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Bud Anderson warmly appreciated at AirVenture 2019 BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN

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Oshkosh 2019 aren’t all mechanical. C.E. “Bud” Anderson proves that wherever he goes. Bud is a triple ace fighter pilot from World War II who is known for his gracious congeniality — unless you were a World War II German fighter pilot sharing the same airspace three-quarters of a century ago. Bud chatted about his wartime experiences with a gathering at a Warbirds in Review session Tuesday. His presence filled the bleachers, which were bookended by a standing-room-only throng. Estimates ranged well more than 500 for the number of people who came to be in the presence of the leading living American fighter ace of World War II.

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INSIDE THE TOWER A chat with an operations manager during AirVenture

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WITTMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT Operations Manager Erin

Rausch took a brief break to talk about her experience working in the World’s Busiest Control Tower during the week of AirVenture. “As operations manager in the tower we are responsible for overseeing the entire event,” Erin said. “We are responsible for the coordination of everything that happens in the tower with the controllers down on the runways, out at Fond du Lac, and also everything happening at Fisk. We are responsible for being the go-between for all those different entities. We also coordinate with EAA in terms of the ground parking plans, movement on the airfield, and then also with EAA operations in terms of aircraft coming in, the military jet aircraft, and even air shows as well.” This is Erin’s second year working at Wittman as an operations manager during the week, and her eighth year at the event. Erin started as a controller, became a supervisor, and last year became an operations manager. Next year, Erin will become Wittman Regional Airport’s air traffic manager. Erin is currently an air traffic manager at her home facility in South Bend, Indiana. “This is very different,” Erin said. “The facility that I’m at is a mid-level facility, so in terms of numbers of operations, this is a lot busier but a lot of the same rules still come across from the home facility to back here. Here we have a lot more volume, but we also have a lot more people to help with that as well.” Erin said a huge part in making sure all operations are successful is teamwork. “All of our controllers work in teams,” Erin said. “So we have different levels of experience, so our veterans

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and our team leads are there to help kind of coach and bring along our limited controllers who have only been there for two or three years, and then our rookies. We have to work together as a team and really rely on one another. There’s a lot of trust involved and just a lot of communication between the teams.” The job of an operations manager is no easy task, especially when faced with bad weather like Oshkosh experienced early in the week. “Any time that there is any kind of bad weather, especially thunderstorms, that’s a challenge for us,” Erin said. “The challenge this year has really just been the amount of water that came with all the storms this past weekend. So that’s made a lot of the ground areas soft and just not usable for taxiing aircraft, so that part of it has been a little bit challenging.” Erin’s advice for anyone wanting to become an air traffic controller is to “hop right in and go for it.”

“WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM AND REALLY RELY ON ONE ANOTHER. THERE’S A LOT OF TRUST INVOLVED AND JUST A LOT OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TEAMS.” ERIN RAUSCH

“I started out as a pilot and switched over to being a controller,” Erin said. “There’s so many great opportunities in aviation. Call your local airport, see how you can get a tour, get involved. Many control towers are willing to have visitors and show people what it’s about. We are excited. It’s a great career, and we are very proud being controllers so it’s definitely something that we would love to share with people that are interested.”

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World War II ace Bud Anderson employed timeless fighter pilot hand gestures to describe his adventures over Germany in World War II.

Bud’s bona fides are impressive. He was a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces at age 22, flew 116 fighter missions in P-51 Mustangs over Germany, and is credited with downing 16-1/4 enemy aircraft; more on that fractional airplane later. Listening to Bud Anderson telling stories is like chatting with your neighbor over the back fence. His easygoing style quickly put the huge audience at ease. He used the classic hand gestures of a fighter pilot, once pausing long enough to tell the crowd, “If I had to sit on these, I couldn’t tell you this story.” In the months following the Normandy invasion in June 1944, Bud said the skills of surviving German pilots seemed diminished; many of the best had been downed. Bud watched as the pilot of a Luftwaffe Fw 190 ducked into a cloud deck instead of engaging his Mustang in combat. But the deck was thin, and from overhead, Bud could track the shape of the lurking Focke-Wulf. Soon the enemy fighter broke into the clear, and Bud took a shot. Ever the fighter pilot, Bud told the crowd, “I really felt sorry for him … for a millisecond or so.” The Fw 190 flamed. Asked about his reputation as a deflection shooter, Bud told the crowd about another high-stakes sortie where two flights of P-51s overtook a crippled B-17 over Germany.

Bud was determined to shepherd the B-17 to the French coastline and safety. Three Messerschmitt 109s set up for an attack on the Flying Fortress, oblivious to the escorting Mustangs. “We cut ’em off at the pass,” Bud said, using vernacular only an American fighter pilot could claim. The Germans now engaged Bud and his compatriot Mustang pilots, and a classic circling dogfight ensued. Bud’s hands banked as he told the audience, “I can’t quite get in tight enough to get on his tail.” Bud, an experienced bird hunter, pulled the nose of his P-51 tight enough to obscure the view of the enemy fighter in front of him. Bud fired his .50-caliber machine guns in a desperate chance at a blind shot and then maneuvered to see the German fighter “smoking coolant,” he told the crowd. Several times during Bud’s remarks, his victories and occasionally self-deprecating humor elicited spontaneous laughter and applause across the Warbirds in Review ramp. Another story in his collection of exploits found Bud’s Mustang in another turning death dance with a Messerschmitt, with the fighters perilously in the path of an oncoming formation of B-17s. Neither fighter pilot had the advantage as they circled. “You’re just looking across at him, eyeball to eyeball,” Bud said. “I’m hoping the B-17s don’t go right through us,” he said. The German broke off the circle, and Bud faced him in a rapid head-on closure that afforded a quick shot from the Mustang’s guns. Bud’s wingman quickly confirmed the P-51 had destroyed the Messerschmitt, whose pilot was last seen bailing out. The trip home found the P-51s high over a low-flying German He 111 bomber, possibly trying to avoid detection. Bud realized his wingman and others in the flight did not always get the shot opportunities he had, so Bud set up a practice gunnery formation, as each of the four P-51s made a sequential pass on the German bomber, which was hit and seen to crash-land on the verdant countryside. Each Mustang pilot got one-fourth of a victory claim for that action, but Bud wasn’t through. He watched two Luftwaffe crewmen get out of the bomber. One broke into a run, and Bud told his audience, “I’m going to give this guy a thrill.” He buzzed the running German and did a quick roll as he departed. “I felt like me and that Mustang could take on anything Germany had,” Bud said. A standing ovation greeted Bud at the conclusion of his remarks. The sentiment from the audience was palpable. A genuine American hero — a witness to history that most people will never experience — had just shared his war stories in an offhand manner that no printed story can fully convey. There is an intrinsic, yet uncountable, value to being in the presence of someone like Bud Anderson.


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Ercoupe Couple Shows Spirit of AirVenture Fly Market Supplied Parts for Restoration

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BY JOHN W. CONRAD

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WHEN BOB AND JEAN PORTER of Batavia,

Illinois, attended their first EAA air show at Oshkosh, they didn’t have an airplane, but they had a dream. Bob learned to fly in a Cessna 152 and then a 172, and he dreamed of owning his own airplane. Jean dreamed of the travel with her husband and best friend. That was 31 years ago, and counting. Little did they know the “AirVenture” that was in store for them. The couple purchased their dream aircraft in 1999. Or perhaps it could be better said that they purchased the parts of their dream aircraft. The basket-case 1946 Ercoupe included two fuselages and four wings. The fuselage they would eventually rebuild into N93949 had suffered from a case of PIO — pilot-induced oscillation — on landing. The front landing gear strut had been folded back, damaging the engine mount and firewall, the wings were in need of repair and recover, and basically the aircraft needed rebuilding from the ramp up. The Ercoupe is a diminutive twoplace aircraft with a bubble canopy, side-by-side seating, a 75-hp Continental engine, and a twin tail reminiscent of a Lockheed Electra. The airplane was an LSA (light-sport aircraft) a half-century before the FAA invented the category. The airplane was designed to be simple to fly and impossible to spin. To that end the ailerons were interconnected to the rudders, and there were no rudder pedals. Look down at the floor and you see only one pedal, the brake. To taxi the aircraft you steer it around like a car, with the control wheel. The Porters were able to rebuild their Ercoupe under the supervision of

