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EAA CEO and Chairman Jack J. Pelton was joined by Pete Bunce of GAMA, Ed Bolen of NBAA, and Mark Baker of AOPA on stage Monday at Theater in the Woods for a town-hall style rally to discuss the pitfalls of the House 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2997). The industry leaders urged EAA members and AirVenture attendees to contact their representatives during the week of the convention via to make their voices heard.

Dick Koehler Named Chairman’s Award Recipient Retired U.S. Navy captain, professor recognized for his work helping homebuilders

50th Anniversary of Ann Pellegreno’s Earhart Flight BY MEGAN ESAU


DICK KOEHLER, retired U.S. Navy captain and professor at University of the District of Columbia, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award honors an individual whose participation and contributions in aviation represent the essence of EAA.


“Through his 100-plus Hints for Homebuilders videos, his monthly Koehler’s Korner column, his work as a technical counselor, his role as a workshop instructor, or his own homebuilding, there is no question that Dick is a perfect fit for the Chairman’s Award,” Jack said. “His help, both in person and through videos and articles, has helped an untold number of homebuilders and others involved with aviation.” There’s no doubt he’s helped many other EAA members in his volunteering, but Dick has simpler motivations for why he continues to be so involved in the aviation community. “It’s fun, of course,” he said. “It’s been my lifelong hobby, playing with airplanes, and I’m very fortunate to continue doing it now that I’m retired. I enjoy it.” In addition to having fun, Dick has helped countless EAA members in his 30-plus years of volunteering, both at home with Chapter 186, and on the road.

PIONEER FOR WOMEN AVIATORS, Ann Holtgren Pellegreno, EAA Lifetime 11853, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her round-the-world flight that retraced Amelia Earhart’s path at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. Ann made her successful flight in July 1967, passing over Howland Island in the Pacific 30 years to the day after Amelia Earhart disappeared, before continuing on to fly the remainder of Amelia’s planned route. Though Ann’s name is recognized in the public spotlight, she said the flight was a team effort involving Lee Koepke, owner and restorer of the Lockheed 10 Electra Ann flew; Bill Polhemus, Ann’s navigator; and Ann’s copilot, Air Force Col. Bill Payne.




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Ann in 1967 in the cockpit of the Lockheed Electra she flew around the world.

Ann is attending AirVenture 2017 to share the story of her flight on its 50th anniversary.

Her team faced challenges from the get-go, from securing funding and sponsorship to finding a hangar where they could prepare the airplane in the chilly, Michigan spring leading up to the flight. However, she said every time a hurdle presented itself just the right solution would fall into place. Things continued to come together right up to July 2, 1967, when Ann and her team made their flight to Howland Island, the same leg of the trip on which Amelia had disappeared. Ann brought a small flower wreath with her to leave at Howland Island as a memorial to Amelia, but Ann was flying through an unexpected squall and was told if the island wasn’t found within 20 minutes, the crew would have to continue on for fuel. Then she spotted the island through a break in the clouds. “We had time to circle the island a couple of times,” Ann said. “Bill Payne took over. He flew low, and Lee — back at the door — he held the door open

with his foot and held me in a bear grip, and I tossed the wreath out the door, and hopefully it landed where another pair of Lockheed 10 wheels should have touched 30 years earlier. We were there the exact morning she had flight-planned to be there, and we just don’t know how we did it.” Fifty years after her flight, Ann continues to inspire the aviation world with her story, has published a book and several articles about her experience, and is a staunch advocate for women in aviation. “When you do something like that I think you have a responsibility, and we really wanted to share our flight, because we had the privilege of doing it. How many people can do something like that? Not very many. … When I talk to girls I always tell them the airplane doesn’t know if it’s a man or a woman flying it.” As she looks back on her aviation accomplishments, Ann said she wishes she could have done more, and that’s

why she encourages other women — young and old — to forge ahead with their flying dreams. She’s an active member of Ladies Love Taildraggers, and Ann said she continues to draw inspiration from the achievements of other women, since when she was learning to fly, the only woman pilot in the airlines was a part of the Flying Tigers in Texas. “I never had the chance that these women have [now] because of other women who have pioneered,” Ann said. “I’m in utter amazement at some of these girls. They’re mechanics. They just do everything. They fly airliners. I tell these girls, ‘I take my hat off to them.’” See Ann speak Thursday at 11 a.m. during Vintage in Review at the VAA Red Barn, and at the Ladies Love Taildraggers presentation Friday at 10 a.m. at Forum Stage 4. Read more about Ann’s historic flight in the June 2017 issue of EAA’s Sport Aviation magazine.

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The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – Vol. 18, No. 4 PUBLISHER: Jack J. Pelton VP OF COMMUNITY & MEMBER PROGRAMS: Rick Larsen DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS: Jim Busha EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Kelly Nelson ASSISTANT EDITOR: Sienna Kossman EDITORIAL STAFF: Hal Bryan, Randy Dufault, Megan Esau, Katie Holliday-Greenley, Frederick A. Johnsen, Barb Schmitz, Ti Windisch, James Wynbrandt SENIOR COPY EDITOR: Colleen Walsh COPY EDITOR: Tom Breuer

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Dick has presented SportAir Workshop sessions across the country and regularly gives how-to demos at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. He’s also a technical counselor and flight advisor, although Dick might be best known outside of the Washington, D.C., area for the more than 100 Hints for Homebuilders videos he’s made, which often feature his brother, Robert. Although Dick enjoys all the work he does in aviation, some of his favorite, stand-out moments are when he meets someone who found his videos especially helpful. “I’ve had two or three or four occurrences, either a personal note or bumping into somebody on the grounds, where they personally thanked me for the Hints for Homebuilders videos,” Dick said. “It helped them fix or improve their airplane. I think that brings me the greatest satisfaction, knowing my videos really helped somebody.” Dick will be officially presented with the Chairman’s Award on Thursday, July 27, at the Homebuilders Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets for that event are available at Homebuilders Headquarters. PHOTO BY ANDREW ZABACK




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4-year-old has begun mastering biplane aerobatics, one maneuver at a time BY RANDY DUFAULT

THE SUELLS ARE A FLYING FAMILY. With two airplanes in the hangar, flying is something the children experience often, and at an early age. But what kind of flying? Tommy, the dad of the family, is a professional pilot and president of IAC Chapter 777 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He flies aerobatics competitively in his family’s Christen Eagle II, so when his daughter Amelia reached her fourth birthday she got her first ride in “Daddy’s plane.” Captured on video and posted on YouTube, the birthday flight shows an excited, little Amelia taking control of the little biplane. Once she could fit into a parachute rig Dad added aerobatics into the mix. That flight video shows Amelia asking for one more roll before the flight had to end. That excitement obviously stuck with Amelia, as she is progressing into control of aerobatic maneuvers by herself — and still only 4 years old. According to her, she has worked on barrel rolls, flying upside down, and, in a session captured in another YouTube video, four-point rolls. She just has to remember to keep the wings straight and pull back on the stick during the maneuver. Amelia’s 3-year-old sister, Piper, is already beginning to work on simple maneuvers in the family Comanche.


Amelia and Tommy Suell in front of their Christen Eagle II.

This is the girls’ first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. When asked about which aerobatic maneuver is next, Amelia answered without hesitation: “Eightpoint rolls.” Most likely, there will be video to document it, too.

