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2013 e-Hotline June 6, 2013
Volume 13, Number 23
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T O P   S T O R Y
Bipartisan Support: Senators Tell FAA 'Stop' on OSH ATC Fees
Calling the FAA's move "completely unacceptable," a bipartisan group of 28 U.S. senators today delivered
a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, strongly urging the agency to reconsider its unilateral decision to assess fees for air traffic and other services at general aviation events, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Senators tell FAA 'stop' on OSH ATC fees

June Experimenter Now Available!
Learn all about the new Zenith CruZer and check out some of the cool new products we discovered at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. There's also a great hint for splicing a broken capstrip and a detailed discussion about using alternative engines.
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Hints for Homebuilders - Engine Timing with a Flower Pot

Timeless Voices - Stanley Richardson, World War II P-38 and P-51 pilot
June Experimenter Now Available

Buy your AirVenture 2013 tickets today and save!
AirVenture News
Warbirds in Review Warbirds in Review Shows Its Stripes in 2013
The ever-popular Warbirds in Review program launches into its 12th year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 with two daily presentations about well-known military aircraft and the people who flew them. Read more >>

Aeromart Aeromart Opens for Check-in, Business One Day Earlier
EAA's Aeromart at AirVenture will open a full day earlier than usual starting this year, as vendors can begin to check in their items at noon on Saturday, July 27. Aeromart will then be open for business on Monday opening day, July 29, through noon Saturday, August 3. Read more >>

Skip Stewart Skip Stewart to Receive 2013 Bill Barber Award
Aerobatic performer Skip Stewart, EAA 864349, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has been named recipient of the 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship by World Airshow News. Skip joins a growing list of honorees that reads like an air show hall of fame. Read more >>

New EAA Canada Area Created at AirVenture
AirVenture 2013 welcomes the addition of the Canadian Activities Area, adjacent to the International Visitors Tent, offering resources for those visitors traveling from Canada to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It will also serve as a place where non-Canadian members can learn more about what happens in the EAA world north of the border. Read more >>

Hurry - One Week Left for AirVenture Advance Purchase Discount!
There's still time to get in on the savings for The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Purchase by midnight CDT on June 15 and you'll save $2 on daily adult tickets and $5 weekly adult tickets. To make your advance purchase, visit the AirVenture website, where you can also get advance camping, parking, Ford Tri-Motor and B-17 rides, Premier Helicopter Tour, and exclusive AirVenture merchandise.

AirVenture Cup Sponsor Vertical Power Sponsoring the EAA AirVenture Cup Race
Vertical Power, a leading designer and producer of electronic circuit breakers for experimental and light-sport aircraft, was announced as a major sponsor of the 2013 EAA AirVenture Cup Race. Read more >>

Texas Flying Legends Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Col. Joe McPhail
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 third in our series of profiles of those veterans, F4F Wildcat and F4U Corsair pilot Col. Joe McPhail. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: How EAA's Rally Congress Works
I hope you used EAA's Rally Congress service to support senators who are asking the FAA not to levy nearly a half-million dollar fee on EAA to pay for Oshkosh controller expenses. By Thursday morning more than 11,000 people had used the service to send about 20,000 letters and e-mails to their senators supporting EAA. Does this kind of electronic communications matter? Is it as effective as an old-fashioned snail mail paper letter or phone call? Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: On Its Gear, Wrapping the Wings
A small crew made big progress Wednesday night during the EAA 750 project work session. One group was putting wheels and brakes together, another riveted the right wing top skins, while yet another mounted the fuselage onto the gear. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Van's RV-12 LSA Van's Delivers First Fly-Away RV-12 S-LSA
A new era has begun at Van's Aircraft on May 31 as the company announced delivery of its first factory-made RV-12 special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA). Read more >>

Participation Requested for Annual GA Activity Survey
The 35th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2012 is beginning this month. The survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use their aircraft. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day Share Your International Young Eagles Day Experiences!
This Saturday, June 8, is the 20th annual International Young Eagles Day, an event that provides thousands of young people ages 8-17 their first flights in general aviation aircraft. Dozens of EAA chapter rallies are scheduled throughout the country for the single most active day of the year for the Young Eagles program.

If your chapter is holding an event, we'd like to hear from you! Send pictures and reports of your event to the Young Eagles office in Oshkosh, or post information and pictures to the EAA Facebook page.

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
Inflatable Hangar Protects Solar Impulse at St. Louis Lambert
'Flawless' First Flight for Tecnam's Astore
New Saker S-1 Personal Jet Claims Mach .99
Dynon Now Shipping New Comm, Intercom, and SkyView Firmware 6.0
TSA Flips on Allowing Small Knives Aboard Airliners
EAA Store
EAA Store Show Your EAA AirVenture Pride!
Just in! ShopEAA.com has brand new AirVenture 2013 signs. These signs are proudly made in the USA, and would look great in any hangar, garage, office, family room, or bedroom. Shop now to guarantee you will get your AirVenture 2013 souvenirs!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
FAA Wants EAA to Pay
Bargaining With Vendors?
Taking Mom Flying
Spoilers Versus Ailerons
Guatemalan Volmer
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
June 5-9: Denver, CO
June 11-12: Kearney, NE
June 14-16: Lee's Summit, MO

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
June 6-9: Connellsville, PA
June 6-9: Greenwood, IN
June 10-12: Middletown, DE
June 10-12: Bethalto, 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 29-30: Plymouth, MA
August 17-18: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
August 24-25: Seattle, WA
September 14-15: Orlando, FL
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 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
June 18: Chapter Chat: Growing Your Chapter - Presenter: Trevor Janz, Bret Steffen
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Help! My Engine is Making Metal
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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