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FIFI Returns, Offers Flights at AirVenture 2012
The Commemorative Air Force's iconic Boeing B-29 bomber FIFI, the world's only remaining flying example of the aircraft, will return to Oshkosh this year for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. Along with the airplane's usual appearances in static and flying displays at Oshkosh, AirVenture attendees will be able to purchase flights in the aircraft for the first time.

AirVenture flights will be based at Outagamie Regional Airport in Appleton - just 20 miles north of Oshkosh - and will be available July 22-29. Complete information and registration details are available on the CAF website

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Here Comes AirVenture
With about 80 days remaining until opening day, this year's AirVenture 2012 preview video ought to whet your appetite for the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Turn on the speakers (subwoofer recommended) as we ask, "What's on your AirVenture bucket list?" Featured: Piper Cub 75th anniversary, tributes to the Greatest Generation in the Air including the Doolittle Raiders and Tuskegee Airmen, FIFI, Glacier Girl, incredible air show performers, Steve Miller Band's opening night concert, the Night Air Show, and much more. Watch the video.
Other multimedia posted this week:
 Hints for HomebuildersGrease Gun Basics
 Webinar: Commercial Assistance - New Building Checklist for Homebuilts
 Timeless Voices: Kenny Chapman
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News & Views from EAA May 4, 2012    Volume 12, Number 18
DOWNLOAD YOUR AIRVENTURE NOTAM TODAY
2012 AirVenture NOTAM The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), and you can download yours now from the AirVenture website. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, July 20, through noon on Monday, July 30, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land and depart at nearby airports. It was designed by FAA in partnership with EAA to assist pilots in their flight planning and is required reading if you're flying your aircraft to AirVenture.
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JETMAN SOARS OVER RIO
Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy made another spectacular flight strapped to his jet-powered rigid wing on Wednesday - this time over the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sponsor Breitling reported that his 11-minute, 35-second flight began with a helicopter-borne launch from about 1,200 feet and included flybys of Corcovado Hill, Ipanema Beach, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. He landed on the beach in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Each of the four jet engines has 48.5 pounds of thrust, which Rossy controls with a handheld throttle. Strapped to the carbon-kevlar jetwing, he can reach speeds of 125-185 mph. Trajectory and altitude are controlled exclusively through maneuvering his body, shoulders, and legs. Watch video of the flight.
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AM I A LAZY OR PRUDENT PILOT?
A never-ending debate among pilots is the role of automation, particularly in IFR flying. On one side is a group who thinks you should hand-fly in the clouds a lot and fly complicated procedures when possible because some day equipment failure may force you to do just that. The other side of the argument (to which I subscribe) is that we should use all of the equipment and tools available to make IFR flying as simple, and thus potentially as safe, as possible.

So does that make me a lazy pilot? Those who know me well are disqualified from answering that. But I also believe that the easiest, simplest procedure to get from inside the clouds to the runway also offers the fewest chance to screw up.

