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Bugatti 100P Project Takes Shape
See it at the EAA Welcome Center during AirVenture

We've been following the Bugatti Model 100P reproduction project since October 2009, when we met Scotty Wilson and with Gregg Carlson at the EAA AirVenture Museum exhibit taking precise measurements on the original one on display there. What a long way they've come since then! 

AirVenture 2011 attendees will see for themselves at the EAA Welcome Center this year as an essentially complete structure is displayed center stage throughout the week. An international effort to recreate arguably one of the most elegant airplanes ever designed will culminate hopefully this fall with first flights. And we're talking first-ever flights, because the original never flew.

Read more and see video 

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Reno Racing App
If your newsletter was late, our apologies - but we’re really geeked over the just-released free Reno racing game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It features stunning graphics, online multiplayer for up to eight on WiFi and 3G, and customizable planes to fly. An Android version is due out in September, says Breitling. 
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Other multimedia posted this week:
 Hints for HomebuildersAlternate Power Supply
 Webinar: AeroVee Turbo
 Photo GalleryWings on Strings 2011
 Photo Gallery: Sport Aviation July Top Ten Photo Gallery
 Photo Gallery: Grassroots Pilot Tour, Chapter 44, Rochester, NY
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News & Views from EAA June 24, 2010   Volume 11,  Number 26
SAVE OUR GPS COALITION CALLS LIGHTSQUARED SOLUTION 'BIZARRE'
The Coalition to Save Our GPS, of which EAA is a member, spoke out on behalf of the group after LightSquared forwarded a "solution" earlier this week to the GPS interference caused by its proposed new 4G network. Jim Kirkland, vice president and general counsel of Trimble, said in a statement, "This latest gambit by LightSquared borders on the bizarre. Last week LightSquared unilaterally delayed filing of the study report that culminated months of intensive work to evaluate interference to GPS, because they purportedly needed two more weeks to analyze the results. Days later, well before the report is scheduled to be filed, LightSquared unilaterally announces that it has found a 'solution.'" Read more
HOMEBUILDING SPIRIT COMING ALIVE IN CHINA
Chinese aviatorsWe've been hearing a lot lately about the expansion of China's aviation industry, from manufacturing GA airplanes there to opening up more airspace to fly them. Then there are the dreamers: Chinese citizens who yearn to fly and, absent any other way to do so, take matters into their own hands. Such is the case with Liu Chun Sheng, a 40-year-old factory worker from Guangzhou, Jiangsu Province, who has made a single-place, twin-engine, tilt-rotor, amphibious airplane from scratch. Read more
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YOUR NOT-SO-SECRET ID NUMBER
Mac's BlogDid you know that your airplane has a distinctive identification number that is not your N number? And depending on what type of transponder you have, that special number may be broadcast automatically without you even knowing it.

The special identification number is assigned to every registered airplane. The number is sometimes called the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) number, or can be labeled the Mode S number. The reason it is called the ICAO identification is because unlike the registration (N number) it is unique for the world, not just a single country.

