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AirVenture 2001 
Fast Facts

Total estimated attendance: 750,000
Total estimated aircraft flown to event: 10,000
Total showplanes
: 2,481, including:

653 Homebuilts
135 Amphibian/ Floatplanes/ Seaplanes
103 Antiques
23 Aerobatic
434 Classics
389 Ultralights/Light Planes
316 Contemporaries
419 Warbirds
8 Specials
1 Replica

Campers: More than 40,000 people at Camp Scholler, with an additional 5,000 in Transient Aircraft and Showplane Camping areas.
Volunteers participating:
More than 4,800 (contributing more than 250,000 hours)

International visitors registered: 1,819 from 72 nations

Media attending: 780 from five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia)

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Wrap up from Oshkosh  -  EAA AirVenture 2001 News
This abbreviated version of e-Hot Line is an AirVenture wrap up and highlight edition. e-Hot Line will return to its regular format next week. We hope you enjoyed the daily news directly from the flight line!

‘Aviation Firsts' People, Airplanes Make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001 a Success

Accomplished aviators, magnificent airplanes and even a phone call from space were among the highlights this year as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, the 49th annual gathering for EAA, completed its seven-day run at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

This is the national air show
What makes AirVenture a truly national show is that it now represents all facets of American aviation activity. No other show can make that claim, no matter how successful it may be in showcasing one segment or another of U.S. aviation.
by J. Mac McClellan
Flying Magazine, for AirVenture Today
Vintage planes give look at early days of flight
Air travel isn't always about convenience. Pat Harker faced cold winds and cramped legs for three hours while flying from Minneapolis to Oshkosh in the open cockpit of his 1941 biplane. He wouldn't have it any other way.
By Jim Collar
Of the Northwestern
EAA members let their spirit soar


The morning light shining through a stained glass window and a cool breeze wafting down the aisle were Karo Stigler's lone companions Sunday morning as she sat reading religious prose in Fergus Chapel on the Experimental Aircraft Association grounds.
By Steve Wideman
Post-Crescent staff writer

EAA members plan next year’s convention

Next year’s AirVenture theme will celebrate the organization’s own past, Experimental Aircraft Association president Tom Poberezny announced at Sunday’s annual general membership meeting. “One of the highlights will be recreating in scope and size the original convention in 1953” as part of the bigger convention, Poberezny said at the Theater in the Woods Auditorium.
By John J. Archibald
For the Press-Gazette
The fountain of youth
They stretch for a mile and a half down the flight line — a banquet of eye candy in yellow, silver, red, green, and white. There are radial engines, Rotax engines, new designs, old designs, high wings, low wings — wings, in fact, as far as the eye can see. And yet, as I wander among some of the 12,000 winged machines that will grace the grass and tarmac here this week, it occurs to me that this gathering is not really about airplanes.
by Lane Wallace
Flying Magazine, for AirVenture Today
EAA: Judging aircraft a challenge
There are three things an aircraft judge at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture must consider. Jim Miller, a 28-year homebuilt aircraft judge, first considers the excitement of getting up close and personal with the thousands of planes parked on the convention grounds.
By Hlee Vang
of the Northwestern
It’s a big, wide world out there
Some people say the aviation world is small, but it doesn’t seem that way when you’re walking row after row of aircraft or winding your way through throngs of people who have one thing in common: They love airplanes.
By Meg Godlewski, 
General Aviation News
Warbirds keep history alive
Satisfying their ego was the last thing warbirds pilots thought about Saturday afternoon during their show at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture.
By Hlee Vang
of the Northwestern
Non-stop flight around world had harrowing moments
Dick Rutan wasn't the first person to fly around the world, but he was the first to do it without stopping for gas. Fifteen years ago, Rutan and co-pilot Jeana Yeager snared what's been called the final aviation first - circumnavigating the globe without refueling.
of the Journal Sentinel staff
Pyrotechnic show brings in the crowds at EAA
Birds, not planes, dominated the skies over Wittman Regional Airport Saturday morning as Pete Stark of Appleton walked through the main gate of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2001 convention.
By Steve Wideman
Post-Crescent staff writer
Collins offers one last look into Wright legacy
Last day visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2001 had an opportunity to share in the nostalgia of the "Aviation Firsts" theme. Darrell Collins, a historian with the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, N.C., discussed the Wright Brothers and their first flights.
Oshkosh Northwestern
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