Amidst this year’s airshow season and continuing extreme/destructive weather, I wonder if aviation events are fully prepared. The National Weather Service’s Storm Ready program can help event organizers minimize weather catastrophes like 2011’s SUN ’n FUN tornado or the multi-fatality Indiana State Fair stage collapse. But how many fly-ins and airshows are so prepared?
Team RV, the world’s largest formation aerobatic team, will perform for aviation fans from around the globe at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. This is the team’s first appearance at the big show. with performances on opening day, Monday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 25.
Air Facts blogger John Zimmerman says all pilots can be divided into two groups: Those for whom the thought of flying into Wittman Regional Airport during AirVenture excites and challenges them and those who think you’re nuts to be in the air within 50 nm of Oshkosh that week. Which are you?
Going to AirVenture? MyGoFlight, a company focused on the iPad In Motion for aviators, will make its new MyGoFlight iPad Checklist available for free at Oshkosh. The iPad Checklist can be obtained from the company at one of its two booths, at one of the two seminars company officials are presenting at the show titled “The iPad Takes Flight!” Not going to the show?
Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its first-ever “Engine Day” next Thursday, July 26, at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different powerplants on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.
Able Flight will pin wings on its newest pilots at a special ceremony Tuesday July 24, at AirVenture in Oshkosh.
Garmin has introduced a suite of certified and portable ADS-B solutions, providing options for any aircraft owner to satisfy the U.S. NextGen mandate for ADS-B Out and also gain access to the benefits of ADS-B In, including traffic and subscription-free weather information.
Terrafugia’s prototype street-legal aircraft, the Transition, has moved into Phase 2 of its six planned phases of flight-testing, said company officials, who note the prototype won’t be at next week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh as they don’t want to disrupt flight tests.
Sporty’s has expanded its EAA AirVenture presence for 2012 from an inside exhibit to a much larger tent location with even more products and enhanced displays. Located in space #260 in front of Hangar B, Sporty’s will have an array of products on display, including an on-going demonstration of the Stratus, Sporty’s new in-flight weather receiver.