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New Roadable Aircraft
Folding wing design features sliding motorcycle engine

When landscape architect Rick Johnson, EAA 343934, of Palm City, Florida, was looking for a deeper aircraft building challenge, he thought, "Why not build a roadable aircraft?" The result is the merger of an Avid Magnum with a Suzuki motorcycle that is street legal, yet flies through the air. This "airplane-first" powered-wheel design is similar to the Plane Driven's PD-1, a modified Glastar Sportsman we saw at Oshkosh last year. But Rick's design came well before that one; he spent the last eight years and 10,000 hours building it. The design is even more compact featuring a transition from ground power to flight that employs an unlikely concept.
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AC-10 First Flight
Last week the Arrow-Copter AC-10 prototype made its first flight in Austria. This gyro will eventually feature an enclosed cabin and constant-speed prop reaching 117 knots in tests. Powered by a Rotax 912, 500-pound useful load allows two passengers and 17 gallons of fuel, yielding a 300-nautical-mile range. 
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Other multimedia posted this week:
 Hints for HomebuildersWood Rib Construction Tips - Part 2
 Webinar:  World War II Fighters: A Performance Comparison
 VideoJeff Skiles Young Eagles Tour - Lebanon, TN  
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News & Views from EAA May 27, 2010   Volume 11,  Number 21
LEARNING TO FLY
Aviation showcased on International Learn to Fly Day
International Learn to Fly Day
With more than 200 scheduled events by EAA chapters, flight schools, and FBOs, along with countless pilots taking a friend up for a flight, the second International Learn to Fly Day attracted an estimated 25,000 people to airports throughout the country and beyond last Saturday, May 21. From Sydney, Australia, where 10 planes gathered for the day's first event, to facilities across America, people were introduced to aviation in a way they'd never experienced before. Read more
SPORTY'S PILOT SHOP CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF TEACHING PEOPLE TO FLY
Sporty's Fly-inSporty's Pilot Shop hosted its annual fly-in on Saturday in honor of both International Learn to Fly Day, and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Sporty's. The flying conditions were perfect at Sporty's home airport at Batavia, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati, and more than 100 pilots flew in for the day. Many more arrived in cars, and even on the airlines, to join the party. Read more
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THE FAA WANTS TO BROADCAST YOUR POSITION
Mac's BlogAny pilot who flies IFR understands that the FAA is keeping track of every moment of your flight and knows exactly where you are, and where you are going. But does that need to know for air traffic control give the government the right to tell anyone in the entire world over the Internet when and where you are flying, or to present on the Internet a historical record of your trips? I don't think so. And neither does EAA or other leading aviation groups.

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SECOND AIRVENTURE HONOR FLIGHT TO FLY WWII NAVY VETERANS
Honor FlightEAA, Southwest Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight Inc. have joined together to give World War II Navy veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2011 on Wednesday, July 27, as part of "Navy Day" festivities. Read more
NAVY AIRCRAFT, HOOVER SESSIONS HIGHLIGHT 2011 WARBIRDS IN REVIEW
Warbirds in ReviewLegendary pilots and aircraft of the past 75 years will take center stage again at AirVenture Oshkosh as the EAA Warbirds of America hosts its popular Warbirds in Review program for the 10th consecutive year in 2011. This year's lineup on Scotts Warbird Alley will feature several presentations as part of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration, as well salutes to the iconic Bob Hoover and the aircraft he is most associated with. Read more
ELECTRIC SONEX WILL USE NEW MOTOR FOR ELECTRIC FLIGHT PRIZE
AirVenture competition part of ongoing development program

Electric SonexSonex's Hornets' Nest R&D section is finalizing the control systems for a new electric motor it will be using on its proof-of-concept electric-powered Waiex aircraft. The new motor, which is still being assembled, is the fourth iteration of the design and will have about the same power output than the previous motor and system but will have much more sophisticated control systems, according to Sonex founder and project leader John Monnett. The electric-powered Waiex will be competing in EAA's $60,000 Electric Flight Prize during AirVenture and while it's not a key test, Monnett said it (the contest) will help them meet some more of their program goals. Read more
EVENING WITH ASTRONAUTS CONCLUDES MEMORABLE 'NAVY DAY' AIRVENTURE
Gene Cernan, Jim Lovell to speak on Naval experiences

