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2012 e-Hotline October 12, 2012  
Volume 12, Number 48  
 
  T O P   S T O R Y
Ebneter's E-1 Sets Another Record
Arnold Ebneter, 84, of Woodinville, Washington, appears to have set another world aviation record for airplane fuel efficiency in his incredible E-1 airplane. Ebneter, EAA 450548, unofficially set the record on October 5 during a nonstop flight from Harvey Field in Snohomish to Spokane; Pendleton, Oregon; and back to Snohomish, using 62 pounds of fuel achieving 55 mpg. Read more >>
Ebneter's E-1 Sets Another Record  

  M U L T I M E D I A
Oshkosh KidVenture 2012
Staff members from Sikorsky describe their rewarding week of inspiring the next generation of aviators at KidVenture during EAA AirVenture 2012.
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VIDEO: Timeless Voices - Thomas Senkel: E-Volo Quadrotor Developer, First Pilot

VIDEO: Hints for Homebuilders - How to Make a Mock-Up Instrument Panel
Oshkosh KidVenture 2012  
 
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  Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Should You Maintain VREF?
There are dozens of target airspeeds and their abbreviations all start with the letter "V" for velocity. Vx is the best angle of climb airspeed. Vy is the best rate of climb airspeed. VSO, stalling airspeed in the landing configuration, and Va, maneuvering airspeed. But VREF - the final landing approach airspeed target with the airplane configured for landing - hardly ever gets a mention in piston airplane flying.
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October Experimenter Now Available October Experimenter Now Available
Read about the Grand Champion Homebuilt, the Aerochia LT-1, and Bill Keyes’ interesting first flight in his Stewart S-51. In Safety Wire, CFI of the Year Hobie Tomlinson continues his discussion about transition training. And if you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to this free publication. Read October issue >>

Sunday the Soonest for Baumgartner Sunday the Soonest for Baumgartner
After the wind scuttled Tuesday's scheduled launch, the next opportunity for Felix Baumgartner's record parachute jump attempt from the edge of space will be Sunday, October 14, according to the Red Bull Stratos team. Read more >>

New Data Credits EAA With Helping Increase E-AB Safety
There was encouraging news for homebuilt aviation in the safety data contained in AOPA's annual Nall Report on GA safety, which was released last week. The 52-page report contains comprehensive statistics on accidents in all facets of GA during calendar year 2010, the most recent year for which there is sufficient data. EAA was credited for its role in increasing amateur-built aircraft safety with its many educational initiatives. Read more >>

U.S. Unlimited Team U.S. Unlimited Team Named for 2013 Championships
The U.S. Unlimited Team is in place for the 2013 World Aerobatic Championships set for October 9-20, 2013, at the North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman/Denison, Texas (KGYI). The team is Rob Holland, Goody Thomas, David Martin, Michael Racy, Nikolai Timofeev, Debby Rihn-Harvey, Robert Armstrong, and Melissa Pemberton. Michael Steveson is the team manager. Read more >>

Sunday the Soonest for Baumgartner Milestone: SpaceX’s Dragon Resupplies the ISS
This week's SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivery flight to the International Space Station marks a key milestone in commercial spaceflight. The flight that began Sunday, October 7, is the first of NASA's 12 contracted resupply missions with SpaceX in the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that runs through 2016. Read more >>

EAA Safety Efforts Noted in GAO's GA Report
The General Accounting Office (GAO) has recognized EAA's safety programs as key contributors in improving GA safety, particularly for experimental amateur-built aircraft. The GAO late last week released its report, which the agency compiled at the request of members of Congress. The study looked at all segments of the GA community and interviewed those in both government agencies and organizations within the GA community. The GAO interviewed EAA representatives twice during the study period. Read more >>

Sully Goes Supersonic with the Blue Angels Sully Goes Supersonic with the Blue Angels
EAA Young Eagles Co-Chairman Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger flew in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet as San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off. Sully invited six Young Eagles from local Bay Area EAA chapters to watch the takeoff and landing and meet the Blue Angels. Read more >>

FAA Urges Completion of Annual GA Survey
The FAA is reminding pilots who received a postcard invitation to participate in the 34th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) to complete the survey as soon as possible. The survey deadline is November 30, 2012. The survey is the only source of comprehensive information on the activities of the GA fleet, including number of hours flown and the purposes for which owners and operators use their aircraft. Read more >>


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  Industry News & Innovations  
  Tamarack Introduces Active Winglets for Cirrus SR22
Pelton Joins Redbird Board
New Benefits Discovered From Mini Vortex Generators
Tanis Engine Preheat System Available for Skycatcher, LSA Market
Tecnam Offers Free Autopilot Upgrade on P2006T Twin
NASA Looks at Replacing Chutes With Auto-Rotation
New Hybrid Commercial ‘SeaLiner’ in Development
Wag-Aero Announces STC’d Muffler System for Cessna 120, 140, 150
VTOL, Mach 9 and Beyond the Dream for Serafim Sport Jet
Piper Finalizing 75th Anniversary Vero Beach Fly-In Plans
MGL EFIS Integrates Sandia Mode C Transponder
 
  EAA Store
Sheet Metal Building Basics Book at Lowest Price Ever! Tony Bingelis Books on Sale
Continuing "How-To Month" with exclusive savings, you'll get $20 off on EAA’s Tony Bingelis book set, which includes Bingelis on Engines, Bingelis Firewall Forward, Bingelis Sportplane Builder, and Bingelis Sportplane Construction. Already have part of the set? You can still save $5 off each individual book! Offer valid through October 31. Shop now >>


 
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Advice and techniques for running at reduced power settings?
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  Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar October 2012: Helsper's Model A-powered Pietenpol
Jonathan Apfelbaum, EAA Lifetime 222561, caught this photo of Dan Helsper's Model A-powered Pietenpol over Brodhead, Wisconsin, at the Pietenpol Fly-In the week before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. Get wallpaper >>

 
  Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fall Color Flights This Weekend
Oct. 13-14: Oshkosh, WI

View details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

SportAir Workshops: Two-day aircraft building programs, including Composite Construction, Electrical Systems & Avionics, Fabric Covering, Sheet Metal Basics and TIG Welding
Oct. 13-14: Riverside, CA
Oct. 20-21: Griffin, GA
Oct. 27-28: Seattle, WA

View course details and complete schedule, or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
Oct. 16: Eagle Flights "Taking Off": Jan Novak, Eagle Flights Coordinator for EAA Chapter 105, shares some ideas of how they have done over 30 Eagle Flights.

Oct. 17: Build Your Own Airplane? You CAN Do It!: Tim Hoversten covers how to choose the design that is right for you, set up your work area, and other tips that you can use to turn your desire into reality.

Oct. 24: Dealing with Emergencies (Wings Credit): Larry Bothes discusses being prepared by having the right equipment in your plane, planning flights to minimize the effect of an emergency, and much more.

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Webinars begin at 7 p.m. Central unless noted. Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
How to Quickly Ace Weather Theory on a Practical Test


 
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