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SKYDIVING PAGE 1 parachute jump demonstration in 2015 reinforced a desire to see more of the diverse methods people use to depart ‘perfectly good aircraft’ and ultimately land with a parachute,” said Dennis Dunbar, EAA director of flight operations. The Red Bull Air Force amazed the crowds with cutting-edge demonstrations and an AirVenture first, a low-altitude base jump from the famous Red Bull helicopter. The Red Bull Air Force wingsuit pilots demonstrated their maneuverability while the Red Bull helicopter and Kirby Chambliss in his Red Bull Edge 540 flew formation aerobatics with the wingsuit pilots. The Patriot Parachute Team, consisting of U.S. military veterans, is well-known for opening most of the afternoon and evening air shows with a patriotic display of the American flag during the national anthem. “It’s always fun to be able to perform in front of the amount of people that are at EAA, but it’s also one of the longest-running air shows around, so it’s kind of a legacy thing, too, and to be asked to come back to Oshkosh every year is a special thing to the team,” said lead jumper Isaiah Manning. On Wednesday, the team demonstrated what it takes to be an elite U.S. Navy SEAL and a member of one of the premier skydiving demonstration teams in the nation. At press time, the team was also ready
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to perform a pyrotechnics routine in the night air show, highlighting maneuvers only their team has ever performed. “Parachuting in general at air shows kind of gets lost behind the noise of a big jet, and they always ask us to open the show with an American flag, which is probably one of the most important parts of the entire show, so it is nice to be recognized at a bit of a higher level than normal,” Isaiah said. The International Skydiving Museum Eagles, named in honor of the Eagles aerobatic team, this year included 65 jumpers, plus one cameraman, from eight countries. The team, consisting of 57 men and 9 women with a total of 384,008 jumps between them, ranges in age from 42 to 80 years old. “The formation that we [built] over the top of AirVenture [is] an aircraft propeller, and it is
intended to be a tribute to the aviators and aviation enthusiasts,” said Jim McCormick, one of the team captains. The Vertical Elite team of 13 skydivers plans to streak across the night sky from miles above the ground to be part of a sensational show. Diving with their heads toward the Earth, they accelerate to 170 mph, with formations of skeletal LED visuals and pyrotechnics lighting up the sky before they land feet from the night air show attendees. “To have the opportunity to show the level of proficiency and professionalism that we illustrate … is a great treat, because we are all aviators,” said Jim, who also represents Vertical Elite. “We all share the airspace, and to have the opportunity to show what we’re capable of to pilots and aviation enthusiasts is very important to us.”
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EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton covered a wide spectrum of EAA matters during his remarks at the 2018 annual meeting on Wednesday morning, including changes coming to rejuvenate the Homebuilts area on the grounds after EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. “The Homebuilts area, that’s our next area of focus,” Jack said. “The Federal Pavilion that’s down the road will be removed post AirVenture, and we’re going to repurpose the area to have it more like the Vintage area and the Warbirds area where there’s Homebuilt in Review kinds of activities and have it be a more visu- Jack J. Pelton ally pleasing area.” Jack also addressed problems with arrivals earlier in the week due to weather, and said that EAA Vice Chairman of the Board Charlie Precourt, EAA Lifetime 150237, will put a committee together to address arrivals problems after AirVenture concludes. “We recognize that some of the procedures that are in our NOTAM are not sufficient for when the airport goes IFR,” Jack said. “We are very well aware and have had many discussions about the holding that took place, and the general issues associated with getting in. We’re going to work on that.” After Jack’s remarks, EAA Treasurer Stuart Auerbach, EAA 689374, updated the members in attendance about EAA’s 2018 fiscal year. Stuart said EAA brought in $48.1 million in income against $41.8 million in expenses and was in a good position financially. “Fiscal ’18 results are consistent with our long-term plan to improve the financial strength of the organization and invest in programs and activities that give value to the membership and drive forward progress of our mission,” Stuart said. Barry Davis, EAA Lifetime 389226; Ken McKenzie; EAA Lifetime 1181112; Darren Pleasance, EAA Lifetime 582487; Dan Schwinn, EAA 360170; Louis Seno Jr., EAA Lifetime 31489; and Alan Shackleton, EAA Lifetime 189346, were elected to serve three-year terms on the board as Class I directors. Heather Penney, EAA 1266991, was elected by the board as a Class III director to a one-year term.
AURAL ANGLE OF ATTACK PROJECT WINS FOUNDER’S INNOVATION PRIZE Well-tested solutions fared well in the contest BY RANDY DUFAULT
MIKE VACCARO, CHRIS JONES, AND CECIL JONES’ PROPOSAL for solving loss of control situations was deemed Tuesday night’s winner of the 2018 Founder’s Innovation Prize. With the win, their project, titled Enhanced Aural AOA Logic, gets a monetary boost of $25,000. The cash prize, sponsored by Airbus, is to help the team further develop and test the concept and, ideally, make it commercially viable. Built as an open-source software system that connects to any calibrated angle of attack data source, the software provides audio cues during certain flight regimes, like takeoff and landing, regimes that have a high potential for loss of control situations. “From an energy management standpoint, whether you are maneuvering, or taking off, or landing, there is never a requirement to ever pull any harder than on-speed,” Mike, EAA 152409, said. “If you do you are just bleeding energy unnecessarily, you are not getting any additional performance, you are eating up your aerodynamic margin, and walking closer to the stall.” “There’s a lot of AOA products out there already,” Chris said. “We’re not trying to go and create a new one, we’re just trying to take that information and give it to you in what we think is a more usable form.” Since it provides audio cues, the team calls it a head up, eyes out solution. A team of judges, composed of former space shuttle commander Charlie Precourt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Pat Anderson, former NTSB investigator Gregory Feith, renowned civilian test pilot Dave Morss, and Van’s Aircraft founder Dick “Van” VanGrunsven, selected the winner after the aural AOA team and the other four finalists presented their projects to an audience at Theater in the Woods.
Olga Custodio, the first Hispanic female to complete U.S. Air Force undergraduate pilot training, emceed the event. Ken Hall received a second prize of $10,000 for a project that he calls The Virtual Co-Pilot. Using the processing power of a smartphone, a simple wireless air data sensor, substantial amounts of environmental data, and artificial intelligence, Ken’s solution delivers constant visual, verbal, and haptic energy state feedback to the pilot. The third prize of $5,000 went to the team of William Hinks, EAA 186485; Mark Spatz, EAA 1205192; and Naser Al Madi, EAA 1277056, for their submission An Angle-of-Attack Sensor in a Smartphone? Rounding out the group of five finalists were runners up Jack Hohner, EAA 170715, with his project FeelFlight Grip, and the team of Ray Kwong, EAA 1250962, and Ray Bracy, EAA 1278116, with the Epic Eagle head-up display. The judging team spent a tremendous amount of time sorting through and ranking submissions in order to select the five finalists. “Frankly, I think what we were looking at is that they are all really close,” Charlie said. “Their strengths were in concepts that were rational and intriguing, and well thought out.” In what could be a clue for those considering entries in next year’s contest, Charlie added, “Their weaknesses in general were a lack of flight test data. What I mean by that is we really want to see more development, see that folks have taken it further than conceptual. There are a couple that did that.” Applications open for the 2019 contest soon. Details are available at www.EAA.org.
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decade-long dispute over credit for dual time logged with a sport pilot CFI (CFI-S), alternatives to complex aircraft in obtaining the commercial pilot certificate, more credit for simulator time, and other valuable changes. The FAA’s ADS-B mandate is also now 18 months out from its January 2020 equipage deadline. This will be Elwell’s first time attending AirVenture in the role of acting administrator, after Michael Huerta retired from the administrator position last year. Elwell previously served in the role of deputy administrator beginning in June 2017 and as assistant administrator for policy, planning, and environment from 2006-2008. He has had a long career in aviation, including flying for American Airlines for 16 years and serving in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserve, with combat service during Operation Desert Storm.
