EAA strikes deal with FAA over AirVenture controllers

The Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA have signed two agreements — a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement — that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the AirVenture Oshkosh convention.

This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA’s sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be provided this year or in the future unless those fees were paid, according to EAA officials.

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AMEs object to FAA Sleep Apnea Policy

The Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), the professional organization for Aviation Medical Examiners who provide medical certification exams to the nation’s pilots, has joined the consensus against the FAA’s new sleep apnea policy.

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Three new board members for EAA

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Three aviators with extensive experience in diverse areas of the aviation community have joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest members of the EAA Board of Directors.

Dick VanGrunsven, Joe Brown and David Pasahow were invited to join the board [Read more...]

EAA to induct five into Hall of Fame

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Experimental Aircraft Association will recognize the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators on Thursday, Nov. 14, as it inducts them into the EAA Hall of Fame.

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HonorPoberezny.com launches

A group of high-powered Experimental Aircraft Association members have launched a campaign to honor Tom Poberezny, the association’s former president.

They have a new website, HonorPoberezny.com, which chronicles Poberezny’s accomplishments during the 20 years he led the association. The website also include a Roster of Support for others to add their support to the cause.

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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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Share your memories of Paul Poberezny

Do you have a favorite memory of Paul Poberezny? How about a story of how this general aviation icon inspired your own flying? We are putting together a tribute to Paul in our next print issue and would like to include our readers stories and thoughts. You can send them to janice@generalaviationnews.com or include them in the comments below.

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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NC EAA chapter to host B-17

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan Area Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1083 has been chosen to host the EAA’s Restored B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” for its visit at the Rowan County Airport (RUQ) from Nov. 4-8.

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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.