Bob and Jean Porter

their son, an A&P mechanic for a major airline. Many parts were bought from the AirVenture Fly Market at between “one-fourth and one-tenth” of regular prices. The wings were covered with Poly Fiber, and Bob’s advice is, “Just follow the book. The book gives you every step you need to finish the job, and it works. Listen to LeRoy. When LeRoy (a cantankerous cartoon character in the Poly Fiber manual) says ‘don’t do it,’ then don’t do it.” Once the Porters got their Ercoupe home, the aircraft was again disassembled and the wings re-covered, with Poly Fiber. Over the years, the Porters’ Ercoupe has taken them on a lot of adventures. At their first attendance of the National Ercoupe Fly-in in Minden, Nebraska, Bob demonstrated the remarkable crosswind landing ability of the airplane by landing on the north/south runway

while the winds were 25 knots straight out of the east. When asked if he would do it again, after a bit of thoughtful pondering he answered, “Well, yeah. I wouldn’t go looking for it, but I’d do it. Ya gotta land.” One of their most memorable trips was from their home base in Batavia on to Fort Rice and then Fort Dilts, North Dakota, following the track of Bob’s great-grandfather who was a Union soldier sent in a relief column to assist a wagon train attacked and pinned down by Sitting Bull. You won’t get that lowand-slow, up-close-and-personal kind of flying experience in a pressurized turboprop at FL 240. This year’s adventure for the Porters and their Ercoupe included Bob holding up their tent through the Friday night deluge after two tent poles broke. With typical pith he quipped, “You just can’t rely on a 19-year-old tent.”

YOUNG EAGLES INVOLVEMENT To hear Bob Porter tell it, there is no aircraft better suited to giving Young Eagles flights than his 1946 Ercoupe. Since he began participating in the program, Bob has given more than 250 Young Eagles rides. “The Ercoupe is the perfect aircraft for giving these kids their first flight,” he said. “It is small, and the controls are right there in front of them. They aren’t just a passenger in the back seat, and I try my best to get them to take the controls. They almost always do.” Bob has a lot of support in his effort to give Young Eagles rides. He is a member of EAA Chapter 579 of Aurora, Illinois, that has been, for the last several years, the national leader in the number of Young Eagles rides given. “It is an honor to be part of this program,” he said. “It gives young people a goal, whether it is just to learn how to fly for fun, or whether it is to go on to a professional career. It is an honor.”


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SAVING LIVES WITH A SEAPLANE Samaritan Aviation serves in Papua New Guinea BY CHRISTINA BASKEN

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MARK PALM FLIES a lifesaving seaplane for Samaritan Aviation, bringing salvation to thousands of people in Papua New Guinea who do not have access to health care. Samaritan Aviation is a Christian nonprofit charity. Mark said the goal of the organization is to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to love people without expecting anything in return. “Since 2010, we’ve flown in over 1,250 patients, we’ve delivered 180,000 pounds of medical supplies to 40 different aid posts,” Mark said. “We’ve flown vaccine teams out, we’ve helped prevent outbreaks, and provide relief for natural disasters like flooding.” There is only one hospital in Papua New Guinea, and it is a three-to five-day hike for most villagers to get there. Mark’s team provides medical relief and flies villagers to the hospital at no charge.

“It’s a very remote place, and they have no way to get to the hospital without us,” Mark said. “We heard stories after stories of people who would try to make it to the hospital with sick babies, and they would die on the way there.” Mark flies a 1976 Cessna 206 Model F seaplane into these remote places, and getting there is no easy task. Mark comes face to face with danger at all times during his operations.

wing is 2 feet above the bank. There’s a lot of things you need to be careful of. There’s crocodiles, lots of debris, sandbars; then also you’re docking between trees sometimes, and you’ve got 30 feet to put the plane in there.” Mark started Samaritan Aviation 20 years ago, and it took him 10 years going around the United States to raise awareness and get the funding he needed to finally go to Papua New Guinea.

“YOU’RE LANDING ON THE SIDE OF A MUDDY RIVER. SOMETIMES THE RIVER BANK IS 20 FEET ABOVE YOUR WING; SOMETIMES YOUR WING IS 2 FEET ABOVE THE BANK.” MARK PALM

“It’s a very rough environment. If you can imagine a river the size of the Mississippi, the color is chocolate brown; it rises and falls up to 20 feet in three days so every time you go in it’s a different landing area,” Mark said. “You’re landing on the side of a muddy river. Sometimes the river bank is 20 feet above your wing; sometimes your

“I had a chance as a teenager to go to Papua New Guinea with a friend who was born over there, and we went around the country and we lived on the islands and we just lived with the people in bush houses,” Mark said. “While we were there we asked them, ‘What are the biggest struggles you have?’ They brought a kid to us with a tropical ulcer,

and for a few dollars’ worth of medicine that we had, we were able to save his life. Seeing the lack of access, that’s where the idea came from … ‘What can I do to help?’” Mark operates with three seaplanes, three pilots, and a medical director. “We bring a nurse with us, so if it’s a snake bite, we can bring in anti-venom and start that before we bring them in,” Mark said. “If it’s a birthing issue, we can bring a midwife. If it’s a trauma, we can bring a trauma nurse. So we’re able to specialize in the type of trauma we have so we can give them the best care.” In 2009, three months before Mark and his team arrived there was a cholera outbreak on the river, and 3,000 people died from that one outbreak. “Since we’ve been there we’ve had many outbreaks that we’ve helped stop, and we’ve never lost any more than three lives,” Mark said. Samaritan Aviation is currently on the Hope In Action Tour, touring the United States to raise awareness and money to get the third seaplane ready to fly to Papua New Guinea. To find out more information about Samaritan Aviation and how to help, visit SamaritanAviation.org.


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SOMETHING SELDOM SEEN IN A RESTORATION IS A REAR-FACING CAMERA UNDER THE LEFT WING, AIMED TO TRACK THE PATH OF A TORPEDO ONCE IT LEFT THE AVENGER AND ENTERED THE WATER.

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IT’S BIG, IT’S BLUE, AND IT’S BAD. And that’s

good. It is a TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber of World War II, parked in the Warbirds area and proudly shown by Brad and Jane Deckert of Eureka, Illinois. This Avenger comes with a combat pedigree. Accepted by the U.S. Navy on March 17, 1945, the bomber entered combat in the Pacific with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 234. Flying from the aircraft carrier USS Vella Gulf, this Avenger’s combat record includes sorties in the Marianas and during the grueling campaign for Okinawa. Battle repairs have been found in the structure, Brad said. This TBM survived the war and the postwar scrapper to fly on as a firefighting air tanker and a large-area sprayer in the United States and Canada.

Brad said the bomber’s career as a working warbird ended with spraying in the 1980s; the following decade a different owner started restoration in Colorado. Brad bought the machine and began a never-ending search for original equipment to hang on the TBM’s many hard points, shackles, and mounts. The

wartime radar pod suspended from the right wing is original, as are the two gasoline drop tanks. Underwing air-to-ground rockets are nonlethal copies, and the huge torpedo bay doors open to reveal what looks like a genuine torpedo. But, Brad explained, “It doesn’t weigh 2,000 pounds, and it has storage in it.”

Facing aft, this torpedo camera could track the path of the waterborne ordnance once it left the TBM’s bomb bay. Brad Deckert surmises this had more value in training than in combat, where a pilot would likely be maneuvering violently to avoid enemy fire once the torpedo left his aircraft.

Brad and Jane Deckert are the beaming owners of a TBM-3 Avenger World War II torpedo bomber they flew to AirVenture 2019. It is parked in the Warbirds area. That’s a vintage radar pod beside them; dummy rockets loom overhead.

