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Seven Lockheed 12s Confirmed for OSH
It's always great to see a freshly polished Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior on the flightline at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and some years you'll be lucky to see two. But this year visitors to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration could see seven of the iconic golden age executive transport airplanes parked together in the Vintage area. Read more >>
Seven Lockheed 12s Confirmed for OSH

M U L T I M E D I A
Ode to the DHC-2
One of the most beloved backcountry airplanes of all time is the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, which after nearly 70 years since its original design continues widespread operations around the world. We caught wind of a video that pays special tribute to the venerable DHC-2, featuring dozens of photos set to a catchy tune. Watch video >>
Ode to the DHC-2

Timeless Voices - Eldon Bevens (1925-2011), B-17 ball turret gunner with the 390th Bomb Group during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Making a Fiberglass Layup - with EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch.

SAVINGS END JUNE 15. BUY NOW. One Week, One Oshkosh. Buy Tickets Now & Save Weekly Round-Up
Breezy Activities Breezy Activities Announced for Oshkosh
A number of activities to celebrate the Breezy's 50th anniversary have been confirmed, as builders, pilots, and enthusiasts of the iconic open-air homebuilt make plans to gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 28-August 3. Read more >>

US Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection Aircraft to Visit OSH
The United States Customs and Border Protection will bring three aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, including a helicopter and two fixed-wing airplanes. Read more >>

Theater in the Woods Final Schedule Announced for Theater in the Woods
The Theater in the Woods evening program schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 is finalized and will feature presentations, speakers, and stories covering a variety of topics and interest areas. Read more >>

Valdez STOL Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Jerry Burr
Before the Valdez STOL competition began in 2004, a similar event was held for many years through the late 1990s in Gulkana, Alaska. That's where Jerry Burr cut his short-field teeth, competing in seven or eight and winning his fair share of titles in his Piper Cub, N7037H. Read more >>

Save. Discount Extended! AirVenture Online Ticket Discount Extended
Save on advance purchases through June 30
Don't have your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 tickets yet? You have a few more days to get in on the savings as the advance ticket purchase discount has been extended through Monday, June 30. Buy your admission in advance and save $5 on each weekly adult admission or $2 on each daily adult admission. For families traveling to Oshkosh this year, these savings can really stack up! Purchase tickets >>

Enter the EAA Classic Sweepstakes for your chance to win a 1937 Fairchild 24H
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The Flying Car May Be a Helicopter
It's looking to me like the dream of a personal short-range-land-and-takeoff-almost-anywhere aircraft is actually going to be a helicopter. Not exactly the flying car of science fiction but a machine that can hop over the ground traffic and obstacles that we all want to avoid. The reason I believe a helicopter can now be the personal aircraft for the many is MEMs. The same technology that makes it possible for copter drones to essentially fly themselves also makes the personal helicopter practical.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: Access Panels, AOA Bracket, and Engine Baffling
As we get ever closer to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, EAA's staff Zenith build team continues to work diligently to tie down all the loose ends common to any aircraft building project. This week we worked on wing access panels, a new engine baffle, and installation of the Dynon angle of attack system. Read more >>

USA Today Misrepresents GA Accidents, Misleads Public
Wednesday's USA Today report that describes "a massive and growing death toll" from general aviation accidents is an incomplete and misleading piece of reporting that misrepresents actual GA safety trends and the community's own recommendations to further improve that safety record. Read more >>

Mosquito Another 'Mossie' Takes Flight in Canada
At 3 p.m. on the afternoon of June 16 a newly restored de Havilland 98 MK.35, better known as the Mosquito, fired up its Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and flew for the first time in 48 years after a long-term restoration. Read more >>

International Young Eagles Day Inner City Students Gain Life-Changing Experience
A special EAA International Young Eagles Day rally took place on Saturday, June 14, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, as EAA chapters 12 and 774 partnered with local aviation outreach non-profit Universal Elite Aerospace to provide first flight experiences for 23 urban youths. Read more >>

FAA Sponsors Survey on GA Pilots' Weather Decisions
Researchers at Purdue, Western Michigan, and Kent State universities are conducting research on Weather Technology in the Cockpit (WTIC) sponsored by the FAA's Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) Center of Excellence for General Aviation. Read more >>