INHOFE INTRODUCES BILL TO REVITALIZE AVIATION Legislation supports aviation events and addresses pilot shortage BY MEGAN ESAU
SEN. JIM INHOFE (R-Oklahoma) introduced a new bill on Wednesday, the Security and Revitalizing Aviation (SARA) Act, S.3270, of 2018, to make general aviation more accessible and sustainable and to enhance protections for pilots. In addressing the pilot shortage in the U.S., the SARA Act lays out a number of initiatives to help revitalize the future of general aviation. A proposed Aircraft Pilot Education Program would make aviation careers more accessible through enabling high school students to take ground school classes and encouraging the development and sharing of an aviation curriculum. Reforms for designated pilot examiners (DPEs), including allowing more daily checkrides and removing arbitrary geographic boundaries, would also help maintain an appropriate number of DPEs to facilitate growth of the pilot population. The bill includes a number of protections for pilots as well, such as ensuring continued due process to
pilots and extending it to FAA designees, and protecting volunteer pilots from liability as long as they follow appropriate procedures.
“We greatly appreciate Sen. Inhofe bringing this legislation forward and Congress for recognizing the urgency to maintain America’s leadership in the aviation community through this bill,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. “As EAA uses its own programs to inspire and encourage the next generation of pilots, the support of our congressional leadership will help focus on the needs and opportunities in the aviation world.” Among the bill’s provisions is also an important measure that would require the FAA to provide air traffic control services for aviation events, such as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, absent of fees. This would be a big win for EAA, which in recent years has been working hard to include language in aviation legislation that would remove fees for such services at aviation events. Allowing for ATC fees sets a dangerous precedent for the introduction of user fees, which would have a harmful effect on general aviation fliers.
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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OSHKOSH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL BY MEGAN ESAU
WITH MORE THAN 10,000 airplanes in attendance, the 65 air traffic controllers who sign up to work at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh every year are instrumental in making the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration a safe and successful event. The controllers are divided into 16 teams of four people each, and every team has one veteran team lead who has worked AirVenture for three years or more, one AirVenture rookie, and two limited members, with one to two years of AirVenture experience. “At home we do work as a team, but you’re still responsible for your position by yourself,” said team lead controller David Kaupp, who will be working his eighth AirVenture this year. “Whereas here in the [Oshkosh] tower, it’s a four-man team working to get all those planes on the deck safely, so you’ve got one person communicating on the mic and three others shouting commands at that person, and it’s their job to sort it all out and spit it out without even having to think about it.” Air traffic staff from across the FAA’s 17-state Central Terminal Service Area and from the Eastern Service Area, including controllers, supervisors, and managers, compete in an application process to work at AirVenture. Veterans bid against other veterans, limited bid against other limited, and rookies bid against other rookies for a spot at what they call the “Super Bowl” of air traffic control. “We call Oshkosh summer camp for controllers because everybody here wants to be here,” said David,
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whose home tower is at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina. “It’s the electricity. It’s the attitude. It’s these people. I am closer to these 64 people I see once a year for 10 days than I am to the 22 other people I see the other 355 days of the year.” The 16 teams rotate in shifts through the Oshkosh control tower, the Fond du Lac tower, the Fisk approach control site, and the mobile departure platforms scattered around the grounds called MOOCOWs, or mobile operating and communications workstations. The controllers’ job is an important one, not just because they are relied on to make sure AirVenture is a safe and efficient operation, but because they are also the first voice to welcome incoming pilots to Oshkosh.
David said many people who fly the Fisk arrival are first-timers who may be nervous about flying some of the special procedures that come into play during AirVenture. “We teach in training day to all the new people, you’re the first voice they hear,” he said. “You set the tone for the show. … We’ve got reduced separation rules, they’re flying close and tight, and sometimes fast, and we’re putting them on the deck and we’re getting them off the deck quick, so as calm and encouraging as we can be will help put them at ease. It gives everybody a good feeling for the show.” All of the controllers wear signature fluorescent pink shirts, and to wear one of those pink shirts is to be revered by AirVenture attendees. “Insomuch as it’s an ego boost [to wear a pink shirt], it’s super humbling at the same time,” David said. “To walk out that door of the tower wearing that shirt, and you’ve got people you’ve never met come up to you, shake your hand, thank you for the job you do, give you a hug … it’s super overwhelming. It’s a great sense of satisfaction.” But, David said, more than anything, the controllers who return to work at Oshkosh every year do so because it’s what they love to do. “Everybody that does this is deeply invested in aviation,” he said. “That’s why they got into this job. This is what it means to them, and this, Oshkosh, is where they want to be.” David shared his own opinion of working at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. His views do not necessarily represent those of the FAA.
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Greg Cole Named Recipient of 2018 August Raspet Award BY TI WINDISCH
GREG COLE, EAA 1012774, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of light aircraft design. Among the litany of aircraft Greg has designed are the Perlan glider and the Lancair Evolution, Legacy, and Columbia. Although he never anticipated winning the Raspet award, Greg said he appreciates the honor, especially considering his connection to August Raspet. “It’s one of those things — it’s not some target you have, but when you get it you feel honored,” Greg said. “There’s a lot of really great people who have gotten it before. I’ve even had the opportunity to do some work at Mississippi State, and I’ve met August’s son Dave, and had wonderful conversations with him.” Greg has designed all sorts of interesting airplanes, but his favorite isn’t any
of them. Rather, it’s the next one he’ll be working on. “I like to have the progress,” Greg said. “I very much feel like my next project is the most exciting. I have worked hard to position myself to do some of those things, and design my own planes,
and to have opportunities to design and build planes.” Finding and surpassing the cutting edge of aviation advancements drives Greg to continue his work. Since his passion is related to furthering aviation, he said the Raspet award is especially meaningful to him.
“I’m very interested in the physics of flight, and the advancements, and I believe there are advancements to be had,” Greg said. “I think maybe rather than being a homebuilt award, it’s an experimenter award in my mind, and that makes it even more special.” Greg cannot remember a time when he didn’t love aviation, meaning he’s got plenty in common with lots of folks around EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. “I’m just one of those people, I’ve always been interested in airplanes,” he said. “I would make them under my bed. It’s been really a long time for me. I don’t see a beginning, and I don’t see an end.” Greg will be presented with the August Raspet Award at the Homebuilders Dinner tonight at 6 p.m. in the Nature Center. Tickets to the Homebuilders Dinner are available at Homebuilders Headquarters for $17.
GERARD BLAKE NAMED TONY BINGELIS AWARD RECIPIENT BY TI WINDISCH
GERARD BLAKE, EAA 22645, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Tony Bingelis Award. Gerard was nominated by fellow members of Chapter 524 for his tireless efforts to support homebuilders in the area as a teacher, technical counselor, and flight advisor. “I was very surprised and humbled not only to be nominated by my chapter, but to receive the award,” Gerard said. “I’m not the type of person who seeks awards, but I’ve certainly enjoyed my long history of being part of EAA, and I certainly appreciate the recognition.” In addition to his work outside of the aviation classroom, Gerard taught at Frederick Community College (FCC) for 23 years after discovering his love of
teaching. Gerard first served in the military and worked in the airlines before realizing he wanted to pass knowledge along, which he said is his real joy in aviation these days. He first took flying lessons at age 16 and joined the Air National Guard the very next year. A long career as both a pilot and A&P mechanic and engineer proceeded. He found his love of teaching when he trained part-time guardsmen with the Air National Guard. Gerard trained A&Ps at FCC, helped to create both Chapter 240 and Chapter 524, was a pioneer in starting the first SportAir Workshops, and taught RV forums that lasted for days. He also formed a flying club in Frederick with
other chapter members that built and currently fly a Zenith Zodiac 601XL-B. “A joyful part of the experience was the camaraderie we all gained from one another, feeding off of one another to help solve problems and physically put the airplane together all the way up through the test flight,” Gerard said. “We’ve been flying the airplane for the last five years, it was a super experience.” He has helped with restorations, and Gerard has done so many first flights he cannot recall the number anymore. Gerard will be presented with the Tony Bingelis Award at the Homebuilders Dinner tonight at 6 p.m. in the Nature Center. Tickets to the Homebuilders Dinner are available at Homebuilders Headquarters for $17.
