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The Secret's Out
The Secret's Out
Cirrus Design is entering the LSA market. At 9:30 this morning they unveiled, appropriately hidden beneath a parachute, their Cirrus SRS. The aircraft will be produced in conjunction with Fk Lightplanes based in Speyer, Germany, with production facilities in Poland. The aircraft is a low-wing two-place side-by-side aircraft powered by a a 100 HP Rotax 912S engine. First deliveries are expected in approximately one year.  Read more

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Welcome to The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration  
If you've participated in the event before, whether once or 50 times, you know that describing this event in a few words is nearly impossible: You have to experience it to understand it! If this is your first trip here, a special welcome to you - you'll soon appreciate the amazing breadth and depth of seven days featuring the best of everything in aviation.  Read more  

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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.

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News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23, 2007 
Eclipse Unveils Concept Personal Jet
Eclipse made a huge splash on opening day with the release of their prototype ECJ, or Eclipse Concept Jet. The 4 place, single engine podded jet went from concept to flight in six months, and has specs that include max cruise speed of 345 knots, a service ceiling of 41000 feet, a 1250 nautical mile range, stall speed of 61 knots, and 186 gallons of fuel.  Read more

Cessna S-LSA a reality
The world's largest general aviation airplane manufacturer, at least as measured by unit sales, is now officially in the special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) business. Sunday morning at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, Cessna unveiled its 162 SkyCatcher, its entry into the exploding S-LSA market. Read more  

See what's happening at the Ford Hangar
EAA again welcomes the Ford Motor Company as a major partner of the annual World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Ford's corporate history dates back to June 1903, almost six months to the day before the Wright brothers made their world-changing first powered flight at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. More than a century later, Ford is still going strong and has an incredible lineup of awesome activities and cool stuff to see and do at the Ford Hangar throughout the coming week here at Oshkosh.  Read more  

Vertical Power to launch new systems
Vertical Power will launch the new VP-200 and VP-200 Duo (supports dual independent electrical buses) systems at Booth 2024 in Exhibit Hangar B. The VP-200 retails for $6,495, and the VP-200 Duo retails for $9,995. Both begin shipping in August 2007. For more information visit www.VerticalPower.com.  

AirVenture.org offers new multimedia features
Recognizing that some people aren't able to attend the big event, EAA has revamped its www.AirVenture.org website by adding audio slideshows, EAA radio, daily photo galleries, editor blogs, and the brand new BrightCove video player, offering EAA members the opportunity to submit their own videos.  Read more  

Dolores Neunteufel to receive first Dorothy Hilbert Award
The first Dorothy Hilbert Volunteer Award will be presented this year, honoring a female EAA volunteer who exhibits the same passion, dedication, and devotion for volunteerism as did the late Dorothy Hilbert. The inaugural recipient is Dolores Neunteufel, who chairs the EAA AirVenture Assistance Center.  Read more  

Foreign aviation officials visit OSH
The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration is bound to draw pilots and aviation enthusiasts from every corner of the globe. At the International Visitors Tent (south of the control tower, behind IAC HQ), pushpins in a world map identify all the places from which international visitors have traveled.  Read more  

Inaugural 'EAA Runway' 5K
EAA has joined with the Oshkosh YMCA to host the first 'EAA Runway' 5K. Saturday, July 28, participants of all ages will walk or run the 3.1-mile route around EAA's North 40 on Wittman Road. Event-day registration will be at the Runway 5K tent located just north of the Red Parking Lot on Wittman Road.  Read more  

A lower-mass arrival
In stark contrast to the headlining mass arrivals of Bonanzas, Mooneys, and Cessnas each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, other smaller groups of owners welcome the opportunity to fly together and arrive together, too.  Read more  

ERAU to hold youth lunch at EAA AirVenture
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will sponsor its first Lunch With The Stars youth barbecue on Friday, July 27, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. Attendees can have lunch with the university's sponsored team representatives, including Elaine Larsen (Embry-Riddle jet dragster), Jamail Larkins (Dream Launch Tour), and Matt Chapman (Embry-Riddle Eagle aerobatic plane), along with some of the world's finest aerobatic performers. This event is aimed at middle-to-high-school-aged students who may be considering a future in aviation, as ERAU staff and the performers answer questions about pursuing an aviation education.  Read more

Bonanzas arrive for anniversary celebration
Under cloudless blue skies, more than 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas arrived at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 Saturday afternoon in the annual Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2Osh) group flight. This year's mass arrival - kicking off celebration of the venerable aircraft's 60th anniversary - included examples of almost all the 40 Bonanza models built, from a 1947 Model 35 Bonanza, the first year of production, to a 2007 anniversary edition G36 Bonanza, with Hawker Beechcraft chairman and CEO Jim Schuster aboard.  Read more  

Trick Air snow skis releases new model
Trick Air snow skis has designed a ski for multiple models of Maule aircraft that is easy to install (under 20 minutes) without having to remove the wheel or lift the airplane. This makes the aircraft more versatile and able to take off and land on snow or pavement. Trick Air has developed three sizes of skis and a tail ski. The sizes are 1500, 2250, and the 3000 series. The smaller 1500 size skis are certified for use on American Legend Cubs. For additional information, visit the company's exhibit (Booth 116) in the Main Aircraft Display area, or visit www.TrickAir.com.

