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Wood has logged nearly 20,000 hours as a pilot. She flies 747s internationally for United Airlines. At home and in aerobatic shows and competitions, she flies a Pitts S-2B, a Piper Cub, and a Cessna 195. No one in her family was a pilot, but she became interested in flying when a seaplane landed on a Minnesota lake where she loved to water ski. Only 13 at the time, she remembers looking up the phone number for the local airport in the Yellow Pages, and calling them to inquire about lessons. “They told me to call back when I was 15,” she said. She started flying lessons at 15, soloed at 16, and earned her private pilot certificate at 17. By that time, she had already started working on her commercial certificate.

ith accident rates holding steady, general aviation has reached a safety “plateau” whose path to improvement lies in collaborative efforts to enhance the collection, analysis, dissemination and utilization of data, NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told attendees at the Meet the Chairman forum Tuesday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. “I would submit, general aviation has the opportunity to figure how to get off the plateau by working together,” said Hart. Added fellow panelist and NTSB Board Member Dr. Earl Weener, “Focus on where the problem is. It’s [found] in the data. A little bit of data will destroy a whole bunch of opinions.” Joining the pair on the dais were Sean Elliott, EAA vice president, advocacy and safety; and former astronaut and homebuilder Charlie Precourt, EAA vice chairman and chair of the EAA Safety Committee. The NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” of safety goals for 2016 includes reducing Loss of Control (LOC) accidents in general aviation, and the expanded use of installed recording devices. Hart noted the EAA’s Founders Innovation Award for LOC solutions was inspired at the Meet the Chairman forum at last year’s fly-in.




Julia Wood in the B-25H Barbie III BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ


ulia Wood said the ultimate way to learn history is to immerse yourself in it. She’s doing just that as the first female pilot at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas. Wood flew into EAA Oshkosh AirVenture 2016 Monday morning in Cavanaugh’s B-25H Barbie III, the only B-25H model flying today. Cavanaugh also flew in two Douglas Skyraiders. “As I was coming into Oshkosh in the B-25 I remembered all those guys taking off from their aircraft carrier and headed to Tokyo, wondering what it was going to be like and knowing that it probably would not end well,” she said. “I never really thought about that perspective until yesterday.” World War II veterans are always supportive when they see her fly the B-25, she said. But one of her favorite memories is flying Cavanaugh’s Fair-

child PT-19 to the Women Airforce Service Pilots reunion in Sweetwater, Texas, three years ago. Those female pilots trained at Avenger Field in the 1940s. WASP Mary Helen Chapman flew the PT-19 during WWII, and Wood took her up for a flight. “She hopped in that plane like it had been only a year since she did it last,” Wood said. “It was a very special time to fly with a WASP, one of the ladies who made it possible for me and other women to fly. She was an inspiration.” Wood said flying a warbird is both enjoyable and interesting. “It’s wonderful to learn about the different systems of the older airplanes,” she said. “They can be both complicated and yet simple, and they require a lot more thought to fly than modern airplanes. You need to listen to the airplane more to be in tune.”



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B-25 FROM PAGE 1 “[My parents] supported me as long as I told them everything about it,” she recalled. “My dad was always fascinated with flying, but he always got air sick, so he enjoyed the flight lessons through me.” He was also her first passenger. Along the way, Wood graduated with a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology from Purdue, and shortly after started taking aerobatic lessons. But since she didn’t make enough money doing flight instruction to pay for her lessons, she decided first to concentrate on her career. She continued earning ratings and started flying commercially Once her career was going, she went to H&R, owned and operated by aerobatic champion Debby Rihn-Harvey, to take aerobatic lessons. Her instructor, Tony, became her husband a year later. Another year later they bought a Pitts S-2B, and formed JTAirshows as a nonprofit 501c organization to pro-

mote and further aviation and in particular the sport of aerobatics. Both Wood and Tony will be competing in Intermediate in the Pitts S-2B this year. In addition, Wood was on the U.S. aerobatic team in 2002 and 2014. Wood said she has no favorite plane to fly. “I like the one I’m in at the moment. They all are different in a good way. They all have their own purpose.” However, she is excited to be the first woman to fly for Cavanaugh’s. “The only thing I have issues with is that I’m small and short and that creates some challenges. But it’s not an issue. It just takes me longer to try to figure out how to do something.” Her advice to children, and especially girls, is to never be afraid to try something. “You might fail, and fail miserably. You may get embarrassed, and people may laugh at you. But you can’t quit or take it personally. Fight back by trying again.”

Help EAA’s Berlin Express BY MEGAN ESAU


irVenture attendees have the chance to contribute to an iconic part of aviation history by supporting the restoration of EAA’s B-25 Mitchell, The Berlin Express. The B-25 Mitchell flew a critical role in World War II, particularly helping the Allies turn the tables in their favor in the Pacific theater. Sixteen B-25s were launched from the USS Hornet and bombed Tokyo during the Doolittle Raid. “It gave people this big boost of we can do this, we can band together and win this war,” said Chris Henry, EAA’s museum programs representative. “It was the first taste of victory for America.” EAA’s B-25 played three roles in the aviation classic film, Catch 22, starring as The Berlin Express, the general’s airplane, and one of the syndicates. In addition to the airplane’s current restoration, EAA will be returning its B-25 to the Berlin Express paint scheme it wore in the film. What makes the history of the B-25 even more special is that many were

built by Rosie the Riveter women and then transported by the women of WASP from factories to bases. “During the war everybody pulled together to do their part to defeat the Axis,” Henry said. “Even if you weren’t in the military you were still fighting the war in your own way, whether it was in a factory, whether it was at home with a victory garden, whether it was war rations, anything like that, everyone fought in World War II.” He said through volunteer work and the gathering of donations, the B-25 restoration project hopes to evoke the World War II spirit of people coming together to reach a common goal. Visitors to AirVenture can donate to the project at the booth located near the communications center along the flightline. The B-25 Donation Drive giving levels are $10 for a replica war bond, $20 for a replica war bond and decal, and $50 for a replica war bond, decal, and hat. The giving of war bonds is another important aspect being carried over to the B-25 restoration from World War II.


Safety Goals FROM PAGE 1 (The award was presented last night; see full coverage in tomorrow’s AirVenture Today). Meanwhile, the enhanced digital data capturing capabilities of GA avionics, and the ubiquity of smart devices are improving data collection for accident analysis, “helping us conduct more effective and efficient investigations,” Hart said. For example, he cited an iPhone video of a takeoff of a recent de Havilland Otter crash in Alaska that helped the NTSB establish aft CG loading as the accident’s probable cause. Elliott noted that the EAA and the NTSB have “long enjoyed a great partnership” in their common safety goals, and underscored the experimental aircraft community’s role as “an incubator” of technologies that improve safety. The NTSB favors bringing safety enhancing technology from the experimental aircraft world into production aircraft, and supported the easing of rules for retrofits of Angle of Attack indicators and electric Attitude Indicators in production aircraft. “If an aircraft is certificated under Part 23, and they want to enhance safety, and [installations] are not interfering

with operation of the airplane, then there ought to be a simple way [of allowing that], as long as the equipment is manufactured to some [approved] standard,” Weener said. Saying “opportunities are stronger than ever,” Elliott pointed to autopilots, and fuel management and engine monitoring instruments as other installations that can reduce risk. Such equipment, noted Precourt “can revitalize aircraft and enhance safety and enjoyment and utility at a very low cost.” The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (JSC), whose members include the NTSB, EAA, and other aviation organizations and manufacturers, is involved in an ongoing collaborative effort to improve safety. Weener said when industry partners sit down together, “the competitiveness goes away and the desire to come up with implementable, practical, effective solutions drives everyone.” The EAA will assume the co-chairman role of the JSC later this year, “working with others to take it to the next level,” said Elliott. Here at the fly-in, the NTSB display is in the Federal Pavilion, and has experts and information on hand.


