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NATE HAMMOND SAYS he is a comic book
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AVIORE / PAGE 1 He is one of five aerobatic pilots bringing EAA’s comic book for Young Eagles alive in hopes of instilling a love of aviation in today’s youth. The others include Greg and Jeff Shetterly, Billy Werth, and Joe Shetterly as Aviore. “We really wanted Aviore and the Young Eagles program to be center stage and get 12 minutes of the crowd’s attention,” Nate said. The five-ship act tells the story of Jake Peregrine Howard — Perry to his friends — getting a Young Eagles ride and turning into a superhero named Aviore. But there’s a storm brewing and the Pilots of Talon have to do battle with Rain Maker. “It’s the classic good-versus-bad story,” Nate said. “I had seen the Aviore comics, but you never heard much about it,” Nate said. “The Stan Lee Foundation gifted this superhero to EAA … and I think it’s a good connection to the next generation of pilots and aviation enthusiasts. That is what the Young Eagles program is all about — lighting the spark that starts the fire.” Nate stressed that the Aviore act is not about the pilots, but rather the story. “It took us 27 years to take 2 million kids flying through Young Eagles, but we need to get 1 million up in the sky every 10 years if we don’t want the industry to become stagnant,” he said. “Electrical airplanes, space exploration … it starts with the 10-year-old kid sitting out there, saying, ‘I want to do this.’” The act wouldn’t have been successful without Luke Carrico, who produced the show and runs sound and narration. “He made this a true theatrical production,” Nate said.
“WE REALLY WANTED AVIORE AND THE YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM TO BE CENTER STAGE AND GET 12 MINUTES OF THE CROWD’S ATTENTION” NATE HAMMOND
Nate, EAA 1193485, will fly in today’s night air show. “It’s 200 pounds of pyro strapped onto my wingtips and 5,000 LED lights on the airplanes. It’s go big or go home.”
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Flying has always been a part of his life, and he took his first flight when he was just 2 weeks old. He soloed at 16, earned his private certificate at 17, and earned his commercial certificate at 18. He has logged more than 7,000 hours in the air. His love affair with the Chipmunk started when he was about 12, and Steve and Suzanne Oliver hired his father to do maintenance and be the ferry pilot. “I started as a ramp rat, wiping it down every time it landed and following it around at shows.” Then, at 18, he started ferrying the airplane himself. “And anytime the Olivers were talking about skywriting or aerobatics, my ears were always open,” Nate said. “I soaked it up like a sponge.” Fifteen years ago, the Olivers told Nate on a Friday that he would be skywriting over a NASCAR race that weekend. So that afternoon, he went up and learned how to do it. “Nothing like trial by fire,” he said of the 100,000 people who watched in the stands and many more watching the broadcast over national TV.
THE SHOW GOES ON Nate Hammond will perform in today’s night air show in his de Havilland Chipmunk, and in Sunday’s closing air show as part of the Adventures of Aviore. The Shetterly Squadron (DR-107 One Design, SNJ-6, RV-8), whose pilots are also part of the Adventures of Aviore act, will also perform on Sunday.
One thing he learned is that you can’t stop, no matter what. “For instance, you can’t write the first four letters of hello and then stop. Once you start writing, you’re committed.” About halfway through, Nate started feeling sick, but he kept on going. And once back on land, he just laid down in the grass, recovering. “I still get air sick when getting skywriting.” Despite that, Nate said he enjoys all flying. “It doesn’t have to even be in the Chipmunk … it’s just that I love flying.”
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Hellcat’s Hues Are Quietly Competent A dutiful restoration on display BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN
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SOMETIMES LESS IS more. The subtle nuances of the paint
scheme of the newly restored F6F-3N Hellcat at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 are muted compared to some warbirds. Yet the Hellcat hues speak volumes about the fighter’s restoration, and about ambience during World War II. If it is popular to pick colorful markings for a restoration, the Hellcat’s team from the Collings Foundation and American Aero Services did a 180, and painted their Hellcat the way it looked the day it rolled out of the Grumman plant. The team started with the basic triple-tone camouflage scheme consisting of insignia white undersurfaces and two distinct hues of blue for the sides of the fuselage and the top surfaces. They were careful to use the right amount of flattening and gloss, said restorer Vince Santorelly, to meet Navy specifications. That’s a subtle thing that sees the tops of the dark blue wings shinier to replicate the glassy surface of the sea when seen from above, while the wing leading edges and fuselage sides are of a duller sheen. The Hamilton Standard propeller spinner is painted intermediate blue, matching color photos of wartime Hellcats. Once the factory-fresh camouflage was finished on this Hellcat, the last three digits of its Navy Bureau of Aeronautics number, 476, were spray painted on the cowling as if hastily added on the production line. Grumman did that during the war to enable specific aircraft to be quickly identified as they were test flown and serviced before leaving for Navy operations, when the sprayed digits were removed. Another time-honored message medium of the era was retained on the restored Hellcat. One of the black propeller blades carries chalked notes about gasoline and the pilot scheduled to fly the Hellcat, a quick shorthand used at Grumman. This Hellcat has been the object of more than one restoration since its military service. Following combat in the Pacific, at Naval Air Station Norfolk a technical school used it as a training aid. A large section of skin was removed from the right side of the fuselage to reveal the interior. The fighter was restored in the late 1960s by Walt Olrich, and subsequently flew before becoming a static museum piece in the Marine Corps
museum, followed by display in the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon. When the Collings Foundation acquired this Hellcat, its restoration spanned seven years. The fuselage skin patch was replaced with an extensive new panel of aluminum that removes all traces of the former incision. But Rob Collings, who flies the Hellcat for the Collings Foundation, said much of the aircraft is original, with rivets driven by Grumman’s own Rosie the Riveters still visible — a quiet testimony to their craft. At a Warbirds in Review session earlier this week, Collings described what it is like to fly a Hellcat. Asked if it handles like the larger Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber, he said, “Thankfully, no!” Collings said the handling traits of the two Grummans can be explained as the difference of “a battleship to a PT boat.” He said the Hellcat is easy to fly and a good gun platform. “It’s very Grumman,” he added, explaining it falls somewhere between the older Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter and the Avenger. Right: Ammo and gun servicing on the Hellcat is facilitated by the folding of the wings, making the ammo bay accessible from the deck.
