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Ford set for 15th year at Oshkosh Ford Motor Company is back for its 15th consecutive year as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. But don’t let that fool you; Ford has much more happening at Oshkosh this year than vehicles. Opening day concert Ford presents musical legend Kenny Loggins live in concert tonight, starting at 6 p.m. on Boeing Plaza. The concert is adjacent to the Ford Hangar and free of charge to all AirVenture guests. F-35 Mustang Ford’s design and engineering teams have really outdone themselves this year by creating the one-of-a-kind F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang, which will be on display throughout the week in the Ford Hangar. This is among the first 2015 CONT. P18


Welcome to Oshkosh! By Jack J. Pelton


n behalf of your board of directors, EAA employees, and the thousands of EAA volunteers that make our annual convention and fly-in possible, I welcome you to Oshkosh. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I would never have believed the countless number of hours volunteers have donated to make this opening day possible. I can’t thank each of you enough for your generous support of EAA and our mission to make flying as available and accessible to as many people as possible, no matter what they choose to fly. This week we honor our founder, Paul Poberezny, who understood before the rest of us that when you can bring people and aviation together, lifelong bonds with flying and with friends are formed.

Paul reminded us every year that Oshkosh is EAA’s annual family reunion. The airplanes brought us together, but friendships we make here and anywhere people fly keep us together. Our EAA fly-in has grown into the world’s largest private aviation event. Hundreds of companies are here to show us their latest products and services. And thousands of proud airplane owners want to show all of us what skill, hard work, and imagination can do to build, restore, preserve, and enjoy flying for their own reasons. EAA’s success has been built on the orderliness and cleanliness that Paul insisted on from the beginning. And the same attention to details and respect for the risks of all aspects of avia-

tion are essential for a safe Oshkosh that we all expect. We are looking forward to a great week with almost endless things to see and do, when almost anything imaginable will take to the air. I thank all the volunteers for making this possible and ask you all to join me in remembering Paul’s credo of family, planes, and cleanliness this week at Oshkosh.

EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton

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Group arrivals By James Wynbrandt


AA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 marked its unofficial beginning this past weekend with the annual group arrivals of Beechcraft Bonanzas (Bonanzas to Oshkosh; B2OSH), Cessnas (Cessnas 2 Oshkosh) and Mooneys (the Mooney Caravan), totaling almost 200 aircraft. The B2OSH crew, parked in North 40 rows 530-536, which inaugurated the group-arrival tradition a quarter century ago, arrived first, flying in from their staging point in Rockford, Illinois, with 110 airplanes. On the wing of flight lead Wayne Mudge was the last V-tail Bonanza built, piloted by Wade McNabb, curator of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tennessee, with Wayne Collins, who organized the first B20SH 25 years ago, in the right seat. “I had no idea when we brought nine airplanes in 1990 we’d be recognized as part of AirVenture,” Collins said after touching down. The B2OSH effort has become the model, and its organizers have provided technical assistance for other group arrivals. All participating pilots must undergo formation training, and at Oshkosh all camp together at their airplanes, holding barbecues, seminars and other group activities. The Mooney Caravan (North 40, rows 541-542), for example, has scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday a seminar provided by

Teledyne Continental Motors—the Caravan’s primary sponsor—on Continental aircraft engines, which is open to all AirVenture attendees, said Caravan flight lead David Piehler of Wausau, Wisconsin. This year, 38 aircraft joined the Caravan on the flight in from Madison, Wisconsin, including a brand-new M20S Acclaim crewed by Mooney COO Tom Bowen and CEO Dr. Jerry Chen, the first aircraft Mooney International has built since the company resumed aircraft production earlier this year. The company recently held an auction for the new Acclaim, fetching a reported winning bid of $606,000, with proceeds going toward funding a planned Mooney Museum. The aircraft will be delivered to its new owner here at AirVenture. EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton, who was on hand to greet all the mass arrivals, noted Mooney’s return to production made this an especially momentous year for the Caravan. Staging from Juneau, Wisconsin, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (North 40, rows 537539), celebrating its ninth year, brought 54 Cessnas from all corners of the U.S., ranging from C-172s to a C-310, with 110 pilots and passengers aboard, said lead aircraft pilot Gil Velez of Jersey City, New Jersey. That marks an almost 30-percent increase in participation over the previous three years, and one-third of this year’s pilots are first-timers.


Pam and Jon Baker get help from Nany Verghese in assembling a tent after the Mooney arrivals. PHOTO BY JASON TONEY


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Sonex AeroVee Turbo, SubSonex plans unveiled By James Wynbrandt


xperimental aircraft manufacturer Sonex Aircraft of Oshkosh unveiled its AeroVee turbocharged engine and provided updates on its SubSonex personal jet program during the company’s annual EAA AirVenture open house yesterday. The turbocharged AeroVee variant ups the power of the engine from 80 hp to 100 hp. “It’s a huge added benefit,” Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett told attendees. “You’re going to outperform engines rated 120 hp, or approaching 130 hp, because you have [the turbocharger] working for you.” Monnett said the turbocharging increases climb rate by 200300 feet per minute and cruise speed

by 25 mph when the engine is operated conservatively. The AeroVee Turbo is priced at $10,995, and an upgrade package for normally aspirated AeroVees costs $3,995. Deliveries of the engine are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. Monnett said some 500 to 700 upgradeable AeroVees are currently in operation. Company President John Monnett, Jeremy’s father, detailed developments in the SubSonex program. An updated prototype, the JSX-2, is powered by the PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine and features a larger cockpit. “If you weigh 250 pounds, you won’t have any trouble getting in this air-

plane,” Monnett said. Fuel capacity has been increased to 40 gallons usable, giving the aircraft a range of about 500 miles with reserves. Price for a quick-build SubSonex kit is $130,000, with a $5,000 option for additional assistance for aircraft registered in the experimental exhibition category, which obviates the 51 percent rule for experimental aircraft construction. Letters of intent to purchase have been sent to prospective buyers with $10,000 deposits, allowing them to firm their orders at a price of $120,000. A BRS system and retractable landing gear are standard. An optional MGL iEFIS Explorer avionics package is available for $5,440, and other options

include oxygen system, cabin heat, heated leather seats, and a trailer for ground transport. A letter of authorization (LOA) is required to operate the aircraft, and Monnett outlined several paths to obtain the document. He recommended glider training and high-performance go-kart driving as good practice for flying the jet. Deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the year. Sonex will be holding seminars and presentations throughout the week at its display area (Booth 605, 622), and will demo the SubSonex JSX-2 on Tuesday, at twilight on Wednesday just before the night air show, and on Saturday.


Attendees at the Sonex open house admired the new AeroVee Turbo engine unveiled yesterday.

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A flightline volunteer marshals a newly arrived Piper Pacer to the Vintage aircraft parking area. PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALES

Bella Ciochetti, Vannessa Sisto, and Holly Ciochetti sit under their plane while watching arrivals on Runway 36L.

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One airplane, 5,000 builders By Randy Dufault


his morning at 8:00 a.m., EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton will open the crates containing parts of what is expected to be a complete airplane seven days later. And any EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 attendee can contribute to the effort. The One Week Wonder is a 750 Cruzer kit donated by the Zenith Aircraft Co. It’s their latest design, and comes out of the crate with all rivet holes pre-drilled to the full size. With some 25,000 rivets required to complete the airplane’s assembly, the goal over the course of the week is to get attendees to simply stop into the One Week Wonder tent—located at the corner of Knapp Street and Celebration Way—listen to a quick tutorial, pull a few rivets, and sign the builder’s logbook. “We are trying to get as many people involved in the riveting as possible,” said Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith. “Hopefully we are going to have 5,000 people that can say I pulled a rivet on that airplane. I think that is pretty cool. Hopefully that will plant a seed” in attendees’ minds

that they, too, can build a kit airplane, Heintz added. A core team of 150 volunteers, ranging from novices to experienced builders, is providing instruction and will concentrate on longer-running tasks. EAA technical counselors are supervising the work. Zenith factory specialists are on hand to advise and answer questions, but do not plan to participate in building activities. In parallel with the airframe construction, volunteers and helpers will assemble the Rotax 912 powerplant into a complete firewall-forward package. Plans are to mate the engine and airframe together as early as Friday. And if all goes as expected, the airplane should taxi under its own power Sunday afternoon. Its first flight may happen shortly thereafter. “We’ll fly when it is ready,” Heintz said. “We didn’t want the pressure of a clock. Based on our planning, we should be ready on that seventh day. But we want to ensure that things are done well and properly, and that it will be a good flying airplane when it is done.”


