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Cozyjet Will Participate in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
New owner plans Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum
July 9, 2015 - The one-of-a-kind jet-powered Cozy aircraft, featured in the November 2005 edition of Sport Aviation, was recently acquired by Ryszard Zadow, EAA 258833, of Waller, Texas, and the new owner has informed EAA this past week he intends to fly the airplane to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The unique Cozyjet Kerosene Dreams is powered by a modified 600 pound thrust General Electric T58 jet engine.
And that’s not all Zadow had to report; on July 4, he announced he’s creating the non-profit Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum aimed at promoting and preserving Burt Rutan’s popular homebuilt aircraft designs, including the VariViggen, VariEze, LongEze, Quickie, Defiant, and Solitaire.
“Our objective is to acquire at least one each of Burt’s homebuilt designs,” Zadow wrote in an e-mail to EAA. “This is a flying museum that will maintain these designs before the public and continue the legacy that led to space!”
Calling the Cozyjet the centerpiece of this new effort, Zadow hopes Kerosene Dreams helps attract attention to the museum’s mission and planned crowd-funding effort. Learn more about the fledgling museum on Facebook.