Stay Connected. Stay Informed.

The latest news and the greatest photo galleries and videos.
","BoostText":"","Article":"
\n

This year’s completed One Week Wonder had a successful first flight at Wittman Regional Airport on Thursday morning, August 18. Joe Norris, EAA Lifetime 113615, was at the controls of the Sonex Waiex-B on a beautiful sunny day.

\n\"sonex\n

The One Week Wonder project began as a kit on Monday morning of AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, July 25, and ended on Sunday, July 31, with the aircraft’s first official taxi during the air show.

\n

EAA Director, Chapters & Homebuilt Community Manager Charlie Becker reports that more than 2,200 people stopped by the booth to pull a rivet.

\n

What makes this Waiex-B unique is that it is the first to incorporate a factory-designed installation of a Rotax 912iS engine.

\n

The aircraft will also feature a custom paint scheme courtesy of the “Pick The Paint” contest presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company and supported by Scheme Designers Inc. Voters had 10 options to pick from, created by Craig Barnett, CEO of Scheme Designers Inc. After more than 5,000 votes, an American flag-based design was the winner.

\n\"one\n

More test flights are on the horizon as the aircraft certification process continues. Once certified, the One Week Wonder will be flown by EAA to chapter events and other activities throughout the country.

\n

The 2022 One Week Wonder project was presented by Sonex Aircraft and Rotax Aircraft Engines, and supported by AeroLEDs, Aircraft Specialty Flightlines, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Crow Safety Gear, David Clark, earthX, Flightline Interiors, FlyONSPEED, MGL Avionics, Midwest Panel Builders, Sandia Aerospace, Scheme Designers, Sensenich, Sherwin-Williams, Toucan Exhaust, True Blue Power, uAvionix, and WB Parts Express.

\n\"one","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-08-25T09:18:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"This year’s completed One Week Wonder had a successful first flight at Wittman Regional Airport on Thursday morning, August 18.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2022 One Week Wonder Makes First Flight","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-airventure-stats","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

A look at some of the numbers from 2022 edition of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

","Gallery_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022: Facts and Figures for a Record-Setting Year","Gallery_Description":"

A look at some of the numbers from 2022 edition of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A look at some of the numbers from 2022 edition of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.","SEO_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022: Facts and Figures for a Record-Setting Year | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022: Facts and Figures for a Record-Setting Year","OG_Description":"A look at some of the numbers from 2022 edition of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":530,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1200,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022: Facts and Figures for a Record-Setting Year","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"EAA\n

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 is in the books, and it turned out to be a record setting year.

\n

“We introduced a tagline of ‘Unlike Anything Else’ for this year’s AirVenture event and 2022’s fly-in proved to truly be unlike anything else,” said EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton. “We had seven days of nearly perfect weather, along with this year’s programs and activities, which brought out people and airplanes in numbers that we haven’t seen before.”

\n

This year’s attendance was approximately 650,000 people, which was 7 percent more than 2021’s attendance, and exceeded the previous record of 642,000 which was set in 2019.

\n

“There were several factors involved in the record attendance this year, in addition to the great weather,” said Jack. “Programs such as the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force contributed to exciting aerial displays all week, and it was a joy to welcome our international visitors back in full force for the first time since 2019.”

\n

Here are some other details from this year’s fly-in:

\n

Total aircraft: More than 10,000 aircraft arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other airports in east-central Wisconsin. At Wittman alone, there were 18,684 aircraft operations in the 11-day period from July 21-31, which is an average of approximately 121 takeoffs/landings per hour when the airport is open.

\n

Total showplanes: 3,226, including: 1,375 registered in vintage aircraft parking, plus 1,156 homebuilt aircraft (up 6 percent over 2021), 369 warbirds (up 5 percent from ’21), 137 ultralights, 87 seaplanes, 77 aerobatic aircraft, and 25 rotorcraft.

\n

Camping: More than 12,000 sites in aircraft and drive-in camping accounted for an estimated 40,000 visitors.

\n

Forums, Workshops, and Presentations: More than 1,400 sessions hosted throughout the week.

\n

Social Media, Internet, and Mobile: More than 10.6 million people were reached by EAA’s social media channels during AirVenture, with engagement of 1.1 million; More than 83,000 hours of viewing EAA video clips online also occurred during the event.

\n

International guests: International visitors returned in a big way in 2022, with attendees from 92 countries outside the U.S., just one behind the record total from 2019.

\n

The Gathering shines: The EAA Aviation Foundation’s annual event to support its aviation education programs attracted more than 1,000 people and raised more than $2 million dollars that will be focused on EAA’s mission of growing participation in aviation.

\n

Media: 797 media representatives on-site, from six continents.

\n

Economic impact*: $170 million for the five counties in the Oshkosh region (Winnebago, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Brown). * - based on 2017 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh economic impact study.

\n

Looking ahead to 2023, Jack pointed out that the early planning conversations have already begun.

\n

“We’re going to take a little time to give our staff and volunteers a well-deserved rest, but there were numerous discussions at AirVenture 2022 about possibilities for next year,” he said. “Certainly the 70th anniversary year of EAA will be among the big considerations as we look forward to next year’s edition of The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-08-03T10:02:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A look at some of the numbers from 2022 edition of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022: Facts and Figures for a Record-Setting Year","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-31-lindy-awards","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-lindy-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award. \n

","Gallery_Title":"2022 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Gallery_Description":"

Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-lindy-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"84913962-fb50-4e4b-86c0-cb20c642e0e5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","SEO_Title":"2022 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"2022 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","OG_Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-lindy-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"84913962-fb50-4e4b-86c0-cb20c642e0e5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"2022 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award. Few aircraft, in comparison to the field, come away with any sort of award. Fewer still come away with a Lindy.

\n

Awards are given out across six categories: Homebuilts, Warbirds, Vintage, Rotorcraft, Ultralights, and Seaplanes. Entrants can be considered for only one category in a given year, and are not eligible for the same or any lower-tier awards if they have won in the past.

\n

Looks are considered in award judging, but the quality of craftsmanship inherent in the aircraft is a crucial factor as well. Careful construction and/or restoration, as well as tireless maintenance, is essential in winning a Lindy.

\n

With all of that said, congratulations to all the 2022 award winners!

\n

Homebuilts

\n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
AwardCompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Kit Outstanding Workmanship - Plaques
Peter JeromeSalt Lake City, UtahVan's RV-14N1418F
Juliette CoshAthens, TennesseeVan's RV-14AN8181J
David Van HornLynnwood, WashingtonLancair EvolutionN143VH
Matthew HotchkissDraper, UtahVan's RV-7N203MH
Jason GrayNampa, IdahoKitfox Series 7N128CJ
Stephen ThorneTornoto, Ontario, CanadaVan's RV-14C-FCGA
Scott McElroySt. Matthews, South CarolinaVan's RV-8N332RT
Jeffrey WipplingerFrisco, TexasVan's RV-10N73SW
Ben SpurlockEugene, OregonVan's RV-10N818BS
Dwight MattmullerSpring Hill, FloridaVan's RV-14N442RV
James R. Pigg Jr.Fayetteville, GeorgiaVan's RV-7N779PJ
Plans Outstanding Workmanship - Plaques
Scott KnoltonBurlington, Ontario, CanadaPietenpol Air CamperC-FPET
Donald MrowzinkiHilliard, OhioRutan DefiantN171D
Paul SlawkoElverson, PennsylvaniaAerosport EmeraudeN694BA
Kit Champions - Bronze Lindy
Brian BeattyCentennial, ColoradoVan's RV-7N976BB
Mike CaseKernersville, North CarolinaLegend MoacNX42GC
Anthony KirkTemperance, MichiganVan's RV-7N777RV
Mike TiffeeDunlap, TennesseeJust SuperStolN420PG
Jeffrey RichNew Albany, IndianaVan's RV-10N313KC
James P. HartlineCarrolton, GeorgiaVan's RV-14N8402
Paul Mantegna and Kacy AndersonMountain View, CaliforniaVan's RV-7N69ER
Kristin McGuinnessWarrenville, IllinoisVan's RV-10N119KT
Plans Champions - Bronze Lindy
Justin MillerCedar Rapids, IowaPitts S-1-11N426CU
Douglas GibbsPerrysburg, OhioStarduster TooN582CM
Mark Steven TaylorGoshen, OhioHatz CB-1NX493CK
Reserve Grand Champion Kitbuilt - Silver LindyRobert SemonesSellersburg, IndianaVan's RV-8N781RS
Reserve Grand Champion Plansbuilt - Silver LindyKendall N. HorstSmoketown, PennsylvaniaAcroduster IIN540AD
Paul Poberezny Founder's Award for Best Classic HomebuiltMichael KrzciokGrand Rapids, MichiganBowers Fly BabyNX19GG
Stan Dzik Memorial Award for Outstanding Design ContributionErick O'ConnorCold Lake, Alberta, CanadaF1 RocketC-FGXB
Grand Champion Kitbuilt - Gold LindyRaymond EatonPlantation, FloridaVan's RV-6N6LV
Grand Champion Plansbuilt - Gold LindyZach JacksonBrainerd, MinnesotaExperimental Piper J-3NX91RJ
\n

 

\n

Warbirds

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
AwardWrenchCompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Preservation Awards
Mike ReirdonEl Cajon, CaliforniaBeechcraft T-34 MentorN4982N
Peter BalesJanesville, WisconsinHughes OH-6A CayuseN67PB
Doc's Friends Inc.Wichita, KansasBoeing B-29 SuperfortressN69972
Judges' Choice: Most AuthenticFrank DessuitMcKinney, TexasBeechcraft T-34A MentorN34BV
Judges' Choice: FighterEd and Marsha WilseyOkeechobee, FloridaCurtiss P-40 WarhawkN692CK
Judges' Choice: Foreign AircraftMary Davis GrangerFriendswood, TexasMax Holste MH.1521M BroussardN246MH
Judges' Choice: HelicopterJesse SchneiderInola, OklahomaSikorsky UH-34 ChoctawN855BA
Judges' Choice: JetLewis ShawDallas, TexasTemco Super Pinto JetN4486L
Judges' Choice: Foreign JetCyrill Wipfli and Nathan JonesRockford, IllinoisAeroVodochody L-39C AlbatrosN25AL
Judges' Choice: L-5Charles RooksFrisco, TexasStinson L-5G SentinelN60440
Judges' Choice: Foreign FighterAvenger LLCBeaverton, OregonMesserschmitt Me 109N90602
Judges' Choice: L-BirdTed CarterBigfork, MontanaCessna L-10 Bird DogN5268G
Best HelicopterBarry Hammerback and David SchmitzRiver Falls, WisconsinBell UH-1H HueyN145D
Silver WrenchBarry Hammerback and David SchmitzRiver Falls, Wisconsin
Best Primary TrainerMatt QuyRosemont, MinnesotaBoeing PT-13D StearmanN5359N
Silver WrenchMN Wing CAFMatt QuyRosemont, Minnesota
Best TrainerCasey FoxLakehills, TexasNorth American T-6G TexanN30WF
Silver WrenchATW AviationMarana, Arizona
Silver WrenchCustom ConnectionsMesa, Arizona
Best L-19Minard and Janice ThompsonColville, WashingtonCessna L-19E Bird DogN4431D
Silver WrenchMinard and Janice ThompsonColville, Washington
Best L-BirdRobert StoneyMercer Island, WashingtonCessna O-1E Bird DogN4848M
Silver WrenchSteve Myers AviationOskhosh, Wisconsin
Best JetDouglass MatthewsWellington, FloridaNorth American F-86F SabreN286CF
Silver WrenchClassic FightersTitusville, Florida
Best LiaisonDavid HadfieldUtopia, Ontario, CanadaWestland LysanderCF-VZZ
Silver WrenchVintage Wings of CanadaGatineau, Quebec, Canada
Best FighterJC Aviation LLCRaleigh, North CarolinaNorth American TF-51D MustangN74978
Silver WrenchCal Pacific AirmotiveSalinas, California
Phoenix AwardBruce WinterSan Antonio, TexasMesserchmitt Me 109G-6NX42109
Gold WrenchMidwest Aero Restorations Ltd.Danville, Illinois
Keep 'em Flying AwardHangar 180Gary PetersClarkston, Washingtonde Havilland L-20A BeaverN530BJ
Gold WrenchHangar 180Bill StrangeLewiston, Idaho
Phoenix AwardDavid HadfieldUtopia, Ontario, CanadaWestland LysanderCF-VZZ
Silver WrenchVintage Wings of CanadaGatineau, Quebec, Canada
Reserve Grand Champion: World War IIHugo MathysLueterkofen, SwitzerlandDouglas C-47 SkytrainN150D
Gold WrenchBasler TurboOshkosh, Wisconsin
Grand Champion: World War IIBruce WinterSan Antonio, TexasMesserschmitt Me 109G-6NX42109
Gold WrenchMidwest Aero Restorations Ltd.Danville, Illinois
\n

 

\n

Vinatge

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
AwardCompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Antique (Through August 1945)
Antique Continuously Maintained AircraftLowell BakerEffingham, Illinois1941 Taylorcraft BC-12N29654
Replica Aircraft Runner-UpDaniel NghiemWestminster, California1968 Lockheed AirtrooperNX100GR
Transport Category Runner-UpJohn MosleyJackson, Mississippi1944 Douglas DC-3N33VW
Customized Aircraft Runner-UpBenjamin RedmanFaribault, Minnesota1937 Stinson SR-9N17179
World War II Era Outsanding Closed-Cockpit BiplaneScott HansenBatavia, Illinois1944 Beechcraft D17SN44562
World War II Era Runner-UpJordan BrownCenterpoint, Indiana1942 Beechcraft C-45N213DE
Bronze Age Outstanding Closed-Cockpit MonoplaneKeith BaumannFairfield, Illinois1938 Luscombe 8AN2336
Bronze Age Runner-UpScott RozzellHouston, Texas1941 Waco UPF-7N32016
Silver Age Outstanding Closed-Cockpit BiplaneJason NollGeneva, Illinois1933 Waco UICNC13418
Silver Age Outstanding Open-Cockpit BiplaneAndrew KingVienna, Virginia1930 Brunner-Winkle BirdN727Y
Silver Age Runner-UpKelly MahonMount Pleasant, Texas1932 Monocoupe 110 SpecialN2347
Replica Aircraft Champion - Bronze LindyDonald C. PerryChicago, Illinois1918 Curtiss Jenny JN-4N1DP
World War II Military Trainer/Liaison Aircraft Champion - Bronze LindyRonald WojnarEast Troy, Wisconsin1942 Boeing PT-17N615RS
Transport Category Champion - Bronze LindyHarry MoyerCrawford, Virginia1943 Douglas DC-3N47E
Customized Aircraft Champion - Bronze LindyBenjamin RedmanFaribault, Minnesota1941 Waco UPF-7N38156
World War II Era (1942-1945) Champion - Bronze LindyDoug KimballBedford, Indiana1941 Waco UPF-7NC180GD
Bronze Age (1937-1941) Champion - Bronze LindyDrew BowePoplar Grove, Illinois1937 Monocoupe 90AN18056
Silver Age (1928-1936) Champion - Bronze LindyStephen ZoerleinSt. Charles, Illinois1936 Waco YQC-6NS16212
Antique Reserve Grand Champion - Silver LindyWalter BoweSonoma, California1940 Waco SREN20967
Antique Grand Champion - Gold LindyMark HolmquistSuwanee, Georgia1939 Beechcraft D17SN19493
Classic (September 1945-1955)
Outstanding Aeronca Chief - Small PlaqueRyan MelendezValley Center, California1946 Aeronca 11ACN9510E
Outstanding Beech - Small PlaqueRichard FortierChico, California1950 Beechcraft B35N5256C
Outstanding Bellanca - Small PlaqueScott EwartFallon, Nevada1947 Bellanca 14-13-2N33GM
Outstanding Cessna 120/140 - Small PlaqueBenjamin SinenseElm Grove, Wisconsin1946 Cessna 140N89385
Outstanding Cessna 170 - Small PlaqueSally SkalanyCrystal Lake, Illinois1949 Cessna 170N9559A
Outstanding Ercoupe - Small PlaqueAlan CuthbertEdwardsburg, Michigan1946 Ercoupe 415N93803
Outstanding Piper J-3 - Small PlaqueCurtis CumberlandFrederick, Maryland1946 Piper J-3C-65N70596
Outstanding Piper Other - Small PlaqueJoshua FisherWhite Bear Lake, Minnesota1953 Piper PA-18N9193Z
Outstanding Swift - Small PlaqueRon SchmidtOgallala, Nebraska1949 Temco GC-1N2422B
Best Continuously Maintained - Small PlaqueTerry DurhamParker, Colorado1948 Luscombe 8FNC1902B
Preservation - Small PlaqueRyan SherwoodGranger, Indiana1947 Stinson 108NC8502
Custom Class A (0-85 hp) - Small PlaqueWilliam RigdonHazel Green, Wisconsin1946 Taylorcraft BC-12N44257
Custom Class B (86-150 hp) - Small PlaqueRobert RavencampIndependence, Missouri1949 Luscombe 8FN2183B
Custom Class C (151-235 hp) - Small PlaqueVictor DanielliChesley, Ontario, Canada1947 NavionC-GDVA
Custom Class D (236-up hp) - Small PlaqueCharles StanickFort Smith, Arkansas1952 Cessna 195BN4432C
Best Customized Runner-Up - Large PlaqueTimothy CrawfordTroy, Michigan1953 Beechcraft D35N21CN
Class I (0-85 hp) - Bronze LindyRobert GoudreauIndianapolis, Indiana1948 Piper PA-17N4614H
Class II (86-150 hp) - Bronze LindyElliot BlockRancho Santa Fe, California1949 Cessna 140N9471A
Champion Customized Classic - Bronze LindyRyan WallerBrighton, Michigan1950 Cessna 195N775A
Grand Champion - Gold LindyDavid AllenElbert, Colorado1947 Piper PA-11NC4880M
Contemporary (1956-1970)
Outstanding Beech Single EngineMike ChappieSidney, Ohio1961 Beechcraft N35N561T
Outstanding Beech Multi EngineRick FarrowGodfrey, Illinois1969 Beechcraft D55N7958R
Outstanding Cessna 180/182/185/210Amanda LevinPrairie du Sac, Wisconsin1970 Cessna 180N9037M
Outstanding MooneyFrank StonerEastvale, California1966 Mooney M20CN231FX
Outstanding MauleWarwick PattersonSquamish, British Columbia, Canada1965 Maule M-4CF-AAI
Outstanding Piper PA-18 Super CubDave TerhaarBeulah, Michigan1961 Piper PA-18N118DK
Outstanding Piper PA-22 Tri-PacerBen StephenEgg Harbor, Wisconsin1956 Piper PA-22N6107D
Outstanding Piper PA-24 ComancheGreg PiehlSt. Petersburg, Florida1959 Piper PA-24-250N6494P
Outstanding Piper PA-30 Twin ComancheBruce EdwardsMartinsville, Virginia1966 Piper PA-30N7827Y
Outstanding Piper PA-23 Multi EngineJon BrozLorain, Ohio1958 Piper PA-23-160N4014P
Outstanding Limited ProductionWilliam EasterWeatherford, Oklahoma1964 Piper PA-24N8401P
Preservation AwardRick BascoCharlotte, North Carolina1965 Alon A2N6557Q
Class I Single Engine (0-160 hp) - Bronze LindyJoe WhisenhuntLittle Rock, Arkansas1960 Piper PA-18N3676Z
Class II Single Engine (161-230 hp) - Bronze LindyWilliam CunninhamTulsa, Oklahoma1968 Cessna 182N832PM
Class III Single Engine (231-up hp) - Bronze LindyDavid NazemCarrollton, Texas1966 Beechcraft V35N5724V
Dean Richardson Memorial Award - Bronze LindyDennis OzmentQuincy, Illinois1968 Cessna 150N23232
Outstanding Customized - Bronze LindyKarl JohansonSan Diego, California1967 Beechcraft C33N6219V
Outstanding Multi Engine - Bronze LindyFrancois MarquisMont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada1968 Piper PA-30CF-TWK
Reserve Grand Champion - Silver LindyEric BarnumMaumee, Ohio1967 Piper PA-28-235BN9232W
Grand Champion Customized - Gold LindyJoseph WeaverFlower Mound, Oklahoma1957 Beechcraft H35N64JW
\n

 

\n

Rotorcraft

\n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
\n

Award

\n
CompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Grand Champion - Gold LindyGeno ManciniMount Iron, Minnesota2016 RotorWayN420SX
Reserve Grand Champion - Silver LindyBrad ChamplinPalmyra, New York2018 RotorWayN1995R
Champion - Bronze LindyJoel AmickHuntersville, North Carolina2021 RotorWayN2302T
\n

 

\n

Ultralights

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
\n

Award

\n
CompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Reserve Grand Champion Light Sport - Silver LindyRyan NeufeldMorden, Manitoba, CanadaMurphy RenegadeCF-VRI
Ultralight Honorable Mention - PlaqueJean PreckelBruceton Mills, West VirginiaEarthstar eGull
\n

 

\n

Seaplanes

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
AwardCompanyNameLocationPlaneN-Number
Grand Champion - Gold LindyBob RednerBlommfield, MichiganMcKinnon G21G GooseN70AL
Reserve Grand Champion - Silver LindyPerry ClarkPine River, MinnesotaCessna 182PN7300Q
Champion - Bronze LindyJon MillerMaple Lake, MinnesotaGrumman Super WidgeonN414U
Outstanding Metal Floatplane - PlaqueMark JobeEugene, Missouride Havilland DCH-2 BeaverN67692
Outstanding Fabric Floatplane - PlaquePeter HallNew Richmond, WisconsinPiper PA-12NC3648M
Outstanding Amphibian - PlaqueRob HaglundCrosslake, MinnesotaCessna 185N4220Q
Outstanding Homebuilt - PlaqueDan GervaeIron River, MichiganPiper PA-11 ExperimentalNX906SG
Judges' Choice - PlaqueUSDA Forest ServiceJoe SchoolcraftEly, Minnesotade Havilland DCH-2 BeaverN191Z
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-31T07:35:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2022 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-26-one-week-wonder-update-day2","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.\n

","Gallery_Title":"One Week Wonder 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"549de59f-81d9-464b-ba3e-95b34c7b2377","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.","SEO_Title":"One Week Wonder 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"One Week Wonder 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"549de59f-81d9-464b-ba3e-95b34c7b2377","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"One Week Wonder 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\n

Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.

\n
\"EAA\"
\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n
\"EAA\"
\n
\n
\n

Day 4

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

We have wings! Wing skinning on the 2022 Waiex-B One Week Wonder was completed on Thursday, and the wings have been rigged to the fuselage. Tasks in the forward fuselage to prep for wing rigging were completed late Thursday, and a small crew of volunteers and Sonex staff stayed into the night to complete that process.\n

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

\nOther milestones for Thursday included the beginning of the tail installation process, gear leg rigging and drilling, engine mount installation, installation of the first firewall forward components including the Rotax 912 iS fuse box, oil tank, and oil breather tube. The fuel tank was given its first temporary fit with fuel lines to the 912 iS fuel pumps, and the fuel pumps were installed. We’re looking forward to getting the Waiex-B on its gear, installing a lot more engine installation items, continuing the canopy installation process, and making more progress on the installation of controls.

\n
\n
\n

Day 3

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

We saw the completion of some major items on the One Week Wonder build midweek! The general public pulled a lot of rivets on the Waiex-B model, riveting the stabilizers, ruddervators, wings, flaps, and even small parts like the seat pan. Then each participant got to sign their name next to their rivet.
\n
\nCheckmark stickers added to the big back wall in the One Week Wonder tent included completion of the stabilizer assembly, ruddervators, rudder, turtledeck installation, fuselage tail cone assembly, flap assemblies, and the canopy frame. The forward fuselage took shape, and we anticipated having a finished fuselage box structure on Thursday. We were a few rivets away from having finished wings as well. Other goals included engine mount and landing gear installation, wing rigging, tail installation and maybe even windshield and canopy installation.\n

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

\nWednesday saw our largest volunteer head count of the week as we tried to stick with preferences for days and shifts that volunteers signed up for. On Thursday and Friday, our need for volunteers will likely be reduced because we can only get so many bodies around the aircraft.

\n
\n
\n

Day 2

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

We saw some significant progress on the construction of the Waiex-B aircraft kit from Sonex on the second day of the One Week Wonder build at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The first signatures on exterior skins of the aircraft could be seen on the aft fuselage side walls of the One Week Wonder. Those aft fuselage side walls were quickly assembled into the lower tail cone box, and by the end of the day the turtledeck was Cleco’d in place. The forward fuselage side walls are also completed and are just waiting for the turtledeck to be riveted before the forward fuselage can be installed onto the tail cone. Tail and control surfaces quickly came together today and are ready for the public to rivet on Wednesday morning. The wings also made significant progress today, with the left wing skins installed and the right wing substructure completed — wing ribs and rear spar all installed and riveted to the main wing spar. Preparation of the Rotax 912 iS engine was also completed today with clocking of the water pump elbows, installation of the straight water pump inlet fitting, installation of the required oil fitting on the bottom of the case, and fitting of the Sonex/AeroConversions Rotax prop hub extension.

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

The day ended with a ceremonial update to the aircraft build checklist on the back wall of the One Week Wonder tent. Sonex General Manager Heather Zahner was brave enough to climb the big ladder and put checkmark stickers on the wall to show completion of the fuselage tail cone box, forward fuselage sides, rear spar assembly on both left and right wings, aileron bellcrank assemblies for left and right wings, and wing rib installation for both wings. The fun and enjoyment of the project is contagious in and around the One Week Wonder tent, and some big milestones are set to be accomplished on Wednesday!

\n
\n
\n

Day 1

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder. EAA CEO and Chair Jack J. Pelton officially kicked things off at the opening ceremonies this morning as the clock began ticking, and volunteers and spectators cheered, counting down six-and-a-half days to build an aircraft. Volunteers began unpacking the kit immediately and handing pieces over the wall as Sonex staff helped to organize where each part should go. The build started by attacking all parts of the airframe at once — the benefit of a massive amount of enthusiastic free labor.

\n

Volunteers simultaneously began work on forward and aft fuselage side walls, wing spar prep, tail and control surfaces, wheelpant prep, and engine prep. By the end of the day, wing ribs were deburred and ready to be riveted to the main wing spar, rear wing spars were completed, fuselage side walls are ready for the public to rivet, the tail stabilizer structure is complete, ruddervators are in process, the rear spar carry through and fuselage spar box is well underway, and the gear leg fairings and wheelpants were completed.

\n

 

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-30T15:43:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Mark Schaible, Sonex Aircraft","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Today’s the day! Stop by the One Week Wonder tent on Celebration Way to see the finishing touches put on this year’s example, the Rotax-powered Sonex Waiex-B.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"One Week Wonder 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-30-aviation-leaders-discuss-priorities","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe, Aviation Leaders Discuss Legislative Priorities","Gallery_Description":"

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe, Aviation Leaders Discuss Legislative Priorities | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe, Aviation Leaders Discuss Legislative Priorities | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe, Aviation Leaders Discuss Legislative Priorities","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

\n

During the forum discussion, which along with Inhofe included EAA CEO and Chairman Jack J. Pelton, AOPA President Mark Baker, EAA Legal Advisory Council members Kathleen Yodice and Alan Farkas, and moderator/EAA Government Relations Vice President Doug Macnair, the group discussed many of the legislative wins accomplished over the years that have been spearheaded by Inhofe during his 35 years in Congress — including the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, BasicMed, emergency certificate revocations and fighting for Bob Hoover, aviation workforce development, and defeating ATC privatization, among other topics.

\n

After years fighting for GA in Congress, Inhofe is retiring at the end of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2023, but he certainly isn’t riding off into the sunset without advocating for additional legislation to benefit the aviation industry in his final months, including the PLANE Act, HANGARS Act, and Certainty for General Aviation Pilots Act, which address aviation infrastructure funding and DPE/DAR liability, hangar funding, and pilot liability when engaged in flight training and testing, respectively. The transition to unleaded avgas and the EAGLE Initiative was also discussed by the panel. In addition, Inhofe spoke about the senator he feels will help carry on his legacy in Congress when it comes to advocating for general aviation, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota), who like Inhofe is an avid pilot.

\n

As someone who’s attended AirVenture for 43 years, Inhofe plans on returning again and again, as well as advocating for general aviation as a private citizen. Pelton closed Saturday’s discussion by thanking Inhofe for his many contributions to GA during his time in Congress.

\n

“Jim Inhofe is one of us. He’s an EAA member. He flies an RV, he flew a Cessna twin,” Pelton said. “What he’s done in his terms in the Senate and Congress, he’s been nothing short of our biggest and sometimes only advocate we have. I can tell you personally, I can call his office and he’ll always take the call. When I’m in Washington, he makes sure I come by in the afternoon and sit down with him. He’s always attentive and cares, but the thing that’s most important to me, he always gets everything across the finish line. It’s incredible. … Sen. Inhofe, on behalf of all of us at EAA, thank you very much.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-30T15:01:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, and a panel of aviation leaders and legal experts discussed a number of the current legislative initiatives on the Hill impacting GA pilots and aircraft owners during the Congressional Update forum that took place Saturday morning during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe, Aviation Leaders Discuss Legislative Priorities","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-30-jack-hooker","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Remembering Jack Hooker","Gallery_Description":"

Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.","SEO_Title":"Remembering Jack Hooker | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Remembering Jack Hooker | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Remembering Jack Hooker","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.

\n

Jack started Hooker Harness in the 1970s, growing to become one of “the most well-known and respected producer of aerobatic seatbelts and shoulder harnesses,” according to its website.

\n

“He kind of revolutionized the aviation seatbelt industry,” Grant Hastings, friend of Jack, said. “[Hooker Harness] is the go-to people for a performance seatbelt.”

\n

Celebrating his business and the aviation community was an important part of Jack’s life.

\n

“He was here doing what he loved,” said Scott McPhillips, Hooker Harness manager. “He loved the people, loved the aircraft. This was all he wanted to do. Even when he retired, he couldn’t stop being here.”\nWhether at a fly-in, working hard at his business, or just hanging out, Jack couldn’t help but bring a community spirit.

\n

“I think he was a very giving person, a very social person,” Grant said. “He was very influential; he knew everybody through his harness company, and always brought a keg of beer to share. He was able to provide a meeting point, a catalyst for everyone to meet everyone. I think the legacy he leaves behind is a component of community, of getting together.”

\n

For many people, including Grant, Jack is the reason they are interested in aviation at all.

\n

“I owe a lot of my interest in aviation to him,” Grant said. “He got me involved in our local EAA chapter and kept spending any and all time that I could at the airport. I didn’t have any family, per se, in aviation, immediate family, so he was kind of one of the main catalysts, that was my airport family. I’m forever grateful to him.”

\n

EAA joins the aviation community in mourning Jack’s passing, while also celebrating his immeasurable contributions to aviation safety.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-30T14:27:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Jack Hooker, known for his company Hooker Harnesses, passed away on Wednesday at 78 years old.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Remembering Jack Hooker","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-30-odyssey-vector-ii","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-odyssey-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Odyssey Vector II Jet on Display at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-odyssey-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"7536699a-50ab-46d6-908a-4aad1474e7de","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Odyssey Vector II Jet on Display at AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Odyssey Vector II Jet on Display at AirVenture","OG_Description":"Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-odyssey-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"7536699a-50ab-46d6-908a-4aad1474e7de","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Odyssey Vector II Jet on Display at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Courtesy of Russ Emanis.
\n

Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

\n

Emanis has given well-received presentations on composites at AirVenture in the past, and has a composites shop in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area. The shop builds kayaks and composite products for other companies, and also has a composites material distribution segment as well as a coatings company.

\n

It’s safe to say he is well-versed on the subject! In his own words, “There’s no learning curve here!”

\n

The Vector II jet represents a design of his own making and is intended to eventually become a kit for sale to the experimental amateur-built community. Kits are not currently for sale, and Emanis says he will not be ready to sell them until he has an airplane to sell. He “doesn’t need deposits” to fund the project.

\n

At AirVenture 2019, Emanis said he did not have a current project, so he sketched up the Odyssey and decided to use advanced infusion — a process where the material is bagged dry and the resin is sucked through it — to create the initial prototype. “My Facebook page blew up when everyone saw the design,” said Emanis.

\n

He is quick to point out he has had help during the design and build phase from aerodynamic experts, engineers, electronic experts, and a group of dedicated supporters. “I can’t do it by myself.” Words we can all relate to as homebuilders!

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

Emanis said he wanted to power the aircraft with an electric engine, but the technology wasn’t there, so the prototype is powered by an AMT Netherlands jet engine that produces 181 pounds of thrust. The prototype is a single-seat, all-composite design with a two-seat version planned. The price for the kit is aimed for the $45,000 price point, which does not include the engine. He said AMT has been very supportive of the design and installation.

\n

Specifications include a 25-gallon tank, a wingspan of 18 feet, and a length of 14 feet. The empty weight will be 300 pounds and the gross weight will be 700 pounds on the prototype. He said computer modeling shows a cruise around 200 mph and a stall of 55 knots. The airframe is largely complete, and Emanis intends to have it flying by fall 2022.

\n

Emanis said his experience in the composite industry allows him to “bring the manufacturing process to the kit.” He says the parts are on par with what would come out of an autoclave.

\n

When it comes to fulfilling a dream, many in the experimental community can understand and support the work required to do so. Russ Emanis is well on his way to achieving his lifelong dream.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-30T14:08:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Russ Emanis is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream to build and fly an aircraft he designed. The result is the Odyssey Vector II jet prototype on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Odyssey Vector II Jet on Display at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-30-nasa-sustainable-aviation","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-nasa-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization. \n

","Gallery_Title":"NASA at the Forefront in Sustainable Aviation","Gallery_Description":"

Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-nasa-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"63e5b261-496f-4076-9b0e-b5b1a92e2356","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization.","SEO_Title":"NASA at the Forefront in Sustainable Aviation | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"NASA at the Forefront in Sustainable Aviation","OG_Description":"Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-8/2022-07-31-AV_Today-nasa-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"63e5b261-496f-4076-9b0e-b5b1a92e2356","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"NASA at the Forefront in Sustainable Aviation","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Image Courtesy of NASA.
\n

NASA Aeronautics is engaging with industry, academia, and other agencies to accomplish the aviation community’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

\n

Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization.

\n

This includes enabling 25-30 percent energy efficiency improvements in next-generation transports with the capability to use 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel and also fly optimal trajectories.

\n

The iconic centerpiece of the partnership will be a full-scale technology demonstrator X-plane built to test an ultra-efficient aerodynamic design and possibly other new technologies, to solve the challenges of integrating those technologies and proving their predicted benefits in flight.

\n

NASA is soliciting industry for preliminary designs of aircraft configurations that could be tested, with the potential for first flight of the demonstrator no earlier than late 2026. This achievement will be key to ensuring that we are able to slow the growth of CO2 emissions in the future and achieve net zero by 2050.

\n

\nSustainable Aviation Activities\n

\n

NASA and partners are focused on multiple synergistic commercial transport vehicle technologies, which include airframe configurations, manufacturing, propulsion and electrification, airspace operations, and sustainable aviation fuels. These include the following:

\n
    \n
  • The Transonic Truss-Braced Wing is a unique design of the aircraft’s wings that reduces drag during flight and so reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. NASA is testing this innovative configuration as an option for future airliners.
  • \n
  • The Sustainable Flight Demonstrator will be a full-scale technology demonstrator X-plane built to test an ultra-efficient aerodynamic design and possibly other new technologies, to prove their predicted benefits in flight to inform industry decisions associated with a next-generation single-aisle seat product.
  • \n
  • Hybrid Thermally Efficient Core is accelerating the development and demonstration of advanced turbine engine technologies in a high-power-density core to enable next-generation commercial transport aircraft.
  • \n
  • Electrified Aircraft Propulsion offers new possibilities for reducing fuel and energy usage in aviation from small passenger aircraft to single-aisle transports. Innovative technologies, aircraft concepts, test aircraft, and ground test facilities will turn this vision of efficient flight from science fiction to reality.
  • \n
  • The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration project will enable megawatt-class power systems to propel short-range and regional aircraft. The project will integrate and demonstrate components and systems in flight to accelerate the transition of these technologies into practical use to benefit the flying public.
  • \n
  • The Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing project seeks a dramatic 400-600 percent improvement in manufacturing rates for composite airframe structures, so that lighter, more fuel-efficient airframes can meet market demand and replace heavier aircraft.
  • \n
  • The Air Traffic Management — eXploration project will transform the air traffic management system to safely accommodate the growing demand of new air vehicles to enter the airspace to perform a variety of missions.
  • \n
  • NASA researchers will continue sampling and characterizing the makeup of sustainable aviation fuel emissions to verify performance and to ensure compatibility of sustainable aviation fuels with existing and future aircraft.
  • \n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-30T13:19:00","Copyright":"","Author":"NASA Public Affairs","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Through collective work in three areas — advanced vehicle technologies, efficient airline operations, and sustainable aviation fuels — NASA is committed to contributing viable solutions for achieving the extreme challenge of aviation decarbonization.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"NASA at the Forefront in Sustainable Aviation","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-leaving-a-legacy","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-inhofe-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

General aviation advocate Sen. Jim Inhofe retires after 35 years in Congress.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Leaving a Legacy","Gallery_Description":"

General aviation advocate Sen. Jim Inhofe retires after 35 years in Congress.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-inhofe-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"9d25d6ed-b3f4-4ab4-a066-b4b3e798b892","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"General aviation advocate Sen. Jim Inhofe retires after 35 years in Congress.","SEO_Title":"Leaving a Legacy | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Leaving a Legacy | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"General aviation advocate Sen. Jim Inhofe retires after 35 years in Congress.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-inhofe-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"9d25d6ed-b3f4-4ab4-a066-b4b3e798b892","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Leaving a Legacy","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"\n

In the 35 years since he was first elected to Congress, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, has continually fought for the rights of pilots and the general aviation industry as a whole. After three-plus decades in Congress, Inhofe has decided to retire at the end of the 117th Congress, which concludes on January 3, 2023.

\n

For his many years of service and advocacy in support of general aviation, Inhofe will be presented with EAA’s Freedom of Flight Award today. The Freedom of Flight Award is EAA’s highest honor, bestowed annually to recognize contributions to aviation that closely mirror the integrity, entrepreneurship, and innovativeness of EAA members.

\n

“I think it’s great. It’s really something when you think about the number of people who’ve done some good things [who also earned the award],” Inhofe said.

\n

In his final trip to Oshkosh as a sitting U.S. senator, Inhofe reflected on the two aspects of attending AirVenture that he enjoys most — the friends he sees and the aviation-related legislation he gathers support for.

\n

“People will ask, ‘What rewards you the most?’ There are really two things,” he said. “The first is the people. There are people that I’ve known all my life, and I only see them once a year. I look forward to it. They know me; I know them. It’s just fun spending time with them. The second thing is probably the most productive thing, and that’s getting things passed.”

\n

The legacy Inhofe leaves when it comes to legislative wins for general aviation is impressive. As an avid pilot with more than 11,000 hours, Inhofe’s passion is aviation, and it shows with what he’s been able to accomplish in Congress.

\n

When legendary military, test, and air show pilot Bob Hoover’s medical certificate was revoked by the FAA, Inhofe helped shepherd legislation through the Senate to protect FAA certificate holders from bureaucratic overreach by providing pilots the ability to immediately appeal emergency revocations of their certificates to the National Transportation Safety Board.

\n

“Nothing was more significant than seeing the look on Bob Hoover’s face that he was back in the air,” Inhofe said.

\n

To match the international standard for commercial pilots, Inhofe helped pass legislation to raise the mandatory retirement age for American pilots from 60 to 65 years. Inhofe was also instrumental in helping to create the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which creates a level playing field between individual pilots and the FAA by ensuring pilots have access to all the information required to appropriately defend themselves during an FAA enforcement proceeding or NTSB review.

\n

Inhofe’s involvement in third-class medical reform also cannot be understated. The result was BasicMed, which eased the medical certification process for pilots by cutting bureaucratic red tape and encouraged pilots to disclose and get treatment for medical conditions that may affect their ability to fly.

\n

To address the shortage of pilots and aviation maintenance professionals, Inhofe created the Aviation Pilot and Maintenance Workforce Development Program that supported career development, as well as directed the FAA to modernize the mandatory curriculum for aviation maintenance technician schools for the first time since the 1960s.

\n

Recently, Inhofe was vital in defeating the ATC privatization movement, which was an effort to take away the freedom to fly from GA pilots by privatizing air traffic control. Additionally, he’s helped in designated pilot examiner reforms, which ensured the FAA updates regulations and policies related to the selection, training, and deployment of DPEs to ensure commercial and recreational pilots have access to an adequate number of examiners.

\n

As someone making his 43rd straight trip to AirVenture (excluding 2020’s cancellation), aviation events like Oshkosh are close to Inhofe’s heart, and he’s passed legislation that directs the FAA to provide air traffic services for these types of gatherings without additional cost to participants.

\n

In his remaining months in Congress, Inhofe does have some legislative goals when it comes to general aviation, particularly when it comes to the transition to unleaded avgas.

\n

“On top of my mind this year is how we can provide a safe and smart transition to unleaded aviation gas so that pilots can keep flying,” he said. “We must all work together to provide the smoothest transition to an unleaded aviation gas. One of the ways we can ensure this is to make sure airports continue to make available for sale 100LL aviation gas until there is an unleaded fuel solution approved for use and available, enabling pilots to keep on flying. Second, we can provide airports across the nation with additional flexibility to use Airport Improvement Program funding to make the infrastructure upgrades necessary to quicken the transition to unleaded aviation gas.”

\n

In addition, Inhofe supports a number of other initiatives to help general aviation. The National Center for the Advancement of Aviation (NCAA) ensures the development and sustainability of the civil and military workforce via the promotion of youth aviation programs and the availability of aviation-oriented curriculum for students of all ages, and empowers collaborative and cross-disciplinary efforts between private sector organizations, higher education, and other relevant entities to develop cutting-edge aviation materials, technology, and avionics. The PLANE Act ensures tax receipts from all aviation fuel sources are deposited in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund so all aviation user fees go to support aviation infrastructure and the aviation community, as well as empowers DPEs and DARs by giving them necessary civil liability protection and designates qualified GA airports as “disaster relief airports” so they have the needed infrastructure. The Certainty for General Aviation Pilots Act provides certainty that pilots engaged in flight training and flight testing are not considered as “carrying persons or property for compensation or hire,” while the HANGARS Act funds the construction of hangars at general aviation airports to address the growing aircraft hangar shortage.

\n

While Inhofe is retiring from the Senate, this won’t be the last time he’ll be back at Oshkosh, as this event is his passion and he won’t stop advocating for aviation even when retired.

