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2013 e-Hotline January 10, 2013  
Volume 13, Number 2  
T O P   S T O R Y
Former Young Eagle Hits 500 Milestone
On September 2, 1995, 8-year-old Bradley Bormuth of Morganton, North Carolina, went on a Young Eagles flight with his dad, Al, in his Cessna 210. Last Saturday Bradley, EAA 423388/Vintage Aircraft Association 718400, took youngster Jeremiah Ford up in the family Cessna 172, marking his 500th Young Eagles flight. Read more >>
Former Young Eagle Hits 500 Milestone

New Experimenter Ready for Reading
Don't miss Budd Davisson's cover story on Andy Werbick's 2012 kit-built Grand Champion Lancair Legacy, Jeffery Weisel's 30-year quest for a Barracuda, or how to pick a prop - all this and much more in the in the January issue. If you haven't subscribed to receive this free EAA publication in your e-mail inbox, be sure to sign up.   |    Read issue >>

Timeless Voices – Clarence Stearns, B-17 pilot and POW at Stalag Luft 1 during World War II

Hints for Homebuilders - Overview of Two-Stroke Carburetor Operation

New Experimenter Ready for Reading

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Composite Instructor Opportunity
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Why New Airplane Prices Are So High
The price of new general aviation airplanes has raced far ahead of inflation over the past 30 years. A number of models, such as the Beech A36 Bonanza, have been in continuous production over the period so it's possible to see that airplane prices have escalated at two, three, or even more times the rate of inflation. I looked at an online inflation calculator that uses the consumer price index, and it showed that the $100,000 Bonanza in 1977 would cost about $380,000 today if only inflation is considered. The reality is the A36 now costs about twice the inflated number. Read more >>   |   Recent posts >>

Burma Spitfire search Burma Spitfire Search: Crate Found, but Contents Obscured by Muddy Water
A team of researchers attempting to uncover dozens of buried Spitfire fighter planes in Burma announced Wednesday they had located a large crate, but that muddy water prevented them from identifying its contents. Project leader David Cundall described the development as "very encouraging," according to a BBC report. Read more >>

Austun Malcomb RV-12 New Pilot Solos in RV-12 He Helped Build
Austin Malcomb, EAA 1044354, fulfilled a dream last Friday, January 4, when he soloed on his 16th birthday at North Vernon Municipal Airport (OVO). While soloing on one's first eligible day is not that unusual, the airplane Austin flew certainly was; it's an RV-12, N901EN, dubbed Eagle's Nest One, built mostly in the engineering classroom of Jennings County High School, North Vernon, Indiana. Read more >>

FAA Still Reviewing EAA/AOPA Medical Certification Exemption Request
The EAA/AOPA medical certification exemption request, for which the public comment period closed in September, remains under review by the FAA as part of what's commonly known as the "quiet period" prior to a final decision by the agency. The FAA is sifting and categorizing more than 16,000 comments regarding the exemption request - nearly all of them in favor of proposal. Read more >>

Greg Anderson Former EAA VP to Receive Harrison Ford Legacy Award
Greg Anderson, former EAA senior vice president who helped launch the EAA Young Eagles program, will receive the Harrison Ford Legacy Award for his contributions to the GA community. Read more >>

Flight Advisory Inauguration Flight Advisory Issued for January 21
The FAA has issued a flight advisory for the 2013 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., in effect on January 21, 2013, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST. GA pilots are alerted that the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) and Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) have been classified as national defense airspace and will include additional flight restrictions during these hours. Read more >>

EAA Skiplane Fly-In Is Next Week!
EAA's annual Skiplane Fly-In is on - snow or no snow - for next Saturday, January 19, at EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. Unseasonably warm weather may have an effect on the presence of skiplanes, but aviation enthusiasts will gather in any case for chili and birthday cake to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the January 24 birthday of EAA matriarch Audrey Poberezny. More details >>

Nominations Sought for EAA Homebuilders, Ultralight Halls of Fame
EAA is seeking nominees the Homebuilders and Ultralight halls of fame for induction into the class of 2013. This honor provides permanent recognition for the designers, builders, educators, pioneers, record-setters, and others who made a substantial impact in the homebuilt and ultralight movements. Induction ceremonies are held at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in the fall of 2013. Download Homebuilders and Ultralight halls of fame nomination forms. The nomination deadline is March 1, 2013.

AirVenture Museum Lecture Series AirVenture Museum Lecture Series Announced
The EAA AirVenture Museum will reintroduce its aviation lecture series on February 7, with a special presentation on one of the most intriguing aeronautical mysteries of the 20th century: the disappearance of the B-24 bomber Lady Be Good. Presented by Dick Campbell, the lecture will be held in the museum's SkyScape Theater at 7 p.m. and is free of charge to both EAA members and the public. Immediately following the presentation, attendees can experience a beyond-the-ropes museum tour. For more information, please call 920-426-6823.

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EAA SportAir Workshop Schedule
Industry News & Innovations
Chinese Company Acquires Enstrom Helicopter
Aeroscraft Airship Achieves Ground Test Success
Cessna Grand Caravan EX Earns TC
Air Force Explores Large Fleet of Eclipse Jets
New FAA Safety Briefing Focuses on Aeromedical Advances
Italian Fund Invests in Tecnam
German Government Provides Funding for Volocopter Development
Austro Engine Tests New Light Rotary Powerplant
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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
Upcoming Schedule
Jan. 26-27: Oshkosh, WI
Feb. 9-10: Chesapeake, VA
March 2-3: Griffin, GA
March 2-3: Frederick, MD
March 23-24: Watsonville, CA
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>

Register online or 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 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.

Jan 16: Flying With the iPad Update: Apps, Accessories, Tips and Tricks: Bret Koebbe, iPad expert from Sporty's Academy, discusses how to make the most of the iPad on the ground and in the air.

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

Webinars posted online this week:
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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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