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Urge Support for GA Pilot Protection Act
Three U.S. senators Tuesday introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act as a companion bill to one unveiled in the House of Representatives in December, which includes a provision that would reform airman medical certificate standards while maintaining safety. Read more >>
Urge Support for GA Pilot Protection Act

Go Inside Hops & Props 2014
Last weekend's 11th annual Hops & Props event drew more than 1,000 people to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Eighty-six vendors from throughout the region brought 300 different brews for sampling, with the magnificent EAA aircraft display collection providing the backdrop. View photos >>

Timeless Voices - Philip Savides (1920-2007) flew 101 combat missions as a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 313th Fighter Squadron of the 50th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Band Saw Tabletop - with Mark Forss, manager of EAA SportAir Workshops
Hops & Props 2014

One Week, One Oshkosh. Buy Tickets Now & Save

Weekly Round-Up
WWI EAA Invites WWI Aircraft to AirVenture Oshkosh 2014
A call is going out to all World War I-era aircraft, aircraft replicas, and reproductions to join in commemorating the centennial of World War I aviation technology at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Read more >>

One Week Wonder Aviation Community Unites Behind 'One Week Wonder'
More than a dozen companies are pitching in to support our unique "One Week Wonder" airplane building project planned for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The goal is to build a complete airplane during the seven-day annual convention and fly-in scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Read more >>
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Annual Anxiety
Every airplane owner knows the feeling. You take your airplane to the shop once each year for the inspector to go over it with a fine tooth comb and find everything that is wrong, and try to guess what may go wrong with it in the future. When your airplane heads in for the annual, there is no way to know with certainty how long it will be down - and what the final bill will be.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: We Have Our FAA Registration
FAA paperwork is divided into two steps: registration and certification. On Wednesday this week we received our official FAA registration card for the Zenith CH750, N53PW. This process is a confusing process that can really drag out if you make any mistakes. To make sure you get it right the first time, we created the EAA Amateur-Built Certification Kit that includes a step-by-step booklet, FAA forms, experimental sticker, placards and a data plate. Read more >>

WASP WASP Recognized During EAA Museum Visit
World War II veteran and Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elizabeth (Betty Wall) Strohfus visited the EAA Museum on March 7 with a group of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students who are performing a theater production about the trials and tribulations serving as a WASP.

GA Award Winners 2014 National GA Award Winners Announced
The General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the four recipients of the 2014 National General Aviation Awards on March 12, recognizing top aviation professionals in the nation for their contributions to general aviation. They are Howard Wolvington, Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year; Max Burnette, Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year; David Kocak, Avionics Technician of the Year; and Richard Stowell, Jr., FAA Safety (FAASTeam) Representative of the Year. Read more >>

Daher-Socata Daher-Socata Reveals TBM 900
Daher-Socata unveiled its latest aircraft from its TBM line of single-engine turboprops Wednesday - the TBM 900. According to the company, the new six-place aircraft offers improved efficiency, an enhanced environment for both pilots and passengers, and superior performance without increased fuel consumption or additional engine power. Read more >>

Rare Aircraft Acquires Air Repair's Stearman Restoration Operations
Rare Aircraft, Ltd., Faribault, Minnesota, has acquired the entire Stearman restoration operations of Air Repair, Inc., Cleveland, Mississippi, according to Air Repair owner Pete Jones. Air Repair, which holds the type certificates on the W670 engines transferred from Teledyne Continental Motors of Mobile, Alabama, and the Jacobs R755 engine will continue to supply all engines and propellers for the airplanes as well as all parts and accessories for both powerplants. Read more >>

WAI WAI Conference Sets Attendance Record
A record 4,500 people representing all segments of the aviation community attended the 25th annual Women in Aviation, International (WAI) conference held last week at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Read more >>

Phillips 66 Save on Auto, Aircraft Fuel With Phillips 66 Aviation 'Fly Savvy' Program
Phillips 66 Aviation's new Fly Savvy Rewards is the industry's first program that helps pilots save on fuel costs whether flying or driving. By using the Phillips 66 Aviation personal card, pilots can save 5 cents per gallon at Phillips 66 Aviation FBOs as well as Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 locations when they purchase 45 or more gallons per billing cycle. Read more >>

Chapter 677 Chapter 677 Awards EAA Air Academy Scholarship
EAA Chapter 677 in Chattahoochee Valley, Georgia, awarded a full scholarship to the EAA Air Academy to 17-year-old Kennedy Davenport of Columbus, Georgia. Chapter 677 is based at Columbus Airport (CSG). Read more >>

Deadline for Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarship Is March 31
The deadline for the latest Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarship is March 31. This $7,500 flight training scholarship is designed to help a Young Eagle fulfill the dream of becoming a pilot.

Zulu Lightspeed Increases Support of Young Eagles Program
EAA will again hold quarterly drawings for Lightspeed Zulu headsets for active Young Eagles pilots and adds a second quarterly drawing for pilots who fly 10 or more young people. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Deborah Hersman Steps Down as NTSB Chair
Aspen Avionics Announces First Certified Glass Panel PFD for VFR
Garmin Announces GA Angle of Attack System
Eclipse Makes First Eclipse 550 Delivery
Five More Archers for Florida Institute of Technology
STC Awarded for Hartzell's Bantam 3-Blade Prop on Diesel Skyhawks
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Upcoming Programs
EAA AirVenture Museum Events

Speaker SeriesAviation Adventure Speaker Series
March 20: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Recently discovered original photographs and audio recordings document the life of Bob Shank, an American aviation pioneer. Presented by Fred Stadler, EAA volunteer, Shank's story will fascinate aviation enthusiasts and those interested in the development of America's 20th century industrial age. More information >>

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the first passenger airliner
March 13 - 16: New Smyrna Beach, FL
April 1 - 6: Sun ‘n Fun
April 10 - 13: Lakeland, FL
April 17 - 20: Orlando, FL
April 24 - 27: Dothan, AL

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

EAA's B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
April 25 - 27: San Marcos, TX
May 30 - June 1: Indianapolis, IN

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

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
March 29 - 30: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
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 19: SuperVee to AeroVee Engine History - Presenter: John Monnett
March 26: Chapter Chat: Beyond the Young Eagles Flight - Presenters: Brian O'Lena, Bret Steffen
April 2: All About Not-So-Plain Bearings - Presenter: Mike Busch
April 9: The Right Mindset for Aerobatic Flight - Presenter: Michael Lents
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Advanced iPad Flying
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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