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2013 e-Hotline February 7, 2013
Volume 13, Number 6
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T O P   S T O R Y
Round-Engine Rodeo: Vintage Radials to Grab AirVenture Spotlight
The "good ol' days" of aviation will return to AirVenture this year as the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) presents a Round-Engine Rodeo - a special round-up of classic radial-powered planes in the Vintage area.

Round-Engine Rodeo

New Experimenter Available Online
Read all about the newest electric-powered ultralight, a new old-school-style light-sport aircraft, a new 80- to 150-hp engine, and a treatise about the importance of shoulder restraints. It's all in the February issue of EAA Experimenter. Subscribe and download today.
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Timeless Voices - Clayton Kelly Gross, WWII P-51 Ace who shot down an ME-262 jet

Landmark 300th Hint for Homebuilders video! -
Wheels and Tires

February Experimenter Now Online

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: ADs Instead of Good Maintenance
The FAA has issued an AD requiring inspection of the stabilator control system of all Piper Cherokees, Lance/Saratogas, Senecas, and Seminoles that are 15 years old and older. The FAA estimates that the AD applies to about 34,000 airplanes in the U.S. What is troubling to me about this AD is that it requires an inspection that is already required by the normal maintenance rules.
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Quicksilver MX-1 On Display: Burgher's Record-Setting Quicksilver MX-1
The EAA AirVenture Museum's mission is to display sport aviation's innovation through exciting exhibits that showcase the significant moments in aviation history. Another step in that direction took place recently when an Eipper/Burgher Quicksilver MX-1 was hung from the rafters. Read more >>

Piper New FAA AD Affects Older Piper Models
The FAA just published an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that orders the inspection of the stabilizer control system cable assembly in a large number of Piper aircraft that are at least 15 years old, including such popular models as the PA-28 Cherokee, PA-34 Seneca, and PA-44 Seminole. Read more >>

Baumgartner Baumgartner Freefall Faster Than First Thought
After three months of thorough examination, the Red Bull Stratos team announced this week the revised results of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting supersonic freefall performed on October 14, 2012 - and it was even more impressive than originally reported. Read more >>

Van 8,000th Van's Flies
On Monday, Stephen Watson of Santa Clarita, California, reported that he flew the 8,000th Van's Aircraft kit airplane to be completed. Stephen's airplane is an RV-7A, powered by a Lycoming IO-360 turning a Hartzell constant-speed propeller. Read more >>

EAA's 'Rally Congress' Offers Direct Link on GA Issues
EAA is creating a more effective way for members to contact their congressional representatives and alert them to key GA issues through EAA's new "Rally Congress" website, which will launch next week. Rally Congress highlights the top issues from EAA's advocacy office that need direct member interaction with U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Read more >>

CAFE's EAS VII CAFE's EAS VII to Be Held in April
The seventh annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS VII) will be held April 26-27 at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California. Sponsored by the CAFE Foundation, the symposium's theme is "Transforming Transportation With Electric Aircraft." Read more >>

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.

Read more news at EAA.org.
Industry News & Innovations
RAF Vet Says Buried Spitfires Nothing But a 'Tall Tale'
Iran's Unveils Indigenous Stealth Fighter...
...But Blogger Says It Can't Fly
PilotWorkshops.com Acquires ZD Publishing, Including GPS Manuals
Flight Design Marks First ADS-B Installation
TBM 700/850 Fleet Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours
NBAA Convention Now the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE)
Astronaut, Grammy Winner to Premiere Space-Earth Duet Friday
UK Soldiers Issued Handheld Drones
EAA Store
T-shirts Anniversary Super Savings Continue
Enjoy 60% off select merchandise through February 13 or while supplies last. Your whole family can save on T-shirts and hats for men, women, and youth. Stock up today!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>

DVD image Special Price on Hints for Homebuilders DVDs
In honor of this week's milestone 300th Hint for Homebuilders video in e-Hotline, EAA is offering a great deal on our two Hints for Homebuilders DVDs. Order before February 13 for the special price of $10.99 each (regular price $14.95).

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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Best Affordable STOL Light Piston Twin?
Homebuilt Use Tax?
University Project: Help Design a New Cockpit Gadget
Four-Stroke for a Kolb Firestar?
What Was it Like, Building an Airplane?
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops—Two-day aircraft building programs

Feb. 9-10: Chesapeake, VA

Last chance to sign up for:
Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems,
Fundamentals of Aircraft Building, What's Involved In Kit Building

Other Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
March 2-3: Griffin, GA
Limited spots remain for TIG Welding
March 2-3: Frederick, MD—RV Assembly Only
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. 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.

Feb. 19: Maintaining Aircraft Control and How to Avoid Loss of Control (FAA Wings Credit): Covers where and when LOC is most likely to occur, the typical chain of events that lead to accidents, and the critical importance of angle of attack awareness in preventing LOC.

Feb. 20: Passing a Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check

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

Webinars posted online this week:
How Healthy is your Engine?
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 >>
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. Read more >>
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