First EAA 'Centennial' Builder Recognized | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Fri, Feb 07, 2003

First EAA 'Centennial' Builder Recognized

Vernon Goff of Omaha (NE) became the first EAA member to receive special recognition for completing a homebuilt aircraft during aviation's centennial year, as he finished a GlaStar I that will make its first flight during 2003.

Mr. Goff (EAA #556507) received a certificate of accomplishment plus a limited-edition Centennial data plate for his aircraft, where he can list the make, model and serial number of the airplane as required under Experimental/Amateur-Built regulations.  He received his special airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 17, 2002 - the 99th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.

The EAA notes that N44VG (serial number 5469) is powered by a 190-hp NSI Subaru engine with an NSI CAP 200 propeller. Vernon expects a cruise speed of 165 mph, climb rate of 1800 fpm, and fuel burn of 6.5 gallons per hour. It’s IFR equipped and includes a GPS, Strike Finder and Angle of Attack Indicator.

"We know that this centennial homebuilt will be the first of many that take to the sky during this special year in aviation," said EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner. "By building and flying their airplanes, these EAA members help maintain the legacy of the Wright brothers, the first successful homebuilders."

To complete the IFR-equipped GlaStar project, Goff (pictured with his wife, Alice) utilized the advice and expertise of a volunteer EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor from EAA Chapter 80 in Omaha.

Any EAA member who completes a homebuilt aircraft between Dec. 17, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2003, is eligible for the Centennial recognition.

FMI: www.eaa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's l>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

Darwin Airlines Faces Bankruptcy

Swiss Regional Carrier Has Been Grounded For Two Weeks Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airlines has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it is facing bankruptcy two weeks after t>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.17.17)

"Bringing ESPRESSO this far has been a great accomplishment, with contributions from an international consortium as well as many different groups within ESO: engineers, astronomers>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC