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Anniversary Gift: EAA AirVenture Museum Receives Piper Cub Replica
The EAA AirVenture Museum received a tremendous gift this summer from a longtime EAA member and AirVenture volunteer. Marv Hoppenworth, EAA Lifetime 2519, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and EAA Chapter 33, presented the museum with a homebuilt replica of a Piper Cub on the 75th anniversary of William Piper's masterpiece. Marv spent countless hours building a full-size Piper Cub replica for donation and static display in the museum.
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Sport Aviation Digital Edition
Your September 2012 digital edition of
EAA Sport Aviation is now available!
Feature Highlights: Sport Aviation - September 2012
Bullet RV-14 Pilot Report
Bullet Air Show pilot Melissa Pemberton
Bullet Restored P-51D Twilight Tear
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Multimedia posted this week:
 Hints for Homebuilders: Pitot Static System Fittings
 Webinar: How to use MedXPress, the FAA Online Medical Application
Webinar: All About Spark Plugs
 Timeless Voices: Jack Bradshaw, Spitfire and P-47 WWII Pilot
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News & Views from EAA September 7, 2012    Volume 12, Number 43
EAA EMPLOYEES TO BUILD A ZENITH CH750 E-LSA
EAA EMPLOYEES TO BUILD A ZENITH CH750 E-LSA What better way to educate our staff about the ins and outs of a homebuilt airplane than to build one ourselves? The project has been launched by EAA's communities manager, Chad Jensen, with full support from EAA senior staff and sponsorship from Zenith Aircraft. "This is a fantastic opportunity for EAA to show our love and appreciation for homebuilt airplanes," Jensen said. Read more
VIDEO: TWILIGHT TEAR’S BIG GUNS
TWILIGHT TEARFagen Fighters demonstrates his Mustang’s working .50-caliber machine guns.
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THE BUSINESS JET SPEED RACE
Mac's BlogMore than 15 years ago the Cessna Citation X pushed through the Mach .90 barrier to become the fastest civilian airplane with an Mmo (maximum Mach operating speed) of Mach .92. When Gulfstream developed the G650, it upped the ante giving the airplane an Mmo of Mach .925. Cessna is developing a new, stretched version of the X and changed the name to the Ten.

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BLOIS 2012: THE PULSE OF FRENCH ULTRALIGHT AVIATION
Dynali The first Blois fly-in took place in central France 32 years ago. Since then this event is the reflection of French ultralight aviation. The event, which took place on the Aerodrome Blois - Le Breuil - Vendome (LFOQ), September 1 and 2, was once the biggest and most important ultralight fly-in in Europe. Attendance was higher than anticipated; last year's event was heavily affected by rain and bad weather. This edition was blessed with marvelous late summer weather, clear skies, and temperatures around 80°F. Read more
SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING FOR CUB COMING MONDAY
The drawing for all the prizes in this year's EAA Sweepstakes will be held on Monday, September 10, at 5 p.m. CDT. That drawing will include the grand prize, the magnificently restored Piper J-3 Cub that was on display at the sweepstakes building during AirVenture. There are a number of other fine prizes that will also be awarded. The prize drawing taking place after the fly-in is a first for this activity, which wrapped up on the final day of AirVenture in past years. Members of EAA Chapter 22, which has been administrating the Sweepstakes program since 1963, will be present for the drawings. Watch Facebook as the winner of the Piper Cub will be posted immediately, and check out the website for a complete list of winners!
EXPERIMENTER RE-LAUNCHED AS DIGITAL MAGAZINE
ExperimenterEAA published the first full digital edition of its popular Experimenter magazine Wednesday, providing content for members interested in learning about building and flying experimental aircraft, including ultralights and light-sport aircraft.

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SEPTEMBER IS MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH!
EAA StoreFor the month of September, members receive great savings on select EAA merchandise! Save on clothing, signs, handbooks, and more. Please join us as we say thank you to our passionate and loyal EAA members with a month of savings!

Order online or by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322.
EAA’S B-17 SET FOR SHORT BREAK BEFORE OCTOBER TOURS
B-17 TourThis weekend, EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast will stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 7-9. Aluminum Overcast will be parked on the terminal ramp, hosted by Warbird Squadron 18.

