MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
THE NEXT EAA 288 MEETING WILL BE OCTOBER 19th
In August, Tony Crawford presented an excellent program on engine out options for departures from 7FL6
MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
In August, Tony Crawford presented an excellent program on engine out options for departures from 7FL6
The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program continues to facilitate the actualization of young peoples’ dreams of flight. To date, four-hundred recipients of subject scholarship have completed flight-training. The program is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by the EAA, and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Scholarships are awarded to young people aspiring to earn Private Pilot Certification.
Through an annual grant given to EAA National by the Ray Foundation—a Florida-based organization supportive of aviation and aerospace-based education programs and organizations—local EAA chapters are able to grant scholarships to deserving young people. Ray Aviation Scholarships amount to $11,000 and may be applied to offsetting the cost of recipients’ flight-instruction.
Since the program’s 2019 introduction upwards of 730 scholarships have been provided. The current pilot-certification completion rate for Ray Scholars is 81-percent, with approximately 240 additional awardees currently in flight-training.
EAA vice-president of communities and member programming Rick Larsen stated: “Many aspiring pilots fall short of their goal due to the cost of flight-training, so EAA working with the Ray Foundation helps relieve some of the financial pressure and make the goal of becoming a pilot even more accessible for future generations. The high completion rate of our scholars demonstrates how this program has a direct impact on growing the aviation community.”
The awarding of Ray Aviation Scholarships is predicated, in part, upon applicants meeting EAA chapter and scholar eligibility criteria indicative of aptitude and commitment to success. EAA chapters approved for the program nominate prospective recipients who are subsequently vetted by the EAA.
In addition to monies, the EAA, in cooperation with the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, provides Ray Aviation Scholarship awardees Zulu-3 headsets to mark milestones such as first solo flights and successful completion of FAA knowledge examinations.
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Chapter 288 works to continue the spirit of general aviation in the Daytona Beach area. We host several events throughout the year for our members which feature prominent aviators and aviation technology.
Chapter 288 members also volunteer at aviation related functions throughout the community to teach people about general aviation. Volunteering at local airshows and hosting Young Eagles events are some of the ways that EAA 288 members participate in the community.
Chapter 288's members are also very involved with the EAA on a national level. The chapter also has a good turnout at the EAA's annual fly-in, 'AirVenture', in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
To join, click the block below and fill out the simple membership form. Then you may pay your annual dues for our chapter which are only $25. You may pay them at the monthly meeting via the old fashioned way, with cash when you enter the room OR you may pay by credit card by clicking the link here: https://eaa-chapter-288.square.site
We look forward to meeting you and we welcome you to our Chapter!!
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The FAA has officially released a pre-publication version of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) pertaining to the long-awaited MOSAIC aircraft certification scheme.
For a brief summary of the NPRM please click on "MORE PILOT INFO" on the top of the page. (Thanks to EAA & AOPA for these summaries)
MOSAIC—an acronym denoting Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates—proposes to “enable enhancements in safety and performance and increase privileges under a number of sport-pilot and light-sport aircraft rules.” Ostensible enhancements under the inchoate rule include: increasing suitability for flight training, limited aerial work, and personal travel. The proposed rule seeks to expand the number and types of aircraft sport pilots may operate.
Moreover, the MOSAIC NPRM proposes to amend special purpose operations for restricted category aircraft; amend the duration, eligible purposes, and operating limitations for experimental aircraft; and add operating limitations applicable to experimental aircraft engaged in space support vehicle flights.
Speaking to the subject of MOSAIC and the regulatory framework presupposed by such, EAA CEO and chairman Jack Pelton stated: “MOSAIC had its genesis with a conversation between EAA and FAA officials nearly a decade ago, as we focused on safely creating more aviation opportunities for those who wanted to participate.”
Mr. Pelton continued: “Now that the NPRM is being released, we will study it closely and supply focused comments to ensure that the goals of this EAA-inspired initiative remain in the final language developed by the FAA. It will also undoubtedly be a topic of conversation as we gather for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh next week.”
EAA posits MOSAIC will benefit the Light Sport Aircraft sector insomuch as the legislation sets out to:
Mr. Pelton added: “We appreciate the work of all those in the FAA who kept this process moving forward. EAA has led the effort on this initiative to expand freedoms while maintaining safety, and we will continue to push forward until it becomes reality.”