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The Collings Foundation F6F-3N Hellcat is a nuanced example of the restorer’s art.
Navy pilots found the handling traits of the F6F to be advantageous as they racked up a 19-to-1 victory ratio over Japanese aircraft in the Pacific. Collings suggested the Hellcat is “the greatest naval fighter of all time,” and it is difficult to argue with the results it achieved. “It’s not necessarily the fastest airplane,” he added, but the Hellcat was built for climbing and turning, and that was a game-changer against many Japanese fighters that were known for their maneuverability. Visitors to the Warbirds area at AirVenture 2019 can see the F6F-3N Hellcat on display, its quiet subtlety serving as a historical counterpoint to the flashy unit markings on other restorations on the field.
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Robin Dolp, of Frankfurt, Germany, shows off his Antique plaque after landing a friend’s 1946 Taylorcraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. OSHKOSH MOMENT
FLYING IN, THEN FLYING IN AGAIN German AirVenture attendee achieves dream of flying in via Fisk BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ
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ROBIN DOLP, OF Frankfurt, Germany,
always wanted to fly into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh via the Fisk route, but he didn’t have enough vacation time to do it from Germany. So instead he did the next best thing. He flew to the United States commercially, came to AirVenture for a few days, and then drove back to Illinois so he could fly himself into Oshkosh on Wednesday. He had so much fun that he did the Fisk arrival two more times, on Thursday and Friday mornings, both times with friends. “I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to fly into Oshkosh,” he said. “It’s a thing people dream of doing.”
Dolp also thanked the German group he is part of. “It is because of them and their support that I was able to do this,” he said. 2019 is the 17th consecutive convention that Robin has made. But it was first a few years ago that he decided he needed to fly
tailwheel endorsement, which allowed him to fly a friend’s 1946 Taylorcraft taildragger into Wittman Regional Airport this year. Flying the Fisk approach is like getting home or making the target, said Robin, who is an aircraft mechanic for Condor Airlines.
“YOU JUST NEED TO SEE IT IN REAL LIFE — LAKE WINNEBAGO, ALL THE CAMPERS, PARKED VEHICLES, PLANES. … IT REALLY IS AMAZING AND I ENJOY BEING A PART OF IT.” ROBIN DOLP
into Oshkosh himself. With his European pilot’s license in hand, Robin earned the U.S. equivalent in 2016, and in 2018, rented a Piper Arrow at the Poplar Grove, Illinois, airport to fly in. After the convention ended, he flew back to Poplar Grove and earned his
He said he first became interested in aviation in 2003 when he was 12, and in 2014, at 23, he earned his pilot license. He has logged 560 hours to date and belongs to an aero club in Germany, which gives him access to 10 planes.
Robin said he plans to fly the Taylorcraft back to Poplar Grove on Monday, spend a few days flying at the airport, and then return home on Thursday. “The Taylorcraft is a lot of fun to fly,” he said. “It’s slow, about 70-80 mph, but it’s very stable … and the navigation is very simple.” Robin is an advocate for AirVenture and encourages others in Germany to make the trip for the annual fly-in and convention. “I tell people in Germany that this is the biggest aviation event they can imagine. But if I show them pictures they really can’t see the number of airplanes and all that is going on. So I tell them to come here and experience it themselves. “You just need to see it in real life — Lake Winnebago, all the campers, parked vehicles, planes. … It really is amazing and I enjoy being a part of it.”
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KC-135 ON DISPLAY Milwaukee tanker crew shares the AirVenture scene
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THEY’RE AS CLOSE as your next door neighbor, and as
far away as the Middle East. The men and women who brought a Wisconsin Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 typically live in the Milwaukee area, but their tankers can take them around the world. The unit is the 128th Aerial Refueling Wing. Their KC-135s are grand aircraft with amazing longevity. They brought a 1959 model to AirVenture, and it looks like a new and able military machine. Sure, it has had upgrades and major depot maintenance over the six decades of its service. It sports new high-bypass engines, and most of the steam gauge instruments in the cockpit have been replaced by a large multi-display glass cockpit update.
Maj. Lucas Daley is an instructor pilot flying KC-135s out of Milwaukee. He enjoys interacting with AirVenture attendees.
Maj. Lucas Daley is a KC-135 instructor pilot with the Milwaukee unit. When the Wisconsin tankers aren’t flying domestic sorties, they support ongoing military efforts overseas. “Every year and a half, we spend two months overseas,” Daley said of the aircrew schedule.
Under the swept wing of the big tanker, Tech. Sgt. Abel Torres and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gscheidmeier show visitors an array of personal equipment like flight helmets, oxygen breathing gear, and crew vests. Kids like to try on some of the items for photos. He says someone from the aircrew flight equipment section deploys with the tankers when they go overseas. And that’s a good reminder to the rest of us — the folks we might see in the store, on the lakeshore, and at AirVenture may very well be trained professional Air National Guard members contributing to the ongoing security mission of the armed forces around the world. When asked what he would like AirVenture visitors to know about the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Daley said, “That we’re like them. We love to be here.” He pointed over his shoulder to the cockpit of the KC-135. “My favorite thing is when kids get to sit in the seat and get excited.” The Wisconsin ANG KC-135 crew tries to keep their display staffed from about 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s a great way to get a glimpse of a classic Air Force aircraft supported by a crew of genial professionals.
KC-135R tanker from Wisconsin Air National Guard holds a place of honor on Boeing Plaza.
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SHOW YOUR STRIPES Patriotic pride from around the world was on display on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 grounds on Friday afternoon, as AirVenture attendees gathered at the International Visitors Tent to parade through the grounds in a display of global togetherness. Flags representing the dozens and dozens of countries from which AirVenture attendees come each year were held high as the contingent marched through Oshkosh in the annual International Visitors Parade.
