EAA chapter wins Taco Bell grant for

More than $9,000 was recently awarded to EAA Chapter 1083 in Salisbury, N.C., by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens for an aviation summer camp.

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‘FIFI’ dustup leaves more questions

The truth is out there… somewhere.

Last week, a proposed amendment to the House’s National Defense Authorization Act caused a bit of a firestorm. The proposed amendment from Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) would “bar the Department of Defense from loaning or gifting any U.S. military aircraft or parts to any entity except those that would put the aircraft on static display, such as in a museum,” says an EAA story posted on April 18.

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International Learn to Fly Day May 19

EAA’s third annual International Learn to Fly Day will be held Saturday, May 19.

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Hints for Homebuilders surpasses 2.5 million hits

EAA’s Hints for Homebuilders video series, which has more than 245 videos, has has surpassed 2.5 million plays by aviators worldwide.

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Inaugural Eagle Flights to take off at Oshkosh

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s new Eagle Flights program, the aviation orientation program for adults, will have its official kickoff this summer with inaugural flights at the EAA AirVenture fly-in, which is scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Tom Poberezny joins Citation Jet Pilots Owner-Pilot team

Tom Poberezny, chairman emeritus of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has joined the leadership team of the Citation Jet Pilots Owner-Pilot Association (CJP), serving as vice president, CJP Events and Programs, and Chairman of the 2012 CJP Convention in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sept. 12-16.

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EAA, AOPA file 3rd Class Medical exemption

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today jointly filed a request for an exemption with the FAA that, if granted, would give pilots who fly recreationally the option of getting a 3rd class medical or, instead, participating in a recurrent online education program that will teach them how to self-asses their fitness to fly.

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Steve Miller Band to rock out Oshkosh

The Steve Miller Band will play at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Monday, July 23, for the opening night concert, presented by Ford Motor Company.

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Associations ‘unwavering’ in bid for driver’s license medical

Officials at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) say they are “unwavering in their effort to open more aircraft to pilots using a driver’s license and medical self-assessment,” despite the FAA’s recent denial of a request to expand the driver’s license medical to private pilots flying aircraft 6,000 pounds or less. On Feb. 2, the FAA denied a 2009 petition by David Wartofsky, owner of Potomac Airfield in Maryland, that had received more than 1,000 supportive comments, including comments from AOPA. Read more about the efforts here.

AD issued on Lycoming carburetors

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) on carburetors installed on many Lycoming engines. According to a report at EAA.org, the AD targets only 409 carburetors, but 10,700 engines must be inspected to determine if they have one of the defective carbs. Effective date for the AD is March 27, 2012.