\n

“It’s the most enjoyable thing I do every single year,” he said. “When you have the job that I have, there’s a lot of misery. I come here because I know a bunch of people. I have friends here that I see once a year. The second thing I do, we’re passing laws and all that, and the best place to get support is to do it here.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T14:14:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"General aviation advocate Sen. Jim Inhofe retires after 35 years in Congress.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Leaving a Legacy","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-rv-12","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-rv12-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees. \n

","Gallery_Title":"EAA Chapter 27 RV-12 ‘Give Flight’ Project Flown to AirVenture ’22","Gallery_Description":"

Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-rv12-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"b61a89bf-e580-46a9-b887-4fc266390fdf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees.","SEO_Title":"EAA Chapter 27 RV-12 ‘Give Flight’ Project Flown to AirVenture ’22 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA Chapter 27 RV-12 ‘Give Flight’ Project Flown to AirVenture ’22 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-rv12-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"b61a89bf-e580-46a9-b887-4fc266390fdf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA Chapter 27 RV-12 ‘Give Flight’ Project Flown to AirVenture ’22","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"\n

Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees. Following AirVenture, the wings were shipped to each chapter, where local fundraising efforts provided enough money to buy the rest of the kits.

\n

Chapter 461 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, built a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer. Chapter 245 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also built a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer. Chapter 84 in Snohomish, Washington, built a Zenith CH 650. Chapter 27 in Meriden, Connecticut, built an RV-12, and Chapter 555 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, built a Sonex Waiex.

\n

The RV-12 was built by the students from H.C. Wilcox Technical High School and was finished in December 2018. Chapter 27 President Mark Scott told AirVenture Today that then the chapter ran into a “certification nightmare” that resulted in a one-year delay. Following resolution of the issue, the first flight of N935WT was May 14, 2020.\n

\n

A Meriden flying club was formed following the build completion, with 10 equity members. Since EAA chapters cannot own flying aircraft, a flying club is a common solution once a chapter completes a project.

\n

Club members (and mother/daughter) Laurie and Arianna Strand flew the RV-12 11 hours to AirVenture 2022 to complete the “Give Flight” objective of completing the aircraft and flying it to Oshkosh.

\n

The RV-12 has a Rotax 912 ULS 100-hp engine and cruises at 110 knots. Built with pulled rivets, the RV-12 has a reputation for being a straightforward kit, important especially for youth projects.

\n

For other chapters considering a build project, Scott said, “Kids not only learn to build the airplane,” but also learn other life skills such as reading plans, time management, thinking ahead, and “things that will help them in their future job.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T13:27:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Before AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, five EAA chapters were selected to receive wings for project “Give Flight,” to be built by volunteers and attendees.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA Chapter 27 RV-12 ‘Give Flight’ Project Flown to AirVenture ’22","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-faa-admin","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Gallery_Title":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen Visits AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen Visits AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen Visits AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen Visits AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

\"EAA\"

\n

FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

\n

With a 2030 deadline to complete the transition to unleaded avgas, Nolen acknowledged that the issue is among the top priorities for the FAA, and he is confident in the progress that’s been made so far.

\n

“We believe we’re on track,” he said. “We’ve got a couple of STCs in the works around how we get there without lead and get to the point where we need to be. It’s a collaborative effort, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. … It will take all of us working together, and we’re never going to assume within the agency that we have all the answers.”

\n

As for MOSAIC, or the Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates, which has been in the works for years, Nolen was optimistic that the finish line was in sight.

\n

“We’re closing in on the finish line,” Nolen said of MOSAIC. “When you think of rules and processes, [the difficulty is] pretty soon people throw everything including the kitchen sink into the mix. Our goal is to make sure it’s doable, to never let good come at the expense of great. We have to be safe. The public demands it, and they should demand it.” The FAA expects an NPRM available for comment in August 2023.

\n

While Nolen has been a pilot for four decades, it was his first visit to AirVenture, and he couldn’t have been more impressed with what he saw during his time in Oshkosh.

\n

“This is a mecca. I know for many of you this is a pilgrimage to come here every year to see the best of the best of aviation — past, present, and future. I’ve been in aviation for more than four decades, and this is my first time at AirVenture. But it will not be my last time at AirVenture, I can promise you that. I’ve never seen anything like this. What a tribute to aviation.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T12:56:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen discussed numerous topics, including the transition to unleaded avgas as well as MOSAIC, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen Visits AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-the-gathering","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night. \n

","Gallery_Title":"The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs","Gallery_Description":"

The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night.","SEO_Title":"The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

\"EAA\"

\n

The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night. The fundraiser was presented by Textron Aviation and raised about $300,000 more than the 2021 event.

\n

Two of the more expensive items sold included a customized Ford Bronco, which sold for $160,000, according to EAA Director of Communications Dick Knapinski, and a Van’s RV aircraft, which sold for $170,000.

\n

A change to The Gathering this year was that the reception was held in EAA’s new Youth Education and Pilot Proficiency Centers, Knapinski said. The program again was held in the Eagle Hangar in the EAA AirVenture Museum.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T12:56:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Gathering raised more than $2 million for EAA’s vital education outreach and advocacy programs such as Young Eagles Thursday night.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"The Gathering Earns $2 Million for EAA Education Programs","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-subsonix","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-subsonix-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The fundraiser was presented by Textron Aviation and raised about $300,000 more than the 2021 event.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit","Gallery_Description":"

The fundraiser was presented by Textron Aviation and raised about $300,000 more than the 2021 event.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-subsonix-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"fb0da0ba-5a9d-4f0d-ab4c-9f4ba15e19ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Sonex LLC displayed its new JSX-2T jet trainer kit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Owner and President Mark Schaible said the kit is “absolutely the most inexpensive jet trainer in the world.”","SEO_Title":"Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Sonex LLC displayed its new JSX-2T jet trainer kit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Owner and President Mark Schaible said the kit is “absolutely the most inexpensive jet trainer in the world.”","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-subsonix-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"fb0da0ba-5a9d-4f0d-ab4c-9f4ba15e19ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Sonex LLC displayed its new JSX-2T jet trainer kit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Owner and President Mark Schaible said the kit is “absolutely the most inexpensive jet trainer in the world.” Schaible said customers approached Sonex asking for a two-seat or trainer version as more SubSonex JSX-2 kits were sold and flown, especially as it appeared in air shows.

\n

Customers need transition training for personal jets even outside the SubSonex community. Schaible said the PBS TJ100-E3S turbojet engine is what makes both the SubSonex and the trainer version affordable.\nThe SubSonex JSX-2T is available only as a quick-build kit, and it’s priced at $66,000 plus engine, avionics, and builder-selected options. Schaible estimated the kit can be completed for less than $155,000. Currently, 16 single-seat SubSonex jets are flying, and the kit serial numbers are up to 56, so there are many more in progress or preparing to fly.

\n

\"EAA\"

\n

The JSX-2T should cruise about 200 mph, carries 50 gallons of usable fuel in a rotationally molded polyethylene fuel tank, and is equipped with electrically retractable landing gear. It will be fully aerobatic with an estimated range of 360 miles with a 30-minute fuel reserve.

\n

Sonex is located in the Homebuilt Aircraft Display area in Booth 602.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T11:25:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Sonex LLC displayed its new JSX-2T jet trainer kit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Owner and President Mark Schaible said the kit is “absolutely the most inexpensive jet trainer in the world.”","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Sonex Displays New JSX-2T Jet Trainer Kit","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-nasa-aam-vertiport","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-vertiport-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports. \n

","Gallery_Title":"NASA Plans for AAM Vertiports","Gallery_Description":"

NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-vertiport-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3429dd7e-f841-408b-9546-9bf7de76f06b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports.","SEO_Title":"NASA Plans for AAM Vertiports | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"NASA Plans for AAM Vertiports","OG_Description":"NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-vertiport-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3429dd7e-f841-408b-9546-9bf7de76f06b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"NASA Plans for AAM Vertiports","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Several projects supporting NASA’s advanced air mobility, or AAM, mission are working on different elements to help make AAM a reality. One of these focus areas is vertiports. This concept graphic shows a vertiport design where an AAM vehicle could take off and land in the future.
\n

Looking forward to catching an air taxi? NASA is working to answer where advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles will take off and land. Many AAM aircraft will be electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, so they will have the ability to take off and land vertically like helicopters on helipads. AAM vehicle types could also include other power and operating concepts.

\n

NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports. There is also work being done to investigate new landing areas that can be created from repurposed areas or purpose-built sites, or integrated into existing buildings such as a train or bus station.

\n

Many early cases of eVTOLs taking off and landing will occur at existing airports. Down the road, these vehicles will use their unique performance capabilities to land on the top of buildings or other spaces in crowded urban areas.

\n

\nHigh Density Vertiplex\n

\n

NASA’s high density vertiplex (HDV) subproject is developing a vertiport automation system and using small remotely piloted aircraft to assess how vertiport automation can enhance safety and efficiency of operations. HDV will initially test these smaller remotely piloted aircraft but will progress to larger VTOL aircraft. The team is evaluating how automation built into a vertiport, vehicle, and air traffic management system could interact, how these systems can address hazards and contingencies, and how pilots, vertiport managers, and fleet managers will interact with the technology. Data collected from these tests will help inform future research areas in vertiport automation systems and urban air mobility operations in the areas around vertiports.

\n

\nAAM Mission’s Vertiport Community Integration\n

\n

The AAM mission is working with local communities to understand how vertiport concepts, infrastructure, and design can impact them directly. The teams have hosted information sessions to support awareness including presenting results from HDV’s efforts, security, and the results from a vertiport survey.

\n

NASA’s vision is to map out a safe, accessible, and affordable new air transportation system alongside industry, community partners, and the FAA. Once developed, passengers and cargo will travel on-demand in innovative, automated aircraft across town, between neighboring cities, or to other locations typically accessed today by car.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T10:33:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Teresa Whiting, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"NASA’s AAM mission is researching where these vertiports or vertiplexes, which are multiple vertiports in proximity, will work into existing infrastructure like current airports and heliports.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"NASA Plans for AAM Vertiports","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-29-coaxial-rotocraft","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-coax-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Coaxial Helicopter Makes First Appearance at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-coax-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"36f5cff8-c5b3-46bf-ab24-e2b3f83d84f8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.","SEO_Title":"Coaxial Helicopter Makes First Appearance at AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Coaxial Helicopter Makes First Appearance at AirVenture","OG_Description":"It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-7/2022-07-30-AV_Today-coax-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"36f5cff8-c5b3-46bf-ab24-e2b3f83d84f8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Coaxial Helicopter Makes First Appearance at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n
\"EAA\"
\n

It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.

\n

The Microcopter SCH-2A, built by a Slovenian company, is U.S. FAR Part 103 compliant and powered by a dual-ignition, two-cylinder, two-stroke gasoline engine, weighs less than 250 pounds, and has contra-rotating coax rotors mounted one above the other that turn in opposite directions.

\n

“Counter rotation cancels out all the torque inherent in the system,” said Mark Rumsey, of RotoTrek, one of two official U.S. sellers of the helicopter, making it easier to fly than conventional helicopters.\nLooking to lessen his commute to work, Rumsey said he became interested in personal VTOL flight. For 10 years, he searched for an aircraft that would meet his needs. Some were too expensive. Others too complex to fly.

\n

And then, in 2020, he saw a video of the Microcopter flying. Rumsey contacted the company, eventually asking to be a reseller. The SCH-2A sells for about $35,000, plus shipping, which averages about $4,000.\nSince becoming the official reseller, he’s sold four in six months. The one on display is owned by Travis Reese, of Evansville, Indiana. Reese said it was shipped to his home on June 28, and it took him about four hours to put it together.

\n

Although it is ready to fly, Reese must first complete the recommended 10 hours of helicopter training. For now, it’s stored in his garage.

\n

“I’ve always been obsessed with helicopters,” said Reese, who has been a student pilot but never earned his pilot certificate. “Being an ultralight, and at this price point, it made sense. The coaxial makes it safer and easier to control. And it’s small enough to fit in my garage and easy to maneuver on the ground.”

\n

Although Reese plans to fly for fun, Rumsey said the SCH-2A has many uses. “A rancher could use it to survey the land or check fences,” he said. “You could use these to dry cherries on cherry trees. Or police and fire departments could use it for search and rescue.”

\n

Rumsey, a digital modeler with Kia, has also purchased a Microcopter; it should arrive by November.

\n

“I plan to get trained on helicopters before so I’ll be ready to fly when it arrives,” he said.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-29T09:34:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Barbara A. Schmitz","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"It’s never been seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before. That could explain why all the grass was worn down around the ultralight coaxial helicopter located in the exhibit area of ultralights on the convention grounds.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Coaxial Helicopter Makes First Appearance at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-28-glow-in-the-dark","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-glow-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system. \n

","Gallery_Title":"Glow in the Dark","Gallery_Description":"

Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-glow-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"2a0c77ae-a950-4d00-b86e-a3a08e275397","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system.","SEO_Title":"Glow in the Dark | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Glow in the Dark","OG_Description":"Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-glow-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"2a0c77ae-a950-4d00-b86e-a3a08e275397","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Glow in the Dark","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system. Kyle describes his act as “a spaceship coming to Oshkosh,” complete with theatrical music, pyrotechnics, and an aircraft with blue-glowing leading edges.

\n

Last year, in anticipation of the 2022 air show season, Kyle became intrigued with LumiLor light-emitting paint. At the 2021 International Council of Air Shows convention, he met Teresa Arredondo, president and CEO of ArtCraft Paint. She was looking for a performer to sponsor, and Kyle was surprised that she was interested in a “small-town Canadian redneck kid.”

\n

When Kyle described the LumiLor system, he recalls, “At first she looked at me like I had two heads.” But then she declared, “There’s no way somebody else is going to beat us to be the first ones to put this paint on an airplane.” Teresa’s team of artisans proved up to the challenge.

\n

To set his Long-EZ apart from the crowd, Kyle wanted a paint scheme that was nonsymmetrical. Flight Lines Design came up with the scheme, and paint work began in February 2022. Two months later, he premiered the new look at SUN ’n FUN, minus the LumiLor effects, which were yet to be perfected. The airplane returned to the shop for completion, and today Kyle says, “I love the way it looks. It’s absolutely amazing!”\n

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

When asked about the project, Teresa recalls that they were breaking new ground in aircraft painting and suffered some setbacks at first. The first two attempts on the lighting failed, but the third was the charm. She says, “Pretty much what Thomas Edison did with the lightbulb, we did with this aircraft.”

\n

According to the LumiLor website, their product works with electroluminescence, an optical and electrical phenomenon in which a material emits light in response to an electric current. Teresa compares it to a copper wire with plastic sheathing. Copper lies under the leading-edge paint, which is covered with a clear coat. When Kyle flips a switch, current in the copper produces a bright blue glow.

\n

A more successful collaboration is hard to imagine — a pilot with a vision and a woman with the drive to bring it to fruition. Teresa immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico as a 13-year-old and began work in the strawberry fields in Santa Maria. She told herself, “I know I’m good for something better.” As an accomplished seamstress, 33 years ago she applied for an upholsterer job at ArtCraft. The owner at the time told her it wasn’t a job for a woman, but she persisted. That same owner later sold half the company to her, and today she is the sole owner.

\n

Teresa’s pride in ArtCraft and her adopted country are summed up in her observation: “If it’s not happening in the United States, it’s not happening anywhere else.” And this week it’s happening at AirVenture!\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-28T15:41:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Jim Roberts","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Spectators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Wednesday night air show enjoyed a unique treat: the debut of Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ night act, featuring a revolutionary “paint-on” light system.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Glow in the Dark","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-28-from-johannesburg-to-oshkosh","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-sling-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure\n

","Gallery_Title":"Sling High Wing","Gallery_Description":"

Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-sling-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8605cef7-5b63-406b-a81a-d64bcbe305c4","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure","SEO_Title":"Sling High Wing | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Sling High Wing","OG_Description":"Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-6/2022-07-29-AV_Today-sling-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8605cef7-5b63-406b-a81a-d64bcbe305c4","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Sling High Wing","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure — flying from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Oshkosh in three Sling High Wing experimental aircraft!

\n

The flight was accomplished over 67.5 flying hours on a route that spanned Africa, the island of Barbados, Nassau in the Bahamas, then on to the continental U.S. Each aircraft was equipped with a total of about 150 gallons in multiple fuel tanks specially installed for this trip, and burned anywhere from 7.5 to 9.3 gallons per hour. The Sling High Wing cruises at about 145 knots true airspeed, and has four seats and a useful load of about 1,036 pounds.

\n

Each aircraft is equipped with a 141-hp, turbocharged, fuel-injected Rotax 915 iS powerplant and an Airmaster three-bladed, constant-speed propeller.

\n

The factory development prototype tail number ZU-SHW (for Sling High Wing) was flown by James Pitman and Matt Cohen. Cohen had flown only 25 hours past his private certificate at the start of the journey. The first customer-owned aircraft, N915HW, was flown by Linda Sollars, and the first taildragger was flown by JP Schulze with William Stiles as co-pilot.

\n

Sollars said she had been “waiting for someone to make this airplane” and described the aircraft as a “spectacular piece of machinery!” She built the aircraft in Johannesburg, but is based as an airline pilot in the U.S.

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

\nZU-SHW had been modified for Cohen, as he had lost the use of his legs some years ago following a motorcycle accident. When asked about the adventure, Cohen said, “What an incredible experience with such great people! I can’t explain.” This is Cohen’s first time to Oshkosh, and the arrival may be hard to beat. Cohen described the journey as “the best experience of my life.” He added that during the flight, he told Pitman that this was “a most incredible life — I am just happy to be where I am!”

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

 

\n

Schulze — no stranger to long-distance flying, as he had completed an around-the-world flight in a Cessna 201 — described the journey as a “wild ride.” An all-woman crew completed the final legs from Nassau to Oshkosh, with Sollars being joined in 915HW by Jessica Toddun.

\n

The longest of the eight legs was on Saturday, July 23, from Praia, Cape Verde, to Barbados, a distance of 2,101 nm. Schulze had finished his kit-built taildragger 14 days before arriving in Oshkosh, and spent the first two legs confirming performance data to ensure he could cross the Atlantic.

\n

Upon arriving at AirVenture Oshkosh, a large contingent of South African supporters and many AirVenture attendees who had been following the trip on social media greeted the group as they taxied into homebuilt parking. Sling Aircraft is located on “Sling Island” in Booth 648 of the Homebuilt Display Area at AirVenture.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-28T14:02:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Pilots from all over the world dream of flying to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture. On July 27, 2022, a group of pilots completed what may be the ultimate AirVenture adventure","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Sling High Wing","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-28-general-van-ovost","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Mentoring and Encouraging the Next Generation","Gallery_Description":"

As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.","SEO_Title":"Mentoring and Encouraging the Next Generation | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Mentoring and Encouraging the Next Generation | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Mentoring and Encouraging the Next Generation","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

As commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost is in charge of a lot of moving parts, from aircraft to airmen and everything in between. One of the parts she’s always thinking about isn’t necessarily one of logistics or strategy. It’s the inspiration and education of potential future pilots, mechanics, and other aviation professionals — military or civilian. Van Ovost and husband Alan Frosch, who manages Whitewater Aviation Corp. in Copperhill, Tennessee, visited EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 with the goal of helping inspire and educate the next generation of pilots who will take the U.S. Air Force into its next 75 years.

\n

“I think it’s important to see what’s possible earlier [in life]. It’s not just one experience with these youth. It’s the follow-through,” Van Ovost said. “How do we get some sort of aviation STEM course into high schools that provides a pathway into you getting your written [exam] done for your private pilot [certificate] or a pathway to getting your solo done so they can see themselves do that? That’s absolutely the next step we need to take.”

\n

Van Ovost began her aviation journey early in life after her parents started a fixed-based operation. Prior to attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, and later going on to U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Van Ovost earned her private pilot certificate, and multiple ratings, while flying any way she could, from towing banners, to ultralights, to providing charter services through the family business. All told, she had about 1,000 hours prior to attending the Academy. But it all began like it did for so many other pilots.

\n

“I was sweeping the floors of the hangar, changing oil and filters [for the FBO],” she explained. “Doing some maintenance work and between all that, just getting enough money to get another flight. Refueling airplanes, cleaning windows. I had a little fuel truck. What became a ‘Hey, pitch in’ became a passion. It really became the foundation for what I wanted to do in the future.”

\n

Meanwhile, Frosch came into aviation by joining the Air Force during the Vietnam War, working on jet engines as a technician before becoming a flight engineer. In the 1990s, while at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, Van Ovost enrolled Frosch in flight school (to meet her end of the deal he taught her to sail), and the two of them bought an airplane soon after he got his ticket.

\n

One of the passions both Van Ovost and Frosch developed during her military service and his civilian aviation life is the promotion of aviation to youths who may not ever think about it as a potential career. The two of them use every opportunity toward the advancement of STEM education for the next generation and underserved communities. In his position at Martin Campbell Field, Frosch encourages high school students in the area to come out to the airport and learn more about aviation and STEM opportunities.

\n

“I try to get high school students out to teach them what’s really out there,” he said. “Some of them live up in the mountains and don’t have much exposure to aviation or some of the opportunities available to them.”

\n

As part of Van Ovost’s visit to AirVenture 2022, she took part in WomenVenture activities on Wednesday. As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.

\n

“This nation needs to remain on the competitive edge, and to do that, we need to excite everybody,” she said. “It’s important that you don’t leave talent on the table. You can’t be what you can’t see. … It’s really important to have females and those from all diverse backgrounds and ethnicities become flight instructors, CEOs, and maintenance officers to show that you can do this. I’ve had the chance to talk to folks at WomenVenture, and we can’t just expose it to them once today. I challenged them to be the one to continue to reach out.

\n

“Just one person, one event, one inspiration, one mentorship,” she continued. “A mentor will keep you going. It’s clearly not easy what we do. I’ve been there; I’ve tilled it. Mentors have helped me recognize that I should get up. I can do it; I’ve done it before. If you match your passion to your talent, you won’t work a day in your life. It doesn’t mean you won’t fail at something. … How do we instill that ‘go get it’ in them?”

\n

When it comes to mentorship, Van Ovost talked about three different phases that everyone should consider — all important steps in inspiring and encouraging the next generation.

\n

“The most important people in my life are those that went before me, those that opened the doors. Eileen Collins, who was the second female test pilot, I looked up to her. The Women Airforce Service Pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen — they showed us what could be; they broke ceilings. Those who went beside me are the next person. Those that encourage you along the way and see you stumble along the way, but help you. Then there are those that are behind you that are looking up to you. The ones that want a hand up, and not a hand out. They’re depending on you to keep going. … You’re all three of those people, but you’ve got to take action.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-28T13:44:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"As a high-ranking woman in the Air Force and someone who advanced through the ranks with few women surrounding her, Van Ovost knows the importance of encouraging women, as well as minorities, to consider aviation as a potential career path.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Mentoring and Encouraging the Next Generation","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-28-eaas-type-club-coalition","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs. \n

","Gallery_Title":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition Meets at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs.","SEO_Title":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition Meets at AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition Meets at AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition Meets at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs. Many aircraft types such a Cessna 150 or a Velocity have a club or member organization, which is often the best resource for information, socialization among owners, and documentation related to the aircraft type. The TCC meets annually in the EAA Founders’ Wing during AirVenture to review member initiatives, share best practices, and interact with both the NTSB and FAA.

\n

According to Type Club Coalition Chairman Coyle Schwab, “The Type Club Coalition discussed alternatives to continue its support of continued improvement in fatal accident rates. Our biggest challenge — diversity of needs and means — is also a powerful attribute.

\n

“Over its 11-year history the TCC has assembled a significant number of aircraft-specific organizations, known as type clubs, to explore ways to enhance safety of operations for personally owned and operated aircraft,” Schwab said. “There has been a strong focus on improved training, and programs have been put in place to increase its effectiveness. A solid foundation has been created and will be built upon in support of safety goals.”

\n

The group also reviewed annual fatal accident statistics, presented by EAA’s Government Relations Director Tom Charpentier. A key area of focus for the TCC is improved safety, especially for experimental amateur-built and small general aviation aircraft.

\n

A new TCC initiative is using EAA’s Flight Test Cards to determine aircraft-specific data for vintage airplanes that may not have data from the manufacturer due to age, or after extensive modifications over time. An example is using the test cards to determine VX (best angle of climb speed) and VY (best rate of climb speed) by flying a specific profile and recording data.

\n

Additional information about the TCC can be found at EAA.org/eaa/aviation-interests/type-club-coalition.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-28T08:20:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an umbrella organization for groups of aircraft owners and builders referred to as type clubs.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA’s Type Club Coalition Meets at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-spirit-of-flight-award","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Klaus Savier Awarded the Spirit of Flight Award","Gallery_Description":"

EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.","SEO_Title":"Klaus Savier Awarded the Spirit of Flight Award | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Klaus Savier Awarded the Spirit of Flight Award | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Klaus Savier Awarded the Spirit of Flight Award","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.

\n

The Spirit of Flight Award was established by the SETP and EAA in 1996, and is presented annually to an EAA member who best exemplifies the spirit of research, development, and flight testing for homebuilt, sport, or classic aircraft.

\n

Klaus has been pursuing aircraft efficiency since he built and started racing his first VariEze, The Delaminator, back in 1983. He has won races with top speeds of over 250 mph, using a highly “Klausified” Continental O-200 engine and significant airframe drag reduction, exceeding not just a 1:1 ratio, but well over 2:1.

\n

He has pursued efficiency in both his airframe and in his internal combustion engine, and he has developed and shared deep expertise in how to drive our homebuilt aircraft to ever higher levels of performance.\nHe has proven his design improvements via both extensive flight testing and in his racing. In the latter case, he’s become impossible to beat in his race class, with 30 first-place finishes in just The Delaminator.

\n

But he hasn’t kept his best improvements secret — nothing is Klausified for him. In fact, for several decades he’s been writing about efficiency, with several articles in EAA Sport Aviation and numerous interviews, and has been a regular forum presenter since at least 2006 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in his well-attended talks. He has discussed engine performance and management, the pursuit of efficiency, flight efficiency optimization, Canard aerodynamics, flight testing of homebuilts, and numerous other topics in these forums.

\n

Klaus epitomizes the Spirit of Flight — in his research and testing programs, in his demonstrated race and flight performance results, and in his driven need to share and push us all to higher performance and higher efficiency. He is worthy of this recognition.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-27T15:35:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA, in partnership with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), is proud to award Klaus Savier, EAA 258013, the Spirit of Flight Award.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Klaus Savier Awarded the Spirit of Flight Award","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-august-raspet-award","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week. \n

","Gallery_Title":"Garmin Awarded 2022 August Raspet Award","Gallery_Description":"

The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week.","SEO_Title":"Garmin Awarded 2022 August Raspet Award | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Garmin Awarded 2022 August Raspet Award | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Garmin Awarded 2022 August Raspet Award","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
EAA's Charlie Becker presenting the award to Garmin's Carl Wolf, who accepted on behalf of the company.
\n
\n

The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week. EAA recognized Garmin’s contribution to the advancement of light aircraft design and safety with the introduction of Smart Glide, a ground-breaking safety enhancement that assists pilots experiencing a power loss emergency by automating tasks, establishing best glide, navigating the aircraft, and assembling critical data, thereby reducing pilot workload and increasing the odds of a safe outcome. Smart Glide will activate Garmin autopilot in cases of emergency and “loads the selected airport’s CTAF frequency in the primary comm standby position,” according to Garmin.

\n

Since 1960, the Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award has been presented every year to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of light aircraft design.

\n

The award is named for the late Dr. August “Gus” Raspet, a professor at Mississippi State University and avid light aircraft enthusiast. Raspet was instrumental in elevating the aeronautical engineering program at Mississippi A&M College, as it was originally known, into one of the nation’s preeminent aerophysics research centers. The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory in Starkville, Mississippi — a tribute to all of his efforts — was completed in 1962.

\n

The first recipient of the award was John Thorp, Lockheed engineer on the Little Dipper and Big Dipper, and designer of the Thorp Aviation Sky Skooter. Since then the list of people honored reads like a who’s who of aircraft design, including Steve Wittman and Dick VanGrunsven.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-27T15:02:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The 2022 recipient of the August Raspet Award is Garmin, awarded earlier this week.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Garmin Awarded 2022 August Raspet Award","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-morning-mission","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Morning Mission","Gallery_Description":"

AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.","SEO_Title":"Morning Mission | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Morning Mission | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Morning Mission","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Photo by Jim Roberts
\n
\n

On opening day of AirVenture 2022, Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board, joined Vintage Aircraft Association President Susan Dusenbury in a very special ceremony. They gathered with VAA members near the Theater in the Woods to unveil the statue Morning Mission. The inspirational piece, which depicts a parachute-clad airman gazing skyward, was crafted by Tulsa, Oklahoma, artist Clayton Coss. It’s modeled after the original bronze sculpture by Robert Weinman, which graces the entrance to Tulsa International Airport.

\n

Commissioned some years ago by the late Charlie Harris to honor the pilots of World War II, and painstakingly sculpted by chainsaw from a tree removed from his front yard, the piece now also stands as a tribute to Charlie’s contributions and dedication to the VAA. It was donated from his estate, to be enjoyed by all.

\n

According to the VAA, Charlie was a founding member of EAA’s Antique/Classic Division, now the Vintage Aircraft Association, in the early 1970s and served in various capacities, including national director, treasurer, chairman of the executive committee, chairman of the hall of fame selection committee, and director emeritus from 1988 to the time of his passing in December 2017. He was inducted into the VAA Hall of Fame in 2006.

\n

Charlie learned to fly as a 16-year-old, and his passion and devotion to aviation spanned his entire lifetime. Susan Dusenbury remembers Charlie, a Navy veteran from the last year of World War II, as very patriotic. Every Memorial Day, he would write a heartfelt tribute to the true meaning of the holiday, closing with “Lest we forget.”

\n

A stone bearing that inscription now stands at the entrance to the gazebo sheltering Morning Mission, located in Charlie’s Park between Theater in the Woods and the VAA Red Barn. AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.

\n

 

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-27T12:56:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Jim Roberts","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"AirVenture attendees will find shade and tranquility in the grassy glade, along with the opportunity to pause, remember, and say “Thank you” to those who serve.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Morning Mission","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-fokker-dvii","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-fokker-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots.” —Andrew King\n

","Gallery_Title":"Gorgeous Fokker D.VII Replica Visits AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots.” —Andrew King\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-fokker-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"5fdbdb6f-c9e6-487c-b179-b83adf92316e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots.” —Andrew King","SEO_Title":"Gorgeous Fokker D.VII Replica Visits AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Gorgeous Fokker D.VII Replica Visits AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots.” —Andrew King","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-fokker-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"5fdbdb6f-c9e6-487c-b179-b83adf92316e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Gorgeous Fokker D.VII Replica Visits AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

What do you do when you’re a huge World War I history buff and want the chance to see one of the legendary aircraft of that bygone era take to the sky? Build one, of course!

\n

Buck Toenges, a retired orthopedic surgeon, is captivated with anything and everything to do with the Great War. In the early 1990s, he commissioned the build of a Fokker D.VII replica, which was completed in 2009 and made its first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, arriving Monday morning.

\n

Barnstormer and experienced vintage aircraft pilot Dewey Davenport, EAA 1009271, flew the airplane from Auburn, Indiana, to Oshkosh. Andrew King, EAA 275985, has also been involved with test flying the aircraft.

\n

“He’s a history nut and a World War I nut, and he likes World War I airplanes,” Andrew said about Buck. “He could afford to have one built. He paid a guy in Texas to build him a Fokker D.VII. That’s how this particular airplane came to be. It was finished in 2009, but didn’t fly until 2018. It was a long process getting it built.”

\n

Buck had a local pilot test fly it and then brought in Andrew to help work out some of the kinks in the airplane.

\n

“The airplane wasn’t quite right. There were a few squawks that needed doing,” Andrew said. “Buck called me up because I’m kind of in the World War I world. I’ve flown two other Fokker D.VIIs.”

\n

Because Andrew didn’t have the time to fly off the rest of the hours needed in the first flight testing phase, he suggested that Dewey do it. Between Dewey and Andrew, they suggested a number of adjustments to the airplane to make it easier and more practical to fly.

\n

Although it’s a replica, Andrew pointed out that the airplane is as true to a Fokker D.VII as possible.

\n

“It’s as authentic as they could make it, except the engine and the tail wheel,” he said. “Little things.”

\n

The airplane uses a de Havilland Gipsy Queen engine, as opposed to an original Mercedes.

\n

“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots,” Andrew quipped. “By some miracle, everything works so far.”

\n

After some of the tweaks they’ve made to the airplane, Dewey and Andrew said the airplane flies very well in comparison to some of the other World War I era aircraft they’ve flown over the years.

\n

“It’s not far from being on balance,” Dewey said. “It can fly almost hands off.”

\n

“It all depends on what you compare it to. Compared to a Curtiss Jenny, it flies fantastic,” Andrew added. “One of the great things about the Fokker D.VII was they could take a 30-hour pilot and put him in it to send him out and get shot down by a [Sopwith] Camel. It was easy to fly. When we first started flying it, we couldn’t believe how easy it landed. … The ailerons are a little bit heavier than they should be, the rudder’s a little bit too small, but it’s a 100-year-old design. It certainly shows it’s a 100-and-some-year-old design. But as a World War I airplane, I’ve flown, I think, 11 or 12 different World War I airplanes, and this is one of the two or three best flying World War I airplanes.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-27T10:00:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“It’s a British engine in a German airplane flown by American pilots.” —Andrew King","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Gorgeous Fokker D.VII Replica Visits AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-perlan-glider","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Perlan Glider Soars Into AirVenture History Books","Gallery_Description":"

The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.","SEO_Title":"Perlan Glider Soars Into AirVenture History Books | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Perlan Glider Soars Into AirVenture History Books | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Perlan Glider Soars Into AirVenture History Books","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Perlan Project pilots Morgan Sandercock, Ed Warnock, and Jim Payne
\n
\n

The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.

\n

Perlan 2 pilot Morgan Sandercock said the group always wanted to attend Oshkosh, but the timing of the fly-in convention coincides with the peak flying season in Argentina. But this year, due to COVID-19 and the international shipping situation, they decided to delay their record-breaking flight a year.

\n

“In order to break the record, the glider needs to take advantage of the stratospheric mountain waves,” said Ed Warnock, CEO of The Perlan Project. And there is a limited season for those, and they occur only in certain parts of the world.

\n

When they decided to do a public flight demonstration, Oshkosh was the obvious choice.

\n

“Oshkosh is the mecca for homebuilders and experimental aviation,” said Perlan 2 chief pilot Jim Payne. Warnock added: “It has a concentration of people who are most interested in planes, and they know it’s exciting that a plane without an engine can fly higher than the SR-71. The general public doesn’t see the awesomeness of that.”

\n

Warnock said they hope Perlan 2, which can be viewed at the Airbus exhibit at the intersection of Waukau and Wittman roads, will inspire children to pursue aviation and other STEM fields.

\n

“It’s the first successful pressurized glider … optimized for flight in extremely thin air,” Sandercock said. “It could fly on Mars if we had some way of transporting it to Mars.”

\n

The Grob Egrett turboprop tows the Perlan 2 to 40,000-plus feet and releases it to catch the mountain waves as it continues to ascend.

\n

One of the challenges of pressurizing a glider is that is there is no engine on board to run compressors, Warnock said. Instead, they use something more like a big scuba tank that is completely independent.

\n

But the Perlan 2 is more than just a technological feat. It’s one in persistence and patience.

\n

“We worked 11 years and two days to beat the 2006 record to get back to the same altitude,” Sandercock said.

\n

Warnock said the 2006 flight proved the concept that you could soar with stratospheric mountain waves. But it also showed that the spacesuits borrowed from NASA for that flight would not work at even higher altitudes. The spacesuits expanded during flight, and actually made the cockpit a couple of inches wider, he said.

\n

Besides having a pressurized cabin, Perlan 2 is built from an advanced carbon fiber that makes it stronger and lighter, with 84-foot wings and a gross weight of 2,000 pounds. It carries two experienced pilots.

\n

“Flying a new aircraft design is a test flight, and the pilots need the discipline and knowledge of test pilots,” Warnock said. That means they sometimes need to say no and abort a flight if their climb is not following computer predictions of how it will react, even if it will cost them a record.

\n

But safety is key, and besides the safety precautions added to the glider, they work with a team of the best — pilots, engineers, meteorologists, and others — called PARTners, or the Perlan Atmospheric Research Team. And they do it all with a zero-emission aircraft.

\n

Following what they believe will be a record-breaking flight in 2023, Warnock said they plan to continue to do atmospheric research and find ways to fight climate change.

\n

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, he said they are always looking for more volunteers and donors. “We want to give people who love aviation and the spirit of exploring new boundaries the opportunity to get involved.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-27T09:25:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Barbara A. Schmitz","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Perlan 2 glider, which will attempt to set the all-time world altitude record for wingborne flight in 2023, made its first public flight demo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Perlan Glider Soars Into AirVenture History Books","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-27-rare-egrett-visits-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-egrett-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Rare Grob Egrett Visits AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-egrett-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"87039838-850a-49bc-9865-e8be1dc3b12e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one.","SEO_Title":"Rare Grob Egrett Visits AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Rare Grob Egrett Visits AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue5/2022-07-28-AV_Today-egrett-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"87039838-850a-49bc-9865-e8be1dc3b12e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Rare Grob Egrett Visits AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one. After all, only a handful of these high-altitude aircraft were ever built.

\n

Originally built by Grob Aircraft of Germany, the G 520 was designed to fulfill a reconnaissance role for the Luftwaffe at the close of the Cold War. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the perceived threat in Eastern Europe diminishing, the contract for the Egrett was cancelled after only a few were built. The Egrett that’s visiting EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, N4510, is owned by Arne Vasenden, EAA 698097, through his company AV Experts, LLC. Notably, the aircraft is currently used as the towplane for the high-altitude Perlan Project glider, also in attendance at Oshkosh this year.

\n

“At the end of the Cold War, we wouldn’t sell U-2s to the Germans and so then a conglomerate of people from the U.S. and Germany got together and built basically a U-2 Lite,” Arne said. “Then things calmed down and the market just wasn’t there.”

\n

As the towplane for the Perlan Project glider, the Egrett tows the glider to heights of more than 40,000 feet before releasing it. With its long wings, Arne said the Egrett is a very smooth airplane to fly, though not exactly the most agile.

\n

“It’s not very maneuverable, but it does its mission fantastic,” he said. “It really gets up and goes. It’s smooth and well-balanced, and handles really well. We’ve towed the glider for several years now and we’ve got the world’s highest aerial tow. We towed it to 47,000 feet.”

\n

As far as Arne was aware, it’s the first time a Grob Egrett has attended Oshkosh, and he was excited to be the one to bring it for its inaugural visit. Arne flew the airplane to Oshkosh from Dallas on Sunday morning.

\n

“It’s quite exciting to come here on Boeing Plaza. It’s pretty outstanding.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-26T16:40:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"If you didn’t immediately recognize the turboprop-driven, glideresque, generally wild-looking Grob G 520 Egrett stationed on Boeing Plaza early this week, you probably aren’t the only one.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Rare Grob Egrett Visits AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-26-vans-rv15-unveiled","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_rv-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Van’s Aircraft debuts new design at AirVenture 2022\n

","Gallery_Title":"RV-15","Gallery_Description":"

Van’s Aircraft debuts new design at AirVenture 2022\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_rv-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"856f80a7-9f74-4b03-aed7-a0f9b7cbaf70","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Van’s Aircraft debuts new design at AirVenture 2022.","SEO_Title":"RV-15 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"RV-15 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Van’s Aircraft debuts new design at AirVenture 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_rv-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"856f80a7-9f74-4b03-aed7-a0f9b7cbaf70","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"RV-15","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

When Van’s Aircraft announced its first high-wing model, the RV-15, at AirVenture 2021, many in the experimental aircraft community were understandably shocked. The company had traditionally designed low-wing models only. On Monday, July 25, 2022, Van’s brought the aircraft out for public display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

\n

Rob Heap, EAA 824015, director of engineering for Van’s Aircraft, emphasized that there are no published specifications for what he described as a “pencil sketch in flight” designed to validate the design. With about 45 hours of test time completed, including the flight to Oshkosh, the stated goal was to test the aircraft safely, get it to Oshkosh, and get it home to Aurora, Oregon, again for further testing and modification. Heap emphasized Van’s “wants the airplane to be right before shipping kits to customers.”

\n

The aircraft on display (described as an “engineering test article” by Heap) in Booth 604 of the Homebuilt Aircraft Display area is not the final form of the design, and kits are not available to order at this stage.\nThe RV-15 is intended to focus on the STOL market. Company President Rian Johnson, EAA 600116, described the effort to finish, test, and fly the RV-15 to Oshkosh as an “amazing amount of work.”

\n

Heap described the initial testing as tracking expectations in most areas, but he was “pleasantly surprised” in others as the aircraft’s Phase I test period was initiated in late June. The design target of 145 knots true airspeed at altitude is “on track” with the currently installed Lycoming IO-390-EXP119 with a Hartzell 80-inch Trailblazer propeller. The stall speed is described as lower than a Van’s RV-9 at gross weight and appears to be on track to “beat it handily.”

\n

The aircraft’s interior is designed to have a fully flat floor with a large baggage volume and two seats. Familiar RV-style rudder pedals and floor-mounted control sticks designed for feet to pass complement tracked seats and a door designed for easy access. The doors also sport a transparent design to allow for what Heap referred to as “spectacular visibility.” Test pilot Axel Alvarez mentioned being able to “look straight down at the scenery” during the long cross-country to Oshkosh.

\n

The RV-15 is designed to use pulled LP4 rivets for rapid building, and it uses a unique airfoil designed with input from Steve Smith that is strut-braced to allow easier movement of the aircraft on the ground. A large chord with RV-style Frise ailerons is graced by larger span Fowler-style wing flaps using a manual extension system mounted on the ceiling of the cabin. This design preserves floor space, allows access from either seat, and kept the pull force of the flaps within 50 pounds.

\n
\"EAA\"  \"EAA\"
\n

The tail is a stabilator designed for superior pitch control and more authority in the flare, and it’s intended for backcountry STOL approaches at low airspeeds. The stabilator is designed with a removable, easily replaceable leading edge so any damage in the field can be easily addressed.

\n

Van’s engineer Brian Hickman designed a patent-pending unique main gear that is fully internal and low in profile with a damped system that fits in the same space as a leaf landing gear system. There is no intrusion of the landing gear into the cabin’s flat floor. Hickman designed a leverage-reducing mechanism intended to be more serviceable with a huge amount of shock-absorbing ability. Hickman added that “the cooler the design got, the less people noticed.”

\n

The custom-designed tail wheel system incorporates an internal floating piston with an air-oil shock absorber and a four-bar linkage with an adjustable caster angle using a titanium-turned rod for easy adjustment.