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Back in the Family A Glasair with history returns to the fold BY BARBARA A. SCHMITZ
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AUSTIN BOWMAN, THEN 14, recalled being upset, even
mad, when his parents sold the family’s Glasair in 2000 that his dad, Skip, had built soon after he was born. “I was just getting old enough to officially start flight training,” he said. “But Dad sold it because he said it didn’t fit into the family’s future plans. It was being flown less and less.” While he might not have wanted to admit it then, life did continue for the Virginia Beach, Virginia, teenager. And he was still able to fly. He worked two jobs to pay for flight training and soloed at 16, after only 3.8 hours of official instruction, thanks to all the hours he had spent helping to fly the Glasair with his dad. By 18, he had his private pilot certificate. “Immediately after I received my license, I took up as many people as possible for a ride,” he said. “That certainly boosted my popularity in high school.” In 2004, he graduated from high school and joined the Army. He spent two years in South Korea as a helicopter crew member, one year in Honduras doing medical evacuation, back to South Korea for two years as a Black Hawk crew member, and then two years with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. All this time he gathered ratings on his own dime: CFI, CFII, multiengine instructor, commercial seaplane, commercial helicopter, commercial single-engine, and commercial multiengine. And he also kept his eye on the Glasair and its current owners, sometimes even reaching out to them to see if they were interested in selling. Then, in January 2017, he discovered that the Glasair was owned by a warrant officer in the Army. Although they had similar careers, they didn’t know each other. “I told him that I was going to Afghanistan for a year and asked him if he would consider selling the plane in a year when I returned,” Austin said. The other officer was starting an airline career the next year, and the Glasair no longer fit into his life. So they made a deal. “I used all the money I made being in the combat zone to buy the airplane back into the family,” he said. Three weeks after he returned from Afghanistan in May 2018, he went to Alabama to fly the plane to its new home in Temple, Texas.
Left: Austin Bowman,14, standing beside the Glasair shortly before it was sold. Photo courtesy of Austin Bowman
Finally, after 18 years and three different owners, the plane was back “home” with the Bowman family. And that plane is again being used to instill a love of aviation into a second generation. Austin said he flies the Glasair once a week, and the first person he took for a flight was his 9-year-old son, Ayden, although daughter, Addison, 5, likes to fly more. “If I fly without her, she gives me a hard time,” he said. “She loves being at the airport.” Austin said he flew the Glasair into Oshkosh on Sunday, 20 years after his father last flew it to AirVenture. It’s not just that Austin feels sentimental about the Glasair. It’s also that the airplane has quite a history as it set a speed record and was used for NASA research.
Austin said his father set a world speed record in the Glasair in 1990, flying from South Carolina to North Carolina at 238 mph. The airplane was also used for some NASA testing, in part because his mother, Lynn, is an engineer at NASA Langley. The Glasair was used to transmit weather and environmental data to the cockpit through a computer, and to determine if angle of attack indicators could show how close a plane was to stalling. These days after his kids go to bed, Austin often goes out to the airport to work on his Glasair. He first ripped out and overhauled the instrument panel, and plans to continue improving the aircraft’s performance and modernizing the interior. The Glasair helped to shape Austin’s career, and life. “It was the first plane I ever flew in,” Austin said, who now has 15 years of service in the Army and flies intelligence-gathering aircraft. “Growing up, after daycare or school, Dad would pick me up and we’d go to the airport and go flying. Even weekends were spent out at the airport flying. I grew up flying that plane.”
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Bob Herman has been volunteering at the Oshkosh fly-in convention since it moved to Oshkosh in 1970. He currently works in the information and lost and found booth. OSHKOSH MOMENTS
HERE FOR THEM ALL 50 years of volunteering in Oshkosh
“BUT I DIDN’T REALIZE I WAS VOLUNTEERING THOSE FIRST YEARS UNTIL WOMEN
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ACTIVITIES’ CHAIR JENNY DYKE TOLD ME THAT WAS WHAT I WAS DOING,” HE SAID,
BOB HERMAN HAS been attending the EAA fly-in conven-
tion for 51 years, and volunteering for 50 of those years. “But I didn’t realize I was volunteering those first years until Women Activities’ Chair Jenny Dyke told me that was what I was doing,” he said, smiling. “I helped several years before I knew I was volunteering.” Bob, of Fostoria, Ohio, said he was a handyman who fixed whatever needed fixing when AirVenture first moved to Oshkosh. He fixed flat tires or buses that wouldn’t run. He has also volunteered at SUN ’n FUN in maintenance for 30 years. At Oshkosh, he’s volunteered driving the Welcome Wagon for the Homebuilts area and worked for Operation Thirst. A retired engineer, Bob has also volunteered as an EAA adviser, answering questions from welding to how to read blueprints.
SMILING. “I HELPED SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE I KNEW I WAS VOLUNTEERING.” BOB HERMAN
In recent years, he’s been helping in the information and lost and found booth. Hats and sunglasses are regular items turned in, as well as the most popular, cellphones. “It always amazes me the number of credit cards we end up with,” he said. They usually get a number of wallets, too. This year, one man lost his wedding band. “He was afraid to tell his wife,” Bob said. “But luckily, it was one of the first things brought in, just as we were setting up the booth. He was in shock.”
Another woman lost the key fob from her rental car at the Wednesday night air show. She came to the booth, left her contact information, and called a friend to come pick her and her family up. “I doubt they were even off the grounds before the key fob was turned in by one of our volunteers,” he said, adding that the woman was back Thursday morning to pick it up. “We don’t get everything back to their right owners, but people are shocked at how much we do get to them,” he said. And that makes working at the booth fun. “You’re making people happy when their items are returned to them,” Bob said. “Some people will come back year after year. They can’t thank you enough.” Bob usually arrives a week in advance of the convention to help set up, and will stay after a few days to help put things away when he can. Why does he come back each year? “I haven’t figured that out yet,” he said. “I don’t move as fast as I used to. I’m trying to figure out when I should call it quits. Probably when I drop dead.” But Bob said he enjoys the people on the grounds and those he volunteers with. “I like to agitate people, and try to talk them into helping,” he said. “I give them a hard time just for the fun of it.”
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91 Years Young
Gipsy Moth is a subtle spellbinder in Vintage area “THE MOTH LOOKS LIKE IT FLEW
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OFF THE COVER OF A 1928 AVIATION
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MAGAZINE IN ALL ITS GLORY.”
