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Thunderbirds Flight Times Set
Temporary crowd line for team’s performances
The schedule is now set for the first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on August 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon air show at Oshkosh on each of those days.
U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds Flight Times Set

July Experimenter Now Available
Learn how Ed Marrero enjoyed having his Acey Deucy named grand champion plansbuilt aircraft for a day…until the tornado at Sun 'n Fun 2011 sent it tumbling across the field. With the help of some friends, Ed rebuilt the aircraft and it's back to champion condition now. We also introduce increased ultralight coverage this month, with a photo essay highlighting all the ultralight options available, including a story about Mark Beierle's electric-powered ultralight. All this and more in this month's free Experimenter. Read now >>

Timeless Voices - Edward Biga, B-17 navigator with the 463rd Bomb Group who flew 50 combat missions during World War II.

Hints for Homebuilders - Sealing Fuel Tank Fittings - with Rogert Dubbert, Zenith Aircraft.
July Experimenter Now Available

SAVINGS END JUNE 15. BUY NOW. One Week, One Oshkosh. Buy Tickets Now & Save Weekly Round-Up
Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins Prepares to Rock EAA AirVenture
Kenny Loggins has been on the international music scene for more than four decades, breaking through in the 1970s with partner Jim Messina, then breaking out on his own in the 1980s and producing six certified platinum and eight gold records in the process. In all those years Loggins never performed in front of an air show crowd, but that will change in a big way later this month. Read more >>

Tiedowns Member's Mission: Eliminate Bad Tiedowns
It's stated clear as day on Page 13 of the FAA's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM: "All aircraft must be tied down." And it's an official rule that all visiting aircraft are secured via tiedowns. However, the manner and equipment in which pilots tie their aircraft down are not equal, and that has Gene Morris, director emeritus of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, on a mission. Read more >>

Fisk Flying In: Making Your AirVenture Experience a Safe One
Flying into the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration should be, well, the greatest aviation experience ever! For 99.9 percent of the pilots, flying to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a safe and fun experience. Having been to Oshkosh many times over the years, I can tell you "stuff" can and does happen, but there are ways to avoid problems. Read more >>

One Week Wonder One Week Wonder Paint Scheme Finalists Announced
The votes are in, and the aviation community has helped decide the three paint scheme finalists for EAA’s One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 project. A total of 1,457 votes were cast on EAA's Facebook and Forums pages since the voting period opened back in April. While each of the 10 Scheme Designers-created schemes received their fair share of votes, there were ultimately three that prevailed above the rest - schemes 2, 3, and 4. They will be displayed in the One Week Wonder tent, located on EAA Square at AirVenture, where visitors can cast their votes to select the winning design.

Annual AirVenture Auction Starts July 11
EAA's annual AirVenture online auction begins Friday, July 11, and runs through Sunday, July 20. This is a fun and exciting way to help support EAA with proceeds going towards our youth education and historic preservation programs. The auction encompasses unique aviation and AirVenture experiences, art, books, and many other items. Featured items include: a B-17 flight for 10, limited edition Founders Wing jacket, World Trade Center ground zero print, and an AirVenture tree planted in your name. Watch for more details in next week's e-Hotline!
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: Kit Company Default
A reader has contacted me several times worrying about the possibility that an airplane kit company may default on an order he places. He thinks I should warn people that it could happen, and should do something about the possibility. Well, consider yourself warned.
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Zenith Blog Update ZENITH BLOG: First Engine Run!
The EAA Zenith build team experienced a couple of major milestones at our work session this week: Weight and balance is complete and we fired up the engine for the first time, meaning the aircraft will get to AirVenture under its own power. See this week's blog entry, and scroll to the bottom for a video of the engine run. Read more >>

Senator Inhofe EAA Applauds Second Pilot's Bill of Rights
EAA is applauding U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) for introducing the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, which would further protect and promote general aviation activities in the United States. Sen. Inhofe, a longtime aviator and EAA member, unveiled draft legislation today (June 30) to build on the foundation established in 2012 when his initial Pilot’s Bill of Rights was signed into law. Read more >>