The One Week Wonder entrance where aircraft building starts today.

Staff-built Zenith CH 750 receives airworthiness certificate By Barbara A. Schmitz



EAA’s staff-built Zenith CH 750 received its airworthiness certificate on Saturday from the FAA’s Ray Peterson. From left are Tracy Buttles, Tim Hoversten, Kyle Voltz, Peterson, and Charlie Becker.

t definitely was Christmas in July for EAA employees who spent nearly two years building a Zenith CH 750. On Saturday, the aircraft received its airworthiness certificate from the FAA, just prior to the start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Charlie Becker, EAA homebuilt community manager, says the credit goes to Ray Peterson of the FAA, who was flexible in rescheduling the inspection after a setback last week. The group mistakenly fried the avionics when calibrating the fuel tank by hooking up the auxiliary battery in reverse. More than 40 employees helped build the plane since September 29, 2012,

Becker says. “But I’m not willing to reveal the number of hours it took,” he says. “The bottom line is that we got it done.” During AirVenture, the plane can be seen in the Homebuilders Hangar, supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty. Becker says they hope to fly it for the first time shortly after the convention. The plane will be added to the EAA Employee Flying Club. Zenith Aircraft Co. donated the kit to EAA. Other project supporters include Dynon Avionics, SteinAir, Aerovoltz, AeroLEDs, Flightline Interiors, Poly-Fiber, Aircraft Specialty, B&C Specialty Products, Whirl Wind Propellers, and The Ray Allen Company.

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Paul Poberezny: Gone, but not forgotten By Barbara A. Schmitz


AA Founder Paul Poberezny will be noticeably absent from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, having died at age 91 just weeks after last year’s event. But his memory and legacy live on in displays, special events, and most importantly, in visitors’ minds. A brief ceremony, including a missingman formation flight led by EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast and accompanied by P-51s, honored Poberezny at the EAA Memorial Wall on Sunday for the 62nd annual gathering he created. “It offered an opportunity for closure to those who saw Paul only once a year,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of marketing. In addition, Paul’s prized P-64 and P-51 are being displayed on Boeing Plaza throughout the week, Larsen says, while a special tribute area tells Paul’s story in his own words at the EAA Welcome Center. “We wanted to create a central point on the site for people to come and not just pay tribute to Paul, but also to learn,” Larsen told AirVenture Today. “We wanted to do something to pass on the things

that made an impact on the organization from Paul’s perspective.” All the quotes in the display are so-called “Paulisms”—things he often said. The display also includes Red One, the Volkswagen he drove throughout the AirVenture grounds; videos of Paul; a replica of the Waco Primary Glider he owned during high school; and the Baby Ace, the homebuilt aircraft that helped to convince the general public that amateurbuilt airplanes were attainable. Elsewhere on the grounds, the airplanes used to circle the parachute team that opens the daily air show will have a connection to EAA’s founder, while Tuesday’s EAA Lifetime Member Dinner will also have a strong Poberezny tribute theme to it, Larsen says. Lastly, friends who knew Paul well will present their stories at Theater in the Woods tonight, in a special event featuring Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker. You don’t need to go far, however, to hear stories about Paul. Walk up to people and you’ll likely hear a story of the approachable and friendly man known for his love of aviation, as well as for his love of people,

and who started EAA in the basement of his home in 1953. “He always would shake your hand,” recalls Jim Bennett, a volunteer from Independence, Missouri. “He was a down-toearth guy who would talk to anybody as he drove Red One around the grounds.” He also was a big tease. “Paul would tease me about anything,” recalls John Lowell, of Bulverde, Texas, who has worked summers in EAA maintenance for 20 years. “I used to trade him hot peppers for his pickles. He was full of information and always fun to be around.” John Ross, a flightline operations volunteer from Appleton, Wisconsin, says his favorite Paul story occurred 22 years ago when he first became a volunteer. It was 11 at night, and Ross was sitting around the campfire with other volunteers when Paul pulled up in Red One with a friend, who Paul neglected to introduce. “I kept thinking I knew this fella, and I asked him if he wanted a beer,” Ross recalls. “It wasn’t until later that I found out I gave a beer to John Denver.”

Paul always made sure to visit with the volunteers who annually made the fly-in and convention a success. “He’d stop by and help himself to coffee at night,” recalls Nelda Lowery of Monroe, Louisiana, who helps with the Volunteer Kitchen and who has been attending AirVenture for 40-plus years. “He just wanted to visit and he was never too busy. He loved people, and he took care of people, too. Plus, there was no job he wouldn’t do himself. If something needed to be done, Paul would do it.” The Saturday before the convention begins is the annual brat fry and the last meal provided to volunteers who come early to prepare for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Paul was always there, says John Sickafoose, of Lakeland, Florida, an 18-year volunteer. “Paul loved brats,” Sickafoose says, “but he always would bring his own bun, year after year.” While AirVenture will go on, it won’t be quite the same, Sickafoose says. “I’ll really miss Paul’s personal touch.” PHOTO BY ANTONIO DAVIS

EAA’s Welcome Center features a special tribute area to EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, who died last August at 91. Overhead is a replica of the Waco Primary Glider that he owned in high school.


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AIRVENTURE TODAY announces new LSA triphibian By James Wynbrandt


ewly formed yesterday unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 a full-scale engineering mock-up and an ambitious plan to create the MVP (Most Versatile Airplane), a “triphibian” light-sport aircraft (LSA) capable of operating on land, water, or snow and ice, while doubling as a platform for boating, camping, and other outdoor activities. “It is our hope that by combining the amazing world of flight with a versatile backpack of adventure-supporting features, that MVP aircraft will change the way sport aviation is valued,” said MVP. aero Founder and President Darrell Lynds. Others involved in the MVP effort include Steve Pugh (CEO); Mike Van Staagen (EVP, design and engineering), formerly of Cirrus Aircraft and lead developer of the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet; and Michael Lynds (VP, digital marketing). Signature features on the mock-up showcased by Van Staagen at AirVenture include a large canopy that when not flying can be lifted vertically with one hand, creating a large open area, and a similarly upward moving instrument panel pod, allowing “origami” floor panels to be unfolded to create a flat platform for boating, fishing, or camping. A hammock can be strung between the rear-facing engine and the empennage. A 30 percent scale

model flew last year, helping validate “key Creek, Florida, while Hanxing Aviation of ers, Lynds said, “We’re working to make behavioral traits” of the design. China has been named manufacturer and shared ownership a structural part of our The privately funded, Delaware-based distributor for the Asian market. company. We are not going to leave the plans to offer the MVP initially The aircraft has a target price of next generation behind.” as an experimental amateur-built kit, then $169,000 for the experimental version To learn more about the MVP, visit the as an experimental light-sport aircraft (E- and $189,000 for the S-LSA. company’s exhibits at the EAA Seaplane LSA), and lastly as a manufactured special Noting the high cost could be an im- Base and at booth I-1 in the EAA Innovalight-sport aircraft (S-LSA) on a rough pediment to sales among target custom- tion Center. timetable of three, four and five years, respectively. PHOTO BY PHIL WESTON A Rotax 912/914 will serve as the launch engine for the MVP. No avionics package has yet been selected. The target useful load is 450 pounds, and the company points to design features that will create numerous weightsaving opportunities and enable the MVP to meet LSA weight limits. Details of the undercarriage and hull system will be released in late 2015, and the company hopes to have a prototype flying in 18 to 24 months. Lynds said the company has formed strategic production and servicing partnerships with Glasair Aviation of Arlington, Washington, and Fibercraft Inc., of Spruce Jenny Walsberg waves from a hammock strung on the MVP “triphibian.”