Evening with AstronautsAs part of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration at EAA AirVenture 2011, a special "Navy Day" on Wednesday, July 27, will be filled with must-see attractions - capped off by an evening forum featuring renowned astronauts Capt. Gene Cernan and Capt. Jim Lovell. Adm. Gary Roughead, the current U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, will also join Cernan and Lovell on stage for the Theater in the Woods program. Read more
GLACIER GIRL RETURNING TO AIRVENTURE 2011
Glacier GirlThe incredible story of the P-38E Lightning Glacier Girl will once again be told in Oshkosh this summer as this special aircraft makes its fourth consecutive appearance at AirVenture 2011. Glacier Girl is expected to arrive Sunday before the convention or Monday, says Bob Cardin, flight operations manager, and it will be on display - with an all-new informational exhibit - near the Warbirds in Review presentation area. Read more
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS HIGHLIGHTED IN AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE
International VisitorsThe people of many nations joining together to celebrate flight at Oshkosh is special feature in the July 2011 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine that is reaching subscribers and readers this week. The feature by James Wynbrandt with photos by Arnold Greenwell, titled "The United Nations of Oshkosh," includes comments from AirVenture visitors from around the globe, ranging from first-time attendees to annual pilgrims, to The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. It also highlights the history of the International Visitors Tent, which welcomes AirVenture participants from more than 60 nations each year. Read more
ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SPEAKERS, EXHIBITORS SOUGHT FOR EAA INNOVATION CENTER
AirVenture Mass ArrivalsIt's becoming more apparent every day: Electric-powered aircraft will play a prominent role in the future of recreational and general aviation. EAA will again play a leadership role in the new technology at AirVenture Oshkosh this summer at its EAA Innovation Center, supported by GE. The Innovation Center will be housed in the former Aviation Learning Center, on Wittman Road across from the EAA Homebuilders Headquarters. Read more
RESERVE A B-17 OR TRI-MOTOR RIDE AT AIRVENTURE NOW AND SAVE!
B-17Experience AirVenture from a whole new perspective on the legendary B-17 Aluminum Overcast or the pioneering Ford Tri-Motor. Ford Tri-MotorOr both! AirVenture B-17 flights fill up fast, but you can secure your slot now and save on the opportunity to re-live aviation and World War II history.

And for the first time this year, you can also purchase a flight on EAA's Ford Tri-Motor flight in advance by clicking here. Avoid the lines and make the most out of your AirVenture experience.

