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EAA, AKIA Focus on Homebuilt Issues
Transition training and support for "orphan" homebuilt designs were among the leading topics for leaders of EAA and the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) during their meeting at the EAA Aviation Center on Tuesday, November 12. Read more >>
EAA, AKIA Focus on Homebuilt Issues

Lightplane Landing at Sea
Last month an Aeroprakt (Ukraine) Foxbat A22 landed on a medium-sized cargo ship in the English Channel steaming at 9 knots into a 14-knot wind. The pilot who performed the feat said control was fine several meters above the deck, but not so much a meter or two ADL (above deck level) due to curlover turbulence coming off the bow and sides. Afterward he remarked, "I won't do it again." Six cameras from outside and inside the airplane captured the feat. Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Jimmy Mitton, 43-year career as a flight engineer for South African Airways

Hints for Homebuilders - Work Bench Overhang
Lightplane Landing at Sea
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The FAA's Enormous Drone Problem
Last week the FAA released what it is calling its roadmap to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system. In case you missed it, a UAS is what most of us call a drone, and the NAS is, well, essentially all of the airspace over the U.S. The FAA "roadmap" to drone integration is more than 70 pages long and isn't really much of a map of how to safely integrate drones, but is a lengthy list of how many issues must be resolved. I actually feel sorry for the FAA. The task is nearly impossible, and the timeline is totally unrealistic.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Windshield, Top Window, and Doors
EAA's staff Zenith CH 750 project continues progressing toward completion, with work this week focusing on prepping the windshield and top window for installation in advance of fitting the airplane doors.

Part 23 Rewrite Approved by Congress, Awaits President's Signature
The Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 cleared the final congressional hurdle today when the House approved Senate changes made to the bill during its passage in the Senate in October. The bill now heads to the president's desk for his signature. Read more >>

NTSB Supports Less Draconian ECi Cylinder AD
The NTSB has filed comments on a proposed AD that would require thousands of ECi cylinders on big-bore Continental engines to be retired from service before the end of their normal life. The NTSB told the FAA in its comments that the board has no data to support the proposed requirement that thousands of ECi cylinders with fewer than 500 hours' or more than 1,000 hours' time in service be removed.

Doolittle Raiders EAAers Participate in Doolittle Raiders Final Toast
On November 9, a group of EAA staff and others traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to participate in the Final Toast activities for the Doolittle Raiders. Chris Henry of EAA membership services and Zack Baughman, EAA Timeless Voices oral history program coordinator, and others, were among those lining the streets en route to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB. Read more >>

Inhofe's Son Dies in Aircraft Accident
EAA is extending condolences to U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and his family on the death of the senator's son, Dr. Perry Inhofe, in an aircraft accident near Owasso, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon. According to media reports, the MU-2 aircraft piloted by Perry Inhofe went down five miles away from the Owasso airport at about 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Read more >>

Sully Skiles Sully, Skiles, Bowen to Be Feted This Weekend
This Saturday evening, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, First Officer Jeff Skiles, and the flight attendant team of US Airways Flight 1549 will be inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame in San Diego, California. Read more >>

Flight Data Systems Flight Data Systems Clock G-Meter Approved for Installations
Flight Data Systems has sold more than 3,000 GT-50 five-function clock g-meters for non-certified applications, and now the FAA has approved the units as replacement clocks for certificated non-transport category aircraft, according to the company. The GT-50 is a clock, timer, g-meter, voltmeter, and outside air temperature indicator enclosed in a milled aluminum case fitting in a standard 2-1/4-inch instrument hole. Priced at $169, the GT-50 is available directly from Flight Data Systems and authorized dealers.

EAA Holiday Auction: Passing Along The Spirit of Aviation
Each year, EAA members and friends combine to share the spirit of giving through the EAA Spirit of the Holidays online auction. The opportunity to both give and get unique gifts that share a passion for flight has far-reaching benefits. Read more >>

EAA Blanket The Perfect Gift: EAA Membership
Here's a great idea for the aviation enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list: an EAA gift membership. Special one-year EAA gift memberships not only bring huge smiles, but also bring 12 issues of EAA's award-winning Sport Aviation magazine, special interest group opportunities, super savings with deals and discounts from aviation partners, EAA AirVenture discounts and privileges, and best of all, camaraderie among fellow aviation enthusiasts through EAA's rich community of chapters, workshops, events, and more. Read more >>

