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2013 e-Hotline June 27, 2013
Volume 13, Number 26
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T O P   S T O R Y
Space Night, 'Jetman,' Military Heroes Highlight Theater in the Woods Lineup
Canadian astronaut who became YouTube sensation this year among presenters
Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who became a YouTube sensation earlier this year with his "Space Oddity" music video from the International Space Station, will be among the "Space Night" presenters on Tuesday evening, July 30, during the evening programs at EAA AirVenture 2013. Read more >>
Space Night, 'Jetman,' Military Heroes Highlight Theater in the Woods Lineup

July Sport Aviation Digital Edition
The July 2013 digital edition of EAA Sport Aviation magazine is now available, beginning with the story behind James Redmond's sleek Berkut. Also read about CAF's SB2C Helldiver, a profile on Steve Taylor, EAA's "magic man" for preparing the Oshkosh convention grounds, and an extended description about how your organization operates. Read Now >>

Hints for Homebuilders - Servicing a Gascolator

Timeless Voices - Brien Seeley, President of the CAFE Foundation
July Sport Aviation

The 50th annual Reno Air Races. September 11-15, 2013. Click for Tickets.
AirVenture News
AirVenture Advance Purchase Discount Ending AirVenture Ticket Online Discount Ends Sunday
If you haven't taken advantage of the extended advanced purchase discount for EAA AirVenture 2013 tickets, you have until this Sunday, June 30, to do so. Purchase your tickets by June 30 and save $5 off each weekly adult admission or $2 off each daily adult admission. If you plan on bringing your whole family to Oshkosh this year, this discount could really add up and save you some money.

After the discount ends on June 30, advance tickets may still be purchased online. But why wait?
Get your tickets today >>

Camp Scholler Camp Scholler Opens Friday!
Early AirVenture arrivers are expected to be lined up and ready to stake their claim Friday morning as registration for Camp Scholler opens for EAA AirVenture 2013 - just over a month before opening day.

AirVenture Cup Deadline for AirVenture Cup Race Fast Approaching
This year's entry deadline for the July 28 AirVenture Cup Race is July 1, so pilots who wish to take part are urged to register today. Read more >>

Women Soar Limited Space in Women Soar You Soar Program
EAA's annual Women Soar You Soar program, scheduled August 1-4 during AirVenture, has limited openings for high school aged young women seeking to discover the possibilities of a rewarding career in aviation. This unique program focuses on career exploration, discovery, inspiration, and fun. Presenters are women from a variety of aviation and aerospace fields, serving as mentors to the young program participants. The deadline to register is fast approaching, so visit the Women Soar You Soar informational page and sign up today!

Ninety-Nines Flight-Training-to-Solo Scholarship Seeks Applicants
EAA and the Ninety-Nines are still accepting applications through Monday, July 1, for the Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship. This incredible opportunity pays flight training costs for a woman between the ages of 16 and 20 through her first solo flight. Young women are encouraged to apply for the scholarship, established in honor of Karen Johnson, Ventura County, California Ninety-Nines member who was killed in a plane crash in January 2013. Visit EAA's scholarships page to complete the application.

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

AirVenture Runway 5k Discount Deadline is Sunday
Register no later than Sunday, June 30, for EAA's Runway 5K, scheduled for Saturday, August 3, during AirVenture, and take advantage of the registration discount! After June 30 pricing for the general public goes up from $35 to $43 for adults, and from $17 to $22 for students ages 6-18. For AirVenture attendees, the pricing goes from $25 to $28 for adults and $15 to $18 for students. Children under 5 receive free registration. Each participant receives free Saturday admission to AirVenture, including the Rockwell Collins Night Air Show, a special event T-shirt, and complimentary post-race snacks and water. The race features a new route this year. Register today >>

Bill Tiger Lyons Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Bill 'Tiger' Lyons
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 sixth in our series of profiles of those veterans, P-51 pilot Bill "Tiger" Lyons. Read more >>

ERAU to Host Seventh Annual Luncheon at AirVenture
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host its seventh annual Lunch With Embry-Riddle during AirVenture on Friday, August 2, for those interested in pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Participants will dine with university administrators and students, and hear presentations on 21st-century aviation opportunities. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. on August 2, followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Founders' Wing inside EAA AirVenture Museum. Register and learn more >>

Aircraft Spruce Offers AirVenture Pre-order/Pickup Option
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is offering a new means of delivering products to its consumers who plan to attend AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Customers can preorder gear for pickup in Oshkosh during AirVenture with no freight or shipping costs. All orders must be placed by noon EDT on July 23 in order to be eligible for pickup at the Aircraft Spruce booth (Hangar A, 1022-1029) throughout the week.