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60 Consecutive Conventions!

The Hoppenworths are attending their 60th consecutive convention. Marvin, known as Pedal Plane Papa for building and creating plans for the popular pedal planes on the AirVenture grounds, modeled this yellow and black Taylorcraft after his own plane. He is EAA Lifetime member No. 4. BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ


t’s not unusual to have EAA members who have attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for two, three, or even four decades. But it is unusual to have two members make it to 60 consecutive fly-ins and conventions. Even more unusual is the fact that these two have been married for nearly 62 years. In 1955, Marvin Hoppenworth attended his first EAA air show and fly-in, staying only one day since they had just returned from vacation. “It was $10 to join or $1 to register,” he recalled. “I joined,” he added, proudly noting that he is EAA 2519. However, 2016 marks 60 consecutive years that both Hoppenworths have attended AirVenture. “We went to Milwaukee, Rockford, and Oshkosh,” Cathy said. “Since we live in Cedar Rapids, it was easy to make all three sites.” Marvin was a private pilot and A&P mechanic, and Cathy said she likes doing things with him. The first year they camped at the fly-in, they put a tarp over the back of their pick-up and slept there. They next moved up to a 9-by-9 tent, and when they started having children, moved up to two tents and eventually a camper.

Marvin said their chapter started the emergency repair tent at Rockford, and he served as its chairman for three years. “We used to say that Marshall Turner and I were the father and mother of the tent. He had the ideas and I had the tools.” Working at the emergency repair tent also had some rewards, like allowing him to meet Bob Hoover. “Bob Hoover actually asked for my autograph,” Marvin said. “He had people working on his Mustang, but none were licensed mechanics, and he needed someone to sign off on the work. I told him the only way I’d consider it if I was there while the work was being done, and he said that was even better.” For many years, the Hoppenworths camped with eight couples and their families. “We’d always have cocktail hour together before we’d eat,” Cathy said. “But we have outlived most members of our group.” Marvin is also known as Pedal Plane Papa for building 45 pedal planes, many donated and used at AirVenture. He got the ideas for the pedal planes from his own grandchildren and seeing Paul Poberezny go through the campsite with a granddaughter in tow. The first year he designed and built

three red Pitts, which he named the Red Rascals. “People went bananas,” he recalled. So the next year, he built Christen Eagle pedal planes. From there, his designs continued to grow. For 10 years beginning in 1985, he had a booth at the convention, selling plans to make the pedal planes and later selling kits. “I told Cathy, ‘I think we will be a success with this. If I can sell 400 sets of planes, we’ll break even.’” They ended up selling 22,000 plans before selling the company. Throughout the years, Marvin has served EAA in various ways. He’s been a judge of antiques/classics, and he even built a J-3 Cub from original parts that he collected and then donated the plane to the EAA AirVenture Museum. Both he and Cathy also volunteered at KidVenture for many years, working the pedal plane area. “I’ve always said that the greatest feeling you can have leaving Oshkosh is knowing that you have been part of the greatest air show in the world,” Marvin said. EAA and other groups have noted Marvin’s accomplishments in the past, and he received the Mechanics Illustrated Trophy for Outstanding

Achievement in 1985, the FAA Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award in 1998 and EAA Major Achievement Award in 2002 for outstanding service to EAA and recreational aircraft, among others. The Hoppenworths said it’s the people who have kept them coming back to AirVenture year after year. “Planes are just our common denominator.” That fascination with aviation was passed down to their son, Bill, who is also an A&P mechanic. Bill recalled being a teen and disappearing for the day to volunteer in the Warbirds area, in hopes of hitching a free ride. He and his wife, Bev, now of Maryville, Tennessee, were married in EAA’s Fergus Chapel two decades ago, and are camping with the elder Hoppenworths this week in Camp Scholler. Marvin said he thinks this year may be the last AirVenture he will make as it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to get around. What will he do instead? “Suffer,” he replied. But the rest of the family isn’t so sure it will be his last visit. “He said it would be his last convention two years ago, and he’s still back,” Bev said. “We’ll just see what happens.”


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RV-6 Celebrates 30th BY JAMES WYNBRANDT


an’s Aircraft’s RV-6, the most successful amateur-built aircraft of all time with more than 2,500 certified and flying, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its 1986 introduction here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. “The RV-6, more than any other design, opened so many people’s eyes to what is possible in the world of homebuilding,” said Charlie Becker, EAA director of chapters, communities, and homebuilt community manager. “Here you had a design that’s an amazing combination of speed, comfort, and performance at both the high end and slow end of the performance range.” Yet, when launched, the kitbuilt RV-6 hardly seemed a candidate for aircraft immortality, recalled Richard “Van” VanGrunsven, founder of Oregon-based Van’s Aircraft whose initials formed the model name of

“The RV-6, more than any other design, opened so many people’s eyes to what is possible in the world of homebuilding.” the aircraft. “At the time, there were some [kit] airplanes that were more spectacular or got more public notice that this did,” he said. “The RV-6 was not a spectacular airplane in any way as kit planes go. It’s a more generalpurpose aircraft – not the fastest, not the most aerobatic. It just offered a better balance of qualities than the other airplanes did, and thus proved to be,” VanGrunsven stopped to consider, “a better enduring design might be a good word.” Did the market’s response to the RV-6 surprise him? “It is hard to have projected (sales), just because the industry was in its infancy, and at the

time there weren’t that many companies doing any level of business,” VanGrunsven said. All told, some 4,000 RV-6 kits were sold before production was discontinued in 2001 in favor of the follow-on RV-7, which featured a longer wingspan and easier-to-construct kit components. But new RV-6s still appear from projects “started a long time ago,” VanGrunsven noted. About 300 RV-6s are registered at the fly-in this year, many having flown to Oshkosh for the first time in honor of the anniversary. Meanwhile, the RV-6’s success paved the way for the expansion of Van’s product line.

“It was really a bread and butter airplane for probably a 10-year period of time,” said VanGrunsven. “It was not only that it provided us a substantial level of improvement of the volume of business, but provided a basis for expanding into newer, improved designs of the same planform, or the same design, or the same design principle.” The company’s model line is now up to the RV-14 (there is no RV-13) and includes the four-place trike gear RV10 and single-seat RV-11 motorglider (currently under development), along with tricycle gear variants of some of its most popular models. As for future goals for the company, VanGrunsven was characteristically modest. “Nothing in particular, other than just trying to generate a reasonable level of sales of the various models we have.”






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Sunset As the day ends silence descends across AirVenture at sunset, and all the planes we love rest to enthrall us another day.


