NEWS FROM HQ
EAA’S ELECTRIC FLIGHT PRIZE
DRAWS MORE ENTRIES
MISTAKES THAT CAN DERAIL YOUR RE-REGISTRATION
AIRVENTURE ATTENDEES CAN witness the future
of electric flight on display and in action
through the $60,000 Electric Flight Prize.
Seven entries have been received; a maximum
of 12 entries will be accepted into the contest.
Three flight competitions—Endurance,
Time to Climb, and Maximum Speed—
along with an electric aircraft innovation
evaluation, will determine prize recipients.
Cash prizes totaling $60,000 will be awarded.
The prizes and support for the competition
come from Wicks Aircraft Supply, Dynon
Avionics, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, and
For more information, official rules, and
an initial application form, visit
GET INTO AERO FREE
EAA MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED free to AERO
Friedrichshafen, the leading aviation trade
show in Europe, which runs April 13-16.
Featured attractions this year include
electric aircraft, 550 exhibitors from 26
countries, increased rotorcraft participation,
and much more.
Nonmembers can join EAA and have
their admission refunded. Go to the EAA
Hangar in Hall B3, Booth 201, and meet
EAA staff, including EAA Chairman Tom
Poberezny. For more information on AERO,
THE FAA’S AIRCRAFT RE-REGISTRATION
initiative that began on November 1, 2010,
is going about as expected, according to
Walter Binkley, manager of aircraft registry
in Oklahoma City. That is to say, it’s going
fairly well—with more people than expected
using the online registration instead of
mailing in the paper form. Re-registering
online is much more efficient, resulting in
a one-week turnaround as opposed to the
six to eight weeks for filling out and mailing
in the form, then waiting for hard copies to
wind their way through the queue.
There are some mistakes the branch is
seeing that can derail a registration; these
• Failure to print or type name.
• Making an alteration to the text and
whiting out or obscuring something on the
form—the only acceptable way to alter text
is to line through and correct.
• Including the appropriate fee.
• Checking both “info correct” and
“changes made” boxes or leaving both
unchecked—one of the boxes must be
SPORTSMAN PILOT CEASES PUBLICATION
THE PUBLICATION OF Sportsman Pilot
magazine ended on March 6, 2011, with the
death of editor and co-owner Jack Cox of
Asheboro, North Carolina.
Jack and Golda enjoyed their
association with a small but very loyal
subscription base for the last 30 years.
Upon Jack’s passing, Golda shared this
message, “Jack and I hope we have
provided as much pleasure as we received
producing Sportsman Pilot. Our regret is
that some interviews from Sun ’n Fun and
AirVenture 2010 will not be written. We
hope the publication has provided interest,
education, and historical knowledge to
many of our readers.”
Messe Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany
April 13-16, 2011
Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), Arlington, Washington
July 6-10, 2011
Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In
Grimes Field-Urbana Municipal Airport (I74), Urbana, Ohio
September 10-11, 2011
Virginia Regional Festival of Flight
Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ), Suffolk, Virginia
April 30-May 1, 2011
Golden West Regional Fly-In and Air Show
Yuba County Airport (MYV), Marysville, California
June 10-12, 2011
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Wittman Regional Airport (OSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 25-31, 2011
Colorado Sport International Air Show
and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC),
August 27-28, 2011
Southeast Regional Fly-In
Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ),
Casa Grande, Arizona
October 20-22, 2011
Middleton Field (GZH), Evergreen, Alabama
October 21-23, 2011