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2013 e-Hotline July 3, 2013
Volume 13, Number 27
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Driven to Fly at Oshkosh! Terrafugia Transition to Fly at AirVenture 2013
Innovative light-sport roadable aircraft to fly just prior to July 31 night air show
The dream of travelers for more than a century - the innovative combination of a vehicle capable of being flown or driven - will be showcased at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, as the Terrafugia Transition will take to the sky on July 31. Read more >>

SAVINGS EXTENDED! Because of this late-breaking announcement, we've extended your opportunity to
save on AirVenture admission through tonight (July 3)!
Driven to Fly at Oshkosh! Terrafugia Transition to Fly at AirVenture 2013

Timeless Voices: Paul H. Poberezny
This week we launch a very special series of Timeless Voices interviews featuring EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny. These interviews, conducted in 2011, cover his entire life, beginning with our first segment on his early childhood, learning to fly, and aerial adventures prior to the outbreak of World War II. Other segments will focus on his military years, meeting and marrying Audrey, family life, and of course, founding and growing the Experimental Aircraft Association - 60 years ago this year. Watch video >>

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Timeless Voices: Paul Poberezny

AirVenture News
EAA Petitions Federal Court on FAA ATC Charges
EAA today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago,
asking the court to review and provide relief from payments demanded by the Federal Aviation Administration in relation to air traffic control services at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read more >>

Ford Mustang Ford Creates Thunderbirds Mustang for Young Eagles
Young people dreaming of flight will benefit from the work of Ford Motor Company's engineering and design teams, who have produced a unique U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Ford Mustang GT. This car will be donated by Ford to be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, August 1, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

Vintage Rarities, Round Engines Set Stage for Week in Vintage
The Vintage Aircraft Association is gearing up for a week for the ages at AirVenture with a plethora of rare aircraft, anchored by the Round Engine Rodeo airplanes that, according to organizers, is approaching 50 confirmed airplanes and could reach upward of 75. Read more >>

Quad City Quad City Challenger Marking 30th Anniversary in 2013
Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp., makers of the Challenger series of ultralights, homebuilt light aircraft, and LSA kit aircraft, celebrates its 30th anniversary of making light aircraft this year and EAA is asking all Challenger owners to fly into Oshkosh for AirVenture 2013 to help celebrate. Read more >>

Camp Scholler Early Birds Arrive at Camp Scholler
One of the most visible signs that EAA AirVenture 2013 is just around the corner is the arrival of the "early bird" campers: enthused members who travel from far and wide to ensure they get their favorite campsites.

Waco EQC-6 Another Pemberton Gem Heading for Oshkosh
See 1936 Waco EQC-6 in Vintage area
Addison Pemberton, owner of Pemberton & Sons Aviation based at Felts Field in Spokane, Washington, has restored and rebuilt more than 16 vintage airplanes. Perhaps the most noteworthy was the 1928 Boeing 40C reproduction that was completed in 2007 and flew away with the Gold Lindy at Oshkosh in 2008. Read more >>

Cessna Discover Flying Challenge Cessna Discover Flying Challenge Pilot Lands at EAA
EAA welcomed Ryan Todd, a pilot intern for Cessna's Discover Flying Challenge, to Oshkosh this week to hear more about the program and show him around the AirVenture grounds, where he and his fellow interns will work out of Cessna's exhibit during the show. Read more >>

Welcome Center EAA Welcome Center: The Heartbeat of AirVenture
The EAA Welcome Center at AirVenture offers members a chance to network and interact with fellow aviation enthusiasts worldwide, but is also the number one resource for all attendees of The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Read more >>

AirVenture 2013 Tickets Discount Extended: save until 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 3rd!

Lark of Duluth Lark of Duluth Replica Receives Airworthiness Certificate
On the 100th anniversary of the original's first flight, the Benoist (pronounced BEN-wah) Type XIV replica Lark of Duluth flying boat was certified airworthy by the FAA in Duluth, Minnesota, clearing the way for its participation at Duluth's Lark O' the Lake Festival on July 12-14, 2013 and at EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

Bid Online July 11-21 in AirVenture Online Auction
AirVenture is just around the corner and now is the time to shop, bid, and win in our online auction! Choose from several items available at AirVenture 2013, including a B-17 flight for you and nine of your friends, a B-17 type rating, a VIP experience for four in the Aviators Club and Flightline Pavilion, and the ability to "ride in style" on a golf cart. Proceeds from the auction directly support EAA programs. You can view a list of several upcoming auction items, then get ready to start bidding on Thursday, July 11 - see next week's e-Hotline for further details. The online auction runs through July 21, 2013.