AirVenture Highlights: Wednesday, July 26 Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary Tribute Day, WomenVenture 10th Anniversary

9 A.M. AND 6:30 P.M. Ultralight and Lightplanes Demonstration at Ultralight Runway 9 A.M. Mass Chapter Gathering Photo at the Brown Arch 10 A.M. Warbirds in Review: B-25J Mitchell Panchito at Warbird Alley 10 A.M. Homebuilts in Review: Twister at Homebuilders Hangar 11 A.M. Vintage in Review: 1932 Fairchild 22C7B at VAA Red Barn 11 A.M. WomenVenture Group Photo: Boeing Plaza 11:30 A.M. WomenVenture Power Lunch: Theater in the Woods 1 P.M. Homebuilts in Review: Headwind at Homebuilders Hangar 1 P.M. Warbirds in Review: L-19 Bird Dog, Mohawk at Warbird Alley 2:30 P.M. Daily Air Show Presented by Quest Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Canada 6 P.M. Doolittle Raid Tribute: Theater in the Woods 8 P.M. Night Air Show Presented by GE Aviation 8:45 P.M. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo: EAA Fly-In Theater

WEDNESDAY OF EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 will cover a lot of ground — and sky — as the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid and the 10th annual WomenVenture will highlight the day’s activities. The Doolittle Raid part of the day will honor those involved in the daring mission which included 16 B-25 bombers that departed from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, and bombed military sites in Japan. The Doolittle Raiders, led by legendary pilot Jimmy Doolittle, then faced hardships after their airplanes made forced landings in China and other foreign areas. The Doolittle Raid re-enactment will feature more than a dozen B-25s to honor the Doolittle Raiders who flew the planes 75 years earlier as part of an important aerial raid in World War II. Before the dramatic reenactment, the B-25s will be arranged in the Warbirds area as if they are on the deck of an aircraft carrier, as the real Doolittle Raiders were on the USS Hornet. In addition to the re-enactment, the 75th anniversary commemoration will continue with an evening program at 6 p.m. in the Theater in the Woods with 101-year-old Dick Cole, the only remaining member of the 80 original Doolittle Raiders. Jimmy Doolittle’s grandchildren, Jimmy Doolittle III and Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will also be in attendance. Several programs at the Warbirds of America Warbirds in Review speaker series will also cover the Raiders today. Female aviators will also be celebrated today, as part of the annual WomenVenture activities. Nine years ago, the goal was to take a photo of what would be the world’s largest gathering of female pilots, and on August 1, 2008, approximately 800 women gathered in pink T-shirts during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The celebration of women in aviation has steadily grown in the years since, and this year, women involved in all facets of the aviation community will gather for the 10th annual photo to celebrate once again. Fun-filled activities and forums designed to empower women and help them to pursue their aviation dreams are taking place all week, but key celebrations happen today. WomenVenture gives women and girls the opportunity to build camaraderie within the EAA community, and become a part of a unique sisterhood in the aviation industry, one that can open doors to mentorship, knowledge, and greater participation.

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Celebrating 10 Years of WomenVenture Today BY MEGAN ESAU

WHAT STARTED IN 2008 as a group photo to set a world record for the largest number of female pilots gathered in one place has grown into a massive annual WomenVenture event that draws nearly 1,000 women during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. What would come to be known as WomenVenture grew out of the Women in Aviation International (WAI) breakfast and the group photo on the plaza. Dr. Peggy Chabrian, WAI columnist Patricia Luebke, and former EAA VP of business development and donor relations Elissa Lines said their original goal for establishing the event was to give female pilots a place at a largely male-dominated convention. “Over the years, the photo has become more inclusive,” Elissa said. “Women in aviation and student pilots were welcomed as a way to bring our WomenSoar You Soar participants into

the experience. The goal was to invite all women pilots to embrace the role of mentorship — helping other women of all ages take that [next] step to achieve their personal dream of flight.” The now-iconic WomenVenture photo is an annual staple of AirVenture. It not only garners attention for WAI and female pilots but also welcomes women as an integral part of the fly-in convention. Elissa said she wants female pilots to leave the event inspired and embracing roles as mentors for one another. “Women helping women overcome the challenges, the fear, the uncertainties and achieving their dreams,” she said. “The percentage of women pilots among all pilots has been a difficult number to push forward. The rewards are tremendous, the opportunities are terrific, and the impact on one’s life is just amazing. We want to pass it on!”

TODAY’S WOMENVENTURE EVENTS: Women in Aviation International (WAI) Connect Breakfast: 8 a.m. at the Nature Center WomenVenture group photo: 11 a.m. on Boeing Plaza WomenVenture Power Lunch, with guest speaker Dr. Janet Lapp: 11:30 a.m. at Theater in the Woods

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A Look Into AirVenture Aircraft Judging How to enter your aircraft to get a chance to win a Lindy Award BY TI WINDISCH

EACH YEAR at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, a selection of deserving aircraft are recognized by volunteer judges for standing out in their class. Bringing a worthy plane or other aircraft is obviously the first step toward getting honored in this way, but there are additional steps to take after arriving in Oshkosh that can help, too. Bob Reece, EAA Lifetime 82844 and EAA AirVenture chief judge, wrote the Official Judging Standards Manual and advises anyone who wants to win an award to read it — and get more eyes on their aircraft. “We have technical counselors available all over the country, and I’m one of them,” Bob said. “A guy can ask for me, if he wants me to, to come and look at his airplane, see how he’s doing, and all that … it’s a free service, one of the benefits of being an EAA member. We also have flight advisors available.”


The rulebook states that at least three judges have to look over each aircraft entered to win an award, but any aircraft looking to win something major, such as a Lindy Award, will be subject to about 10 judge inspections. It takes time for that to happen, so arriving and being prepared for judging early is crucial. More than a day is necessary for major award consideration, so be ready as soon as possible upon arriving in Oshkosh. Getting ready means having your air-

craft in its best possible condition — and officially entering it. The “Judge Me” sticker obtained from Aircraft Registration is crucial for any award consideration. Being around your entered aircraft is important, too. Most of the time, judging will proceed without an owner’s presence (either the owner or a representative for him or her is fine), but judges will not open anything that’s closed, which means they won’t get a complete picture of the aircraft if

you aren’t around to make your aircraft more accessible. Additionally, judges like to learn more than what’s on the surface of the aircraft. Hearing about what went into the aircraft matters when it comes to scoring. If it seems to be taking a while for a judge to get to your aircraft, something might be amiss. Check in again wherever you registered to be judged as a precaution if a day or two goes by and a judge hasn’t checked in with you. If your aircraft is parked outside the standard area for its type of judging, that could cause a delay. Be sure to notify the judges if your entry is parked outside of the area it’s supposed to be judged in. Finally, if at the end of the day, you come up short, don’t hesitate to ask the judges how you could improve your chances of winning an award next year. One-on-one sessions are available for that, too, upon request.

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Sebastien Heintz Named Freedom of Flight Award Winner Honored for making homebuilding easy for Zenith Aircraft Company customers BY TI WINDISCH

SEBASTIEN HEINTZ, president and CEO of Zenith Aircraft Company, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Freedom of Flight Award for his contributions to aviation. “The Freedom of Flight Award is meant for an individual who has made the general aviation community better through their integrity, innovation, and high standards — and Sebastien Heintz is the embodiment of that ideal,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “He and Zenith Aircraft Company have made building an airplane an even more enjoyable experience for homebuilders everywhere.” “For me, it’s really humbling because when I see the past recipients I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, these are the icons of aviation,’ and I’ve never considered myself that,” Sebastien said. “And I still don’t. To me this award is not me getting it; it’s me, my family, my coworkers, and everybody at Zenith deserves it.” Zenith, formed in 1992 in Mexico, Missouri, where the company still resides, has made huge strides in homebuilt airplane kit production over the last 25 years. Advancements like SOLIDWORKS 3D design technology, final hole size match-drilled kits, improved drawings, and assembly manuals have helped make building a Zenith easier than ever before. For Sebastien, making aircraft building a more enjoyable experience for the builder isn’t just good for aviation, it’s also good for business. “That’s how you sell airplanes,” he said. “I’ve always said an airplane kit is not a product that is sold; it’s a product that is bought. It’s not by having a sales force push a

kit on an unsuspecting pilot; that’s not how to build an industry. How you grow the industry is by showing people how much fun it is to build and fly an airplane.” In addition to selling airplanes, Sebastien and Zenith have also gifted some, including EAA’s One Week Wonder, a staff-built CH 750, and the Give Flight wings project, which constructed wing sets that were then given to EAA chapters to jump-start building projects. Zenith also holds monthly hands-on workshops at the factory, and it will soon bring similar workshops to France, other parts of Europe, South America, Australia, and potentially Asia.