\n

Heap said he “knows there is a huge demand” for the kit and wants to fulfill the expectations, but he also wants the airplane to be right. Van’s Aircraft wants the design to be proven and refined before it starts to ship kits.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-26T13:59:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Van’s Aircraft debuts new design at AirVenture 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"RV-15","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-26-one-week-wonder-update","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder.\n

","Gallery_Title":"One Week Wonder Update","Gallery_Description":"

We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"549de59f-81d9-464b-ba3e-95b34c7b2377","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder.","SEO_Title":"One Week Wonder Update | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"One Week Wonder Update","OG_Description":"We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_oww-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"549de59f-81d9-464b-ba3e-95b34c7b2377","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"One Week Wonder Update","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

Day 1

\n

We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder. EAA CEO and Chair Jack J. Pelton officially kicked things off at the opening ceremonies this morning as the clock began ticking, and volunteers and spectators cheered, counting down six-and-a-half days to build an aircraft. Volunteers began unpacking the kit immediately and handing pieces over the wall as Sonex staff helped to organize where each part should go. The build started by attacking all parts of the airframe at once — the benefit of a massive amount of enthusiastic free labor.

\n

Volunteers simultaneously began work on forward and aft fuselage side walls, wing spar prep, tail and control surfaces, wheelpant prep, and engine prep. By the end of the day, wing ribs were deburred and ready to be riveted to the main wing spar, rear wing spars were completed, fuselage side walls are ready for the public to rivet, the tail stabilizer structure is complete, ruddervators are in process, the rear spar carry through and fuselage spar box is well underway, and the gear leg fairings and wheelpants were completed.

\n

 

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-26T12:10:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Mark Schaible, Sonex Aircraft","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"We had a great start to the first day of the AirVenture 2022 Sonex One Week Wonder.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"One Week Wonder Update","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-26-turboaero-recouperator","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_turboaero-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A. \n

","Gallery_Title":"TurbAero Recuperator","Gallery_Description":"

At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_turboaero-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"58469ce0-c3ee-4a10-98d8-cc8221959172","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A.","SEO_Title":"TurbAero Recuperator | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"TurbAero Recuperator","OG_Description":"At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_turboaero-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"58469ce0-c3ee-4a10-98d8-cc8221959172","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"TurbAero Recuperator","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A. The intended market for the engine will initially be the experimental market, specifically aircraft that use the IO-320 or IO-360 engine, such as RVs and Velocitys. TurbAero has created a firewall forward (FWF) package for the RV-7A airframe, including an engine mount.

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Berni Breen, TurbAero head of sales, said that the current headquarters in Adelaide, Australia, is moving to Phoenix, Arizona, and all engineering and manufacturing will be in Phoenix. The engine is in its fifth year of development and is a unique recuperated turboprop engine with initial entry as an experimental 200-hp engine, with a maximum continuous power (MCP) of 190 hp and optimum cruise power of 180 hp. A certified version is also planned.

\n

Founders Dave and Andrew Limmer developed the engine concept six years ago. Breen said the company chose the RV-7 test bed due to popularity, and any experimental with an IO-320 or IO-360 can look at this as a potential powerplant replacement. The engine is flat rated and derated so it sees 200 hp on the runway and also at 8,000 feet. Breen added, “Velocity aircraft is very interested and supportive” of the concept.

\n

The recuperated concept uses a heat exchanger with a free turbine split-shaft design. The optimum rpm of each shaft is different. Intake air enters and is compressed, and the temperature is raised quickly and cheaply to about 200 degrees Celsius. Then through the recuperator (heat exchanger), heat is transferred from the exhaust to the inlet air. This raises the temperature to about 400 degrees C without using fuel.

\n

When fuel is introduced in the combustor, the temperature is raised to about 900 degrees C, and the process gives back 100 degrees C of energy to spin the gas generator turbine. The power turbine is connected to the gearbox and propeller at 800 degrees C and produces about 200 hp to the gearbox and propeller.

\n

Targeted fuel consumption for the initial design is 0.57 pounds/hp/hour for an estimated 12.6 gph/47.6 liters per hour using Jet A fuel. The proprietary recuperator technology allows for improved fuel efficiency over existing turboprop designs.

\n

At AirVenture 2021, the company began taking production slot reservations without taking money. Interested buyers can go to its website at Turb.Aero/how-to-buy/register-interest, fill out some information, and when the time comes potential customers will be contacted to see if they are interested in purchasing the engine. No deposit is required for the slot reservation.

\n

TurbAero may be found in the Homebuilt Aircraft Display area of AirVenture 2022, in Booth 638, or at https://Turb.Aero.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-26T09:03:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Robbie Culver","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"At this year’s AirVenture, TurbAero is presenting a metal mock-up of its TA200TP Talon recuperator turboprop engine that is plumbed with a five-bladed DUC propeller on a dedicated test bed RV-7A.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"TurbAero Recuperator","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-26-young-eagles-volunteers","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_ye-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops. \n

","Gallery_Title":"Honoring Young Eagles Volunteers","Gallery_Description":"

While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_ye-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c2d038f3-3563-4bc9-b021-a58c48df0a2f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops.","SEO_Title":"Honoring Young Eagles Volunteers | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Honoring Young Eagles Volunteers","OG_Description":"While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue4/2022-07-27-AV_Today_ye-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c2d038f3-3563-4bc9-b021-a58c48df0a2f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Honoring Young Eagles Volunteers","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops. On Tuesday, July 26, some of these volunteers were honored with a variety of awards. Kris Olson, Stephanie Schulko, and Tracy Miller were awarded the Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator of the Year Award; Chris St. Germain was awarded the Young Eagles Horizon Award; and Ken Jordan was awarded the Phillips 66 Young Eagles Leadership Award.

\n

The Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator of the Year Award goes to the Young Eagles coordinators nominated for their special commitment to their chapter. Out of all the chapter coordinators, three were chosen, as mentioned above.

\n
\"EAA\"
Kris Olson
\n

Kris Olson, EAA 9024095, started helping out at Young Eagles rallies at EAA Chapter 25 in Lakeville, Minnesota, in 2006. Eventually becoming the Young Eagles coordinator for her chapter, Kris has missed only one of the monthly rallies since then.

\n

Some of Kris’ favorite memories involve sharing with the parents in the Young Eagles joy.

\n

“Lots of the kids are really into aviation and looking at finding out more about it, more opportunities,” Kris said. “It’s just fun to help the parents have this opportunity for the kids.”

\n

After 30 years of Young Eagles, Kris said that the aviation world continues to benefit from it.

\n

“The airlines that are looking for people,” Kris explained, “they’ll find a lot of people that are interested in the technology and the fun of aviation.”

\n 
\"EAA\"
Steph Schulko
\n

Stephanie “Steph” Schulko, EAA 719052, has been the Young Eagles chapter coordinator for EAA Chapter 18 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2005. Introduced to the chapter and Young Eagles program in 2001 by a co-worker, it didn’t take long before Steph was hooked.

\n

“We flew over 200 kids that weekend,” Steph explained. “The smiles on the kids’ faces make any struggles worth it.”

\n

Steph has loved working with the Young Eagles program, both with the kids and other volunteers.

\n

“I think one of the coolest things is, we had multiple pilots. I can think of two or three that were Young Eagles that came back and flew Young Eagles for me,” Steph said. “I love working with the Young Eagles. The friendships and connections made through the program are incredible. I’m lifelong friends with people because of it.”

\n

Despite all her hard work, Steph said that the reason she has done so well is because of others.

\n

“The reason I was successful,” Steph said, “was all of the amazing volunteers, ground [support] and pilots, that make every event fun!”

\n 
\"EAA\"
Tracy Miller
\n

Tracy Miller, EAA 794015, was the final recipient of the Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator of the Year Award. Tracy has been working as the chapter coordinator for EAA Chapter 838 for around 15 years. Throughout her years of volunteering, Tracy’s admiration for the Young Eagles program and what it does for aviation has grown.

\n

“It just brings people in,” Tracy said, “community members who never ever would have had a thought of aviation as a hobby or as a career.”

\n

Winning this award was an exciting surprise.

\n

“I was in shock,” Tracy said. “I got the email … and my mouth dropped. I went home and told my husband, he was excited.”

\n
\"EAA\"
Chris St Germain
\n

Chris St. Germain, EAA 443948, was awarded the Young Eagles Horizon Award, which recognizes the exceptional efforts that a volunteer provides in support of youth aviation. Chris got started in Young Eagles at the very beginning of the program, flying Young Eagles beginning in 1993 for his chapter, EAA Chapter 91. A few years into the program, Chris took over the position of Young Eagles chapter coordinator.

\n

“I took it over from there and still have it as a coordinator,” Chris said. “I flew a lot of kids until the point where I needed to be on the ground doing all the managing full time. We had finally gotten to the point where the typical month was 50-80 kids, and it was a lot of chaos — I call it happy chaos.”

\n

Chris said that the Young Eagles program has helped bring a lot of people into aviation, and not just kids.

\n

“We’ve had a lot of parents that have come out and have caught the bug once they saw what it was all about,” Chris explained. “We had a young lady … looking into flight training, but the dad was so blown away by the program, he was immediately talking to me, ‘Where can I go for flight school? Should I buy an airplane?’ He was so far out in front of himself to get started.”

\n

Chapter 91 is coming up on 13,000 Young Eagles flown, but Chris refuses to take all the credit.

\n

“I can’t do Young Eagles on my own,” Chris said. “[Winning the award] says a lot about our chapter, and that they are enablers.”

\n
\"EAA\"
Ken Jordan
\n

The final Young Eagles volunteer award winner was Ken Jordan, EAA 481552. Ken was awarded with the Phillips 66 Young Eagles Leadership Award, which recognized an outstanding volunteer who has made significant contributions to the Young Eagles program. Ken has been the Young Eagles chapter coordinator at a number of chapters throughout his life, most recently at EAA Chapter 1632, which he also founded and is the president of. However, Ken said that his chapter is a little different.

\n

“We concentrate on the kids,” Ken said. “We do six Young Eagles rallies a year. My target is 300 kids a year.”

\n

Ken has been pretty successful in encouraging kids to fly. Over the last 30 years, he has flown over 1,600 Young Eagles, and makes sure to allocate any funds his chapter gets from EAA to sending kids to the Air Academy. Besides flying kids and leading his chapter, Ken also had a big hand to play in the development of the Young Eagles online registration system.

\n

Overall, the Young Eagles program has benefited from Ken’s hard work, so he was an obvious choice in winning the Phillips 66 Young Eagles Leadership Award. When he found out he won, Ken felt a variety of emotions.

\n

“Proud. Humbled,” Ken said. “But also a little embarrassed, probably because, you know, there are probably a hundred other pilots that are just as deserving. I certainly appreciate it. It’s always nice to be recognized by your peers.”

\n

Congratulations to these volunteers, and thanks to all who make Young Eagles the program it is today!

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T17:14:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"While the work that volunteers do during this eventful week of July can be clearly seen each day, outside of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh hardworking volunteers around the world help to bring The Spirit of Aviation to local youths via events like Young Eagles rallies and youth workshops.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Honoring Young Eagles Volunteers","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-airventure-cup-race","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-airventurecup-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.” — Eric Whyte\n

","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture Cup Race Brings Pre-Show Excitement","Gallery_Description":"

“It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.” — Eric Whyte\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-airventurecup-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"96b5bec6-53a4-4b2a-b2d9-7c42028f0f6a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.” — Eric Whyte","SEO_Title":"AirVenture Cup Race Brings Pre-Show Excitement | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture Cup Race Brings Pre-Show Excitement","OG_Description":"“It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.” — Eric Whyte","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-airventurecup-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"96b5bec6-53a4-4b2a-b2d9-7c42028f0f6a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture Cup Race Brings Pre-Show Excitement","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

For the past 24 years, the AirVenture Cup Race has provided an opportunity for pilots to compete on their way to AirVenture. Modeled after the Bendix Trophy Races of the 1930s, this cross-country flying race is what many consider the start of AirVenture.

\n

“It’s a unique experience in that, other than being an air show performer, it’s the only way to participate by actually flying your airplane,” said Eric Whyte, EAA Lifetime 357260, chairman and co-founder of the AirVenture Cup Race. Most people, when you fly into Oshkosh, you fly in and park, so the race allows you to do something as a pilot and have a lot of fun.”

\n

This year the race started and ended at the Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW) in Wisconsin, but that hasn’t always been the case.

\n

“In 1998 … it started off as uniting Kitty Hawk with Oshkosh,” Eric said. Working at EAA at the time, Eric and some coworkers had a pitch for then-president Tom Poberezny. “Why not do a race between Kitty Hawk and Oshkosh, and unite the two cities as part of this celebration of the hundredth anniversary of flight? The original plan was to go until 2003, but it was popular with the participants, so it just kept going.”

\n

Though the locations have changed throughout the years, the fun has not.

\n

“We moved it to Dayton and then to South Dakota and then to Illinois,” Eric said. “We have been using Wausau as the finish line for a number of years. … The airport manager and the EAA chapter asked us if we would ever consider hosting the starting line there, and the finish line, just to try it. We did it last year … and the participants loved it. It was a lot of fun.”

\n

This year, the annual event started at 9 a.m. in Wausau, with 71 airplanes joining in the race. Times ranged from one hour and 27 minutes to over four hours, but, despite being a race, speed wasn’t always the goal.

\n

“We have a huge variety of airplanes, from jets to Piper Cubs,” Eric said. “The jets obviously are really fast, but the slower airplanes take all day. I’ve always said, ‘It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.’”

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

Race participants and information on the AirVenture Cup Race can be found in the racing section off of Boeing Plaza. With next year being the 25th anniversary of the race, Eric is proud to bring AirVenture to those around the U.S.

\n

“One of the things about the event is, it allows some local volunteers, especially when we were in Kitty Hawk or South Dakota, there was a way to participate in AirVenture without being in Oshkosh,” Eric said. “It’s a grassroots traveling road show, if you will. Take a little piece of AirVenture out to share it with people.”

\n

For the results of the 2022 AirVenture Cup Race, see the Wednesday, July 27, issue of AirVenture Today.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T16:03:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“It’s not how fast you go, it’s how much fun you have along the way.” — Eric Whyte","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture Cup Race Brings Pre-Show Excitement","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-mourning-the-loss-of-tom-poberezny","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness. \n

","Gallery_Title":"EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny","Gallery_Description":"

Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness. \n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness.","SEO_Title":"EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny","OG_Description":"Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness. Tom was EAA president from 1989 until 2010, and also served as chairman of the board for two years until his retirement in 2011.

\n

“It is not lost on us that Tom’s passing occurred on the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the event he led into world prominence as its chairman beginning in the 1970s,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “Tom’s legacy is tremendous in the world of aviation with his personal achievements as well as the growth of EAA, especially the development of the current EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, the Young Eagles program, and the creation of sport pilot nearly 20 years ago. He will be greatly missed, but more importantly, he will be remembered for all that he did for EAA and aviation. Our deep condolences and prayers go to Tom’s wife, Sharon, and his daughter, Lesley, and the rest of the Poberezny family.”

\n

An accomplished aviator in his own right, Tom was a member of the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Team that captured the World Aerobatic Championships in 1972. The following year, he won the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship. He subsequently flew for 25 years as one wing of the legendary Eagles Aerobatic Team (originally the Red Devils), the most successful civilian precision flying team in history.

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"
\n

During his career with EAA, Tom oversaw a number of the organization’s milestone events. In the late 1970s he spearheaded EAA’s first major capital campaign, which supported construction of the current EAA Aviation Center headquarters and museum complex at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

\n

In 1992, he led the creation of EAA’s Young Eagles, which has become the most successful aviation youth program in history. Realizing the importance of mentoring to the future of aviation, EAA aimed to give 1 million kids between the ages of 8 and 17 an airplane flight by the centennial of powered flight on December 17, 2003. The 1 millionth Young Eagle was flown in October 2003, celebrating the efforts of 85,000 EAA volunteers to reach the goal. The Young Eagles program has now flown nearly 2.3 million young people.

\n

\nIn 2002‐2003, Tom led EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk program, which commissioned the construction of the first completely authentic reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer — the airplane that gave birth to powered flight. The airplane successfully flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in late 2003 and was present on those hallowed grounds on December 17, 2003 — 100 years to the minute from the Wrights’ first flight.

\n

Services are scheduled for Thursday, August 4, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, at the Krause Funeral Home.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T13:46:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, is being mourned by EAA and aviation communities after his death early Monday, July 25, at age 75, following a brief illness.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA Mourns Loss of Tom Poberezny","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-homebuilt-camping-pavilion-renamed","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years.” — Jack J. Pelton\n

","Gallery_Title":"New Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion Unveiled","Gallery_Description":"

“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years.” — Jack J. Pelton\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years.” — Jack J. Pelton","SEO_Title":"New Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion Unveiled | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"New Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion Unveiled","OG_Description":"“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years.” — Jack J. Pelton","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"New Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion Unveiled","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

On Sunday, July 24, the Homebuilt Camping Pavilion was officially renamed the Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion in honor of Dick VanGrunsven, EAA 3204, and the 50th anniversary of his company, Van’s Aircraft. This unveiling was a surprise to Dick, who has been a member of EAA since 1964.

\n

Dick founded Van’s Aircraft in 1972, from which he sold plans for his newly designed RV-3, a “total performance” single-seat airplane. Fifty years later, over 11,000 kits of Dick’s nine RV models have been completed, many of which can be found around the AirVenture grounds today. The most recent model, the RV-14, was introduced at AirVenture in 2012, and as of June 2022, just under 200 RV-14s have been completed. The high-wing RV-15 was announced last year during AirVenture.

\n

“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years,” said Jack Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “It’s only fitting that we recognize that remarkable legacy by naming the homebuilt camping pavilion after Dick, and we’re proud to do it.”

\n

Come check out the newly named pavilion, centrally located in the heart of homebuilt camping.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T13:34:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“Dick VanGrunsven and Van’s Aircraft have been helping people realize the dream of building and flying their own aircraft for 50 years.” — Jack J. Pelton","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"New Dick VanGrunsven Homebuilt Camping Pavilion Unveiled","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-flag-ceremony","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Flag Ceremony Honors All Military Branches","Gallery_Description":"

Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.","SEO_Title":"Flag Ceremony Honors All Military Branches | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Flag Ceremony Honors All Military Branches","OG_Description":"Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-flags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"60b66fbb-5067-4d02-a238-2687212701e8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Flag Ceremony Honors All Military Branches","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\"EAA\"
\n

Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.

\n

This is about the fifth year the flag-raising ceremony has been conducted, according to Warbirds Chair Bill Fischer.

\n

The group posted colors for all branches of the military — Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and the Coast Guard — and then posted the American flag in the center, with the POW flag beneath. Each flag was raised against blue skies as the military branch’s official song was played amidst the whir of engines taxiing nearby.\n

\n

Major Brent Snyder said EAA officials asked CAP to post the flags, and all cadettes doing the detail had attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in the past and some had taken part in the flag ceremony as well. The majority of the nine were assigned to the Alpha unit, while the remaining were from the executive staff and public information office.

\n

Cadette Commander Dylan German, of Houston, Texas, said the Alpha unit has the flexibility to do special assignments on the AirVenture grounds, and can be ready to deploy within five minutes.

\n

The group practiced Friday and early Saturday before the official ceremony, but after years in the CAP doing drilling ceremonies, they weren’t nervous and were confident in their skills, German said.

\n

The flags will stay up throughout the remainder of AirVenture.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T12:17:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Barbara A. Schmitz","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform marched in precision to raise flags Saturday at a special ceremony near Warbird Alley that honored all six branches of the military.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Flag Ceremony Honors All Military Branches","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-writer-workshop","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-cammartin-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.” — Cam Martin\n

","Gallery_Title":"Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop","Gallery_Description":"

“All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.” — Cam Martin\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-cammartin-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d779d505-8ca3-419e-8e47-7e8455430b41","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.” — Cam Martin","SEO_Title":"Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"“All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.” — Cam Martin","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-cammartin-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d779d505-8ca3-419e-8e47-7e8455430b41","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

On Thursday, July 28, Cam Martin, EAA 536955, will be leading “Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop” at the Hilton Theater in the EAA museum. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m., AirVenture attendees can learn how to write down some of their favorite aviation stories.

\n

Cam Martin, retired NASA public affairs officer and longtime EAA chaplain, has a passion for telling stories. From giving talks at the Smithsonian to leading forums at Oshkosh, Cam believes that telling stories helps keep history alive. And, according to Cam, Oshkosh is just the place to find some great aviation stories.

\n

“Oshkosh is a lot of things, but one of the things that Oshkosh is, is it’s a storytelling machine,” Cam said. “If you’re on the flightline, there’s an announcer and he is describing what you are looking at … there’s storytelling that goes on in the forums, there’s storytelling that goes on in the Theater in the Woods program. Oshkosh is probably the greatest aviation storytelling venue on the planet, for one week a year.”

\n

Many aviators are used to telling stories through hangar flying. However, most of these stories never get written down, told only orally from pilot to pilot. Cam wants to help pilots and aviation enthusiasts get some of these stories written down for future generations.

\n

“Because I’m the EAA’s chaplain, I’m part of the Memorial Wall Sunday event,” Cam said. “In addition to having their name in metal on the wall, there is a photograph of the person and a 500-word biography to acquaint you with, well, who is this person. The biographies come from the families … sometimes are 500 words long with lots of detail, and sometimes, the biographies are one sentence, and that has exhausted what anybody was able to say.”

\n

While family members may try their hardest, some simply don’t know [or] understand the love or have the correct aviation vocabulary to do their loved one justice. And, while many people talk of writing down their life story, many don’t, as it may seem like too daunting of a task.

\n

“They might have a 10,000-page life story, but it’s probably 5,000 two-page bite-sized pieces,” Cam said. “Knowing that people have the desire to do that, my thought was, let’s have a ‘plane’ and simple writer’s workshop.”

\n

According to Cam, the workshop will focus on a pilot’s first solo. However, nonpilots are also encouraged to come.

\n

“You have a story of your first Oshkosh,” Cam said. “You’re here at Oshkosh, you like something about aviation, and have an aviation story someplace. All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.”

\n

So what can you expect to happen at the writer’s workshop? Cam has a variety of instructions and questions to help attendees tell their story, but it always helps to come prepared.

\n

“Bring something to write with and bring something to write on,” Cam said. “Bring something to write about, something to think about, and take some notes with you.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T10:47:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“All the best stories have airplanes in them, and all the best airplane stories have people in them.” — Cam Martin","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Plane & Simple: A Writer’s Workshop","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-25-mosaic","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-mosaic-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC)","Gallery_Description":"

By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-mosaic-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c413fd7d-6b1d-4dad-89f5-fd122930f73a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft.","SEO_Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert AwardModernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC)","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC)","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n

 

\n
\n

A top priority of EAA’s advocacy team, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) rulemaking, will be front and center in discussions with top government officials throughout the week of AirVenture 2022. MOSAIC has been highly anticipated by the general aviation community, as it includes reform to light-sport and experimental aircraft categories that would significantly increase utility and safety while also spurring the growth of general aviation.\n

\n

Current size and weight regulations limit the usefulness of light-sport aircraft as training aircraft for flight schools. Changing the limitations of LSAs from an arbitrary weight to performance-based metrics will allow for larger and more capable aircraft and permit a wider range of students and instructors to fly them, significantly increasing access to flight training. This will afford flight schools more opportunities to refresh their fleets by making larger and more durable LSAs a viable option for training operations. MOSAIC will also enable innovation by removing the restriction that powered LSAs must have a reciprocating engine. This will enable future electric, hybrid, distributed power, and other new propulsion technologies.

\n

Along with the increased capacity and capability in LSAs, EAA is pushing hard for an equally significant expansion of the sport pilot certificate. By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft. This would apply to both sport pilots and higher-rated pilots operating under the privileges of a sport pilot certificate, enhancing a pathway for existing pilots to remain active in general aviation.

\n

MOSAIC is also expected to contain important reforms for the experimental aircraft community. This will chiefly come in the form of less restrictive language in 91.319, allowing operating limitations to be assigned by policy based on risk rather than across the board. The inflexibility of Part 91 rules as applied to experimental aircraft was on full display in the aftermath of a court decision last year. This decision briefly removed the ability to receive flight training in experimental aircraft, disrupting industry operations and impacting safety.

\n

MOSAIC has been in the works for several years and is nearing completion; if given priority, the FAA could release a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) later this year. The EAA advocacy team will be working hard this week to ensure that government officials understand the importance of MOSAIC and the safety benefits and growth opportunities we all stand to gain by issuing it expeditiously.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-25T09:08:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Madison Nortz, EAA Government Advocacy","Logo":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-mosaic-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c413fd7d-6b1d-4dad-89f5-fd122930f73a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"By leveraging sport pilot’s system of training and instructor endorsements, we believe that current and future sport pilots can expand the privileges of their initial certificate to operate larger and more capable aircraft.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC)","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-24-dorothy-hilber-award","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-award-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.” — Paula Crevier\n

","Gallery_Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert Award","Gallery_Description":"

“It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.” — Paula Crevier\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-award-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3e9e65db-bab6-4f5e-859a-169c85434e4d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.” — Paula Crevier","SEO_Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert Award | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert Award | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"“It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.” — Paula Crevier","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-3/2022-07-26-AV_Today-award-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3e9e65db-bab6-4f5e-859a-169c85434e4d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert Award","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Paula Crevier, EAA 477989, has been coming to EAA for years. She, along with her husband, Lee, EAA 355459, started volunteering in 1991, and went on to work in volunteer positions all across the board. After 31 years of volunteer work, Paula is being honored with the Dorothy Hilbert Award.

\n

The Dorothy Hilbert Award is given to a female volunteer who exhibits the passion, dedication, and devotion for volunteerism that Dorothy presented throughout her life and time spent at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

\n

Paula has spent much of her time volunteering in the ultralight world.

\n

“When I started out, I was like a line guard at the ultralight runway,” Paula explained.\n

\n

However, her dedication to EAA didn’t end with ultralights.

\n“I’ve done a little bit of everything,” she said. “I did admissions at the [Ultralight] Barn for a few years, I did retail, now I work at Convention Headquarters.”\n

While Paula has been involved in a lot of areas of the EAA volunteer world, her most memorable position was as “Miss Hollywood,” a term coined by her fellow volunteers for taking up some notable people on behalf of EAA. The biggest one involved a live interview.

\n

“CNN was live at Oshkosh on opening day,” Paula said. “I took a CNN reporter for the 6:30 or 7 o’clock in the morning newscast up in an experimental. It was a nice interview. He interviewed me live while flying, so it was kind of cool.”

\n

Thirty-one years is a long time to stay committed, but Paula said it’s all because of her fellow volunteers.

\n“We’ve made so many friends over the years volunteering,” she said. “I’ve met all these people over the years that are still coming. There’s a lot of us that have volunteered for years and will continue to volunteer for years to come — it’s the cool thing about EAA.”\n

Paula also had advice for newer volunteers.

\n

“Make sure you find something that you like to do or enjoy doing,” she said. “It will never be work, because you have fun with the people that you work with. It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.”

\nThank you for all the work you’ve done for EAA, Paula!\n

 

\n

 

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-24T15:59:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“It’s a rewarding aspect of EAA, being able to volunteer with other people that have a like passion. I don’t know that any of us think of it as work, necessarily, because we have such a good time usually being with our friends.” — Paula Crevier","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Paula Crevier Named Winner of Dorothy Hilbert Award","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-24-volunteer-lifeline-pilots","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-lifeline-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Volunteer Pilots Give Hope","Gallery_Description":"

By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-lifeline-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4bb173da-f265-4b1b-93fe-1ab381b71397","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty.","SEO_Title":"Volunteer Pilots Give Hope | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Volunteer Pilots Give Hope | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-lifeline-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4bb173da-f265-4b1b-93fe-1ab381b71397","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Volunteer Pilots Give Hope","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
Reed with pilots CG and Andy
\n

When Reed’s parents contacted LifeLine Pilots, an Illinois-based volunteer pilot organization, they had already been fighting childhood cancer for many years. After being diagnosed at the age of 10 and beating cancer once, 13-year-old Reed once again needed to travel between his home in central Illinois and St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee.

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

A family member said, “Reed’s parents have dedicated all of their time to helping him fight this horrible childhood disease. It was such a blessing that Lifeline Pilots was there to transport Reed and his mom to St. Jude for treatment. The travel time to drive to Memphis takes a toll on both Reed and his parents, and being able to fly to Memphis made the trip much less stressful.”

\n

Every day, volunteer pilots are changing lives through flight. They generously share their special skills to fly people like Reed to medical treatment far from home.
\n“These pilots give Reed a few hours away from treatment, up in the clouds,” said his family.

\n

What Is the Mission of LifeLine Pilots?

\n

LifeLine Pilots coordinates free air transportation, through volunteer pilots, for people with medical or humanitarian needs far from home. Each year, its volunteer pilots complete hundreds of missions, bringing patients to and from lifesaving medical care.

\n

We believe that everyone, regardless of income or location, should have equal access to health care. By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty. The best thing we can tell families is there is no cost, ever.

\n

LifeLine Pilots receives no government funding. Instead, it relies on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to fund the coordination of every flight. The volunteer pilots are the biggest supporters of LifeLine Pilots, giving $1.6 million last year in donated flight time and airplane. You can learn more and help support its mission by visiting LifeLinePilots.org.

\n

Who Are the Volunteer Pilots?

\n

Volunteer pilots are located throughout our 10-state region and come from a variety of backgrounds. Some fly once a month, while others take a volunteer flight once a year. Every flight helps a family in need.

\n

The pilots donate their aircraft, the fuel/airport costs, their time, and their expertise. They do this because they want to use their love of flying to help others in need. The pilots are not allowed to take any money for the flight, but each mission is tax-deductible for the pilots.

\n

How Can I Get Involved?

\n

If you live in the Midwest, LifeLine Pilots has an easy-to-complete volunteer application form available at LifeLinePilots.org. To become a volunteer pilot, you must be 21 years old, have 250 PIC, have your current medical and insurance documents, and complete the AOPA Public Benefit Flying online course.

\n

If you live outside the Midwest, there are volunteer pilot organizations located throughout the country looking for volunteers. The Air Care Alliance (ACA) is a public service organization supporting public benefit flying. The ACA publishes a list of volunteer pilot organizations at AirCareAlliance.org.

\n

LifeLine Pilots is here to help anyone with medical needs far from home. Volunteer today to help people in their time of greatest need. For questions, call 800-822-7972 or email missions@lifelinepilots.org.\nJoin us to meet volunteer pilots and hear touching stories of hope at the AOPA pavilion on Saturday, July 30, at 3 p.m.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-24T10:47:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Lindsey Kerr, LifeLine Pilots Executive Director","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"By removing the transportation barrier, LifeLine Pilots helps to ease the financial burden put on families during times of medical uncertainty.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Volunteer Pilots Give Hope","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-24-aircraft-electronics-association","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-aea-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Aircraft Electronics Association Announces Free Guide, Cash Prize","Gallery_Description":"

Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-aea-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8499ec9a-5b99-445d-a6a9-d81add742059","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week.","SEO_Title":"Aircraft Electronics Association Announces Free Guide, Cash Prize | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Aircraft Electronics Association Announces Free Guide, Cash Prize | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-aea-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8499ec9a-5b99-445d-a6a9-d81add742059","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Aircraft Electronics Association Announces Free Guide, Cash Prize","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week. AEA staff members will distribute thousands of complimentary copies to pilots and aircraft owners at AEA’s booth, 2035-2036, in Hangar B.

\n

This year marks the 20th annual edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide, a consumer’s directory loaded with educational articles, timely information, and data about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies. The publication helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair, and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers, and consultants for the industry.

\n

In addition to the initial distribution at AirVenture, thousands of copies of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be distributed at several industry trade shows and to all AEA member companies at no charge.

\n

Individuals residing in the United States may request a free copy of the AEA Pilot’s Guide at AEAPilotsGuide.net/request.asp while supplies last.

\n

In addition to the AEA Pilot’s Guide, the organization will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an avionics upgrade during AirVenture.

\n

Aircraft owners may enter to win one of the five $1,000 awards in Hangar B, Booth 2035-2036, beginning July 25. The AEA will announce one winner each day from July 25 through July 29 via its social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.\n

\n

Aircraft owners must be at least 18 years old to register to win. Each of the five winners must use an AEA member avionics repair station to complete the installation. Each entry gives aircraft owners a chance to win one of the five daily drawings. For official rules and contest entry forms, visit AEA’s booth in Hangar B.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-24T10:30:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2022-23 edition of the AEA Pilot’s Guide will be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Aircraft Electronics Association Announces Free Guide, Cash Prize","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-24-dynons-new-display","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-dynon-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Dynon Announces New Display, AirVenture Contest, and Forums","Gallery_Description":"

Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-dynon-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"18683dfc-f8d0-4518-a309-7278fb8e16dd","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body.","SEO_Title":"Dynon Announces New Display, AirVenture Contest, and Forums | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Dynon Announces New Display, AirVenture Contest, and Forums | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-dynon-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"18683dfc-f8d0-4518-a309-7278fb8e16dd","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Dynon Announces New Display, AirVenture Contest, and Forums","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Advanced Flight Systems AF-6600

\n

Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body. It also fully interfaces with the existing AF-5000 series displays and Dynon modules.

\n

Highlighted Features\n

\n
    \n
  • New processor enables 60 Hz screen updates for smoother visuals, a four- to 12-time improvement over previous generations.
  • \n
  • New LCD screen features increased brightness and more vivid colors.
  • \n
  • Startup time decreased to less than 20 seconds.
  • \n
  • Redesigned, flush-mounted 10.4-inch touchscreen.
  • \n
  • Dual-concentric encoder knob affords a more intuitive user interface.
  • \n
  • Ambient light sensor allows display backlight to automatically adjust to cockpit lighting conditions.
  • \n
  • Low-profile rear cover reduces panel depth requirements.
  • \n
  • Approximately 1 pound lighter than previous AF series displays.
  • \n
  • AF-6600 and AF-5000 series displays are fully cross-compatible, using the same wiring and mounting.
  • \n
\n

Rob Hickman, president of Advanced Flight Systems, said, “Whether a pilot is putting together a new panel, having us build them an Advanced Panel, or upgrading from our AF-5000 series displays, the AF-6600 enhances the Advanced experience in every way. We’re excited to deliver this new flagship display to customers.”

\n

Learn more about the new AF-6600 display at Dynon.aero.

\n

Photo Contest

\n

This year marks a number of aviation milestones that are important to us, including Van’s Aircraft’s 50th anniversary, Zenith Aircraft’s 30th anniversary, the Beechcraft Bonanza’s 75th anniversary, and the original Advanced AF-2002 engine monitor’s 20th anniversary.

\n

To celebrate these milestones, Dynon presents its Oshkosh Anniversary Photo Contest. A scavenger hunt contest held via social media, participants take photos of anniversary-themed photo challenge items and post them on social media for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes.
\nFor directions on how to play, visit Dynon.aero/Contest.

\n

Expanded Forum Schedule at AirVenture

\n

Whether you are a homebuilder, a type-certificated aircraft owner, or an installer, Dynon has a variety of educational forums hosted at its outdoor tent just outside of Hangar D (between D and B) throughout the week. The topics offered this year are:\n

\n
    \n
  • Advanced Flight Systems for Experimental Aircraft — Introducing AF-6600
  • \n
  • Dynon SkyView Systems for Experimental Aircraft — Introducing FastTrack
  • \n
  • Dynon Certified for Type Certificated Aircraft
  • \n
  • Planning for Success 101: System Design of Your Dynon or Advanced System
  • \n
  • Planning for Success 102: System Design of Your Dynon or Advanced System
  • \n
  • Advanced Panel and Advanced Control Module
  • \n
  • Using SkyView HDX — Fundamentals
  • \n
\n

For a complete schedule, go to Dynon.aero/Forums or visit the Dynon booth.
\nFor more information about Dynon products, please contact Dynon at 425-402-0433 or sales@dynon.com. Visit Dynon Avionics on the web at www.Dynon.com.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-24T09:58:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Dynon Advanced is introducing its new flagship AF-6600 display. An evolution of the AF-5600, the AF-6600 features improved performance, an upgraded design, an improved pilot interface, and a lighter and more compact body.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Dynon Announces New Display, AirVenture Contest, and Forums","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-24-ps-engineering","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-psengineering-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B.\n

","Gallery_Title":"PS Engineering Introduces New Digital Audio Controller","Gallery_Description":"

PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-psengineering-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7f60ed3-2c1a-4f8a-9979-c80670777c94","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B.","SEO_Title":"PS Engineering Introduces New Digital Audio Controller | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"PS Engineering Introduces New Digital Audio Controller | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-psengineering-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7f60ed3-2c1a-4f8a-9979-c80670777c94","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"PS Engineering Introduces New Digital Audio Controller","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B. Since introduction in 2014, the PMA450 series has proven popular in the market, with advanced features like dual Bluetooth and the IntelliAudio processing system licensed from the USAF. Pilots love them — but sometimes they just don’t need all the functions.

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

One way to reduce the price was to change the type of hardware used on the PMA450C, providing a significant reduction in hardware costs. While the PMA450B provides nine unique positions to place the com 1 and com 2 audio, the PMA450C only provides the most popular locations of 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.

\n

Another cost savings in the design was the removal of Flightmate, audio streaming output, and the count-up/count-down timer. While the PMA450B retains those capabilities, not all pilots have the need for customizable audio alert functions and the PMA450C does not support this function, helping to reduce the cost of the overall system.

\n

One thing that hasn’t been changed is the intuitive graphical user interface. The OLED display can be viewed by just about anyone in the cockpit, and with the three-softkey selection, setting up the audio panel configuration is easy.

\n

Another one of PS Engineering’s innovations (now common, but not so in 2006) is the practical application of Bluetooth connectivity in the aircraft. The dual Bluetooth design allows two completely independent devices to be paired and selected to listen to, just like the PMA450B.

\n

The PMA450C has a list price of only $2,595 while the PMA450B continues to sell at $2,895.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-24T09:41:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"PS Engineering’s new digital audio controller, the PMA450C, is a lower-cost version of the company’s flagship general aviation product, the PMA450B.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"PS Engineering Introduces New Digital Audio Controller","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-23-2022-aviore-schedule","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/EAA/EducationResources/Aviore_FullColorCharacter_FINAL1v2.ashx","ImageAlt":"Aviore","ImageDescription":"

EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week...\n

","Gallery_Title":"Aviore at AirVenture!","Gallery_Description":"

EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week...\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Aviore","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":215,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/EducationResources/Aviore_FullColorCharacter_FINAL1v2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":150,"MediaId":"3444367f-8174-44b1-b73e-18ef104d52d9","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week","SEO_Title":"Aviore at AirVenture! | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Aviore at AirVenture! | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week","OG_Image":{"Alt":"Aviore","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":215,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/EducationResources/Aviore_FullColorCharacter_FINAL1v2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":150,"MediaId":"3444367f-8174-44b1-b73e-18ef104d52d9","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Aviore at AirVenture!","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Aviore is flying in for AirVenture! EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week for anyone looking to get a photo or autograph. If you want to get the latest edition of The Adventures of Aviore comic book signed, make sure to pick up the August 2022 issue of EAA Sport Aviation at one of the various newsstands around the grounds. 

\n

 

\n

Monday, July 25

\n

Time                    Event                          Location

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing     Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          AeroEducate Tent       Aviation Gateway Park

\n

 

\n

Tuesday, July 26

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing      Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          Learn to Fly Center     Four Corners

\n

 

\n

Wednesday, July 27

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing      Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          AeroEducate Tent       Aviation Gateway Park

\n

 

\n

Thursday, July 28

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing      Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          Learn to Fly Center     Four Corners

\n

 

\n

Friday, July 29

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing      Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          AeroEducate Tent       Aviation Gateway Park

\n

 

\n

Saturday, July 30

\n

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Signing      Boeing Exhibit

\n

1:30-2 p.m.          KidVenture                  Pioneer Airport

\n

2:30-3 p.m.          Learn to Fly Center     Four Corners

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-23T16:03:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA and the Stan Lee Foundation’s superhero will be making a number of appearances this week","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Aviore at AirVenture!","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-23-volunteers-of-the-year","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-PNG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.” — Jim Moss\n

","Gallery_Title":"Volunteers of the Year","Gallery_Description":"

“To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.” — Jim Moss\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-PNG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"851ee838-ac9b-4c07-bceb-689996349bac","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.” — Jim Moss","SEO_Title":"Volunteers of the Year | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Volunteers of the Year | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"“To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.” — Jim Moss","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-PNG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"851ee838-ac9b-4c07-bceb-689996349bac","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Volunteers of the Year","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\n

Every year, thousands of volunteers work together to make AirVenture and all EAA programs run. This year, four volunteers, nominated by their peers, have been chosen to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is given to volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the giving of their “time, talents, and knowledge for the betterment of EAA.” Honored this year are John and Becky Lowe, Jerry Burke, Harry and Jan Crisman, and Jim Moss, who received their awards on Sunday, July 24, during the Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony in Volunteer Park.

\n

John, EAA 522935, and Becky Lowe, EAA 696676, are chairmen for Operation Thirst and the Volunteer Kitchen, working to feed over 1,000 volunteers and employees every day during AirVenture.

\n

“We got an army in here,” John said. “Those guys also are chopping vegetables, chopping melons. And then we got the back room with the ovens and stuff and we’re baking everything. And the guys out here washing dishes. And I mean, it’s a full restaurant operation going on. … We’re feeding a thousand people a day.”

\n

“There are many, many, many moving parts,” Becky said. “When we said we’d do this, I had no idea what I was involved in. I’ve enjoyed it. I have made wonderful friendships ... they are all so lovely. I look forward to them.”

\n

John and Becky said they were overwhelmed when they found out they were being honored as Volunteers of the Year.

\n

“I don’t know who nominated us or why,” Becky said. “It brought tears to my eyes, actually.”

\n

Jerry Burke, EAA 365400, officially started volunteering in 2007, but has been working with EAA since 1970. Working at a local news station, Jerry helped bring a large media presence to AirVenture. After retiring, Jerry worked with Tom Poberezny to put together “Plane Talk,” a series of Q&As with pilots and crew at their aircraft.

\n

“I would do my background research on each person that I was going to do, and we’d do the Q&A with the pilot or the crew,” Jerry said. “I would open it up after for maybe 15 or 20 minutes to the members that had gathered around, the people in the audience, and let them ask questions.”

\n

At 81 years old, Jerry is semiretired from “Plane Talk,” doing only a few this year before he fully retires.

\n

“Two or three a day would be fine by me, because I love doing these,” Jerry explained.\nDespite being a part of AirVenture for over 50 years, Jerry didn’t think he deserved to win the Volunteer of the Year Award.

