Pictures of the day: WomenVenture 2015

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Now in its eighth year, WomenVenture has provided a venue for women attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to bond and have fun. WomenVenture Wednesday began at the EAA Nature Center July 22 with a sold-out Women in Aviation International Connect breakfast, attended by more than 360 people.

The group then reformed in Boeing Plaza, joining hundreds more women, for the largest ever WomenVenture annual group photo. The women, most wearing their WomenVenture T-shirts, filled Boeing Plaza. The WASP had their usual place of honor in the front row. [Read more…]

EAA unveils Founder’s Innovation Prize to spur new safety technology for homebuilts

Burt Rutan speaking at the EAA AirVenture Museum in 2005. EAA photo

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — At this week’s AirVenture, officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) introduced a new Founder’s Innovation Prize competition designed to encourage innovation to enhance safety in amateur-built aircraft.

It will use the best ideas from EAA members and chapters, with cash prizes for the best emerging technology. [Read more…]

Video: New accident case study released

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute has released “Final Approach,” the latest in a series of accident case studies.

This episode explores the dangers of flying in low instrument conditions with a dwindling fuel supply.

The January 2013 accident involved a Piper Arrow that struck trees while attempting to make a dead-stick emergency landing at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. [Read more…]

Video: Saving ‘That’s All Brother’

The name was a message to Hitler that, with the invasion, his plans were done. The antenna is part of the "Rebecca-Eureka" system that homed on beacons placed ahead of the main force by special forces known as Pathfinders.

Last year an iconic piece of history was discovered lying in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin. It was the Douglas C-47 “That’s All, Brother” — the airplane that led the massed paratroop drop on D-Day.

The Commemorative Air Force reports it is in the final stages of acquiring “That’s All, Brother,” noting the C-47 will be a “star within our fleet, due to its historic significance.”
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