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Cessna's New LSA
Cessna's New LSA
Cessna's new LSA, dubbed the Cessna Skycatcher, awaits its appearance at Cessna's Saturday night party to unveil the aircraft to its dealers and pilot training centers. Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton showed the modified design to the world's press at AirVenture Sunday morning. How much? $109,500. For more photos, click here.

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Getting Ready For Opening Day
We’re down to three days: Monday, July 23, marks the opening of the 55th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. For many, though, this gig's already under way, with airplane arrivals beginning to trickle in, volunteers and staff wrapping up projects, and exhibitors hustling to set up their displays. All the while the steady stream continues into Camp Scholler. Follow the continuing updates at www.AirVenture.org.

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Make www.AirVenture.org your daily destination for the latest online videos and slideshows from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. See top highlights of the day, plus new product announcements, selected forum presentations, exclusive interviews, flight demos, air show performers, and even a few surprises. We'll bring The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration to you, every day.

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News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 22, 2007 
EAA AirVenture: an event that has to be experienced
Aviation enthusiasts from around the world are here or on their way to the 55th annual convention of the EAA, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Some will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport for the first time this year, but most of the people you see walking around the grounds are repeat attenders. What is it that brings them back, year after year?  Read more  

Member Village adds tremendous value to the EAA AirVenture experience
EAA members not only receive discounted admission, specials, and perks throughout the week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, but once inside the gate they can enjoy an area overflowing with exclusive services and benefits.  Read more

EAA AirVenture’s central showcase, AeroShell Square
AeroShell Square, the massive ramp in the center of the EAA convention grounds, becomes the crossroads of the aviation world for one week every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. No other place on Earth brings together such a rich and diverse collection of aircraft, and this week, AeroShell Square will host everything from current military aircraft to magnificent warbirds from the World War II era. And it’ll have some of the finest vintage airplanes parked next to the latest aircraft from the world’s top manufacturers, plus a few surprises that will make your visit unforgettable.  Read more

Happy 60th USAF!
The U.S. Air Force brings its "Heritage to Horizons" exhibit to EAA AirVenture this year to mark its 60th anniversary. More than 30 displays fill a 10,000-square-foot pavilion on the grounds, recognizing the notable people and aircraft that have been part of the USAF’s first 60 years. In addition, the Air Force Recruiting Command will return to Oshkosh with its popular "Cross Into The Blue" exhibit.  Read more

Federal Pavilion houses International Federal Partnership agencies
The International Federal Partnership (IFP) will have a record 17 government agencies represented at EAA AirVenture’s Federal Pavilion this year. The agencies come from Canada, the Bahamas and the United States. Read more

Compass Hill rededication ceremony planned for Wednesday
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh attendees are invited to take part in a special rededication ceremony at EAA’s Compass Hill, Wednesday, July 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Compass Hill is a symbol of the love of flight passed down through the generations. This will become an annual event held during AirVenture.  Read more

Expanded KidVenture relocates to Pioneer Airport
For the past eight years, EAA’s KidVenture has provided untold thousands of children with delightful, educational aviation experiences at its customary location, in the big white tent directly behind the AirVenture Museum. There’s never been much room for expansion, however, and the road bordering its eastern edge has created occasional bottlenecks of buses, gators, golf carts, and other vehicles. Read more

Aircraft Cleaning Tips and Techniques Offered
Flight Bright products will be providing do-it-yourself cleaning and detailing tips for private plane owners at the Flight Bright Booth #2012.  Read more

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is new AirVenture sponsor
EAA is happy to announce that this year’s Workshops Plaza at AirVenture will be sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty. In addition, Aircraft Spruce will continue to sponsor EAA’s popular SportAir Workshops series throughout the upcoming year. The company has been a SportAir sponsor for the past several years.  Read more

SportairUSA to preview TL3000 Sirius LSA
SportairUSA, the North American distributor of the TL 2000 StingSport S-LSA, will preview a cabin model of the new TL 3000 Sirius at EAA AirVenture. The high-wing Sirius, manufactured in the Czech Republic, will be constructed of the same carbon fiber composite materials as the StingSport, and powered by the Rotax 912 engine series. The aircraft sports a 48" cabin, and includes room for golf clubs in the back.  Read more

EAA’s Forums Plaza is Aviation ‘U’
EAA has always been about the enthusiastic exchange of information for the benefit of all who love flight. EAA AirVenture’s Forums Plaza, supported by Honda Aircraft Company, features more than 500 innovators, authors, experts, and legends who come to Oshkosh and share their accumulated knowledge with anyone who seeks it.  Read more

Morning 12-step meetings at Nature Center
The 12 Step High Meeting, Friends o fBill W. and Lois, will gather daily through Sunday, July 29, at the EAA Nature Center under the big white tent. Coffee and fellowship is from 7-8 a.m., followed by an open meeting. The 12 Step High Meeting celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, July 28, with a special speaker and cake at 8 a.m. For more information or to locate other meetings in the area, please contact the Oshkosh Hotline at (920)410-4620 or the Appleton Hotline at (920)731-4331.