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BURT RUTAN'S RACE TO SPACE AVAILABLE NOW AT EAA
Burt Rutan's Race to SpaceWith cooperation and generous input from the man himself, Dan Linehan, author of SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History, provides the most comprehensive work to date on Burt Rutan's career in Burt Rutan's Race to Space: The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations. From his post-collegiate days as an Air Force flight test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base to starting the Rutan Aircraft Factory and later, Scaled Composites in Mojave, California, Linehan takes readers on a chronological journey from before the VariViggen to SpaceShipTwo. Burt's personal photos and some fascinating sketches and drawings appear throughout the book. Read more
NEW SPORT AVIATION CENTER DEDICATED FOR WESTERN NEW YORK
Grassroots Pilot TourIt's not every day a chapter hosts the EAA president and formally dedicates its new building, but Chapter 44 of Rochester, New York, did both on June 21. EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower held a Grassroots Pilot Tour Tuesday night at Ledgedale Airpark (7G0) and helped dedicate the chapter's new "Sport Aviation Center" along with members from Chapter 46 (Buffalo) and Rochester's Ultralight Chapter 95. More than 125 people were on hand. Read more and view the photo gallery
AIRLINE PILOT SUSPENDED FOR DEROGATORY RANT BROADCAST OVER STUCK MIC
Southwest AirlinesA Southwest Airlines pilot has been suspended after a flight deck rant was broadcast over a Houston Center frequency due to a stuck mic. The nearly four-minute profanity-laced tirade, posted by KPRC-TV in Houston, occurred in March and involved derogatory comments about flight attendants at the airline. The controller tried in vain to interrupt the pilot and several crews were heard disavowing the statements, such as Skywest 6285: “And they wonder why airline pilots have a bad reputation." Read more
PARTICIPATION IN GA PILOT SURVEY CAN AFFECT ACCIDENT RATES
Each year the FAA conducts the General Aviation Pilot Survey, sending a questionnaire to all aircraft owners and operators of GA aircraft. It is used for planning of FAA operations, evaluation of safety programs, impacts of regulations, and assessment of safety of the GA community. The survey is one of the only ways the FAA can measure how aircraft are flown and its results, combined with known GA accidents in a given year, help the FAA determine the GA accident rate. That rate can be affected by low participation by aircraft owners. Read more
CLOSE CALL AT KENNEDY: AIRLINER ABORTS TAKEOFF RUN
Runway IncursionAs a Lufthansa Airbus A340 began its takeoff roll on Runway 22R at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night (June 20), an Egypt Air Boeing 777 nearly blundered onto the runway. "Cancel takeoff! Cancel takeoff plans!" the tower controller blurts on the tower recording. The crew of Lufthansa Flight 411 responded that they were aborting the takeoff. Egypt Air 986 never entered the runway but did cross the "hold short" line and Lufthansa 411 had to brake hard to stop. Read more and hear the ground and tower audio
PURCHASE ADMISSION BEFORE JUNE 30 AND YOU CAN WIN THE ULTIMATE AIRVENTURE EXPERIENCE!
Top 11 of 2011Thousands of aviation enthusiasts have advance-purchased their AirVenture tickets, saving $5 per weekly adult ticket or $2 per daily adult ticket. The deadline for getting the discount on advance purchases is 11:59 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 30, 2011, and EAA has decided to make it even more worth your while to pre-purchase admission before then. Every advance purchase item bought through June 30 will be entered in EAA's "AirVenture Top Fun Sweepstakes." Read more
TOP ‘UNDER THE RADAR’ AIRCRAFT TO SEE AT AIRVENTURE 2011
Top 11 of 2011Among the 10,000 aircraft appearing at AirVenture, some tend to stand out a little bit more. Whether because of uniqueness, history, flying characteristics, or simply looking pretty cool. From the dawn of flight to current innovations, there's plenty of aircraft to absorb in just seven days. Adam Smith, EAA vice president of membership, shares with you his "Top 11 of 2011" aircraft appearing at AirVenture that may be "flying under the radar." Read more
CAMP SCHOLLER OPENS FRIDAY!
Camp Scholler open Friday, June 24!One sure sign of AirVenture drawing closer: Camp Scholler opens this Friday, June 24, at 7 a.m. This year, all early camper registration will be done at the main camper registration building at the Camp Scholler entrance (not at the shed located at Forest Home Ave. and Schaick Rd.). Pre-camper registration on Friday, June 24, is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., then 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 25, through Friday, July 22. Beginning Saturday, July 23, at 5:30 a.m., registration is open 24 hours until 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. For more information on AirVenture camping, as well as all Oshkosh lodging options, click here.
