June '99 Volume 99.06

This Month

- Dave Griffiths, Newsletter Editor

This month's meeting will be at McBride airport after the Young Eagles event which will be held from 8-12. Please call Tim Busch and offer your help.

Newsletter Schedule

- Dave Griffiths, Newsletter Editor

The President has decided that there will not be a July newsletter and the August newsletter is still up in the air.

It may seem a bit early, but you might want to start thinking about who you would like to have for your next Newsletter Editor. I do not wish to be considered for it next time around.

Have a good summer!

Zenith Aircraft

Zenith Aircraft Company's 8th annual OPEN HANGAR day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 28, 1999, at Mexico Memorial Airport in Missouri. All aviation enthusiasts are invited to drive or fly-in. Mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend, especially if you're flying a completed Zenair project.

The newly-expanded Zenith Aircraft kit production facilities will be open to the public for factory tours and Zenith's factory-demonstrator kit aircraft will be on display.

Located in scenic mid-Missouri, all pilots and aviation enthusiasts are invited to drive or fly in to attend Zenith Aircraft Co.'s eighth annual Open Hangar‚ day. Food & refreshments will be available on the field. A rain date has been set for Sunday, August 29.

More than 500 aviation enthusiasts visited last year's Open Hangar day, and numerous aircraft flew in from across the Midwest to attend the annual event, including antique and other kit aircraft designs. For more information on attending the Open House, contact Linda at (573) 581-9000 or the Mexico Memorial Airport at (573) 581-0162

For more information:


Please contact us should you require any additional information.

Zenith Aircraft Company
EAA Chapter 33

President Keith Williams (319) 395-7405

Vice President Tom Olson (319) 393-5531

Secretary/Newsletter Editor Dave Griffiths (319) 432-6670

(Send articles to 900 Garfield Ave, Tipton, IA 52772 or griff@netins.net)

Treasurer Terry Scherman (319) 362-8660

Technical Counselors Marv Hoppenworth (319) 396-6283

Tom Olson (319) 393-5531

Ron White (319) 393-6484

Flight Advisor Dave Lammers (319) 337-1425

Young Eagles Tim Busch(t.busch@www.mebbs.com) (319) 393-9069

Directors John Banes, Roger Smith, Greg Zimmerman, John Ruyle

Young Eagles Results

- Tim Busch, Young Eagles Coordinator

Ground Crew:
Jill Fishbaugh
Pat Williams
Keith Williams
Deb Ockenfels
Tom Olson (with his RV-6A for ground school)
(one more I can't remember....help! He was with Tom)

Flight Crew:
John Ockenfels
Dave Yeoman
Tim Busch

We decided to branch out a little this year and try some of the neighboring airfields. Tipton seemed like an aviation-friendly town, so we went there Saturday June 5. Our host, Mike Moes from Tipton was very helpful in distributing information around the community about our upcoming Young Eagle day.

Extreme crosswinds prevented a larger aircraft turnout, but the number of airplanes fit the crowd pretty well. We flew a total of 19 kids and every one of them had a big smile after their flight. Maybe that wasn't a huge bunch, but with all the airplanes flying over town, I'm sure we generated some interest in aviation around the Tipton area. There were plenty of cars stopping to see what was going on. Hopefully we'll see future flyers in Cedar county!

The McBride Young Eagle event is June 19 from 8:00 until 12:00. We will need lots of help, both air and ground, so bring yourselves, with our without an airplane. See you there!

A big thank you goes to all those that contributed to the Tipton event. Many thanks to Jill Fishbaugh and Steve Rezabek for their assistance in coordinating the Young Eagle events. It is greatly appreciated.

More Thoughts on Young Eagles:

- Tim Busch, Young Eagles Coordinator

With the weather finally cooperating, Young Eagle flights should be much easier to accomplish. We have many veteran Young Eagle pilots in action, but in order to reach our goal of one million Young Eagles by December 17, 2003, we will need more pilots flying many more kids. Chapter 33 is doing good sofar, with over 1500 kids flown since the beginning, but we want to spread the fun around. The national goal for 1999 has been set at 104,000 Young Eagles. If you are an active pilot, please try to fly at least 10 kids this year.

You don't have to wait for one of the "official" chapter events either. If you need forms and certificates, ask me or send an email to EAA and you will get all you need. Then go find kids. What? You can't find kids? This summer, look in your neighborhoods, near swimming pools, soccer fields, baseball diamonds. Trust me, they are everywhere!

Of course, safety is your number one priority. Make sure you are proficient, have a current medical and flight review, your aircraft insurance policy is up to date, and the aircraft is completely airworthy (i's dotted and t's crossed).

