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2013 e-Hotline May 23, 2013
Volume 13, Number 21
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T O P   S T O R Y
World's Only Flying Waco 9 to Make
First Oshkosh Visit

It's been quite a while since a Waco 9 biplane has been to the annual EAA fly-in convention. In fact, Oshkosh has never seen one; it was Rockford 1962 when Marion McClure flew his 1926 model to that year's fly-in.
World's Only Flying Waco 9 to Make First Oshkosh Visit

One Hundred Flying Adventures
Ney Grant, EAA 1109656, put together this compilation video to mark 100 flying adventures over the past 15 years in the family Cessna 210. Grant will make a multimedia presentation of his adventures on August 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Forum Pavilion 9 at AirVenture.
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Hints for Homebuilders - Engine Mount Cotter Pin Installation

One Hundred Flying Adventures
Timeless Voices - Glenn Black, B-25 pilot severely wounded on his 56th combat mission

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AirVenture News
Honor Flight First Honor Flight for Vietnam Vets Set for AirVenture
Since 2009, Old Glory Honor Flight Inc. has operated 17 flights of World War II veterans from Northeastern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., memorials built in their honor. Three of those flights departed Wittman Regional Airport during EAA AirVenture, with the veterans returning to a heroes' welcome from AirVenture attendees. Read more >>

AirVenture Forums Bounty of Knowledge: Oshkosh Forums Schedule Posted
The schedule for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh forums, one of the most popular elements of the annual fly-in, is now posted and ready for attendees to build their own personal schedule at Oshkosh. Read more >>

David Born Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Maj. David Born
Along with an awesome collection of World War II aircraft, the Texas Flying Legends Museum will bring a number of WWII veterans to AirVenture in a C-53 transport. This week we start the first of a series of profiles of those veterans, P-51 pilot David Born. Read more >>

Return of Champions Return of Champions Celebrates the 'Best of the Best'
Each year aviators from around the world prepare their aircraft for judging at AirVenture, hoping that theirs will receive a coveted EAA Lindy award for being selected as the "best of the best." This year EAA is inviting all past champions to attend the Return of Champions. Read more >>

EAA Flipboard AirVenture 2013 Comes to Flipboard
EAA has created a Flipboard feed for AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, pulling content from several online sources to create a digital magazine viewable on tablets and smartphones. Read more >>

Need a Ride to AirVenture?
RideShare matches passengers, ride providers for AirVenture
Maximize your annual trek to EAA AirVenture by using RideShare, a free, online service that pairs people looking for transportation to Oshkosh with those who may have a spare seat available. Just hop onto the RideShare page, where you can view all the rides offered and all the rides requested. Or use the "Quick Search" buttons to focus your search, or search by state.

If you wish to post your information and have a ride to offer, or are looking for a ride, click the "Offer/Request a Ride" link to fill out a form with your information. Your personal information will not be shown on these pages. Instead, a link to contact you is provided. An e-mail will be sent to you from the interested party, and it is your option to reply or contact that party.

AirVenture Poster Spruce Up Your Walls: Download the AirVenture Poster!
Show off your Oshkosh pride and get amped for "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" by downloading and printing the official AirVenture 2013 poster! Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The Autopilot Problem
We have an autopilot problem and most of the blame for it belongs to the FAA. Last week FAA Administrator Michael Huerta acknowledged the autopilot issue, noted that autopilots can be a safety aid, and said the FAA would do something to solve the problem. The autopilot problem is that the FAA regulations have almost totally restricted an airplane owner's choice for installing an autopilot in a certified airplane.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH 750 BLOG: Main Gear Soon
Our Zenith 750 work crew had only one work session this week, but the build team was able to get more work done on the main gear channel with the expectation of installing the main gear very soon.
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It's Starting: GA Asked to Absorb FAA Budget Shortfalls
General aviation is wearing the target as the FAA looks for revenue, with the agency appearing to be readying a plan to add burdens on recreational aviators with increased costs for a variety of activities. This is occurring even after the Congress enacted legislation that enabled the FAA to fully fund air traffic services. Read more >>

International Learn to Fly Day EAA Staff Helps Celebrate International Learn to Fly Day
EAA staff members were at various locations throughout the Midwest last weekend as part of the annual International Learn to Fly Day festivities. EAA members invited local residents to discover more about flying, including through EAA Eagle Flight experiences in their own areas.

STOL Competition EAAer Wins Valdez STOL Competition
Congratulations to Frank Knapp, EAA 1111767, of Palmer, Alaska, winner of the Alternate Bush Class (Experimental) in the 2013 STOL competition at the annual Valdez May Day Fly-In and Air Show in Alaska. Read more >>

Still Time to Apply for EAA/Ninety-Nines Flight Training Scholarship
What's your price for flight? For some deserving young women between the ages of 16 and 20, it could be nothing, as EAA and the Ninety-Nines continue to accept applications for the Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship, which can cover training costs through the first solo flight. Read more >>

Company to Produce, Distribute Premium Autofuel for GA
EAA welcomes this week's announcement from Arizona-based Airworthy AutoGas LLC that beginning this fall the company plans to produce and distribute Airworthy AutoGas, an ethanol-free, 93 octane, premium unleaded automotive gasoline (roughly equivalent to 87 octane avgas). Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Cessna Announces First Production Flight of Turbo Skylane JT-A
HondaJet No. 5 in the Air
Sporty's Ninth Annual Fly-In Draws 100 Aircraft
Solar Impulse Sets Record in Phoenix-Dallas Flight
Pilatus Announced New PC-24 Twin Jet
Airworthy AutoGas to Produce, Distribute Premium Gasoline This Fall
Bill Honoring WWII CAP Vets Easily Clears Senate
Deadline Nears for NCASE Strickler, Crown Circle Award Nominations
EAA Store
EAA Store Look What Just Blew In!
Don't wait until AirVenture to load up on your souvenirs! Get the popular souvenir mini-windsock for 2013 at ShopEAA.com. Great AirVenture merchandise is arriving daily.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
History of the Phrase 'Fly-In'?
90 Percent Done, 50 Percent to Go
FAA Wants EAA to Pay
Real-Life Rosie to Take B-17 Ride
Hush-a-Com Intercom Schematics?
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
May 24-27: Seattle, WA
May 28-29: Nampa, ID
May 31-June 2: Ogden, UT
June 5-9: Denver, CO

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 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:
June 1-2: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
June 29-30: Plymouth, MA
August 17-18: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
August 24-25: Seattle, WA
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 29: Demystifying Weight and Balance - Presenter: Fred Keip
June 5: Help! My Engine is Making Metal! - (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) Presenter: Mike Busch
May 22: Tips for Flying into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 - Presenter: Fred Stadler
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Rotax 912 Fuels and Carburetion
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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