The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 25, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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The Latest News From Oshkosh
Pilots Will Train to Re-Create Wrights’ First Flight
The four pilots who will compete to
fly the only historically accurate 1903 Wright Flyer on the 100th
anniversary of flight will have to unlearn everything they know about
Part 2 of a four-part interview with the Pobereznys
Voices’ Launched, Successful Auction for Young Eagles at Gala EAA Event
More than 600 aviation enthusiasts and luminaries filled the EAA
AirVenture Museum Tuesday night for the Gathering of Eagles, a gala event
to benefit EAA’s educational programs and to formally announce the
inauguration of the Timeless Voices of Aviation, an ambitious oral history
project conducted in partnership with the Library of Congress.
to Honor Student Competition Winners
Forums Pavilion 1 will be the site
of an awards presentation tomorrow for the 2002 University Student
Competition sponsored by the NASA General Aviation Programs Office,
Langley Research Center, and the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.
Square Loaded with Things to See
AeroShell Square, the large ramp area just west of the exhibit
buildings, has always been the place to see new, old, big, small, and
unique airplanes at AirVenture. 2002 is no different, so consider spending
at least part of your day there.
Pilot Celebrates a Slew of 50-year Milestones
For aircraft builder Brad Sharp, 2002 is a big year for 50th
anniversaries. In addition to flying his newly completed homebuilt from
northern California to EAA’s 50th annual convention, Sharp will log his
50th year as a pilot, and he and his wife will celebrate their 50th
When you ask most people what’s
the most memorable thing about the Experimental Aircraft Association
convention fly-in, they usually say the people or planes.
Comes to Oshkosh
Today is Sounds of Speed Day at EAA
AirVenture, and those sounds will come alive in the roar of Unlimited
Class air racers and the words of their pilots. Three legendary race
planes have come to EAA AirVenture for the event: Cloud Dancer, a P-51
Mustang owned and flown by Jimmy Leeward of Ocala, Florida; Riff Raff, a
Sea Fury owned by Mike Keenum and flown by former astronaut Robert
“Hoot” Gibson; and a Super Corsair, a vintage air racer owned and
flown by Robert Odegaard.
Your Favorite Aviation Writers at the Author's Corner
This is a big year for the
Author’s Corner. Twenty-four writers are on hand to sign books and swap
smiles. That’s a 33 percent increase over the group of 18 that Sue
Anderson-Smerling usually assembles.
Painting Unveiled to AeroShell Square Crowd
With just more than 500 days to
prepare for the 100th anniversary of the first flight, EAA and Ford Motor
Company unveiled the official painting to commemorate the event Wednesday.
First Flight Milestone a Team Effort
In 1901, Orville and Wilbur Wright were discouraged. They had built a
glider and couldn’t get it to fly as they wanted. They thought about
Meigs Phone Blitz at AirVenture
On the heels of overwhelming
approval of HR 3479—the National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act—on
Tuesday, the Friends of Meigs Field and Meigs Action Coalition are
preparing a full-court press as the legislation awaits a decision in the
Releases MPL2000, 2500
ARM Aerospace, which manufactures
the Aero-Life aircraft lift, has come out with two new models called the
MPL2000 and the MPL2500.
Base Celebrates Its 10th Year
Katie Helmle, chairman of the
Aviation Explorer Base here on the convention grounds, attended her first
EAA fly-in convention at the ripe old age of 1. Shortly after that visit
her father, Carl Helmle, was back volunteering his time. He saw this event
as a great learning experience for the Aviation Explorer Post he headed,
so he brought young Post members along and got them involved.
Have the Answers to Your Homebuilding Questions
You probably already know this, but
just in case you don’t, here it is: You are in the belly of the best
place on earth to learn about building a kit or plans-built aircraft.
It would be the second tie around
for Oshkosh. At Steve Wittman's invitation, EAA had held its 1956
convention at Oshkosh's Winnebago County Airport. As manager of the
airport now named for him, Steve welcomed EAA there for the fly-in
Jaguar XKR Raffle to Support Young Eagles
Enter the Young Eagles Jaguar car
raffle for the opportunity to support Young Eagles and EAA youth education
programs, and a chance to win a new Jaguar XKR convertible valued at
Membership Card Commemorates 100 Years of Flight
The spirit of Orville and Wilbur
Wright resides today in the collective membership of EAA. Appropriately
EAA will be leading events to celebrate the Wright brothers’ great
achievement that took place on December 17, 1903.
Honored by Phillips 66
Owen Gassaway Jr. has been a pilot
for 56 years, a prime mover behind Lantana Airport in West Palm Beach,
Florida. But perhaps most importantly, he has introduced tens of thousands
of young people and senior adults to the world of aviation.