After the Ohio stop, Aluminum Overcast will short break from touring, resuming in early October with a stop in Dothan, Alabama. The B-17 will be available for tours on Dothan Regional Airport's Aero-One ramp, courtesy of EAA Chapter 1358, October 5-7.

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.
FORD TRI-MOTOR TOURS TRAVEL TO THE LOWER MIDWEST
EAA Ford Tri-Motor
The two traveling Ford Tri-Motors will begin their September tour with visits to Minnesota and Illinois. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo's aircraft will be stationed at Mankato Regional Airport in Mankato, Minnesota, September 6-9. Tours will be open September 6 from 2-5 p.m., and on September 7-9 from 9-5 p.m. EAA's Tin Goose can be found at Galesburg Regional Airport in Galesburg, Illinois, September 6-8. Tours will run daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at this location.

Both Ford Tri-Motors will make brief trips to other areas of the Midwest for tour stops September 13-16. Kalamazoo's Tri-Motor will be in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Sioux Gateway Airport, and EAA's Tin Goose can be found at Putnam County Airport in Greencastle, Indiana, that weekend. Tours at both locations will run from 2-5 p.m. September 13, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 14-16.

For more information about the aircraft, visit the Fly the Ford website.
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WEBINARS: DON’T LET FEAR STALL YOUR FLYING
Many pilots have an underlying fear of stalls, spins, and loss of control. Come learn more about this issues and how to counteract them from aerobatic flight instructor and competition aerobatic pilot Chelsea Stein Engberg. 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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If you have suggestions or submissions for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send them to AeroInnovations editor Bob Waldron.
Real-Life Flying Transformer by 2015
AeroInnovations The DARPA VTOL Transformer ground/air vehicle program has completed the preliminary evaluation stage. The Lockheed Martin and the Textron/AAI vehicles both made it through the initial computer modeling phase, meaning their designs theoretically can fly. The Lockheed design has two large turboshaft fans and uses the U.S. Marines' STOVL F-35 flight computer code as the starting point for the vehicle's flight controls. DARPA's target is to have a working prototype by 2015.
Airbus BIRDY Scares in Air
AeroInnovations The Airbus BIRDY program (Bird Impact Repellent and Deterrent System) combines onboard acoustic and visual technology to scare birds away from airplanes in flight. The program goal is to develop a system that is an effective deterrent for numerous species of birds all around the world after the aircraft has gained altitude and flown away from the airport. Bird-strike programs at airports help the planes primarily while taxiing and on takeoff, so a plane-based system is needed once the aircraft leaves the immediate vicinity of the airport.
Flying Full-Size FanWing at AirVenture 2013
AeroInnovations The FanWing uses a unique aircraft propulsion system with rotating fans embedded in the wings. This design allows the FanWing to take off nearly vertically and to be quiet, safe, and inexpensive. The schedule for this interesting plane design is to have first full-size flight during early 2013 then a series of test flights leading up to the first public manned flight display, which will take place at AirVenture 2013.
First Chinese Lunar Lander Next Year
AeroInnovations China's goal is to get its first lander safely on the moon's surface in 2013. The rover being carried to the moon by the Chang'e-3 lunar lander will do real-time video. China says the rover will include a telescope, making it the world's first lunar observatory. China's long-term plans for spacecraft technology include launch vehicles and lunar landers that will let them establish a permanent base on the moon by 2024.
Armadillo Aerospace Awarded License to Launch
AeroInnovations The FAA has given Armadillo Aerospace a two-year license to launch rocketships for paying customers. Although SpaceX has the glamourous and high-visibility job of taking supplies up to the International Space Station, there are smaller launch needs that new players in the space industry can use to grow the civilian space industry sector. The Armadillo STIG-B (Suborbital Transport with Inertial Guidance) can take 110-pound payloads up to 62 miles high. Armadillo plans to eventually use the STIG rocket system to power passenger flights.
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: PITOT-STATIC SYSTEM FITTINGS
Hints for Homebuilders
Pitot-static system leaks can cause errors in instrument readings. EAA SportAir Workshops instructor Ed McGowin shares information on the fittings he likes using to minimize the likelihood of leaks in the system. Watch the video.
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: JACK BRADSHAW
Timeless VoicesAmerican John T. "Jack" Bradshaw volunteered to fly with the British Royal Air Force before the U.S. declared war on Germany and Japan in December 1941. He flew Hurricanes and Spitfires in combat until late 1944, when he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Forces. Assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, Jack finished the war flying P-47 Thunderbolts. Watch the video.
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
There are 150 other fly-ins and aviation events over the next two weekends listed in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