Something seldom seen in a restoration is a rear-facing camera under the left wing, aimed to track the path of a torpedo once it left the Avenger and entered the water. Surveying his festooned TBM, Brad jokingly explained that he added the torpedo camera because “I needed some more drag.” Something that was removed when this TBM fought wildfires and bug infestations is the big gun turret protecting aft approaches. That has been restored, complete with a dummy M2 .50-caliber aircraft machine gun. And ahead of the windscreen, a gun camera sits poised to record views of whatever the Avenger is attacking. Brad calls his TBM “arguably the most complete one that exists. And we’ve got a long way to go.” Want to make Brad’s day at Oshkosh? Try showing up planeside with a set of sway braces for the underwing radar pod, something he is looking for.

The bay doors on the TBM split to reveal the aircraft’s primary weapon, a torpedo that has been carefully replicated.


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Fifty Years. Five Decades. Half a Century. Three Oshkosh attendees who have made 50 consecutive fly-ins

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PETE EIDE

NO MATTER HOW you write it, it’s a long

time. Just ask Stacy DeSotel, Pete Eide, and Chuck Swain. The three have made all 50 consecutive fly-in conventions at Oshkosh, and don’t plan on breaking that streak anytime soon. EAA doesn’t keep records of who attends the annual AirVenture, so the association has no way of knowing how many members have made all fly-in conventions since moving to Oshkosh in 1970. But it’s likely not a large number.

Stacy DeSotel first came to Oshkosh to the annual fly-in and convention as a 5-year-old who helped pick up rocks on the property. Throughout the years, he volunteered in flightline security, membership, and for the past 20 years he has been the chairman for media credentials.

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Stacy DeSotel was only 5 years old when he attended the first fly-in convention in Oshkosh. And he remembers crying — bawling in fact — when he had to leave. Stacy says his interest in aviation came from his parents, Sharon and Wayne DeSotel, who came to Oshkosh annually until their health recently started to fail. But Stacy always shared their passion and commitment to the organization and volunteering, so much so that as a college student, he took a summer job with EAA, and then moved permanently from Iowa to Wisconsin. He even worked at EAA full-time for a few years before going back to his first career. He now lives in Menasha, just minutes from Oshkosh. He doesn’t remember much about that first convention, but one thing does stand out. “I was little, but I remember walking around and picking up rocks and putting them on flatbed wagons that were up and down the flightline,” he said. The ground had just been leveled for the first convention, and there were a lot of rocks.

him to come for Thanksgiving with the Poberezny family, including son Tom, who served as EAA’s president when Paul retired. Stacy gladly accepted. “I could listen to Paul talk for hours,” he said. “The man amazed me with his stories and I get emotional even thinking of it. Tom and Paul both became major idols of mine.”

Pete Eide has volunteered all 50 years of Oshkosh, first in security, and since 1974 in outdoor exhibits. He has been chairman for much of that time and was named the 2019 Outstanding AirVenture Volunteer. Pete said he was surprised to receive the award. “All I do is tell people where to put up their tent. It’s not too hard to be outstanding at that,” he said, laughing.

The one thing that hasn’t changed about AirVenture is the people, and that is what keeps him coming back. “The people here are my second family,” he said. “I fell in love with EAA as a kid and

became a lifetime member in 1983 as a gift from my parents.” He is EAA 220531. In fact, Paul and Audrey Poberezny knew his parents were living in Iowa when he worked for EAA, so they invited

Pete Eide, EAA 90130, of Cincinnati, has attended 51 consecutive EAA fly-in conventions, including all 50 in Oshkosh. He said Paul and a small group of friends worked hard to prepare the grounds for Oshkosh’s first convention. “It was apparent at the time that the site needed lots of work. It takes time to turn a cornfield into a pristine field of green grass. “A lot of attendees take for granted the things that exist today — there were no wood buildings, just a few tents,” said Pete, who flew for about 50 years after learning how to fly in the military. “There were no cellphones or golf carts. If you wanted to talk to someone, you walked to where they were and then walked back.” But he also remembers the things that are just so “Oshkosh” from throughout the years — the yodeler who would officially start everyone’s day with a song over the PA system, the ornithopter that rambled through the grounds with a wingwalker on top, and the donuts. Oh yes, the donuts. “Actually, the donuts were never particularly good,” Pete said. “They were on the greasy side. But it’s like high school athletes. The older you get, the better you were.” Pe t e s a i d h e c o m e s b a c k t o AirVenture for the friends, and each year he meets new ones. “Unfortunately, I’ve lost a lot of the old ones in the last few years,” he said. “I’m 80 years old; it’s unrealistic to think that I will be here too many more years.”

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“It was so exciting to see so much enthusiasm and so many purple shirts on the plaza today. We really want to thank Boeing as a major sponsor of WomenVenture, and of course all of the wonderful and amazing women who have been able to come together,” said Heather Penney, EAA Aviation Foundation Women Soar Society Advisory Board chair, EAA board of directors member, and senior fellow at the Mitchell Institute. “People don’t realize how much talent, how much passion, how much competence, how much expertise that women bring to the table. So to be able to create these connections, make new friendships, and renew and strengthen old friendships is fantastic, and we can’t wait to see everyone again next year!”

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BUZZBALL WINS 2019 FOUNDER’S INNOVATION PRIZE 

       

BY CHRISTINA BASKEN

AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF

ETHAN BRODSKY’S BUZZBALL INVENTION,

designed to help maintain coordinated flight, took first place in the Founder’s Innovation Prize contest on Tuesday night. “It consists of a seat cushion overlay or it can go in the cushion already in the aircraft, and it’s got two vibrating buzzers in the cushion, and when the ball gets out of center one of those two buzzers vibrates,� Ethan said. By having two buzzers on the left and right of the seat cushion, the pilot knows which foot to step on without having to constantly look down at the gauge and watch the ball wiggle back and forth. EAA’s Founder’s Innovation Prize competition aims to reduce the rate of in-flight loss of control accidents in experimental amateur-built aircraft by challenging EAA members to come up with solutions. Submissions range from technology to training and are evaluated based on effectiveness, ease of installation, and cost. Five finalists are chosen each year to present their solutions in front of a panel of expert judges. The judges then award first-, second-, and third-place winners with prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively. In 2017 Ethan built a prototype for the contest that received fourth place. He used that competition as a learning experience and improved his design. “In 2017 the judges asked, ‘Hey what happens if the aircraft is actually in a spin — might this vibration indication be on the wrong side?’� Ethan said. “And I said, ‘You know, you’re right; the worst thing is a safety system that tells

you the wrong thing to do in a stressful situation.’ So I did a lot more testing and tuning. It’s persistence. I got some money to keep working on it and some affirmation that I was on the right track — and I got so, so close in 2017 and I thought it was a good idea. And maybe with a little more development, testing, and some data, and some improvements to the presentation, it might be able to get at least top three ‌ and here we are.� PHOTO BY CHRISTINA BASKEN

Ethan said he knew if he didn’t continue to improve his innovation and try again, it would be just another thing that gets talked about and never built. “It feels great. I feel so on top of the world right now,� Ethan said. “It was so frustrating in 2017 to get so close, and I thought it was good then but it wasn’t quite there. It feels great to have this affirmation, you know after all the late nights and all the time that I put into this, so that it could be something people could use.�


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POBEREZNY SALUTE CAPTIONS BY HAL BRYAN AND PHOTOS BY ANDREW ZABACK

ABOVE: The Monday afternoon air show opened with an unlikely formation, flown in honor of two members of EAA’s first family: founder Paul Poberezny and his son, Tom, former president of the organization. In the lead was EAA’s North American P-64, the only surviving example of the type, and the airplane that Paul flew for countless air show destinations at EAA events for years. Off the wing of the rare fighter was a Christen Eagle, representing the type that Tom flew as a member of the Eagles Aerobatic Team for more than 25 years.

ABOVE: The P-64 was flown by Rick Siegfried, EAA Lifetime 12484, a retired airline pilot and former president of EAA’s Warbirds of America, while celebrated air show performer Matt Chapman, EAA 226243, stayed tucked in tight on Rick’s wing in the Eagle. As we celebrate our 50th consecutive convention in Oshkosh, it’s our privilege to honor the leaders who got us here.

