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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New attitude reflected at EAA annual meeting

OSHKOSH — An unusually large number of members attended the annual Experimental Aircraft Association meeting of the membership held Wednesday during AirVenture. According to a report at EAA.org, the attitude among those in attendance, and the reports from the chairman and directors, was overwhelmingly positive. Read J. Mac McClellan’s full report here.

EAA petitions federal court on ATC charges

The Experimental Aircraft Association(EAA) filed a petition July 3 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, asking the court to review and provide relief from payments demanded by the FAA in relation to air traffic control services at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Is FAA demand double taxation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh attracts more aircraft, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts than any other aviation gathering in the United States, but this year EAA is facing paying the FAA an estimated $500,000 for doing its job.

Payment is necessary, say FAA officials, because sequester has cut off necessary funds.

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