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2013 e-Hotline July 25, 2013
Volume 13, Number 30
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T O P   S T O R Y
Oshkosh Set to Welcome the World
They're starting to line up in the North 40. One by one, they're trickling into Vintage. Same with Homebuilts and Warbirds. Down on "The Farm" in Ultralights, it's the calm before the, well, calm. By the time this weekend is over, EAA AirVenture 2013 will be at full throttle with thousands of aircraft and those who love them reunited in Oshkosh.

Visit AirVenture.org for everything to know about this year's World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, running July 29 through August 4.
Oshkosh Set to Welcome the World

AirVenture Webcams up and Running
Watch the action at AirVenture through our on-site webcams, providing continuous views from three locations, plus an air show cam for the daily air shows and another for programs at Theater in the Woods. Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Carl Dietrich, founder of Terrafugia

Hints for Homebuilders - Removing & Replacing Avionics
AirVenture Webcams up and Running

HIRING NOW - Apply at cirrusaircraft.com
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!

GP-5 GP-5 to Attend First AirVenture Oshkosh
Lee Behel, EAA Lifetime 278620, of Saratoga, California, has participated in the AirVenture Cup Race many times, but never in his George Pereira-designed GP-5. In fact, the GP-5 has never been to Oshkosh, so this year will be a first. Read more >>

Round Engine Rodeo Ready for Round Engine Rodeo at Oshkosh
A true paradise for enthusiasts of radial engine aircraft will be blooming next week as the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) hosts the Round Engine Rodeo during EAA AirVenture 2013. Read more >>

Final Oshkosh Checklist
It's here! EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 begins on Monday. Are you ready?

See you in Oshkosh!

Several All-New Food Options at AirVenture in 2013
You spoke up and we heard you. As a result, prepare for an all-new food experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Read more >>

Sing with Chicago Sing With Chicago at AirVenture and Help Fight Cancer
When the legendary band Chicago hits the stage on opening day, one person will have an opportunity of a lifetime - to Sing With Chicago on stage during the concert. Read more >>

Ford Thunderbird Mustang Ford's Thunderbirds Mustang GT
Watch Ford Motor Company's poignant video featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - inspiration behind the one-of-a-kind U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Ford Mustang GT built exclusively for the EAA Young Eagles program. Narration of John Gillespie Magee Jr.'s poem, "High Flight," is provided by Edsel B. Ford II. Watch video >>

Visitors Guide View the EAA AirVenture Visitors Guide
Want to get a head start on planning for Oshkosh? The Official 2013 EAA AirVenture Visitors Guide (formerly the Info Guide) is now posted online for viewing or downloading as a pdf. The Visitors Guide has complete presentation schedules, exhibitor lists and locations, the grounds map, dining and shopping information, and more. The Visitors Guide is sponsored by DTC. View now >>

Enjoy AirVenture Live All Week
Whether you are on convention grounds or following from afar, you can connect to EAA AirVenture 2013 through AirVenture Live. We'll be collecting all types of Oshkosh content, including news stories, videos, photo galleries, and features, in one convenient portal. Read more >>

Draken International Draken International to Display Ex-Fighter Jets
Draken International, operator of ex-military fighter aircraft, will display two Douglas A-4K Skyhawks and two Aermacchi MB-339CB jet aircraft at AirVenture 2013. Read more >>

Airplane Factory Sling Airplane Factory Sling Heading for Oshkosh
The Airplane Factory of South Africa, whose team has made two circumnavigations since 2006, is flying one of its new four-place Sling 4 production airplanes from South Africa to Oshkosh, and it is sharing its journey on the Internet. Read more >>

EAA Online Auction AirVenture Auction Raises Close to $40K
EAA's annual online AirVenture Auction concluded Monday with a total of $39,945.58 raised. Proceeds from the auction directly support EAA programs. Some of the bigger bids came in on four golf carts during AirVenture - $2,025, $2,550, $5,701 and $5,700. An EAA Lifetime Membership went for $955, while a high bid of $1,225 netted a VIP experience in the Aviators Club and Flightline Pavilion. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the high bidders!

MODS Unit Auction Item Added: MODS Housing Unit in Camp Scholler
EAA partner MODS International has generously donated the use of one of its MODS units during EAA AirVenture 2013, and we're auctioning it off to the highest bidder! The unit sleeps four, has air conditioning, and is located in Camp Scholler's utilities area - already hooked up to electric, water, and sewage services. The unit is available Sunday, July 28, through Sunday, August 4. Find out more about this great AirVenture lodging opportunity and enter your bid today, but hurry - the auction closes at 8 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 26!

Aviation Careers Video Series to Premiere at AirVenture
A new 10-part video series showing the wide variety of careers offered by the aviation industry will debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. The series was created in partnership with EAA Young Eagles, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation, and LiveAirShowTV. Read more >>

Worship Services Worship Services at AirVenture 2013
View a listing of all worship services being held at AirVenture throughout the week. Read more >>

Read about all of the attractions at AirVenture.org.

HondaJet - The world's most advanced light jet. Learn more.
Weekly Round-Up
House Members File Protest of FAA's AirVenture ATC Fees
Bipartisan letter to FAA calls fees unauthorized 'revenue mining'

A bipartisan group of 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, denouncing the agency's assessment of fees on aviation events nationwide, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read more >>

FAA Releases New Residential Through the Fence Policy, Toolkit
The FAA released a new residential through the fence (RTTF) toolkit last week, which provides a convenient method for complying with the new policy recently released in the Federal Register.
Industry News & Innovations
Icon Aircraft Details A5's Angle of Attack System
Continental Parent AVIC Acquires Thielert Assets Out of Bankruptcy
Hilton Software Launches WingX Pro7 Version 7.0
Phillips 66, Center for America Work to Help National Guard Vets Find Jobs
Piper Display to Include Autogas Archer
Yates Preparing to Break Own Electric Flight Speed Record
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
July 26-28: Madison, WI
July 29 - August 4: AirVenture
August 9 - 11: Lafayette, IN

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 29-August 4: AirVenture

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
October 5-6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5-6: Peachtree, GA
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
August 7: The Redundancy Trap (FAA AMT & Wings Credit) - Presenter: Mike Busch
August 14: Annual Condition Inspection on your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Joe Gauthier
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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