Zenith Zenith Sets Summer Fly-In for Builders June 21
Zenith builders, owners, and enthusiasts are invited to the company's seventh annual "Fly in to Summer" event Saturday, June 21, at the company’s factory at Mexico Memorial Airport, Missouri. Zenith owners will show their completed projects to fellow builders, while the company displays its new, high-wing Zenith CH 750 Cruzer LSA - the same model that AirVenture attendees will build as part of the One Week Wonder project. Zenith will also display a STOL CH 750 powered by the new 100-hp Rotax 912 iS engine that is the same powerplant that will go into the One Week Wonder project.

The factory will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for self-guided factory tours, demonstrations, and more. A hot lunch will be available, and there will be coffee and donuts in the morning. Visit zenith.aero for more information.

EAA Scholarship Deadlines Fast Approaching
EAA administers several flight-training scholarships that can help offset training costs and get you flying! The deadline is near for several offerings, and EAA encourages student pilots to apply in time to be considered. Read more >>

Matt Callahan Tubreaux Aviation Scholarship Student Pilot Solos
Matt Callahan, who in April was named recipient of a complete private pilot training experience from Tubreaux Aviation, Shreveport, Louisiana, soloed for the first time on June 11-Day 7 of his flight training. He's scheduled for his first cross-country solo flight this week, and is on track to take his private pilot checkride by the end of the month. Read more >>

Sebring Date Change, New Wednesday-Saturday Format
The 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring Regional Airport, Florida, will open one day earlier than in years past and will now run from Wednesday, January 14, through Saturday, January 17, 2015. Read more >>

Young Eagles Camp Deadline for Young Eagles Camp Session 2 Next Week
The application deadline for the EAA Young Eagles Camp Session #2 is fast approaching and closes June 24. This unique aviation camp, held June 29 - July 3 at EAA's Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, will engage young people ages 12 and 13 through a variety of hands-on activities, flight simulation, museum tours, and actual flights in a helicopter and airplane. Registration fee includes all camping materials, meals, and lodging in the EAA Air Academy Lodge located on the world-famous EAA AirVenture Museum. Apply now >>
Industry News & Innovations
Huffington Post: USA Today Got It ALL Wrong
Students Begin Building GAMA, Build A Plane Glasair Sportsman
NASA Making Progress on Supersonic Travel
Trig Avionics Partners With NextGen Fund on ADS-B Installs
EAA Store
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Pre-order your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 DVD and get free shipping (U.S. only).* Featuring the very best of AirVenture including stunning footage not seen from the flightline. Relive the entire convention whenever you want. For our international customers, shipping on pre-orders is just $3 and pay only $1 in shipping for each additional DVD.
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Member Benefits
Member Benefit Spotlight EAA Flight Advisors
George Moore, EAA 381604, was on his third test flight with his Tri-R KIS TR-1 when he decided to push the "speed envelope," as he put it, bringing engine up over 4,050 rpm. The overspeed sensor triggered a fail-safe measure, placing the engine in an idling "limp home" mode. Moore had to make an off-field landing. Fortunately Moore's EAA Flight Advisor, Terry Lutz, EAA 69308, had previously flown Moore over the planned test area and pointed out various locations to put the plane down in an emergency, which he did safely. "That was the best landing of my life!" Moore said.

The EAA Flight Advisors program was designed to increase sport aviation safety by connecting EAA volunteers with expertise in specific areas of flying with EAA members who may be preparing to fly an unfamiliar aircraft. Today more than 500 EAA Flight Advisors are helping EAA members plan their first flight and advise them on training. Find an EAA Flight Advisor near you.
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
June 16-18: Blountville, TN
June 19-22: Bowling Green, KY
June 23-25: Anderson, IN
June 26-29: Huntington, IN
July 1-6: Port Clinton, OH

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 18-22: Denver, CO
June 27-29: Sioux City, IA
July 1: Mankato, MN
July 4-6: St. Cloud, MN

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 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
July 16: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Features and Attractions - Presenter: Jim DiMatteo
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Loss of Control During Landings
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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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