Order via phone at 877-477-7823, fax at 800-329-3020, or online. Use the shipping option "Pickup at Oshkosh 2013, Hangar A, Booth 1022-1029." Due to limited space on the truck, this is a first-come, first-served availability, so please place order as soon as possible. Certain items, like large pieces of wood and metal, may not be available for the OSH pickup option.

GreenWing International GreenWing International to Manufacture Yuneec e340, Plans Oshkosh Visit
GreenWing International (GWI) has announced it will produce China-based Yuneec International electric aircraft, the eSpyder and e430. GWI plans to bring several examples of the eSpyder at Oshkosh for static display and flying demonstrations. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Composite Mode Radar Scare
The mission was a short one. Fly across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee to my home base at Muskegon on the Michigan shore. The trip is less than 70 miles. But looking at the Nexrad radar picture before takeoff made that short flight look like it would be a big challenge.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Sporty's Pilot Shop 20,000 Young Eagles Take Sporty's Learn to Fly Course
The EAA Young Eagles Program and Sporty's have reached a new milestone in their joint efforts to advance aviation as 20,000 Young Eagles have now enrolled in the Sporty's Online Learn to Fly Course.

Havilland Mosquito One of World's Largest Warbird Collections For Sale
The owner of a popular warbird museum in Virginia Beach is selling off his vintage World War I and World War II aircraft and replicas - numbering more than 100 airplanes. Read more >>

Willow Run Bomber Plant Groups Focused on Saving Willow Run Bomber Plant
Yankee Air Museum, of Van Buren, Michigan, and the Michigan Aerospace Foundation are leading an effort to save and preserve a small, but important piece of the Willow Run B-24 bomber plant that's scheduled for demolition. Read more >>

EAA, AOPA Fix FAA's Outdated PTS Language
EAA's quick action helped to ensure that light-sport aircraft (LSA) can continue to be used for private pilot check rides. The issue was a classic case of the rules not keeping up with the times. Read more >>

Cirrus Aircraft Cirrus Aircraft Expands Facility for Vision Jet Production
Cirrus Aircraft is expanding its Grand Forks facility to accommodate production of the Vision SF50 Jet. Modifications began in May, and an autoclave, used to manufacture large, composite parts like the jet's carbon fiber main spar, was to be delivered this week. Read more >>

HondaJet - Fly Higher, Faster, Quieter. Learn more.
Industry News & Innovations
Belite Offers Versatile Universal LED Fuel Gauge
Chip Yates Plans All-Electric TransAtlantic Flight
Help NASA Find Threatening Asteroids In 'Grand Challenge'
FAA Releases NextGen Implementation Plan
Delta Acquires 49 Percent of Virgin Atlantic
EAA Store
EAA Store Brighten Up Your Summer Style
We're having fun in the sun with our new EAA-branded sunglasses. They provide 100 percent UV protection and look great whether you are sitting in the cockpit or poolside.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
June 28-30: Tulsa, OK
July 2-3: St Louis Downtown, MO
July 5-7: St Louis Spirit, 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 27-30: Aberdeen, SD
June 27-30: Elmira, NY
July 1-3: Erie, PA
July 1-3: Bemidji, MN
July 4-10: Port Clinton, OH
July 4-7: Brainerd, MN

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
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
July 17: AOA: Why all the Confusion? (FAA Wings Credit) - Presenter: Elbie Mendenhall
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Flying The U-2 Dragon Lady
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar July 2013: Red Bull Helicopter
EAA photographer DeKevin Thornton, EAA 312254, captured this picture of Chuck Aaron putting the Red Bull helicopter through its paces during AirVenture 2012. 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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