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2013 e-Hotline April 25, 2013
Volume 13, Number 17
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T O P   S T O R Y
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Aluminum Overcast RC Model's Flight
Last Saturday a 1:5.6-scale RC aircraft modeled after EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast flew for the first time at Falcon Wings MFC, St. Margarethen, Austria. Hartwig Flamm, EAA 398992 sent us this video. The airplane, built and flown by Peter "Peda" Pfeffer, flew fine despite losing the No. 3 engine (visible starting at 2:42). It was able to fly and land safely. The real deal - EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast - launches its 2013 tour season this weekend in Torrance, California. Watch video >>

Aluminum Overcast RC Model's Flight
Hints for Homebuilders - Cutting Holes in Your Instrument Panel

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AirVenture News
EAA, GAMA, Build A Plane Sponsor Annual Teachers Day
The annual Teachers Day at EAA AirVenture will be held on Tuesday, July 30, sponsored by Build A Plane, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and EAA. Teachers Day exposes educators to a variety of programs and curricula that allow them to put aviation in classrooms - from middle school through high school. Read more >>

CAF Rise Above CAF Red Tail Squadron Rise Above Exhibit Returns
The Commemorative Air Force's Rise Above traveling exhibit returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, honoring America's first African-American fighter pilots during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen. This year the exhibit will relocate to Scotts Warbirds Alley. Read more >>
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The Hardest Part of Flying
Nonpilots often ask us what the hardest part of flying is. I think most pilots reply that it is landing. But I believe airspeed control and management is the most difficult and also the most fundamental piloting skill. Airspeed affects everything we do when flying. For example, landing is a challenging maneuver. But it is also a phase of flight that demands the most precise airspeed management.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Back to the Wings
With the firewall completed and mounted last Saturday, EAA's project team was able to refocus its efforts on deburring the wings and the cabin area during Wednesday's session. Another good-sized turnout allowed us to achieve significant progress in both work areas.
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Deborah Hersman NTSB Chair: Kudos to EAA on Homebuilt Safety
National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman today specifically recognized EAA for its efforts to improve aviation safety and exceeding recommendations in regards to amateur-built aircraft safety. Read more >>

AERO Innovation on Display at AERO Through Saturday
The 21st AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe's largest light aviation and GA air show, opened in Germany on Wednesday and runs through Saturday. About 30,000 aviation enthusiasts are expected to attend this year and see AERO's wide variety of flying machines on display. Read more >>

Saluting our Volunteers Saluting Our Volunteers: It's National Volunteer Week
This week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week, and EAA would like to give special recognition to EAA volunteers on all levels of the organization for the tremendous contributions they provide to EAA's viability and success. Read more >>

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10,000th Young Eagle EAA Chapter 242 Flies 10,000th Young Eagle
EAA Chapter 242 of Columbia, South Carolina, marked its 10,000th Young Eagle flown on April 13 at Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Airport (CUB). The lucky Young Eagle, Luke Williams, flew with chapter member Tom Roberts, EAA 697606, in his homebuilt RV-7A. Read more >>

Changes to FAA Airman Testing Standards Proposed
The Federal Aviation Administration announced recommendations of the Airman Training Standards and Testing ARAC (Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee) on Wednesday, outlining a series of major changes to the aeronautical knowledge exam (commonly called "the written") as well as the practical test standards used in certifying private and instrument pilots. The ARAC, which comprises several flight instruction associations, instructors, and test prep companies, will review public comments and issue its final recommendation to the FAA. Read more >>

Two Students Earn EAA/DAHER-SOCATA Scholarships
Kalena Glover, of Prescott, Arizona, and William McAleer, of Birmingham, Alabama, will receive the internships of a lifetime, as they have been named recipients of this year's EAA/DAHER-SOCATA International Scholarships. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day June 8 Marks 20th Annual International Young Eagles Day
Thousands of young people will take to the sky in GA aircraft on Saturday, June 8, as EAA volunteers continue a 20-year aviation tradition - International Young Eagles Day. The annual event brings together kids and pilots through the EAA Young Eagles program, the largest, most successful youth aviation education program ever created. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day EAA, Cessna Team Again for Discovery Flight Challenge
Cessna and EAA will again join forces to promote youth flying with the Discovery Flying Challenge. Eight lucky graduates from university aviation programs will get an opportunity to fly a Skycatcher around the country and spread the word about aviation. The eight planes will meet up in July at AirVenture Oshkosh.

Cessna is still taking applications. To review the requirements and apply visit the Textron College Jobs website, click on Find a Job, then Advanced Search. Select Cessna Aircraft as the Recruiting Company, then click on Search for Jobs.
Industry News & Innovations
Sporty's Prepares for Annual Fly-In May 18
The Aviators Adds Rob Reider's 'Tips of the Week'
Redbird Simulators Certified in Europe
Jeppesen's Mobile Flitedeck Simplifies Private Pilot Flying Experience
Lycoming Announces UL 91 Unleaded Avgas Approvals
Breitling Announces World's First PLB Watch
EAA Store
EAA Store Making Room for New Merchandise
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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
This Is a Ramp Check!
Japanese Rib-Stitching Technique?
Tax on Private Sale?
Two-cycle Engine Repair in Texas?
Pushing Down on the Elevator?
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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:
May 4-5: High River, Canada
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.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
May 1: AOG (Aircraft on Ground): When Your Airplane Breaks Away From Home (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
May 8: Homebuilt Airworthiness Inspections - Presenter: Joe Gauthier
May 15: Making the Transition to Glass Panel - Presenter: Kirk Kleinholz
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
All About the Sonerai: An Affordable Homebuilt Aircraft
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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