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The Official Electronic Newsletter of 
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002,
July 23-29!

July 24, 2002   Volume 2, Number 8

During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, e-HOT LINE will be published on a daily basis with current news and events directly from EAA AirVenture. Visit the EAA AirVenture website for full coverage of the event. We welcome your comments and suggestions to ehotline@eaa.org.

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The Latest News From Oshkosh - 

EAA 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 away.

Across the Generations
Paul and Tom Poberezny have watched EAA and recreational aviation blossom over the last half-century.

Making 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. 

Greenamyer 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.

Countdown 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 be done.

EAA 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. 

West 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.

Awards 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.”

Civil 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 achievements.

Raytheon 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.

Volunteers 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.

U.S. 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.

Sting 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.

Flying 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 them. 

Rare 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.

Another ‘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.

Flight 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.

Favorite 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?

Soggy But Chipper
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 their fly-in.


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