As Zenith continues to expand, Sebastien credits his and the rest of his employee’s love of their work to the success they’ve enjoyed. “It’s an industry I love, I was fortunate to grow up in this industry, and years later I still love doing it,” he said. “Anytime you enjoy something you end up being better at it, whether it’s a hobby or a job, and I think that’s why we do a good job at it — we love what we do.” Sebastien will officially be presented with the Freedom of Flight Award today during the annual membership meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Theater in the Woods.

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Able Flight Class of 2017 Earns Its Wings BY KATIE HOLLIDAY-GREENLEY


ON TUESDAY, members of the Able Flight class of 2017 received their wings at Theater in the Woods. Charles Stites founded Able Flight in 2006 to help people with disabilities experience the freedom of flight. Through full-ride scholarships, Able Flight has helped 40 participants earn their wings. “We make dreams come true,” Charles said. “We make it possible for people who use wheelchairs, people who’ve lost limbs, people born with a disability, and wounded veterans to become pilots.” Charles said the program has been successful largely due to the support of ground school and flight instructors who believe in the program and the students. “These folks give up their summers, their vacations, they volunteer, and actually they work hard to become an Able Flight instructor,” he said. “These are the people who make it happen. We owe them a real debt.” In addition to the pinning ceremony for the new pilots, several awards were given to instructors and volunteers, including the new Able Flight Extra Effort Award created for an instructor, Allison Hoffman, who went above and beyond to help her student. “One of this year’s Able Flight pilots is deaf,” Charles said. “So when instructor assignments were being handed out, our instructor volunteered to not only teach that student, but promised to learn enough sign language to provide even better communication.” In 2017, Able Flight purchased more than 330 hours of aircraft rental over two months, flying students twice a day, when possible, to get them ready for their sport pilot checkride. The class of 2017 consisted of eight newly minted pilots with various stories of struggle and triumph. Kathryn Brenner, for example, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and was told the disease would seriously affect her dreams of becoming a pilot. “She’s the kind of kid whose fingers you would’ve seen hanging through the airport fence,” Charles said. “Once we met her, we decided to just give her a scholarship and get out of her way.”


Capt. Ferris Butler was critically injured by an IED in December 2006, but this year he was the first to pass his checkride, completing his training at Purdue University. Ferris was followed by Kathryn, Benedict Jones, Zackary Kukorlo, Melissa Allensworth, and Kunho Kim. In addition to completing Able Flight training, Zackary, who is deaf, recently completed an A&P program in Washington and has achieved his dream of a career in aviation. He received his wings from Patty Wagstaff. This year, Able Flight added training at Ohio State University after Charles met Josh Fisher — who is now an Able Flight instructor in Waukesha, Wisconsin — while waiting for weather to clear en route to AirVenture. Chris Corsi, who was paralyzed in an accident several years ago, was chosen as the first student to attend training at Ohio State. “When we selected him, we also decided that he would be one of the first two students we would send to our new program,” Charles said. “So we were betting a lot on this young man. I’ve seen the cockpit video of his first solo when he was joyously yelling, ‘My plane! My plane!’” Brice Lott joined Chris at OSU. Brice was also paralyzed in an accident, but he became the first graduate of the OSU Able Flight program. Congratulations to the Able Flight class of 2017. Applications for 2018 are open until December 31.

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AS WE WELCOME the world’s only two flying B29s, along with scores of their vintage and modern counterparts, it’s obvious why we’ve dubbed 2017 “The Year of the Bomber.” It’s only fitting, then, that we chose this year to officially launch a bomber project of our own: the complete restoration of our North American B-25 Mitchell. EAA’s B-25 served in multiple theaters during World War II, but is best known for its role in the historic Doolittle Raid, the 75th anniversary of which we’re commemorating at AirVenture today. EAA’s B-25 was built in late 1943 and served out the war in low-key administrative and training roles. After the war, it passed through a series of owners and was modified for use as an executive transport. In 1970, the airplane was featured in the film Catch-22. Our B-25 actually played two roles, a VIP transport and a bomber named Berlin Express. After the film in 1971, a warbird collector, Dr. William Sherman Cooper, bought the airplane. When he died a year later, the B-25 was donated to EAA. EAA staff and volunteers restored the airplane in 1975, and it flew it for several years until it was damaged after a gear failure on landing. At that point, it underwent a cosmetic restoration and spent the next few decades on display in the EAA Aviation Museum. Then, in January 2015, a group of volunteers, led by EAA Chapter 237 from Blaine, Minnesota, began a second restoration, under the direction of EAA’s manager of aircraft maintenance, John Hopkins.

The volunteer crew has been working on the B-25 regularly ever since, stripping paint, repairing or fabricating parts, and replacing all of the airplane’s glass. Before long, people from other chapters began volunteering, traveling from all over the country to spend weekends working on a piece of history. The ultimate goal is to not only get the B-25 flying again, but also to send it on tour, offering flight experiences like we do with our B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor. While the restoration progress has been impressive, there’s still a long way to go, and the project now actively needs financial support. A fundraising event was held on Tuesday night, featuring presentations by Melinda Liu, whose father was named an honorary Doolittle Raider for his assistance helping the original crews escape after landing in China, and Jeff Thatcher, son of Raider David J. Thatcher. Ken Strmiska, EAA’s vice president of philanthropy and donor relations, said the goal of this fundraising campaign is to raise $400,000 by December, which would put the project on track to be finished by spring of 2018. “This project really embodies the spirit of EAA,” Ken said. “We’ve already benefited from people giving thousands of hours of their time toward the restoration, and now they are giving their financial contributions to get Berlin Express back in the air.” For more information, or if you’d like to contribute to this project, you can see the airplane on Boeing Plaza this week, or learn more online at

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Ford Proudly Presents Fly-In Theater: Nightly at Camp Scholler, epic blockbuster movies and classic aviation-themed films: • Sun: Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project & Mission Control • Mon: Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation • Tue: Sully • Wed: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo • Thu: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story • Fri: Hidden Figures • Sat: Strategic Air Command There will be fabulous presenters and free popcorn! Free Ice Cream: Watch for the Ford Transit Ice Cream Van

Uniquely Ford Ford F-22 Raptor F-150: See this one-of-a-kind build, specially designed in tribute to the remarkable F-22 stealth tactical fighter aircraft. To be auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles to benefit EAA’s youth education programs Ford Front 40: Help us celebrate 40 years of truck sales leadership with the new 2018 F-150, F-150 Raptor and Super Duty trucks 2018 Vehicles: Make sure to preview the new 2018 model vehicles, including the new Navigator, Expedition, Mustang, F-150 and the all-new EcoSport compact SUV Model T Experience: Take a break and tour the grounds in a Model T ride, only at the Ford Hangar Family Fun Throughout the Week: Experience “The Boost” – the first time a ferris wheel has been near the flight line, climb the Raptor Rock Wall and soar on the Tough Tumblers Bungee Trampolines. Make a custom button or a 3D map of your face! Join us for many fun activities for the entire family Ford Autograph Headquarters: Autographs from celebrities, air show performers and living legends Merchandise Tent: Buy Ford GT and Raptor items and other exciting Ford branded merchandise Free Collectibles: Special Limited Edition “F-22 Raptor” hats provided daily

