Pictures of the day: Oshkosh bound

DSC_3950Reliant

By ALBERT DYER

As aircraft began their annual migratory flights toward EAA AirVenture, weather Saturday afternoon, July 18, became threatening between DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB) in Illinois and KOSH, resulted in many aircraft having a three-hour layover at KDKB instead of just a fuel stop.

This Stinson Reliant, which left from Georgia earlier in the morning, was the largest, roomiest, slowest and had the largest GPH fuel burn of all the planes that made a fuel stop at KDKB. Addressing the questions of speed vs. fuel burn, the pilot said, “economy fuel settings is about 14 gph@105-110 mph.” [Read more…]

Embry-Riddle hosts Drone Challenge at AirVenture

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 attendees can get hands-on experience at the controls of unmanned flying machines as part of the Small Unmanned Aerospace System (sUAS) Challenge during this week’s fly-in.

The sUAS Challenge, which will include both obstacle and speed courses for the unmanned flying vehicles commonly referred to as drones, are part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s aviation mobile interactive exhibit, the Embry-Riddle Experience. [Read more…]

Airplanista’s #Oshbash 2015 event Tuesday

Oshbash 2013 (photo by Neil Reagan)

Each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Airplanista Aviation Blog hosts a social media “meetup” event called #Oshbash. It’s a chance for those on aviation social media — primarily Twitter — to meet each other and enjoy the kind of fun and camaraderie that erupts when the room is full of aviators that love technology and social media as much as they do flying.

This year’s Oshbash is slated for Tuesday, July 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the EAA Press Tent on the AirVenture grounds. [Read more…]