The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 28, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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The Latest News From Oshkosh
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Erica Makos, 17, who works for
Ghost Wings, won a ride in a P-51 Mustang in a sweepstakes for journalists
sponsored by Microsoft.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honoring the past while looking to