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Supporting Aviation's Future
The Gathering's impact on EAA youth initiatives

This year's Gathering of Eagles fundraising event at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh brought together the aviation industry and private aviation enthusiasts to support aviation's future. The event raised $2.679 million, and after expenses, EAA will invest approximately $2.17 million in its youth programs. Read more >>
Supporting Aviation's Future

First MakerPlane Model Flight
Many of you will recall MakerPlane, the open-source aviation community we reported on at AirVenture this year whose goal is to create an open-source experimental light-sport aircraft. John Nicol, MakerPlane founder and president, announced the first flight of MP0.1 (MakerPlane 10th-scale) this week, including a video of the model aircraft flying. Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Anthony Alaimo, World War II B-26 pilot shot down on his first combat mission, POW at Stalag Luft III

Hints for Homebuilders - Calculating Antenna Drag
First MakerPlane Model Flight
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: FAA Snitch Machine, Part 2
The FAA revealed that air traffic control errors more than doubled in 2012 compared to the previous year. The actual rate of errors probably didn't change all that much because there were no major differences in air traffic control technology or methods. What did change is how errors are discovered and reported. Is it the snitch machine again?
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Windows, Baggage Floors, and More
Even though we've been a little lax on the updates, the dedicated build team for the EAA staff's Zenith CH 750 project has been making steady progress on the CH 750 over the past several weeks, setting the stage for some big milestones coming soon.
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P-51 Mustang Voodoo Hinton Scores Fifth Straight Unlimited Gold at Reno
Steve Hinton grabbed his fifth consecutive Unlimited Gold championship Sunday at the 50th National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, flying the P-51 Mustang Voodoo an average speed of 482.1 mph to edge arguably one of the best racing fields in the event's history. Read more >>

Navy Yard Shooting EAA Member Among Those Killed in Navy Yard Shooting
EAA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Michael Arnold of Lorton, Virginia, who was among the 12 people shot and killed by a gunman at the Washington (D.C.) Navy Yard on Monday. Read more >>

US Nationals U.S. Nationals Set to Begin in Texas Sunday
This Sunday, September 22, marks the start of the 2013 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships at the North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman/Denison, Texas. With 110 preregistered pilots - a banner year - this year's competition will be a full category deciding Nationals champions in Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced, and Unlimited categories. Read more >>

Cluster Balloon Flight Cluster Balloon Flight Cut Short
Jonathan Trappe was forced to abort his attempted trans-Atlantic flight in his cluster balloon N878UP last Thursday evening due to technical issue relating to the balloons, according to the command center overseeing the flight. Read more >>

Zenith Zenith Open Hangar Event This Weekend
Zenith Aircraft Company's 22nd annual Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering is Friday and Saturday at the company's kit aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Read more >>

Redbird Skyport Spells Out Rules for $1/Gallon Fuel Experiment
Redbird Skyport has announced some new conditions on its experiment to sell avgas for $1 per gallon at its San Marcos, Texas, facility throughout the month of October. The incredibly low cost fuel is an experiment by Redbird to measure the extent of fuel price on flying activity. Read more >>

FltPlan.com Redesigns Site, Sets Record
FltPlan.com, the free online flight planning and flight plan filing service, posted its busiest month ever in August when it created 460,193 flight plans. The service also provided 452,000 weather briefings in that month. Read more >>

Cessna Cessna Announces Major Order for Skyhawk Aircraft
Cessna Aircraft Company announced what it describes as one of the largest single orders on record for its venerable Cessna 172 Skyhawk from last week's JetExpo 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Read more >>

Dynon SkyView Dynon SkyView Now Paperless With New Chart Capability
The latest version of Dynon's SkyView flat glass instrument system now includes all U.S. charts, both for IFR and VFR, so owners of experimental airplanes can fly in a true paperless cockpit. Read more >>

Glacier Girl Fall/Winter Speaker Series Begins Next Week
Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences in a series of free presentations at EAA's Aviation Adventure fall-winter speaker series, which begins next week at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All presentations are also followed by a "beyond the ropes" museum tour. Read more >>

September Swing Flash Back to the 1940s at 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
Quest Marks 100th Kodiak Delivery
Pilot Pocket from Sporty's Secures Devices in the Cockpit
Maiden Flight for Bombardier CSeries
Documentary on Baumgartner's Record Freefall to Stream in October
Aeroscraft Rigid Airship Prototype Flies for the First Time
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EAA Store Take 25% Off Forever Flying*
For a limited time, our top selling autobiography about living legend Bob Hoover is 25% off. Save on this paperback copy of Forever Flying and join Bob as he recalls 50 years of high-flying adventures that span the history of American aviation. Offer ends 9/25/13.

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Pilot's Operating Handbook
Traffic Detection for Slow Movers
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
September Swing September Swing!
Saturday, September 28 - 7 p.m. - 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. More information & Order tickets >>

Lecture Series Museum Lecture Series: The Lost Squadron and the Resurrection of the P-38 Glacier Girl
Thursday, September 26 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how a determined group of people overcame astonishing odds to retrieve a Lockheed P-38 Lightning from below more than 250 feet of glacial ice at the EAA AirVenture Museum on Thursday, September 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Dick Campbell, This is the third installment in the museum's new lecture series, free presentations that also include a "beyond the ropes" museum tour. More information >>

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
September 20 - 22: Hartford, CT
September 27 - 29: Allentown, PA
October 4 - 6: Oxford, 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 19 - 22: Bartlesville, OK
September 19 - 22: Frederick, MD
September 26 - 29: Manassas, VA
October 3 - 4: Wichita, KS

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:
October 5 - 6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5 - 6: Peachtree, GA
October 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
November 16 - 17: Riverside, CA
December 7 - 8: Houston, 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
September 24: Are You Fit to Fly?: Impairing Medications and "I.M.S.A.F.E." - Presenter: Dr. Gregory Pinnell
October 2: Flying Efficiently in a World of $7 Avgas - Presenter: Mike Busch
October 9: Latex Paint for Your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Malcolm Morrison
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Preparing for the First Flight of an Amateur Built Airplane
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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