDAY
Burt RutanThe Homebuilders Hangar, a new multi-purpose hub for the homebuilt aircraft community at AirVenture, will be formally dedicated at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26. It's located just north of Aces Cafe on the AirVenture grounds in the former NASA pavilion. Read more
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE FAA ADMINISTRATOR
Ask the AdministratorWe're interested in hearing from our members what they'd like to ask FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. In a moderated session at this year's "Meet the Administrator" forum (Thursday, July 29, 11:30 a.m. in the Honda Pavilion), Administrator Babbitt will answer pre-submitted member questions. To get an idea of what's on the minds of EAAers, send your questions via e-mail to asktheadministrator@eaa.org.
SIGN UP FOR THE RUNWAY 5K
Runway 5KFor the fourth year in a row, EAA is teaming with the Oshkosh YMCA to host the EAA Runway 5k at AirVenture on Saturday, July 31 at 7 a.m. The run/walk will benefit the Oshkosh YMCA and EAA joint youth programs and runs 3.1 miles throughout the AirVenture grounds. Read more
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT TO BE RECOGNIZED AT EAA AIRVENTURE'S AIRCRAFT AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
From homebuilts to vintage aircraft to ultralights and everything in between, EAA AirVenture always brings together and features the "best of the best" in the wide world of recreational aviation. And as always, outstanding achievement in their respective categories will be honored through various aircraft awards presentations. Each award winner will be recognized by like-minded aviation enthusiasts and peers in a social atmosphere. Read more
CELEBRATE THE DC-3/C47 AT AIRVENTURE LUNCHEON
Was your first airplane ride on a DC-3? Were you a pilot or flight attendant on a DC-3? Did you have a military experience on a C-47? If so, please join us for lunch and share your memories and experiences. A DC-3 Reunion lunch is planned for Wednesday, July 28, in the Founders' Wing of the AirVenture Museum, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

EAA is inviting everyone that has a historic connection to the DC-3/C-47 to attend. It will be a time for everyone who is passionate about the DC-3/C-47 to get together and celebrate the legacy of a legendary aircraft. James Douglas, son of Donald W. Douglas Sr, the founder of Douglas Aircraft Co., will be in attendance, as will numerous crews of visiting DC-3s. Timeless Voices of Aviation volunteers will also be on hand to create archival recordings of people's memories.

The lunch is free but space is limited so you must make a reservation either by e-mail to jsmith@eaa.org or by calling 920-426-6823.

WELCOME - AND DELICIOUS - CHANGES IN STORE FOR AIRVENTURE
In response to requests from EAA members and visitors regarding AirVenture food selections, some changes are coming to the offerings available on the convention grounds this year. Zaug's Food Service will offer many new items, including vegetarian options, yogurt, and a variety of fresh fruit at several locations. And almost every major food venue will offer specially priced EAA Member Meals. Read more
'CREATIVE TRANSPORTATION' SHOW RETURNS TO CAMP SCHOLLER
Unusual vehiclesFor the second year in a row, campers will have the opportunity to showcase the unique vehicles they bring to AirVenture to get around Camp Scholler. The event was started last year after organizer Eric Whyte noticed all of the interesting designs zooming around the campsite. "We wanted a way to bring them all to one spot," Whyte said. These homebuilt bikes, carts, and even motorized recliners not only help visitors move around, but they often also serve as a way to hone the skills needed to build an aircraft, allowing builders to practice before moving on to more to critical build jobs." Read more
ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS INVITED TO 'AEROINNOVATE' AT AIRVENTURE
Entrepreneurs and investors are invited to attend AeroInnovate, a special series of events on Tuesday, July 27, during AirVenture Oshkosh. Developed and debuted last year by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, AeroInnovate will offer three sessions this year, to be held in the EAA AirVenture Museum. Read more
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TRI-MOTOR TOUR STOPS AT CLEVELAND THIS WEEKEND  
EAA's Ford Tri-motorThere are still a few opportunities to see EAA's historic Ford Tri-Motor before it heads to Oshkosh for AirVenture. From Thursday, July 8, through Sunday, July 11, the airplane will be at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. On the 15th, it will fly north to Muskegon, Michigan. For more information, or to book flight tickets, visit www.FlytheFord.org.
B-17 TOUR VISITS ILLINOIS, MISSOURI
EAA B-17Aluminum Overcast, EAA's restored B-17, is leaving Indiana and heading towards Illinois and Missouri this week. From July 9-11, EAA Chapter 29 will host the airplane in Champaign, Illinois. On July 13, the crew will move on to St Louis, Missouri, where they will be hosted by EAA Chapter 91 through July 14, then it's across the state to Kansas City and EAA Chapter 91's tour stop July 16-18. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk in and around the B-17, or purchase tickets to take a flight on the historic aircraft. For more information, or to book tickets in advance, visit www.b-17.org.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR EAA'S B-17 FANTASY FLIGHT CAMP - NOW 3 DAYS!
At the weekend B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp (December 2-5, 2010), you will get up close and personal for three days with one of the most famous airplanes of World War II - including a 20-minute flight experience! Schedule - Thursday: Arrival and Tour of B-17. Friday: Maintenance and Fireside Chat. Saturday: History, Systems, Ground School, and Ball Turret Demo. Saturday: Fly! Space is limited-secure your spot today. Click here for more information
FREE SHIPPING ON EXHAUST PARTS ORDERS AND REPAIRS FROM DAWLEY AVIATION
Deal of the WeekDawley Aviation is offering free UPS ground shipping with any in stock aircraft exhaust part(s). Plus-receive free UPS ground shipping when returning any part(s) that have been sent in for repair. Click here to find out how you can get free shipping from Dawley Aviation.
PRE-ORDER AIRVENTURE 2010 DVD NOW!
AV DVDPre-order your copy of the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh souvenir DVD today, featuring the best of the 2010 convention, for only $14.99. Plus, receive FREE shipping on domestic (U.S. & Canada) pre-orders on your first DVD, $1 to ship each additional DVD. International pre-orders are charged $3 shipping plus $1 for each additional DVD. Shipping offer valid now through August 1, 2010.
GET YOUR FLIGHT LINE RADIO IN TIME FOR AIRVENTURE
Flightline RadioFlight Line Radio is a service that allows visitors at AirVenture to listen to the air show announcers, the tower, and EAA Radio anywhere on the grounds including the campground and the museum. Flight Line Radios can be used at other air shows and future AirVenture events. Quantities are limited, so be sure to order yours today. Order before July 15 for only $12 and you’ll receive your radio in time for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Order online or by calling toll-free, 1-800-564-6322.
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  • This week's honor goes to a picture, and it's not a good one. It's just a simple and kind of blurry camera-phone shot of the North 40 camping area getting mowed and the grass baled. Sometimes, though, a picture can inspire more than just what you see … In this case, we weren't surprised that it got a lot of people talking, sharing their excitement as AirVenture gets closer and closer. The picture itself may not be worth a thousand words, but it was worth some great comments. Have a look 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.