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‘Wings for Science’ Using App to Connect Aviators With Scientists BY TI WINDISCH

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WHAT STARTED AS an idea to get away and experience the world for a year while giving back to the various destinations they traveled to is becoming a global movement for Clémentine Bacri and Adrien Normier, a French couple who started a group called Wings for Science in 2008. Stated simply, the group’s goal is literally to provide wings for science. That means helping scientific research programs by providing them with aerial angles from the cockpit of a lowspeed aircraft. In their first expedition, a twoyear, round-the-world trip that be-

gan in Luxembourg and ended in Le Bourget, France, Clémentine and Adrien flew a Pipistrel Virus SW S80. Their current trip is focused more narrowly on South America, as taking the whole world on at once left the couple feeling rushed. This time around, the aircraft of choice is an Edra Super Petrel LS. Neither Clémentine nor Adrien would — or could — pick a favorite aircraft because they are so different, but Adrien noted that while the Virus was faster, being able to land in bodies of water makes the Super Petrel a lot of fun.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 The overwhelming response from roughly 250 pilots who wanted to hop in the left seat and do what Clémentine and Adrien were doing, as well as scientists who had more missions than Wings for Science could handle, prompted the duo to do something to better connect the groups. “There are many pilots that contacted us about the trip and told us it is something great, to mix the fun of flight with the usefulness to fly for a reason, and to make our planet — the only one that we have — a better one,” Clémentine said. “So this is what we are trying to do. And since we received many demands from scientists from everywhere, and we also have many pilots that are interested, we are now asking all the pilots who are interested to contact us, and when we have missions in their area, we can contact them directly.” To make the connection process even easier, Wings for Science is working on an app that pilots and scientists can use to contact each other. Adrien described the app, which should be ready in the fall, as a “Tinder for aviators and scientists to meet locally.” Despite their worldwide travels, this is the couple’s first trip to Oshkosh, and both have really enjoyed their time at AirVenture. “We walked around; we enjoyed a lot of the approach and the stuff there,” Adrien said. “It’s crazy; we found it very cool. There’s one thing we’ve seen, and we were amazed: the Blue Origin rocket.” Pilots and other EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 attendees can find Clémentine and Adrien at the Super Petrel booth, No. 268; on Facebook; and at their website,









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AirVenture Today

Eclipse 700 Jet on Track for Certification BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

ALAN KLAPMEIER, CEO of One Aviation, manufacturer of the Eclipse EA550 light jet and developer of the Kestrel singleengine turboprop, provided an update at AirVenture 2017 on the Eclipse 700, also known as Project Canada — the upgraded version of the Eclipse 500/550. The Canada, announced at the 2016 fly-in, will have dimmable cabin windows, courtesy of Alteos interactive window systems by PPG, enabling passengers to change the window tints from clear to dark, and uses batteries from an Acme Aerospace lithium-ion battery system, Alan said. The Eclipse 700 features five key enhancements from the out-of-production 500/550: longer wings, with 2-foot extensions on each side for added fuel capacity; a 14-inch-longer fuselage for a more comfortable cabin; a larger horizontal stabilizer; a Garmin G3000 avionics suite; and a Williams FJ33 engine to replace the 500/550’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600. Together, the enhance-





ments create a significantly faster, more comfortable, longer-range aircraft. “We believe this changes the nature of the airplane in terms of where it fits in the market,” Alan said. “This moves the whole curve and changes the way people will look at this niche.” Though the 700 will require a new type certificate, the changes are relatively simple, and Alan expects certification in about 18 to 24 months, assuming expected financing arrangements successfully conclude. About 30 orders are in hand, but the company is “not being aggressive” in pushing sales, he added. To showcase the difference between the 700 and 500/550, One Aviation is presenting here at its chalet (451, 452) using a virtual reality experience, created in partnership with developer Rival Theory. It will bring visitors “closer to the reality of Canada, as if the airplane is right in front of them.” A mock-up of the Eclipse 700 cabin and an EA550 are also on display.

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The Gang’s All Here FIFI and Doc:


FIFI AND DOC are it — the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world. And they’re both at EAA AirVenture 2017, which is a first. If the newly restored Doc is getting a well-deserved day in the sun, that should not cast a shadow over FIFI. Restorers and operators of both B-29s gathered in front of Doc yesterday to describe Doc’s recovery and restoration, and the crews’ relationship as “a B-29 co-op,” which is an exclusive club. When you want to have the second flyable B-29, it just makes sense to talk with the men and women who operate the first one. The Commemorative Air Force’s FIFI flight crew helped get Doc airborne for the first time last year. The Doc team said they learned some valuable things during its restoration that were shared with FIFI’s crew, too. Looking beyond the obvious similarities of two silver bullet-shaped bombers on the ramp, some differences stand out. FIFI carries a full complement of General Electric gun turrets, typical of the B-29 fleets that flew bombing missions over Japan. Doc left the Boeing plant in Wichita minus turrets, and flew a noncombat Air Force career as a specialized radar aircraft. Both Superfortresses have stories to tell, and both have crews standing by to tell AirVenture visitors those stories. Later this week, FIFI will make flights from Appleton, carrying passengers who pay for the adventure, which helps keep FIFI flying. In the 1980s, Tony Mazzolini learned about Doc slumbering on a Navy test bombing range in California’s Mojave Desert. On his first trip to see the derelict B-29, Doc’s unmistakable form grew ever larger as he approached. “As we got closer to it I almost didn’t wait for the truck to stop”

before leaping out to explore the silent Superfortress, Tony told the crowd. The only glaring omission was Doc’s lack of a vertical fin. It had been removed so the bomber could clear a power line while being towed to the range. Tony began a multiyear set of negotiations with the Navy, Doc’s custodian, to get title to the bomber. Tony agreed to furnish a restored B-25 bomber to the naval aviation museum at Pensacola, upon which he would get title to the B-29. At one point, according to a Commemorative Air Force (CAF) member with FIFI at AirVenture, the CAF considered sponsoring the restoration of Doc, but one complex Superfortress is enough for any museum to manage. However, CAF members did provide expertise to help Doc’s volunteers for many years before the B-29’s triumphant rollout in 2016. The CAF’s Rick Jarvis, FIFI’s senior crew chief, joined in the discussion in front of Doc. “To this day, we have a great relationship with these guys,” Rick said of the crew supporting Doc. Dan Wimberly, who crafts tools to construct Boeing 737s for a living in Wichita, embraced the restoration of Doc passionately after initially spurning the truckloads of old fuselage and wings that he said looked to be full of broken glass, desert dirt, and even dead animals. Dan said old Superfortress engineering drawings were converted to CAD programs so new parts can be manufactured when needed. He marveled at the sophistication of the B-29, which was designed “with slide rules and pencils,” not computers. AirVenture is fortunate to have both flying B-29s on the grounds this year. They both warrant an introspective visit .