SOUTHWEST AIRVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES EXCEED 20,000
SouthwestThere are only a few days left to enter Southwest Airlines' AirVenture Sweepstakes. Southwest reports more than 20,000 entries already have been received in the sweepstakes, part of its 40th anniversary celebration. The winner will receive round-trip air travel for two on Southwest Airlines to and from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, two one-day wristbands to AirVenture, and a two-night hotel stay. There's still time to enter, but hurry - the sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 31, 2011. Click here to enter. The winner will be notified on or around June 1, 2011.
AIRBUS-BACKED eGENIUS ELECTRIC PLANE MAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT
EgeniusAn Airbus-sponsored electric airplane called the eGenius made its maiden flight Wednesday in Mindelheim, Germany, according to a report on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website. The two-seat, side-by-side aircraft reportedly flew for 20 minutes, focusing handling qualities and verifying its 60-kilowatt electric propulsion system in flight. Read more
ASTM TEST STANDARD PASSED FOR UNLEADED SWIFT FUEL
EAA working with avgas developers in unified effort
The establishment of an ASTM International standard that enables coordinated testing of Swift Enterprises' proposed Grade UL102 unleaded aviation fuel is another milestone in determining if such a fuel can replace the current 100-octane low-lead in widespread use for piston-powered aircraft. Read more
FAA FUNDING EXTENDED FOR THE 19TH TIME
With the latest funding extension set to run out on May 31, Congress voted this week to continue funding the FAA through June 30, 2011, in hopes it'll be able to iron things out by then. The short-term extension, the 19th such funding extension since 2007, has been forwarded to the president for his signature. Read more
ALTERNATIVE ENGINE ROUND-UP FINDS A NEW HOME
AERUCONTACT! Magazine's 8th Annual Alternative Engine Round-Up, normally held at the tiny airport in Jean, Nevada, has outgrown its home and is moving to Marysville, California, to be held in conjunction with the Golden West Regional Fly-In & Airshow, June 10 to 12, at the Yuba County Airport (MYV). Although the Golden West Fly-In is slated for three days, the Alternative Engine Round-Up will take place Saturday, June 11, only. Read more
JURY DECIDES FOR CIRRUS IN CORY LIDLE LAWSUIT
A jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decided Tuesday, May 24, that Cirrus Design Corporation's SR20 aircraft did not cause the fatal accident in 2006 that claimed the lives of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and CFI Tyler Stanger. Lidle's widow filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against Cirrus in 2007 alleging the plane was mechanically defective. However, after a four-week trial and a short deliberation period, the jury found the airplane manufacturer was not to blame when the aircraft Lidle and Stanger were flying in crashed into an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side in October 2006. Read more
SOARING SOCIETY OF AMERICA OFFERS MORE THAN $6,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Soaring Society of America The 75-year-old Soaring Society of America is offering several scholarships to young people ages 13-22 for flight training, college tuition, and a chance to join the U.S. Junior Soaring Team. Applications for the Cadet Youth scholarship are due June 30; Kolstad College scholarship applications are due September 30. The Bultman Youth Scholarship is also available to aid in flight training and competition experience. Learn about SSA scholarships | Learn about EAA youth Scholarships
FINAL SHUTTLE LAUNCH JULY 8; ATLANTIS MOVING TO LAUNCH PAD MAY 31
STS 135 crewSpace shuttle Atlantis will begin its final scheduled 3.4-mile journey to the launch pad at 8 p.m. EDT on May 31, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The six-hour rollout atop a giant crawler-transporter from Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building is a major milestone in preparations for STS-135, the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, targeted for a July 8 launch. Read more
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ROD?
Rod HightowerEAA President Rod Hightower is on the road again this weekend, flying the Stearman to the Salute to Veterans Air Show in Columbia, Missouri. If your plans are not set for this Memorial Day weekend, consider attending an aviation event. If you are in the Springfield area, be sure to come to the show and say hello to Rod!
EAA'S ANNUAL 'WINGS ON STRINGS' IS JUNE 18
Wings on StringsMore than just airplanes will be flying over Oshkosh on Saturday, June 18, as EAA's 10th annual "Wings on Strings" Kite Festival will take place at Pioneer Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family event is the largest giant kite show in the Midwest and is sponsored by Milwaukee's Gift of Wings Kite Store, Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois, and EAA. 

Several huge kites are scheduled to fly, including those from Yves LaForest of Montreal, Quebec - a 140-foot-long Mega Octopus, a 100-foot-long Manta Ray kite, and the giant Bear and giant Star kites. Another kite will drop candy for attendees, plus the six-member Chicago Fire Kite Team will perform to musical accompaniment throughout the day. Read more

Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Last week, the majority of you liked the idea of flying with an iPad, while 42 percent dismissed a gadget like that as just another distraction.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION takes us out of the cabin and onto the Internet. As Mac McClellan writes in his blog this week, the FAA is considering a new rule that would effectively force pilots to allow their IFR flight plans and movements to be broadcast via the Web. While this data is already widely available on a number of sites, the new rule would eliminate your ability to opt out. 

Who should decide whether your flight plan is made public?  Vote now!

