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Comments to medical exemption request close July 2

With just a few days remaining until the July 2 close for the public comment period regarding the EAA/AOPA third-class medical exemption, EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower has this message for EAA members and other aviators: Get involved! Your comments in support of this exemption request give thousands of aviators the opportunity to keep flying and grows participation in aviation. More than 10,000 comments have already been received by FAA. That's an incredible number, but with 600,000 certificated pilots in the U.S., we can do better.

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News & Views from EAA June 29, 2012    Volume 12, Number 26
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS INDUSTRY-GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE TO SOLVE AVGAS TRANSITION
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final report and recommendations from the Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAT ARC), a collaborative industry-government task force of key stakeholders representing aircraft and engine manufacturers, fuel producers and distributors, operator groups, aviation associations, the FAA, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This group studied the challenges associated with this transition and made recommendations necessary to facilitate the development and deployment of an unleaded fuel with the least impact on the existing piston-engine aircraft fleet. The transition to an unleaded fuel to replace 100LL may still be years away, but this report charts a roadmap that identifies the essential elements that need to be addressed to make this happen in a way that maintains safety and the role government should take to minimize the total cost.  Read more
ONE OF ONE: FORD UNVEILS UNIQUE 'RED TAILS' TUSKEGEE AIRMEN MUSTANG
For the fifth straight year, Ford Motor Company has created a one-of-a-kind, aviation-themed vehicle for auction to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program. The unique, "one of one" Red Tails Mustang will go to the highest bidder at the Young Eagles Auction to be held Thursday, July 26, during EAA AirVenture 2012. The Red Tails Mustang honors the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. It will be on display inside the Ford Hangar during AirVenture, which is saluting "the greatest generation in the air" all week.  Read more
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NO QUICK, EASY PATH TO UNLEADED AVGAS
Mac's BlogThe Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee that was established by the FAA 18 months ago has made its recommendations, and there are no easy answers. Despite what you have heard or read, no unleaded avgas formula is a direct replacement in every way for 100LL. The committee hopes the FAA will establish an 11-year pathway that will lead to an unleaded fuel that causes the least disruption in piston aircraft operation.

The committee's fundamental finding is that there is no unleaded fuel - and it is highly unlikely that one can be created - that is a "drop in" replacement for leaded avgas. There is general agreement that lead must eventually be eliminated from avgas as it is the only remaining transportation fuel in the U.S. containing lead. The amount of lead used in all avgas in the U.S. is tiny, but it is still a target of potential litigation by environmental groups and even state and local governments.

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FAA STUDYING IMPROVEMENT FOR LSA INDUSTRY COMPLIANCE
Most issues not related to airworthiness

As the Federal Aviation Administration looks to find methods to assure better compliance by manufacturers of light-sport aircraft (LSA), the rules and standards established to build and sell these aircraft are effective and do not need additional regulations. The FAA published a notice of policy and request for comments in the Federal Register on Wednesday, focusing on the LSA industry and compliance issues that have been found while auditing current LSA manufacturers. Specifically, FAA officials noted that while the airplanes are airworthy and safe, a number of manufacturers have not met the established compliance standards for the delivery of those aircraft. Read more
AIRVENTURE TICKET ONLINE DISCOUNT ENDS SATURDAY
If you haven't taken advantage of the extended advanced purchase discount for EAA AirVenture 2012 tickets, you have until this Saturday, June 30, to do so. Purchasing your tickets by June 30 will save you $5 off each weekly adult admission or $2 off each daily adult admission. If you plan on bringing your whole family to Oshkosh this year, this discount could really add up and save you some money.

After the discount ends on June 30, advance tickets may still be purchased online. But why wait? Get your tickets today.

