The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001

Countdown to Kitty Hawk

On December 17, 2003, the birth of aviation will be recreated at Kitty Hawk through EAA’s Countdown To Kitty Hawk celebration. 
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EAA SportAir Workshops
Next Workshop:
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 29, 2001   Volume 1, Number 12 |

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AirVenture’s Best-Kept Secret


Nestled deep in the trees along the shore of Lake Winnebago is a place where all who come to AirVenture should visit as a part of their stay here. That is the AirVenture Seaplane Base, the place where airplanes with runway requirements specifying depth as well as length stay during the week.

CAP Adds to AirVenture Safety Net

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is rather visible at AirVenture, from the cadets in fatigues directing traffic along the flight line to the permanent encampment at the north end of the field to the CAP exhibit in front of the EAA Wearhouse on convention grounds. What you may not be aware of is that dozens more CAP personnel are hard at work both here at Wittman Field and at outlying airports fulfilling a critical role in the safety of this massive fly-in.

Blue Sky Network Offers Worldwide Voice and Data

A new company, Blue Sky Network, offers worldwide, portable wireless communications designed specifically for general aviation aircraft owners, pilots, and passengers. 

Fusing the Frame

Ever since the introduction of steel in aircraft structures, welding has been a part of the construction process. Up until just recently that meant a tank of acetylene, a tank of oxygen, a couple of hoses, and a torch. But oh have times ever changed.

First Seven North American Diamond Stars Delivered

Diamond Aircraft simultaneously delivered its first seven Diamond Star airplanes on the North American continent Friday.
The seven customers received the keys to their new four-place planes after a ceremony on AeroShell Square.

Aviation Could Use More Young People

Cliff Robertson, actor, aviator and longtime supporter of the EAA, regaled a rapt audience Thursday with tales of those vital interests in his life. He said that when he was just 5 years old, he watched with family members as a pilot in “a little yellow airplane” performed aerobatics overhead. “You’d never get me in one of those things,” an uncle said.

AirVenture Avionics
For almost two years digital data link, the cockpit availability of information critical to the safety of flight, has been keen on the minds of many, both manufacturers and consumers. The industry is now making its first steps in the real world, and pilots can now get critical information in the cockpit, especially about the in-flight weather. 
NASA GA Programs Lay Groundwork
Two NASA general aviation programs profiled last year at AirVenture have matured and are passing their accomplishments on for further refinement.
'Cool Jugs’ from Liquid Cooled Air Power
Modern piston-powered aircraft are virtually the only vehicles left on the planet that leave the factory with air-cooled engines. Most piston engines out there are liquid-cooled, from trucks and automobiles to motorcycles and outboard motors. Most also incorporate other advanced technologies. Aircraft engines have lagged behind in technology for a host of reasons. Perhaps most important is the cost of designing and certificating a new aircraft engine design and bringing it to market. 
Summer Camp EAA Style: Air Academy
Each summer they gather on the grounds of the Experimental Aircraft Association. But it’s not airplanes that bring them here — it’s the kids.
Flying the Ford
I know. I’m one of the luckiest pilots in the world. Who else could be sitting at breakfast when Jimmy Leeward stops by to invite him to fly the Ford Tri-Motor? Yes. It was me.
What Has EAA Done For You Lately?
To a lot of folks — pilots and non-pilots, alike — the EAA is AirVenture, plain and simple. This convention is, after all, the biggest gaggle of planes and pilots anywhere in the world. But there is a lot more to the Experimental Aircraft Association. Year-round, this is one busy organization, working hard for the cause of general aviation and sport aviation. 
Take Home a Forum
“This probably is the best-kept secret of Oshkosh,” Dave Yeoman said as he sat among whirring reel-to-reel tape recorders in the control room in the corner of the Eclipse Aviation Forum Building.
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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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