Cessna unveils Turbo Skyhawk JT-A at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — Cessna confirmed on opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which joins the Turbo Skylane JT-A as the latest diesel powered platform in the company’s single-engine product line up. The company is displaying the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A this week at AirVenture.

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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.

Thunderbirds highlight AirVenture airshows

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, with performances set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon airshows at Oshkosh on each of those days.

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Hayward Air Rally prepares for takeoff

Organizers note it’s less than 60 days from the start of the Hayward Air Rally from Hayward, Calif., to Oshkosh. More than 30 aircraft have entered to date, but organizers say they hope to have 50 to celebrate the rally’s 50th year.

Wonder what it’s like to fly in the air rally? Following is an account by Gil Takemori, who flew in the rally for the first time in 2013:

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Combat pilots and Warbirds to be featured at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A rare opportunity to listen to combat pilots tell their stories and view wartime aircraft will be at this year’s Warbirds in Review at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

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EAA strikes deal with FAA over AirVenture controllers

The Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA have signed two agreements — a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement — that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the AirVenture Oshkosh convention.

This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA’s sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be provided this year or in the future unless those fees were paid, according to EAA officials.

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WomenVenture to return to Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The annual WomenVenture gathering, designed to encourage and inspire women in aviation and those who want to fly, will welcome hundreds of female aviators on Wednesday, July 30, during the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention.

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Top acts commit to Oshkosh 2014

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to flying at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

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EAA asked to cover some costs for AirVenture controllers

Even after the Congress enacted legislation that enabled the FAA to fully fund air traffic services, the agency is asking the Experimental Aircraft Association to cover some of the costs for its AirVenture operations, including air traffic controllers’ travel, per diems, and overtime, which had traditionally been covered by the FAA.

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Expanded WomenVenture planned for AirVenture

WomenVenture, Women in Aviation, International’s collaborative program with the Experimental Aircraft Association,  is now in its sixth year and will be expanded during this year’s EAA AirVenture with a group lunch.

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