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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
Through the Sequestration Gate:
Now What?

Barring a sudden display of bipartisanship in
Washington, it is becoming apparent that implications of the federal budget sequestration will begin to occur on Friday. The aviation community, particularly those of us in general aviation, are bracing for whatever happens afterward. EAA and other GA organizations received briefings this week on where things stand. Read more >>

Through the Sequestration Gate: Now What?

Howard Hughes' Sikorsky S-43 to
Fly Again

Kermit Weeks, new owner of Howard Hughes' historic Sikorsky S-43H flying boat (N-440), traveled to Brazoria County Airport, Texas, last month to find out what the aircraft needed to be ferried. After a thorough inspection,
it was decided to disassemble and truck it back to Florida. The S-43 will be on display as parts are being restored. Watch video >>   : :   Read more >>

Howard Hughes's Sikorsky S-43 to Fly Again

Timeless Voices - Charles Gallagher, B-17 flight engineer and top turret gunner during WWII

Hints for Homebuilders - Main-Jet Circuit Bing 54 Carburetor

The digital edition of Sport Aviation Magazine is now available! Read it Now.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Moving Controllers Won't Work
With federal government budget cuts looming on Friday, many pilots wonder why the FAA doesn't just move controllers around to fill in for gaps left by inevitable furloughs. It seems logical that the FAA could close the least used towers and move those controllers to the really busy centers, approach control facilities, and towers. But it doesn't work that way.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Thomas Griffin Doolittle Raider Thomas Griffin Passes Away
Thomas Griffin, navigator on the No. 9 B-25 bomber Whirling Dervish in the Doolittle Raid on Japan on April 18, 1942, passed away Tuesday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 96. Read more >>

George Karamitis Quicksilver Pilot George Karamitis a Wright Master Pilot
The FAA's prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award was presented to George Karamitis, EAA 144192, of Avon Park, Florida, at the 2013 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Wright Masters are honored for 50 years of flight free of accidents, incidents, or citations. Read more >>

AirVenture 2013 Changes Map Now It's Where?: A Guide to AirVenture 2013 Changes
As occurs every year, there are some areas at Oshkosh this year that are new or in new locations. Here are a few of them so far for 2013 ...

Vintage Aircraft Association Enjoy and Preserve Timeless Aircraft With
EAA Vintage Aircraft Association

Those who own or have a passion for old airplanes will feel right at home in EAA's Vintage Aircraft Association. As a member of the world's largest organization dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of vintage aircraft, you can experience the aviation world of yesteryear while receiving valuable tips. Read more >>

AirVenture Forums Be a Presenter at AirVenture 2013!
Each year at EAA AirVenture, more than 500 innovators, authors, experts, and legends share their knowledge at forum presentations and demonstrations conducted throughout the week. Those who wish to be a forum presenter at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration (July 29-August 4) are urged to complete and submit the online application by March 15, 2013. If you have questions, please contact us.

Family Flightfest EAA Family Flightfest is This Weekend
Discover the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational family experience at EAA's Family Flightfest, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. View event details >>

Spacecraft Dennis Tito Envisions Journey to Mars in 2018
A group founded by private space traveler Dennis Tito announced plans Wednesday to pursue a manned mission to Mars in January 2018.

Craig Fuller AOPA President Resigns Position
Craig L. Fuller, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has notified AOPA's board of trustees that he intends to step down from his position and from the board, AOPA reported Thursday. Read more >>
Read more news at EAA.org.

EAA Hops & Props - Premier micro-brew tasting event. March 9, 2013.

Webinar: Learn about For Tri-Motor's history and construction. March 13, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT
Industry News & Innovations
Three-Display Garmin G1000 Suite Standard in Piper Seneca V
Teams Vie for $250,000 Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize
eFoggers From Sporty's Offer New Approach to IFR Training
Sun 'n Fun: Fly-In Will be 'Business as Usual' Despite Sequester
DARPA Announces New X-Plane Program
C-182 to Fly From Sydney to London on Fuel Made From Recycled Plastic Waste
AeroLEDs Introduces SunSpot 46 for Experimentals
Florida Sonex Association Plans Fly-In at Zephyrhills During Sun 'n Fun
EAA Store
EAA Store March Model Madness
This week only, we're offering 25% off select easy-to-assemble model aircraft kits. Capture part of military aircraft history with these three popular replicas: P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback, P-51D Mustang, and F4U-4 Corsair. Sale ends March 6 or while supplies last. Just enter discount code Model25 at checkout!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
AirVenture Changes
Where Can I Find Butyrate Dope in Camo Colors?
Single-Seaters to Oshkosh?
Aircraft Weight Reduction
Surprising Prop Efficiency Analysis
More forums >>

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!
Upcoming Programs
2013 SportAir Workshops - Two-day aircraft building programs
Courses include: Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems & Avionics, TIG Welding, RV Assembly, and What's Involved In Kit Building
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
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
March 6: Five Secrets of Cost-Effective Maintenance (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
March 13: Ford Tri-Motor 101 - Presenter: Cody Welch
March 20: Rotax 912 Engine Maintenance and Inspection Tips - Presenter: Dean Vogel
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Fuel System Testing
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar March 2013: Cessna 170
Bert Garrison, EAA 470525, took this photo of Vern Goodsell's Cessna 170 in the Three Sisters area of Oregon's Cascade Range.
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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