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Spartans Set OSH Record BY RANDY DUFAULT


istory is on display all over EAA AirVenture 2016, but this year some was made. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Jim Savage, eight Spartan Executives, a premier corporate transport aircraft when it debuted in 1936, parked together here in Oshkosh. The gathering is, according to Savage, the largest collection of the type ever to be in one place at the same time. A 1938 photo of six gathered at the Spartan factory is believed to represent the prior record. What is also amazing is that the eight planes represent almost a quarter of the entire production run of the type.



“Twenty out of the 34 produced actually still exist. I don’t think you will find that with any other kind of aircraft.”

— Jim Savage

“They have a tremendous survival rate,” said Savage, an Executive owner and historian of the type. “Twenty out of the 34 [produced] actually still exist. I don’t think you will find that with any other kind of aircraft.” He went on to add that a similar gathering of Beechcraft Staggerwings, a design manufactured in the same era for the same mission as the Spartan, would require 185 airplanes to attend. Substantially fewer than 185 Staggerwings have survived. “[Staggerwings] have a wooden spar, wooden ribs and fabric covering,” Savage said. “Which means you are rebuilding them every so many years. At some point it wasn’t practical to rebuild one anymore.” Savage attributes the remarkable survival rates for the Executive to its all-metal construction. SEE 3 SPARTANS ON PAGE 14


Jim Savage of Butler, Pennsylvania, wipes the rain off of his highly polished Spartan Executive (bottom). Savage organized a gathering of eight Executives here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 in order to celebrate the type’s 80th anniversary.


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Spartans FROM PAGE 12 “This has no wood in it whatsoever and the only fabric is on the control surfaces,” he said. “It has a steel tube fuselage skinned with aluminum. So by definition it lasts much longer. “The second part of the equation is that this was an extraordinarily expensive airplane when it was built. In 1936 it sold for $25,000. You could buy four or five houses for $25,000 at that time.” Spartan targeted the Executive at

the oil industry. The airplanes were built in Tulsa, Oklahoma right the heart of oil country and most served as fast, comfortable corporate transports until World War II. Many Executives were pressed into military service during the war. Savage has photos of actress Betty Grable standing on the wing of his plane during the time it served with the Royal Air Force in Canada. Gra-

ble visited the aircraft’s base while preparing for a war-themed film. Production ceased at 34 examples when expected post-war demand for personal and corporate airplanes did not materialize. The Spartan company remained in business and used its metal aircraft manufacturing expertise to build polished aluminum travel trailers. According to Savage, the unique trailers are highly sought by collectors. While the number of remaining Executives is remarkable when compared to the number built, it still represents relatively few owners and planes. There is not an active type club so Savage, who developed an intimate knowledge of all the remaining airframes through his efforts to understand the history of the type, personally contacted owners — in some cases more than once — and encouraged them to attend AirVenture 2016 in order to celebrate the design’s 80th anniversary. Ultimately six owners agreed.

The Executives here include Savage’s NC17634, which he brought from Butler, Pennsylvania; Bob Redman’s NC17616, flown in from Nye, Montana; Steve Marini’s NC20200 from Danville, California; Pat Hartness’ NC13PH out of Spartanburg, South Carolina; John O’Keefe’s NC17601 from the Seattle, Washington area; Alex Boone’s NC17613 from Lexington, Kentucky; and Ron Tarrson’s NC17662 flown in from Santa Fe, New Mexico. The eighth example, NC13993, is part of the EAA AirVenture Museum collection and was towed to Vintage parking for the duration of the show. According to Savage a gathering of Executives this large likely will never happen again. “Most [of the owners] are senior citizens,” Savage said. “A lot of [the airplanes] will end up in museums, I think. I’m not sure they will continue to fly for too many more years. “I guess that is true of any 80-yearold airplane.”

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Cobra to Mustang, He Flew Them BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN


orld War II fighter pilot and postwar test pilot Bud Anderson held an audience of several hundred in rapt attention during a Tuesday Warbirds in Review session, backed by a rare flyable Bell P-39 Airacobra and a P-51 Mustang. Anderson flew both during World War II, training in the diminutive P-39 in the high desert around Tonopah, Nevada, and flying combat in the powerful P-51 later over Europe. It’s easy to see the fighter-pilot glint in Anderson’s eye as he recalls his exploits of more than seven decades ago. The P-39 was a small bundle with some quirks. Its Allison V-1710 engine was mounted behind the pilot, with a two-piece drive shaft passing beneath the cockpit to a nose-mounted gearbox that swung either a Curtiss Electric or Aeroproducts propeller. This made room in the nose for a potent 37 mm cannon, two .50-caliber machine guns,


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and a long-legged nose wheel – uncommon in a World War II fighter. Sometimes maligned, the P-39 received some qualified love at AirVenture Tuesday. Anderson told the crowd he liked to fly the Airacobra. The first single-seat fighter with tricycle gear, he said the P-39 was “a piece of cake” on takeoffs and landings. With its aft-mounted Allison engine, the P-39 could have aft center-of-gravity issues, he acknowledged. Stories proliferated about P-39s tumbling in flight. “I never tumbled one,” Anderson said. But after the war he asked Bell test pilots if they ever tumbled one. He said they told him it did not tumble but “it certainly did have some unusual post-stall gyrations.” After initially checking out in a P-39 in the Bay area of California, Anderson said, “I was a so-called fighter pilot then.” But he was sent to Tonopah for more fighter training in Airacobras — training not all fighter pilots received — and Anderson credits this with improving his subsequent chances in combat. “The more experience you had, the better.” En route to England, Anderson’s fighter group learned they would be flying new P-51B Mustangs in combat. Anderson once more received an opportunity to build flying time, now in the new Mustang, in England while attending Royal Air Force gunnery school. That added 35 pre-combat hours in the P-51 for Bud. “We didn’t even have handbooks for them,” he said. Anderson’s combat tenure in the European Theater of Operations coincided with a change in tactics that allowed escorting U.S. fighters to pursue Luftwaffe attackers all the way to the ground in an ef-

fort to neutralize the German air force. Bud and his comrades used this new freedom of movement to leave the bomber stream and wreak havoc on the enemy fighters. He ended combat with 16 and one-quarter aerial victories. Though not the highest tally at the time, this respectable figure today makes Anderson the leading living American ace of World War II. Anderson is quick to praise his crew chiefs in England for maintaining his Mustang in top shape. When winter snows made camouflaged Mustangs easy to spot against the white carpet, Anderson mentioned this to his crew chiefs, asking them to make his Mustang silver the next time it was laid up for maintenance. To his surprise, the next morning he walked out to his fighter to find it stripped to bare metal by the enlisted men who worked into the night. Anderson said “This was their chance to participate in the war, being excellent.” He called their actions “kind of incredible,” as the audience applauded. The scarcity of the P-39 parked next to Anderson was not lost on the audience. Its current pilot, Bill Fier of the Commemorative Air Force, stepped up to describe the Airacobra. He said some wartime pilots in training feared vibrations of the 10-foot drive shaft. “There never was a problem” with the drive shaft, Fier said. Unnerving vibrations sometimes experienced below 800 rpm quickly cleared up as the throttle was advanced beyond that, he explained. The audience received firsthand observations from two pilots of the Airacobra, separated by 70 years. Only at AirVenture.


