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Acclaimed Aviation Writer Lane Wallace Now Contributor to EAA Publications

Popular writer and pilot to have monthly column in EAA Sport Aviation magazine

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (March 29, 2011) — Lane Wallace, an internationally known aviation columnist, will be supplying her unique viewpoints to flying and an adventurous life in EAA’s Sport Aviation magazine beginning in the May 2011 issue.

The addition of Wallace, who most recently was a columnist for FLYING Magazine, was announced by EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower during a news conference at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Fla. The move continues the expanding breadth and depth of content within Sport Aviation since its award-winning redesign was launched in January 2010.

“We are very excited have to Lane join EAA. She is a wonderful addition to the outstanding contributors who already write for EAA’s publications and online communications,” Hightower said. “Lane brings a unique perspective to aviation and the people involved in flying, based on her own passion for flight and for life. Lane communicates the ‘human experience/ of aviation like no other, which makes her one of today’s best aviation writers.”

Wallace is a prolific and popular writer, beginning with her work as a correspondent for The Atlantic, through her magazine writings, and her own No Map. No Guide. No Limits. online blog. She has also written six books on flight and space exploration for NASA, a book for young people on flying and designing airplanes, and has worked as a writer and producer for television and video projects, including a documentary on the X-31 crash called “Breaking the Chain,” for which she won a 2006 Telly Award.

Wallace learned to fly in 1986 after being inspired by a biplane flying overhead, which started a love affair with airplanes that continues to this day. She owned a 1946 Cessna 120 for seven years and now flies a 1977 Grumman Cheetah.

Her flying exploits have taken her to five continents and from 100 feet over the African savannah to 70,000-plus feet in a U-2 spy plane. Wallace’s adventures – and what she calls her “misadventures” – have created a treasure trove of humbling, funny, heartbreaking and joyous stories and lessons about surviving uncertainty and forging a meaningful and powerful path through life, regardless of the challenges. Her latest book, Unforgettable, is a collection of the best of those adventure stories and available at www.sportys.com.

“Flying is about far more than the airplanes,” Wallace said.  “It’s about adventure, laughter, learning, loss, discovery, joy, and all that makes us human and alive.  What we experience in the family of aviation and the world of the sky touches our hearts, inspires our minds, and resonates with something important in our souls.  My stories may be about everyday people and experiences, but the passion, emotions, and lessons they highlight are universal.  And I look forward to sharing more of those stories with Sport Aviation readers every month.  In fact, I can’t think of a better home for stories about passion and embracing life than EAA.  After all, if there’s one thing EAA members are known for, it’s being passionate about their flying.”

More information on Wallace and her work can be found at www.LaneWallace.com.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo image of Wallace is available through EAA’s FTP media website:
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