Digital Edition of Experimenter Launched
EAA's legendary Experimenter publication nameplate took on a new, modern look recently with the launch of the fully digital magazine that provides in-depth coverage of amateur-built, ultralight, and light-sport aircraft. The digital publication offers much more than the recent Experimenter e-newsletter, with a 42-page format and full-color articles that can be downloaded as PDF documents or sent to others. The digital magazine covers aircraft features, hands-on building techniques, and important piloting tips. Subscriptions are free at www.EAA.org/experimenter. This is an outstanding way to bring EAA's knowledge and information to today's builders and aviators through an increasingly popular format, including availability to devices such as iPads.
Sweepstakes Winners Drawn
On September 10, EAA held the drawing for the prizes in the annual EAA Sweepstakes, including the gorgeous 1940 Piper J-3 Cub that was the grand prize. That airplane went to Jeff Parnau of East Troy, Wisconsin, a flight instructor who was seeking a light training aircraft when good fortune smiled upon him as the winner. There were more than 865,000 entries in this year's sweepstakes that were mixed inside an Oshkosh Corporation cement mixer before members of EAA Chapter 22 (Rockford, Illinois) drew the prize-winning entries. Along with the airplane, there were prizes from Sea-Doo, SnapLock Industries, Bose, Hamilton Watches, and ICOM. Thanks to all the companies that donated prizes and to everyone who entered. View the winners
Comment Period on Medical Exemption Request Closes
Last Friday was the final day that comments were accepted to the EAA/AOPA third-class medical certificate exemption request, after an extension for comments was granted in June. More than 15,000 comments were filed. The FAA will review these comments and make a decision on the request. While there is no exact timeline for the FAA’s decision, such exemption requests usually take several months to review after the comment period closes before the agency announces its decision. Thanks to all who submitted comments to this important issue.
We were saddened by the loss of two people with close ties to EAA and AirVenture recently. On September 7, Bob Odegaard - a longtime Oshkosh participant with the DC-3 Duggy, a number of restored warbirds, and Super Corsairs - died while practicing for an air show in North Dakota. A memorial service was held last Wednesday at the Fargo Air Museum, with EAA board member David Lau representing the organization. ... Last Monday, we learned that AirVenture Cup co-chairman Erik Anderson died of a heart attack in Madison, Wisconsin. Services for Erik are planned for September 29 in Madison. ... Our condolences go to the families of each of those men.