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eventy-five years ago on December 6, 1941, life in Honolulu, Hawaii was much like one would expect it to be on a lush, tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Music played on the radio and GIs danced with their girls. There was a war going on, but it was far away and the United States was keeping its distance from it. That all changed early the next morning when, without warning, aircraft launched from Japanese aircraft carriers attacked the island of Oahu. Thousands of lives were lost on the day, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a day that will live in infamy.” Today, after the afternoon air show here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, Boeing Centennial Plaza will warp back in time to the evening of December 6, 1941. A live radio program on the Plaza, simultaneously broadcast on EAA Radio and on the Jumbotrons sponsored by Boeing, will take everyone back to, at least what everyone believed to be, a simpler time. December 7 dawns just before the night air show. (See story page 30.)

On that fateful morning back in 1941 a little blue airplane departed on a training flight from John Rodgers Airfield in Honolulu. Instructor Cornelia Fort’s student, identified in Fort’s logbook only as Soumala, was preparing for the student’s first solo. On base leg in the traffic pattern Fort saw an airplane coming right at them that she assumed to be Army Air Corps pilot confused about where he should be. Fort took over control and pulled up. Seeing a red sun insignia on the wing of a torpedo bomber passing below them, she immediately realized something entirely unexpected was underway. Pearl Harbor, and other parts of the island, were under attack by the Japanese. Bullet holes in the Cadet demonstrated how close Fort and the student were to the action, but the intrepid instructor got them back on the ground safely, dodged another strafing run, and warned others at the civilian field to take cover. Some of the occupants of seven other civilian airplanes in the air over Oahu that morning were not so fortunate.

Fort perished in a 1943 aircraft accident. However, the Cadet survived and is here at AirVenture 2016. History lost track of the airplane for a very long time. Legends seem to indicate that serial number 109 was the bird, but no one had any particular proof of the Pearl Harbor provenance. Noted air show pilot Kent Peitsch, who flies a Cadet in his air show routines, had located a cache of Interstate parts. It turns out the bones of serial number 109 were in the package. He contracted with well-known Interstate restorer Tim Talen to bring the plane back to its 1941 condition, but did not have the time to truly verify the history. Greg Anders, vice president and executive director of the Heritage Flight Museum, acquired the plane and took up the research challenge. Ultimately a number of documentation trails came together and now, in Anders’ opinion, evidence demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that NC37266 was the airplane Fort and Soumala were flying on the day that will live in infamy.


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Building and Flying for the Future BY NYREESHA WILLIAMS-TORRENCE


agle’s Nest Projects, a high school STEM education program operating in Florida, Texas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, brought seven of its student-built RV-12s to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Every aspect of construction, from sheet metal and fiberglass to wiring and engine controls, was completed by the students. They’re partnered with Project Lead the Way, another STEM education initiative, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. They even teach Embry-Riddle curriculum at their Florida campus. “All of our airplanes are built at high schools, during class periods as a part of a STEM education cur-

riculum,” R.E. Butcher, president and CEO of the program said. “Students receive not only their high school academic credit but, in most of the schools, they’ll receive dual credit for college.” Butcher said that 100 students had a hand in actually building this year’s aircraft, but he estimates more than 7,000 were engaged in or otherwise touched by the project. “We take the airplanes into the hallways of the schools, to all of the other high schools and middle schools in the district, to community events with the students,” Butcher said. “We bring in the entire community and that’s how we’re able to touch so many people.”

R.E. “Ernie” Butcher, right, and Phil Campbell are the president and program director of Eagle’s Nest Projects, an initiative that exposes high school students to the homebuilding process.

The program’s mission doesn’t end when the aircraft are completed and there are opportunities available for students who want to continue pursuing a career in aviation. “We have them jump through a few more hoops as a demonstration of com-

mitment,” he said. “Once accomplished, we provide 20 free hours of flight instruction in the plane they built.” Butcher has already met with schools from four additional states during AirVenture and is excited to continue expanding the program across the country.


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udy Knight has been volunteering at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for 22 years. She started out in the hospitality tent and briefly worked with Protect Our Planes, a group of volunteers who ensured the aircraft that flew into Oshkosh were safe throughout the week. Now she serves as chair of the Volunteer Center, sending the thousands of AirVenture volunteers to wherever they’re needed around the grounds. Knight said she first started coming to AirVenture with her husband and found herself with little to do but “twiddle her thumbs” while he spoke to “every single vendor there is.” “I decided I needed to do something with my time and let him have his time,” she said. “I’ve had a great experience with the people here.” Knight said the people and the fascinating stories they tell are what keep her coming back to AirVenture each year.

“Here at Oshkosh, you see the same people over and over again and they become like your family,” she said. “You look forward to seeing them and, if they don’t show up, you really worry about them. I mean, the Christmas

card list gets longer and longer every year because you want to stay in touch with the people you meet here. All the people that we’ve met are very interested in making this a better show and helping things run smoother. It’s just

fun meeting the people and learning about their experiences.” Outside of AirVenture, Knight spends the majority of the year traveling to and volunteering at other air shows with her husband.


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The Chipmunk’s Tale: Seven Decades Long BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN


he de Havilland Chipmunk is an inspired diminutive trainer that has 70 years of military and civilian service to celebrate at AirVenture 2016. In the ebb and flow of aircraft arrivals during AirVenture, a dozen of the trainers may be found in the Warbirds parking area. Probably 100 Chipmunks are in the United States today. Three Chipmunk fliers gathered to tell visitors about their airplanes at Monday morning’s Warbirds in Review session. Richard Wilshire displayed his red-and-white former Royal Air Force Chipmunk that he flew to AirVenture from southern California through a blistering heat wave. “I love the plane, and I love getting out of it,” he joked with the crowd. The genesis of the Chipmunk was the need for a more modern trainer to replace the open-cockpit biplane de Havilland Tiger Moth of World War II. The result was a stressed skin metal fuselage supported by a low cantilever wing that is part aluminum and part fabric covered. De Havilland of Canada undertook production, as did the British de Havilland. Canadian Chipmunks often are recognized by their large blown bubble canopy; the stock British Chipmunk at AirVenture 2016 has a lower profile multi-paned cockpit enclosure. Sturdy wide-track fixed landing gear legs were designed with student pilots in mind. Wilshire said “It can take a pretty heavy bounce and not get too upset with you.” Wartime stocks of air-cooled Gipsy Major engines from the Tiger Moth program, plus other Tiger Moth internal components, were frugally folded into the new Chipmunk design. The little trainer acquired some nicknames along the way, Wilshire said, including Tin Sardine, owing to its rounded metal fuselage, and The Poor Man’s Spitfire. Production in Canada, England, and Portugal came to just under 1,300 Chipmunks built, with the last six Portuguese machines made in 1960-61.

