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VAA Celebrates Postwar Aircraft Boom
The Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) annually welcomes a wide variety of some of the world's most beautiful antique and classic aircraft to Oshkosh, and this year will be no different. VAA is extending a special invitation to those aircraft built from 1945-1947 to participate in "Postwar Boom: the Classic Revolution," celebrating the tremendous postwar production of air frames fueled by returning soldiers, sailors, and airmen who wanted to fly. Read more >>
VAA to Celebrate Post-WWII Aircraft Boom

Winning STOL Flight
Watch Frank Knapp's winning performance in last week's Valdez Fly-In and Air Show Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Competition. Knapp needed only 76 feet to take off and land his scratch-built Lil' Cub. See Knapp and a host of other pilots at AirVenture's first STOL demonstrations this summer. Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Jim Younkin, autopilot designer, replica aircraft builder, and antique airplane restorer.

Hints for Homebuilders - Cutting Fiberglass Cloth - with EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch
Winning STOL Flight

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Weekly Round-Up
Valdez STOL Valdez Alaska STOL Winners Heading to Oshkosh
The results of last weekend's 2014 Valdez Fly-In and Air Show Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) Competition in Valdez, Alaska, are in and several of the winning aircraft, including all from the Alternate Bush Class (experimental), are scheduled to appear in the first ever STOL flight demonstration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Read more >>

Fairchild 71 Rare Fair II: Second Fairchild 71 to Appear at AirVenture
After last week's announcement that a Fairchild 71 would fly to Oshkosh for AirVenture this year, we learned of another 71 also planning to attend. Marlin Horst, EAA 139319/VAA 31119, of Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania, plans to bring his 1929 aircraft NC9708, serial No. 37, one of four Fairchild 71s remaining on the registry. EAA AirVenture will feature half the remaining fleet of F71s! Read more >>

EAA Square Visit the EAA Square at AirVenture's Main Intersection
Where else than AirVenture can you discover all that EAA has to offer members, learn about EAA's extraordinary youth education initiatives, help build an airplane, and find great merchandise offerings and aircraft insurance options - all on one corner? Welcome to EAA Square, located at the intersection of Knapp Street Road and Celebration Way. Read more >>

Valdez  STOL Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Bob Breeden
Bob Breeden purchased his 1977 Super Cub in 1994, just three months after his son, Bobby, was born. Bobby's birth date - March 29, 1994 - is represented on the aircraft's registration, N329RB, and last week son and father flew the airplane to a 1-2 finish in the Bush Class at the 2014 Valdez Fly-In and Air Show Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Competition in Valdez, Alaska. Read more >>

Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight II to Depart AirVenture
Old Glory Honor Flight, in partnership with American Airlines, is organizing Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight II, a one-time opportunity for Vietnam veterans in Northeastern Wisconsin to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., built to honor their service and to recognize their many sacrifices.

Aviation Attorneys: Register for CLE at AirVenture 2014
EAA will present, "Intellectual Property Issues in Aviation," during AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, on Friday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m. The seminar is hosted by EAA's Legal Advisory Council and will feature a presentation by Dennis Schell, an intellectual property and aviation law attorney. The hour-long seminar complies with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements in most states and is free of charge to AirVenture attendees. Advanced registration is mandatory. Interested attorneys can register or receive more information by contacting the EAA Advocacy and Safety office at govt@eaa.org or by calling 920-426-6522.

EAA Legal Advisory Council attorneys are EAA members who volunteer their knowledge regarding legal issues on behalf of the association and their fellow members to keep us all safe and legal.
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Not All Crosswinds Are Equal
We all know that the maximum demonstrated crosswind value listed in airplane manuals is not a limitation. The crosswind speed listed is the strongest crosswind component test pilots successfully handled during developmental flying. In the perfect world of airplane manuals and test flying, the wind is steady. In our real world of flying the wind is often varying many degrees in direction and gusting many knots.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Painting Nearly Complete
With paint completed, the fuselage has been returned to its usual spot in the Weeks Hangar. The wings are now in the paint booth and starting to take shape, then we’ll be in the final stretch toward completing the Zenith CH750. Read more >>

Rotorway Rotorway Reorganizes, Temporarily Shuts Down
Rotorway International has temporarily closed its offices in Chandler, Arizona, the company recently announced on its website. A message on the home page to owners and dealers states, "We are aware that various rumors are circulating regarding the future viability of the company. However we are confident that we will secure new investment and that this will result in a new, improved company with the backing needed to operate and expand successfully over the next several years. During this restructuring our offices will be temporarily closed but should resume normal operations on or before the end of May." Calls to Rotorway are met with a recorded message of the same statement.

