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Full Circle
AirVenture ends with sun and good 'ol airplane noise
Full circle; from the damp and dank to the warm sunshine - and back to damp again; but then some sun on the final day. The hardy, the faithful, the plain-old stubborn were rewarded for their perseverance the past nine days that encompassed EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. What began with rain, mud, empty campgrounds, mall lots crammed with motorhomes, a vacant North 40 ended with almost two days of great summer weather.
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Night Air Show Timelapse
A crowd of thousands was awed Saturday night by a dazzling display of pilotage and pyrotechnics during the AirVenture 2010 night air show. Watch the video
 

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Video: History on AeroShell Square: The DC-2
Video: Enflight Flight Planning Software
Video: Concept Testing: Spiroid Winglet
Video: Rod Machado
Video: Vans RV-12 Enhancements
Photo Gallery: AirVenture Saturday
Photo Gallery: Saturday Night Air Show and Fireworks
Photo Gallery: Hot Air Balloon Launch
Photo Gallery: AirVenture Friday
 

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AirVenture News and Views August 1, 2010    Volume 10, Number 37
FOCUS SHIFTING TO 2011
With one of the most challenging Oshkosh conventions ever near an end, let’s all catch our collective breath…and start thinking about 2011! EAA officials are already making plans, and some themes are taking shape, according to Adam Smith, EAA vice president of membership who also coordinates AirVenture features and attractions.

“We’ve been named a ‘Tier 1 Event” by the U.S. Navy for its centennial celebration of naval aviation,” he said. “That will be one of the themes as we plan for 2011.”  Read more | Interview with Adam Smith

EYE OF THE EXPERIMENTER
ExperimenterExperimenter Editor Pat Panzera took some time from his booth for CONTACT! Magazine to wander through the homebuilt areas and seek out fine craftsmanship, innovation, and some things that were really cool. See what caught Pat's eye at AirVenture 2010. Read more
2010 AIRCRAFT AWARD WINNERS
EAA recognizes workmanship and innovation through the annual Aircraft Awards. The awards are given to aircraft that submit to judging in several categories including Custom-Built, Antique, Classic, Contemporary, Warbirds, Rotorcraft, Seaplane, and Ultralights. View the 2010 award winners
SOLDIER PROPOSED ON ALUMINUM OVERCAST
ProposalBrandon Scott, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, knew he would propose marriage to his girlfriend this year, but he wanted to make it an extra special event. So he made arrangements to do it at AirVenture…during a B-17 flight on EAA's Aluminum Overcast Sunday morning. (Their original flight was Saturday but was called off due to low ceilings.) Read more
AVT DUO RECORDS NORTH 40 - FOLLOW UP TO 2006'S AIRVENTURE BLUES
North 40AirVenture Today's James Wynbrandt and Ric Reynolds do a lot of writing about AirVenture for the daily newspaper during AirVenture Oshkosh. Over the years they have noted their observations and sometimes have converted them into prose. Wynbrandt and Reynolds both sing and play guitar when they aren't at their real jobs - James as a freelance aviation writer and Ric as a News Editor for EAA Publications. In 2006 they wrote the song AirVenture Blues as a paean to the finality of Sunday at AirVenture. As they did in 2006, this year they introduced their new song, North 40, on the Sunday episode of Uncontrolled Airspace: The General Aviation Podcast. Listen to North 40 | Listen to AirVenture Blues

EAA RADIO COVERED IT ALL AND EVERYONE LISTENED
EAA Radio crewIn its 16th year EAA Radio's 45 volunteers were very busy through the eight days of live AirVenture programming. Broadcast locally on 93.3 FM and on the Internet, 8,000 people listened to the webstream for an average of 23 minutes. Every live morning interview slot was filled throughout the week as the EAA Radio hosts talked to scores of people live in The Studio in the Sky at the Bill Fobes Broadcast Center along the flightline. Over 160 interviews were recorded. Read more

