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2012 e-Hotline November 2, 2012  
Volume 12, Number 51  
  T O P   S T O R Y
Win a Stearman!
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual EAA aircraft sweepstakes, and the grand prize was unveiled this week in the EAA exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando: a completely restored 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane! Read more >>
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  M U L T I M E D I A
Security Camera Sees Ghost
The Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida, is said to be teeming with paranormal activity - an "11" on a paranormal activity scale between 1 and 10, according to an investigative team that recently performed "scientific explorations" on the museum's collection. These findings will be detailed this weekend at a special event called "nightFlight," promoted in this Halloween-themed video, which features a brief but notable appearance by museum owner/creator and EAA Director Kermit Weeks. Watch video >>

VIDEO: Timeless Voices - Sam Bousfield, Designer of the Samson Switchblade Roadable Aircraft

VIDEO: Hints for Homebuilders - Bending Plexiglas
Security Camera Sees Ghost  
November Sport Aviation Digital Edition Now Available
  Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: No Plane No Gain
Our airplanes often become political targets, but a new program called "No Plane No Gain" announced by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week seeks to set things straight. NBAA conducted a large study to find out how companies that use private airplanes have performed since the Great Recession began in 2008 and the results are impressive - companies that operate airplanes have outperformed in every way those who don't fly.
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AeroBridge AERObridge Starts GA Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
AERObridge is heading a limited activation in response to Hurricane Sandy. The NBAA-endorsed organization is coordinating donated aircraft to bring first-response donations to Farmingdale (FRG), New York, where they will be picked up and transported via truck to Staten Island and Lower Manhattan to assist 5,000 children and disadvantaged families. Read more >>

Copperstate 500-Plus Aircraft Highlight 40th Copperstate
The 40th annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo enjoyed a larger-than-expected turnout of aircraft, great weather, and a good gate attendance last weekend at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona. The fly-in started with a bang on Thursday with the largest number of aircraft and attendees in the fly-in's eight years at Casa Grande. Read more >>

Chapter 677 Chapter 677 Marks Record Year for Young Eagles
Chattahoochee Valley EAA Chapter 677, based at Columbus Airport (CSG) in Columbus, Georgia, reached a major milestone at its October 27 Young Eagles rally. The 43 kids flown that day pushed the chapter's 2012 total to a record 500, more than doubling last year's effort. The chapter had something special in store for No. 500.

EAA Attends Important Step in Part 23 Reform
EAA participated in the first meeting of the ASTM International F44 Technical Committee last week in Atlanta - a group charged with providing industry consensus standards for the certification of standard-category general aviation aircraft as an alternative to the current FAA-prescribed certification process. This effort takes the lessons learned from the successful use of consensus standards for light-sport aircraft (LSA) and applies them to the rest of the GA fleet. Read more >>

Seaplane Strong Response on New Mexico Seaplane Ban
EAA and its members voice strong opposition to a proposed ban on seaplanes from New Mexico's state park system. Following an advocacy e-mail alert to EAA members in the state and an e-Hotline story last week, many members submitted their written comments to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). Read more >>

Frank Christensen Frank Christensen to Speak at Wright Brothers Banquet
On December 14, EAA will welcome Frank Christensen, innovative pioneer in the homebuilt kit movement, as keynote speaker at the annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. The banquet, held in the Founders Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, commemorates the 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Read more >>

SportAir Workshop EAA Seeks SportAir Workshops Coordinator
Countless homebuilders have learned the necessary skills to build their own airplanes thanks to EAA's SportAir Workshops program, and we're looking for an energetic, enthusiastic builder to lead the program to the next level. If you have a passion for building airplanes, and possess the position requirements, you could be EAA's next SportAir Workshops coordinator. Learn more about the position and how to apply >>.

Swift Attention Swift Owners: Go Flying on November 4
Perry Sisson, EAA 384759, is urging all Swift aircraft owners and operators throughout the world to participate in what he's calling "World Domination, the Day of the Swift," by flying their airplanes on Sunday, November 4. Read more >>

International Art Contest Call for Entries
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) is again sponsoring the International Aviation Art Contest for young people ages 6-17. Entries in the U.S. begin at the state level, and the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education is managing the U.S. portion. Where to send entries. The theme for this year's contest is "My Favorite Air Sport." Entries are judged in three age classes - Junior (ages 6-9); Intermediate (ages 10-13); and Senior (ages 14-17). Entry deadline is January 28, 2013. Learn more about the art contest >>.

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EAA Events Calendar
  Industry News & Innovations  
  HondaJet Production Begins
DAHER-SOCATA Intros TBM 850 Elite at NBAA
Kestrel Chooses Cox and Company for Ice Protection System
Lindbergh Foundation Launches Aviation Green Alliance Awareness Campaign
Beech Delivers 7,000th King Air
Garmin Announces New Features, Compatibility for G600, G500
NBAA 'No Plane No Gain' Campaign Touts Business Aviation Benefits
Gulfstream Says Supersonic Business Jet in Sight
Embry-Riddle to Test Precision Landing Approaches for Small Airports
  EAA Store
2012 Gift Guide Look for Our 2012 Gift Guide in November Sport Aviation
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with EAA's 2012 Gift Guide. Included in the November issue of Sport Aviation, the 2012 Gift Guide is your one-stop shop for the latest and greatest EAA merchandise. You'll find exclusive sales and member specials throughout, including two for $22 T-shirts, and deals on The Aviators seasons 1 and 2 DVDs. Shop online now >>


Stratus™: Portable In-Flight Weather for ForeFlight
  EAA Forums
A place to learn, share and chat with other members.
What Qualifications for EAA's CEO?
Aircraft Builder/Maintainer Hint
Hummel Bird Vibration Problem
Kinner Engine Parts Needed
Drilled a Rivet Too Far
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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.

Nov. 11: Light-Sport Aircraft Maintenance - Common Misunderstandings: Carol Carpenter will discuss commonly misunderstood issues related to maintenance of light-sport aircraft.

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

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