ELECTRIC FLIGHT PRIZE COMPETITION POSTPONED UNTIL EAA AIRVENTURE 2012
Extra time will allow viable candidates to meet FAA's Phase I certification
Despite a strong influx of applications, EAA announced today that the $60,000 Electric Flight Prize has been postponed until EAA AirVenture 2012 to allow viable candidates to complete Phase I flight certification according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Read more
SPECIAL AIRVENTURE VEHICLE TRAFFIC PATTERN DESIGNED TO EASE ACCESS FOR ATTENDEES, RESIDENTS
Vehicle traffic mapIn an effort to keep motorists moving toward their intended destinations in a reasonable amount of time, a special traffic pattern will be in place during EAA AirVenture 2011 near its main access point from U.S. 41. This will be in effect from Monday, July 25, through Sunday, July 31. Read more
ONE-OF-A-KIND FORD 'BLUE ANGELS' MUSTANG GT TO BE SOLD AT AIRVENTURE
Vehicle inspired by naval aviation team to benefit Young Eagles
Blue Angels MustangFor the fourth straight year, Ford Motor Company has created a unique, "one of one" aviation-themed vehicle for auction to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program. The one-of-a-kind 2011 "Blue Angels" Mustang GT, which honors the Centennial of Naval Aviation, will go to the highest bidder at the Young Eagles Auction during AirVenture 2011 at the annual Gathering of Eagles event July 28. Read more
ENROLL IN WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR 2011 BEFORE JULY 10
Women Soar You Soar 2011Spots are filling up fast! Young women in grades 9-12 can enroll now in EAA's Women Soar You Soar 2011. This unique program will be held July 28-31- expanded to four days! The program introduces 90-plus young women to more than 20 outstanding women, from engineers to fighter pilots, working in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields. Women Soar includes activities such as flight simulation, workshops, career exploration, and mentor sessions - with an overall mission 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. Click here to find out more about Women Soar You Soar 2011 or call 800-236-1025.
HOMEBUILT WORKSHOP SEEKS PROP CARVING DEMONSTRATOR
The Homebuilt Workshop area is looking for an EAA member volunteer to demonstrate propeller carving during AirVenture. The individual should have experience in prop carving, the tools and equipment needed, and the time to provide two daily demonstrations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Bork via e-mail.
EXPERIENCE AIRVENTURE IN A NEW WAY AT THE AVIATORS CLUB
Aviator's ClubExperience AirVenture in a new, "cooler" way in 2011. The EAA Aviators Club presented by Shell Aviation is a place to unwind, replenish, and watch the air shows from the best seats around. Open Monday, July 25, through Saturday, July 30, the air-conditioned oasis is the perfect place for individuals, families, or large groups to meet and share their AirVenture stories. Daily and weekly passes are available to purchase. Read more
HITCH A RIDE TO AIRVENTURE WITH RIDESHARE
Looking for a ride to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer? RideShare is a safe and reliable program that matches pilots and drivers with passengers in need of a flight or ride to Oshkosh. Hundreds of people from all over the country use the RideShare website to request or offer a ride. Click here to make your travel plans and to find more information. 
LAST CHANCE FOR FRONTIER AIRLINES DISCOUNT TO AIRVENTURE
One week remains for EAA members and other aviation enthusiasts to take advantage of the Frontier Airlines special airfare discount for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011. AirVenture attendees can receive a 10 percent discount on all fares to and from Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Madison, and Rhinelander. Travel to these locations must take place July 19-July 30, 2011, with return travel taking place July 26-August 4, 2011. Tickets must be booked online here, using promo code AVMKT when searching for your flights. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2011.
AIRVENTURE CUP REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JUNE 30
AirVenture Cup RaceThe 14th running of the AirVenture Cup Race is set to kick off the weekend of July 23-24 in Dayton, Ohio, at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY). The world's largest cross-country race is open to all aircraft certified under the experimental category and all EAA members who hold at least a private pilot certificate. An open house will be held Saturday, July 23, at KMGY, and the race will begin Sunday morning, July 24. Applications are due by June 30. Apply to compete in the race
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR AIRVENTURE-BOUND PILOTS