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EAA Member Makes First Visit to AirVenture as Red Bull Pilot BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ
FOR AN EAA member, there is no better way to arrive at AirVenture than by air. But Aaron Fitzgerald, EAA 1272985, has most pilots beat. He arrived for his first AirVenture on Tuesday afternoon in the Red Bull helicopter. Fitzgerald is the new Red Bull aerobatic helicopter pilot, joining the Flying Bulls after former pilot Chuck Aaron retired. Oshkosh will be his fourth aerobatic show, and he’s hopeful that he won’t disappoint any Red Bull fans. Fitzgerald said he became interested in aviation as a boy. “The only thing I wanted to do was fly helicopters,” he said. “And any toy I had that wasn’t aviation-related, I’d trade for one that was.” He started flying in 1994 and spent most of his career flying for the TV and film industry, logging 8,500 hours, almost all in helicopters. But he also worked as a vendor for Red Bull, sometimes dropping skydivers or flying a camera crew. So, when they needed a new aerobatics pilot, they asked Fitzgerald if he’d be interested. “I was pretty honored to accept it,” he said. “To be honest, it made me a little nervous, but I gladly accepted the challenge and am happy that I did.” Fitzgerald said the hardest thing to overcome were old habits. “I spent 25 years trying to keep helicopters right side up, and then to turn upside down was a challenge.” he said. “It is just a very unnatural thing to do.” But with intensive training by Rainer Wilke, one of the most experienced aerobatic pilots in the world, and Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz, Red Bull’s flight operations manager and chief helicopter pilot, Fitzgerald learned the maneuvers the Red Bull helicopter is known for. And he learned a new maneuver, too, that Fitzgerald unveiled to the Oshkosh crowd during Wednesday’s show. Called the Immelflip, it’s a combination of two moves:
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an Immelmann and a backflip. Fitzgerald described it a “zero airspace loop.” Flying a slightly modified MBB B0105 with a rigid rotor head system made from solid titanium, Fitzgerald said he enjoys performing as a team with Kirby Chambliss in his Edge 540 and four skydivers and wingsuit pilots. “It’s fun to be
part of a team putting on a more complex show with [multiple] disciplines of aviation going on,” he said. “It’s bodies, smoke, an airplane and helicopter, all shooting around and having fun.” Fitzgerald admitted he had a few jitters before his first aerobatic show. “But as soon as I was in the aircraft, all the nerves
went away.” He said he is humbled by the opportunity to fly for Red Bull. “I don’t take it lightly to be here, with all the best performers in the history of aviation.” The team will fly in the afternoon air show today and Friday. Fitzgerald said he was amazed by the AirVenture grounds and hoped to have time to explore. “You can feel the energy; obviously, I have some sponsor responsibilities, but I hope to get to walk around and experience everything. There are lots of airplanes and helicopters that I want to see.”
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NFL TIGHT END Jimmy Graham is adding yet another title to his illustrious career: EAA Young Eagles honorary co-chair. On Wednesday EAA and Sean D. Tucker announced that the Green Bay Packer and accomplished pilot is in Wisconsin not just for training camp, but now as honorary co-chair of the world’s largest volunteer air force that has introduced more than 2.1 million kids to flight. “Jimmy Graham is on our team,” Tucker said. “He is going to inspire so many young people to rise above any challenge, to search for excellence in execution, and to believe in themselves. Jimmy is a reverent aviator, fun to be around, and such a positive role model for kids. We are thrilled he has teamed up with us.” “There’s such great energy between Jimmy and Sean,” EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton said. “Jimmy has a very unique story that kids are going to resonate very well with — it’s so sincere, it’s so real. We are very excited about having Jimmy as part of Young Eagles.” Graham has accepted his new role with gusto. On Monday, Graham and Tucker flew two Young Eagles: 11-year-old Deanna Gilson of Castle Rock, Colorado,
and 16-year-old Lucas Van Handel of Hortonville, Wisconsin, in Graham’s 1957 de Havilland Beaver aircraft. “It’s truly humbling that they would ask me to be a part of this great organization,” Graham said. “But it’s really about the kids and inspiring them. It brings me back to my childhood and how much love I had for my first flight.” EAA Young Eagles took flight during EAA Oshkosh 1992. Award winning actor and pilot Cliff Robertson served as the program’s founding chairman. Other past chairmen include Gen. Chuck Yeager, Harrison Ford, and US Airways flight crew Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles. In 2013, Sean D. Tucker was entrusted with the honor of being chairman.
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NASA S-3 is a Capable Researcher The airplane’s capabilities make keeping it flying worthwhile BY RANDY DUFAULT
NASA HAS BROUGHT its submarine hunting Lockheed S-3 Viking to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 to show it off and celebrate its 40th birthday. It’s the last S-3 ever built and the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of it on July 25, 1978. Lockheed built 188 examples of the type and this is the only one still flying. It’s now operated by NASA’s Glenn Research Center.
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“It was designed originally to take off from a carrier, do a short dash, get up to 450 knots, get overhead, and loiter for long periods of time — that is how you hunt submarines,” said Jim Demers, Glenn Research Center chief pilot. “That
is really a nice capability for NASA. We can get the speeds, we can get the altitudes … we can slow this plane down to 110, 120 knots easily.” Acquired from the Navy in 2003, NASA took a couple of years to get the S-3 into a research configuration. “When we first got the aircraft we did our best to remove any of the military centric avionics and equipment because that stuff is expensive,” Jim said. “When you look at [general aviation suppliers], I can get a box that does about everything I need to fly in the national airspace structure for $10,000 to $20,000. Some of the [military] boxes of the component technology in her cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and they have unique software. We tried to do our best to gut as much of that as we could. We lost about 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of just equipment so we are flying this plane as light as it has ever been.”
Jim and team like the plane for a number of reasons, but its performance is key. “I can take 12,000 to 14,000 pounds of equipment and go flying,” he said. “There is so much excess electrical power, I can power about anything that we’ve ever been thrown.” Communications is one of Glenn Research Center’s key areas. A current long-running project for the airplane is testing hardware targeted at establishing c o m m u n i c a t i o n s s t a n d a rd s f o r unmanned aerial systems. Flights starting next week will test a fifth generation of the project’s radio hardware. “You have to be innovative,” Jim said of keeping the only example of a type in the air. “We are not the only ones at NASA that do that. But there still is the question of parts. There are a lot of these in the desert we can go get parts from, but it is getting harder and harder to do.” Jim added that the aircraft came free to NASA. “A lot of our aircraft are
acquired from the military,” he said. “They have some life left — not a whole lot — but NASA can do something with that remaining life and save the taxpayers a whole lot of money. I think it cost us a tank of gas to get this.” Originally, NASA planned to operate the S-3 until 2015. Although that date has passed, Jim and the Glenn team are more certain that early in 2020 all of the flight test work will transition to the center’s Twin Otter and T-34Cs. And with that, the last S-3 will retire.
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Honoring Three of EAA’s Finest at The Gathering JAMES C. RAY, Clay Lacy, and Dave Lau will all be honored at The Gathering tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagle Hangar for their generous donations of their time, talents, and charitable support to some of EAA’s most notable programs. James served as a B-17 command pilot with the 8th Air Force, 447th Bomb Group, based in Rattlesden, England, during World War II, and was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross, with Oak Leaf Clusters, for his service. James has regularly supported many aviation organizations, including EAA. The construction of the Air Academy Lodge and the success of the Air Academy program were both propelled by James’ contributions. Clay enjoyed a 41-year career as a pilot with United Airlines, which began in 1952. He’s logged more than 50,000 flight hours across more than 300 aircraft types, and has more miles flying jet aircraft than anyone on Earth. His Astrovision camera system has been used on more than 2,000 film projects. Clay has also supported
EAA and its education programs since the late 1980s, including a scholarship program that allows University of North Dakota students to spend a summer in Oshkosh gaining flight experience and serving as Air Academy counselors. Dave first learned to fly in a Piper J-3 Cub — like so many before and after him did — and his connection with EAA began with a chance meeting with founder Paul Poberezny in the mid-1960s on the south side of Milwaukee. Dave flew a North American T-6 Texan (that he later donated to EAA), a Beechcraft Bonanzo, and a Daher TBM, the latter two for corporate and leisure travel. Dave has supported EAA through contributions to the development of Compass Hill, the Young Eagles program, exhibit areas in the museum, and flight simulators. All three men will be recognized at The Gathering, an evening dedicated to the importance of personal aviation, which celebrates the people who make it happen, all while raising funds to support EAA’s educational programs.
THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018
First-Time Brazilian Visitor Shares Aviation Passion at IVT
BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ
DANIEL HENRIQUE DE Araujo found out about EAA AirVenture Oshkosh while browsing the internet and he immediately knew it was a place he needed to visit. “I had to come because of the passion and love,” said Araujo, of Brazil, who is volunteering as a Portuguese interpreter in the International Visitors Tent. “My love for the aviation field brought me here. This has been a dream come true.” Before he was even here, he reached out to the chair of the International Visitors Tent and asked if he could volunteer. To his surprise, she said yes. “I like to deal with people, and I love language,” Araujo said. He volunteers every day, occasionally taking off to look around or go see things. One of his favorite things to see at AirVenture are the fighter jets, particularly because you can get so close to them. “Brazil has smaller events, but you can’t get close to the aircraft,” he said. “Here, it is totally different. You can even touch some things and that’s totally awesome.”’
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Araujo isn’t a pilot, although he hopes to be one someday. He said he also enjoys the AirVenture air shows and “gets the goose bumps” from any aircraft that passes overhead. He is staying the week in Camp Scholler, despite only camping once before. “The Camp Scholler people are so kind,” he said. “I’ve met people from all over the country.” An elementary school science teacher, Araujo said he planned and saved
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SEVENTY YEARS AGO Cessna made a logical move and released the next step up from its two-seat 140 model. The new 170 model sported four seats and a larger engine. Although it was smaller, it also adopted some of the styling found on the larger Model 195 Cessna released the year before. The result was a classiclooking, all-metal taildragger that could serve as the flying sedan for any growing family. “It’s four-place, it will carry enough things, it will go fast enough, it will go far enough, and it looks beautiful,” Dave Finemore from Longmont, Colorado, said about his 170. “It’s just the perfect combination of all of those things. With my family of four we all can get in it.” Dave and nearly 60 other 170 owners traveled to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
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“I could get something faster, but it just wouldn’t be as much fun as having this old, classic airplane.” — Dave Finemore
Cessna produced more than 5,100 examples of the type before production ended in 1956. Introduction of the nose wheel-equipped Cessna 172 signaled the end of the line for many of the tail wheelequipped models. However, estimates are that more than 2,000 170 examples are still in the air. Dave owned a number of different airplanes before the 170, but is still happy with his current ride. “I could get something faster, but it just wouldn’t be as much fun as having this old, classic airplane,” he said. “There is something about the  that draws a crowd.” “Pavement, backcountry, it will lift enough, it’s just really a great Cessna design, where they took all of the compromises and rolled it into something that really just works.”
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Fowler: ‘It’s Sensory Overload Being Here’ Long-EZ aerobatics pilot makes AirVenture debut BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ
PINCH HIM. It’s alright. Kyle Fowler can’t believe it’s true himself. Kyle only started flying aerobatic shows in 2016, but he was asked to perform this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 in his bright yellow 1986 Long-EZ with its delta wing canard design. To say he is excited is quite the understatement. He’ll be performing in the daily air show today and Sunday. Kyle is from Alberta, Canada, and Oshkosh will only be his second U.S. performance. The first was in Arlington, Virginia, in 2016, and it was also his very first air show. But in 2017, he participated in Canada’s Arctic Aviation Tour, performing at 67 air shows across Canada’s Arctic. “I’ve known what Oshkosh is and I’ve seen pictures, but it’s still sensory overload being here,” Kyle said, just hours after arriving Monday. “It was an amazing experience and I was taxiing in, it was hard to look straight ahead when I wanted to be looking all around.” Still, Kyle didn’t expect to have any jitters for his first show on Tuesday. “I always treat a performance the same as a practice. I fly the same routine, do the same walkthrough; everything is the same except I’ll have an audience below.”
Kyle said he’s just an average pilot and notes that he doesn’t even fly an aerobatic airplane. “I chose the Long-EZ because it’s different, and it’s easier to market and get noticed. The Long-EZ is designed for crosscountry flying, but since it was designed by Burt Rutan, Oshkosh is the perfect venue. Any airplane can do a loop and a roll, and if you add the smoke, noise, and then compact things, it looks a lot more aggressive than it is,” he said, adding that he doesn’t go over 3.5g’s. In fact, he describes his act as a “highperformance glider show.” Although being an air show pilot is still relatively new to him, Kyle already has a deep understanding of the industry. That’s because his father, Ken, has been an aerobatic pilot for more than 20 years, and Kyle began announcing for him at around age 12. Kyle said he grew up doing a lot of flying, but didn’t earn his private pilot certificate until he was 20. “I was working on it at 16,” he said. “But then I found out that boys are supposed to have girlfriends and flying airplanes wasn’t that high of a priority anymore.” But once he got the bug, he started adding ratings and flying more. “I now have about 1,000 hours as a private pilot
in a couple dozen different types of airplanes,” he said. By trade, he is an auto mechanic. He said other air show pilots have been encouraging as he starts his new career. Kyle explained that aerobatic and Red Bull Air Race pilot Mike Goulian came up to him at the end of the ICAS Convention shortly after he was invited to Oshkosh. “He told me about his first Oshkosh and gave me advice,” Kyle said. It’s something he hopes to do for other rookie aerobatic pilots in the future. Sponsored by Aero Sport Power, Kyle will also be appearing at their exhibit, Booth 270, after his performances in the air show today and Sunday.
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Plane Talk - B-29 Doc NTSB Accident Case Studies National Transportation Safety Board Hobbs the Dragon That Couldn’t Fly Brandi Fill Air Show Performer Autographs Vicky Benzing International Cessna 195 Club Forum John Barron, Bill Milton Loss of Control - Sunny Side Up Judy Phelps Ultralights and Lightplanes Paul’s Vintage Workshop Composites Russell Emanis Redbird STEM Lab Redbird Flight Simulations B-17 Flights Daily Activities at the Ford Hangar Ford Motor Company Aeromart ADS-B Solutions Garmin Aircraft Engine Learning and Flight Mgmt Superior Air Parts, Inc. Rotax Technician Renewal Course Ronnie Smith Smooth Valve Operation Lycoming Engines First Woman Pilot for Hughes AC Mary Shipko Shot Down Steve Snyder TFRs and Intercepts: How to Avoid NORAD Plane Talk - F-16 CFIT Awareness & Avoidance Della Swartz Building a Community of Vision Jets Dale Huffstetler Say It Right - ATC Communications Robert Geske Learn to Use Your Weather Radar Pt 1 Bill Panarello How to Fly G3X Touch Garmin Rich or Lean? You Have Options Continental Motors Group Hand Prop Your Aircraft Letters From a Soviet Prison Gary Powers Jr. Warbirds in Review Curtiss P-40 Wings of Her Dreams Catherine Banner Seemann Medical Advisory Council Ask the Answer Man Paul Royko Fairchild Club Forum Mike Kelly
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TODAY’S SCHEDULE TIME PRESENTATION 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
All About Flying Seaplanes
Lynnwood “Woody” Minar Aviation Product Systems, Inc. Air Show Performer Autographs Kyle Fowler Owner Inspections - Things to Look For Steven Boggess Adventures of Tommy the Texan William Moyle American Waco Club Forum John Gerth Upgrading Avionics Garmin Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson Stewart Systems Covering Vintage Type Clubs Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Darrell Collins Pro Garmin Pilot Tips & Tricks Garmin Engines and TBO Continental Motors Group Bush & Mountain Flying 3rd Edition CC Milne Pocock Risk Management - Case Histories Jack Dueck Icing - Understanding Why & Where Mike Cetinich CFI War Stories Steven Goetz Grow/Maintain a Successful Chapter Wayne Brazinski Stearman Flying & Maintenance David Burroughs Pass Your Checkride Larry Bothe Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience Ryszard Zadow Flying to Mexico/Central America Rick Gardner Searey Fun and Adventure Helen Woods, Mike Pearson To Fly and Fight C.E. Bud Anderson Flying Cowboys - Backcountry Cory Robin NASA’s Airborne Science Program Susan Bell Finding Courage to Fly! Lesley Page Single-Pilot IFR 2 Do It Right Jeff Edwards Intro to CAD/CAM Archie Frangoudis Prebuys on Amateur-Built Aircraft Vic Syracuse Registering a Homebuilt Timm Bogenhagen RV Aircraft Fiberglass Sam James Ready Pilot 1 Michael Lents Meet the FAA Administrator FAA Maximizing Aircraft Brake Performance and Longevity
THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018 LOCATION AOPA Program Pavilion Superior Air Parts Booth 257 EAA AirVenture Welcome Center AeroShell EAA Wearhouse Vintage Hangar Garmin Hangar Tent 1 Wood Workshop Ultralight Workshop Tent Vintage Red Barn International Federal Pavilion Garmin Hangar Tent 2 Continental Motors Sky Shoppe EAA Canada Tent EAA Pilot Proficiency Center NAFI Booth Blue Barn Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03 Forum Stage 04 Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 07 Scaled Composites Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 09 Stratus by Appareo Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 IAC Pavilion Theater in the Woods
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TIME PRESENTATION 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Searching for Amelia Earhart Dr Leo Murphy Birds-Eye View Joe Duff Preparing for Your First Flight Gary Baker Challenger Owners Forum Greg Klemp Rotorcraft Plane Talk - de Havilland DH.4 Meet & Greet with Michael Goulian Michael Goulian Is Your Engine Healthy? Adrian Eichhorn What’s New With Experimental Engine Jim Yearsich Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Garmin ADS-B Solutions Garmin Digital Aviation Services Jamie Enderlein Optimizing Continental O-200 Engine Performance and Maint Don’s Dream Machines Touching the Face of God Ray Haas Tail Wheel Tips & Tricks Doug Stewart, Judy Phelps The Lycoming-Powered SR20 Christopher Gayman The Future of Electric Aviation George Bye Learn to Use Your Weather Radar Pt 2 Bill Panarello What’s New at Dynon Football Flyboy Lisa Reinicke Hand Prop Your Aircraft Warbirds in Review F7F Tiger Cat Engine Conversions Bill Koleno Flying Start - New Program Kyle Voltz Teaching Stick and Rudder Ted Sanders Taking Great Aviation Photos Dennis Biela Special Issuance Medicals Dr. Brent Blue In-Flight Icing Hazards Arlo Gambell Low Aspect Ratio Sport Airplanes Barnaby Wainfan Flying the Alaska Coastline Deon Mitton The U-2 Incident Gary Powers Jr. Best Practices to Avoid Mistakes NATCA Controllers Appareo Answers ADS-B Questions Appareo, Zach Peterson Fabric Covering 101 EAA SportAir Workshops
Hilton Theater Skyscape Theater
B08 B08 Homebuilders Hangar Aircraft Spruce & Specialty L09 Ultralight Forums Tent K18 Fun Fly Zone K20 Boeing Plaza K12 Cirrus Tent H12 AOPA Program Pavilion AeroShell Garmin Hangar Tent 2 I13 Garmin Hangar Tent 1 I13 International Federal Pavilion L10 Superior Air Parts Booth 257 J13 Sky Shoppe L10 EAA Pilot Proficiency Center J13 Cirrus Tent H12 AOPA Program Pavilion Ed King Theater at BendixKing Pavilion J13 Dynon Tent EAA AirVenture Welcome Center Vintage Red Barn L14 Warbird Alley L07 Replica Fighters HQ J09 Blue Barn J09 NAFI Booth K11 Forum Stage 01 K09 Forum Stage 02 GAMA K09 Forum Stage 03 K09 Forum Stage 04 K09 Forum Stage 05 J09 Forum Stage 07 Scaled Composites J09 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight J09 Forum Stage 09 Stratus by Appareo K09 Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber K09
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TODAY’S SCHEDULE TIME PRESENTATION 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Consideration in Aircraft Painting Craig Barnett Sheet Metal 101 EAA SportAir Workshops TIG Welding 101 Lincoln Electric Composite 101 Climb Performance Flight Test Nigel Speedy Planning Your RV Build Vaden Francisco Gas Welding 101 Elec Ignition Monitoring & Mgmt William Repucci Airplane Design for Non-Engineers Bernardo Malfitano Rec and Beginning Aerobatics Gordon Penner Rocket Women-Propelling Space Flight C. Blackwell-Thompson, E. Sandoval, C. Rehm, H. McKay, A. Gertjejansen Homebuilts: Not the Usual Suspects Eileen Bjorkman Flying the F-117 Stealth Fighter Lt. Col. William O’Connor All About Spins Catherine Cavagnaro Building the SubSonex Jet John Corneal Homebuilts in Review Hummel Aircraft Owners Forum Terry Hallett Lubrication System Lycoming Engines EAA Canadian Council Meeting EAA Canadian Council Aviation Weather at the ATSSCC Kyle Struckmann WWI Engine Run: DH4 Dorian Walker Flying Off the Grid Ramona Cox Keep Flying with Proper Float Maint Larry Brickey Low-Cost Certificated AC Upgrades Garmin Upgrading Avionics Garmin Meet Kermit Weeks Kermit Weeks Wood Construction 101 George Donaldson The Future of GA Flying Steve Pearce iPad Proficiency Check Bret Koebbe Final Cut Scott Thompson Turtles Fly Too Kate Sampson The Propeller Under the Bed Eileen Bjorkman Drones & Aviation: Bridging the Gap Katie Gilmore Practical Flight Deck Insight in GA Paul Preidecker, Susan Parson
THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018 LOCATION Forum Stage 11 Sheet Metal Workshop Aircraft Spruce TIG Welding Workshop Lincoln Electric Composite Workshop Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Gas Welding Workshop Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 IAC Pavilion Theater in the Woods Hilton Theater Skyscape Theater FAA Aviation Safety Center
K09 J10 K10 K10 K10 K10 K10 K10 K10 L12 K15 B08 B08 J11 Homebuilders Hangar Aircraft Spruce & Specialty L09 Homebuilts in Review L09 Ultralight Forums Tent K18 Lycoming Engines Booth J12 EAA Canada Tent K12 International Federal Pavilion L10 World War I Encampment EAA Wearhouse J12 EAA Seaplane Base Garmin Hangar Tent 1 I13 Garmin Hangar Tent 2 I13 EAA Wearhouse J12 Wood Workshop K10 Ed King Theater at BendixKing Pavilion J13 AOPA Program Pavilion Sky Shoppe L10 International Federal Pavilion L10 EAA Aviation Museum B08 Aviation Gateway Forums Stage I10 NAFI Booth K11
TIME PRESENTATION 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Mastering GPS Approaches Gary Reeves Electric Aircraft Spiral Development Starr Ginn China General Aviation Market Gao Yuanyang An Introduction to Soaring Flight Scott Manley Fly the Caribbean - Easy and Safe Jim Parker Fatal Stall/Spin - Open Discussion Ron Blum Human Factors of Long Range Flight Dick Rutan ALPA Women Fly Kandy Bernskoetter Piston Engine Cooling Sonja Englert Building an Airplane: Plans or Kit? Matt Heintz High-Wing Aircraft Robert Szego Rotorcraft Vibration - Demystified Matthew Dock USB Port Battery Charging in Flight Dean Billing How to Fly Drones Safely in the NAS Daniel Robinson Composite Talks Sam James The Story of the Wright Brothers Dick Campbell Are You Really a Trained Pilot? Greg Feith Health/Aging & Effects on Insurance Scott “Sky” Smith Successful Touring by LSA and RV Bob Jones A Wartime Experiment in Wo-Manpower Jon Anderson Thursday Air Show Flying to the Bahamas Islands of the Bahamas To Fly and Fight C.E. Bud Anderson The Kings on Unwanted Adventure John and Martha King The Seventh Cruise Karl Stewart NTSB Accident Case Studies National Transportation Safety Board
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Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03 Forum Stage 04 Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 06 Forum Stage 07 Scaled Composites Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 09 Stratus by Appareo Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 Workshop Classroom A Workshop Classroom B Workshop Classroom C Aeroplane Workshop Stage 1 Hilton Theater FAA Aviation Safety Center
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TODAY’S SCHEDULE TIME PRESENTATION 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018
I Hart Flying Merchandise Rachelle Spector Piston Ignition Maintenance Zach Lincolnhol “Contact Tower” With ATC Larry Lyman Flying the New Evolution E5 EFI Aspen Avionics Roadable Aircraft Forum Ron Borovec Aviation YouTube & Social Panel Chris Palmer S-LSA Buying and Flying Tips John Calla ForeFlight Power Users ForeFlight CISM in Aviation Jim Woodke Bellanca Low-Wings Robert Szego Making Airspace Visible Peg Ballou Honda/Briggs V-Twin Experimenting Bill Berson EAA Canada Ice Cream Social EAA Canadian Council NTSB Accident Case Studies National Transportation Safety Board Q & A With the STOL Pilots Valdez Pilots So Where Is My Flying Car? Palmer Stiles The Gathering Ultralights and Lightplanes Tethered Balloon Operations Powered Parachutes The Move to Early Jets Steve Hinton, Tom Reilly, Zack McNeill Evening WWI Flying Twilight Flight Fest Ultralight Music Jam Toward the Unknown Chris & Dave Hadfield Concert
LOCATION EAA Wearhouse Forum Stage 01 Forum Stage 02 GAMA Forum Stage 03 Forum Stage 04 Forum Stage 05 Forum Stage 06 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight Forum Stage 10 Poly Fiber Forum Stage 11 FAA Aviation Safety Center Ultralight Forums Tent EAA Canada Tent Federal Pavilion Fun Fly Zone Forum Stage 04 Eagle Hangar Fun Fly Zone Ultralight Barn Fun Fly Zone Theater in the Woods Flightline Fun Fly Zone Ultralight Forums Tent Airbus Fly-In Theater Theater in the Woods
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UAV Showcase Tent in Aviation Gateway Park
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PHOTO BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN
Great moments at AirVenture include this meeting of World War II veteran Corsair pilot Dick Reinhart of Appleton, Wisconsin, (seated) with Corsair owner John O’Connor, right, and Doug Partl.
