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Paul H. Poberezny: 1921-2013
EAA Founder Passes at Age 91

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91.

The Poberezny family has expressed the following: "We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered aviation through his inspiration to create EAA." Read more >>

Visit EAA's Paul Poberezny online tribute section >>

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91
Weekly Round-Up
Paul Poberezny Paul Poberezny No. 4 on Flying 51 Heroes of Aviation List
Earlier this week, Flying magazine named EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny in its "51 Heroes of Aviation." Paul, who passed away Thursday morning, was deemed No. 4 on the list behind only Charles Lindbergh, the Wright brothers, and Neil Armstrong. Flying wrote, "Paul Poberezny changed the aviation world with a simple act: building an airplane of his own design, the Pober Pixie, and publishing plans for it in an early 1950s article in Popular Mechanics."

It further concluded, "Poberezny's passion for grass roots aviation inspired millions of people to get involved in aviation and to share that love with others though homebuilding, aircraft restoration and preservation, and sport flying. His positive impact on aviation is immeasurable."

Wasabi Special Wasabi Special Emerges From Mojave Group Effort
At a tent talk session during AirVenture Oshkosh, Elliot Seguin of Scaled Composites led a team of DIYers from Mojave, California, in unveiling the Wasabi Special. The goal for the composite single-seater is to compete as Race 68 in the Formula One class at Reno next month. Read more >>

Klapmeier, Clark, Welch Join EAA Board
Three aviators with extensive experience in EAA programs and activities have joined the top leadership of EAA members as the newest members of the EAA Board of Directors. Alan Klapmeier, James Clark, and Cody Welch were elected during the annual EAA membership meeting on July 31, held at AirVenture Oshkosh. As Class I directors, they will each serve a three-year term on the EAA board. Read more >>

AOPA President Mark Baker Named AOPA President/CEO
Mark R. Baker, a longtime GA pilot, has been named AOPA president and CEO. Baker is only the fifth AOPA president since the association's founding nearly 75 years ago. "He has all the tools this job demands," said Bill Trimble, chairman of the AOPA board of trustees. Read more >>

More: EAA Welcomes AOPA's New President/CEO

Be on the Alert for Prize-Related Sales Pitches
EAA members should be on the alert for telephone sales pitches that claim they won prizes but also ask for credit card information or payments in advance. Several members have alerted EAA headquarters in recent days, saying they received phone calls announcing that they have won a prize or are eligible for a product at a deeply discounted price. The caller then asks for credit card information or payment in advance to claim the merchandise or product. Read more >>

J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Time for a Compromise on Medical Petition
It's been a year and a half since EAA and AOPA jointly filed a petition with the FAA requesting an exemption to permit pilots to fly to a "recreational" standard using a driver's license as certification of medical fitness. But nothing has happened. The FAA has not said no, but the best spin I can put on the state of the petition is that it is stalled. I think we need to devise a compromise that may resolve a major concern of some FAA officials and get the ball rolling on approval of an exemption that gives us most of what EAA and AOPA requested. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Copperstate Fly-In Copperstate Fly-In to Operate Non-Towered
For the first time in its 40-year history, Arizona's Copperstate Fly-In will operate on an uncontrolled airport due to recent actions by the FAA. The organization made the decision after weighing all options and ensuring safety would not be jeopardized. Read more >>

Loss of Control Working Group Concludes Meetings
The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) second Loss of Control Working Group met for the final time last week in Brisbane, California. The group is composed of subject matter experts from the aviation industry, academia, and the FAA, and is charged with taking a data-driven approach to mitigating the cause of fatal accidents. Read more >>

Young Eagle Turns into CFI Coming Full Circle: Young Eagle Turns Into CFI
On December 4, 2004, 10-year-old Justin McBurney, EAA 828204, of Apple Valley, California, hopped in a Harmon Rocket II piloted by Tom Gummo, EAA 321966, to take a Young Eagles flight. On July 9, only 8 1/2 years later, McBurney passed his CFI checkride and has been teaching since. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Familiar EAAers to Be Inducted Into International Air & Space Hall of Fame
Sporty's Thru-View Checklist Always Visible
GA Industry Rallies to Oppose Cylinder NPRM
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
August 23 - 25: Waukesha, WI
August 30 - September 2: Springfield, IL
September 6 - 8: Romeoville, IL
September 13 - 15: Cincinnati, OH

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the first 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 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 27: Building and Flying the Legal Eagle XL Ultralight - Presenter: Sam Buchanan
September 4: Is Your Mechanic a Minimalist or a Maximalist? - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Overview of Insurance and Risk Management for EAA Chapters
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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