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OSHKOSH MOMENTS

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A South African T-6 With Family Ties BY KAYLA FLOYD

AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF

JOHAN GUYT STOOD along the flightline on Sunday, July 21,

when an airplane in the markings of his homeland, South Africa, touched down on the runway. As the airplane drew closer, other similarities caused him to pause — the airplane, a North American T-6, or Harvard, looked just like the ones he used to fly in the South African Air Force. As the airplane landed, Johan was stunned to see the numbers 7693 on the side. That exact Harvard was the one he flew while doing his training for the South African Air Force back in 1993. Even beyond that, Johan learned from his father’s logbooks that his father had flown the same airplane during his time in the Air Force in 1957. “I have always dreamed of coming to Oshkosh,” Johan said. “It is my pilgrimage as a pilot. I have been trying to get here for three years, but something always stopped me. Now that I am here, I have had a once-ina-lifetime experience and surprise with finding a plane that means so much to me. I had no idea what happened to the plane after it was sold. “Oshkosh is amazing, everything about it. I find myself walking around on my way to one plane, but on the way I see so many more interesting planes that I never even make it to my original goal. There is such beauty to be found in the uniqueness of airplanes. I come here and think about how such a small percent of

“IT STILL SMELLS THE SAME,” JOHAN SAID OF THE HARVARD. “IT SMELLS LIKE SWEAT, TEARS, AND FEAR. IT TOOK ME RIGHT BACK TO MY DAYS FLYING IN THE AIR FORCE. IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR ME.” JOHAN GUYT

Johan Guyt, left, with Arnie Angelici.

“It still smells the same,” he said of the Harvard. “It smells like sweat, tears, and fear. It took me right back to my days flying in the Air Force. It was a very emotional experience for me.” When the airplane sold in 1995 Johan had no idea where it had gone. Thanks to AirVenture he now knows that it is owned by Arnie Angelici and has had some updates done since 1995. Located in the Warbirds area, the South African airplane stands out with its original paint scheme and the dual-language English/Afrikaans placards on the airframe.


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CATCH BURT RUTAN AROUND AIRVENTURE TODAY LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT DESIGNER Burt Rutan

will be present and celebrated in a few different spots today around the grounds, in what will certainly be can’tmiss occasions. “We’re thrilled to honor Burt Rutan, who has been at the forefront of aerospace innovation for decades, this year at AirVenture,” said Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of communities and member programs, who also coordin a t e s A i r Ve n t u re f e a t u re s a n d attractions. “His work in the aviation industry has continuously pushed the envelope in terms of design and energy efficiency and has inspired many to think outside the box.” First up, Burt is joining the hosts of EAA’s The Green Dot as the special guest on the annual live episode in the EAA Welcome Center in the Four Corners. Attendance is limited, so be sure to arrive before the 10 a.m. start time to get a good spot. Later in the afternoon, Burt will be giving a Theater in the Woods presentation at 1 p.m. titled Struggles of a Retired Airplane Designer. That won’t be Burt’s only Theater in the Woods appearance of the day, as he’s joining his brother, Dick, on stage at 8 p.m. for a special program titled Starship to Spaceships: Fun in Mojave. Both sessions promise to be insightful, fun, and evocative of some of the terrific designs Burt has brought to Oshkosh over the years.

THURSDAY APPEARANCES • The Green Dot, 10 a.m., EAA Welcome Center in the Four Corners • Struggles of a Retired Airplane Designer, 1 p.m., Theater in the Woods • Starship to Spaceships: Fun in Mojave, 8 p.m., Theater in the Woods

“I’m looking forward to returning to Oshkosh and taking part in AirVenture 2019,” Burt said. “Since debuting the VariViggen at EAA Oshkosh in 1972, Oshkosh has been an important part of my career and life, and I always enjoy interacting with homebuilders, EAA members, and aviation enthusiasts in general.” Additionally, the afternoon air show today is slated to feature a group of Rutan designs the likes of which has never been seen in Oshkosh before. Attendees will not want to miss out on this rare collection of types.


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INNOVATION

NASA’S SEARCH AND RESCUE OFFICE: SERVING AVIATORS AND ASTRONAUTS ALIKE BY DANNY BAIRD, NASA’S SPACE COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION PROGRAM OFFICE

THE FAA HAS ADOPTED NASA’s Search and Rescue (SAR)

office’s recommendations regarding the installation and maintenance of emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), the satellite-aided search and rescue beacons installed in planes. These recommendations will improve aviation safety and result in more lives saved by the international satellite-aided search and rescue system. Additionally, NASA designed new emergency beacons for Artemis, NASA’s program to put the next man and the first woman on the lunar surface by 2024. These innovative beacons will be placed on astronaut life-preserver units and provide location data when they exit the Orion capsule to ensure their safe return from the moon. The transmitters, dubbed advanced next-generation emergency locator (ANGEL) beacons, are miniaturized versions of improved distress-beacon technology developed by SAR for public use worldwide. In 2010, a seaplane returning from a fishing trip crashed just northwest of Aleknagik, Alaska. Five of the nine people aboard died, and two were injured. Ted

Stevens, a former U.S. senator from Alaska, was among the fatalities. Among the survivors was former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe. Because the plane’s ELT failed to activate, O’Keefe and the other survivors waited 12 hours to be found. Had the beacon functioned correctly, search and rescue professionals would have known of the incident and the location of the crash within minutes. This accident galvanized the search and rescue community, creating a renewed focus on ELT safety and performance. At NASA, the SAR office performed a comprehensive study of ELT failures. After thoroughly reviewing thousands of aviation crash reports from the 1970s and 1980s, it determined that about 58 lives were lost each year due to ELT system and/or installation failure. Three years after O’Keefe’s harrowing experience, the SAR office used existing aeronautics expertise at NASA to undergo a comprehensive study of ELT survivability in simulated crash conditions. At the

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TIME PRESENTATION 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 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 - 11:00 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

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Hand-Hooked Rug Making Mittens Paul’s Vintage WS Demonstrations Don Bartlet Paul’s Vintage WS - Poly Fiber Demo Jim Hamilton An Odyssey of Composites Part 4 Russell Emanis B-17 Aluminum Overcast Flights Sim Training for CFIs NAFI Aeromart How to Choose Your First Drone Scott Strimple FSExpo At-Home Flight Simulation Evan Reiter Carburetor/Fuel Injection & Leaning Lycoming Engines Cost-Effective ADS-B Solutions Garmin Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Paul Woodruff To Fly and Fight C.E. Bud Anderson Cirrus Engine Management Travis Klumb Making Money With Drones Chris Knight Van’s RV-4 and RV-5 in Review Van’s Aircraft Inc. Checkride Tips and Preparation Jason Blair Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Crew Plane Talk - XP-82 Twin Mustang Wooden Ornament Hand-Prop Your Aircraft G3X Touch Team X Academy - G3X Touch Garmin Rich or Lean? Defining What’s Right Ron Humphrey Configuring and Flying Your Panel Jeff Simon The GoFly Prize Gwen Lighter Green Dot Podcast Live! Burt Rutan How to Select the Best Piston Oil Jon Stoy EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Instructor-Led SOLIDWORKS University Acquiring 501(c)(3) Status Patricia Arthur, Esq. Aviation Insurance - The Bigger Picture Clinton Johnson Warbirds in Review - Lope’s Hope 3rd Don Lopez Family Weather - Lessons Learned and Tools Donald Eick