CUBS 2 OSHKOSH CENTERPIECE OF VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION DISPLAY
One of the world's most popular and beloved light planes turns 75 this year - The Piper J-3 Cub - and a big part of the celebration will take place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 with the celebration of Cubs 2 Oshkosh, presented by Piper Aircraft Inc., with additional support provided by Univair. The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) of Hood River, Oregon, will bring a rare J-3P Cub equipped with a Lenape Papoose three-cylinder radial engine to AirVenture this year.  Read more
AIRVENTURE DAILY AIR SHOW LINEUP SET
Make your plans to see the world's best aerobatic performers each day on the flightline as the daily air show lineup for EAA AirVenture 2012 has been set. AirVenture's daily air shows are proudly presented by Rockwell Collins. In addition to the Rockwell Collins Night Air Show on Saturday, July 28, the week is filled with a number of special air show events.  Read more
SIGN UP FOR AIRVENTURE TEXT ALERTS
AirVenture 2012 attendees can stay up-to-date on daily highlights, including aircraft arrivals and air show lineups, as well as potential severe weather updates by subscribing to receive text messaging alerts on their mobile device. EAA staff will provide timely updates in case of severe weather, as well as what necessary procedures to follow.
  • Text OSHALERT to 69050 to automatically sign up for any necessary weather alerts.
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HOMEBUILTS IN REVIEW ALL WEEK AT HOMEBUILDERS HANGAR
As we draw closer to EAA AirVenture 2012, the Homebuilts in Review lineup is taking shape, featuring twice-daily aircraft presentations by aircraft builders and owners. Each day at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. builders will share in-depth information about their outstanding homebuilts at the Homebuilders Hangar, and AirVenture attendees are invited to attend. Modeled after the popular Warbirds in Review program, Homebuilts in Review provides an opportunity to hear the story behind the aircraft rather than simply viewing it. Read more
HONOR FLIGHT WILL FLY VETERANS FROM AIRVENTURE TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
EAA, American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight Inc. have again joined forces to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 on Friday, July 27. On that morning, a special American Airlines yellow-ribbon 737 aircraft Flagship Liberty will fly approximately 80 WWII veterans from the AirVenture grounds to Washington, D.C.. Read more
MATT YOUNKIN IS FIRST SECOND-GENERATION BARBER AWARD WINNER
Matt Younkin has been named recipient of the 2012 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship by World Airshow News and will receive the award among his peers on Tuesday, July 24, during a special ceremony at AirVenture's Theater in the Woods. His father, Bobby, won the Barber award in 2004, making Matt the first second-generation recipient. He's also a third-generation aviator, as grandfather, Jim, was an expert antique aircraft restorer and designed the Century and Trutrak autopilots. Matt even soloed in Grandpa's 1928 Travel Air 4000 biplane on his 16th birthday. Read more
WARBIRDS LAUNCH QR CODES FOR AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
EAA Warbirds of America is implementing the use of QR codes to provide an easy and effective way for attendees to quickly get more information about display aircraft with their smartphones. The new QR codes will be seen on warbirds displayed on or near the aircraft, each code specific to an individual warbird. Simply scan the code with your smartphone and you'll be taken to a website that includes its history, specifications, images, and additional links.  Read more
SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS TO HOLD FIRST-EVER COURSES AT AIRVENTURE
RV Assembly, Sheet Metal Basics workshops scheduled

