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Mosquito Restoration on Track for Spring Flight
The restoration of a flyable de Havilland Mosquito is on track for completion in spring 2011. With remains rescued from a Canadian farm, the aircraft is undergoing an extensive rebuild in New Zealand and would be the only flying copy of this WW II fighter-bomber in the world. The Mosquito is mostly a wooden aircraft, which gives it a great speed advantage over its competitors and adversaries. Rebuilding a wooden warbird, however, is not a speedy process since much of the original aircraft had to be thrown away and built from scratch, including the tools and equipment required for the restoration.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, EAA's offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26. Membership Services will be available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST on November 26, and the EAA AirVenture Museum will be open on November 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
EAA Multimedia

Extreme Cropdusters
Newsreel footage from 1957 shows how crop dusters in Colombia work in the burgeoning cotton growing industry. Crops growing on the steep hillsides offer a challenge as the "daredevil aerial crop dusters" hug the slopes on their spraying runs. Watch the video
  

Other multimedia posted this week:
 

 Hints for Homebuilders: AN and Other Bolts
 Product Showcase: ElectroAir Electronic Ignition System Now on Certificated Aircraft
 Extended Video: Theater in the Woods 2010 DC-3 presentation Part 1
 Extended Video: Theater in the Woods 2010 DC-3 presentation Part 2
 Photo Gallery: Sport Aviation December Photo Contest Top Ten
  

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News & Views from EAA November 24, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 54
NAVAL AIRCRAFT GET EXTREME MAKEOVERS
Several Oshkosh-bound for Naval Aviation Centennial

T45sWith EAA AirVenture being a designated Tier 1 event for the Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration next year, get ready for a host of special appearances and activities in Oshkosh next July. While many initiatives have yet to be announced, one special treat is confirmed and well underway: re-painting several current inventory airplanes in colors from previous eras.
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NAVAL CELEBRATION, TRIBUTES TO RUTAN AND HOOVER AMONG MANY TOP HIGHLIGHTS FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2011
Opening Day Concert, Night Air Show also return as must-see attractions

AirVenture 2011Themed days dedicated to a notable centennial as well as aviation legends are shaping up to make each day at EAA AirVenture 2011 a must-see destination for all aviation enthusiasts. The 59th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Among the themed days are tributes to aviation pioneers and legends Burt Rutan and Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, as well as a “Navy Day” as part of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation festivities. EAA AirVenture 2011 has been classified a Tier 1 event by the U.S. Navy as the service celebrates 100 years of naval aviation. Read more

IAC MEMBER FIRST IN LINE FOR AIRVENTURE 2011
Ray Harris, EAA 531491/IAC 26766, from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, made his first trip to AirVenture in 2010. He enjoyed it so much that he already bought his weekly admission for 2011. In fact, he was the first person to buy advance admission when the service went live last week on the AirVenture website. Read more

