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Sun, July 28
Salute to American Airpower Weekend


EAA AirVenture Museum's Pioneer Airport portrays a time when the magic of flying charmed a nation. It is where one can savor old flying machines in their appropriate surroundings, maybe retrace a few memories or perhaps garner some new.

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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 28, 2002   Volume 2, Number 12

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.

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Brought to you daily on the AirVenture website, as well as new photos daily.

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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 - 

KidVenture Readies for Kids’ Day
They say every day is kids’ day. On Monday at EAA AirVenture, there’s no doubt.
Monday’s theme is Kids’ Day, and there will be even more activities than usual for the younger set. Plus, attendees 18 and younger get in for free! 

CarterCopter Flies at AirVenture
The unorthodox CarterCopter comes to life with a hypnotically slow revolving of its main rotor, like a stylized dancer. It taxis from the push of a stout aft-mounted propeller and leaps into the air after an abbreviated forward run.

A Great Time to Repack
Why would you open up a perfectly good safety parachute and pack it back up again? Because FAA regulations require that to be done every 120 days by a certified parachute rigger. Parachutes must be worn in an airplane any time aerobatics are performed, so needless to say, there are a bunch of chutes at EAA AirVenture, many of which are due for their scheduled service.

Eggspuehler Named to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame
Jack J. Eggspuehler, co-founder of National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), will be inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame this year, recognizing his commitment to excellence in aviation education. The hall of fame induction ceremony will take place at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Avoid a Visit to EAA First Aid Building
Dorothy Mirkes was talking to a group of Scouts, telling them the importance of drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated as the sun beats down on the expansive grounds at EAA AirVenture.

A Homebuilt One-man Band
A little crowd gathers at the corner of Verne Ave. and Knapp St., across from the Theater in the Woods. It’s the audience for Jerry’s One-Man Band, a fixture at that corner of EAA’s annual fly-in convention for 15 years now.

FAA Head is AirVenture Veteran
Jane Garvey, the first FAA administrator to hold a five-year term, marked an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh milestone by holding her sixth “Meet the Boss” question and answer session on Friday, July 26. “There’s value in the five-year term just for [Meet the Boss],” she said after the session.

Bohannon’s Record Attempt Rescheduled
Bruce Bohannon’s effort to capture the 12,000-meter time-to-climb record in his Exxon Flyin’ Tiger, scheduled for noon yesterday, was postponed for at least 24 hours when bad weather in the area clogged the airspace high over Oshkosh with airline traffic.

Stealth F-22 Raptor Unveiled at EAA Museum
The F-22 Raptor has technology that allows the pilot to see 360 degrees and to know what everyone around the plane is doing in a single display, said the test pilot who helped to design the plane.

‘It Feels Like I’m Doing Something Productive'
They have collected garbage, filled water buffaloes, built picnic tables and shelters, made signs and put them up, erected fences, and distributed the EAA newspaper. They have helped transport dignitaries like Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum in their Chapter-made limousine, worked security and fire protection, and done welding and fabrication work in the maintenance shop. 

Bonanza Owner Wins New Engine From Continental
Dwane Trovillion of Fenton, Michigan, came to EAA AirVenture this week to see the sights, but he is going home with a brand new Teledyne Continental Motors IO 550 B for his Beech A36 Bonanza.

Makos Microsoft Winner
Erica Makos, 17, who works for Ghost Wings, won a ride in a P-51 Mustang in a sweepstakes for journalists sponsored by Microsoft. 

Tragedy to Triumph
When Mordehi Ekstein’s son, Asaf, a 22-year-old pilot in the Israeli Air Force (IAF), died in a motorcycle accident, his father decided to learn to fly.

China Scopes Out Sport Aviation Market
The Nan Chung CJ-6 is certainly one of the most popular entry-level warbirds on the market today, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the aviation industry in China. All the CJ-6s currently in North America started their lives as military or civilian trainers in China and were subsequently imported to this continent.

Spectacle Wearers Get Professional Help
There’s hardly anything more important to pilots than their vision. That’s a view shared by J. Pat Cummings, president of the American Optometric Association and a longtime EAA member.

Meigs Field Phone Blitz Continues
The Friends of Meigs Field and the Meigs Action Coalition continue to ask AirVenture attendees and people throughout the United States to phone their senators in support of Senate Bill 2039.

Aircraft Spruce Dedicates 2003 Catalog to EAA
Aircraft Spruce has dedicated its 2003 catalog to EAA for what it cites as “recognition for what the organization has meant to sport aviation.”

Approach Systems Eases Wiring Your Panel
Approach Systems Corporation, a manufacturer of aviation electronic products, has introduced the Approach Pro and Pro-G wiring systems for IFR-configured instrument panels.

The Greatest Aviation Generation
Tom Brokaw’s best seller of last year, The Greatest Generation, tells the story of the contribution of the World War II generation, the generation that, it’s no stretch to say, saved the world. It also created aviation as we know it. 

Exhibitors Pleasantly Surprised with AirVenture 2002 Weather and Success
Perfect weather for Wisconsin is a bit difficult to measure, but most exhibitors here at AirVenture are ready to declare this week perfect. A bit hot, a bit of rain, but other than that, the weather hasn’t prevented AirVenture attendees from visiting with exhibitors and better yet, buying.

Bonanza PT6 Turbine Conversion Unveiled
Attention all Bonanza B36TC owners…wanna go 50 knots faster and have turbine reliability? You may want to see Darwin Conrad at Rocket Engineering’s display, located south of AeroShell Square near the Theater in the Woods.

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Honoring the past while looking to the future


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