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.

NOAA rule has unintended consequences for GA pilots

A new rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) usurps the FAA’s authority to regulate airspace and could leave pilots unintentionally violating a restricted zone that does not appear on any current aeronautical charts, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

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Women Soar slated again for AirVenture

Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring inspirational women aviators, returns for its eighth year in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012.

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EAA names VP of AirVenture

Jim DiMatteo, a decorated U.S. Naval Aviator who has served in several aviation leadership positions, is joining EAA as Vice President, AirVenture Features and Attractions. In that role, he will be responsible for developing and coordinating the programs for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.

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