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AOPA CHIEF VISITS WITH EAA STAFF
AOPA President Craig Fuller talked flying, fuels, and the political world in Washington on Monday, as he joined EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower for a lunch with the EAA staff inside the EAA AirVenture Museum's Founders' Wing. Fuller and Hightower spent the morning discussing key aviation issues, a continuing part of the "Stronger Together" effort that brings the nation's leading GA groups to work on key issues for aviators. The two men then joined more than 100 members of the EAA staff for an informal lunch to talk about the common passion for flight.  Read more
FAA GIVES ADVANCE NOTICE OF TFRS FOR G8, NATO SUMMITS
The United States will host the NATO and G8 summits in two weeks, and two recently issued FAA flight advisories inform pilots that TFRs will be in place in those designated "National Defense Airspace" areas. The G-8 Summit will be held at Camp David, Thurmont, Maryland, May 18-19, and the 25th NATO Summit will occur in Chicago May 19-21. Both TFRs will have 10-nautical mile inner rings that prohibit virtually all flight ops and 30-nautical mile outer rings that heavily restrict operations, surface to 18,000 feet AGL. NOTAMs issued for the G8 may change with little or no notice, so pilots are advised to check frequently prior to operating near these sensitive areas. EAA urges pilots to contact a Flight Service Station at 800-WX-BRIEF prior to flight to check for all current NOTAMs.  Read more
COMMENTS STILL OPEN FOR YOUNG EAGLES FUEL EXEMPTION
EAA members and pilots can still comment to EAA's petition for an exemption from pilot reimbursement restrictions when Young Eagles pilots receive free fuel while flying youth in the popular aviation education program. Without the exemption (FAA-2012-0442), pilots would not be able to accept free fuel during Young Eagles free flight experiences, because it would be considered reimbursement that is contrary to operations by private pilot, recreational, or sport pilot certificate holders, or the operation of experimental aircraft. Read more
VOTE FOR EAA MUSEUM AS 'BEST OF THE ROAD'!
The EAA AirVenture Museum is known as one of the world's great aviation museums, and now aviation enthusiasts can vote for the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of sport aviation as one of the "Best of the Road" in a contest presented by Rand McNally and USA TODAY. The contest recognizes the nation's best attractions, historical landmarks, and points of interest. The AirVenture Museum was nominated in the Best Cultural Exhibit, along with such other nationally known as Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Read more
CESSNA FIRMS UP PLANS WITH CHINA
Cessna is moving along with the cooperative agreements with China's national aircraft company that it announced several weeks ago. The new strategic plan that Cessna has made with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) will eventually lead to single-engine turboprop Cessna Caravans being assembled and supported in China for the Chinese market.  Read more
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EAA DIRECTORS EMERITI RECOGNIZED
Last week EAA welcomed the members of the EAA board of directors to their annual spring meetings. We also welcomed the Homebuilt Aircraft Council to Oshkosh for its spring meeting. On Wednesday evening during the board dinner, Rand Siegfried (left) and Susan Dusenbury were recognized as Directors Emeriti for their contributions to EAA and its board of directors. At right is EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower. Rand joined the EAA Foundation board in 1999, transferring to the EAA board in 2004. Susan joined the board in 1991.
WHERE IS ALUMINUM OVERCAST THIS WEEK?
EAA B-17EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour continues this week with a May 4-6 stop in Napa, California, hosted by EAA Chapter 167. The Flying Fortress then continues up the West Coast to Hayward, for a stop hosted by Vintage Chapter 29. Self-guided ground tours of the B-17 are available daily from 2-5 p.m. Tours cost $10 per individual or $20 per family (including children up to 17 years old), and active military or veterans can tour free of charge. Visitors can also book a mission flight on Aluminum Overcast; passengers can save by pre-booking, but walk-ups are always welcome. For more information including the full tour schedule, history of the aircraft, and to pre-book the flight of a lifetime, visit the B-17 website.
EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR BIDS ADIEU TO FLORIDA
EAA Ford Tri-MotorThis week, EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor is making its last Florida stop in the spring tour in Ocala, staying May 3-6 at Jim Taylor Field at the Ocala International Airport. The Tin Goose will then make a May 17-20 stop in Alabaster, Alabama, at the Shelby County Airport. To find out how you can take a ride in this historic aircraft and to see the full tour schedule, visit the Fly the Ford website.
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EAA MERCHANDISE: ENHANCE YOUR FLIGHT EXPERIENCE WITH SAVINGS UP TO 35 PERCENT
This month EAA has the materials guaranteed to enhance your flight experience whether you're a Young Eagle or a veteran aviator. Receive up to 35 percent off select merchandise purchased online or at the EAA Museum store. Order online or by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322. Offer ends May 31, 2012.
WEBINARS: FLYING CORVAIR ENGINES
William Wynne, "The Corvair Authority," will discuss the building and flying of six-cylinder, 100/120-hp Chevrolet Corvair engines.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT unless otherwise noted, and they require registration. 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.