Gray Corsair Turns Heads in Warbirds BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN
THERE’S A GRAY Corsair in Warbirds that’s proving to be a head-turning delight for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 visitors. Only a few of the classic bent-wing fighters served the U.S. military long enough to get the mid-1950s switch to gray upper and white lower surfaces.
Owner/pilot John O’Connor brought his gray Corsair from Illinois, along with a truckload of armaments and a flat-screen TV to show videos that give the plane some context on the grass at AirVenture. That’s a clue to what makes John tick. He has a flair for showmanship that keeps things interesting.
His Corsair is actually a former French F4U-7, the last Corsair model built in the 1950s. O’Connor says the Dash-7 evolved from the Marine Corps’ ground-attack AU-1 model. So when it came time to paint the Corsair, he chose to honor a gray AU-1 flown by Marine ace Lt. Cmdr. John Bolt in the 1950s. O’Connor laments, “There aren’t any AU-1s flying.” So he’s making one … sort of. “This was the tail end of it,” he says. Earlier Corsairs are celebrated, so why not the long-lived late models? Right now, the classy paint scheme is the major tribute to the AU-1. This winter, O’Connor says he intends to have John Lane’s warbird shop in Idaho attach correct wing racks and dummy rockets to further enhance its status as a ground-attack AU-1. And maybe some flash hiders on the muzzles of the wing guns. O’Connor knows some purists won’t align with his choice of markings and equipment on a Dash-7 Corsair, but that’s not stopping him. He says his Corsair evolved from the AU-1 series on the assembly line.
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“Many of the parts say AU-1” on the data plates, he notes. John O’Connor returns to fiddling with the electronics needed to set up his planeside television. He wants visitors to experience more than just another airplane on the grass. While he works, a visitor motors up silently in a powered chair. He identifies himself as Dick Reinhart of nearby Appleton, Wisconsin. Reinhart’s cap proclaims an affiliation with the F4U Corsair, and he tells O’Connor he flew them in the Pacific during World War II. O’Connor and fellow Corsair displayer Doug Partl listen intently as Reinhart tells stories about flying the Corsair in combat. “If you’re not used to the power when you advance the throttle, it’ll raise the hair on your head!” Reinhart invokes memories of his flying days that ring true today. And that’s some of the best magic at AirVenture — you never know who will sidle up with incredible stories of their flying adventures. John O’Connor’s gray Corsair is a looker, with or without the television nearby. And it’s a work in progress.
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Vic Smith, center, came to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2018, his first time. Word from Vic’s friends quickly spread through the Warbirds area: Vic is a World War II combat veteran F4U Corsair pilot from Marine Squadron VMF321. A lot of handshaking ensued as warbird crews and visitors thanked Vic for his service, and leaned in to hear his stories of flying the vaunted Corsair in combat. Vic paused with the Corsair flown by Jim Tobul, right, and crewed by Julia Metivier, left.
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Wednesday morning more than nearly 1,200 women gathered in front of the UPS MD-11 on Boeing Plaza to take the 11th annual WomenVenture photo. The first group photo was taken in 2008, with more than 700 women participating. Since then WomenVenture events have grown to include the WAI Connect Breakfast and WomenVenture Power Lunch, in addition to a variety of networking events and educational presentations throughout the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Through EAA’s network of local chapters, the EAA IMC Club offers monthly chapter meetings in which instrument-rated pilots can share experience, promote safety, and help improve one another’s flying skills by working through real-world IMC scenarios.
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Non-instrument rated pilots looking to improve their flying skills now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club. Based on the popular IMC Club concept, the VMC Club provides organized “hangar flying” for pilots who fly primarily under visual flight rules.
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THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018
Members of EAAâ€™s worldwide chapter network met at the Brown Arch Wednesday morning for a group photo.
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Create special memories and spend time with friends and family at the AIRBUS Fly-In Theater. This outdoor experience provides time to relax and unwind while watching blockbuster and classic aviation movies on a five-story high screen. Gather up your friends and family, pack your blanket or lawn chairs, bring some munchies, and settle in to an outdoor movie experience that is one-of-a-kind!
Sunday, July 22...............Nothing by Chance (8:30 p.m.) Monday, July 23 ...................................Spitfire (8:30 p.m.) Tuesday, July 24 ..................................Dunkirk (8:30 p.m.) Wednesday, July 25 ..........................Catch 22 (9:30 p.m.) Thursday, July 26 ......Toward the Unknown (8:30 p.m.) Friday, July 27 ..... The Great Waldo Pepper (8:30 p.m.) Saturday, July 28 ........................Air America (9:30 p.m.)
TURBINE 1 104 Turbine Legend CGUTT Marty Abbott 1:06:58 384.52 2 007 Turbine Legend N95007 Rene Dugas 1:24:06 306.18 BIPLANE UNLIMITED 1
701 Sorrell Hiperbipe N278HB Doug Eastman & Lisa Gallegos
SPORT 1 50 Lancair Legacy N550BL Charles Bracken & Marianne Baril 1:36:48 2 3A Lancair IV N3XD Steve Hammer 1:40:14 3 54 Berkut N540BK Troy & Jessica Paggen 1:53:30 4 611 Lancair Legacy N385AS Joe Coraggio Did not finish
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SPORT SX 1 10 SX-300 N53SX Keith Phillips & Tim Phillips 1:30:27 2 60 SX-300 N6L James Cianci Jr. & Gwenn Cianci 1:35:30 3 62 SX-300 N58SX Tuck McAtee 1:36:30
284.68 269.63 266.84
SPORT FX 1 9 Questair Venture N94Y Tony Crawford 1:44:17
SPORT FXT 1 57 Harmon Rocket II C-GRLO Bill Beaton 1:46:08
FORMULA RG BLUE 1 38 Lancair 360 N3QU Mark Quinn 2 35A Lancair 360 C-FXTZ Ernie Chauvin & Claudia Hanson 3 33 Berkut 360 N360BK Allen Floyd 4 222 Velocity STD-RG N22DN Dave & Alice Nelson
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FORMULA FX BLUE 1 111 Long-EZ N360KS Klaus Savier & Jenny Tackabury 2 91 Glasair I TD N91LH Bruce Hammer 3 932 Cozy IIIX N932BJ Burrall & Joyce Sanders 4 819 Cozy MkIV N8191V Ronald Nelson & Rhonda Anderson
1:43:31 1:45:06 2:13:13 2:21:58
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FORMULA FX RED 1 93 Long-EZ N893LT Rich & Lynn Lamb 2 3 Long-EZ N12NC Jerome Peck 3 65 Cozy III N655DK Jorgen Skovbjerg 4 499 W10 Tailwind N499DC Dave Conrad
2:04:57 2:07:13 2:10:09 2:28:14
206.08 202.41 197.85 173.71
RV GOLD 1 4 RV-4 N230A Dave & Diane Anders 1:51:08 2 117 RV-10 N8925 Richard Jankowski 2:07:42
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RV BLUE 1 TF RV-4 N999BT Brent Travis 1:57:14 2 707 RV-8 N707AA John & Patti Stahr 2:15:16 3 Pi 3.14 RV-7A N782WP David Walsh & Kevin Phelps 2:19:42
219.64 190.36 184.32
RV RED 1 129 RV-9 N129BR Ted Miller & Carlos Almaguer 2:29:49
ROCKET F1 1 14 F1 Rocket C-FAUH Wayne Hadath 1:48:58 2 550 F1 Rocket CGVVE Curtis Blundell 1:54:52 3 39 Team Rocket F-1 N39EJ John Andersen 1:57:48
236.31 224.17 218.59
SPRINT 1 25 Vari EZ N92EZ Leif Johnson 2:30:14 2 123 Long-EZ N23X Greg Struve 2:46:41 3 98 Midget Mustang N825J John Keich 2:48:53 4 292 Sonex Onex N362DV Vincent Homer 3:15:07
171.40 154.48 152.47 131.97
LSA 1 197 Evektor Harmony N1971A Joseph Ryan 3:35:15
FACTORY CLASSES: FAC1RG 1 200 Meyers 200D N259M Jamon Pruitt 2:05:11 2 35 Beech M35 N988VT Charles Cluck & Dove Ramirez 2:05:23 3 298 Meyers 200D N2988T Ross Warner III & Ross Warner IV 2:14:07 4 555 Bonanza A36 N36PS Tom Currie & Tom Currie 2:24:41
205.70 205.37 191.99 177.97
FAC3FX 1 456 Cessna 182 N2456X AnnElise Bennett & Carol Haskin 2:50:20
FAC3RG 1 76 Mooney M20E N3414X Steven Applebaum & Sebastian Zaba 2:35:20
