EAA Chapter 1128 hosts aviation events for local youth

Two Harbors Chapter 1128 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, in collaboration with Two Harbors High School and Lake Superior School District Community Education, recently hosted a two part aviation event for local youth.

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A Special Cub: EAAers finish airplane for dying comrade

From EAA Chapter 282 in Clearwater, Florida, comes the heartwarming story of Walter Crosby, who realized the dream of seeing his restored 1946 Piper Cub fly for the first time in more than 50 years. Thanks to the love and dedication of his fellow chapter members, Walt got to see his cherished airplane become airborne — just days before losing his courageous battle with cancer. Read the whole story here … and have some Kleenex handy!

Three join EAA board of directors

Three directors have been added to the Experimental Aircraft Association board, which governs the 176,000-member aviation organization. The three new directors — Jack Pelton, Stuart Auerbach and Darren Pleasance — bring extensive aviation and business background to the board, in addition to longtime EAA involvement and thousands of hours of flight time, EAA officials said.

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Medicals go paperless

Starting Oct. 1, all pilots will have to complete their applications for medicals online at FAA MedXPress.com.

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Hillsboro students receive flight training scholarships

Two Hillsboro Aviation students, Kyle Boaz and Clayton Davis, were recently awarded Youth Flight Training Scholarships sponsored by the George and Lillian Bogardus Memorial Trust and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 105.

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Sebring LSA Expo breaks records

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 19-22, posted record-breaking attendance this year.

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NTSB completes data collection on experimental accidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Throughout 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board conducted a study of Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) aircraft to evaluate the safety of this growing and innovative segment of general aviation. In addition to using the information gathered during its accident investigations, the NTSB has been working with the FAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and individual owners and builders to evaluate a range of issues unique to this popular segment of general aviation.

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Street at Edwards AFB renamed to honor Scott Crossfield

From now on, anyone heading to the golf course at Edwards Air Force Base in California will take Crossfield Drive to the clubhouse, as the former Crest Drive was renamed for the legendary aviator and test pilot, Scott Crossfield, at a special ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to a report at EAA.org. Crossfield became the first man to exceed Mach 2 — in the D-558-II Skyrocket — on Nov. 20, 1953. He also was unofficially the first to fly past Mach 3. Read the full story here.

EAA restructures

One of general aviation’s oldest alphabet groups, the Experimental Aircraft Association, has reshaped its organization to “to better fulfill its mission to grow participation in aviation.”

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Georgia EAA chapter flies 248 Young Eagles in 2011

Chattahoochee Valley Chapter 677 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA 677), based at Columbus Airport (CSG) in Columbus, Ga., reports it carried 248 Young Eagles during 2011, including 13 who flew on Dec. 31.

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