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xperience military aviation history with some of the most storied aircraft ever built told by the heroic veterans who flew them as the EAA Warbirds of America hosts twice-daily (10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday) Warbirds in Review presentations at EAA AirVenture’s Warbird Alley. Preceding the daily presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Warbirds Living History Group re-enactors will do an educational talk/demonstration regarding the flight gear associated with the upcoming aircraft. Singers will also provide entertainment from the 1940s-1960s just prior to actual Warbirds in Review sessions. All Vietnam veterans in attendance will be recognized before each session, and book-signing opportunities will follow in the Warbirds Merchandise Building. Here’s the lineup for this year’s Warbirds in Review presentations: Monday, July 28 10 a.m. – Fairchild PT-19 with owner Richard Smith and Jack Hibbits, World War II PT-19 instructor and author of Take ’er Up Alone, Mister. 1 p.m. – Lockheed P-38 Lightning and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk with Ron Fagen of the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum. Also featuring Christina Olds, author of Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds. Shuttle Commander and Astronaut Joe Engle will also join the presentation and share stories about flying the P-40. Tuesday, July 29 10 a.m. – North American T-28 with owner Ken Fardie. Featuring Gen. Richard Secord and Richard Welch “Raven 41,” telling the Ravens/Air America story. Secord authored the book Honored and Betrayed, and only 12 copies will be available in the Warbirds Gift Store. Welch’s book The Ravens will also be available for sale in the Warbirds Gift Store after the presentation. 1 p.m. – P-51 Old Crow with owners Jim Hagedorn, Jack Roush, and featuring triple-ace Bud Anderson, author of To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Along with Old Crow, this year will highlight Bud’s service in Vietnam with a surprise guest and a story you will not want to miss. Wednesday, July 30 10 a.m. – Bell UH-1 Iroquois Huey helicopter owned by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, with Maj. Gen Patrick Brady. A Medal of Honor recipient and Huey pilot, Brady is the author of Dead Man Flying. The AAHF will also bring its Bell AH-1 Cobra, and a short dedication ceremony for the aircraft will occur at the beginning of this presentation. 1 p.m. – Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog and de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou owned by Cavanaugh Flight Museum with “Caribou Bob” Schrader, Bird Dog pilots the “Catkillers,” Charlie Finch, and Doc Clement. Finch and Clement are featured in the book A Hundred Feet Over Hell, which will be available in the Warbirds Gift Store after the presentation. Thursday, July 31 10 a.m. – Fairey Gannet with owner Shannan Hendricks, veteran pilot Harry Odone, and crew members Ron Stoner and Kirk Hexum. Jack Morrissey will be introduced, and he will appear in the Warbirds Gift Store for autographs afterward. CONT. P22

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Able Flight’s 2014 class to receive wings at AirVenture By Antonio Davis


ble Flight’s newest pilots will receive their wings Tuesday, July 29, at 9 a.m. on Boeing Plaza. Special guests will include Aviation Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff and AOPA President Mark Baker. This year’s class includes two pilots who are quadriplegics, one who is a paraplegic, one who has a spinal condition, and two who have lost one or more limbs. Two of the new pilots are wounded veterans, and another is a veteran who was disabled while in service. From mid May to early July, the student pilots flew as often as twice a day at Able Flight’s joint training program at Purdue University. In between flights they attended classes, and as a group accumulated more than 260 hours of instruction in two specially adapted Sky

Arrow 600 LSA and an adapted Flight Design CTLS. Three of the new pilots will be honored as the recipients of the AOPA/ Able Flight, Bombardier/Able Flight, and Shell Aviation/Able Flight scholarships. Signature Flight Support and Able Flight will also have a special announcement at the event. In its seven years of providing fullride flight-training scholarships and mentoring for people with physical disabilities, Able Flight has helped certificate 40 pilots. This is the fifth year of the partnership between Able Flight and Purdue’s Department of Aviation Technology. It has resulted in a 100 percent success rate with student pilots who have trained at the university.


New Able Flight pilots include (front, l to r) Curtis Stanley, Daniel Clayton, Tim Klemm, Jason Gibson, Chris Sullivan, and Ellen Howards. In back are instructors Cory Morgan, Brandon Vath, Thomas Keiffer, Matt Paczolt, Nick Losande, Lucero Duran, and Mike Pence Jr.

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Ford Mustangs that will be available to the public and was specifically built to be auctioned to the highest bidder in Thursday night’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser for the EAA Young Eagles program. The F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang is themed on the Lockheed Martin F-35

Lightning II, the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter jet. Ford Hangar offerings If you’ve ever dreamed of piloting an F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, then visit the Ford Hangar from Wednesday through Sunday to experience the thrill of simulat-

ed flight from the F-35 cockpit. Instructor pilots will be on hand to field your questions about this unique aircraft. New this year, visitors can don an Oculus Rift headset to experience leading-edge 3-D virtual reality to ride along with legendary Ken Block in his 650-hp Fiesta ST!


Other activities you can check out in the Ford Hangar include family favorites such as the Raptor Rock Wall and Tough Tumblers Bungee Trampolines, Mustang electric Pony Ride head-tohead races for the kids in miniature replica Mustangs, and the skills-testing ST Racing Simulator. The Ford Mustang 50-year anniversary celebration includes classic cars to the allnew 2015 model, the Mustang 50 Years Photo Booth, Mustang pinball machines, snap-together Mustang model kits, penny presses, and much more! AirVenture is the first venue in the United States to have all of the new Ford and Lincoln vehicles in one location. Along with the Mustang, see the F-150, Super Duty, Focus, Focus ST, Edge, Expedition, Lincoln MKC, and Navigator. Model T Experience: Take the family for a Model T ride at the Ford Hangar, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fly-In Theater EAA Fly-In Theater features movies every night Sunday, July 27, through Saturday, August 2. Check listings for movie features and special guest presenters each night.

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 Beatles Tribute The year 1964 introduced not only the venerable Ford Mustang, but also was the year four lads from Liverpool, England, came to America and changed the world. On Saturday night, the Beatles tribute band, 1964: The Tribute, will rock Boeing Plaza starting at 6:30 p.m. 1964: The Tribute has been called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth” by Rolling Stone. The group has performed more than 2,900 shows, taking audiences on a musical journey dating back 50 years.

Venture, Ford is offering EAA members an additional $750 incentive toward the purchase of a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle, just for attending AirVenture. Visit the Ford Hangar to register for this exclusive EAA member benefit offer. Ford Autograph HQ—Featuring autograph sessions all week with celebrities, aviation enthusiasts, legendary performers, and other special guests. Times and schedules are available at the Ford Hangar. Free Collector Hats—In celebration of six generations of Mustang, snag the Partner Recognition Program Mustang 50 Years Baseball Hat distrib EAA members can receive Partner uted free each day at the Ford Hangar. Recognition PINs at the Ford Hangar, Watch for the Ford Transit Connect providing substantial savings on most distributing free ice cream each evening Ford and Lincoln vehicles. And to cel- in the campgrounds and at the Monday ebrate the consecutive at Airand Saturday night concerts. half 15th page horizontal Oshkosh.pdf year 1 6/19/2014 10:37:05 AM


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Sam Idarraga from Waukesha, Wisconsin, (far left) spends the afternoon mingling with friends by his C-150.

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1 p.m. – North American B-25 Mitchell bomber owned by Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, with special guest to be announced. Friday, August 1 10 a.m. – Douglas A-4 Skyhawk and A-1 Skyraider owned by Paul Wood, with pilots Dave Waldrop and Dick Diller, author of Firefly, A Skyraider’s Story About America’s Secret War Over Laos. Additional veterans to be announced. 1 p.m. – North American P-51 with owner Tony Buechler and veteran Jerry Yellin. The pilot who flew on the last mission of World War II, Yellin wrote Of War & Weddings. Buechler has owned this P-51 for 29 years. Saturday, August 2 10 a.m. – Beechcraft T-34s with multiple owners, representing all service branches, and pilot Bob Hoover, author of Forever Flying. 1 p.m. – Lockheed P-38 Glacier Girl with owner Rod Lewis along with pilots Steve Hinton and Bob Cardin. An autograph session will follow in the Warbirds Gift Store featuring author Bee Haydu with her book Letters Home: 1944-1945.


