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2013 e-Hotline June 20, 2013
Volume 13, Number 25
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T O P   S T O R Y
Rare PV-2D Harpoon Set to Arrive in Oshkosh on July 28
One of the world's three remaining airworthy Lockheed PV-2 aircraft is coming to AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. It's the only PV-2D Harpoon variant left out of 35 built, rescued from demolition about three years ago by Vintage Aircraft and Stockton Field Aviation Museum in Stockton, California (SCK). Read more >>
Rare PV-2D Harpoon Set to Arrive in Oshkosh on July 28

Solar Impulse In-Flight Interview
EAA had an opportunity to interview Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Bertrand Piccard on Saturday, June 15, as he flew from an unscheduled weather-related stop in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. Listen as the pioneering aviator describes the Solar Impulse project, the current flight across America, flying qualities of the lumbering solar-powered aircraft, some nice comments about AirVenture Oshkosh, and more - including plans for an around-the-world flight tentatively scheduled for spring of 2015. Watch now >>
Solar Impulse In-Flight Interview

Hints for Homebuilders - Checking Propeller Blade Track

Timeless Voices - Doug Holt, B-17 pilot from World War II

This Isn't Over! Urge House Members to Protest ATC Fees at GA Events
Two weeks ago, EAA members and others sent more than 19,000 emails and letters went to U.S. Senate offices urging senators to sign a letter opposing FAA's effort to charge air traffic fees at aviation events, including AirVenture. This is costing events hundreds of thousands of dollars or forcing them to cancel. Now it's time to turn our attention to the House. Read more >>
AirVenture News
Homebuilers Headquarters Homebuilders Preview: Lots in Store for EAA's Core
With some old and some new, homebuilders' activities planned for AirVenture 2013 are sure to keep attendees busy, educated, and entertained (not to mention full!). Homebuilders Headquarters will be a one-stop-shop for members to purchase camping, wristbands, programs, etc., as well as the place to register aircraft for Homebuilts in Review. Read more >>

Final Air Show Lineup Final Air Show Lineup Announced
Largest lineup in Oshkosh history reflects new philosophy for 2013
This week EAA finalized the AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 daily and night air show performers rosters, signifying the largest number of individual and team performers in the convention's 61-year history. Read more >>

Return of Champions Register for 'Return of Champions' by July 12
EAA's Return of Champions celebration at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 continues to draw registrations - currently approaching 35 - and organizers are encouraging former champions wishing to participate to sign up by Friday, July 12. Read more >>

First WomenVenture Power Lunch Slated for August 2
Women will have the opportunity to empower themselves at the first WomenVenture Power Lunch, set for 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 2, at Theater in the Woods - immediately following the annual group photo on Phillips 66 Plaza. Read more >>

AirVenture Advance Purchase Discount Extended AirVenture Online Ticket Discount Extended
Save on advance purchases through June 30
Don't have your EAA AirVenture 2013 tickets yet? You have a few more days to get in on the savings as the advance ticket purchase discount has been extended through Sunday, June 30. Buy your admission in advance and save $5 on each weekly adult admission or $2 on each daily adult admission. For families traveling to Oshkosh this year, these savings can really stack up! Purchase tickets >>

Vic Tatelman Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Vic Tatelman
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, World War II and Korean War pilot Vic Tatelman. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Time to Privatize ATC?
Many pilots and aircraft owners are very upset about the FAA's new policy to charge EAA for controller expenses at Oshkosh. Virtually everyone who has commented notes that we already pay specific aviation taxes as well as income tax that goes into the government's general fund that should cover the cost. Nearly everyone who has commented negatively about the FAA policy of charging for ATC services mentions overall government waste and bloated budgets. So, I ask, is it time to privatize air traffic control? Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Engine Run and Wings On!
Many members will remember the little Cessna 150 that EAA used more than 20 years ago to develop the auto fuel STC. Well, with the EAA museum committee approval and support, as well as a big thumbs-up from our founder, Paul Poberezny, the EAA Zenith 750 project team was able to secure that very O-200 engine for the CH 750. Last week, the crew at the EAA Weeks Hangar ran the engine for the first time in 20 years, and it ran flawlessly! Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Why Are Federal Agents Stopping GA Pilots?
The general aviation community is still waiting for answers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the growing number of reports of law-abiding GA pilots being stopped and having their aircraft searched. EAA is supporting AOPA's efforts to find out more about these searches by armed federal agents. Read more >>

