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Flawless First Flight for Special Plane
During many of his 82 years on this earth, Jim Moss crafted some striking reproduction airplanes first made famous during aviation's golden age. But none are as special as the reproduction 1934 Gee Bee Q.E.D. - the final design of the Granville brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts, that took flight for the first time last Thursday, September 26. Read more >>
Flawless first flight for special plane

September Experimenter Available
A variety of issues conspired to cause the September Experimenter to be released just last Friday, but it's full of information about what was new and interesting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. You'll learn about new aircraft, engines, avionics, and more. And, we offer our tribute to EAA Founder Paul Poberezny. Read now >>

Timeless Voices - Tomas Broedreskift, founder of Equator Aircraft Norway SA, developer of the P2 Excursion hybrid amphibian.

Hints for Homebuilders - Touch Up Painting
September Experimenter Available
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Flying Through the Government Shutdown
When I drove past the control tower on the way to my T hangar on Tuesday morning the parking lot was full and the tower's lights were on. It was Tuesday, October 1, the first day of the federal government shutdown. The controllers were all there, as promised. FSS was answering the phone. ATIS was up and broadcasting and ground control answered immediately when I called for a clearance.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Tanks, Floors, and a Cookout
EAA's Zenith CH 750 project team got back at it this week, working on the fuel tanks, getting the rest of the cabin floors drilled to size, and riveting some floor stiffeners and gussets. The previous week they took a night off by attending the EAA Employee Flying Club cookout (although several team members snuck away to get some things done on the project).
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Experimental Fatal Accidents Fall Dramatically in 2013
The number of experimental category aircraft fatal accidents fell by 25 percent in fiscal year 2013 according to FAA figures. Year-to-year fatal aviation accidents involving experimental aircraft totaled 55 during FY 2013, down from 73 in 2012. Lives lost this year totaled 70 people compared to 85 in 2012 - an 18 percent decrease. Read more >>

Here We Go Again: Federal Budget Standoff Will Affect GA
Congress and the White House are continuing their standoff over the federal budget, forcing a partial government shutdown - a situation that will affect general aviation and pilots throughout the country. Read more >>

Come and Visit Us at AOPA Aviation Summit
EAA invites members to stop by and say hello at the AOPA Aviation Summit next week, October 10-12, in Fort Worth, Texas. We'll be at exhibit booth No. 1038, where you can join or renew your membership, plus find out about features and benefits of membership. New members will receive a free hat!

Copperstate Fly-In Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo Is Fast Approaching
Planning and preparation for the 41st annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo is well underway at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Arizona. Organizers are hoping to build on last year's successful event that drew more than 500 aircraft and 5,100 attendees from 10 countries and 39 states. Copperstate 2013, whose theme is "Keeping the Dream Alive," runs from October 24-26. Read more >>

SkySwapper Experimental Community Classifieds Website Launches
The beta version of a free classified ad website for the experimental community, SkySwapper.com, is up and running. Its mission is "to create a simple, useful environment for homebuilders to buy and sell aircraft, parts, and tools." Read more >>

EAA Runway 5K EAA Runway 5K Means $12K for United Way
EAA's annual Runway 5K Run/Walk held during AirVenture 2013 meant not only fun for fly-in attendees and local residents, but also a boost to the Oshkosh Area United Way, this year's community beneficiary.

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Industry News & Innovations
Disney's Planes to Land on Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand in November
Improving IFR Communications With Sporty's
Quicksilver to Build Surveillance Aircraft
Hartzell Five-Blade Prop Gets FAA, EASA TC for TBM 700/850
EAA Store
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Keep track of holidays and birthdays and even count down to AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 with our annual, award-winning World of Flight Calendar for only $12.99. This 14-inch by 16-inch wall calendar includes breathtaking shots of the North American T-28A, B-29 Superfortress FIFI, Waco CTO Taperwing, and many more incredible aircraft. Order yours today!

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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
First Taste of Aerobatics
Fortieth Thatcher CX4 Takes Flight
Tips on Building a Canopy Frame for a Homebuilt Simulator
Anybody Flying the Slick 360?
Grounding Shielded Wire
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Museum Lecture Series: Pan Am Flight 6
October 17 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Travel back to 1955 and hear the story of a Pan American Flight 6, a Boeing Stratocruiser forced to ditch in the open ocean after suffering crippling mechanical failure. One thousand miles from shore, the passengers and crew could not have felt more alone as the aircraft lined up for its final approach. Out of time, fuel, and options, Captain Ogg ditched the aircraft in waters 3 miles deep … and every person onboard survived! More information >>

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
October 4 - 6: Oxford, CT
October 11 - 13: Caldwell, NJ
October 15 - 16: Trenton, NJ

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 October 3 - 4: Wichita, KS
October 5 - 6: Newton, KS
October 10 - 13: Oklahoma City, OK
October 10 - 13: Myrtle Beach, SC
October 17 - 20: Fort Worth, TX
October 17 - 20: Monroe, NC

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
October 9: Latex Paint for Your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Malcolm Morrison
October 16: Learning to Fly: How to Start Following Your Dream - Presenter: Ted Sanders
October 23: Flying to the Bahamas and Caribbean - Everything You Need to Know - Presenter: Jim Parker
RESCHEDULED: October 30: Flying Efficiently in a World of $7 Avgas - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar October 2013: Stinson OY-1
Bert Garrison, EAA 470525, used his Canon 7D and 70-200 f2.8 lens to take this photo of Duncan Cameron's Stinson OY-1. Get wallpaper >>

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