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Flying Beech Airplanes BPPP Flight Instructors F-100 & F-8: The Forgotten Fighters Eileen Bjorkman Stearman Restorers Association Dan Sokolowski Best Air-Camping Gear for 2019 Ramona Cox Solar System Science - James Webb Dr. Stefanie Milam Attitude Flying and Decision Making Dick Rutan New in ForeFlight - Latest Features ForeFlight New Stratus Products & ADS-B Appareo Aviation The Cub Club Forum John Hofmann Engine Reliability and Longevity Randy Bibb Cessna 120/140 Maintenance Forum Gene Adkins LOC: Expanding the Envelope Michael Hollister Slick Mag Maintenance, SBs & Manuals Joe Logie Stratux ADS-B User Meetup Sean Chuplis Spin Avoidance Gordon Penner #OSH19 Aviation Social Influencers EAA Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Darrell Collins The Lost Squadron/Glacier Girl Dick Campbell Women Airforce Service Pilots WASPs Accident Investigation Greg Feith New Directions and Capabilities Stuart Davis Building an Experimental Helicopter Delane Baker Nose-Art Make & Take Piston Engine Maintenance Management Superior Air Parts Inc. Aeromedical Advisory Program EAA Advocacy Team All of Life Is a School/Ostynn Kermit Weeks Breaking Through the Clouds Heather Taylor Creating Your Own Proficiency Program Karen Kalishek Introduction to DJI Mavic 2 Pro Chris Knight What’s New at Dynon Dynon Staff Combating the Startle Effect Mike Folkerts ATC & You: A Day in the Life NATCA Air Traffic Controllers Vintage in Review

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Rotax Aircraft Engine Info Session Ronnie Smith Flying With the iPad: Get Started Garmin Touch ‘n’ Go Flight School - Instrument Redbird Flight Simulations Knitted Bookmark Royal Navy Staggerwing FT478 Celia Vanderpool Make & Take Essential Oils How to Choose Your First Drone Drone Media Group Patty Wagstaff Autograph Signing Patty Wagstaff Common Calls From Pilots Jared Allen Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Crew Plane Talk - Lt. Col. Brown Low-Cost Upgrades for Certified Aircraft Garmin EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Self-Guided SOLIDWORKS University Qualified Installer Training Ryan Reed Loom Scrubby Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Spy Pilot Gary Powers Jr. Fabric Covering Demonstration Stewart Systems Mike Goulian Meet & Greet Michael Goulian Fighting Wildland Fires With Drones Department of the Interior/OAS Using Drones - Sell Real Estate Drone Media Group Shot Down - Meet Steve Snyder Steve Snyder Your Engine’s TBO: The Pathway Tim Owen Flying With the iPad: Pro Garmin Garmin Icing - Understanding Why and Where Mike Cetinich History, Present, and Future FWA Bernard Mattlener What’s Involved - Building in Canada Jeff Seaborn Ray Aviation Scholarship David Leiting DPE Feedback: Common Problems Steven Goetz Stearmans David Burroughs Pass Your Checkride! Larry Bothe Chinese GA Development - Update Yuanyang Gao Flying to the Bahamas and Caribbean Rick Gardner

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019

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Advanced STOL & Backcountry Flying CC Milne Pocock Cause and Effect Timothy Gauntt AirCam History & Development Phillip Lockwood Flying the Concorde Richard Westray Revolutionizing Wind Tunnel Testing Nettie Roozeboom The Cub Doctor Is In Clyde Smith Single Pilot IFR - Get it Right! Jeff Edwards How to Use Oratex Correctly Lars Gleitsmann Prebuys of Amateur-Built Aircraft Vic Syracuse Ignition Basics and Management William Repucci Zero to Hero in Three Years Susan Bell Meet the FAA Administrator FAA Sopwith - The Man & His Aircraft Kip Lankenau Secrets of the Moon Race Uncovered William Barry First Flight Prep Gary Baker Rotax 2-Stroke Upkeep Bret Lawton Rotorcraft Demonstrations Dream Take Flight Lisa Turner Aerial Cinematography 101 Scott Strimple Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Crew Top 10 Things Pilots Should Know Jason Miller NOAA Hurricane Hunters Condr. Justin Kibbey STEM Education Class: Instrument Redbird Flight Simulations ATC & You: TFRs and Special-Use A/S NATCA Air Traffic Controllers What’s New - Experimental Engines Jim Yearsich Last Chance - Meet Joe Coraggio! Joe Coraggio EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Self-Guided SOLIDWORKS University Vintage Type Clubs Part 107 Remote Pilot Basics Scott Strimple Upgrading Avionics Garmin Cost-Effective ADS-B Solutions Garmin TFRs & Intercepts NORAD Shot Down Steve Snyder

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J09 J09 J09 J09 J09 K09 K09 K10 K10 K10 L12 K15 B08 B08 Homebuilders Hangar Aircraft Spruce & Specialty L09 Ultralight Forums Tent K18 Fun Fly Zone K20 EAA Wearhouse J12 Drone Cage I10 Vintage Red Barn L14 AOPA Program Pavilion L10 Federal Pavilion L09/10 Redbird Flight Simulations J13 NATCA Booth J10 AeroShell L11 Ed King Theater at BendixKing Pavilion J13 EAA Innovation Showcase I10 Vintage Red Barn L14 Drone Cage I10 Garmin Hangar Tent 2 I13 Garmin Hangar Tent 1 I13 Federal Pavilion L09/10 EAA Wearhouse J12

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Loss of Control - Sunny Side Up Judy Phelps Aerial Video & Cinematography Drone Media Group Zenith CH 750 Super Duty in Review Sebastien Heintz Pilot Town Hall With Mark Baker Mark Baker Advanced Panel & Advanced Module AFS Staff Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour Crew How to Make Money With Drones Chris Knight Captain Bill: Weather Radar Part 1 Bill Panarello STEM Education Class: Aerodynamics Redbird Flight Simulations Ignition System & Lead Fouling Lycoming Engines B-2 Stealth Bomber Capabilities EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Instructor-Led SOLIDWORKS University Hand-Prop Your Aircraft Wooden Ornament Kite-Making the Wright Way! T-Shirt Tote Vintage Children’s Hands-On Workshop Dave Clark Warbirds in Review - Corsair Jim Tobul EAA Flying Clubs 101 David Leiting Integrating a Simulator - Flight School Josh Harnagel Dyke Delta Presentation Gary Kingma Cross-Country Solo at Age 14 Riley Speidel Personality and Hazardous Attitudes Kenneth Cerney Inflight Thunderstorm Hazards Arlo Gambell Low Aspect Ratio Sport Airplanes Barnaby Wainfan The Future of Smart Cities: eVTOL Anita Sengupta OmegA Rocket - Countdown to Launch Northrop Grumman Navy Birds of Lake Michigan Taras Lyssenko NASA’s Transformation NASA Aerovie App: Beyond the EFB Appareo Aviation Fabric Covering Poly Fiber How to Select a Paint Shop Craig Barnett Sheet Metal 101 EAA SportAir Workshops

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019

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TIG Welding 101 Lincoln Electric Composite 101 Simulation-Based Flight Training Scott Manley Planning Your Kit Build Vaden Francisco Gas Welding 101 Beginning Your Electrical Design Carl Dumele Welding and Brazing of Aluminum Scott Helzer Becoming an Air Show Pilot Jim Bourke Struggles - Retired Airplane Designer Burt Rutan The Story of the Wright Brothers Dick Campbell Soaring to Glory Harry Stewart Taking Command - Leadership GA Pilots Sarah Rovner Windshields, Windows, and Lens George Mesiarik Oratex Fabric Coverings Lars Gleitsmann Origami Legal Advisory Council EAA Advocacy Team All of Life Is a School/Ostynn Kermit Weeks Cathedral Window Pincushion Mosaic Glass Workshop Introduction to DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Media Group Flying Your Aircraft to the Bahamas Islands of the Bahamas Whole of Government - TFR Violations Mitchell Walrod Rotax Fuel-Injected Install Info Nino Tavio Low-Cost Upgrades for Certified Aircraft Garmin Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Spy Pilot Gary Powers Jr. How to Choose Your First Drone Drone Media Group Engine Failure After Takeoff Brian Schiff Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Garmin Navigational Systems BendixKing ATC & You: Don’t Let That Cloud NATCA Air Traffic Controllers AeroMobil Stefan Vadocz EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Instructor-Led SOLIDWORKS University

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TIG Welding Workshop Lincoln Electric Composite Workshop Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Gas Welding Workshop Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 IAC Headquarters Theater in the Woods Hilton Theater Skyscape Theater FAA Aviation Safety Center