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MCCLELLAN TO MAKE GRASSROOTS PILOT TOUR STOP IN MICHIGAN FRIDAY
EAA Director of Publications J. Mac McClellan will conduct a Grassroots Pilots event Friday, May 4, in Grand Haven, Michigan, at the Loutit Library, 407 Columbus Ave. The event is hosted by EAA Chapter 211 in Grand Haven, and begins with a social hour at 7 p.m. followed by the program. Get more information or contact EAA Chapter 211 at the chapter website.
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AeroInnovations

If you have suggestions or submissions for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send them to AeroInnovations editor Bob Waldron.

Wherever You Fly, You're Home!

AeroInnovations

The Wolke 7 is a concept design "flying house" that gives you both an interesting way to travel and a great opportunity to live in cool places for brief periods of time. This traveling home has three floors so you won't feel crowded, and the leisurely speed of the dual-envelope airship lets you relax as you fly.

Thousand-Mile Range for an Electric Aircraft Claimed

AeroInnovations

The Volta Volare GT4 is a new hybrid electric propulsion four-seater aircraft with an unleaded gas engine and generator to make the 900 pounds of lithium batteries capable of a 1,000-mile range. The aircraft's electric engine puts out a sustained 400 hp and can kick out 600 hp at peak output.

Land on Moving Truck or Ship Without GPS

AeroInnovations

The European "DeckFinder" system enables autonomous UAVs to safely land on small moving targets, like a ship or a truck. This relative positioning system provides approach and landing guidance independent of GPS so it can be used where the GPS signal is weak or unavailable, as well as when GPS is being jammed intentionally. Navigation data is in the onboard flight computer, so once the approach is started, the aircraft will keep landing path information even if communications are lost during the landing sequence.

Ultra-Precise Flight Navigation Using Onboard Cameras

AeroInnovations

Sometimes small flying robots are in close formation flight or need to go in confined spaces where GPS isn't precise enough or isn't available. For these challenging situations, they can now use a Swiss-developed navigation system that uses multiple onboard cameras and a positioning/navigation flight computer. The cameras and computer build an accurate real-time 3-D model of the space where the aircraft is flying, including all obstacles, and the flight control system uses that model to navigate safely to its destination.

Retrofitted Russian Fighters to Move Sideways

AeroInnovations

In addition to having the AL-41F-1 thrust vectoring engines on the new Su-35 and T-50 fighter jets, the Russian Air Force has decided to retrofit its existing Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters with thrust vectoring engines. Thrust vector controls on these engines give the fighter jets much more maneuverability, especially at low speeds.

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: GREASE GUN BASICS
Hints for HomebuildersLast week Brian Carpenter, of Rainbow Aviation, provided the basics of various grease products for your aircraft. This week he reviews how to properly use a grease gun on Zerk and high-pressure fittings. Brian is an A&P/IA, DAR for LSA and experimental amateur-builts, sport pilot instructor examiner, and CFI. Brian also serves as an EAA technical counselor and flight advisor for Chapter 1148. Watch the video.
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: KENNY CHAPMAN
Timeless Voices
Kenny Chapman grew up in Hemet, California, and in his teens worked as a line boy for Hemet Valley Flying. At that time in the 1960s, Hemet Valley had one of the few aerial firefighting operations in the U.S., and Kenny spent his days servicing World War II and Korean War bombers converted into water tankers. In 1967, Kenny began riding shotgun in a converted PBY Catalina fire bomber, and was soon flying fire attack missions himself. Over the years he began flying helicopters, and in 1979 went to work for Erickson Air-Crane flying the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane in logging and aerial firefighting operations. Today, Kenny is senior firefighting pilot for Erickson, and flew the famous S-64 Elvis during AirVenture 2009. Watch the video.
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are 139 fly-ins and other aviation events over the next two weekends listed in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

Q&A:  What FAA forms do I need to sell my registered homebuilt and are they somewhere on the FAA's website?

Answer: You will need Form 8050-1 "Aircraft Registration Application," and Form 8050-2, "Aircraft Bill of Sale Information Registration." Download 8050-2 here, but you'll need to obtain the 8050-1 (a carbon-copy form) from your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), and this form is filled out by the buyer. The pink copy is the buyer's temporary proof of registration and is valid for 90 days - replaced by the permanent registration card (FAA Form 8050-3).

