October 2012

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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News From HQ EAA Member Donates Piper Cub Replica The EAA AirVenture Museum received a tremendous gift this summer from longtime EAA member and Air- Venture volunteer Marv Hoppenworth, EAA Lifetime 2519, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and EAA Chapter 33, who presented the museum with a homebuilt replica of a Piper Cub on the 75th anniversary of William Piper's masterpiece. Marv spent countless hours building a full-size Piper Cub replica for donation and static display in the mu- seum and worked tirelessly to get it completed in time for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. The replica contains parts from more than 20 different Piper Cubs and was built in the memory of Marv's very first airplane, a Piper Cub that he bought in 1948. "It was a Piper L4-H that I purchased from the pilot, Mr. Vernon Sandrock, who was flying it at the end of World War II," Marv said. "I have borrowed the registration number, NC9245H, from that Cub for this museum Cub." The replica aircraft is now at Pioneer Airport waiting to be moved into the museum to truly honor Marv's achieve- ment and generosity for years to come. Marv and his wife, Cathy, are longtime volunteers at AirVenture, helping to make EAA's international celebration possible. He has pro- vided limitless entertainment for children with his famous pedal plane kits and plans. The pedal planes that are used at KidVenture to entertain our youngest visitors are of Marv's creation. To quote Marv, "There are two seasons in Iowa: before Oshkosh and after Oshkosh." The EAA Flight Plan begins with an introductory Young Eagles airplane ride with a volunteer EAA pilot in a GA aircraft. From there, participants have ac- cess to a free EAA student membership, the Sporty's online course, a free fi rst fl ight lesson at a local fl ight school of their choice, and numerous scholarships available to support continued fl ight training until a pilot's certifi cate is obtained. Now Young Eagles will have upgraded options to further explore aviation as Sporty's Pilot Shop makes its Sporty's Learn to Fly Course available to all Young Eagles. The upgraded course is offered at no charge. Sporty's Enhances Flight Training Program Sport pilot course among upgraded options now available to youth after fi rst fl ight EAA and Sporty's Pilot Shop's partnership has allowed more than 15,000 EAA Young Eagles to pursue aviation interests beyond their fi rst fl ight through Sporty's Com- plete Flight Training Course, as part of EAA's Flight Plan program. 6 NO. 2/OCTOBER 2012 "Our recently introduced Learn to Fly Course gives tre- mendous fl exibility to folks starting their fl ight training," said Sporty's President and Chief Executive Offi cer Michael Wolf. "The Learn to Fly Course is a modular program that gets everyone focused on the most impor- tant fi rst step—solo. Then users are given their choice to pursue a sport, recreational, or private license." Sporty's Learn to Fly Course is delivered in new HTML 5 format, making it usable not just on your desktop computer but also on iPads and other mobile devices. » For more information about the YE program, visit www.YoungEagles.org.

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