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2013 e-Hotline January 24, 2013  
Volume 13, Number 4  
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EAA 60th Anniversary

60 Years of Spirit: Happy Anniversary, EAA!
Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the Experimental Aircraft Association's first meeting. Relive the rich history of your organization, from that first gathering of three dozen builders and restorers at Milwaukee's Curtiss-Wright Field, to the Rockford years, the migration to Oshkosh, and EAA's worldwide influence in aviation.

The Early Years (1953-1968)   |   Home in Oshkosh (1969-1983)   |   A Bigger Role (1984-1997)

Leading in a New Era (1998-2012)   |   What Lies Ahead? (2013 and Beyond)

Video Update: EAA Zenith Project
Semiweekly work sessions continue on EAA's staff Zenith CH 750 project, whose goal is to have a flying aircraft by Memorial Day. In the project's third video update - the first of 2013 - EAA Homebuilders Community Manager Chad Jensen takes a tour around the workshop and speaks with EAA Online Community Manager Hal Bryan about the steady progress being made. Watch video >>
Zenith Update

Timeless Voices - Mac McLeod, World War II C-47 pilot

Hints for Homebuilders - Hints for Homebuilders - Nut Plate Tip

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Fibbing to the FAA
I'll admit that I fib to controllers. Not about my altitude, airspeed, or course, but about approach procedures. I secretly track GPS/RNAV approaches without telling. I fib to controllers because all of this wonderful progress in creating GPS/RNAV approaches hasn't made it to the radar control room. Most controllers I deal with continue to believe that an RNAV approach is a different animal than, say, an ILS or VOR procedure and must be flown differently. There is no reason to treat the GPS approach any differently than a conventional approach. Read more >>   |   Recent posts >>

Sebring 2013 What's New at Sebring 2013
The ninth annual Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, that ended January 20 was a bit like paradise to northern aviators escaping zero and sub-zero temperatures back home. You could examine, try out the seats in, or go flying in the latest light-sport aircraft.
Read more >>   |   See photo gallery >>

Tom Peberezny Tom Poberezny Named a Living Legend of Aviation
EAA Chairman Emeritus Tom Poberezny was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation on January 18 during the 10th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards presentation event in Beverly Hills. Tom served as convention chairman from 1977 to 2011, EAA president from 1989 to 2010, and chairman of the board from 2009 to 2011. Read more >>

Kirby Chambliss Chambliss Okay After Crash in El Salvador
Veteran air show performer and AirVenture participant Kirby Chambliss is reportedly fine after experiencing a forced landing Wednesday, January 23, while practicing in his Zivko Edge 540 for a performance in this weekend's Illopango, El Salvador Airshow. Read more >>

Homebuilt Aircraft Council Experimenter: Homebuilt Aircraft Council Members Show Their Building Chops
Members of EAA's Homebuilt Aircraft Council are not only strong advocates for the homebuilt movement, they're also builders! Read their first-person accounts of the aircraft they've built - or are currently building - in the current issue of Experimenter, EAA's free digital magazine for homebuilders. Read more >>   |   Subscribe to Experimenter >>

EAA Works to Investigate Factors in Deadly Accidents
Last week, EAA participated in the third meeting of the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee's Second Loss of Control (LOC) Working Group. The Working Group was created to investigate the factors involved in fatal GA accidents resulting from the pilot's loss of control of the aircraft during departure and en route phases of flight and propose intervention strategies to reduce the accident rate. Read more >>

Skiplane fly-in Lack of Snow Doesn't Deter Skiplane Lovers
Paul Poberezny often says that EAA is more about people than airplanes. That was never more evident than last week as hundreds of people gathered at Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh for EAA's annual Skiplane Fly-In, where the lack of snow prevented skiplanes from participating. In fact, the only skiplane there was the EAA Young Eagles GlaStar Sportsman on display. Attendees enjoyed hot chili and birthday cake for Audrey Poberezny, whose birthday is January 24, while kicking off a weeklong celebration of the organization's 60th anniversary. See photo gallery >>

EAA Air Academy Camps Enrollment Opens for 2013 EAA Air Academy Camps
Unforgettable aviation memories and new friends await young people ages 12-15 this summer at the EAA Air Academy Camps in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. These popular aviation camps immerse students in the fascinating world of flight through a variety of fun and hands-on activities, as well as real flight experiences in a Cessna 162 SkyCatcher and Bell 47 helicopter. Read more >>

AirVenture Museum Lecture Series AirVenture Museum Lecture Series
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.

Read more news at EAA.org.
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EAA Store
EAA DVD's EAA's 60th Anniversary Means 60% Off!
In honor of EAA's 60th anniversary on January 26, we're offering 60% savings on select items through January 30!

"Oshkosh: Best of the 80s" DVD: Was $17.99, now just $7.20.

AirVenture "Best of" DVDs 2000-2011: Was $14.99 each, now just $6.

EAA Lifetime Members get an extra benefit, as ALL Lifetime Member merchandise is now 60% off!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>

Excludes AirVenture 2012 DVD.
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Celebrating 60 Years
Harley Engine on a Sport Plane?
Early Arrival - AirVenture 2013
Chapter Dues?
Hangar Intruder
More forums >>
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
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
Feb. 7: Lecture Series - Lady Be Good - Features one of the most intriguing aeronautical mysteries of the 20th century, the disappearance of the B-24 bomber Lady Be Good and her crew. Learn more >>

March 2-3: Family Flightfest- An event for youth that includes a variety of aviation-related activities that will educate and spark their curiosity in flight. 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. 31: Flight Testing Homebuilts - Expanding the Envelope: Discusses flight test cards starting with flight test number 10.

Feb. 6: How Healthy Is Your Engine? (FAA AMT & Wings Credit): Covers modern methods for monitoring the condition of your piston aircraft engine

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

Webinars posted online this week:
VW Engine Assembly Tips

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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