Peace of Mind for $1.35 a Day
Did you know you can provide $250,000 of financial security for your family for less than $1.35 a day? EAA, Starr Indemnity and Liability Company, and Falcon Insurance Agency have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind aviation and non-aviation Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance plan, designed for the airplanes EAA members fly and the type flying they do. Limits of insurance start at $50,000 and are available up to $250,000. Read more >>

Sebring Enter to Win 'The Expo Experience' at Sebring
This January 16-19 marks the 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, and to mark the occasion organizers are conducting a special drawing for the Expo Experience. Register to win this prize package that includes two four-day passes to the event, four nights lodging at a local hotel, and access to all VIP events during the expo, including the exhibitor reception, the annual Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association dinner, and the volunteer thank-you party. Read more >>

Aviators Club AirVenture Aviators Club Offers Special Extras
A prime flightline oasis available only to EAA members and their guests returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The Aviators Club pavilion offers extra amenities during the annual celebration scheduled July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport. Read more >>

Sonex Sonex Kits Now Include Machined Tail Wheel Assembly
Sonex Aircraft is now including its new 4-inch machined tail wheel assembly with wheel as standard equipment in all new standard gear-configured aircraft kits, the company announced Monday.

American Airlines American Airlines Continues to Honor Veterans
On Veterans Day, American Airlines continued with its longstanding tradition of showing support to the U.S. military and veterans by unveiling a Boeing 757 and an American Eagle ATR, each sporting huge yellow ribbons on the tail with the words, "In support of all who serve."

Son of Blackbird Lockheed Martin Unveils Mach 6 SR-72
Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works unveiled plans November 1 to construct a new aircraft able to fly at Mach 6 (about 4,500 mph) - or twice as fast as the venerable Cold War spy platform, the SR-71 Blackbird. Nicknamed "Son of Blackbird" by Aviation Week magazine, the SR-72 will be powered by an off-the-shelf turbine with a supersonic combustion ramjet air-breathing jet engine. Read more >>

Wag-Aero Wag-Aero Announces 2013 Fall Catalog, New Website
Wag-Aero, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of aircraft parts for the general aviation and LSA industries, has a new fall 2013 catalog available. The catalog features a full line of instruments, wheels and brakes, tires, covering materials, engine mounts, exhaust systems, seat belts and harnesses, consumables, ELTs, ground support equipment, lighting, fuel tanks and components, windsocks and frames, and runway lights. The company, headquartered in Lyons, Wisconsin, has also launched a new website. Order your free catalog by calling 800-558-6868, or by e-mailing wagaero-sales@wagaero.com.

Charlie Anderson Young Eagles Milestones: Passing a Checkride and Notching No. 400
Four years ago, Charlie Anderson, 18, of EAA Chapter 745 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, went on a Young Eagles flight and was immediately hooked on aviation, says his father, Peter, EAA 1024029. That certainly was the case, as he successfully passed his checkride on October 7 and is now a private pilot. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
WAI to Award Boeing 737NG Type Rating Scholarships From Southwest
Cessna Donates L-19 Bird Dog to Benefit Veterans
Cubcrafters Announces 2014 Updates for Carbon Cub SS, Sport Cub S2
New Pilot-Friendly Garmin Manuals from PilotWorkshops
Sporty's Upgrades Screen of SP-400 Hand-held NAV/COM
Breitling an Honor Flight Network Supporter
EAA Store
EAA Store Save $2 on the World of Flight Calendar!
Now through Sunday, November 17, EAA's World of Flight 2014 calendar is only $10.99! Get the best in aviation photography. With only weeks until the holidays, this is the perfect stocking stuffer for any aviation enthusiast.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Should I Buy a Sky Cycle?
Why I Love to Fly
Best U.S. Cities for Recreational Aviation?
Verifying CG Range
Replace Rivets...With Tape?
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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.
More information >>

Grassroots Pilot Tour - Featuring Jeff Skiles
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
February 8 -9: Chesapeake, VA
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 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
November 26: LSA and Experimental Maintenance: Who Can Do What - Presenter: Prof. H. Paul Shuch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Using Modern Flight Recording Tools to Measure and Confirm Sonex Flight Performance
Desktop Wallpaper
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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