IT HAS SWEEPING pointed tail surfaces and
a corrugated gas tank on the upper wing center section to prove its pedigree as a de Havilland biplane, but don’t call it a Tiger Moth. It’s a 1928 Gipsy Moth, powered by a 120-hp Gipsy II engine. Its wings do not have the stagger or sweepback of a Tiger Moth, but they cleverly fold back along the fuselage sides. This 1928 Gipsy Moth is a star attraction in the Vintage area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. Owner Mike Maniatis trailered his newly restored prize for the 1,000 miles from Old Orchard in New York to Oshkosh. “I only had about six hours on it before I came here,” he said. First
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Mike Maniatis shows his newly restored de Havilland Gipsy Moth in the AirVenture Vintage area.
post-restoration flight was June 12, barely a month ago. Mike has flown his glossy treasure during AirVenture, and he appreciates the modern concessions
it has, like brakes and a steerable tailwheel instead of a skid. When Mike bought the partially rebuilt Moth in Canada in 2014, he did not know
its American past. Research showed this de Havilland Gipsy Moth was one of the aircraft de Havilland shipped to Massachusetts where the British company established a dealership to sell Moths to American buyers. First owner was Gar Wood, builder of fast wooden boats. Mike said the Moth went to Canada about three years later, initially serving a variety of tasks, including ferrying mine executives to remote sites and carrying mail.
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years? Can you imagine stepping onto your balcony on a sunny day and seeing drones buzzing around? They could be delivering food and goods to doorsteps, hovering around backyards for family fun, or flying over highways for traffic monitoring. An estimated 700,000 unmanned aircraft systems, called UAS but commonly referred to as drones, are expected to be roaming the sky by the year 2020. Many people have questions about how such a big change to the airspace will affect our lives and safety. NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley has set out to create a research platform that will help manage drones flying at low altitude along with other airspace users. Known as UAS traffic management, or UTM, the goal is to create a system that can integrate drones safely and efficiently into air traffic that is already flying in low-altitude airspace. Different from the air traffic control system used by the FAA for today’s commercial airplanes, UTM will be based on digital sharing of each user’s planned flight details. Each user will have the same situational awareness of airspace, unlike what happens in today’s air traffic control. The multi-year UTM project continues NASA’s long-standing relationship with the FAA. Throughout the collaboration, Ames has provided research and testing to the agency, which will ultimately put this knowledge to use in the real world. NASA leads the UTM project, along with dozens of partners across various industries and academia who are committed to researching and developing a safe platform. How does the research work? UTM research is broken down into four phases called technology capability levels (TCLs), each with specific technical goals that help build up the system as the research progresses. TCL1: Completed in August 2015 and serving as the starting point of the platform, researchers conducted field tests addressing how drones can be used in agriculture, firefighting, and infrastructure monitoring. TCL2: Completed in October 2016 and focused on monitoring drones that are flown in sparsely populated areas where operators can’t actually see the drones they’re flying.
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TCL3: Conducted during spring 2018, this level focused on creating and testing technologies that will help keep drones safely spaced out and flying in their designated zones. The technology allows the UAS to detect and avoid other drones over moderately populated areas. TCL4: From May through August 2019, the final level will study how the UTM system can integrate drones into urban areas. Along with a larger population, city landscapes present their own challenges: more obstacles to avoid, specific weather and wind conditions, reduced lines of sight, and reduced ability to communicate. TCL4 will test new ways to address these
hurdles using the UTM system and technologies onboard the drones. After the research is completed, NASA will then transfer the findings to the FAA. This partnership between research and regulation agencies, along with the input of thousands of experts and users, will set the stage for a future of a well-connected sky. Drones will offer many benefits by performing jobs too dangerous, dirty, or dull for humans to do, and NASA is helping to navigate to that future. UTM is featured along with NASA’s other aeronautics research at the NASA Pavilion in Aviation Gateway Park.
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WHAT ABOUT THESE OTHER AIRPLANES? A spotter’s guide to the EAA Aviation Museum aircraft around the grounds BY HAL BRYAN
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EVERY YEAR, MORE than 10,000 aircraft fly
to Wisconsin for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Of those, nearly 3,000 are showplanes — vintage aircraft, warbirds, homebuilts, aerobatic airplanes, etc. — that are displayed around the grounds. But some visitors may notice other airplanes parked here and there that didn’t fly in at all, because they’re part of the EAA Aviation Museum collection. Because our museum exhibits rotate, many of these aircraft are only viewable by the public during AirVenture, spending the rest of the year in long-term storage on the convention grounds. Here’s a guide to some of these airplanes that you’ll see as you wander the neighborhoods of AirVenture.
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flew before … the show. And we’re really happy to have been able to do that.” According to Bitar, the EJ-1 is not only the world’s first wearable electric jetpack, but also the world’s smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The top speed is expected to be 45-plus mph, with an endurance that is currently measured in minutes but will increase as battery technology advances. The company is also offering individual thrusters as a product called JetPods, which can be used for propelling hang gliders, paragliders, and ultralights, or they can be stacked or arrayed to power larger aircraft with all-electric jet power. In addition, the company has also developed the VertiCycle, its entry into the GoFly Prize competition, and it has concepts on the drawing board for multiple other eVTOL designs. Both the EJ-1 and the VertiCycle can be seen at Electric Jet Aircraft’s booth, spaces D8 and D9 in the Urban Air Mobility Showcase at Aviation Gateway Park.
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BY CHRISTINA BASKEN
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ACTING FAA ADMINISTRATOR Dan Elwell
reminisced on his time as an administrator, sharing highlights from his career, challenges faced, and of course — coming to Oshkosh. “The thing that I’m the most proud of in what has been a very highly politically charged and volatile atmosphere, particularly in Washington, in our agency our professionals have kept a steady focus on our No. 1 focus being safety,” Elwell said. “Our true north does not vary, which is to improve safety and find any way, any process, anything that we do — we are always looking at how it can be improved.”
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Elwell’s job is no easy task. When asked how to combat some of the difficulties he’s faced in his position at the FAA, he said, “You have to have faith in the process.” “I’ve been amazed, quite frankly, in my time at the professionalism of all of the folks at FAA in the face of what at some times has been a very, very adversarial environment in Washington, both very polarized, very political. It’s exactly what you can’t be in a safety regulatory agency, and that’s exactly what our professionals have been able to avoid,” Elwell said. “I’ve been very impressed by the way we handled the shutdown and then almost immediately followed by the accidents.”
