Combat pilots and Warbirds to be featured at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A rare opportunity to listen to combat pilots tell their stories and view wartime aircraft will be at this year’s Warbirds in Review at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

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Pointless poll or marketing ploy?

In the May 15, 2014 EAA Hotline email there was an interesting article in the Member Benefit Spotlight section. It reported the results of a Fuel Survey purportedly taken in March by the Experimental Aircraft Association with 13,000 replies by members. The findings were rather interesting: 87% of members are using primarily 100LL and 12% are using autogas.

As I digested this finding, a pertinent question came to mind: If 12% of members are tenacious enough to use mogas when only 3% of our airports carry mogas, why didn’t EAA ask the membership: “How many members would use mogas if it was as available at the 3,000+ airports that carry 100LL?”

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A type club for type clubs

Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman?

You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition.

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Stallion 51′s Lee Lauderback inducted into EAA Warbird Hall of Fame

Lee Lauderback of Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida, was recently inducted into the EAA Warbird Hall of Fame earlier this month.

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AirVenture 2014 advance tickets now available

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 62nd annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which will be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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EAA declines FAA exemption for Young Eagles flights

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has notified the FAA that it is declining a partial grant of exemption that would have allowed Young Eagles and Eagle Flights pilots to obtain reimbursement for fuel costs and logging of flight time.

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Jewelry made from B-17 featured in EAA gift catalog

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Aviation fans may dream of flying the legendary B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber from World War II, but even if that isn’t yet possible, you can give a piece of the legend this holiday season, as original jewelry made from the exterior skins of the a B-17 are featured in this year’s EAA merchandise catalog.

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COPPERSTATE scholarship winners travel to Oshkosh

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — In July, four high school students travelled to Oshkosh to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Advanced Air Academy 2013 — a trip funded by an Air Academy Scholarship from COPPERSTATE FLY-IN, Inc.

The 41st annual COPPERSTATE fly-in will take off Oct. 24-26 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.

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Klapmeier, Clark and Welch join EAA board

OSHKOSH, Wis. —  Three aviators have joined the board of directors of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Alan Klapmeier, James Clark, and Cody Welch were elected during the annual EAA membership meeting  July 31, held as part of the annual EAA AirVenture.

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Remembering Paul Poberezny

A fellow EAA chapter 1114 member once said, “Everyone in the EAA is greater than you’d think.” That certainly pertains to the organization’s founder. Among homebuilders, the name Poberezny has always evoked awe, and my respect for this gentle giant of a man grew steadily since first reading of him as a teenage student pilot in the early 1970s.

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