Taming the Sonic Boom for Airliners

Taming the Sonic Boom for Airliners

NASA researchers are trying to eliminate the impact of sonic booms from future-gen supersonic airliners. Concept designs from Lockheed Martin and Boeing incorporate aircraft equivalents of mufflers for cars, such as engines on top of the wings and an inverted-V structure over the tail.

“Anything But Avgas” Ultralights Fly in France

“Anything But Avgas” Ultralights Fly in France

The Eco Marathon ULM is a new ultralight aircraft event designed to eke the most flying kilometers out of the least amount of alternative fuels. Taking place at the Vichy Charmeil aerodrome in France, the event is designed to inspire innovative approaches to aviation fuel-efficiency.

Boeing Eyes Tackling All-Composite Airframe

Boeing may build an all-composite airframe as a concept demonstrator for next-generation passenger and cargo aircraft. The technology, developed by Boeing Phantom Works, is designed to build composite structures efficiently by stitching the frames and stringers to the aircraft skin.

500 Watts of Hydrogen Powers Glider-Styled UAV

500 Watts of Hydrogen Powers Glider-Styled UAV

An unmanned aircraft with a 22-foot wingspan flew recently, powered only by the equivalent of five 100-watt light bulbs. Researchers used a small compressed hydrogen fuel cell to fly the vehicle at a racetrack in Georgia.

Self-Lube Mechanical Carbon For Aircraft Seals

Mechanical carbon aircraft seals have a low coefficient of friction, high thermal conductivity, and are oxidation-resistant in high temperature air. These benefits of self-lubricated electro graphite seals are reducing maintenance needs of rotating aircraft parts.

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 HOMEBUILDERSIRONING PINKED EDGE TAPES
Hints for HomebuildersHualdo Mendoza demonstrates how to iron the pinked edges of fabric tapes. Hualdo is from Flabob Airport, has covered more than 10 aircraft. He works at Poly-Fiber. Watch the video.
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70 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 have a fiberglass engine cowling that was made using polyester resin. I would like to make a carb intake scoop that is made of fiberglass and epoxy resin, and also aim to use epoxy and fiberglass to attach it to the polyester cowl. Is this a good idea?

Answer: It should work fine. Epoxy resin layups generally have good adhesion properties, and virtually no shrinkage when cured. However, the reverse is not true of polyester layups. The polyester layup will not adhere to epoxy very well at all, and will experience some shrinkage during the curing process, which would tend to pull the polyester part away from the epoxy part.

