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    Our goal is to promote and encourage the preservation and safe operation of ex-military aircraft, better known as Warbirds.
    These wonderful aircraft are an important part of our aviation heritage. Please join us in our efforts to “Keep ‘Em Flying!”

    Learn more about the benefits of membership in EAA Warbirds of America!


    EAA WARBIRDS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES ITS 2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

    OCTOBER 16, 2014: JAY WISLER TO BE INDUCTED ON NOVEMBER 13TH The history of aviation is marked by men and women who possessed the passion, leadership, and can-do spirit to ignore the known limits of possibility. The EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame was established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women who share the spirit of EAA's founder: a passion for the freedom that flight offers. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame are selected by their peers for the myriad of contributions made to their particular realm of flight - and aviation as a whole.

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    Hall of Fame

    21st National Warbird Conference Set For New Orleans

      The National Warbird Operator Conference (NWOC) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26 – March 1, 2015.  The host hotel will be the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.  Registration is now open for the conference.  Visit:  http://nwoc.aero/ for details.

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    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 - Warbirds After-Action Report

    I seem to say this every year – “Boy, did that week go fast!” – and 2014 was no different. By all accounts, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was another booming success! This year’s top billing went to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. After much planning and coordination with local residents and businesses, the Thunderbirds, EAA, and FAA were able to work out the aerobatic box and perform as a full team for the very first time in front of the Oshkosh crowds.

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    Fairey Gannett

    EAAer Honored by France for Service in World War II

    Douglas Ward, EAA 285865/Warbirds of America 596052, of Mondovi, Wisconsin, has regaled thousands of people over the years talking about his experiences as a ball turret gunner in a B-17 bomber during World War II.

    The 91-year-old flew 37 missions in the European theatre from April-September 1944 - many of those experiences described in the book, Turret Tales - From a WWII Ball Turret Gunner, by Judie Ohm based on Doug’s stories, entries from his journal, and wartime letters.

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    Douglas Ward



    2014 CULPEPER AIR FEST TO FEATURE POTOMAC FLIGHT

    "AN HISTORIC FLIGHT OVER WASHINGTON D.C. HONORING OUR NATION’S VETERANS"

    August 29, 2014 - CULPEPER-VA – Culpeper Air Fest will serve as a home base on Friday-October 10 for the ground-breaking Potomac Flight, a unique flyover of Washington D.C.’s greatest landmarks including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. This once-in-a-lifetime flight will feature the North American T-6 Texans - a 2 seat aircraft used as the advanced trainer for World War II pilots. Designed by North American Aviation, Inc., and first flown in 1938, the “Texan” quickly became the most popular trainer aircraft for the U.S. Military in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

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    2014 CULPEPER AIR FEST


    Check Out the World's First Online Interactive Flying Experience

    July 24, 2014 - A new venture will be online this year at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Rick Siegfried and Glenn Olsen have put together an exciting way to take part in the AirVenture experience.

    If you have ever wondered even a little bit about what it is like to pilot high performance aircraft or have ever been a little bit curious about what it is like to be a pilot, do we have an opportunity for you.
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    FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUELS FOR GA

    July 14, 2014 - EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (July 10, 2014) – The search for viable alternatives to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), announced today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). July 1 marked the deadline to submit candidate fuels.

    The FAA received 10 replacement avgas proposals from the world’s fuel producers, including submissions from Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell Oil, Swift Fuels, and a consortium consisting of BP, TOTAL, and Hjelmco. Read More


    Another ‘Mossie’ Takes Flight in Canada

    June 19, 2014 - At 3 p.m. on the afternoon of June 16 a newly restored de Havilland 98 MK.35, better known as the Mosquito, fired up its Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and flew for the first time in 48 years after a long-term restoration. The flight took place at Victoria International Airport in Sidney, British Columbia, flown by Steve Hinton, EAA 181203/Warbirds 12506.