FAC3RG-T 1 82 Piper PA-28RT N82301 Jonathan Hudik 2:37:25
FAC4FX 1 144 Diamond DA-40 N464TH Tyson Whitner & Kane Saylor 2:58:57 2 86 Cherokee 180 N4386T Joe Conlon & Howard Buck 3:10:32 3 68 Cessna 177B CF-EIJ Roland & Judith Biber 3:13:33
143.89 135.15 133.04
FAC4RG 1 662 Mooney M20C N6620C Steve Dieck & Robert Dieck 2:49:26
FAC5 1 898 Grumman AA5 N898JR Vern Kokosa & Jack Mallia 3:05:24 2 166 Cessna 172 N6094A Deidre Dreger & Siegfried Nolte 3:55:22
FAC6 1 152 Cessna 152 N7187C Wayne Woldt 3:57:51
TWIN 3-T 1 116 Diamond DA42 N197TS Michael & Traci Farley 2:41:23
CLASSIC SPRINT 1 99B Luscombe 8F N1499B Laura Noel 4:10:39
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VINTAGE 1 178 Ryan ST3-KR N53071 Dick Keyt & Michele Sonier 4:31:26
Historic Glider Trainers Showcase Wartime Aviation Advances BY GLENN MOORE
ON MAY 10, 1940, Germany captured the Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael. They used new technology: aircraft capable of landing soldiers close to target locations. The gliders were silent, more precise than paratroopers, and overwhelmed the fortress in less than half an hour. Other nations, including the United States, rushed to develop their own glider programs. The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) came all the way from Oregon to showcase gliders that encapsulate the aforementioned era of American flight innovation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. Three pieces of history, a Piper TG-8, a Kauffman TG-4A, and a Taylorcraft TG-6, are on display. This noteworthy exhibition traveled with museum volunteers who restore, fly, and explain the history of the aircraft. “These gliders represent the beginning of the military glider movement,” said volunteer Marici Reid. The TG-4A was first used to train glider pilots, with a
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decent glide ratio for the time of 22-to-1. Unfortunately, the Kauffman’s strength was also its deficiency. The aircraft’s purpose was to train pilots to fly transport gliders that had nowhere near the same quality of performance as the Kauffman. Additionally, manufacturers would not be able to make enough TG-4A to meet Air Force demand. An inferior glider was needed, and quickly. To start from scratch would take too much time. Instead of designing from the ground up, three companies, Piper,
Taylorcraft, and Aeronca, used their already existing infrastructure to make more appropriate gliders. Marici pointed out that the TG-8 was a Piper Cub after some welding and minus an engine. Jakonah “Jay” Matson-Bell, the director of aircraft restoration for WAAAM, further elaborated, “There was such a rush to get the troop glider program moving that they modified power planes. They took an L-2 and made it a glider in nine days.” The new glider’s handling was significantly limited. Volunteer Margaret Cleveland described their ratio as “like a rock.” At a ratio of 10-to-1, they were perfect practice for difficult-to-pilot troop transports such as the CG-4. WAAAM’s three gliders are restorations, not replicas. The museum has restored more than 350 airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, and jeeps. This is its second trip to Oshkosh. At one point, it brought a three-cylinder radial-engine-powered Cub to the convention.
“These gliders represent the beginning of the military glider movement.” – Marici Reid.
In the future WAAAM hopes to bring a prototype Stearman Model 70 to AirVenture. Additionally, it would like to complete its collection of training gliders used by the United States in World War II. “We have all but two,” Jay explained, “We’d really like to get our hands on the Schweizer TG-2 and a Pratt-Read glider.” The museum is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the glider training program. For those interested in historic aircraft, WAAAM can be found south of the Warbirds in Review bleachers.
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IT’S AN OLD problem with a new twist: how does one make education relevant and engaging. Bored students have made paper airplanes for diversion, but inspired students in Ohio made a real airplane for stimulation. The project is the brainchild of Casey Putsch, founder of Genius Garage in Bowling Green, Ohio. The result is a full-sized Sopwith Camel replica, displayed (but not yet flown) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. Casey started Genius Garage six years ago in an effort to give high school and college students pragmatic and exciting real-world projects to augment the academic exercises that are part of a traditional education. The Camel at Oshkosh has a brace of cowl-mounted machine guns that were created by one of the students to enhance the appearance of the airplane; its wood-and-wicker seat was handmade by the team. Casey said he chose the Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Camel kit because its construction allows builders to make some choices that help meld a student team into collaborators. The Camel was assembled in four months; a week ago it was unpainted. At AirVenture it wears a fresh coat of latex house paint representing the 1,000th Camel that was
painted in honor of the Egyptian god Horus as Heru-Behutet, during an era when Egyptology was prominent in England. Casey is passionate about aviation and education, and he sought a way to make a century-old biplane design releva n t t o t o d a y ’s s t u d e n t s. T h e construction project, he said, equips students with valuable experience that adds to the bona fides of a resume. Brock Hoops and Thomas Walbom, mechanical engineering majors from the University of Toledo who worked on construction of the biplane, are helping Casey show the Camel at AirVenture this year. Casey, who has built prototype automobiles, admits he hated his own college experience. That informed his decision to do something like Genius Garage in an effort to make education meaningful, relevant, and stimulating. Students participate at no cost, and Genius Garage is a nonprofit organization that cultivates donors to keep it operating. Casey is building Genius Garage in Ohio as the flagship for what could become a nationwide series of hands-on centers that present high school and college students with real-world challenges and projects.
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VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE FIRST BOB HOOVER LEGACY AWARD YOUNG EAGLES VOLUNTEERS and pilots who helped EAA provide more than 2.1 million youths a free airplane ride since the program’s launch received the first Bob Hoover Legacy Award on Wednesday night. The award, intended to shine a spotlight on those who are doing outstanding work to improve and expand aviation’s future, is to be given annually by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, created by Hoover before his death in 2016 to perpetuate his lifelong dedication to aviation learning and safety, and to inspire those qualities in succeeding generations of American aviators. The award was presented at “An EFOB (Extraordinary Friends of Bob) Evening With Bob Hoover” fundraising event. In addition, Michael Herman, the foundation’s chairman of the board, said the foundation has already provided six students with $25,000 student scholarships. But the foundation isn’t meant to
just benefit future pilots. “It’s meant to help future generations so they can become whatever they want to become,” Herman said. “We’re also working on partnerships to mentor those who are coming in.” Executive Director Jon Tennyson said the foundation is also collecting stories about Hoover’s life. Stories about Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot and test pilot who went on to fly more than 300 types of aircraft at more than 2,500 air shows, are being captured on the f o u n d a t i o n ’s w e b s i t e, h t t p s :// BobHooverLegacyFoundation.org, and through a book, Friends of Bob: Stories About One of America’s Accomplished Aviators, by Those Who Knew Him Best, by Jim Campbell of Aero-News Network and published with the cooperation of the foundation. Campbell said the book is meant to inform the next generation of Bob’s life and lessons.