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New Safe Flight angle of attack unveiled By J. Mac McClellan


afe Flight Instrument Corp., a pioneer in stall warning and angle of attack display, has developed a new angle of attack system (AOA) designed for a range of homebuilt and general aviation airplanes. The SCx system uses Safe Flight’s leading edge lift transducer to measure AOA across the operating range of airplane weight, flap position, and airspeed. Most importantly, the SCx accurately measures AOA during uncoordinated flight, which some other AOA systems can’t do. The SCx lift transducer looks much like the stall warning vane found on hundreds of thousands of personal airplanes. A key difference is that the SCx vane is spring-loaded to a neutral position. That’s because there is a stagnation point where the oncoming slipstream divides to flow over and under a wing in flight. The stagnation point moves up or down on the leading edge in direct

response to changes in AOA. The SCx vane measures the movement of the stagnation point. The SCx can, of course, warn that you are flying too close to the stalling AOA, but it also continuously shows your AOA in relation to the maximum wing lift available. That means you know you are climbing at the most-efficient angle or are descending for landing with a safe margin above stall. To display AOA, Safe Flight uses a vertical stack of LEDs in a small box that can be mounted on the glare shield in clear view of the pilot. An array of three vertical and two horizontal green indicators in the display’s center shows the AOA is normal for takeoff or landing, at an airspeed that is about equal to 1.3 times stalling speed for weight, configuration, and sideslip. When the AOA is reduced by increasing airspeed or unloading the wing, the green indicators move up on

the display. If you load up the wing or slow down, the green lights move down as long as lift is increasing so you can fly a maximum-performance departure or landing approach. As the AOA approaches the stalling angle, amber lights near the bottom of the scale appear. As a further warning, a Geiger counter clicking sound is sent to your headset. As the AOA increases closer to the stall, the Geiger counter sound increases its frequency and urgency. I flew the SCx in a standard Cessna 172 Skyhawk. The small indicator was mounted directly in front of the pilot position, which I thought may be distracting, but it turns out it’s easy to see without blocking any view over the nose. I found the display totally intuitive from the first takeoff. It was impressive—and comforting—to see AOA confirmation of just how high a deck angle was required to obtain safe maximum climb.

I loaded up the wing in steep turns and the AOA indication increased just as you would expect. Stepping on a rudder to slip in the turn made the AOA jump up markedly, a very important warning for pilots who are slow, and turn tightly in a traffic pattern. Moving flaps up or down immediately changed the AOA indication as the wing added or lost lift potential. I couldn’t find a way to trick the system into showing a false or misleading indication. The SCx is a two-box system with no plumbing. The vane is mounted on the leading edge and a single electric cable runs to the indicator. All cables and hardware are included. The SCx is priced at $1,495 with $200 off if you buy the system here at Oshkosh. It is available now for installation in experimentals, and Safe Flight hopes to have FAA approval for certificated airplanes as soon as possible. Safe Flight’s exhibit is located at Booth 18 in the Main Aircraft Display.


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Learning is a lifelong journey. Build your aviation knowledge and have some fun at the Jeppesen educational forums throughout Oshkosh week. We’ll even have our stars from the Chart Clinic Confidential webinars giving in-person classes (no paparazzi please). • MossY and Peter King iPad ® Real World IFR Monday, July 28 2:30-3:45 Forum 9

• Chart Clinic Confidential Cleared for Takeoff (airport diagrams) Tuesday, July 29 11:30-12:45 Forum 5 Climb Via (departures) Wednesday, July 30 11:30-12:45 Forum 5

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Alphabet soup Fairchild stumps em at Warbirds By Frederick A. Johnsen


ith nomenclature that could win at Scrabble, the unique Fairchild XNQ trainer at AirVenture 2014 generates quizzical looks from even seasoned warbird watchers. Don and Ann Pellegreno fly the last remaining XNQ-1. Three airframes were designed and built between 1945-47. Pitched to the Navy, the XNQ also received Air Force consideration as a replacement for the T-6 Texan, under the designation T-31. But the Fairchild’s tail wheel versus the Beechcraft T-34’s tricycle-gear stance contributed to the selection of the latter trainer for production. One of the three XNQs was written off in a landing mishap; another airframe gave itself for structural testing, and only the Pellegrenos’ plane remains, a former barn denizen Don purchased after a half-decade of negotiations. He gave $8,000 for it in 1982, but don’t even think of offering that for it today. The Pellegrenos rebuilt the XNQ in a barn in Iowa over the next 10 years. The airframe’s previous moves and storage had taken a toll. The Pellegrenos determined that “the basic airplane was hurting, but restorable.” The bottom of the center section, the wings, the horizontal stabilizer, and the cowling were reskinned. That big fishbowl canopy was replaced, as was the radial Lycoming R-680-13 engine. The first post-restoration flight was in 1992. It has appeared at Oshkosh a few times, but not so often that it is routine. It still prompts questions and double takes, with a huge clear canopy reminiscent of a T-28 or even a P-51, plus the tailwheel stance of a T-6. Parked in Warbirds this year, Don has previously taxied it to the Vintage area

with a succinct rationale: “Everybody sees it as a warbird. I see it as a Fairchild.” Don likes the way it handles. “I call it my tin Cub,” he says, making a comparison to the simple Piper Cub for ease of handling in the air. The surviving XNQ had about 1,000 hours logged by the time it quit flying in 1956. It passed through several institutional and individual hands before the Pellegrenos breathed life into it again. Like any vintage airplane, this one takes maintenance to keep it flying the 50-60 hours the Pellegrenos put on it each year. They’ve logged more than 680 hours in their trainer since rebuilding it. The XNQ burns about 15 gallons of gas an hour in a noisy demonstration of internal combustion. It tanks 80 gallons. At 1950 rpm, the Lycoming delivers an indicated airspeed of between 135-140 mph. Well-planned as a trainer, it has good forward visibility on takeoff and landing. A wide main gear track, plus a locking tail wheel, helps keep it rolling in the right direction. Pushing the stick full forward unlocks the tail wheel. With some differences in radio gear, the rest of the aircraft “is all back original,” Don says. Originally assigned Navy Bureau Number 75726, the XNQ flies with civil registration N5726, the closest available registration Pellegreno could get. The XNQ has a wingspan of 41 feet, 4-1/2 inches, a length of 28 feet, 1-7/8 inches, if one can really measure it to the last eighth of an inch on a hot day. Empty, it tips the scales at 2,974 pounds; its maximum weight is 3,898 pounds. PHOTO BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSEN Don and Ann Pellegreno brought the world’s only Fairchild XNQ-1 trainer to AirVenture 2014.