EAA AirVenture OshkoshIt's nice to feel wanted, and those flying to and from AirVenture are certainly that. Click here to view a list of facilities that are providing special offers to traveling EAAers on their flights to Oshkosh. If you'd like your FBO or facility listed free of charge, please feel free to e-mail your information.
GOLF AND AVIATION JOIN FORCES JULY 27 AT OSHKOSH TO SUPPORT EAA YOUNG EAGLES
Young Eagles Golf ClassicThe Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic, held at the historic Oshkosh Country Club on Wednesday, July 27, is a unique opportunity to bring together golf and aviation enthusiasts in support of EAA Young Eagles - the most dynamic aviation youth program in the world. Since the program teed off in 1992, Young Eagles has inspired 1.6 million young people to explore the world of flight. You'll be inspired too, when you tee up with celebrities like baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr., Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, aerobatic legend Sean Tucker, and many others. Register today online or call 800-236-1025 for more information.
SIGN UP FOR THE RUNWAY 5K
Runway 5KGrab your sneakers! Running and walking enthusiasts can navigate a unique, aircraft-lined course by competing in the fifth annual EAA Runway 5K, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at 7 a.m. during AirVenture. The 3.1-mile run/walk will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, YMCA Strong Kids Fund, and Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin. Read more
JEPP AND GARMIN CHOP DATA PRICES
Price cuts in aviation are rare, but Jeppesen and Garmin have teamed up to substantially reduce the costs of navigation and chart data update subscriptions. The cost of data updates has been a growing irritant for many pilots because each new piece of equipment usually demands another subscription to keep its functions up to date. Read more
AIRBUS A380: STRIKE TWO
A380For the second time in the last few months, an Airbus A380 had trouble taxiing without brushing its wingtips against a solid object. This time it was at the Paris Air Show, when Airbus' A380 rammed its right wingtip into the side of a display building while taxiing by. One photo shows the iconic arrow-shaped Airbus winglet embedded in the wall of the building near the top. In April an Air France A380 clipped the tail of a regional jet, causing it to spin around on the ramp at JFK Airport.
EAA SUPPORTING GROUPS GOING TO COURT TO PROTECT BARR
Leading organizations representing general aviation (GA) operators have moved ahead with a court challenge to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) decision to dismantle the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, and announced the establishment of a fund to support the legal fight. A formal notice of appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals; that notice will be followed by a motion to prevent the DOT from making any changes in current practice pending the court’s consideration of the appeal. Government officials put forth their plan for severely curtailing the BARR in a June 3 filing in the Federal Register. Read more
ZENITH'S FLY-IN IS THIS WEEKEND
Zenith Fly-in this weekend.Zenith Aircraft Company is hosting its fourth annual "Fly-in to Summer" builder fly-in gathering this Saturday, June 25, in Mexico, Missouri. Zenith owners are encouraged to fly to the event, and meet other owners and builders to show off their own aircraft at the laid-back, grassroots fly-in. Co-host EAA Chapter 1225 will provide a hot dog cookout for lunch and visitors can do a self-guided tour of the Zenith factory throughout the day. Different Zenith models will be on display in the factory, including the high-wing STOL CH 750 and a low-wing Zodiac CH 650. Read more
ENROLL NOW FOR THE EAA MILITARY TRAINER FANTASY FLIGHT CAMP
Flight Trainer CampSign up today for the Military Trainer Fantasy Flight Camp scheduled for September 9-11, 2011, in Oshkosh. 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 a pre-flight briefing on the aircraft and its controls. EAA's own pilots and instructors will perform the takeoff and demonstrate in the air how the controls work - and then it's your turn! Click here to sign up.
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
While the first public appearance of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner at AirVenture 2011 is certainly big news, 77 percent of the 709 readers who responded to last week's poll believed "it's all about the history" and were more excited to see the CAF's Boeing B-29 "FIFI" at Oshkosh this year.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Last week we reported Terrafugia moved back the delivery date for its Transition roadable aircraft, citing third-party supplier and production design challenges. The company says it remains committed to the aircraft development program and that first Transition deliveries will take place in late 2012.

