EAAers in action
Loved the July Cover!
The July cover alone is worth more than the price of a
subscription. Absolutely beautiful! My thanks to Jon
Scholl and his family for sharing his work of art with us.
I bet the grass under that classic Cessna is greener due to
the drool of admirers. That’s about the only Cessna I have
never flown, but I certainly wish I had.
Larry Partridge, EAA 637849
La Conner, Washington
Clarifying About the Caudron’s Prop
To add a thought to Budd Davisson’s excellent article on the
Caudron C.460, the rarity of the “…two-position pneumatic
prop that was in course pitch for takeoff and climb, and
when the airplane was at speed…kicked into fine pitch”
may have been due to lack of demand. Most pilots prefer the
More seriously, many thanks to Budd for the research,
writing, and photography that gave us an interesting
read and great pictures of a truly rare airplane, and for
the opportunity to poke a little humor at a far rarer
“oops.” And kudos to Tom Wathen and Mark Lightsey
for creating an airplane so deserving of Budd’s attention
and readers’ admiration.
David F. Shaw, EAA 48341 Lifetime
Penn Yan, New York
I agree with Mary Jones’ comments in the July Editor’s Log
about TSA 8G. The main effect of this directive is unnecessary
hassling of honest people. It really does very little to improve
our security. If and when the enemy strikes, they will not
bother to check in with the local FBO. If we close the “front
door,” they will use the “back door.” I wonder if flying as we
know it today will be gone by the time we finish our RV-9A.
I am glad EAA and other aviation organizations
are pushing back on these unreasonable attempts to
limit or eliminate our freedoms. I have e-mailed my
representative and senators, but I am sure they won’t
even read my messages.
Enjoy your flying while you still can.
Raymond Hicks, EAA 200338
To Help Promote Aviation
As a longtime pilot, aircraft owner, and homebuilder
I am a great fan of general aviation. As such, it really
hurts to see the decline that is happening not just
economically, but in the attitudes of the public brought
on by security, financial, and other issues, some real and
I recently started a program called the Southern
California Aviation Mentoring Program to involve local
youth in aviation by partnering with homebuilders and
pilots. We offer participation in homebuilding as well as
actual flying experience and guidance on scholarships
and other opportunities for youth. We hope to take this
program national, and based on the reaction we have
had so far, that seems a real possibility. But to make a big
difference, every one of us has to get actively involved
in saving the future of general aviation. Holding Young
Eagles meets and such are great steps, but we need a
national and concerted effort by everyone in the aviation
community to get involved. Maybe in the process we will
save not only general aviation, but our country as well.
Maybe if EAA’s publications could focus even more
attention on what people are doing in the trenches,
as well as being or creating the “clearinghouse” for
nascent programs, we as individuals can become an
even greater organization than we already are by our
affiliation with EAA.
Tony Unger, EAA 413724
Leona Valley, California