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Thunderbirds Set For AirVenture Debut
The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with performances set for Friday through Sunday, August 1-3. Those performances are part of the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh on each of those days. Read more >>
USAF Thunderbirds Highlight AirVenture

EAA Commemorates Milestone D-Day Anniversary
EAA honored the 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a special program in the AirVenture Museum's Eagle Hangar on Friday, June 6. Several World War II veterans, current military personnel, and other officials commemorated the massive Allied landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy.
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EAA Commemorates Milestone D-Day Anniversary
Timeless Voices - Harold Olsen (1921-2009) was a World War II B-17 co-pilot who was shot down on his first mission over Germany and became a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III.

Hints for Homebuilders - Making Epoxy Slurry - with EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch.

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Matt Chapman Matt Chapman to Fly in 'Formation' with RC Plane
Matt Chapman, EAA 226243, is a well-known air show performer and former U.S. Aerobatic Team member who flies a high-performance CAP 580. He's also a passionate aircraft modeler and member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and he will combine those two pursuits in Oshkosh this year when he flies his 580 along with a 43 percent scale Extra 300 radio-controlled model following his air show performances. Read more >>

Mojave to OSH Mo'Venture: Unique Mojave Experimentals Flying to OSH
Catbird. Ol' Blue. Wasabi Siren. Tango2. If those aircraft nicknames sound familiar, they probably should; they're among a group of homebuilts that have emerged from the fertile experimental hotbed of Mojave, California, and they are among a group of aircraft that are assembling to fly to Oshkosh together for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Read more >>

EAA, Zenith Seek Volunteers for One Week Wonder 'Core Team'
Here's a way homebuilders can share their expertise and perhaps learn some new skills. EAA and Zenith are seeking a few volunteers to assist with the construction of the One Week Wonder: a project to build a complete Zenith CH 750 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Read more >>

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group to Include up to 19 Cardinals
The ninth annual Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) group arrival at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year has 56 aircraft registered, including as many as 19 model 177 Cardinals - with many of them retracting gear models. Jerry Olson, EAA 1019283 and a Cardinal owner, has been leading the effort to get model 177s involved in C2O this year. "Nineteen Cardinals may not sound like a lot, but considering there are less than 3,000 left flying worldwide, that is a fairly significant number," he said. Read more >>

Camping Guide AirVenture Camping Guide Now Available
Camping is one of the most popular ways to experience EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and those who plan to do so this year - whether at Camp Scholler or under the wing of an airplane - can find a multitude of resources in the recently released EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Camping Guide. Read more >>

Valdez STOL Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Dennis Wittenberg
Usually during the months of July and August you can find Dennis Wittenberg in Alaska where he used to operate seaplanes, but now goes for the great fishing and get-togethers with old friends. And STOL flying, of course. This year, however, the native Oregonian is planning to be in Oshkosh to participate in the EAA AirVenture Valdez STOL demonstration activities. It will be his first visit to the annual gathering. Read more >>

Savings End Soon! AirVenture Admission Early-Bird Discount Ends Sunday!
There's only a few days left to enjoy savings on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 admissions purchased online! The Early-Bird Discount ends on Sunday, June 15. The discount is in addition to the EAA-member rate, which already is the lowest available. Visit the website to get your savings on admissions - and be sure to be fully prepared for Oshkosh with advance purchase of auto parking, camping, flight experiences and more!

Montes Winery Montes Winery is Vintner for EAA AirVenture Fundraiser
Montes Winery was selected by EAA to be the official vintner for this year's EAA Gathering of Eagles, one of the aviation world's top fundraising events, held each year at the EAA AirVenture fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Gathering of Eagles, which annually raises more than $2 million for youth aviation education programs, will be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum on Thursday, July 31. Read more >>

Enter the EAA Classic Sweepstakes for your chance to win a 1937 Fairchild 24H
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Do We Still Need Telephone Weather Briefings?
The FAA is looking, as always, for ways to trim spending. Rumor has it that the feds may not extend funding for the two DUAT online weather and flight planning services after the end of the government’s fiscal year this September. I think that would be a huge mistake.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Coming Together for Oshkosh
Like so many of our members, we are pushing really hard to get our Zenith CH 750 project done for Oshkosh. The big advantage we have is that we are on already the field, so if you want to see the aircraft up close, make sure you visit the Homebuilders Hangar during AirVenture. This week's work session included work on the cowl, mounting the WhirlWind prop, windshield installation, and more. Read more >>