\n

“There’s a lot of other people I think deserve this more than me that have been out there a lot more years than I have,” Jerry said, “but I’m very flattered and humbled. There’s a lot of good memories.”

\n

Harry, EAA 16857, and Jan Crisman have been volunteering at AirVenture on and off since the original air show in Rockford in 1963.

\n

“Our first time was in 1963 in Rockford,” Harry said. “I ended up stringing banners that day. We were there only two days.”

\n

They’ve done a variety of jobs, including hauling gravel, mowing grass, and burning the flightline. And, for the most part, they’ve been working together.

\n

“One year I stayed home, and he came up here by himself for a while,” Jan said. “I found a ride to come up with some neighbors, because I didn’t like being alone.”

\n

“I embarrassed her,” Harry said. “I kissed her right out in front of everybody!”\nAfter working together for so long, winning the Volunteer of the Year award was a welcome surprise.

\n

“Very honored,” Harry said on how he felt upon winning. “There’s other people that are chairmen and that do a lot more than we do. We contribute what we’re capable of doing.”

\n

Finally, Jim Moss, EAA 80553, has been volunteering at AirVenture for over 50 years, starting when he was just in his teens. He talked his way into fixing bikes during 1972, eventually becoming the chairman of safety, and he couldn’t be happier.

\n

“I don’t come here for the airplanes, I come here for the people,” Jim said. “I’ve been coming back ever since I started working full time, just because of the people. … I’ve been doing this basically all my life … It’s just so much fun!”

\n

When Jim arrived to volunteer this summer, he was given a letter. He joked that he was getting fired, but was shocked when he opened it up.

\n

“I read the letter from Jack and said, ‘Come on, you’re pulling my leg,’” Jim said. “It’s just absolutely out of the blue. I work like everybody else does.”

\n

Jim wants to encourage more people to come out and volunteer.

\n

“You’re going to have fun, no matter what you do,” Jim said. “To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-23T15:35:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Erin Henze","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“To new volunteers, young, old, and in between, come out and do it. You don’t really know the convention or know the membership until you start volunteering.” — Jim Moss","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Volunteers of the Year","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-23-able-flight","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-able-weblogo.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods\nSpecial guests Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox to attend.\n

","Gallery_Title":"Able Flight Class of 2022 Will Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

Ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods\nSpecial guests Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox to attend.\n

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-able-weblogo.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"27773593-ca35-4a76-854c-562faac5ae4e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods\r\nSpecial guests Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox to attend.","SEO_Title":"Able Flight Class of 2022 Will Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Able Flight Class of 2022 Will Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods\r\nSpecial guests Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox to attend.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-able-weblogo.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"27773593-ca35-4a76-854c-562faac5ae4e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Able Flight Class of 2022 Will Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"
\nAble Flight’s “Class of 2022” at Purdue with their instructors on the first day of instruction in late May.\n
\"EAA\"
\nRyan Chen of California is seen here with
\ndesignated pilot examiner Brian Dillman
\nin a photo taken just minutes after Chen
\npassed his checkride.
\n
\n

Six new Able Flight pilots who use wheelchairs will be honored at a pilot wings pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods. All six use wheelchairs, and include a veteran wounded in combat and another veteran who became disabled through an accident. Andy Burnette, Ryan Chen, Stephanie Cibello, Austin “Chance” Field, Nathaniel Miller, and Chris Murad earned their pilot certificates during the scholarship organization’s intensive training program at Purdue University between late May and early July.

\n

The pilots will also be honored individually at the ceremony as recipients of scholarships provided by ForeFlight, Tempest Aero Group, and Muncie Aviation. And this year, Able Flight will recognize the first two scholarships honoring the support of Zack Reising (Blue 7 Scholarship) and Adam Kisielewski (U.S. Marine Corps, retired).

\n

2022 marks the 12th year of Able Flight’s partnership with Purdue University, and its 16th year of providing full-ride flight-training scholarships and aviation career training scholarships. Able Flight has 83 certificated pilots, including several who have earned multiple pilot certificates. Special guests will include Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox, along with representatives of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association Foundation.

\n

AbleFlight.org

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-23T11:27:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Dick Knapinski","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Theater in the Woods Special guests Patty Wagstaff and Jessica Cox to attend.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Able Flight Class of 2022 Will Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-23-motoart-plane-tags","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-tags-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

“And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51. So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag.” — Dave Hall

","Gallery_Title":"PlaneTags: Own a Piece of Aviation History","Gallery_Description":"

“And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51. So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag.” — Dave Hall

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-tags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e729796c-3f6d-4ddf-85c2-bed3dcf1736b","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51. So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag.” — Dave Hall","SEO_Title":"PlaneTags: Own a Piece of Aviation History | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"PlaneTags: Own a Piece of Aviation History | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"“And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51. So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag.” — Dave Hall","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-tags-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e729796c-3f6d-4ddf-85c2-bed3dcf1736b","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"PlaneTags: Own a Piece of Aviation History","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\"PlaneTags\" \n
\n

When Dave Hall, EAA 1475042, began MotoArt 21 years ago, it was simply a hobby that “kind of spun out of control a little bit.” Initially calling the company Propeller Art, Dave and his former business partner rescued old propellers, polished them, and then created sculptures with them. The business soon expanded into usable furniture made of discarded aircraft parts and grew from there. About six years ago, a new part of Dave’s business emerged — PlaneTags.

\n

“I had the idea for PlaneTags numerous years before that. I was working on an old P-51 Mustang and had the damaged air scoop that a client had brought in. And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51,” Dave explained. “So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag, and I actually made a prototype and that sucker sat in my pocket for years before I finally acted on it. One year for Christmas, I came up with six different plane tags on a Black Friday, hoping to see that it would take off.”

\n

Take off it has. While MotoArt continues to produce high-end furniture, PlaneTags has grown from an idea to a separate business. Dave estimated the company has documented around 140 different aircraft types with tags produced out of authentic skins. The company works with a variety of museums and organizations to acquire skins to create new tags.

\n
\"EAA\" \"EAA\"\n
\n

“We are working with a lot of different museums now who become advocates of our work, including Pima Air & Space,” Dave said. “We just heard the Smithsonian National Museum will be carrying our work starting in September. And what’s great is a lot of new aircraft are really coming out of the woodwork for us, with lots of different museums and people participating with trying to add to the PlaneTags collection. Really our goal is really trying to categorize aviation history as best as we can.”

\n
\"EAA\"
\n

While MotoArt has exhibited at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh before, 2022 will be the first time PlaneTags will be represented at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. The MotoArt/PlaneTags booth is No. 2021 in the Collins Aerospace Exhibit Hangar B. Additionally, Dave plans to check out the inventory EAA has available for potential future B-17 Aluminum Overcast tags.

\n

With it being the first time PlaneTags will be at AirVenture, Dave is excited to interact in person with folks who’ve already started collecting, as well as introduce more aviation enthusiasts to his unique product.

\n

“To me, it’s almost an educational purpose. A lot of people might have seen us on social media advertising or friends might have a PlaneTag, but what we like to do is educate everyone on what we’re trying to do and show them the work and show them that these are the genuine skins. This is genuine paint that you see on them. … What we’re really looking forward to is just to be able to talk and educate everyone on PlaneTags and hopefully they walk away with one. It’s a little contagious. People start with one PlaneTag, and we always say, everyone remembers their first PlaneTag, because before you know it, you’re collecting your own fleet of aircraft and the tags.”

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-23T10:34:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Sam Oleson","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“And I realized that we couldn’t get rid of the material because it was the authentic skin from this P-51. So I ran up and penciled out an idea. And instead of like a dog tag, we’ll come up with a plane tag.” — Dave Hall","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"PlaneTags: Own a Piece of Aviation History","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-23-inhofe-retirement","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-hero-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a tireless GA advocate and EAA member, has announced he will retire at the end of 2022 after a long tenure of public service, including more than a quarter century in the U.S. Senate. All of us at EAA thank him for his years of service and support.

","Gallery_Title":"Looking Back, Looking Ahead","Gallery_Description":"

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a tireless GA advocate and EAA member, has announced he will retire at the end of 2022 after a long tenure of public service, including more than a quarter century in the U.S. Senate. All of us at EAA thank him for his years of service and support.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-hero-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"ff81aa0e-ad0d-4116-b149-73aa290ceeb5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a tireless GA advocate and EAA member, has announced he will retire at the end of 2022 after a long tenure of public service, including more than a quarter century in the U.S. Senate. All of us at EAA thank him for his years of service and support.","SEO_Title":"Looking Back, Looking Ahead | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Looking Back, Looking Ahead | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a tireless GA advocate and EAA member, has announced he will retire at the end of 2022 after a long tenure of public service, including more than a quarter century in the U.S. Senate. All of us at EAA thank him for his years of service and support.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/Issue-2/2022-07-25-AV_Today-hero-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"ff81aa0e-ad0d-4116-b149-73aa290ceeb5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Looking Back, Looking Ahead","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

After more than 40 years traveling to Oshkosh each summer, this year’s event is particularly special to me, as it will be the last year I attend before retiring from Congress this January. Those who know me know that one of my strongest passions is being an advocate for the entirety of general aviation.

\n

As I look back on my tenure in Congress, I am reminded of everything we have gotten done. I think about when we got Bob Hoover back into the air and when the Pilot’s Bill of Rights was signed into law in 2012. Other moments that stand out include finally passing third-class medical reform, as well as enacting legislation supporting the development and spread of school curriculum necessary to maintain and grow the aviation workforce.

\n

Even with all of the progress that we have made during my time in office, there is much to be done. This year, specifically, I am focusing my efforts on promoting and urging a safe and smart transition to unleaded aviation fuels for piston-engine aircrafts. It is imperative that the federal government, fuel producers and distributors, airports, and pilots all work together to make the transition to unleaded fuels as seamless as possible, while ensuring no disruption of the supply of aviation fuel to the general aviation community.

\n

General aviation is part of our everyday lives — from agricultural aviation to law enforcement and medical transport to leisure and sightseeing and everything in between. Events like EAA AirVenture Oshkosh showcase how critical a safe and widely available aviation fuel is to pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts alike. My top priority across my entire career has been ensuring that pilots are able to safely fly when they want to fly. However, if airports are able to unilaterally ban the sale of aviation fuels before an unleaded alternative is ready, there could be disastrous consequences. I am committed to making sure we create a better future for the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, and that starts with making sure pilots have fuel available when they want to fly.

\n

Since the last EAA AirVenture, I have worked diligently to ensure that we are continuing to move in the right direction. In the past year alone, I introduced three bills to support the aviation community through the funding of hangars to investing in the future of aviation professionals. What’s more, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved my bill to create the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation (NCAA) in April of this year. The NCAA will support and promote civil, commercial, and military aviation programs to address the demands and challenges associated with ensuring a safe and vibrant national aviation system.

\n

We have done so much together since my career in Congress began. I have always been a devoted member, outspoken supporter, and relentless defender of the general aviation community, and my last year serving in Congress is no different. I know that, together, we can accomplish anything, and I will continue to fight for our shared priorities during my last months in office.

\n

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, serves as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He is also a member of the Small Business Committee and the Environment & Public Works Committee where he leads the Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee as ranking member. Sen. Inhofe is an avid pilot and committed supporter of infrastructure for the United States to drive the world’s economy.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-23T09:30:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a tireless GA advocate and EAA member, has announced he will retire at the end of 2022 after a long tenure of public service, including more than a quarter century in the U.S. Senate. All of us at EAA thank him for his years of service and support.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Looking Back, Looking Ahead","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-22-advocacy-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-advocacy-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing.

","Gallery_Title":"EAA Advocacy Efforts at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

The team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-advocacy-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"11cb6a69-a9ec-4aff-96e4-a03ae8bb21e3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing.","SEO_Title":"EAA Advocacy Efforts at AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":" EAA Advocacy Efforts at AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-advocacy-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"11cb6a69-a9ec-4aff-96e4-a03ae8bb21e3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA Advocacy Efforts at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n\"EAA\"\n

Story By: Madison Nortz

\n

EAA’s government advocacy team is looking forward to a full and productive week at AirVenture 2022! As top officials from the FAA, NTSB, and DOT join us this week, the team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing. We will also be hosting several events for the general public so we can hear from you. Join us at the Advocacy Booth, located in the EAA Member Center (which is part of the EAA Four Corners), or at one of our many government-hosted forums throughout the week.

\n

The Advocacy Booth is a great place to get your most pressing aviation questions answered. Our team will be joined by EAA’s Aeromedical Advisory and Legal Advisory councils, who will be available to provide expert guidance in their respective fields. We will also host airport and flight-testing sessions as well as general advocacy sessions, where you can come to talk about anything else that is on your mind. See the complete schedule below.

\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

The government advocacy team will also be hosting a number of forums encompassing a wide variety of topics. On Monday and Saturday, come join Government Relations Director Tom Charpentier and the Aeromedical Advisory Council in the Learn to Fly Center, where they will address some hot topics regarding FAA medicals and BasicMed. If you are interested in becoming an FAA designee, the “How to Become an FAA Designee” presentation is for you. Hosted by the AFS-600 Regulatory Support Division, this presentation is a great opportunity to find guidance and answer your questions about the process of becoming an FAA representative. It will be held Monday afternoon in the Vette Theater, which is located inside the EAA Aviation Museum.

\n

On Tuesday, Government Advocacy Specialist Lily Johnson will host an Airport Operations and Ultralights forum in the Ultralights Forums Tent, where she will discuss the development of safety procedures that allow for the safe integration of ultralights into airport operations.

\n

Thursday, we welcome FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen to AirVenture. Come hear from Mr. Nolen as he discusses important general aviation policy with EAA’s CEO and Chairman Jack J. Pelton at Theater in the Woods. The forum will be heavily focused on the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative, beyond line of sight (BVLOS)/UAS integration, and MOSAIC, with some time to field questions from the audience at the end. Check out the complete listing of forums and Advocacy Booth sessions below. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
\n

Date

\n
\n

Event

\n
\n

Location

\n
\n

Time

\n
\n

Monday, July 25

\n
\n

Medical Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Monday, July 25

\n
\n

General Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3 pm

\n
\n

Monday, July 25

\n
\n

FAA Medical Certification and You

\n
\n

EAA Learn to Fly Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

\n
\n

Monday, July 25

\n
\n

How to Become an FAA Designee

\n
\n

Vette Theater (in EAA Aviation Museum)

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

\n
\n

Tuesday, July 26

\n
\n

General Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Tuesday, July 26

\n
\n

Legal Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

\n
\n

Tuesday, July 26

\n
\n

Airport Operations and Ultralights

\n
\n

Ultralights Forums Tent

\n
\n

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

\n
\n

Wednesday, July 27

\n
\n

Medical Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Wednesday, July 27

\n
\n

Legal Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

\n
\n

Thursday, July 28

\n
\n

EAA Flight Test Manualat the Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Thursday, July 28

\n
\n

Medical Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

\n
\n

Thursday, July 28

\n
\n

Meet the FAA Administrator

\n
\n

Theater in the Woods

\n
\n

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

\n
\n

Friday, July 29

\n
\n

Airports Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Friday, July 29t

\n
\n

General Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

\n
\n

Saturday, July 30

\n
\n

General Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

\n
\n

Saturday, July 30

\n
\n

General Advocacy Booth

\n
\n

EAA Member Center

\n
\n

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

\n
\n

Saturday, July 30

\n
\n

FAA Medical Certification and You

\n
\n

EAA Learn to Fly Center

\n
\n

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

\n
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-22T14:46:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The team will be focused on advocating for general aviation and furthering policy pertaining to 100LL replacement, Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC) implementation, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration, and task-based Phase I flight testing.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA Advocacy Efforts at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-22-ecodemonstrator","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-ecod-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours.

","Gallery_Title":"Getting to Know Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator","Gallery_Description":"

Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-ecod-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"cc6cd8f2-dd33-4ae6-a0b4-f5412a495257","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours.","SEO_Title":"Getting to Know Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Getting to Know Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-ecod-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"cc6cd8f2-dd33-4ae6-a0b4-f5412a495257","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Getting to Know Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

If you’re not familiar with Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator, chances are you will be by the end of AirVenture. Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours — a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how new aerospace technologies are tested.

\n

The program first took flight 10 years ago, taking promising technologies out of the lab and testing them rigorously in an operational environment. In that time Boeing has partnered with customers, suppliers, government agencies, academia, and other stakeholders to test 230 technologies across nine different platforms, with about a third of those being implemented on aircraft today.

\n

These partnerships are key to accelerating technologies that further enable aviation’s relentless pursuit to improve efficiency, minimize its environmental footprint, enhance safety, and improve the passenger experience.

\n

Visitors who take the tour will be able to see and learn more about some of the technologies being tested with partners this year, including:\n

\n
    \n
  • A continued comprehensive study of the impact of sustainable aviation fuel toward the reduction of emissions, a collaboration with NASA, supporting Boeing’s commitment that all commercial airplanes it delivers will be certified to fly using 100-percent sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
  • \n
  • SMART vortex generators, small vertical vanes on the wing that improve aerodynamic efficiency during takeoff and landing. Shape memory alloys developed with NASA enable the vortex generators to retract into the wing during cruise, improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
  • \n
  • A collaboration with Diehl Aviation to test a water conservation system that uses wastewater from hand-washing to flush the lavatories, reducing weight and fuel use.
  • \n
  • UV disinfection technology in partnership with Collins Aerospace and Jamco.
  • \n
  • Boeing is testing several technologies aimed at improving operational efficiency, including a capability that can improve situational awareness for pilots during airplane taxiing. This includes combining airport data sources with Jeppesen airport maps to enable single-engine taxi operations to reduce fuel consumption.
  • \n
  • A partnership with Universal Avionics to test a next-generation head-worn head-up display and enhanced vision system camera.
  • \n
\n

Boeing’s 2022 ecoDemonstrator will be open to the public for tours Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. Tour times vary slightly each day, with final tours given at 3:30 p.m. Check posted hours for the latest tour schedule.

\n

After your tour, check out the Boeing pavilion, where you can see the winglet that was actually tested as part of the 2012 ecoDemonstrator and influenced winglet design on the 737 MAX. You can also learn more about the company’s commitment to sustainability and how it supports the civil aviation industry’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-22T13:55:00","Copyright":"","Author":"Jen Wollmann","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Boeing has brought to Oshkosh the 777-200ER (extended range) it’s using as the 2022 Boeing ecoDemonstrator test platform, and it’s making it available for public tours.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Getting to Know Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-22-one-week-wonder-returns","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-main-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Gallery_Title":"One Week Wonder Returns for 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-main-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"6c3deee0-f6cb-4221-9c85-4265e4363296","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"One Week Wonder Returns for 2022| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"One Week Wonder Returns for 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-main-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"6c3deee0-f6cb-4221-9c85-4265e4363296","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"One Week Wonder Returns for 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n
\n
\n

The One Week Wonder event brings excitement and enthusiasm to others in the community by showing what it looks like and feels like to build an aircraft from a kit,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilding.

\n

Just as it has in previous years, the One Week Wonder build in 2022 will provide an excellent opportunity to show the world that anyone can build an airplane. Attendees will have the chance to pull a rivet, and have their photo taken as a souvenir.

\n

The Waiex-B is based on the original Waiex, but it features more cockpit space, a center “Y-stick” option, electric flaps, more panel space, and a 4-gallon increase in fuel capacity. This particular Waiex-B will be a first for Sonex, as it will incorporate the first factory-designed installation of a Rotax 912 iS powerplant.

\n

Stop by the One Week Wonder tent located in the EAA Four Corners area to watch the build in progress, pull a rivet, and even vote on the paint scheme.

\n
\n
\n

\nSpecifications
\nAircraft Make & Model: Sonex Waiex-B
\nCertification: E-AB
\n
\n
\nLength: 18 feet, 1 inch
\nWingspan: 22 feet
\nHeight (standard gear): 51 inches
\n
\n
\nMaximum Gross Weight: 1,150 pounds
\nEmpty Weight: 620 pounds
\nFuel Capacity: 20 gallons
\nSeats: 2
\n
\n
\nPowerplant Make & Model: Rotax 912 iS
\nHorsepower: 100\n

\n
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-22T11:27:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"One Week Wonder Returns for 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-22-nasa-next-gen-aircraft","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-hl2-web2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft.

","Gallery_Title":"NASA’s Next-Generation All-Electric Aircraft","Gallery_Description":"

The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-hl2-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"38bce27d-dbb7-423d-b092-75f8df4393ca","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft.","SEO_Title":"NASA’s Next-Generation All-Electric Aircraft| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"NASA’s Next-Generation All-Electric Aircraft | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-hl2-web2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"38bce27d-dbb7-423d-b092-75f8df4393ca","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"NASA’s Next-Generation All-Electric Aircraft","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft. NASA is collaborating with industry partners to demonstrate these technologies by using existing aircraft that will be modified and flown with EAP systems and components.

\n

EPFD also will assist industry in addressing key technical barriers and risks associated with integrating EAP systems into airliners, as well as help identify and evaluate new standards for future EAP aircraft. EAP technologies offer innovative solutions to making flight more sustainable — including lighter and more efficient motors, electronics, and materials that can help reduce emission levels and improve fuel efficiency.

\n

The EPFD project will test these technologies for future use in smaller, regional aircraft with fewer than 100 passengers, as well as single-aisle commercial airliners designed for around 180 passengers and operating longer-distance flights.

\n

Through the EPFD project, NASA seeks to introduce EAP systems to the U.S. commercial fleet by conducting at least two flight demonstrations within the next five years and help transition these technologies into commercial products within the 2030 to 2035 time frame.

\n<","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-22T11:12:00","Copyright":"","Author":"NASA Public Affairs","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project conducts ground and flight tests of electrified aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies to enable a new generation of electric-powered aircraft.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"NASA’s Next-Generation All-Electric Aircraft","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-07-22-ntsb-lessons-learned","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-p1-web.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.

","Gallery_Title":"NTSB to Share Lessons Learned From Aviation Investigations at AirVenture Presentations","Gallery_Description":"

National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-p1-web.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"79049b6f-aaac-4f93-bb6e-432b80052ce3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.","SEO_Title":"NTSB to Share Lessons Learned From Aviation Investigations at AirVenture Presentations| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"NTSB to Share Lessons Learned From Aviation Investigations at AirVenture Presentations | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/AVToday/2022-07-24-AV_Today-p1-web.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"79049b6f-aaac-4f93-bb6e-432b80052ce3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"NTSB to Share Lessons Learned From Aviation Investigations at AirVenture Presentations","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n

National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.

\n

The A330neo’s flight crew all come with impressive backgrounds and took different paths in their careers:

\n

“We look for every opportunity to advocate for aviation safety, and this event, the nation’s largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts, is a fantastic opportunity to share our safety recommendations,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “We need all parts of the aviation industry engaged to make our skies safer.”

\n

While on-site, NTSB air safety investigators will deliver the agency’s “Fly Like a Pro” safety presentation series on Friday, July 29. Organized around the theme of pilot professionalism, the series will help attendees implement a safety-first culture, which includes a commitment to continuous improvement in flying proficiency. Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety, will be moderating the “Fly Like a Pro” presentation, while EAA board members Charlie Precourt and Michael Goulian will also be part of the panel.

\n

Presentations are based on lessons learned from recent NTSB accident investigations and include a range of topics, including in-flight loss of control, aviation weather, flight instruction, managing aeromedical risks, air traffic control communications, and airplane occupant protection systems.

\n

In addition, on Thursday, July 28, NTSB chief data scientist Dr. Loren Groff will be demonstrating how to get the most out of the agency’s aviation accident database, CAROL. He will also be soliciting feedback from current users of the database as part of the NTSB’s commitment to continuously improving the system’s functionality.

\n

The investigators presenting will also be staffing the NTSB exhibit booth in the International Federal Pavilion, located in Exhibit Hangar D, to meet the public and answer questions about investigations and processes, the agency’s mission, and careers at NTSB.

\n

The NTSB began its participation at AirVenture in 1995 and has had a presence there most years since then, but this is the first time the NTSB has returned to AirVenture since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

\n

NTSB resources regarding AirVenture, including a safety alert for pilots flying in to the event, a map showing the location of the NTSB exhibit, and the complete schedule of NTSB presentations are available at NTSB.gov.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-22T10:54:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Member Michael Graham — will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to meet the public and provide a series of safety presentations.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"NTSB to Share Lessons Learned From Aviation Investigations at AirVenture Presentations","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/delta-airlines-team-usa-a330","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/DeltaAirlines.ashx","ImageAlt":"Delta Airlines | Team USA A330","ImageDescription":"

Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane dressed in Team USA colors.

","Gallery_Title":"Delta Bringing Team USA Airbus A330neo to Oshkosh","Gallery_Description":"

Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane dressed in Team USA colors.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Delta Airlines | Team USA A330","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":301,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/DeltaAirlines.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":820,"MediaId":"38cabaab-1b13-4382-a65f-e884038b737e","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane dressed in Team USA colors.","SEO_Title":"Delta Bringing Team USA Airbus A330neo to Oshkosh| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Delta Bringing Team USA Airbus A330neo to Oshkosh | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane dressed in Team USA colors.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"Delta Airlines | Team USA A330","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":301,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/DeltaAirlines.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":820,"MediaId":"38cabaab-1b13-4382-a65f-e884038b737e","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Delta Bringing Team USA Airbus A330neo to Oshkosh","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"Delta\n

Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane that will be easy to spot, and not just because it is an Airbus A330neo. The airliner is one of those used in 2021 to deliver the U.S. Olympic Team to Tokyo and is dressed in team USA colors in celebration of Delta’s commitment as the official airline of Team USA. The airliner is one of those used in 2021 to deliver the U.S. Olympic Team to Tokyo, and is dressed in Team USA colors in celebration of Delta’s commitment as the official airline of Team USA.

\n

The A330neo’s flight crew all come with impressive backgrounds and took different paths in their careers:

\n

Captain Karen Ruth started flight lessons at age 15, before she started driving. She is a University of North Dakota graduate and began flying for the airlines at age 23 with Republic Airlines. For Delta, Ruth is now a Lead Line Check Pilot Instructor for the Airbus A330 and has been involved in numerous activities as a Delta Propel Pathway Liaison, Women in Aviation International conference speaker, Pilots for Kids volunteer, and a Delta Ambassador. She is the only pilot at the combined airlines of Northwest and Delta to be awarded the highest recognition awards as each airline.

\n

First Officer Sheila Baldwin is a Wisconsin native, originally from the small town of Prentice in northern Wisconsin. She comes from an aviation family and flew her first aerobatic competition at age 14, with a safety pilot in the cockpit with her because she was underage. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Baldwin joined the U.S. Air Force at flew F-15E Strike Eagles and MQ-9s on active duty and C-17s in the Air Force Reserve. She is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is currently also a pilot instructor on the Airbus A330.

\n

First Officer Ryan Endres is also currently an instructor on Delta’s Airbus A330 fleet. Ryan is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and has also been involved with the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program as a mentor and college liaison. He has two sons who are who are looking to follow in their father’s footsteps and pursue a career in aviation.

\n

The Delta Team USA aircraft is scheduled to arrive on Monday morning, July 25, and be open for limited tours on Monday from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in support of Delta’s presence at AirVenture. The aircraft will also participate in the Tuesday, July 26, afternoon air show.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-21T10:56:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Delta Air Lines will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport on Monday, July 25, with an airplane dressed in Team USA colors.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Delta Bringing Team USA Airbus A330neo to Oshkosh","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-expanded-live-stream","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Airshow-CM4_1275.ashx","ImageAlt":"airplanes flying during eaa airventure air show","ImageDescription":"

More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Features Expanded Live Streaming","Gallery_Description":"

More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"airplanes flying during eaa airventure air show","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":2999,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Airshow-CM4_1275.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":4499,"MediaId":"c8593cd7-6551-4901-8aff-9f7fb276c71f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","SEO_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Features Expanded Live Streaming| EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Features Expanded Live Streaming | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Image":{"Alt":"airplanes flying during eaa airventure air show","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":2999,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Airshow-CM4_1275.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":4499,"MediaId":"c8593cd7-6551-4901-8aff-9f7fb276c71f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Features Expanded Live Streaming","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"airplanes\n
\n
\n

More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as expanded live streaming from The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration will bring highlights before and during the entire week of activities.

\n

The live streams at EAA.org/AirVenture/Live began July 15 with cameras positioned at various locations throughout the airport, allowing viewers to get a glimpse of the build-up as Wittman Regional again becomes the world’s busiest airport. Several of the cameras also feature ambient audio to give viewers the true Oshkosh experience as airplanes arrive from around the world. Live streaming is made possible with support from Daher and Pratt & Whitney.

\n

“It’s great to share AirVenture with people around the world who dream of coming to Oshkosh, even if they can’t make it personally in 2022,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, membership, and retail. “Through the years, we’ve found that the live streams create even more enthusiasm for AirVenture by sharing EAA’s Spirit of Aviation and create a desire among those who love aviation to personally experience Oshkosh in the future.”

\n

This year also marks the return of daily air show live streams for members and guests who are unable to be at Oshkosh. Those feeds were limited in 2021 because of COVID restrictions for facility access needed for the full presentation.

\n

Along with the cameras at positions along Runway 18/36, an additional view is available this year from the iconic Green Dot on Runway 9/27, allowing a view of even more arrivals and activity before and during the fly-in. Additional highlights that will be live streamed include Theater in the Woods evening programs, the One Week Wonder airplane build, and selected forums and workshops. More coverage of events from throughout the grounds will be added as it is finalized.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-21T10:48:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"More cameras and more programming options are coming to aviation enthusiasts worldwide from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Features Expanded Live Streaming","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/authors-corner-returns-to-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/SpecialAttractions/Authors-Corner/AuthorsCorner350x350.ashx","ImageAlt":"AirVenture Authors Corner","ImageDescription":"

Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis.

","Gallery_Title":"Authors Corner Returns for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"AirVenture Authors Corner","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/SpecialAttractions/Authors-Corner/AuthorsCorner350x350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0e953907-39c8-4487-99ba-e603942e9eea","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis.","SEO_Title":"Authors Corner Returns for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Authors Corner Returns for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"AirVenture Authors Corner","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/SpecialAttractions/Authors-Corner/AuthorsCorner350x350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0e953907-39c8-4487-99ba-e603942e9eea","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Authors Corner Returns for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"AirVenture\n
\n
\n

World War II legends, astronauts, history makers, and well-known aviation writers are among the special guests as Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis during The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration on July 25-31.

\n

Authors Corner is located in EAA’s main Wearhouse merchandise building and in 2022 an additional location featuring women aviation authors has been created at the WomenVenture Pavilion in Aviation Gateway Park on the AirVenture grounds.

\n

“After being on hiatus since 2019, aviation fans have been telling us they are eager to meet writers from throughout the aviation world at Oshkosh,” said Scott Powers, EAA’s director of retail operations. “Having an opportunity to both obtain the book and have it immediately signed by the author is another occurrence that is part of what makes AirVenture so special.”

\n

Among the authors scheduled to be at AirVenture are:

\n
    \n
  • Bud Anderson, World War II triple ace, and John “Lucky” Luckadoo, last remaining pilot from the Eighth Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group
  • \n
  • Eileen Collins, Astronaut Hall of Fame member
  • \n
  • Lynn Rippelmeyer, the world’s first female 747 pilot
  • \n
  • Paul Dye, NASA’s longest serving flight director
  • \n
  • Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Vietnam War fighter ace
  • \n
  • Kermit Weeks, national aerobatic champion and Warbirds Hall of Fame member.
  • \n
\n

View the complete daily schedule of authors at both the EAA Wearhouse and the WomenVenture pavilion here.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-19T16:43:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Authors Corner returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, providing opportunities for authors and readers to connect on a one-to-one basis.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Authors Corner Returns for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/c17-highlights-air-mobility-at-oshkosh-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/C-17.ashx","ImageAlt":"C-17 flying at dusk","ImageDescription":"

A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Gallery_Title":"C-17 Highlights Air Mobility Command at Oshkosh","Gallery_Description":"

A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"C-17 flying at dusk","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/C-17.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"330d53c1-85bb-45e2-a27a-0759a4f0db00","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","SEO_Title":"C-17 Highlights Air Mobility Command at Oshkosh | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"C-17 Highlights Air Mobility Command at Oshkosh | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Image":{"Alt":"C-17 flying at dusk","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/C-17.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"330d53c1-85bb-45e2-a27a-0759a4f0db00","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"C-17 Highlights Air Mobility Command at Oshkosh","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"C-17\n

A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, and will be showcasing the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. The aircraft will be at AirVenture on Sunday, July 24, through Sunday, July 31, based on Boeing Plaza. It will also fly aerial demonstrations on Thursday, July 28; Saturday, July 30; and Sunday, July 31, during the afternoon air shows starting at 2:30 p.m. During these demo flights, you will see the pilots push the C-17 to its limits and demonstrate the use of advanced technology within the aircraft.

\n

The C-17 Globemaster III is the U.S. Air Force’s premier airlifter; capable of delivering troops and different types of cargo all over the world. This aircraft is 174 feet long and has a wingspan of 169 feet, 10 inches, with a maximum payload capacity of 170,900 pounds. The C-17’s maximum takeoff weight is 585,000 pounds and — depending on cargo weight — only needs a 3,500 foot runway to land.

\n

Three pilots and one loadmaster are required to fly C-17 demonstrations. Demo team members are highly experienced aircrew that undergo an immense amount of training to be able to conduct the demo profiles efficiently and professionally. There is an especially high standard set for the pilots that strive for perfection every time they fly when performing in air shows.

\n

The C-17 is also a part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. Activities to celebrate the anniversary include appearances by a variety of aircraft in the daily air shows, static displays, and evening programming at Theater in the Woods on Saturday, July 30.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-14T09:23:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"C-17 Highlights Air Mobility Command at Oshkosh","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/mass-arrival-schedule-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/MassArrivals2022.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA Airventure Mass Arrivals","ImageDescription":"

The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23.

","Gallery_Title":"Mass Arrivals Schedule Set for AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA Airventure Mass Arrivals","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/MassArrivals2022.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"1d4880ee-371a-489b-b186-64a7020baaf3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23.","SEO_Title":"Mass Arrivals Schedule Set for AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Mass Arrivals Schedule Set for AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA Airventure Mass Arrivals","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/MassArrivals2022.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"1d4880ee-371a-489b-b186-64a7020baaf3","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Mass Arrivals Schedule Set for AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"EAA\n

The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23. The details are subject to change due to weather and other factors. The tentative schedule is as follows:

\n

Saturday, July 23

\n

10 a.m.: Piper Cherokees
\n11:30 a.m.: Mooneys
\n1 p.m.: Beechcraft Bonanzas
\n2:30 p.m.: Cessnas

\n

Sunday, July 24

\n

8 a.m.: Cirrus

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-14T09:09:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The aircraft mass arrival schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set, with five different arrivals expected at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 23.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Mass Arrivals Schedule Set for AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-homebuilt-review-schedule-announced","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/HomebuiltReview2022Schedule.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Gallery_Title":"2022 Homebuilts in Review Schedule Announced","Gallery_Description":"

A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/HomebuiltReview2022Schedule.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"7d2edce9-6561-4822-859d-ed4ace6d5c7e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"2022 Homebuilts in Review Schedule Announced | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"2022 Homebuilts in Review Schedule Announced | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/HomebuiltReview2022Schedule.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"7d2edce9-6561-4822-859d-ed4ace6d5c7e","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"2022 Homebuilts in Review Schedule Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"EAA\"\n

A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types, as well as their owners and pilots, will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

\n

Homebuilts in Review Schedule

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
Monday, July 25
\n10:00 a.m. - Dyke Delta
\n1:00 p.m. - Kitfox Aircraft
Tuesday, July 26
\n10:00 a.m. - KR Aircraft
\n1:00 p.m. - Javron Super Cub
Wednesday, July 27
\n10:00 a.m. - Zenith STOL
\n1:00 p.m. - Sling Aircraft
Thursday, July 28
\n10:00 a.m. - Budget Homebuilts
\n1:00 p.m. - Sonex Aircraft
Friday, July 29
\n10:00 a.m. - Van's RV-3
\n1:00 p.m. - Viking Engines
Saturday, July 30
\n10:00 a.m. - Zenith
\n1:00 p.m. - Budget Homebuilts
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-13T08:20:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft types will be featured as part of our Homebuilts in Review programming during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2022 Homebuilts in Review Schedule Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/faa-meeting-with-designees-at-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work.

","Gallery_Title":"FAA Meeting With Designees at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"AirVenture is a great opportunity to ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work on behalf of the agency.","SEO_Title":"FAA Meeting With Designees at AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"FAA Meeting With Designees at AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"AirVenture is a great opportunity to ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work on behalf of the agency.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"FAA Meeting With Designees at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

Are you an FAA designee? If so, AirVenture is a great opportunity to ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work on behalf of the agency. Please consider attending a designee listening session at AirVenture, hosted by the AFS-600 Regulatory Support Division, which oversees most of the FAA’s designee programs. Additionally, the Office of Aerospace Medicine and EAA aeromedical staff will host a meeting for AMEs present on the AirVenture grounds. Listening sessions are as follows:

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
EventDateTime
DAR Listening SessionMonday, July 25, 20229:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
DME Listening SessionMonday, July 2511 a.m.-12 p.m.
DPE Listening SessionTuesday, July 2610 a.m.-11 a.m.
SAE Listening SessionTuesday, July 263 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
AME Listening SessionFriday, July 291 p.m.-2 p.m.
\n

To attend a designee session, you must be a current designee of the type that corresponds to the meeting that you are planning to attend. Please RSVP to govt@eaa.org to confirm your attendance and receive additional meeting details.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-07T14:49:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Ask your questions and catch up on the latest from FAA policy staff regarding your work.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"FAA Meeting With Designees at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/aviationtech-brings-model-building-to-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!

","Gallery_Title":"AviationTech Brings Model Building for Youths to AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!","SEO_Title":"AviationTech Brings Model Building for Youths to AirVenture | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AviationTech Brings Model Building for Youths to AirVenture| EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AviationTech Brings Model Building for Youths to AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

On Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh! Between 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on each of those days, participants will learn about the science involved in engineering an aircraft as well as design and build the model in the Youth Education Center’s new science labs, adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.

\n

Throughout the activity, pilots and engineers will be available to answer questions and share experiences from their careers in aviation. After the jet fighter model is complete, participants will be taken to Boeing Plaza to see the F-35 Lightning II aircraft in person and meet the pilots!

\n

Made possible by DATC, registration for AviationTech at EAA AirVenture is free! Registration is required and can be completed here.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-07T13:23:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, youths ages 14-18 are invited to make their modern-day jet fighter model aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AviationTech Brings Model Building for Youths to AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/nasa-and-space-highlights-at-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-07-07-eHotline-NASA-at-AirVenture1024.ashx","ImageAlt":"NASA Space Exploration Tent at AirVenture","ImageDescription":"

NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.

","Gallery_Title":"NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"NASA Space Exploration Tent at AirVenture","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-07-07-eHotline-NASA-at-AirVenture1024.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"874a8339-ef73-4d6e-96c0-03b0749e445d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.","SEO_Title":"NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022| EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"NASA Space Exploration Tent at AirVenture","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":768,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-07-07-eHotline-NASA-at-AirVenture1024.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1024,"MediaId":"874a8339-ef73-4d6e-96c0-03b0749e445d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

\"NASA

\n

NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.

\n

AirVenture 2022 will mark the first year since 2019 that NASA will have a full exhibit on-site. In addition, NASA’s administrator, Bill Nelson, a former U.S. senator, will be in Oshkosh during AirVenture, along with other top NASA leadership.

\n

The agency will also participate in the Friday, July 29, evening program at Theater in the Woods, which is titled The Next Bold Step. You can expect to learn more information about what is next as humanity continues to explore the solar system. Additionally, NASA is planning to bring astronauts from the Artemis program to AirVenture. The Artemis program intends to send humanity back to the moon and to specifically land the first woman and the first person of color on the lunar surface. The main goals for this mission are to further scientific discovery of space and to inspire future aviators. NASA also plans to bring astronauts from the International Space Station to Oshkosh. Finally, the NASA test pilot for the X-59 experimental aircraft is also expected to attend AirVenture. The X-59 Lockheed Martin is an aircraft designed to do research on quieting the sonic boom.

\n

EAA member Jared Isaacman from SpaceX is expected to attend AirVenture 2022 as well. Isaacman was the commander for the Inspiration4 flight which concluded in the first-ever all-civilian flight to orbit Earth. Also in attendance will be pilots from Stratolaunch, the launch aircraft built by Scaled Composites to carry air-launch-to-orbit rockets and hypersonic aircraft.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-07-07T13:08:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/flight-demo-highlights-air-shows-at-eaa-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Air-Show-Tuesday-PE5_7541.ashx","ImageAlt":"US Maries PE5 aircraft","ImageDescription":"

Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31.

","Gallery_Title":"Unique Flight Demos Highlight Air Shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"US Maries PE5 aircraft","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":3280,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Air-Show-Tuesday-PE5_7541.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":4928,"MediaId":"1dec5200-5cf3-45cf-a7c6-8e1b669fe5c2","Extension":"JPG","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31.","SEO_Title":"Unique Flight Demos Highlight Air Shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Unique Flight Demos Highlight Air Shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"US Maries PE5 aircraft","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":798,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/Air-Show-Tuesday-PE5_7541.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1200,"MediaId":"1dec5200-5cf3-45cf-a7c6-8e1b669fe5c2","Extension":"JPG","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Unique Flight Demos Highlight Air Shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

\n

“This year at Oshkosh is unique with the number of special aerial events, ranging from military demo teams to displays to airliners and anniversary formations by homebuilt aircraft,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming. “Every day at AirVenture has features during the afternoon air shows that make the week unforgettable, along with the unexpected surprises that create only-at-Oshkosh moments.”

\n\"US\n

Among this year’s scheduled aerial demonstrations are:

\n

Military Participation

\n
    \n
  • U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demo team (July 30-31)
  • \n
  • U.S. Air Force C-17 aerial demo (July 28, 30, and 31)
  • \n
  • U.S. Air Force U-2 profile (July 27)
  • \n
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (July 25)
  • \n
  • U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight with F-35 and vintage warbirds (July 26-28, 30-31)
  • \n
  • U.S. Navy Legacy Flight with EA-18G Growler and/or F-35C plus vintage warbirds (July 27-31)
  • \n
  • U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye demo (July 29, 31)
  • \n
\n

Other Aerial Demonstrations

\n
    \n
  • Delta Airlines A330-900 (July 26)
  • \n
  • United Airlines Boeing 777 demo (July 26)
  • \n
  • Flight of the Grumman ‘Cats (July 27, 29)
  • \n
  • Van’s RV 50th anniversary formations (July 25)
  • \n
  • Airbus Perlan II and Grob Egrett (July 26)
  • \n
  • Ampaire Electric EEL and Lift Aviation Hexa (July 26)
  • \n
\n

Additional demonstrations are expected to be added as well. EAA AirVenture afternoon air shows begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. July 25-30 and 1 p.m. on July 31. Night air shows on July 27 and 30 begin at approximately 8 p.m.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-30T13:10:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Military demonstration teams, jetliners, and unique aircraft of all types will be part of the weeklong aerial display lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25-31.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Unique Flight Demos Highlight Air Shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-warbirds-in-review-schedule-released","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/Warbirds-logo-240.ashx","ImageAlt":"Warbirds logo","ImageDescription":"

These informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history.

