EAA AirVenture Today - Monday, July 23, 2018

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018





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Mass Arrivals Finally Make it to Oshkosh BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ


A GROUP OF 149 Beechcraft aircraft — 128 Bonanzas, 20 Barons, and one Twin Bonanza — took off Saturday from Rockford, Illinois, planning to land en masse at about 1 p.m. on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh grounds and unofficially break their own record of the largest formation of civilian aircraft.


WWI CENTENNIAL HIGHLIGHTED Birth of Royal Air Force also marked in high style BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018 is commemorating twin centenaries that mark pivotal moments in the history of aviation: the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the founding of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Both are being celebrated in grand Oshkosh style, replete with an unprecedented gathering of historic aircraft, engine run-ups, flight demonstrations, forums, and more throughout the week.


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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

The Magic of Opening Day Welcome to EAA AirVenture 2018 BY JACK PELTON

THE TERM OPENING day has special meaning to people in many areas. For baseball fans, of course, and for those who have a favorite golf course as well, or a special, seasonal place in your hometown. Here at Oshkosh, opening day is that moment when a full year of planning and potential becomes real. The world has arrived at Wittman Regional Airport, ready for the memories and highlights that will come over the next seven days. Each of us steps onto these grounds with our own plans and expectations. I hope you find them all to have positive outcomes this year. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen our aviation city take shape as the tents arose, the campground opened, and the volunteers arrived. Those volunteers — some 5,000-plus strong — make this event possible. You’ll see them throughout the grounds in their volunteer T-shirts and in jackets covered with Oshkosh

patches. They’ve already put in long hours of work, but a full week still lies ahead of them. Thank you to all of you who devote your time, whether it’s two hours or two months, to making our fly-in a success and known around the world. Each year, AirVenture writes its own story. As we stand here on opening day, we don’t fully know what that story will be. But over the next seven days, an unforgettable tale will be written of people and aircraft in a way that is not found anywhere else on the planet. That is, indeed, something special. I look forward to sharing it with you.


The largest of the scattered group — 120 planes from Fond du Lac plus three who later joined them — made it to Oshkosh on their second attempt, landing at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. By Sunday morning, Gaines said 148 of the 149 aircraft had arrived, and possibly all 149. Gaines said the group plans for emergencies like this. “When something like this happens, you just do the best you can,” he said. “But on the plus side, we got to see how hard flight ops works to keep pilots safe.” The weather didn’t just delay the Bonanzas mass flight. About the same time some of the Bonanzas finally arrived, so did the Cessna group, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O), which landed interspersed with some of the Bonanzas. This is C2O’s 13th group arrival to Oshkosh after staging at the Dodge County Airport. A gaggle of Mooneys also eventually made it to the AirVenture grounds, despite the weather, although most came in one-by-one versus the planned caravan. This is the 21st year of the Mooney Caravan.

But about 10 miles out from Oshkosh, those plans fell apart. The group was diverted as a storm system came through, said B2Osh leader Larry Gaines. The vast majority — 120 — landed at the Fond du Lac County Airport, while 24 landed at the Dodge County Airport near Juneau. The remainder went to a private airport near Fond du Lac, the Dane County Airport in Madison, and a few even flew the normal Fisk arrival, arriving in Oshkosh well before the rest. Gaines said he was very grateful for technology and their mass texting service. “After we landed, I put out a text that said, ‘If you are not in Fond du Lac, text me where you are,’” he said. “Within 10 minutes of landing, I knew where everyone was and that they were all safe.”




MONDAY, JULY 23 / FORD DAY 7-11 A.M.: Chapter Pancake Breakfast at Camp Scholler Chapters Pavilion 7 A.M.: Powered parachutes at Ultralight Runway 8 A.M.: One Week Wonder opens at EAA Four Corners 8 A.M.: Vintage Aircraft Association Town Hall meeting at Vintage Hangar 9 A.M.: Ultralights and lightplanes demonstration at Ultralight Runway 10 A.M.: Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft at Vintage Hangar 10 A.M.: Warbirds in Review - A-26K Special Kay and A-26 at Warbird Alley 10:30 A.M.: Vintage in Review - 1939 Spartan 7W Executive, 1955 Cessna 170B, 1917 Sopwith Camel at Rose Plaza Interview Circle 11:30 A.M.: Rotorcraft demonstration at Ultralight Runway 1 P.M.: Warbirds in Review - de Havilland DH-4 and Cessna O-2A Skymaster at Warbird Alley 1:30 P.M.: World War I engine runs in Vintage area 2:30 P.M. Daily Air Show presented by Quest Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Canada – including Warbirds of America arrival 3:30 P.M.: Meet Aviore at EAA AirVenture Welcome Center 5:30 P.M.: WomenVenture Social at Appaero Forum Pavilion 9 6 P.M.: Dustin Lynch and Maddie & Tae concert on Boeing Plaza with special flyover 6:30 P.M.: Ultralights and lightplanes demonstration at Ultralight Runway 7:30 P.M.: Powered parachutes at Ultralight Runway 8 P.M.: Balloon Night Glow on Boeing Plaza 8 P.M.: RAF Centennial Commemoration at Theater in the Woods 8 P.M.: Twilight Flight Fest at Fun Fly Zone 8 P.M.: World War I flying in Vintage area 8:30 P.M.: Spitfire at Airbus Fly-In Theater Plaza aircraft: A-10, B-1B, B-29 Doc, XP-82, KC-135, F-16, A220, DH.4, RAF aircraft, Honeywell 757, MH-47 Chinook, Apache AH-64, C-12F Huron, U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D, U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T, S-3 NASA

PUBLISHER: Jack J. Pelton


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WWI PAGE 1 “In the four-year stretch of World War I, aviation technology and piloting made strides that have been rarely matched in the history of flight,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “A century later, aviation enthusiasts still marvel at the determination, ingenuity, and skill of those who designed, built, and flew these aircraft. They were making history in a field of engineering that mostly did not exist just 15 years earlier.” Indeed, the armistice marking the end of the Great War on November 11, 1918, also signaled the end of aviation’s first era of great advances, dovetailing with its next phase of development exemplified by the RAF’s birth.

The featured aircraft, on display at the Vintage area, include four biplane fighters from Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight collection. Representing Germany’s air might are a Fokker D.VII and an Albatross D.III; and from the Allied Forces a Sopwith Pup, as well as a Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe that Weeks will fly in the celebration’s aerial demonstrations. The Albatross D.III was flown by many German aces, including Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Kurt Wolff. The Fokker D.VIIs, under the terms of the armistice, all had to be surrendered to the Allies, and many of them served in the service of other nations in following years. Also on hand are replicas of a British S.E.5.a — sometimes called “the


Spitfire of World War I” — and a Sopwith Camel re-created by Ohio’s Genius Garage, and a vintage U.S.-built DH.4, the two-place British biplane bomber. It ’s noteworthy that as Oshkosh also celebrates the Year of the Tanker at this year’s fly-in, the DH.4 was used for aerial refueling, providing two reasons for honoring the aircraft. The DH.4 was also the first aircraft used by the U.S. Postal Service for airmail delivery, a service that is coincidentally also marking its 100th anniversary this year. Meanwhile, a Sopwith Camel piloted by Canadian Arthur Brown was initially credited with shooting down Richthofen, though it was subsequently determined his life was almost certainly claimed by a bullet fired from the ground. Also from the Fantasy of Flight collection is a rare 1915 Blériot replica in Royal Flying Corps colors. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday the aircraft will perform in aerial demonstrations at the ultralight field (rows P4 and P5) from 8 to 8:20 p.m. Additionally, daily static engine runs will give visitors a real appreciation of the powerplants of the era, including the vintage Daimler engine that powers the Albatross. In addition, WWI-era aircraft, aircraft owners, and historians will participate in forums and Vintage in Review sessions throughout the week. A number of the aircraft will also be displayed on Boeing Plaza during the week.

COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE The U.K.’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was born in the smoldering final act of World War I, the “war to end all wars.” Military aviation had existed in the U.K. since 1911, but the RAF, formed by the consolidation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, didn’t come into existence until April of 1918. The RAF centennial will be commemorated during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 with historic aircraft, flyovers, and special programming. The RAF’s 100th anniversary will be celebrated throughout the week, with a primary focus on the centennial this evening and tomorrow. Programming at EAA’s Theater in the Woods, sponsored by M&M’s, will commemorate the RAF centennial tonight at 8 p.m. The Airbus Fly-In Theater will also host the North American premiere of the feature documentary film Spitfire starting at 8:30 p.m. As we celebrate the centennial in honor of one of our nation’s closest allies, we salute the Royal Air Force and its first 100 years of proud and honorable service, just as we do all of our veterans — not just at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, but all year long.

NFL PLAYER GETS INVOLVED AS YOUNG EAGLES CO-CHAIRMAN PRO BOWL TIGHT END Jimmy Graham, who earlier this year signed with the Green Bay Packers, will get involved with EAA’s Young Eagles program that aims to inspire the next generation of aviators. Graham will be flying with Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker this afternoon in a flight that includes Young Eagles. Graham is an avid pilot who earned his private pilot

certificate in 2012 and has since added instrument, seaplane, multiengine, and helicopter ratings. He played with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks prior to signing with the Packers last spring. Graham has caught 556 passes and 69 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career. The Young Eagles program recently surpassed 2.1 million young people

flown, making it the largest youth aviation education program ever created. That has been possible through the volunteer efforts of 50,000 EAA-member volunteer pilots and an equal number of ground support volunteers. Tucker has been Young Eagles chairman since 2013, becoming the sixth chairman of the program. He has

brought Young Eagles to cities across America during his annual air show schedule, introducing young people to flight in a unique way. Look for more highlights of today’s Young Eagles flight with Tucker and G ra h a m i n u p c o m i n g i s s u e s o f AirVenture Today and on the EAA website.




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Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae add double star power to opening concert FOR THE FIRST time, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will have twice the star power for its traditional opening night concert, as country stars Dustin Lynch and Maddie & Tae kick off the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration with a post-air show concert tonight. For the past 13 years, the openingnight concert on Boeing Plaza sponsored by Ford Motor Company has provided a rousing start to the weeklong celebration of flight at Oshkosh. This year’s concert begins with Maddie & Tae at 6 p.m., followed by Dustin Lynch at 7:15 p.m. “We’ve had legendary performers at our opening night concert in past years, and even some that have brought opening acts, but we’ve never had two current hitmakers here on the same night to open our week of aviation excitement and fun,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “These artists are both reaching the top of the country charts today and are a great addition to what’s become a memorable opening night at AirVenture.” Dustin Lynch, a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee — home of EAA Chapter 458 — already has five No. 1 singles under his

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Help Build a Plane in One Week Volunteers will build a new Van’s RV-12iS BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ

ONE WEEK. THAT’S seven days, 168 hours, or 10,080 minutes. No matter how you write it, it’s not a lot of time. But in that time, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh visitors and members will build a new homebuilt plane. Again. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board, said EAA decided to again build a plane, dubbed the One Week Wonder, to ensure people understand that building an airplane is achievable. “Doing it in a week is a bit of grandstanding, but it really makes the point … that building an airplane is a phenomenon that can be done by anyone.” This time, the airplane will be a Van’s RV-12iS. Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and communities & homebuilt community manager, said it will take the entire week to construct the plane, with people working on it daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or even longer, if needed. He hopes thousands of people will stop by to pull a rivet or help in some other way, and then become inspired knowing they had some part in its assembly. The RV-12iS is being constructed at EAA’s Four Corners, located at the intersection of Knapp Street and Celebration Way. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 7:45 a.m. today, with the build officially beginning at 8 a.m. Jack said the project couldn’t happen without the support of companies like Van’s Aircraft, Garmin, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., and Rotax. It takes a lot of volunteers to oversee a project of such magnitude. Charlie said five Van’s Aircraft employees will be on the grounds to oversee the build, and 100 core volunteers will guide the project along, with another 60 volunteers working with the public to teach them how to pull a rivet or answer questions.

Jack acknowledged that it’s challenging to build a plane in a week, but said you can feel the excitement of watching it come together. A well-designed kit airplane is truly made for the amateur to build, Charlie added. “There is a large safety margin built in,” Charlie said. “Of course, you still must be diligent in building,” he added, but current technology makes skill methods available to just about anyone. “For instance, I can teach someone how to pull a rivet in about one minute,” Charlie said. “A lot of people might perceive that it’s difficult to build an airplane. Yes, it is a big undertaking, but it really is within the grasp of anyone who has the DIY spirit.” EAA will provide around-the-clock webcam coverage of the build. The first plane built by AirVenture visitors in a week was a Zenith CH 750, built in 2014. After spending about 18 months taking it to chapters across the country to show off the work of members, the airplane is now used by EAA’s flying club, Jack said. EAA plans to do the same with the RV-12iS, he said. “This really represents the innovative, can-do spirit of EAA members through all these years,” Jack said. “Our members don’t put limitations on what is possible. Instead, they set a goal, believe it can be done, and then it happens.”


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Pilot, Venom jet lost in accident ONE PERSON WAS killed and two were injured late Friday afternoon when a vintage de Havilland DH 112 Venom fighter jet crashed in a farm complex shortly after taking off from the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport, along Lake Michigan southeast of Oshkosh. The pilot, 50-year-old Martin Tibbitts of Grosse Point, Michigan, was flying the jet and was the lone occupant of the aircraft. Tibbitts was the president of the World Heritage Air Museum in Detroit, which features British jets from the 1950s through the 1970s. According to the Sheboygan County

Sheriff’s Department, Tibbitts was killed upon impact when the aircraft struck the ground on a farm near the airport. The jet then struck a farm building, injuring two workers and resulting in a fire that killed an estimated 40 to 50 cows. The NTSB and FAA are continuing to investigate the accident. We at EAA were saddened to hear of the loss of life and injury that occurred in that accident. Our thoughts are with those involved and their families. The aircraft was scheduled to take part in vintage jet and Royal Air Force centennial activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh beginning today.