Comments Sought on EAA-Led Additional Pilot Program
The FAA is inviting public comments on a new EAA-supported program designed to give homebuilders better access to safety and flexibility during Phase 1 flight testing. The Additional Pilot Program will be an option available to builders of kit planes that meet certain basic criteria that allows them to carry an additional pilot during Phase 1 flight testing. Read more >>

Hondajet First Production HondaJet Makes Maiden Flight
Honda Aircraft Company's first production HondaJet flew for the first time on June 27 at the company's world headquarters on Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company is shooting for aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

EAA Reviewing Proposed Model Aircraft Policy
The FAA released a legal interpretation detailing the types of remote control and model aircraft and aircraft operations the agency believes should be subject to federal regulation and oversight. The interpretation is a position statement coming on the heels of a court case in which an NTSB administrative law judge ruled that the FAA did not have regulatory authority over model aircraft.

Quicksilver Quicksilver Receives FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft Certification
FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors John Soltis and Kym Robbins presented a special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) airworthiness certificate to Quicksilver Aeronautics President and CEO, Will Escutia and COO, Dan Perez on June 26 for the Quicksilver Sport 2SE at the French Valley Airport in Temecula, California. Read more >>

Glasair Students Complete Two Weeks to Taxi Glasair Sportsman
Students of Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, won the second General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge in May and completed a Glasair Sportsman on June 27 in Arlington, Washington, through Glasair Aviation's Two Weeks to Taxi program. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
FAA: Fireworks Don't Fly
Piper J-3 Cub Named Pennsylvania's Official State Airplane
NASA's Saucer-Shaped Rocket Test Flight Called Successful
SocialFlight: 100,000 Points of Interest Within Walking Distance of Airports
Beringer Debuts World's Lightest Main Wheel, Brake
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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Dreaming of Oshkosh!
ORD to OSH in a Champ?
First Flight to Oshkosh: Where to Stop?
New Procedures in Homebuilt Camping
Lighting the Torch
More forums >>

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Member Benefits
Helping Members Find the Right Insurance Since 1981
For more than 30 years, EAA has been helping members find insurance for aircraft that seemingly no one else was willing to consider. Today EAA Insurance Solutions' administrative agent, Falcon Insurance Agency, helps members find insurance for the widest range of aircraft makes and models, including hard-to-find insurance for powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes, and even gyroplanes.

Here's what Garth Handlon, EAA 1125152, had to say about EAA Insurance Solutions:
"June marked one year for me as a newly minted gyro sport pilot. One of the problems I have struggled with is where to get insurance. I wrote to Bob [Mackey, with EAA Insurance Solutions administered by Falcon Insurance Agency] and described the plight of the gyro pilot, asking him if he could help me get the insurance I needed. Bob was able to come up with an affordable policy that works for me. Having this insurance is just one more thing I won’t have to worry about as I pursue the sport I have worked so long for."

Visit EAA Insurance Solutions to request a quote, or call the experts at the Falcon Insurance Agency at 866-647-4322.
Upcoming Programs
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: First mass-produced airliner
July 1-6: Port Clinton, OH
July 10-13: Pontiac, MI

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
July 4-6: St. Cloud, MN
July 18-20: Green Bay, WI
July 25-27: Madison, WI
August 15-17: Rochester, 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:
July 19-20: Riverside, CA (Van's RV Assembly)
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
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
August 13: Resolving Owner/Mechanic Disputes - Presenter: Mike Busch
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
Loss of Control During Landings
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar July 2014: 1947 Consolidated Vultee L-13
Jim Koepnick, EAA Lifetime 222987, captured this 1947 Consolidated Vultee L-13 during AirVenture 2010. The L-13, then owned by Clu Colvin, was featured in the February 2011 issue of Vintage Airplane magazine.
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