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2013 e-Hotline May 30, 2013
Volume 13, Number 22
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T O P   S T O R Y
Lark Harkens: Reproduction of World's First Airliner Coming to Oshkosh
A reproduction of the airplane that flew the world's first scheduled airline service will be on prominent display in the Vintage area at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. The Benoist (pronounced BEN-wah) Type XIV is a biplane flying boat being recreated for the Duluth Aviation Institute in Hangar 10 at Duluth, Minnesota's Sky Harbor Airport. Read more >>
Lark Harkens: Reproduction of World's First Airliner Coming to Oshkosh

Epic BASE Jump off Everest
Why does one climb a mountain? To jump off! Watch as wing-suited Russian Valery Rozov flies off the north face of Mount Everest to mark the first BASE jump off the world's highest mountain -60 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit. Watch video >>

Hints for Homebuilders - Lycoming Engine Timing Marks

Timeless Voices - Cleon Thomton, P-47 pilot with 87 World War II combat missions
Epic BASE Jump off Everest

The digital edition of Sport Aviation Magazine is now available! Read it now >>
AirVenture News
North 40 Camping Early Arrival Group Camping in North 40 Now Available
Responding to requests from EAA members, the North 40 aircraft camping area will now accept groups camping together in a new "North Corral" in 2013. Read more >>

Disney's Planes Disney Planes Hero 'Dusty' to Appear in Oshkosh
An Air Tractor AT-301 that has been transformed into "Dusty" - the cropduster and hero of Disney's Planes animated feature movie - will appear at AirVenture 2013. Read more >>

Return of Champions Initial Response Encouraging for Return of Champions
Since first being announced last week, more than 15 former champions have signed up to participate in the Return of Champions celebration at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, including Nancy Pierce's 1973 Grand Champion homebuilt, a Butler Midget Mustang MM1. Read more >>

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!

Jetman Plenty of Chances to See Jetman Fly in Oshkosh
Here's one for the AirVenture checklist: Yves "Jetman" Rossy, the world's first jet-powered man who is making his first public United States flights at Oshkosh this year, will perform his awesome flying demonstrations on Tuesday, July 30; Thursday, August 1; Saturday, August 3; and Sunday, August 4. Don't miss your chance to see aviation history, only in Oshkosh!

Texas Flying Legends Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Don 'Mac' McKibben
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. Here is the second in our series of profiles of those veterans, P-47 and P-51 pilot Don "Mac" McKibben. Read more >>

AirVenture NOTAM Print Copies Now Available
Free printed copies of the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 NOTAM are now available for order by filling out a brief request form, or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322. Attendees can also download a copy.

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Nexrad Weather Radar Fakery
Our TV cable system has a channel that continuously shows the Nexrad weather radar while the audio is the drone of the NOAA weather broadcast. What is revealing about the TV cable Nexrad display is that it is a fake. Well, fake may be too strong of a word, but it is misleading. The fake part of the display is an antenna sweep line that rotates once about every 52 seconds. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Another Achievement: Main Gear Attached
EAA's Zenith 750 build team worked diligently - and late - at this week's session to get the main gear attached to the fuselage. Although the airplane is not yet resting on the main gear, this marks a significant accomplishment as the team works toward finishing the LSA, which will be used by members of the EAA Employee Flying Club.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

GA Rally Wisconsin Politicians Laud GA at GAMA Rally
EAA staff members joined elected officials and hundreds of GA industry workers Thursday morning at the Gulfstream Aerospace maintenance facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association hosted a GA jobs rally to get out the word on America's general aviation community. Read more >>

Doug Matthews in P-51D Doug Matthews Sets World Records in P-51D
Eight United States and world aviation records were broken and set by Palm Beach resident Douglas Matthews on May 23, flying his P-51D Mustang The Rebel. Matthews broke several long-standing aviation records for time-to-climb and ultimate altitude. Read more >>

Samantha Horne EAA Names Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarship Recipients
EAA is proud to announce the six recipients of its 2013 Gathering of Eagles flight training scholarships, led by Samantha Horne, of Kissimmee, Florida, who received $7,500 to pursue her dream of flight. Read more >>

EAA's International Young Eagles Day Is June 8
Thousands of young people will take to the sky on Saturday, June 8, as EAA volunteers continue an outstanding aviation tradition - International Young Eagles Day. The 20th annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, the largest, most successful youth aviation education program ever created. Since its founding in 1992, EAA's Young Eagles program has provided more than 1.7 million free flights to young people age 8-17 around the world through the efforts of 45,000 volunteer pilots and 50,000 ground volunteers. The program is a focal point within EAA's mission of growing participation in aviation. Visit the Young Eagles website >>

Chapter Video Magazine New Chapter Video Magazine Available on Saturday
A behind-the-scenes tour of Van's Aircraft, the world's most popular kit manufacturer, is the feature presentation of next month's EAA Chapter Video Magazine, which will be available for chapter leaders to download this Saturday, June 1. Other feature highlights for June include a closer look at what's coming to Oshkosh 2013, a volunteer spotlight of one of EAA's Ford Tri-Motor pilots, and Part 2 of our over-the-shoulder look at steel tube fuselage construction.
Industry News & Innovations
Sporty's to Give Away an RV-12 in 2014
SkyCraft Readies for Oshkosh With SD-1 Minisport Production Start
Online Pipistrel Academy to Aid Future Pilots Learning to Fly
Aspen Connected Panel Technology Integrates With Pilatus PC-12 NG
Russian Makes Record BASE Jump off Mt. Everest
EAA Store
EAA Store Must-Haves for Aviation Enthusiasts
Newly designed AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 T-shirts are arriving daily! Check out ShopEAA.com to see what's new and get all your favorites.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Advice for First-Time Camper?
PA-20 Landing Gear
Civilian Formations for Vets
MAP Ignition Curve?
Hangar Crawl
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
May 31-June 2: Ogden, UT
June 5-9: Denver, CO
May 11-12: Kearney, NE

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 28-June 2: Cleveland, OH
May 30-June 2: Bolingbrook, IL
June 3-5: Wintersville, OH
June 3-5: Elkhart, IN

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
June 5: Help! My Engine is Making Metal! - (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) Presenter: Mike Busch
June 11: Tips for Flying into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 - Presenter: Fred Stadler
June 12: MedXPress: Safely Negotiating the FAA Online Medical Application - Presenter: Dr. Greg Pinnell
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Demystifying Weight and Balance
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar June 2013: View from EAA's B17
Volunteer Bill Hooten, EAA 485194, used his iPhone to capture the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco from the top turret of EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast. 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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