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MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS and Avionics donated roughly half a dozen StartStick ground power units to EAA to support both EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 and EAA’s year-round ventures. David Copeland, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics director of sales, said that the donation is intended to fulfil several goals at once. “There’s three things: One, we want to keep people flying,” David, EAA 702331, said. “No. 2, we want to help the Young Eagles in their great adventure for helping people get educated about aviation. And then the other one is we just want to tell people about this great unit that is very proven and uses lithium-ion technology and cell technology.” The donated StartSticks will go to Emergency Aircraft Repair, a facility staffed by volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 during AirVenture, the Kermit Weeks Hangar: EAA Flight Research Center, and

Thursday’s The Gathering to be auctioned in support of EAA’s mission of spreading The Spirit of Aviation. David came up with the idea when he ran into EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton at AERO Friedrichshafen 2018 in Germany, and when David reached out Jack said he was excited about the initiative. “David and I were talking about it, and he made the very generous offer of saying, ‘Hey, could you guys use some of these during AirVenture on the field?’” Jack explained. “I said, ‘That’s fantastic.’ I was very appreciative.” Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics is uniquely positioned to support EAA with the StartSticks, as David said they’re the only company selling them in the country. “We’re the exclusive distributor in the United States for StartSticks,” David said. “We’ve known the company and the owner for a long time; we’ve proven the technology.”

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VISITORS TO EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 may catch a glimpse of a costumed superhero, Aviore, while exploring the convention grounds. Aviore was gifted to EAA by the Stan Lee Foundation in 2017. Comic book legend Stan Lee’s creativity spawned Spider-Man, Black Panther, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, among others, and paved the way for superhero dominance at the box office. Introduced at last year’s fly-in, Aviore — with a special visit from Stan Lee — helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program, the world’s most successful aviation youth outreach initiative. This

year’s AirVenture marks the release of the first issue of The Adventures of Aviore, a comic book that will give kids of all ages their first look at Aviore in action. Aviore’s mission is the same as ours — to grow participation in aviation. When he’s not “on duty,” Aviore’s alter ego, Jake “Perry” Howard, is a young homebuilder who spends his free time volunteering as a Young Eagles pilot. Unlike some superheroes, Aviore wasn’t born on a dying planet under a red sun, dosed with gamma rays, or bitten by a radioactive spider. The lifechanging event that transformed him into a superhero was something familiar to many of us — a Young Eagles flight. His superpowers are things like intelligence, initiative, curiosity, and his network of friends. We hope that Aviore’s adventures inspire more young people to get involved in aviation, whether that means flying, building, volunteering, or all three. Free copies of issue No. 1 are included with the August edition of EAA Sport Aviation magazine, and can be found at the drop boxes in KidVenture, the EAA AirVenture Welcome Center, and various other locations around the AirVenture grounds. Young readers can also find supplemental content relating to each issue at www.Aviore.org. When you’ve read your copy, feel free to pass it along to help Aviore inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.














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ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, Thursday, and Friday nights the Fun Fly Zone plays host to EAA’s Twilight Flight Fest, which allows attendees to get up close and personal with a variety of affordable and entertaining forms of flight. Evening events kick off at 8 p.m. with the EAA STOL Invitational demonstrating incredible short takeoffs and landings. Come see how quickly these properly designed and equipped aircraft — and expert pilots — get airborne, and how little grass runway is needed for a successful touchdown! The Paradigm Aerobatic Team will also perform a wide range of dynamic



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EAA volunteers were honored Sunday afternoon for tireless organization and fly-in convention work. “This ceremony is special because this event doesn’t happen without volunteers,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “The history of volunteerism, and the number of people who put in countless hours to pull this event off, and the friendships and family created because of all those years, is what makes it special.” The 2018 Volunteer Park award recipients included, front row, from left, Jackie Welch, who received the Dorothy Hilbert Award for helping to grow EAA’s Flight Experiences program; Ken and Linda Jordan, honored for their work and continuous improvements made to the North 40 area; and Donna Sisk, an EAA volunteer for 48 years and chair of the South Maintenance Group who makes sure behind-the-scenes work gets done prior to, during, and after the fly-in convention. Not pictured is Dr. John D. “Jack” Hastings, a volunteer instrumental in making the process to get an FAA medical certificate easier. Back row, from left, is EAA’s Jack Pelton, Rick Larsen, Sean Elliott, Dave Chaimson, Brian Wierzbinski, Ken Strmiska, and Karen Kryzaniak.

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THE VINTAGE AIRCRAFT Association (VAA) will honor the memory of one of its longtime leaders today when the VAA dedicates Charles W. Harris Memorial Park, or “Charlie’s Park.” The dedication program begins at 11:45 a.m., just west of the Vintage Hangar, with all EAA AirVenture Oshkosh visitors invited to attend. The wooded area will honor the late Harris, who died December 9, 2017, at age 90. He served the VAA 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 death. In honor of Charlie’s love of World War II aviation and naval history, the Ladies for Liberty will present their 1940s musical tribute to the Andrews Sisters at the dedication event. Also speaking during the program

will be Betsey Kersey, Charlie’s business partner for 53 years. Kersey will be introduced by VAA President Susan Dusenbury and EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton. Charlie had a long, distinguished business career in Oklahoma, but he also had a lifelong passion for vintage aircraft. In 2001, he founded the Friends of the Red Barn, the major VAA annual fundraising campaign to preserve and expand the “Vintage experience” during the annual AirVenture fly-in convention. He was instrumental in securing two major donations in 2017 to construct the VAA judges building and to restore and expand the iconic VAA Red Barn headquarters. The dedication today will be immediately followed by an ice cream social on the front porch of the VAA Red Barn, where the Ladies for Liberty will also perform.



Warbirds of America President Connie Bowlin gave a thumbs-up as she arrived at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 in a Grumman F7F Tigercat twin-engine fighter on Sunday. An accomplished warbird flier, Connie said the Tigercat “is a nice airplane to add to the list.” The Tigercat will be the subject of a Warbirds in Review session on Thursday at 1 p.m.

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THE PISTON AVIATION Fuels Initiative (PAFI) is currently considering next steps for the development of unleaded fuels for the GA aircraft fleet after the FAA announced in June that it was temporarily suspending testing of the two fuels in the program, giving the fuel developers an opportunity to address some of the findings from the exhaustive testing. Those two fuels, from Shell and Swift, have been studied since 2016 and were the final candidates of 19 fuels to advance to full-scale engine and flight testing. PAFI was developed as a collaborative program between the FAA and the aviation and petroleum industries to find a satisfactory high-octane unleaded replacement for 100LL avgas, which is currently used by the vast majority of piston aircraft in the U.S. GA fleet. Full-scale engine and aircraft testing has been temporarily suspended to allow time for fuel developers to assess and potentially address differences between the unleaded fuels and 100LL. As satisfactory mitigations to these differences are developed PAFI will continue to evaluate the fuels further. In the meantime, PAFI, through the FAA, has also reached out to other fuel developers with proposed fuels that emerged after the program was established, or who had previously declined to participate in the initial competitive process, to determine if further examination of any of those fuels is warranted. “The collaborative FAA-industry PAFI program has done exactly what it was designed to do — take promising fuels and subject them to rigorous, standardized materials, engine, fuel system, and aircraft testing, developed and agreed to by the full breadth of the industry, to determine their performance characteristics and any limitations

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AKZONOBEL DONATES PAINT TO B-25, AIRCAM RESTORATION PROJECT AFTER MONTHS OF meticulous work, two very special planes will make their debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018: the historic North American B-25 Berlin Express that is nearing the end of its complete restoration and a Lockwood AirCam, built from scratch by EAA volunteers to fly youth for EAA’s Young Eagles program. AkzoNobel — a leading global paints and coatings company — is a proud supporter of these two projects and donated the paint for each of them.

