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FAA Sleep Apnea Policy Would Set a Dangerous Precedent
EAA is joining other general aviation organizations urging an immediate and indefinite hold on the FAA's just-announced aeromedical guidelines on sleep apnea. Read more >>

Letter Objects to FAS Proposal   : :   House Bill Would Require Rulemaking
FAA Sleep Apnea Policy Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

M U L T I M E D I A
Hall of Fame Video Intros
EAA was honored to enshrine five esteemed aviators into the EAA Hall of Fame last Thursday, November 14, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Watch the introductory videos of Frank Beagle, EAA Ultralights Hall of Fame; Bill Adams, IAC Hall of Fame; Susan Dusenbury, Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame; Lee Lauderback, Warbirds of America Hall of Fame; and Phil Lockwood, EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame.

Timeless Voices - Joe Masessa, Grumman OV-1 Mohawk owner and pilot

Hints for Homebuilders - Custom Bucking Bar
Hall of Fame Video Intros
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: FAA Targets Fat Pilots
The FAA will soon roll out a new medical certification policy that makes life miserable for fat pilots. Federal Air Surgeon Fred Tilton says the target isn't fat, but obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The new FAA pilot medical certification procedures will require your AME to calculate and report your BMI - body mass index. If your BMI is 40 or greater, your AME will pack you off to a board-certified sleep specialist who must test you for OSA. If you have OSA you can't fly again until Dr. Tilton and his gang are certain you have been successfully treated.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Our Panel Has Arrived!
Volunteers for EAA's staff Zenith CH 750 project celebrated the arrival of the panel this week. Thanks to Dynon Avionics for donating a SkyView system including an autopilot and ADS-B, and the fine folks at SteinAir who built a beautifully wired and harnessed system for the team to install.
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Board of Directors VanGrunsven, Brown, Pasahow Join EAA Board
Three aviators with extensive experience in diverse areas of the aviation community have joined the top leadership of the EAA as the newest members of the EAA board of directors. Dick VanGrunsven, Joe Brown, and David Pasahow were invited to join the board during the group fall meeting on November 14-15 in Oshkosh. As Class III directors for EAA, they will each serve one-year renewable terms on the EAA board.
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TeenFlight 2 Project Teen Flight RV-12 Finds a Home Nearby
If you attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, you might have seen the newly completed Van's RV-12 parked prominently near Homebuilders Headquarters. The airplane was assembled by a group of teenagers from Oregon through the local Airway Science for Kids program in conjunction with Project Teen Flight. Read more >>

B17 EAA's B-17 Makes NFL Debut Sunday
One of America's most historic military aircraft will fly over one of football's most venerable sites on Sunday, as EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast performs the pregame flyover at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game at noon (CST). Read more >>

P-40 RAF Museum Hopes to Display P-40 Found in the Sahara
The Royal Air Force Curtiss P-40 fighter from World War II discovered in the Sahara Desert in May 2012 has been retrieved and secured at an undisclosed location, according to a report from the Royal Air Force Museum. Read more >>

S-LSA Super Legend Certificated S-LSA by FAA
American Legend's Super Legend has been was approved by the FAA as a special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA), the company reported this week. The Super Legend is a beefier version of the Legend Cub, powered by a 115-hp Lycoming O-233 engine and boasting a useful load of nearly 500 pounds. Read more >>

Let the Bids Begin - EAA Holiday Auction Starts Friday!
This year's EAA Spirit of the Holidays online auction offers countless unique experiences and gifts for aviation enthusiasts, and you can log onto the auction website beginning at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, November 22, and start bidding. The auction runs through Monday, December 2. Read more >>

EAA Blanket The Perfect Gift: EAA Membership
Here's a great idea for the aviation enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list: an EAA gift membership. Special one-year EAA gift memberships not only bring huge smiles, but also bring 12 issues of EAA's award-winning Sport Aviation magazine, special interest group opportunities, super savings with deals and discounts from aviation partners, EAA AirVenture discounts and privileges, and best of all, camaraderie among fellow aviation enthusiasts through EAA's rich community of chapters, workshops, events, and more. Read more >>

Copperstate Towerless Copperstate Has a Big Year
Organizers of last month's 2013 Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo report that more than 6,000 people attended the 41st annual event - its first as a non-towered operation. With 500-plus aircraft participating at Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona, board members and chairmen are pleased by how smoothly the event functioned in a non-towered environment. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
First Flight for 18-Motor e-Volo Volocopter
Google Rumored to Be Developing a Flying Car
Student-Built Satellites Launched in NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative
Sporty's Updates Flight Gear Collection
CAP Squadron Attempts to Break Highest Paper Airplane Flight Record
Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for 2013
EAA Store
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Customize your space with our nostalgic aviation-themed signs! Made in the USA and out of 24-gauge steel, they are perfect for any hangar, garage, game room, or office. Order today and you'll have yours in time for the holidays!

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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Sorry - You're Too Fat to Be a Pilot
First Time to Oshkosh Next Year
Carbon Fiber Panels Touching Aluminum Frame
Audio Adapters for Recording In-Cockpit
Quicksilver MX2
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Wright Brothers BanquetWright Brothers Memorial Banquet
Friday, December 13
The effort to recreate one of aviation history’s most beautiful but unproven designs will be the highlight presentation. This year’s banquet will commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Join us as EAA member Scotty Wilson describes his quest to build a full-scale, flyable reproduction of the Bugatti 100P racer, "the most historically significant airplane that never flew." More information >>

Christmas in the AirChristmas in the Air
Monday, December 2
Christmas in the Air is for the young and young at heart, and has become an annual tradition at EAA. Listen to festive music performed by local musical, choral, and dance groups throughout the museum.
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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:
December 7 - 8: Houston, TX
January 11 - 12: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
January 18 - 19: Lakeland, FL
January 18 - 19: Frederick, MD
January 25 - 26: Oshkosh, WI
February 8 -9: Chesapeake, VA
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
November 26: LSA and Experimental Maintenance: Who Can Do What - Presenter: Prof. H. Paul Shuch
December 4: TBOs and Other Maintenance Intervals - Presenter: Mike Busch
December 11: Is Your Airplane Airworthy? - Presenter: Larry Bothe
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
EAA Aviation & Non-Aviation Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan

Prepare for Your Checkride, and Pass
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar November 2013: Europa Classic, ZK-TIM
Jonathan Apfelbaum, EAA Lifetime 222561, captured Timothy Ward's homebuilt Europa Classic, ZK-TIM, on an air safari in New Zealand.
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