NEWS FROM HQ
STRIKING S.E.5A REPLICA ARRIVES
ON A PICTURE-PERFECT
EVENING in late May, the
faint whistling of a World
War I-era Hisso engine
could be heard as Jack
Kearbey and his incredible
S.E.5a replica approached
EAA’s Pioneer Airport.
After a low pass, Kearbey
circled to land.
Working 12,000 hours
over six years in his tiny
garden shed, Kearbey built an authentic replica of the famous
WWI fighter. The aircraft has some original parts, including
the Vickers machine gun, landing gear wheel rims, windshield,
and that distinctive-sounding Hisso. AirVenture attendees
may see it up close on display at AeroShell Square with several
other WWI replicas from the Vintage Aero Flying Museum,
EAA, AMA INK COLLABORATIVE PLEDGE
EAA AND THE ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS (AMA) signed
a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging to work
collaboratively on programs and initiatives to expand
participation in aviation. The MOU calls on the two organizations
to collaborate on youth
to work together
at the local level by
encouraging AMA clubs
and EAA chapters to
promote aviation by
actively participating in
each other’s activities,
AirVenture Oshkosh and
the annual AMA Expo.
31, 2010, EAA members
receive free admission to
AMA’s National Model
Aviation Museum in
Muncie, Indiana, while
AMA members gain free admission to EAA’s museum in Oshkosh.
More reciprocal benefits will be announced.
AMA is the world’s largest model aviation association, with
a membership of more than 140,000 people and 2,400 model
airplane clubs in the United States.
AMA President Dave Mathewson (left) and EAA
Chairman/President Tom Poberezny signed a
Memorandum of Understanding, pledging increased
collaboration between the Academy of Model
Aeronautics (AMA) and EAA.