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2013 e-Hotline September 5, 2013
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Young Eagles Hits Another Milestone
The EAA Young Eagles program reached new heights recently when the 1.8 millionth Young Eagle took flight. The program owes much of its continued success to all of the volunteer pilots across the globe who give these young men and women their first experience with flight. Read more >>

Young Eagles Program Passes Another Milestone

Slick Does It Again
Wesley "Slick" Perkins, EAA 857219, posted his highly anticipated AirVenture compilation video recently, and it lives up to his past efforts that date back to 2009. Watch "AirVenture 2013 - A State of Bliss" now.

Timeless Voices - Rita Eaves: EAA lifetime member, homebuilder, and volunteer for more than 40 years

Hints for Homebuilders - Propeller Erosion Tape
Slick Does It Again

Ace CFI Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course
EAA Store
EAA Store Give 'Thumbs-Up' to the Spirit of EAA
If you didn't get one of the limited edition 60 Years of EAA "Thumbs-Up" pins at the EAA Welcome Center during AirVenture 2013, you still have an opportunity to get the commemorative pin. In honor of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, EAA will donate all profits from the sale of the pins to the American Cancer Society - one of the three designated memorials to honor Paul. These pins are available for $3.99. Use the coupon code 60YRS to get free shipping.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Are High Fuel Prices the Problem?
High costs are universally blamed for the decline in the numbers of people learning to fly and the overall contraction of private flying activity. It seems logical that the cost of flying is a critical factor in anyone's decision to learn to fly, or to continue flying. But is cost the biggest constraint, or even an important factor? That's what Redbird hopes to discover by offering avgas for $1 per gallon at its San Marcos, Texas facility for the month of October. Read more >>   : :   Recent posts >>

Jeannie Hill VAA Board Member Jeannie Hill Passes
Jeannie C. Hill (Lehman), of Harvard, Illinois, passed away on September 1 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Hill. Read more >>

EAA Requests Data, Time for Cylinder AD Comments
Earlier this week, EAA, along with AOPA, NATA, American Bonanza Society, Cessna Pilots Association, and Twin Cessna Flyer, submitted a letter to the FAA requesting that input data and results of the FAA's internal risk analysis related to the proposed Engine Components International (ECi) cylinder AD be released to the docket for public review. Read more >>

Reno Reno Air Races Celebrate 50 Years
The 50th annual Reno National Championship Air Races take flight September 11-15 at Reno-Stead Airport, with race pilots competing in six classes - Biplane, Formula 1, T-6, Sport, Jet, and the new Unlimited Warbird Racing Class. Read more >>

DOT, FAA Comment on FCC 121.5 ELT Proposal
DOT and FAA responded to the FCC's Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which seeks to ban the use of 121.5 MHz ELTs in aircraft. DOT and FAA remain strongly against the FCC's proposal, noting that while the agencies "agree that 406 MHz ELT technology is an advance over that used in 121.5 MHz-only ELTs. Read more >>

EAA Reviewing FAA Response to Young Eagles Fuel Petition
In late August, the FAA responded to an EAA petition, filed in April 2012, that would allow volunteer private pilots flying Young Eagles to be reimbursed for fuel consumed, subject to certain conditions. The EAA Young Eagles and advocacy and safety departments are reviewing the exemption to evaluate the benefits and costs to the EAA-member Young Eagles pilots and to the program. Read more >>

Perimeter Road North 40 Perimeter Road Shifts Slightly
Work to be completed for AirVenture 2014

Work began this week on a slight shift of the North 40 perimeter road at Wittman Regional Airport, part of the FAA-recommended project for the airport that already includes new service roads seen on the south end of the fly-in grounds this year. Read more >>

September Swing Flash Back to the 1940s at September Swing
The glamour and romance of the 1940s will be back for one night at the EAA AirVenture Museum on Saturday, September 28, as the museum hosts its September Swing dance in the Eagle Hangar from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening includes swing and big band music from the unique Ladies Must Swing orchestra, a 19-piece group from Madison, Wisconsin. The evening will begin with a social at 7 p.m. followed by an opportunity to learn to swing dance or practice your skills with instructor Bruce Marshall at 7:30, with music beginning at 8. Read more >>

Tough Mudder View 'Tough Mudder' From Above!
This weekend, the challenging Tough Mudder invades the Camp Scholler grounds. You can get a bird's-eye view of your favorite Tough Mudder participants taking on the grueling obstacle course aboard EAA's Bell 47 helicopter! Rides will be available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $49 per seat and can be purchased at the southeast end of the Pioneer Airport runway. Parking is available in the Brown Lot.
Industry News & Innovations
Doolittle Raiders Final Toast
The Sporty's Foundation Concludes Successful Second Quarter Bequests
IMC Club Collaborates With PALS
Special Olympics Winners of $25,000 Discover Flying Challenge Donation
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes Second Supersonic Flight
LOBO Announces 2013 LOBO/Lancair Landing
EAA Forums
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Vintage Air Mail Route Markers
Ultralights and Cargo Space?
Spencer Air Car Plans?
Establishing a Magnetic North Line on the Ground
Checking Struts for Corrosion
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
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
September 5 - 8: Urbana, IL
September 5 - 8: Kalamazoo, MI
September 12 - 15: Lee’s Summit, MO
September 12 - 15: Port Clinton, OH

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 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
September 24: Are You Fit to Fly?: Impairing Medications and "I.M.S.A.F.E." - Presenter: Dr. Gregory Pinnell
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Is Your Mechanic a Minimalist or a Maximalist?
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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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