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Aerolite 103 Ultralight Kit Build Hayes Aero & Aerolite 103 LLC Aviation Nation - Mentors Derek Rowe McDermott & Bull Aviation Job Fair McDermott & Bull Aviation Weather - Lessons Learned and Tools Donald Eick Using Drones - Sell Real Estate Drone Media Group Loom Scrubby Young Eagles Online Registration Don White Flying Safer Is EAAsy With SmartPilot Ted Rankine Business & IP Law for Aviation Biz Dennis Schell Quiet Supersonic Flights Paul Dees Emergent Repair of Glasair Wing D. Michael Bergen Simulation at Home for Proficiency Stasi Poulos Which RV Is Right for Me? Van’s Aircraft Unintended Consequences Bruce Webb SOFIA - Flying the Telescope Troy Asher ForeFlight Power Users ForeFlight Odyssey Build Russell Emanis Fear of Flying for GA Al Evans Aviation Photography: Tips & Tricks Deon Mitton Suspension Steve Jessup Buying Your First Airplane David Fill Gas Welding Aluminum Drone Flight Daniel Robinson Weather - A New View From Above Patrick Ayde Age and Aviation Insurance Scott “Sky” Smith Successful Touring by LSA and RV Bob Jones Thursday Air Show The Great Navy Birds of Lake Michigan Taras Lyssenko The Kings on Unwanted Adventure John and Martha King Drone Program for Incident Response Department of the Interior The Future of Urban Air Mobility Brandon Keene Captain Bill: Weather Radar Part 2 Bill Panarello EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Self-Guided SOLIDWORKS University Obstacle Course Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Forum Q&A in the Tent Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview Steven Stroud Postcards From the Sky: Aviatrix Erin Seidemann EAA SOLIDWORKS U - Self-Guided SOLIDWORKS University Head Up Display Ray Bracy Youth Aviation Program Town Hall Lithium Battery Introduction Reg Nicoson Understanding WWII Documentation Ester Aube Dynamic Propeller Balancing David Dykes Roadable A/C Forum Ron Borovec Shot Down Steve Snyder Earn Your Sport Pilot CFI Jeremy Vecoli Critical Incident Stress Management Jim Woodke Alternative Avionics Steven Sokol Piper Legacy Panel Upgrade Bob Hart Airparks and Landing on Turf Runway Ronald Heidebrink CA 6500 Ultra Low VOC Topcoat Randall Brady Fuelish Thinking Steven Goetz Thorp T-18 Lee Walton Honda/Briggs V-Twin Experimenting Bill Berson Ice Cream Social EAA Canadian Council Flying Into and Out of Canada Transport Canada/Canadian Owners & Pilots Association Final Flight: My Grandmother WASP Erin Miller So Where Is My Flying Car? Palmer Stiles The Gathering Touching the Face of God Ray Haas Homebuilders Dinner & Awards Ultralights and Light-Sport Tethered Balloon Operations B747/Concorde 50th Richard Westray Powered Parachutes Twilight Flight Fest Starship to Spaceships Burt Rutan Ultralight Music Jam John Vining The Lafayette Escadrille

LOCATION Ultralight Workshop Tent Redbird Flight Simulations EAA Press Headquarters Federal Pavilion Drone Cage Activities Center Blue Barn EAA Canada Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03 Forum Stage 04 uAvionix Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 06 Forum Stage 07 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 09 Appareo Aviation Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 Aircraft Specialties Services Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Gas Welding Workshop Workshop Classroom C FAA Aviation Safety Center

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AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF

IN 1955, THE first drawing for Aero

Commander was affectionately titled Ike’s Bird, and the name stuck. A fleet of 15 twin-engine Aero Commanders were ordered by the government, and a fleet of six Commander L-26s were assigned to the White House and used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, among other White House dignitaries and staff, to fit a specific need. When Eisenhower took office he decided he did not want to use Harry Truman’s Independence as his Air Force One. He found a new aircraft for long trips, a Lockheed Constellation, but for short trips into and out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the president needed something to work with the short and unimproved landing area. His mission was to find a plane to go back and forth to the farm and to make other short trips, and Ike’s Bird accomplished that mission. Ike’s Bird holds the title for being the smallest aircraft ever to carry the Air

Force One call sign. At times, Eisenhower, a pilot himself from World War II, would enjoy flying the Aero Commander. Around five years later, Ike’s Bird was used in a variety of capacities until it eventually fell into disrepair. The aircraft was purchased by Scott Main of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1997, who made it his mission to restore the aircraft to its White House condition. Ike’s Bird is the only remaining Commander L-26 that is airworthy; some of the others can be found in numerous museums. In 2019 the aircraft was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force. The plane is now used for the Victory Flights for Veterans program. “The CAF is using the plane for a special mission,” said Ike’s Bird Aircraft Director Gerald Oliver. “That is to carry veterans with mobility issues on free rides on the plane. It has an entry door that makes it easy to get in and out.” This program is meant to support free flights for veterans as a way to honor their service to our nation. Ike’s Bird can be found at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 in the Vintage area.


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Dr. Bob McAndrew cares for AirVenture visitor Alex Snelling, 17, of Westchester, Pennsylvania. NEWS & INFO

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BLISTER ON YOUR foot? Bad sunburn on

your shoulders? Or just feeling lethargic and out of sorts? Go to one of the First Aid buildings located on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh grounds, where you can find a friendly medical volunteer happy to help with any medical triage. First Aid buildings can be found in Camp Scholler, open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, and on the main grounds on Eide Street, across from the Sky Shoppe, open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. EMTs and paramedics can also be found in the Ultralights area. Bob McAndrew is one of the head volunteer doctors at the main facility. Bob is from Pennsylvania, and he discovered the overwhelming fun of AirVenture in 1981 and has been back ever since. In 1982, he began volunteering in first aid and shortly after earned his private pilot certificate. He then pursued his instrument rating and later trained in aerobatics, which thrilled him for 25 years. Bob said he decided to become a doctor because he wanted to care for the injured and sick.

The First Aid buildings on the AirVenture grounds deal mostly with minor medical illnesses, scrapes, and bruises, and volunteers communicate with local EMTs to provide transportation when needed. Mary Jeanne Trosky, First Aid chairman and RN, said each year the facilities treat about 350 patients, excluding those who just need bandages, aspirin, or sunscreen. Staff members are all volunteers and must be current in their licensure. “Most volunteers come back each year and bring new ones,” she said. Besides doctors and nurses, they also have volunteers for transport, registration, and miscellaneous duties. Doctor Bob shared some health tips to keep in mind this week while enjoying every activity AirVenture has to offer: First, continually reapply sunscreen and apply it 40 minutes before exposure for best protection. “If you were to apply 40 SPF, then you would not burn for 400 minutes,” he said. Basically, multiply the number of SPF by 10 and that’s how long you should be protected. Second, know where water fountains are located and continually drink water to stay hydrated and to prevent dehydration and fatigue. Last, wear sunglasses and hats to keep protected from the sun.

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RIGHT: A Douglas A-1 Skyraider waits patiently, wings folded.

LEFT: In October of 2004, Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites made history when SpaceShipOne, seen here slung below the White Knight mothership, made the first private manned spaceflight in history. Naturally, Burt brought it to Oshkosh the following year to celebrate.

ABOVE: EAA’s own Tom Poberezny, Charlie Hillard, and Gene Soucy comprised the Eagles Aerobatic Team, seen here in 1987, that performed together for more than 25 years.

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Charlie Becker presents Marcus Leng with the Raspet Award. OSHKOSH MOMENTS

THIS YEAR’S AUGUST RASPET AWARD GOES TO OPENER’S MARCUS LENG OPENER FOUNDER AND CEO Marcus Leng

has been awarded the EAA 2019 August Raspet Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of light aircraft design. “Marcus Leng has pioneered a new era in manned flight with the development of BlackFly,” said Charlie Becker, EAA Lifetime 515808, director of chapters and homebuilding. “His unique approach has created an all-electric VTOL ultralight aircraft that has truly advanced light aircraft design.” Leng innovated modern battery and motor technologies to produce BlackFly, the world’s first fixed-wing, all-electric vertical takeoff and landing personal ultralight aircraft. BlackFly can easily take off and land on small areas and travel distances up to 35 miles (25 miles restricted in USA), at speeds of up to 75 mph (62 mph restricted in USA). Opener has flown BlackFly more than 23,000 miles and completed more than 2,300 test flights. 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.

