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2013 e-Hotline May 9, 2013
Volume 13, Number 19
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Sonex Announces T-Flight, First In-House Transition Training Program
This week Sonex Aircraft LLC announced T-Flight, a new transition training program that will offer aircraft-specific familiarization training to Sonex builders and those who purchase used Sonex aircraft. The program is a first in the aircraft kit building industry. Read more >>

Sonnex Announces T-Flight

Download May Experimenter Today!
Read about how Ron Wright found the prototype Pazmany PL-4A - in a barn, of course - and restored it to flying condition. Other featured items include how Bill DeRouchey designed and built the panel for his RV-10, some basics about engine lubrication, and some tips about flying around wind turbines.
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Hints for Homebuilders - Differential Cylinder Compression Test

Timeless Voices - Robert Schneider, World War II B-17 bombardier
EAA May Experimenter

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AirVenture News
NOTAM Download Your 2013 AirVenture NOTAM Today
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is now available for download. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, July 26, through noon on Monday, August 5, outlines procedures for all aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as the aircraft that land and depart at nearby airports. Read more >>

Oshkosh Welcomes Aviation Innovators
Oshkosh is the home of aviation innovation, and this year EAA has established a new location to showcase new ideas, technologies, and products that advance aviation. Called the Innovations Pavilion, it will be located right in the middle of the show on Celebration Way. Aerospace innovators and entrepreneurs will display their designs and inventions in this gallery. Read more >>

Annual Member Meeting EAA Annual Member Meeting Moves to July 31
To allow more EAA members to attend their annual membership meeting at AirVenture, which is also our annual convention, EAA's annual meeting has been moved to Wednesday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m. at Theater in the Woods. The annual meeting had traditionally been held on Saturday morning at the fly-in. Read more >>

AirVenture Cup New Starting Line, More Classes for EAA AirVenture Cup
EAA AirVenture Cup Race officials announced a new starting point - Mount Vernon (Illinois) Airport (MVN) - for the 2013 AirVenture Cup Race, scheduled for Sunday, July 28. Also announced this week was the addition of several new aircraft classes to allow even more aviators to participate in this fun competition prior to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

WomenVenture WomenVenture and Women Soar 2013: Will You Be Here?
Attention women aviators and enthusiasts: WomenVenture at AirVenture will be held on Friday, August 2, including the annual Women in Aviation International Connect Breakfast, the traditional photo on Philips 66 Plaza, and new for 2013, the WomenVenture Power Lunch. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Hammered by the Closed Low Aloft
Most of us remember from ground school that air circulates clockwise around a high pressure center and counterclockwise around a low pressure center. The counterclockwise circulation around low pressure gets lots of attention every hurricane season when satellite and radar images show the wind racing around an intense low pressure center. But there is another low pressure system that is not all that common but makes the flying weather over a huge chunk of the country just plain miserable for days, and that is the closed low aloft.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Welcome Back Wings
This week we were able to get the wings back over to the main hangar, one on Saturday and the other on Wednesday. And a milestone of sorts: Jerry Paveglio, who earned his private ticket earlier this year, was awarded the honor of first to sit in the cabin.
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Terrafugia Terrafugia Developing Hybrid VTOL Flying Car
Terrafugia, whose Transition roadable airplane is still in development, announced plans for a four-place, VTOL, plug-in hybrid-electric flying car concept called the TF-X. Read more >>

EAA Lauds Bipartisan GA Bill to Boost Safety, Lower Costs
EAA applauds the bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would establish a date for FAA implementation of its Part 23 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations that would increase safety and cut aircraft certification costs. Read more >>

Youngest Solo Flight Two EAA Members Striving to Be Youngest Solo Circumnavigators
Over the next couple of months, two young EAA members hope to break the world record for the youngest person ever to make a solo flight around the world, and promote youth involvement in aviation in the process.

Virginia Festival of Flight Virginia Festival of Flight Endures Weather Challenges
The 16th Virginia Regional Festival of Flight did its level best last weekend to conduct the 2013 fly-in event despite unfavorable weather along the East Coast. Read more >>

Zulu Headset Young Eagles Pilot Wins Lightspeed Zulu Headset in First Quarterly Drawing
Young Eagles pilot Keith Painton, EAA 789930, of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, is the lucky first quarter winner of a Zulu headset from Lightspeed Aviation. Read more >>

EAA Air Academy Openings for EAA Air Academy Advanced/SportAir Camp
Do you know a young person with a budding interest in homebuilding? Then EAA's Air Academy Advanced/SportAir Camp is for them! This all-new aviation camp, held August 12-18, is designed to interest and challenge youth ages 16-19. Campers will learn basic composite building and fabric covering techniques using hands-on applications in the workshop. The class includes all materials, lodging, meals, and a completion certificate to proudly display. For more information and to apply, visit the EAA Air Academy website.
Industry News & Innovations
NASA Makes Steady Progress in Supersonic Flight
HondaJet Delayed to Late 2014
Solar Impulse Completes First Leg, Branson Becomes a Patron
Able Flight Honors New Pilots at Fantasy of Flight Event
Citation M2 Wing Mated to Fuselage
EAA Store
EAA Store Own a Piece of Aviation History
We have made history by reducing the Timeless Voices DVD from $12.99 to just $5.99! This compilation of personal histories featured in the EAA AirVenture Museum can now be previewed in the comfort of your own home. A perfect blend of historical footage and timeless interviews highlights stories of the past 110 years of powered flight. This special price is available until May 15 or while supplies last.

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EAA Forums
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Cygnet SF-2A First Flight
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
May 10-12: Hayward, CA
May 14-15: Ukiah, CA
May 17-19: Eugene, OR
May 21: Bend, OR
May 22-23: Everett, WA

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the 1st passenger airliner
May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27: Oshkosh, WI
May 24-27: Kalamazoo, MI
May 28-June 2: Cleveland, OH
May 30-June 2: Bolingbrook, IL

View tour details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

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 11-12: Waco, TX
June 1-2: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
June 29-30: Plymouth, MA
July 27-August 4: Oshkosh, WI
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 15: Making the Transition to Glass Panel - Presenter: Kirk Kleinholz
May 22: Rotax 912 Fuels and Carburetion - Presenter: Dean Vogel
May 29: Demystifying Weight and Balance - Presenter: Fred Keip
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Homebuilt Airworthiness Inspections
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar May 2013: Pacific Aerospace CT-4E trainers
Jonathan Apfelbaum, EAA Lifetime 222561, took this photo of two Pacific Aerospace CT-4E trainers, part of the Royal New Zealand Air Force's Red Checkers demonstration team. 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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