Q&A:  I am selling my incomplete RV-12 project - no engine or avionics, just the airframe. What form of "bill of sale" should I use since it has no registration number filed with the FAA?

Answer: You can use the FAA Aircraft Bill of Sale, Form 8050-2. Just cross out the word "AIRCRAFT" and write the word "KIT" so that it reads "KIT BILL OF SALE" The FAA will accept that. You can download and print the form 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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Brittany Lueth, EAA 1086282, captured this photo of a 1936 Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior at Thunder on the Lakeshore in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Of the 126 Electra Juniors built, there are only approximately eight still flying. Brittany calls this photo Amelia's Vision as this airplane stood in for Earhart's Model 10E Electra in the 2009 film Amelia.

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On the Flightline - General Aviation News
ZENITH AVAILABLE FOR TRANSITION TRAINING
EAA member Earl Downs, of Cushing, Oklahoma, has obtained a Letter of Deviation Authority to provide transition training in his Zodiac 601-XLB. His approved courses cover transition training, first flight preparation, and training for the Jabiru/GRT engine display system. "All you have to do is read accident reports to see that transition and first flight preparation training is needed to improve the safety record of E-AB flying," Downs said. "I find it rewarding to promote safety in my own homebuilt airplane." For more information, contact Downs at oklahomaaviator@earthlink.net.


SOUTHEAST AVIATION EXPO COMING SOON
The Southeast Aviation Expo will be held at Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina, September 28-29. Educational sessions are planned throughout the weekend; a schedule can be found on the South Carolina Aviation Association website. On Saturday, there will be two sessions of special note to youth interested in aviation: "Training and Careers in the Aerospace and Aviation Industry" and "How to Become a Pilot." Last year's one-day event brought in almost 1,000 visitors to see 37 vendor booths and 20 aircraft on static display.


NFLIGHTCAM OFFERS FREE VIDEO RECORD OF FIRST SOLO
Nflightcam is offering free, professionally edited HD videos of first solo flights when students sign up online. After the Nflightcam Solo Cam Kit is returned in the provided shipping container, the student will receive his or her free HD video. First flights will also be available on Nflightcam.com, along with other social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.


AVIDYNE EX600 MFD RECEIVES EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION IN CESSNAS
IAE Ltd., of Bedfordshire, England, has received an Approved Model List Minor Change Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for the installation of the Avidyne EX600 Multi-Function Display in Cessna 200, 300, and 400 series aircraft. "This AML authorization dramatically streamlines the installation approval process in Europe for future installations of our EX600 MFD in more than 80 different Cessna models from the C210 up through the C441," said Bill Schillhammer, Avidyne's Director of International Sales.


AIRCRAFT SPRUCE WEST SUPER SALE AND FLY-IN APPROACHING
The Aircraft Spruce Annual West Coast Super Sale & Fly-In will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., in Corona, California. Aircraft Spruce will offer discounts on its most popular products and provide a chance for customers to meet vendors. In addition, there will be giveaways and prizes, and free hot dogs and soda. Prizes include the new Dynon D1 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS, Sennheiser and Lightspeed headsets, and more.


VEDALOHD INTRODUCES ROB HOLLAND SPECIAL EDITION SUNGLASSES
VedaloHD developed a new black wrap frame named in honor of the 2011 World Aerobatic Freestyle Champion, current U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and air show performer Rob Holland. The new Rob Holland Special Edition is made with Stritanium frame technology handmade in Europe. A portion of the proceeds from each pair will go to Warrior Aviation "Wings of Opportunity," which pledges to create opportunities for wounded warriors and their families to follow and realize their dreams.


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