“This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our iconic Alumigrip brand, and what better way to mark this milestone than to support the projects for the Berlin Express and the AirCam,” said John Griffin, director of AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings business. AkzoNobel’s Alumigrip coating system brand is well-known in the general aviation market for its highgloss finish and ease of use. The new Alumigrip base coat/clear coat system

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Fellowship of the Wing Cam Martin Powered Parachutes Tethered Balloon Operations Ford Tri-Motor Runway Safety: Pitfalls and Prevention John Collins One Week Wonder Grand Opening VAA Town Hall Meeting Susan Dusenbury Real World Flying w/Modern Avionics Garmin EAA Canada Coffee and Doughnuts EAA Canada G3X Touch Academy Installation Garmin Monday Activities Center EAA’s One Week Wonder Bell Helicopter Rides Turret Tales Judie Ohm Exceptional Engine Perf. for Cirrus Continental Motors Group Postcards From the Sky Erin Seidemann Coffee & Doughnuts Make Ground School As Fun As Flying Elizabeth Kailey Aircraft Dispatcher Jobs Danny Mortensen Flying New Mexico’s Backcountry Larry Filener Build, Buy, or Rent: Which for You? Scott “Sky” Smith Pass Your Checkride Larry Bothe Update: Graflight 8 Diesel Engine Michael Fuchs Fundamental Turbocharging Systems Timothy Gauntt The EGT Myth Mike Busch Fabric Covering 101 EAA SportAir Workshops Marketing Beyond the Runway Alyssa Connell Sheet Metal 101 EAA SportAir Workshops TIG Welding 101 Lincoln Electric Composite 101 Engine Blueprinting: What, Why, How Archie Frangoudis Champion Spark Plug Tech Clinic Steve Staudt Gas Welding 101 $250 ADS-B Solutions Sean Chuplis Oil Analysis and How It Works Ryan Stark Remembering the Battle of Midway Dick Campbell The Restorers - The Aviatrix Adam White The Bugatti 100P Air Racer Robert Havens Panel of ATC Experts Guy Lieser, Steve McGreevy Over Both Poles in a Homebuilt Bill Harrelson Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Vintage Metal Shaping Zenith Kit Assembly Demonstration Zenith Aircraft Company Drone School - Part 107 Scott Strimple Aircraft Restoration Switchblade Flying Sports Car News Sam Bousfield ATC - VFR Flight Following Services NATCA Controllers Plane Talk - Tuskegee Airmen NTSB Accident Case Studies National Transportation Safety Board Luscombe Association Forum Scott O’Brien Mastering Crosswinds Aleks Udris Paul’s Vintage Workshop Ultralights and Lightplanes Composites Russell Emanis Redbird STEM Lab Redbird Flight Simulations

LOCATION Fergus Chapel Fun Fly Zone Ultralight Barn Ford Tri-Motor Building EAA Pilot Proficiency Center EAA One Week Wonder Vintage Hangar Garmin Hangar Tent 2 EAA Canada Tent Garmin Hangar Tent 1 Activities Center EAA One Week Wonder Pioneer Airport Sky Shoppe Continental Motors EAA Wearhouse Blue Barn Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03 Forum Stage 04 Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 06 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 09 Appareo Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 Sheet Metal Workshop Aircraft Spruce TIG Welding Workshop Lincoln Electric Composite Workshop Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Gas Welding Workshop Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 Vette Theater Hilton Theater Skyscape Theater FAA Aviation Safety Center


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TODAY’S SCHEDULE TIME PRESENTATION 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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Warbirds Area Narrated Tram Tour B-17 Flights Daily Activities at the Ford Hangar Ford Motor Company Aeromart ADS-B Solutions Garmin Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Lycoming Engines Hobbs the Dragon That Couldn’t Fly Brandi Fill Big History in Flight Wendy Curtis, Evan Serio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Paul Woodruff Plane Talk - Gloster Meteor Special VFR & VFR-on-Top Clearances NATCA Controllers Next Generation High Speed SATCOM Iain Ronis, Jeff Kauffman ForeFlight - What’s New? Ryan McBride How to Fly G3X Touch Garmin Engines and TBO Continental Motors Group Hand Prop Your Aircraft Warbirds in Review A-26K and A-26 Shot Down Steve Snyder Ask the Answer Man Paul Royko Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft Bill Pancake Instruct Better From Better Effort Gregg Brightwell 10 Ways to Improve Your Chapter David Leiting Flying To and From Canada Ian Brown Preparing for Your First Flight Gary Baker Picking a Homebuilt Design Budd Davisson Floats for Light Aircraft Matt Heintz

LOCATION Warbird Tram Ford Tri-Motor Building Ford Hangar Aeromart Garmin Hangar Tent 2 Lycoming Engines Booth EAA Wearhouse Sky Shoppe Federal Pavilion Boeing Plaza NATCA Booth Ed King Theater at BendixKing Pavilion AOPA Program Pavilion Garmin Hangar Tent 1 Continental Motors Vintage Red Barn Warbird Alley EAA AirVenture Welcome Center AeroShell Vintage Hangar NAFI Booth Blue Barn EAA Canada Tent Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03


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Bush and Mountain Flying CC Milne Pocock Witt’s O & O and Big-X History William Randall Bray BasicMed vs. Third-Class Medical Dr. Brent Blue Shaesta Waiz: Dreams Do Soar! Shaesta Waiz So You Want to Build Your Own Plane Sebastien Heintz Light Airplane Drag Reduction Barnaby Wainfan OV-10 Combat With the Green Berets Jon Goldenbaum Avionics for Pennies Jim Weir Ag Pilots: Agriculture’s Air Force Andrew Moore Basic Electrical Connections Demo Dick Koehler Simulation-Based Flight Training Scott Manley Forming Aluminum Ribs Jim Martin Remembering Pearl Harbor Dick Campbell Teachers: Integrate STEM & Aviation Barbara Walters-Phillips Nothing by Chance Q&A Glenn Norman Round Up the Usual Suspects! Susan Parson, Paul Preidecker Preparing for Your First Flight David Prizio Panther in Review How to Apply Glider Techniques Gregg Squires Getting Started With Garmin Pilot Garmin What’s New at Dynon Rotax Aircraft Engine Info Session Ronnie Smith What Will Your Grandchildren See? Dr. David Ullman Meet Kermit Weeks Kermit Weeks TFRs and Intercepts: How to Avoid NORAD Vintage in Review Monday Careers and Opportunities at Cirrus Judi Eltgroth Plane Talk - Airbus A220 What to Know About In-Flight Weather Scott Dennstaedt Experimental Avionics - xVue Touch Karan Shrivastava Turbine Engine Oil: Are you Protected Will Felix, Hieu Nguyen The Gift - The Air Force Years Michael Trahan Taylorcraft Owner’s Club Forum John Hofmann Upgrading Avionics Garmin Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Stewart Systems Covering Meet Aviore! Aviore Pro Garmin Pilot Tips & Tricks Garmin Jet-A Powered Piston Engines Continental Motors Group Bush & Mountain Flying 3rd Edition CC Milne Pocock Hurricane Hunters NOAA Building Your Aircraft in Canada Jack Dueck Where in the Atmosphere Are Clouds? Rich Mamrosh Chapter 59’s Turnaround Strategy Phil Perry NAFI CFI Insurance: How It Protects Michael Adams Don’t Let That Cloud Fool You NATCA Controllers What’s New in Aviation Insurance Ken Maynard KRnet Builders and Pilots Forum Mark Langford Flying & Maintaining Beechcraft Michael Kaufman Lycoming Engine Tech Tips Lycoming Engines Cockpit Harness Safety Review Trevor Ashline Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee, George Hardy ForeFlight Fundamentals ForeFlight ADS-B Options-New Stratus Products Appareo, Zach Peterson 1800WXBRIEF: The Best of the Future Joe Daniele NASA -X57, More Than Electrons Jeffrey Viken