","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Warbirds in Review Schedule Announced","Gallery_Description":"

These informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Warbirds logo","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":240,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/Warbirds-logo-240.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":240,"MediaId":"58dabf13-f913-4973-8b84-9faeca3695f9","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Hosted by EAA Warbirds of America, these informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history.","SEO_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Warbirds in Review Schedule Announced | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Warbirds in Review Schedule Announced | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Hosted by EAA Warbirds of America, these informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"Warbirds logo","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":240,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/Warbirds-logo-240.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":240,"MediaId":"58dabf13-f913-4973-8b84-9faeca3695f9","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Warbirds in Review Schedule Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"Warbirds\"\n

History will come alive every day during AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 at the popular Warbirds in Review, held Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Warbird Alley.

\n

Hosted by EAA Warbirds of America, these informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history, and also spotlight veterans sharing stories about what it was like to fly the aircraft in combat or support the operation as a ground crew member.

\n

Presentations will be immediately followed by book signing opportunities in the Warbirds Merchandise Building. Check the schedule in the Warbirds Merchandise Building for featured books.

\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
DateTimePresentation
July 25th10 a.m.Westland Lysander III and Hawker Hurricane Mk XIII
\n Dave Hadfield, John Carswell, Michael Potter
1 p.m.P-51 Mustang
\n Lt. Col. Huie Lamb
July 26th10 a.m.de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
\n Jerry Yagen, Mike Spalding, Keegan Chetwynd, Mark Gannucci
1 p.m.P-51B, P-51D Mustangs and P-39Q Old Crow
\n Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson, Jack Roush, Capt. Jim Hagedorn, CAF Central Texas Wing
July 27th10 a.m.Grumman F7F-3P Tigercats, F4F-3 Wildcat, F8F-2 Bearcat, and F6F Hellcat
\n Rod Lewis, Evan Fagen, Stew Dawson
\n 1 p.m.Messerschmitt Me-109G-6s
\n Kurt Braatz, Erickson Aircraft Collection, Bruce “Doc” Winter
\n Kurt will join us via video conference from Germany for this very special presentation
July 28th10 a.m.North American F-100 Super Sabre
\n Lt. Col. Dick Rutan, Dean “Cutter” Cutshall
1 p.m.Douglas C-47A Skytrain
\n Lt. Col. Ray Fowler, Don Brooks, Liberty Foundation, Chris R. Van Valkenburgh
July 29th10 a.m.Bell UH-1 Iroquois and Sikorsky UH-34D
\n Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, Dave Schmitz, Mike Schneider
1:15 p.m.Veterans Tribute for all Services
July 30th10 a.m.U.S. Air Force 75th Anniversary Special – USAF Aircraft
\n Maj. John “Lucky” Luckadoo
1 p.m.Tuskegee Airmen (Aircraft Pending)
\n Lt. Col. George Hardy, Lt. Col. James Harvey, CAF Red Tail Squadron
\n

All aircraft and speakers are subject to change or cancellation.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-30T10:11:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"These informal sessions delve into an aircraft's restoration, operation, and other aspects of owning a valued piece of history.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture 2022 Warbirds in Review Schedule Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/flight-of-the-cats","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/AirShow/AirShow-Performer-Bios/2022/FlightoftheCats.ashx","ImageAlt":"Flight of The Cats | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","ImageDescription":"

Four of the most iconic military aircraft built by Grumman will make a rare reunion appearance during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Gallery_Title":"Ferocious Felines Airborne: AirVenture 2022 to Feature Flight of the Cats","Gallery_Description":"

Four of the most iconic military aircraft built by Grumman will make a rare reunion appearance during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Flight of The Cats | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":250,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/AirShow/AirShow-Performer-Bios/2022/FlightoftheCats.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":250,"MediaId":"c8b17cb9-bbc3-47d6-a65c-4346f63b9afd","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Four of the most iconic military aircraft built by Grumman will make a rare reunion appearance during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","SEO_Title":"Ferocious Felines Airborne: AirVenture 2022 to Feature Flight of the Cats | EAA AirVenture News","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Ferocious Felines Airborne: AirVenture 2022 to Feature Flight of the Cats | EAA AirVenture News","OG_Description":"Four of the most iconic military aircraft built by Grumman will make a rare reunion appearance during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Image":{"Alt":"Flight of The Cats | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":250,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/AirShow/AirShow-Performer-Bios/2022/FlightoftheCats.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":250,"MediaId":"c8b17cb9-bbc3-47d6-a65c-4346f63b9afd","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Ferocious Felines Airborne: AirVenture 2022 to Feature Flight of the Cats","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"EAA\n

Four of the most iconic military aircraft built by Grumman will make a rare reunion appearance during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the “Flight of the Cats” will be part of the afternoon air shows on July 27 and 29.

\n

The four Grumman airplanes — the F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, and F7F Tigercat — were developed within an eight-year period in the late 1930s and 1940s. They were best known for their roles within the U.S. Navy and Marines, although the Bearcat was used by air forces around the world as late as the early 1960s.

\n

The reunion was made possible with the involvement of Rod Lewis and the Lewis Air Legends collection, one of the world’s most impressive private assemblages of warbird aircraft.

\n

During the afternoon air shows on July 27 and 29, the individual aircraft involved are scheduled to include the Wildcat, Bearcat, and Tigercat from Rod Lewis’ collection, with Evan Fagen at the controls of the Hellcat that is based at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minnesota.

\n

AThe Flight of the Cats will make AirVenture 2022 a spectacular warbird event, adding to such highlights as Jerry Yagen’s Military Aviation Museum aircraft and others previously announced.

\n
\n
\n
\n
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-23T14:44:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Ferocious Felines Airborne: AirVenture 2022 to Feature Flight of the Cats","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/airventure-aeroeducate-activities-expanded","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-06-23-eHotline-hero.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA AeroEducate | Aviation Education","ImageDescription":"

EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year.

","Gallery_Title":"AeroEducate Activities Expand at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA AeroEducate | Aviation Education","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":375,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-06-23-eHotline-hero.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":640,"MediaId":"473bfb73-ee8f-44aa-8494-753674a26a82","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year, centered at a new AeroEducate Center at Aviation Gateway Park","SEO_Title":"AeroEducate Activities Expand at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AeroEducate Activities Expand at AirVenture","OG_Description":"EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year, centered at a new AeroEducate Center at Aviation Gateway Park","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA AeroEducate | Aviation Education","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":375,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-06-23-eHotline-hero.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":640,"MediaId":"473bfb73-ee8f-44aa-8494-753674a26a82","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AeroEducate Activities Expand at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"EAA\n

EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative, introduced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year, centered at a new AeroEducate Center at Aviation Gateway Park.

\n

AeroEducate is a broad program, encompassing all aviation careers and professional paths and designed to engage youth from kindergarten through high school. The AirVenture facility will be open in conjunction with the launch of the full AeroEducate.org website, which has been in beta testing over the past year.

\n

“AeroEducate is a program that reaches not only young people, but welcomes parents, teachers, EAA chapter members, and other partners who want to discover more about engaging young people in the many possibilities of aviation,” said Paul Maloy, EAA AeroEducate program manager. “As we unveil the full AeroEducate website, the physical presence at AirVenture will be a tremendous resource for everyone who is eager to participate in building aviation’s future generations.”

\n\"EAA\n

Daily “Introducing AeroEducate” presentations in the AeroEducate Center will outline the program and how it can be accessed by young people to fully engage and explore the exciting and rewarding opportunities available throughout aviation and aerospace. Computer stations in the facility can help young people activate their own AeroEducate accounts and get them started with the activities that can be continued when they return home. In addition, AeroEducate’s premier partners — United Aviate, Siemens, and Airbus — will host daily presentations on “Building the Future of Aviation.”

\n

The AeroEducate Center will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (July 25-30) during AirVenture week.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-23T08:37:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA’s AeroEducate youth initiative will have a vibrant schedule of events at AirVenture this year.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AeroEducate Activities Expand at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/pilot-proficiency-registration-open","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/SpecialAttractions/Pilot-Proficiency-Center/AVppcRegistration.ashx","ImageAlt":"AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Clinics | Redbird Simulators | Pilot Flight Training","ImageDescription":"

Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Gallery_Title":"Registration Now Open for Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions During AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Clinics | Redbird Simulators | Pilot Flight Training","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":200,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/SpecialAttractions/Pilot-Proficiency-Center/AVppcRegistration.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"71b5246d-5fcf-475f-8897-9b75e3d44b38","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","SEO_Title":"Registration Now Open for Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions During AirVenture 2022 | EAA Airventure","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Registration Now Open for Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions During AirVenture 2022 | EAA AirVenture","OG_Description":"Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"Registration Now Open for Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions During AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"AirVenture\n

June 16, 2022 - Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, to be held in the new EAA Education Center adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum. These half-day clinics allow pilots to increase their knowledge, hone their abilities, and network with other passionate pilots while helping them become safer and better-informed aviators.

\n

The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Registration for the Pilot Proficiency Center clinics is free with AirVenture admission, but attendance at each half-day session is limited, so early registration is encouraged. More information and course requirements are available at the Pilot Proficiency Center webpage.

\n

Participants may choose from any one of the sessions that fit their current pilot certificate, rating, or homebuilt aircraft project. Subjects range from flying fundamentals and risk factors to instrument flight and homebuilt test flying. The clinics include keynote presentations, interactive and engaging breakout sessions, skills enhancement, and challenging scenario-based training exercises in EAA’s Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Devices.

\n

A pick-up breakfast is included with each morning session and lunch with each afternoon session.\nEAA Pilot Proficiency Center clinics are presented by Redbird Flight Simulations, Jeppesen, BOSE Aviation, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Hartzell Propeller, and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). Additional support comes from CloudAhoy, Community Aviation, Mindstar Aviation, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-16T10:30:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Registration Now Open for Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions During AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/airventure-2022-schedule-released","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/AirShow/2022/Air-Show-AEE_7240-min.ashx","ImageAlt":"Daily Air Show Schedule | Aeroshell","ImageDescription":"

The daily air show schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set.

","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Daily Air Show Schedule Set","Gallery_Description":"

The daily air show schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Daily Air Show Schedule | Aeroshell","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":3412,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/Attractions/AirShow/2022/Air-Show-AEE_7240-min.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":4452,"MediaId":"4914cfe0-b326-4781-9af5-b2cfea1f9d58","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"AirVenture’s daily air shows feature a wide variety of performances from the world of flight. Check out the daily air show schedules for EAA AirVenture 2022.","SEO_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Daily Air Show Schedule Set| EAA Airventure","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Daily Air Show Schedule Set| EAA AirVenture","OG_Description":"The daily air show schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Daily Air Show Schedule Set","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\"Daily\n

June 16, 2022 - The daily air show schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set. AirVenture’s daily air shows feature a wide variety of performances from the world of flight — precision aerobatics, military big iron, rare and unique flying examples, and history coming alive. The daily schedule is subject to change at any time without notice.

\n

Daily air shows are presented by Daher and Pratt & Whitney. The Wednesday night air show and fireworks are presented by Covington Aircraft. The Saturday night air show and fireworks are presented by WACO Aircraft Corporation.

\n
\n
\n

Monday, July 25, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

Van's 50th Anniversary / Air Force Special Operations Command Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem / Patriot Parachute Team
Van’s 50th Anniversary50 various RVs
Rocky Mountain Renegadesvarious RVs
Jerry KerbyRV-8
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbird Arrivals
AeroShell Aerobatic TeamT-6
Nathan HammondChipmunk
David MartinBeech Baron
Paul BennetWolf Pitts
Kyle FranklinCub
Red Bull Air ForceEdge 540, Helo, Jumpers
Bob CarltonSuper Salto
Erik EdgrenT-Clips
Bill SteinEdge 540
Matt YounkinBeech 18
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

Innovations Day / Air Education and Training Command Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
Innovations – Gamebird 1Gamebird 1
Innovations – AirbusPerlan II/Grob Egrett
Delta A330-900Delta A330-900
Innovations – Lift AircraftHexa
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbirds
Trojan PhlyersT-28
Kyle FowlerLong-EZ
Dell CollerJet Waco
Red Bull Air ForceEdge 540, Helo, Jumpers
Redline AirshowsRV-8 and Extra
Homebuilts ReviewVarious Homebuilts
Kent PietschInterstate Cadet
USAF Heritage FlightF-35A, P-51
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

WomenVenture / Air Combat Command Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
Patty WagstaffExtra 300LX
Vicky BenzingStearman
Jessy PanzerPitts
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbirds
Greg KoontzDecathlon
Kevin ColemanEdge 540
Vintage ReviewVarious Vintage
Jim PeitzF-33C Bonanza
Kyle FranklinCub
Phillips 66 AerostarsExtra
Seaplane Base ParadeVarious Seaplanes
Michael GoulianExtra 330SC
Red Bull Air ForceEdge 540, Helo, Jumpers
Class of ’45P-51, Corsair
Flight of the CatsVarious Grumman ‘Cats
Tigercat/Bearcat, US Navy Legacy FlightEA-18G, Corsair
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 8:00 p.m.

\n

WomenVenture / Air Combat Command Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
USAF Heritage FlightF-35A, P-51
AeroShell Aerobatic TeamT-6
Randy BallMiG 17
David MartinBeech Baron
Bob CarltonSuper Salto
Matt YounkinTwin Beech 18
Redline AirshowsRV-8
Kyle FowlerLong-EZ
Nate HammondSuper Chipmunk
FinaleFireworks / Pyro
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

Air Mobility Command / Young Eagles Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
Young Eagles Celebration
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
USAF C-17 Demo TeamC-17
Gene McNeelyT-6
Jim PietzF-33C Bonanza
Bill StienEdge 540
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbirds
Trojan Phylers T-28
USAF Heritage FlightF-35A, P-51
USN Legacy FlightEA-18G, Corsair
Philipp SteinbachGamebird 1
Kevin ColemanEdge 540
Bernie VasquezSea Fury
Kent PieschInterstate Cadet
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

Salute to Veterans Day / Air Force Global Strike Command Day

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
AeroShell Aerobatics TeamT-6
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbirds
Flight of the CatsVarious Grumman 'Cats
Tigercat/Bearcat
Chuck AaronHelicopter
Matt YounkinBeech 18
Kyle FowlerLong-EZ
Patty WagstaffExtra 300LX
Kyle FranklinCub
David MartinBeech Baron
USN E-2D Hawkeye Demo TeamE-2D Hawkeye
US Navy Legacy FlightF-35C, EA-18G, and Corsair
Doc B-29
American Airlines/Old Glory Honor Flight ArrivalA321 Flagship Valor
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.

\n

USAF 75th Anniversary

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
Michael GoulianExtra 330SC
Chuck AaronHelicopter
Jim PietzF-33C Bonanza
Dell CollerJet Waco
USMC MV-22 Demo TeamMV-22 Osprey
Warbirds of AmericaVarious Warbirds
Skip StewartPrometheus 2
Vicky BenzingStearman
Class of ’45P-51, F4U
Dean CutshallF-100 Super Sabre
USAF C-17 Demo Team C-17
USAF Heritage FlightF-35A, P-51
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 8:00 p.m.

\n

USAF 75th Anniversary

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
US NavyVarious Naval Aircraft
AeroShell Aerobatic TeamT-6
Randy BallMiG 17
David Martin Beech Baron
Bob Carlton Super Salto
Matt YounkinTwin Beech 18
Redlines AirshowRV-8
Kyle FowlerLong-EZ
Nate Hammond Super Chipmunk
FinaleFireworks / Pyro
\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 1:00 p.m.

\n

The Big Finish!

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
National Anthem/Patriot Parachute Team
Skip Stewart Prometheus 2
Vicky BenzingStearman
Erik EdgrenT-Clips
USAF C-17 Demo TeamC-17
Patty WagstaffExtra 300LX
USN E-2D Hawkeye Demo TeamE-2D Hawkeye
Phillip 66 AerostarsExtra
USMC MV-22 Demo TeamMV-22 Osprey
Philipp SteinbachGamebird 1
Kent PietschInterstate Cadet
Paul BennetWolf Pitts
USAF Heritage FlightF-35A, P-51
USN Legacy FlightF-35C, EA-18G, Corsair
\n
\n
\n
","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-16T08:33:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The daily air show schedule for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 has been set.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Daily Air Show Schedule Set","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-15-uas4stem-championship-at-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/osh21_uas4stem_finals-3-gigapixel-low_res-scale-2_00x.ashx","ImageAlt":"UAS4STEM Finals at EAA AirVenture","ImageDescription":"

\nThe UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Gallery_Title":"UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

\nThe UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"UAS4STEM Finals at EAA AirVenture","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":1226,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/osh21_uas4stem_finals-3-gigapixel-low_res-scale-2_00x.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":1840,"MediaId":"832547b9-9cda-407a-b175-3f8b489e63f0","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture 2022| EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture 2022| EAA","OG_Description":"The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

\"UAS4STEM

\n

June 15, 2022 - The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The Academy of Model Aeronautics event is for groups of students, ages 11-17, who build an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and compete against other teams to complete a specific mission through different obstacles.

\n

“The competition allows kids to have the opportunity to create innovative technology while also developing valuable life lessons within the workforce,” said Kyle Jaracz, EAA 1382634, AMA's Education Director. “It is always exciting to see what the kids envision and how they work as a team to develop and compete with an unmanned aircraft system.”

\n

Teams that are competing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 include:

\n
    \n
  • Creekview Aeronautics Team (Canton, Georgia)
  • \n
  • Redstone Composite Squadron (Huntsville, Alabama)
  • \n
  • The Flying Nuggets (Decatur, Georgia)
  • \n
  • Ryken Flying Knights (Leonardtown, Maryland)
  • \n
  • McIntosh Aeronautics (Peachtree City, Georgia)
  • \n
  • Sato Drone Team Quad-dragons (Long Beach, CA)
  • \n
  • Midtown Drone Team (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • \n
  • Some Assembly Required (Mount Airy, Maryland)
  • \n
\n

The competition will take place on July 28-29 near the southwest corner of Camp Scholler. The top teams from the national level will be recognized during Friday's afternoon air show. Teams in first, second, and third place will receive Skydio products and scholarship awards funded by the AMA Foundation and Skydio.

\n

The first national competition held at EAA AirVenture 2021 concluded with Some Assembly Required of Rockville, Maryland, winning the championship. Second place was McIntosh Aeronautics of Peachtree City, Georgia, and third place was Creekview High School Aeronautics of Canton, Georgia.

\n

UAS4STEM is a competition that allows kids to see different career opportunities to pursue in the UAS and other aviation industries. UAS4STEM is a program of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). For additional information visit uas4stem.org.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-15T09:47:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The UAS4STEM competition for high school students is back for the second year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"UAS4STEM Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-08-revv-aviation-avgas-discount-eaa-members","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

\nThe list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on avgas to all EAA members.

","Gallery_Title":"Revv Aviation Offers Avgas Discount for EAA Members","Gallery_Description":"

\nThe list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on avgas to all EAA members.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on avgas to all EAA members.","SEO_Title":"Revv Aviation Offers Avgas Discount for EAA Members| EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Revv Aviation Offers Avgas Discount for EAA Members","OG_Description":"The list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on avgas to all EAA members.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 8, 2022 - The list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on full-service avgas as well as triple points for AVTRIP Rewards from AVFUEL to all EAA members, with proof of membership, from July 23-August 2 at all of its FBO locations. Revv Aviation is a proud supporter of personal aviation and has locations in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. More information about Revv Aviation and locations can be found at www.revvaviation.com.

\n

Pilots heading to Oshkosh can also find additional FBOs offering discounts and other amenities on the AirVenture website.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-08T13:14:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The list of fuel discounts for AirVenture-bound pilots grew significantly this week, as Revv Aviation is offering a $0.50/gallon discount on avgas to all EAA members.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Revv Aviation Offers Avgas Discount for EAA Members","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-08-poplar-grove-jenny","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-Jenny-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

A scratchbuilt re-creation of a Curtiss JN, commonly known as the “Jenny,” is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, thanks to the hard work of volunteers in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

","Gallery_Title":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh","Gallery_Description":"

A scratchbuilt re-creation of a Curtiss JN, commonly known as the “Jenny,” is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, thanks to the hard work of volunteers in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-Jenny-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"13c77d9c-db71-4ee2-a145-dc0874e389cc","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A scratchbuilt re-creation of a Curtiss JN, commonly known as the “Jenny,” is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, thanks to the hard work of volunteers in Poplar Grove, Illinois.","SEO_Title":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh","OG_Description":"A scratchbuilt re-creation of a Curtiss JN, commonly known as the “Jenny,” is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, thanks to the hard work of volunteers in Poplar Grove, Illinois.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 9, 2022 - A scratchbuilt re-creation of a Curtiss JN, commonly known as the “Jenny,” is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, thanks to the hard work of volunteers in Poplar Grove, Illinois. While first thought of by Don Perry, EAA 672221, eventually 22 people worked together to complete this Jenny, investing five years, 22,000 hours, and using an original OX-5 engine. More information about this exciting new build can be found in the upcoming August 2022 edition of EAA Sport Aviation.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-08T11:33:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Jenny Re-Creation Coming to Oshkosh","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-08-learn-to-fly-center","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-LTF-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience.

","Gallery_Title":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-LTF-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"9260a4ff-92cf-4308-a590-1f97684b2f95","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience.","SEO_Title":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 9, 2022 - The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience. The center will be located at the Four Corners in the middle of the AirVenture grounds. Operating hours are Monday, July 25, to Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

\n

The EAA Learn to Fly Center will feature multiple stations, each dedicated to helping individuals take a step forward in their desire to learn to fly. Certified flight instructors (CFIs), experienced pilots, and those fresh out of flight training will be on hand to help answer any questions about the flight training process.

\n

New features in 2022 include:

\n
    \n
  • Daily forums at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:45 p.m.
  • \n
      \n
    • Topics include tips for passing your checkride, saving time and money in flight training, FAA medical certification, overcoming obstacles in your training, leveraging flight simulators, and more.
    • \n
    \n
  • Redbird Flight Training Devices, with the opportunity to take a flight lesson with a certified flight instructor
  • \n
  • At-home flight simulators equipped with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and Honeycomb Aeronautical flight simulator controls.
  • \n
  • Young Eagles 30th Anniversary Exhibit
  • \n
  • Young Eagles Mustang Raffle
  • \n
\n

Returning to the Learn to Fly Center will be:

\n
    \n
  • Locater to find a flight school and/or FAA aviation medical examiner
  • \n
  • Information on EAA’s Learn to Fly programs and resources
  • \n
  • Student pilot certificate registration station
  • \n
\n

Volunteers are still needed for the Learn to Fly Center. Whether you are an experienced CFI, low-time private pilot, or brand-new student, your skills are appreciated at the Learn to Fly Center. Those interested in volunteering can sign up online.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-08T11:33:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Learn To Fly Center Expands Offerings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-6-08-yellow-ribbon-honor-flight","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday, July 29, as a way to honor veterans during EAA’s 2022 fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

","Gallery_Title":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday, July 29, as a way to honor veterans during EAA’s 2022 fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-09-eHotline-WEB-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"acadf10e-0e6b-49b4-8120-677b78bad6c6","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday, July 29, as a way to honor veterans during EAA’s 2022 fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.","SEO_Title":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday, July 29, as a way to honor veterans during EAA’s 2022 fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 9, 2022 - The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday, July 29, as a way to honor veterans during EAA’s 2022 fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. EAA is collaborating with Old Glory Honor Flight and American Airlines to coordinate this event for the first time since 2019.

\n

Veterans from the Vietnam War will be honored as they travel to Washington D.C. to tour war memorials at no cost to them. The veterans will return to Oshkosh at the conclusion of the Friday afternoon air show and thousands of people will welcome them back home and give them the recognition they deserve.

\n\n

“The Honor Flight is traditionally one of the most emotional and poignant events of AirVenture week,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming. “We are proud to produce an event that honors what Vietnam veterans did for this country and be able to provide them an experience of a lifetime.”

\n

American Airlines is donating the use of its Flagship Valor Airbus A321 aircraft for the flight, which is specially painted to recognize Medal of Honor recipients. The Honor Flight is flown by an all-volunteer crew of American Airlines pilots and cabin attendants.

\n

“We’re tremendously proud to be a part of this very special mission by providing Flagship Valor to get these heroes to Washington D.C.,” said Randy Stillinger, manager of military and veterans initiatives for American Airlines. “With the help of our crew members, who have volunteered to fly this mission, we will recognize the service and sacrifice of these veterans by bringing them to the monuments built in their honor. Their brave actions allow us to fly freely all around the world, so this is the least we could do for them.”

\n

This is the eighth year that the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight has originated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh under the auspices of Old Glory Honor Flight of Appleton, Wisconsin. That non-profit organization has organized dozens of Honor Flights since 2009 with a dedicated group of volunteers. Those flights have included special flights to Pearl Harbor and to Vietnam.

\n

“Each Old Glory Honor Flight mission is a special occasion, but the ability to be a part of EAA AirVenture for the first time since 2019 is a major part of this year’s activities, “said Diane MacDonald, the executive director of Old Glory Honor Flight. “Honoring our local Vietnam veterans out of EAA AirVenture is such a highlight; being witness to the enthusiasm, respect, and appreciation from the world’s aviation enthusiasts when the flight returns to Oshkosh is such an incredible sight to see and it means the world to the men and women who get to experience it.”

\n

Old Glory Honor Flight will be inviting veterans who are currently on their waitlist. If you’d like to learn more about Old Glory Honor Flight or donate to the organization, visit the organization’s web site.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-08T11:21:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Back For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-02-ultralight-40th-anniversary-at-airventure-22","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-02-eHotline-hero-web-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

The 40th anniversary of the ultralight vehicle and FAR Part 103 will be celebrated this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103","Gallery_Description":"

The 40th anniversary of the ultralight vehicle and FAR Part 103 will be celebrated this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-06-02-eHotline-hero-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"7b64c8e6-8726-42a0-b043-802f0afb5e5c","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The 40th anniversary of the ultralight vehicle and FAR Part 103 will be celebrated this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103","OG_Description":"The 40th anniversary of the ultralight vehicle and FAR Part 103 will be celebrated this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 2, 2022 - The 40th anniversary of the ultralight vehicle and Part 103 will be celebrated this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 103, which put regulations on ultralight vehicles effective October 4, 1982, marked the beginning of ultralights as we know them today. These regulations include operating rules, the definition of what qualifies as an ultralight, and more.

\n

Ultralights are known for their light weight, affordability, and as a fun way to fly. Some of the iconic ultralight vehicles that are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year at AirVenture include the CGS Hawk, Fisher FP101, Phantom, Hiperlight, and B1-RD.

\n\n

EAA founder Paul Poberezny once said, “Freedom is what EAA is all about… Freedom to create and build… to dream… to fly.” Part 103 created a sense of freedom to fly for those that always wanted to but could not afford to. Not very often do people who love aviation celebrate federal aviation regulations, but this one allowed for many ultralight pilots to enjoy recreational flying without some of the restrictions and certification that comes with other forms of aviation.

\n

Development of innovative designs, materials, and construction technologies within the last 40 years has allowed more and more people to take part in ultralight flying. Emerging technologies, such as eVTOL aircraft, may also benefit from Part 103, as many may fall under the various regulations required of an ultralight, such as gross weight and cruise speed.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-02T11:09:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture 2022 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Ultralight Part 103","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-06-02-lodging-updates-for-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

A look at some of the lodging options available to AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 attendees. 

","Gallery_Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

A look at some of the lodging options available to AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 attendees. 

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A look at some of the lodging options available to AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 attendees.","SEO_Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022| EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"A look at some of the lodging options available to AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 attendees.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":975,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/Logos/EAA-Logos/AirVenture-Logos/AirVenture-2022/AV22_4cLogo_rgb-JPG.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":2205,"MediaId":"6faa31fa-c20b-47d5-a32c-32d4aa8b1e5b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

June 1, 2022 - As EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 quickly approaches, finding suitable lodging is a must. While there are hotel options around Oshkosh and the Fox Valley, prices are at a premium during the week of AirVenture.\n

\n

A more affordable option is camping at Camp Scholler, adjacent to the AirVenture grounds. With more than 12,000 open campsites, Camp Scholler is a great place for you, your family, and friends to enjoy AirVenture. Camp Scholler has grocery stores, laundry facilities, shower rooms, food venues, and more for campers to use. Learn more about camping options here.

\n

Other lodging options available include:

\n

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is currently sold out of rooms for AirVenture 2022. Fill out an application to be put on the waiting list here. UWO reservations for AirVenture 2023 open on October 4, 2022, at 8 a.m CDT.

\n

University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh - Oshkosh, Wisconsin (2 miles from convention grounds)
\nFor more information, call 920-424-3226 or email uwoeaa@lists.uwosh.edu.

\n

Marian University - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (20 miles south of convention grounds)
\nFor more information, call 800-262-7426 or email eaa@marianuniversity.edu.

\n

Valley Christian School - Oshkosh, Wisconsin (7 miles from convention grounds)
\nFor more information, call 920-292-1278 or email reservations@vcoshkosh.com.

\n

Ripon College - Ripon, Wisconsin (19 miles southwest of convention grounds)
\nFor more information, call 920-748-8164 or email eaa@ripon.edu.

\n

Additional websites for lodging options, which includes renting rooms and even entire houses:

\n

Airbnb
\nVRBO
\nAll the rooms
\nRent Like a Champion

\n

Please note availability for lodging is subject to change. Plan in advance for the event and make sure you have confirmation numbers if needed. To find tickets for EAA AirVenture go to www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-tickets. Additional information about AirVenture is available at https://www.eaa.org/airventure.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-06-01T16:29:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A look at some of the lodging options available to AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 attendees.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Lodging Updates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-26-public-benefit-flying-day","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community.

","Gallery_Title":"Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community.","SEO_Title":"Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture","OG_Description":"Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

May 26, 2022 -Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community. Whether that is in healthcare to get treatment at a hospital in another state or to help a veteran get home, these flights are examples of how aviation is a positive enhancement to our society every day.

\n

Volunteer flying is not a new activity within the aviation industry. Each year thousands of volunteer pilots provide free flights for health, compassion, and community service. The pilots donate their time, skills, and all flight expenses for a variety of humanitarian purposes.

\n

EAA is working with Air Care Alliance (ACA) to raise visibility for public flying and to promote pilot volunteerism by honoring this special day at AirVenture. ACA is an umbrella group that promotes, supports, and represents public benefit flying and is composed of more than 50 volunteer pilot organizations nationwide that form an impactful and inspiring use of service through aviation.

\n

ACA members such as the Angel Flight organizations, Pilots N Paws, Operation Airdrop, SouthWings and STEM Flights, provide access to distant medical care, relocate endangered animals, assist with disaster relief efforts, provide conservation support, and much more.

\n

To remember and honor the selfless acts of these pilots and organizations by putting others before them, EAA’s Public Benefit Flying Day honors those who participate in any type of public benefit flying. Volunteer pilots should meet in the Vintage HQ area at 10 a.m. on Friday for a group photo. Participants who are affiliated with a public benefit flying organization are encouraged to wear their organization's shirts for the group photo.

\n

As a benefit to those who are interested in Public Benefit Flying Day, preferred seating at Theater in the Woods for that evening’s programs is being offered for people that arrive wearing their public benefit flying shirts.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-26T10:47:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Friday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-25-fueling-up-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-26-eHotline-basler2.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.","Gallery_Title":"Fueling Your Airplane at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":217,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-26-eHotline-basler2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":106,"MediaId":"2024c6cb-6625-45fd-894c-e513a3043fab","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.","SEO_Title":"Fueling Your Airplane at AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Fueling Your Airplane at AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":217,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-26-eHotline-basler2.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":106,"MediaId":"2024c6cb-6625-45fd-894c-e513a3043fab","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Fueling Your Airplane at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n
\n

May 25, 2022 – During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.

\n

Fuel tags for aircraft propellers will be available from aircraft greeters when you arrive, at the three Basler Flight Service fuel booths at the North 40, Vintage Aircraft Parking, and the South 40, as well as at the Basler Flight Service office at the Wittman terminal building.

\n

The fuel tags for general aviation are bright green in color with an attached rubber band. (Fuel tags for the Warbirds area and Basler ramp customers are always white). If you need fuel, complete the information on the tag (name, mobile phone number, aircraft N-number, and fuel type required) and secure it to your prop. Basler fuel trucks will be roving up and down parking rows in specific sections of the airport every day during AirVenture. Payment can be made prior to your departure at any of the Basler fuel booths or at the Basler main office.

\n

Available fuel from the roving trucks is 100 low-lead only. Jet A fuel requests must be made through the Basler office at (920) 236-7827.

\n

For more information, visit the EAA AirVenture section at BaslerFlightService.com.\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-25T08:08:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"During AirVenture 2022, obtaining fuel for your aircraft at Wittman Regional Airport will take a familiar tone, as the process returns to the format used in 2019 and in prior years.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Fueling Your Airplane at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-24-notam-release","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the annual fly-in convention on July 25-31.

","Gallery_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice Released","Gallery_Description":"

There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the annual fly-in convention on July 25-31.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the annual fly-in convention on July 25-31.","SEO_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice Released | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice Released","OG_Description":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice Released","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

May 24, 2022 -There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 69th fly-in convention on July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. These changes are based on pilot feedback and FAA review of arrival procedure recommendations.

\n

The document is in effect from noon CDT on Thursday, July 21, until 6 a.m. CDT on Monday, August 1, and outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. The Notice was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. It is now known as the Oshkosh Notice instead of a NOTAM because of a changed FAA internal procedure.

\n

Some of the 2022 changes include:

\n
    \n
  • The document is now officially called a Notice by the FAA, rather than a NOTAM.
  • \n
  • Two VORs have been decommissioned (RFD and MBL).
  • \n
  • Several IFR routings have been changed.
  • \n
  • Aircraft camping is no longer allowed at Appleton International Airport (ATW).
  • \n
  • Miscellaneous editorial updates.
  • \n
\n

The ATC-assignable transition points approaching Oshkosh from the west that will ease holding and congestion will again be in effect in 2022. These points are at Endeavor Bridge, Puckaway Lake, and Green Lake. They will be announced on the arrival ATIS when ATC activates them at times of highest traffic flows.

\n

“The most essential information for any pilot flying to Oshkosh involves reading and thoroughly understanding the 2022 AirVenture Notice to ensure safe operations on arrival and departure,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “Although the designation may have been changed by the FAA, the document still states the official requirements and expectations for pilots. We also urge all pilots to log appropriate cross-country time prior to their trip to Oshkosh so they have the proficiency and confidence to fly safely.”

\n

EAA is also hosting a webinar on June 22 at 7 p.m. regarding flying to AirVenture 2022 and changes in this year’s Notice. Pilots are encouraged to participate to build their knowledge prior to their flights to Oshkosh.

\n

This year’s Notice cover features a Heritage Flight formation over Oshkosh. Pilots can download a digital version of the Notice at EAA.org/NOTAM, or order a free printed copy via that website or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-24T16:53:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the annual fly-in convention on July 25-31.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice Released","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-23-young-eagles-events-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-yeeventes-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner. ","Gallery_Title":"Young Eagles Events at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner. ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-yeeventes-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f9c8ed40-52b7-480f-86b9-999ef1b332b1","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner.","SEO_Title":"Young Eagles Events at AirVenture","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Young Eagles Events at AirVenture","OG_Description":"The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-yeeventes-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f9c8ed40-52b7-480f-86b9-999ef1b332b1","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Young Eagles Events at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n
\n

May  2022 – The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner. The event has been moved to the evening of Tuesday, July 26, and will now take place in the EAA Founders’ Wing, located within the EAA Aviation Museum.

\n

This change of location has also greatly reduced the seating capacity. The EAA Founders’ Wing has a capacity of 240 guests, so pre-registration with a ticket will be required to enter the event. Tickets are still free of charge. Young Eagles coordinators and pilots should expect an email invite in mid-June. Due to the limited capacity, pre-registration will be strictly enforced.\nThe traditional Young Eagles Luncheon has been canceled for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.\n

\n

In an effort to celebrate and thank as many Young Eagles volunteers as possible during AirVenture, a Young Eagles Volunteer Root Beer Float Social has been scheduled for Thursday, July 28, at 3 p.m. in the Camp Scholler Chapters Pavilion. EAA staff will be on hand to serve and thank volunteers, as well as provide commemorative Young Eagles 30th Anniversary take-home mementos. Sign up here.

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-20T14:21:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is returning for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The location and scale of the event will differ from the traditional dinner.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Young Eagles Events at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-23-calling-all-young-eagles-volunteers","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-volunteer-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.

","Gallery_Title":"Calling All Volunteers for Young Eagles Needs at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"

Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.

","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-volunteer-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"20b2f8fb-d511-4d43-9be7-27e9b8e275bf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.","SEO_Title":"Calling All Volunteers for Young Eagles Needs at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Calling All Volunteers for Young Eagles Needs at AirVenture","OG_Description":"Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate-volunteer-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"20b2f8fb-d511-4d43-9be7-27e9b8e275bf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Calling All Volunteers for Young Eagles Needs at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

May 12, 2022 — Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.

\n

Young Eagles 30th Anniversary Exhibit — Located adjacent to the EAA Learn to Fly Center, the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary exhibit will feature highlights from the program’s history, information on becoming a Young Eagles pilot, and how to find a Young Eagles flight. This is the perfect location for Young Eagles coordinators, Young Eagles pilots, and longtime ground volunteers to volunteer. Lunch will be provided for the morning shift. Sign up here ›

\n

EAA AeroEducate — Do you enjoy talking about aviation with families and youths? If so, consider volunteering to share EAA’s AeroEducate program with young people at one of our volunteer stations! It’s simple and fun! If you’re interested, please contact Paul Maloy at pmaloy@eaa.org. Whichever shift you choose, lunch will be on us as you feed hearts and minds about the exciting opportunities of aviation!

\n

EAA Blue Barn — Blue Barn staffing includes being on site during AirVenture to assist visitors in learning more about chapter life and the various chapter-related programs and activities, especially the very popular Young Eagles program. There is also an opportunity to assist with set-up and teardown Sign up here ›\n

","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-20T13:29:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Coming to Oshkosh this July for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? If so, your support would be greatly appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Calling All Volunteers for Young Eagles Needs at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-24-ye-day-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate_30.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program..","Gallery_Title":"Celebrate the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Gallery_Description":"2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program..","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate_30.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"150b6060-eb2f-4ac2-ba02-3b3ad14f406a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program.","SEO_Title":"Celebrate the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Celebrate the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","OG_Description":"2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-05-24-YE_PilotUpdate_30.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"150b6060-eb2f-4ac2-ba02-3b3ad14f406a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Celebrate the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n
\"EAA\"\n
\n
\n

May  2022 – 2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program. Thursday, July 28, will be Young Eagles Day at AirVenture Oshkosh.\nYou won’t want to miss what we have in store!

\n

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Young Eagles Day at AirVenture

\n
  • All Day — Thirty Young Eagles will take flight in a variety of airplanes, helicopters, and powered parachutes. To nominate a youth to fly as a Young Eagle, please complete this form.
  • \n
  • 1:30 p.m. — Young Eagles Mass Photo on Boeing Plaza – All Young Eagles pilots, chapter coordinators, ground volunteers, and former Young Eagles are invited.
  • \n
  • 2 p.m. — Ceremonial Young Eagles flight to kick off the 30th anniversary of the program.
  • \n
  • 3 p.m. – Young Eagles Volunteer Root Beer Float Social. All Young Eagles volunteers are invited. Sign up here.
  • \n
  • 7 p.m. — Young Eagles 30th Anniversary Panel and Presentation at Theater in the Woods.
  • \n

    Week of AirVenture Activities

    \n
  • Free Young Eagles buttons available for pick-up at the EAA Blue Barn and Young Eagles 30th Anniversary exhibit adjacent to the EAA Learn to Fly Center.
  • \n
  • Additional flight activities all week long
  • \n
  • Commemorative shirt-and-hat combo available for purchase at EAA retail location.
  • \n
  • Young Eagles prop cards will be available free of charge to pilots flying into AirVenture, so they can proudly display their Young Eagles flight total.
  • ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-19T16:04:00","Copyright":"","Author":"David Leiting, EAA Eagle Programs Manager, EAA Lifetime 579157","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"2022 marks 30 years since the Young Eagles program was launched at EAA Oshkosh 1992. EAA will be kicking off the Young Eagles 30th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which will include a number of special AirVenture activities, including a day dedicated to the program.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Celebrate the Young Eagles 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-19-top-gun-film-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/FIT-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Gallery_Title":"Top Gun Films Highlight Fly-In Theater at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

    The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/FIT-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"37ec1c52-4bd5-4fd3-ad99-171837963d23","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Top Gun Films Highlight Fly-In Theater at AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Top Gun Films Highlight Fly-In Theater at AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/FIT-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"37ec1c52-4bd5-4fd3-ad99-171837963d23","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Top Gun Films Highlight Fly-In Theater at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    May 19, 2022 — The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    \n

    For more than 15 years, the Fly-In Theater has been a tradition for AirVenture attendees. Reminiscent of the drive-in theaters that once populated the nation, the Fly-In Theater provides the perfect opportunity to relax after a long day of air shows, exhibits, and workshops. Located adjacent to EAA’s Camp Scholler campground, the nightly movies are shown on a five-story high movie screen and introduced by personalities ranging from aviation legends to Hollywood superstars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy the free popcorn during a night at the movies.

    \n

    The Fly-In Theater films, which are included in AirVenture daily and weekly admission, are shown nightly from Saturday, July 23, through Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting), beginning at 8:30 p.m. For many of the films, special guests connected with the film or the aircraft involved will help introduce the screening. Fly-In Theater presentations are included with AirVenture admission.