Listen to the EAA Radio's AV2010 top picks | EAA Radio Archive

VIDEOS PROVE POPULAR PART OF AIRVENTURE EXPERIENCE
EAA videoVisitors to AirVenture Live were very active this year in the video section as an average of 40,000 video plays were logged each day. From the informative to the spectacular, their was much to record through the unblinking eye of the cameras of EAA Video. View the most popular from the last seven days.
WATERFLYING MAKES A BIG SPLASH WITH A NEOPHYTE
SeaplaneAt the EAA Seaplane Base, things work a little differently: schedules aren’t so rigid, and pilots can fly their seaplanes when they want since they aren’t under the rigid rules of the airport. Also, the people want nothing more than to share their love of seaplane flying - a quality they exhibited within 15 minutes of arrival at the base. Read more
KEEPING A CLASSIC ALL IN THE FAMILY
ClassicFifty-five years ago a friendly trade brought an incredibly rare artifact into Brad Larson’s possession. Whether he knew it at the time or not, the 1938 Ryan SCW he took as partial compensation for a Howard DGA was one of only 12 to come off the assembly line. Read more
ENHANCED WARBIRDS AREA DRAWS CROWD
WarbirdsAirVenture 2010’s Salute to Veterans is a gratifying success in the Warbirds area. The newly-dedicated concrete ramp hosted multiple warbirds, including aircraft scheduled for the popular Warbirds in Review talks. The ramp is a vector bringing a constant stream of visitors into the sprawling Warbirds complex. Read more
BAHAMAS RULES CHANGE WELCOMES SPORT PILOTS
One of the few drawbacks to earning the sport pilot certificate is the inability to use it for international flights. Until now, that is. Thanks to efforts by EAA and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, the Bahamas last week changed its rules to allow U.S.-based sport pilots to operate in its airspace. Read more
JOE MAEHL: BUGLING 17 SECONDS OF HONOR
Joe MaehlAs a formation of old warbirds streaks across the brilliant blue sky, at a marked point high above a gathered crowd a lone plane departs the formation, climbing steeply toward the heavens, leaving the rest behind. On the ground below, a lone bugler plays the ethereal, haunting melody of taps, in perfect unison with the lone plane’s departure from the formation.  Read more | EAA Memorial Wall 2010 Inductees
A REAL 'SURVIVOR' OF A PILOT
SurvivorIt’s mere coincidence that Kent Gray’s journey into aviation sounds like something out of a TV show. A sailboat skipper from Australia with an interest in paragliding, Gray had a chance encounter with a fellow Aussie in Singapore some 20 years ago.

“As soon as aviation came up, he said ‘You’ve got to go to Oshkosh,’” Gray recalled. “I had no idea, no concept whatsoever of what he was talking about. It was pre-Internet, so you couldn’t Google it to look it up.” Read more

AROUND THE FIELD
Two three-time veterans enjoy the vintage life 
Around the fieldThe run of bright sunny mornings at AirVenture 2010 ended on Saturday when the day dawned overcast and still wet from some overnight rain showers. But nevertheless, way down south, abeam the Runway 36 numbers, vintage aircraft campers are still out enjoying the morning, watching the planes come and go, and soaking up the vibe in these closing days of this year’s fly-in. Read more
READ TODAY'S ISSUE OF AIRVENTURE TODAY ONLINE
AirVenture TodayThe official newspaper of EAA AirVenture, as found around the grounds. Check the highlights of the day with this interactive online edition.
EAA MERCHANDISE: EAA SHEET METAL BUILDING BASICS BOOK
Sheet Metal BasicsOne week only - purchase the EAA Sheet Metal Building Basics Book for only $25.00! EAA's "how-to" series of educational materials for building your own aircraft now includes Sheet Metal Building Basics, written by longtime builder, SportAir instructor, and sheet metal construction expert, Jack Dueck. Sheet Metal Building Basics covers the fundamentals that everyone starting a sheet metal project should know, plus advanced 2010 World of Flight calendarmaterial on stress and fatigue. Regularly $28.95. Now only $25.00! Sale price good July 25 - August 1. Order online or call 1-800-564-6322.

PLUS - be the first to own EAA's World of Flight 2011 Calendar!  Order online or call 1-800-564-6322.

  
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