The Official Electronic
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, July
July 29, 2002 Volume 2, Number
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The Latest News From Oshkosh
Brown Honored For Contributions in Difficult Times
Steven J. Brown spent years as a
lobbyist constructively criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA). So how did he become acting associate administrator for the FAA’s
Air Traffic Services?
Approves Master Instructor Designation for CFI Renewal
The FAA has approved issuance and
renewal of a NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors) Master
Instructor (MI) designation as an alternate way to renew FAA flight
instructor certificates. NAFI has already started to provide the necessary
paperwork to MIs, who now have two ways to renew their unexpired
AirVenture Museum Chock-full of Superlatives
When Leo Loudenslager passed away in 1997 following a motorcycle
accident, his unfinished business included “Shark,” an aerobatic
design with an all-moving tale. The plane has never flown, but it has been
finished, and it now has a home in the EAA AirVenture Museum. New to the
Aerobatics Gallery, it joins some 90 other aircraft that represent the
“vision, intellect, determination, passion, and courage” that Baron
Hilton talks about in one of the museum’s short films.
Slows Columbia Production
Rumors that Lancair has shut down
its Columbia production line are untrue, spokesman Mike Schrader said
Sunday.The company has, however, laid off 207 employees while it continues
to raise capital. Schrader said Lancair delivered a Columbia this week,
and it will deliver another one next week.
a Long Way to Influence the Future of Aviation
John Whitelamb has been coming to
EAA AirVenture for eight years now, largely so he can help people learn
how to build ribs for airplane wings. That and because he loves airplanes
and EAA and the people he works with.
Described for AirVenture Visitors
Daily Warbirds in Review sessions
at the south end of the Warbird area have entertained and enlightened
visitors to EAA AirVenture 2002 as warbird owners and pilots have
described the idiosyncrasies of their former military machines.
Molt Taylor’s dream of a
practical flying car lives on. The current keeper of the flame, Ed
Sweeney, has been flying Taylor’s vintage 1956 Aerocar at AirVenture all
week, plus he’s currently developing a modern version based on a Lotus
Elise sports car.
Comes to Oshkosh
If you missed the “Sounds of
Speed” Day at AirVenture last Thursday, you can still enjoy the sight of
what speed is all about: Three legendary Unlimited Class race planes are
on display at the southeast corner of Aeroshell Square. They’ve come to
Oshkosh under the aegis of the Reno Air Racing Association to show what
the races, held every September in the Nevada resort town, are all about.
When Rick Adam, who’d recently
earned his pilot’s certificate, met former Navy pilot and aviation
attorney John Knudson back in the early ‘90s, of course they talked
and Partners to Explore Small Aircraft Transportation System
To lead a broad-based consortium of
more than 130 members from public and private sectors in the quest for
Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) technologies, NASA in May
selected the National Consortium for Aviation Mobility (NCAM). Former FAA
administrator Langhorne Bond is president, and John F. Sheehan is
Mine: 48 Years of Sport Aviation on CD-ROM
EAA has created an invaluable
resource—The Complete Collection of Sport Aviation Magazine on CD-ROM.
This collection of 30 CDs features every issue of Sport Aviation from 1953
Parking and Distant Visitors
The extreme southern edge of the
South 40 parking area is 1.7 miles south of the FAA Tower. If it were
used, the highest Row number would be 160. The Vintage Aircraft
Association, which does the parking in the South 40, put out row number
signs all the way up to Row 150. After that the potential rows are only
marked with orange cones. This year airplanes were parked all the way into
Row 151. That’s 1.6 miles south of the tower. Don’t worry, there are
Date, Location for SWRFI in 2003
EAA’s Southwest Regional Fly-In
(SWRFI) will be located at the New Braunfels Airport in central Texas
starting in 2003. The fly-in date has also been moved from late September
to the third weekend of May.
Your Hangar Capacity
ARM Aerospace, which manufactures
the Aero-Life aircraft lift, has come out with two new models called the
MPL2000 and the MPL2500.
Air Show Pilot Breaks Barriers
Twenty years ago, Michael Hunter was a student pilot slated to join
the Air Force. Then he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, a condition
that can cause blindness, loss of consciousness, even death, and which at
the time precluded getting a pilot’s certificate.
Role for Venerable 210
Airplanes capable of operating in
the backcountry, like the Cessna 180 and Cessna 185, seem to hold their
value extremely well on the used airplane market, not to mention the fact
that there just are not many of those airplanes around. Most have been
worked very hard and in some cases, are just completely worn out. Bush
flying also tends to extract a higher fatal toll on the airframes.