LOCATION Forum Stage 04 Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 06 Forum Stage 07 Scaled Composites Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 09 Appareo Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 Vette Theater Hilton Theater Skyscape Theater FAA Aviation Safety Center


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TODAY’S SCHEDULE TIME PRESENTATION 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Five Practical Cost Cutting Ideas Scott “Sky” Smith Building Your Dream Airport Gary Stevens Corvair Engine Conversions William Wynne Vacuum Bagging Techniques Scott VanderVeen B-17: The Final Mission Chris Henry Flying the Western Front Kip Lankenau NASA: 60 Years of Exploration William Barry Colorado Mountain Flying Bill Standerfer Rivets & Sheet Metal Construction Sebastien Heintz What is Powered Paragliding? Mike Robinson Rotorcraft Plane Talk - B-1B Smart Flight Deck Tom Letts Fueling the Future Tim Shea Vintage Children’s Workshop Volunteers Vintage Workshop, Dave Clark Vintage Type Clubs The Seventh Cruise Karl Stewart ADS-B Solutions Garmin Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Garmin NTSB Accident Case Studies National Transportation Safety Board Wings of Valor; Honoring America’s Aces Charles “Chick” Cleveland Maintain Proficiency at Home Charlie Gregoire Celebrating 7,000 Ivy McIver Plane Talk - KC-135 Opening Day Comments Jack Pelton Explore Places to Fly! John Hamilton



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Sonerai Builder’s Forum Fred Keip Part 107 Add-On for Current Pilots Daniel Robinson Berlin Express Restoration Josh Welter Royal Air Force: Faulty Foundation Zachary Zweigle Runway Safety Wrong Surface Ops Cheri Walter, Tom Frakes Beginning the Electrical Design Carl Dumele Subsonex in Review Getting Started in Ultralights Timm Bogenhagen Reassembly of a Lycoming Engine Lycoming Engines Transport Canada Canadian Owners and Pilots Association WWI Engine Run: Albatros Kermit Weeks Rotax Fuel Injected Info Session Nino Tavio Higher Call - Devotion Adam Makos Letters From a Soviet Prison Gary Powers Jr. Fly the Easy Way - Seaplane Larry Bothe Low-Cost Certificated AC Upgrades Garmin Upgrading Avionics Garmin Meet Kermit Weeks Kermit Weeks Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson If You Fly, We Can’t U.S. Forest Service Connectivity in GA Iain Ronis, Jeff Kauffman The Power of Desktop Simulation Keith Smith Mike Busch on Engines Mike Busch Flying Start - New Program Kyle Voltz How Does It Fly Jason Archer Drones & Aviation:Bridging the Gap Katie Gilmore


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Fun Without Sun at Oshkosh AirVenture attendees are excited for the week ahead, rain or shine BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

FOR AN EVENT known as the Woodstock of aviation, it’s not surprising the weekend’s inclement weather failed to dampen the fun for early visitors at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. “We love it — this is a great time to be here,” said Rick Steele with his wife, Brenda, contrasting the conditions at Wittman Regional Airport with the humid heat back home in Kingwood, Texas. “This is beautiful weather.” At Homebuilders Headquarters, Jim Schmitt EAA 212579, from Evansville, Indiana, and Jim Price from Boise, Idaho, were deep in hangar talk, Schmitt’s Pulsar and Price’s Long-EZ parked within sight on the flightline. With more than 65 Oshkosh fly-ins between them, they provided the veterans’ perspective on the gray skies. “There’s always plenty of activity to do when it’s not good weather,” Schmitt said. “A lot of what we come for is the exchange of information, to relax and learn what other aviators are doing, and enjoy conversation,” Price said. Aiden Goodmansen and Samuel Badger, both youngsters from Mesa, Arizona, were strolling down Wittman Road in the morning mist, exploring the rows of aircraft on display. “We’re trying to find the most memorable kind,” Samuel said. “There are a lot crazy-looking ones,” Aiden added. The boys, members of Mesa’s Aviation Explorers Post 352, are visiting AirVenture for the first time, and the drizzle was almost welcome. “The weather’s pretty nice,” Aiden said. “Phoenix is 100 degrees.” Both Aiden and Samuel eventually want to learn to fly and build their own airplanes. “Kits sound like a ton of fun,” Samuel said, and based on whatever his future needs are, “I figure there’s a good one out there,” he said. The two are camping at the Aviation

“A lot of what we come for is the exchange of information, to relax and learn what other aviators are doing, and enjoy conversation.” –Jim Price


Top left: Bryan Jones Bottom Left: Brenda and Rick Steele

Top right: Samuel Badger and Aiden Goodmansen Bottom right: Jim Price and Jim Schmitt

Exploration Base and will be volunteering here, parking airplanes and pitching in any other way they can. Bryan Jones, EAA 554776, from Houston was reading a copy of AirVenture Today with his morning coffee at the Waypoint Café. “This cool, soggy weather is very relaxing,” he said. “The only problem is my feet are wet. Other than that, I’m just dandy.” Bryan, who’s been to the fly-in, “eight or 10 times,” arrived in his RV-8. Built 18 years ago, it’s “right at 2,000 hours,” he said. He’s meeting up with friends here, and “We just work around” the weather, Bryan added. “We’ll just self-generate our own fun.”

Meanwhile, the Steeles were getting on with their day. “We’ll go walk the warbirds, go to the museum, and see what forums are coming up,” Rick said. The couple had long dreamed of flying to the Bahamas, and on their last Oshkosh visit two years ago, they attended a forum on flying to the islands. Armed with information, they set their sights on flying to Eleuthera, one of the chain’s Out Islands. “It’s hard to get to — there are no cruise ships.” They made their bucket list journey there last year. “It was the time of our lives,” Rick said. He offered a last bit of advice on dealing with the gray weather at Oshkosh. “Just get out and enjoy it,” he said. “No sunblock required.”

