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You can also hear (previous shows) at the show archive. We make it convenient for you.

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Here is who we have lined up for the show this week:

Richard Meredith-Hardy, 1990 World Microlight Champion
British Microlight pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy and Italian hang-glider pilot Angelo D’Arrigo towed a Hang-glider with a Microlight to very close to 30,000 feet over Everest on May 24, 2004. Richard then went on to fly over the summit of Everest. Richard talks about the trip and how you can own a very critical piece of equipment used in the adventure. The ALPHA emergency parachute 1050 actually used on the Over Everest flight is up for auction on Ebay. The proceeds will go to Children Home Helena Prieto, a home for abandoned children in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tomas Backman - CIMA President
Recently Tomas Backman was elected the new president of CIMA, the International Microlight Commission of FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Tomas joins us to talk about CIMA and the goals and activities for the international organization.

John & Martha King, King Schools
Last week Roy promised that he would be taking the CFI-Sport Pilot Powered Parachute Knowledge Test and would report on the results this week. Well, the results are in and it is time to give credit where credit is due. A passing score was achieved and one of the key study tools used were the tapes that John and Martha King developed for the general aviation CFI knowledge tests. We talk about how to successfully prepare for the Sport Pilot CFI knowledge exams using those existing guides. The King Schools

Mike Stratman, California Power Systems
Mike Stratman joins us to talk about a question e-mailed in by a listener. Namely, what is the best way to reduce engine noise? Also, will an identical engine be quieter in a tractor configuration vs. a pusher configuration? Mike talks about different strategies for reducing engine noise. Mike can also answer your four stroke and two stroke ultralight aircraft engine questions. Do you have questions? When the show is live, call your questions in at (888) 514-2100 or you can IM them in on AOL or Yahoo Instant Messenger to
UFRadio. California Power Systems

Jim Sweeney, USUA and NAPPF Board Member
Last week Jim Sweeney was meeting with the FAA in Oklahoma City and participated in a dry run of the classes being put together for the Sport Pilot Designated Airworthiness Representatives or DARs. DARs are the individuals that will be taking on the mission of certifying Light Sport Aircraft for Sport Pilot use. Jim updates us on this critical aspect of Sport Pilot implementation. SweeneyCorp, USUA, NAPPF.

Jeff Goin, President, United States PPG Association
Jeff Goin joins us to talk about the growth of US competition in powered paragliding. Powered paragliders and powered parachutes will be joining together for a major contest in August, which will be a dry run for the 2006 Pan-American Championship. USPPA

Remember, if you have any questions you want to ask the guests or you have any of your own comments about a topic, please call the show toll free when we're live at (888) 514-2100. If you have a show idea or know someone that would be a guest on the show (that could be you!) Contact Roy.

Hope you get a chance to listen in!

And if You Missed The December 14th Show...

You Can Still Get It In The Archives

We archive shows for four to six weeks. But for your convenience, you can access segments from last weeks show straight from this email. Get Windows Media PlayerJust click on the segment number.

If this is the first time you plan to listen to the radio show, you may need to download a copy of Windows Media Player. Don't fret, there are versions for the Mac, too.

