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2012 e-Hotline November 21, 2012  
Volume 12, Number 54  
  T O P   S T O R Y
Rearwin Cloudster Lands at EAA
An extremely rare aircraft that's been donated to EAA landed at Pioneer Airport on November 17. The 1940 Rearwin Cloudster, now a part of the EAA AirVenture Museum collection, was donated to EAA by Ed McKeown, EAA 212386/Vintage 32087. Only 125 Cloudsters were built, and Ed says his is the only known airworthy example. Read more >>
Rearwin Cloudster  

  M U L T I M E D I A
Real-Flight Upset Recovery Training
Watch in-flight camera of Paul Ransbury, president of Phoenix, Arizona-based Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), demonstrating upset recovery training in an Extra 300. The idea, Ransbury says, is "to impart a strategy in the pilot's mind on how to recover from an upset by experiencing it in real flight." Watch video >>

Timeless Voices - Anthony Bacchi, worked on aircraft design/layout for 43 years at Republic and Grumman

Hints for Homebuilders - Practical Weight & Balance
Real-Flight Upset Recovery Training  
  Weekly Round-Up
Happy Thanksgiving from EAA Happy Thanksgiving From EAA!
Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for being a member of the world's most passionate aviation community! So that our Members Services staff can enjoy time with their families, the department will be closed November 22-23 (Thursday-Friday). Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m-6 p.m. CST; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST; Sundays, closed. We are open on the web 24 hours a day.

You can renew your membership online and our general inquiry e-mail address is always open for business - We will respond promptly the following business day as listed above. (There will be limited monitoring of e-mail inquiries on our closed days.)

J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The Election and Aviation
At last, the national elections are over. But did the election outcome matter to aviation? After all, the election changed the lineup in Washington very little. President Obama is in the White House for four more years. The Democrats gained two seats in the Senate, but their majority is still too small to overcome the 60-vote filibuster rules. And Republicans continue to control the House of Representatives despite losing a couple of seats.
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EAA Tells FAA to Abandon Proposed Repair Station Rules
EAA has joined several aviation organizations in criticizing the FAA's new proposal for aviation repair stations, stating that the new rules create such cost and regulatory burden that many small repair shops could be forced to shut down. In comments submitted to the FAA prior to Monday's deadline, EAA wrote that the added burdens vastly exceed the minimal safety benefit the rules would provide. EAA also noted that FAA's cost-benefit analysis used as the foundation for the rule change was flawed, as it underestimated the industry's labor costs and time necessary to rewrite manuals and apply for recertification, which would be required under the new rules. Read more >>

New 'Bolt-On' LSA Engine New 'Bolt-On' LSA Engine Announced From Italy's ICP
Well-known Italian kit and ready-to-fly aircraft manufacturer ICP will launch a new LSA engine next year, the ICP M09. The company unveiled the new two-cylinder, four-stroke powerplant to a limited audience during its factory fair and fly-in September 15-16 and intends a larger announcement in Italy next February - with an official launch slated in April at AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Read more >>

Hall of Fame EAA Enshrines Five Into Hall of Fame
Last Thursday evening, EAA inducted five new members into the Sport Aviation Hall of Fame during the annual induction dinner held in the museum's Founders' Wing in Oshkosh. Read more >>

EAA Auction EAA Holiday Auction: Passing Along the Spirit of Aviation
Each year, EAA members and friends combine to share the spirit of giving through the EAA Spirit of the Holidays online auction. The opportunity to both "give" and "get" unique gifts that share a passion for flight has far-reaching benefits. From the special person in our lives who opens a package containing a flight package during AirVenture to a young person who receives an Air Academy scholarship borne of the fundraising success of this auction, the spirit of aviation is passed on. Read more >>

NTSB Ruling Backs FAA in Pilot Enforcement Cases
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has declined to make major changes to its oversight role regarding FAA enforcement actions against pilots, ruling instead that it will maintain its "assumption of truth" in FAA allegations presented by the agency. In a final ruling, the NTSB said its administrative law judges that review emergency actions by the FAA, such as pilot revocations, will continue to assume the FAA version of events in these cases to be complete and accurate. The Board concluded that the short timeframe mandated for review of FAA emergency actions dictated that the current standard must be maintained. Read more >>

PT6-powered Lancair Evolution Sixty Hours to Pretoria in a Lancair Evolution
After recently completing construction of his PT6-powered Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Oregon, Arnold Pistorius, of Pretoria, South Africa, had to find a way to get his aircraft home. Instead of attempting to fly the 13,000-plus miles, he had Bend, Oregon-based Elite Pilot Services (EPS) fly his new airplane home for him. The trip totaled some 60 flight hours, requiring 25 landings in 18 countries, in temperatures ranging from -50°C to just plain hot, and many different types of weather. EPS pilots Bob Jeffrey and David Robinson chronicled the "epic" journey on this blog.

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2013 Sweepstakes
  Industry News & Innovations  
  Antares Launch Pushed to 2013
Wings of Hope Partners With Burma Relief Organizations
ASA Releases 5th Edition of The Flight Instructor’s Manual
TBM Owners' Convention Draws Close to 100 Airplanes
SpaceX Completes System Requirements Review for Crewed Launches
Wag-Aero Holiday Specials Include 10 Percent off Engine Mount Repairs
KRT2 Radio Now Shipping From ATS
Tecnam Delivers First P2008 With a Rotax 912iS
  EAA Store
Shop Cyber Monday Savings a Day Early! Shop Cyber Monday Savings a Day Early!
Get started on your Cyber Monday shopping on Sunday! EAA's Cyber Monday deals begin a day early, allowing you to avoid the online madness and get great deals for the entire family. Cyber Monday deals will be available all day Sunday and Monday, November 25-26. Shop online >>

Stratus™: Portable In-Flight Weather for ForeFlight
  EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
The Power of Oshkosh
Buying a Challenger
Choosing a Radio Stack
Pinch Hitters
Calibrated Airspeed
More forums >>
  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 >>

2013 SportAir Workshops—Two-day aircraft building programs
The new year of SportAir Workshops is almost here! The 2013 schedule kicks-off with a weekend at EAA headquarters, featuring a luncheon with Jack Pelton and an annual banquet hosted by Chapter 252. Workshops will continue to be added throughout 2013, so check our schedule regularly for updates.

Currently scheduled workshops featuring:
Composite Construction, Electrical Systems, Fabric Covering, Sheet Metal Basics, Gas Welding, Fundamentals of Aircraft Building, Repairman Inspection and What's Involved in Kit Building.
(courses vary by location) Course details >>

Jan. 26-27: Oshkosh, WI
Feb. 9-10: Chesapeake, VA

Register today or view details by location. You may also call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

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.

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