WEBINARS: MIKE BUSCH TALKS ENGINE PROBLEMS DURING THE MONTHLY WEBINAR
Maintenance expert and EAA Sport Aviation columnist Mike Busch, A&P/IA, offers tips and techniques for troubleshooting common engine problems, including hard starting, poor mag checks, rough running or missing, high CHT, high oil temperature, and poor performance.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT unless otherwise noted. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.

EAA B-17 TO SYNC UP WITH GRASSROOTS PILOT TOUR
EAA's B-17 TourEAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast wraps up its five-day stay at the Seattle Museum of Flight on May 30, hosted by EAA Warbird Squadron 2. Afterward, Spokane, Washington, and EAA Chapter 79 will welcome the Flying Fortress June 2-5. On June 3, EAA President and CEO Rod Hightower will meet up with the bomber on a Grassroots Pilot Tour stop, also hosted by Chapter 79, at Felts Field (KSFF). Come out to tour the B-17 or even book a flight, and stick around for a fun, informative evening with Rod. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation begins at 7:30.

EAA's B-17 tour is just beginning; visit the B-17 website to learn more, see the full tour schedule, or book flights on the bomber.

TRI-MOTOR KICKS OFF 2011 TOUR SEASON
Ford Tri-MotorEAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor heads back on tour this weekend with a stop at John H. Batten Airport in Racine, Wisconsin, Thursday through Monday, May 26-30 and hosted by EAA Chapter 838. It's the first of 12 stops in the spring/summer tour that will give visitors an up-close look at a classic aircraft from the early days of commercial air travel. Next Thursday, the Tri-Motor heads to Bloomington, Indiana, for a weekend stop. Tour visitors can reserve 15-minute flights aboard the aircraft at the Fly the Ford website, or call 800-843-3612 for more information.

Skiles to fly Young Eagles Saturday
EAA's Young Eagles co-chairman Jeff Skiles will also be at the airport on Saturday giving Young Eagles flights from 9 a.m.-noon, redeeming the "rain checks" from his weathered out visit two weeks ago. The chapter is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, 7-11a m., so c'mon out to the airport!

DEAL OF THE WEEK: 4-FOOT PROP WITH CLOCK FOR ONLY $99.99
Deal of the WeekFather's Day is June 19. Surprise him with this beautiful wooden propeller with clock. It's 4 feet long, and will look great over the fireplace. Regularly $125.99, now $99.99, saving you $26. Offer good through June 1, 2011. Click here to find out how you can save $26 on this decorative propeller with built-in clock.
EAA MERCHANDISE: JUST RELEASED: NEW AIRVENTURE 2011 GOLF SHIRTS
EAA MerchandiseArrive at AirVenture 2011 in style wearing one of our new AirVenture 2011 golf shirts. A complete range of styles is now available here. When you shop at the EAA online store, you support EAA programs that help us grow participation in aviation. Order online or call us toll-free at 800-564-6322.
 
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E-Fenix Is Electric Paratrike Built for Two

E-Fenix Is Electric Paratrike Built for Two

The E-Fenix, an electric two-seat trike from Electravia, had its maiden flight this month. Using a 35-hp motor and a 6-kilowatt-hour Kokam battery that weighs 106 pounds, the trike has a flight time of 35 minutes with two aboard. The E-Fenix was developed for tourist to take scenic flights over Ré Island in France.

Time Flies on This Plane-Train

Time Flies on This Plane-Train

A robotic plane-train from Japan uses the ground-effect principle to “fly” down the track. Using a combination of propellers, multiple short wings, and a tail, this unique transportation mode speeds along limited mainly by aerodynamic drag, having no friction induced by contact with the ground or tracks. This transportation vehicle, however, requires no pilot certificate or FAA regulations to fly.

Future Trend: Most Sailplanes With Electric Assist?

Future Trend: Most Sailplanes With Electric Assist?

The DG-1001TE from Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau is an electric-assist sailplane with a peak 30-kilowatt motor from Enstroj. Electric-assist propulsion systems have developed to the point where the safety, cost, ease of operation, and quietness make them better in every way than an internal combustion engine assist. The extra flight time and additional margin of safety for returning to the home runway will make electric assist a popular option for sailplanes of the future.