EAA's acclaimed SportAir Workshops will for the first time ever offer a pair of sessions during the week of AirVenture Oshkosh. The popular Sheet Metal Basics course will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, July 24-25, while the RV Assembly workshop will take place Thursday-Friday, July 26-27. Courses are limited to 16 students each, as students receive professional, expert instruction spread over two eight-hour days, with plenty of hands-on experience.  Read more
NORRIS TO RECEIVE EAA'S TONY BINGELIS AWARD
EAA announced today that Joe Norris, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the 2012 recipient of EAA's Tony Bingelis Award, recognizing his involvement as an active volunteer technical counselor and aircraft builder. Norris has been involved in the aviation community since his first trip to EAA Fly-In Convention in 1970. Joining EAA in 1976 and earning his private pilot certificate in 1978, Norris was a founding member of EAA Chapter 706 (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin), where he served as president, vice president, newsletter editor, and director and technical counselor over the years.  Read more
EARLY BIRDS STAKE THEIR CLAIMS IN CAMP SCHOLLER
It's official: Camp Scholler is open for business! Several campers claimed their sites on the traditional opening day that occured one month before AirVenture opening day, which was Friday, June 22. Early birds hail from across the country, and most are volunteering - some for the first time, others for the 30th or more - in the hectic run-up to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration July 23-29.  Read more
BUILD A PLANE, GAMA SPONSOR FOURTH TEACHERS DAY AT AIRVENTURE
Build A Plane, in cooperation with EAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), will sponsor Teachers Day at AirVenture 2012 for the fourth consecutive year. Educators at all grade levels from across the United States will learn techniques for bringing aviation into their classrooms on July 24 at the EAA Founders' Wing in the EAA AirVenture Museum. Read more
ERAU TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL LUNCHEON AT AIRVENTURE
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host its sixth annual "Lunch With Embry-Riddle" on July 27 for those interested in pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Participants will dine with university administrators and students, and hear informational presentations on 21st-century aviation opportunities. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. on July 27, followed by lunch from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Founders' Wing, located in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Read more
AIRVENTURE CUP RACE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 11
The July 11 registration deadline for the 2012 AirVenture Cup Race is approaching quickly, so race organizers are urging those pilots interested in taking part to visit the AirVenture Cup Race website to learn more and to register for the race. This year's event is open to virtually all makes and models of aircraft, including certified aircraft. Flying your Cessna 152 to Oshkosh this year? Turn your annual cross-country trip into a fun-filled voyage where you'll compete with like-kind aircraft in a timed cross-country air race from Mitchell, South Dakota, to West Bend, Wisconsin. Experience a part of aviation history with roots in historic races like the Bendix Trophy and Thompson Trophy, in which great aviators and aviatrixes like Jimmy Doolittle and Amelia Earhart raced.
YOUNG EAGLES FUEL EXEMPTION COMMENT DEADLINE IS JULY 16
Just over two weeks remain until the comment deadline for EAA's petition to the FAA requesting an exemption from pilot reimbursement restrictions, allowing volunteer Young Eagles pilots to receive free fuel while flying youths in the EAA Young Eagles program. EAA members are being asked to comment in favor of the petition before July 16, 2012. 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, recreational, or sport pilot certificate holders, or the operation of experimental aircraft. Read more
'RACING ACES' WIN 36TH ANNUAL AIR RACE CLASSIC
The Racing Aces team of Dianna Stanger and Victoria Holt were named winners of the 36th Annual Air Race Classic (ARC) on Sunday, June 24. The four-day race covered 2,862 statute miles and eight states, and included nine stops, ending on June 22 at the Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio, home of Sporty's Pilot Shop. Stanger and Holt flew in their Cirrus SR 22 Special Edition.  Read more
LEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN PLANE WITH SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
EAA SportAir Workshops offer comprehensive and intensive two-day aircraft builder programs. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Aircraft Spruce and Specialty and Poly-Fiber are major sponsors of EAA SportAir Workshops programs, providing tools, materials, and special discounts for workshop attendees.
Upcoming workshops:

For more information, visit the SportAir website or call 800-967-5746. See the courses in action on the EAA Video Player. Learn details on each course. View the complete SportAir schedule.

CESSNA TO CONCLUDE 'DISCOVER FLYING CHALLENGE' AT AIRVENTURE
Cessna's first-ever "Discover Flying Challenge" is on, pitting nine high-energy college aviation program grads in a competition to see who can generate the most awareness and hands-on experience in their airplanes - Cessna Skycatchers - as they barnstorm across the country. In a month they'll reconvene at AirVenture Oshkosh to see who the winner is. They all took off last weekend at a Cessna Open House in Independence, Kansas, held to commemorate the company's 85th anniversary.  Read more
WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR SET TO INSPIRE YOUNG WOMEN AT AIRVENTURE 2012
Women Soar You SoarYoung women will be inspired to reach for their aviation dreams as Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring inspirational female aviators, returns for its eighth year in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012. Women Soar You Soar, scheduled for Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July 29, will introduce 100 young women to aviation-based careers and a women-mentor network, providing encouragement and support to a possible career in aviation.  Read more
CLASSIC J-3 CUB, EAA 2012 AIRCRAFT SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZE
Giveaway part of Cub's 75th anniversary celebration at AirVenture
Sweepstakes CubThe Piper J-3 Cub is one of the most recognizable and iconic airplanes ever to grace the sky. Now, you could be the rightful owner of a beautifully restored 1940 Piper J-3 Cub as the grand prize winner of EAA's 2012 "Win the Cub" Sweepstakes. The Cub even comes equipped with a pair of TrickAir Snow Skis and an optional $2,500 worth of free flight training. In addition to the grand prize, sweepstakes entrants will also have the chance to win a bunch of other great prizes like a Sea-Doo Watercraft, a Bose Home Entertainment System, 750 square feet of tile hangar flooring, and more.  Enter now.
MAKE A PIECE OF THE AIRVENTURE GROUNDS YOUR OWN
Plant a tree in your name

