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2013 e-Hotline April 4, 2013
Volume 13, Number 14
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T O P   S T O R Y
'The 4ce' Is With Us at Oshkosh in 2013
Four aerobatic all-stars with outstanding individual resumes will bring their exciting joint show to EAA AirVenture this summer, as the members of "The 4ce" make their formation debut at Oshkosh. The four members of The 4ce - Matt Chapman, Bill Stein, Rob Holland, and Jack Knutson - are already well-known performers at air shows throughout North America.

The 4ce is with us

Read the April Experimenter Today!
Learn about a beautiful Falco that New Zealander George Richards built, shipped to California, and flew to Oshkosh. Also learn how Scott Ehni installed a turbine engine in his Zenith CH 701, read some tips on buying a used Rotax four-stroke engine, and get step-by-step details on how to test the fuel system on your homebuilt. Subscribe to Experimenter   : :   Read issue >>

Timeless Voices - Gary Moore, vice president of sales and marketing for BRS Aerospace, Inc. and retired Navy flight officer.

Hints for Homebuilders - Nicopress Swaging Tool
April Experimenter

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AirVenture News
Texas Flying Legends Texas Flying Legends to Fly 11-Ship Fleet to AirVenture
EAA confirmed Thursday that the Texas Flying Legends Museum plans to bring 11 warbird aircraft to Oshkosh this summer to participate in EAA AirVenture 2013. Read more >>

Patty Wagstaff Air Show Legend Patty Wagstaff Returns to Oshkosh
Patty Wagstaff, the three-time National Aerobatic Champion and National Aviation Hall of Fame member who was a popular fixture at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for more than two decades, is returning to the EAA fly-in convention's air shows in 2013 flying new aircraft and performances. Read more >>

Cherokees 2 Oshkosh Cherokees to Oshkosh Extends Registration Period
The Cherokees to Oshkosh mass arrival group has extended the registration period for the flight to AirVenture through the month of April, according to flight lead Terry Hocking. "We still have a few openings, so we're keeping registrations open through April," Hocking said. The maximum number of planes the Cherokees group can have is 50. They are scheduled to fly in to Wittman Regional Airport from Waupaca Municipal Airport on Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m., but pilots need to undergo formation training before they can participate. To find out more and to register, visit the Cherokees to Oshkosh website.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Talk Before Applying for That Medical
A story in Sport Aviation raised many questions from readers. The writer had been told that he had a disqualifying medical condition. He then went on to build an E-LSA that he could fly as a sport pilot using his driver's license as medical qualification. Many readers jumped to the conclusion that the writer had been denied a medical certificate. If that had been the case, he would not be eligible to fly as a sport pilot using his driver's license. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Tail Cone Takes Shape
With the tail cone panels drilled, and all but the top skin deburred, EAA's staff Zenith CH 750 project is truly starting to look like an airplane! Read more about our progress in the latest installment of the project blog.
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Meigs Group Commemorates Anniversary of Meigs Destruction
On Easter Sunday, dozens of people gathered at the site of Chicago's former lakefront airport Meigs Field on the 10th anniversary of its illegal overnight destruction ordered by former Mayor Richard M. Daley March 30-31, 2003. The group unfurled a large yellow ribbon in front of the old Meigs terminal building as four planes made several passes concluding with a missing man formation. Read more >>

Sun 'n Fun EAA Getting Ready for Sun 'n Fun
Tuesday marks opening day at the 39th annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, GA's weeklong spring break for pilots. EAA staff and volunteers are there now making final preparations at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, where EAA members will receive special discounted admission. Read more >>

Jack Pelton EAA Chairman Appointed to IMC Club Board
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton has been appointed to the IMC Club board of directors, the club announced this week, and will join the rest of the board when it meets next week at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. EAA Director Mike Goulian was also recently appointed to the IMC board. Read more >>

Lawsuit Dismissal Clears Path to Thorough Unleaded Fuel Research
This week's U.S. District Court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Friends of the Earth (FOE) environmental activist group should clear the way for continued thorough evaluations of unleaded alternatives to 100 low-lead aviation gasoline, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association. Those unleaded alternative fuels are intended to safely and economically meet the needs of the existing fleet of general aviation aircraft to the greatest extent possible. Read more >>

FCC Out of Bounds by Limiting/Banning 121.5 ELTs
EAA has strongly criticized the Federal Communications Commission for its latest attempt to curtail future use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), frankly telling the commission that it is infringing on aviation safety policy that rightly belongs to the FAA. Read more >>

CAFE Symposium Learn Latest on Electric Aircraft at CAFE Symposium
Limited space is available to attend the seventh annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium, which convenes April 26-27 at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California. Read more >>

Philipp Stute German Student Seizes Opportunity to Volunteer at EAA
The tight-knit EAA community helped bring 19-year-old Philipp Stute of Friedrichshafen, Germany, to the Kermit Weeks Flight Research Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to work on EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast as a maintenance volunteer. Read more >>

Evektor's Electric SportStar Evektor's Electric SportStar EPOS Makes First Flights
Czech aircraft manufacturer Evektor-Aerotechnik announced its electric-powered SportStar EPOS airplane flew for the first time on March 28 at the Kunovice airport in the Czech Republic. Evektor's factory pilot, Radek Sury, made two flights totaling about 30 minutes. Read more >>

Magazine Features EAA AirVenture Museum
EAA's world-class AirVenture Museum is featured in the current (March-April 2013) edition of Warbirds & Vintage Aircraft magazine. The five-page article, titled "Engage in the World of Flight at the EAA AirVenture Museum," can be read in the magazine's digital edition.
Industry News & Innovations
Stratolaunch Eyes Summer 2013 Milestones
Garmin Pilot App Update Includes Dynamic Maps With Track Up
Company Requests Return of Canceled Blimp From Military
Pilot Workshops Posts Free Non-Towered Airport Operations Videos
Tecnam Acquires Snap LSA Aerobat, SportairUSA Named U.S. Dealer
Lockwood to Explore Rotax 912iS at Sun 'n Fun Forum
Velocity Selects Superior Air Parts XP-320/XP-360 for V-Twin
EAA Store
EAA Store Out With the Old, in With the New!
Starting today, save 50% on retired B-17 shirts! Help us make room for the newly designed B-17G Aluminum Overcast T-shirts that arrived just in time for the 2013 B-17 tour. Sizes are limited and once they're gone, they're gone - so order today!

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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
April 18: Lecture Series - Flying the North Atlantic
Follow the trail of early aviators traversing the far North Atlantic air route. Jeff Skiles recounts his journey from Toronto to Switzerland in a rare Junkers JU-52 Tri-Motor, a German airliner from years gone by. For more information call 920-426-6823 or visit www.AirVentureMuseum.org.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
April 10: Surviving Inadvertent IMC (FAA Wings Credit) - Presenter: Eric Basile
April 17: How Your Next Medical Might be a Whole Lot Easier - Presenter: Dr. Greg Pinnell
April 24: All About the Sonerai: An Affordable Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Fred Keip
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Leaning Basics
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar April 2013: DH-82A Tiger Moth
Pilot Nicholas Caines, EAA 1027983, used a mounted camera to capture this photo of a DH-82A Tiger Moth inverted over Camden, New South Wales, Australia. 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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