Public comments pertaining to the NPRM will be accepted for ninety-days following the official publication of such in the Federal Register.
The FAA, in a general sense, proposes to amend existing rules governing the certification and operation of light-sport category aircraft. MOSAIC is intended to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach to light-sport aircraft by codifying performance-based requirements reflective of advances in technology while doing away with the legacy, weight-based certification criteria. The legislation instantiates the FAA’s acknowledgment of the LSA sector’s evolution, and facilitates the segment’s growth, expansion, and increased complexity while preserving safety.
In 2004, the FAA published a final rule titled “Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft,” in which the agency established rules for the manufacture, certification, operation, and maintenance of Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA). The rule provided for the operation and manufacture of aircraft weighing less than 1,320 pounds—or 1,430 pounds for aircraft designed for water operations—to include: airplanes, gliders, balloons, powered parachutes, weight-shift-control aircraft, and gyroplanes. The FAA based the extent and rigor of certification requirements and operational limitations on a continuum predicated upon the public’s exposure to degrees of risk presumed consistent with the operation of the type and model of aircraft for which certification is sought; as the degree of perceived risk increases (as a function of aircraft capability and operating privileges) so the requirements, the rigor thereof, and procedures for certification increase.
In establishing the 2004 LSA final rule, the FAA intentionally set the rigor of certification for Light-Sport Aircraft to fall between the criteria applicable to normal category airplanes and those designated “experimental.”
Since the ratification of the aforementioned rule, Light-Sport Aircraft have demonstrated a lower incidence of accidents than experimental amateur-built airplanes. The FAA looks upon the favorable safety record of Light-Sport Aircraft as validation of the veracity of its certification requirements, and considers such justification for the LSA expansions set forth in MOSAIC.
The FAA further proposes amendments pertaining to restricted category aircraft, including codification of special operating purposes for such. The MOSAIC NPRM includes, also, proposed changes to right of way and aircraft operations in the vicinity airports within Class G airspace.
To read the full NPRM click on the link below:
Pilot Stephanie Kenyon, who has served as vice president of the AOPA Foundation and executive director in the philanthropy and alumni engagement division at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named the interim CEO for Women in Aviation International. Kenyon was previously working as WAI's chief growth officer and was responsible for launching the Harvard University/WAI Emerging Leaders professional education program and leading the WAI scholarship program.
FROM VAN's AIRCRAFT
Update: September 15, 2023
Today our team is reviewing, testing, and finalizing the web portal to allow customers to submit requests for laser-cut part replacements. We have invited a number of customers to assist in this testing process. We will send individual affected customers the information they will need to access the portal upon the conclusion of that testing process.
Our engineering team is completing work on an update covering laser-cut parts testing, evaluation, and classification. This document will help explain the statuses assigned to parts with some detail about how various parts are evaluated and statuses are assigned. We will also soon post an update to the laser-cut parts list document, which will include the latest updated statuses.
Updated: September 6, 2023
We anticipate that next week we will provide affected customers access to the web portal for requesting replacement parts. Customers will be presented with a list of laser-cut parts in each kit and will be able to specify which ones they need. We will also provide the ability to specify non-laser parts that are needed. As we’ve described in the past, laser-cut parts will be replaced with punched parts at no charge if requested. If a customer has punched parts that also need to be replaced, we will provide the opportunity to make that request and will display the discounted price of those parts on the portal.
The actual scope and volume of parts requested by customers will allow us to refine production schedules for requested parts, and from there determine shipping timeframes. From a business perspective, Van’s will need to be shipping both replacement parts and new kits throughout this process, and we are dedicated to getting replacement parts to customers as soon as we are able. Once part volumes and timing are calculated from the requests we receive, we will be able to communicate more information to customers.
We will also be sending Quick Build customers a survey to collect information concerning their kits.
Our engineering team’s testing process continues and significant progress has been made to include additional fatigue tests, finite element analysis, and destructive load tests. We will communicate additional information about the testing next week.
Updated: August 18, 2023
Progress in the testing program has been good and is still ongoing. Complete wing structures have been tested as well as continued testing of specific materials, holes, dimples, and fasteners in combination.
