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Rare Fair: Fairchild 71 Set to Make Its Oshkosh Debut
A pristine example of one of the first transport and cargo planes, the Fairchild 71, will make its first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Gary Coonan, EAA 665101, of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, will bring his restored 1927 Fairchild 71 NC9727 with pilot David Williams at the controls when it lands at Wittman Regional Airport for the 62nd annual fly-in. Read more >>
Rare Fair: Fairchild 71 Set to Make Its Oshkosh Debut

M U L T I M E D I A
Read the May Experimenter Today
Learn all about the iconic Breezy, the iconic lawn chair contraption that became an EAA icon, in the May issue of EAA Experimenter. Budd Davisson details the experiences of Jon Ross and Mike Miller who are building a Breezy today, and we review Breezy's 50-year history, which will be celebrated at Oshkosh this summer. Tim Kern writes about the basics of wheels and brakes, while Dan Grunloh introduces some valuable mobile phone apps. We'll also let you in on how you can be a part of our One Week Wonder project - building a CH 750 Cruzer - during the seven days of AirVenture. All this and more in your free, digital EAA Experimenter. Read now >>

Timeless Voices - Paul Redemann, UH-1 Huey pilot during the Vietnam War.

Hints for Homebuilders - Fiberglass Cloth - with EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch
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Weekly Round-Up
Kenny Loggins Rev Up Your Engines! Kenny Loggins Bringing the 'Danger Zone' to Oshkosh
Kenny Loggins, who has been making hit music for the past four decades, will kick off the evening entertainment at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 when he headlines the fly-in's popular opening night concert on Monday, July 28. The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on the Plaza immediately following the Monday afternoon air show.
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PHP Tribute EAA Honoring Paul Poberezny During AirVenture 2014
EAA is inviting all members and attendees to join in paying tribute to the memory of our Founder, Paul H. Poberezny, during several special commemorative activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Paul passed away last August at the age of 91, and we continue to feel his presence daily as planning proceeds for the 62nd annual gathering that he created. Read more >>

Redbird Redbird Flying Challenge Off to Great Start
More than 1,400 pilots and non-pilots have registered to compete for a free trip to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 through the Flying Challenge Cup competition, hosted by Redbird Flight Simulations, reports Jeff Van West, Redbird director of media. Registrations represent residents of 32 states, Canada, and Australia. Read more >>

Theater in the Woods Schedule Set for Theater in the Woods
EAA's landmark open-air Theater in the Woods will present a week full of evening entertainment beginning Sunday, July 27, through Saturday, August 2, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Programming runs nightly from 8-10 p.m., except for Wednesday and Saturday (6:30-8 p.m.).
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Doug Wilson Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Doug Wilson
The most colorful airplane slated to participate in EAA's Valdez STOL demonstration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 will likely be Doug Wilson's plans-built, Pegazair SP-150 named The Patriot, which he began building in 1996 and finished in 1999. Read more >>

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: True Airspeed and Landing Distance
Now that warm weather is finally returning our true airspeed is going up, and so is our landing distance. We typically think of true airspeed only when planning the cruise portion of a flight. We need to know the true airspeed plus or minus the wind factor to know how long it will take to get to the destination. But have you ever considered how true airspeed affects your landing distance?
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Painting Progress!
The past several weeks have seen our Zenith CH750 go from bare metal to primer white and this past week, blue and yellow were added to the mix (along with the engine's sparkling B-17 silver). Read about our painting progress in this week's update. Read more >>

Young Eagles Sweepstakes Fly a Young Eagle and You Could Win in Spring 2014 Young Eagles Pilot Appreciation Sweepstakes!
To show his appreciation for EAA volunteer pilots who give generously throughout the year by flying Young Eagles, Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker has secured several prizes for the Spring 2014 Young Eagles Pilot Appreciation Sweepstakes. Tucker wants to thank Young Eagles pilots, his "personal heroes," for their service to the program. Any EAA volunteer pilot who has flown or will fly Young Eagles between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014, is automatically entered in the Sweepstakes for these fabulous prizes, including an Aerobatic Performance Training (APT) program at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety, a Tutima Grand Classic Chronograph F2 watch, and a Seaplane Rating training package through Tubreaux Aviation. Visit the EAA website for sweepstakes rules.

Wisconsin Museum Week Highlights Speaker Series Finale
EAA marks the 10th annual Wisconsin Museums Week May 11-17 with its final Aviation Adventure Speaker Series program of the season Thursday, May 15. Join Tom Thomas as he discusses his role in the flight of a Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter into Wisconsin's Dodgeville Airport and its 2,700 by 30-foot runway. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the EAA AirVenture Museum Founders' Wing, followed by a "beyond the ropes" museum tour. The museum's speaker series will restart in the fall. The EAA AirVenture Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please visit EAA.org/museum or call 920-426-6880.

