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Bob Herrick
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#1 Posted: 1/5/2010 08:54:21

When does the new version and January issue of Sport Aviation Magazine come out? Paper and digital.



Adam Smith
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#2 Posted: 1/5/2010 10:41:29

The magazine hit a production delay at the printer.  It was mailed last Friday and yesterday, should be received by most members by this Friday.  The digital edition is scheduled to go live on 1/8.



Steve Korta
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#3 Posted: 1/5/2010 14:34:50

 

Just received my copy in the mail (1/5/10) !!!   Very nice job in taking Sport Aviation to new level.  It seems to offer a fresh new tone that coincides with the start of the new decade.  Congratulations Tom !!!! ......and the entire EAA staff that had a hand in creating the new magazine.  It is especially refreshing given the challenges that print media seems to be facing these days.  Kudos  EAA!!  Nice work.

Steve Korta
EAA / VAA

 



Jerry Self
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#4 Posted: 1/7/2010 23:28:45

I am a long-time EAA member but can not get the magazine online.  I can see all the other features of the EAA members only section.  Is there an email address to request help?

This is getting frustrating.



Jerry in NC
Steve Korta
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#5 Posted: 1/8/2010 08:13:18

Jerry it should be available to you.  If you go into the "Members Only" section  of the Oshkosh 365 website the very first item that shows up is the picture of a Cessna in the sunlight....and by clicking on that picture you should open the current issue of the magazine.  If you continue to have problems you will probably need to contact EAA directly.  Good Luck.



Scott Huff
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#6 Posted: 1/8/2010 09:07:18

I received my copy yesterday and I am thoroughly impressed.  I've been an EAA member since 1987 and Sport Aviation is my favorite magazine.  I anxiously anticipate it's arrival every month. 

 

I would like to commend all of the staff at EAA for producing an OUTSTANDING publication and the January issue has raised the bar once again.  I REALLY like the new format (larger size), improved graphics, and the overall layout.

Keep up the great work!



Rich Chiappe
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#7 Posted: 1/8/2010 09:32:41

I echo Scott's sentiments across the board.

But whoa!  Anyone else see page 45 (Piper Cherokee turns 50 article)?  Look at the right margin data box and note 1965-1966:  "PA-32-3M tri-motor is developed, but never produced." 
shocked

I want more data on that.  Pictures.  History.  Players.  That's an intriguing story.  A tri-motor Cherokee.  Now that's something none of us would have thought of (probably for good reason), but I'm HOOKED!  Gotta get some more info!



Jerry Self
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#8 Posted: 1/8/2010 13:38:17

Steve,

I have done everything reasonable and all I get on the digital edition page is a block that says "join EAA".  I have tried different browsers and cleared cookies and caches, etc. without success.  The rest of the EAA members only section works just fine.  Is anyone else having this problem?



Jerry in NC
Michael Crowder
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#9 Posted: 1/8/2010 14:12:09

Jerry,

I had similar problems trying to access the Sport Aviation Archives. Same messages as you where getting.  I changed from Firefox to Internet Explorer and then it worked fine.  I tried everything in Firefox to get it working.  Sounds like you've already tried it though!

--

Michael




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Don Mack
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#10 Posted: 1/8/2010 14:27:34

I just received mine yesterday. Wow, the new format, amazing colors and quality paper put it with the %1 percent of magazines.



Ron Wanttaja
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#11 Posted: 1/8/2010 22:54:06
Rich Chiappe wrote:

 

I echo Scott's sentiments across the board.

But whoa!  Anyone else see page 45 (Piper Cherokee turns 50 article)?  Look at the right margin data box and note 1965-1966:  "PA-32-3M tri-motor is developed, but never produced." 
shocked

I want more data on that.  Pictures.  History.  Players.  That's an intriguing story.  A tri-motor Cherokee.  Now that's something none of us would have thought of (probably for good reason), but I'm HOOKED!  Gotta get some more info!

 There's a PA-32-3-M in the FAA Aircraft Reference File, but there aren't any on the FAA Registry.   Several sources basically identify it as a flying test-bed for the PA-34 Seneca, with two O-235s added to a stock Cherokee 6.   I suspect that Piper certified it as in the Experimental Research and Development category.  Aircraft in that category must renew their certification every year, and Piper would have had no reason to do so once the plane had completed its purpose.   My guess is they scrapped it and took the business expense.



Ron Wanttaja
Alan Georgia
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#12 Posted: 1/9/2010 15:42:22

 

Just received my January Sport Aviation. I like the new format it looks great. If I had one improvement to make it would be larger print.

 



Eric Rood
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#13 Posted: 1/9/2010 18:49:17

Just to add my comments...