Getting down to government business at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Amid all the airplanes and air shows, exhibits and forums, excitement and celebrations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, there is another convention. It's one that most visitors never see. But it's an important part of AirVenture and a fundamental part of what EAA is and does for its members, indeed for all of general aviation. Throughout the week in offices, conference rooms, and other quiet corners of the EAA AirVenture grounds, key people will be getting together to talk, to listen, to engage in "a collaborative discourse," working on solutions to the challenges facing general aviation today and in the future.  Read more

ACR introduces GPS personal locator
ACR Electronics Inc. has introduced the MicroFix, a one-button activated, emergency signaling device for aviators and outdoors enthusiasts available at EAA AirVenture. The FCC-approved MicroFix is 35 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than its predecessor, the ACR AeroFix.  Read more  

User-fee debate returns to Oshkosh
The issue weighing heaviest on the minds of most EAAers and the rest of general aviation can be summed up in two words: user fees. While EAAers know their annual convention represents one week out of the year-round proactive advocacy their association accomplishes, user fee discussions will be held throughout this week, and "because the EAA community is made up of aviation's most passionate and active participants, it possesses the credibility, respect, and influence to bring Washington to Oshkosh," added EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny.  Read more  

Goodyear blimp returns
"Follow me to Oshkosh." The Goodyear blimp said it succinctly Sunday as it flashed the message below to aviation enthusiasts preparing for today's opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.  Read more 

First AirVenture visitor-submitted video contest announced
One of the really cool things about EAA's new online video player is the ability for members to upload and share their own videos. We're going to give that capability a thorough workout during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, as we announce the first EAA AirVenture Video Competition. Participate and you could win a new Canon HV20 high definition camcorder!  Read more  

Goulian makes the transition from air shows to racing
When some people get bored or restless, they'll try a new hobby or a change in schedule. Then there's Michael Goulian.  Read more  

EAA unveils new student membership
A new student EAA membership category aims to engage young people and help ensure that aviation's future is a strong one.  Read more  

Dacy family honored tonight with Barber Award
The Dacy Family Airshow Team (Dave, Phil, Julia, and Susan Dacy and Tony Kazian) will receive the 2007 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship tonight at the Theater in the Woods. Presented annually by World Airshow News and friends and family of the late Bill Barber, the award annually recognizes an air show entertainer who has demonstrated superb showmanship ability.  Read more  

Mooneys mark a decade of Caravans
The Mooney Caravan Saturday afternoon marked its 10th anniversary when 38 of the single-engine aircraft noted for their speed and efficiency made a group arrival at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.  Read more  

Pilot Briefings
Chevron returns to fuel aircraft
Chevron Global Aviation's crew, along with the AllStars, returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year. The AllStars, a group of top line service personnel from the company's network of more than 750 FBOs across the country and the Caribbean, will help ensure the safest event possible, including operation of their state-of-the-art, wireless fuel trucks.  Read more  

EAA acknowledges new sponsors
Every year EAA hosts the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration with the help of thousands of volunteers and generous corporate sponsors. The following is a list of new sponsors for 2007 that have helped make AirVenture Oshkosh possible.  Read more  

NASA EAA AirVenture Museum exhibit celebrates the art of flying with technology
Sawtooth rotor blades that muffle a helicopter's distinctive "whop! whop!" sound and elegant wind tunnel models that are a fusion of sculpture and engineering set the tone for an exhibit of NASA aerodynamic shapes in the EAA Museum during AirVenture 2007.   Read more  

Aviation's artistic side at the EAA AirVenture Museum
The artistic side of aviation is the theme of several new exhibits at the EAA AirVenture Museum. Your AirVenture gate pass includes admission to the air-conditioned EAA Museum and to Pioneer Airport. Free shuttle buses run all day between the museum and the AirVenture grounds.  Read more  

Around the Field
A Cardinal driver ... a formation flier ... and joint custody of the Apache ...
Bob Thompson lives in Aurora, Ontario, and Andy Weiss lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Together they own a Piper Apache. Go figure.  Read more  

DA50 Super Star to launch
Diamond Aircraft today will publicly unveil its innovative DA50 Super Star to the North American market at the company's exhibit area outside Hangar C. The company's newest offering is a five-seat airplane, powered by a single Teledyne Continental Motors TSIOF-550 350-hp turbocharged FADEC-equipped engine.  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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