The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001


There’s a special place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh where children can learn, play, have fun and … you know, be kids.

KidVenture, sponsored by Nestlé Nesquik, opens its third year at AirVenture on July 25 adjacent to the EAA Museum and Aviation Center complex. KidVenture offers supervised, hands-on activities for kids of all ages, each with an aviation theme. It’s a fun and worthwhile way for kids to earn their Golden KidVenture Wings.

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AUGUST 10-12, 2001, CORONA, CA 
Topic: RV Assembly

Image Of The Month

EAA's website features a different airplane-themed calendar every month that you can download and use as wallpaper. For July, we feature EAA's pair of Young Eagles RV-6As.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, July 24-30!

July 24, 2001   Volume 1, Number 7 |

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Ford Motor Company Offers Must-See Displays


In 1999, Ford Motor Company was new to the AirVenture family. Building on the success of AirVenture Oshkosh 1999, Ford Motor Company expanded their presence for AirVenture Oshkosh 2000 by bringing in additional displays, offering daily give-aways and showcasing more vehicles. 

The Sky’s the Limit for EAA Board Member, United Pilot Julie Savage

It was about three minutes before takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Julie Savage was taking her place in an American Eagle jet. As she walked up front, a man tugged on her shirt and asked her how old she was. Before she could answer, his wife slapped him and told him never to ask a woman that question.

What a Long Trip It’s Been

How was your trip to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001? Did weather slow you down? Did you have to make some unscheduled stops? If so, you might want to compare notes with Omar Contreras and Yelitza Mendoza. They traveled 3,710 miles, stopped at 35 airports, and were in the air for 65 hours and 49 minutes.

Lafayette Storch Debuts

The Lafayette Storch is a new kitplane making its first appearance at AirVenture. The lightweight, aluminum and composite Storch is a two-place design with a roomy cabin and tall gull-wing doors for easy entry and exit.

A Shining Commitment

What does it take to get hundreds of square feet of aluminum to reflect light like a mirror? Kent and Sandy Blankenburg of Pine Mountain Lake, Calif., know that it takes commitment — tremendous commitment. Blankenburg’s Spartan Executive, NC17667, is a shining example of that commitment.

Galley’s Garage Helps Sick Airplanes

Cy Galley wants to be sure your airplane leaves AirVenture the same way it came, in the air and safe. As the chairman of Emergency Aircraft Repair, Galley organizes and manages an extremely well-qualified group of volunteers, who donate some of their time here to fixing what is broken.

The Fountain of Youth
They stretch for a mile and a half down the flight line — a banquet of eye candy in yellow, silver, red, green, and white. There are radial engines, Rotax engines, new designs, old designs, high wings, low wings — wings, in fact, as far as the eye can see.
Sport Pilot?
The sport pilot proposal is one of the most significant rulemaking proposals FAA has developed for the benefit of recreational aviation in the last half century. It offers a dramatic opportunity to open the sky to people who’ve always wanted to fly for fun but found the process too expensive or too time consuming.
Top Air Show Pilots Flying Head-to-Head
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be the one and only stop for the Championship Air Show Pilots Association (CASPA) challenge this year, featuring five of the world’s most skilled pilots competing to determine who is the “best.” 
Early Bird Gets the Choice Spots
Terry and Jody Clark joke that their plane only knows one place to go when they arrive at AirVenture each year. That’s because the plane has been parked in Row 1 of the North 40 for eight years before they even owned it.
Hot Enough For You?
Frostbite is not usually a problem during Wisconsin summers, but heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration can be serious health risks when the temperature and humidity climb into the mid-80s or 90s. 
Chapter 234 Operating the Third ‘Welcome Wagon’
The third EAA “Welcome Wagon,” built by members of Chapter 234 this past year from a donated Dodge minivan, was driven to EAA Headquarters from Michigan earlier this month and presented to EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny.
Volunteers Build EAA
Volunteers come to AirVenture possessing a number of skills, and sometimes those special skills come in “handy” when EAA needs new picnic tables, signs, or even buildings.
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Vintage Airplane Association  * * *  Ultralights  * * *  National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)  * * *  International Aerobatics Club (IAC)  * * * Homebuilders  * * *  Warbirds of America


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