Team RV to make first Oshkosh appearance

Team RV, the world’s largest airshow team that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics, makes its first Oshkosh appearance this summer at EAA AirVenture, slated for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Inaugural Eagle Flights to take off at Oshkosh

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s new Eagle Flights program, the aviation orientation program for adults, will have its official kickoff this summer with inaugural flights at the EAA AirVenture fly-in, which is scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Groups partner to create IFR Proficiency Center at Oshkosh

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is teaming up with the IMC Club to host three instrument flying proficiency seminars at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, held July 23-29.

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Steve Miller Band to rock out Oshkosh

The Steve Miller Band will play at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Monday, July 23, for the opening night concert, presented by Ford Motor Company.

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Women Soar slated again for AirVenture

Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring inspirational women aviators, returns for its eighth year in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012.

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Airshow performers make early confirmations for Oshkosh

Many of the world’s top air show performers have already given early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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Online advance tickets now available for AirVenture 2012

Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 60th annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The week-long event will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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One thing leads to another, and another…

With Oshkosh in full swing, the eyes of the aviation minded are on Wisconsin. But here in central Florida there is one city commissioner who has just become a major fan of aviation, thanks to a husband and wife who restored a Stearman and shared the excitement with him. I love it when the fever spreads.

It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about Elizabeth Amundsen, a CFI and IA who was busily restoring a Stearman to its former glory along with her husband, Jonathan. That story may have been the impetus for the local newspaper here in Winter Haven to run a story about the same couple as they prepared to get the last few details completed in preparation for their departure for AirVenture 2010.

That newspaper story gave our new interim airport manager an idea. It stood to reason, she thought, that if one couple was headed off to Oshkosh for the big wing-ding, maybe others from our field were making the trek, too. What if the city’s staff and commissioners showed up at the airport to provide an official send-off? That would be great!

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