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UPGRADING FROM PISTON to jet power is more affordable than you may realize, and the proof — a Rutan-inspired canard aircraft built around a GE T58 turbine engine — is on the flightline just beyond the Brown Arch. “You’ll really be amazed at the cost of the airplane,” said Robert Harris, founder and owner of Jet Guys, a shop in Covington, Tennessee, that helped owner Lance Hooley build what they call the JetEZ. “You could have one for quite a bit cheaper than the cost of a new 172,” he added. A year ago, Lance, Robert, and the Jet Guys team debuted the JetEZ, N815EY, at Oshkosh to showcase the concept of turbine-powered aircraft based on Burt Rutan’s canard airframes. The JetEZ is the first purpose-built canard jet produced by the shop, which specializes in canard aircraft. Though it resembles a Long-EZ, JetEZ is four inches wider in the middle, six inches longer in the rear seat, stands a foot taller, and is considerably beefier than a Long-EZ. The spar and
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Robert said the T58 is the ideal engine for these applications, and the company is trying to secure every one of the powerplants they can. “Ten or 15 of them would be nice — the T58-F in particular,” he said. In addition to Robert and Lance, fabricator Mike Yancey, turbine engine guru Steve Braley and Ryszard Zadow from the team are here, eager to answer questions. None of them have heard Rutan’s views about these projects, but Lance said, “I’d love to meet him, mostly just to say thanks for the inspiration to keep this going.” The JetEZ is now for sale, and Lance is preparing his next project, which will be figuring out how to make a two-place trainer out of a Long-EZ so more people can learn how to fly the aircraft. “You can’t see the runway from the back seat, so you can’t monitor what a student is doing,” Lance said. He plans to modify a conventional Long-EZ to make the trainer. “It’s in my garage, completely gutted,” he said. Meanwhile, Robert is looking ahead to a nonRutan style project: a 63 percent-scale model of an A-10 Warthog. “I’ve done some concept drawings. It looks doable,” he said. And why 63 percent scale? “It will fit in the hangar.”
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BUILDING ON DECADES of research and dating back to a time before Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, NASA continues to lead technological advances for supersonic, or faster-than-sound, flight. Among the agency’s significant projects and programs, the Commercial Supersonic Technology (CST) Project remains at the forefront for the future of aviation. The CST Project is the principal effort that sees supersonic technologies culminated and tested in flight, including the use of advanced camera filters that capture how the shockwaves of supersonic aircraft travel. This has also involved the development of technology and techniques necessary for future community response studies for NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The community response element of the CST Project will be a critical objective for X-59’s low-boom flight demonstration, which will demonstrate the ability to fly faster than the speed of sound without creating the loud sonic boom that is heard along the entire
supersonic flight path. By 2023, NASA intends to fly the X-59 over select U.S. communities to demonstrate the ability to fly supersonic but reduce that sonic boom to a quieter “thump.” If this sound is quiet enough, the door may soon be open to supersonic flight over land for all air passengers to enjoy. NASA is also studying techniques to accurately gather data on the community’s perception of future quiet sonic thumps. In November 2018, NASA teams will deploy to Galveston, Texas, using a NASA F/A-18 Hornet to survey the community for the Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign, or QSF18. The F/A-18 will perform a series of unique supersonic dive maneuvers off the coast of Galveston, which will produce a sound similar to the future quiet thump of the X-59. Meanwhile, as many as 500 volunteer residents of Galveston will provide feedback to NASA about what they thought about the sonic thump, giving NASA engineers the tools necessary to confirm the best technique for gathering data that accurately represents the community.
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Lancair Announces 2-Seat Barracuda, Baggage Door Enlargement LANCAIR ANNOUNCED a new two-seat “little brother” to its four-seat Mako called the Barracuda during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. Conrad Huffstutler, president of Lancair, said the Barracuda established a new standard for value from the company, featuring the trademark Lancair aerodynamic style along with high performance and operational economy. “The Barracuda is a ‘2-2-2 proposition’ — two seats and 200 knot cruise for only $200,000,” Huffstutler said. “We’ve taken the best features of the Mako and created an entry-level Lancair for the pilot who wants maximum performance with a minimum investment of build time and budget. We’re expecting to take a big bite of the two-seater performance market.” The newest offering from Lancair will incorporate numerous airframe improvements, notably a new one-piece wing with greater span. The new wing makes aircraft handling more docile and reduces build time. The auto-retracting nose gear from the Mako, which adds knots to the airplane’s cruise speed by cleaning up slipstream behind the propeller, will be present in the Barracuda as well.
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The Barracuda will become available in 2019, and interested AirVenture attendees can get a look at the Barracuda prototype at Lancair’s exhibit in the North Aircraft Display, Booths 647-649. Pricing starts at $200,000, and positions for 2019 deliveries are available at Oshkosh with a $1,000 deposit.
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Appareo Debuts New Stratus Popular receiver now supports EFB apps beyond ForeFlight BY JAMES WYNBRANDT
APPAREO IS DEBUTING its Stratus 3, the fourth generation of its popular Stratus receiver, and if crowd reaction at the fly-in is any indication, it’s already a hit in Oshkosh. The updated version brings a host of new features and capabilities to the platform, and most notably expands its compatibility with additional electronic flight bag (EFB) apps. Earlier Stratus iterations supported only ForeFlight Mobile, but Stratus 3, through its Open ADS-B mode, enables integration with any EFB using GDL 90 protocol, including WingX, FltPlan Go, FlyQ, and iFly GPS. Kris Garberg, president of Appareo (Hangar C, Booth 3174), said the company “wanted to respond to the trend of openness in the industry” in expanding the supported apps, while it “continues working closely with ForeFlight to maintain the high performance standards pilots have come to expect.” Stratus 3 provides subscription free weather, dual band ADS-B traffic, built-in AHRS, WAAS GPS, a flight data recorder, and patented weather replay feature allowing pilots to turn off the screen on their tablet without missing weather information. New features also include auto shut -off and smart Wi-Fi. Should the pilot forget to turn it off, the unit automatically powers
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down if it’s moving at less than 5 knots or has less than a 3D GPS lock, conserving battery life. Smart Wi-Fi allows pilots to use 3G/4G LTE internet on an iPad/iPhone while connected to Stratus 3, eliminating the need to “forget this network” when they want to connect to cellular service while connected to the platform. Additionally, Stratus 3 is enabled to receive the new ADS -B weather
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ENTER TO WIN A FREE SIMULATOR AT PILOTWORKSHOPS PILOTWORKSHOPS, A COMPANY that delivers online proficiency training to thousands of pilots, is giving away five free simulators during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, one each day, Monday through Friday. “We’re big believers in the power of desktop simulation,” PilotWorkshops Vice
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President Jeff Mulligan, EAA 1094648, said. “We find that a lot of pilots are not aware of what today’s reasonably priced desktop simulators can do. So we wanted to show that off here, and giving away simulators is a good way to attract attention and make people happy.”
Located at a white tent between the AOPA tents, PilotWorkshops offers plenty of online workshops at its website, www.PilotWorkshops. com. Two simulators are still available to be won, one today and one on Friday.
BEST TUGS BROUGHT its two newest tugs to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, and like the rest of the products the company offers, the new ones are already flying off the shelves. The two new tugs are the Romeo and Echo models. Romeo is a remote control tug with models capable of handling between 5,000-24,000 pounds, depending on model. Echo is the first riding tug made by Best Tugs and is rated for between 12,000-24,000 pounds depending on the model. Mark Patey, EAA 728628, CEO and owner of Best Tugs, said AirVenture attendees can find likeminded fans of aviation if they stop by the Best Tugs booth, No. 3130B in Epic Aircraft Exhibit Hangar C. “This is some pretty new, fun stuff,” Mark said. “We’re aviation people. Everyone in this company is a pilot. We know what plane you’re flying; we understand it. We’ll just gab airplanes with you. Come take a look, when you’re ready; hopefully, we’ll be caught up with orders and be able to sell you one.” In addition to all of the tugs that Best Tugs is selling, the company has also given some to EAA for the Young Eagles program and the EAA Employee Flying Club. Mark said the EAA community embracing Best Tugs made those donations easy decisions. “We’ve been really fortunate and been received with open arms from the aviation community,” Mark said. “We’re selling more tugs per day than what we thought we’d sell per month. When you find that kind of reaction, and you see that kind of growth, you’d be silly not to give back.”
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