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

Dominican Republic to OSH Duo of Lancairs flown thousands of miles for aviation celebration BY TI WINDISCH

A PAIR OF Lancairs arrived in Oshkosh Friday after making the trek from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and are now proudly on display right beside the Brown Arch. The two airplanes are owned by Oscar Imbert, EAA 554054, who said it was his dream since childhood to be able to own an airplane and fly it. “I am very grateful to EAA because 20 years ago I came with the dream of building an airplane, and EAA always has been our support, for homebuilders,” Oscar said. “So it’s incredible for me, who was born in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, and as a child I always dreamed of flying. The years came and came, and finally I decided to build a plane in the D.R.” The airplanes, named El Pollito and Pollo 2, are a Lancair IV and Lancair Evolution, respectively. Both airplanes had been to Oshkosh separately, as this is the fifth AirVenture for Pollo 2 and the seventh for El Pollito, but this was the first time Oscar had them both in Oshkosh simultaneously. Pollo 2 was built in Bend, Oregon, but Oscar’s first airplane, El Pollito, was the one he constructed with help in Punta Cana. Oscar said the great thing about

From left Andres Sánchez; Jaime Piña; Oscar Imbert; Alejandro Marranzini; Oriolis Castro; Carlos Medrano.

the homebuilding community is that it’s introduced him to people he never would’ve otherwise met, as well as its helpful spirit. “In the homebuilders, there is a community,” Oscar said. “When you have a problem, you just have to say, ‘I have a problem.’ And somebody will help you.” In addition to El Pollito being a rarity because of its construction in the Dominican Republic, both Lancairs have a unique twist to them — their identifying numbers are not painted on, but rather are exposed carbon fiber. Oscar said that although it’s unconventional, the method has held up just fine for both of his airplanes, which have nearly 2,000 hours on them combined. “As [far as] I know, these are the only two planes to have real carbon fiber numbers exposed,” Oscar said. “You are not supposed to do that because the carbon fiber can get de-laminated. So what we did is we did three extra layers of carbon fiber where the numbers are. It’s very unique.” While he may have left an airport far different than many U.S. pilots are used to, Oscar’s final approach to Oshkosh fell right in line with a common experience — he had to find a way through some


rainy weather into Wittman Regional Airport. The Lancairs departed La Isabela International Airport (MDJB) in Santo Domingo and entered the United States at Opa-Locka Executive Airport (OPF). They then headed north to Crossville Memorial Airport (CSV) before stopping at Illinois Valley Regional Airport (VYS) on their way to Oshkosh. “We found a hole and we squeezed by, and thank god we are here, no problem,” Oscar said. “Now we are expecting good weather and to have a nice week here. … Those planes are really amazing. You can come all the way from Santo Domingo to here in one-and-a-half days.”




EAA Flight Test Manual First of Its Kind New manual available in September BY LEAH COMINS

EAA WILL DEBUT its first-ever flight-test manual for experimental pilots in September 2018. The manual will be briefly introduced at the “Flight Test Like a Pro” forum today at 2:30 p.m. at Forum Pavilion 11.

The number of amateur-built experimental aircraft being flown has grown exponentially since the early years of the homebuilding industry. Though flight testing is a key factor in the success and safety of amateur-built aircraft, by helping to familiarize the pilot with a new plane, there is currently no comprehensive guide for flight testing experimental aircraft.

pilot’s operating handbook. The manual provides tips, tricks, and reminders, all to help ensure that homebuilders’ aircraft are ready for years of adventure. The EAA Flight Test Manual will be available for purchase in September through EAA. The “Flight Test Like a Pro” forum will be led by veteran flight test pilots Charlie Precourt,

“This manual will have a real impact on helping pilots complete a clear-cut and thorough flight test of their new aircraft. Its guidelines are designed to increase pilot preparedness and test the abilities of the aircraft to assure its safe and optimal performance.” — Charlie Precourt, EAA Board of Directors’ Vice Chairman

The EAA Flight Test Manual is prepared in partnership with EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council and provides professional guidance for conducting the flight testing of new amateur-built planes. The manual’s best practices include important steps to take before the first flight, such as documenting maintenance work, the status of the aircraft’s equipment, fuel tests, and weight-and-balance characteristics. The EAA Flight Test Manual is also accompanied by 18 flight-test cards that cover testing of the first taxi, takeoff and landing, climb speeds, stalling characteristics, and everything in between. Following the guide will result in the performance numbers needed for safe flight and to include in your

former NASA astronaut who currently chairs EAA’s Safety Committee; Terry Lutz, former Air Force test pilot and current flight test safety consultant to Airbus; and Chris Glaeser, also a former Air Force test pilot. The forum will discuss the safe flight testing of amateur-built aircraft, making it an ideal place to preview the manual. “This manual will have a real impact on helping pilots complete a clear-cut and thorough flight test of their new aircraft,” Charlie said. “Its guidelines are designed to increase pilot preparedness and test the abilities of the aircraft to assure its safe and optimal performance.”

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Flying Start Program Helps Chapters Reach Out EAA provides tools to introduce newcomers to aviation BY TI WINDISCH

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EAA’S FLYING START program provides EAA chapters with an opportunity to reach out into the local community and bring those interested in aviation to the airport for a firsthand look at the wonders of flight. EAA Chapter Field Representative David Leiting said the program was initially introduced in the 1990s, and is being reinvigorated to pair with EAA’s Eagle Flights program to get more adults involved in aviation. “Local chapters invite in the general public from the local area to an airport open house- style event, whether it’s a barbecue or coffee and doughnuts in the morning,” David said. “They do a short presentation about what it takes to learn to fly. It’s really targeted at that group that’s always thought, ‘Flying is really cool; I should look into that someday.’” After the presentation, Flying Start attendees get into the sky with their own Eagle Flight. Participating attendees also get a six-month trial EAA membership, and participating chapters are encouraged to pair that with a six-month chapter membership as well. “The goal is, hopefully, they start flight training at some point shortly thereafter,” David said. “But ultimately it helps bring new folks into our organization and into the local chapters.” Some chapters across the country have already run Flying Start programs as a beta test for its reintroduction. Chapters 1, 179, and 690 in Riverside, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Lawrenceville, Georgia, respectively, have all hosted Flying Start events.


“Each of them had about 15-20 people show up,” David said. “Chapter 1 decided to host a second event because it was so successful. I think there were three attendees from the first one that are in flight training now. There are a couple who haven’t started flight training yet, but they joined the chapter because they want to at some point.” In addition to having a positive effect on a chapter membership, David said the Flying Start program is a fitting way for those already involved in aviation to give back to the community. “I always tell people, at one point you were someone hanging on the outside of the fence looking in with an interest in aviation,” David said. “And it took someone to bring you through the fence and be your mentor to get you involved. So this is really the chapter’s opportunity to give back to the community.” Those looking for more information on Flying Start can find it at the Blue Barn throughout the week. Additionally, EAA Chapter Field Representative Kyle Voltz will be giving two forum presentations about Flying Start in the Blue Barn today at 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018


