The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 27, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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The Latest News From Oshkosh
First Stops, Then Resumes Issuing Certificates to Foreign Pilots
FAA is engaging in some take and give with foreign pilots. In the space of
10 days, the FAA stopped its policy of granting U.S. pilot’s
certificates to holders of foreign pilot’s certificates, and then
reinstated the practice with new procedures in place aimed at assuring
security in the wake of last September’s attacks.
Administrator Garvey Warmly Received
Questions about TFRs (temporary
flight restrictions), access to airports, and security issues dominated
the Q&A session with Jane Garvey when the FAA administrator faced the
audience at EAA AirVenture for the annual “Meet the Boss” session in
the FAA Building yesterday. The overflow crowd gave her a warm welcome as
she appeared at the fifth, and final, face-to-face of her tenure.
Part 4 of a four-part interview
with the Pobereznys
Light-Sport Aircraft Dot the Ultralight Area
Asked about the logic of displaying two airplanes in the Ultralight area
that don’t come close to meeting FAR Part 103’s 254-pound empty weight
limit, Bob Rollison acknowledged he wasn’t working under ideal
Pearl Aiming for New Vintage Award
Frank Sperandeo III describes his
1953 Piper PA-22/20 as “America’s most beautiful and elegant
single-engine private aircraft.” Unfortunately, “beautiful” and
“elegant” are nowhere to be found in the Vintage Aircraft
Association’s judging guidelines.
Own Comes Home in Style
When Chad Spellman came home to Oshkosh on Friday, he arrived in style.
Spellman, U.S. Air Force captain of an F-15 Eagle, did two fly-by
formations with three other F-15s, and then he did another individual
fly-by before landing and taxiing to a stop as his mother, Barb, wearing
an orange vest, directed him in to AeroShell Square.
Paul Chernikeeff of Melbourne,
Australia, freely admits his passion for airplane engines. He manufactures
a seven-cylinder, 2,800-cubic-centimeter (172 cubic inch), 110-hp radial
engine with his brother, Matthew, and the two hope to avoid the mistakes
other small aircraft engine manufacturers have made.
Flight Simulator 3 Raises Realism to a New Level
This fall there will be a whole new
way to challenge both you and your friends on your personal computer.
Microsoft is releasing Combat Flight Simulator 3 (FS 3), the latest
version of its premier World War II air war simulation software.
Aerobatic Team Gets Barber Award Tonight
If Alan Henley, Steve Gustafson, Gene McNeely, and Mark Henley
weren’t performing at air shows as the AeroShell Aerobatic Team 20-25
weekends a year, they’d probably still be flying together as friends.
Stealth Bomber Fly-by Sunday Morning
The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, the
United States Air Force’s premier weapon system, will perform a fly-by
over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 on Sunday between 9 and 11 a.m. The
aircraft will come from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, home of the
509th Bomb Wing.
Airplanes Make Better Neighbors
Germany has some of the toughest
airplane noise regulations in the world, so Gomolzig (pronounced like it
is spelled), a Schwelm, Germany, manufacturer of aircraft components, has
developed an extensive line of aircraft “quieting” systems. It has
systems available for just about any popular, production-built airplane.
Hunters Storm AirVenture
What kind of a pilot would
deliberately fly into a storm capable of ripping an airplane apart? The
kind that operates aircraft like the Air Force WC-130 parked at AeroShell
Square. These are the pilots of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron,
known as the Hurricane Hunters.
Jet Slices Forward
Having completed four years of work, two rounds of wind tunnel tests, and
almost two years of computational fluid dynamic analysis, the Aviation
Technology Group’s Javelin personal jet project is nearing the stage of
cutting the first metal for a prototype.
Milwaukee to Oshkosh: EAA Looks Back on its First 50 Fly-ins
It’s impossible to exhaustively
cover 50 years of EAA fly-in conventions in one hour, but Tom Poberezny,
Paul Poberezny, and a cast of other aviation legends hit the highlights
Thursday evening at a packed Theater in the Woods.
Engine Management Seminars Announced
You just think you know what’s happening inside your piston aircraft
engine. Once you understand what’s really going on, engine management
will take on a whole new light.
Visitors and the Women of Ultralights
Jay Zack and Keith Hulten are from
Cloquet, Minnesota. They arrived on Tuesday morning after a
“beautiful” flight in Jay’s Avid Magnum. It’s Jay’s fourth time
to the fly-in, and Keith’s eighth. Jay spent two years building the
Magnum, and it made its first flight last March.