July 30, 2005   Volume 5, Number 36


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.

EAA, FAA Address Ultralight-to-SP/SLA Transition Deadlines
A little-known provision in the FAA's year-old sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule sets deadlines for ultralight pilots and instructors to certificate as sport pilots and SP instructors, and for certain ultralight aircraft to be certificated as light-sport aircraft. (read more)

Tomorrow's Highlights

7:00 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
9:00 Exhibit areas open
9:00 KidVenture opens
9:00 Flying Cinema opens
9:00 Museum Speaker Showcase begins
11:00 Memorial Wall Service
2:00 SpaceShipOne/WhiteKnight departure
2:00 Daily air show begins
4:30 Prize drawings: EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes and Young Eagles Jaguar Raffle
5:00 EAA AirVenture 2005 closes

*additional full schedules


EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2005
Photo Highlight of the Day

Four-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Kirby Chambliss and 
his Red Bull Edge 540 delivers a high-energy performance when 
he flies for the audience at EAA AirVenture 2005. 
Photo by Dave Higdon

See more photos in the 2005 AirVenture Photo Gallery

August 2005
EAA Desktop Calendar

Top of the world, ma!"
White Knight with SpaceShipOne on AeroShell Square at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. Get a copy for your computer desktop today at the EAA website.

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

e-Hotline Brings AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 to You
Get a daily dose of the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration with e-Hotline, EAA's electronic newsletter. Every day throughout the fly-in, we'll bring EAA AirVenture highlights, as they appear in the official convention publication, EAA AirVenture Today. This year's line-up features everything from sport pilot/light-sport aircraft to civilian space flight, vintage, warbirds, and the people who fly them. For those of you preparing for OSH, we can't wait to see you! For the rest of you, look for us every day in your in-box!
During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, 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.

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Streamed live to you from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005! - Showcase fly-bys - Live Air Show coverage - Arrivals and departures - Taped and live interviews - EAA Information and more.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Photo Gallery
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

LSA Showing up at EAA Seaplane Base, Too
The impact of the new light-sport aircraft (LSA) rule is certainly evident here on the grounds of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. But it is also very evident at the disconnected part of the grounds, the EAA Seaplane Base. (read more)  

Celebrating "Dan Williamson Day"
Chapter ambassadors, whose duties include shuttling visitors around the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 grounds, are among the many volunteers who help make the fly-in run smoothly. (read more)  

Sky's the Limit for Deaf Pilots
A growing number of people with disabilities are knocking down barriers keeping them from becoming pilots. This includes the hearing-impaired, who are now finding ways to realize their dreams of flight, despite regulations that can complicate. (read more)  

Frasca Displays DA40 FTD and Mentor
Frasca International is displaying a Diamond DA40 flight training device and the company's new Mentor during EAA AirVenture. (read more)

Tanis Introduces Jet A Engine Preheater
Tanis Aircraft Services has introduced its first preheat system for a Jet A-fueled engine, the SMA SR305-230. (read more)

New Firewall Integrity System for the Experimental Market
While building an RV-6A, the team at EPM.AV Corp. had some concerns with the aluminum hardware commonly used to seal the firewall and its ability to withstand the temperatures associated with an engine fire. Windblown avgas burns above 1,800F, but aluminum melts at about 1,200F. (read more)

KidVenture: Fun is Only a Short Walk Away
The KidVenture section of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 is an excellent retreat for children who don't find looking at new GPS systems and hangar doors for hours on end as exciting as their parents. (read more)

L-4 Hooks on the Top, Not the Tail
Naval invasions were part and parcel of the Pacific campaign during World War II, and a common problem was how to see what you were going to attack, without exposing your ships. (read more)

PAC 750XL Makes AirVenture Debut
The first PAC 750XL, produced through a joint venture between Pacific Aerospace Corp. of New Zealand and Aero Mecachrome of Canada, debuted this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)

20-year Veteran Ultralight Announcer Shares His Passion with the AirVenture Crowds
On many days here at AirVenture, the first aircraft flying in the morning and last in the evening, can be found down at the south end of the field, in the ultralight pattern. (read more)

Aussie Migration: From Down Under and Around
It seems a bit extreme to travel around the world just so you can join a club. And it would be if this group of five friends wasn't having so much fun seeing the sites. (read more)

Clanton: 'It's a privilege to fly in front of all these people'
Like most mothers, Chandy Clanton works, carts the kids to their many activities, and supervises play dates. But that's where the similarities end. (read more)

Worship, Prayer Services at AirVenture 2005
Recognizing that EAA members come from all walks of life, and from all religious backgrounds, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 offers a variety of worship services on the convention grounds. (read more)

Homebuilding on a Budget
Bill Clapp of Valdosta, Georgia, built his KR-2S airplane for $7,300. Sam Pavel of South Bend, Indiana, built his Sonex for $19,200. (read more)

Transportation Secretary Mineta Visits AirVenture
Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. transportation secretary, visited EAA AirVenture Friday, touring the grounds and making a stop at the Eclipse Aviation Exhibit to see the new Eclipse 500. (read more)

FAA Addresses High-End Experimentals
EAA and FAA officials met Tuesday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 to discuss questions regarding the inspection and airworthiness certification of "complex amateur-built aircraft." (read more)

Still Time to Enter 10th Young Eagles Car Raffle
In 2005, EAA's Young Eagles program begins the 10th year of its very successful car raffle. (read more)

Foreign Aviation Leaders Come to Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has always attracted its share of international guests. Each year, the event welcomes more than 2,000 international visitors from more than 75 countries. (read more)

NASA Promotes Exotic UAVs in AirVenture Exhibit
Remotely piloted aircraft flying above Mars or fighting wildfires on Earth are two concepts eagerly promoted by specialists in the NASA exhibit building at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. (read more)

Around the Field
The Finale of a Flying Adventure, Little Mulligan, and the Pietenpol Sisters. (read more)

Oshkosh Kit Builder Receives Key to the City
With family members and friends, and a number of builders from around the world watching, Sonex Ltd. founder John Monnett received the fourth annual Key to the City award Friday morning at the 16th annual Mayor's Breakfast held in downtown Oshkosh. (read more)

Aspen Avionics Offers Special AirVenture Discounts
Aspen Avionics is offering special pricing on the AT300 hazard display during EAA AirVenture, both on the grounds and through any of Aspen's 35 dealers throughout the United States. (read more)

Improve Aviation Safety with AfterGlow
Afterglow Aviation Technologies is offering a unique opportunity to improve the safety of general and commercial aviation through an affordable safety solution that can be tailored to specific aircraft. (read more)

Special Wings to Adventure Viewing Tonight at Theater in the Woods
As a treat for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 attendees, a special viewing of the new The Outdoor Channel series Wings to Adventure will be shown in high definition during the evening program at Theater in the Woods tonight. (read more)

Kodiak Makes First Oshkosh Appearance
Quest Aircraft's Kodiak is making its first appearance this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 and will be on display for the duration of the show in the Quest Aircraft booth, S-14. (read more)

Epic Air Unveils VLJ Program at AirVenture
Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) LLC, also known as Epic Air, creator of the Epic LT, a single-engine turboprop, made its entry into the VLJ market Tuesday when it unveiled a mock-up of its Epic Jet 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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