    \n

    This year’s stellar schedule includes:\n

    \n
      \n
    • Saturday, July 23: Top Gun (1986) – The all-time favorite film about naval aviation starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, and Val Kilmer.
    • \n
    • Sunday, July 24: TBA
    • \n
    • Monday, July 25: Air Force One (1997) – This Harrison Ford fan favorite, also starring Gary Oldman and Glenn Close, features Ford as President of the United States whose aircraft is hijacked by terrorists.
    • \n
    • Tuesday, July 26: The McConnell Story (1955) – A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new F-86 Sabre jets despite his wife’s uneasiness regarding his job. Starring Alan Ladd, June Allyson, and James Whitmore.
    • \n
    • Wednesday, July 27: Jet Pilot (1957) – Starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh, “The Duke” portrays an Air Force colonel tasked with escorting a defecting Soviet pilot who is trying to lure the American to the U.S.S.R.
    • \n
    • Thursday, July 28: Wolf Hound (2022) – The new film stars James Maslow and Trevor Donovan in a story inspired by the real-life German special operations unit KG 200 that shot down, repaired, and flew Allied aircraft as Trojan horses.
    • \n
    • Friday, July 29: Top Gun: Maverick (2022) – Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller update the story of Capt. Pete Mitchell as a legendary test pilot called back to train a new group of hot shots.
    • \n
    • Saturday, July 30: Toward The Unknown (1956) – William Holden, James Garner, and Lloyd Nolan star in this depiction of Edwards Air Force Base test pilots pushing themselves to the limit at the dawn of supersonic flight.
    • \n
    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-19T11:25:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The aviators’ favorite Top Gun and the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick lead this year’s impressive schedule of aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Top Gun Films Highlight Fly-In Theater at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-12-military-aircraft-airventure-22","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/Military_web-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year.

    ","Gallery_Title":"Military Aircraft Flocking to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

    A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/Military_web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"89d2d197-32b2-429c-b180-1e7409e1452d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year.","SEO_Title":"Military Aircraft Flocking to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Military Aircraft Flocking to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/Military_web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"89d2d197-32b2-429c-b180-1e7409e1452d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Military Aircraft Flocking to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    May 12, 2022 — A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    \n

    “Displays and aerial performances of current military aircraft are always among the most popular parts of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each year, for aviation enthusiasts and the public,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “This is just the start, as we expect the list of military aircraft to grow as we approach AirVenture’s opening day, especially in support of the Air Force’s 75th anniversary in 2022.”

    \n\n

    The current military aircraft listed, from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, are those on ground display, with some performing during the daily air shows as well. They include:

    \n
      \n
    • C-5 Galaxy
    • \n
    • C-17 Globemaster III
    • \n
    • F-16 Fighting Falcon
    • \n
    • KC-46 Pegasus
    • \n
    • HH-60 Pavehawk
    • \n
    • AH-64 Apache
    • \n
    • UH-60 Blackhawk
    • \n
    • MH-47 Chinook
    • \n
    • AH-6 Little Bird
    • \n
    • T-38 Talon
    • \n
    \n

    Many more military aircraft, for both ground display and aerial demonstrations, are expected to be added to this list in the coming weeks, with announcements coming as confirmations are finalized.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-12T13:43:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A long list of current military aircraft are among the early commitments to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, including many arriving to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force this year.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Military Aircraft Flocking to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-05-12-pilot-proficiency-center-updates","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.

    ","Gallery_Title":"New Location, New Format for Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"

    The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.","SEO_Title":"New Location, New Format for Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"New Location, New Format for Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":36,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/EAA-Logo-72x36.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":72,"MediaId":"be3f58ea-c98d-4d6e-a364-eaa16b8936d5","Extension":"png","MimeType":"image/png"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"New Location, New Format for Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    May 12, 2022 — The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum. The programs, which are free of charge, had previously been located in a tent pavilion on the Four Corners on the AirVenture grounds.

    \n

    “This new location offers pilots expanded opportunities to do deep-dives on scenarios and subjects that will make them better aviators, led by some of the leading instructors in the nation,” said Jeremy Desruisseaux, EAA’s director of flight proficiency. “The new facilities in the EAA Aviation Center also give participants a top-notch location that is a year-round presence, allowing for enhanced experiences for those who are a part of this valuable program.”

    \n

    This year’s expanded schedule gives participants the opportunity for three breakout sessions in numerous categories during half-day clinics. Those categories include:

    \n
      \n
    • Killer Procedures
    • \n
    • Learn-to-Turn
    • \n
    • Backcountry Awareness
    • \n
    • The Art of IFR
    • \n
    • CFI-to-CFI
    • \n
    • Stick & Rudder Redux
    • \n
    • The Amateur-Built Flight Test Experience
    • \n
    \n

    Complete schedules of topics and speakers will be available in the coming days. Participants are reminded that the half-day sessions will be held at the EAA Aviation Center, and pre-registration is required. Walk-in slots will only be made available if unfilled slots remain after pre-registration. Further details will be announced when registration officially opens.

    \n

    The AirVenture 2022 Pilot Proficiency Center is supported by Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Engine Technologies, and NATCA. Simulators are sponsored by Redbird Flight Simulators, with Tech Talks sponsored by The Boeing Company. BOSE Aviation supplies the official headset of the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-05-11T11:15:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The popular Pilot Proficiency Center programs during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where pilots can improve their decision-making and flying skills, will be one of the first major events in the new Pilot Proficiency Center located adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"New Location, New Format for Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/pilot-your-own-adventure-contest-winners","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/2021-04-20-Sponsor-Logo-Flight-Outfitters-200.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","Gallery_Title":"2022 Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest Winners Announced","Gallery_Description":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":200,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/2021-04-20-Sponsor-Logo-Flight-Outfitters-200.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":200,"MediaId":"ef951bd5-07f3-4b06-84f4-22678562800d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","SEO_Title":"2022 Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest Winners Announced | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"2022 Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest Winners Announced","OG_Description":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":200,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/EAA/Logos/2021-04-20-Sponsor-Logo-Flight-Outfitters-200.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":200,"MediaId":"ef951bd5-07f3-4b06-84f4-22678562800d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"2022 Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest Winners Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    April 29, 2022 - Based on the enthusiasm from last year, we weren’t surprised to get a lot of entries for EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest, supported by Flight Outfitters. Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners. You’ll be able to read their stories in July, as we will publish them, both online and in the daily AirVenture Today newspaper, during this year’s AirVenture.

    \n

    This year's winners are:

    \n

    Grand Prize
    Brittany Lozier Moon
    Noblesville, Indiana
    Story: A Taperwing's Tapestry

    \n
    \n

    Second Prize
    Dewey Davenport
    Jamestown, Ohio
    Story: Full House - New Standard D-25

    \n
    \n

    Third Prize
    Mathew Northway
    Eugene, OR
    Story: Unbroken Chain - Brunner Winkle Bird

    \n
    \n

    Fourth Prize
    Emily Herron
    Beaver Dam, Kentucky
    Story: Cub 45H

    \n
    \n

    Fifth Prize
    Justin Spence
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Story: The Little Auster

    \n
    \n

    Congratulations once again to the winners, and our thanks to everyone who participated.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-04-29T13:47:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Our panel of judges read nearly 200 stories, and, while it was an extremely close race, ultimately chose five winners.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2022 Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest Winners Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-04-28-kidventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/KidVenture-2019-flight-sim-mag-res-by-Mariano_Rosales-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.

    ","Gallery_Title":"Bounty of Activities for Kids at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"

    EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/KidVenture-2019-flight-sim-mag-res-by-Mariano_Rosales-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3a7ffa3f-653a-4025-9e6a-d065007fe15d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.","SEO_Title":"Bounty of Activities for Kids at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Bounty of Activities for Kids at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/KidVenture-2019-flight-sim-mag-res-by-Mariano_Rosales-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3a7ffa3f-653a-4025-9e6a-d065007fe15d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Bounty of Activities for Kids at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    April 28, 2022 – EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.

    \n

    Again this year, it’s free admission for all those age 18 and under, thanks in part from support by The Boeing Company.

    \n

    Among the activities on the AirVenture grounds for kids and families in 2022 are:

    \n

    KidVenture: Full activities return this year at Pioneer Airport. It allows young people to explore aviation from several different fronts. Learn how to fly a radio-controlled airplane, experience flight simulators, and learn aviation history. KidVenture highlights also include A&P booths where kids learn basic building skills, a simulated B-25 flight experience, and life-size replicas of the Mercury 7 and Gemini 7 space capsules.

    \n

    Youth Education Center: EAA’s new youth education area adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum will be open for exploration during AirVenture week. There will be opportunities to sign up for hands-on projects during the week.

    \n

    EAA Aviation Museum/KidVenture area: This hands-on area is specifically for our younger visitors and is highly interactive. The centerpiece is the Raptor Gallery, which contains 16 interactive exhibits focuses on the world's most advanced airplane, the F-22 Raptor. It includes a half-scale model of the F-22 where young people can climb into the cockpit. KidVenture also features a scenic overlook from the Tower of Flight — a stunning observation deck for viewing activities on the grounds.

    \n

    Young Eagles 30th anniversary: Located on the Four Corners crossroads at the center of the AirVenture grounds, kids and their parents can find out more about getting a free introductory flight in their home area.

    \n

    Warbirds area flight simulators: Young people are invited to take the controls of virtual warbirds in the Quonset hut located just east of Knapp Street in the Warbirds area.

    \n

    Vintage area kids’ tent: For all kids ages 8-12 who want to learn more about using tools! This workshop includes various stations that allow kids to practice the proper use of basic hand tools, such as hammers and pliers. Presented by Vintage volunteers, there are even more advanced, aviation-related stations such as safety wiring. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch their kids’ progress. Located outside of the Vintage Hangar on the south side, look for a white tent with tables underneath! More information will be available at eaavintage.org and facebook.com/EAAVintage as details are finalized in the coming weeks.

    \n

    NEXTGEN Aviators: NEXTGEN Aviators will be hosting their ground-based programs at Aviation Gateway Park at AirVenture. Hands-on activities, flight simulators, and more are part of the daily schedule of events.

    \n

    NASA exhibit: Discover the universe and space travel with the displays inside the NASA Pavilion, located in Aviation Gateway Park, just northwest of the FAA control tower

    \n

    Pedal Planes! Young aviators can discover their inner pilot at the Aviation Products exhibit, just east of the EAA Wearhouse.

    \n

    Air shows: Nine air shows in seven days are among the biggest highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Daily afternoon air shows with the world’s finest aerobatic pilots on July 25-31, with special night air shows (including fireworks) on July 27 and 30. In addition, Twilight Flight Fest returns to the Fun Fly Zone on July 25-26 and July 28-29.

    \n

    More family-friendly activities! Evening programs at Theater in the Woods and aviation movies at the Fly-In Theater make it a full day for families on the AirVenture flightline!\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-04-28T10:36:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA founder Paul Poberezny said it from the start: get the kids and families involved at the annual EAA fly-in and it will become an annual family tradition. The same holds true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as young people will find plenty to do and discover at Oshkosh on July 25-31.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Bounty of Activities for Kids at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-04-21-young-eagles-anniversary","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-21-eHotline-YE-web1.ashx","ImageAlt":"Young Eagles Program | EAA","ImageDescription":"

    The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992.

    ","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate Young Eagles 30th Anniversary","Gallery_Description":"

    The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"Young Eagles Program | EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-21-eHotline-YE-web1.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d60c45a1-6bd2-4e79-8a77-3a3ec2251f18","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992.","SEO_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate Young Eagles 30th Anniversary | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate Young Eagles 30th Anniversary","OG_Description":"The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"Young Eagles Program | EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-21-eHotline-YE-web1.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d60c45a1-6bd2-4e79-8a77-3a3ec2251f18","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate Young Eagles 30th Anniversary","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

    April 21, 2022 – The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    \n

    The AirVenture activities include flights, forums, and recognition throughout the week, which will kick off a full year of 30th anniversary commemorations. Special focus on Young Eagles will take place on Thursday, July 28.

    \n

    “Over the past three decades, more than 50,000 volunteer EAA-member pilots have flown nearly 2.3 million young people, with thousands of those Young Eagles inspired to pursue their own aviation dreams and careers,” said David Leiting, EAA’s Eagles Programs manager. “At Oshkosh this year, we want to recognize those volunteers, build on the program’s successes, encourage new pilots to get involved, and celebrate the lives that have been influenced by the Young Eagles program.”

    \n

    Among the activities scheduled for July 28 are:

    \n
    \"Harrison
    \n
      \n
    • Young Eagles flights in the Ford Tri-Motor and Bell 47 helicopter with young people chosen through local EAA chapters
    • \n
    • A 1:30 p.m. group photo on Boeing Plaza that day, open to all previous Young Eagles, Young Eagles pilots, and volunteers
    • \n
    • A ceremonial 30th anniversary Young Eagles flight prior to the afternoon air show, recognizing the impact of the program on the aviation community
    • \n
    • An evening program at EAA’s Theater in the Woods, featuring noteworthy Young Eagles, scholarship recipients, and other special guests
    • \n
    \n

    Throughout the week, the goal is to fly at least 30 Young Eagles during AirVenture. Additional flights will take place in EAA’s powered parachute in the Fun Fly Zone. An expanded Young Eagles presence on the grounds all week will include a pavilion adjacent to the Learn to Fly Center and prop cards available for any airplane at Oshkosh that has been used to fly Young Eagles. Additional activities will be announced as they are confirmed.

    \n

    After the Young Eagles program’s introduction at a Washington, D.C., news conference in May 1992, the first flights took place on July 31, 1992, during that year’s EAA Fly-In Convention. The initial flights were piloted by EAA president Tom Poberezny and Young Eagles’ first chairman, pilot and Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson. Learn more about the Young Eagles program.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-04-21T09:48:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate Young Eagles 30th Anniversary","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-04-14-homebuilt-anniversaries","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-14-eHotline-flybaby_thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft.","Gallery_Title":"Historic Homebuilt Aircraft Anniversaries Part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Activities","Gallery_Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-14-eHotline-flybaby_thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4f4a13ff-ee97-4ff4-85f9-aa39615b537f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft.","SEO_Title":"Historic Homebuilt Aircraft Anniversaries Part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Activities | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Historic Homebuilt Aircraft Anniversaries Part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Activities","OG_Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/2022-04-14-eHotline-flybaby_thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4f4a13ff-ee97-4ff4-85f9-aa39615b537f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Historic Homebuilt Aircraft Anniversaries Part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Activities","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 08, 2022 – A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    \n

    “Many of our members build their own airplanes from kits or sets of plans and each year, more than 1,000 of these amateur-built aircraft are among the 10,000-plus aircraft that arrive here for AirVenture,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s homebuilt community manager. “In 2022, several popular designs are celebrating their anniversaries, and we invite all owners of those aircraft to come to Oshkosh to help commemorate the occasion.”

    \n

    Anniversary aircraft owners are encouraged to pre-register so they can receive updates on special events, parking, and other activities connected to their airplane type. Among the aircraft designs reaching important anniversaries in 2022 are:

    \n
      \n
    • Dyke Delta 60th anniversary – One of the most unusual homebuilt aircraft designs, featuring the rare delta wing
    • \n
    • Fly Baby 60th anniversary – An ultra-economical, single-seat design with a goal of flying for fun
    • \n
    • Acro Sport 50th anniversary – A fully aerobatic biplane designed by EAA founder Paul Poberezny
    • \n
    • KR-1 50th anniversary – A single-seat design that often serves as an airframe for auto-conversion engines
    • \n
    • VariViggen 50th anniversary – One of Burt Rutan’s first homebuilt designs that is still a unique profile at any airport
    • \n
    • Van’s RV 50th anniversary – The world’s most popular aircraft kit, with more than 11,000 completed
    • \n
    \n

    Pre-registration is available online. Anniversary aircraft will be featured throughout the week at Oshkosh in flying demonstrations, forums, displays, and other events.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-04-14T12:00:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A number of iconic homebuilt aircraft designs will be celebrating notable anniversaries this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which annually brings together the world’s largest gathering of amateur-built aircraft.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Historic Homebuilt Aircraft Anniversaries Part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Activities","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-04-07-theater-in-the-woods-schedule-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-04-07-eHotline-theater-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Gallery_Title":"Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule Announced","Gallery_Description":"

    Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-04-07-eHotline-theater-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"b7761e6c-c558-4767-ba39-efd3d218a515","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule Announced | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule Announced","OG_Description":"Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/NewsMultimedia/2022/NewsStories/2022-04-07-eHotline-theater-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"b7761e6c-c558-4767-ba39-efd3d218a515","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    April 07, 2022 – Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    \n

    This year’s schedule of evening programs includes interests from homebuilt aircraft to spaceflight. The nightly programs give AirVenture attendees the opportunity to hear directly from the history makers and the innovators.

    \n

    “The format of the evening Theater in the Woods presentations brings out not only the highlights, but the fascinating background stories from aviators who were there,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “Spending an evening at Theater in the Woods is an Oshkosh tradition that creates countless memories for those in the audience and great stories that they take back home.”

    \n

    This year’s major highlights include:

    \n
      \n
    • Sunday, July 24: An Evening With Champions – The traditional AirVenture “pregame show,” with aviation personalities in an evening of storytelling
    • \n
    • Monday, July 25: Van’s RV 50th anniversary – The world’s most popular kit aircraft celebrates a half century with more than 11,000 built
    • \n
    • Tuesday, July 26: Flying the Presidents – Experiences from the pilot’s seat in Air Force One, Marine One, and other aircraft
    • \n
    • Wednesday, July 27: Women Legends of Aerobatics – Air show legends and champion aerobatic pilots discuss flying on the edge
    • \n
    • Thursday, July 28: Young Eagles 30th Anniversary/Pilots of Top Gun – Commemorate the largest youth aviation education program ever created, then hear from the people who were the inspiration for the iconic film
    • \n
    • Friday, July 29: The Next Bold Step: The Future of Space and Beyond – Representatives from NASA and SpaceX talk about what’s next as we explore the solar system
    • \n
    • Saturday, July 30: U.S. Air Force 75th anniversary – The legacy and the future of America’s aviation branch with top USAF officials present
    • \n
    \n

    Additional events and guests will be announced as they are finalized. All evening programs begin at 7 p.m., except on July 27 and 30, which begin at 6:30 p.m. due to the night air shows on those dates. Theater in the Woods programming is presented by M&M’S.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-04-06T11:02:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Aviation anniversaries and notable personalities are part of the lineup as the nightly Theater in the Woods evening programs bring the world of aviation to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-31-yagen-warbirds","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/yagen_thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event.

    ","Gallery_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Welcome Yagen Collection of Warbirds","Gallery_Description":"

    Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/yagen_thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4583e1b3-1f02-4170-b99a-d5cffc12fc9b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":false,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event.","SEO_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Welcome Yagen Collection of Warbirds | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Welcome Yagen Collection of Warbirds","OG_Description":"Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/yagen_thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4583e1b3-1f02-4170-b99a-d5cffc12fc9b","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Welcome Yagen Collection of Warbirds","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 31, 2022 – Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event. The 69th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport.

    \n

    The four airplanes — a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, and North American P-51 Mustang — will be flown to Oshkosh and exhibited in the warbirds area. Several of these aircraft from the collection will also make appearances on Boeing Plaza, with the schedule to be determined. The appearance is part of the museum’s celebration of its founder, Jerry Yagen, and his aviation achievements. Yagen is scheduled to attend as well.

    \n

    “Jerry Yagen’s passion for warbird aircraft has through the years evolved into one of most magnificent airworthy collections in the world,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “To have these airplanes as part of the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds that occurs at Oshkosh every summer makes this year’s event even more special, both in the air and on the ground.”

    \n

    Each aircraft brings a unique story:

    \n
      \n
    • de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito – This airplane was sold surplus to a Canadian farmer in 1948, where it sat until a Canadian museum acquired it in 1978. The Military Aviation Museum obtained it in 2004 and shipped it to New Zealand for restoration. It made its first flight in 2012 and at the time was the only flying example of the type in the world. The aircraft previously attended AirVenture in 2015.
    • \n
    • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk – This aircraft is painted in the markings of David Lee “Tex” Hill of the famed “Flying Tigers” American Volunteer Group based in China. The aircraft was built in 1941 and sent to Great Britain as part of the lend-lease program, then on to the Soviet Union, where it was lost in action and not recovered for a half-century. The P-40 was the aircraft that established the Military Aviation Museum collection.
    • \n
    • Goodyear FG-1D Corsair – Delivered in May 1945, the Corsair spent much of its military career in storage, thus being one of the lowest time Corsairs known. The “Skull and Bones” livery honors a hometown hero, Norfolk, Virginia-born Ray Beacham, who flew with the famous VF-17 unit in the South Pacific.
    • \n
    • North American P-51D Mustang – Arguably the most iconic American fighter of WWII, the Mustang is a testament to American ingenuity and industrial capability. The Mustang was designed in 1940 with the first flying prototype built in just 120 days. The Military Aviation Museum’s example was built in 1945 and wears the markings of the 353rd Fighter Group.
    • \n

      Yagen will also bring his soon-to-be-published book to AirVenture and speak at Warbirds in Review sessions and other venues about building the warbird collection. The aircraft committed to Oshkosh are some of his favorite airplanes, as each played a key role in building the collection. More details will be announced as they are finalized.\n

      \n
    \n

     

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-31T13:54:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Four flying aircraft from one of the largest flying warbird collections in the world will be coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, as the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brings World War II-era airplanes to participate in this year’s event.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Welcome Yagen Collection of Warbirds","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-31-vintage-bonanza-75th","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/vintage-bonanza.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31.","Gallery_Title":"Vintage Bonanzas Invited to Join VAA During Airplane’s 75th Anniversary","Gallery_Description":"The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/vintage-bonanza.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"31f75077-d3bf-4407-932d-d8065a4ec740","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":false,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31.","SEO_Title":"Vintage Bonanzas Invited to Join VAA During Airplane’s 75th Anniversary | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Vintage Bonanzas Invited to Join VAA During Airplane’s 75th Anniversary","OG_Description":"The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/AirVenture/BannerImages/2022/vintage-bonanza.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"31f75077-d3bf-4407-932d-d8065a4ec740","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Vintage Bonanzas Invited to Join VAA During Airplane’s 75th Anniversary","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 31, 2022 – The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31. The groups are also encouraging owners of those aircraft to register now, so they can receive updates on special events at Oshkosh this summer.

    \n

    Pre-registrations are already approaching 100 vintage Bonanzas, which will be a great addition to the traditional Bonanzas to Oshkosh mass arrival prior to AirVenture week. Forums and other events will be hosted by the American Bonanza Society in their tent just north of Theater in the Woods on the AirVenture grounds.

    \n

    In addition, VAA is already stocking special Bonanza 75th anniversary merchandise to commemorate this special occasion.

    \n","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-31T10:11:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Vintage Aircraft Association and the American Bonanza Society are joining to highlight Beech Bonanzas built prior to 1970 during activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on July 25-31.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Vintage Bonanzas Invited to Join VAA During Airplane’s 75th Anniversary","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-24-one-week-wonder-paint-scheme","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-24-eHotline-oww-paint-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"One Week Wonder | EAA","ImageDescription":"

    Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Gallery_Title":"Help Pick the Paint Scheme for the One Week Wonder","Gallery_Description":"

    Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"One Week Wonder | EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-24-eHotline-oww-paint-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"77207442-633f-4a20-932d-967a6b65b545","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Help Pick the Paint Scheme for the One Week Wonder | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Help Pick the Paint Scheme for the One Week Wonder","OG_Description":"Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"One Week Wonder | EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-24-eHotline-oww-paint-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"77207442-633f-4a20-932d-967a6b65b545","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Help Pick the Paint Scheme for the One Week Wonder","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 24, 2022 – Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The 69th edition of the EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    \n

    This year’s project will begin on Monday morning, July 25, with a goal to taxi the airplane — a Sonex Waiex powered by a Rotax 912iS engine — on Sunday afternoon, July 31. Volunteer builders will be joined by thousands of AirVenture attendees who will “pop a rivet” and become part of the builder’s log for the aircraft.

    \n

    Voting for the airplane’s paint scheme is currently underway, with 10 options created by Craig Barnett, CEO of Scheme Designers Inc., on the ballot at EAA.org/Paint22. The first round of voting, which ends on June 15, 2022, will narrow the list to three finalists that will again be open for in-person voting at the One Week Wonder tent during AirVenture 2022. The winning paint scheme will be announced on Sunday, July 31, during AirVenture week.

    \n

    “What’s fun about the One Week Wonder project is not only the challenge of building an airplane in a week, but engaging aviation enthusiasts in the project, whether they’re on-site in Oshkosh or voting on the paint design from anywhere in the world,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s homebuilt community manager. “The winning paint design will undoubtedly make this airplane stand out even more as it takes flight.”

    \n

    The One Week Wonder “Pick The Paint” contest is presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company and supported by Scheme Designers Inc. The completed aircraft will be painted with Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings.

    \n

    Additional supporters of the 2022 One Week Wonder project include Sonex Aircraft, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, and Rotax.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-23T11:36:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Aviation enthusiasts will be able to choose their favorite paint design for this year’s One Week Wonder aircraft being built in a seven-day period during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Help Pick the Paint Scheme for the One Week Wonder","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-17-aviator-club-tickets","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-aviatorsclub-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience. ","Gallery_Title":"AirVenture Aviators Club Tickets Now Available","Gallery_Description":"The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience. ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-aviatorsclub-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"64e70541-5565-49d6-aea2-86884c1c2283","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience.","SEO_Title":"AirVenture Aviators Club Tickets Now Available | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"AirVenture Aviators Club Tickets Now Available","OG_Description":"The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-aviatorsclub-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"64e70541-5565-49d6-aea2-86884c1c2283","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"AirVenture Aviators Club Tickets Now Available","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"\n

    March 10, 2022 –The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience. The EAA Aviators Club, presented by HondaJet, is your place to relax, chill, chow down, and watch the air show from the best seats around. You can come and go as you please all day long. Member-priced daily or weekly tickets are available. Limit of four daily or four weekly tickets for adults. Limit of 10 daily or 10 weekly tickets for youths. Prices are subject to Wisconsin sales tax.

    \n

    Aviators Club amenities include:

    \n
      \n
    • Air conditioning and outdoor shade
    • \n
    • Breakfast and lunch served daily
    • \n
    • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during the day
    • \n
    • Reserved air show seating outside on the flightline at show center
    • \n
    • Dinner for Wednesday's night air show and Saturday's night air show
    • \n
    • Electronics charging station and bag storage
    • \n
    • Restroom facilities with air conditioning and flush toilets
    • \n
    \n

    The Aviators Club is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day during AirVenture (July 25-31), with extended hours on July 27 and 30 for the night air shows. AirVenture admission tickets are not included and must be purchased separately. Check the webpage for complete details and restrictions.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-17T11:35:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The EAA Aviators Club, the member-only oasis on the Oshkosh flightline, now has tickets available for those who enjoy a little extra in their AirVenture experience.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"AirVenture Aviators Club Tickets Now Available","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-10-a26-restoration","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-10-eHotline-web-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.","Gallery_Title":"Long-Awaited A-26 Restoration Plans for Oshkosh Arrival","Gallery_Description":"A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-10-eHotline-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d9245a78-b20c-48cc-a52b-c565a4f07e9f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.","SEO_Title":"Long-Awaited A-26 Restoration Plans for Oshkosh Arrival | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Long-Awaited A-26 Restoration Plans for Oshkosh Arrival","OG_Description":"A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-10-eHotline-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"d9245a78-b20c-48cc-a52b-c565a4f07e9f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Long-Awaited A-26 Restoration Plans for Oshkosh Arrival","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 08, 2022 – A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.

    \n\n

    EAA Director Emeritus Kermit Weeks, EAA 52310, owns the aircraft, with its restoration a long-term project since it was damaged by Hurricane Andrew in Florida in 1992. It was trucked to Aero Trader in Chino, California, in 1997 to begin the long path back to airworthy status.

    \n

    EAA’s Jim Busha captured video of the airplane’s engine run-up and initial taxis before flight testing begins. It is a restoration that has long been anticipated and discussed. EAA member Steve Hinton, EAA 181203, will test fly the aircraft, and if those flights are successful, plans are for the airplane to make the trip to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022.

    \n

    The aircraft (S/N 41-39401) reportedly saw wartime service with the 9th Air Force and served with the Van Nuys Air National Guard before beginning civilian use as N3457G Whistler’s Mother. The former glass nose has been replaced with the original-type hard gun nose. The restoration is being led by EAA Warbirds Hall of Fame members Carl Scholl, EAA 184061, and Tony Ritzman, EAA 393289, who are the co-owners of Aero Trader.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-10T11:06:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"A warbird restoration a quarter-century in the making is scheduled to join the world’s largest annual gathering of warbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022, as a rare Douglas A-26 Invader is readying for test flights in California.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Long-Awaited A-26 Restoration Plans for Oshkosh Arrival","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-03-08-womensventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-womenventure-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"“Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation.","Gallery_Title":"WomenVenture Celebrates 15 years at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"“Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-womenventure-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"569c294a-36e8-4cce-8f23-a4d2bd01b12a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"“Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation.","SEO_Title":"WomenVenture Celebrates 15 years at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"WomenVenture Celebrates 15 years at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"“Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-03-17-eHotline-womenventure-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"569c294a-36e8-4cce-8f23-a4d2bd01b12a","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"WomenVenture Celebrates 15 years at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    March 08, 2022 – “Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.\nNew this year is a dedicated EAA WomenVenture Center that is open to the public throughout the week. The center, located in Aviation Gateway Park, will feature exhibitors and networking events to support women in aviation as well as other resources for women currently in aviation fields or seeking to be a part of them.

    \n

    “In 2022 we are bringing back many of the activities that are most popular with attendees, from the group photo on Boeing Plaza to the power lunch and evening programs on Wednesday, July 27,” said Margaret Brill of the EAA Aviation Foundation, who is coordinating WomenVenture activities. “As we celebrate 15 years of this program, the heart of it remains the same: encouraging women to find their place in the aviation world and be bold with their ideas, dreams, and talents.”

    \n

    On July 27, EAA WomenVenture activities include:\n

    \n
      \n
    • Group photo on Boeing Plaza for all women in the aviation community.
    • \n
    • The annual Power Lunch at Theater in the Woods, with keynote speaker Eileen Collins. Collins was the first woman to pilot and later command a NASA space shuttle mission.
    • \n
    • Evening programs at Theater in the Woods that features “Unusual Attitudes,” a discussion by women in aerobatic flying and how it has elevated their flying skills. Guests for that panel, moderated by Steph Stricklen, include Vanessa Christie, Patty Wagstaff, Julie Clark, Susan Bell, Debbie Rihn-Harvey, Melanie Astles, Vicky Benzing, and Jessy Panzer.
    • \n
    \n

    All WomenVenture participants are also eligible to receive the WomenVenture 15th anniversary T-shirt, designed by pilot Christy Holy. Those T-shirts can be pre-ordered for pickup at AirVenture by registering at EAA.org/WomenVenture, the location for all information regarding the 2022 WomenVenture activities.

    \n

    EAA WomenVenture is presented by The Boeing Company, with support from United Airlines, U.S. Air Force, Endeavor Air, Ford Motor Company, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Women in Aviation International, and The Ninety-Nines.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-03-08T11:24:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"“Be Bold” is the theme and focus of WomenVenture activities as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 celebrates the 15th year of programming that encourages and supports women in aviation.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"WomenVenture Celebrates 15 years at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-02-24-vans-anniversary","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-24-eHotline-vans-web-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022..","Gallery_Title":"Celebrating Van’s Aircraft RV 50th Anniversary at AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022..","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-24-eHotline-vans-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"7ab5951e-e4d8-4360-aecb-610496e3a9ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"Celebrating Van’s Aircraft RV 50th Anniversary at AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Celebrating Van’s Aircraft RV 50th Anniversary at AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-24-eHotline-vans-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"7ab5951e-e4d8-4360-aecb-610496e3a9ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Celebrating Van’s Aircraft RV 50th Anniversary at AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    February 24, 2022 – The 50th anniversary of the Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 69th edition of the EAA’s fly-in convention, is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

    \n

    “While aircraft kits have existed for more than a century, it was 50 years ago that Richard VanGrunsven introduced a model that would move the homebuilt movement into an age where kit aircraft would become dominant,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilt community manager. “Today, more than 11,000 completed RV models are the direct descendants of that first RV-3 in 1972. We invite all of them to be present at Oshkosh as we celebrate a half-century of success.”

    \n

    A number of special events are planned as part of the 50-year celebration. Those include:\n

    \n
      \n
    • Special Van’s RV parking areas in the AirVenture homebuilt aircraft area
    • \n
    • Multiple forums and workshops focused on RV aircraft throughout the week
    • \n
    • RV aircraft flying during the AirVenture air shows
    • \n
    • An evening program at Theater in the Woods with VanGrunsven, highlighting the history of the company that began as a backyard shop in Oregon
    • \n
    \n

    VanGrunsven began Van’s Aircraft with a clean design, then selling plans and a few parts he manufactured himself for those aircraft. Soon the company began manufacturing complete airplane kits and introducing new models that after 50 years now include the latest design, the RV-14. More than 400 kits each year are shipped to builders around the world from the Van’s factory in Aurora, Oregon.

    \n

    Specific details on all AirVenture activities during the 50-year anniversary will be announced as they are finalized. Van’s RV aircraft owners are encouraged to pre-register for the designated parking area at EAA.org/AircraftAnniversaries.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-02-24T11:12:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The 50th anniversary of Van’s Aircraft RV series, which has become the world’s most popular kit airplane, will be a major element of homebuilt aircraft activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Celebrating Van’s Aircraft RV 50th Anniversary at AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-02-17-doc-returning-to-oshkosh","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-17-eHotline-doc-web-thumb.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and on-ground displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.","Gallery_Title":"B-29 Doc Returning to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and on-ground displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-17-eHotline-doc-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c07de5a2-bff0-46b3-a06a-9a5643795cf7","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and on-ground displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.","SEO_Title":"B-29 Doc Returning to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"B-29 Doc Returning to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and on-ground displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-17-eHotline-doc-web-thumb.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c07de5a2-bff0-46b3-a06a-9a5643795cf7","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"B-29 Doc Returning to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    February 17, 2022 Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and static displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.

    \n

    The World War II-era bomber will help commemorate the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary at Oshkosh in 2022. AirVenture will feature aircraft from throughout the Air Force’s history, from its creation out of the Army Air Forces in 1947 to today’s modern military aircraft.

    \n

    Doc was rescued from the Mojave Desert in 1987 and was meticulously restored over a 30-year period. It made its first air show appearances in 2017, including a legendary flight at Oshkosh that year with the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 FIFI, marking the first time two B-29s had flown together in formation in approximately 60 years.

    \n

    Earlier this month, EAA and Doc’s Friends announced that the B-29 would be joining EAA’s B-25 Berlin Express for a series of joint appearances in Florida and Louisiana beginning late March.

    \n

    Advance tickets for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh are now on sale, with the lowest rates for EAA members and early-bird discounts currently available.

    \n

    In addition, Doc’s Friends will be offering flight experiences aboard the aircraft during AirVenture week, based at Appleton International Airport (ATW). More information is available through the Doc’s Friends website at www.b29doc.com/rides.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-02-17T14:14:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and on-ground displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"B-29 Doc Returning to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-02-03-one-week-wonder","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-03-eHotline-oww-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project.","Gallery_Title":"One Week Wonder","Gallery_Description":"When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-02-03-eHotline-oww-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"17071b39-1038-4b88-89fb-10bc685c4432","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project.","SEO_Title":"One Week Wonder | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"One Week Wonder","OG_Description":"When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project.","OG_Image":null,"Breadcrumb_Title":"One Week Wonder","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    February 3, 2022 –When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project. The One Week Wonder will start construction on Monday, July 25 — the opening day of AirVenture — with a goal to taxi the airplane during the final day’s air show on Sunday, July 31

    \n

    The Rotax 912iS was also the choice for EAA’s One Week Wonder projects in 2014 and 2018. The fuel-injected engine provides durability and outstanding fuel economy for kit aircraft.\n“Rotax’s involvement in the One Week Wonder project will help our volunteers and those participating in the project at Oshkosh next summer create a superb aircraft and show how aircraft construction is within the abilities of most people,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s homebuilt community manager. “Quality, reliability, and economy are attributes that we seek in this project, and the Rotax engine helps us get there.”\n

    \n

    The installation of the Rotax 912iS will also be a first for Sonex factory-designed installations, as Sonex expands its level of support for Rotax 912-series engines installations in its airframes.\n“The inclusion of a Rotax engine in the One Week Wonder shows the flexibility available with the Sonex airframe designs and the additional possibilities for builders,” said Mark Schaible, owner of Sonex Aircraft. “We’re working with our suppliers and technicians to ensure that the first factory-designed Rotax installation is an excellent fit for the Waiex and other airframes, and is fully supported by us.”

    \n

    Additional details of the 2022 One Week Wonder project will be announced as they are finalized. Thousands of AirVenture attendees participated in the previous builds at Oshkosh, with each of those airplanes continuing to fly today as excellent examples of amateur-built aircraft quality and workmanship.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-02-03T08:57:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"When volunteers gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 to build an airplane in a week, that Sonex Waiex will feature a Rotax 912iS engine, bringing top engine technology to the One Week Wonder project.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"One Week Wonder","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-01-20-pilot-your-own-advenute-contest-returns","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-20-FlightOutfitters-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","ImageDescription":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Gallery_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","Gallery_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-20-FlightOutfitters-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0e2fc16f-1a9d-42d9-a92f-f94a75dcd7fb","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","SEO_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","OG_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-20-FlightOutfitters-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0e2fc16f-1a9d-42d9-a92f-f94a75dcd7fb","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    January 20, 2022 – The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners. In 2022, the contest welcomes those to submit original, true-life stories behind the aircraft they have owned or currently own.

    \n

    “Those of us who fly know that every airplane has its own story and soul,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, and membership. “Maybe it’s the story of its operational history, the people that it connected, or the passengers it flew. It doesn’t matter if there were thousands — or even tens of thousands — of the type built, or if it’s rare or even unique, every airframe has tales to tell. And if we love the way you tell your aircraft's story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime.”

    \n

    Aviators can enter by writing 500 to 1,000 words about that aircraft. The entry submission must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people, and also adhere to the contest requirements as outlined in the official contest rules. Entries must be accompanied by two to eight photos with captions of up to 30 words each.

    \n

    “The excitement of last year’s inaugural Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, which culminated in a trip to Oshkosh, created tremendous enthusiasm to do it again in 2022,” said Mark Glassmeyer, Flight Outfitters president. \"The memories of every aviation adventure includes that special aircraft that becomes an indelible part of the unforgettable experience. That’s what we’re eager to hear about in this year’s contest.\"

    \n

    The contest opens on January 14, 2022, and closes on March 14, 2022. Entries can be submitted either online or via the mail. Along with the camping experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 in a fully branded Flight Outfitters camper, the grand prize winner will receive a bounty of Flight Outfitters clothing and gear. Second through fifth prizes will also be awarded. Full details, rules, and entry information are available at EAA.org/FlightOutfitters.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-01-19T08:38:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ Contest Returns in 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-01-17-pilot-your-own-adventure-contest-returns-2022-big-prizes-from-eaa-and-flight-outfitters","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/News-Releases/2022-News-Releases/2022-01-17_Flight-Outfitters-winning-group-OSH21-by-Bailey_Farrell_350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Gallery_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters","Gallery_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/News-Releases/2022-News-Releases/2022-01-17_Flight-Outfitters-winning-group-OSH21-by-Bailey_Farrell_350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"597c04d3-bc6b-4eaf-b033-e4123e8521ac","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","SEO_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters","OG_Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/News-Releases/2022-News-Releases/2022-01-17_Flight-Outfitters-winning-group-OSH21-by-Bailey_Farrell_350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"597c04d3-bc6b-4eaf-b033-e4123e8521ac","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – (January 17, 2022) – The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners. In 2022, the contest welcomes those to submit original, true-life stories behind the aircraft they have owned or currently own.

    \n

    “Those of us who fly know that every airplane has its own story and soul,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, and membership. “Maybe it’s the story of its operational history, the people that it connected, or the passengers it flew. It doesn’t matter if there were thousands — or even tens of thousands — of the type built, or if it’s rare or even unique, every airframe has tales to tell. And if we love the way you tell your aircraft's story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime.”

    \n

    Aviators can enter by writing 500 to 1,000 words about that aircraft. The entry submission must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people, and also adhere to the contest requirements as outlined in the official contest rules. Entries must be accompanied by two to eight photos with captions of up to 30 words each.

    \n

    “The excitement of last year’s inaugural Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, which culminated in a trip to Oshkosh, created tremendous enthusiasm to do it again in 2022,” said Mark Glassmeyer, Flight Outfitters president. \"The memories of every aviation adventure includes that special aircraft that becomes an indelible part of the unforgettable experience. That’s what we’re eager to hear about in this year’s contest.\"

    \n

    The contest opens on January 14, 2022 and closes on March 14, 2022. Entries can be submitted either online or via the mail. Along with the camping experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 in a fully branded Flight Outfitters camper, the grand prize winner will receive a bounty of Flight Outfitters clothing and gear. Second through fifth prizes will also be awarded. Full details, rules, and entry information are available at EAA.org/FlightOutfitters.

    \n

    About Flight Outfitters
    \nWith its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings. Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” For more information on Flight Outfitters, visit www.FlightOutfitters.com.

    \n

    About EAA
    \nThe Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 250,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.

    \n

    -30-

    \n
    \nEDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images from the 2021 contest winner are available at EAA’s media resources website.
    \nID: Media-user@eaa.org
    \nPW: E@@-Pix4U\n
    ","Subhead":"Grand prize is full camping package at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-01-17T15:30:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/2022-01-13-top-air-show-performers-commit-to-airventure--2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-13-Air-Show-Performers-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.","Gallery_Title":"Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-13-Air-Show-Performers-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f118d144-a4a3-4e36-a053-6adab31a4537","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.","SEO_Title":"Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2022/2022-eHotline/2022-01-13-Air-Show-Performers-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f118d144-a4a3-4e36-a053-6adab31a4537","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    January 13, 2022 – Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

    \n

    Those performers include aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites for the 69th EAA fly-in convention, scheduled for July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport. The event features nine air shows over seven days, including night air shows on July 27 and July 30. The daily afternoon air shows are presented by Daher and Pratt & Whitney, while the Wednesday, July 27, night air show is presented by Covington Aircraft.

    \n

    “This is already an outstanding all-star air show lineup and we’re just getting started,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “There are returning performers, new air show acts, and particular aircraft connected with specific events and anniversaries. We’ll be adding more exciting acts and performances in the coming weeks that will again make the nine air shows during AirVenture week unforgettable.”.

    \n

    Among the returning performers and aircraft already on the schedule include:

    \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n
    AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6)
    \n Chuck Aaron (helicopter aerobatics)
    \n Eric Edgren (T-Clips)
    \n Kyle Fowler (Rutan Long-EZ)
    \n Kyle Franklin Comedy Act (Piper Super Cub)
    \n Mike Goulian (Extra 330C)
    \n Nathan Hammond (Super Chipmunk)
    \n David Martin (Beechcraft Baron)
    \n Patriot Parachute Team
    \n
    \n Jim Peitz (Beechcraft 33C Bonanza)
    \n RAD Aerosports Jet Waco w/ Dell Coller
    \n Red Bull Air Force (Kirby Chambliss, Aaron Fitzgerald, Kevin Coleman, and more)
    \n Red Line Air Shows (RV-8 and Extra)
    \n Bill Stein (Zivko Edge 540)
    \n Skip Stewart (Pitts S2S Prometheus)
    \n Trojan Phlyers (T-28s)
    \n Patty Wagstaff (Extra 300S)
    \n Matt Younkin (Twin Beech)
    \n
    \n

    Along with these early confirmations, many more exciting performers will be announced, including some only-in-Oshkosh performers and aircraft. Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.\n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2022-01-13T09:49:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/12-16-2021-womenventure-tshirt-design-contest-winner-announced","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-16-WomenVenture-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"

    Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design.

