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History Comes Alive at Warbirds in Review
Experience military aviation history with some of the most storied aircraft ever built told by the heroic veterans who flew them as the EAA Warbirds of America hosts twice-daily (10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday) Warbirds in Review presentations at EAA AirVenture’s Warbird Alley. Read more >>
History Comes Alive at Warbirds in Review

Soaring Over NYC in Wingsuits
The Red Bull Air Force does the coolest things. Last Sunday, May 18, five Red Bull Air Force Wingsuit Flyers jumped out of a Cessna Caravan from 7,500 feet and soared north for about two miles along the skyline from the southern tip of Manhattan before landing on a barge on the Hudson River Watch now >>

Timeless Voices - Wilbur Free, United States Marine Corps F4U Corsair pilot during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Draping Fiberglass Cloth - with EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch.
Soaring Over NYC in Wingsuits

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Weekly Round-Up
AirVenture Forums Preliminary AirVenture Presentations Schedule Is Live
The first edition of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh forums schedule is now posted, with the eagerly awaited lineup of speakers and presentations from across the aviation community. The forums have been an AirVenture tradition for over a half-century, reinforcing the association's legacy of sharing knowledge and information among members. Read more >>

Fly-In Theater Movies Announced for EAA Fly-In Theater
Hollywood blockbusters and an aviation classic, plus the premiere of a documentary are among the featured films on the bill this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's Fly-In Theater presented by Ford Motor Company. All movies are included in admission and each evening's show begins (weather permitting) at approximately 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday), beginning with an introduction by a special presenter. Read more >>

Debbie Travis King World's Only Active Female B-29 Pilot to Speak at WomenVenture Power Lunch
There's only one Boeing B-29 Superfortress flying in the world, the Commemorative Air Force’s FIFI, and Debbie Travis King is the only woman in the world authorized to fly it. She will provide the keynote address at this year's WomenVenture Power Lunch AirVenture on Wednesday, July 30, at Theater in the Woods. Read more >>

LSA Mall Celebrating 10 Years of Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft
A pair of groundbreaking new categories of aircraft and pilot certification are celebrating 10-year anniversaries at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, as dedicated events focused on sport pilot and light-sport aircraft will be highlighted through the week at Oshkosh. Read more >>

Welcome Center Convention Hub: EAA Welcome Center Dominated by PHP Tribute, Member Services
EAA’s Welcome Center is one of the four anchors of EAA Square located at the intersection of Knapp Street Road and Celebration Way and this year will feature a line-up of special programming, including a grand, week-long tribute to EAA Founder Paul Poberezny. Read more >>

Bobby Breeden Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Bobby Breeden
A few days after winning his third Bush Class title in a row at the 2014 Valdez Fly-In and Air Show Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Competition in Valdez, Alaska, 20-year-old Bobby Breeden did some actual bush flying near his part-time home in Sterling, Alaska. He landed on glaciers, mountains, and riverbeds, while spotting caribou, sheep, and other wildlife. Read more >>

Physicians Invited to AirVenture's First Continuing Medical Education Seminar
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 will host its first continuing medical education (CME) seminar July 30-31, and spaces are available for all interested physicians, nurses, aeromedical examiners, and other healthcare providers to attend. Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty, FAA regional flight surgeons, and members of EAA's Aeromedical Advisory Council developed and will conduct the seminar, which will focus on spatial disorientation, hypoxia, and traumatic brain injury as they relate to flight safety. Read more >>

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Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Enough Runway Available? Maybe
You might think that the FAA requires comprehensive performance data for all airplanes, but that's not true. For large airplanes that weigh more than 12,500 pounds the FAA requires extremely detailed information on runway requirements for both landing and takeoff. But for small propeller airplanes, those weighing less than 12,500 pounds for takeoff, performance data is advisory, not an FAA requirement.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: New Spinner Arrives
Our staff-built Zenith CH750 light-sport aircraft will have a beautiful new shiny spinner, thanks to Allan Barton, EAA 737963, owner of Cummins Spinners in Australia. The donated spinner was delivered to Oshkosh this week. Other highlights as we work to finish the project include wiring, engine mounting, and final striping. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day Join the Aviation World Flying Young Eagles on June 14
EAA's annual International Young Eagles Day, which has seen thousands of young people introduced to aviation each year since 1994, is coming up Saturday, June 14, and EAA members who are pilots are invited to share flying with a new generation. Read more >>