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MONDAY JULY 28 ALL DAY Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) Flight Tournament, Rockwell Collins, Booths 239-242 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aerobics Class, Theater in the Woods Powered Parachutes Demo, Ultralight Runway 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM #EAASelfie, College Park 21st Century Scavenger Hunt, College Park 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Fellowship of the Wing Service, Fergus Chapel 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Vintage Type Clubs Forum, Vintage Hangar Bell 47 Flight Experience, Pioneer Airport 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EAA Library Book Sale, EAA Museum 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Spirit of Aviation Movie, EAA Museum-Skyscape, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Deep Space Exploration Forum, NASA Panel, College Park Composite 101 Workshop, Composite Workshop Weather for Controllers & Pilots Forum, Dale Wright, FAA Safety Center Aircraft Safety and Risk Mgmt Forum, Jack Dueck, EAA Canada Gas Welding 101 Workshop, Joe Maj, Gas Welding Workshop Aircraft Building in High School Forum, Robert Kelly, Homebuilders Hangar Sheet Metal 101 Workshop, Sheet Mtl, Aircraft Spruce TIG Welding 101 Workshop, Lincoln Electric, TIG Weld Lincoln Electric Form Aluminum Wing Ribs Forum, Jim Martin, Workshop Classroom 1 Advanced Composite Infusion Forum, Russ Emanis, Workshop Classroom 2 Engine Control Cable Options Forum, Dick & Bob Koehler, Workshop Classroom 3 Eagle Flights Overview Forum, Brian O’Lena, Forum 1 Alternative Aviation Fuel Forum, Elaine Croft McKenzie, Forum 2 PBR in Practice Forum, John Heida, Forum 3 KR Experimentals Forum, Mark Langford, Forum 4 Pass Your Checkride Forum, Larry Bothe, Forum 5 HAI All About ADS-B Forum, Steve Podradchik, Forum 6 JP Instruments Leaning 101 Fundamentals Forum, Mike Busch, Forum 7, Honda Aircraft Young Eagles Of Course Forum, Jim & Sandy Dukeman, Forum 8 Buying and Selling Aircraft Forum, Robert McKenzie, Forum 9 Honda Generators Fabric Covering 101 Forum, Poly-Fiber Instructor, Forum 10 Poly-Fiber

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE Radial Engines Forum, Dave Hedgecock, Forum 11 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Metal Shaping Workshop, Vintage Hangar 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Aircraft Restoration Workshop, AeroPlane Factory Timeless Voices Interview Opportunity, EAA Museum 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AWC Aviation Weather Talk Forum, Aviation Weather Center, Federal Pavilion 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Two Fathers One War Authors Corner, Marcia Pollock Wysocky, EAA Wearhouse 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ultralight & Light Planes Demo, Ultralight Runway 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ford Tri-Motor Flight Experience, Ford Tri-Motor Building 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM B-17 Flights Flight Experience, B-17 Trailer 9:00 AM - 3:20 PM Premier Helicopter Flight Experience, Pioneer Airport 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Helicoil Installation Forum, Dick & Bob Koehler, Workshop Classroom 3 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Pay Any Price Movie, EAA Museum-Skyscape Flight Gear Showcase, WB Living History Group, Warbird Alley 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Navigating Special Use Airspace Forum, LtC Paulsgrove, Federal Pavilion 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Singer Theresa Eaman Performance, Warbird Alley 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Aeromedical Reform Legislation Forum, Todd Rokita & Jack Pelton Forum 7, Honda Aircraft 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Aviation Warbird Heritage Forum, Gordon Page, BendixKing Pavilion #292 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Vintage Workshop, Vintage Hangar Pre Flight Weather, Mike Cetinich, IMC IFR Proficiency Center Hand Prop Your AC Demo, Vintage Red Barn 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Aircraft Dispatcher Jobs Forum, Danny Mortensen, College Park Canadian Activities at AV Forum, EAA Canadian Council, EAA Canada Legal Does Not Mean It’s Smart Forum, Sarah Rovner, FAA Safety Center Benefits of Waterborne Paints Forum, Dan Stewart, Forum 2, GAMA Top 10 Prop Designs Forum, Craig Catto, Forum 3 B-25J Sandbar Mitchell Forum, Patrick Mihalek, Forum 4 Aviation Photography 101 Forum, Gene Stoegbauer, Forum 5 HAI Jungle Flying Lessons Forum, Joe Hopkins, Forum 6 JP Instruments 7 Sins of Airplane Design Forum, Barnaby Wainfan, Forum 9 Honda Generators

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 Picking a Homebuilt Design Forum, Budd Davisson, Forum 10 Poly-Fiber Teachers and Aviation Forum, Barbara Walters-Phillips, EAA Museum-Hilton Commuter Craft - Homebuilts in Review, Richard Hogan, Homebuilders Hangar Infusion Q and A Forum, Rus Emanis, Replica Fighters HQ P-38 Glacier Girl Forum, Dick Campbell, EAA Museum-Skyscape Steel Tube Fuselage Repair Demo, Vintage Red Barn Fairchild PT-19 , Warbirds in Review Carbon Fiber Repairs Forum, Michael Hoke, Workshop Classroom 1 First Flight in Your Homebuilt Forum, William Posnett III, Workshop Classroom 2 Hangar Construction Forum, Lars Jensen, Workshop Classroom 3 Buying and Selling Aircraft Forum, Steve Fushelberger, Forum 1 Mooney Aircraft Forum, David Marten, Forum 8 A/C Insurance Mumbo Jumbo Forum, Bob Mackey, Forum 11 Rotorcraft Flight Briefing Meeting, Geoff Downey, Ultralight Forums Tent Get your picture taken in an F-86, College Park GA Accident Case Studies Forum, NTSB, Federal Pavilion 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Vintage in Review, Ray Johnson, Vintage Red Barn 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Airborne Internet Systems Forum, Jeff Kaufmann, BendixKing Pavilion #292 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM IMC Club Open Chapter Meeting, Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA IMC IFR Proficiency Center 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Turret Tales Authors Corner, Judie Ohm, EAA Wearhouse 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Stewart Systems Covering Demo, Ultralight Forums Tent 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Avoid Being Intercepted Forum, LtC Kevin Roethe, Federal Pavilion 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM iPad Usage by DPEs Forum, Brian Dillman, College Park 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Vacuum Bagging Workshop, Scott VanderVeen, Composite Workshop Spatial Disorientation Forum, Rogers Shaw, FAA Safety Center Around the World Flight Forum, CarolAnn Garratt, EAA Museum-Hilton Fuel System Testing Forum, David Prizio, Homebuilders Hangar I Want to be an Astronaut Forum, David Ruck, EAA Museum-Skyscape The Pietenpol Experience Forum, John Hofmann, Workshop Classroom 1 Globe Temco Swift Forum, Bo Mabry, Workshop Classroom 3 What Is Powered Paragliding Forum, Mike Robinson, Ultralight Forums Tent

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Latex Paint for Aircraft Forum, Malcolm Morrison, Forum 1 The Right Navigation App Forum, Joe Marszal, Forum 2 GAMA Volunteering at Oshkosh Forum, Dave Mercer, Forum 3 Introducing Vz Forum, Norman Howell, Forum 4 The Rotorcraft Add-On Forum, Derrick Bolhofner, Forum 5 HAI Electrical Systems Forum, Timothy Gauntt, Forum 6 JP Instruments Past and Future of Powerplants Forum, Dick Rutan, Forum 7 Honda Aircraft Flying with ForeFlight Forum, Jason Miller, Forum 8 Intro to Formation Flying Forum, James Clark, Forum 9 Honda Generators Flight Test for 2 Forum, Panel, Forum 10 Poly-Fiber Future Unleaded Avgas Forum, FAA & PAFI, Forum 11 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Rotorcraft Demo, Ultralight Runway 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM A-6 Intruder Stories Forum, Cdr J Zanino USNR Ret, BendixKing Pavilion #292 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Know Your America Forum, Nicholas Georgeff, Federal Pavilion 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Flight Gear Showcase, WB Living History Group , Warbird Alley 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Singer Theresa Eaman Performance, Warbird Alley 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM FAA Wings- ADS-B Forum, Jay Shears, BendixKing Pavilion #292 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hand Prop Your AC Demo, Vintage Red Barn Chart Clinic Take Off, Craig Thighe, et al. , EAA IMC IFR Proficiency Center 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Composite 101 Workshop, Composite Workshop Building an AC in Canada Forum, Jack Dueck, EAA Canada New in FAA Legal Enforcement Forum, Michael McKinley, FAA Safety Center Gas Welding 101 Workshop, Joe Maj, Gas Welding Workshop The Story of Lady Be Good Forum, Dick Campbell, EAA Museum-Hilton Sonex - Homebuilts in Review, Jeremy Monnett, Homebuilders Hangar Sheet Metal 101 Workshop, Sheet Mtl Aircraft Spruce Vietnam Hanging On Forum, James Zitzelsberger, EAA Museum-Skyscape TIG Welding 101 Workshop, Lincoln Electric, TIG Weld Lincoln Electric Light Sport Maintenance Forum, Carol & Brian Carpenter, Ultralight Forums Tent Ask an AME Forum, Vintage Red Barn P-38 and P-40 , Christina Olds, Warbirds in Review

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heater in the Woods evening programs feature presentations, speakers, and stories covering a variety of topics and interest areas. Here’s what’s scheduled for the week: Monday, July 28: Remembering Paul, 8-8:45 p.m. Join Sean D. Tucker and the EAA family for an evening of stories remembering EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, shared by several of his longtime friends. Valdez, 8:45-10 p.m. Participants of the annual Valdez, Alaska, Fly-In and Air Show competition. Tuesday, July 29 Bill Barber Award Presentation, 7-7:30 p.m. World Airshow News presents the annual Bill Barber Award for Showmanship to Greg Koontz. X PRIZE 10th Anniversary, 8-8:45 p.m. SpaceShipOne’s epic achievement is commemorated, with speakers Erik Lindbergh, Gregg Maryniak, of X PRIZE, and Doug Shane of the Spaceship Company. I Want to Be an Astronaut, 8:45-10 p.m. A 38-minute documentary examining the current state of America’s space program. Appearing are producer David Ruck, Maj. Gen. Joe Engle, and Col. Charlie Precourt.