    \n

     

    ","Gallery_Title":"WomenVenture T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced","Gallery_Description":"

    Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design.

    \n

     

    ","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-16-WomenVenture-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"bf74ebc9-b4f0-4b2f-8e98-a858c73789da","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design.","SEO_Title":"WomenVenture T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"WomenVenture T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced","OG_Description":"Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-16-WomenVenture-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"bf74ebc9-b4f0-4b2f-8e98-a858c73789da","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"WomenVenture T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    December 16, 2021 – Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design. Commonly referred to as the Viper, the F-16 is one of the most respected fighters around the world. The lightweight, multi-role fighter’s incredible maneuverability and a high thrust-to-weight ratio was seen by all EAA AirVenture 2021 attendees thanks to the performance of the F-16 Viper Demo Team.

    \n

    Christy has been flying for 23 years. Originally, flying was something she did for fun in her spare time, but in college she switched her major from art to aviation. Today she is a pilot for Executive Jet Management (EJM) flying mainly for the Ford Motor Company out of Detroit, Michigan. When she isn’t flying, Christy continues to create artwork, which she auctions off to support a nonprofit, and spends time with her husband and five kids.

    \n

    2022 will be the 15th year of EAA WomenVenture celebrating women from all facets of aviation during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s event will celebrate what it means to be bold in aviation.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-12-16T13:17:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"WomenVenture T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/12-09-2021-early-commitments-for-airventure-oshkosh-2022-air-shows","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-09-Early-Air-Show-Commitments-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Initial commitments for AirVenture 2022 that were announced at the ICAS convention came from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight.","Gallery_Title":"Early Commitments for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Air Shows","Gallery_Description":"Initial commitments for AirVenture 2022 that were announced at the ICAS convention came from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-09-Early-Air-Show-Commitments-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1e6cb4d9-7484-496a-9340-abb3fc9624fe","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Initial commitments for AirVenture 2022 that were announced at the ICAS convention came from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight.","SEO_Title":"Early Commitments for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Air Shows | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Early Commitments for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Air Shows","OG_Description":"Initial commitments for AirVenture 2022 that were announced at the ICAS convention came from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-09-Early-Air-Show-Commitments-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1e6cb4d9-7484-496a-9340-abb3fc9624fe","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Early Commitments for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Air Shows","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    December 9, 2021 – This week’s International Council of Air Shows convention in Las Vegas is a traditional kickoff point for the upcoming air show season throughout North America. For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the ICAS gathering is where early commitments to next summer’s air show are established and additional conversations started.

    \n\n

    Initial commitments are coming from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight. Those commitments mean the planning and logistical work can now begin to support their appearances. Other EAA air show discussions at ICAS centered on the commemoration of the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary.

    \n\n

    In addition, early confirmations came from many of the world’s finest civilian air show performers who annually fill the Oshkosh schedule of nine tremendous air shows over seven days, with seven afternoon air shows and two night performances (July 27 and 30). More information on those performers will be announced soon.

    \n\n

    Advance tickets for AirVenture 2022 on July 25-31 are now available, as well as camping credentials, parking passes, and AirVenture merchandise.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-12-09T15:55:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Initial commitments for AirVenture 2022 that were announced at the ICAS convention came from all U.S. military branches, including the F-35 demo team, V-22 Osprey team, and the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Early Commitments for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Air Shows","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/12-02-2021-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2022-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary-of-us-air-force","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-02-AirVenture-Air-Force-75-Anniversary-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 this upcoming summer.","Gallery_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of U.S. Air Force","Gallery_Description":"The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 this upcoming summer.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-02-AirVenture-Air-Force-75-Anniversary-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0b864ce5-7095-49c7-93a9-052ba038d64c","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 this upcoming summer.","SEO_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of U.S. Air Force| EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of U.S. Air Force","OG_Description":"The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 this upcoming summer.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-12-02-AirVenture-Air-Force-75-Anniversary-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0b864ce5-7095-49c7-93a9-052ba038d64c","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of U.S. Air Force","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    December 2, 2021 – The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the 69th edition of EAA’s annual fly-in convention coming July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

    \n\n

    “At Oshkosh in 2022, we aim to showcase the memorable history of the Air Force, from its initial post-World War II era to the impressive personnel, aircraft, and technology of today,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “The Air Force’s presence at AirVenture also helps spark inspiration among today’s youth toward the innovations and possibilities available to them through aviation.”

    \n\n

    Specific activities and aircraft will be announced as they are finalized, but will include fly-bys, static displays, and presentations throughout AirVenture week, including evening programs at EAA’s Theater in the Woods. Some of the aircraft will also fly as part of the daily air shows that are always favorites among AirVenture attendees.

    \n\n

    The U.S. Air Force was created on September 18, 1947, as part of the National Security Act, which established a separate military air branch and put all military branches under a new Department of Defense. It recognized the importance of military air operations and separated it from the former Army Air Forces while naval aviation operations remained separate.

    \n\n

    U.S. military air operations date back to the Civil War, when balloons were first used as reconnaissance platforms. In the early 1900s, the Army’s Signal Corps was tasked with “all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines and all kindred subjects.” The first aero squadron, as it was then known, became active in 1913 and saw its first combat duty in 1916.

    \n\n

    Today, the Air Force has more than 325,000 personnel and more than 5,000 aircraft. The Air Force also has incorporated an increasing number of unmanned aerial systems as part of its inventory, and continues development of new aerial technology to meet current operational demands.

    \n\n\n
    \n
    \n
    \n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-12-02T13:46:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will be one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 this upcoming summer.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of U.S. Air Force","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/10-21-2021-tickets-now-on-sale-for-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-10-21-AirVenture-Tickets-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022.","Gallery_Title":"Tickets Now on Sale for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Gallery_Description":"Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-10-21-AirVenture-Tickets-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1670268f-6348-4b30-b4e2-959e549a3979","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022.","SEO_Title":"Tickets Now on Sale for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Tickets Now on Sale for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","OG_Description":"Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-10-21-AirVenture-Tickets-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1670268f-6348-4b30-b4e2-959e549a3979","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Tickets Now on Sale for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    October 21, 2021 – Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022. Additional special offers and advance purchase parking passes will be available in the coming weeks.

    \n\n

    Get Tickets

    \n\n

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the world’s largest fly-in event, welcoming more than 10,000 aircraft each year, along with an attendance of more than 600,000. The seven-day gathering features the latest innovations and aircraft from around the world, as well as a full spectrum of airplanes from more than a century of aviation history that is on display in the air and on the ground.

    \n\n

    “While we are still creating the schedule of programs, features, and attractions that will be at Oshkosh in 2022, aviation enthusiasts are already setting their plans to join us on the flightline,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “We hear from numerous families who make AirVenture tickets part of their holiday gift planning.”

    \n\n

    Again in 2022, all attendees ages 18 and under are admitted free, supported in part by The Boeing Company. In addition, EAA members who purchase admissions prior to June 15, 2022, are eligible to receive their admission wristbands in advance via the Express Arrival program. Early purchase discounts are also available on both daily and weekly admissions. While admissions are available at the gate, early online purchase gives the best discounts, options for faster entry to the grounds, and additional information and insights prior to the event.

    \n\n

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh annually features nine air shows over seven days, as well as 1,500 forums, workshops, and seminars plus in excess of 800 aviation exhibitors. Pre-purchase options include camping credentials and early-bird merchandise, with additional items to come as they are finalized.

    \n\n
    \n
    \n
    \n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-10-21T16:05:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Weekly and daily admission tickets for the 69th edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s annual fly-in convention, are now available online for the event at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25-31, 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Tickets Now on Sale for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/08-03-2021-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2021-facts-and-figures-for-an-outstanding-year","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-08-01-AirVenture-Night-Show-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible.","Gallery_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year","Gallery_Description":"We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-08-01-AirVenture-Night-Show-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"9b2a2450-feda-457a-971d-46a5c0599744","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible.","SEO_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year","OG_Description":"We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-08-01-AirVenture-Night-Show-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"9b2a2450-feda-457a-971d-46a5c0599744","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    August 3, 2021 – Comment from EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton:

    \n\n

    “This was perhaps the most challenging set of circumstances we’ve ever faced as an organization to make the event happen. I could not be more proud of our volunteers, staff, and participants on the way they came together to exceed our expectations and make AirVenture 2021 a truly memorable experience.”

    \n\n

    Attendance: Approximately 608,000 – Only the third time attendance has surpassed 600,000 and within 5 percent of 2019’s record total. Comment from Pelton:

    \n

    “We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible. The aviation community spoke loudly, though – it was ready to come to Oshkosh and we were happy that we could welcome them. Our theme was ‘The Wait is Over,’ and indeed it was. And the wait was worth it. There was joy and excitement throughout the grounds and it set the stage for the return of AirVenture, making us very excited for the future.”

    \n\n

    Total aircraft: More than 10,000 aircraft arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other airports in east-central Wisconsin. At Wittman alone, there were 16,378 aircraft operations in the 10-day period from July 22-31, which is an average of approximately 116 takeoffs/landings per hour when the airport is open.

    \n\n

    Total showplanes: 3,176 included: A record 1,420 vintage aircraft registered, plus 1,089 homebuilt aircraft, 354 warbirds, 148 aerobatic aircraft, 112 seaplanes, 33 ultralights, and 27 rotorcraft.

    \n\n

    Camping: More than 12,000 sites in aircraft and drive-in camping accounted for an estimated 40,000 visitors.

    \n

    Volunteers: More than 5,000 contributing in excess of 250,000 hours.

    \n

    Commercial exhibitors: 747.

    \n

    Forums, Workshops, and Presentations: A total of 1,055 sessions hosted throughout the week.

    \n

    Social Media, Internet and Mobile: More than 18.95 million people were reached by EAA’s social media channels during AirVenture, with engagement of 1.08 million; EAA video clips during the event were viewed 3.48 million times.

    \n

    International guests: Despite travel restrictions that greatly limited the number of attendees from other nations, EAA still welcomed visitors from 66 countries during the week.

    \n

    The Gathering shines: The EAA Aviation Foundation’s annual event to support its aviation education programs attracted more than 500 people and raised more than $1.7 million dollars that will be focused on EAA’s mission of growing participation in aviation.

    \n

    Media: 567 media representatives on-site, from four continents.

    \n

    Economic impact*: $170 million for the five counties in the Oshkosh region (Winnebago, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Brown). * - based on 2017 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh economic impact study

    \n

    What’s ahead for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022? (July 25-31, 2022) Comment from Pelton:

    \n\n

    “Planning is well underway for next year’s event, including discussions during AirVenture 2021 about possible features and attractions for 2022. We also look forward to welcoming more international visitors next year to return AirVenture to a truly global reunion. In the next few months, we will be finalizing highlights in all areas to make the 69th EAA fly-in convention the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration®.”

    \n\n

    Information updates posted at EAA.org/AirVenture.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-08-03T09:22:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"We went into this year not knowing what AirVenture would look like and how big of an event was possible.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/08-01-2021-2021-airventure-lindy-awards-announced","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Lindys-Kitbuilt-RV-7-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","Gallery_Title":"2021 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Gallery_Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Lindys-Kitbuilt-RV-7-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"98105338-4b29-4c2e-99ad-78d93d2b34d8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","SEO_Title":"2021 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"2021 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","OG_Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Lindys-Kitbuilt-RV-7-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"98105338-4b29-4c2e-99ad-78d93d2b34d8","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"2021 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    August 1, 2021 – Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award. Only a handful come away with any sort of award. Fewer still come away with a Lindy.

    \n

    Awards are given out across six categories: Homebuilts, Warbirds, Vintage, Ultralights, Seaplanes, and Rotorcraft. Entrants can only be considered for one category in a given year, and are not eligible for the same or any lower-tier awards if they have won in the past.

    \n

    Looks are considered in award judging, but the quality of craftsmanship inherent in the aircraft is a crucial factor as well. Careful construction and/or restoration, as well as tireless maintenance, is essential in winning a Lindy.

    \n

    With all of that said, congratulations to all the 2021 award winners!

    \n\n\n

    HOMEBUILTS

    \n\n

    Kit Outstanding Workmanship — Plaques

    \n\t

    Mark Baty
    \n\tGeorgetown, Kentucky
    \n\tVan’s RV-9A, N19RV

    \n\n\t

    Robert Skinner
    \n\tMagnolia, Texas
    \n\tVan’s RV-10, N510RS

    \n\n\t

    Thomas M. and Kristin McGuinness
    \n\tWheaton, Illinois
    \n\tVan’s RV-10, N119KT

    \n\n

    Mark Beard
    \nEssex, Maryland
    \n\tVan’s RV-8, N23MB

    \n\n

    Trace Blakely
    \nFond du Lac, Wisconsin
    \nVan’s RV-7, N382TB

    \n\n

    Robert Jones
    \nLas Vegas, Nevada
    \nVan’s RV-10, N810RK

    \n\n

    Jeffery Erdman
    \nMontague, Michigan
    \nPiper PA-18 Replica, N622EX

    \n\n

    Plans Outstanding Workmanship — Plaques

    \n

    Nicholai Pfannenstiel
    \nMontrose, Colorado
    \nTimber Tiger Aircraft ST-L, N24NK

    \n\n

    Michael Hoy
    \nOshkosh, Wisconsin
    \nMonosport 360, N5K

    \n\n

    Ryan Newell
    \nCanton, Ohio
    \nHatz CB-1, N705SR

    \n\n

    Special Awards

    \n

    Delk LLC
    \nGalveston, Texas
    \nVan’s RV-12, N922EN

    \n\n

    James Tomaszewski
    \nClayton, Georgia
    \nTwinJAG, N622JG

    \n\n

    Best Aerobatic — Plaque

    \n

    Shannon Hankins
    \nTulsa, Oklahoma
    \nSorrell Hiperbipe, N123HX

    \n\n

    Kit Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Magic Carpet LLC
    \nHampton, New Hampshire
    \nVan’s RV-8, N950RV

    \n\n

    Robert L. Staton
    \nLonoke, Arkansas
    \nJavron PA-18, N82SC

    \n\n

    Alex Coonan
    \nStreator, Illinois
    \nJust Aircraft SuperSTOL, N994AC

    \n\n

    Gary Lingbeck
    \nLena, Illinois
    \nRans S-21, N1210G

    \n\n

    Lee Hanson
    \nBrooklyn Park, Minnesota
    \nVan’s RV-14A, N11VF

    \n\n

    Todd Anderson
    \nBondurant, Iowa
    \nVan’s RV-6, N714AT

    \n\n

    Tom Duley
    \nHouston, Texas
    \nVelocity, N155FA

    \n\n

    Randy Vanstory
    \nNew Braunfels, Texas
    \nVan’s RV-10, N783V

    \n\n

    Jay Jolley
    \nCleveland, Tennessee
    \nCubCrafters EX-2, N128JJ

    \n\n

    Brock L. Aldrich
    \nIndianapolis, IN
    \nSonex SubSonex, N1007B

    \n\n

    Ron Jones
    \nSan Marcos, California
    \nVelocity, N654RJ

    \n\n

    Plans Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Carlo Cilliers
    \nFrederick, Maryland
    \nHatz, N462HC

    \n\n

    Michael Roach
    \nAtlanta, Georgia
    \nSteen Skybolt, N369SS

    \n\n

    David Read
    \nOlney, Illinois
    \nThorp T-18, N718DR

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion Kitbuilt — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Michael Foss
    \nPoplar Grove, Illinois
    \nVan’s RV-8, N800MF

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion Plansbuilt — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Mike Patey
    \nSpanish Fork, Utah
    \nScrappy Cub, N780MM

    \n\n

    Paul Poberezny Founder’s Award for Best Classic Homebuilt

    \n

    Duayne Muhle
    \nColumbus, Nebraska
    \nVan’s RV-6, N910TP

    \n\n

    Stan Dzik Memorial Award for Outstanding Design Contribution

    \n

    Andrew Manilla
    \nPark City, Utah
    \nVan’s RV-8, N869AM

    \n\n

    Grand Champion Kitbuilt — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Darwin Barrie
    \nChandler, Arizona
    \nVan’s RV-7, N717AZ

    \n\n

    Grand Champion Plansbuilt — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Lowell Manary
    \nMontrose, Colorado
    \nMJ51-C, N3LM

    \n\n\t

    VINTAGE

    \n\t

    Antique (through August 1945)

    \n\n

    Antique Continuously Maintained Aircraft

    \n

    Mark McGowan
    \nPlymouth, Michigan
    \n1940 Taylorcraft BC-65, N24371

    \n\n

    Customized Aircraft Runner-Up

    \n

    Benjamin Redman
    \nFaribault, Minnesota
    \n1940 Waco UPF-7, N164

    \n\n

    World War II Era (1942-1945) Outstanding Closed-Cockpit Monoplane

    \n

    Seth Connell
    \nLittle Rock, Arkansas
    \n1941 Piper J3C-65, N49901

    \n\n

    World War II Era (1942-1945) Open-Cockpit Biplane

    \n

    Roger Brown
    \nSt. Lucie, Florida
    \n1942 Stearman PT-17, NC33NA

    \n\n

    World War II Era (1942-1945) Runner-Up

    \n

    Hunter H. Harris
    \nEaston, Maryland
    \n1942 Stearman PT-17, N909PT

    \n\n

    Silver Age (1928-1936) Runner-Up

    \n

    Bernard Harrigan
    \nFontana, Wisconsin
    \n1929 Fleet 2, N431K

    \n\n

    World War II Trainer/Liaison Aircraft Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Grant Van den Heuvel
    \nOconomowoc, Wisconsin
    \n1943 Taylorcraft L-2, N61087

    \n\n

    Customized Aircraft Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Neal Goodfriend
    \nSanger, Texas
    \n1942 Waco VKS-7F, N31674

    \n\n

    World War II Era (1942-1945) Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Frederick Stimson
    \nFort Worth, Texas
    \n1944 Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, N67716

    \n\n

    Bronze Age (1937-1941) Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Dennis Van Gheem
    \nDe Pere, Wisconsin
    \n1937 Stinson SR-9C, N18410

    \n\n

    Silver Age (1928-1936) Champion — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Frederick Hansen
    \nFox Lake, Illinois
    \n1929 Travel Air 4D, NC692H

    \n\n

    Antique Reserve Grand Champion — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Roger James
    \nNew Carlisle, Ohio
    \n1934 Waco YKC, NC14139

    \n\n

    Antique Grand Champion — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Mid America Flight Museum
    \nMount Pleasant, Texas
    \n1929 Travel Air 6000, NC8112

    \n\n\t

    Classic (September 1945-1955)

    \n\n

    Outstanding Aeronca Champ — Small Plaque

    \n

    Brandon Abel
    \nHenderson, Nevada
    \n1946 Aeronca 7AC, N2307E

    \n\n

    Outstanding Beech — Small Plaque

    \n

    Aaron Leyda
    \nBartlesville, Oklahoma
    \n1948 Beech A35, N505B

    \n\n

    Outstanding Cessna 170 — Small Plaque

    \n

    Miles Bowen
    \nBrighton, Michigan
    \n1955 Cessna 170B, N3498C

    \n\n

    Outstanding Cessna 190/195 — Small Plaque

    \n

    Michael Larson
    \nErie, Colorado
    \n1949 Cessna 195A, N9857A

    \n\n

    Outstanding Ercoupe — Small Plaque

    \n

    Steven Westlund
    \nBelleville, Illinois
    \n1946 Ercoupe 415, N2996H

    \n\n

    Outstanding Piper J-3 — Small Plaque

    \n

    David Brown
    \nMansfield, Ohio
    \n1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub, NC6153H

    \n\n

    Outstanding Piper Other — Small Plaque

    \n

    Michael Crosta
    \nSugar Grove, Illinois
    \n1953 Piper PA-20 Pacer, N1125C

    \n\n

    Outstanding Stinson — Small Plaque

    \n

    Jeff Thomas
    \nTexarkana, Texas
    \n1948 Stinson 108-3, N6717M

    \n\n

    Custom Class A (0-85 hp) — Small Plaque

    \n

    David Satina
    \nNorton, Ohio
    \n1948 Piper PA-15 Vagabond, N4444H

    \n\n

    Custom Class B (86-150 hp) — Small Plaque

    \n

    David Smith
    \nMilaca, Minnesota
    \n1950 Cessna 170A, N9775A

    \n\n

    Custom Class C (151-235 hp) — Small Plaque

    \n

    Edward Warnock
    \nGarden Valley, California
    \n1949 Luscombe 8F, N2183B

    \n\n

    Custom Class D (236-plus hp) — Small Plaque

    \n

    Chauncey Webb
    \nMarana, Arizona
    \n1950 Cessna 190, N1401

    \n\n

    Best Customized Runner-Up — Large Plaque

    \n

    Walt Fanti
    \nGreer, South Carolina
    \n1947 Navion F, N512WD

    \n\n

    Class I (0-85 hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Aeron Fout
    \nMelbourne, Florida
    \n1948 Piper PA-17 Vagabond, N17VG

    \n\n

    Class II (86-150 hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Danny Simpson
    \nWaunakee, Wisconsin
    \n1955 Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, N2905P

    \n\n

    Class III (151-235 hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Scott Crane
    \nPoplar Grove, Illinois
    \n1948 Beechcraft 35, N4560V

    \n\n

    Class IV (236-plus hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Brian Aukes
    \nHuxley, Iowa
    \n1953 Beechcraft D18S, NC411J

    \n\n

    Champion Customized Classic — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    James Pyne
    \nStreator, Illinois
    \n1947 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Ryan Johnson
    \nDodgeville, Wisconsin
    \n1947 Piper J3C-65 Cub

    \n\n

    Grand Champion — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Ken Morris
    \nPoplar Grove, Illinois
    \n1949 Cessna 140A, N3779V

    \n\n\t

    Contemporary (1956-1970)

    \n\n

    Outstanding Beech Single-Engine — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Michael Turner
    \nSuffolk, Virginia
    \n1968 Beechcraft V35A, N7797R

    \n\n

    Outstanding Cessna 150 — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Lucas Waddell
    \nFort Worth, Texas
    \n1970 Cessna 150K, N6291G

    \n\n

    Outstanding Cessna 170/172/175/177 — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Glenn Chiappe
    \nLago Vista, Texas
    \n1957 Cessna 172, N8686B

    \n\n

    Outstanding Cessna 180/182/185/210 — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Blaine Pridgen
    \nArnaudville, Louisiana
    \n1959 Cessna 180, N2660G

    \n\n

    Outstanding Champion — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Don Hendrickson
    \nHelena, Montana
    \n1970 Citabria 7KCAB, N9064L

    \n\n

    Outstanding Mooney — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Daniel Johnson
    \nMount Hope, Kansas
    \n1964 Mooney M20E, N6975U

    \n\n

    Outstanding Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer — Outstanding in Type

    \nDaniel Fulwiler
    \nAlgoma, Wisconsin
    \n1958 Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, N8654D

    \n\n

    Outstanding Piper PA-24 Comanche — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Karl Aber
    \nFairview Park, Ohio
    \n1959 Piper PA-24 Comanche, N6022P

    \n\n

    Outstanding Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Brett Swartzendruber
    \nHesston, Kansas
    \n1963 Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N217HC

    \n\n

    Outstanding Limited Production — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Zachary Sweetser
    \nOrchard Park, New York
    \n1959 Luscombe 8F, N9927C

    \n\n

    Best Continuously Maintained — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Charles Morris
    \nFort Worth, Texas
    \n1964 Cessna 172E, N5744T

    \n\n

    Most Unique — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Blake Deal
    \nJacksonville Beach, Florida
    \n1959 Aero Commander 500, N159K

    \n\n

    Preservation Award — Outstanding in Type

    \n

    Raymond Cook
    \nSpring Grove, Illinois
    \n1959 Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N4273S

    \n\n

    Class I Single-Engine (0-160 hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Paul Wolff
    \nBaraboo, Wisconsin
    \n1956 Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, N4860A

    \n\n

    Class II Single-Engine (161-230 hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Paul Papasavas
    \nWest Orange, New Jersey
    \n1965 Mooney M20E, N23FH

    \n\n

    Class III Single-Engine (231-plus hp) — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Robbie Wills
    \nConway, Arkansas
    \n1969 Beechcraft E33A, N2939A

    \n\n

    Dean Richardson Memorial Award — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Dan Maggart
    \nWinchester, Illinois
    \n1968 Cessna 177, N3241T

    \n\n

    Outstanding Customized — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    William Hollan
    \nWinston-Salem, North Carolina
    \n1958 Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, N8857D

    \n\n

    Outstanding Multiengine — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Shannon Hankins
    \nTulsa, Oklahoma
    \n1966 Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N8063Y

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion Customized — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Raymond Cook
    \nSprung Grove, Illinois
    \n1968 Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N4342Z

    \n\n

    Grand Champion Customized — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Keith Kocourek
    \nWausau, Wisconsin
    \n1965 de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, N22KK

    \n\n\t

    WARBIRDS

    \n\n

    Preservation Awards

    \n

    John Schaefer
    \nWaterloo, Illinois
    \nCessna O-1A Bird Dog, N413PG

    \n\n

    Pete Bales
    \nJanesville, Wisconsin
    \nHughes OH-6A Cayuse, N67PB

    \n\n

    Lou Feldvary
    \nHardy, Virginia
    \nNorth American T-6D Texan, N757LF

    \n\n

    Blake Bosley
    \nRichmond, Texas
    \nCessna L-19 Bird Dog, N60591

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: Military Transport

    \n

    United States Air Force
    \nPittsburg, Pennsylvania
    \nBoeing C-17A Globemaster III, 02-1099

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: Light Attack Aircraft

    \n

    Douglas F. Kulick
    \nReno, Nevada
    \nPiper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer, N2650A

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: Brody Equipped Grasshopper

    \n

    Ric Woldow
    \nMorton, Illinois
    \nPiper L-4, N50364

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: Primary Trainer

    \n

    Richard Smith
    \nAustin, Texas
    \nFairchild PT-19A, N48671

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: T-34

    \n

    Gary Otto/CAF Wisconsin Wing
    \nPewaukee, Wisconsin
    \nBeechcraft T-34A Mentor, N5347W

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice: Fighter

    \n

    Warbird Heritage Foundation
    \nWaukegan, Illinois
    \nGoodyear FG-1D Corsair, N194G

    \n\n

    Dirty Bird

    \n

    Hunter Hamilton
    \nColorado Springs, Colorado
    \nBeechcraft C-45/SNB-5, N97001

    \n\n

    Best Military Transport

    \n

    Joseph Anderson
    \nPhoenix, Arizona
    \nDouglas DC-3A, N8336C
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nAerometal International Inc.
    \nAurora, Oregon

    \n\n

    Best L-Bird

    \n

    Phil Hein
    \nBurlington, Wisconsin
    \nStinson L-5G Sentinel, N2584B
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nFred Wright
    \nPhoenix, Arizona

    \n\n

    Best B-25

    \n

    Betty’s Dream LLC
    \nMinot, North Dakota
    \nNorth American B-25 Mitchell, N5672V
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nAero Trader
    \nChino, California

    \n\n

    Best Navy Fighter

    \n

    American Honor Foundation
    \nOcala, Florida
    \nChance Vought F4U-4 Corsair, N240CF
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nAmerican Honor Foundation
    \nOcala, Florida

    \n\n

    Best T-34

    \n

    Mike Reirdon
    \nEl Cajon, California
    \nBeechcraft A-45 Mentor, N4982N
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nBlackwell Aviation
    \nBelle Vernon, Pennsylvania

    \n\n

    Best T-6/SNJ

    \n

    Daniel Van Buskirk
    \nBismark, North Dakota
    \nNorth American T-6 Texan, N72176
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nSpringer Aeronautics
    \nToronto, Ontario, Canada

    \n\n

    Best Fighter

    \n

    Hannu Halminen
    \nOrono, Ontario, Canada
    \nNorth American P-51 Mustang, N951HB
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nGlenn Wegman Fighter Enterprises
    \nIndiantown, Florida

    \n\n

    Returning Best of Class — Large Plaque

    \n

    Robert Stoney
    \nMercer Island, Washington
    \nCessna O-1E Bird Dog, N4848M

    \n\n

    Returning Grand Champion — Large Plaque

    \n

    Keith Brunquist
    \nWasilla, Alaska
    \nBoeing YL-15 Scout, N477OC

    \n\n

    Keep ‘em Flying Award — Large Plaque

    \n

    Dan Blackwell
    \nIrwin, Pennsylvania
    \nBeechcraft T-34A Mentor, N557DB
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nDan Blackwell
    \nIrwin, Pennsylvania

    \n\n

    Keep ‘em Flying Award — Large Plaque

    \n

    Jimmy Hayes
    \nSarasota, Florida
    \nAero Vodochody L-39X Albatros, N395MK
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nCode One Aviation
    \nRockford, Illinois

    \n\n

    Keep ‘em Flying Award — Large Plaque

    \n

    Joe Roetering
    \nNaples, Florida
    \nBeechcraft T-34B Mentor, N434JR
    \nSilver Wrench
    \nBlackwell Aviation
    \nBelle Vernon, Pennsylvania

    \n\n

    Phoenix Award

    \n

    Steve Miller
    \nNaperville, Illinois
    \nLockheed Airtrooper N100GR
    \nGold Wrench
    \nGeorge Robertson
    \nJim Fernandez
    \nSorrell Brothers

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion: Post-World War II — Silver Lindy

    \n

    American Honor Foundation
    \nOcala, Florida
    \nNorth American F-86 Sabre, N386BB
    \nGold Wrench
    \nAmerican Honor Foundation
    \nOcala, Florida

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion: World War II — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Jordan Deters/CAF Minnesota Wing
    \nHermantown, Minnesota
    \nVultee BT-13A Valiant, N52411
    \nGold Wrench
    \nCAF Minnesota Wing

    \n\n

    Grand Champion: Post-World War II — Gold Lindy

    \n

    James Patrick Harker
    \nForest Lake, Minnesota
    \nConvair L-13A, N6615C
    \nGold Wrench
    \nJames Patrick Harker
    \nForest Lake, Minnesota

    \n\n

    Grand Champion: World War II — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
    \nGranite Falls, Minnesota
    \nGrumman F6F-5 Hellcat, N9265A
    \nGold Wrench
    \nFighter Rebuilders
    \nChino, California

    \n\n\t

    ROTORCRAFT

    \n\n

    Helicopter — Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Mike Gautsch
    \nOnalaska, Wisconsin
    \nRotorway 162F

    \n\n

    Reserve Grand Champion: Helicopter — Silver Lindy

    \n

    Dave Storey
    \nFinger, Tennessee
    \nCFX Mosquito XET – Turbine, N72SX

    \n\n

    Grand Champion: Helicopter — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Michael Messex
    \nHarvest, Alabama
    \nMosquito XE 290, N753MX

    \n\n

    Grand Champion: Gyroplane — Gold Lindy

    \nHeath Lowry
    \nRapid City, South Dakota
    \nHeath Lowry Autogyro, N500WL

    \n\n\t

    ULTRALIGHTS & LSA

    \n\n

    Ultralight Honorable Mention

    \n

    Lee Fischer
    \nLarson, Wisconsin
    \nSkonkwerks – First Flight Flyer

    \n\n

    Grand Champion Light Sport — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Paul Ditsler
    \nEdwardsburg, Michigan
    \nFisher – Dakota Hawk

    \n\n\t

    SEAPLANES

    \n\n

    Outstanding Metal — Plaque

    \n

    Matthew Hermann
    \nMuskoka, Ontario, Canada
    \nC-FIPT Cessna 182

    \n\n

    Outstanding Fabric — Plaque

    \n

    Gordon Gilchrist
    \nCedar Springs, Michigan
    \nCubCrafters EX-3, N30PG

    \n\n

    Outstanding Amphibian — Plaque

    \n

    Van Pray
    \nMontgomery City, Missouri
    \nCessna 206T

    \n\n

    Outstanding Homebuilt — Plaque

    \n

    Michael Eiras
    \nAustin, Texas
    \nSeaRey, N17TS

    \n\n

    Judges’ Choice

    \n

    Alex Vickroy and Jesse Starkson
    \nAshland, Wisconsin
    \nBeech 18, N33JP

    \n\n

    Bronze Lindy

    \n

    Cliff Maine
    \nGrand Rapids, Michigan
    \nLake Renegade, N704BC

    \n\n\n\t

    Grand Champion — Gold Lindy

    \n

    Doug DeVries
    \nEverett, Washington
    \nGrumman G-21G Turbine Goose, N642

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-08-01T08:18:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each and every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2021 AirVenture Lindy Awards Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-31-2021-blackfly-draws-crowds-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Opener-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.","Gallery_Title":"BlackFly Draws Crowds at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Opener-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e6c2f8c2-901f-4c6a-af35-2b4aa1ac09ff","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.","SEO_Title":"BlackFly Draws Crowds at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"BlackFly Draws Crowds at AirVenture","OG_Description":"The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Opener-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e6c2f8c2-901f-4c6a-af35-2b4aa1ac09ff","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"BlackFly Draws Crowds at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 31, 2021 – The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.

    \n\n

    During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, Kristina, EAA 1419959, is pilot of one of the BlackFlys on display at Exhibit Booth 500 near the FAA control tower. The innovative aircraft was designed in Toronto, Canada, and is an efficient all-electric Part 103 aircraft. Part 103 allows for the BlackFly to cruise at speeds up to 62 mph.

    \n\n

    It is a single-seat ultralight operated by a joystick. A pilot certificate is not required in the United States to fly the aircraft, but the company requires that all operators successfully complete the company-mandated vehicle familiarization and operating training. The company anticipates selling 25 BlackFlys this fall.

    \n\n

    The company takes time to ensure what it is selling is safe and affordable. Menton said “showing it to the public” was very exciting because they have been working on the aircraft for a long time. “We have focused on working out the kinks and really preparing the aircraft,” she said.

    \n\n

    The eVTOL aircraft has flown over 35,000 miles. Ultimately, the company plans to sell the BlackFly for a price similar to a SUV. Marcus Leng founded Opener BlackFly.

    ","Subhead":"By Abigail Oleniczak","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-31T13:28:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Opener BlackFly, capable of vertical takeoff and hovering, was designed by a “very technically strong, hardworking engineering team,” said Kristina Menton.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"BlackFly Draws Crowds at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-31-2021-one-week-wonder-event-returns-for-airventure-2022","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-One-Week-Wonder-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Gallery_Title":"One Week Wonder Event Returns for AirVenture 2022","Gallery_Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-One-Week-Wonder-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c47076f0-bbef-403c-9d43-db0101d1fbaf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","SEO_Title":"One Week Wonder Event Returns for AirVenture 2022 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"One Week Wonder Event Returns for AirVenture 2022","OG_Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-One-Week-Wonder-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"c47076f0-bbef-403c-9d43-db0101d1fbaf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"One Week Wonder Event Returns for AirVenture 2022","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 31, 2021 – Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Starting on Sunday, July 24, at 8 a.m., a group of volunteers will build a Sonex Waiex, to be completed and ready to taxi one week later, on Sunday, July 31.

    \n\n

    “The One Week Wonder event brings excitement and enthusiasm to others in the community by showing what it looks like and feels like to build an aircraft from a kit,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilding.

    \n\n

    Just as it has in previous years, the One Week Wonder build in 2022 will provide an excellent opportunity to show the world that anyone can build an airplane. Attendees will have the chance to pull a rivet, and have their photo taken as a souvenir.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-31T12:41:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Thanks to the support of Sonex Aircraft, we’re excited to announce the return of the One Week Wonder for AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"One Week Wonder Event Returns for AirVenture 2022","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-31-2021-faa-administrator-stephen-dickson-discusses-flight-training-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Stephen-Dickson-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Gallery_Title":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Discusses Flight Training at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Stephen-Dickson-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7e023f3-8adf-4ffa-ad97-56789484a1bf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","SEO_Title":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Discusses Flight Training at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Discusses Flight Training at AirVenture","OG_Description":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-08-01-Stephen-Dickson-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7e023f3-8adf-4ffa-ad97-56789484a1bf","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Discusses Flight Training at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 31, 2021 – FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.

    \n\n

    With the recent developments and controversy surrounding the issue of flight training in experimental, primary, and limited category aircraft, Dickson addressed the topic early on during his opening remarks.

    \n\n

    “It’s been a source of frustration for many of you, and it’s been a source of frustration for me as well,” Dickson said. “This letter of deviation authority situation has been on my mind, and I’m not any happier about this situation than any of you are. The good news though, like many challenges in aviation, is we have found a way to work together to get through it very quickly and efficiently. … It’s not the first thing I wanted to have to talk about at my first AirVenture [as FAA administrator].”

    \n\n

    Dickson went on to say that he expects the current situation, which requires owners of experimental aircraft to acquire a LODA to train in their aircraft, to be resolved through rulemaking.

    \n\n

    “The bottom line is that we’ve got a rule on this topic that does not say what we want it to say. We had guidance out there for the agency and our inspectors that was incorrect,” Dickson said. “This is a very narrow issue, and I just want to assure everyone that this is not going to pollute other issues you may be concerned about. … We do need to rewrite the rule so it says what we want it to say. The problem is this rulemaking process takes a lot of time. We needed a solution in the near-term. That was to set up an expedited way for owners or instructors to receive a letter of deviation authority so they could operate in compliance with the regulation. … I told my people that if we had to do this, we needed to make it as painless as possible. The LODA allows owners to obtain the flight training that we all know is in the interest of safety.”

    \n\n

    That in mind, he pointed out that this isn’t something the FAA is looking to bust people on.

    \n\n

    “Our inspectors are not going to be out there conducting active surveillance on this,” he said. “We’re not going to be out there looking for issues. … We’ve already initiated the rulemaking and we’re off on our way so we make sure we get the situation figured out.”

    \n\n

    Dickson also spoke about his excitement for the innovation that’s showcased at AirVenture, the progress made on the modernization of special airworthiness certificates (MOSAIC), improvement of general aviation safety, among others.

    \n\n

    “We’re evolving to keep pace with technology while maintaining safety in the light-aircraft sector,” Dickson said of MOSAIC. “I appreciate the collaboration with EAA and [EAA CEO and Chairman] Jack [Pelton]’s leadership and the work of his team and other groups to get all this done. MOSAIC is hugely important to us, and I know it’s important to many of you. … There’s been some great dialogue this week and some shared commitment to moving it forward. Our goal is to publish the final rule by September of 2023. This is after years of work. We anticipate significant improvements and expansions in the light-sport sector for fully manufactured aircraft and for kit aircraft. For example, light-sport aircraft would be able to have four seats and would be able to account for electric propulsion as well.”

    \n\n

    The 2021 FAA General Aviation Award winners were also honored on Thursday during the Meet the Administrator forum. Ron Timmermans was named the CFI of the Year, Mike Dunkley was named Aviation Technician of the Year, and Adam Magee was named the FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-31T10:55:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson discussed numerous topics, including flight training, during the Meet the Administrator forum on Thursday morning at Theater in the Woods during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson Discusses Flight Training at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-sen-jim-inhofe-to-talk-general-aviation-legislation-at-airventure-2021","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Inhofe-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum.","Gallery_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe to Talk General Aviation Legislation at AirVenture 2021","Gallery_Description":"Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Inhofe-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"79b845c9-3f4e-4209-bdc3-99209aa68cbb","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum.","SEO_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe to Talk General Aviation Legislation at AirVenture 2021 | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe to Talk General Aviation Legislation at AirVenture 2021","OG_Description":"Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Inhofe-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"79b845c9-3f4e-4209-bdc3-99209aa68cbb","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe to Talk General Aviation Legislation at AirVenture 2021","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum. The forum takes place Saturday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at Forum Stage 11.

    \n\n

    The Certainty for General Aviation Pilots Act will provide certainty that pilots engaged in flight training and flight testing are not considered as “carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.” This is in response to an FAA directive that has required thousands of GA pilots and flight instructors to acquire a letter of deviation authority (LODA) before being allowed to train in their own experimental aircraft.

    \n\n

    Meanwhile, the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation (NCAA) will ensure the development and sustainability of the civil and military aviation workforce via the promotion of youth aviation programs and the availability of aviation-oriented curriculum for students of all ages.

    \n\n

    “This is a policy that we have started, and I have a lot of cosponsors on this thing,” Inhofe said of NCAA. “It empowers the coordination between the private sector and public sector and everyone else. … This is an attempt to get youth aviation activity.”

    \n\n

    The PLANE Act, from 2018, ensures that tax receipts from all aviation fuel sources are deposited in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund so all aviation user fees go to support aviation infrastructure and the aviation community, as well as empowering trained private citizens who want to certify pilots and aircraft by giving them civil liability protection, and designating qualified GA airports as “disaster relief airports.”

    \n\n

    Finally, the HANGARS Act would fund $1 billion in hangar improvements at GA airports across the country to address growing aircraft hangar shortages and to support economic development for rural communities.

    \n\n

    “It’s one of the big problems general aviation has,” Inhofe said of the lack of hangar space.

    \n\n

    Inhofe is also celebrating a number of wins for the general aviation community, including the five-year anniversary of third-class medical reform, or BasicMed. Enacted in 2016, this reform has helped to substantially grow the number of active pilots, with nearly 66,000 pilots using the program today.

    \n\n

    “This is the five-year anniversary of that. It’s hard for me to believe it’s five years ago,” Inhofe said. “Some 66,000 pilots are flying today that weren’t flying before that. It’s all because of the third-class medical and the way that we simplified it. It has made a lot of advancements.”

    \n\n

    The Volunteer Pilot Protection Act has provided volunteer pilots with liability protection when they are flying for the public benefit, such as flying patients for medical transport, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, or other similar charitable missions.

    \n\n

    The Securing and Revitalizing Aviation (SARA) Act authorized a pilot education program, focusing competitive grants to enable high schools to offer ground school courses to young people, while ensuring the FAA updates regulations and policies related to the selection, training, and deployment of designated pilot examiners (DPE) to ensure commercial and recreational pilots have access to an adequate number of examiners.

    \n\n

    Inhofe also noted how proud he is of Oklahoma-based General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI), which recently received the FAA’s approval of an STC for its G100UL unleaded aviation fuel in certain Lycoming O-320, O-360, and IO-360 piston engines.

    \n\n

    “They spent more than a decade developing the alternative fuel. They’re leading the show for what we’re accomplishing.”

