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Aviation Records Fall in Advance of Successful Mojave Fly-In

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:28am
Last Saturday's annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In at the experimental hotbed Mojave Air and Space Port in California's high desert welcomed about 250 airplanes and more than 1,000 attendees.

EAA/Daher-Socata Scholarship Recipients Bound for France

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:03pm
Grace Huseth, of Tucker, Georgia, and Michael Keck, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will receive the work internships of a lifetime this summer as recipients of the 2014 EAA/DAHER-SOCATA International Scholarships.

FAA's Annual GA Survey to Begin Soon

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:53am
The FAA will soon begin the 36th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for calendar year 2013. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, including the number of hours flown and the various ways people use general aviation aircraft.

EAA's Aviation & Non-Aviation Accidental Death Insurance Plan: Peace of Mind for $1.35 a Day

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:53am
Did you know you can provide $250,000 in financial security for your family for less than $1.35 a day?

Able Flight Awards Record Nine New Scholarships

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:41pm
Able Flight, an organization that offers flight training scholarships to people with disabilities, has awarded a record nine new scholarships in 2014 with six recipients set to begin their training in May at Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology.

Homebuilders: We Need Your Input

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:32pm
To complement a recent study by the National Transportation Safety Board, 'The Safety of Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft,' EAA is conducting a new survey regarding first flight preparations and Phase I flight tests.

Air Racers 3D Hits Select IMAX Theatres

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:08pm
A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters.

Enrollment in Sporty's Course Surpasses 25,000 Young Eagles

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:22am
This week EAA and Sporty's announced that the more than 25,000 EAA Young Eagles have now enrolled in the online Sporty's Learn to Fly course, which is provided free to Young Eagles to help them pursue aviation interests beyond their first flight.

EAA Welcomes Full B-17 Crew for Special Flight

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:50pm
EAA's Boeing B-17G

Sun 'n Fun Celebrates Successful 40th Fly-In

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
The 40th Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo that wrapped up in Lakeland, Florida, on April 6 saw one of the largest turnouts in years thanks to perfect weather, improved operations, 3,000 dedicated volunteers, and popular attractions including the Navy's Blue Angels Naval flight demonstration team that performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Take Someone Flying on International Learn to Fly Day

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:46pm
EAA always encourages its members to take others flying, but on Saturday, May 17, there's an even better reason to do so: The fifth annual International Learn to Fly Day is an opportunity to help someone take that first step to discover the fun, freedom, and accomplishment of becoming a pilot.

EAA Reviewing Updated Flight Testing Handbook

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:46pm
EAA is actively reviewing the draft of the FAA's amateur-built and ultralight flight testing handbook, known as Advisory Circular 90-89. The handbook, developed with substantial EAA input, was issued in 1995. This will be the first revision.

Lightspeed Headset Winners Announced

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:46pm
William 'RO' Carter, EAA 352946, of Longwood, Florida, and Randy Epstein, EAA 833410, of Hoschton, Georgia, are the first quarter drawing winners of Lightspeed Zulu headsets provided for eligible Young Eagle pilots by Lightspeed Aviation.

Thank You, EAA Volunteers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:51pm
As I mentioned in this month's Sport Aviation, I have been very fortunate to win some awards and be honored by various groups over the years, but I can tell you that nothing has been more gratifying and meaningful for Rose and me than being named EAA Volunteers of the Year last summer at Oshkosh.

Ortega Enters Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:51pm
Cessna's chief pilot for more than 30 years, Kirby Ortega, was inducted into the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame during the NAFI members' dinner at Sun 'n Fun last week in Lakeland, Florida.

Solar Impulse 2 Completed, Aims for 2015 Global Flight

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:51pm
Solar Impulse 2, the new solar-powered aircraft designed to make the first around-the-world solar flight in 2015, has been completed, according to its visionaries Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

2013 Collier Trophy Awarded to the Northrop Grunman X-47B

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:51pm
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) named the Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Navy, and the X-47B Industry Team as recipients of the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy for '...developing and demonstrating the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier' at its April 9 Spring Awards dinner.

New EAA Video Answers Pilots' Questions About Completing FAA MedXPress Form

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:18pm
A new EAA video answers the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form.

Glasair Adds First LSA and Certificated Aircraft to Lineup

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:02pm
Glasair Aviation announced at Sun 'n Fun this week the addition of two new aircraft to its product line: the Merlin LSA light-sport aircraft and the Sportsman Diesel special light-sport aircraft.

Sorting Out Latest on Sleep Apnea Rules

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:44pm
The FAA has refined its controversial sleep apnea proposal for pilots and airmen medical certification after considerable backlash from the aviation community and Congress.