The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 24, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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The Latest News From Oshkosh
Opens First Flight Line
After EAA founder Paul Poberezny and his son, Tom, cut the blue ribbon
Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft
Association fly-in, Paul took another snip from the ribbon and tucked it
Paul and Tom Poberezny have watched
EAA and recreational aviation blossom over the last half-century.
a Splash at AirVenture
It’s the watered-down version of
EAA AirVenture. On the shore of Lake Winnebago, east of Wittman Field, the
EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base is the gathering spot for pilots who fly
seaplanes to Oshkosh, and for attendees looking for a quieter and cooler
side of the fly-in.
Sets Pace in AirVenture Cup
Veteran race pilot Darryl
Greenamyer, flying a Lancair Legacy, won the Unlimited Class of the
AirVenture Cup Monday with an average speed of 317.72 mph.
to Kitty Hawk Day
With 510 days before the First
Flight Centennial Celebration, which includes re-creating the Wright
brothers’ powered flights on December 17, 1903, there is still a lot to
Sweepstakes 2002 Aircraft Delayed
In spite of all the hard work and
tremendous effort by EAA volunteers and staff, this year’s EAA
AirVenture Sweepstakes aircraft, a Piper PA28-140 Cherokee, wasn’t ready
to display in time for EAA AirVenture 2002.
Side Shuttle Service Available
The Oshkosh West Side Association and Kobussen Buses will
again provide shuttle service from the convention grounds to area
businesses from July 23-28 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Recognize Young Eagles Dedication
Richard Nelson knows the difference one airplane ride given to a youngster
can make. In the 1930s, when he was just 8 years old, Nelson was at the
Chippewa County Fair in northwest Wisconsin when his father paid $5 for
the boy to go up in an old Waco. “My dad knew I was airplane crazy,
always building model planes and such. I still remember the pilot, Vernon
Williams, a World War I flier. We took off, and I’ve been nuts about
aviation ever since.”
Air Patrol Cadets Work Toward Passage
Monday evening a number of the 106
Civil Air Patrol cadets attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 will
celebrate a rite of passage in their cadet program. If they’ve
demonstrated appropriate skills, appropriate leadership, and appropriate
maturity, they will receive the Blue Beret, a permanent symbol of their
Celebrates With Star-Spangled Beechcrafts
Raytheon Aircraft has one new jet and a pair of veteran piston-engine
planes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year. Raytheon’s entry-level
business jet, the new Premier I, is in Oshkosh for the first time.
Fly People in Need
AirLifeLine, which has been providing free air
transportation for people in need during the past 25 years, will
coordinate its 30,000th mission this summer.
Air Force Experience Aids Recruiting
The U.S. Air Force Experience, an interactive attraction that’s
designed to boost recruiting and reconnect the public with the Air Force,
is featured daily at KidVenture.
is the Real Thing
Built in the Czech Republic and sold through
Australia, the two-seat TL-2000 makes its U.S. debut at EAA AirVenture.
Aviation’s Past Today—Piloting Vintage Aircraft
Besides glimpsing aviation’s
future, EAA AirVenture provides an opportunity to see some of the most
storied aircraft from aviation’s past—in action. The EAA maintains one
of the world’s finest collection of operational vintage aircraft at
Pioneer Airport, located behind the EAA AirVenture Museum. But, as you
admire the classic lines of the airframes and the evocative sounds of the
radial engines, take a moment to consider the skills of the pilots flying
Birds Not So Rare at AirVenture
The ramp at your local airport may
not look much different than it did 10 years ago. Typically there will be
a smattering of popular high-wing Cessna models, low-wing Piper models,
Beechcraft Bonanzas, and Mooneys. The appearance of many of those models
may have changed a bit over time, but for the most part, the designs have
withstood the test of the marketplace. An old Cessna 172 is just about as
easy to identify as a new one.
‘Best-Kept Secret at Oshkosh’
Brennand Airport qualifies as
“one of the best-kept secrets at Oshkosh.” The name is familiar
enough; Bill Brennand was Steve Wittman’s protégé and racing partner
from 1947 to 1952 and won his share of air races. He ran the FBO at
Brennand Airport in Neenah, Wisconsin (about 10 miles north of Oshkosh),
from 1953 to 1993. The airport had an EAA Chapter, a flight school, and a
small but loyal following of pilots.
Across America Tribute to 9/11
Molly Peebles has been a pilot for less than a year, but her newfound
passion for flying has blossomed into a nationwide tribute to those who
lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, tragedy in New York.
North 40 Parking Spots
When you and your plane arrive at EAA AirVenture, the flag people direct
you to park in the next available spot in the North 40. But every year a
few trailblazers decline this offer and taxi off to the far reaches of the
field. What’s the story with that?
The dirt roads turned muddy, but
the gunk did nothing more than soil a few shoe soles. The puddles that
formed here and there were easy to jump. And the campers were doing just
fine yesterday morning as they hunkered down in their tents and their
Winnebagos, waiting for the rain to blow through so they could get on with