July 28, 2006 Volume 6, Number 35

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Around the Field

One night, about three years ago, Suzy Kryzanowicz was feeling a little crazy.

"I really wanted an airplane, so I got on eBay and I bid on this airplane…and I won it! When I came to my senses, and I saw that I won an airplane, I was like, well, I guess I better go take a look at it."

She arranged to go inspect the plane, and after a little bit of further negotiation, she ended up owning it.

Now she flies it to Oshkosh.
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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.

Tomorrow's AirVenture


7:00 Gates open
9:00 Activities Center opens
9:00 AeroMart opens
8:00 Author's Corner begins
8:00 AirVenture Museum and Pioneer Airport open
8:00 International Visitors Tent opens
8:00 Member Village Opens
8:00 World War II encampment reenactment
8:30 Forums/Workshops begin
9:00 Children's Activity Hangar opens
9:00 Exhibit areas open
9:00 KidVenture opens
9:00 Museum Speaker Showcase begins
9:00 Dick Rutan/ Around the World Non-stop and Non-refueled - Museum Voyager Exhibit
10:00 EAA Annual Meeting
11:00 Cliff Robertson, Actor/ Aviation and Acting- A Personal Perspective - Museum Vette Theater
1:00 Dave Rohrer/ "Lancaster" - AeroShell Square
3:30 Daily air show begins
7:45 Theater in the Woods
8:30 Fly-In Theater - Cliff Robertson introduces The Battle of Britain

*additional full schedules

Today's Expected Aircraft Arrivals
Dornier DO-328 Jet 8:30 a.m. (time approx)

Today's Air Show Schedule
Mike Goulian (Extra); Jim LeRoy (Pitts); Liberty Parachute Team; Mike Mancuso (Extra); Red Baron Squadron (Stearmans); Gene Soucy (Showcat Solo); Patty Wagstaff (Extra); Warbirds

EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2006
Photo Highlight of the Day

Raptor repercussions! With a high-g pull and the push of afterburners, vapor condenses from the pressure drop as this F-22 Raptor climbs for the clouds. Photo by Dave Higdon

See more photos in the 2006 AirVenture Photo Gallery

August 2006
EAA Desktop Calendar

B-1B Lancer Bomber

The B-1B Lancer Bomber lands at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006.

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The Latest from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006
July 24 - 30, 2006

e-Hotline Brings EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 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 2006, 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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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 starting tomorrow.

The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Eclipse 500 first certified VLJ
"What I have in my hand is probably the most significant piece of paper in America today, a piece of paper that will truly change the face of aviation," said FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, just before handing the provisional Type Certificate for the Eclipse 500 VLJ, to Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation’s president and CEO. Read more

Type certificate keeps Navions up to date
With military orders dwindling at the end of World War II, the North American aircraft company decided to use its extensive airplane-building experience to make a craft for the business and personal travel market. The result of their decision was the Navion, a four-place, retractable-gear, low-wing airplane that, in some ways, bears a strong family resemblance to its larger North American sibling, the P-51 Mustang. Read more

NASAO Celebrates 75th Anniversary
It’s the alphabet group you may have never heard of. So what better place and time to learn about NASAO, the National Association of State Aviation Officials, than here at EAA AirVenture, where the organization is celebrating its 75th anniversary and giving away free aeronautical charts, airport directories, coloring books and other goodies. As it is every year, NASAO is located at its red-and-white striped tent in the EAA Supporters Area, just south of the control tower. Read more

Adam Aircraft prepares to join VLJ onslaught
Adam Aircraft’s senior managers took time Thursday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to update the media on the changes and challenges the company is facing as it prepares its forthcoming A700 jet to join the herd of very light jets (VLJs) taking to the skies in coming months. Adam, which also manufacturers the A500 centerline piston twin, says it is hard at work managing the transition from a product development company to one focused mainly on production of new airplanes. The company also discussed its "Tip-to-Tail" maintenance cost guarantee program for both airplanes and reminded AirVenture attendees they can see the A500 in action in the new film Miami Vice, which opens today in theaters around the United States. Read more

Persistence pays: Johnson family finds original Sikorsky S-38
When you at first don’t succeed, try, try again. For the S.C. Johnson family, that mantra paid off. Earlier this month, the Johnson family—brothers Fisk and Curt, sister Helen Johnson-Leipold and their mother, Imogene - found the wreckage of the original Carnauba Sikorsky S-38 airplane in 90-feet of water in Manokwari Bay, New Guinea. Read more

Award winner surprised at presentation
After Larry and Maxine Durst appeared Wednesday night to receive the EAA Young Eagles Horizons award from Chairman Harrison Ford, they began to walk off the stage when Executive Director Steve Buss stopped them. "Take center stage if you would," he said. Read more

