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Thurs, July 25
Sounds of Speed Day


Looking for big, fast, historic, powerful or just unique aircraft? Every year AeroShell Square at AirVenture Oshkosh has them. It hosts the kind of aircraft usually seen only on television or, at best, from a great distance.

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EAA's website features a different aviation-themed calendar every month that you can download and use as desktop wallpaper. Featured during July - the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, who will be performing during AirVenture.


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

July 25, 2002   Volume 2, Number 9

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.

EAA AirVenture Video Highlights!
Brought to you daily on the AirVenture website, as well as new photos daily.

Live EAA Radio! 
Streamed live to you from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002! - Showcase fly-bys - Live Air Show coverage - Arrivals and departures - Taped and live interviews - EAA Information

The Latest News From Oshkosh - 

Four 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 aviation.

Across the Generations
Part 2 of a four-part interview with the Pobereznys

Timeless 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.

Ceremony 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.

AeroShell 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.

One 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 wedding anniversary. 

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.

Reno 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.

Meet 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.

Dietz 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.

Reproducing 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 giving up.

Join 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 Senate.

ARM 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.

Explorer 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.

Workshops 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.

Gateway to Aviation
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 convention.

Enter 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 $86,000. 

Personalized 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.

Gassaway 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.


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