In the United Kingdom, four venerable Chipmunks soldier on with the military, Wilshire told the Warbirds in Review crowd. Two in the Royal Air Force still give early taildragger time to current military pilots who will operate vintage fighters in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The British Navy and Army each keep a Chipmunk on the roster for similar purposes. Mark Meredith brought a unique open-cockpit Super Chipmunk to AirVenture. Air show enthusiasts know about the modified Chipmunks the late Art Scholl flew beginning in the 1960s. With an uprated engine, Scholl applied a much larger angular fin and rudder that made his Chipmunks distinctive. Meredith’s 1951 British machine at AirVenture has a Scholl-esque tail to offset the IO-540 engine in the nose. Meredith said his Chipmunk had been an agricultural sprayer in Australia, with one seat replaced by a chemical hopper. Several owners later, Meredith undertook want he calls a five-year “re-imagination” of the Chipmunk, restoring and adding touches until he has a sleek aircraft that looks part air show, and all sporty. Wheelpants, molded windscreens, and that famous angular tail silhouette complete the picture. PHOTO BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN

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Helping Teens Build Flying Futures BY MEGAN ESAU


he Lakeland Aeroclub, a group of six young men from Lakeland, Florida, both pilots and aspiring pilots, has returned to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 to participate in the convention and be a positive example for youth in aviation. This is the youngest and freshest group of teens that President Mike Zidziunas has brought to AirVenture; four are private pilots, one will take his checkride as soon as he returns home, and one is building dual instruction time. The club was formed as a way to make flying instruction more afford-

able for youth interested in aviation and as a next step for those who participate in EAA’s Young Eagles program. For every six hours volunteered, members get an hour of free flying time in the airplane of their choice. “We are not only getting kids interested in flying, we’re getting them flying,” Zidziunas said. He said the program is a great way for the teens to grow into roles that carry responsibility. They clean and maintain their own hangar, have volunteered as crewmembers for the Ford Tri-Motor rides at Sun ’n Fun, and have the opportunity to restore aircraft.

EAA Tri-Motor Chairman and EAA board member Cody Welch heard of the Lakeland Aeroclub and decided he wanted to make a donation — his 1930 Taylorcraft. “He drove it down and said this is the plane my mother soloed in.” Zidziunas said. “We’re hoping to get it finished to bring to AirVenture next year.” The formula the club uses is working. Phillip Herrington, who flew to Oshkosh with the Lakeland Aeroclub in 2016, now flies right seat in a CRJ900 for Delta. Current members also plan to use the club to start building aviation careers. “It gives me opportunities to learn



new things that I can continue on through an aviation career,” said 17-yearold Tyson Trentham, who received his private pilot’s certificate just three weeks ago. “Short term right now is to keep working for my ratings. I want to get my instrument rating and I’m almost done with my tailwheel endorsement.” Eighteen-year-old PJ Ohsiek, who is attending AirVenture for the first time, plans to use what he’s learned from the club when he joins the Air Force or the Navy. He summed up the spirit and drive of the group in the simplest terms: “We’re just a couple kids wanting to fly.”


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he night air shows are consistently one of highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, bringing an electric end to days filled with aerobatic action. Tonight’s air show, highlighted by Tora! Tora! Tora! and its reenactment of the Japanese attacks that signaled the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War II, is sure to be exciting. Other performers include:

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isitors to Exhibit Hangar D this year are more comfortable, thanks to Big Ass Solutions, the parent company of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Light, which has partnered with EAA to supply overhead fans in the hangar. Exhibitors and visitors in Hangar D will enjoy vastly improved air circulation and comfort due to the installation of the fans. Big Ass Fans move air quietly and efficiently, and may make a person feel up to 10 degrees cooler, keeping everyone cool and content on the most stifling of AirVenture days. “We’re excited to partner with EAA and attend AirVenture for the very first time,” said Mike Robinson, director of sales at Big Ass Solutions. “It’s a chance not only to support a great organization and an awesome event, but to show off just how effective Big Ass Fans are at cooling you down, even in a big-ass hangar in the middle of the summer.”

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CONNECTING FLIGHT! ‘Queen’ Mary Jones Longtime former EAA employee Mary Jones was crowned “Queen of the Day,” and given a special sash and plaque. The title lasts all week and was presented at the Ultralight Runway Tuesday in recognition of her contributions to the ultralight community over the years. Jones worked for EAA publications for 28 years in many capacities and retired in 2012. Her roles have included editor of EAA Ultralights, Ultralights & Light Plane and Light Plane; editor of EAA Experimenter; editor of EAA Sport Pilot, editor of Sport Aviation, and EAA director of publications. “I was the person on the publications staff that followed the ultralight community and movement,” Jones said. “My job was to champion ultralights on staff to make sure that the ultralight community got publicity. It’s the affordable way for people to get started in flying and it’s just a really fun community.”

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Make EAA Four Corners your first stop at AirVenture!

Whether it’s your first AirVenture or you’ve been coming for years, here’s where you’ll find what’s new and exciting in 2016! EAA AirVenture Welcome Center > General information and event schedules > Answers to your AirVenture questions > Shop AirVenture 2016 souvenirs > Mainstage featuring autograph signings, meet and greets, announcements and more.

EAA Discover Aviation Center > Get involved with Young Eagle Flights > Learn how to become a pilot > Redbird FMX simulator ‘Land at Oshkosh’ challenge > Complete Passport to Aviation activity for prizes > Fun and easy, hands-on souvenir homebuilding project

EAA Member Center > Join, renew, or become an EAA member > Learn about EAA programs for you > Shop exclusive EAA member apparel > Tell your EAA story and share it on social media > Airconditioned members-only oasis

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Intersection of Knapp Street and Celebration Way

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM WWI Airstrip, Balsa USA RC Replica Flying 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM WWI Airstrip, WWI Full Scale Flying 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Fun Fly Zone, Powered Parachutes 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Ford Tri-Motor Building, Ford Tri-Motor 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Fergus Chapel, Fellowship of the Wing 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM AOPA Program Pavilion Rusty Pilots, Chris Moser EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, Mind Over Matter, George Perry 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Vintage Red Barn, The Fairchild Club, Mike Kelly Nature Center, WomenVenture Breakfast 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Craft Tent, Daily Craft Activities 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aeroplane Workshop, Onex Build Aeroplane Workshop, Cozy Build Aeroplane Workshop, Fabric Covering Aeroplane Workshop, AcroSport Build 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pioneer Airport, Bell 47 Flights EAA AirVenture Museum, EAA Library Book Sale 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM EAA Welcome Center 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EAA Wearhouse, Front Burner, Kirk Lippold Sky Shoppe, Sister in War, Peg Trout 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Geofencing: Striking a Balance, Brendan Schulman 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Forum Stage 01, Marketing & Media Basics for Chapters, Brett Hahn Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Corvair Engine’s, William Wynne Forum Stage 05, My Engines Making Metal, Mike Busch Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, Demythifying AOA and Stall Ron, Blum Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft e-Fan, Airbus Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, One-Third Scale B-17 Project, Mark Bauer Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Rotax 912 & 914 Service Update, Phillip Lockwood Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Fabric Covering 101, PolyFiber Forum Stage 11, Seaplanes 101, Steve Robinson Sheet Metal Workshop Aircraft Spruce, Sheet Metal 101, EAA SportAir Workshops TIG Welding Workshop Lincoln Electric, TIG Welding 101, Lincoln Electric Composite Workshop, Composite 101 Workshop Classroom B, TFRs and Interceptors, Lt. Col. Mike "Alvin" McMillin Gas Welding Workshop, Gas Welding 101 Workshop Classroom C, Turbocharged Engine Systems, Clifford Ives AeroPlane Workshop Stage 2, Hints Live - Tires and Bearings, Bob Koehler AeroPlane Workshop Stage 1, F-35 Loads Envelope Expansion, David Nelson Vicki Cruse Pavilion, Which Acro Bird is Best for You?, Budd Davisson Vette Theater, The Jerrie Mock Story, Nancy Roe Pimm Hilton Theater, Mighty Planes - Martin Mars, Martin Mars Aircraft Team Skyscape Theater, Race With A Lady FAA Aviation Safety Center, ADS-B for GA – It’s Time to Equip Homebuilders Hangar, Aircraft Building 101, Tim Hoversten Ultralight Forums Tent, How to Build a Trailer, Mike Ostrander 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Wood Workshop, Wood Construction 101, George Donaldson Theater in The Woods, EAA Annual Membership Meeting


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Autumn Blaze Maple Trees Plant a beautiful maple tree in your name and enhance our grounds. Visit EAA.org/Beautification to learn more.