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. 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. Leng joins many other aviation luminaries, including Burt Rutan, Dick VanGrunsven, and Curtiss Pitts in receiving this award. Marcus said he is honored to receive the EAA August Raspet Award for his work on developing an affordable eVTOL aircraft. “I began this endeavor to build vehicles that I would like to fly,” Marcus said. “It has been an unbelievable journey, but would not have been possible without the incredibly dedicated and talented Opener team.”

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SUMMERTIME SKIING National Guard LC-130H Hercules slides onto the field

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rocket bottles strapped to the fuselage, retractable snow skis, and parks on Boeing Plaza at AirVenture 2019? The LC-130H Hercules from the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard. The 109th Wing is the go-to unit for snowbound airlift missions. Its specialized LC-130s work with the National Science Foundation during the summer months in Antarctica, and then when summer comes to the Northern Hemisphere, the ski-130s can be found in Greenland, where crews hone their skills while operating from skiways. “We’re constantly chasing snow,” said Maj. Jacob Papp, an LC-130H pilot who came to AirVenture. Summers in

Antarctica, while cold and harsh by most standards, provide the only safe time to land on the frozen continent. Winter Antarctic operations are the domain of long-ranging C-17s delivering tons of supplies, often by air, in the darkness of the winter night. The ski-130 training lately has included experimentation with night vision goggles for landing on the snow in darkness, with the navigator calling out radar altimeter heights from 50 feet in 10-foot increments. When the pilot hears the final 10 feet, the LC-130 is rounded out for landing in an eerie environment devoid of depth perception. On the snow, when the propellers are put into reverse thrust, a blanket of swirling snow rushes forward to obscure visibility outside the cockpit. When ski-bound, the LC-130H does not use its nose-wheel steering capability. The nose-gear ski casters and turns are managed by asymmetrical engine throttle movements. Papp said he

sometimes has one engine in flight power and an engine on the opposite wing in reverse thrust to turn while on the snow. Takeoff on skis can be a thrill. Papp said the flight engineer calls out the speed in knots. At 65, the pilot pulls back on the yoke and unsticks the nose ski from the frozen runway. The improved performance of those eight-blade propellers really helps. “We get off so quick now,” the major said. With the nose up, “now you know you’re going flying,” Papp explained. But it can be a crazy ride, especially on uncharted Antarctic expanses where the LC-130 can hit swells in the snow as high as 6 feet. The pilot may try to get airborne in ground effect at about 80 knots just to be rid of the frozen terrain. Papp has felt the shake of a prestall buffet while he keeps the LC-130 in ground effect to build up airspeed. He said a quick hand on the throttles is needed in case an engine hesitates, to enable the crew to cut power and set down safely on the snow again.

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Maj. Jacob Papp flew the ski-equipped LC-130H from New York to Oshkosh. The one-ton main skis are supporting the aircrtaft in this view. They are lifted up to place the tires on the ramp for operations where snow is not present.


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The skis get hammered but are built robust enough to take a beating. Nonetheless, they occasionally need replacement. Back at home base in Schenectady, New York, the Air National Guard has the fixtures and the trained people to build new skis. He said his unit has corralled the last known supply of JATO (jet-assisted takeoff ) bottles in the world — about 600 to 800 of them — to provide a jet-assisted boost if needed. But the conversion to eight-blade propellers has largely obviated the need for rocket assist, so efficient are the new props. For now, the LC-130s still use traditional T56 turboprop engines; Papp said the Rolls-Royce upgrade kits for the T56 will be added, providing greater range and other efficiencies. Papp was a navigator who transitioned to flight school and the pilot’s seat in the C-130. He’s flown the LC-130s five seasons and has 11 years total in the C-130. He can sometimes be found near the LC-130 in Boeing Plaza at AirVenture, showing visitors the aircraft’s idiosyncrasies. Some C-130 crew members will recall Air Force efforts to put foam inserts in the underwing fuel tanks to suppress fires. Papp pointed out the tanks on his LC-130 lack the foam, to increase their overall capacity. That comes in handy

when the LC-130 is tasked to provide JP-8 fuel to remote Antarctic stations. The LC-130H crew manifest includes a well-trained navigator who can use classic celestial navigation skills to get the LC-130 on course in the event of an avionics failure over the trackless Antarctic continent where compasses can spin crazily in an aircraft near the South Pole. There’s a dearth of airstrips and refueling options between the LC-130s’ home base in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the eight-hour trip to McMurdo Station on the near edge of Antarctica. Winds can change en route from those forecast, so the LC-130 crews must monitor their fuel state, and occasionally when they reach the point of safe return, they must decide to return to their takeoff point rather than risk running out of fuel en route. In addition to landing on snow airfields, and even on unprepared snowy ground, the LC-130s sometimes airdrop supplies to scientific parties in Antarctica. The life of the specialized LC-130H crews sounds adventurous. Yet Papp, affable and easygoing, doesn’t make a big deal of it. “Anybody can do it,” he said modestly. One thing’s for sure — anybody can have an interesting chat with Maj. Papp about it at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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WHAT ABOUT THESE OTHER AIRPLANES? A spotter’s guide to the EAA Aviation Museum aircraft around the grounds BY HAL BRYAN

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to Wisconsin for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Of those, nearly 3,000 are showplanes — vintage aircraft, warbirds, homebuilts, aerobatic airplanes, etc. — that are displayed around the grounds. But some visitors may notice other airplanes parked here and there that didn’t fly in at all, because they’re part of the EAA Aviation Museum collection. Because our museum exhibits rotate, many of these aircraft are only viewable by the public during AirVenture, spending the rest of the year in long-term storage on the convention grounds. Here’s a guide to some of these airplanes that you’ll see as you wander the neighborhoods of AirVenture.

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

Now Showing Saturday, July 20 Top Gun (8:30 p.m.)

STODDARD-HAMILTON GLASTAR LOCATION: FORUMS AREA

The GlaStar was designed by Tom Hamilton of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft and first flew in 1994. The high-wing two-seater was sold as a kit that could be built with tricycle gear or as a taildragger. EAA’s example is the original prototype.

Sunday, July 21 Captain Marvel (8:30 p.m.) Monday, July 22 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (8:30 p.m.) Tuesday, July 23 Planes: Fire & Rescue (8:30 p.m.) Wednesday, July 24 AirVenture Film Fest – Short Aviation Films (9:30 p.m.) Thursday, July 25 The Lafayette Escadrille (8:30 p.m.) Friday, July 26 First Man (8:30 p.m.) Saturday, July 27 AirVenture Film Fest – Short Aviation Films (9:30 p.m.)

WILLIAMS V-JET II LOCATION: FORUMS AREA

The V-Jet II is a one-of-a-kind very light jet designed for Williams International jet engines by Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites. Built as a test bed and demonstrator for the company’s FJX-2 engine, it served as inspiration for the Eclipse 500 and was flown in support of that program before being donated to the museum.


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Flying your homebuilt to Oshkosh is a rite of passage for builders and pilots.

North American T-28 Trojans taxiing for departure.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our flightline volunteers, aircraft like this Mooney are led safely to and from their parking spots.

The historic and rare North American XP-82 Twin Mustang has made quite an impression on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 visitors.

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This classic Quicksilver hearkens back to the golden age of ultralights in the early 1980s.

Twilight Flight Fest was awash in the mesmerizing glow of 3D RC helicopter demonstrations.