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Stories of Oshkosh – Joy Heller BY CHRISTINA BASKEN
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TO CELEBRATE 50 consecutive years of fly-
in conventions in Oshkosh, we’re featuring stories of Oshkosh told by attendees remembering their special moments at EAA’s long-standing home. Longtime Oshkosh attendee Joy Heller shares her story of how a spur-of-themoment trip to EAA turned into a 42-year tradition. On a typically hot summer day in 1977, my father Ben Peden, who was a pilot for many years, decided to take two of my brothers, Brian and Keith, and my sister Dawn for a day of adventure to Oshkosh just to check it out. None of us knew it would turn into a tradition. It was the very next year that Mom and Dad packed up all six of us kids and took us there as a family, using our 12-by-12 Sears and Roebuck tent, sleeping bags, camping kitchen, and folding chairs. We have not missed a year since. Ever. The wonderful tradition for our family started with my dad’s dream of flight and it has carried over into four generations, which now includes two commercial pilots and three Army veterans — one of which was in the 101st Airborne — and still going strong! It was the highlight of our summers growing up. It has now evolved into 46 of us, nine campers, strollers, wagons, bikes, and four-wheelers — and yes, some of us still use tents. You can find our family camped chuck-wagon-style around a huge awning with many tables every year in Camp Scholler.
It has been an incredible journey so far. We have been here for the moving of Camp Scholler (twice), the addition of new shower houses, electric sites, and from round paper passes that everyone seemed to have made into a round button pin for $1, to watching some of our children take their first flight on the Ford Tri-Motor. And now, the next generation has the airplane bug. My grandson Charlie is following in his Uncle Kyle’s footsteps and has a plane collection already at the age of 3 and always has an eye to the sky and a plane in his hands. In February of 2017, unfortunately our dad passed away. Our family was devastated, and as hard, sad and heartbreaking as it was, our family pushed forward to honor Dad. We have kept the family tradition going forward and we continue to make our yearly trek to AirVenture. We all have wonderful stories about this very place, even Mom; at the young age of 82, she still comes each and every year. I think it makes her in some small way feel closer to Dad. Us kids have decided to purchase a memory stone at the front entrance in Dad’s name, for it was Dad’s love of flying that started this iconic tradition for us all. And so, our family tradition goes on.
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Nathan Hammond’s GhostWriter, a modified de Havilland Super Chipmunk, takes a rare break from creating messages in the sky over Oshkosh.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Lockheed WP-3D Orion, nicknamed Kermit, taxies with engines one and four shut down.
The Christen Eagle, first flown in 1977, set the standard for kit plane documentation and completion.
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One of the newest additions to the U.S. Air Force Fleet, the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker, made its first visit to Oshkosh this year.
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The Jack Links Sasquatch has a front row seat to the wall of fire.
The Douglas A-26 Invader was designed as a medium bomber, and many were later converted for use as aerial firefighters.
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A fleet of Bell 47 helicopters stays busy all week carrying AirVenture visitors on tours of the convention grounds.
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Stories of Oshkosh – Joseph Thalman BY CHRISTINA BASKEN
AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF
TO CELEBRATE 50 consecutive years of fly-
in conventions in Oshkosh, we’re featuring stories of Oshkosh told by
attendees remembering their special moments at EAA’s long-standing home. Joseph Thalman, EAA 570237, and his father have been attending AirVenture since the beginning. My father, Bernard “Bernie” Thalman, EAA 11495, attended the EAA Rockford
convention in the early ’60s. Bernie has not missed an AirVenture as yet; I’ve only missed one show in my 52 years. He met John Thorp and really liked what he was talking about. When the plans came from John for the T-18, my father got to work. He built N2911 in four years, first flying it in 1967, the year of my birth. He attended all of the Rockford conventions with that Thorp. I was lucky enough to join in for the 1970 show, although I don’t have much in the way of memory of it. Bernie worked as a young man at Allen Aircraft Radio but became a fireman with a number of friends. He remained a fireman until he retired after 30 years. He worked a side job as an avionics technician at Palwaukee airport, Wheeling, Illinois, mostly to get access to discarded radio parts. In the 1970s he built N14BD, a BD-4. Both the Thorp and the BD were the envy of all due to the avionics including radar altimeter and LORAN. Bernie was Chapter 89 president for many years. He would fly the Thorp to other chapter meetings, land, take the instrument panel out of the airplane, bring it into the meeting with a power supply, and show everyone how to hook up, install, and use the avionics. Then he’d reinstall it in the plane and fly home. He still loves doing this at 84 years old. We were involved in a serious crash with that Thorp T-18 in 1978 in Bristol, Wisconsin. The rebuild entailed rebuilding most parts. So every time he made a part, he made two. He figured if he ever damaged the aircraft again, he would have
a ready stock. In 2001 he decided the parts needed to go from the basement, so he bought an engine and with some left over avionics, he created N2912. We now have two nearly identical Thorp T-18s. The BD-4 was sold, but we still have the two Thorps. I grew up flying them. I got to fly them to college where I enrolled in ROTC. I became an Air Force F-16 pilot, instructor pilot, test pilot, combat pilot, and was privileged to bring the aircraft to the 1995 AirVenture show for the week. I spent 10 years in the Air Force and 2,000 hours in the F-16, and the past 20 years at United Airlines now flying the 777. In the past 30 years I’ve flown dozens of aircraft to and in the AirVenture shows, including Chuck Greenhill’s P-51s, Lou IV and Geraldine. I now fly my homebuilt that I completed in 2011, a Murphy Rebel N2913. The current joke is we can’t build another aircraft until N2914 comes available. My father is excited (as an 84-year-old can get) at the prospect of spending time during the week in front of his airplane at the Brown Arch. He has done this many times before. Both my father and I will be flying to AirVenture 2019 in the Thorp T-18 that we flew to the 1970 Oshkosh air show so many years ago. The only difference will be that we’ve swapped seats in which we fly, and the Dynon SkyView system, which was not even a dream in 1970. I can’t imagine there are too many father and son combinations that can say they flew the same homebuilt airplane to the 1970 Rockford Convention and the 2019 EAA AirVenture.
