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Aviation World Pays Respects to Paul
The passing of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny last week confirmed the depth and breadth of admiration that people from all walks of life had for him. Tributes from aviation enthusiasts and others, organizations, and companies around the world came pouring in and continue to do so. Read more >>

Aviation World Pays Respects to Paul

Paul H. Poberezny: A Life Fully Lived
Enjoy this look back on the life of Paul Poberezny, whose story unfolds in a new EAA-produced video celebrating his remarkable accomplishments and honoring his unique contributions to aviation. Watch video>>

Timeless Voices - Bill Lyons, P-51 Mustang pilot during World War II

Hints for Homebuilders - Repairing Scratched Plexiglass
Paul H. Poberezny: A Life Fully Lived

The digital edition of Sport Aviation Magazine is now available! Read it now >>
Look for a special tribute to the life and legacy of EAA Founder
Paul H. Poberezny in the October edition of Sport Aviation.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Ownership Hassle Versus an AD
The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive (AD) that would require the early replacement of thousands of aftermarket ECI Titan cylinders used on big-bore Continental engines. The FAA believes the proposed AD would hit at least 6,000 airplane owners at a total cost of more than $82 million. This is a perfect example of the FAA using the AD club to beat on what is really an airplane ownership issue. I guarantee that some ECI cylinders will crack and develop other problems, and so will some cylinders from any other manufacturer. It's what cylinders do.
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Zenith Blog Update Zenith Blog: Post-AirVenture Restart
Another successful AirVenture is in the books, allowing us to get back to work on our Zenith CH 750 project in the Kermit Weeks Hangar. Since the engine is still on the Cessna 150, we are working on things like the front skin, tail surfaces, and wingtips. We also received word that the panel is on its way as we await one last piece.
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Grandmother Relives Tri-Motor Flight Grandmother Relives Tri-Motor Flight 80 Years Later
EAA lifetime member Eric Whyte seized the opportunity last weekend to give his grandmother a chance to step back in time and relive her first airplane ride as EAA's Ford Tri-Motor made a tour stop at the Wings Over Waukesha Air Show in Wisconsin. Read more >>

First Aerobatic Competition Oshkosh Hosts First Aerobatic Competition in 30 Years
Last weekend 27 pilots competed in the first Oshkosh Air Maneuvers Challenge, an IAC regional competition sponsored by International Aerobatic Club Chapter 1, of northern Illinois. It was the first aerobatic competition at Wittman Regional Airport since the World Aerobatic Championships were there in 1980, and the first-ever regional meet in Oshkosh. Read more >>

Eagle Flight EAA Marks 1,000th Eagle Flight in First Year
EAA's year-old Eagle Flights program, which provides one-on-one flight experiences and pathways for adults interested in becoming a pilot, marked its 1,000th flight on August 10 in Hickory, North Carolina. Bradley Bormuth, EAA 423388, of Hickory's Chapter 731, took Joshua Austin for a flight in a Cessna 172. Read more >>

Study Seeks to Document Effect of $1 Avgas on Aviation Activity
EAA is joining several other industry groups and companies in a study about how fuel prices influence aviation activity. In October, the group will offer avgas at $1 per gallon at the Redbird Skyport aviation laboratory at San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI) in Texas to find out. Read more >>

Future AirVenture Dates AirVenture Dates Set Through 2020
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has set its dates for the next seven years through 2020. While the 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will be held July 28-August 3, future years will schedule the event to run completely in late July. Read more >>

Type Club Coalition Type Club Coalition Welcomes Sonex CEO
EAA is pleased to announce that Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett is joining American Bonanza Society President Tom Turner as co-chair of the Type Club Coalition (TCC). The TCC brings type clubs, owners, and operators of experimental and certificated aircraft together to share best practices, exchange information, and improve safety. Read more >>

EAA Stresses Phase I Test Flight Safety at NTSB Seminar
EAA participated in an experimental aircraft safety seminar at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, last weekend. Speaking alongside the panel of AOPA, FAA, and NTSB experts, including featured speaker NTSB member Earl Weener, EAA Government Advocacy Specialist Tom Charpentier reminded the audience of Washington, D.C., area pilots of the importance of smart decision making during Phase I test flights of experimental amateur-built aircraft. Read more >>

Air Academy Enrollment Open for 2014 EAA Air Academy Camps
The EAA Air Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer camps, with sessions being held June through August at the beautiful EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh. The popular aviation camps immerse young people ages 12 to 19 in the fascinating world of flight through a variety of fun, hands-on activities, including real flight experiences in a Cessna 162 Skycatcher and Bell 47 helicopter. All fees include room and board, programs, and flights. 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 >>

Chapter Video Magazine Douglas World Cruiser Featured in September Chapter Video Magazine
Watch Bob Dempster, EAA 277264, finish up construction of an airworthy replica of the Douglas World Cruiser in the September edition of EAA's Chapter Video Magazine. The video will be e-mailed to chapter leaders on September 3 and will include a recap and highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. The videos can only be viewed at local chapter meetings. Find a chapter near you >>
Industry News & Innovations
Oratex Covering System Receives STC From EASA
Updated E6B App Available at Sporty's
Zenith Annual Open Hangar Day Set For September 20-21
Think Global Flight Announces New Sponsors
Cessna Reports First Flight of Production Citation M2
Whirly Girls Offers 10 Scholarships; Deadline to Apply October 1
SAM LS Flight Tests Confirm Spin Resistance
EAA Store
EAA Store AirVenture Souvenir Super Savings!
Save 50% on the AirVenture 2013 Commemorative Souvenir Program at ShopEAA.com and preserve the memories of this year's spectacular event for only $5. Or purchase the Program and Jetman Wing combo for only $10.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
August 30 - September 2: Springfield, IL
September 6 - 8: Romeoville, IL
September 13 - 15: Cincinnati, OH
September 20 - 22: Hartford, CT

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 29 - 31: Marion, IN
Aug 29 - Sept 2: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
September 1 - 2: Auburn, IN
September 5 - 8: Urbana, IL
September 5 - 8: 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:
September 14 - 15: Orlando, FL
October 5 - 6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5 - 6: Peachtree, GA
October 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
November 16 - 17: Riverside, CA
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
September 4: Is Your Mechanic a Minimalist or a Maximalist? - Presenter: Mike Busch
September 11: Stepping Up to Light-Sport Aircraft - Presenter: Prof. H. Paul Shuch
September 18: Preparing for the First Flight of an Amateur-Built Airplane - Presenter: Ted Sanders
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Building and Flying the Legal Eagle XL Ultralight
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar September 2013: Pober Sport The Spirit of Flight
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, EAA 1, stands next to Pober Sport The Spirit of Flight, which he designed and built from 1956 to 1959. Get wallpaper >>

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