Brown Arch Leave a permanent mark at the iconic Gateway to Aviation by purchasing your brick. Visit EAA.org/Arch to learn more.

Memorial Wall Honor your loved one and celebrate their life by adding them to this memorial. Visit EAA.org/Memorial to learn more.

Compass Hill Become part of the timeless tribute to The Spirit of Aviation and those who support it by purchasing a brick at the summit or entry plaza of this monument. Visit EAA.org/CompassHill to learn more.

Love Vintage Flying?

Join EAA’s Vintage Aircraft Association. As a VAA member you’ll receive six beautiful issues of Vintage Airplane magazine, our bimonthly e-newsletter, access to specialized insurance, and much more! Call 800-564-6322 or visit VintageAircraft.org

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Vintage Red Barn, Vintage Metal Shaping 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Aeroplane Workshop, Aircraft Restoration 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Garmin Hangar Tent 2, Advanced Garmin Pilot with the iPad, Garmin Brown Arch, EAA Chapter Gathering Photo 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Federal Pavilion, Canine Demonstration, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Vintage Red Barn, VAA Youth Program, Dillon Barron Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Cirrus Perspective, Garmin EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, STOL Tips, Patrick Romano 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Fun Fly Zone, Ultralight and Light Planes Vintage Red Barn, Paul’s Vintage Workshop 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Boeing Plaza, Plane Talk - Boeing Plaza 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Warbird Alley, Warbird Area Narrated Tram Tour 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Ford Tri-Motor Building, B-17 Flights 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EAA AirVenture Museum, Pearl Harbor Display, Eric Miller 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Flying Cinema, Flying Cinema Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Timeless Voices Tent, Warbirds, Timeless Voices AirVenture Grounds, Job Fair Ford Hangar, Daily Activities at the Ford Hangar, Ford Motor Company Aeromart

Today’s Schedule 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Garmin Hangar Tent 2, Connectivity with Garmin Connext, Garmin 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Federal Pavilion, National Weather Service Radar, Tim Halbach 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM EAA Wearhouse, To Fly and Fight, C.E. Bud Anderson Sky Shoppe, Storm Makers and Spirit Dance, Erin Chappel 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Vintage Red Barn, Hand Prop Your Aircraft Vintage Red Barn, VAA Town Hall Meeting Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Real World Flying with GTN and G500, Garmin Ed King Theater at Bendix King Pavilion, ADSB Basics WINGS Seminar Cirrus Tent, Cirrus/WMU-Training Next Gen Pilots EAA AirVenture Welcome Center, Air Show Performer Autographs Boeing Exhibit, Trailblazers Book Signing 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, HYPSTAIR - Hybrid Propulsion System, Tine Tomazic Replica Fighters HQ, DH-2 WWI Rear Engine Scout Plane, Ernie Moreno Forum Stage 01, CAP WWII Anti Sub Patrol, Lt. Col. Sean Neal Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Which Engine Oils Are Right For You, Steven Strollo Forum Stage 03, Rotax 912 Throttle Body Injection, Steve Schultz Forum Stage 04, Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, Troy Woodland Forum Stage 05, Corrosion in Aging Cessnas, Cessna Pilot's Association Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, The FAA's New Compliance Policy, John Duncan Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft, The Journey to Mars Has Begun, NASA 2016 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, China General Aviation Update, Yuanyang Gao Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Van's RV Maintenance, Van's Aircraft Inc. Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Mastering The Tailwheel, Budd Davisson Forum Stage 11, EAA Insurance for Aviators, Bob Mackey Workshop Classroom B, Eagle Flights, Brian O'Lena Workshop Classroom C, The Masters Course, Jack Norris


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AeroPlane Workshop Stage 1, Acro Sport I and II, Chris Kinnaman Vicki Cruse Pavilion, RV Aerobatics, Ron Schreck Vette Theater, WWII Bomber Jackets, John Slemp Wright Flyer – Museum, Wright Flyer Engine, Steve Hay Hilton Theater, John Magee & High Flight, Ray Haas Skyscape Theater, World Record Polar Flight, Bill Harrelson FAA Aviation Safety Center, When the Engine Goes Silent, Larry Bothe Homebuilders Hangar, Designing Aircraft in SolidWorks, Carol & Brian Carpenter Homebuilders Hangar, Technical And Flight Test Advice, EAA Technical Counselors and Flight Advisors Homebuilts In Review, HB in Review - Thorp T-18, Lee Walton Ultralight Forums Tent, Getting Started in Ultralights, Timm Bogenhagen 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Warbird Alley, Warbirds in Review B-25 Paper Doll 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Replica Fighters HQ, Advanced Composite Infusion Demo 2, Russell Emanis 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, Mastering Crosswinds, Taylor Albrecht Federal Pavilion, GA Accident Case Studies, NTSB 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Garmin Hangar Tent 2, G3X Touch for Experimental Aircraft, Garmin L3 Tent, ADS B Catch the Buzz 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EAA Wearhouse, Meet Kermit Weeks, Kermit Weeks 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Vintage Red Barn, Vintage Engine Run, Tom Kozura 11:00 AM Boeing Plaza, WomenVenture Group Photo 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Vintage Red Barn, WWI Vintage in Review, Libby O'Connell 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sky Shoppe, EAA Oshkosh Book, Jim Busha


Today’s Schedule EAA Wearhouse, One Six Right, Brian Terwilliger AOPA Program Pavilion, ADSB After You’ve Equipped Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Plan File Fly with Garmin Pilot, Garmin Ed King Theater at Bendix King Pavilion, NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave, Story Musgrave Cirrus Tent, Introduction to the iFOM, Brad DeGusseme 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EAA Canada, Fuel Flow Tests, Jack Dueck 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wood Workshop, Wood Construction 101, George Donaldson 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ultralight Workshop Tent, Stewart Systems Covering 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ford Hangar, Ford Autograph Wednesday Session, Ford Motor Company 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Vintage Red Barn, Vintage Type Clubs 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Federal Pavilion, Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin Air National Guard 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM L3 Tent, Lynx Install-L3 Aviation Products, Russ Myers 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Garmin Hangar Tent 2, Garmin ADS-B Solutions, Garmin EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, Making Proficiency a Game, Brandon Seltz Free Flight Systems Exhibition Tent, How to Teach Avidyne FMS, Gary Reeves Vintage Red Barn, Rose Memorial Plaza 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Forum Stage 01 A Chapter Home: Rent, Build or Buy?, Mark Estabrook Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Stearmans, Terry Ladage Forum Stage 03, Flying the Idaho Backcountry, R.K. Dick Williams Forum Stage 04, Aeronca, Bill Pancake Forum Stage 05, Avoiding Pre-Buy Pitfalls, Mike Busch Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, UAV/Airspace Controller Perspective, NATCA