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AirVenture Today

Former Young Eagle flies into AirVenture in Navy P-8 BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ

FIONA MCCOY has literally been I learned about ROTC and I found out dreaming of flying into Oshkosh for that military aviation was an option,” the EAA fly-in convention during the she said. “ROTC allowed me to pay for past few weeks. a world-class education and guaranteed That dream became a reality Monday. me a job. It was the best of both worlds.” A pilot in the U.S. Navy, Fiona flew Fiona earned her private pilot cera P-8 into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh tificate at age 20, and in 2013, she re2017. The next-generation maritime ceived her bachelor’s degree in aerosurveillance aircraft, located on Boe- space, aeronautical and astronautical ing Plaza, is open for tours today and engineering from the Massachusetts will depart Thursday morning. Institute of Technology. In June 2013, “Flying in was awesome, seeing row she joined the U.S. Navy, completed after row of airplanes and tents,” said Fio- her flight training at Pensacola, Florna, a lieutenant based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida. “You can immediately see and feel the love of aviation.” 2017 is Fiona’s 21st trip to AirVenture. However, she has a long background in aviation and EAA. She flew with her parents regularly and took her first flight in their airplane when she was just 2 weeks old. Fiona took five Young Eagles flights between 1999 and 2007, and attended the EAA Air Academy as a teenager. With parents who were also EAA members, she spent many Saturdays helping out at chapter events, such as pancake breakfasts. “EvenOshCash_AirVenture as a kid I knew I wanted to Today_WEDNESDAY_July26_17_PRINT.pdf 1 7/14/17 3:58 PM fly, but it wasn’t until high school that

ida, and then moved to Jacksonville where she now flies the P-8. Why the P-8? “I like the crew mindset versus the single seat, and I like that lifestyle of not being based on a ship,” she said. “So when I deploy overseas, I live there and get to experience another culture firsthand.” She has logged 700 hours in the air, 400 of which are in the P-8, Fiona said. Her parents, who have camped in Vintage during each AirVenture for the past 25 or 30 years, greeted her


and were “beaming with pride” when she landed, Fiona said. They brought a contingent of friends with them, who call themselves “The Metro Warbirds,” and who camp with them. “That group watched me grow up, and they were all proud to see me come in and land at AirVenture,” Fiona said. Fiona hopes to get a little sightseeing in before she leaves Oshkosh. She planned first to walk through Warbirds and the classic biplanes. She was also excited to be part of the WomenVenture group photo taken today. To other Young Eagles, Fiona encourages them not to be scared off by aviation. “Don’t worry about the price tag, or the amount of training,” she said. “It is accessible and worth it.” For the girls in the group, she encourages them to “go for it.” “Girls, there is nothing in aviation that a man can do better than you. It’s all about precision, coordination, and dedication.” Fiona isn’t sure she’ll get another opportunity to fly into AirVenture in a military aircraft, but hopes to one day fly in her own plane. “It would be really cool to build something small and sporty, something affordable that I could fly now.”

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Navigating Different Airspace Types Nathan Kurth Preventing LOC During Takeoff & Landing Adam Gerhardt Meet Kermit Weeks Kermit Weeks WomenVenture Group Photo Plane Talk - KC-135 Making Flying More Affordable Bill Ross Texas Turbine Conversions Supervan Bobby Bishop, Griff Kinsinger Plan, File, Fly With Garmin Pilot Garmin Garmin Avionics Upgrades Garmin Vintage in Review Luke Lachendro, Jesse Clement Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Stewart Systems Covering Vintage Type Clubs Volk Field ANG Base History Dave Tessmer America’s Homefront Air War Roger Thiel Chasing Planes Gordon Page Backcountry Operations Ken Wittekiend UBER Elevate Urban Aerial Rideshare Mark Moore Using Foreflight in Canada Ian Brown Teaching Critically Bob Meder, Rick Todd Starting an EAA Chapter John Egan So You Want to be a CFI! Jack Vandeventer Latex Paint, An Affordable Choice Malcolm Morrison Aviation Legal 101 Kathy Yodice, Greg Reigel Aeroncas by Bill Pancake Bill Pancake Buy That Plane … or Walk Away? Mike Busch Flying In and Out of Oshkosh NATCA Building a Flying Football Field Mason Hutchison ForeFlight Power Users Sam Wilson ADS-B In & Out Options From Stratus Brian Babik Landing Loving the Pitts Budd Davisson F-35 Flight Test Update David Nelson Flying the Western Front 1917 Kip Lankenau Stratux ADS-B Christopher Young Bolt-On Horsepower for Lycomings Darren Tilman Working With Carbon Fiber Scott VanderVeen The Possible Turn Michael Church Deadly Skies: The Battle of Britain Dr Leo Murphy Wright Flyer Engine Deconstructed Steve Hay History of Aviation Anthropometrics Robert Joslin B-17 Stories Harvin Abrahamson ADS-B Prepared 2020 Federal Aviation Administration Lancair Owners and Builders Org. Jeff Edwards Rotax 2-Stroke Upkeep Bret Lawton WomenVenture Power Lunch Rotorcraft Plane Talk - B-1B Low-Cost ADS-B and Instruments Garmin Real-World Flying With the GTN Garmin Ford Autograph Wednesday Session Ford Motor Company Type Club Representatives Canine Demonstration US Customs & Border Protections Front Burner Kirk Lippold When No One Is in the Tower Jason Archer Plane Talk - Ann Pellegreno Airborne Radar Fundamentals Part 2 Bill Panarello Shot Down Steve Snyder



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 SPEAKER

Portable Garmin Products Garmin Garmin ADS-B Solutions Garmin Meet the CAF Red Tail P-51C Pilots CBP Air and Marine Operations US Customs & Border Protections Warbirds in Review Bird Dog/Mohawk IMC VMC Safety Talk Radek Wyrzykowski Pilot Opportunities at Alaska Air Megan Gimmestad Teaching Beyond the Glass Ted Sanders Young Eagles Events and Roster Mgmt EAA Rotax 912 iS Install Info Session Jorge Tavio Single Pilot IFR Jeff Edwards Airparks Selection & Grass Landings Ronald Heidebrink Buying a Plane: Insurance 101 Michael Adams Oxygen and CO - Friend or Foe Dr. Brent Blue Electric Flight - Emerging Ops CAFE Foundation Lithium 101 Todd Winter Not a Screw-Up by Screwing Up Ken Baker An Aerial Photography Introduction David Rodwell Lycoming Engines Tech Tips Christopher Gayman Fabric Covering 101 Poly-Fiber The Helicopter Add-On Rating Wes Van Dell Sheet Metal 101 EAA SportAir Workshops TIG Welding 101 Lincoln Electric Composite 101 50% Less Maintenance Matthew Dock Gas Welding 101 Dynamic Propeller Balancing Michael Fox Forming Aluminum Ribs Jim Martin Charles Lindbergh’s Path to Glory Dick Campbell High Flight & John Gillespie Magee Ray Haas A Visit With Jimmy Doolittle Jonna Doolittle Hoppes The Kings on Avoiding Unwanted Adv John and Martha King Remembering Steve Wittman James Vliet Technical and Flight Test Advice EAA Technical Counselors & Flight Advisors Homebuilts in Review Legal Eagle Ultralight Leonard Milholland Piston Engine Dis and Res Course Lycoming Engines DVD: Chasing Planes Gordon Page 1-800-WX-BRIEF Joe Daniele Last Man Club Cowden Ward Meet Kermit Weeks Kermit Weeks Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson AeroWave Satellite Internet Bendix King Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Garmin Cost-Effective Autopilot Upgrades Garmin Meet Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart Harry Stewart FD Recording in Investigations NTSB Calculated Risk Jonna Doolittle Hoppes Don’t Crash That Drone Bill Bongle Lesson and Curriculum Design Chris Moser Chapter Home Rent, Build or Buy Mark Estabrook, John Egan Dynon Products for Certified Panels Michael Schofield Aeronca Champs and Chiefs Robert Szego, Joe Smokovitz Airline Pilots: A Day in the Life Mark Haley Vertical Power VP-X and PPS Chad Jensen Photography 101 Gene Stoegbauer WAAS vs. GPS JoAnn Ford