We anticipate launching a web-based portal interface in early September that will allow customers to select which laser-cut parts they need to have replaced. The portal will specify which parts are on the laser-cut list and the individual part counts for that associated kit. Customers will be able to specify which parts they wish to request replacements for, and to submit their request to Van’s Aircraft. More information about the portal will be released as we get closer to its availability.
In addition, today Van’s published a reference document providing visual identification assistance for the purpose of identifying laser-cut and punched parts. You may access that document at this link. We will be adding information to this document over time, including additional examples. We welcome feedback, which can be sent to email@example.com.
We anticipate releasing our next update on or before September 5th.
>>> UPDATE: JULY 29<<<
Van's presented a forum on Tuesday morning at AV2023 regarding the laser cutting issues. One of the builders, Brian Chesteen, took a video of the presentation. I have provided the link below if you want to watch it.
READ THE LATEST UPDATE (AUG 12) ON THE LINK BELOW OR GO THE TAB AS DIRECTED BELOW THAT
VAN's UPDATES WILL BECOME MORE DETAILED AND POSTED EVERY WEEK
IF YOU HAVE A 2022 OR NEWER VAN'S AIRCRAFT OR PARTS BE SURE TO READ THESE UPDATES
INFORMATION ABOUT DIMPLED HOLE CRACKING REPORTED ON SOME LASER CUT PARTS
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OR YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT BY CLICKING ON THE AVIATION TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE AND THEN SELECT AIRCRAFT STUFF
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FAA UPDATES NONTOWERED FLIGHT OPERATIONS AC
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“The EAA SPORT AVIATION HALLS OF FAME:
were established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women in aviation who share the spirit of EAA and its community,”
EAA said. “Those inducted into the halls of fame are selected by their peers for myriad contributions made to their respective areas of aviation.”
The Sport Aviation Halls of Fame Class of 2023 includes Neal Loving, an aircraft designer, homebuilder and aerospace engineer who designed the WR-1 midget racer, who will be inducted into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. He is joined by 1978 IAC Unlimited category National Champion Lew Shattuck, who will enter the International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame and warbird restorer Charles “Chuck” Greenhill, who will join the Warbirds of America Hall of Fame. Beechcraft Heritage Museum co-founder John Parish Sr. will be inducted into the Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame with M-Squared Aircraft President Paul Mather entering the EAA Ultralights Hall of Fame.
The risk of a midair collision between drones and traditional aircraft is always higher at altitudes where both aircraft share the same airspace. The belief that traditional aircraft only operate at altitudes above 500 feet is a common misconception among drone pilots. Except for takeoff and landing, most fixed-wing aircraft typically do operate above 500 feet. Helicopters often fly below 500 feet and routinely share the same airspace as drones.
An excellent 5 minute read
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Is it the airspeed that gets you the greatest distance?
Or is it the airspeed that gets you the longest time in the air?
Or are these two the same — the longer you fly, the further you go?
Well, as so often is the case, best glide speed depends on what you’re trying to do.
Another excellent 5 minute read
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ARE YOU AN A&P IA?
Read the renewal notice here:
1. FAA Releases Policy Memo on Task-Based Phase I
2. ELECTRONIC DATA DELIVERY: "SEE AND AVOID"
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If you're flying around Titusville, near the Kennedy Space Center, or Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, or other space flight areas, you may encounter an AHA - yes an AHA - an Aircraft Hazard Area. But what is it?
It's used by air traffic control to segregate air traffic from a launch vehicle, reentry vehicle, amateur rocket, jettisoned stages, hardware, or falling debris generated by failures associated with any of these activities. An AHA is designated via NOTAM as either a TFR or stationary altitude reservation (ALTRV). Unless otherwise specified, the vertical limits of an AHA are from the surface to unlimited. Learn more by reading this short article from the FAA by clicking the link below:
We are pleased to invite you to our 2023 MONSTER SPLASH SEAPLANE FLY-IN to be held at the Tavares Seaplane Base on Saturday | October 14th |11am – 10pm.
We are featuring our Monster Splash Fly-In during our Rocktoberfest event again this year so fly-in and plan to stay and enjoy good food, live rock music and more!
