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…]
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has passed S. 571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, bringing third-class medical reform one step closer to reality. [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 — More than 30 pieces of nose art from World War II combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum, with the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh chosen as the first public display location for this rare collection. [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…]