FAR103 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012
By Timm Bogenhagen, EAA Ultralight & Light-Plane Community Manager
Ultralight vehicles regulated by FAR Part 103 celebrate a 30th anniversary this year. Since the enacting of Part 103 in 1982 aviators have taken to the sky to fly just for fun. During the week of July 23-29, 2012 various activities will take place in the ultralight/light-plane area to celebrate the tremendous freedoms and fun that flying ultralights offer. EAA encourages ultralight owners to either fly or trailer their planes to Oshkosh.
Any owner that brings and displays an ultralight or light-plane in the ultralight/light-plane area will receive a free commemorative 30th anniversary Oshkosh Pilot 2012 hat when they register in the ultralight barn. Daily flying from the ultralight/light-plane runway is always a highlight within the area with the following schedule of flight times:
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. for Powered Parachutes
9:00 a.m. – Noon and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for Ultralights and Light-Planes
Homebuilt Rotorcraft will conduct flight operations from Noon – 3:00 p.m. daily.
Hot air balloons will inflate with tethered operations in the mornings and evenings with a scheduled mass launch for 6:00 a.m. Saturday July 28th.