Wednesday, July 30 EAA Concert Band, 6-7 p.m. Under the direction of Elton Eisele, performing selections from Disney’s smash hit animated feature Planes. Glacier Girl, 7-8 p.m. The story of the recovery and restoration of this iconic aircraft, with Bob Cardin. Thursday, July 31 The Millionaires’ Unit, 7-8 p.m. Award-winning author Marc Wortman and documentary filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King. The Birth of Military Aviation, 9-10 p.m. The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Jenny documentary premier, 10-11 p.m. Tells the story of the plane that taught America to fly. Friday, August 1 Join us and five generations of Thunderbird pilots for a night to be remembered. Saturday, August 2 Combat Lifesaving in Afghanistan and Iraq, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about today’s lifesaving techniques for treating wounded soldiers with members of a Critical Care Air Transport Team.

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Special year in store at Vintage ByJames Wynbrandt

It’s a vintage year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for enthusiasts of any aviation era as the Vintage Aircraft Association is spotlighting a host of rare aircraft along with an enhanced schedule of daily activities, forums and workshops. The featured classics and antiques on display include a Pitcairn Mailwing and Fairchild 21 mail planes; a Lockheed Vega of the type Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post set world records in, as well as more than half a dozen twin-engine Lockheed 12 Electra Juniors; a British Fairey Gannet warbird; a homebuilt Jenny; a recently completed reproduction of a Benoist flying boat, the world’s first airliner; an Ercoupe that has flown more than 1,000 Young Eagles; and the recently restored Piper Cub the Buck Brothers flew across the U.S. more than 60 years ago, a journey recounted in the memoir Flight of Passage.

Along with the static displays, Vintage in Review presentations are held 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Interview Circle in front of Vintage Hangar each day spotlighting a rare aircraft and its restorer. “There’s always a story about the airplane, but there’s also the unique individual that’s behind the restoration, so we learn about both,” said program Chairman Ray Johnson. The venue has comfortable bleachers for attendees, and each day’s program starts by firing up an OX5, believed to be the oldest aircraft engine still operating. This year the Vintage crew is also making more room for educational forums and demonstrations. Inside the Vintage Hangar, sessions will include a welding repair demonstration using a gas welder, which doesn’t require operators to wear welder’s glasses; a fabric covering workshop demonstrating new techniques for applying

Poly-Fiber; instruction on making wooden wing ribs; and a round engine education seminar. Airframe & powerplant mechanics will demonstrate safety wiring and torqueing techniques, and owner-assisted annuals. At an “Ask the AME” session, attendees can get answers about any medical issues related to flying. Attendees can also meet members of type clubs representing Aeroncas, Stinsons, Fairchild, and other vintage aircraft. Experience some vintage Oshkosh-style hospitality in the Red Barn, the Vintage Aircraft Association’s headquarters. Schedules of activities will be posted daily at the Vintage Hangar.



Classics like Dan Wood’s 1948 Cessna 170 populate the Vintage area. It will be featured, along with Bob McHugh from Nuvite polishes, Mark Marino’s Lark of Duluth Benoist replica, and Marlin Horst’s 1929 Fairchild 71 (in back) in Monday Vintage programming starting at 11 a.m.

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nless you’re a sport pilot, or flying gliders or hot-air balloons, you need to obtain and carry an FAA medical certificate. But thanks to efforts by EAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), legislation pending in Congress to reform the FAA’s medical certificate requirements could eliminate that requirement for thousands of pilots. The legislation, H.R. 3708, the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013, was introduced last year by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), who chairs the Congressional General Aviation Caucus. Congressman Rokita, an FAA-certificated commercial pilot, will hold a forum Monday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m., to discuss the bill. He’ll be joined by EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. The “Aeromedical Reform Legislation Forum” will begin at 10:00


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Light sport: 10 years young, yet so mature By Marino Boric



It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the FAA announced finalizing the sport pilot and light-sport aircraft (LSA) regulations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. Over the intervening decade, some amazing facts have emerged. For example, the LSA category has blossomed like never before in civil aviation: Some 136 new models have been introduced in less than 10 years, a pace of more than one new aircraft every single month. This level of development was made possible thanks to simplifying how LSA-compliant aircraft are accepted by regulators. Designers responded with hundreds of fresh ideas on ways to build all manner of new aircraft. The LSA concept worked so well that the FAA and industry are using the same basic model for type-certificated aircraft as part of the ongoing FAR Part 23 rewrite project. That the FAA regards the LSA safety record as “acceptable” is considered by some as high praise for a government agency tasked with the industry’s oversight. We asked Dan Johnson, president of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, what he imagined 10 years ago at the start of the LSA category. His answer: “Once the long-awaited regulation arrived, a great demand exploded for LSA. It was clear pilots were ready for light sport, but we did not see why at first. The dropping of the FAA medical requirement was an

aid to many pilots, and they embraced LSA. Those aviators—former GA pilots—asked for similar equipment on the LSA. As a result, prices soared even while the airplane became far more capable than the ‘sport’ planes first envisioned.” What about LSA’s future? “With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that LSA will continue their travel around the world as more countries from Europe to China embrace the possibilities of this method of aircraft approval,” Johnson added. “FAA is to be congratulated for unleashing through reduced regulation a great potential for aviation such as we have not seen since the close of World War II last century.” Johnson even sees a new aircraft category coming, since some of the most successful producers of LSA are moving swiftly to fill the need for lower-priced and differently imagined aircraft in the four-seat market, and beyond. Flight Design, Tecnam, Pipistrel, Evektor and others—manufacturers largely unknown in North America before 2004— are emerging as the producers of what may become the next generation of general aviation aircraft. Ten years on, the news about light sport is good. To learn more about LSA and the sport pilot Certificate, visit EAA’s Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft 10th Anniversary Exhibit near Boeing Plaza, right in the heart of AirVenture.

