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- Newsletter of EAA Chapter 75
Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa, USA


After the release of FAA’s Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements (Advisory Circular 68-1, aka “BasicMed”), overall reaction has been very positive. As with any change or new procedure, the questions are inevitable. EAA’s staff has received numerous questions about what the new law means or what may happen when it becomes effective on May 1.

EAA put together this Resource Center to make it easy for you to access information on BasicMed. After reviewing these materials, please contact us if you have further questions.

The FAA BasicMed includes three core requirements:

Comply with the general BasicMed requirements (possess a U.S. driver's license have held a medical after July 14, 2006).

Get a physical exam with a state-licensed physician, using the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist.

Complete a BasicMed medical education course (Approved Courses: Mayo Aerospace & Air Safety Institute : May 1st)

2017 AirVenture NOTAM

 Pilot Tip of the week What do the letters underneath VFR checkpoints on the sectional mean?

Quote of the Month: The emergencies you train for almost never happen. It's the one you can't train for that kills you. - Ernest K. Gann, advice from the 'old pelican'


EAA Chapter 75 IMC Club program -

1st Tuesday of the month conference room at Lindquist Ford in Bettendorf - 6 pm

The purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. You may have heard of the IMC Club organization started by Radek Wyrzykowski. Back then, the program was separate from the EAA and the cost to participate was on the order of $25-$30 per month. Last November it was merged into the Experimental Aircraft Association (http://eaa.org/imcclub), so no additional membership is required! Is now free! Since we don't want to interfere with our regular EAA chapter meetings, we will be holding the IMC Club meetings at a separate time and location, but all chapter members interested in instrument flying are welcome to attend. If you've got friends interested in instrument flying that aren't chapter members, bring them too! Having an interest are the key words. You only have to have a desire to learn about the IFR system.

The IMC Club monthly programming is developed and produced by EAA, but it does not use a lecture or presentation format. Instead an actual scenario is presented and is followed by a group discussion – so audience participation is encouraged! Since everyone has a different experience level and different airplane capabilities, we can all benefit from the discussion. As a CFII, Tim Leinbach has graciously agreed to be our subject matter expert and lead the discussion, but the real value comes from everyone contributing to the conversation.

  Transponder on taxi?

regular recurrent training?

Surviving an Engine Fire

Readback numbers to ATC

VFR on Top?

Dealing with high altitude airports

How to do sight seeing safely

Escaping from IMC Conditions

IFR from a nontower field


How build confidence to go IFR

How to descend to Pattern Altitude safely


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    A FEW Oshkosh 2016 Pictures

FAA Announces Aeromedical Reform Rule

Regulations were published as a final rule, to take effect May 1, 2017. According to the FAA, no changes have been made to the language in the law.

Because it is final, the rule will not go out for a typical public comment period. The FAA also said it would publish an advisory circular describing the implementation of the rule later this week.

“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, as the provisions of aeromedical reform become something that pilots can now use,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO/chairman. “EAA and AOPA worked to make this a reality through legislation in July, and since then the most common question from our members has been, ‘When will the rule come out?’ We now have the text and will work to educate members, pilots, and physicians about the specifics in the regulation.

Tuesday’s announcement finalized the highly anticipated measure that was signed into law last July as part of an FAA funding bill. That was the ultimate success of a long effort by EAA and AOPA to bring significant aeromedical reform to pilots flying recreationally and eliminate the time and expense burdens on those holding third-class medical certificates.

The law guaranteed that pilots holding a valid third-class medical certificate issued in the 10 years before the reform was enacted will be eligible to fly under the new rules. New pilots and pilots whose most recent medical expired more than 10 years prior to July 2016 will be required to get a one-time third-class exam from an FAA-designated AME.

The FAA was required to implement the law within 180 days of its signing, or this Thursday (January 12). Since AirVenture 2016, FAA senior leadership has been assuring EAA that the 180-day deadline would be met. Despite the release of the regulations as a final rule, EAA will be reviewing the language carefully to ensure it fully reflects the language and intent of the law

Do you use ForeFllight on an I-Pad? If so here is a tutorial on some of the features.

2016 B-17 Tour Pictures

Airventure 2016

2016 Snow Birds Video at Oshkosh


Our Service Project - the Emergency Aircraft Repair facility at Oshkosh

Panorama of Chapter 75's Service Project at Oshkosh

Tool Tips from the EAA

Did you know that there is an FAA approved fluid like 5606 that has a higher ignition point. A leak is less likely to set your brakes and plane on fire. The substitute is fully compatible with standard 5606 so one doesn't have to flush, just drain and re-fill. If you get stuck away from home one can still top off with the old 5606. The mix however is more flamable but still much higher and safer than straight 5606.
Here is an EAA video about these Aircraft hydraulic fluids.

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