WHILE NASA IS no stranger to flight Following flight tests in Modification research using experimental aircraft or III, the aircraft will be integrated into its X-planes, the return to crewed experi- final phase, Modification IV. This phase will mental flight with the agency’s first feature 12 additional small high-lift motors all-electric X-plane is at the forefront along the leading edge of the wing. These of innovation. motors and their propellers will be active Featuring 14 all-electric motors and during takeoff, creating the lift necessary to propellers along the leading edge of a high- get X-57 airborne. Then, during the cruise aspect ratio wing, NASA’s X-57 Maxwell phase of the flight, the propellers will stop seeks to demonstrate a 500 percent reduc- turning and the blades will fold in so as not tion in the energy needed to cruise at high to create drag. They will be activated once speed. In addition, the test program looks again during landing. to demonstrate flight that is much quieter X-57 seeks to meet the challenges and with zero in-flight carbon emissions. presented by an ever-increasing number X-57, which is being modified from a of general aviation aircraft in the airgas-powered Tecnam P2006T, is designed space each year through innovative to test the operation of multiple electric research and cutting- edge elecmotors and propellers — a concept known tric technology. as distributed electric propulsion. To do Representatives of the X-57 project this, the aircraft will undergo several phases from NASA’s Langley Research Center in of modifications and flight testing. Virginia will be on-hand this week durThe first modification of X-57 into an ing EAA AirVenture 2018 at the NASA a l l - e l e c t r i c X- p l a n e, k n ow n a s tent, located at Aviation Gateway Park, Modification II, will feature replacing along with a subscale X-57 model for the aircraft’s two wing-mounted, gas- viewing. Jeff Viken, a research scientist powered engines with two electric in the Aeronautical Systems Analysis motors that will turn the propellers. X-57 Branch at NASA Langley, is presenting will undergo its first taxi and flight tests today at 11:30 a.m. in Forum Pavilion 11 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research about the X-57. Center in California once this integration phase is complete. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA LAN LEY ADVANCED CONCEPTS LAB, AMA, INC. The following phase, Modification III, will see the aircraft’s original wing replaced with a new longer and skinnier, high-aspect ratio wing. This will help reduce drag for the aircraft. Additionally, the two electric motors from the previous phase will be moved to the tips of the wing. This will counter the drag created by wingtip NASA’s X-57 will be the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, looking to vortices, commonly seen demonstrate the ability of electric propulsion to achieve a 500 percent on conventional aircraft. efficiency boost, zero in-flight carbon emissions, and quieter flight.

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We don’t just cover planes, we cover people. We cover you. Who you are and why you fly. As an aviator, your plane is an extension of you. We’ll do all we can to make sure you have the coverage that fits your needs. Visit EAA.org/Insurance today for the right coverage at the best price for you.

Visit us at the Main Aircraft Display, Booth 262! Get a quote, get a cap!

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018


L3 Introduces Lynx NGT-9000 System Enhancements All-in-one transponder enhances situational awareness and safety L3 COMMERCIAL AVIATION announced today a new software upgrade that provides performance, start-up, and compatibility enhancements for the ADS -B Transponder and Display System. The upgrade, release 3.2, will be available starting in August for Lynx NGT-9000 operators. Current Ly n x o p e ra t o r s c a n v i s i t t h e i r

installation centers for the upgrade, which is free and will be standard in all new systems. “We continue to invest and broaden the reach of the Lynx NGT-9000 with these release 3.2 enhancements, including the introduction of an interface with the Genesys IDU-680 EFIS, as well as other upgrades,” said Shane LaPlante, vice

president of sales and marketing at ACSS, a business within L3 Commercial Aviation. “Lynx is a turnkey solution for general aviation aircraft and Part 27 rotorcraft, providing enhanced situational awareness, ATAS traffic alerting below 500 feet, safety, and ADS-B compliance.” The Lynx NGT-9000 release 3.2 enhancements include:

• Enhanced GPS receiver performance and start-up time. • Improved compatibility with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS). • Added support for dual control panel configuration.

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The future of aviation innovation. Today.

EAA UAV Showcase

EAA Drone Cage

The UAV Showcase is the place to be for the latest in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and drone technology. Learn how UAVs are revolutionizing commercial industries such as agriculture, search and rescue, photography, and more.

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TAKE FLIGHT aboard one of EAA’s unique Flight Experiences B-17 Aluminum Overcast $435 per EAA member, $475 per nonmember B-17 Operations are located at the southeast corner of Warbird Alley

Ford Tri-Motor

$75 per person Ford Tri-Motor Operations are located at the southeast corner of Warbird Alley Tri-Motor Early Bird Special! Get in line at the Tri-Motor Shack before 8:30 a.m. and SAVE $10 on a flight.

Bell 47 Helicopter

$49 per person Helicopter Operations are located at Pioneer Airport behind the EAA Aviation Museum

REPRODUCTION SOPWITH 1.5 STRUTTER COMMEMORATES RAF CENTENNIAL A NEW PRODUCTION, full-scale, fully functional Sopwith 1.5 Strutter fitted with a new production Gnome Monosoupape 100-hp rotary engine is on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The Sopwith 1.5 Strutter was commonly referred to as the workhorse of the Great War due to its versatility. It was used extensively by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) as a scout (fighter), for artillery observation and photo reconnaissance, and as a bomber. With the Army’s Royal Flying Corps (RFC) covetous of the RNAS’ Sopwiths, an Advisory Air Board was eventually created to better allocate resources and reduce inter-service rivalries. Eventually, the RNAS and RFC were merged in April 1918, becoming the Royal Air Force. During this time, the Sopwith Pup, 1.5 Strutter, Triplane, and Camel were used extensively by both services to gain air superiority and ultimately win the war. In celebration of the centennial of the Royal Air Force, any RAF airmen attending AirVenture are invited to climb aboard the Strutter and experience the cockpits and controls of an early airplane firsthand. Produced using the original Sopwith factory drawings, this uncovered, two-seat fighter/ trainer allows the enthusiast to examine the construction methods used at the time as well as the working control systems. For those who want to experience exactly what it was like to fly an airplane from the World War I era, KipAero currently offers four Sopwith models, either fully assembled or in kit form: Strutter, Pup, Triplane, and Camel. KipAero is located at Booth 310 in the Main Aircraft Display. Engine runs of the new production Gnome 100-hp rotary engine will be conducted daily at 11 a.m. by Tony Wytenburg of Classic Aero Machining Service as part of the Vintage in Review program at the Vintage Village.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018


Visit us at booth #371

Create special memories and spend time with friends and family at the AIRBUS Fly-In Theater.


This outdoor experience provides time to relax and unwind while watching blockbuster and classic aviation movies on a five-story high screen. Gather up your friends and family, pack your blanket or lawn chairs, bring some munchies, and settle in to an outdoor movie experience that is one-of-a-kind!

Now Showing

Sunday, July 22...............Nothing by Chance (8:30 p.m.) Monday, July 23 ...................................Spitfire (8:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, July 24 ..................................Dunkirk (8:30 p.m.) Wednesday, July 25 ..........................Catch 22 (9:30 p.m.) Thursday, July 26 ......Toward the Unknown (8:30 p.m.) Friday, July 27 ..... The Great Waldo Pepper (8:30 p.m.) Saturday, July 28 ........................Air America (9:30 p.m.)

Exclusive features not available on ADS-B weather 2-MONTH TRIAL Call 888-877-6991 today! Visit aopa.org/siriusxm for offer details

Hardware and subscription sold separately. SiriusXM sells subscription services that automatically renew and bill at the then-current rates until you call 1-800-985-9200 to cancel. Fees and taxes apply. See complete terms at siriusxm.com. ©2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. All rights reserved.



EAA Young Eagles Presenting Sponsor

EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan Partners

The youth of today represent the pilots, builders, aviation enthusiasts, innovators, and dreamers of tomorrow. The EAA Young Eagles program has flown more than 2 million kids over the past 25 years.

EAA Young Eagles Supporting Sponsors

But it’s only possible with YOUR support, and the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers. Can I count on you? Say, “Yep!” today. Visit www.EAA.org/YEP to lend a hand.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

PHILLIPS 66 AND AFTON CHEMICAL DISCUSS UNLEADED 100LL AVGAS REPLACEMENT FOR DECADES, PHILLIPS 66 and Ethyl Corporation have been doing their part to provide the highest quality 100LL grade aviation fuel to the piston aviation industry. Phillips 66 and Afton Chemical, sister company to Ethyl, are teaming up to develop an unleaded 100-grade aviation gasoline (UL100) to meet future industry needs where pressure to remove lead is accelerating. Hear the update firsthand at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Forum Pavilion 5 tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., as Phillips 66 and Afton Chemical present an overview of their joint effort to develop a fully compatible unleaded replacement for 100LL aviation gasoline.

Share your favorite memories using #OSH18 to be part of the social feed. Follow EAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest highlights.

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: • Enrico Lodrigueza Phillips 66 Fuel Quality Director - Gulf/East

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• Ryan Manor Phillips 66 Director of Quality Control & Technical Support • Zach McAfee Afton Chemical Senior R&D Engineer • John Walsh Afton Chemical Global Commercial Director

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Maps, schedules, menus, and more! The new EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 app is now available!

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Blood Drive Tuesday at UWO THE GATHERING is EAA’s signature fundraiser that celebrates and supports youth programs. Join us Thursday, July 26. Seats & tables are still available, visit EAA.org/Gathering. NEW FOR 2018 Participate in The Gathering without having a seat or table. Just text GATHERING to 52182. Beginning on Monday, July 23, you can bid on auction lots or donate from your mobile device.

THE AMERICAN RED Cross is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, July 24, at UW Oshkosh in the Gruenhagen Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization said it has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all kinds to help prevent a summer blood shortage. With busy summer schedules, vacations, and school breaks, the Red Cross said it typically sees a drop in donations this time of year. To make an appointment, donors can download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit www.RedCrossBlood. org, or contact Charles Reingardt at 414614-8612. Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card and driver’s license — or two other forms of

identification — are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Earn Rewards and Support EAA

with the EAA Cash Rewards Visa Signature® Card! Stop by any EAA Visa location at AirVenture to learn more. Plus, get a FREE gift for applying!1 EAA Cardmembers, stop by for your FREE gift!1 Use your EAA Visa Card while at AirVenture 2018 and bring your EAA Visa Card, along with your receipt(s), to any EAA Visa location on the AirVenture grounds. 1. Non-cardmembers will receive one free gift for each completed application, while supplies last. Cardmembers must present their U.S. Bank EAA Visa Card and AirVenture 2018 receipts at the U.S. Bank table in order to claim their free gift. Limit one free gift per Cardmember while supplies last. Offer valid 7/23/2018– 7/29/2018. The creditor and issuer of the EAA Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. © 2018 U.S. Bank National Association


ForeFlight: What’s New - Ryan McBride, ForeFlight

11:00 – 11:45 AM

What You Need to Know About Inflight Weather - Scott Dennstaedt, Sirius XM

12:00 – 12:45 PM

Smart Flight Deck - Tom Letts, Jeppesen

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Explore Places to Fly! - John Hamilton, AOPA

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Unleashing the Power of Desktop Simulation - Keith Smith, Pilot Workshops

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Take a New Look at Aspen Avionics - Scott Smith, Aspen


Visit us at booth 463,

across from the Brown Arch on the flight line.

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Saturday, July 28

Buy your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh™ 2018 Souvenir Program at all official EAA Merchandise locations! ®

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MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Proceeds benefit the EAA® Young Eagles® program, which has provided more than 2 million youth with a free first flight since 1992.

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible is provided with the support of Ford Motor Company & Kocourek Ford, Wausau, Wisconsin. *Purchase tickets at the EAA Aviation Museum or during EAA® AirVenture® Oshkosh™, July 23-29, 2018. All ticket sales end on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Drawing is at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018, at EAA AirVenture Welcome Center, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, 3000 Poberezny Rd., Oshkosh, WI. For more information and rules visit EAA.org/YERaffle or call 800-236-1025.

Take the Avidyne Challenge Experience the for-pilots, by-pilots difference. Come take the Avidyne Challenge in Hangar C Learn why pilots who know the difference tell us the IFD-Series is the most intuitive and easy-to-use GPS/Nav/Com FMS on the market. Put your hands on an IFD and see for yourself! • • • • •

Come visit us! Register for your chance to win a FREE IFD550.

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LYCOMING ENGINES EAA AIRVENTURE EVENTS 2018 LYCOMING PISTON ENGINE SERVICE SCHOOL Join our FREE training sessions to learn more about Lycoming engines and to hone your service skills. Registration starts 30 minutes before each event at Lycoming’s Training Tent, in booth 277-282.


Lycoming Engines Tech Tips Discussing the care, maintenance and troubleshooting of Lycoming engines.


Lycoming Answers FAQs Lycoming compiled the top questions our Product Support team receives, and we will be answering them during this forum.

11:30 - 12:45 PM Forum Stage 5


9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Reassembly of a Lycoming Engine


9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Smooth Valve Operation Lubrication System


9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Reassembly of a Lycoming Engine

9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Carburetor/Fuel Injection and Leaning Ignition System and Lead Fouling Reduction


FORUMS Add Lycoming’s forums to your AirVenture schedule. A Lycoming Product Support representative will share information and answer your questions.

10:00 - 11:15 AM Forum Stage 6

TECH TALKS Stop by Lycoming’s Training Tent (Booth 277-282) during EAA AirVenture for informative sessions on a variety of aviation topics.


11:45 - 12:45 PM



9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Reassembly of a Lycoming Engine

9:30 - 11:30 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Smooth Valve Operation Lubrication System

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Lycoming’s iE2 Applied. Join Michael Kraft, Lycoming Engines Senior Vice President and General Manager, for an update on Lycoming Engines’ iE2 Integrated Electronic Engine.


Thunderbolt Information Session. Join Lycoming Engines for a presentation on Thunderbolt engines, Lycoming’s line of custom, built-to-order engines.


Lycoming’s iE2 Applied. Join Michael Kraft, Lycoming

11:45 - 12:45 PM 10 11:45 - 12:45 PM

Engines Senior Vice President and General Manager, for an update on Lycoming Engines’ iE2 Integrated Electronic Engine.

In addition to attending our events, visit the Lycoming booth to view our display engines and genuine Lycoming parts, learn the latest Lycoming news, meet members of the Lycoming team, and more. Find us on social media to follow Lycoming’s activities during #OSH18.

LYCOMING.COM VISIT US AT BOOTH #277-282 © 2018 Avco Corporation