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AirVenture Ultralight Area: Fun Fly Zone
When attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 this summer, enter the ultralight area at your own risk; you're likely to encounter fun in Oshkosh's Fun Fly Zone!
AirVenture Ultralight Area: Fun Fly Zone

Hoover Tribute Photo Gallery
Here are some images from photographer Jim Koepnick featuring the aviation community's February 21 tribute to legendary pilot and mentor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover at the Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood, California. Attendees honored Hoover's incredible 60-plus year flying career during which he was a test pilot, fighter pilot, air show performer, aviation statesman, teacher, and mentor. (See story below.) View photos >>

Timeless Voices - M.J. “Jack” Gruber, World War II B-17 pilot flew 33 combat missions with the 711th Bomb Squadron - 477th Bomb Group - 8th Air Force.

Hints for Homebuilders - Blind Pulled Rivets - with Zenith's Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert
Hoover Tribute Photo Gallery

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: F vs. C Temp Fight Is Over for Pilots
Like many of you I grew up flying in a bifurcated world of air temperature. On the ground we used Fahrenheit but as soon as we lifted off air temperature considerations were in centigrade. Or Celsius some called it.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Special Guests From Zenith Welcomed
With two build sessions over the past week, there's lots of progress to report. But first we had a visit from Zenith Aircraft's Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert, in town for a One Week Wonder planning meeting. They had the chance to see our project and help out. We are now about 90 percent done, with 50 percent to go! (As opposed to 90 percent done, 90 percent to go.) Read more >>

Bob Hoover Aviation Community Pays Tribute to Bob Hoover
Aviation's top personalities gathered on February 21 at the Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood, California, to honor the legendary Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, for his 60-plus years of aviation excellence. The event, emceed by EAA Chairman Emeritus Tom Poberezny and attended by a veritable who's who from the aviation world, paid tribute to Hoover's incredible flying career during which he was a test pilot, fighter pilot, air show performer, aviation statesman, teacher, and mentor. Read more >>

Lanc 'Once in a Lanc Time'
The world's only two remaining airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers will be together this summer as the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's (CWHM) prized Lanc will be flown to England to join the Royal Air Force's renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) in August. News of the historic flight across the Atlantic comes from the CWHM eFlyer newsletter. Read more >>

Kansas Legislature Considers Bill Exempting Tax on Homebuilts
EAA is encouraging all Kansas EAA members to contact their state representatives and request support for H.B. 2542, which would exempt homebuilt aircraft from annual property tax assessment in the state. The bill recently passed through the House Committee on Taxation and will soon go to a vote on the House floor. If the bill passes the House, it will then move to the Senate for a vote. Read more >>

Innovators Aviation Innovators Sought for AirVenture Innovations Center
Those original concepts that could change the way people experience aviation, but only need visibility and an audience, have a new avenue to reach the flying community through EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. EAA is offering a limited number of free exhibit spaces in its EAA Innovations Center during the event, which runs July 29-August 3. Read more >>

One Week, One Oshkosh. Buy Tickets Now & Save

James White United Honors EAA KidVenture Volunteer
James White, EAA Lifetime 641417, of Carol Stream, Illinois, was presented with a 2013 United Airlines Volunteer Impact Grant in honor of his volunteer work at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's KidVenture. The $1,000 grant will help support the programs and activities at KidVenture, and are a direct result of his service in the KidVenture riveting booth sponsored by Van's Aircraft. Read more >>

Zenith Zenith Reaches 10,000-Plan Milestone
Zenith Aircraft Company announced recently it has now sent 10,000 sets of plans to aircraft builders in over 50 countries. While most plans accompany complete or partial aircraft kits, some go to scratch builders. Read more >>

AERO AERO 2014 Prepares for 22nd Annual Expo
Officials are gearing up for the 22nd AERO, Europe's largest general aviation trade show, set for April 9-12 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the shore of Lake Constance. Read more >>

SportAir Workshop Courses Return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014
EAA's SportAir Workshops will offer a pair of sessions during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014! The popular Van's RV Assembly course will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, July 29-30, while Electrical Systems and Avionics will be held Thursday-Friday, July 31-August 1. Each hands-on course is limited to 16 students. Builders will receive professional, expert instruction spread over two eight-hour days, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in Paul's Aeroplane Factory. Registration is open now, so sign up today!

NOTE: There are still a few spots still left in the Composite Construction and Electrical Systems and Avionics courses slated for Watsonville, California, March 22-23. Register now.

EAA SportAir Workshops are proudly sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company.

Last Chance for Bingelis, Spirit of Flight Award Nominations
Is there an extraordinary tech counselor in your chapter? Or a pilot whose accomplishments and dedication to aeronautics have "flown under the radar"? They could be candidates for two awards presented annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Tony Bingelis Award and the Spirit of Flight Award. But March 1 is the deadline to submit nominations, so you’ll need to act fast. Read more >>

Family Flight Fest Discover the Excitement of Aviation at Family Flight Fest
Kick off springtime by discovering the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational family experience at EAA's Family Flight Fest, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Sporty's 10th Annual Fly-In Set for May 17
True Blue Power Receives TSO for Lithium-Ion Aircraft Battery
FAA Grants Landing Weight Increase to Quest Kodiak
Cirrus Reports Best Year Since 2008
Piper Reports Double-Digit Sales Increase
SAM Aircraft Provides Builders With Virtual Perfect Parts
New Low-Cost Training Helicopter From Enstrom
EAA Store
EAA Store Hot Savings on Clearance Items
Enjoy spectacular savings on clearance items during the month of March! Save on everything from kids' track jackets, ladies sweaters, and men's sweatshirts. Quantities are limited, so shop today while supplies last!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events
Family Flight FestFamily Flight Fest
March 1 - 2: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kick off springtime by discovering the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational family experience. Museum visitors can enjoy a variety of fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
More information >>

Hops & PropsHops & Props
March 8: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tantalize your taste buds at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event. Meet master brewers and understand the distinguishing characteristics of ales, lagers, and hybrid or mixed styles of beers. Wheat beers, fruit beers, stouts, English bitter, porter, and meads. Discover the differences and your preferences.

Great music from several live bands, food, coffee and sweets all add to this exciting event! More information >>

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the first passenger airliner
March 6 - 9: Zephyrhills, FL
March 13 - 16: New Smyrna Beach, FL
April 1 - 6: Sun ‘n Fun
April 10 - 13: Lakeland, FL

View tour details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

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:
March 22 - 23: Watsonville, CA
May 5 - 6: Lakeland, FL
May 10 - 11: Broomfield, CO
May 31 - June 1: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
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
March 4: Aircraft Insurance: Stop Wasting Your Money - Presenter: Bob Mackey
March 5: Diagnosing High Oil Consumption - Presenter: Mike Busch
March 12: Advanced iPad Flying - Presenter: Bret Koebbe
March 19: SuperVee to AeroVee Engine History - Presenter: John Monnett
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Competition Aerobatics - Moving up from Sportsman to Intermediate
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar March 2013: 1934 Waco S3HD
During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, Michael Kelly captured the flight of John Ricciotti’s (EAA Lifetime 9021018) one-of-a-kind 1934 Waco S3HD. Get wallpaper >>

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