Visit EAA AirVenture Museum Speaker Showcase presentations
More than 100 presentations will be featured as part of the Museum Speaker Showcase at the EAA AirVenture Museum this week. Here’s your opportunity to hear from a wide variety of aviation legends and historians speaking in great museum locations including the Eagle Hangar, the Vette Theater, in front of the Wright Flyer, near the Spirit of St. Louis, in the new SkyScape Theater, or at the Voyager/SpaceShipOne displays.  Read more

Learn ‘how-to’ at the Aircraft Spruce Workshops Plaza
Homebuilding gets to the heart of EAA, and you can learn just about every skill you need to build an airplane at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. EAA’s workshops, supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, are based on the highly successful and popular EAA SportAir Workshops. These mini workshops let you experience a taste of aircraft building.  Read more

GlobalAir.com hosts free-ride giveaway
GlobalAir.com, an online aviation search engine, will host a celebration open to all attendees of EAA AirVenture at Orion Flight Services, 525 West 20th Street in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Wednesday evening, July 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Highlighting the event will be drawings for a formation flight on vintage DC-3 and Yak aircraft and an aerobatic Extra 300 flown by air show performer John Klatt (www.johnklattairshows.com), free finger foods and beer, and live music provided by the 100 Obscured Bluegrass band.  Read more

DA50 Super Star to launch at AirVenture
Diamond Aircraft will publicly unveil the DA50 Super Star to the North American market at the company’s exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year.  Read more

Aircraft Spruce to introduce 2007-2008 catalog
Catering to people in Sport Pilot flight training and the new breed of Light Sport Aircraft owners, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is now stocking an extensive list of LSA pilot supplies, merchandise and replacement components for aircraft. This includes parts for leading LSA designs, like the German Ikarus C42 and Breezer, the new American made Explorer and the REMOS.  Read more

Authors Corner expands to three locations
EAA’s showcase for dozens of accomplished aviation authors, Authors Corner, has expanded to include three locations at AirVenture this year. You can meet and greet writers at its original venue, at the EAA Wearhouse, plus they’ll also appear at the Skyshoppe located along the flightline north of the control tower as well as the EAA AirVenture Museum.  Read more

Lockwood Aircraft to reintroduce the AirCam
Lockwood Aircraft is a new business formed to manufacture, sell, and service the twin-engine Air-Cam and the line of Drifter light aircraft.  Read more

EAA Warbirds in Review features legendary airplanes and airmen
Warbirds in Review became part of the EAA AirVenture scene in 2003, bringing a close-up look at some of the most storied military aircraft to ever darken the skies. An instant classic, the program immediately expanded from one to two daily presentations, and this year the program has grown again; a total of 19 presentations are scheduled as Warbirds in Review enters its fifth year at Oshkosh.  Read more

Young Eagles celebrates 15th anniversary Wednesday night
EAA Young Eagles will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the program with a special event Wednesday evening, in the EAA Air Venture Museum’s Eagle Hangar. Young Eagles pilots, volunteers, and supporters are invited to begin festivities with a reception at 6 p.m. Meet aviation notables along with past Young Eagles who are now actively involved in aviation.  Read more

Learn to Fly Center to aid aspiring pilots
While EAA AirVenture Oshkosh attracts a lot of pilots, a significant number of visitors have always wanted to fly but for whatever reason—cost, confidence, time—never met that goal.  Read more

New partners bring useful services to AirVenture attendees
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 attendees will notice three new retail stores on-site this year as Gander Mountain, OfficeMax, and Wheel & Sprocket have partnered with EAA to offer a wide variety of products to those visiting Oshkosh for the convention.  Read more

Changes in AirVenture awards presentations times, locations
Receiving a prestigious Lindy award at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a crowning achievement for aircraft builders, owners, and restorers. In past years, all of the coveted EAA AirVenture aircraft awards (except for Warbirds) were presented together on Saturday night at the Theater in the Woods, but that will change this year.  Read more

