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2013 e-Hotline July 18, 2013
Volume 13, Number 29
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One Week Away:
Getting Primed for EAA AirVenture 2013

Well, we're almost there. The week aviation lovers circle on their calendars is nearly upon us, and everyone is busy getting ready for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, the 61st annual gathering of the aviation world set for July 29-August 4 at Wittman Regional Airport. And what a week it's shaping up to be! Read more >>
One Week Away: Getting Primed for EAA AirVenture 2013

M U L T I M E D I A
First NTSB GA Safety Video
The National Transportation Safety Board's first of five "video safety alerts" on GA safety was posted to the agency's YouTube channel this week, titled "Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!" The NTSB announced the series in March this year as part of its effort to reduce the number of GA accidents, which has plateaued over the last decade. Watch video >>

Timeless Voices - Paul Poberezny, Part III: In this segment, Paul talks about his career in the National Guard after World War II, his service during the Korean War, and the early roots of the EAA. Watch now >>

First NTSB GA Safety Video
Hints for Homebuilders - Servicing Your Brake Reservoir
AirVenture News
AirVenture 2013: It's All Here For You!
Only days remain until the kickoff, where each day at your annual convention and reunion is action-packed, fun-filled, and an exhilarating experience leaving you with an unlimited supply of memories that keeps your aviation spirit alive all year. So, if you haven't yet, get your tickets today!

AirVenture app Download Sporty's Official App for AirVenture
For the third year, Sporty's has created a free EAA AirVenture Oshkosh app for Apple iOS and Android devices (phones and tablets, including Kindle Fire), and both versions are now available for download. Read more >>

HondaJet HondaJet Coming to AirVenture
Honda Aircraft Company has confirmed the first public appearance of an FAA-conforming HondaJet at AirVenture. The company will hold a special event on opening day Monday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m. on Phillips 66 Plaza as the aircraft arrives at Wittman Regional Airport. Read more >>

Air Show Lineup Daily Air Show Lineup Now Available
The AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 daily and night air shows will feature the largest number of individual and team performers in the convention's 61-year history! And now the daily lineup and order of performers is available. You can see not only the day performers fly, but the order of each daily air show. This also includes both night air shows. AirVenture air shows are sponsored by Rockwell Collins. (The air show schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Unique Aircraft Unique Aircraft Flying at AirVenture
Along with thousands of departing and arriving aircraft throughout AirVenture week, numerous aircraft fly as a part of the event itself, and we're not just talking air shows. They're various warbirds, examples from the Replica Fighter Association, vintage, homebuilts, LSA, and more. You certainly won't see many of these planes flying together anywhere else but Oshkosh. Read more >>

Signature Flight Support Welcomes Oshkosh-Bound Pilots
When you fuel up on avgas at any Signature Flight Support location in the United States, show your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 ticket and qualify for 50 cents off per gallon. Plus, you'll generate an additional donation of 50 cents per gallon for EAA's Young Eagles program from Signature. See the list of all U.S. Signature Flight Support locations.

*Must show proof of purchase of AirVenture ticket to qualify. Offer good July 26 to August 6, 2013. Offer not valid at DCA.

More Discounts! View FBOs and airports offering AirVenture travelers discounts and amenities.

Lark of Duluth Lark of Duluth Crash Likely Cancels Oshkosh Appearance
The Lark of Duluth reproduction of a Benoist Flying Boat Type XIV, the airplane that flew the world's first scheduled airline service a century ago, was significantly damaged during a test flight Tuesday morning on St. Louis Bay near Sky Harbor Airport in Duluth. Pilot and chief builder Mark Marino was not injured. Read more >>

IMC Club Hartzell-IMC Club Co-Host IFR Proficiency Center
Instrument-rated pilots and those in training are invited to join Hartzell Propeller Inc., Hartzell Engine Technologies, and IMC Club International as they co-host the IFR Proficiency Center, sponsored by GAMA, from Monday through Friday during AirVenture. Read more >>

LiveAirShowTV to Provide Live In-Flight Video During Air Shows
LiveAirShowTV announced it will provide live coverage of the action in the sky and on the ground during AirVenture 2013. Multiple plane-mounted cameras and ground-based cameras will capture the action and feed it to large LED screens located just south of the main taxiway at show center. Their positioning will provide views for attendees located up and down the flightline. Read more >>

SkyWest SkyWest to Interview Pilot Candidates at Oshkosh
Say you're an airline with openings for quality pilot candidates. Where would you look? SkyWest Airlines decided this year to do so at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and is working with Redbird Flight Simulations at the Redbird exhibit, inviting airline career hopefuls to apply, interview, and prove their pilot skills during the week. Read more >>

Online Auction AirVenture Online Auction Continues - Bid Today!
Don't delay - shop, bid, and win fabulous prizes today in the EAA AirVenture Online Auction! Newly added items include a Hamilton Pilot khaki watch and a McCauley propeller clock. Choose from several items for AirVenture 2013, including a B-17 flight for you and nine of your friends, a B-17 type rating, and the ability to "ride in style" on a golf cart during the event. Proceeds from the auction directly support EAA programs. But you need to act now - the bidding ends July 21. Bid today >>

