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2013 e-Hotline June 13, 2013
Volume 13, Number 24
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T O P   S T O R Y
No Good Options in FAA ATC Demands
AirVenture's importance to GA overriding factor
Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 fly-in, which begins on July 29. Read more >>

More Coverage: Editorials Slam FAA for Assessing ATC Fees at Oshkosh
No Good Options in FAA ATC Demands

Oshkosh Reel 2012
Here's some exciting footage to get your AirVenture juices flowing - Mike Shore and Ryan Light's production showing footage of aerobatic pilots Mike Goulian, Sean D. Tucker, Matt Chapman, Rob Holland, Jeff Boerboon, and David Martin doing their thing over EAA AirVenture last year. Read Now >>

Hints for Homebuilders - Using Magneto Synchronizer

Timeless Voices - James Manning, B-17 pilot during World War II
Oshkosh Reel 2012

Emergency Landing! Ensure Your Call for Help is Heard. Choose Integra ELT
AirVenture News
Janet the Gannet World's Only Flying Fairey Gannet T5 Coming
AirVenture attendees this year will have the opportunity to see the world's only flying example of a Fairey Gannet T5, a Cold War-era Royal Navy aircraft originally designed for anti-submarine operations. Read more >>

PBY Catalina AirVenture 2013 Welcomes a Well-Traveled PBY Catalina
When Jim Slattery, EAA Lifetime Member 1021734/Warbirds 594956, acquired his Consolidated PBY5A Catalina from two Americans in South Africa in 2010, he didn't expect it would take until 2013 to get her back to the United Sates. But after a six-year restoration, Slattery's PBY N427CV touched down in El Cajon, California, on January 15, 2013, and is slated to fly to Oshkosh next month to participate in AirVenture. Read more >>

Education & Interactive Zone Education & Interactive Zone, College Park Set to Debut
AirVenture will offer a number of new activities and displays this year, including the Education & Interactive Zone (EIZ) which also contains the EAA College Park presented by American Airlines - an area designated for companies and colleges to network with young people and display what they have to offer to potential employees and students. Read more >>

Iconic Planes Help Determine the Plane That Says 'Oshkosh'
We recently asked our online community to help us come up with a list of iconic aircraft - the ones that they think of immediately when they think "Oshkosh." Whether it's a field full of RVs, the P-51s and friends in the Mustang Corral, Cessna 195s camping together, powered parachutes flying over the farm in the evenings, or heavy iron like the C-5 Galaxy or the Concorde, we wanted to know, and we weren't disappointed! Now it's up to you to help us narrow it down a little bit. Please take this short, one-question survey and tell us which aircraft you think of when you think "Oshkosh."

Recovered Wildcat See Recovered Wildcat on Display at Oshkosh
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc. is preparing to transport a World War II FM-2 Wildcat fighter recently recovered from Lake Michigan on December 7, 2012, to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

View Archive of 'Flying Into AirVenture' Webinar
Whether this will be your 30th time flying into AirVenture or your first, Oshkosh-bound pilots are encouraged to view the webinar held earlier this week, Tips for Flying Into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, hosted by with AirVenture Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Chairman Fred Stadler. Read more >>

History Channel Cooking Out Cooking Out With the History Channel
The History Channel will bring its Ultimate Smoker and Grill to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 as part of its 13-city Cross-Country Cookout summer promotion. Read more >>

Ride in the B-29 during Oshkosh Tue/Wed/Thur- July 30-Aug 1

AirVenture Advance Purchase Discount Ending AirVenture Advance Purchase Discount Ends Saturday!
Time is running out to save on admission to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Purchase by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 15, and you'll save $2 on daily adult tickets and $5 on weekly adult tickets. To make your advance purchase, visit the AirVenture website, where you can also purchase advance camping, parking, Ford Tri-Motor and B-17 rides, a Premier Helicopter Tour, and exclusive AirVenture merchandise.