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very pilot I have ever spoken to is happy when they land at Oshkosh. But I think the most excited pilots are those who fly in together in a mass arrival. I was out at the North 40 airplane parking and camping area over the weekend when the Cherokees and Bonanzas to Oshkosh taxied in and parked in perfect rows. It was the most euphoric group of pilots and passengers you could imagine. I don’t know how long owners of the same type of airplane have been Bonanza arrival in the North 40 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. getting together to arrive en masse at Oshkosh, but it has been many, many years. It’s on Runway 18/36 at Oshkosh. The lead airplane impossible to know for sure who was first, but I be- in the formation and the Bonanza on the left land lieve it was Bonanza owners. on the main runway when using 36 and the right The early group arrivals were, well, not exactly side airplane touches down on the parallel taxiformal. Pilots would fly into an airport within easy way, which is Runway 36R during the show. It range of Oshkosh, discuss their plans, and head for would be the reverse if landing south. Wittman Field. They also plan and practice to stagger the threeI don’t know of any serious mishaps during a ship formation if winds, weather or some other facmass arrival, but it became obvious there were tor requires use of Runway 9/27. The Oshkosh towrisks to consider and mitigate. Flying with er simply clears the formation as a whole to land friends in similar airplanes is fun, but group and it’s up to each three-ship to maintain spacing leaders recognized it would be more fun, more and roll out to the end as planned. of a challenge, and more rewarding if they did This type of flying is exactly the opposite of it right. tooling around the sky and enjoying the scenery, Doing it right means instruction and prac- which is usually described as “fun flying.” tice in the basics of formation flying. Pilots with But the formality and rigid procedures required formation experience, mostly from flying in the for a safe formation arrival doesn’t eliminate the fun. Instead, it creates fun because these pilots military, took the lead in teaching others. Pilots planning to join the group for the mass have a very exact measure of how well they perflight to Oshkosh were required to receive in- formed, and how they can continue to improve. That’s what is great about Oshkosh. Every flystruction and demonstrate basic formation competence. Safety was the emphasis much more ing interest is represented and none is more valuable or worthy than another. We all fly for our than holding perfect position. The larger type groups now meet at their own reasons. But if you want to see the biggest smiles on staging fields often days ahead of the actual departure for Oshkosh to practice, train, and plan. pilots climbing out of their airplane after taxiing They brief before each flight, and then debrief in at Oshkosh—more than 100 smiles in the Boafterward to discuss what went right and what nanza formation—greet any of the mass arrivals. Doing your best, most precise flying is one heck needs more work. For example, the Bonanzas to Oshkosh em- of a way to start your stay at the world’s greatest ploy three-ship formations. The plan is to land aviation event.

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Around the Field By Jack Hodgson

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It’s “day zero” here at AirVenture 2014. Lots of attendees are around, and airplane arrivals are constant and increasing. North 40 parking is filling up. And the sun is shining (mostly). Who could ask for more? Sitting beside his plane, laptop on his knees, catching up on work in between the aircraft touchdowns, is Richard Marko. Richard is originally from Prievidza, Slovakia, but he lives now near Washington, D.C. He flies with the Congressional Flying Club at Montgomery County Airpark (KGAI) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He flew to AirVenture 2014 in the club’s 1979 Cessna 182 Skylane. “I love it. Really smooth. Flies great.” Richard has been flying for three years, and he flew to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 with his instructor, getting some IFR training along the way. In fact, they got some on the trip in: “Some weather over the lake. Not too bad.” This is his second time at the Oshkosh fly-in; his first time was 2012. He has a clear goal for this year’s visit. “I came to learn. So I’m going to take a number of different classes and workshops. Mostly safety of flight stuff.”

Interestingly, Richard is running for mayor of his town back in the Slovak Republic. When asked why, he says simply, “I want to help.” He feels that his old hometown would benefit from leadership that had a wider worldview, and the ability to speak the languages of other cultures. In addition to the variety of local issues he’s championing, he also wants to help a local Prievidza aircraft company. He wants to help Aerospool get permission to export its WT9 LSAstyle aircraft for sale here in the U.S.

Ed Cole is sitting beside his classic Twin Commander watching the sky. Ed is from College Station, Texas, and has been to AirVenture about seven times. The flight this year was mostly uneventful, though a fuel stop in Dubuque, Iowa, gave him a chance to get an early look at the Oshkosh-bound T-6s that were staging there. “The trip here was really easy. I came Thursday. It was a pretty simple day. Beautiful weather, and just a lovely day to fly.” His early arrival to the fly-in would normally have scored him a parking spot in one of the first few rows, but instead he was directed to one dedicated to twin-engine planes. And that’s just fine with him. “I like this row.” He’s a twin guy, and has had his Twin Commander for about five years. It’s a 1964 500B model. “The same model that Bob Hoover used to fly. It flies like a dream; it’s just a wonderful airplane.” Ed is a retired airline and Air Force pilot. He’s been flying since 1970. He flew F-4s and F-16s for the military, and 757s and 767s for the airlines. That’s quite a range of flying experiences. “They’re totally different. Flying little airplanes, then going to the airlines was quite an adjustment. And then going from flying all jets to flying a piston, where the two engines basically have to fly formation with each other, as opposed to an airliner where you just push forward and both engines go up together. This one I have to

talk to each engine when I’m flying. Yeah, it is a considerable difference.” Ed flies the Commander out of Easterwood Airport (CLL), a small, towered facility in College Station, Texas. “The airport is used quite a bit by military coming up from San Antonio to shoot patterns. But other than that it’s a pretty quiet, nice airport.” Why does he come back to AirVenture? “I just love being around pilots. Yesterday, we just stood under this wing and talked to a gentleman from a Cessna down there, whose son is an instructor at Kansas State. We talked for probably an hour and a half. That’s a real treat, to visit with other pilots and talk about airplanes. And then see the show when it starts too.”

Richard Marko is originally from Prievidza, Slovakia, and now flies to AirVenture from Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Ed Cole from College Station, Texas, and his classic Twin Commander.

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Valdez STOL flights Monday-Wednesday after air show At the end of the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday air shows, you’ll want to stick around to watch AirVenture’s first Valdez STOL demonstration competition flights, on Runway 18/36. Both Monday and Tuesday will feature qualifying flights of the short takeoff and landing airplanes, with the top finishers competing in the finals on


Wednesday. Scoring will be done just like the annual Valdez, Alaska, competition, adding the total of takeoff and landing distances. Monday’s Heat 1 pilots include Bobby Breeden, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N329RB; Bob Barrows, Bearhawk LSA, N289EH; Chris Nesin, Piper J-3, N7430H; and Dennis

Wittenberg, Piper PA-18 Super Cub experimental, N396CW. In Heat 2 Monday will be Doug Wilson, Pegazair, N54WD; Ed Doyle, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N7545K; and Frank Knapp, experimental Cub, N85CX. Flying on Tuesday, Heat 1, are Bob Breeden, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N329RB; Joe Dory, experimental Super

Cub, N1111E; and Mike Olson, Super Cub, N749RE. Heat 2 pilots are Roger Dubbert, Zenith STOL CH 701(registration TBD); Scot Warren, Carbon Cub SS, N531WA; and Steve Henry, Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, N556TW. The STOL pilots will also perform flight demos later this week off the grass strip in the Ultralight area.

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hell Aviation team invites visitors to participate in a variety of activities offered during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Shell activities include providing updates on company activities and products to people who visit AeroShell Booth 3072, which is located in Exhibit Hangar C. Other activities consist of technical forums that will focus on unleaded avgas, and a 30-year anniversary celebration including a performance by Boogie and the Yo-Yoz Thursday at the Main Stage on Boeing Plaza at 5:40 p.m. There is also an opportunity from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., to meet the AeroShell Aerobatic Team for an autograph session Monday through Thursday during AirVenture, and those who visit the booth can enter a sweepstakes offering a chance to fly with the team. The winner will be announced at the start of

Thursday’s concert on Boeing Plaza. And Tuesday, July 29, at 9 a.m., at Boeing Plaza, the Shell Aviation/ Able Flight Scholarship in honor of Alan Henley, a founding member of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, will be awarded during the Able Flight Wings Pinning Ceremony. This is the first Able Flight Scholarship to be awarded since Shell Aviation announced in April its commitment to Able Flight, an organization providing aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities. Graduates learned to fly at Able Flight’s annual joint flight training program with Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology. Guests can collect a free AeroShell Oshkosh poster and purchase AeroShell oil from its official distributor when they stop by the booth.

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MT Propeller obtains STC for Piper Meridian By Marino Boric, EAA European Correspondent

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ust days before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, German manufacturer MT-Propeller received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its new Quiet Fan Jet propeller. The STC covers installing the new prop on Piper’s PA-46-500TP Meridian powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A turbine engine. The five-bladed propeller is lighter than the unit it replaces, according to the company, and offers unlimited blade life. MT says the new design’s first U.S. customer is Red Bull air racer and five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Kirby Chambliss. The new propeller is the latest-generation, scimitar-shaped, five-bladed design. The company says it can shorten the Meridian’s takeoff run by 15 percent, and offers 10 percent bet-

ter climb rates plus increased cruising speeds. MT-Propeller says it’s what Kirby Chambliss was looking for. Chambliss—who is used to maximum thrust during his aerobatic routines—was looking for an upgrade to make his Piper better. Results include increased cabin comfort thanks to reduced noise, basically no perceptible vibration and increased performance. The smaller-diameter prop also helps reduce foreign-object damage during ground operations, which also requires less power. Results include easier taxiing and reduced wear on the brakes and prop blades, which no longer are constantly in beta mode. For more information, visit the company’s website,, or the MT-Propeller exhibit in the BendixKing by Honeywell Exhibit Hangar B, booths 2014-2015.