The first thing I noticed was the feel of the paper as I turned the pages.

The redesign is fresh and clean, making for an appealing and enjoyable reading experience.



Kelly Nelson
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#14 Posted: 1/11/2010 10:12:43
Rich Chiappe wrote:

 

I echo Scott's sentiments across the board.

But whoa!  Anyone else see page 45 (Piper Cherokee turns 50 article)?  Look at the right margin data box and note 1965-1966:  "PA-32-3M tri-motor is developed, but never produced." 
shocked

I want more data on that.  Pictures.  History.  Players.  That's an intriguing story.  A tri-motor Cherokee.  Now that's something none of us would have thought of (probably for good reason), but I'm HOOKED!  Gotta get some more info!

Trust me Rich - I tried to find pictures... would have loved to have seen that myself!



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#15 Posted: 1/11/2010 17:11:46

Still have not received my January copy.  I have seen the digital edition but that's hard to read in my easy chair.



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Joe LaMantia
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#16 Posted: 1/13/2010 14:03:53

I got my hard copy this past Monday and WOW!  The first thing I noticed was it's a tad Bigger!  I haven't measured it but if you lay last month's copy on top you'll see it's about a 1/4 inch longer and at least 3/4 of an inch wider.  The photo quality is top notch and the content is better then ever!  I have managed to read Tom's "Welcome" and he really put some good thoughts into how the magazine fits into bringing all of the aviation community together.  I also read Sean Tucker's article titled "Sharing" which echo's those sentiments.  I think Oshkosh 365 is terrific!  We can now talk to each other about anything and everything aviation related.  It's a really great way to extend and build on what this magazine provides.  I have been an EAA member going on 20 years and the internet archive is really nice.  I did a search on Steve Whitman's Buttercup back in October and it is really a great research tool. If your looking for information on any aviation interest you will probably find more than one article in the Sport Aviation archive.

Thanks to everybody at EAA HQ for a wonderful job on Sport Aviation and keeping EAA at the leading edge in organizational communications!


Joe LaMantia EAA # 356233 and Proud of it!






Giles Clark
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#17 Posted: 1/15/2010 09:31:11

New Sport Aviation is just wonderful. Editors have set the bar very high. I hope they will be able to keep it at that level. Format, articles, comment, informaton  articles are all very good. It is much like the old Sport Aviation which contained so much useful and helpful information for builders/pilots. I had no problem with delivery, either by mail or electronic. Only suggestion would be to move the print font up one size for the articles. Us old geezers have to squint a little for the small font.

Giles Clark EAA
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Donald Shipman
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#18 Posted: 1/15/2010 15:24:19 Modified: 1/15/2010 15:25:56

I've just finished reading my New Sport Aviation from cover to cover and think that it is an outstanding change.  The EAA Workbench plan is great to have and the mix of Sport Aviation and Sport Pilot articles are well done.  The editorial staff have done a terrific job with the update and combining the previously two magazines.  Keep it up.  I also think that Oshkosh 365 is a great on-line addition. 

Don Shipman   EAA # 525561

 



Richard Shankland
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#19 Posted: 1/15/2010 15:44:27

Kudos to those EAA staff who contributed to the design of the new Sport Aviation !

There is but one major disappointment. Our favorite section (I am using the editorial our because I know it is true for the majority of readers), "What Our Members are Building and Flying" has been scaled down to just nine aircraft on four pages.

Please, guys. Listen up! We have pleaded for this section to be expanded - not diminished. If you are needing input, I haven't seen any call for it. The idea that a project can be actually completed is vitally important to the motivation of your readers.

Otherwise, Bravo Zulu!

Rich Shankland

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Emeraude CP-323A

Washington State

 



Adam Smith
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#20 Posted: 1/15/2010 18:43:26

Thanks everyone for the feedback.  Additionally, we have received over 200 emails from EAA members about the changes in the magazine.   Overall, the response has exceeded our most optimistic hopes.

The main piece of negative feedback has been about the type size being too small.  We will be increasing the font size beginning with the March issue. (We were too far into production to make a complete changeover in February, but incorporated some improvements where we could.) 

There were also some comments that the larger magazine is too “floppy,” and we are putting a heavier cover on the next issue, which will help a lot.

Richard,"WOMB" is a very popular feature.   I think the number of aircraft in there is more related to the ebb and flow of submissions than to any change in philosophy or priority.   I know we have been a bit light on submissions recently and the WOMB editor Dana Heimos has been making some calls for content (you can find this as a "Sticky" notice at the top of the "Homebuilder's Corner"  forum).

You are the second person that has used the phrase "Bravo Zulu" in feedback this week.  I had never seen it before, but an ex-Navy colleague explained the meaning!  Thankyou!



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