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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM RC Aircraft: A Lifelong Passion Dan Kreigh, Mason Hutchison, Jake Riley, Brian Maisler 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM ForeFlight Fundamentals Ryan McBride 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Air-Camping Essentials by SkyChick Ramona Cox 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM First Trip to Canada or Mexico Nathan Kurth, Rodney Martz 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Building Your Dream Strip Gary Stevens 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Cassutt Racer Ed Fisher 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Maintaining Short Wing Piper A/C Steve Pierce 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Aluminum Gas Welding 101 Joe Maj 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Gliders to Break the Cost Barrier Murry Rozansky 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM How to Use Oratex Correctly Lars Gleitsmann 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Chasing Planes Gordon Page 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Beyond the Powder Adam White, Kara Martinelli 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Letters From a Soviet Prison U2 Gary Powers Jr. 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM All About Spins Catherine Cavagnaro 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Building a Hatz Biplane Kevin Conner 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM The Mosquito Kit Helicopter Paul Grieshaber 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wednesday Air Show 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM A Quarter Million Steps Anthony D. Paustian 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Rock Your Wings Brandi Fill 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM How to Avoid a Fighter Escort NORAD 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Safety vs. Efficiency at the ATCSCC Michael Eckert 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM The Seventh Cruise Karl Stewart 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Code Name Infamy Leland Shale 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Chapter Video Magazine Highlights 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Simulation Glider Flight Training Scott Manley 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Basic Med: Who Qualifies? Dr. Robert Achtel 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM F4U Combat Pilots - WWII & Korea Tom Brinkman 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM RMK-able METARs Veronica Cote 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Soviet Yak & LaGG vs Me 109 & Fw 190 Sid Siddiqi 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM T-40 Hours to Oshkosh Zachary Reeder 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Best of Future of Flight Service Joe Daniele 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Weather Simplified Paxton Calvanese 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM What Aircraft Will Fly in 2050? David Ullman 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Which iPad Should I Use? Matt Krysiak 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Assembling a Kit Helicopter Delane Baker 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM High School Aviation Curriculum Bob Kelly 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Back to the Cockpit After a Crash Gus Hawkins 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Robin Olds Christina Olds 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Panel of Experts IFR Guy Lieser 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Avare: The Free EFB for Android Peter Gustafson 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Building and Flying the SkyRanger Dale Seitzer 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Canine Demonstration US Customs & Border Protections 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM EAA Concert Band 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM VAA Annual Membership Meeting 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Big History in Flight Wendy Curtis, Evan Serio 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Seventh Cruise Karl Stewart 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Flying Cars - Are We There Yet? Sanjay Dhall 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Doolittle Raiders Dick Cole, James Doolittle, Joanna Doolittle Hoppes, David Hartman, Daniel Martinez 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ultralight and Light Planes 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM VAA Annual Picnic 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tethered Balloon Operations 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Powered Parachutes 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday Night Air Show 8:45 PM - 11:00 PM Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Ford Motor Company



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Your Ticket to Space Tourism Is Almost Here


Blue Origin’s New Shepard set to offer suborbital flights BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

Saturday, July 29

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 | 7 a.m.

Experience what becomes the world’s busiest airport from a unique perspective! This fun walk/run starts at the Ultralight Barn and takes you through a tour of the AirVenture campus. Proceeds from this year’s run benefit the EAA Collegiate Volunteer Program, helping students gain the volunteer and job experience they need to succeed after college.


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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2017 welcomed a visitor from outer space! Towering over the massive airframes covering Boeing Plaza and looking more like an industrial smokestack than an advanced aerospace vehicle stands the New Shepard, the first rocket to ascend above the Karman line (the boundary between Earth and space 100 km, or some 62 miles, above sea level) and return to Earth for a successful vertical landing. While at the fly-in, guests can take a simulated suborbital flight of their own in a 1-to-1 scale mockup of the capsule that will launch tourists aboard the spacecraft. The New Shepard is the reusable vertical takeoff and landing launch system for suborbital space tourism under development by Blue Origin, a company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The rocket achieved its milestone first vertical landing on November 23, 2015, and after minimal refurbishment the same booster made four subsequent flights in 2016, the last of which happened in October. This is the first public display of the New Shepard. However, suborbital tourism is only the beginning of Blue Origin’s plans.

“Our vision is to have millions living and working in space.” Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin’s head of astronaut strategy and sales “Our vision is to have millions living and working in space,” said Ariane Cornell, the company’s head of astronaut strategy and sales. “The first step is to bring down the cost of access, and for that you need reusable rockets.” The BE-3 liquid oxygen-hydrogen engine powering the 55-foot-tall rocket booster develops 110,000 pounds of thrust but is able to fully throttle down to 20,000 pounds of thrust, enabling soft, upright landings. Ariane said the rocket can be inspected and refueled


for “the low tens of thousands of dollars” and turned around in 24 hours, allowing a daily flight schedule. The six-person capsule features six large windows that will give all occupants a spectacular view and be the largest ever flown in space. A small monitor by each of the reclining seats displays flight data and a backward view of Earth during ascent and descent. The booster separates from the capsule at an altitude of about 75 km, and the capsule continues its ascent, providing about four minutes of weightlessness before passengers get back in their recliners for the descent. The entire flight will last about 11 “lifechanging” minutes, Ariane said. A new New Shepard is scheduled to fly in October, and actual tourist flights could begin “in the next year or two,” Ariane said. Meanwhile, Blue Origin is developing New Glenn, with plans to eventually offer orbital flights to tourists. Meanwhile, back on Earth at AirVenture, Blue Origin is hosting a welcoming event at the New Shepard on Friday at 12:30 p.m. The first 1,000 visitors will receive exclusive Blue Origin memorabilia.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Endless Educational Opportunities at KidVenture BY KATIE HOLLIDAY-GREENLEY

IN 1999, EAA established KidVenture, an area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh specifically for kids to learn more about all aspects of aviation through hands-on activities. “We’re not all here trying to make them a pilot,” said KidVenture Chairman Dan Majka. “But I always say, if you don’t have an airplane mechanic, you’re not gonna fly.” KidVenture consists of three hangars — Pioneer, Wittman, and Vette — amounting to 22,000 square feet of space filled with activities specifically designed to engage kids ages 6-13. Dan said the left side of Pioneer Hangar is “the future A&P program,” which consists of 10 booths that teach participants about the mechanical side of aviation. In one booth, kids can learn to rivet by creating their own metal nametags. “That’s become one of the hottest items on the convention site,” Dan said. “You have to make it. You can’t buy it. The students will make around 1,500 of those during the week. So they’re learning skills that they wouldn’t have the opportunity to do elsewhere because of the specialized equipment. Unless you’ve got a mother or a father who is building an airplane, you’re not gonna have a rivet gun at home.”


KidVenture visitors can also learn how to build a wind-powered generator, how an airfoil affects lift, and the basics of airplane engines. They also show the progression of aviation building materials through wood, metal, and composite structures providing a history lesson alongside practical skills. In the right half of Pioneer Hangar, “pilot’s ground school,” kids can learn how to read a sectional chart, what it’s like to speak to a real air traffic controller, and what goes into a preflight inspection using a blue 1968 Cessna 150, which for many is the first opportunity they have to get close to a real airplane. The Wittman and Vette hangars are slightly less structured, and offer activities mostly for the younger children,

including balsa wood gliders that kids can color themselves, a cockpit climb area, and a replica Mercury 7 space capsule. Wittman is also where KidVenture visitors can learn to fly control-line and RC aircraft before heading out to the grass strip of Pioneer Airport to fly the real thing. All the activities at KidVenture are teaching through experience, allowing kids to get more involved in aviation than they would elsewhere – and it all depends on help from volunteers. “We’re trying to teach them skills that are unique opportunities,” Dan said. “It’s hands-on. It’s not kid stuff, it’s the real thing. I have 450 volunteers,w and they put in about 14,000 volunteer hours, and I couldn’t do anything without them, really.” KidVenture is meant to create an inviting environment for kids and their parents, regardless of their aviation background. “There are many people who come in for a day or sometimes two days … that have no exposure to aviation, and this is their first taste of it,” Dan added. “So we try to have a real nice experience for them so they’ll continue on and go for other things. This is a family experience.”

