The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001

EAA AirVenture Museum

Admission to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh not only gives you access to all the great airplanes on the flight line; you also have an opportunity to enjoy one of the world's finest aviation museums for free! From July 24 - July 30, your EAA AirVenture wristband is your ticket to the world-class EAA AirVenture Museum. More than two million people have enjoyed the Museum since it opened in Oshkosh in 1983, including a record 168,000 in 1999. With a constantly changing and evolving group of exhibits and activities, the AirVenture Museum is a great place to enjoy the history of aviation.

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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 25, 2001   Volume 1, Number 8 |

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AirVenture Cup Race 2001 Results


The AirVenture Cup air race is “more than a race,” said Chairman Eric Whyte in announcing the winners of the fourth annual EAA cross-country competition. “It’s a chance to hang out together.”

Vimy Arrives!

After what could only be described as a difficult journey, the replica Vickers Vimy, Silver Queen, arrived at AirVenture a bit after 6:00 Monday evening.

Rotorheads Revel in Their Uniqueness

There probably are no more devoted aviation enthusiasts than those who fly helicopters, and maybe that feeling goes beyond mere devotion. “I like airplanes, but they just don’t do it for me,” said Rob MacInnis, of Hanover, Ontario, vice chairman of the Rotorcraft area at AirVenture 2001. But flying helicopters, oh, that’s another thing.

Rocketing Into History

The man who flew around the world without refueling in the Voyager is now test pilot for the first manned civil rocket aircraft.

NASA Solar Airplane Soars on Sunshine

A solar-powered flying wing reached 76,200 feet above the central Pacific on July 14, pointing the way toward “perpetual motion” aircraft that could one day remain aloft for months at a time. The aircraft is the Helios Prototype, built by AeroVironment Inc., under a project with NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center located on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. 

82-Year-Young Pilot Flies Bomber to AirVenture

Flying the Confederate Air Force (CAF) B-17 “Texas Raiders” is a real nostalgia trip for Wallace Peckham. By his estimation, the 82-year-old pilot may be the oldest combat B-17 pilot still flying the four-engined Flying Fortress.

Broadcasting the AirVenture Story
Roscoe Morton estimates that he’s done more than 800 interviews over the AirVenture public address system in his years as an announcer. Chairman of the Interview Circle and Air Show Announcers since 1974, Morton sees it as his mission to inform, educate, and entertain AirVenture attendees, at least when they are within earshot of the speakers.
‘FLYER’ is ‘General Aviation News'
“‘Flyer’ … the nation’s aviation newspaper,” is changing its name and going back to its roots. Once known as “General Aviation News & Flyer,” and more recently as simply “Flyer,” the well-known publication is changing its name to “General Aviation News.”
Proposed Sport Pilot Certificate
While the specifics of the sport pilot certificate will not be official until a final rule is issued, FAA has provided limited briefings about the proposal at various aviation events this year.
Gordillo Does it Again
He said he’d never do it again. He swore he’d never do it again. But time must dim bad memories. So three years after Michel Gordillo became the first person to fly from his home in Madrid, Spain, to Oshkosh in a homebuilt Kitfox, Gordillo ventured out again, this time leaving Madrid on June 19 to circumnavigate the globe in his new MCR-01, a homebuilt based on the Michel Columban-designed Ban-Bi. He arrived at Wittman Regional Airport at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Amelia's Record Revisited
Amelia Earhart’s voice sounded over the loudspeakers Tuesday as her 105th birthday was celebrated at the Antique and Classic Headquarters on the AirVenture grounds.
The Countdown Begins
It’s 875 days, 21 hours, and 13 minutes. The countdown has begun. As Ford Motor Company and EAA officials flipped the switch Tuesday on a clock that will tick down to 10:35 a.m. December 17, 2003, a two-and-a-half-year celebration began that will end with the re-enactment of the first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C.
In the Unending War Against Shimmy …
The Lord Corporation thinks it has a better mousetrap — a shimmy damper that never leaks, never needs maintenance, and costs less than the factory original.
Pushing Tin in Sardine-Packed Skies
The aviation world is on stage at AirVenture, but one of its most mesmerizing shows plays out behind the scenes. From dawn to dusk, air traffic controllers choreograph a cast of thousands in an aerial ballet that runs circles around operations at major airline hubs.
Lancair Moves Forward at AirVenture
The Lancair Company, the certificated aircraft arm of Lancair, announced a number of advancements and innovations here at AirVenture. Also on display are some examples of NASA research partnerships Lancair is involved with.
Destination Direct and Softchart Int’l Acquired
Navigational and Planning Services (NP&S), the company behind AeroPlanner. com and, has acquired flight-planning software publisher Destination Direct and digital map provider Softchart International.
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