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2013 e-Hotline July 11, 2013
Volume 13, Number 28
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Event-Filled Salute to Veterans Day
Friday, August 2, will be a very special day at AirVenture for our dedicated men and women in uniform as EAA features a daylong Salute to Veterans at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Special events are scheduled from dawn until well after dark to honor veteran and active military, the courageous men and women who have served our country proudly. Read more >>
Event-Filled Salute to Veterans Day

July Experimenter Now Available!
We introduced you to James Redmon's Berkut in the July Sport Aviation, but you'll learn more about the nitty-gritty details of James' project in this month's Experimenter. In addition, peek at the innovative homebuilders at SCALED Composites, and learn how Roy Shannon built his Quickie for a mere $5,000. All this and more in EAA's e-magazine for homebuilders. Read issue >>

Timeless Voices - Paul H. Poberezny: Part II: EAA's founder reflects on his service in the Air Transport Command during World War II, as well as marrying the love of his life, Audrey Ruesch. Watch now >>

Hints for Homebuilders - Bleeding Hydraulic Brakes

Webinar - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Features and Attractions
July Experimenter Now Available!

Emergency Landing! Ensure Your Call for Help is Heard. Choose Integra ELT
AirVenture News
AirVenture 2013: It's All Here For You!
Only days remain until the kickoff, where each day at your annual convention and reunion is action-packed, fun-filled, and an exhilarating experience leaving you with an unlimited supply of memories that keeps your aviation spirit alive all year. So, if you haven't yet, get your tickets today!

Bud Anderson New Bud Anderson Biopic to Premiere at AirVenture
To Fly and Fight, An American Life, a new biopic documenting the life and career of World War II triple ace and Vietnam War wing commander Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson, will premiere during AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

Sonex Sonex to Offer SubSonex Production Slots at AirVenture
Sonex Aircraft LLC announced Monday it will begin selling production slots for its new SubSonex personal jet at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

Night Entertainment AirVenture After Dark: Entertainment Options Aplenty
This year's evening entertainment includes many unique and exciting musical acts, a Disney's Planes special preview screening on a five-story outdoor screen, two night air shows including fireworks, a flying car flight demonstration, and more that will keep the Oshkosh energy alive after the sun goes down. Read more >>

Lowell Farrand Lowell Farrand to Receive EAA Tony Bingelis Award
Lowell Farrand, EAA 35370, of Ligonier, Indiana, has been selected as this year's EAA Tony Bingelis Award recipient in recognition of his dedication and involvement in the homebuilt aviation community. He will be honored Thursday, August 1, at the annual Homebuilders Dinner during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read more >>

Aviation Entrepreneurs' Annual Oshkosh Gathering at AeroInnovate
For the fifth consecutive year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the UW-Oshkosh Business Success Center presents AeroInnovate, a daylong series of events highlighting new technologies, entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and investment trends. AeroInnovate 2013 is set for Tuesday, July 30, at the new Innovations Pavilion. Read more >>

College Park More Exciting Events Added at College Park
As AirVenture approaches, plans are being finalized for events at the new Education and Interactive Zone (EIZ) and College Park presented by American Airlines. Read more >>

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

EAA Online Auction Great Oshkosh Prizes on the Block in EAA Online Auction
EAA's AirVenture Online Auction is officially open for bidding. Now is the time to shop, bid, and win fabulous prizes. Choose from several items available at AirVenture 2013, including a B-17 Aluminum Overcast flight for you and nine of your friends, a B-17 and Tri-Motor type rating, a VIP experience for four in the Aviators Club and Flightline Pavilion, or the ability to "ride in style" around the grounds on a golf cart. Start bidding today >>

ASIMO ASIMO Returns for Third AirVenture
Back by popular demand for the third straight year, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, Honda's ASIMO, returns for AirVenture 2013. The robot will conduct performances each day during the convention. Read more >>

Return of Champions Return of Champions List Exceeds 70 Aircraft
The list of registered aircraft participating in EAA's first Return of Champions at AirVenture 2013 has swelled to 73, as the deadline to register approaches this Friday, July 12. Read more >>

Ultralight Music & Movies Ultralight Area Adds Music, Movie Nights
Musician, vocalist, and paraglider pilot John Vining will serve as master of ceremonies for an open mic and musical jam session set for 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, in the forum tent next to the Ultralight Barn. Vining will be joined by members of the Flying Musicians Association (FMA).

Still Looking for a Ride to AirVenture?
RideShare matches passengers, ride providers for AirVenture
Maximize your annual trek to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh by using RideShare, a free, online service that pairs people looking for transportation to Oshkosh with those who may have a spare seat available. Just hop onto the RideShare page, where you can view all the rides offered and all the rides requested. Or use the "Quick Search" buttons to focus your search, or search by state.

If you wish to post your information and have a ride to offer, or are looking for a ride, click the "Offer/Request a Ride" link to fill out a form with your information. Your personal information will not be shown on these pages. Instead, a link to contact you is provided. An e-mail will be sent to you from the interested party, and it is your option to reply or contact that party.

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 >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.

HondaJet - Fly Higher, Faster, Quieter. Learn more.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Your Wife's Guide to Risk Management
Stancie and I were talking the other evening about how every woman we know asks her guy, "What were you thinking?" after some event doesn't go well. Women hate our response, which is invariably some version of, "I didn't think that would happen." That answer usually generates a repeat of the first question as she searches for some deeper understanding. But the guy is being totally truthful; nobody, not even we guys, blows themselves up on purpose. We just didn't think that was going to happen.
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Zenith Blog Update Zenith Blog: Lift Struts, Rudder Pedals, and Seats!
With July 29 fast approaching, the Zenith crew's primary goal was the lift struts so they could get the aircraft mobile and move it to the Homebuilders Hangar for AirVenture. The crew also worked on the rudder pedals and the seats. The Zenith gang shot a video update, which will soon be posted to the blog. We're really making progress!
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Small Airplane Revitalization Act Clears First Hurdle
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday unanimously passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act (H.R. 1848), a measure designed to modernize and revamp the regulatory structure for small, certificated Part 23 aircraft. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration. Read more >>

AeroVelo AeroVelo Confirmed as Winner of $250,000 Sikorsky Prize
Canadian firm AeroVelo Inc. has won the Igor I. Sikorsky Competition based on official results of the June 13, 2013, flight of its Atlas human-powered helicopter on and will be awarded the longstanding $250,000 prize for the achievement. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Piper Archer Flies on Airworthy Autogas
Solar Impulse Reaches New York City Destination
iLevil AW Launches ADS-B Receiver for Experimentals, LSA
RANS Announces Covering Conversion Kits
PS Engineering, GRT Avionics Launch PAC15EX Audio Panel/Intercom Combo
EAA Store
EAA Store Last Chance to Order Official AirVenture Tee Online!
Have you ordered your official AirVenture 2013 T-shirt designed by famed artists Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin? This limited edition tee will only be available on ShopEAA.com until Sunday, July 14.

The 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.
Turning Fixed-Wing Pilots on to Gyroplanes
Advice Please: First Airplane?
Taming the Piper J-4A Trim?
Learning to Relax on Landing?
Homebuilt Helicopters?
More forums >>
Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
July 19-21: Rockford, IL
July 23-24: Green Bay, WI
July 26-28: Madison, WI

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 11-14: Columbus, OH
July 11-14: Albert Lea, MN
July 15-17: Hamilton, OH
July 18-21: Kalamazoo, MI

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 17: AOA: Why all the Confusion? (FAA Wings Credit) - Presenter: Elbie Mendenhall
August 7: The Redundancy Trap (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

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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