The winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aviation design challenge competition are attending this week’s AirVenture, along with the two Glasair Sportsman aircraft they helped build at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington. The planes will be featured at the GAMA/Build A Plane exhibit space, Booth #299.
The Mooney Aviation Co. will celebrate the 60-year anniversary of when Mooney began to manufacture its M20 fleet of airplanes at this week’s AirVenture.
“This is an historic time for Mooney and being present at AirVenture is an opportunity to celebrate with our loyal Mooney owners. We want to remind them that we are actively in business,” [Read more...]
Bearhawk Aircraft started delivering kits of the Bearhawk LSA (pictured below) in June.
“We offer the Bearhawk LSA as a quick build, a plans-built, and everything in between,” said Mark Goldberg, Bearhawk Aircraft’s owner.
Perhaps there is no more iconic symbol of the Vietnam War than the venerable UH-1 Huey helicopter. On Monday, July 29, Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday, Aug. 1, Huey #354 will be available for rides from 9 a.m until 4 p.m. the Fond Du Lac County Airport (FLD) in Wisconsin, just up the road from Oshkosh.
Ravi the Raviator, a musician and pilot, was inspired by AirVenture to write a song about it. In an interview with the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper, he’s quoted as saying: “AirVenture is the crème de la crème of aviation — it showcases the very best of what we have to offer. I’m always in awe from the moment I arrive.” Check out the song here.
On a bright and beautiful central Florida morning, my phone rings. Steve McCaughey of the Seaplane Pilots Association is on the other end, upbeat and chipper as ever. Since we both live in the same town and have a common fascination with waterborne flying machines, he’s offering me a ride and a room at AirVenture, which is creeping up on the calendar. Only days remain until the gates open to throngs of visitors to Wisconsin’s most famous airport.