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2012 e-Hotline November 16, 2012  
Volume 12, Number 53  
  T O P   S T O R Y
EAA 'Spirit of the Holidays' Online Auction Has Begun
EAA's annual "Spirit of the Holidays" online auction is now underway, offering a unique collection of aviation experiences and gifts for aviation enthusiasts. Bid on a B-17 or Ford Tri-Motor type rating...see more of AirVenture 2013 with week-long access to a golf cart...enjoy a special once-in-a-lifetime AirVenture VIP package...or bid on a Dynon D1 Pocket Panel. All this and much more are now available to the highest bidder. Auction proceeds directly support EAA programs that preserve our aviation heritage. The auction ends on December 10, so start bidding today!
EAA 'Spirit of the Holidays' Online Auction Has Begun  

  M U L T I M E D I A
Jet Overruns Brazilian Runway
This video shows a runway overrun and hard crash of a Cessna Citation CJ3 business jet across from Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 11. Amazingly there were no fatalities but the pilot was seriously injured and the co-pilot and sole passenger suffered minor injuries. The jet, operated by Tropic Air, overshot the landing and crashed into a berm and then a wall just short of an adjacent roadway. Watch video >>

VIDEO: Timeless Voices - Patrick Peebles, inventor and technical director of the FanWing project

VIDEO: Hints for Homebuilders - Repairing Cracked Plexiglas
Jet Overruns Brazilian Runway  

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  Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: After 75 Years Piper Gets it Right
The hoopla over the 75th birthday of the Cub has almost buried the fact that this year is also the 75th for the company. The J-3 Cub, and every one of its descendants, is long gone from production, but the company, Piper, soldiers on. At Piper's anniversary party last weekend, dozens and dozens of Piper owners flew in for the shindig. The ramp had lots of yellow Cubs, but there was a representation of just about anything and everything that Piper built over the years, which is a pretty amazing variety.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Empennage Done, on to the Wings!
EAA's Zenith STOL CH 750 E-LSA staff building project keeps moving along at a brisk pace, as the team completed the tail section, or empennage. Focus has now shifted to the wings, and they got a pretty good start this past week as a certain legendary homebuilder looked on.
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EAA Safety Efforts Aim to Lower GA Accident Rate
EAA is continuing to lead and collaborate on a variety of programs that are focused on lowering the general aviation accident rate, with efforts that range from aircraft construction to pilot decision-making. These EAA initiatives, both long-standing programs and new partnerships with other aviation organizations and industry members, are aimed at a single goal: Enhancing GA safety. They also show the continuing work of the GA community to raise safety awareness as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) studies ways to improve aviation safety. Read more >>

Perimeter Road Airport Project to Benefit Access, Improve Safety
AirVenture 2013 attendees will see the benefits of this fall's $5.2 million project under way at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, which will improve access, safety and convenience in several areas on the airport and the AirVenture grounds. Read more >>

B17 Repairs Needed Help Us Repair Aluminum Overcast
As we reported earlier this year, EAA's cherished B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast sustained significant damage during a hail storm while on tour in Denver last June. Repairs were made to the fabric-covered control surfaces and the airplane was able to complete its scheduled appearances in 2012. However, some 1,000 dents in the aircraft's sheet metal surfaces - 177 deemed significant - now need to be repaired. Now we need your help to repair this living tribute and "keep her flying" for generations to come. Read more to find out how >>

SeaRey SeaRey Earns LSA-Compliance
The SeaRey LSA amphibian recently passed its FAA Light Sport Aircraft Prototype Audit and will begin immediate production of a ready-to-fly version, according to manufacturer Progressive Aerodyne, Inc., (PA). After receiving approval, PA obtained an airworthiness certification from the Orlando MIDO on November 8. Read more >>

Christmas in the Air EAA's Annual Christmas in the Air December 3
Get into the holiday spirit in an uplifting setting as EAA hosts "Christmas in the Air" from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. This free community event for all ages will feature a festive holiday atmosphere, complete with performances by local musical, choral, and dance groups. Read more >>

Vintage Editor Busha Busha Takes Over as Vintage Editor
On September 1, Jim Busha took over as editor of the new Vintage Airplane magazine, official publication of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association. Busha, editor of EAA Warbirds of America magazine for the last five years, will continue in that role as well. Read more >>

Keith Kreth Perseverance: Octogenarian Closing in on Third Completed Aircraft
EAAer Keith Kreth, 80, has built two Van's RVs and most of a third since retiring 14 years ago. What is the secret to his success that's resulted in a completed RV-4, RV-8, and soon an RV-7A? Find out in this month's Experimenter, EAA's free online magazine for homebuilders. Subscribe today, or view your free copy of the November 2012 issue.

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  Industry News & Innovations  
  Flight Design Celebrates 25 Years With Limited Edition "Jubilee" Models
Wolf Aviation Fund Grant Proposals Due December 15
Piper-Florida Institute of Technology Alliance Could Include 28 Archers
New ASA FIRC ASA Meets AC 61-83 Requirements
IKARUS Launches New Flight Sim for Windows and Mac
Lightspeed Announces Pilot's Choice Award Winners
Cessna, CAIGA to Assemble and Sell Jets in China
First Chinese-Designed Business Turboprop Unveiled
Piper Picks G1000 for Archer, Seminole
CubCrafters Top Cub Receives Chinese Certification
Tempest PowerFlite Alternator Now Available for Late Model Cessnas
  EAA Store
New selection of graphic t's Now Available: EAA's New Selection of Graphic T's!
Whether you're shopping for your father, your sister, or your children, EAA has an array of fun graphic T's for the entire family! A perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast, EAA's graphic T's feature clever quotes and sayings in a variety of colors and styles. Shop online now >>

Stratus™: Portable In-Flight Weather for ForeFlight
  EAA Forums
A place to learn, share and chat with other members.
Wood Rib Stapler
Leaning During Taxi
Needed: Warner Skywalker/Revolution II Drawing
The Real Cost to Build a Hangar
SP CFI Needed in Central Illinois
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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 >>
  EAA 2013 Sweepstakes
2013 EAA Sweepstakes Win a Fully Restored Stearman Model 75!
EAA's iconic Stearman prize plane, once owned by Curtis Pitts, has a long list of features, starting with the 300-hp Jacobs R755 A2M engine, 24-volt electric system, and dual basic instrumentation.

Members who renew their membership receive 50 entries. Members who sign up for automatic renewal (AutoPilot) receive 100 entries, while those who join as Lifetime Members receive 250. Entry coupons are also available and will be included in select issues of EAA Sport Aviation. You may also make a donation with your entry, which supports EAA programs that educate and empowers people to take the next step in aviation. Read more >>
  Upcoming Programs
AirVenture Museum Special Events
Dec. 3: Christmas in the Air - This free community event features a festive atmosphere, tasty refreshments, and holiday performances by over 20 local musical groups. Learn more >>

Dec. 14: Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet - Event honors the 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk. Features Frank Christensen, innovative pioneer in the homebuilt movement, with a dedication of his Christen Eagle II. Learn more >>

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
Nov. 27: Chapter Fundraising - Ideas that Work: Alan White, who helped EAA Chapter 272 raise over $6,000 for a Ford Tri-Motor tour stop, will share some of his ideas on chapter fundraising.

Nov. 28: Avoiding the Base to Final Turn Stall/Spin Accident (Wings Credit): Gordon Penner details the elements leading up to a Base-To-Final Stall/Spin accident, how to recognize and stop these elements.

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

Webinars posted online this week:
Light Sport Aircraft Maintenance - Common Misunderstandings

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