We encourage you to register in advance by completing this linked PILOT REGISTRATION FORM. If you would like to fly in but do not want to participate in the contest, please submit a registration form so we know to expect you.
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Task-Based Phase 1 is Revolutionizing Flight Testing
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A multi-year project between the FAA and EAA has resulted in important changes being inserted into the latest advisory circular pertaining to Experimental/Amateur-Built flight testing. In the latest version of AC90-89 (the C suffix), it includes a task-based Phase I flight test option to the traditional 25- or 40-hour programs. In short, when the tasks are successfully completed, the airplane is released from Phase I flight test.
According to the FAA, the latest version of AC90-89 “attempts to make you aware that test flying an aircraft or ultralight vehicle is a critical undertaking, which you should approach with thorough planning, skill, and common sense. The flight test plan is the heart of all professional flight testing. The plan should account for every hour spent in the flight test phase and you should adhere to it with the same respect for the unknown that all successful test pilots share.”
As part of the changes, a new concept called the Aircraft Operations Handbook has been introduced. The idea is that information gathered during Phase I flight test is fed back into the AOH for the purposes of performance verification and operational cues. (Currently, homebuilts are not required to have a tradition POH [pilot operating handbook] or AFM [aircraft flight manual].) According to the FAA, “This AC also provides criteria for the use of an optional, operationally centric or task-based experimental aircraft flight test plan. This task-based option provides at least the same level of safety and reliability that the existing hourly minimum 25 or 40-hour flight test provides, but with the advantages of having operational completion criteria, a plan to record data for the creation of an AOH, and a flight test report documenting the flight testing results.” EAA and industry generally have been proponents of the flight-test cards and structured program as a more useful alternative to “free form” types of Phase I flight test.
Compliance with the new system requires use of the EAA test cards and alterations to the operating limitations. According to EAA, “In order to utilize the task-based flight testing program, the aircraft must have an operating limitation that allows the program’s use. Operating limitations are issued along with the airworthiness certificate by the FAA or DAR as part of the airworthiness certification process. EAA expects that the FAA will update policy on operating limitations soon so that the standard operating limitations will include the task-based Phase I authorization language. If you are currently in Phase I flight testing or plan to have your aircraft inspected soon, email email@example.com for details on how to obtain the new task-based Phase I operating limitation.”
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW AD THAT ADDS MORE MODELS:
THIS NEW REVISION WILL UPDATE/REPLACE THE AD DESCRIBED BELOW
This AD and final rule is effective February 23, 2023 and affects any crankshaft assembly on a Continental Engine. Due to improper installation of the counterweight retaining rings during manufacture loosening of a counterweight retaining ring may result in the loss of retention of the counterweight. If not addressed, the condition could result in catastrophic engine damage and possible engine seizure.
An inspection of the crankshaft is required prior to further flight or a ferry permit must be obtain to fly the aircraft to a place where the inspection can be performed.
The FAA has issued an emergency (direct-to-final-rule) Airworthiness Directive AD 2023-04-08 affecting all Continental 360-, 470-, 520-, 550-, and GTSIO-520 engines whose crankshaft assemblies were manufactured, installed or repaired on or after June 1, 2021. This AD mandates an inspection of the counterweight retaining rings (circlips) tto ensure that they are fully seated. The inspection involves removing one, two or three cylinders from the right side of the engine (depending on engine model) and checking each of the circlips with a special measuring tool. An estimated 2,176 crankshaft assemblies are affected, of which an estimated 1,632 are installed in aircraft of US registry.
This AD was triggered by reports of two ground engine seizures and one in-flight loss of oil pressure, all traced to improper installation of the circlips during manufacture by Continental Motors. Continental recently issued a Mandatory Service Bulletin MSB23-01 on this subject, but the AD is considerably more restrictive than the MSB in that it does not exempt engines with more than 200 hours time-in-service and requires compliance before further flight (although it does allow for ferry permits if the oil filter is cut open and no significant metal is found).
The good news is that Continental will be paying for these inspections under warranty. The bad news is that owners may have a difficult time getting these inspections on their maintenance shop's schedule, since most shops seem to be booked up for months in advance.
WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added a new feature to MedXPress that allows pilots to track the status of their medical certificates online throughout the application and review process. Prior to adding this new feature, pilots had to call the Office of Aerospace Medicine to check their application status. “If you can track where your ridesharing car is or the status of a company delivering your package, pilots should be able to see online the real-time status of their application,” said Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup “We will continue to explore how we can be more transparent with the aviation community.” As soon as an application is submitted, it will appear in the pilot’s MedXPress profile. Status updates will change as the application moves through the FAA’s review process. If an application is deferred or denied, the applicant will receive detailed information through the mail. The certification process itself does not change. To learn more about the entire FAA medical certification process, click the button below.
Falcon 9 Starlink 6-18: A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. The launch will be from CCSFS SLC-40 and the booster will be recovered at sea on a barge about 8.5 minutes after launch.
The opening salvo in Amazon’s 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper venture is switching its ride to space. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the first two demonstration satellites for the broadband constellation. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
Falcon 9 Starlink 6-17: A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for the space-based Internet communication system. The launch was from CCSFS SLC-40. The booster stages were recovered on a barge in the Atlantic about 8 1/2 minutes after launch.
Falcon 9 Starlink 6-16: A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for the space-based Internet communication system. The launch will be from CCSFS SLC-40 and the booster was recovered at sea on a barge about 8.5 minutes after launch.
The Psyche is a NASA Interplanetary mission to explore the main belt asteroid of the same name, 16 Psyche.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket launched the SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission, a joint National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and U.S. Space Force (USSF) capability to improve space domain awareness. Liftoff occurred from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
UPDATED: July 6. 2023
Concerns fizzled with an uneventful July 1 Power Boost. It would appear concerns over 5G interference with radio altimeters have faded away. The deadline for telcom providers to crank up the power on 5G antennas near airports came and went on July 1 and the widespread disruptions and cancellations forecast by some did not appear to materialize.
UPDATED: June 28. 2023
Transportation officials warn of possible travel disruptions next week due to a lack of equipment to prevent interference.
The looming deadline of the full activation of 5G C-Band wireless service on Saturday could potentially lead to travel delays next week, transportation officials warned, as some air carriers may not have installed equipment needed to prevent interference.
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EAA has formed a team to explore ways of improving aviation safety by focusing on responses to the often-tragic 180-degree turn back to the runway following engine failure on takeoff.
This group, led by Charlie Precourt, EAA’s board vice chairman, and Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety, also includes representatives from the flight instruction and flight test communities, academia, data analysis experts, and others.
A recent survey conducted by AOPA of pilots and aircraft owners across the country confirmed what we have been hearing from many members for several years: Older pilots who are just as safe, current, and proficient as any others continue to find their insurance policies unceremoniously dropped or canceled, or much more expensive—just for being a day older than 70.
Chapter 288 started in the 1970s, and originally met at nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The chapter took regular trips to the Spruce Creek Fly-In, located in Port Orange, Florida, and soon moved their meeting location to Spruce Creek. Chapter 288 is unique, because of it's location. 288 is located at the intersection of young aviation enthusiasts from the University and experienced aviators along Florida's Space Coast.
Chapter 288 works to continue the spirit of general aviation in Daytona Beach area. We host several events throughout the year for our members which feature prominent aviators and aviation technology. Chapter 288 members also volunteer at aviation related functions throughout the community to teach people about general aviation. Volunteering at local airshows and hosting
Young Eagles events are some of the ways that EAA 288 members participate in the community. Chapter 288's members are also very involved with the EAA on a national level. The chapter has a good turnout at the EAA's annual fly-in "AirVenture" in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The EAA works on a national level to help endure the "spirit of aviation." They work to get children who have an interest in becoming a pilot, air traffic controller, mechanic, etc. achieve their goals. EAA sponsors workshops for homebuilders teaching skills neccesary for them to build their own airplanes. Founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezney, the EAA has worked for over 60 years to keep general aviation alive and prospering into the future. They work today with other aviation organizations to ensure that aviation friendly laws are passed in Washington D.C., and to help ensure that general aviaiton will continue well into the future. To learn more about the Experimental Aircraft Association on a national level, and how to join, please visit their website at EAA.ORG