Tucker, Kittinger to Appear at Pre-AirVenture Program at Theater in the Woods
AviationSpeakers.com will present its 28th AirVenture kickoff program, "An Evening With Champions," Sunday evening, July 28, at Theater in the Woods. Featured presenters include aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker, aviation humorist Dr. Jerry Cockrell, and record-setting high-altitude parachute jumper Col. Joe Kittinger. The pilots have flown more than 56,000 hours collectively. Read more >>

Tests at AirVenture Aim to Measure Cognitive Function in GA Pilots
The FAA and the Cognitive Research Corporation have partnered to offer an unusual attraction at AirVenture this year: an hour-long, completely confidential, computer-administered test to measure cognitive function in GA pilots, where the highest-functioning pilots win prizes. Read more >>

Homebuilt Parking Special Parking for Special Homebuilts
Homebuilders Headquarters will again have special parking at AirVenture for prior Grand Champions, auto engine aircraft, homebuilts more than 20 years old, and for those homebuilt aircraft that have more than 1,000 hours of flight time. Read more >>

ERAU to Host Seventh Annual Luncheon at AirVenture
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host its seventh annual Lunch With Embry-Riddle during AirVenture on Friday, August 2, for those interested in pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Participants will dine with university administrators and students, and hear presentations on 21st-century aviation opportunities. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. on August 2, followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Founders' Wing inside EAA AirVenture Museum. Register and learn more >>

Able Flight Pilots Able Flight Pilots to Get Their Wings
Six new pilots are receiving Able Flight wings on Tuesday during AirVenture at 11 a.m. on Phillips 66 Plaza. Read more >>

Reminder to Attorneys: Continuing Legal Education Still Open
There are still spaces available for the free continuing legal education (CLE) seminar taking place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, at AirVenture. Attorneys attending AirVenture are encouraged to sign up for the event via e-mail. This seminar satisfies the continuing legal education credit requirements for most states. It's being hosted by the EAA Legal Advisory Council, along with John and Kathy Yodice on behalf of the AOPA Legal Services Plan. Col. Stephen Woody, NTSB administrative law judge, is expected to attend and participate as well. Learn more >>

Think Global Flight to Broadcast Live From AirVenture
Think Global Flight, an organization that promotes science and technology education worldwide, is broadcasting parts of AirVenture and KidVenture to more than 10,000 students across the planet.
Read more >>

eSpyder GreenWing International Announces eSpyder Production
GreenWing International, a sub-company of electric aircraft manufacturer Yuneec International, plans to announce production details on the electric-powered eSpyder Thursday during AirVenture. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.

HondaJet - Fly Higher, Faster, Quieter. Learn more.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Landing on the Dot at Oshkosh
Flying to Oshkosh in less than two weeks is no different than any other trip - until you get close to the destination. There are brightly colored large dots painted on both Runways 9/27 and 18R/36L. Tower controllers can tell you to land on the numbers or on one of the dots so that more than one airplane can be safely spaced on the pavement at the same time.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Small Airplane Revitalization Act Passes House, Heads to Senate
The Small Airplane Revitalization Act, introduced in May by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), passed the House 411-0 and will now head to the Senate. The Senate bill is sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The legislation would compel the FAA to adopt the recommendations presented by the Part 23 Reorganization Advisory and Rulemaking Committee, of which EAA was a member. Read more >>

J-1 Biplane 1917 Standard J-1 Project Coming Together
Volunteers at EAA's Weeks Hangar on the Wittman Regional Airport began attaching the wings to a 1917 Standard J-1 biplane last Thursday, giving shape to a project that began in October 2011. Read more >>

Sonex Sonex Offers Quick-Build Kits
New quick-build options are now available from Sonex Aircraft for the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex models. Kits will include Sonex Complete Airframe Kits with preconstructed major assemblies. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
PS Engineering Receives TSOA for New PAR200
Piper to Deliver Mirage No. 800 at Oshkosh
USAF Thunderbirds to Resume Limited Training Flights, But Not Air Shows
California Power Systems Launches New Website
UK Government Invests $91.2 Million in Revolutionary Rocket Engine
EAA Store
EAA Store Rock These Wings!
Jetman inflatable wings are now available at ShopEAA.com and are a must-have fashion accessory for all children and children at heart! With limited quantities, you'll want to order yours today! Don't forget, you can see Yves "Jetman" Rossy fly throughout the week at AirVenture 2013.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Rules for Photographers
AirVenture Lodging
Walk Around the Lake
Emergency Water Landing
Airport Management Demands Written Plans for Homebuilts?
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
July 19-21: Rockford, IL
July 23-24: Green Bay, WI
July 26-28: Madison, WI

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the 1st passenger airliner
July 18-21: Kalamazoo, MI
July 29-August 4: AirVenture

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

2013 SportAir Workshops - Two-day aircraft building programs
Courses include: Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems & Avionics, TIG Welding, RV Assembly, and What's Involved In Kit Building
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
August 17-18: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
August 24-25: Seattle, WA
September 14-15: Orlando, FL
October 5-6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5-6: Peachtree, GA
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>

Register online or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
August 7: The Redundancy Trap (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
August 14: Annual Condition Inspection on your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Joe Gauthier
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
AOA: Why All The Confusion
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar July 2013: Red Bull Helicopter
EAA photographer DeKevin Thornton, EAA 312254, captured this picture of Chuck Aaron putting the Red Bull helicopter through its paces during AirVenture 2012. 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. Read more >>
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