E85 Flex Fuel Vehicles available under Ford partner recognition plan
Through the EAA Partner Recognition Program with the Ford Motor Company, EAAers not only save money on Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles, they can also save money on gas! Read more

Two fastest production singles make AirVenture debut
The two fastest retractable single-engine piston aircraft in production are making their EAA AirVenture Oshkosh debut this year, and both are at the Mooney Airplane Company’s Pavilion (205-207 and 212-214 in the Main Aircraft Display area). The turbo-normalized Acclaim, powered by a 280-hp Continental TSIO 550-G, has a top cruise speed of 237 knots, and the normally aspirated Ovation3, propelled by a 310-hp Continental IO 550-G/AP, boasts a top speed of 197 knots. Both models were introduced earlier this year, and this is the first time they’ve been displayed together. The response, according to the company, has been enthusiastic. Read more

Socata stresses TBM-850 performance, demand
EADS/Socata Chairman and CEO Stephane Mayer Thursday updated the media here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on his France-based company’s general aviation programs. Focused primarily on the TBM-850 single-engine turboprop, Mayer told attendees that sales of his company’s flagship private aircraft were ahead of projections and that, as a result, Socata would be increasing its production rate in 2007. In fact, with 32 new orders worth $91 million in-hand for 2007 deliveries, Socata is enjoying a backlog of more than 50 aircraft. Read more

FAA: "Preserve and strengthen 51% Rule"
"There is tremendous admiration within the FAA for the homebuilt movement," FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told members of EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council (HAC) on Wednesday afternoon at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh—admiration "for what you and your members do, for what is truly an educational pursuit." Read more

Work groups report on aging aircraft
Seven industry-led work groups reported progress on studying and solving issues related to aging general aviation (GA) aircraft Thursday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, at a meeting attended by representatives of aircraft type clubs, the FAA, and EAA. The work groups were launched at an FAA Aging Aircraft Summit Meeting in Kansas City earlier this year. FAA sponsored that meeting to bring the general aviation community together with the FAA to solve the problems facing the aging GA fleet. Read more

Aviation premiere audience likes Flyboys
About 1,000 people saw the world aviation premiere of the movie Flyboys at the Eagle Hangar Wednesday night, and if initial reaction to the film is any indication, the producers could have a success on their hands. Read more

AirVenture 2005 planes move up to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
What’s left for an airplane after it’s been the star attraction at EAA AirVenture? For some it’s being enshrined in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read more

Group hopes to retrieve Halifax, honor U.S. vets who served in RCAF
Sixty-four years ago Thursday, American Tom Withers was shot down over Germany and killed while serving as an air gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Read more

NASA brings education materials to AirVenture
Fly a round glider, launch a lung-powered paper rocket from a straw, or color the familiar NASA blue logo with crayons. Those are just three of the activity choices NASA educators brought to EAA AirVenture 2006. Read more

Timeless summer
I’m driving into the show, just passing the entrance to the EAA AirVenture Museum with a B-25 Mitchell bomber sitting on the grass to the left and an F-86 Sabre on a pole to the right, watching the people walk across from the parking fields, backpacks and water bottles and small children in tow. It can’t possibly have been a whole year since I was last here; it feels as if no time has passed at all. Read more

Around the Field
The Navion from Noah’s Ark, the ‘former navy pilot,’ and the eBay Taylorcraft. Read more

Win a new Ford truck while preparing aviation’s next generation
Enter this year’s EAA Young Eagles raffle and you could win a brand new Ford F-150 Lariat Edition 4x4 crew cab truck. No more than 10,000 tickets will be sold for this one-of-a-kind truck, valued at nearly $45,000. Proceeds will benefit EAA’s Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation education program ever created. Read more

Test your skills at Roush Dyno Display at Ford Hangar
The Ford Roush Mustang Dragstrip will allow EAA AirVenture visitors to experience Roush Stage 3 Mustangs for themselves right inside the Ford Hangar. The Dyno Display, the first of its kind in the world at an indoor event, uses a dynamometer to simulate a quarter mile race on a drag strip while participants actually drive a full-sized vehicle. Read more

Longtime volunteer marks 90th birthday
Marguerite Lawrence of Wichita has been coming to Oshkosh as an Admissions Gate volunteer for 30 years. She has also volunteered at Sun ’n Fun for the past 28 years. Read more

Pilot Briefings
Wisconsin ANG accredited

Brig. Gen. Stanley Jaworski, director of the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, presented Brig. Gen. Kerry Denson, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, with a certificate of accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Read more

Ask Tom
EAA members and attendees who have questions regarding aviation, AirVenture or EAA, feel free to drop them off at the AirVenture Today office just north of the control tower, or e-mail asktom_airventure@hotmail.com and Tom will attempt to answer them. Please be sure to include your name and where you are from. Read more

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