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Genesys Aerosystems Introduces New S-TEC Autopilots GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS is announcing two new S-TEC autopilots prior to their release in 2018. The S-TEC 3100, developed for FAA Part 23 single- and twin-engine aircraft, and the S-TEC 500 digital flight control system, developed for Part 25 business turboprops and jets, are expected to receive initial STC approval by the middle of 2018. Additionally, Genesys is announcing an upgrade product that will enable current S-TEC autopilot owners to receive the benefits S-TEC 3100 provides, but at a lesser cost. The onestep upgrade should also be available in 2018. During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, Genesys is holding its “Take a Shot at Winning an S-TEC 3100 Autopilot” contest. Owners of Cessna 182, Cessna 210, Piper PA-32-series and Beechcraft 35- and 36-series aircraft can get a free shot of 5-hour ENERGY, and enter to win an S-TEC 3100 autopilot if they stop by Booth 3075.

Scheme Designers Create Five New Mooney Paint Schemes FACTORY-NEW MOONEY airplanes will now sport one of five new liveries designed by Scheme Designers. The schemes will be available in a wide selection of colors, and unveiled at the Mooney booth in the Main Aircraft Display area this week during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. Visitors to the Mooney booth can also enter for a chance to win one of two X-Bord Aviation scooters, free of charge. Mooney can be found at Booths 247-252.

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Sunday, July 23rd Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project & Mission Control Monday, July 24th Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tuesday, July 25th Sully Wednesday, July 26th Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Thursday, July 27th Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Friday, July 28th Hidden Figures Saturday, July 29th Strategic Air Command

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A Maule Comes Home The M-4 Susan Maule bought and restored has long been a part of her life BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

YOU DON’T NEED to know her last name to realize Susan Maule, granddaughter of STOL aircraft pioneer B.D. Maule, has aviation in her blood. The Airbus A330 captain for American Airlines took her first flight lesson at age 7, soloed a dozen aircraft on her 16th birthday, and got her pilot certificate on her 17th birthday. Perhaps it’s not surprising that the aircraft she took that first lesson in, the last of the airplanes she soloed in on that 16th birthday, and the aircraft she earned her private ticket in were all Maules. However, all three milestones were completed in the same Maule: N4706T, a 1963 M-4 Jetasen. It passed through the hands of a succession of owners and just happened to show up at key moments in her life, even after these milestones. “I’ve known this airplane its whole existence,” said Susan, at her camping spot in Vintage aircraft. “I was 3 when it was built.” The original owner was in the cement business, and took the aircraft as partial payment for bricks and cement needed to finish the Maule factory when it was in Napoleon, Michigan. From there, the M-4 went into towing service for glider operators. Susan and her family knew the owners and would borrow it occasionally, if it didn’t show up on its own coincidentally.


“I’d get to fly a little, or the owner would take me up,” she recalled. Meanwhile, Susan’s aviation career was blossoming. After she graduated from college her friend, Brian Van Wagnen, let her use his Piper Arrow to get her commercial rating, and she quickly advanced from there. “I had 10 ratings in a year,” she said. She worked as a flight instructor for a year and in 1986 got hired at Piedmont Airlines. Subsequent mergers brought her to American Airlines. Now Susan’s and the M-4’s paths have converged again — this time permanently. After learning N4706T was

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for sale four years ago, she bought it. But it was far from the pristine aircraft of her early flying years. “It hadn’t been touched in 50 years,” said Susan. Lengthy project restoration is now complete, so Susan brought N4706T to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 for its coming out party. The restoration was performed at Maule Flight, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) division of Maule Air, currently located in Moultrie, Georgia. The chief restorer on the project was Susan’s nephew Ty Wilkes, expanding the familial connection to the aircraft into the fourth generation. Susan’s fa-

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ther, Ray, a longtime flight instructor, gave Susan lessons in the airplane — borrowed for the occasions — and she believes her grandfather not only built but also flight-tested N4706T, though its first logbook is missing. Susan flew here to Oshkosh with Ty, and on the way, she stopped in Napoleon to show her nephew the site of the former Maule factory and the restoration to the former owner. “He was sobbing when he saw it,” Susan said. Restorations are not the only changes Susan has seen during her aviation career. “I just had two flights to Georgia, and both had female first officers,” making them all female crew flights, she notes. “You would never have seen that” when she first joined the airlines. As for others aspiring for a career in aviation — or achieving any other goal — “My advice has always been, if you love it, you’ll find a way to make it happen. That’s how it worked for me,” Susan said. From here, Susan will fly the M-4 to her home near Philadelphia, “And get back into GA flying.” When asked what her grandfather would say about her M-4, Susan said, “He probably would have gone, ‘Well, what do you want an old one for?’ He was always about the new stuff.” Hobbico Horizon Hobby LLC Etched Memories

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Executive Producer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Introduce Film at Fly-In Theater JOHN KNOLL, the executive producer and visual effects supervisor for the worldwide blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will add star power to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 as he introduces the film on Thursday evening at EAA’s Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company. The outdoor Fly-In Theater shows aviation films and other hit movies each night, under the stars, on a fivestory-high screen, drawing thousands of aviation enthusiasts to what has become an evening AirVenture tradition. John, who has been with Industrial Light & Magic since 1986 and currently serves as its chief creative officer, is a highly sought-after visual effects supervisor who earned an Oscar and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. He has also received many other

nominations. Along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, John’s supervisory credits include the Star Wars prequels and many other hit films. He will introduce the film beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, with the screening to follow. The FlyIn Theater is included with AirVenture admission (weekly and daily) that day. Additionally, Knoll will host a forum on “The Visual Effects of Rogue One” at 1 p.m. on Friday in EAA’s Theater in the Woods.


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Raisbeck and Hartzell Intro New Composite Prop Retrofit for the King Air 350 improves performance, lowers noise, and offers unlimited blade life BY JAMES WYNBRANDT

RAISBECK ENGINEERING, in partnership with Hartzell Propeller, introduced a composite five-bladed swept propeller for the King Air 350 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. The supplemental type certificate for the propeller is expected soon, with production following “very quickly,” said Tony Armstrong, CEO and CFO of Raisbeck, a Seattle, Washington-based company. “We’re already ramping up production and looking forward to first deliveries,” added J.J. Frigge, Hartzell’s executive vice president. The large-diameter (105-inch) propellers maximize thrust, increase performance, and reduce noise, according to the two companies. Moreover, they have unlimited blade life, and a pair weighs 47 pounds less than the OEM propellers. From a safety perspective, the propellers also improve single-engine climb performance, Tony said. Though not yet precisely measured, the propellers produce about 5 to 7 percent improvements in range and climb, and up to 10 percent in some cases, according to J.J. “We’re very, very pleased this product has joined the family [of propellers] Hartzell and Raisbeck has devel-

oped,” Tony said. “The quality of the product they produce is the one simple reason we work with them.” The propeller’s price hasn’t been set, but it will be under $104,000 for a pair, according to Lynn Thomas, Raisbeck’s vice president of sales and marketing, and “two solid orders” are in hand. The new propellers are also compatible with upgraded engines for the King Air 350 from third-party providers, such as Blackhawk’s forthcoming XP67A, announced during AirVenture 2016. PHOTO BY ANDREW ZABACK

Raisbeck and Hartzell have collaborated for more than 30 years, and over the past five they’ve developed metal swept-blade props for the Beechcraft King Air series. This is the first of their composite swept-blades, but plans are in the works to make them available for the entire King Air line. The companies are showcasing the new propellers at Hartzell’s booth (296-297) in the Main Aircraft Display area.

TECH TALKS Hartzell Propeller will be conducting Tech Talks at its booth throughout the week. WEDNESDAY 10 A.M. Composite Propeller Minor Repair WEDNESDAY 2 P.M. How to Pick a Prop for your Experimental Airplane THURSDAY 10 A.M. Propeller Care and Maintenance FRIDAY 11 A.M.