With flying car technology potentially available in the near future, we ask, would you buy a flying car?
Vote now!

WEBINARS: GETTING A LOT OF STATIC FROM YOUR RADIOS? WATCH THIS WEBINAR
Maintenance expert and EAA Sport Aviation columnist Mike Busch, A&P/IA, offers tips and techniques for troubleshooting common electrical problems including short battery life, short alternator life, weak starting, charging system failures, and noise in the radios.

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.

GIVE WINGS TODAY - HELP GROW A VIBRANT AND HEALTHY AVIATION COMMUNITY
Give Wings
Flying is uplifting and immediately exciting - a testament to what we can achieve with hard work, determination, and focus. More than 7 percent of the total active pilot population between the ages of 15 and 34 (nearly 12,000 pilots) got their start as Young Eagles; let's keep this going! The EAA community is made up of the most active participants in aviation - your support of the Young Eagles program opens doors to future generations and plays a critical part in ensuring the freedoms of flight we enjoy today. Donate to “Give Wings” today or call 800-236-1025 to learn more.
ALUMINUM OVERCAST PREPARES FOR ILLINOIS
EAA's B-17 TourEAA's B-17 continues its 120-hour scheduled maintenance work in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this week before heading back out on the 2011 tour July 1-3 in Springfield, Illinois, hosted by EAA Chapter 770. For a full tour schedule and booking information, click here.
TRI-MOTOR CONTINUES TOUR IN OHIO
EAA's Ford Tri-MotorEAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor landed at Lunken Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday with EAA Chapter 174 hosting the "Tin Goose" from June 23-26. From here it's on to Akron, hosted by Chapter 147, June 27-29. Don't miss your chance to see one of the very first scheduled airliners in history! For more information on booking and tour stops, click here.
DEAL OF THE WEEK: SAVE 15 PERCENT ON KIDS' FLIGHT JACKETS
Deal of the WeekNow's the time to save on the flight jackets your kids will be proud to wear. Embroidered patches give them authentic looks. New this year: girls' flight jacket. And through June 30, 2011, you can save 15 percent on both boys' and girls' styles. Click here to find out how you can save on these kids' flight jackets.
EAA MERCHANDISE: FLIGHT LINE RADIOS ONLY $15 - ORDER NOW FOR AIRVENTURE AND SHIPPING IS ON US
EAA MerchandiseFlight Line Radio is a service that allows AirVenture visitors 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. Order by July 15 for only $15 and you'll receive your radio in time for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, and get free shipping, too. Remember, when you shop at the EAA online store, you support EAA programs that help grow participation in aviation. Excludes international orders. Limited quantities available. Order online today or call us toll-free at 800-564-6322.
 
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120 Minutes From New York to Paris

120 Minutes From New York to Paris

The 20-seat Mach 3.5 supersonic jet HyperMach SonicStar will be powered by an engine with a five-stage turbine using superconducting turbine ring generator technology. Passengers who can afford a seat on the recently announced SonicStar would be able to get from New York to Paris in less than two hours and New York to Sydney, Australia, in only five hours.

Cessna Wing Cuff Design Saves Fuel, Lifts More

Cessna Wing Cuff Design Saves Fuel, Lifts More

Cessna’s new wing leading edge cuff and winglets give the Caravan a nice boost in performance. The drooped aluminum cuff increases the wing chord and the overall wing design changes result in higher takeoff and landing weights and at the same time improve fuel economy and reduce ice build-up.

Liquid Methanol Fuel Cells With High Energy Density

Liquid Methanol Fuel Cells With High Energy Density

Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) have big advantages over the older technology of hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel for DMFCs from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is liquid methanol, which is much easier to store and handle than hydrogen. The higher energy density and simplicity of design of these fuel cells makes them appealing for electric aircraft applications.

Electro-Thermal System Zaps Wing Leading Edge Ice

Electro-Thermal System Zaps Wing Leading Edge Ice

The Electro-thermal Ice Protection System (EIPS) developed by Bombardier Aerospace completed test flights, successfully demonstrating the effectiveness of this new electric-powered ice protection system for wing leading edges. The EIPS technology eliminates bleed-air ducting for icing prevention and saves energy while increasing aircraft availability in weather conditions likely to cause icing.

NASA Laser-Based Relative Navigation System

NASA Laser-Based Relative Navigation System

NASA’s laser-based relative navigation system for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle monitors the flight of one spacecraft relative to a space-faring docking point. Laser technology powers the Vision Navigation Sensor and coordinates with a high definition docking camera, providing the spacecraft with “continuous measurements from as far away as 3-1/2 miles to within 6 feet” of the docking target.