Over the past several years, investments in the AirVenture convention grounds, such as clearer signage, updated restrooms, and improved drainage, have helped improve visitors' experiences. This year, we hope to plant about 200 trees to bring much-needed shade to provide relief on those long, hot summer days at the fly-in. We invite you to join us in this effort! Read more
AVIATORS CLUB: AN AIRVENTURE OASIS RETURNS
Aviators ClubLast year's debut of the EAA Aviators Club at AirVenture was successful beyond anyone's expectations! The flightline oasis that allowed EAA members to add additional hospitality to their AirVenture experience was sold out throughout the week, so it's coming back in an expanded way in 2012. The Aviators Club, again sponsored by Shell Aviation, is a place to relax, cool down, and watch the air show from some of best seats on the field. It is an additional opportunity beyond the basic AirVenture admission for EAA members, located this year in a prime spot - on the flightline adjacent to the Flightline Pavilion. Read more
WEBINARS: AIRCRAFT CONTROL IN SPINS
Presenter Benjamin Freelove, operations manager and flight instructor at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety and a member of the 2012 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team, will take a detailed look at how control inputs affect aircraft spin characteristics. Freelove will use his years of expertise to expose the real science behind the aerodynamics of autorotation.

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.

EAA MERCHANDISE: GET YOUR 2012 AIRVENTURE SOUVENIRS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Check out the selection of great gift and souvenir items, such as AirVenture 2012 pins, patches, mugs, signs, and windsocks. There's no better time to pick up some new AirVenture merchandise! Order online or by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322.
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FLYING FORTRESS VISITS MISSOURI
B-17 Tour
After wrapping up its visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend, June 20-July 1, EAA's B-17 tour heads to Missouri for the Fourth of July week as EAA Chapter 64 welcomes EAA's Aluminum Overcast to Downtown Airport in St. Louis, Missouri. Then it will make a short hop to St. Louis Spirit Airport for July 6-9, courtesy of EAA Chapter 32.

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 for free. 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 TRI-MOTOR IN OHIO, THEN OFF TO KALAMAZOO
EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will be at Carl R. Keller Field Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio, for an extended visit June 28-July 4. Special pricing is in effect for this stop only. Rides for children 14 years old and younger will cost $40 each, and adult rides will cost $80 each. After Independence Day, the Tin Goose will travel to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 9-15.

To see the full tour schedule and find out how you can take a ride in this historic aircraft, visit the Fly the Ford website.

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First Flight for French Electric Spider

AeroInnovations

Electravia has done it again and flown another electric aircraft for the first time. The E-Spider is the world's first two-place electric paraglider, which had its maiden flight on June 20. The 13.5-hp motor can run on its Kokam battery pack for up to 40 minutes with two people in the paraglider.

Es-Trike Electric Part 103 Cruises at 55 MPH

AeroInnovations

The German es-trike is a new Part 103 electric trike aircraft that weighs as little as 164 pounds including the ATOS VR 190 wing. With that wing the trike can cruise along at 55 mph. Flight time is up to 2.5 hours with the largest battery pack, which weighs 51 pounds.

Maiden Flight for HAD Helino Helicopter

AeroInnovations

The Heli Air Design (HAD) turbine-powered Helino helicopter made its first flight earlier this year. The small, French, two-seat rotorcraft is primarily composites, has an empty weight of 660 pounds, and cruises at 90 knots from its 160-shp engine.

Hummingbird Twin 130-E Dual-Motor Powered Parachute

The Hummingbird Twin 130-E is a new lightweight and economical twin-motored, electric-powered parachute from Electric Paramotor UK. Powered by model aircraft 8.7-hp electric motors that cost only $136 each, the four-pack battery cluster should give about 30 minutes of flight time. The aluminum frame is constructed using just bolts and nyloc nuts; no welding is needed.
Six-Prop Electric Bike Could Revolutionize Tour de France
AeroInnovations

The Flying Bike is a joint concept design project by a group of Czech individuals and companies who were inspired by Jules Vernes fantasy stories and by Jaroslav Folgar, a Czech author. The team has calculated the six-propeller bike will have a flight time of three to five minutes with the initial battery pack. Two 51-inch-diameter front props and two 51-inch back props, a 25-inch prop on each side of the bike, and gyroscopes and accelerometers will provide lift and stable flight. Construction is scheduled to start on the Flying Bike this month with first flight targeted for August.

