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More RV-12s in Production
Last October Van's Aircraft announced complete factory-built RV-12 special light-sport aircraft for sale - a first for the popular kit plane manufacturer. That first batch of 12 airplanes, built exclusively by Synergy Air of Eugene, Oregon, sold out quickly. This past week Van's and Synergy announced a new batch is in production, and it's accepting orders for delivery positions.
More RV-12s In Production

Employee's Passion Fuels Special Video
Chris Henry of EAA's membership services department is a self-confessed B-17 "nut" - an affliction that began after learning of his grandfather's service as a B-17 pilot during World War II. Chris, who works with EAA's B-17 tour ops booking flights, got an idea for a side project after learning of other folks' personal connections with B-17s. Seeing comments like, "My grandpa was a B-17 pilot in the war," and, "My uncle did 35 missions in one," gave him the idea to delve further and ask people for their stories. Read more >>

Timeless Voices - Cecelia Stratford, flight instructor and aviation mentor

Hints for Homebuilders - Forming Wood Stringers
Employee's Passion Fuels Special Video
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Shakers and FAA Training
The FAA has rolled out a huge new batch of rules requiring expanded simulator training for airline pilots. The rule change is largely the result of the turboprop regional airline crew that got slow on approach and pulled back on the stick when the stall warning stick shaker activated instead of reducing back pressure on the controls. So the new rules will require pilots to train for something they already know and practice - lower the nose when the shaker fires.
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Mid-Air Crash Video Shows Harrowing Mid-Air Crash
Incredible video of Saturday's midair collision in Superior, Wisconsin, appeared on NBC News Monday and the Today show Tuesday morning, showing how extremely fortunate the nine sky divers and two pilots are to be alive today. The video footage, whose rights were acquired by NBC, shows a Cessna 185 carrying five sky divers colliding with the top of a Cessna 182, which had four jumpers on board, at about 12,000 feet altitude. Read more >>

e-Go First Flight for Britain's e-Go
A new single-place European canard airplane called the e-Go made its first flight last week in Norfolk, U.K., according to an announcement from e-Go Aeroplanes, Cambridge. The company states that e-Go was designed to fill a gap between a microlight and a light aircraft, and is the realization of a design creator Giotto Castelli has been working on for the past decade. Read more >>

Zenith EAAer's Zenith Backcountry Workhorse
While many Zenith builders dream about flying into the backcountry, Richard Lauzon, EAA 1080964, flies the opposite direction. Based at his Ten Mile Lodge hunting and fishing resort in northern Quebec, Lauzon's STOL CH 801 is by far the most practical means of getting in and out. Read more >>

Jetman From Oshkosh to Fuji: Jetman Makes First Asian Flight
About four months ago, Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy soared over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 with his jet-powered carbon-Kevlar wing. This week, he made his first Asian flight, streaming past Japan's snowcapped Mount Fuji. Read more >>

Reminder - Donate From Your IRA Tax-Free!
The Pension Protection Act continues this year. If you are age 70-1/2 or older, you can make tax-free charitable gifts now using funds from individual retirement accounts (IRA). Donating through your IRA assets not only supports your favorite causes, but can also provide personal financial benefit.

Insurance Tip: Check, Double-Check, Then Check Again
One thing is for certain in the aviation insurance industry: Nothing stays the same for long. The airplane or pilot one aviation insurance company is willing to insure today may not be insurable tomorrow - or even later the same day. I've seen aviation insurance companies change their pilot check-out or transition training requirements many times. I have also seen decisions made at a moment's notice to start offering insurance for a certain airplane - or stop insuring another type of airplane. Why do aviation insurance companies change their underwriting requirements and insurance quoting? Read more >>

Vets, Military Get Free Museum Admission This Weekend
EAA honors veterans and current active-duty military members this weekend at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh with free admission for them during regular museum hours on November 8-11. The tribute to veterans begins on Thursday evening, November 7, as EAA's free museum lecture series features "The History of the Wisconsin Air National Guard," presented by Tom Thomas at 7 p.m. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public, and will feature a special "behind the ropes" museum tour.

Wolf Aviation Fund Grant Proposals Due December 15
Over the past two decades, the Wolf Aviation Fund has awarded more than 350 grants to individuals and organizations that promote and support general aviation. The application deadline for 2013 grant awards is December 15. Projects must fit into seven major program areas: developing public policy and airports; networking and mutual support; development and alternative resources; communications, media, and community relations; general aviation technology, safety, and noise; improving public understanding and perception; and aviation and space education. To learn more visit the Wolf Aviation Fund website.
Industry News & Innovations
FAA Releases First Unmanned Integration Plan
Team Gamera Sets Human-Powered Helicopter Record
Smartphone Wind Meter From Sporty's
Red Bull Air Race Planes to Be Hartzell-Equipped
iPad Air Passes Jeppesen's Rapid Decompression Test
EAA Store
EAA Store Show off Your EAA Spirit!
Customize your plane, car, or laptop with three new EAA-branded vinyl decals! The EAA logo, Heritage logo, or Heritage Wing logo decals are available in two sizes. Made in the USA, they are produced to last, and are fade/weather resistant. Stick 'em anywhere!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Airplanes for Desert Ops?
Timing a Continental A-40-4
Ceconite Cleaning
Wood LSAs?
KFM 112 Parts?
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Wright Brothers BanquetWright Brothers Memorial Banquet
Friday, December 13
The effort to recreate one of aviation history’s most beautiful but unproven designs will be the highlight presentation. This year’s banquet will commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Join us as EAA member Scotty Wilson describes his quest to build a full-scale, flyable reproduction of the Bugatti 100P racer, "the most historically significant airplane that never flew." More information >>

Christmas in the AirChristmas in the Air
Monday, December 2
Christmas in the Air is for the young and young at heart, and has become an annual tradition at EAA. Listen to festive music performed by local musical, choral, and dance groups throughout the museum.
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EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
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
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 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
November 13: Using Modern Flight Recording Tools to Measure and Confirm Sonex Flight Performance - Presenter: Jeremy Monnett
November 19: EAA Aviation & Non-Aviation Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan - Presenter: Bob Mackey
November 20: Prepare for Your Checkride, and Pass - Presenter: Larry Bothe
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Trust (Your Mechanic), but Verify
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EAA Desktop Calendar November 2013: Europa Classic, ZK-TIM
Jonathan Apfelbaum, EAA Lifetime 222561, captured Timothy Ward's homebuilt Europa Classic, ZK-TIM, on an air safari in New Zealand.
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