OSHKOSH, Wis. – This week at AirVenture, Phillips 66 Aviation is celebrating 20 years of providing fuel rebates to Young Eagles pilots, who volunteer their time, aircraft and money to introduce young people to the joys of flight.
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.