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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 

The Rocket Racing League (RRL) unveiled its competition racing aircraft Tuesday in a single-ship demonstration to open Tuesday's afternoon air show. This marked the first public flight of these aircraft, which were first introduced in April in New York. 
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White Knight Two Oshkosh Bound
The day after unveiling White Knight Two in Mojave, California, Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites and Sir Richard Branson and Will Whitehorn of Virgin Galactic came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 and pledged to bring the newly introduced launch vehicle for SpaceShipTwo to next year’s fly-in and, when ready, to conduct their first commercial sub-orbital space flight from AirVenture.

"We’re going to take it to Sweden to fly in the aurora borealis, to the UK, Spain, and Australia from our home base in New Mexico. But the first place we’re going to bring it commercially is Oshkosh," Rutan told a cheering over  flow audience in the Honda Pavilion in the Forums and Workshop Plaza. "We’re going to make six new astronauts right here in the evening air show with SpaceShipTwo."

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EAA Multimedia

VideoAirVenture Highlights: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 
A giant arrival, a 16-year-old flying without an airplane, and NASA's administrator looking for the moon and beyond are among the reports in our Tuesday highlights.

Make www.AirVenture.org your daily destination for the latest online videos and photo galleries from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008.

More multimedia today:

• Tuesday Feature: Dreamlifter

AV Flashback: 1996: John Sharp Record Attempt

Raw Footage: Martin Jet Pack

Raw Footage: Rocket Racing League

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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Highlights for
Wednesday, July 30
•  Goodyear Blimp
•  Afternoon air show with Red Bull helicopter, 3:30 p.m.
•  Harrison Ford introduces Fly-In Theater movie, 8:30 p.m.
•  Comedian / Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, 9 p.m.
 
YOUR DEPARTURE CHECKLIST ...
You've got a lot on your mind as AirVenture approaches, and we'd like to remind you of a few things. Most importantly, be sure you're up-to-date on any temporary flight restrictions or NOTAMs along your route, and be aware of the changing parking status on the field at Wittman Regional Airport. And don't forget to pack your membership card and pre-purchased tickets!

AeroShell team goes on with three
AeroShell Aerobatic Team's Steve Gustafson and Mark Henley were on a family vacation in Florida when the phone call came. Their teammate and Mark's brother, Alan Henley, had injured his neck and head when a chin-up bar gave way as he played with his children.  Read more 

EAA community mourns loss of WASP
Margaret Ringenberg lived and dreamed flying, so it seems somewhat appropriate that the 87-year-old died in Oshkosh just as EAA AirVenture 2008 began. Read more  

Jetpack jumpstarts at AirVenture
The Martin Jetpack made its first public flight while at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 on Tuesday. The actual flight lasted seconds and was confined to a few feet off the ground, with handlers gripping the device even as 16-year-old Harrison Martin manipulated the controls. The Martin Jetpack team is scheduled to conclude Thursday's air show with another flight at the mouth of AeroShell Square. More air show flights may take place later in the week as well.  Read more  

XM /Sirius satellite radio merger should not affect inflight weather services
The FCC last week approved a merger between XM Radio, the company whose satellites provide inflight weather data for virtually all the avionics systems offering this capability, and its sole competitor, Sirius. While some (including public interest groups and NPR, which has two Sirius audio channels) opposed the merger on the grounds that it would result in a monopoly, others suggest that this may be the best way to assure the continued viability of satellite radio services (both for music and for weather and other data) as a whole.  Read more 

Remos introduces new GX model
Corvin Huber, newly announced CEO of Remos Aircraft, unveiled the company's latest light-sport aircraft-the Remos GX-at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday. The new aircraft features improvements to the G-3 design including a new wing, changes to the fuselage, an expanded cargo area, a ground-adjustable Sensenich propeller, and night visual flight rules certification.  Read more

Pelton to receive EAA’s highest honor
It was 40 years ago this week that 10-year-old Jack J. Pelton first experienced EAA’s annual conference and fly-in. He flew in the right seat of his father’s Cessna 140A from southern California to Rockford, Illinois. While the Peltons—his mother also was a pilot—didn’t attend the event every year, they made the pilgrimage from California to Oshkosh as often as possible. Read more

EAA Member Discounts at AirVenture
Bring Your EAA Membership Card and $ave!

Membership has its privileges - but you’ve gotta have the card! Your EAA membership card is your ticket to receiving instant savings of 10-30 percent on most merchandise items at official EAA Merchandise locations during AirVenture. And there are special savings for EAA members on selected food items throughout the grounds. Your membership card helps save you money while at Oshkosh! (Savings valid on grounds during AirVenture 2008 only - Sunday, July 27-Sunday, August 3.)

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