July 31, 2005   Volume 5, Number 37


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.
EAA Members are admitted free all year 'round!

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 Aircraft Awards
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EAA AirVenture
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Photo Highlight of the Day

Visitors to EAA AirVenture 2005 swarm around the collection of vintage fighter and pursuit planes of World War II. 
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
All this week you've gotten a daily dose of the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration with e-Hotline, EAA's electronic newsletter. Every day throughout the fly-in, we brought EAA AirVenture highlights, as they appeared in the official convention publication, EAA AirVenture Today. We hope you enjoyed the coverage!
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.

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

It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This!
What a week. As you read this, the 2005 edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is well into its last day. Looking around the site, one can pretty much pick a choice parking location in the North 40; prime spots are again available in Vintage camping—even the Warbirds area is absent a few of its warriors. (read more)

EAA Radio Reaching Out Beyond Oshkosh
One way to stay abreast of what’s happening at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 is to listen to EAA Radio, at 1210 on the AM dial. (read more)  

Memorial Wall Gives EAA AirVenture a Welcome Pause
After EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s weeklong hustle and bustle, Sunday’s late-morning solemn Memorial Wall ceremony provided a large gathering of attendees a fitting moment to reflect on the memory of departed family members, friends, and comrades in aviation. (read more)

It’s All Under Control: ATC Crews Keep AirVenture Safe
You’ve heard the cliché—Wittman Field turns into the world’s busiest airport during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Can that really be true? (read more)  

Learning to Hand-Prop
Over a recent dinner, a friend of Gus Gustafson, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Antique Awards Chairman, shared a story. (read more) 

Memorial Wall Honors the Memory of Those Who Inspired Us
The EAA Memorial Wall honors those special people—a family member, friend, neighbor, or fellow EAAer—who inspired us to fly. (read more)  

Klein Tools and Conoco Phillips Challenge Gathering of Eagles Attendees
The 20th annual Gathering of Eagles event held on Thursday night in the EAA AirVenture Museum was a sell-out affair with nearly 800 people in attendance. (read more)  

Harrison Ford to Serve as EAA Young Eagles Chairman for Two More Years
Actor, pilot, and EAA member Harrison Ford announced Wednesday night at Theater in the Woods he will serve as the EAA Young Eagles program chairman for another two years. (read more)  

MASA Provides for Jungle Pilots Visiting AirVenture
Lee Smoll, the man in charge of a modest-looking tent located just outside of the EAA AirVenture gates, on the southwest corner of Hangar D, always wanted to be a jungle pilot. (read more)  

A Very Good Year for GA, So Far
While the activity and attendance levels at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 have observers convinced the general aviation industry is doing well this year, new sales figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) confirm it. (read more)  

CAP Cadets Honored by EAA
The Civil Air Patrol and CAP cadets were recognized Friday morning at Press Headquarters for their contributions to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. (read more) 

Rising Up: Stars of Tomorrow
It was intense. For nearly two months Nick Nilmeyer, Jessy Panzer, and Eric Tucker lived at their airport. (read more) 

For NASA, the Oshkosh Crowd is Special
The collective aerospace knowledge and experience of AirVenture participants makes this annual event a stand-out for NASA exhibitors. (read more) 

Commercial Builder’s Assistance Still a Vexing Question
In recent years, a growing number of amateur aircraft builders have taken advantage of builders’ assistance offered by kit manufacturers and suppliers, and by independent builder assistance centers. (read more) 

King Courses Improving General Aviation Safety, Says Avemco
In recent years, a growing number of amateur aircraft builders have taken advantage of builders’ assistance offered by kit manufacturers and suppliers, and by independent builder assistance centers. (read more)  

ACA Receives FAA Type Certificate for the New High Country Explorer
American Champion Aircraft (ACA) in June received an FAA Type Certificate for its newest aircraft, the High Country Explorer. (read more)  

Ask Tom
This is the eighth installment of a new daily feature at AirVenture Today by reporter Tom Richards. (read more)

Around the Field
Amphib in the South 40, a great souvenir, and a dream come true. (read more)

New Profiled Aircraft Tubes Help to Ensure Accuracy
VR3 Engineering recently announced the introduction of profiled aircraft tubes. (read more)

So, You Wanna Buy a Warbird?
Since its inception a few years ago, the warbird for sale line just east of P-51 parking, has become a great place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to see whether your resources are a match for your desire to fly a piece of history. (read more)

Newest EAA Chapter Honors Oldest Member
Ernie Trent is back home in Somerset, Pennsylvania, now. "We wore him out after a couple of days," said Steve Pender, president of the Somerset EAA Chapter. Small wonder. Trent, who has been associated with EAA since 1953, is about to turn 99 years old. (read more)

Long-EZ; Long Trip
Bill Allen planned to fly his Long-EZ to AirVenture in 2000, but the winter overhaul of his plane took longer than expected. He finally made the trip this year. (read more)

Thirty-One Years a Champion
Mike Thern dreamed of owning a Fairchild 24 for a long time. But when he saw a photo of the plane he now owns, his first reaction was "Good grief, it's yellow!" (read more)

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