According to an Experimental Aviation Association bulletin, the long awaited revisions on the docket in the Federal Register support the 22 FAA proposed changes affecting sport pilots. Changes include allowing Sport Pilots to fly higher and safer in mountainous regions and permit weight-shift control aircraft and powered parachute to gain experience in towered airport airspace. Also S-LSAs will be able to be used at Part 141 flight schools helping to reduce training costs for all student pilots.
Pilots cannot exercise the privileges of their PAPER pilot certificates after March 31, 2010. Certificates issued under 14 CFR Part 63 and 65 will expire March 31, 2013.
FAR 61.19(h) reads:
Duration of pilot certificates. Except for a temporary certificate issued under §61.17 or a student pilot certificate issued under paragraph (b) of this section, the holder of a paper pilot certificate issued under this part may not exercise the privileges of that certificate after March 31, 2010.
Tim O’Conner a gyro pilot from Cincinnati will do a presentation for us on Gyro planes at our February meeting. Tim is a Commercial gyro pilot and working towards his CFI Gyro rating. The meeting will be Sunday February 14th, 2010, 2 PM, at Red Stewart Airfield.
Aviation Heritage Speaker Series: The 1910/1911 Wright “B” Flyer was the Wright Company’s first “mass produced” airplane on which a whole generation of early aviation pioneers learned how to fly. The Wrights designed this flyer to provide pilot training and reconnaissance for the US Army Signal Corps prior to World War I.
Join Walt Hoy and Mitch Cary of Wright “B” Inc. as they reveal the historic significance of this airplane and their organization’s efforts to honor the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and promote Dayton, Ohio as the “Leader in Flight.” The event is free and open to the public.
This event will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:00 PM at the Engineers Club of Dayton, 110 E. Monument St., Dayton OH – MAP (http://is.gd/6x5h6)
An invite from Douglas Gaudette — Interest in Gyroplanes? Get together on January 23, 5:00 PM at the Parkview Community Center in Kettering:
This is for all Gyroplane pilots and ANYONE with even the slightest interest in learning about Gyros, to get together for some hot pizza, cold drinks, PowerPoint information on Gyros, videos, and even some indoor R/C flying.
The get together is on January 23rd at 5:00PM at the Parkview Community Center
Brian Cooper, one of our chapter members is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Aerospace Engineering program and spent a couple hours with his Powerpoint display and CAD drawings discussing his new aerobatic airplane design. The design utilizes advance composite technology to achieve the goal of reducing weight and increasing strength to enhance the performance of a bi-wing aerobatic aircraft. The three areas where his design differs from most of the current biplanes is in the engineering and construction of the “D” wing leading edge, lack of strut supports as well as firewall forward weight reduction based on a relatively new lightweight engine choice. His currently CAD based project is based on research and testing during hands-on projects during his years at UC, but is being constructed as a one off project in is shop. During the next few years, we’ll hopefully have the opportunity to see his design under construction and perhaps even be in on some flight testing. Thank you Brian for enlightening us.
The January Meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be Sunday, January 10, 2010, 2:00 PM at Red Stewart Airfield (40I), Waynesville, OH. For our program Brian Cooper will talking about the aerobatic aircraft that he is designing. He will be covering the design process, his progress to date and re-design consideration. Several inches of snow are forecast for Thursday, so perhaps the Cub will be on skis.