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: ALTERNATE POWER SUPPLY
Hints for HomebuildersNothing is worse than realizing you have a dead battery at a remote field. Jack Dueck demonstrates how to make an alternate power supply for your aircraft for charging your battery. Jack is a Technical Counselor, Sportair Workshop Instructor and Chairman of the EAA Canadian Council. Watch the video
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: HARVEY RYDER
Timeless Voices
Harvey Ryder’s first memory of aviation was seeing Charles Lindbergh fly over his home town during Lindbergh’s goodwill tour of the U.S. after his transatlantic flight in May 1927. As a young man, Harvey began working at Cessna as a flight line parts distributor after attending Wichita University (now Wichita State University). Impressed by the uniforms he saw pilots wearing, he decided to enlist in the Army Air Force in October 1942. Harvey qualified for flight training and became a B-17 pilot. Shipped overseas, Harvey and his crew joined the 369th Bomb Squadron of the 306th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force based at Thurleigh, England. He flew his first three combat missions as a copilot with an experienced crew, then he and his crew began flying together. Before long Harvey was promoted to a flight leader. He flew thirty combat missions before the end of the war in Europe and had some hairy experiences, including a run in with an ME-262 jet. Watch the video
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are
108 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'm flying into AirVenture from Canada this year and although I won't be camping by my airplane, I'm wondering if I need to "book" a spot to park the plane while I'm there. Or do I just fly in with the proper sign ready to show those marshalling planes as I land?

Answer: No, you don't need to reserve a spot - as a matter of fact, the parking spots are filled on a "first-come, first-served" basis. As stated in the NOTAM you do need to have the proper sign in your window, and will then be marshaled to a spot in that area. Download a copy of the NOTAM here, and get other important information concerning flying in to AirVenture here.

We'll see you in Oshkosh!

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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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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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SENNHEISER ENCOURAGES ASPIRING PILOTS TO LIVE THEIR DREAM
Sennheiser is launching its "Live Your Dream" campaign this month, an initiative to motivate and assist people with a passion for flying to overcome the barriers of flight training. The "Live Your Dream" campaign will consist of several components, including a Flight Training Scholarship Competition in June encouraging people to describe the origin of their passion for flight, and why they want to pursue their dream and become a pilot. Several scholarships valued at a minimum of $1,000 each will be awarded to the most compelling entries, which can be submitted on Sennheiser’s partner social media site, myTransponder.com, starting July 1, 2011. For more information, including Sennheiser’s new open forum for aspiring pilots, click here.

SOLAR IMPULSE LANDS ON BERINGER WHEEL AND BRAKE
Beringer Aero proudly announced that when the innovative Solar Impulse aircraft touched down at Le Bourget for the Paris Air Show last week, it relied on its single main wheel and brake, which were supplied by Beringer Wheels & Brakes. The company said the 5-inch wheel, designed for loads of 650 kilograms, was tested in cooperation with Michelin to 1,700-kilogram static load, on Beringer's proprietary test equipment, at its factory in Tallard, France. For more information on Beringer Aero, click here. For more information on Solar Impulse, click here.

WAX YOUR PLANE WHILE IT’S WET
Waxing a plane or car can be a big job, but a new spray wax application can make the job easier. Wax As-U-Dry can be applied to an airplane while it’s still wet from a wash and then dried with a towel or chamois. Its carnauba formula reacts with water to penetrate the surface and leave a waxed finish without haze, streaking, residue, or discoloring trim. It also contains an anti-corrosion additive that protects paint from rust, road salt, acid rain, and bird droppings. For more information, click here.

PILOTS GUIDE TO AVIONICS FREE AT AIRVENTURE 2011
The 2011-12 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be offered for free at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For the past nine years, the AEA has published this guide that includes a consumer directory, educational articles, and timely information about the avionics industry. The back portion of the guide is a directory of AEA member-certified repair stations and associate members. The free guide will be available at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B. For more information, click here

NEW PIG PRODUCT LINE NOW AT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
Aircraft Spruce announced it has added the New Pig product line to its inventory of products. Pig Absorbents are used anywhere in the shop to clean up, control, and contain spills and splatters of vehicle fluids, including oils, coolants, solvents, fuels, and water. For more information on Aircraft Spruce, click here. To request a complimentary copy of the company's free 800-page catalog (in print or on CD), call 877-477-7823.


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