There are plenty of incentives set up for flying Young Eagles: EAA has arranged for tax deductibility through the EAA Aviation Foundation; Phillips will give you a $1 per gallon rebate for fuel used for Young Eagles; and for each Young Eagle you fly, you will have a chance at a GPS III Pilot or GPSCOM 190 from Garmin. Of course, the biggest incentive of all is collecting the big smiles from the kids as they soak up the experience of flight. Ask any of the Chapter 33 Young Eagle pilots if that isn't worth the effort!

Good luck,
Tim Busch
Chapter 33 Young Eagle Coordinator

Aviation Scholarships

Swiss Army Knife maker Victorinox has decided to fill the pockets of both girls and boys with an experience that should last as long as their cutlery: a summer aviation education vacation in the United States with Flight Training Adventure Camps (FTAC).

Victorinox offers 20 scholarships this summer to young people ages 15 to 21 who want to learn some life skills in aviation. Scholarships are offered on a merit basis and they range from $200 to $2500. Camp programs range from a two-week aviation introduction with gliders and airplanes to a six-week private pilot certification camp. To qualify, Victorinox is asking applicants to demonstrate their good intentions to work harder for their future by showing improvements in school performance or in other ways.

Details on the scholarships can be found at

Flight Training Adventure Camps is a learner oriented flight school with emphasis on learning through real life situations, team work, fun and adventure (like camping, river rafting, horse back, jeeping, etc.). FTAC offers much more than flight training -- it's a life experience your logbook will never tell!

Camp information at http://www.ftacamp.com/Youth/

Adult camp at http://www.ftacamp.com/


We would like to extend an invitation to all EAA members to attend our West Yellowstone Montana Fly-In, July 16-18, 1999. Information on the Fly-In can be found on our web site at: http://www.faa.gov/fsdo/hln/wys.htm Look forward to seeing you all in July! Jim Cooney

In an effort to increase the level of communication between the EAA Chapter Office and the Chapters and Squadrons, EAA is asking you to send in your e-mail address to: Chapters@eaa.org

You can see Dave Koelzer's Sonnex project at:


Beg borrow or rent any RV building aids, tools, jigs, patterns, plans, radios, etc.
Jim Neagle (319) 298-9068

I am looking to find individuals who are interested in owning property on a rural Air park in Eastern Iowa, Linn, Johnson, Iowa or Benton county. Or simply persons interested in buying land for a private airstrip.
Call Walter M. Rich (319) 364-3733

I am looking for a Taylor monoplane (flying or project) or a Bowers Flybaby. I will give $100 to the person or club that leads to the purchase of the planes or project I buy. I know that the Taylors are hard to find, but would love to have one, but Flybaby would be great also. Please email(aainds@yahoo.com) or call toll free 1 888 754 3980, ask for Dave

Looking for miscellaneous AN hardware, 4130-N tubing and fittings. Tom Harris (319) 362-6323

For Sale

A 40,000 BTU natural gas radiant heater, and a 10" spinner with double back plate and prop cut-out. Call Bob Schrieber, (319) 264-5753.

One set of RV6-6A plans with manuals, some newsletters. Call Merrill Knouse, (319) 732-2861.

Baby Ace type fuselage, all welding done. Call Henry Rahlf, (319) 263-7953.

Small Sears lathe, 30" lathe, drill press, small farm tractor, some blacksmith tools. Call Kenny Kemper (319) 263-8843.

One share of interest in two airplanes based at Greencastle airport, $2,700. The first airplane is a 1946 J-3 Cub($13.00/hour wet). The second is a 1947 Cessna 140($15.00/hour wet). Well maintained and always accessible. Tail wheel endorsement required. Monthly dues of $45.00 for hangar rent and insurance. Dale Yoder (319) 337-7071 or Walter Rich (319) 364-3733.

Acro Sport II, fuselage on gear, wings nearly ready to assemble, fittings cut out, most material to finish. $8,500.00 Warren Lacey (319) 462-4009

I produce software for airfoil analysis and plotting. In addition, I am publishing an on-line magazine on the use of computers for aircraft analysis. It will appear in January, 1998. The url is: http://www.hanleyinnovations.com Patrick Hanley, Ph.D. Software Developer. Mail Inquiries to:

Hanley Innovations
PO Box 870
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: (860) 423-4060


Experimental Aircraft Association
Alexander M. Lippisch Chapter 33
c/o Dave Griffiths
900 Garfield Ave.
Tipton, IA 52772