The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001

AirVenture Seaplane Base

Nestled in a cozy cove on Lake Winnebago's west shore is the EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base, site of the 2000 EAA AirVenture "Splash-In." It's the center of activities for people interested in water-based aviation. As EAA AirVenture has grown over the years, so has participation at the seaplane base.

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

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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 26, 2001   Volume 1, Number 9 |

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Young Eagles Get First Flight in King’s Citation


EAA’s Young Eagles program allows kids aged 8 to 17 to get their first taste of flight in a private aircraft. For five kids from the Borden family of Brookfield, Wis., their first flight in a private aircraft turned out to be their first flight in a jet.

Fond du Lac Tower Crew Handles Oshkosh Overflow

Monday night before the start of convention, the traffic at Fond du Lac was still thin, but Wittman Field hadn’t filled up yet. As AirVenture gets underway, the FAA controllers assigned to the temporary tower at the Oshkosh-reliever airport just 15 miles to the south of Wittman Field will become very busy indeed.

She’s Taking Care of Denny’s Girls

Whenever someone asks Lynn Ojala if she has any children, she smiles and replies, “Yes, I have twin girls. They weigh 1,100 pounds and took 13 years of labor to deliver.” 

Wright Experience Re-creating an Original the Hard Way

Using hatchets, drawknives, gouges, and other tools of the early 1900s, Larry Parks meticulously labors away, each small sliver of wood being chipped away as his project takes shape.

Disabled Veterans Provided the AirVenture Experience

AirVenture is an undeniably visual experience, but for a group of blind veterans, who this year will celebrate the 10th time they’ve visited, it is one of their favorite outings of the year.

Taylorcraft Twins

When Jon Timlin and his son, Jason, pulled their 1946 Taylorcraft into Row 76 of antique and classic parking, there was another Taylorcraft next to them.

British Company Has New Idea for Air Taxi Service
“If you’re going to operate a taxi service,” said Melvyn Hiscock, “you’ve got to be faster than the bus.” Hiscock is part of a small, but growing maverick company, called that wants to make air taxi service a common and practical alternative to airline travel. 
A New Way Around an Old Problem
You know the drill: You arrive at the airport ready to roll your airplane out of the hangar, and the line boy informs you that there are four other aircraft between yours and the hangar door. Forty minutes later, your airplane finally rolls onto the apron. Your preflight includes counting new hangar rashes. 
Flying Tigers Recount WWII Experiences
They were genuine heroes, a raucous group of young American fliers who fought off Japanese attacks on China before the United States entered World War II.
Groen Brothers Aviation Produces Aviation First
The theme of this year’s convention is “Aviation Firsts,” and Groen Brothers Aviation (GBA) is the home of one of those firsts. The Salt Lake City, Utah, company is the developer of the Hawk 4, the first turbine-powered gyrocopter, powered by a Rolls Royce 250 B17C gas turbine engine.
Misegades Receives 2001 McKillop Award
Several years ago, EAA Chapter 45 in Pittsburgh, Pa., developed the McKillop Award to recognize its first Chapter newsletter editor, Mr. McKillop, for his efforts to produce an informative and easy-to-read newsletter. The Chapter Office took over the judging efforts several years ago.
Fabric Covering Isn’t All That Tough
Ever price out how much it would cost for a professional shop to re-cover an airplane the size of a Piper Cub? Jon Goldenbaum of Poly-Fiber Corporation says that it would be about $15,000, compared to about $3,000 in materials if you did all the labor yourself. Because of the tremendous amount of labor involved, he estimates that owners and operators do 85 percent of the covering today, both for certificated and for experimental airplanes.
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