July 31, 2004    Volume 4, Number 38


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.

Highlights for 
Sunday, August 1

7-10 am CDT Live Weather Channel Broadcast from AirVenture
9:30 am Dick Rutan on the KidVenture Hero Stage
3:30 pm Afternoon Air Show
5:00 pm Ken Blackburn, World Record holder for Paper Airplanes
7:30 pm Theater in the Woods - Lindy Aircraft Awards


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AirVenture Flight Arrival Procedures
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The Latest from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
July 27 - August 2, 2004

During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004, e-HOTLINE 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.

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Streamed live to you from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004! - Showcase fly-bys - Live Air Show coverage - Arrivals and     departures - Taped and live interviews - EAA Information

Bohannon’s Exxon Flyin’ Tiger Takes on the U.S. Military
It’s been 58 years since anyone has reached such an altitude in a piston-powered airplane, but the Exxon Flyin’ Tiger and pilot Bruce Bohannon have already climbed to within 850 feet from eclipsing the absolute U.S. record for such aircraft. If all goes well, Bohannon hopes to break that record in a flight beginning here at Oshkosh today. (read more) 

Ultralights: It’s All About Having Fun
At its peak, more than 300 aircraft are expected to park at the Ultralight area, located at the south end of the EAA AirVenture 2004 grounds, and there seems little doubt that this number will grow substantially in the years to come. (read more)

Even the Feds Have an EAA AirVenture Presence
Habits are hard to break. Ask Kenneth Mueller. Mueller always carries a pocketknife, but since 9/11 he’s had to remember to take it out of his pants before going to work as a screener at the Madison, Wisconsin, airport. (read more)

Jeppesen, Avidyne Offer Electronic Charts
Jeppesen and Avidyne announced this week they have integrated Jeppesen’s JeppView Electronic Airway Manual charts into Avidyne’s FlightMax Entegra and FlightMax EX500 avionics systems. Using the electronic charts will greatly reduce the amount of paper required on board the flight deck of Avidyne-equipped aircraft. (read more)

Pilots Can See Clearly in IFR with NASA’s Synthetic Vision
Part of NASA’s commitment to making air travel safe and convenient for more Americans at more locations is the development of instrument flight gear that is intuitive to use. (read more)

It’s the Airplanes, Stupid!
Some would say, “It’s the airplanes, stupid!” They argue that it’s the more than 10,000 airplanes that fly or are trucked into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for the crowds to ogle and lust after that make the show. And I’ll admit, that for many, EAA AirVenture is about the airplanes. Homebuilts, warbirds, production singles, twins, jets, helicopters, seaplanes, and ultralights abound. There are certainly airplanes enough—and of enough kinds—for everyone. (read more)

Cessna’s Single Milestone; Skyhawk Gets Glass
Cessna Aircraft Co. delivered its 150,000th single-engine piston aircraft, a 172S Skyhawk SP, to Sporty’s Pilot Shop during a ceremony this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. (read more)

If they didn’t exist, someone would have to invent them. “They” are so-called missionary pilots; airmen who volunteer their time and efforts to spread their religious message. But for many the work doesn’t stop there. Instead of merely carrying a message, they also deliver food, medicines, supplies and other assistance in some of the poorest, most desolate places in the world, often leaving their homes to live in very poor conditions with the people they are providing assistance to. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would do something for them? (read more)

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe: In His Own Words
Shortly after arriving for his first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe spoke with AirVenture Today about his impressions of the event, and NASA’s efforts to inspire the next generation of explorers. Following is an edited transcript of his comments. (read more)

On the Air: EAA Radio
They’re a retired stay-at-home dad, a former engineer and a college professor. One flies charter airplanes, another works for a home equipment store, and others attend college. But during EAA Air Venture Oshkosh they are the voices and talents behind EAA Radio. (read more)

Building Bargains
Want to own an airplane? Of course you do. Does the cost of owning a plane stand in your way? If you’re like most of us, it certainly does. (read more)

First on the Field
The honor of being the first homebuilt aircraft to arrive for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 goes to award-winning builder Larry Flagg, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who arrived on Thursday, July 15, in his one-of-a-kind, single-place all-metal design, Larry’s Mixture.  (read more)

Around the Field
A shuttle tram team and a dear memory from the early days. (read more)

Rutan and Melvill Tell SpaceShipOne Story
Groundbreaking aeronautics designer, popular EAA AirVenture forum presenter, and EAA member, Burt Rutan, made his first public appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 Thursday night at a packed Theater in the Woods session. (read more)

Paul Rosales Tells Readers, ‘You Can Do It’
Paul Rosales knows many people start building their own planes, get frustrated, and never finish. That’s why he started telling his story that it is possible to do it, and have a lot of fun as a result. (read more)

Sport Pilot News ... 
Sport Pilot - New Rule Highlights
The FAA’s newly issued sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule throws open the door to the experience of aviation. This rule covers pilot certification, medical standards, flight instruction and instructor certification, aircraft certification, aircraft production, aircraft maintenance, and repairman certification. Together, these provisions reduce the time and money requirements necessary to get in the air, while upholding safety standards for this type of flying. (read more)

In Her Own Words: Marion Blakey, FAA Administrator
During her recent visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey spoke to AirVenture Today about the new sport pilot rule. Following is an edited transcript of her comments. (read more)

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