    Restoration of the bomber was completed by Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd., and owner and Director of Maintenance Mike Ingram said the plane “flew perfectly” on Monday. He added the plane was being prepped for delivery to Vancouver and its registered owner, Robert Jens, of Richmond, British Columbia. Read More




    EAA to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of D-Day


    Veterans among special guests for June 6 program
    May 29, 2014 – The 70th anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion of World War II will be commemorated at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on June 6-7, including programs with veterans of the Allied offensive that began on June 6, 1944. Read More

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    FAA Handbook FAA-H-8083-16, Instrument Procedures Handbook (IPH)

    May 27, 2014 — This handbook supersedes FAA-H-8261-1A, Instrument Procedures Handbook, dated 2007. It is designed as a technical reference for all pilots who operate under instrument flight rules (IFR) in the National Airspace System (NAS). It expands and updates information contained in the FAA-H- 8083-15B, Instrument Flying Handbook, and introduces advanced information for IFR operations. Instrument flight instructors, instrument pilots, and instrument students will also find this handbook a valuable resource since it is used as a reference for the Airline Transport Pilot and Instrument Knowledge Tests and for the Practical Test Standards. It also provides detailed coverage of instrument charts and procedures including IFR takeoff, departure, en route, arrival, approach, and landing. Safety information covering relevant subjects such as runway incursion, land and hold short operations, controlled flight into terrain, and human factors issues also are included.  

    FAA Handbook FAA-H-8083-16 can be viewed electronically at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook.

     

    Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight II to Depart EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

    May 15, 2014 – Old Glory Honor Flight, in partnership with American Airlines, is organizing Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight II, a one-time opportunity for Vietnam veterans in Northeastern Wisconsin to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., built to honor their service and to recognize their many sacrifices. Read More

    Vietnam veterans receive a hero’s welcome back to Oshkosh at the first Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight in 2013.
    Photo by Craig Vander Kolk

     

    EAA Welcomes Full B-17 Crew for Special Flight

    April 14, 2014 - EAA's Boeing B-17G Aluminum Overcasthas made many memorable flights throughout the country, but one would be hard-pressed to come up with one more special than what occurred on Monday afternoon, April 14, in Oshkosh. Ten World War II United States Army Air Corps veterans – representing all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tailgunner - were brought here to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve liberty and freedom. All from Wisconsin, they ranged from age 90 to 94, and brought family members with them. Read More

    B-17 Veterans

    B-17-Vets – Ten World War II United States Army Air Corps veterans representing all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions were given a special flight in EAA's Aluminum Overcast April 14

    P-51 Technical Orders Are Now Available

    April 8, 2014 — Cal Pacific Airmotive, Inc. now has the North American Aviation Technical Orders required to comply with LTC-11 (P-51) available on their website: http://www.calpacificairmotive.com/ 

    Click on the “Media” page to view or download.  Some of these Tech orders are referenced in their Service Bulletin P51-001.

    This is important reading for our members who own and operate the North American P-51 Mustang.

     

    EAA Calls FAA Move Toward Rulemaking on Medical Certification ‘A Good Initial Step’


    Agency announces initiative after strong EAA/AOPA push on exemption, legislation

    April 2, 2014 — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is calling the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement to begin a formal rulemaking process on expanding medical self-certification for pilots a good initial step, and supports any initiatives to modernize the aviation medical certification system for recreational flying.

    The FAA announced today that it would begin a rulemaking project that would consider allowing private pilots to substitute the medical requirements of a valid driver’s license in lieu of a third-class FAA medical certificate. 
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    Hoover Tribute Photo Gallery

    February 28, 2014 - Here are some images from photographer Jim Koepnick featuring the aviation community's February 21 tribute to legendary pilot and mentor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover at the Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood, California. Attendees honored Hoover's incredible 60-plus year flying career during which he was a test pilot, fighter pilot, air show performer, aviation statesman, teacher, and mentor. View More Photos

    Hoover Tribute Photo Gallery

    EAA, FAA Review Full Agenda at Summit

    January 30, 2014 - Clearing the path for today's aviators and looking ahead to the possibilities in future years highlighted two days of work by EAA and FAA officials during the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit, held at the EAA Aviation Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more

    EAA-FAA Summit

    Senior EAA and FAA officials discuss important issues at the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit this week in Oshkosh.

    NTSB Issues Five New Safety Alerts

    January 2, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board issued five safety alerts for GA before the end of 2013 in hopes of further mitigating accidents by pinpointing hazards and offering practical remedies to address them. The alerts focus on proper ELT use and installation, carb ice awareness, self-locking fiber/nylon nuts, ensuring restraints are working and used, and securing loose items in the cockpit. Read More

     

 

   

     
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