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Sat, July 27
Salute to American Airpower Weekend


Enjoy one of the world's finest aviation museums. With a constantly changing and evolving group of exhibits and activities, the EAA AirVenture Museum is a great place to enjoy the history of aviation.

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August 9-11, 2002
Griffin, GA

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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 27, 2002   Volume 2, Number 11

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 - 

FAA First Stops, Then Resumes Issuing Certificates to Foreign Pilots
The 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.

FAA 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. 

Across the Generations
Part 4 of a four-part interview with the Pobereznys

Foreign-Built 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 circumstances.

Miss 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.

Oshkosh’s 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.

Radial Engine Passion
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.

Combat 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.

AeroShell 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.

B-2 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.

Quieter 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.

Hurricane 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.

Javelin 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.

From 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.

Revolutionary 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.

Unintentional 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.


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