Herb Stachler Texas Flying Legends Heroes: Herb Stachler
Along with a 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 seventh in our series of profiles of those veterans, P-47 pilot Capt. Herb Stachler, U.S. Army Air Corps. Read more >>

Women Soar Women of Flight Highlight Women Soar You Soar
Space is still available for high school-aged girls to apply for EAA's Women Soar You Soar program that will introduce 100 girls to 35 women August 1-4 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Debby Rihn-Harvey, a three-time U.S. Overall Aerobatic Champion and 14-time U.S. Women's National Champion, is the 2013 Women Soar You Soar chairperson. Read more >>

National GA Awards to Be Presented August 1 in FAA Safety Center
This year's National General Aviation Awards presentations during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will feature a new venue as the awards will be presented at AirVenture's FAA Safety Center beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 1. Plans are also being made to broadcast the event live on FAASTeamTV.

Anonymous Donor Doubles Karen Johnson Scholarship Award
The Karen Johnson Scholarship provides funds to two aspiring female aviators between the ages of 16 and 20 to help pay for flight training up to their first solo flight. The first prize of $3,000 has been matched by an anonymous donor and the first prize recipient will now be awarded $6,000 to help fulfill her dream of flight. The scholarships will be awarded by the Ventura County Ninety-Nines and EAA on Friday, August 2, during the WomenVenture Power Lunch at the Theater in the Woods. The application deadline for this scholarship has been extended to July 15, so share this information with any young women you know who dream of flight! View complete list of EAA scholarships >>

Glasair Sportsmans Student-Built Glasair Sportsmans Coming to Oshkosh
Two groups of high school students from Michigan and Minnesota successfully completed their respective projects of completing the production of a Glasair Sportsman as part of the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the Glasair factory in Arlington, Washington. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Me and the Statue
I landed a job writing for a big New York City-based aviation magazine in the 1970s. I had grown up and learned to fly in the Cleveland area, so I wasn't exactly a small-town boy, but New York was still a new experience in almost every way. I was flying with a much more experienced pilot returning home from one event or another. The chance to fly with experienced pilots instead of being tossed into the system on my own was one of the luckiest breaks I have had in a fortunate life.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Plane Leveled and Wings Rigged!
The latest work session for EAA's Zenith project had a number of staff members and volunteers joining together to get the airplane leveled and the wings rigged. Adjustable seats for the aircraft were built and work was done on the area under the fuselage at the gear channel. The team also got started on rudder attachments. We're excited to get back to work on the project after the Fourth of July holiday! Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

EAA, AOPA Urge Survey Participation for Medical Exemption
EAA and AOPA continue their joint efforts to have the FAA grant a third-class medical exemption for private pilots who fly noncomplex aircraft, and you can help. The petition was submitted in March 2012, and the two organizations recently received indications that the FAA sought more data related to the rate of medically related incidents among pilots flying under sport pilot rules. Read more >>

EAA Sweepstakes EAA Sweepstakes: Appreciation for the Membership
As a sign of appreciation to its members, chapters, and volunteers, EAA decided to provide automatic entries to all eligible members for this year's sweepstakes drawing, the 50th year the program has been coordinated by EAA Chapter 22 of Rockford, Illinois. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
21-Year-Old Completes Record Around-the-World Flight
Cessna Begins TTx Deliveries
Kirby Chambliss, Aircraft to Appear at Piper AirVenture Exhibit
Lam Aviation Claims 30 Percent Fuel Savings With New Ailerons
Sporty's Presents Legend Cub to Lucky Sweepstakes Winner
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EAA Store Celebrate Independence Day With Made in the USA
We have new 100 percent organic cotton T-shirts from Green 3, a local Oshkosh company that produces high-quality sustainable fiber apparel. Be sure to check out other great made-in-the-USA products.

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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
July 2-3: St. Louis Downtown, MO
July 5-7: St. Louis Spirit, MO
July 19-21: Rockford, IL

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
July 1-3: Erie, PA
July 1-3: Bemidji, MN
July 4-7: Brainerd, MN
July 4-10: Port Clinton, OH
July 8-10: Blaine, MN
July 11-14: Columbus, OH
July 11-14: Albert Lea, 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:
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 9: 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.

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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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