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Young Eagles Milestone
Sean D. Tucker honors Chicago pilot

Sean D. Tucker performed one of his first official duties as EAA's new Young Eagles chairman Thursday at the Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day held at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). There he presented Ken Rapier, EAA 453453, with a leather bomber jacket to honor Ken for flying 1,000 kids through the Young Eagles program. Read more >>
Young Eagles Milestone

August Experimenter Now Available
Inside, you'll learn more about Just Aircraft's new SuperSTOL model that offers Helo Courier-style short-field flying to LSA enthusiasts. Budd Davisson details the experiences of a Wheeler Express builder who survived the company's collapse to complete a beautiful, Subaru-powered aircraft, while Tim Kern introduces ULPower's new six-cylinder engine - and more. Read issue >>

Timeless Voices - Paul Poberezny Part V: In our final segment, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny reflects on the history of the EAA fly-in and convention from its days in Milwaukee and Rockford to its current home in Oshkosh and his family's involvement over the years.

Part I   : :   Part II   : :   Part III   : :   Part IV

Hints for Homebuilders - Fuel Fitting Lubricant
August Experimenter Now Available
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: EAA's New Leader Is Already Here
I lost track of how many times people at Oshkosh asked me when EAA is going to select a new president. The answer is that nobody knows. And more importantly, the answer is the new leaders are already here. And have been since last October.
Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

FAA Responds to EAA Young Eagles Petition
This week the FAA responded to an EAA petition, filed in April 2012, which would allow volunteer private pilots flying Young Eagles to be reimbursed for fuel consumed during sanctioned Young Eagles events. Read more >>

WW1 Rplica Aerodrome World War I Replica Aerodrome Taking Form in Ohio
An Ohio EAA member is in the process of transforming an 11-acre cornfield into a World War 1 French aerodrome east of Dayton, just north of U.S. 35 on Brickel Road in a town called Jamestown. As next year marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, it's a timely undertaking. Read more >>

Proposed AD Demands Removal of Thousands of ECI Titan Cylinders
The FAA has issued a proposed AD requiring the early retirement of thousands of ECI Titan cylinders used on Continental big bore engines. The FAA estimates the total bill for airplane owners would top $82 million if the AD becomes final. The FAA says the AD would address problems of cylinder head cracking or cylinder head-to-barrel separation in the ECI cylinders that are manufactured under parts manufacturing authority (PMA). Read more >>

Lightspeed Headset Canadian Young Eagles Pilot Wins Lightspeed Zulu Headset in Quarterly Drawing
Young Eagles pilot Norm Leray, EAA 860109, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the lucky second quarter winner of a Zulu headset from Lightspeed Aviation. Read more >>

September Swing Flash Back to the 1940s at First-Ever September Swing
Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at EAA's September Swing on Saturday, September 28, at the EAA AirVenture Museum's historic Eagle Hangar in Oshkosh. This big band hangar dance will feature the sounds of Ladies Must Swing, an all-woman, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin. Learn to swing dance (or practice your skills) from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and then dance the night away among an authentic collection of World War II planes, vehicles, and artifacts. Prizes will be awarded for best period attire and best dancers. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Martin Jetpack Authorized to Begin Test Flights
Aspen Avionics Receives European STC Approval
'Music Guy in the Sky' Joins The Aviators Season 4
Safety Enhancements Package Available for Current Eclipse Owners
NASA Ends Full Kepler Recovery Effort
EAA Store
EAA Store Last Chance for Free Shipping - Offer Ends Monday!
Pre-order your copy of AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 event DVD by Monday, August 19, and take advantage of our extended Free Shipping Offer before it is gone. For our international customers, shipping on pre-orders is just $3.00 and pay only $1.00 for each additional DVD.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Homebuilt WWI Antique Aerodrome
We're Going to Design and Build an Airplane!
Updated Photos: Twin JAG
Found in the Campground: Charging Device
Repairman Inspection for EAB?
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
August 16 - 18: Grand Rapids, MI
August 20 - 21: Waukegan, IL
August 23 - 25: Waukesha, WI
August 30 - September 2: Springfield, 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
August 22 - 25: Waukesha, WI
August 29 - 31: Marion, IN
Aug 29 - Sept 2: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
September 1 - 2: Auburn, IN

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
October 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
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 21: Overview of Insurance and Risk Management for EAA Chapters - Presenter: Liesl Wrolstad, Trevor Janz
August 27: Building and Flying the Legal Eagle XL Ultralight - Presenter: Sam Buchanan
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Annual Condition Inspection on your Homebuilt Aircraft
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar August 2013: Bücker Bü-133D Jungmeister
Pilot David Martin flies by in a 1971 Bücker Bü-133D Jungmeister during the air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Photo by Laurie Goossens, EAA 854862. Get wallpaper >>

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