Flight Training Scholarships EAA, ForeFlight to Award Two Flight Training Scholarships
EAA and ForeFlight, creator of the popular ForeFlight Mobile flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, are teaming together to award two $7,500 flight-training scholarships this summer that will help two people fulfill their dreams of flight. Read more >>

Thank You for Participating in A-B Survey!
EAA would like to thank those of you who participated in its recently concluded survey on amateur-built flight-test practices. The survey garnered more than 250 respondents, and the data will be used to gain a better understanding of how flight testing is currently conducted and what builders can do to ensure a safe and productive Phase I testing period. EAA expects to report on the survey results at AirVenture.

Let's Have a Summer of Fun and Safe Flying
Summer is just around the corner and that means more flying and fun. I've read a lot of reports about accidents that have occurred during the summer flying season, and the most frequent cause is some type of pilot error. With that in mind, here are some tips that can help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable summer of flying. Read more >>

Electroair Electroair Issued STCs for 470 & 520 Continental Electronic Ignition Systems
Electroair has received design approval and FAA-PMA for its EIS-61000 series electronic ignition system for Continental 470 and 520 series of engines. The Electroair kit uses a crankshaft trigger wheel for locating engine position and determining RPM of the engine. Read more >>

Pitch & Mingle Seeks Aviation Entrepreneurs
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's AeroInnovate and the Space Angels Network seek early-stage aviation/aerospace companies to attend and apply to present at the fifth annual Pitch & Mingle event, scheduled during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 on Tuesday, July 29, at the Wittman Regional Airport Terminal conference room. Read more >>

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Industry News & Innovations
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Wipaire Launches Gateway to Success Program for A&P Students
ERAU Adds Five Piper Archers to Training Fleet
Bidding Intensifies for Flight Aboard the Lancaster Bomber
Sikorsky Unveils U.S. Marine Corp's King Stallion
May/June FAA Safety Briefing Now Available
EAA Store
EAA Store New Arrival for May
The newest EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 merchandise has just arrived! The T-shirt and cap combo features the popular Heritage logo on the front left chest. The retro fly-in patch logo is showcased on the back of the tee and the front of the cap. Members pay only $23.99 - order yours today!*
*23.99 is the member price for SM-XL. Member price for 2X is $25.99 and 3X is $27.99.

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EAA Forums
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Member Benefits
Members Get Free Admission at Over 300 Museums Through Passport Program
Member Benefit Spotlight On our Facebook page, we asked EAA members what they thought of the ASTC Passport program, which provides reciprocal free access and members-only discounts in museum gift shops at over 300 participating museums throughout North America. Among the hundreds of "Likes" and over 80 comments on Facebook and in the EAA Forums, we found this story from Ann Follinger, EAA 512036:

"We live in Calgary, Alberta, and had flown our homebuilt aircraft down to McMinneville, Oregon, to go to the Evergreen Aviation Museum (an ASTC Passport Program participant). When we got to the museum we asked if there were any discounts available and were told that we would get free admission with an EAA membership, which sounded too good to be true. After a quick drive back to our hotel to pick up the membership card, we found that it was indeed true.

"A few days later we flew north to the Seattle area and landed at King County airport to go to the Boeing museum. This time we were prepared and again the EAA card gave us free admission." Please check the list of participating museums.
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
May 8 - 11: Perry, GA
May 12 - 14: Gainesville, GA
May 15 - 18: Alabaster, AL
May 22 - 26: Huntsville, AL
May 29 - June 1: West Memphis, AR

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
May 9 - 11: Decatur, IL
May 16 - 18: Champaign, IL
May 23 - 25: Columbus, OH
May 27: Dayton, OH

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:
May 10 - 11: Broomfield, CO
May 31 - June 1: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
June 21 - June 22: Frederick, MD (Fabric Covering Only)
July 19 - July 20: Riverside, CA (Van's RV Assembly Only)
July 29 - 30: Oshkosh, WI (Van's RV Assembly)
July 31 - August 1: Oshkosh, WI (Electrical Systems & Avionics)
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
May 13: How to Register and Certify Your Homebuilt - Presenter: Charlie Becker
May 21: Chapter Chat: Power of the Pancake - Presenter: Trevor Janz
May 27: Aircraft Safety & Risk Management - Presenter: Jack Dueck
May 28: Rotax 2-Stroke Piston Failure Analysis - Presenter: Eric Tucker
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
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Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar May 2014: Beechcraft P35 Bonanza
At AirVenture 2008, Phil High, EAA Lifetime 254427 and EAA AirVenture photo imaging co-chair, captured this photo of Adrian Eichhorn’s Beechcraft P35 Bonanza.
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