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KEVIN QUINN AND CORY ROBIN, members of
the EAA STOL demo group and the Flying Cowboys, are major influencers in the short takeoff and landing space. They’re well known for inspiring both new and old aviators to get into the area of STOL flying. STOL flying has seen a burst in popularity lately, growing into aviation gatherings all over the U.S. and drawing international crowds. The Reno Air Races will now be presenting STOL drag racing and has seen promising enthusiasm from participants and onlookers. The EAA STOL demos at the Fun Fly Zone have grown profusely over the years, Kevin said. “Just being part of the EAA Twilight Flight Fest demo that we do over on the ultralight field that we have done for six years, it has grown extensively. In the first years, you could always walk over and find a place to sit or stand, talk, and see people, and now you have to get there two hours ahead of time just to find a seat just to get up front and witness the action. Last
night, when Cory [Robin] and I were walking up and down the field, because we couldn’t fly last night due to an incident on Boeing Plaza, I bet we had four or five plus thousand people there and last night was the light crowd. The two previous nights I heard people say that they were guessing we had five, six, eight thousand people there. The runway was 60 people deep the whole way down.” They strive to be relatable to anyone who wants to get involved in aviation. They want people to see their content and performances and realize they can do that, too. Kevin explained, “STOL and STOL drag is accessible to everyone. It is basic skill set. To complete a race you take off and you fly; you do a slip, you come to a spot, you land, you turn around and do that again. We aren’t talking about an advanced skill set. Other aerobatics are fun to watch, but people can’t associate with it; they can’t see themselves doing it. … It is a challenging skill set, but it is attainable. STOL drag, you can race a Cirrus, a Carbon Cub, a Highlander, Beavers; we even have Cessna 150s show up.”
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PLANE ACT RECEIVES WIDESPREAD SUPPORT Proposed bill includes designee protection, due process enhancements THE PLANE, OR Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next
Era, Act introduced by Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Angus King (I-Maine) on Monday has received widespread support from EAA and other aviation organizations. The bill, which is officially titled S. 2198, contains important language that expands the enforcement protections of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, improves funding for GA airports, and extends liability protection to FAA designees. “Sen. Inhofe’s consistent work in submitting GA-focused legislation has resulted in vital changes for the better for all pilots,” said EAA Vice President of Advocacy and Safety Sean Elliott. “EAA appreciates all of the hard work done by the senator, and wholeheartedly supports the PLANE Act.” Other items within the bill include limitations on reexamination of certificate holders, due process enhancements for aviation rulemaking and exemption
petitions, timely resolution of investigations, a publicprivate partnership program at GA airports to attract private sector funding, and funding and development at designated disaster relief airports. “Adding liability protection to FAA designees is of the utmost importance, as our current system relies on designees for everything from issuing airworthiness certificates to certifying pilots,” Elliott said. “Additionally, improvements in the due process for pilots and other airmen in the enforcement process would result in a fairer system for all parties.” This is the latest of many general aviation-friendly bills introduced by Inhofe, who introduced the Pilot’s Bill of Rights and the Securing and Revitalizing Aviation Act, both of which contained numerous protections for pilots. The PLANE Act was officially supported by EAA and 12 other aviation-focused organizations in a joint letter sent on Monday.
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Memories Personified Patches and the memories behind them
BY KAYLA FLOYD
AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF
NANCY WALTERS HOLDS many memories,
as well as many patches. Nancy has been coming to the EAA fly-in convention since 1980 when she flew to Oshkosh in a Piper Archer and camped in the North 40. Nancy first became interested in aviation because it was a challenge. When Nancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest boy was 8 she decided that since everyone else in her family was in school, she was going back, too. She went to her local adult education center where they pulled out a pamphlet consisting of cooking and knitting classes. Offended that she had been stereotyped as a woman, she said she would come back the next day with her answer. Her choices were then narrowed to very few that worked with her schedule, until she noticed one titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;ground schoolâ&#x20AC;? and knew it was the one she wanted.
â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ABOUT THE KIDS. IT IS AMAZING TO MENTOR KIDS, TO HELP IN SCHOOLS, JUST GETTING INVOLVED, GIVING THEM A LOOK INTO AVIATION.â&#x20AC;? NANCY WALTERS
Her love for aviation expanded even more when she and her husband took their checkride on the same day of July 6. While it is still an argument of who technically got it first, it was a special memory for them. Their first anniversary was the first time Nancy flew in a small plane, a Cessna 152.
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The patches here represent many of the various aviation memories Ron and Nancy have experienced.
Nancy has done it all at AirVenture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked at the forums, I have welcomed planes, I have worked security for the last five years, and I have worked with KidVenture and the Young Eagles program.â&#x20AC;? Nancy also took the liberty of dyeing her Warbirds Security shirt her signature pink color (after she got permission, of course). Nancy has built airplanes, flown the Ford Tri-Motor and the B-17 Aluminum Overcast, and had the opportunity to be a part of both Young Eagles flights and Dreams and Wings. Nancy has previously been the president of the EAA Chapter 13 and is a part of the NinetyNines: International Organization of Women Pilots, Women in Aviation International, American Bonanza Society, and more that are represented on her prop cover that holds hundreds of patches (see photo). Nancy now flies out of Pontiac, Michigan, with her husband, Ron, of 42 years and said her advice to other aviators is this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the kids. It is
Nancy and Ron Walters
amazing to mentor kids, to help in schools, just getting involved, giving them a look into aviation. I love working with kids. I give more than 40 families a year a flight on Dreams and Wings, a program aimed to give disabled children a chance to fly a small aircraft. I love what I do, and their faces are priceless, as well as their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gratitude.â&#x20AC;?
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4 Paws Aviation has your dog covered When the heat of the pavement becomes too much, and the noise of the jets lighting up their afterburners reminds you of your late night last night, it is time to stroll into the shade and abundance of the exhibit hangars and discover those things that you really cannot live without. If you are serious about airplanes, you will find everything from engines to avionics, propellers to tail wheels, all displayed for your examination and hopeful purchase … at a discount. You will find sufficient sunglasses to keep every Elvis impersonator in the country supplied until we travel to Mars, and you will find some truly surprising items vaguely related to aviation. To wit: You will find mini windsocks that you can
BY JOHN W. CONRAD
AIRVENTURE TODAY STAFF
AIRVENTURE IS AT once an air show, a fly-
in, a camporee, a reunion, and a county fair, all centered on the gift of flight. The county fair portion is in the exhibit hangars where you can find everything aeronautical you ever wanted, a great many things aeronautical you never wanted, and a few things aeronautical you didn’t know you wanted until a young ebullient salesperson piqued your desire. It is a poor soul indeed who returns from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and doesn’t ask, “Why, in the name of Wolfgang Langewiesche, did I buy that?”
