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2013 e-Hotline October 17, 2013
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Lifetime Member Wins Stearman
EAA is pleased to announce the winner of the grand prize 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane in the 2013 EAA aircraft sweepstakes. Ralph Lloyd, EAA Lifetime 777925, of Dunwoody, Georgia, received the call Monday evening that he is the lucky winner after his name was drawn at 5 p.m. CDT in Oshkosh. A retired sales executive with Cessna Aircraft, he says this latest good fortune will get him back into the cockpit.
Lifetime Member Wins Stearman

Tucker Flies Young Eagles in Texas
Taking your first flight in a small airplane through the EAA Young Eagles program is a thrill in itself, but imagine taking that flight with EAA Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker in his Extra 300! Several young people had that opportunity at a Young Eagles rally last Saturday, October 12, sponsored by EAA Chapter 187, at Redbird Skyport, San Marcos Municipal Airport, Texas.

"This past weekend I was able to join the local EAA chapter in San Marcos, Texas, and give some Young Eagles flights, as well as take flight leader Stan Jensen for a ride in my Extra 300. My thanks to the volunteer pilots and the great people at Redbird Skyport for hosting us - in addition to selling $1 avgas!" Watch now >>

Tucker Flies Young Eagles in Texas
Timeless Voices - Trey Johnson, 2007 EAA Gold Lindy winner, developer of the Plane Driven PD-2 roadable aircraft

Hints for Homebuilders - Lubricants
Weekly Round-Up
Poberezny Proclamation Wisconsin Senate Honors Paul Poberezny
Today the Wisconsin State Legislature honored the life and public service of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, who passed away on August 22. Senate Joint Resolution 53 "commends the life and public service of Paul Poberezny and mourns his passing." Paul's family was present, including son Tom Poberezny, former EAA president and CEO, who addressed Senate members. Read more >>

J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Is the Homebuilt Fleet Growing?
It's impossible to know anything for sure about the size of the amateur-built airplane fleet. The fleet seems to be growing, but has the recession stopped or slowed growth? Are we just now feeling delayed effects of the recession?
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Vans RV's Forty-Nine RVs Set New Formation Flight Record
A group of 49 Van's RV homebuilt aircraft from 17 states and the District of Columbia set a new unofficial Guinness World Record for a civilian formation flight Sunday when it overflew Arrowhead Stadium before the Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders NFL game. Read more >>

Jack Lindsay Young Pilot Fires Up Crowd With Special Flyover
Jack Lindsay, 18, a senior at Hudsonville High School, Michigan, helped pump up his fellow students at the school's homecoming last week when he and two other pilots did a ceremonial flyby before its Friday night football game against Grand Haven. It was Jack's idea to do something special after becoming a certificated private pilot. Read more >>

Federal Budget Standoff Delays Hearing on ATC Petition
The delays caused by the federal budget standoff have caused a ripple effect on EAA's petition to the U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals, regarding the FAA's assessment of air traffic control fees at last summer's AirVenture and those for future years. Those delays mean that, while work on the court petition continues, EAA will also continue to explore all options to have a solution in place well before AirVenture 2014.

Pelton-Baker Pelton Appears With AOPA President Baker at Summit
New AOPA President Mark Baker invited EAA Chairman Jack Pelton to appear on stage during the big airport pancake breakfast at AOPA's Summit at Meacham Field in Fort Worth last Saturday. The two aviation association leaders, who have known each other for several years, emphasized that AOPA and EAA will work together to tackle many of the biggest issues facing pilots and airplane owners. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Mooney to Restart Production in January
Monster Gear Now Available for RANS S-7S
Red Bull Racers Powered by Lycoming Thunderbolts
Schweiss Conversion Kit Gives New Life to Old Hangar Doors
EAA Store
EAA Store Top Seller Is Back!
We've brought back the popular "EXPERIMENTAL" graphic tee from previous AirVentures! This comfortable T-shirt is made from 100% cotton, and is sure to resonate with members and homebuilders alike.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
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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 18 - 20: Millville, NJ
October 25 - 27: Manassas, VA
November 1 - 3: Asheville, NC

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 17 - 20: Fort Worth, TX
October 17 - 20: Monroe, NC
October 24 - 27: Waco, TX
October 31 - November 3: St. Simons Island, GA

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 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
November 13: Using Modern Flight Recording Tools to Measure and Confirm Sonex Flight Performance - Presenter: Jeremy Monnett
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Learning To Fly: How To Start Following Your Dream
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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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