MAKE CHAPTER 288 YOUR AVIATION HOME! E-AB, TYPE CERTIFIED, VINTAGE, WARBIRD, ETC.
Looking aft, inside Dean Howard's RV-14. Just one of the few RV-14's being built by our members.
THE NEXT EAA 288 MEETING WILL AGAIN BE VIRTUAL ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 AT 7PM
Also, for viewing past meetings, please go to the Chapter Activities tab (above) .
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical error the October meeting has two links. To see the entire meeting watch both. Enjoy!
PRESIDENTIAL TFR OVER TAMPA AREA THURSDAY, OCT. 29
FOR DETAILS CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
THE STARLINK LAUNCH SCHEDULED FOR OCT 24 AT 11:31AM WAS SUCCESSFUL, AS WAS THE LANDING OF THE BOOSTER
This will be a launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the company's 15th batch of Starlink internet satellites.
THE NEW LAUNCH DATE IS TBD - AGAIN
OSIRIS-REx reached the surface of Bennu at 6:11 p.m. EDT in a mission that NASA says will help unlock the secrets of the solar system. The “tag” or sample collection, was complete at 6:11 p.m. EDT and the spacecraft left the asteroid’s surface.
The Lockheed Martin-built van-sized spacecraft successfully reached a tennis court-sized crater named Nightingale. Boulders as big as buildings loomed over the touchdown zone. OSIRIS-REx used a robotic arm to grab the sample from Bennu, which is about 200 million miles from Earth.
“This is history, this is amazing,” said Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, just after touchdown. “It’s almost hard to process, everything that’s happening right now.” Here's a link to see the touch and go. It's about 1 minute long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj0O-fLSV7c&feature=youtu.be
Kelley, a former teacher at Atlantic High School in Daytona Beach and our 288 secretary, has accepted a position as a ground instructor on the B-737 with United Airlines at their training center in Denver Colorado. She starts her indoc training next week. Although she and her husband Kip, a pilot for United, will make Denver their permanent home, she plans to come back often. We wish her and Kip the very best in this new chapter in their lives. We are going to miss her!
EAA AND UNITED AIRLINES WORK TO BOOST AVIATION CAREERS
EAA has teamed up with United Airlines to encourage young people to pursue aviation on all levels, with a variety of programs and activities that build on the strength of each organization.
The FAA issued its FINAL RULE on an AD affecting 14,653 CESSNA SINGLES in the U.S. and probably at least as many in the rest of the world. The new rule requires repeated inspection of the spot where the strut meets the lower door post. The AD affects models ranging from mid-production 172s to the latest models. It was first proposed in May of 2020 after cracks were found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead of some 206 and 207 models. The AD applies to aircraft that share the same design of the bulkhead and strut attach point.
In addition to publishing the 29th and 30theditions of its Joseph T. Nall Report, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has launched a new platform designed to provide “access to more current accident data in near real-time.” According to AOPA, the new platform will allow accident data to be updated on a rolling 30-day cycle. It will also let users select and compare accident analysis graphs for multiple years from 2008 up through 2020.
THIS IS ONE WEBINAR YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MISSED
BUT IF YOU DID, GO TO THE LINK BELOW
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE A 180 BACK ON TAKEOFF? AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ENGINE FAILURE OPTIONS.
FACT: This presentation was the most viewed EAA Webinar ever!!
On FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH, 2020 1PM - 7PM and SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH, 2020 9AM-4PM
It's a brand new experience at the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus at the Lakeland Linder International Airport. This will be the first annual SUN 'n FUN Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show.
This just in from Flying Magazine:
The rumblings have been going on for some time as to what the next chapter would be for the Mooney aircraft company, with a minimal amount of activity continuing to quietly sustain the business over the last 9 months. Now, what has been rumor turns to fact: Mooney’s new owners revealed themselves in an open letter from the new CEO, Jonny Pollack, posted on the company’s home page on September 1.
>>>>IMPORTANT ASPEN AVIONICS AD<<<<<
Read the DIRECT TO FINAL RULE info by clicking on "Aviation and Space News" above, then "Aviators Information" for details.
EAA CHAPTER 288 MEMBER AND OUR
2020 RAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER
AS HE RECENTLY SOLOED. WAY TO GO BRENDAN!!!
>> MONTHLY HOMEBUILDERS SERIES CONTINUES IN NOV <<
A new monthly series of EAA webinars specifically for aircraft builders which began on August 4. The November Webinar will feature a presentation about the RV-14 by Greg Hughes from Van's Aircraft.
Click below to register:
>>>>>ATTENTION ALL ROTORHEADS<<<<<
The FAA will host a virtual international rotorcraft safety conference
Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation Administration’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, which will take place Oct. 27 through Oct 29 to explore ways to reduce the national and international helicopter accident rate.
Click on "Aviation and Space News" above, then "Aviators Information" for details.
>>>>> MEDICAL EXTENSIONS and MORE <<<<<
The FAA HAS APPROVED the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) and, among other things, it has extended GA Pilot Medical Certification. Read the SFAR by Clicking on "Aviation and Space News" above, then "Aviators Information" for details.
On Aug 6 the FAA Administrator announced the Agency is working to provide even more relief during the pandemic. You can read the Administrator's announcement by clicking here: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/august/06/dickson-sfar-extensions-to-continue-as-needed?utm_source=ebrief&utm_medium=email
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