MAR 2015

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 6 Vol.4 No.3 / March 2015 A U.S. MARINE CORPS AV-8B Harrier jump jet will perform Level III aerial demonstrations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, one of only nine Harrier performances this year. Always a popular item in the afternoon air shows, exact performance dates have yet to be determined, but the specifi c Harrier fl ying at Wittman Regional Airport will be from either Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point or Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The demonstration consists of an 8 to 10 minute display of the aircraft's abilities, including a 90-degree climbing turn, a high-speed pass over the runway, and a vertical landing in front of the crowd. According to the Marine Corps, many of the maneuvers demonstrated at the air show represent those executed in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom as well as in operations conducted at sea aboard naval vessels. With the capability to operate both in day and night, the Harrier is used in combat for engaging surface and air targets, escorting helicopters, and conducting deep air support. Earplug Alert REGISTRATION IS OPEN for EAA's Women Soar You Soar day camp program, which will allow 100 high school age girls to dis- cover more about aviation and all its possibilities from aviators, engineers, and leaders during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The program will take place July 19-22. Women Soar You Soar welcomes both enrollees as well as female mentors from the aviation and aerospace fi elds. The program's unique 4-to-1 attendees-to-mentors ratio provides a tremendous opportunity for young women to discover all the possibili- ties within the world of fl ight. They can ask questions of women who are already noteworthy and established in the fi eld. Activities over the four-day ses- sion for girls entering grades nine through 12 in fall 2015 include fl ight simulators, workshops, sessions with aviation personalities, and insider access during the AirVenture air shows. Cost is $75 per participant and is in a day-camp format, with accommoda- tions not included. More information and registration materials are now available at www.EAA.org/WomenSoar . The program also welcomes additional female mentors from all walks of the aviation and aero- space community who want to give back to the next generation. Women Soar You Soar is supported by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Women in Aviation International, Interna- tional Society of Transport Aircraft Trad- ing, and Jerry and Lori Fussell. Women Soar You Soar Registration Opens EAA AND SPORTY'S Pilot Shop are doing their part to build the next generation of aviation, as more than 30,000 young people have enrolled in Sporty's Online Learn to Fly Course as a fol- low-up to their EAA Young Eagles fl ight. The Sporty's course, which was first offered to all Young Eagles without charge in 2009, allows young people to take the FAA sport, recreational, and private pilot ground school courses at no charge. The course is a next step for the more than 70,000 Young Eagles flown each year by EAA member volunteer pilots. Since the Young Eagles pro- gram launched in July 1992, more than 1.9 million young people have been flown. Young Eagles receive information on how to register and begin the Sporty's Online Learn to Fly Course immediately after their fl ights. The instructions and login information allow young people to start discovering more right away. 30,000 Youths Have Enrolled in Sporty's Course With EAA Young Eagles Photography by DeKevin Thornton and Melody Wollangk

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