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DAVE PRIZIO RECEIVES 2019 TONY BINGELIS AWARD BY CHRISTINA BASKEN

AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVE PRIZIO, EAA Lifetime 436037,

recipient of the 2019 Tony Bingelis Award. The Tony Bingelis Award recognizes EAA technical counselors for dedicated service and/or significant contributions in assisting members to build and restore aircraft. EAA Director of Chapters and Homebuilding Charlie Becker said EAA named the award after Tony Bingelis because he was such an influential writer for the magazine over the years. “He wrote an ongoing column in the magazine for decades,” Charlie said. “Many of those articles were the foundation for his own books on building your own aircraft. We continue to sell those books, and they are considered the bible of homebuilding; they reside on just about every homebuilder’s bookshelf.” Tony was inducted into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame in 2002. Recipients of the award are carefully chosen by a committee of their peers as outstanding examples of

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people whose contributions have positively affected members’ aircraft building or restoration projects. Dave was nominated by Richard Eastman, EAA 810822, and several other individuals who shared heartfelt letters of recommendation with Charlie and the rest of the committee. “To the extent that others need help or want advice — or to just talk over an idea about their airplane — Dave

Prizio is there,” Richard said. “I’ve met and flown with a lot of pilots over those years. Yet, I do not recall meeting any other person quite so dedicated to promoting builder education and aviation safety at all levels, particularly as it relates to the standards of EAA.” Charlie said this award is EAA’s way of recognizing an outstanding technical counselor each year. “It’s a way of recognizing his commitment to the program, his dedication to the homebuilt movement, and his commitment to safety,” Charlie said. “This is one of the most prestigious awards that we give out each year. It’s only given out to one person.” Dave expressed his deep gratitude for the award and said this award is a reflection of the people who helped him in his many accomplishments. “I’m honored to have the award. It just makes me think of all the people that helped me along the way, and I certainly would have never gotten there by myself,” Dave said. “I would like to recognize my dear departed friend Ed Zaleski for all the time he spent helping me.” Dave will receive the award tonight at the Homebuilders Dinner, which takes place at 6 p.m. in the Nature Center.

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STORIES OF OSHKOSH – CAMPBELL HARROD BY CHRISTINA BASKEN

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ventions in Oshkosh, we’re featuring stories of Oshkosh told by attendees remembering their special moments at EAA’s long-standing home. Campbell Harrod, EAA 125214, celebrates 50 years of AirVenture by taking the time to share some of his favorite Oshkosh moments. In 1994 I attended my first Oshkosh, as it was called back then. I went with my aviation mentor/employer Ken Gamble, who was very good friends with Paul Poberezny and his family. So the first night there, Ken takes me to the Warbirds party, where I get to meet Paul. Many warbird owners and celebrities were there. During dinner, I look over at the food line, and I see Ken talking with another guy while they

scoop up the beans. They are both laughing and singing the song, “Beans, beans are good for your heart, the more you eat the more you fart!” Ken sees me and calls me over and says, “Hey Cam, meet my friend Chuck Yeager!” That was my intro to Oshkosh, and I’ve never missed a year since. I have way too many fond AirVenture memories to recount, but I know a few of my favorites were meeting Bob Hoover, Chuck Yeager, Bud Anderson, and Jimmy Leeward, not to mention all the wonderful aircraft and performances I have seen over the years. I have made many friendships over the years, friends from all over the world, and we all enjoy camping together every year. These friendships I have are very much as important to me as the event and the airplanes. Oshkosh is the “mecca” of aviation. There is no other aviation event that compares!

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FUN AND AFFORDABLE VINTAGE AIRCRAFT Plenty of impressive, huge, and potentially pricey aircraft flock to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture every year, but not every flyer on the field is unaffordable. Enjoyable and accessible vintage aircraft can be found both in a special section just south of the DC-3s, as well as all around the grounds. Fun and affordable aircraft holding type certificates include many models from the following aircraft manufacturers: Aeronca, Cessna, Ercoupe, Piper, Taylorcraft, Interstate, Luscombe, Culver, Porterfield, and Stinson. Pictured here are some of our favorites from AirVenture 2019.

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YOUNG EAGLES HONORS PHENOMENAL VOLUNTEERS BY COLLIN BRAULT

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, more than 50,000

pilots have volunteered their time to change the lives of 2.1 million Young Eagles, giving kids their very first flight experience. Each year EAA takes time to recognize three distinct award recipients that have gone above and beyond to contribute to the Young Eagles mission. PHILLIPS 66 AVIATION EAA YOUNG EAGLES LEADERSHIP AWARD

The 2019 Phillips 66 Aviation EAA Young Eagles Leadership Award is presented to Bob Epting of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Though Bob is proud of the large number of kids he’s flown, he says the volume isn’t what it’s about for him. “It’s less about the numbers and more about the contact and connection you make with the kids,” Bob said. “It’s

incredible watching kids fly the plane themselves, watching them do something that they or their parents had no clue they could even do.” HORIZON AWARD WINNER

This year’s Young Eagles Horizon Award goes to Lightspeed Aviation and company president Allan Schrader. Lightspeed Aviation has been involved with EAA for the past decade. The Lightspeed Foundation launched in 2010 with the goal to give back to the aviation community while also looking to expand it. Lightspeed and the Lightspeed Foundation started their partnership with the Young Eagles by giving free headsets to students in training to receive their pilot certificate, in order to help encourage them along the way. Recently, Lightspeed has shifted

gears, providing free top-of-the-line Zulu 3 headsets to certified pilots who fly Young Eagles and to 90 Ray scholars after they finish their solo and ground school training. “Our core mission for the foundation is to grow aviation,” Allan said. “We want to partner with organizations that will put their muscle into growing aviation, and we are proud to be working with both the Young Eagles and the Ray Aviation Scholarship.” YOUNG EAGLES CHAPTER COORDINATOR AWARD

Each year, one Young Eagles chapter coordinator who goes above and beyond is honored for their contributions to the program. The 2019 Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator Award winner is Joyce Stoyka. Joyce is a Yo u n g E a g l e s c o o rd i n a t o r w h o

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consistently tries to improve the program and works tirelessly to ensure the Young Eagles and the volunteers have a great experience during each and every flight. “Flying is an experience that many youth would not be able to take advantage if not for the Young Eagles Program,” Joyce said. “I am very privileged to work with the most amazing volunteer pilots and ground support who come out to the airport and help make our Young Eagles events safe and successful. I would like to acknowledge everything they do.” Joyce is from Chapter 63 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Joyce not only volunteers at her chapter, but also has been a longtime volunteer here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and has been involved with the new Young Eagles online registration system.


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Chuck Swain got a ride in the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotanker a few years ago, and they allowed him to sit in the refueling pod. He said you lie down face forward in the pod, and when the airplane rotates, it looks like it will drive you into the road. “I yelled, ‘Ahhhh,’ and everyone laughed,” he recalled.

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One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is how Oshkosh residents treat EAA visitors, Pete said. “I’ve always been treated well by the people of Oshkosh. I’ve often said that if I could figure out a way to make a living here, I’d move here. I’ve spent about three years living in Oshkosh, two or three weeks at a time.” CHUCK SWAIN

2019 is Chuck Swain’s 56th consecutive convention. The Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, resident started attending what is now known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Rockford in 1963 at the invitation of a neighbor and mentor. One constant throughout the years has been the dedication of the volunteers, said Chuck, EAA 28215. “The people who volunteer are absolutely spectacular. They blast their chops for this thing. The truth of the matter is that it is the people who bring you back year after year. That’s why I come back and camp in the same area; the people around me have become my second family.” He tells a story of driving to Oshkosh and arriving at 7 a.m. June 22, just to register for the same campsite within Camp

Scholler. “This year I stood in the rain for 2.5 hours and had the time of my life. It felt like homecoming or a family reunion because I knew one-third of the people in line.” Chuck says he’s seen many amazing planes at Oshkosh, such as the Voyager and the Concorde. But he’s met just as many amazing people at Oshkosh over the 50 years. “I befriended a boyhood hero of mine, Scott Crossfield,” he said. But he also met Chuck Yeager, who first broke the speed of sound in the Bell X-1, and Bob Gilliland, the first to fly the SR-71 Blackbird. Then there’s astronauts Jim Lovell and Frank Borman, or Dick and Burt Rutan, who gave credibility to the homebuilt movement. “You learn that your heroes are decent people, just like your neighbors,” he said. At the top of that list of decent people was Paul, who set the standard high for all things Oshkosh. Take cleanliness, for example. “If he saw trash on the ground, he would stop his VW that he drove around on the grounds and pick it up,” Chuck said. “He set the example and the bar pretty high.”


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