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Saturday, August 2, 2014 THE OFFICIAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH FAA’s Huerta looking at revenue, Flight Service, and his agency’s future PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALES By Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside As it heads toward the September 2015 expiration of its existing congressional mandate, the FAA is examining ways to ensure it has adequate resources and is providing the correct mix of services, Administrator Michael P. Huerta said Friday. The FAA head met on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 grounds with AirVenture Today in a wide-ranging interview. The agency’s existing authorizing legislation, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, is set to expire September 30, 2015. Many questions about the agency’s future will be part of the reauthorization debate, and Admin- CONT. P16 Thunderbirds fly today! Sean D. Tucker takes former Young Eagle Aaron Wypyszynski for a flight in the Oracle Extra 300. Tucker honors Young Eagles ‘heroes’ By Barbara A. Schmitz H ours before he was to go flying with aerobatics great Sean D. Tucker, Aaron Wypyszynski was floating on cloud nine. Back on the ground that afternoon, however, it didn’t appear that Wypyszynski would be coming back to Earth anytime soon. “It was insane, just awesome,” Wypyszynski said moments after he and Tucker landed at Wittman Regional Airport. Tucker, who serves as EAA’s Young Eagles chairman, gives a flight to one Young Eagle and one Young Ea- gles volunteer at every venue he performs. At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, Wypyszynski was the lucky volunteer chosen. “I was in a meeting when I received an e-mail that EAA was looking for a Young Eagle volunteer to fly with Sean,” Wypyszynski said. “I just about fell off my chair.” Tucker says he likes to fly Young Eagles volunteers because of all they do to open children’s eyes to flight. “The volunteers are our heroes,” he says. “They are the ones who ignite and share their passion with kids across North America, and this is just one way to give a small thank you to them.” Wypyszynski said it would take months to wipe the smile off his face from Friday’s flight that included Tucker teaching him a few aerobatic maneuvers. They pulled -4g’s and +5g’s, and did outside loops, inside loops, a CONT. P3 Sponsor of the day The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly today at 5 p.m. Please see page 50 for special crowd line instructions that will be in place today and Sunday. weather

EAA AirVenture Today Saturday, August 2, 2014

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