Nothing but Blue Skies Coming Our Way

Nothing but Blue Skies Coming Our Way

“Superman” vision systems are coming to corporate and airline aircraft, letting pilots see right through fog and low clouds. Safer runway approaches is the goal of RTCA’s Special Committee 213 as it works to identify the most effective mix of enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) and synthetic vision systems (SVS).

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: WOOD RIB CONSTRUCTION TIPS - PART 2
Hints for HomebuildersDave Clark shares more hints on gluing wood wing ribs. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace. Dave is an A&P instructor at Vincennes University and a member of Chapter 1311. Watch the video
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: PAUL HARPOLE
Timeless Voices
Paul Harpole enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1968. Trained initially as a helicopter door gunner, Paul qualified for crew chief school and became a UH-1H Huey crew chief. Sent overseas, he joined the 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) “Dustoff” based at Long Binh Post, about 20 miles from Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam. With the motto “So others may live,” Dustoff units were responsible for the evacuation of wounded and KIA in combat areas. It was an extremely dangerous mission, as the Dustoff Hueys were unarmed. As a crew chief, Paul not only took care of the front line maintenance on his assigned aircraft, he also flew the missions as part of the crew, sitting in the back of the Huey with the medic assisting in rescue hoist operations and helping the medic with CPR and emergency medical procedures. Paul flew for a year and then volunteered for a second combat tour of six months. He flew some 475 rescue missions during his time in Vietnam. When he came home, he was only 20 years old. Paul shares those experiences in this poignant interview. With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, it is important to remember the sacrifices of the men and women like Paul who have made our freedom possible. Be sure to take the time to thank a veteran this weekend. Watch the video
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are
42 fly-ins and events over the next two weekends in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

Q & A: I discovered recently that as a sport pilot I cannot access DUATS because I don't have a medical certificate number. Am I doing something wrong or is DUATS only available to pilots with a current medical certificate?

Answer: We called the DUATS information/help line to find out what's up with sport pilots and discovered a few things. First, if you input your sport pilot student certificate number you will gain access to the system, but not so much when you enter your sport pilot certificate number. So try the student certificate number, but if you no longer have that, here's what you should do, according to DUATS:

Send an e-mail request

 - Type AOU in the subject line.

 - Include that you are a sport pilot who wishes to access DUATS; give your name, address, and telephone number.

DUATS will then e-mail a number back that you can use.

Have a question?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail EAA Government Relations. For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail EAA Member Services.


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June 2011
The Navy's premiere fighter during World War II, the Corsair, will be among the aircraft celebrated this year at AirVenture during Centennial of Naval Aviation activities. This month's calendar image is of a Goodyear FG-1D, shot by Lee Ann Abrams in 2003.

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FAA CONDUCTS ON-SITE EVALUATION OF ZENITH CH 650
An FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) visited the Zenith Aircraft Company in Mexico, Missouri, this week to determine if the CH 650 aircraft kit officially complies with the major portion requirement, or “51 percent rule.” While it will be several more weeks before the FAA issues its official determination, Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft president, was pleased with the NKET's visit. "Based on the FAA's on-site inspections and our subsequent discussions, the CH 650 kit will be added shortly to the FAA list of eligible aircraft kits," he said. For more information on Zenith, click here.

BEARHAWK EXPANDS SALES OVERSEAS
Bearhawk Aircraft kits are now being sold overseas, as the company reported a four-place kit delivered to New Zealand, plus preparations being made to ship a complete package of tools, parts, and materials to its first customer in Norway. Bearhawk Aircraft manufactures kits for the four-place Bearhawk and two-place tandem Patrol, which is LSA-capable if built light. For more information, click here.

CARBON CUB EX ADDED TO FAA LIST OF AMATEUR-BUILT KITS
CubCrafters announced that the FAA has completed its evaluation of the company’s Carbon Cub EX amateur-built aircraft kit, which the FAA will now add to its list of eligible amateur-built aircraft kits on its website. The list is provided as a service to prospective builders researching kit options. The Carbon Cub EX is the kit version of CubCrafters LSA, the Carbon Cub SS. The use of lightweight carbon fiber in the Carbon Cub EX offers the aircraft good STOL performance, along with added agility and easy piloting, the company says. For more information, click here.
 