Sign Up for AirVenture Text Alerts
AirVenture 2013 attendees can stay up-to-date on daily highlights, including aircraft arrivals and air show lineups, as well as potential severe weather updates by subscribing to receive text messaging alerts on their mobile device. Read more >>

Patty Wagstaff Patty Wagstaff to Address Educators at Teachers Day
Three-time national aerobatic champion and Aerospace Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff will speak at Teachers Day on Tuesday, July 30, during AirVenture. Teachers Day is sponsored by Build A Plane, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and EAA. Read more >>

Calling All Attorneys: Continuing Legal Education Returns for AirVenture 2013
EAA and AOPA are pleased to present "Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys: Applying the Pilot's Bill of Rights to FAA Enforcement Cases" on Friday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. during EAA AirVenture 2013. The seminar is hosted by the EAA Legal Advisory Council, along with John and Kathy Yodice on behalf of the AOPA Legal Services Plan. Read more >>

Merton Hansen Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Merton Hansen
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 fourth in our series of profiles of those veterans, Navy observation pilot Merton Hansen. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Disney's Planes Movie - A Realistic Fake
The airplanes in Disney's Planes movie that will be previewed on the big screen at Oshkosh on Friday, August 2, are animations. That means, of course, the airplanes in the movie aren't real. The airplanes have mouths and eyes, and they talk, something I haven't encountered yet in real airplanes. But in an important way Disney's Planes airplanes actually fly, which is a welcome change from the way aircraft of all sorts are typically shown in feature films these days. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Larry Durst Oregon Pilot Flies His 5,000th Young Eagle
Larry Durst, EAA Lifetime 38651, of EAA Chapter 495 in Roseburg, Oregon, achieved something Friday that only one other pilot had done before: flying 5,000 kids in the EAA Young Eagles program. Read more >>

GA Avgas Coalition Praises FAA's Fuels Announcement
Agency solicits candidate fuels in search of an unleaded avgas
The General Aviation Avgas Coalition praised the FAA's announcement today to formally request sample unleaded fuels for testing as possible replacements to the 100 low-lead (100LL) aviation gasoline (avgas) that GA aircraft use today. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day International Young Eagles Day Marks 20th Year
How do you create a lot of smiling children? Take them up on an airplane, and that's what happened all over the country last Saturday as the 20th annual International Young Eagles Day brought thousands of people to airports, including Wittman Regional in Oshkosh. Dozens of kids and their parents turned out for EAA's Young Eagles Rally, organized by EAA's Young Eagles office staff members. EAA staff pilots flew a total of 59 Young Eagles Saturday morning, adding to the 1.7 million overall total young people ages 8-17 flown by the program since its inception in 1992. View the gallery >>

Give Wings Fulfills Dreams of Flight
People working together, sharing their passion, and fulfilling dreams of flight - these things have been at EAA's core for generations. Now you can ensure tomorrow's aviation dreams become reality by donating to the EAA Give Wings initiative. Aspiring aviators benefit from donations made by EAA members and friends to sustain programs that educate, train, inspire, and engage our vibrant aviation community. Make an impact today and inspire tomorrow's aviators. Your donation at any level makes a difference.

Aviation in Germany Great Success at Inaugural Day of Aviation in Germany
More than 200,000 visitors attended the first "Tag der Luftfahrt 2013" (Day of Aviation) held at airports across Germany on Sunday. More than 20 German international airports participated in the inaugural event, according to the Federation of the German aviation industry (BDL) which organized it. Read more >>

Great Lakes Biplane Waco Presents First Great Lakes Production Biplane
Waco Classic Aircraft Corporation, of Battle Creek, Michigan, unveiled its first conforming new production Great Lakes 2T-1A-2, and customer deliveries are expected to start within 90 days. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Man Claims Earhart Group Withheld Discovery of Wreck in 2010
Quicksilver Aeronautics Joins with IDENT to Produce Surveillance Aircraft
Dornier Do-17 Raised From English Channel
Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Claims World Helo Speed Record
Czech Firms Demo Bicycle Helicopter
Turn Flights Into Art With Sporty's Custom Flight Track Map
EAA Store
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Preorder your Air Venture 2013 DVD on ShopEAA.com and get free shipping (U.S. only). For our international customers, shipping on preorders is just $3 and pay only $1 for each additional DVD.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Pilots-n-Paws: Help Needed This Weekend
Check out the BodyCopter
Can You ID This Fuselage?
Candy Drop
Planning to Divert
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
June 14-16: Lee's Summit, MO
June 21-23: Norman, OK
June 25-26: Fayetteville, AR

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 13-16: Long Island, NY
June 13-16: Quincy, IL
June 17-19: Danbury, CT
June 20-23: Yankton, SD
June 20-23: North Andover, MA

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 18: Chapter Chat: Growing Your Chapter - Presenter: Trevor Janz, Bret Steffen
June 19: Weight, Balance, Engines, and the Reality Check - Presenter: Jeremy Monnett
June 26: Flying the U-2 Dragonlady - Presenter: Pat Halloran
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Tips For Flying Into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013
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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