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2013 e-Hotline January 31, 2013  
Volume 13, Number 5  
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T O P   S T O R Y
Hints for Homebuilders Hits 3.1 Million Views
Since being launched nearly five years ago, EAA's Hints for Homebuilders video series has been by far our most popular single online offering. Next week will mark the 300th "hint" featured in e-Hotline, and the hints have generated a total of more than 3.1 million views to date. Read more >>
New Hints for Homebuilders

February Sport Aviation Digital Edition Now Online
This month's homebuilt-focused issue features tips for mounting cameras on small aircraft, and practical information regarding initial E-AB flights. Readers can also get a taste of what it is like to be a pilot in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Read issue >>

Timeless Voices - Leland Shanle, U.S. Naval Aviator (1981-1998) flying the EA-6B Prowler

Hints for Homebuilders - Enrichener Circuit on a Bing 54 Carburetor

Photo Gallery - Oshkosh January SportAir Workshops
February SportAviation Digital Edition Online

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: What Killed the Piston Twin?
What killed the piston twin? That's easy. It was the piston single. All types of piston airplane production have faded over the last 30 years, but the piston twin has nearly vanished. Only the Beech Baron 58 and Piper Seneca V remain in production by the major manufacturers. On the used market, piston twin values have plunged.
Read more >>   |   Recent posts >>

FIFI FIFI Fixed, Flying Again
FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Boeing B-29 Superfortress, flew for the first time in three months on January 13 following extensive repairs to its No. 2 engine. Read more >>

EAA Reports Progress on NTSB Recommendations
Last week, EAA Chairman Jack Pelton submitted a letter to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman detailing progress on the NTSB's four recommendations to EAA for improving the safety of homebuilt aircraft. Read more >>

EAA Volunteer Newsletter for EAA Volunteers Launched
This week we rolled out The EAA Volunteer, a redesigned newsletter for EAA volunteers - everyone from AirVenture-area chairs and volunteers to those who assist year-round in Oshkosh. Updates this month include what's happening on the AirVenture grounds, a feature on the West Ramp Rats volunteer corps, current volunteer opportunities, and more!
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Ray LaHood Ray LaHood Resigns
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced he would resign from that position after serving in the administration since January 2009. "I have let President Obama know that I will not serve a second term as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation," he said in a statement to DOT staff on Tuesday morning. Read more >>

Family Flight Fest EAA Family Flightfest Planned for March 2-3
Discover the exciting world of aviation with an educational, interactive experience at EAA's Family Flightfest on Saturday, March 2, through Sunday, March 3. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, this popular family event features a variety of fun, hands-on aviation activities that educate and spark museum visitors' curiosity about flight. Lunch will be available for purchase each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. As always, EAA members are admitted free to the EAA AirVenture Museum. For general public rates, a list of activities, and more information, visit the museum website or call 920-426-6880.

Ski Fly Meet Unique U.S.-Canada Ski Fly Meet Set for February 17
Frozen Lake Memphremagog will host an international event when skiplane pilots from the U.S. and Canada land there on February 17 for the fifth annual U.S.-Canada Ski Fly Meet. Read more >>

MW Fly Italy's MW Fly Develops Experimental B25R 150-hp Engine
In 2012, Italian engine manufacturer MW Fly (formerly called Metalwork) introduced to the European market its B22 four-stroke, 2.2-liter, horizontally opposed, liquid-cooled aviation engine family. This year brings the immediate introduction of the B25R, rated 150 hp at 4550 rpm from a 2.5-liter displacement. Read more >>

Dr. Gregory Pinnell Dr. Gregory Pinnell Receives FAA Safety Award
EAA's Aeromedical Advisory Council member Dr. Gregory Pinnell, M.D., received the Michigan 2012 FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year Award at last week's Great Lakes International Aviation Conference for his significant contributions to aviation safety. Read more >>

Great Lakes Drawing Waco Announces Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest
The Waco Aircraft Company is holding a contest to decide what paint scheme it uses for its first Great Lakes 2T-1A-1 factory demo aircraft. The person submitting the winning entry will receive a prize package including a demo ride in the new biplane, winner's name on the plane, a Waco goodie bag, and a VIP invitation to the public debut launch event for the Great Lakes. Entry deadline is February 17, 2013, and there's no limit on the number of entries one can submit. Details are on the Waco Aircraft website.

Read more news at EAA.org.
Industry News & Innovations
Sensenich Announces New RV Composite Adjustable Prop
FedEx Express Donates Boeing 727 to Sun 'n Fun
Dynon SkyView 5.1 Adds Internal Data Logging
ECi Announces Engine Safety Initiative
Group to Retrace Secret Montana-Siberia Lend-Lease Route During WWII
Tempest Introduces Online Tech Tips
2013 Parts Catalog Now Available From California Power Systems
AeroLEDs Boosts Light Output for MicroSun
EAA Store
DVD image Save on Relics of Bygone Eras
Save up to 60 percent on select Ford Tri-Motor and B-17 merchandise at ShopEAA.org. From patches and pins to the In the Cockpit DVD, now's the time to add to your "Tin Goose" or Flying Fortress collection! Sale ends February 6 or while supplies last.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
180 Versus Bearhawk?
Paul Harvey's Aircraft?
Design Competitions: Lympne at Oshkosh?
More forums >>
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar February 2013: Kodiak Cruiser
Gene Selchow, EAA Lifetime 10797, lifts off in his Kodiak Cruiser at the 2012 EAA Skiplane Fly-In. Gene completed the Cruiser, powered by a Lycoming O-540, in 2009. Get wallpaper >>
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops—Two-day aircraft building programs
Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 9-10: Chesapeake, VA
March 2-3: Griffin, GA
March 2-3: Frederick, MD
March 23-24: Watsonville, CA
April 20-21: Broomfield, CO
May 11-12: Waco, TX
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
Feb. 6: How Healthy Is Your Engine? (FAA AMT & Wings Credit): Covers modern methods for monitoring the condition of your piston aircraft engine

Feb. 12: EAA Chapter Chat: B-17 and Tri-Motor Flying Tour: Discusses the EAA's B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor flying tours and how chapters can use them for fundraising and to promote the chapter and EAA.

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

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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