VIDEO: CANADIAN COMEDY LEGEND GIVES TIPS ON AIRCRAFT HOMEBUILDING
Red GreenThe Red Green Show was a Canadian comedy television series featuring Steve Smith as Red Green. The show chronicles cast of northwoods characters who produce a handyman-themed television show in which duct tape is considered a "secret weapon." Smith's Red Green character has published a new book, entitled How to Do Everything (From the Man Who Should Know), in which he gives tips on how to complete various tasks, including how to build your own airplane. His first tip: Don't. Watch Red Green give a reading where he addresses airplane homebuilding
FAA RESPONDS TO EAA CONCERNS
EAA asks for extension of IA policy proposal
ChecklistThe proposed "policy clarification" regarding A&P mechanics with Inspection Authorization (IA), published by the FAA in the Federal Register, is still creating many questions among EAA members - as well as varying interpretations of the policy. Read more
TEMPEST PROVIDING SUPPORT TO EAA'S LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT COLLECTION
Tempest and the Experimental Aircraft Association are teaming up to keep EAA's magnificent aircraft fleet flying, through a new three-year support agreement between the two organizations. Tempest will be an official supporter of EAA's flying activities, supplying oil filters and spark plugs for the aircraft fleet, including those on national tours, beginning in 2011. Those historic aircraft include EAA's B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast, Ford Tri-Motor, Travel Air E4000, Spirit of St. Louis reproduction Ryan NYP, Pitcairn Mailwing, T-6, and PT-3. In addition, those parts will also be made available for EAA's Glastars, Cessna 162 Skycatchers, Piper Aztec, Cessna 201, and Bell 47 helicopters. Read more
CHINA TO OPEN LOW-ALTITUDE AIRSPACE TO GA
In an effort to promote the fledgling general aviation sector, China is beginning a slow roll-out of low-altitude airspace for use by GA aircraft. Currently all airspace in China is tightly controlled and GA aircraft have to apply in advance to fly and often endure long waits for clearances to depart. The changes are meant to spur both GA and growth of a regulatory infrastructure to manage the sector. Over the next five to 10 years, China will build a mechanism of regulations, services, infrastructure, pilot training facilities, and flight safety monitoring facilities, reported Xinhuanet. A circular released by the military said the new airspace will be divided in to three sections: (1) areas under control, (2) areas under surveillance, and (3) areas where pilots can fly freely after reporting their flight plans in advance.
FAA APPROVAL SECURED, SPACEX PLANS DECEMBER MISSION
SpaceXSpaceX, of Hawthorne, California, became the first commercial company to receive an FAA license to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit on Monday, November 22, setting the stage for the company's launch of its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit next month. SpaceX says it expects to launch the Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket, orbit the Earth at speeds greater than 17,000 miles per hour, re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, then splash down in the Pacific Ocean a few hours later.

This will be the first attempt by a commercial company to recover a spacecraft reentering from low-Earth orbit. (All previously successful retrievals have been by governments.) The December flight will also be the first under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program to develop commercial supply services to the International Space Station. SpaceX will make at least 12 cargo flights to and from the ISS as part of its Commercial Resupply Services contract for NASA after the space shuttle is retired in 2011.

VIRTUAL COCKPIT APP FOR IPHONE HELPS GAIN INSTANT ALTITUDE
WingtipIt's not a full-motion simulator, or even the desktop variety, but now you can satisfy your urge to fly anytime you want with Wingtip, a cockpit simulator for your iPhone from Codeline. The app offers two virtual displays, the traditional instrument "six pack" or the Heads Up Display (HUD). The developers say the display will respond to inputs for each axis of flight as well as speed changes. Reviewers have called it a worthwhile time killer when you are bored and can't leave the ground.
LEGACY INVOLVED IN BRAZILIAN MID-AIR ARRIVES IN THE U.S.
LegacyThe Embraer Legacy 600 that collided with a Gol Transportes Aéreos Boeing 737 over Brazil in 2006 has completed its journey to the U.S. The 2006 collision killed 154 people onboard the 737 and heavily damaged the Legacy, but the crew was able to make an emergency landing at a nearby military base. The incident sparked an international diplomatic and legal standoff and the two Legacy pilots were detained in Brazil for two months. The brand new aircraft, which was on its delivery flight to a U.S. customer, was declared a total loss by its insurer. It was then purchased by another U.S. owner, which hired the recovery firm Constant Aviation to repair and return it to the U.S. Read more
WICKS, REMOS HELPING FLIGHT OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT GET TO HAWAII
Michael CombsMichael Combs's attempt to become the first sport pilot first to visit all 50 states in a light-sport aircraft has already covered 23,800 miles, logged 282 hours of flying time, and touched the lives of 22 million people in 49 states. His project, Flight for the Human Spirit, has inspired people all across the U.S, especially Combs. Read more
ORDER TICKETS TO EAA WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORIAL DINNER ONLINE
Joe KittingerOn December 17, EAA will celebrate the 107th anniversary of the first successful powered flight at the 8th annual Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner. The evening's keynote speaker is most famous for making perhaps the most incredible unpowered flight; Joe Kittinger, Jr. Read more and listen to an EAA Radio interview with Joe Kittinger
LIMITED OPENINGS AT HOUSTON SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS DECEMBER 4-5
EAA SportAir Workshops
Time is running out for aircraft builders to take advantage of limited openings in several EAA SportAir Workshop courses in Houston on December 4-5. Aviation Institute of Maintenance will host the weekend program at its Houston Campus, 7651 Airport Blvd., located near William P. Hobby Airport. Read more
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
The results are still coming in, but, according to last week's poll, about 60 percent of you would choose the TSA's "Advanced Imaging Scanner" over the full pat-down to clear security next time you fly on a commercial airline.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Would you rather see rare vintage warbirds like Jerry Yagen's Mosquito return to the air or stay safely preserved in a museum?  Vote now!