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Today’s Schedule Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft, A Pearl Harbor Mystery Solution, Greg Anders Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, ForeFlight 201 – Intermediate, Thomas Daugherty Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Stratus Solutions- ADS-B In and Out, Brad Thurow Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Landing Loving the Pitts, Budd Davisson Forum Stage 11, Flying the DC-3, Ron Alexander Workshop Classroom B, Tips to Choose Your Wheels & Brakes, Gilbert Beringer Workshop Classroom C, Bolt-on Horsepower for Your Plane, Darren Tilman AeroPlane Workshop Stage 2, Vacuum Bagging Composites, Scott VanderVeen AeroPlane Workshop Stage 1, Plans Build Your Aircraft, Richard Seman Vicki Cruse Pavilion, Spins from Top to Bottom, Michael Church Vette Theater, The Battle of Britain, Dr. Leo Murphy Hilton Theater, Military Espionage - Cold War, Werner Juretzko Skyscape Theater, B-17 Stories, Harvin Abrahamson FAA Aviation Safety Center, Law Enforcement Use of UAS, Alan Frazier Homebuilders Hangar, Lancair, Jeff Edwards Ultralight Forums Tent, Rotax 2 Stroke Upkeep, Bret Lawton 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Theater in The Woods, WomenVenture Power Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fun Fly Zone, Rotorcraft 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Drones: Sharing the Airspace, EAA AOPA Program Pavilion, Thinking Small to Avoid Mistakes, Rod Machado Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Connectivity with Garmin Connext, Garmin Federal Pavilion, Canine Demonstration, US Customs & Border Patrol 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM EAA Wearhouse, Kimberleigh and Paul Gavin, Kimberleigh Gavin Sky Shoppe, The Jerrie Mock Story Book, Nancy Roe Pimm 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Garmin Hangar Tent, Garmin Avionics Upgrades, Garmin 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EAA Pilot Proficiency Center, Tailwheel Tips and Tricks, Rich Stowell 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Autographs with Michael Goulian, Michael Goulian Honda Generators Tent, Data and Wifi Solutions for Pilots, Ken Brooks 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Boeing Exhibit, Trailblazers Book Signing Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Garmin ADS-B Solutions, Garmin Ed King Theater at Bendix King Pavilion, Tax Basics for Aircraft Owners, Daniel Cheung AOPA Program Pavilion, Ice Cream Social with Mark Baker Federal Pavilion, CBP Air and Marine Operations, US Customs & Border Patrol 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Replica Fighters HQ, Building an SE-5 From Wood, Mark Thompson Warbird Alley, Warbirds in Review Aeroshell T6 Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Opportunities at Alaska Air Group, Capt. Carlos Zendejas Forum Stage 01, Single Pilot IFR, Jeff Edwards Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Build your own Van's RV12, Wally Anderson Forum Stage 03, What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?, Michael Adams Forum Stage 04, Oxygen and CO—Friend or Foe, Dr. Brent Blue Forum Stage 05, ADS-B: Ask the Expert, Ashley Kelly Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, Intro to Drones, Brendan Schulman Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft, Meet an Astronaut—You Could Be One, NASA 2016 Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, EAA/Dynon STC Overview, Tom Charpentier Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Lycoming Engines Tech Tips, Brian Costello Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Fabric Covering 101, PolyFiber Forum Stage 11, USS Independence-WWII Night Carrier, John Lambert Sheet Metal Workshop Aircraft Spruce, Sheet Metal 101, EAA SportAir Workshops TIG Welding Workshop Lincoln Electric, TIG Welding 101, Lincoln Electric Composite Workshop, Composite 101 Workshop Classroom B, Carbon Fiber Structural Repairs, Mike Hoke Gas Welding Workshop, Gas Welding 101 Workshop Classroom C, Dynamic Propeller Balance, Eric Hale


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Saturday, July 30 EAA AirVenture Grounds | 7 a.m.

Get ready for a thrilling 3.1-mile race through the heart of the world’s busiest airport! Participants of all ages can walk or run the new route that will take you on a tour of the AirVenture grounds, past incredible aircraft, and aviation exhibits of all sizes. Proceeds from this year’s run benefit EAA’s Collegiate Volunteer Program, helping students gain the volunteer and job experience they need to succeed after college. Registration includes the opportunity to purchase discounted admission to AirVenture on race day, an official event T-shirt, and post-race food and refreshments.

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Today’s Schedule AeroPlane Workshop Stage 1, Forming Aluminum Ribs, Jim Martin Vette Theater, The Story of the Wright Brothers, Dick Campbell Hilton Theater, Oscar Night of Aviation, Ron Kaplan Skyscape Theater, U-2 Spyplane, Maj. Gen. Patrick Halloran SpaceShip One / Voyager, The World's Longest Flight, Dick Rutan FAA Aviation Safety Center, How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure, John and Martha King Homebuilders Hangar, Technical and Flight Test Advice, EAA Technical Counselors and Flight Advisors Homebuilders Hangar, XFS - Introduction and Update, Mark Spencer Homebuilts In Review, HB In Review - Panther Ultralight Forums Tent, Legal Eagle Ultralight, Leonard Milholland 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EAA Canada, RV-7 Auto Engine Conversion, Jeff Seaborn Garmin Hangar Tent 2, Learn More About Your G3X Touch, Garmin Cirrus Tent, Flying the Vision Jet, Rob Haig Sky Shoppe, Notes From the Cockpit, R.K. Dick Williams Seaplane Base, Seaplane Accident Case Study, Andy Miller EAA Wearhouse, Calculated Risk, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EAA Wearhouse, Meet Kermit Weeks, Kermit Weeks Wood Workshop, Wood Construction 101, George Donaldson 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EAA AirVenture Welcome Center, An American Adventure, Dr. William Stearman Garmin Hangar Tent 1, Portable Garmin Products, Garmin Ed King Theater at Bendix King Pavilion, AeroWave Satellite Internet Federal Pavilion, GA Safety Improvements, Jeff Marcus 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Search & Rescue Drone Technology, Kerry Garrison Forum Stage 01, Restoration of a Beech T-34 Mentor, Peter Wu Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Aeronca Aviators Club, Robert Szego Forum Stage 03, Photographing the Blue Angels, Dennis Biela

