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    Yep, makes sense. 8789 You'll notice how the...

    Yep, makes sense.

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    You'll notice how the NTSB guys like to round up... spikes at 100, 150, 200, etc.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Interesting suggestion. Here's a cut at it, for...

    Interesting suggestion. Here's a cut at it, for aircraft types with 50 or more accidents from 1998 through 2019.

    Fatal Rate: Percentage of ALL accidents of that type that resulted in at least...
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    The NTSB lists the airframe hours on about 75% of...

    The NTSB lists the airframe hours on about 75% of the homebuilt accidents. My Cessna 172 accident database shows about 82% of the accidents had aircraft hours.

    Otherwise, the average GA aircraft...
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    Don't disagree with you; after all, that's how I...

    "but if you're looking for a metric, the number of fatal accidents every year is a pretty good one."

    Only if if the active number doesn't change over time. If the active number declines by half...
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    It works better in a Chapter meeting format where...

    It works better in a Chapter meeting format where I can provide more background.

    The upshot is:

    Party "A" determines the number of active homebuilt aircraft based on responses from aircraft...
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    I'd prefer to state that as, "The FAA estimates...

    I'd prefer to state that as, "The FAA estimates that the active number would be two thirds of the registration total from post one."

    From 2010 to 2013, almost 8,000 homebuilts...about 24% of the...
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    Please note I had a typo in the above. The...

    Please note I had a typo in the above. The actual number of Wittman Tailwind hits I got was 200, not 2,000. Somehow I'd replaced the period with a zero.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I get about 200. My filter designates it as a...

    I get about 200. My filter designates it as a Wittman Tailwind if the aircraft model is a "Tailwind" or a "Tail Wind" or variations of W-8, W-9, or W-10 (with dash, or with a space, or no dash or...
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    I guess I'd look at this from the structural...

    I guess I'd look at this from the structural point of view: What's the tension a "spinning" turnbuckle can apply, and how likely is it to break a piece of safety wire?

    Let's look at the...
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    Sounds like you used to receive the annual FAA...

    Sounds like you used to receive the annual FAA General Aviation Survey. They use the survey to estimate a variety of factors related to GA activity.
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    Even better, SEVEN Piets were added to the rolls...

    Even better, SEVEN Piets were added to the rolls in 2020. Four were new builds, three were previously-deregistered airplanes returned to the registry.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    A bit of detailed information on the homebuilt...

    A bit of detailed information on the homebuilt fleet sizes. The previous posting will show the net change between years, but this shows how many EAB aircraft were actually added in a given year.

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    Homebuilt Aircraft Fleet Sizes

    Per my usual practice, I downloaded the FAA Aircraft Registration database on 31 December. Here are the sizes of the number of aircraft that are registered as Experimental Amateur-Built. Note this...
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    And an addition.... If you've got Amazon...

    And an addition....

    If you've got Amazon Prime, look for "Across the Pacific." It's a three-part documentary on the founding of Pan Am. It has a combination of talking heads and actors...
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    Obit in the Aspen Times: ...

    Obit in the Aspen Times:

    https://www.aspentimes.com/obituaries/obituary-william-sexton-greenwood/

    Ron Wanttaja
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    A necropost, but this is pretty cool. As part...

    A necropost, but this is pretty cool.

    As part of their fundraising efforts, the Silver Spitfire folks are selling a print of the Spitfire and Oregon's Mount Hood:
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    Information at:...
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    Weather. Chuck mentions this in his...

    Weather. Chuck mentions this in his autobiography; he was quite disappointed that they didn't get a single airplane to fly over his ceremony....

    Ron Wanttaja
  18. A bit of a follow-up on this. I updated my...

    A bit of a follow-up on this.

    I updated my Solidworks tonight. Pretty straightforward, except for one thing.

    The EAA user instructions provided a 24-character activation code in a continuous...
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    AVweb weighs in.... ...

    AVweb weighs in....

    https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/a-normal-airventure-for-2021-dont-count-on-it/

    Ron Wanttaja
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    There was a huge legal tiff involved in his...

    There was a huge legal tiff involved in his second marriage, and subsequently, "Protection of the brand" led to some legal threats. EAA, out of an abundance of caution, set up autocorrect so you...
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    Oh, and the 2021 Fly Baby calendar is out. ...

    Oh, and the 2021 Fly Baby calendar is out. Couple of the photos above are in it. Free download at:

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/calendar2.html

    Ron Wanttaja
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    This is the keyboard they use to take your order....

    This is the keyboard they use to take your order.
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    I think AV2021 will happen, but at a somewhat reduced scale. After the financial losses of 2020, EAA will need to be careful not to...
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    Here's some work I did with the 2019 FAA...

    Here's some work I did with the 2019 FAA Registry. The "New EAB" column lists the number of newly completed aircraft, the "Re-Registered EAB" is a list of previously-deregistered homebuilts that...
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    Volunteer for the Chapter Presidency the next...

    Volunteer for the Chapter Presidency the next time it comes open. Or, if someone other than the president arranges the topics for the chapter meetings (ooops, "Gatherings"), volunteer for that...
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    The CDC has released information as to the cards...

    The CDC has released information as to the cards those receiving vaccines will be issued:

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/health/covid-19-vaccination-kit-record-card/index.html

    Of course,...
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