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as well as darling little fleece- (not fleas-) lined flight jackets, folding water bowls for in-flight hydration, and paper towels for cleaning up the ex-hydration. Stop by the 4 Paws Aviation booth and ask Eric Coburn about the dogs he rescued from the pound while he and the vets at Purdue University were testing his product — which is a decided improvement over the old-fashioned pooch gear. Your AirVenture isn’t complete without at least one circuit through all the exhibit hangars. If you can’t find what you are looking for, chances are it doesn’t exist.
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THE LIGHTER SIDE Taking in the Fun Fly Zone Juxtaposed with the stream of big iron arriving and departing Boeing Plaza throughout the week is the Fun Fly Zone, a special runway dedicated to light-sport and ultralight aircraft that also operates throughout the week. In addition to the Twilight Flight Fest shows that hold attendees’ attention through intense nighttime operations, the Fun Fly Zone is home to STOL competitions, powered parachute operations, and all sorts of other fun flying. The place really does live up to the name, and it’s worth getting to if you haven’t had the chance quite yet.
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Aviation, was an impactful evening once again in 2019, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community. One of the most special aspects of the evening was Jack Roush’s tribute to his lifelong friend, Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson. Anderson, as well as Col. Charles McGee, received prolonged standing ovations for their accomplishments as aviators and as American icons. The evening was also successful in terms of securing resources for EAA’s most vital education outreach and advocacy programs. The Gathering had a stated goal of $2.5 million heading in, and at the end of the night the total raised was more than $2.8 million. One of the features of the evening is always the customized Ford Mustang, which sold for $400,000. A record number of people participated, and the amount gathered is the largest amount secured in Gathering history. The silent and president’s choice auctions started earlier this year, which made it possible for people who could not attend the event to get involved. These changes were a
“THE INCREASED DOLLARS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE OVER THE GOAL ALLOWS US TO HAVE MORE IMPACT THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS, AND TO CARRY OUT EAA’S MISSION OF SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF AVIATION TO A GREATER EXTENT.” KEN STRMISKA
successful experiment that made it possible to secure more resources for the good of EAA. “The Gathering last night was the heart of the EAA effect in action,” said EAA vice president of philanthropy and donor stewardship Ken Strmiska. “The increased dollars that we were able to raise over the goal allows us to have more impact through our programs, and to carry out EAA’s mission of spreading The Spirit of Aviation to a greater extent.”
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LEFT: Tom Poberezny’s trusty Beetle, Red 3, is dwarfed by the Airbus Super Transporter, a highly modified freighter, back in 2003.
ABOVE: North American T-28s and Grumman Wildcats mingle with a group of P-51 Mustangs, a mix of civilian and military, in 1975. Also visible is a Ford Tri-Motor and a replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis.
ABOVE: The man himself — EAA founder Paul Poberezny in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang, Paul I, signals that he’s ready to go back in 1984.
ABOVE: A then-new Piper Malibu sits in the foreground against a sea of homebuilts at the 1985 flyin and convention.
RIGHT: The area we now know as the North 40, seen here in 1971, always serves as a visual reminder that Oshkosh is the busiest airport in the world, for one week every year.
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ABOVE: We call this 2013 photo, “Planes watching Planes.”
LEFT: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team made a highly anticipated first performance in Oshkosh in 2014.
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LEFT: A two-seat Lockheed U-2 spyplane, nicknamed “Dragon Lady” by its pilots, climbs out over the Blue Dot in 2006.
RIGHT: A sheltered cove on Lake Winnebago just a few miles south of Wittman Regional Airport, the EAA Seaplane Base, pictured here in 1990, is a serene oasis during the week of our convention.
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Twin Mustang stars at Warbirds in Review BY JOHN W. CONRAD
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packed, and the overflow was standing five deep for the Warbirds in Review presentation and interview of XP-82 owner and restorer Tom Reilly and pilot Ray Fowler. The crowd was gathered to hear the story of how the one and only flying Twin Mustang made it into the air and what it is like to fly. After a brief thank-you and introduction by Connie Bowlin, president of Warbirds of America, Tom was first up to describe the 11-year saga of how the airplane came to be.
It all started on December 23, 2007, when Tom bought what was left of the airplane he was to rebuild. Then began the methodical accumulation of parts from around the world. Tom is in the sheet metal business and has restored several warbirds, though he classifies himself as a “bomber” guy and not a “fighter” guy. Tom restored a B-24 and flew it here to win Grand Champion in 1990 so he knows his business and he has known it for a long time. The warbird enthusiasts are a tight community, and once word got out that he was building a Twin Mustang, leads and tips started coming in. A fuselage here (remember it has two), a wing or center section there, and things started coming into place. From the boneyards of the southwest to
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the wilds of Alaska he found and bought parts. He even went so far as to buy parts that had been driven over by a bulldozer to use them as patterns for the fabrication of new parts. He was persistent, but admits he was also lucky. “Everything has been magical about this airplane — nothing has gone wrong.” As an example he told of the time that he flew a helicopter into Alaska to recover a Twin Mustang that had gone down. Flying over the wreck, he dropped fabric ribbons into the trees so he could find his way back after landing. The place they chose to land was about a mile away, and he observed, “We could have landed anywhere in a circle around the wreck.” When he walked in about halfway he stumbled upon a canopy that had been jettisoned. In another example he told of finding a brand new left-turning engine in a garage in Mexico City. The engine was still in the original crate, and nobody seems to know how it got there.