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Forum Stage 04, The EPS Diesel Engine, Michael Fuchs Forum Stage 05, Air Show Photography 101, Gene Stoegbauer Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, WAAS LPV and LP Approaches, JoAnn Ford Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft, 100 Years of Boeing, John Fredrickson Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, ForeFlight 301 – Advanced, Trever Lilya Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Air-Camping Essentials, Ramona Cox Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Touring Motor Gliders, Paul Randall Forum Stage 11, Building Your Dream Strip, Gary Stevens Workshop Classroom B, Stratux ADS-B, Christopher Young Gas Welding Workshop, Aluminum Gas Welding 101, Joe Maj Workshop Classroom C, Gliders Breaking the Cost Barrier, Murry Rozansky AeroPlane Workshop Stage 1, Engine Blueprinting, Archie Frangoudis Vette Theater, Chasing Planes, Gordon Page Hilton Theater, Aviatrix: Book Overview, Mary Bush Shipko Skyscape Theater, Last Man Club, Bo Brinkman FAA Aviation Safety Center, Surviving Inadvertent IMC, Eric Basile Homebuilders Hangar, 50 Years of The Mustang II, Chris Tieman Ultralight Forums Tent, The Mosquito Kit Helicopter, Paul Grieshaber 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Flightline, Wednesday Air Show 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Sky Shoppe, USS Independence Book, John Lambert EAA Wearhouse, Shot Down, Steve Snyder 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM AOPA Program Pavilion, 800 WX BRIEF Flight Plan Made Easy, Joe Daniele Federal Pavilion, TFRs and Interceptors, NORAD 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM EAA AirVenture Museum, Aviatrix First Women Pilot, Mary Bush Shipko 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Federal Pavilion, Aviation DSS at FAA ATC, Brandon Smith 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM FAA Aviation Safety Center, No Radio Procedures, Steve McGreevy 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EAA Wearhouse, Tales of the Cessna 195, Michael Larson Sky Shoppe, 100 Years of Boeing Book, John Fredrickson Forum Stage 08 ForeFlight, 10 Biggest iPad Mistakes, Gary Reeves 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Future of Personal Transportation, Sam Bousfield Forum Stage 01, Keep Flying Affordable, Scott "Sky" Smith Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Surefire Tips to Grow Your Chapter, Kyle Voltz Forum Stage 03, F4U Combat Pilot in WWII & Korea, Tom Brinkman Forum Stage 04, Aviation Writing: Why Is It So Hard?, Roger Thiel

Today’s Schedule Forum Stage 05, Prevent Loss of Control in Flight, Paul Cox Forum Stage 06 JP Instruments, Europa Aircraft, Jim Butcher Forum Mainstage 07 Honda Aircraft, SeaRey Flight Around the World, Michael Smith Forum Stage 09 Honda Generators, Benefits of Using DUATS iPad APP, Kyle Everson Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, Aerodynamics of Angle of Attack, David Rogers Forum Stage 11, Preparing for Your First Flight, David Prizio Workshop Classroom B, Increasing Productivity by 10%, G.J. Rancourt Workshop Classroom C, AC Design Mistakes and Lessons, Willem Anemaat Skyscape Theater, Race With A Lady Ultralight Forums Tent, Building and Flying the SkyRanger, Dale Seitzer 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Federal Pavilion, Canine Demonstration, US Customs & Border Patrol 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Theater In The Woods, EAA Concert Band 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM VAA Tall Pines Café, VAA Annual Membership Meeting 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM EAA Wearhouse, Touching the Face of God Book, Ray Haas 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sky Shoppe, Powering Your Plane, David Prizio 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Aviation Gateway Forums Stage, Regional Airline Panel Discussion, Mark Merwick Forum Stage 01, Marketing Beyond the Runway, Alyssa Connell Forum Stage 02 GAMA, Developing Your Own Private Airpark, Todd Miller Forum Stage 03, Tax Facts About Flying for Business, Jonathan Levy Forum Stage 04, Next-Gen Engine Health Monitoring, Douglas Baker Forum Stage 05, Report on Aviation in China, Jane Nu Zhang Forum Stage 10 Poly-Fiber, 3D Scanning for Aircraft Rebuilding, Stefan Hokuf 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM VAA Tall Pines Café, Tall Pines Café Building Dedication 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Fun Fly Zone, Ultralight and Light Planes 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM VAA Tall Pines Café, VAA Annual Picnic Boeing Plaza, Concert - Ladies Must Swing Theater in The Woods, Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fun Fly Zone, Powered Parachutes 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Flightline, Wednesday Night Air Show 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Ford Fly-In Theater, The Final Countdown, Ford Motor Company



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TODAY! - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 7:30 - 10:30 am

Rusty Pilots with Chris Moser

Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Find out how returning to the skies may be easier than you think, get brushed up on your skills and knowledge. Plus, by attending, you’ll be getting FREE ground instruction towards completing your flight review! Includes FAA Wings credit.

11:00 – 11:45 am

ADS-B Panel Discussion: Understanding the Benefits of ADS-B with Mike Collins

Join us for a panel discussion, including avionics manufacturers, that will explore the “Ins and Outs” of ADS-B technology. Learn how to comply with the FAA’s 2020 mandate for ADS-B Out. Bring your questions!

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Thinking Small to Avoid Big Mistakes with Rod Machado

This program helps pilots recognize the many errors they make that often lead to big mistakes in airplanes. Rod discusses the strategies necessary to deal with these issues. The big solution lies in thinking small to avoid big mistakes.

1:00 - 1:45 pm

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

Cool off with refreshing ice cream while AOPA President Mark Baker talks about AOPA’s latest efforts in Washington, D.C. and other key AOPA initiatives.

3:00 - 3:45 pm

1-800-WX-BRIEF: Flight Planning Made Easy! with Joe Daniele

Pilots need easy to understand weather and flight information specific to their needs with greater use of graphics and filtering. Learn how Flight Service is delivering exactly that through our Pilot Web, popular flight planning apps and an expanding set of satellite position monitoring and communications devices.

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Setting Personal Minimums with George Perry

11:00 - 11:45 am

ADS-B Panel Discussion: Equipage Ideas That Could Save You Money with Mike Collins

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Aviation Humor with Rod Machado

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Going Higher: America’s Community Airports with AOPA President Mark Baker & Dawn Veatch

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Better IFR Procedures, Better IFR Equipment, Better IFR Safety with Dr. Ian Fries, M.D.

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Patty Wagstaff Autograph Signing at AOPA Campus

3:00 - 3:45 pm

ERAU: Integrating Modern Mobile Weather Technology with Onboard Weather Technology with Kyle Ludwick







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Book your flight experience today! B-17 Flight Experiences EAA Member: $435 Nonmember: $475 For Ford Tri-Motor or B-17 flight experiences, visit us at the southeast of the Warbirds ramp.

ord Motor Company and EAA are proud to offer the exclusive Partner Recognition Vehicle Purchase Plan, which provides discounted pricing to EAA members on most Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the United States. The program provides the opportunity to purchase or lease eligible vehicles at discounted “X-Plan” pricing. The process is negotiation free and offers significant savings on brand-new Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Ford is pleased to offer EAA members an additional special $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! EAA members purchased 3,500 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in 2015 and have purchased or leased more than 55,000 Ford Motor Company vehicles throughout the partnership.

This opportunity is available to individuals who are EAA members. Additionally, members of their household are now eligible. That means any family member or friend who resides in the same household as an EAA member can participate, as long as his or her valid driver’s license proves household status. Sign-on to www.EAA.org/ford to obtain your pin, click your country/ language then click generate my PIN. Visit your participating dealer and identify yourself as a Partner Recognition program participant by providing the dealer with your EAA membership card and PIN to confirm eligibility then select an eligible vehicle and arrange for delivery. 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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Ford Tri-Motor Flight Experiences Regular Pricing: $75 Early Bird Special: $65 For Ford Tri-Motor or B-17 flight experiences, visit us at the southeast of the Warbirds ramp.

Helicopter Flight Experiences Bell 47 Helicopter: $49 per person Extended 25-Minute Ride: $525 (1-2 persons) For Bell 47 helicopter experiences, visit us at Pioneer Airport behind the EAA AirVenture Museum.

#WomenVenture > Weeklong activities and women-focused seminars > Women in Aviation Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 > Annual Group Photo on Boeing Plaza at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 > Power Lunch at Theater in the Woods following the group photo featuring Speed & Angels’ Lt. Cmdr. Meagan Flannigan and Vanessa Christie

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