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2013 e-Hotline October 10, 2013
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EAA HQ Welcomes Sean D. Tucker
Two months ago, Sean D. Tucker was in Oshkosh doing what he does best: performing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (his 21st in a row) in his Oracle Challenger III biplane. On Thursday he was back in Wisconsin, hard at work on what he calls his second full-time job: chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program. Read more >>
EAA HQ Welcomes Sean D. Tucker

Career Shaped by EAA
Aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker talks about his love of EAA, the organization's role in shaping his successful career, and his new role as chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program - what he calls the highlight of his aviation career. Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Roy "Bud" Farnsworth (1921-2013), flew 35 combat missions as a B-24 pilot during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Masking Surfaces for Painting
Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Government Shutdown Now Hurting Pilots and Airplane Owners
Many people and businesses are being harmed by the federal government shutdown, but aviation is pretty far up the list because it is regulated at the federal level, not state or local level. The government shutdown removed the people who make it possible for us to follow the rules, but the shutdown didn't eliminate any of the requirements. In aviation, we're collateral damage to a fight that is not ours.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Steady Progress Continues
EAA's build team for the Zenith CH 750 project resumed checking off tasks in the builders manual this week as volunteers worked at three separate stations in the Kermit Weeks Hangar. Some of the jobs worked on included fuel tanks, outboard seat anchors, and baggage floors as we continue to make steady progress on completing the aircraft.
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DOT Urgently Needs to Exercise Legal Authority to Reopen Aircraft Registry
In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a group of general aviation (GA) leaders made Tuesday a forceful argument for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) United States Aircraft Registry on the grounds that it is necessary for the FAA to provide "essential services" to ensure aviation safety, protect security and to fulfill U.S. international obligations. Read more >>

EAA Declines FAA Exemption for Young Eagles, Eagle Flights Pilots
EAA has notified the FAA that it is declining a partial grant of exemption that would have allowed Young Eagles and Eagle Flights pilots to obtain reimbursement for fuel costs and logging of flight time. While EAA welcomed the time the agency spent considering and formulating the partial exemption, its mandated record-keeping, coordination, and notification requirements would cause complete restructuring of the program with enormous time and expense burdens. Read more >>

Red Bull Air Races Red Bull Air Races Return to Action Next Year
The Red Bull Air Races will be back in 2014 with a seven-race circuit, the energy drink company announced Tuesday. The first scheduled race will be in Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 28-March 1. Red Bull first sponsored its first races in 2003 and ran the annual Red Bull Air Race World Championships through 2010. Read more >>

Redbird to End $1 Avgas Experiment Early
Redbird Skyport at San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI), Texas, is ending its experiment in selling avgas for $1 per gallon on October 15 instead of carrying on through the entire month as originally planned. The "experiment" was designed to determine how the cost of avgas altered the amount of general aviation flying activity. Read more >>

EAA Shows Support of Wisconsin Recreational Use Statute at Committee Hearing
EAA staffers traveled to the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison Wednesday to offer testimony in support of Senate Bill 321, which would add noncommercial aviation to Wisconsin's Recreational Use Statute (RUS). Read more >>

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

US Advanced Team U.S. Advanced Team Selected at Nationals
Congratulations to the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team that will compete next year at the Advanced World Aerobatic Championships (AWAC) in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia. The team was selected based on performances at last week's 2013 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Sherman/Denison, Texas. Team members include (from left) Julia Wood, Mark Nowosielski, Sammy Mason, Marty Flournoy (alternate), Matthew Lane, John Ostmeyer, Michael Hartenstine (alternate), John Howell, Steve Johnson, and Craig Gifford. The AWAC starts Wednesday and runs through October 20 at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field (KGYI), Grayson County, Texas.
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SportAir Workshops Space Available for Dallas and Other SportAir Workshops
You've thought about it, dreamed about it - and now you can get the skills and experience you need to build your own aircraft with EAA SportAir Workshops. These extensive, hands-on workshops provide a comprehensive learning experience that prepares you to build or restore almost any type of aircraft. And there's still time to register for the Dallas, Texas, workshops next weekend (October 19-20). Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Cirrus Unveils 2014 Generation 5 Aircraft
Wounded Warriors Project Provides Grant to Able Flight
Dynon Launches D2 EFIS, Lowers Price on D1
Flight Design Offers CTLSi Americas Edition
Sporty's Sectional Charts Suitable for Framing
Inverted 'Inverted Jenny' the New Stamp Rarity
EAA Store
EAA Store Proudly Display Your EAA Spirit
Show everyone your EAA spirit by proudly hanging this 3' x 5' flag. This official flag is made of durable, heavy-duty nylon, and includes two brass grommets to make hanging it easy. Made in the USA.

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SportAir Workshops
Help: Need Handbook for a Maxair Drifter 582
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Aviation Adventure Speaker 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 11 - 13: Caldwell, NJ
October 15 - 16: Trenton, NJ
October 18 - 20: Millville, 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 10 - 13: Oklahoma City, OK
October 10 - 13: Myrtle Beach, SC
October 17 - 20: Fort Worth, TX
October 17 - 20: Monroe, NC
October 24 - 27: Waco, TX
October 24 - 27: Columbia, SC

View tour details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

Grassroots Pilot Tour - Featuring Jeff Skiles
November 6: Philadelphia, PA
November 7: Pittstown, NJ
November 18: San Diego, CA

RSVP online or email grassroots@eaa.org.

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 19 - 20: Dallas, TX
November 16 - 17: Riverside, CA
December 7 - 8: Houston, TX
January 11 - 12: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
January 25 - 26: Oshkosh, WI
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 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
November 6: Trust (Your Mechanic), but Verify - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Latex Paint for Your Homebuilt Aircraft
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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