July 26, 2005    Volume 5, Number 32


Nestled deep in the trees in a picturesque cove along the Lake Winnebago shore is a place where all AirVenture visitors should try to visit, the AirVenture Seaplane Base, where the runway requirements specify depth as well as length.

Aerostar Festival Receives S-LSA Certification
The Aerostar Festival R40S received certification as a special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) on July 22, just in time to make an appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)


Tomorrow's Highlights

8:00 Gates open
8:00 Activities Center opens
8:00 Author's Corner begins
8:00 AirVenture Museum and Pioneer Airport open
8:30 Forum sessions begin
8:30 Chapter Web Editor's Workshop
9:00 Exhibit areas open
9:00 KidVenture opens
9:00 Flying Cinema opens
9:00 Museum Speaker Showcase begins
11:30 “Meet the Administrator”, with FAA Administrator Marion Blakey
1-3 Legendary Carroll Shelby: Up Close and Personal, Ford Hangar
2:30 Eclipse 500 flight demonstrations
3:30 Daily air show begins
5:30 Vintage Aircraft picnic
7:30 Theater in the Woods

*additional full schedules


EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2005 
Photo Highlight of the Day

The Dornier Do-24 ATT as seen at night Sunday on AeroShell Square. Photo by DeKevin Thornton

See more photos in the 2005 AirVenture Photo Gallery


The Latest from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005
July 25 - 31, 2005

e-Hotline Brings AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 to You
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Each day will feature new photos of the grounds, events, forums, exhibits, people, air shows and many other daily highlights.

AirVenture Video Highlights
Video highlights of activities, aircraft, personalities and more.

The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Old is the New Thing in AirVenture Cup
Steve Wittman designed the Tailwind to race, and some say it is the most winning air racer of all time. But competitors in the AirVenture Cup air race, held each of the last eight years in conjunction with this fly-in convention, consist mainly of newer designs constructed out of composites and aluminum. (read more)  AirVenture Cup Race results

Ford Features Mustang Air-Ground Formations
During the Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday air shows, Mustangs will be on the prowl in a spectacular air-to-ground formation demonstration courtesy of Ford Motor Company. (read more)  

Patterson Lets Photos Tell Story
When Dan Patterson was going to photograph pilot and wingwalker Bob and Pat Wagner, he told them he was thinking of doing an "Aviation Gothic" theme, a take-off of the famous "American Gothic" painting. (read more)  

Pilot Flies to Lower 48’s Four Corners for Young Eagles
Flying to the four corners of the lower 48 United States, Steve Wood and his GlaStar N600FY affectionately known as GOOFY are visiting EAA Chapters in 11 states while flying Young Eagles and promoting flying for the disabled. (read more)

Women Soar Program Sees Great First-Year Participation
More than 60 young women this week were given the opportunity to meet several amazing women in aviation and learn what it takes to make dreams come true. (read more)

Dassault MD-312 "Flamingo" Inspires Young Aeronauts
A Dassault MD-312 Flamand ("Flamingo") arrived Monday morning—a first-time visitor to the United States and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It was flown here from its base in Alencon, France, over the North Atlantic route. (read more)  

Tolbert, Peghiny to Receive President’s Awards
The EAA President’s Awards are presented annually, providing EAA President Tom Poberezny a chance to acknowledge members personally for their participation and the contributions they have made that represent the essence of EAA. (read more)  

Young Eagles Celebrates 10 Years of Support Through Car Raffle!
In 2005, EAA’s Young Eagles program begins the 10th year of its very successful car raffle. The Young Eagles Raffle Program began with Jaguar Cars in 1996, and has continued through EAA’s Ford Sponsorship. (read more)  

Dynon Avionics Upgrades its Popular EFIS
Dynon Avionics this month announced its new D100 series avionics, a multi-function display integrating ten instruments into one box. (read more)  

PC Software System Combines Preflight and En Route Planning Tool
Avionics Software Inc. has created the Voyager Flight Software System, which the company says combines superior technology, ease of use, and affordability by integrating all of the flight-planning tools pilots need, on the ground and in the sky. (read more)  

Glass Overcast Clouds AirVenture Sky
Ten years ago a group of Burt Rutan-designed airplane owners and builders wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rutan’s first composite airplane design, the VariEze. (read more)  

Rutan, SpaceShipOne Pilots Discuss X Prize Victory Tonight
Burt Rutan will be joined by pilots Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie tonight at Theater in the Woods as they present, Winning the X Prize: White Knight and SpaceShipOne. (read more)  

‘Able to Aviation’ Offers Hope for Disabled
A 2003 surfing accident left Jim Kaler paralyzed from the waist down. But it certainly didn’t paralyze his enthusiasm for aviation. (read more)  

