EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The safety level of homebuilt aircraft continues to improve, as fatal accident totals have dropped significantly over a 12-month period covering much of 2015, according to data analyzed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). [Read more…]
By Deborah Grigsby Smith, Centennial Airport
While a majority of B-17s made their way to Europe during World War II, one hit the U.S. Army Air Corps inventory too late to ever see military action.
However, thanks to a compelling love story and a Colorado filmmaker, the “Aluminum Overcast,” a 1945 B-17G Flying Fortress, will finally fulfill its destined role of strategic bomber over Nazi-occupied Europe, albeit some 70 years late — and as what some might call the ultimate movie “prop.”
FilmIt Productions founder and executive producer Darla Rae stumbled on to the extraordinary connection in late October when the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 made its annual stop in Englewood, Colorado, at Centennial Airport. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — While the number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), is rising rapidly, their entrance into the national airspace system cannot come to the detriment of manned aircraft operations, say officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Some very well-known names from the aviation world will be the judges as the Experimental Aircraft Association invites innovators to enhance aviation safety for amateur-built aircraft through its Founder’s Innovation Prize competition.
The competition will begin accepting entries Oct. 1. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fantasy Flight Camp returns Sept. 11-13, giving aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to discover more about and fly aboard two of EAA’s military AAC trainers — the Consolidated PT-3 (the only flying PT-3 in the world) and the North American T-6, also known as the “pilot-maker.” [Read more…]