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A Privileged Partnership Ford and Lincoln vehicle savings available with your EAA membership FORD MOTOR COMPANY and EAA are proud to offer the exclusive Partner Recognition Vehicle Purchase Plan, which gives EAA members the opportunity to purchase or lease eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles at discounted “X-Plan” pricing within the United States. The process is negotiation-free and offers significant savings on most brandnew Ford and Lincoln vehicles. EAA members purchased 4,745 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in 2016 and have purchased or leased more than 74,000 Ford Motor Company vehicles throughout the partnership. Ford is pleased to offer EAA members an additional $750 incentive, on top of any other national incentive, toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle, just for attending AirVenture. This opportunity is available to EAA members and members of their households. That means family members or friends who reside in the same household as an EAA member can participate, as long as they have a valid driver’s license that proves their household status. To take advantage of the offer, sign into your member account at www.EAA. org/Ford and click the button for your country to follow the steps and get a personalized PIN. Click on the $750 banner to get the special offer, and then visit your participating dealer and identify yourself as a Partner Recognition Program participant. Provide the dealer with proof of your EAA membership and PIN to confirm eligibility. EAA members interested in the purchase or lease of a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle can visit the Ford Hangar for more information.

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THE TPE331 DEEP DIVE: STCS, CONVERSIONS & MORE The TPE331 has a storied past and a brighter future. Learn more about the TPE331, the available STC’s, conversions and more. You can find us in booth #292 for this educational session or at Texas Turbine Conversions’ booth #308/309 right across the way.


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FAA DATA SHOW that about 6,000 of the majority of general aviation operathe 36,000 ADS-B “out” installations tors, but for those who file flight plans completed so far have performance using variable call signs, such as “lifeproblems or transmit incorrect data. guard,” they will need equipment that Most of the aircraft with issues are allows call sign entry. single-engine general aviation aircraft. The third issue is a twist of technolJames Marks, with the FAA’s Flight ogy. When the ADS-B rule was first Standards Service Aircraft Mainte- proposed, the idea was aircraft would nance Division, is the ADS-B Focus have to equip with either a Mode S Team leader, and he’s working hard to transponder (operating on 1090 MHz) help cut down on installation errors. or a universal access transceiver or “The three most serious errors that UAT (operating on 978 MHz). Both we regularly see are transmission meet the requirement for an ADS-B of a wrong ICAO code, an incorrect transmitter. To ensure that an aircraft flight identification or call sign, and is seen in all airspace — even outside dual ‘out’ boxes using different ICAO FAA ADS-B coverage — some aircraft codes,” James said. owners are equipping with both deADS-B has an FAA-assigned 24-bit vice types. This approach can result in ICAO code. This code is different from a “dual out” problem. the flight identification, which should “If the ICAO code in your Mode match the aircraft’s N-number. The S transponder — reporting to the installation technician must enter this ground on 1090 MHz — and your information to comply with the rule UAT avionics — reporting on 978 — and glitches do occur. One of the MHz — are different, your aircraft ADS-B Focus Team’s highest priori- may appear on a controller’s display ties is to promptly contact any aircraft as two aircraft in close proximity,” owner with incorrect ICAO codes or James explained. “Also, if your airflight identification. The FAA handles craft is equipped with ADS-B “in,” about 200 of these cases each month. you may see a second aircraft disCall sign mismatch is a related issue played very close to your own posifor aircraft using a call sign instead ofJuly tion, prompting1 you to try to avoid an TBP_AirVenture Today_USB_Wednesday 26_17_PRINT.pdf 7/14/17 4:08 PM an N-number. This isn’t an issue for aircraft that isn’t there.”

The ADS-B Focus Team is also aware of a reporting issue called air/ ground determination. The FAA has detected ADS-B-equipped aircraft reporting in airborne mode while taxiing or stationary. This problem stems from issues with the ADS-B avionics that make the actual air/ground determination and relay that information to the FAA’s ADS-B system. The FAA is working with avionics manufacturers to better understand the issue and determine how to resolve it. “We emphasize making sure your installation is compliant with the rule before signing off on work, because many aircraft equipped with ADS-B are operating with some type of unresolved problem,” James said. To make sure everything is good, make certain your installer uses ground-based testing equipment. Such equipment will detect most issues, but the ultimate test is to fly an aircraft in ADS-B rule airspace and request a performance report. The FAA can provide that report for free, usually within 30 minutes of a flight. You can request your report here: ADSBPerformance. The performance report will tell you what, if anything, needs to be corrected.

That will help you figure out who needs to fix it. In most cases, the answer is your avionics shop. ICAO codes and Flight ID are set by the installer, and any conflict between 1090/978 MHz outputs should also be corrected by the installer. An air/ground determination failure is more complicated. Inspection by an installer is a good first step, but the culprit could also be an issue with the avionics. If the installer verifies that everything else is correct, you will need to go to the equipment manufacturer. If this source is unable to resolve the situation, please contact the FAA via e-mail at to request a review. This communication should include “PAPR Review Request – Air/Ground Failure” in the subject line, and attach a copy of your performance report. The FAA has prepared a user’s guide to help operators understand what the ADS-B Performance Report means. The guide — available at — explains what each section of the report is measuring. The performance report or the opportunity to generate one is a sound means to verify correct installation work.


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Visit the EAA Blue Barn! Your go-to destination for EAA chapters, EAA Young Eagles, and EAA Eagle Flights at AirVenture

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The EAA Blue Barn is located on Knapp Street across from the Forums Plaza

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EAA Young Eagles

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TODAY! - WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 8:30 – 11:45 AM 12:00 – 12:45 PM

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FREE Ice Cream Social With AOPA President & CEO Mark Baker (AOPA Pilot Town Hall)

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Garmin G5: Flying With Cost Effective Avionics Upgrades - Brian Hupe

TOMORROW! - THURSDAY, JULY 27 10:00 – 10:45 AM

The Brave New World: Flying Under BasicMed - Gary Crump / Jared Allen

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ADS-B Panel Discussion: Exploring the Benefits of ADS-B In - Mike Collins

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Patty Wagstaff Autograph Signing at AOPA Campus

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This year, more than 55 high school girls participated in aviation activities including; low ropes course, hands-on workshops, Ford Tri-Motor experience, and seaplane base.

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BendixKing Makes ADS-B Upgrade Easy BENDIXKING WILL NOW be the exclusive distributor of the MST 70B transponder to the business jet and military market. The transponder, which is also available to general aviation pilots and operators, is the lightest and lowest-power ADS-B “out” compliant technology available today. In addition to business jet and military exclusivity, BendixKing has also received expanded European and Canadian validations of its MST 70B transponder. The new technology has received supplemental type certification from the FAA, and expanded its international validation to include Canadian and European airspace. This means operators using the current MST 67A hardware can now easily upgrade to a newer model that’s ADS-B “out” compliant.

Zenith Aircraft Celebrating 25 Years With a Builders Banquet ZENITH AIRCRAFT is celebrating its 25th year in business at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. To kick off the celebration, the company is holding its annual Builders Banquet at the Oshkosh Elks Lodge, 175 West Fernau Ave., in Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 27. There will be comfortable seating for more than 200 people, plus a private bar and award-winning food. The full bar will open at 5:30 p.m. for people who would like to come and relax early. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 per person at the door, by cash or credit card. Banquet information is also available at the Zenith display.

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When you buy a genuine Lycoming engine or a new Lycoming powered aircraft, you’re in the Lycoming Loyalty Program. Your membership is automatic and we work hard to keep you a member. That’s why we give you discounts of up to $6,500 for bringing your original factory engine back to us at TBO, and there are no hidden fees. Plus, you’ll have access to our engine exchange program, which gives you less

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