Dr. Bruce Charnov, Hofstra Professor
Bruce Charnov has created one of the largest collections of gyroplane documentation ever seen. He joins us to talk about how someone can go about putting a collection together. He talks about the benefits of collecting, collecting with a purpose, and what to ultimately do with a collection. He gives specific examples based on what he has in the world of autogyros. Autogiro Conference (12/14/04
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John Ballantyne, Trike Instructor
Last week it was announced on the UltraFlight Radio Show that DPE candidates that were accepted into the program and ranked high enough in points to go to the first Sport Pilot DPE school to be held January 17, 2005 in Sebring, Florida, would have to pass one more hurdle. That hurdle was taking and passing the new Sport Pilot CFI or DPE test as appropriate by December 17th, only ten days later. As an existing Certified Flight Instructor, John Ballantyne was asked to take the "weight shift control" version of the Sport Pilot DPE test. John quickly gathered his materials, studied, took, and passed the test. He joins us to talk about test taking strategies that newcomers to FAA tests want to consider. jballantyne1@earthlink.net (12/14/04)
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John Ballantyne, Trike Instructor
Last week it was announced on the UltraFlight Radio Show that DPE candidates that were accepted into the program and ranked high enough in points to go to the first Sport Pilot DPE school to be held January 17, 2005 in Sebring, Florida, would have to pass one more hurdle. That hurdle was taking and passing the new Sport Pilot CFI or DPE test as appropriate by December 17th, only ten days later. As an existing Certified Flight Instructor, John Ballantyne was asked to take the "weight shift control" version of the Sport Pilot DPE test. John quickly gathered his materials, studied, took, and passed the test. He joins us to talk about test taking strategies that newcomers to FAA tests want to consider. jballantyne1@earthlink.net (12/14/04)
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Bever Borne, Air-Tech, Inc.
Bever Borne is on deck and ready to answer your four stroke and two stroke ultralight aircraft engine questions. This week we focus on the test questions that can be found in the new Sport Pilot Test Bank that refer to engines. This is your chance to have an expert help you prepare for an exam. Call your questions (or engine news you have heard) in when the show is live to (888) 514-2100 or IM them in on AOL or Yahoo Instant Messenger to
UFRadio. Air-Tech, Inc (12/14/04)
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Kevin Byrne from SportplaneVM.com and Matt Liknaitzky from Aerotrike
Kevin Byrne recently got the chance to go flying and filming with Matt Liknaitzky over LA in a glider trike. Listen in as they talk about this extraordinary experience and how you can share in the flight through a DVD. SportplaneVM.com and Aerotrike. (12/14/04)
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Scott Severen, IndUS Aviation, Inc.
Scott Severen joins us to talk airplanes. IndUS Aviation is offering the Sport E, a two-place, all-aluminum aircraft designed by John Thorp. Formally know as the Thorp T 211, the airplane will be offered for the homebuilder to assemble under the Experimental 51% rule as well as the Light Sport Aircraft category. Scott tells us about the plane and the types that are available.
IndUS Aviation (12/14/04)
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Upcoming Ultralight Events

If you have an upcoming ultralight related event that you would like to get on the schedule, email me with the event name, location, date, and contact information by clicking here. Meanwhile, check out the following events:

10th Annual Kentucky Ultralight Safety Seminar Weekend
January 21-23, 2005. Lexington, Kentucky. Contact Dave Hempy, (859) 258-7164 or hempy@ket.org. Bluegrass Ultralight Group

Superflite Covering Workshop
January 21-22, 2005. Wicks Air Center, St. Jacob, Illinois. Wicks Air Center hosts the two day continuing workshop featuring "hands on" experience with the Superflite urethane 2 step high gloss finish. This is an introduction to basic covering, stitching, and painting techniques. Cost for the two day seminar is $175, which includes all materials, lunch and a $100 gift certificate from Wicks. Registration is limited. For more information & workshop reservations, contact Wicks Aircraft Supply at (800) 221-9425 or Wicks Air Center, LLC at (618) 644-2710.

USUA 2005 Annual Meeting
February 26, 2005. Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois. USUA will hold its 2005 Annual Member Meeting February 26th, in Springfield, Illinois, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The mid-winter event will be held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council. United States Ultralight Association

25th Annual IUAC Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar
February 26, 2005. Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois. The Illinois Ultralight/Light Plane Safety Seminar is the oldest and largest gathering of its type. Established in the 80's to address safety concerns with the then newly emerged sport of ultralighting, the IUAC advises the FAA and the Illinois Department of Transportation on ultralight issues, in addition to organizing the annual safety seminar.

Since moving to the Illinois Building on the Springfield, Illinois Fairgrounds, the Safety Seminar has been able to offer the 12,000+ square foot convention area to organizations in the ultralight industry to display everything from organizational literature to complete aircraft including -- fixed wing, trikes, powered parachutes, rotorcraft, and powered paragliders. As a service to the industry, there is no charge for those organizations that wish to display. Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council

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