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2012 e-Hotline October 26, 2012  
Volume 12, Number 50  
  T O P   S T O R Y
Meet the New Chairman: Lifelong EAAer Pelton Takes on New Role
The EAA board of directors created a new chairman of the board position and on Sunday elected Jack Pelton to fill that role. Jack is the first formally elected non-executive chairman in the history of EAA. Jack is also acting as president and CEO of EAA while a replacement for Rod Hightower is found. Hightower resigned that position on Monday. Read more >>
Meet the New Chairman  

  M U L T I M E D I A
Zenith 750 Project Video Update
EAA’s staff CH 750 project had its first video update this week showing the build’s beginning stages. Watch now, and look for future video updates, on the EAA Zenith Project blog.

VIDEO: Timeless Voices - Gaillard Peck Jr., USAF F-4 Pilot, Test/Evaluation Squadron Co-Founder

VIDEO: Hints for Homebuilders - Cutting Plexiglas
Zenith 750 Project Video Update  
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  Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Is It Time for Active Controls?
Tamarack Aerospace is working to certify active flight controls on the Cirrus SR22. A longer wingspan adds to the performance and efficiency of an airplane, but it also adds structural weight because the length of the wing increases the bending moment of loads. Just like using a longer pry bar, a longer wing when loaded by turbulence or maneuvering applies more force to the wing root. If the wing isn't structurally strong, the increased bending moment can snap it.
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EAA Honors Five Aviators With Hall of Fame Induction
The Experimental Aircraft Association will recognize the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators on Thursday, November 15, as it inducts them into the EAA Hall of Fame during a banquet at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The five aviators represent the spectrum of aviation within the EAA community and have achieved notable successes within their particular realm of flight. Read more >>

Eagle Flights Off to Encouraging Start Eagle Flights Off to Encouraging Start
About three months since its introduction at AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, EAA's Eagle Flights program participants have provided close to 250 individual aviation experiences to non-aviators, with more than 4,500 registration forms requested for future flights. Eagle Flights offers flights to adults who have always had a love of aviation, but for whatever reason have not yet acted on that love. Read more >>

George McGovern George McGovern, WWII B-24 Pilot, Passes Away
George McGovern, who passed away Sunday at the age of 90, will forever be remembered as the Democratic candidate who was defeated by Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election. But EAA members who met or saw him at AirVenture Oshkosh in 2007 will remember the longtime South Dakota Senator as a fellow pilot who flew 35 combat missions in B-24 bombers during World War II.

EAA Opposes New Mexico's Proposed Seaplane Ban EAA Opposes New Mexico's Proposed Seaplane Ban
EAA is opposing a proposed change to the New Mexico Administrative Code that would ban seaplanes from every body of water within the state park system, essentially shutting down all operations on virtually all navigable waterways in the state. The proposal runs in sharp contradiction to New Mexico's rich history of friendliness to aviation. Read more >>

Zenith Blog Follow EAA Zenith Project on New Blog
EAA employees are well into their Zenith STOL CH 750 E-LSA project and now a blog - - has been created to follow the project. The EAA Zenith Project blog features twice-weekly updates to provide progress reports along with photos, videos, and more. Read more >>

Rare L-39 Version to Attend Copperstate Rare L-39 Version to Attend Copperstate
Among the visiting airplanes at this week's Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo will be a rare Aero Vodochody L-39 ZA, the "ground attack" model of Czech jet trainer. The 40th annual event begins today and runs through Saturday, October 27, at Arizona's Casa Grande Municipal Airport. The aircraft, owned and operated by Arnie Evdokimo, EAA 541497/Warbirds of America 548518/IAC 25422, won first place in the Military category last year at Copperstate.

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Aviation Autographs

  Industry News & Innovations  
  Piper Reports Third Quarter Deliveries Increase
Aircraft Spruce Plans Young Eagles Rally November 3
Redbird Unveils All-in-One Personal Flight Simulator
AeroLED Announces Sunbeam Landing/Taxi/Recognition Light
X-51a Failure Blamed on Faulty Fin
GPS Goggles for Skydiving
SpaceShipTwo Aims for Powered Flight by Year's End
Mind-Control: Aircraft Controlled by Brainwaves
  EAA Store
Save $5 on the Aviation Mechanic Handbook Save $5 on the Aviation Mechanic Handbook
It’s your last chance to take advantage of exclusive October savings to celebrate How-To Month! This week only, purchase the newest edition of the Aviation Mechanic Handbook for the low price of $11.95. This must-have manual for mechanics, aircraft owners, and pilots compiles specs from stacks of reference books and government publications into a handy, toolbox-size guide. Offer valid through October 31. Shop now >>

Stratus™: Portable In-Flight Weather for ForeFlight
  EAA Forums
A place to learn, share and chat with other members.
TIG Welding Machines
Chapter Photo Board
Buried Spitfires
Hightower Resigns
Welcome Mr. Pelton
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  Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar November 2012: Zivko Edge 540
Adam Schultz, 16, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, took this photo of Melissa Pemberton in her Zivko Edge 540 at AirVenture 2012. Adam, who has been to about 10 AirVentures, used a Canon Rebel T3 with an EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens. Get wallpaper >>

  Upcoming Programs
Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
Nov. 7, 8 p.m.: Say "No" to Useless Maintenance (AMT & Wings Credit): Mike Busch explains how to focus your maintenance dollars on things that are really essential to safety and reliability.

Nov. 8: Aerobatic Aircraft Maintenance - Good Practices & Warning Signs: Johnny White discusses operation and maintenance tips, along with common do's and don'ts.

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

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Dealing with Emergencies

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