The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001


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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 27, 2001   Volume 1, Number 10 |

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The Absolute Last, First One


When the last example of a species in the world dies, they call it extinction. Extinction also happens to machines, and when a particularly significant machine becomes extinct, it saddens us all. Thanks to the efforts of the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company and a cadre of volunteers, one machine that set a number of aviation milestones will be preserved for future generations to enjoy and study.

It’s All About Having Fun Learning About Aviation

You can build Estes rockets or rubber-band powered balsa gliders and fly straw rockets or radio-control aircraft. You can drive pedal airplanes or climb into the cockpits of real planes.

Aluminum Overcast Pilot Retires

The No. 1 prop feathered, and the No. 3 was running away. Communication and hydraulic systems were shot out, and the radio room and tail were on fire. Still, Col. Harold “Hal” Weekley was certain his B-17 and its crew could make it home. 

AirVenture Today Talks with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey

What’s the latest news about the sport pilot proposal, and what does FAA view as some of the critical issues facing recreational aviators today and in the future? 

Sometimes a Smile Makes You Frown

In the world of aluminum airplanes a smiley is not a good thing. Smileys are what happens when a rivet is improperly driven, and the only way to fix one is to drill out the rivet and start all over again. The best way to avoid smileys is to learn the proper way to set a rivet — then practice, practice, practice.

This is the National Air Show

The United States has never had a real national air show on the order of Paris, which was founded just a few years after the first powered flight. And the British have showcased their national aviation industry at Farnborough for decades. But here, in the birthplace of aviation, we have had more air shows than any country, but not one could claim to represent all of U.S. aviation until now.

Recreational Flying in New Zealand
In New Zealand, a “microlight” airplane can have a maximum gross weight of 1,200 pounds, a stall speed of 45 knots, and a maximum of two seats. It can’t fly in congested areas, and it must fly VFR during the day only.
Balloons are Experimental, Too!
In the world of lighter-than-air aviation, mere mention of the word “experimental” immediately brings to mind the name of Brian Boland. Boland owns and operates a small grass strip airport in Post Mills, Va. There he founded the Experimental Ballooning Association (in 1994) and has personally built more than 100 balloons and hot-air airships.
BE A PILOT Zooms to New Heights
EAA is one of the 63 general aviation manufacturers, suppliers, businesses, and aviation associations supporting BE A PILOT, the national public education effort to get more people into flying. At AirVenture you can learn more about this program, unfamiliar to most of us since it’s aimed at non-pilots.
Big Airplane, Small Runways
Everything about the C-17 Globemaster III is big. Big cargo hold, big wing, tall tail, huge flaps, and lots of big tires. The shadow it casts provides shade for untold numbers of AirVenture attendees. One thing that isn’t big about it, though, is its requirements for a runway.
MaxFlight Offers Wild Ride at AirVenture Museum
Gazing at all the aircraft that AirVenture has to offer, but have no way to join the multitude in the skies? Want to know what it feels like to fly a military jet? The AirVenture Museum has the answer for you — the MaxFlight FS 2000 flight simulator.
Adam Aircraft Finally Names Its Bird
The dream finally has a name. After two years of development as the M309, Adam Aircraft’s first design and prototype aircraft has finally been named the CarbonAero. The announcement was made Wednesday by Adam Aircraft President John Knudsen in an AirVenture news conference.
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