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The Iron Eagle Aerobatic Team of Bill Gordon and Billy Segalla celebrate their 20th season as a two-plane formation aerobatic act this summer in their Christen Eagle biplanes, including a performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.

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Corrections: 
Last week we brought you the story of a display at the Tate Museum in London, England. We wrongly referred to the Sepecat Jaguar XZ118 as an automobile. Indeed the aircraft was one of the first Anglo-French military aircraft collaborations. More photos of the Sepecat and discussion can be found here.

Last week we also featured a story entitled "Save the Canso" which is from the June issue of EAA Bits and Pieces e-newsletter. The article said the restoration of the aircraft was under the watchful eye of a certified AME which to U.S. pilots means Aviation Medical Examiner. To Canadian pilots, and for the purposes of this article, AME stands for Aviation Maintenance Engineer. Our error shows that sometimes Canadians and Americans are separated by a common language. We regret the oversight.

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NEW LEADERSHIP FOR LANCAIR
Lancair International has announced that Gene Wolstenholme has become the majority owner and chairman of LCTI/Lancair International, with Robert Wolstenholme being named the president and CEO of the company, following the resignation of former CEO Joe Bartels. Gene said the company will continue to focus on its 320-knot, $1.2 million Evolution owner-built aircraft under its new leadership, and has reported that five of those aircraft are currently flying with 24 customer orders received. Bartels will remain a minority percentage owner of LCTI/Lancair International. For further information contact Tom Bowen at tbowen@lancair.com.

WACO YMF-5C BARNSTORMER EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
WACO Classic Aircraft has announced a new entry-level biplane, the YMF-5C Barnstormer Edition. The aircraft, geared towards customers looking for a more basic aircraft, features a 275-h.p. R755 B2 engine with a 1,400 TBO, basic VFR instrumentation with Garmin avionics, traditional analog engine instrumentation, vinyl interior and rubber floor covering, and Goodyear 8.5 x 10 flight custom tires. The YMF-5C Barnstormer Edition with standard equipment starts at $329,500. For more information visit www.WACOClassic.com.

ASPEN AVIONICS CLASS III PFD CERTIFIED
The FAA granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) Authorization for Aspen Avionics Evolution EFD1000C3 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD). The software now meets Level B assurance levels required for FAR Part 23 Class III aircraft. The EFD1000C3 Pro PFD features integrated GPS Steering, digital HIS with dual bearing pointers and moving map, and hazard awareness features such as weather, traffic, and geo-referenced airport diagrams. For more information, visit www.AspenAvionics.com.

FOLDABLE WINGS MAKE ROAD TRANSPORTATION EASIER
Falconar Avia Inc. has announced the availability of new plans, kits, and parts for a folding wing for the Jodel D11 derived F11E. The F11E is a lightweight version of the F11A two seat amateur built sport plane. The F11E is all wood and plywood, fabric covered, and coated with weatherproof Hipec finish. The fold mechanism is a standard FS-147 as used in the folding wing mods for the Ercoupe and AMF-14H Maranda. The nominal width folded is eight feet, which allows it to be towed by a road vehicle. The new wing can be used on any F11, F11A, F11E, and the D11. For more information visit www.falconaravia.com.

MILES O'BRIEN TO HOST NATIONAL AVIATION HOF CEREMONY
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced that newscaster, anchor, reporter and pilot Miles O'Brien, will serve as the Master-of-Ceremonies for its 49th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony in Dayton, Ohio, on July 17, 2010. O'Brien will lead the induction ceremony, where four more American pioneers of flight are to be honored for their contributions to aviation. They will join the roster of 203 men and women previously so honored by the NAHF. To buy tickets or for information on sponsorships for the 2010 events, call (937) 256-0944, ext. 10 or visit www.nationalaviation.org.

PILOTFAR/AIM FOR APPLE IPAD
CoDeveloper has announced the availability of the PilotFAR/AIM 4.1 app, with new support for the Apple iPad. PilotFAR/AIM now runs on all Apple iOS devices, and is a free upgrade for existing users. PilotFAR/AIM includes the full text and figures of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 (14 CFR), Title 49 Part 830 (NTSB 830), the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and the FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary (P/CG). CoDeveloper provides free updates to the content alongside product enhancements, two to three times per year. PilotFAR/AIM is available in the Apple App Store for $9.99. Click here for a direct link to PilotFAR/AIM in the App Store.

THREE HUNDREDTH RV-10 FLIES
Van's Aircraft reports that the 300th RV-10 has taken to the sky, piloted by Nigel Lamping of Cheshire, United Kingdom, on June 26, 2010. His "first flight" report in RV-10 G-XRVX was the three hundredth received by Van's, but by the end of the month three more had flown, bringing the total to 303. According to Van's website, more than 6,800 RV aircraft have now been completed and flown. For more information visit www.VansAircraft.com.

  
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