A lot of time and a lot of craftsmanship had the airplane ready for its first flight on December 31, 2018. What was proposed to be a high-speed taxi test put air under the wings, and pilot Ray Fowler took it around the patch. When the aircraft rolled to a stop, Tom heaved a sigh of relief. “That’s another project finished,” he simply said. One of the difficulties Tom encountered early on in the project was that everybody wanted to fly it. But he would have none of them. Tom had chosen Ray early on to be the first and so-far-only pilot to fly the plane. “Ray is the most experienced warbird pilot in the country, in my opinion,” Tom said. “When you start listing the airplanes (he’s flown), it’s just easier to say that the only thing he hasn’t flown is the space shuttle.” During Ray’s portion of the program he described what it was like to fly the airplane for the first time. The airplane has two cockpits with full flight controls in each, but there is no one qualified to act as a check pilot or flight instructor. There was a steep learning curve. He said
he wasn’t particularly anxious before the first flight because he knew and trusted Tom’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. Ray had spoken to other pilots who had flown the type in years past, and armed with that information he became the test pilot and his own flight instructor. “The airplane had flown before. I figured it would fly again,” Ray said. Unlike the P-51, the airplane tracks straight down the runway on takeoff, like a jet. No right rudder required because of the counter-rotating propellers. The weirdest part is taxiing because the natural tendency is to put the yellow line under the nose. But if you do that in a Twin Mustang, the right fuselage is off in the dirt and the wing is in the trees. So you have to constantly be aware. The airplane is a little heavier on the controls than a P-51 and “it is fast … real fast,” Ray said. All too soon the interviews were over, and the folks crowded around the celebrities. It was a celebration of a lot of work, a lot of money, a lot of talent, and more than a little bit of luck.
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ELWELL / PAGE 26 Elwell has flown into Oshkosh in the past, but this time around was a little more special. “I’ve flown in here at least two or three times in the FAA Citation, but I was a passenger each time. This is the first time I was at the controls of a GA aircraft [1981 Beech Baron],” Elwell said. “The coolest thing about coming was that the air show was in full motion, all the smoke trails were being made, and to come alongside of that, to touch down on the dot … that was really cool.” Elwell said that Oshkosh is a place that feels like home to him. “The moment you step on the property, and it is from every angle, it doesn’t matter if you are at the seaplane base or if you’re at the tower looking down on the acreage of metal, or just walking the street and looking at these people and their arms are just filled with so much
stuff and they’re like, where do I go to next. They are sunburned and sweaty, and you know they are sleeping under a wing tonight, but they don’t care. They are still happy. It’s just unbelievable. I don’t know how to describe that! How are you supposed to describe that? And it’s passion, it’s a passion. It doesn’t matter who you talk to — if they are passionate about one particular model or year of airplane, or the whole field — it’s infectious.” With Steve Dickson being confirmed as the new administrator on Wednesday, Elwell will be returning to his role as the deputy administrator upon Dickson’s swearing in. EAA looks forward to working with the new administrator and is grateful for the strong working relationship with Elwell as the acting administrator over the last several months.
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Both Kevin and Cory want to inspire aviators to get involved in STOL and backcountry flying, but beyond that they want to reach the next generation of aviators using social media. Kevin continued, “For the social media aspect, we are putting this kind of content online. Between all of the Flying Cowboys, we have 20 million followers. It is impressive to go to a place like Theater in the Woods for a STOL forum and see that it is standing room only, and all we did was create a few videos that we want to watch and entertain ourselves because TV is horrible. We take a couple photos and you put it out on social media platforms, and all of the sudden people are seeing them and going, ‘Wow, that’s neat,’ and you start to build this following. … We are putting this out there because we appreciate aviation and backcountry aviation. To take part in the fly-in and talk about STOL and off airport, we just want people to realize that is accessible to everyone.” Cory added, “It is so awesome. It’s aviation, it is nature, it’s the backcountry,
and combining those elements is the reason why we share it, because if we didn’t share it we would feel guilty. It is that good. It is almost as if you had tasted this delicious fruit and the first thing you want to do is show it to your best friends, and everybody, and spread it like it is the gospel.” STOL flying is gaining in popularity at fly-ins all around the nation. The inspiration for anyone to get involved often comes from the influence of social media and the enthusiasm that is passed through content. Anyone can become interested in STOL flying, and it can open a whole new world of exploration. The popularity of STOL flying will continue to grow in the aviation community due to the accessibility and relatable energy. Kevin ended with, “You really feel like you are obligated now to share it, because we have built this following and you don’t want to let them down because you have a voice now. ... I am proud to say we are inspiring young aviators and old aviators alike to get into flying backcountry.”
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The Gipsy Moth’s wings can be stowed manually, a process Mike Maniatis and a helper demonstrated at AirVenture. Photos by Frederick A. Johnsen
Mike was faced with a number of decisions about how to restore his Gipsy Moth. He lacked photos of it as delivered, so its original color scheme could not be nailed down with certainty. He explains that some Moths of the era were doped only in basic protective silver as a weightsaving measure. When de Havilland relented and added color top coats, the colored dope was only applied to the fuselage. A de Havilland Moth historian
in the United Kingdom helped Mike select an appropriate vintage color scheme that uses a deep red shade on the fuselage, with the standard silver wings and tail surfaces. Mike used a time-honored method to attach the fuselage fabric to the frame with coats of nitrate dope acting as a cement. He followed this with brushed-on and sanded butyrate dope layers, capped with three or four sprayed coats to finish the job. The
result is clean and inviting. The Moth looks like it flew off the cover of a 1928 aviation magazine in all its glory. In fact, Mike said the Moth is like artwork that has an aesthetic appeal. He finds people are drawn to his clean biplane. During a program in the Vintage Village, Mike and an assistant quickly disconnected pins and folded the right wing back along the fuselage to show how easily it can be done. The wing also features
licensed Handley Page leading edge slats that deploy automatically when needed. The Gipsy Moth “is a great cross-country airplane,” Mike said. He calls the cockpit comfortable. It features a vintage British Husun compass mounted to the right side of the cockpit, derived from maritime compasses by that company. And Mike distinguishes his prewar Moth from later Tiger Moths: “The Tiger Moth feels much more modern than this airplane.”
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Student pilots wanting to learn to fly aircraft with modern avionics usually confront complex avionics systems designed for experienced pilots flying under instrument flight rules. This steepens student pilots’ learning curves, delays their ability to earn their pilot certificate, and increases training costs. xVue Touch eliminates all those barriers by providing a high-quality, touch-screen primary flight display with advanced capabilities in an intuitive package. The streamlined, simple software menus make all functions accessible within two to four touchscreen touches, decreasing student pilots’ time to learn the avionics, thereby making it quicker and easier for them to learn to fly. To learn more about this program, stop by the BendixKing Pavilion near Exhibit Hangar B or Pipistrel at Booth 8687 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.
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