SUPERIOR RESUMES SHIPPING OF XP EXPERIMENTAL ENGINES
Superior Air Parts Inc. announced it has begun shipping its experimental XP-Series engines to authorized dealers. Timothy T. Archer, president and CEO of Superior Air Parts, said a majority of the parts used to build the XP-series engines are manufactured under the company’s strict guidelines so they are 100 percent FAA approved. Archer said that a big reason for the XP Engine’s popularity with homebuilders is the fact that the engines are approved to run on any 91 octane unleaded automotive gasoline that does not contain alcohol. For more information, click here.

EAS ANNOUNCES NEW ENGINE FOR EXPERIMENTALS
Enhanced Aircraft Systems (EAS) announced the availability of the O-408 and IO-408 engines designed and tested by AC Corporation. These engines incorporate the use of technology from Formula One auto racing to develop advanced components such as crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, and piston pins. These parts can be retrofitted to any existing Lycoming, ECi, or Superior Air Parts 360 CI engine, or can be incorporated into a new engine. For more information, click here.

REVISED SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS FOR 912/914 ROTAX ENGINES
Rotax released a revised Service Instruction covering the running modifications on Rotax engine type 912/914 series. The Service Instruction lists the latest modifications made to Rotax four-stroke engines and components. Of note in this revision is the introduction of a new style of fuel pump for the ROTAX 912 series. The fuel pump is available with attached fire-sleeved hoses (part 893114) or with barbed fittings only (part 893110). For more information on the revised Service Instruction and new fuel pump, click here.

2012 WAI KEEP FLYING SCHOLARSHIP TO BE POSTED IN JULY
The Women in Aviation International (WAI) Keep Flying Scholarship was created to help WAI members in the intermediate stage of flight training achieve the next logical certificate or rating. Since 2003, scholarships totaling more than $36,000 have been awarded. Scholarships available for 2012 will be posted on the WAI website in mid-July 2011. These scholarships will be awarded during the 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, from March 8-10, 2012. To date, 64 scholarships totaling $455,000 are available for 2012. For more information, click here.

PROTECT YOUR SPINNER FROM THE ELEMENTS
PropPastie is a new a device that is designed to minimize snow, ice, and water from lying on your propeller hub and bearings and freezing inside the spinner of your airplane. It is designed to fit all light aircraft and also to withstand extreme temperatures. The material used in the device stiffens in cold temperatures, which, in combination with Velcro, holds it in place. For more information on PropPastie, click here.

AERO-LIFT INTRODUCES NEW AIRCRAFT HOIST
ARM Aerospace, a provider of aircraft lift technology for private hangars, now offers the SNER Series Aero-Lift, a two-ton capacity single fall chain hoist. Available at the same price as the original EF Model, the new design is larger, carries more horsepower, and features a new brake design. In addition, the hoist can be wired to either 220 volts or 115 volts out of the box without replacing controls (contactors and transformers). The brake’s tapered, spring-loaded design allows for self-adjusting that acts through the magnetism of the motor. For more information, click here.

PLAN, PRINT, AND SHARE YOUR HOMEBUILT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Vertical Power announced its new VP-X Planner, a free Web-based aircraft electrical system planning tool that allows builders to plan, print, and share the electrical system for their experimental aircraft. The VP-X Planner allows builders to build a list of the electrical items in the aircraft and automatically generate an electrical system drawing. Users can then share their configuration with others and even request a review by Vertical Power staff. For more information on VP-X Planner, click here.

LIGHTSPEED SUPPORTS EAA’S TOURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS
Lightspeed Aviation has generously donated Zulu Headsets in support of EAA’s touring flight operations, including its B-17 Aluminum Overcast and 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. EAA’s national B-17 Aluminum Overcast tours have taken place each spring and fall since 1994. 


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