Worship, Prayer Services at AirVenture 2005
EAAers come from all walks of life, and all religious backgrounds. We offer a variety of worship services on AirVenture convention grounds. (read more)  

Propellers Explained
Most pilots understand in a general way how propellers work, and that they are not 100 percent efficient in converting horsepower into thrust. (read more)  

Freedom Fighter Motorcycle on Display in Federal Pavilion
The Federal Pavilion will host the Freedom Fighter motorcycle Monday through Wednesday while accepting donations to benefit the units, soldiers, and families of servicemen and women in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. (read more)

Early Birds Enjoy a Quieter, Gentler AirVenture
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 began yesterday at least officially. But for many attendees the fly-in convention began days ago. (read more)  

A Unique Voice Gone From Convention Grounds
No one could ever replace Bill Rickets, the EAA Communication Center "Green Gang" volunteer who would wake the convention grounds each morning at 7 a.m. with his well-known, boisterous yodel call. (read more)

Around the World in an RV-8
Asked why he flew his newly built RV-8 around the world, Bill Randolph responded with a grin: "My wife wanted me out of the house, and I didn’t know what else to do." (read more)

Chelton Introduces New Software for Experimental Aircraft
Chelton-equipped experimental-category aircraft will be the first to benefit from the Chelton Flight Systems latest software release, 6.0, which will be available at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)

Reserve Your B-17 Seat for EAA
Reserve your seat on the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center’s Fuddy Duddy B-17G for an actual mission flight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)

EAA’s Lawrence Receives LAMA President’s Award
Earl Lawrence, EAA’s vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, will receive the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) President’s Award this afternoon. (read more)

PS Engineering Integrates SIRIUS for a Complete Audio System
Industry-leading PS Engineering Inc., announced introduction of the PMA8000-SR audio selector panel, which the company says once again will revolutionize this product category. (read more)

EAA President Welcomes Tom Gresham to AirVenture Oshkosh
The award-winning EAA Television department has been busy the past several months shooting Wings to Adventure, an aviation series set to premiere this month on The Outdoor Channel 2HD, TOC’s new high-definition channel. (read more)

Mooney Unveils Special Edition Aircraft at EAA AirVenture
Spurred by demand for its glass panel equipped aircraft, the Mooney Aircraft Co. announced impressive sales figures and new products at a press conference at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 yesterday morning. (read more)

NASA 3-D Model Maker is an AirVenture Hit
A box the size of a home wine cooler industriously turns out three-dimensional objects all day long in the NASA exhibit at EAA AirVenture 2005. It’s a rapid prototyping machine, and specialists from NASA’s Glenn Research Center brought it to EAA AirVenture this year to show off its capabilities. (read more)

WSI Weather Briefing Available at Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 sponsor WSI Corp. will host numerous weather-briefing outlets for travelers to and from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Access will be provided at more than 12 locations on and around Wittman Regional Airport, including EAA’s Flight Operations and EAA Membership Tent, as well as in the daily AirVenture Today newspaper and through a special WSI-hosted website. (read more)

Flying Magazine - A Slice of Humble Pie
Although some of my airline colleagues have no time or interest in outside flying, I still enjoy the opportunity to fly small airplanes. (read more)

Young Member Maintains Near Perfect AirVenture Attendance
Lauren Rankin of Kansas City, Missouri, has only missed one EAA AirVenture her entire life, and that was when she was about a week old. The 5 year old has her own logbook, her own headset, and uses her own digital camera to snap pictures of her favorite planes. (read more)

New Food Vendor Offers Well-Known Brands
A new food vendor provides EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 convention-goers with more brand-name food options at a lower cost. (read more)

It’s a Cub, Except…
Alan Eke and David Anderson brought their variant of the Piper Cub to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 for the aircraft’s air show debut. It’s a nifty job—except it’s not quite a Piper Cub. It’s a homebuilt. (read more)

Jeppesen to Launch Integrated NavSuite
Jeppesen plans to launch NavSuite, a fully integrated, convenient collection of its leading flight-planning and in-cockpit applications, later this year. (read more)

Twin Twin Stars on Display at Diamond
Two versions of Diamond Aircraft’s DA42 Twin Star are on display during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)

Sennheiser Introduces Two New Headset Models
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is introducing two new high-performance aviation headsets at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005.
(read more)

Ask Tom
EAA members and attendees who have a question regarding aviation, AirVenture or EAA, feel free to drop them off at the office of AirVenture Today just north of the control tower or e-mail ask_tom_airventure@hotmail.com and Tom will attempt to answer them. (read more)  

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