EAA Skiplane Fly-In set for Jan. 21

The annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

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New ruling could harm electric aircraft growth

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Electric Aircraft Development Alliance (EADA) are opposing a proposed Department of State rule that would place strict restrictions on the types of lithium-ion batteries that would be available on the commercial marketplace. EAA submitted comments to the State Department explaining that such limits could greatly hamper the further development of electric aircraft that has emerged in recent years, according to a report at EAA.org

 

 

Online advance tickets now available for AirVenture 2012

Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 60th annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The week-long event will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Aspiring pilots win Young Eagles scholarships

Four young people are on the path to fulfilling their aviation dreams as recipients of scholarships through the EAA Young Eagles Scholarship Program, which funds flying lessons and flight experiences for teenage student pilots interested in aviation and aviation careers.

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Miss EAA’s B-17 on Pawn Stars?

If you missed seeing EAA’s B-17 on the Dec. 19 episode of the History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars, you haven’t lost out — the show is available online through the Pawn Stars website. Richard Harrison, better known as “Old Man” on the series, and Austin Russell (Chumlee) visited Aluminum Overcast during its Oct. 11-12 tour stop at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT). George Daubner, EAA B-17 program manager, provided a ground tour, followed by a flight in the venerable bomber. Click here to watch.

EAA’s Tri-Motor hits the Silver Screen

EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and parts of Pioneer Airport are featured in the major motion picture “Public Enemies,” which opened in theaters around the country July 1.

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Sporty’s, EAA working on ‘What’s Next’

At an EAA chapter leadership ice cream social at the end of the first day of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, EAA‘s Tom Poberenzy and Sporty’s Hal Shever’s informally introduced a joint effort to help Young Eagle‘s flight recipient’s take a next step. Details will be provided at a Thursday press conference, but in general, all kids who take a Young Eagles flight will receive a log book and be enrolled in an online ground school free of charge from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Stay tuned for more details.