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EAA Cardmembers, stop by for your free gift!2 1. Use your U.S. Bank EAA Visa Card while at AirVenture 2014. 2. Bring your EAA Visa Card, along with your receipt(s), to any U.S. Bank Location on the AirVenture grounds. 3. Pick up your free gift. Don’t have an EAA Visa Credit Card yet? Visit any of the tabling locations throughout the AirVenture event. Get a FREE gift for applying.2 Get great benefits like discounts on aviation supplies3. Plus, each purchase helps support EAA programs. Cardmembers have already helped contribute over $500,000 to projects like the museum and youth programs. Only new accounts that booked between 4/1/14-9/30/14 are eligible to receive double points. Promotion period ends 9/30/14. Please wait 6-8 weeks after promotion ends to receive bonus points. Double points are dependent upon merchant classifying themselves with the proper code. Only valid for Signature and Select Rewards cardholders. Account must be open and in good standing to receive bonus points. 2 Cardmembers must present their U.S. Bank EAA Visa Card and AirVenture 2014 receipts at the U.S. Bank table in order to claim the free gift. Limit one free gift per Cardmember and while supplies last. For non-cardholders, one free gift for each completed application, while supplies last. Offer valid 7/28/2014 – 8/3/2014. 3 Up to 10% off purchases at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Co. Some restrictions apply. Speak to a representative during AirVenture to learn more. 1

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ircraft Spruce & Specialty has free printed copies and CD versions of its new 20142015 catalog at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The 2014-2015 catalog cover features the popular Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, the aircraft being built this week as EAA’s One Week Wonder project. There are hundreds of new products among the 80,000 different items featured. See the complete product line at www. AircraftSpruce. com. Ask for your complimentary copy in the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company Hangar A, booths 1024-1029.

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11:00-11:45 am Flying Club Management: Jan Squillace, Wings of Carolina & Marc Epner, Leading Edge

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12:00-12:30 pm Stump the IA with Mike Busch

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1:00-1:45 pm Polar Pumpkin Flight to the North & South Pole: Art Mortvedt

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10:00-10:45 am Murphy's Aeronautical Laws: Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Foundation

Learn what can go wrong on general aviation flights and how accidents can be avoided.

11:00-11:45 am Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker

Get an update on the most pressing GA issues from 3rd class medical reform to unleaded avgas and learn more about AOPA’s most recent initiatives; Q&A session, too!

11:45 am-12:00 pm Jeppesen’s 80th Birthday Party

Enjoy a cupcake and celebrate AOPA's 75th and Jeppesen's 80th anniversaries!

12:00-12:45 pm Aircraft Re-imagined!: Mark Baker and AOPA Staff

Learn about AOPA's newest project to increase the accessibility of GA and decrease the cost of flying!

1:00-1:45 pm The Kings on Avoiding Unwanted Adventure: John and Martha King, King Schools

Humor and real-world stories illustrating the principles of risk-management, plus practical tools you'll use forever.



MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014


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Rockwell Collins announces head-up flight tournament R

ockwell Collins will hold a Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) flight tournament each day in its exhibit located at booths 239-242 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. People can come in and compete for the highest score using the HGS Flight app. The tournament is open to any age, and the overall winner will receive a David Clark headset.

Photo by Bruce Selyem

Hangar B Booth #2074 Hangar D Booth #4112 & Outside Booth #332

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golden age with the EAA® Classic Sweepstakes Visit our NEW AirVenture® grounds location or to enter the 2014 EAA® Classic Sweepstakes and for complete official rules and prize descriptions.

Second Prize: 2013 Can Am Maverick X rs

Built to satisfy the appetite of any high-performance side-by-side enthusiast, the Can Am Maverick 1000R X rs will take trail riding, dune whacking, and rock crawling to the next level. Special thanks to BRP Rotax for the generous donation of the Can Am Maverick X rs.


Visit us at our new location in Booth No. 475 in front of the control tower across from A&W.

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 See Port-A-Cool at EAA Booth 2100, Hangar B & Booth 818, Fly Market Area





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Reminder: Expanded air show box for Thunderbirds performance will relocate the crowd line


ttendees, volunteers, and pilots should be aware that the Thunderbirds performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday require a larger aerobatic box, necessitating a slight move of the crowd line to the west during the afternoon air shows on those days. Only essential, authorized air show personnel are permitted inside the box during the Thunderbirds performance. The Thunderbirds crowd line will run the entire length of the flightline, in line with the existing speaker poles, about 120 feet west of the regular crowd burnline. This line will be clearly marked. For air show spectators Visitors will have access to this area until 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 12 p.m. on Sunday. At those times, visitors must move back to behind the Thunderbirds crowd line.

For aircraft parked on the flightline After 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday, pilots or crew of planes parked between the two crowd lines will be allowed in the area for a short time with a security escort to perform urgent, essential tasks. Access will end at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For aircraft parked south of Ultralights After 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and after 12 p.m. on Sunday, pilots or crew of planes parked in this area will be allowed in the area for a short time to perform urgent, essential tasks. Access will end at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Full access will be restored after the completion of the Thunderbirds performance on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Look for extensive signage on the grounds, further explaining the areas and times covered by these necessary rules and guidelines.




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AUTHORS CORNER Come to the EAA Wearhouse to meet the authors of these exciting titles and more. For schedules and listings of authors, visit

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Your EAA merchandise purchase supports EAA programs that help grow participation in aviation.

Your EAA merchandise purchase supports EAA programs that help grow participation in aviation. Copyright © 2014 EAA

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014


EXPERIENCE LYCOMING Events & Training Schedule (Booth #277-282) DAILY ACTIVITIES • Experience Lycoming: History. Making. Engines. – Showtimes Every 20 Minutes! • Training Tent – Check the Daily Schedule Below • Lycoming Engines Then & Now – See Our History-Making Engines and Products • Special Commemorative Photo Op at Our Booth! • Lycoming Store Featuring Signature Gear

SPECIAL EVENT: Tuesday is Lycoming Day at EAA Plaza!

Share your Lycoming experiences at

In celebration of Lycoming’s 85th anniversary, visit EAA Plaza for: • Lycoming-Powered Aircraft on Display - 8:00 am – 2:30 pm • 85th Anniversary Presentation - 1:30 pm • Lycoming Owners Group Photograph - 2:00 pm Join us for a group photograph if you own a Lycoming-powered aircraft!

TRAINING TENT Learn more about your Lycoming Engine with FREE training sessions in the Lycoming training tent. Be a part of one of AirVenture’s most popular events. Registration starts 30 minutes before the event and is located in Booth #277-282.


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Re-assembly of a Lycoming Engine


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Smooth Valve Operation Lubrication System


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Re-assembly of a Lycoming Engine


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Carburetor/Fuel Injection and Leaning Ignition System and Lead Fouling Reduction


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Disassembly of a Lycoming Engine Re-assembly of a Lycoming Engine


9:30-11:30 am 1:00-3:00 pm

Smooth Valve Operation Lubrication System

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

I like to stay ahead of my aircraft. So if I’m 40 miles out with weather rolling in, I’m listening to what’s happening in front of me. AWOS. Pilot chatter. A quick check with flight service. Sometimes, there’s a lot to decipher. But I need to hear it clearly. Because when I do, I feel confident. Prepared. In the moment. And that allows me to just

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EAA AirVenture Today Monday, July 28, 2014  

News and Photos from AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Today Monday, July 28, 2014  

News and Photos from AirVenture Oshkosh