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August 11, 2006

Van’s Aircraft Announces “Matched-Hole” RV-8/8A Kit

If you've been enamored of the sleek RV-8 series, we have good news for you. After a thirteen-month project by Van’s engineering and prototype staff, a new kit for the RV-8 series combines the current matched-hole Standard Wing and Empennage kits with a brand-new Standard Fuselage Kit, bringing the RV-8/8A into the same world already enjoyed by RV-7/7A, RV-9/9A and RV-10 builders.

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Fantasy of Flight To Host First Annual Wings & Wheels Event

Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, October 7, 2006

Fantasy of Flight will play host to an Oktoberfest themed event “Wings & Wheels” honoring the best in German engineered vintage aircraft and automobiles. The attraction is home to the World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection featuring over 40 vintage aircraft including an exact replica of the legendary WW I ace, Manfred Von Richthofen’s (Red Baron) Fokker DR-1 Tri-plane.

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NTSB Publishes Prelim On Oshkosh Ground Taxi Accident

It was about as tragic an accident as we have seen on Wittman Field, Oshkosh, Wisconsin... but the NTSB has started shedding some light on the circumstances that surround this accident with the attached preliminary report.

NTSB Identification: CHI06FA206A 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 2006 in Oshkosh, WI Aircraft: Grumman TBM-3, registration: N420GP Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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Schramm, Lesher Selected For EAA Homebuilders Hall Of Fame

B. J. Schramm, founder of RotorWay Aircraft and creator of the Scorpion and Executive kit helicopters, and Edgar James Lesher, pioneer of the pusher prop design, will both be posthumously inducted into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame on October 27.

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