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28,000 Messages Sent to Congress
Since last week's activation of EAA's Rally Congress website, more than 9,200 EAA members have sent nearly 28,000 messages to their elected representatives urging their support of House Bill HR3708 and Senate Bill S2103 - the General Aviation Protection Act.
28,000 Messages Sent to Congress

Chapter Flies 73 Young Eagles
In October 2013, EAA Chapter 1246 in McKinney, Texas, held a Young Eagles Rally at McKinney National Airport (TKI). Nine airplanes flew a total of 73 young people, and the chapter chronicled the event in the following video. Watch video >>

Timeless Voices - Victor Tatelman pilot with the 499th Bomb Squadron, 345th Air Apaches Bomb Group, flew a modified B-25 in search and destroy missions against Japanese radar installations.

Hints for Homebuilders - Drilling Pilot Holes -Zenith Aircraft's Roger Dubbert
Chapter Flies 73 Young Eagles

One Week, One Oshkosh. Buy Tickets Now & Save

Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Aspen, Bendix/King Bend the Value Curve
To me, value means getting more for the same or less money. With two new products from Aspen and Bendix/King we actually have capabilities that just weren't available for most personal airplanes before. And the price is what makes them a great value. From Aspen, airplane owners who fly VFR only - by far the majority - can now get a flat glass PFD priced for the way they fly.
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Young Eagles: You Could Earn Your Pilot Certificate for Free This Summer!
Tubreaux Aviation of Shreveport, Louisiana - a flight training facility that works with Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker - is helping to build the future of flight by offering a complete private pilot training experience to a previous EAA Young Eagle participant who is now 18-21 years old. This is a start-to-finish training program covering all lessons, requirements and flight time to earn a private pilot certificate. Tubreaux Aviation's professional instructors will supply the training in Cessna 172 aircraft and in Redbird Flight Simulators. Read more >>

Sun 'n Fun EAA Makes Preparations for 40th Sun 'n Fun
The Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo at Lakeland, Florida, is just around the corner and EAA is gearing up to participate in the 40th annual event that takes place April 1-6 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Textron Aviation Cessna, Beech, Hawker Now Fly Under Textron Aviation Banner
Textron Inc. announced March 14 it had closed on the acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, parent company of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment called Textron Aviation. The company named Scott Ernest, who has served as Cessna's president/CEO since 2011, as Textron Aviation CEO. Read more >>

MIT Seeks Your Input on ADS-B, Weather Services
A team of researchers at MIT's International Center for Air Transportation is looking for input from GA pilots for its new study of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather services to determine how pilots value and use them. ADS-B, a central component of the NextGen air traffic control modernization program, aims to improve traffic surveillance capabilities by sharing accurate aircraft position information between pilots and ATC. Read more >>

GAMA Plans Texas GA Jobs Rally
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will hold a GA jobs rally celebrating the industry's contributions to the economy on Friday, March 28, at Bombardier's Dallas service center located on Love Field in Dallas, Texas. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Pete Sessions, and Marc Veasey will be the featured speakers. Local industry representatives also in attendance will include Airbus Helicopters, Aviall, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Dallas Airmotive, Gulfstream, and Jet Aviation. Read more >>

Hartzell Propeller Hartzell Announces Trailblazer Props for Homebuilt, Certificated Aircraft
Hartzell Propeller this week launched two- and three-blade versions of its new swept-tip Advanced Structural Composite Trailblazer prop for homebuilts and several other production types specifically designed for bush and backcountry flying. 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.
Industry News & Innovations
Titan Aircraft Engines, Team AeroDynamix Expand Partnership
Dynon Avionics Unveils New SkyView Touch
Sandia Announces SAI 340 Quattro Steam Gauge Replacement
Goodyear Announces Contest to Name Newest Airship
CubCrafters Marks 300th LSA Delivery
EAA Store
EAA Store EAA Logo Cap Special Available for 72 Hours!
For 72 hours, the EAA logo cap will be available for only $16.99. Show off your EAA pride and get your cap today! Offer ends at 6:30 p.m. CDT on 03/23/14.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
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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
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 18 - 20: Olive Branch, MS
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 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
April 16: Aerobatics - Getting Started - Presenter: Patty Wagstaff
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
SuperVee to AeroVee Engine History
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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