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2013 e-Hotline November 27, 2013
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EAA's B-17 Soars Over Lambeau
EAA's historic World War II B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast performed a true first on Sunday when it made the pregame flyover at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings National Football League game. Read more >>
EAA's B17 Soars Over Lambeau

November Experimenter Available
The family Ginn is a family of Thorp owners, with eight of them owned by mom, dad, and their two sons. Learn all about the Thorp family as well as a recap of this year's Reno Air Races and more in the November issue of EAA Experimenter, available for free to all EAA members.
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Timeless Voices - Tom Bitters, Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Airborne Sensor Specialist - 366 combat hours in Vietnam

Hints for Homebuilders - Weight and Balance: Arm Measurement
November Experimenter Available

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

Happy Thanksgiving from EAA Happy Thanksgiving From EAA!
Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for being a member of the world's most passionate aviation community! So that our Members Services staff can enjoy time with their families, the department will be closed November 28-29 (Thursday-Friday). Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m-6 p.m. CST; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST; Sundays, closed. We are open on the web 24 hours a day. The museum will also be closed on Thursday.

You can renew your membership online and our general inquiry e-mail address is always open for business - membership@eaa.org. We will respond promptly the following business day as listed above.
(There will be limited monitoring of e-mail inquiries on our closed days.)
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: More Head-Down Time Needed
For the past many months there has been a hue and cry about pilots relying too much on automation and spending too much time with their heads down in the cockpit. Well, there is at least one Boeing "Dreamlifter" crew that wishes it had spent more time looking inside their cockpit. If they had, they would have landed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita instead of at Jabara a few miles to the north.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Doors, Brakes, and Rigging Controls
The Thanksgiving holiday means no Wednesday work session this week, but the team made significant headway last Saturday on a number of projects. With the B-17 in Green Bay preparing for its Sunday flight over Lambeau Field, there was plenty of room to get things done, like getting a start on the rigging controls, working on the door panels, and the brakes.

Reno Reno Air Races Looks for Help With Fiscal Woes
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced this week that it needs to raise a half-million dollars by mid-December to ensure the event will go on as scheduled on September 10-14, 2014. Read more >>

Dodo Chapter Honored for Young Eagles Efforts
The Chicago "DODO" Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen was honored recently for its efforts on behalf of the EAA Young Eagles program. The chapter's Young Eagle Volunteer Team, which provides flights to young people ages 8-17 from the Gary International Airport, was inducted into the Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators on October 17. The group was also honored with the Chanute Prize for team innovation. The honors are sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. Read more >>

Harison Ford Scholarship Harrison Ford Flight Training Scholarship Available
As chairman of EAA's Young Eagles program for five years (2004-2009), Harrison Ford made a wonderful contribution to the general aviation community. Angela and Jim Thompson created a scholarship honoring his enduring legacy on behalf of youth and general aviation. This $7,500 scholarship helps young people achieve their dreams of flight and is available to Young Eagles who are enrolled in the Sporty's Learn to Fly Course offered as part of the Young Eagles Flight Plan. Application deadline is December 31, 2013. Apply today!

Beringer Beringer Announces Special Offer for EAA Chapter Members Building Van's RVs
Beringer Wheels & Brakes announced a fantastic offer to EAA chapter members who are building Van's RV airplanes. Starting now, the first RV builder in each chapter to order a complete basic kit will receive 30 percent off the catalog price. Basic kits include two sets of master cylinders, brake fluid reservoirs, stainless steel lines and fittings, Beringer's red anodized main wheels, finned-caliper high-energy brakes, mounted and leak-tested tubeless tires, bolt-on axles, and the patented hydraulic ALIR anti-skid system. Contact Beringer at Beringer Aero USA via e-mail or call 708-667-7891.

Holiday Auction EAA Holiday Auction Runs Through Monday
There's some spirited bidding going on at the EAA Spirit of the Holidays online auction, which offers some great, unique experiences and gifts for aviation enthusiasts. Bid on great items, like a P-51 Mustang Paul I model autographed by Paul Poberezny, use of the ultimate courtesy car Red 5 during AirVenture 2014, an unforgettable flight experience with Mike Goulian, and much more. Don't miss out - bidding closes at 5 p.m. CST on Monday, December 2 - so visit the auction website to get in on the action! Auction proceeds directly support EAA programs that preserve our heritage and make a positive impact on the future of aviation.

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 >>
Industry News & Innovations
ASA Launches New Checkride Apps for iOS
Hornet Aircraft Heaters Available at Aircraft Spruce
Flight Design Donates Airframe to Tech College
Garmin G3X-Equipped Tecnam P2008JC Approved by EASA
Pilotshop.com Has MyClip Kneeboards
EAA Store
EAA Store Your Holiday Shopping Solution - Save Big!
Wrap up your holiday shopping needs with us! Starting Saturday, save on gifts for the aviation enthusiast in your life. We have everything on your list including toys, jewelry, clothing, books, DVDs, and even cards for your holiday greetings. Avoid the lines; savings are just a click away!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Repairing an Experimental Amateur-Built
Sorta-Newbie with Ultralight Questions
Super Chargers
Google VTOL?
Can You ID This Airplane?
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Christmas in the AirChristmas in the Air
Monday, December 2
EAA's annual holiday open house to the community, Christmas in the Air, is Monday, December 2, 3-8 p.m., at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Give your holiday spirit a jump-start with festive music performed by local musical, choral, and dance groups throughout the museum. More information >>

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 >>

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:
December 7 - 8: Houston, TX
January 11 - 12: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
January 18 - 19: Lakeland, FL
January 18 - 19: Frederick, MD
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
December 4: TBOs and Other Maintenance Intervals - Presenter: Mike Busch
December 11: Is Your Airplane Airworthy? - Presenter: Larry Bothe
December 18: Ultimate Aircraft Buying Guide - Presenter: Scott Sky Smith
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
LSA and Experimental Maintenance: Who Can Do What
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar December 2013: 1968 Grumman OV-1D Mohawk
With the skywritten EAA serving as a perfect backdrop, Laurie Goossens snapped this well-timed image of EAA Lifetime Member Dr. Joe Masessa's Vietnam era 1968 Grumman OV-1D Mohawk twin turboprop parked in the grass in the Warbirds area during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Get wallpaper >>

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