WEBINARS: FLYING BEFORE THE WRIGHT BROS. GOT IT RIGHT
Were the Wright brothers really the first the first fly? In this presentation, Adam Smith will investigate some of the alternative claims.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.

GIVE THE GIFT OF FLIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
EAA Merchandise
EAA and Sporty's Flight Experience is a great way to give someone a ride, even if you're not a pilot. The Flight Experience package is the perfect way to get them flying - and a great gift for the aviation enthusiast. Sporty's Pilot Shop and EAA partnered to put together everything they need to get started, including:  Introductory flight lesson, Pilot logbook, 6-month membership to EAA, 6-month subscription to EAA's Sport Aviation magazine, "Spirit of Aviation" DVD, Flight training DVD, Cessna 182 cockpit poster, Sporty's Pilot Shop catalog. All for only $139! Click here to give the gift of flight or call toll-free, 800-564-6322.
EAA MERCHANDISE: BUY 2 OR MORE AIRVENTURE DVDS AND SAVE 30%
EAA Merchandise
Relive your favorite AirVenture memories from 2003-2010. When you buy 2 or more AirVenture DVDs, you'll save 30%. Just enter coupon code AVDVD on page 2 of the checkout process. Offer good through December 31, 2010. Order by December 19, and have them in time for Christmas. Click here to get your DVDs today.
 
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Post of the Week!

Hai and Rick Longworth recently spent some time at the Glasair factory in Arlington, Washington, taking advantage of their "Two Weeks to Taxi" program to get a head start on their new Sportsman 2+2. Hai posted a great, detailed write-up of their experience on Oshkosh365 and included a video of some of the highlights - a real inspiration for those who wonder if they themselves could actually build an airplane.

AeroInnovations

If you have suggestions or submissions for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send them to AeroInnovations editor Bob Waldron.

EAA Homebuilder Brings Flight Simulator to Your Garage
EAA Homebuilder Brings Flight Simulator to Your Garage

EAAer Matt Thomas created a series of videos about building a home flight simulator you can keep in the garage to fly anytime you want. His Moving Axis AirCraft Simulator “tilts and shifts you as you fly a virtual plane” and is built with parts from his local home improvement store.

Dick Rutan Key Advisor in New Lightweight Diesel

With Dick Rutan as a key technical advisor, a new, lightweight diesel aircraft engine is being designed and built in Wisconsin. The working prototype is targeted for completed in spring 2011, and the final engine is expected to last two to three times as long as present engines.

Ice Removal Using ‘Electricity Cracking’

Ice Removal Using ‘Electricity Cracking’

A new deicing technology uses small surges of electricity to break the connection between ice and the surface it covers, such as an aircraft wing or wind turbine. IceCode, a $100,000 winner in the “GE ecomagination Challenge” has developed technology to electrically clean ice-covered surfaces.

Outback Rescues Tackled in UAV Competition
Outback Rescues Tackled in UAV Competition

Imagine someone is lost in the hot, dry, vast Australian outback. The Outback Rescue competition challenges university students to design and flying a UAV that can quickly find lost people, identify their GPS coordinates, and drop a bottle of water near them. The University of North Dakota team was the top team in this year’s competition for a low-cost search and rescue UAV.

If Oven Fails on Thanksgiving, Call NASA

Oven Fails on Thanksgiving? Call NASA

A new type of jet engine that uses Methane (CH4) is being tested by NASA. The engine fuel can be stored at a much warmer temperature (-161.6°C) and the tank that stores the fuel is smaller and lighter than traditional NASA rockets.

AeroInnovations aims to highlight developments that have potential to impact the future of aviation.  EAA does not necessarily endorse the ideas, products, services, or views contained therein.

HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS: AN AND OTHER BOLTS
Hints for HomebuildersBrian Carpenter of Rainbow Aviation Services reviews some of the different bolts you may come across during the building process, and how to identify them. Brian is an A&P aircraft mechanic with an Inspection Authorization rating (IA), a DAR for light sport and amateur built, a Sport Pilot Instructor Examiner, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, and an EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor. Watch the video
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: ROY EASTERWOOD
Timeless Voices
Roy Easterwood enlisted in the Army Air Force in November 1942. After graduating from flight training, he transitioned into the P-38 Lightning and was sent overseas where he joined the 428th Fighter Squadron of the 474th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. Roy joined the squadron at a forward operating base near Florennes, Belgium in late October of 1944. He flew 50 combat missions consisting largely of dive bombing and strafing ground targets prior to the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. Watch the video
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Where Are You Flying This Weekend?
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6 fly-ins and events this weekend in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

Q & A: I am about to acquire a kit aircraft. Do I need a notarized bill of sale, or is a private document sufficient when registering the project?

AnswerYou do not need to notarize the bill of sale for the FAA, but if you are not using the FAA Bill of Sale, make sure the one you use contains words of transfer, like "…does hereby sell, grant, transfer and deliver all rights, title, and interests in and to such aircraft unto…"

If you wish to use the FAA Bill of Sale, you can download it by clicking here.

If it is still a kit, just cross out the word "Aircraft" at the top of the form and write the word "KIT" next to it.

Have a question?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail EAA Government Relations. For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail EAA Member Services.


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December 2010
Hot air balloons rise above their ultralight brethren as the fog lifts over the ultralight area during AirVenture 2010 Sunday morning. Photo by Steve Cukierski.

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ARM AEROSPACE RELOCATES HEADQUARTERS
ARM Aerospace, provider of Aero-Lift aircraft storage hoists, has moved its company headquarters from Tucson, Arizona, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Recently, manufacturing of the Aero-Lift and all its components was also geographically centralized in Wisconsin, allowing for more control over the manufacturing process. The Aero-Lift increases hangar space by allowing owners to store aircraft above the hangar floor. For more information, click here.

KODIAK ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM CERTIFIED
Quest Aircraft Company has received final approval from the FAA for the Kodiak’s Ice Protection System (IPS). The system, known as TKS ice protection, is manufactured by CAV Aerospace Inc. CAV’s TKS ice protection system works by exuding a measured amount of glycol-based ice protection fluid through laser-drilled microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium, along with a dispersion mechanism for propellers. IPS can be retrofitted to any existing Kodiak or installed new during production. For more information, click here.

HAPPY HOUR AT WICKS AIRCRAFT
Customers who order from Wicks Aircraft Supply now through November 26 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. (Central Standard Time) are eligible for a 10-percent discount. Customers must ask for the “Happy Hour” discount and it cannot be used in connection with any other promotion. For a free copy of the Wicks annual catalog, call 800-221-9425 or send the company an e-mail.

WOLF AVIATION FUND GRANT PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 15
The December 15 deadline is rapidly approaching for Wolf Aviation Fund grant proposals. Each year the Fund provides help for innovative projects that promote and support general aviation. Projects must fit into the foundation’s seven major program areas: Developing Public Policy and Airports; Networking and Mutual Support; Development and Alternative Resources; Communications, Media, and Community Relations; General Aviation Technology, Safety, and Noise; Improving Public Understanding and Perception; and Aviation and Space Education. More than 275 projects have been funded to date. To learn more or submit your proposal, click here.

GARMIN'S ESP RECEIVES STC
Garmin’s Electronic Stability and Protection System (ESP) for the G1000 and G3000 integrated flight decks has received STC approval on the King Air 200, and additional airframes will be certified in the future, the company announced Wednesday. The electronic monitoring and exceedance-correcting technology works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a safe, flight stable condition, helping in certain situations to prevent the onset of stalls and spins, steep spirals, or other loss-of-control conditions should the pilot become distracted, disoriented, or incapacitated during flight. For more information, click here.

 
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