The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001


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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 28, 2001   Volume 1, Number 11 |

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Meet the Boss


FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta received a generally warm welcome from a standing-room-only audience at Friday’s “Meet the Boss” Forum at AirVenture 2001.

EAA Aviation Foundation and NASA Ink Agreement

An alliance and partnership between the EAA Aviation Foundation and NASA should allow both organizations to integrate their resources and maximize their educational efforts.

Teaching the Teachers

Education always has been an integral part of the EAA, from the earliest days when it was essentially just homebuilders of airplanes to the present, as it reaches out to young people.

On the Road to Kitty Hawk

In 1901, Orville and Wilbur Wright were getting very frustrated. They had just built the largest glider ever and couldn’t get it to fly as they wanted. “They weren’t getting good results at all,” said Ken Hyde of The Wright Experience, which is spearheading an effort to re-create the aircraft and knowledge of the Wright brothers. “In fact, once they threw it off the hill backwards, and it flew just as well.”

Keyt Speeds to Record at AirVenture

It’s unofficial, but Dick Keyt and his crew are celebrating anyway after besting the previous 500 km record for his aircraft weight by nearly five minutes. The Granbury, Texas, pilot performed the record-breaking flight on Thursday afternoon during the air show, flying from the Oshkosh VOR to Monticello Airport in Iowa and back in 70 minutes and three seconds at an average speed of 307 mph.

Composites Primer

Homebuilders really launched the use of composite construction in aircraft. Now, even with many commercial examples of entire composite airplanes and airplanes with major composite components available on the market, composite construction is still a great way to build an airplane yourself. 

Goodrich, AvroTech, and NASA Spotlight SmartDeck Technology
An advanced “glass cockpit” system being developed for general aviation is on display in the NASA Pavilion and at the Goodrich Corporation booth at AirVenture 2001.
Double Vee is One of a Kind
Each warbird at AirVenture has a story to tell, some more exciting than others. But Steve Cowell’s AT-6, on display at AeroShell Square, has a legacy that no other known warbird can claim. 
Relief for Glasair and GlaStar Builders
Glasair and GlaStar are undeniably some of the more popular kit-built aircraft designs, but builders, prospective builders, and owners have had a rough go of it since the bankruptcy of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, manufacturer of both kits. Things should be much better now.
From Young Eagles to Solo … in a Month!
When Karrie Shank, Circleville, Ohio, took her first airline flight earlier this year, it lit a spark that has been hard to extinguish. The 17-year-old high school senior immediately hopped on the Internet to look for some way to get into flying. Luckily for her, she found EAA’s Young Eagles website.
Oldest Active Pilot Visits AirVenture
With a birth date of November 6, 1899, and flying an Aeronca Defedru, Ralph Charles of Somerset, Ohio, may very well be the oldest active pilot in the world.
Crossfield Enthralls Audience
Record-setting pilot Scott Crossfield drew an overflow crowd Thursday at the AirVenture Museum as he stood before a mock-up of the famed X-15 rocket plane and described some of the events in the development of that incredibly fast machine.
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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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