EAA/AOPA Third-Class Medical Exemption Request for Sport Pilot Data
EAA is asking any pilots currently flying under sport pilot rules - either certificated sport pilots or private pilots exercising sport pilot privileges - to take a brief survey to better document the amount of hours flown by this segment of the pilot population. Data will be used to support the EAA/AOPA third-class medical exemption request to the FAA, and will paint a clearer picture of how many pilots fly under these rules and for how many hours each year. No personally identifiable information will be collected.

Roscoe Morton EAA Mourns Passing of Roscoe Morton
Was 'the voice' of EAA air shows for 50 years
Roscoe Morton, EAA Lifetime 16753, who was "the voice" of EAA fly-in air shows for 50 years in both Rockford and Oshkosh, passed away Saturday, June 15, in Frostproof, Florida. He was 81. Read more >>

Paris Air Show Paris Air Show Opens, Runs Through June 23
By Marino Boric, EAA European Correspondent
The 50th Paris Air Show - Le Bourget 2013 - opened on Monday, June 17, and runs through Sunday. One of the most important aviation events in the world, Paris is often the stage for aircraft announcements from the industry's "big" names. Read more >>

IAC a Lightspeed Foundation Grant Finalist
The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) is one of 15 finalists for the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilot's Choice awards. Each year, the foundation recognizes a select group of deserving aviation nonprofit organizations nominated from members of the aviation community, and provides between $2,000 and $10,000 in grant money for the winning organizations' efforts. Foundation Grants will be announced and awarded in November each year. Grant winners are determined by the aviation community through online voting. Vote for the IAC >>

EAA's B-17 Signature Flight Supports EAA's B-17 Tour
As EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast continues its tour around the United States, Signature Flight Support is making the experience even more affordable and available by offering fuel discounts, crew accommodations, and parking fees for the airplane for a number of the stops. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
AeroVelo Awaits Confirmation on Winning the Sikorsky Prize
EADS Unveils Electric Twin at Paris
Annual Zenith Open Hangar Day Is Saturday
FAA to Allow Operation Migration Pilots to Fly S-LSA With Private Tickets
Reno Replaces Unlimited Class With Unlimited Warbird Racing Class
Diamond to Expand R&D Program at Embry-Riddle
EAA Store
EAA Store Official AirVenture 2013 Tee Now Available!
We have just received a customized T-shirt by famed artists Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin. This official event T-shirt, created for EAA's 60th anniversary and AirVenture 2013, is a 14-color, limited edition design featuring a variety of aircraft, 2013 event performers, and EAA's historic Pioneer Airport.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
This Isn't Over: Continue the Fight Against User Fees
Sonex 1579 First Flight
1929 Fleet Owned by Everett Dyer?
Look Out, Felix!
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
June 21-23: Norman, OK
June 25-26: Fayetteville, AR
June 28-30: Tulsa, OK

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 20-23: Yankton, SD
June 20-23: North Andover, MA
June 24-26: Mitchell, SD
June 24-26: Fitchburg, MA
June 27-30: Aberdeen, SD
June 27-30: Elmira, NY

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 26: Flying the U-2 Dragonlady - Presenter: Pat Halloran
July 3: Leaning: The Advanced Class - (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) Presenter: Mike Busch
July 10: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Features and Attractions - Presenter: Jim DiMatteo
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Chapter Chat: Growing Your Chapter
Weight, Balance, Engines, and the Reality Check
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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