AirVenture: Day 0

The iconic brown arch is ready to go.

 

Menacing skies on Sunday afternoon steered north of Wittman. This SNJ4 in Warbird Parking stayed dry.

 

A Fairchild XNQ-1, owned by Don and Ann Pellegreno, in Warbird Parking on Sunday.

 

Old school inspiration. New school construction. It’s not hard to see the Beech Staggerwing influence in this Griffin Lionheart.

 

Mooney’s Acclaim is ready for Monday.

 

Red One.

OSH bound in a classic LSA

By ALBERT DYER

So, here it is, late July. For me, that means aviation convention and airshow. Not just any — the largest in the USA. And I wanted to attend in my LSA.

EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. — or OSH as it is known among pilots — is an event where pilots dream of going. As I prepared to go a few years ago, I could have driven there and camped as thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts do. Or, I could fly into the convention as thousands and thousands and thousands of pilots do.

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Sporty’s CFIs offer free daily office hours at AirVenture

Sporty’s CFIs will be available daily at this week’s AirVenture for “office hours” at the Sporty’s Tent to answer any question about learning to fly, choosing a flight school and making that first step toward becoming a licensed pilot. [Read more...]

NASA WB-57 makes first visit to AirVenture

NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Based at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the WB-57F operates in NASA’s High Altitude Research Program. [Read more...]

Carter Personal Air Vehicle showcased at AirVenture

Carter Aviation Technologies is showcasing its newest Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) at the HAI-HELI-CENTER on the AirVenture grounds this coming week.
Twenty years in the making, Carter’s second generation PAV (PAV-II) is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.  Carter’s Slowed-Rotor/Compound (SR/C) technology provides 200 mph cruise on 300 hp.

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AOPA moves to new location at AirVenture

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

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Flying Musicians return to Oshkosh

The Flying Musicians Association will once again unite pilots who are musicians at the Big Dance in Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Scheme Designers brings Scavenger Hunt to Oshkosh

After an enthusiastic reception at SUN ‘n FUN, Scheme Designers is bringing its Scavenger Hunt to EAA AirVenture 2014.

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NTSB heads to Oshkosh

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener (pictured) and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 -Aug. 3.

During the week-long event, Weener and NTSB staff will conduct presentations on accident case studies and lessons learned and various safety issues, including aeronautical decision-making and weather hazards for GA pilots, which is currently on the Most Wanted List.

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Able Flight’s Class of 2014 to get their wings at Oshkosh

Able Flight‘s newest pilots will receive their wings at a pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture.

This year’s class includes two pilots who are quadriplegics, one who is a paraplegic, one who has a spinal condition and two who have lost one or more limbs. Two of the new pilots are wounded veterans and another is a veteran who was disabled while in service.

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