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Three New Aircraft on Display in EAA Aviation Museum
August 22, 2019 - A Dyke JD-2 Delta, RotorSport UK MT-03 gyroplane, and Opener BlackFly V2 are all now on display in the EAA Aviation Museum after they were either donated or lent before or during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.
The Delta, N555A, was the first aircraft to fly into Oshkosh in 1970 and is also the first JD-2 Delta built. John Dyke, the designer of the type, built it himself in 1966 following the destruction of its predecessor, the JD-1, in a fire. The airplane now has roughly 24,000 hours of flying time, and was donated to EAA by John before the convention. The Delta is currently in the Innovations Gallery, under the SpaceShipOne display.
The RotorSport UK MT-03 gyroplane was lent to the museum by Norman Surplus, who flew it around the world. He decided to lend the aircraft after flying it to Oshkosh 2019. The gyroplane, G-YROX, is on display in the homebuilt area near the RV display.
The BlackFly V2 is a fixed-wing, all-electric VTOL personal ultralight aircraft that was developed by Opener and put on display outside the Innovation Showcase at AirVenture 2019 before being donated to EAA during the event. The BlackFly is also in the Innovations Gallery, under the SpaceShipOne display.