Brendan Robinson Harrison Ford Scholarship Recipient Now a Sport Pilot
Former Young Eagle Brendan Robinson, who received a Harrison Ford Flight Training Scholarship just last year, is now a sport pilot after passing his checkride on May 29. Robinson, EAA 1047746, graduated from Chilton High School, Wisconsin, a week earlier and took his checkride in a Piper J-3 Cub: "My favorite airplane," he wrote. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day Saturday is International Young Eagles Day
EAA's annual International Young Eagles Day, which has seen thousands of young people introduced to aviation each year since 1994, is this Saturday, June 14. EAA members around the world are encouraged to share their passion for flight with the next generation. Chapters who are planning Young Eagles rallies this weekend are encouraged to send their reports and photos to the Young Eagles office so we can share them on the EAA website. Read more >>

Witness Fun Flying at EAA Ultralight Day
Fun flight will be on full display this Saturday, June 14, as up to two dozen ultralights and light planes fly to EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh for Ultralight Day. Two mass arrivals of aircraft from EAA Ultralight Chapters 1 (Southern Wisconsin) and 75 (North Central Wisconsin) are scheduled between 9-10 a.m., with several flying demonstration and proficiency events taking place in the afternoon. Read more >>

Cessna Cessna Kicks Off Annual Flying Challenge
Cessna Aircraft Co. began its third annual Discover Flying Challenge (DFC), on Tuesday, June 10, at Textron Aviation in Wichita, Kansas. The flying challenge consists of eight participants who take part in an internship promoting aviation and engaging aviation enthusiasts across the country. Read more >>

Record Flight Aviation World Record Achieved for Coast-to-Coast Flight
Michael Combs, EAA 877079, earned a sixth aviation world record in his Hope One Remos GX light-sport aircraft after completing a coast-to-coast flight on Saturday, June 7, as part of his Flight for Human Spirit project. If Combs' flight is verified by the National Aeronautic Association and ultimately the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, it would establish a new point-to-point transcontinental speed record for this class of aircraft. Read more >>

Air Race Women Pilots Prepare for Air Race Championship
Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, California, will be the starting line for the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual race for female pilots scheduled June 16-19. Pilots will race against their own best speed to the finish line in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, in the small airplane of their choice. Read more >>

FltPlan FltPlan.com Now on Android
Just like the company's very popular app for Apple iPads, the new Android app links seamlessly to www.FltPlan.com. You can go from a desktop to a mobile device in any order and not need to change anything or lose information. Apple iOS devices, like the iPad, dominate in the cockpit, but more and more capable Android devices are becoming available from companies such as Google and Samsung, and FltPlan.com wants pilots to have a choice.

Career Opportunities at EAA
EAA is seeking qualified applicants for a number of career opportunities available at its Oshkosh headquarters. Among the positions currently open are Director of Marketing, Director of Business Development, and Manager of Chapters. Join our team and help us provide high-quality programs and services to our members and volunteers. Learn more about these and other great positions.
Industry News & Innovations
Glasair Sportsman Diesel Makes First Flight
Sporty's to Give Away a Second RV-12
Using Your Head: Brain Power Could Control Aircraft in the Future
NASA Working on a Warp Drive System
Navy Powers RC P-51 with Sea Water
EAA Store
EAA Store Aviation Enthusiasts Will Love Out of the Basement
Have you experienced the fears and unexpected joys of building your own kit plane? Know someone who has? If so, order your copy of Robert "Robrucha" Chambers' hilarious compilation of cartoons from his monthly contributions to Kitplanes over the past 27 years. Every person who has ever built an airplane in the garage will find his or her own story in at least one of Bob’s clever illustrations in Out of the Basement.

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Member Benefits
Knowledge Test Discount FAA Knowledge Test Discount
Before you receive your private pilot certificate, you'll need to pass the FAA knowledge (written) and practical (skills demonstration) tests. EAA has negotiated a discount of $10 off the price of the FAA knowledge test from PSI LaserGrade. With more than 290 PSI LaserGrade centers across the United States and Canada, there's likely one located in your area. Visit the EAA website to learn how to obtain the $10 discount.
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
June 12-15: Knoxville, TN
June 16-18: Blountville, TN
June 19-22: Bowling Green, KY
June 23-25: Anderson, IN
June 26-29: Huntington, IN

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
June 10-11: Ankeny, IA
June 13-15: Lincoln, NE
June 18-22: Denver, CO
June 27-29: Sioux City, 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:
June 21-22: Frederick, MD (Fabric Covering Only)
July 19-20: 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)
August 16-17: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding)
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
June 18: Loss of Control During Landings - Presenter: John Dorcey
June 25: Upset Prevention & Recovery Training: All-Attitude Flying Goes Mainstream - Presenter: Randall Brooks
July 2: Rules of the Maintenance Game - Presenter: Mike Busch
July 9: Building and Flying the Amateur-Built KR-2S - Presenter: Mark Langford
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Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Tips for Flying Into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar June 2014: Lancair Legacy
EAA Web Designer Adam Loper, EAA 849129, photographed this Lancair Legacy built by Rich and Valerie Henning at AirVenture 2013 in front of the iconic Brown Arch.
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