Matt Guthmiller Pilot Plans to Be Youngest Circumnavigator
Next week on May 27, Matt Guthmiller, 19, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, will embark on an around the world flight that could land him a Guinness World Record. Guthmiller, EAA 1133537, plans a May 27 departure from Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, estimating to arrive back at the end of June after flying a total of 28,000 miles. Guthmiller, a computer science freshman at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was inspired after reading about Jack Wiegand last year, who at 21 years old became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world. Read more >>

Boeing Boeing Employee Glasair Project Nears Completion
A unique Glasair SII kitplane being built by a team of Boeing engineers in Everett, Washington, was rolled out this week sporting a fresh Boeing paint scheme and is going through final inspections in preparation for engine start, ground testing, and first flight. Project "Opportunities for New Engineers - Build, Certify, and Fly" (ONE BCnF) could make its maiden flight in the next couple of weeks according to a project team member. Read more >>

Festival of Flight Virginia Prepares for Annual Festival of Flight
The Virginia Regional Festival of Flight will hold its 17th annual gathering next weekend, May 31-June 1, at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ), 40 miles west of Virginia Beach. Featured attractions this year include the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron's "Rise Above" Tuskegee Airmen exhibit including a red tail P-51C Mustang, a large car and motorcycle show on Saturday, unmanned aerial systems demonstrations, and more. Read more >>

C-PLAN Insurance Coverages Enhanced for EAA C-PLAN
Canadian aircraft owners and pilots who are EAA members now have access to strengthened aircraft insurance coverage, as Global Aerospace Canada has approved enhancements for avionics, search and rescue, spares, baggage, trip interruption, and forced landing under the C-PLAN. Read more >>

ICAS Foundation Opens Call for Hall of Fame Nominations
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is now accepting nominations to the Air Show Hall of Fame class of 2014. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2014. The Air Show Hall of Fame inducts one or more members of the air show community who have made significant contributions to the world of air shows. Read more >>

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Industry News & Innovations
Sporty's 10th Annual Fly-In Draws Large Crowd
Seminole Most Popular Twin Prop in China
Overdue Honor: House Approves Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol
NASA's Preps Saucer-Shaped Craft for Flight Test
EAA Store
EAA Store Arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Style!
EAA’s popular "Rock Your Wings" tee is back! This new arrival features "I flew to Oshkosh AirVenture 2014" proudly printed across the front and every Oshkosh-bound pilot's favorite tower request across the back. Available now – order yours today!

Call 800-564-6322 or Shop online >>
EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
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Best Android Tablet for Flying?
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Member Benefits
EAA's Technical Counselors Helping Save Lives
Member Benefit Spotlight EAA technical counselors are experienced airplane builders, restorers, and mechanics who volunteer their time to visit other EAA members who are building or restoring their own aircraft. The goal of the Technical Counselor program is to help EAA members maintain the highest standards of safety and airworthiness in their building projects, and it certainly is having an impact. The last time EAA reported on the safety record of the program to the FAA, there were no known incidents involving aircraft where an EAA technical counselor provided assistance!

Learn more about the program, find a technical counselor near you, or apply to join the ranks of our 1,075 technical counselors.
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
May 22 - 26: Huntsville, AL
May 29 - June 1: West Memphis, AR
June 5 - 8: Lebanon, TN
June 12 - 15: Knoxville, TN
June 16 - 18: Blountville, 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 23 - 25: Columbus, OH
May 27: Dayton, OH
May 30 - June 1: Indianapolis, IN
June 3: Waterloo, IA
June 6 - 8: Cedar Rapids, 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 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
June 11: Tips for Flying into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 - Presenter: Fred Stadler
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Chapter Chat: Power of the Pancake
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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EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes When you enter the EAA Classic Sweepstakes and make a donation - even if it’s as little as $10 - you’re helping EAA create the next generation of aviators. Every donation supports EAA programs that educate, engage, and empower people of all ages to take the next step in pursuing their dreams of flight. Learn how to enter >>

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