Experimenter

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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EAA Experimenter 7 AN ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE IS being devel- oped by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) for pilots crossing the international border with the United States. The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and AOPA have developed a survey to provide statistical feedback to Canadian and U.S. of cials to fi nd a solution that both addresses their goals and minimizes duplication. COPA is heavily involved in fi nding cre- ative solutions to minimize the detrimental consequences that any addi- tional requirements will have on our sector of aviation. No changes have been made to the existing requirements yet. Any change to the requirements for crossing the border in a GA aircraft will, at the earliest, occur sometime in 2016. The fundamental issue for COPA is eliminating duplication. Since all pilots must complete the U.S. eAPIS reports for entering and exiting the United States, it seems it would be a relatively simple extension for the U.S. to send informa- tion to Canada for its security purposes. CBSA officials continue to collabo- rate with our sector, while at the same time respecting the Canadian gov- ernment's privacy rules and policies, which makes the work more challeng- ing. A Washington meeting succeeded in convincing the CBSA that its U.S. counterpart is willing to cooperate. COPA will continue to participate in the ongoing working group meetings as well as with their counterparts in the U.S. in an effort to develop a program that both meets the government's needs and minimizes the impact on our sector of aviation. Complete the COPA/AOPA survey on CBSA's Canadian Cross Border NEW requirement. Pilots Sought to Complete Survey on New Canadian Border Crossing Requirement GENE KRANZ, LEAD FLIGHT director of Apollo 13, will be the fea- tured speaker for the annual First Wing and Lifetime Member Dinner on July 21 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. Kranz and several Apollo 13 crew members will attend the convention this summer in honor of the mission's 45th anniversary. The annual dinner is a special benefi t for First Wing and Lifetime members. Attendees will hear exclusive stories from Kranz and have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his book, Failure Is Not an Option. To learn more about EAA Lifetime membership, or to register for the dinner, e-mail EAA membership services at membership@EAA.org or call 800-843-3612. Gene Kranz to Speak at OSH Lifetime Member Dinner A WORLD RECORD SKY dive attempt will be part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, with an international team of top sky div- ers aiming to make history at the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. The Skydiving Hall of Fame based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will organize the 108-person jump team for the record attempts sanctioned by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which is the of cial organization that maintains the world's aviation-related records. The teams will practice and prepare with record attempts at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, before the scheduled record attempts on July 22 and 24 at Oshkosh (weather and condi- tions permitting). The Skydiving Hall of Fame team, known as the Eagles, will jump from as high as 20,000 feet from its Short SC.7 Skyvan and de Havilland DHC- 6 Twin Otters to begin their record attempts. Any record would then be confirmed by FAI and its U.S. repre- sentative, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). AirVenture to Host World-Record Sky Diving Attempts

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