The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 26, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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EZ-Rocket Blasts Off From AirVenture
As Dick Rutan and the X-COR crew
rushed around preparing for the debut of its one-of-a-kind civilian
rocket-powered airplane, they realized they had forgotten one big
Part 3 of a four-part interview with the Pobereznys
Okay, You Can Call it Ugly
Often the first words out of David
or Marie Beaver when people approach their airplane are, “It’s okay,
you can call it ugly.” While there might not be much outward beauty in
the Beavers’ PZL-104-80 Wilga, it certainly has some fascinating
Lindbergh at AeroShell
About two years ago, Erik Lindbergh
was working on a sculpture of the Spirit of St. Louis, the famed airplane
that his grandfather flew across the Atlantic in 1927.
Lind Touches All 50 States With His Long-EZ
Dave Lind, of Carlsbad, California,
has accomplished a feat that has not been done before in a homebuilt
aircraft (as best as he can discover). The retired United Airlines pilot
has flown and landed his award-winning Long-EZ in all 50 states,
completing the circuit with a landing in Michigan just prior to
Wanttaja to Receive 2002 Bax Seat
As a young child, Ron Wanttaja took
things apart so he could see how they worked. Or he’d make things out of
such common household items such as toothpicks, glue, and tape.
Deere Partner Discount Program to Begin in 2003
Beginning around the first of next
year, EAA members will be eligible for unique savings opportunities on a
variety of homeowner and commercial equipment through the John Deere-EAA
Partner Discount program.
Prizewinner Lands at AirVenture
When Richard Bisetti, Tujunga,
California, received a call earlier this year from EAA’s Membership
Services telling him he was the grand prizewinner of the Land-A-Member
contest, he thought someone was pulling his leg.
Aerospace to Insure Eclipse 500
Eclipse Aviation announced an
agreement Thursday that calls for Global Aerospace to provide aircraft
hull and liability insurance to owners of Eclipse 500 jets. This addresses
a common concern purchasers and prospective customers have voiced.
in Review Highlights Different Aircraft Daily
New to EAA AirVenture 2002 is a
presentation highlighting a different type of warbird daily. Scheduled for
11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, the sessions will be held just west of the
Ford Tri-Motor rides location at the south end of the Warbirds area. It
started off Tuesday with aT-34 Mentor.
35 years of Rotor Wing Fun
RotorWay is celebrating its 35th
anniversary this year. The company offered its first helicopter, the
Scorpion, to the public in 1967.
“It was an experimental aircraft in the truest sense of the word. The
company pioneered a concept and made it a reality,” said Brent Marshall,
RotorWay International’s vice president of sales.
Teams to Provide Aviation-Themed Math and Science
High school science and math courses, using an aviation theme, will be
available online later this year, thanks to a project announced Thursday
at the EAA AirVenture Teachers Day program.
for Used Parts at Good Prices? Check Out the EAA Aeromart
For sale: 360-channel King Avionics
nav/com. Works good. Removed in May for upgrade. Cheaper than fixing your
If you hurry on over, you might still find that nav/com on an EAA Aeromart
shelf. Then again, at the rate merchandise moves, it may be long gone.
and Landing Underneath the Runway
Naval invasions were part and
parcel of the Pacific campaign during World War II, and a common issue was
how to see what you were going to attack without exposing your ships. Of
course, airplanes fill that bill, and they can take off and land on an aircraft carrier; however, late in the war there just weren’t enough
carriers to go around, not to mention they take a long time to build.
Leap of Faith…and Flight Follows
When Sam Peachey was a young
Amish boy growing up in Pennsylvania, he would look up at an airplane
flying over and think, Boy, would I like to do that. As a member of the
Amish faith, however, he would not be allowed to operate such a modern
By the early '80's, when someone spoke in shorthand terms of "going
to Oshkosh," other aviation enthusiasts automatically interpreted
that as a plan to attend EAA's fly-in convention. Oshkosh was becoming
synonymous with the annual event. After years of a transient feel, EAA had
found a convention home and, as an organization, was settling in to stay
in the city that welcomed it so warmly 10 years before.