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: ROTAX 912 SPARK PLUG REMOVAL/REINSTALLATION
Hints for Homebuilders
Brian Carpenter, of Rainbow Aviation, reviews how to remove and reinstall spark plugs on a Rotax 912 engine. 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: ROBERT SEITZ
Timeless VoicesRobert Seitz was a B-24 Liberator pilot assigned to the 830th Bomb Squadron of the 485th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, based at Cerignola, Italy, during World War II. On his 20th mission, Robert and his crew were forced to bail out after an attack by three German Me-109s. He broke an ankle upon landing and was quickly surrounded by angry farmers, one of whom attacked him with a pitchfork. Cooler heads intervened and Robert was hauled off to jail, and later shipped across Germany to Stalag Luft III, a POW camp near Sagan, Poland. In January 1945, after six months in Stalag Luft III, Robert and the rest of the POWs were forced to march some 55 miles through the snow to awaiting rail cars, then hauled to Moosburg, Germany. Those surviving the ordeal wound up at Stalag VII-A until liberation on April 29, 1945. Watch the video. Watch the video.
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are 73 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:  "I have just finished my homebuilt and received the airworthiness certificate. How do I apply for the Repairman Certificate so that I can do my own annual inspections?"

Answer: Congratulations! The FAA has published an Advisory Circular AC 65-23A which contains all the information on how to apply for the Repairman Certificate for your Experimental Amateur-Built aircraft, including how to fill out the application form.

To access this AC, click here.

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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Gary Austen, EAA 503953, took this photo of Bob Carlton performing in his jet sailplane during the afternoon air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011. To capture the image, Gary used a Sony a330 with a 75-300mm lens set at 200mm. Bob will be flying at AirVenture again this year.

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NEW COMPANY TAKES OVER FULL-LOTUS FLOATS
After almost 10 years in the aircraft float business, the maker of Full-Lotus floats recently decided to focus on production of its non-aviation products. All the design rights, inventory, and production tooling for the Full-Lotus float line have now been sold to Aircraft Floats Manufacturing Inc. The company will continue producing the standard line of Full-Lotus floats; it already has a large inventory and has started deliveries of floats as well as replacement parts for maintenance and repairs to existing owners. It will soon start introducing type-specific rigging instructions for a variety of popular aircraft designs, something not previously offered by Full-Lotus.

UPDATES TO ASA GUIDES, MANUALS
Private Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes, offered through ASA, has been updated to reflect the latest regulations and procedures, and includes a new chapter on scenario-based training by Arlynn McMahon, 2009 National Flight Instructor of the Year and recipient of the 2010 NATA Award for Excellence in Pilot Training. Using a Q&A format, the oral exam guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by an examiner and provides succinct, ready responses. Immediately following each question line is a reference to the specific FAA source from which the answer is derived.

Also from ASA, The Instrument Flight Manual by William K. Kershner has been updated (seventh edition) throughout to reflect current regulations, operating procedures, and technology. The manual is written for the pilot wanting to add an instrument rating, and for the instrument-rated pilot who needs a refresher. The book's five main sections cover airplane performance and basic instrument flying, navigation and communications, planning the instrument flight, the instrument flight, and a syllabus for the instrument student and CFII.

NASA HOSTS SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT FOR MARS LANDING
NASA is inviting its social media followers to the first-ever multi-center NASA Social on August 3 to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover on August 6. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and other social networks. Events will be held simultaneously at six NASA field centers; participants will learn about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and their respective NASA field center. Registration for the five new NASA Socials opens at noon EDT, Friday, June 29, and closes at noon Tuesday, July 3. NASA will randomly select participants from online registrations.

TAMARACK LAUNCHES THROTTLE CONTROL FOR CIRRUS SR-20/22
Tamarack Aerospace has received FAA STC approval and a PMA for its new throttle quadrant upgrade for the Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22. The installation separates the single Cirrus "power lever" into two levers: one for throttle and the other to control propeller pitch. A third lever for mixture control is included. According to the company, flight testing with the improved system revealed a significant decrease in operational costs. Allowing the pilot to optimize manifold pressure and rpm settings will reduce fuel flow with a minimal impact on true airspeed. The separated controls also reduce engine vibrations and noise levels.

NASA GAME LETS PLAYERS BUILD, LAUNCH VIRTUAL ROCKET
With NASA's Rocket Science 101, a new game designed for computers and iPad users, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to launch a spacecraft. Players select their favorite NASA mission and choose from three skill levels for building a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. The Rocket Science 101 challenge provides players an opportunity to learn about NASA missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, including how rockets are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a spacecraft.

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