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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Advance Tickets Now Available Online
Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the 62nd annual convention and fly-in scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Advance Tickets Now Available Online

October Experimenter Available
The October issue of EAA Experimenter is now available for viewing. Read about the grand champion homebuilts at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 - Jay Sabot's kit-built Lancair Legacy and John and Jeff Hanson's plansbuilt Hatz Classic. We also review the new all-metal SAM LS and take a look at the background of Continental's new diesel engine, which will be available soon for homebuilders. All this and more in the free digital Experimenter. Read now >>

Timeless Voices - Herbert "Herbie" Stachler (1918-2013), flew 102 combat missions as a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Overview of Bolt Torque Issues
October Experimenter Available

The Digital Version of Sport Aviation is Now Available. Read it Now.

Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: A Cockpit Without Windows?
Developing new aviation technology takes a very long time compared to changing other industries. That's one reason why aviation companies have to be thinking about and testing new concepts that are far into the future. Most of these futuristic ideas never come true - but nobody wants to be left behind. At Honeywell's annual press event at the NBAA convention this week the company talked about some of the furthest out ideas that are actually being imagined, at least a little.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: We Have Our Engine
We continue making significant progress toward completing the EAA staff Zenith CH 750, and now we're happy to report that the engine has been pulled from EAA's Cessna 150H, our first official auto fuel test plane, and is now sitting next to our airplane. Other items worked on over the past week include building rudder cable fairings and the UHMW (ultra-high-molecular-weight) plastic blocks that will serve as rub pads for the control cables where they pass through the empennage.
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Young Eagles Young Eagles Student Memberships Top 25,000
In just three short years, more than 25,000 Young Eagles have signed up to be EAA student members. This free membership is available to all Young Eagles as part of the Young Eagles Flight Plan. After a Young Eagles flight (Step 1) each youth receives a logbook with an access code to sign up for the membership (Step 2). Read more >>

Copperstate Copperstate Fly-In Is This Weekend
The 41st annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo - "Keeping the Dream Alive" - begins today and runs through Saturday at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona. Ideal weather is forecast with no chance of rain, and organizers are looking for a big turnout of pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Pilots who fly in with their own plane can register to win an iPad. The Commemorative Air Force-Arizona Wing plans to fly in several warbirds, with flights and ground tours available. Admission is just $5 on Thursday and $15 on Friday and Saturday ($13 for active/retired military). A three-day pass for the event is available for $25, and youths 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, visit the Copperstate website.

Reduce Hassle Factor of Medical Special Issuances Through New Benefit
Aviators who need medical certification special issuances from the Federal Aviation Administration can now get assistance to reduce the complexity and hassle through a new program exclusively for EAA members. Read more >>

EAA Supports Wisconsin Aviation Sales Tax Exemption Proposal
EAA supports Wisconsin Senate Bill 348, bipartisan legislation that would exempt aviation parts, maintenance, and labor from sales and use taxes in the state. The state currently levies a 5 percent tax on these services, while Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana all exempt aviation parts and labor from sales tax. This proposed legislation would eliminate the significant competitive disadvantage for state aviation maintenance businesses. Read more >>

121st Homecoming EAA Proudly Hosts Returning National Guard Unit
For the fifth time since 2006, EAA facilities played host to a Wisconsin military unit deployed to the Middle East, as the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Battery B, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery unit returned home to a rousing welcome on Friday, October 18. Read more >>

Errol Severe Aviation Cadet World Reflects All Things EAA
Errol D. Severe, EAA 450054, is on a dual mission to spread knowledge of his fellow aviation cadets from World War II and boost interest in EAA's mission of growing participation in aviation. He does so in a number of ways, but his biggest project is the Aviation Cadet World at Silver Wings Field in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where he is the founder and president. Read more >>

EAA Gift Catalog B-17 Bomber Skin Jewelry Highlights EAA Gift Catalog
Give a piece of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress this holiday season with original, exclusive jewelry made from the actual exterior skins of EAA's Aluminum Overcast, available through the 2013 EAA merchandise catalog. Read more >>

TruTrak Announces New Ownership, Leadership
TruTrak Flight Systems, experimental/light sport aircraft autopilot developer, announced that Andrew Barker is its new president/CEO. Barker has been with the company since its founding in 1999 as well as a partner with founder Jim Younkin for seven years. After more than 50 years working in aviation, Jim has decided to sell his portion of the company to the other existing owners and retire. Read more >>

California Pilot Latest Winner of Lightspeed Headset
Young Eagles pilot Bruce Filarsky, EAA 838850, of Winter, California, is the lucky third-quarter winner of a Zulu headset courtesy of Lightspeed Aviation. Filarsky, who has flown more than 440 Young Eagles since 2008, was automatically entered in the drawing by submitting the Young Eagles registration forms for his Young Eagles flights made between July1 and September 30. Read more >>

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News From NBAA
Eclipse 550 Jet Debuts at NBAA
First Chinese Charter Service to Operate Citation Mustangs
HondaJet Reports Numerous Program Milestones at NBAA
Citation Latitude Prototype First Flight Planned for First Quarter
Polished TBM 850 Elite Displayed at NBAA
Industry News & Innovations
Lawmakers Slam Connecticut's Claims That Whitehead Was First Flier
Sporty's Helps Keep Oxygen Accessories Organized
Cessna Looking for Volunteers for Special Olympics Airlift
Aspen's EA100 Approved to Replace Century Attitude Indicators
Aircraft Spruce Has New Garmin D2 Pilot
EAA Store
EAA Store Mix, Match, and Save!
Our 2 for $22 selection has been expanded! Pair up your favorite EAA-branded graphic tees and/or hats and get each for $11! Stock up for yourself or for the upcoming holidays. Shop now and save today.

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Upcoming Programs

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
October 25 - 27: Manassas, VA
November 1 - 3: Asheville, NC
November 5 - 6: Salisbury, NC
November 8 - 10: Charlotte, 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 24 - 27: Waco, TX
October 31 - November 3: St. Simons Island, GA
November 7 - 10: Savannah, GA
November 14 - 17: Jacksonville, FL

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:
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
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
November 20: Prepare for Your Checkride, and Pass - Presenter: Larry Bothe
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Flying to the Bahamas and Caribbean: Everything you Need to Know
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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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