Volunteer Nominations EAA Seeks Nominations for Top Volunteers
Nominations are now open and encouraged to recognize great EAA volunteers at this year's Volunteer Park ceremony on Sunday, July 27 - the day before AirVenture 2014's opening day. We will add names to the Volunteer Park recognition bricks alongside 2013's honorees: Paul and Audrey Poberezny, and Jack and Rose Pelton. Read more >>

Sporty's Fly-In Meet EAA Staff at Sporty's Fly-In
Several EAA staff members plan to attend the annual Sporty's Fly-In & Sweepstakes Airplane Giveaway this Saturday, May 17, at Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. Attending will be Jeff Skiles, vice president of Communities and Member Programs; Dave Chaimson, vice president of business development; Brian O'Lena, manager of Young Eagles and Youth Pathways; and Bret Steffen, director of education. EAA will be among 30 exhibitors on the grounds. The event is free and open to the public. Sporty's is providing free hot dogs and introductory flight lessons at Sporty's Academy. The first 100 pilots who fly in will received a free fly-in T-shirt. The winner of the RV-12, grand prize in Sporty's Aircraft Sweepstakes, will be announced at noon. For more information, visit the Sporty's website.

Fisher Flying Products Fisher Flying Products Sold to Effectus AeroProducts
Fisher Flying Products, Caledon, Ontario, Canada, manufacturers of affordable ultralight and experimental classic aircraft replica kits, announced it has been sold to Dave Hertner, owner of Effectus AeroProducts, a supplier to Fisher for a number of years. Hertner said in a statement that he has been looking for a business he could work at with his son and plans to move the business closer to his home in Dorchester, Ontario. Kit production will cease until the move is complete, but Hertner will contact customers when manufacturing begins again, expected in July 2014. Learn more >>

EAA Air Academy Limited Openings Remain in 2014 EAA Air Academy 'Young Eagles' Camp
The EAA Young Eagles Camp is designed to introduce youth ages 12-13 to the wonderful world of aviation. Presented in a "science camp" format, campers will enjoy a unique combination of fun and discovery as they participate in hands-on activities, flight simulation, museum tours, and recreational flight experiences in an airplane and a helicopter. Registration fee includes all camping materials, meals, and lodging in the EAA Air Academy Lodge located on the world-famous EAA AirVenture Museum campus in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more >>

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Industry News & Innovations
ICON Selects Vacaville, California, for Headquarters
New Company to Produce 2-Place Solar LSA 'Sun Flyer'
Just Aircraft Ships 500th Kit
A New Titan Engine for Experimental, LSA Markets
Northrop Grumman, UND to Offer UAS Pilot Training
EAA Store
EAA Store Heritage Collection Cap - Available for 72 Hours!
For 72 hours only, the new Heritage Collection cap will be available to purchase online.* This AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 inventory item can be yours for only $17.99 ($19.99 non-member price). Don't wait until July; get your Heritage Collection cap today!
*Offer ends at 6:30 p.m. CDT on 5/18/14.

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
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Member Benefits
Fuel Survey Results Are In!
Member Benefit Spotlight In March, nearly 13,000 EAA members received a survey about aviation fuel use, and here are some of the findings from that survey:
  • 87 percent of members are using primarily 100LL and 12 percent are using autogas.
  • 100LL and autogas users purchase an average of 709 gallons of fuel per year (median of 500 gallons).
  • 73 percent of members fill up at self-serve pumps and the majority (58 percent) would like to see EAA offer a discount program tied to a fuel card.
It came as no surprise that fuel discounts are of great importance to our members. EAA has negotiated double points on aviation fuel and autogas for new EAA Visa cardholders from April through September. We're also working with FBOs encouraging them to offer fuel discounts to people flying to AirVenture Oshkosh and we have more in the works!
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
May 15 - 18: Alabaster, AL
May 22 - 26: Huntsville, AL
May 29 - June 1: West Memphis, AR
June 5 - 8: Lebanon, TN
June 12 - 15: Knoxville, TN

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 16 - 18: Champaign, IL
May 23 - 25: Columbus, OH
May 27: Dayton, OH
May 30 - June 1: Indianapolis, IN
June 3: Waterloo, IA

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 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 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
June 4: How to Destroy Your Engine in One Minute - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
How to Register and Certify Your Homebuilt
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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