As stated by FAR 47.41, it is the seller's responsibility to remove the current registration card from the aircraft, complete the back side with the buyer's information, sign, and return to the FAA. Documents from both buyer and seller are to be sent via certified mail to the FAA.

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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2012
Bert Garrison, EAA 470525, captured this photo of Brian Lansburgh and his Cessna 140 over Prineville, Oregon. For the photo, Bert was shooting out the back passenger door of a Piper PA-20 with his Canon 7D and Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II lens.

Download this wallpaper image from the EAA website, where you can choose among several different resolutions to suit your screen - including three wide-screen sizes ... or select an image from the archive.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
AIRCRAFT SPRUCE CANADA 2012 FLY-IN
Aircraft Spruce Canada will host its annual Super Sale and Fly-In on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Brantford Municipal Airport in Ontario. Free hot dogs and beverages will be provided throughout the day, plus representatives from several leading aviation manufacturers, aviation clubs, and aircraft kit companies will be on site. These representatives will include Sennheiser, Bose, UPAC, RAA, COPA, and more. Popular aviation products will be specially priced, and raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the the day. For more information, visit Aircraft Spruce Canada.

GBA REACHES AGREEMENT TO RESTRUCTURE COMPANY
Groen Brothers Aviation Inc. (GBA) has reached an agreement with its creditors for a major financial reorganization. The restructuring will result in the elimination of all of the company's debt obligations, which currently exceed $170 million. In this transaction, GBA will transfer substantially all of its assets (all GBA technologies, know-how, and associated patents) into a new private entity to be formed by GBA, expected to be called "Groen Brothers Aviation Corporation" (GBAC). Creditors have also agreed to exchange essentially their GBA debt for a majority ownership of common stock in GBAC, which permits ownership of 4 percent of GBAC common stock to remain with GBA.

ICAS FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME 2012 NOMINATIONS OPENS
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame. Submit nominations using the Hall of Fame Nominating Petition. Eligible nominees include pilots, announcers, stunt persons, producers, designers, and builders, but are not limited to these categories. Candidates must have made a contribution that has significantly impacted the air show industry, demonstrated through showmanship, performance, or innovation. The candidate must have entered the air show industry a minimum of 10 years prior to the year of nomination. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2012.

PS ENGINEERING HOSTS KIRBY CHAMBLISS AT AIRVENTURE
PS Engineering will host two-time Red Bull air racing champion Kirby Chambliss at its AirVenture exhibit this year (Hangar D, Booth 4058). Chambliss will sign autographs and visit with fans on Thursday, July 26, between 10 and 11 a.m. PS Engineering will also be handing out embroidered baseball caps.

FARWEST AVIATION BECOMES TECNAM SERVICE CENTER
Flabob Airport's FarWest Aviation has become a factory-certified service center for Tecnam Light Sport Aircraft. The company recently earned the Independent Rotax Service Center designation and can handle all aspects of Rotax maintenance and overhauls. The company also overhauls Lycoming and Continental engines and does aircraft annual inspections, propeller balancing, aircraft detailing, restorations, repairs and conversions, fabric recovering, and painting.

YOUNG AVIATOR PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 25
Young Aviator Program applications, available on the Young Aviators website, are due May 25 for the 2012 summer program. Based in Racine, Wisconsin, the Young Aviator program uses aviation to excite, inspire, and motivate teens to explore education - and perhaps careers - in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] disciplines. This year's program will take place August 6-10. In addition to flying, the class week will include 40 hours of classroom study in principles of flight, physics, chemistry, math, and other subjects related to aviation. Students also attend a daily hangar workshop class that introduces the use of shop tools to make a real aircraft component.

RV-8 TRAVEL JACK NOW AVAILABLE
When Steve Jackson couldn't find a suitable travel jack for his RV-8, he designed his own - the RV-8 Travel Jack. It's about 9 inches tall, and separates from the base. It weighs 2.75 pounds, was tested to 1,350 pounds, and is plated in black zinc. The jack is available directly from Jackson by calling 520-444-8642, or from Avery Tools, for $130.

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