EAAers to strike up the band Wednesday night
EAA AirVenture’s first-ever concert band, under the direction of director Elton L. Eisele, will perform on Wednesday, July 25, to open that evening’s program at Theater in the Woods. Eisele put out the call this past spring for musician members to sign up and play at AirVenture and soon discovered that EAAers are a talented lot.  Read more

CBS ‘THE EARLY SHOW’ to broadcast live on Wednesday
Attention, early risers… CBS The Early Show weatherman Dave Price will be broadcasting live from the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration on Wednesday morning, July 25, and the producers of the show are inviting EAAers on the grounds to be a part of the action. If you’d like to be a part of the broadcast, you have to get up bright and early to be at AeroShell Square at 5:30 a.m. You might just be able to wave to your unfortunate friends at home who weren’t able to make it to Oshkosh this year. The producers asked that those intending to take part send an e-mail to couvillond@cbsnews.com…or just show up!

FLTops.com offers piloting tips for pros
Rob Mark and Louis Smith of FLTops.com are bringing information and strategic tips for professional pilots to the NATCA Pavilion at EAA AirVenture 2007 on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  Read more

PEO Soldier to display air warrior ensemble
The Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier will showcase its Air Warrior ensemble and some of the latest soldier equipment for Army aviators at EAA AirVenture.  Read more

EAA Sport Aviation contributor Jim Busha to receive Bax Seat Trophy tonight
EAA Publications contributing writer James P. Busha will receive the 2007 Bax Seat Trophy tonight at a special ceremony in the EAA AirVenture Museum. The award, established in 1997, is presented by Flying Magazine in honor of that magazine’s columnist, Gordon Baxter, and is given annually to the EAA member who perpetuates Baxter’s tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of grass-roots aviation.  Read more

2007 Type Club Events at Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the annual gathering place for aviation enthusiasts, so it’s only natural that many type clubs also hold special events, dinners, and meetings in and around Oshkosh throughout the week. Here is the list of events scheduled during 2007.  Read more

CubCrafters to announce 2nd generation airplane
CubCrafters will debut an all new, second generation light sport airplane on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at EAA Press Headquarters. By incorporating the very latest safety features, construction materials and design improvements, a new standard will be set in capability, utility, and performance in light sport aircraft while being fully compliant with all LSA certification regulations, the company says.

Dan Patterson to sign books at National Aviation Heritage Area Booth
Famed aviation photographer Dan Patterson will be signing copies of his latest photography books inside the National Aviation Heritage Booth at Air Venture. The booth is located at 1045-46 in Hangar ‘A’. Dan will be in the booth on Thursday, July 26, from 9 to 11 a.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Friday morning, July 27, from 9 to 11 a.m.  Read more

NASA invites AirVenture visitors to join the exploration
NASA’s exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 contrasts four centuries of ingenuity—from the Jamestown colony in Virginia to the habitat envisioned for the next humans who set foot on the moon. What’s the connection? The talent required at Jamestown in 1607 is comparable with the intelligence and flexibility that will be demanded of the next explorers living on the moon for extended stays, beginning in 2020.  Read more

Exciting week ahead at Theater in the Woods
EAA’s Theater in the Woods evening programs provide AirVenture attendees with a great way to cap a day at Oshkosh, offering exclusive presentations, musical entertainment, and appearances by some of the most revered and respected people in aviation. From Sunday’s pre-convention program to Saturday night’s finale, there’s something for everyone at Theater in the Woods.  Read more

Around the Field
Here we are again. AirVenture 2007. It’s still early, but a steady stream of planes are arriving in the North 40 camping area.  Read more

Another brisk week at LSA Mall
More than two-dozen aircraft are expected to be on display at EAA AirVenture’s Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Mall this year. Located just south of AeroShell Square, the LSA Mall is where you can see a wide variety of new, low-cost, LSA including factory-built and amateur-built experimental models as well as sport pilot-eligible standard category planes.  Read more

Pilot Briefings
DARcorporation announces new prototype airplane fabrication and testing services

DARcorporation is commonly known as an aeronautical engineering company that performs airplane design and analysis and wind tunnel testing for customers in the U.S. and abroad. Now the company says it can also help build your new airplane.  Read more

Ask Tom
Tom Richards will answer your questions in EAA AirVenture Today throughout the week. Please drop your questions regarding aviation, AirVenture, or EAA off at the EAA AirVenture Today office just north of the control tower, or via e-mail to asktom_airventure@hotmail.com and he will do his darndest to answer them. Please also be sure to include your name and where you are from.  Read more

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