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2013 e-Hotline January 4, 2013  
Volume 13, Number 1  
T O P   S T O R Y
EAA Skiplane Fly-In Set for January 19
Plans are in full swing for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In on Saturday, January 19 at EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. This special winter event celebrates three important occasions: the unique flight segment of skiplane flying, the anniversary of the first-ever meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the January 24 birthday of EAA matriarch Audrey Poberezny.
EAA Skiplane Fly-In Set for January 19

Lanc Restoration
Two brothers from the UK have spent decades restoring a Lancaster bomber in part to honor another brother who was shot down and killed during World War II.
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Timeless Voices – John Misterly, B-29 navigator, WWII

Hints for Homebuilders - Spark Plug Maintenance

Lanc Restoration

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Stall Warning
FAA certification rules require that an airplane provide pilots with an unmistakable warning of an impending stall. This is an almost impossible requirement to meet even though its safety objective is so essential. But thanks to Dr. Leonard Greene, every airplane can meet the rule and give pilots enough warning to avoid stalling. Dr. Greene invented the stall warning system near the end of World War II and founded Safe Flight Instrument Corp. to build the equipment so every airplane can warn its pilot in time to avoid stalling. Read more >>   |   Recent posts >>

Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Full Steam Ahead in the New Year
Even though Mother Nature thwarted a planned work session over the holidays, EAA's staff Zenith 750 project is going full steam ahead after this week's gathering to install root skins and the wingtip supports on the right wing. The team did a fantastic job of getting skins to fit properly, making several adjustments to remove an "oil canning" tendency.
Read more >>   |   Recent posts >>

Michael Huerta Huerta Confirmed as FAA Administrator
EAA Chairman calls with personal congratulations
While most of Congress' attention was focused on tax and spending questions, the U.S. Senate did complete the formal confirmation of Michael Huerta as FAA Administrator over the long New Year's weekend, ending Huerta's year-long role as acting administrator. Read more >>

GA Could Face New 'Cliff' in Early 2013
While Congress reached a last-minute tax deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" on Tuesday, its decision to move consideration of major budget cuts until the end of February presents potential threats to GA. As reported on EAA.org earlier this week, mandatory budget cuts at the FAA could cause delays in services such as aircraft certification, Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval, and other administrative activities. It would also likely delay advancements in projects such as NextGen. Read more >>

Burma Spitfire Dig for Burma Spitfires Begins Soon
The excavation for reclaim never-used Spitfires that were buried by British troops in Burma (Myanmar) nearly 70 years ago is expected to begin in less than three weeks, according to The Irrawaddy news service in Burma. It's believed that as many as 36 Spitfires, still in the packing crates in which they were shipped in 1945, are at the site near the Rangoon International Airport. Read more >>

January Sport Aviation January Sport Aviation Is Hot off the Press
Start out the New Year with the January 2013 edition of EAA Sport Aviation. Learn all about EAA's sweepstakes plane, an Air Repair-restored Stearman, or if you're a first-time homebuilder, check out Budd Davisson's must-read primer, "So You Wanna Build an Airplane?" Look for the new mag in your mailbox or read online.

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Industry News & Innovations
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SS2 Aiming for First Powered Flight in 2013
Carter POC Demonstrator Sets New Benchmarks
Crashed Brewster Buffalo Found Near Midway Island
Epic Adds Manufacturing Space in Oregon
Teaching Kids the Aviators Model Code of Conduct
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EAA Webinar Schedule
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
So You Wanna Build an Airplane?
AirVenture 2013 - Attending with Kids
Homebuilt Rivet Press
Skyflash - Jet-Powered Microplane
Firewall for Wood Aircraft
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Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar January 2013: U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet
AirVenture Today photographer Tyson V. Rininger captured the supersonic U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet dazzling thousands during its demonstration at EAA AirVenture 2012. Get wallpaper >>
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops—Two-day aircraft building programs featuring:
Composite Construction, Electrical Systems, Fabric Covering, Sheet Metal Basics, Gas Welding, Fundamentals of Aircraft Building, Repairman Inspection, TIG Welding, and What's Involved in Kit Building. (courses vary by location) Course details >>

Jan. 26-27: Oshkosh, WI
Feb. 9-10: Chesapeake, VA
March 2-3: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding only)
March 2-3: Frederick, MD (RV Assembly only)
March 23-24: Watsonville, CA
View complete schedule >>

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

AirVenture Museum Events
January 19: Skiplane Fly-In - More than 25 skiplanes are anticipated to fly in, showcasing this unique segment of flight. Free of charge to the public. Learn more >>

March 9: Hops & Props - A food and beverage-tasting event where you'll sample over 250 extraordinary beverages provided by micro-breweries and distributors from across the world. Learn more >>

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
Jan 9: Flight with Broken Flight Controls: Gordon Penner discusses how to handle jammed or broken flight controls and get safely to the ground.

Jan 10: EAA Chapter Chat: Chapter Video Magazine: Jeff Skiles, Trevor Janz, and Brady Lane create a monthly chapter video magazine to be viewed at chapter meetings.

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

Webinars posted online this week:
Principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance

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 >>

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