    \n\n

    The defeat of ATC privatization, the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, and The Modernize Training at Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools Bill were also noted as significant wins for general aviation.

    \n\n

    Inhofe, who is an 11,000-hour pilot and began flying in 1959, is attending AirVenture for the 42nd consecutive time (excluding last year’s cancellation) and is excited to be back.

    \n\n

    “I can’t tell you a better barometer to get back to normal [than Oshkosh],” Inhofe said. “After the pandemic, there’s no one out there that didn’t go through a lot of inconvenience. As I got out of the plane here at Oshkosh, I was thinking, ‘It’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. This is how it’s always been.’ … It’s refreshing to know that there’s a universe out there that’s cohesive, where everybody loves everybody. [AirVenture] is an area of love and respect for general aviation.”

    ","Subhead":"By Sam Oleson","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T13:48:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), EAA 179992, will speak to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 attendees about multiple pieces of current legislation that benefit and protect the general aviation community at his Congressional Update forum.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Sen. Jim Inhofe to Talk General Aviation Legislation at AirVenture 2021","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-brown-arch-brick-award-winners-announced","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Brick-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.","Gallery_Title":"2021 Brown Arch Brick Award Winners Announced","Gallery_Description":"Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Brick-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f4bc3ecc-c9a9-4ddf-a4c0-bf380044de10","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.","SEO_Title":"2021 Brown Arch Brick Award Winners Announced | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"2021 Brown Arch Brick Award Winners Announced","OG_Description":"Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Brick-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"f4bc3ecc-c9a9-4ddf-a4c0-bf380044de10","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"2021 Brown Arch Brick Award Winners Announced","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.

    \n\n

    The 2021 Brown Arch Brick Award recipients are Larry Huber, Bob McLaughlin, Lee and Paula Crevier, Dr. Stephen Leonard, and the Shay family. The recipients were honored at a ceremony on Friday morning at the Brown Arch.

    \n\n

    Beginning in the 1980s, Larry, EAA 285890, started volunteering as a flightline volunteer in the Vintage area. Currently, he’s the vice chairman of showplane aircraft and camper registration, helping to coordinate and assist arriving pilots.

    \n\n

    “It’s an honor,” Larry said of receiving the Brown Arch Brick Award. “I’m not a person that likes the notoriety, but I consider it quite an honor. I’ve put a lot into EAA, and EAA has given me far more than I’ve put into it.”

    \n\n

    Bob, EAA 188831, has been a longtime volunteer at Kermit Weeks Hangar: EAA Flight Research Center in Oshkosh, as well as at AirVenture. He became the workshops chairman in 1989 and transitioned to co-chairman of the Builders Education Center & Workshops in the early 2000s, a position he held until 2016. He’s also an A&P/IA mechanic and those skills have helped immensely at the Weeks Hangar.

    \n\n

    “I was very honored and always amazed over the years that you get recognition for doing what you love,” Bob said of receiving the award. “The reward is doing what you’re doing and being around the people you volunteer with.”

    \n\n

    Lee, EAA 355459, and Paula, EAA 477989, began volunteering with EAA in 1991 and have helped out in a variety of areas, including Pioneer Airport, Ultralights, Convention Headquarters, and basically anywhere else needed. Having been involved as volunteers for three decades now, Lee and Paula have developed strong friendships, which, along with genuine enjoyment of their duties, has kept them coming back to Oshkosh.

    \n\n

    “Good people,” Lee said. “We have a lot of friends … I mean there was just a lot of people that we met that we knew, and we didn’t know they were up there like that until we went up there. Then we ended up with the camping group and it’s like, ‘Okay, you go there, you get to camp, you get to see the friends that you made from Canada.’ It’s like an annual thing to go up there and touch base with people you’ve made friends with for years and years.”

    \n\n

    Stephen, EAA Lifetime 286293, joined the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council in the 1980s and has been assisting EAA members and pilots, as well as the organization, with medical-related issues ever since. As part of the council, he’s been an active participant in shaping aviation medical policy as well as personally assisting fellow members.

    \n\n

    “[The Aeromedical Advisory Council] was initially formed to provide aviation medical advice to Paul Poberezny so he could take informed positions when working with the FAA to help shape regulations,” Stephen explained. “That role has expanded, and because the FAA medical team regularly attends AirVenture, the council members have had the chance to develop mutually productive, personal relationships with them. They trust us, and we are able to provide important input into their policy decisions. The greatly expanded the Special Issuance program, and the development of criteria for AMEs to verify qualifications and issue certificates on the spot for a number of conditions that previously required deferrals, are direct results of ideas and input from our council. Finally, we are available as a resource to EAA members to guide them toward resolution of certification problems that they have had.”

    \n\n

    Finally, the Shay family — which includes husband and wife team Bill, EAA 292424, and Margaret, as well as daughters Raquel and Sophia, EAA 1051870 — were honored with a Brown Arch Brick Award for their service as volunteers with EAA’s business development team since 2009. Since the Shays began volunteering, they’ve had the chance to meet a variety of new people each and every year — a key factor in why they love coming back each year.

    \n\n

    “[I enjoy] the interaction I have with other people and the ability to show people who have never been to Oshkosh before the experience and show them my passion,” Bill said. “The girls have enjoyed the people they’ve been able to meet through the volunteering, to where they’ve been keeping in touch with people year-round. … They keep connections going for the past 11 years they’ve been volunteering.”

    ","Subhead":"By Sam Oleson","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T13:03:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Every volunteer who contributes to making EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration deserves thanks, but the Brown Arch Brick Awards exist to give special attention to a few people who go above and beyond.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"2021 Brown Arch Brick Award Winners Announced","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-the-gathering","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-The-Gathering-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.","Gallery_Title":"The Gathering","Gallery_Description":"The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-The-Gathering-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4f74da77-4a23-47a3-959b-dc8289d7a514","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.","SEO_Title":"The Gathering | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"The Gathering","OG_Description":"The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-The-Gathering-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"4f74da77-4a23-47a3-959b-dc8289d7a514","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"The Gathering","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.

    \n\n

    Some key EAA members who were honored postmortem included Audrey Poberezny, Chuck Yeager, and Bill Harrison. Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Patrick Brady was also present and honored.

    \n\n

    The evening was also successful in terms of securing resources for EAA’s most vital education outreach and advocacy programs. The Gathering raised a total of $1.7 million over the course of the night. One of the features of the evening is always the customized Ford Mustang, which sold for $180,000. This WASP-themed Mach-E came with a recorded message from 100-year-old WASP Nell Bright.

    \n\n

    A change to The Gathering this year was the addition of mobile bidding, sponsored by Mid-Continent Instruments & Avionics. This app was added to help make bidding easier, with features such as “Watch This Item” and “Auto Bid.”

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T10:23:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The Gathering, presented by Textron Aviation, was an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"The Gathering","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-dedicated-fuel-station-volunteers-keep-airventure-running","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Fuel-Volunteers-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station.","Gallery_Title":"Dedicated Fuel Station Volunteers Keep AirVenture Running","Gallery_Description":"Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Fuel-Volunteers-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e423de75-a4c9-4d56-ac87-dea7ce609633","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station.","SEO_Title":"Dedicated Fuel Station Volunteers Keep AirVenture Running | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Dedicated Fuel Station Volunteers Keep AirVenture Running","OG_Description":"Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Fuel-Volunteers-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"e423de75-a4c9-4d56-ac87-dea7ce609633","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Dedicated Fuel Station Volunteers Keep AirVenture Running","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station. The two combined have volunteered for the fly-in convention for 101 years and were awarded for their efforts with service awards on Thursday.

    \n\n

    “These two have been very dedicated volunteers, and between them have over 100 years of dedicated service,” said Volunteer Chair Judy Knight. “They have been such a joy to work with.”

    \n\n

    Each morning, Orrin, 86, and Lorraine, 83, man the fuel station, located in Camp Scholler, after which Lorraine goes to volunteer in Vintage, thankful for its air conditioning. But Orrin, EAA 170123, usually stays at the fuel station for the afternoon shift, too.

    \n\n

    Orrin’s father volunteered at the AirVenture fuel station many years ago, and when he was not able to help anymore, Orrin and his wife took over. Even after his wife died, Orrin kept coming back and volunteering. In fact, he has volunteered for 52 years, and close to 30 of those years were at the fuel station.

    \n\n

    Orrin’s nephew, Bobby Howard, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, plans to keep volunteering at the fuel station a family affair. He said that when his uncle can no longer do the work, he plans to take over. He’s been at every fly-in convention, too, since the Rockford days.

    \n\n

    Lorraine said she came to AirVenture with her husband and first volunteered in flowers. Even her husband’s death 25 years ago didn’t stop her from coming back and volunteering. This is her 49th year of volunteering.

    \n\n

    Orrin said he has been attending the fly-in convention since he started going with his parents when the convention was held in Rockford, Illinois. He’s volunteered at “the shop, the museum, all over.”

    \n\n

    After both of their spouses died, Lorraine and Orrin became a couple and have continued their volunteering traditions. They live in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, and started volunteering this year the week before the convention.

    \n\n

    The people are what always bring them back each year to Oshkosh. “This is such a good group,” Lorraine said. “Plus, in fuel, we get to meet a lot of people from different areas.”

    \n\n

    Orrin agreed. “The nice thing about this job is that we meet everybody since they need to have fuel.”

    \n\n

    That’s for certain. On an average day before the convention, they pumped 800 gallons a day. But during the convention they pump twice that daily, servicing about 1,600 Gators, golf carts, and scooters.

    \n\n

    But one of Orrin’s favorite “customers” was EAA Founder Paul Poberezny.

    \n\n

    “He would come and sit in the chair with me to talk, or ask for gas for his electric golf cart,” Orrin said laughing. “He’d get such a kick out of that.”

    \n\n

    The two said they plan to be back and volunteer next year, unless their health doesn’t permit it. Orrin said he has lung problems and can’t walk far. Previously, Lorraine broke her hip and then fell in her camper this week, which is giving her some pain.

    \n\n

    They said they particularly enjoyed being back this year and seeing people, something they did little of during the pandemic. Many people know their names and they’ve become friends after so many years. And that’s no surprise to the couple.

    \n\n

    Lorraine said, “People here are so friendly, and we all share the same passion.”

    ","Subhead":"By Barbara A. Schmitz","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T10:10:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Tradition. It’s what brings Orrin Howard and Lorraine Schram back every year to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to volunteer and work at the fuel station.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Dedicated Fuel Station Volunteers Keep AirVenture Running","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-longtime-eaa-legal-advisory-council-chairman-alan-farkas-steps-down","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Alan-Farkas-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters.","Gallery_Title":"Longtime EAA Legal Advisory Council Chairman Alan Farkas Steps Down","Gallery_Description":"Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Alan-Farkas-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8819b1bf-e49b-4b87-9367-6ea8eca186a5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters.","SEO_Title":"Longtime EAA Legal Advisory Council Chairman Alan Farkas Steps Down | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Longtime EAA Legal Advisory Council Chairman Alan Farkas Steps Down","OG_Description":"Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Alan-Farkas-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8819b1bf-e49b-4b87-9367-6ea8eca186a5","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Longtime EAA Legal Advisory Council Chairman Alan Farkas Steps Down","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – As the outgoing volunteer chairman of the EAA Legal Advisory Council, Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters. An aviation attorney based in Chicago, Alan joined the Legal Advisory Council in 2005 and served as its chairman from 2011 to 2021, stepping down as chair on Friday during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.

    \n

    Since joining the council, Alan has made himself available to EAA members to discuss a plethora of different aviation-related legal questions on a daily basis.

    \n\n

    “We have direct contact with the members, and we get exposed to the full, broad array of the membership in the issues that they raise,” Alan explained. “For somebody that is interested in aviation law, it’s an embarrassment of riches, the kinds of questions that the members bring to us. Everything from issues that arise from their own private grass airstrips to issues that involve sophisticated jet operations. Concerns with the FAA, concerns with manufacturers and kit building, just everything you can possibly imagine.”

    \n\n

    In addition to those duties that take place year-round, Alan also volunteers during the week of AirVenture, where he is involved with forums about legal issues, staffs the advocacy booth in the membership center for Q&A sessions, and also serves on the government host committee.

    \n\n

    “The politicians, the regulators that come to AirVenture — we as an organization, we as members have an interest in making sure that they know and understand what it is that they’re regulating,” Alan explained. “And I can give you all sorts of examples of very, very high-level people that have never seen a homebuilt aircraft before, have never seen a kit aircraft being built before, have never seen the different types and variety of aircraft. It’s important that they walk away from EAA with an understanding of the various facets of the industry. So as government hosts, that’s our job. Now it’s fun; it’s enjoyable. I’ve met fascinating people doing that, but the mere fact that we’re enjoying it doesn’t mean that it’s not valuable and important.”

    \n\n

    Although Alan is stepping down as the LAC chairman, he will continue to serve on the council as he thoroughly enjoys what he does as a volunteer for EAA and is glad he can help out members, and the aviation industry as a whole, through his service.

    \n\n

    “I have a strange skill set, and I make a living spending far too much time doing things that don’t necessarily move the ball in a positive direction, dealing with accidents, litigation, and bad events,” he said. “My practice also involves transactional stuff that I would say is benign, but isn’t really doing anything to make the world a better place. My work with the members is rewarding. It’s enriching. I’m making a positive impact. And to be able to use that weird skill set to do things, to help people, is a rare opportunity.”

    ","Subhead":"By Sam Oleson","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T09:27:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Alan Farkas, EAA Lifetime 681323, has spent many years assisting EAA members on a variety of legal and FAA-related issues, as well as advising the organization on a number of matters.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Longtime EAA Legal Advisory Council Chairman Alan Farkas Steps Down","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-30-2021-womenventure-lunch-speaker-shares-her-story-to-inspire-others","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Allison-Black-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.","Gallery_Title":"WomenVenture Lunch Speaker Shares Her Story to Inspire Others","Gallery_Description":"Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Allison-Black-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8bb57bb2-595c-4716-8e69-bf171dabf8e0","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.","SEO_Title":"WomenVenture Lunch Speaker Shares Her Story to Inspire Others | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"WomenVenture Lunch Speaker Shares Her Story to Inspire Others","OG_Description":"Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-31-Allison-Black-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"8bb57bb2-595c-4716-8e69-bf171dabf8e0","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"WomenVenture Lunch Speaker Shares Her Story to Inspire Others","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 30, 2021 – Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.

    \n\n

    And when an 8-year-old walked up to the microphone during Wednesday’s WomenVenture Power Luncheon to ask her how she can achieve her goal of becoming a pilot, it was clear her story did just that.

    \n\n

    “For being so bold, turn around and look at all these people,” Black told the young girl. “You just took the first step to being successful.” She recommended the girl watch videos, read books, and go to the airfield.

    \n\n

    “I am in awe,” Black said. “I only wish I knew what I wanted to do when I was your age. You have so many opportunities. Look around and decide if you want to fly big, little, fast, or slow planes, and then you just have to choose what it will be.”

    \n\n

    Black has always taken advantage of opportunities in her career. She enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 and served as a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist, as well as deputy of the Commander’s Action Group for AFSOC. She has flown more than 3,400 hours, with 2,000 combat hours in the AC-130H Spectre gunship and the U-28A Draco. She is the first female AC-130H Spectre navigator to open fire in combat operations and the first female Air Force Combat Action Medal recipient. Today she is the vice commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command.

    \n\n

    She said she first learned of the impact she could have on other women in 2001 when she helped the Northern Alliance get a stronghold on the territory in Afghanistan. Gen. Dostum, working with a U.S. team on the ground, called the Taliban by radio. Black later learned that Dostum said: “You are so pathetic that American women are killing you. Surrender now.”

    \n\n

    A few days later, the Special Forces team came to their home base carrying an AK-47 from the general, with a note thanking her for her work. She also learned that Dostum told Afghan women the story of American women on airplanes and said, “If you continue to fight, you too will have those freedoms.”

    \n\n

    It was then she realized the importance of telling and sharing her story.

    \n\n

    “I never set out to make that kind of impact,” Black said. “I just wanted to be good at what I do. I believe it doesn’t matter what you like look, what gender you are. You just need to be really good at what you do, and people will want to be around you.”

    \n\n

    Her advice to the attendees was threefold: be humble, credible, and approachable.

    \n\n

    “Strive to be humble,” she said. “Work to be credible through your actions and create an environment where you are approachable.”

    \n\n

    That means you need to be confident and share your story. “I hope I am able to inspire,” Black said. “I’ve had great leaders who have forced me into jobs that I didn’t think I was able to do. But now I’m old enough to say I did pull it off. Experiences gave me the ability to problem-solve. I don’t need to be the expert in the room, if I surround myself with experts ….”

    \n\n

    Black said you also need to take advantage of opportunities, and be willing to say yes.

    \n\n

    “Growing up, I never felt like I needed someone who looked like me to chase a role,” she said. “But I learned how valuable that is, having the same background, living the same struggles, to show that it can be done.”

    \n\n

    She said she also learned how to block out the naysayers and stay focused on where she was going and what she was doing. “I don’t see the awkward stares or hear the awkward comments. I’ve always believed my actions speak for me.”

    \n\n

    She said she was grateful for being able to share her story with their WomenVenture crowd. “You all have a story,” she told the attendees. “I empower you to share it.”

    ","Subhead":"By Barbara A. Schmitz","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-30T08:56:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Col. Allison Black of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command said she never wanted to be in the spotlight, but she’s learned the importance of sharing her story to inspire others.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"WomenVenture Lunch Speaker Shares Her Story to Inspire Others","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-eaa-sees-blue-skies-ahead-after-weathering-2020-storm","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Member-Meeting-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.","Gallery_Title":"EAA Sees Blue Skies Ahead After Weathering 2020 Storm","Gallery_Description":"EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Member-Meeting-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0b59a4bb-8f36-45ff-9f3b-a7b5e52d19a2","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.","SEO_Title":"EAA Sees Blue Skies Ahead After Weathering 2020 Storm | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"EAA Sees Blue Skies Ahead After Weathering 2020 Storm","OG_Description":"EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Member-Meeting-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0b59a4bb-8f36-45ff-9f3b-a7b5e52d19a2","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"EAA Sees Blue Skies Ahead After Weathering 2020 Storm","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.\nAt EAA’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, EAA Treasurer Stuart Auerbach said fiscal year 2021, which ended February 2021, was a challenging year. But he said EAA managers and the board believe the organization weathered the impact of the pandemic reasonably well and that their financial position remains solid.\nBut in early 2020, things didn’t look as promising.

    \n\n

    “Just as the year began, EAA was faced with the sudden need to navigate the unknowns of the COVID pandemic,” Auerbach said. Programs and activities were placed on hold, staffing adjustments were made, and by early May, it was clear that the annual convention would be canceled. EAA staff began implementing a contingency plan to save almost all uncommitted costs of AirVenture and to implement a virtual event.

    \n\n

    “Financially, the loss of AirVenture net income had a devastating impact on the organization’s finance performance in FY 2021,” Auerbach said. But support from donors and investment yields helped to offset operating losses.

    \n\n

    Total income in FY 2021 totaled $28.8 million, down $24.4 million or 48.9 percent from FY 2020. However, investments increased to $8.8 million, up $6.8 million or 340 percent, from FY 2020. EAA’s operating income was $20 million in FY 2021, down $31.2 million or 60.9 percent, from FY 2020, mainly due to no income from AirVenture. \nDonations were also down $2.2 million in FY 2021, to $9 million. “Much of this decline is a result of the cancellation of The Gathering, our annual fundraising gala held during AirVenture,” Auerbach said.

    \n\n

    The remaining $11 million in other income sources in FY 2021 came mainly from memberships and subscriptions, advertising, and merchandise sales.

    \n\n

    EAA membership decreased by 6.9 percent to 224,975 during FY 2021, likely due to the loss of renewals and new joins that occur during AirVenture. However, recent membership campaigns have recovered a considerable portion of that loss. EAA CEO and chairman of the board Jack J. Pelton said total membership is now at 240,651. “So membership is back and stronger than ever,” he said.

    \n\n

    EAA incurred $28 million in operating expenses in FY 2021, down $17.6 million or 38.6 percent from FY 2020, as many EAA programs were either canceled, curtailed, or delivered online. AirVenture costs were $3.8 million, down $9.7 million from the year before as EAA only incurred fixed costs for such things as insurance and depreciation, as well as staff costs invested in planning for the 2020 event.

    \n\n

    Auerbach said some of EAA’s expenses were offset by a loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, as EAA was awarded $2.4 million in funds. The loan was forgiven early in FY 2022.

    \n\n

    The overall result for FY 2021 was an increase in net assets of $800,000, or almost 1 percent. At fiscal year-end, EAA had total assets of more than $116.5 million, a substantial portion that was liquid and available to cover debt repayment, the operating reserve requirement, and investment in furthering the organization’s mission over time.

    \n\n

    “EAA’s financial reserve position was key in absorbing the impact of AirVenture 2020’s cancelation and curtailed operations of fiscal 2021,”Auerbach said.\nAuerbach said EAA held off on significant capital purchases due to the uncertain economic impact of the pandemic. Capital spending was targeted to AirVenture site development and safety. In addition, EAA acquired land on the south end of the site, he said, with plans to ultimately relocate the ultralight Fun Fly Zone.

    \n\n

    Pelton said it is sobering to see what the organization has been through financially. “But it’s been rewarding to know that we managed through the storm. The team worked hard to stick to our strategic plan and to have reserves and keep us financially solid, even without AirVenture 2020.”

    \n\n

    Pelton said he was also proud that EAA continued to deliver to its members — through publications, webinars, and so on — and never lost contact throughout the pandemic. “While we may have kept a calm presence, we were paddling feverishly under water while trying to keep calm.”

    \n\n

    However, Pelton said he wasn’t too worried going into this week because he knew the event only happens because of its 5,000-plus volunteers. They’re committed, and they’re here. I promise EAA will be strong, vibrant, and making a difference well into the future.”

    \n\n

    In Other Business
    \nJack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board, presented the Chairman’s Award to Bob Wilson and the Freedom of Flight Award to Jerry Gregoire and Redbird.\nSix Class A board of directors members were reelected to three-year terms: Pelton, Eric Gurley, Darren Pleasance, Dan Schwinn, Lou Seno, and Alan Shackleton.

    \n\n

    Pelton said EAA had estimated that attendance at AirVenture 2021 would be 30 percent smaller than the record attendance of 2019. But based on numbers to date, the numbers are clearly going to meet the 2019 record.

    \n\n

    By Wednesday, 12,000 aircraft were on the grounds, and not one airplane had been turned away.

    ","Subhead":"By Barbara A. Schmitz","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T13:09:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"EAA survived 2020 in solid financial shape, despite not being able to hold a fly-in convention last year due to COVID-19.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"EAA Sees Blue Skies Ahead After Weathering 2020 Storm","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-jessica-cox-to-build-new-airplane-for-armless-flight","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Jessica-Cox-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice.","Gallery_Title":"Jessica Cox to Build New Airplane for Armless Flight","Gallery_Description":"Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Jessica-Cox-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"aadf41b2-c920-4d45-b891-86f25e4f4d07","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice.","SEO_Title":"Jessica Cox to Build New Airplane for Armless Flight | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Jessica Cox to Build New Airplane for Armless Flight","OG_Description":"Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Jessica-Cox-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"aadf41b2-c920-4d45-b891-86f25e4f4d07","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Jessica Cox to Build New Airplane for Armless Flight","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice. For pilot Jessica Cox, who was born without arms, flying an aircraft is even more difficult.

    \n\n

    In 2008, when Jessica earned her Sport Pilot certificate, she was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the first certificated armless pilot in history. Currently in an Ercoupe, Jessica flies with her feet. However, the current setup in her aircraft isn’t ideal.

    \n\n

    “The cramped position how I fly the plane is very uncomfortable,” Jessica said, “so it doesn’t allow for long-distance flight.”

    \n\n

    However, Jessica and her team are looking to change that. On Monday, Jessica announced that she and a team of volunteers will be working to build a fully accessible RV-10. Not only will this aircraft be more comfortable for her to fly, but it also goes much faster, as the RV-10 is capable of flying more than 200 miles per hour, much faster than the cruising speed of 90 miles per hour of the Ercoupe.

    \n\n

    Being able to fly more comfortably and faster will help Jessica in her mission to inspire children with disabilities around the world.

    \n\n

    “The plan is to fly this airplane around the country to reach more children with disabilities to inspire them,” Jessica said.

    \n\n

    Jessica wants to help prove that “disability does not mean inability.”

    \n\n

    “We can think bigger,” Jessica said, “recognizing that different is good.”

    \n\n

    Jessica and her team are looking for both design and financial help on this huge project.

    \n\n

    “This is a huge endeavor, but it’s going to inspire so many,” Jessica said. “We need all the help possible… we need a community. I’m very happy to be part of this aviation community, because it’s so powerful, and it’s such a wonderful tool in ways of inspiring the world.”

    \n\n

    If you would like to help, please go to JessicaCox.com/project2025.

    ","Subhead":"By Erin Henze","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T11:12:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Flying can be difficult enough as an able-bodied person, taking years of training and practice.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Jessica Cox to Build New Airplane for Armless Flight","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-jim-rust-wins-eaas-2021-august-raspet-award","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-August-Award-V2-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.","Gallery_Title":"Jim Rust Wins EAA’s 2021 August Raspet Award","Gallery_Description":"Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-August-Award-V2-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7fad5b3-e8a4-4214-8c59-fe5cdd8356fc","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.","SEO_Title":"Jim Rust Wins EAA’s 2021 August Raspet Award | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Jim Rust Wins EAA’s 2021 August Raspet Award","OG_Description":"Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-August-Award-V2-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"a7fad5b3-e8a4-4214-8c59-fe5cdd8356fc","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Jim Rust Wins EAA’s 2021 August Raspet Award","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.

    \n\n

    “I was inspired by Rutan when I was a kid,” Jim explained. “That led me down the aeronautical and engineering path.”

    \n\n

    Whirlwind Propellers has designed and manufactured a wide variety of props, including ground-adjustable and constant-speed, to name a few.\nSince 1960, the Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award has been presented every year to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of light aircraft design.

    \n\n

    The award is named for the late Dr. August “Gus” Raspet, a professor at Mississippi State University and avid light aircraft enthusiast. Raspet was instrumental in elevating the aeronautical engineering program at Mississippi A&M College, as it was originally known, into one of the nation’s preeminent aerophysics research centers. The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory in Starkville, Mississippi — a tribute to all of his efforts — was completed in 1962.

    \n\n

    The first recipient of the award was John Thorp, Lockheed engineer on the Little Dipper and Big Dipper, and designer of the Thorp Aviation Sky Skooter. Jim joins a long list of incredible aviation designers, including Ray Stits, Curtiss Pitts, and Bernard Pietenpol.

    \n\n

    “It’s a humbling honor,” Jim said. “I understand the gravity of the award and the people that have come before me. I look forward to continuing to serve the experimental family with innovative propellers.”

    \n\n

    Congratulations to Jim! Thank you for all you have done!

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T11:08:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Whirlwind Propellers’ owner Jim Rust, EAA 443335, has been awarded the EAA 2021 August Raspet Memorial Award in recognition of his work in designing propellers for homebuilt planes.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Jim Rust Wins EAA’s 2021 August Raspet Award","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-take-a-virtual-ride-in-kyle-fowlers-long-ez","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Kyle-Fowler-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.","Gallery_Title":"Take a Virtual Ride in Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ","Gallery_Description":"Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Kyle-Fowler-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1243b822-7fe2-4919-bbac-88b48e6e1c93","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.","SEO_Title":"Take a Virtual Ride in Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Take a Virtual Ride in Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ","OG_Description":"Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Kyle-Fowler-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"1243b822-7fe2-4919-bbac-88b48e6e1c93","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Take a Virtual Ride in Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.

    \n\n

    “When Ben from Sim Your Plane approached me about this, I thought it was a really good idea,” Kyle said. “This is just amazing. This is a really good idea for getting kids into aviation, or flight training for pilots who haven’t flown in a while.”

    \n\n

    The simulator, built by Sim Your Plane on top of X-Plane 11, was customized for Kyle’s aircraft so you can actually fly the simulator using the Long-EZ’s controls.

    \n\n

    “Sim Your Plane built this to put this into the plane to convert the plane into the controls for the simulator,” Kyle said. “That simulator is brand new, and we just installed it in the plane. We weren’t too sure how we were going to do it or how people were going to like it, but the kids absolutely love it, and the pilots are amazed by how realistic it is.”

    \n\n

    This EAA staffer had the opportunity to try it, and I have to say, WOW, is it ever realistic! I felt totally connected to the aircraft in every maneuver I performed. Kyle said the benefit of the simulator being so realistic is that it gives kids an idea of what it is like to fly a real aircraft.

    \n\n

    “I’ve had a couple kids who have said I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” Kyle said. “Our jobs as air show performers is to inspire and motivate people. The flight sim is a really great example of aviation technology.”

    \n \n

    The sim also features a Garmin G1000 instrument panel.

    \n\n

    “I love the G1000 on the flight sim. I mean, in that flight sim, it is 100 percent realistic,” Kyle said. “You can use your hands, and you can go in and you can flight plan and click on all the buttons, and it’s very realistic. You can take off out of Oshkosh, go flight plan to Appleton, punch it all in, and it will do everything for you.”

    \n\n

    “I love what I do. I love air shows — it’s a huge passion of mine — and I feel that this is a great way to connect to the new generation,” Kyle said. “It’s getting more and more difficult, and the best way to get through the gate is through video games nowadays, and this is essentially a video game in their eyes. They don’t want to get out of the plane. That’s the only time you see a sad look on their face.”

    \n\n

    You can experience flying in Kyle’s Long-EZ when you visit his aircraft, parked on the side of the IAC building by Boeing Plaza.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T10:44:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"Kyle Fowler, EAA 1272650, the owner and pilot of Go EZ Aerobatics, is offering AirVenture attendees the chance to experience flight in his Long-EZ through the power of a virtual flight simulator.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Take a Virtual Ride in Kyle Fowler’s Long-EZ","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-salute-to-veterans-parade","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Veterans-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines.","Gallery_Title":"Salute to Veterans Parade","Gallery_Description":"As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Veterans-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"999f919a-8bf6-4e65-bdd6-363e96adf88d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines.","SEO_Title":"Salute to Veterans Parade | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Salute to Veterans Parade","OG_Description":"As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Veterans-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"999f919a-8bf6-4e65-bdd6-363e96adf88d","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Salute to Veterans Parade","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m. at the south end of Warbird Alley, continues down the flightline, and ends on Boeing Plaza for a special welcome and opening of the afternoon air show. If you do not wish to march, you are encouraged to join the group on Boeing Plaza at 2 p.m. for a group photo.

    \n\n

    Friday of AirVenture — 1:45 p.m.
    \nWarbird Alley to Boeing Plaza
    \nSponsored by American Airlines
    \nPresented by Warbirds of America

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T10:15:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"As a part of our “Salute to Veterans” on Friday, all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble with their respective branches of service and join in the Parade of Veterans, proudly presented by EAA Warbirds of America and sponsored by American Airlines.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Salute to Veterans Parade","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-29-2021-rotax-celebrates-100th-anniversary-plus-one-at-airventure","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Rotax-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Gallery_Title":"Rotax Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Plus One) at AirVenture","Gallery_Description":"BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Rotax-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3f1b6389-d355-4457-8acb-c0b6924334ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","SEO_Title":"Rotax Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Plus One) at AirVenture | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Rotax Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Plus One) at AirVenture","OG_Description":"BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-30-Rotax-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"3f1b6389-d355-4457-8acb-c0b6924334ce","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Rotax Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Plus One) at AirVenture","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 29, 2021 – BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021. It can be found at its newly designed exhibition area in Booth 265-267, where it offers several highlights for visitors.

    \n\n

    100-Year Anniversary Engine
    \nDisplayed at the booth is a Rotax 915 iS limited-edition engine, which was specially designed for the 100-year anniversary of BRP-Rotax in 2020, together with the Rotax 912 iS Sport. These engines include special service kits, the Rotax extended service terms (REST), and a voucher for the Rotax merchandise collection. The engines are available in a limited number and as long as stock lasts.

    \n\n

    Product Configurator
    \nAnother tool, designed in cooperation with LLS Ltd., is a product configurator, which is available at FlyRotax.com. This is another step toward the digital future, providing all its models in a 360-degree view and providing the opportunity to design a preferred configuration of its aircraft engines. You can choose from various configurations, save your configuration, or send it to your email, as well as send it directly to your local distributor for more information or a quote.

    ","Subhead":"Story and Photos by Christina Basken","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-29T09:52:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"BRP-Rotax is on the road again and presenting its aircraft engines, services, and latest technological developments at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Rotax Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Plus One) at AirVenture","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-28-2021-wednesday-night-bus-routes-to-shelter-locations-due-to-storm","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-07-28-EAA-Logo-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter.","Gallery_Title":"Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations Due to Storm","Gallery_Description":"For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-07-28-EAA-Logo-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"70f356c3-2438-4ae6-975b-a632b3c6d611","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter.","SEO_Title":"Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations Due to Storm | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations Due to Storm","OG_Description":"For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-07-28-EAA-Logo-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"70f356c3-2438-4ae6-975b-a632b3c6d611","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations Due to Storm","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 28, 2021 – For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter. EAA will first use the EAA Aviation Museum as a temporary shelter, followed by other facilities within Oshkosh. Buses will run continual routes and pick up people at shower buildings and Red One Markets in the following areas:

    \n
      \n
    • Camp Scholler
    • \n
    • North 40 aircraft camping
    • \n
    • South 40 aircraft camping
    • \n
    • Homebuilt aircraft camping
    • \n
    \n\n

    The bus routes will continue on Wednesday evening until all who wish to find shelter are accommodated. \n

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-28T19:51:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"For those camping on the AirVenture grounds who wish to take shelter because of weather conditions, EAA will be running buses to transport people to shelter.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations Due to Storm","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-28-2021-wednesday-night-air-show-rescheduled-to-thursday-due-to-significant-storm-threat","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Night-Air-Show-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28).","Gallery_Title":"Wednesday Night Air Show Rescheduled to Thursday Due to Significant Storm Threat","Gallery_Description":"The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28).","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Night-Air-Show-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"df8241d5-d988-42bf-bc7b-ba330f83f6d7","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28).","SEO_Title":"Wednesday Night Air Show Rescheduled to Thursday Due to Significant Storm Threat | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Wednesday Night Air Show Rescheduled to Thursday Due to Significant Storm Threat","OG_Description":"The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28).","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Night-Air-Show-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"df8241d5-d988-42bf-bc7b-ba330f83f6d7","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Wednesday Night Air Show Rescheduled to Thursday Due to Significant Storm Threat","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"
    Wednesday Night Bus Routes to Shelter Locations\n
    \n

    July 28, 2021 – EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 28, 2021) — The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28). As a result, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be closing most operations for the day at 5 p.m. on July 28.

    \n

    “Safety is always EAA’s top priority and given the best forecast information from the National Weather Service, we want to give everyone an opportunity to make decisions in advance,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board.

    \n

    Among the operations affected:

    \n
      \n
    • The afternoon air show will end at 5 p.m. today.
    • \n
    • Transportation systems will continue to operate as long as weather conditions allow.
    • \n
    • Exhibit buildings, restaurants and other services will close at 5 p.m.
    • \n
    • There is no evening programming tonight, including Theater in the Woods and Fly-In Theater.
    • \n
    \n

    The airport will reopen for departures at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or as long as practical.

    \n\n

    Pilots who have aircraft remaining at Wittman Regional Airport are reminded to check their tiedowns so they are secure.

    \n\n

    As of 2:30 p.m. Central Time, the National Weather Service predicts that the storm front should arrive between 8-10 p.m. and continue until after midnight. EAA will continue to monitor conditions and alert those camping on the grounds as to any additional details as necessary.

    \n\n

    Because of the cancellation of evening activities on Wednesday, July 28, including the night air show, AirVenture wristbands will be honored for admission on Thursday, July 29. Those Wednesday wristbands will be exchanged for Thursday wristbands at all admission gates. The night air show has been rescheduled for Thursday evening, July 29.

    \n\n

    It marks only the second cancellation of a night air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh since those performances began in 2010. The Wednesday night air show in 2018 was also postponed due to bad weather, with the performances rescheduled for the following evening.

    ","Subhead":"","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-28T15:58:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"The National Weather Service in Green Bay has informed EAA of a significant storm threat beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Central Time tonight (Wednesday, July 28).","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Wednesday Night Air Show Rescheduled to Thursday Due to Significant Storm Threat","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-28-2021-fly-in-theaters-wwii-night","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-06-10-Fly-In-Theater-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event.","Gallery_Title":"Fly-In Theater’s WWII Night","Gallery_Description":"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":349,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-06-10-Fly-In-Theater-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0639375c-b587-47bc-8032-c5f1dda8d685","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event.","SEO_Title":"Fly-In Theater’s WWII Night | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Fly-In Theater’s WWII Night","OG_Description":"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":349,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-eHotline/2021-06-10-Fly-In-Theater-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"0639375c-b587-47bc-8032-c5f1dda8d685","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Fly-In Theater’s WWII Night","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 28, 2021 – To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event. These two documentaries follow some of these groups, from making the aircraft flyable to the trip over the Atlantic to Normandy.

    \n\n

    Return to the Big Skies: The Story of Miss Montana to Normandy
    \nReturn to the Big Skies follows the community restoration of Miss Montana, a WWII-era C-47, as they race against time and money constraints to have it ready to fly to Normandy in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

    \n\n

    “Our project really is about the homefront effort,” explained director and cinematographer Eric Ristau. “It’s about the grassroots, volunteer-based effort to get this airplane flying in less than a year, after sitting in a museum for almost 20 years.”

    \n\n

    Eric is also the vice president of EAA Chapter 517 in Missoula, Montana. Many members of this chapter helped to restore Miss Montana and bring her into the air.\nThis special preview screening offers AirVenture attendees the chance to see the film before its public release this fall.

    \n\n

    Into Flight Once More
    \nInto Flight Once More follows 15 WWII-era C-47s on their journey across the Northern Atlantic to Normandy. Footage from the flight is intermixed with stories from WWII veterans and their experiences with D-Day.

    \n\n

    “It was always a little bittersweet … thinking of what the young men and women were going through in the 1940s when they were doing that same crossing,” said director and producer Adrienne Hall, who experienced the flight. “Having the opportunity to actually speak to those last remaining WWII veterans is honestly the privilege of a lifetime.”

    \n\n

    After two years of working on this project, the film crew is excited to share Into Flight Once More with the world.

    \n\n

    “We’re all so excited,” Adrienne said. “To show the film to what I think is going to be the best audience in the world for it … it’s just an honor to get to share this project.”

    ","Subhead":"By Erin Henze","Enable_Facebook_Comments":false,"Published_Date":"2021-07-28T13:46:00","Copyright":"","Author":"","Logo":null,"Gallery_Media":null,"Links":null,"Path":null,"MimeType":null,"MediaPath":null,"FilePath":null,"FileBased":false,"Extension":null,"Description":"To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, multiple different groups sent World War II veterans and WWII-era Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain transports to reenact and honor the event.","Alt":null,"Size":0,"Title":"Fly-In Theater’s WWII Night","Src":null,"Video_Provider":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Video_Id":null,"Document":null,"LinkTo":null,"SEO_Text":null,"Link_To_Display_Page":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_To_Global_Data":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Link_Item_URL":"#"},{"LinkToItem":"https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-28-2021-airythmia-a-heart-stopping-performance","ImageSrc":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Arythmia-350.ashx","ImageAlt":"EAA","ImageDescription":"Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year is newly formed paramotor team Airythmia.","Gallery_Title":"Airythmia: A Heart-Stopping Performance","Gallery_Description":"Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year is newly formed paramotor team Airythmia.","Thumbnail_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Arythmia-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"2cb0b78e-fa62-4426-a247-37e776eef06f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Start_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","End_Date":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","Active":true,"Show_Header_Copy":true,"Header_Title":"","Header_Subtitle":"","Header_Description":"","Action_Link_Text":"","Action_Link":null,"Header_Positioning":"Left","Banner_Image":null,"Left_Navigation":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","Meta_Description":"Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year is newly formed paramotor team Airythmia.","SEO_Title":"Airythmia: A Heart-Stopping Performance | EAA","NoIndex":false,"NoFollow":false,"OG_Title":"Airythmia: A Heart-Stopping Performance","OG_Description":"Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year is newly formed paramotor team Airythmia.","OG_Image":{"Alt":"EAA","Border":null,"Class":null,"Height":350,"HSpace":0,"Src":"/-/media/Images/News/2021/2021-AirVenture-Today/2021-07-29-Arythmia-350.ashx","VSpace":0,"Width":350,"MediaId":"2cb0b78e-fa62-4426-a247-37e776eef06f","Extension":"jpg","MimeType":"image/jpeg"},"Breadcrumb_Title":"Airythmia: A Heart-Stopping Performance","Ignore_Breadcrumb":false,"Hide_From_EAA_Search":false,"AdWordsID":"","AdWordsLabel":"","AdWordsValue":"","marketingcode":"","BoostText":"","Article":"

    July 28, 2021 – Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year is newly formed paramotor team Airythmia. Team members Travis Burns, Todd Scandrett, Andrea “Aly” Yancy, Alexis Quintana, Justin Fox, Scott Baxter, Steve Reed, and Kyle Mooney are excited for their team’s debut performance.

    \n\n

    “We’ve all been flying for a long time, and are just excited to get to do [AirVenture],” said Kyle. “We’re just humbled to be asked to be a part of it … of course there’s a little bit of nerves, as there always is, but everyone’s really excited and just ready to go out there.”

    \n\n

    With so many different teams out there, what is it that makes Airythmia different?

    \n\n

    “People will see that on our team it’s not just mid-20s, fit kids,” Kyle explained. “I think 25 is our youngest pilot and our oldest is reaching in to high 50s ... it’s kind of nice to have the broad range; there’s women, there’s young people, there’s older people. It was a really cool way to do it rather than just a group of 20-year-olds, because then it seems out of reach for the average Joe at that point.”

    \n\n

    Travis Burns has been flying paramotors for over 10 years. Before that, he was a pilot in the Coast Guard for about 20 years. He owns a paramotor business called One Up Adventures along with team members Kyle Mooney and Andrea Yancy.

    \n\n

    Todd Scandrett was taught to fly by members Travis and Kyle a couple years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Todd came up with the name Airythmia, stemming from the medical term arrhythmia, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. Todd spent over 20 years in the military and continues to work with veterans today. His nonprofit called Resurgence PPG teaches disabled veterans how to fly.

    \n\n

    Andrea “Aly” Yancy has been flying paramotors for three years and is one of the owners of One Up Adventures, along with Travis Burns and Kyle Mooney. Andrea lives in Florida in her van and loves to customize her paramotor, which is currently pink.

    \n\n

    Alexis Quintana has been a paramotor instructor in Texas for over two