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2013 e-Hotline February 21, 2013
Volume 13, Number 8
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T O P   S T O R Y
B-17 Aluminum Overcast Reskinned After Hailstorm
Thanks to many helping hands, damage caused by last year's hailstorm won't prevent EAA's B-17 from heading out on tour this spring. EAA staff and volunteers, including chapters, are working tirelessly to help reskin and repair hail damage the B-17 suffered on a tour stop. Read more >>

B-17 Aluminum Overcast Reskinned After Hailstorm

'Holy Cow! It's a City!'
For one week, aviation has a city - built on passion to share, learn, dream, and fly. Take a peek inside our aviation city and the 61st annual EAA convention, AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, which descends on Wittman Regional Airport July 29-August 4. Watch video >>

Timeless Voices - Harold Neumann (1906-1995),
1920s and ’30s barnstormer and air racer

Hints for Homebuilders - Mid-Range Circuit on
Bing 54 Carburetor

'Holy Cow! It's a City!'

You could be a barnstormer! Enter for a chance to win a Stearman.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: We'll Get Cut, Too
What's that old saying? Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that man behind the tree. It looks like aviation is now that guy behind the tree. With the federal budget sequestration set for March 1 it's starting to become clear what the across the board cuts to the federal budget will mean for aviation. And it will be significant.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Strong Rally Congress Response to Help Build GA Caucus
More than 500 EAA members have accessed Rally Congress since it was launched last week, prompting about 135 of those members to send more than 350 letters to their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., and urge them to join the General Aviation Caucus. Thanks to those who have already acted, and we urge all members to take action and help grow the GA Caucus. Read more >>

Beechcraft Beechcraft Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The new Beechcraft formally emerged from bankruptcy after its Joint Plan of Reorganization was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of New York - on February 1, the company announced Tuesday. Read more >>

Warbirds Membership Preserve Military History With Warbirds Membership
Members of EAA Warbirds of America are dedicated to preserving military aircraft and history, and the benefits that come along with a division membership only encourage this activism to continue. Flying, fun, and friendship are key to Warbirds' success and can be found in each grassroots Warbirds squadron, which help members participate on a local level. Read more >>

EAA Chapter 939 EAA Chapter 939 Gets a Taste of Silver Screen Fame
If you saw the new movie Safe Haven last weekend, you might have caught a glimpse of EAA Chapter 939's 2012 Independence Day parade float in the background. The movie, based on a Nicolas Sparks novel, was filmed in the chapter's community. Read more >>

SuperStol Just Aircraft's Highlander Available in SuperStol Version
Just Aircraft Company recently completed flight testing on its new Highlander SuperStol model, which can be built from a kit in the experimental amateur-built or light-sport aircraft categories. Read more >>

Paper FAA Certificates to Expire March 31
March 31 signals the end of an era, as the last paper airmen certificates become invalid that day. Those include FAA certificates for A&P mechanic, repairman, flight engineer, and ground instructor, meaning that if you only have a paper certificate, you are not eligible to exercise those privileges until you receive a new, plastic certificate from the FAA. Read more >>

FAA Mobile App Free FAA Acronyms Mobile App Available
To help decipher the alphabet soup of FAA acronyms, North Star Group LLC has released a free FAA acronyms mobile web app. Search for many of the most commonly used FAA acronyms, or submit one to NSG that can be added to the database. Download the free app to your iOS or Android device from the North Star Group website.

Egimotors Egimotors Announces 140- to 280-hp Airplane/Rotary Wing Engine
Another aviation engine has emerged from Italy, the Egimotors EGM4x4, introduced February 2 in Modena, Italy. The first batch will initially be used for the company's MC-1 helicopter project, but Egimotors owner Egidio Motta said the engines are also designed for use in light-sport and experimental aircraft, autogyros, hovercraft, and air boats. Read more >>

Read more news at EAA.org.

Honor Loved Ones on EAA's Memorial Wall

EAA Hops & Props - Premier micro-brew tasting event. March 9, 2013.
Industry News & Innovations
Search for Buried Spitfires Called Off
Dick Rutan to Speak at Next Month's AEA Convention
Boeing Close to Fixing Dreamliner Battery, Source Says
Able Flight Announces Signature Flight as Sponsor
EAA Store
EAA Store More Steals and Deals!
We're offering 60% off select retro-inspired metal signs. The signs are handmade in the United States and are perfect for your hangar, workshop, or office. Sale ends February 27 or while supplies last.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Belgian First-Timer at Oshkosh 2013
Forced Landing Video
Merlin and EZ Flyer
How Did They Do This?
Long-EZ on Grass?
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops - Two-day aircraft building programs
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
March 23-24: Watsonville, CA
April 20-21: Broomfield, CO
May 11-12: Waco, TX
June 1-2: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
June 29-30: Plymouth, MA
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
Family Flightfest March 2-3: Family Flightfest
An event for youth that includes a variety of interactive, educational family activities that will spark their curiosity in the exciting world of aviation. Learn more >>

Hops & Props 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. 27: Fuel System Testing - Presenters: Dave Prizio and Joe Gauthier
March 6: Five Secrets of Cost-Effective Maintenance (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
March 13: Ford Tri-Motor 101 - Presenter: Cody Welch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Maintaining Aircraft Control and How to Avoid Loss of Control
Passing a Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!
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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