One Of The Aviation World's Iconic Designs Makes A
100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any
technology, these days, much less anything that flies. Thats said,
a flyable replica Wright B Flyer is making the rounds of Oshkosh
and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in
celebration of the century milestone.
One Of The Aviation World's Iconic Designs Makes A Comeback
100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any technology, these days, much less anything that flies. That said, a flyable replica Wright B Flyer is making the rounds of Oshkosh and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in celebration of the century milestone.
One Of The Nation's Finest Pilots Is A Life-Long Flyer
There are few people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar
with the name of airshow pilot, Greg Poe. Greg is a native of
Boise, Idaho and has spent most of his life there. He started his
flying career at an early age and earned his pilot's license while
still a teenager, flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport
along side the Boise River.
The grass in the Red lot is still soaked, sun streaming across
the North 40 reflecting on row upon endless row of wings. A
beautiful sight as I begin the slow, easy trek across the
AirVenture grounds to Aero-News headquarters by the control
Kevin Lancaster Updates American Yankee Association
The American Yankee Association (AYA) held their annual meeting
at the Honda Forums Pavilion 2 at Wittman Field on Tuesday. Kevin
Lancaster, owner of Trueflight Aerospace, delivered an update on
the progress, or lack thereof, on new Tiger manufacturing.
General Says The Entire System Needs To Be Recapitalized
One of the biggest challenges facing the Air National Guard
today is replacing its fleet of aircraft that are approaching the
end of their service lives, the Air Guard's director said here
today. "A big problem we have in the Air National Guard is figuring
out how to recapitalize our aging fleet."
Marine Corps Maj. Richard "Bart" Bartolomea says he feels at
home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational
environment."It's awesome," he said. "I brought the board games,
but haven't had the chance to break them out yet."
Resolution Recognizes The Value Of GA To the Economy
The NBAA Wednesday welcomed the passage of a non-binding
resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives, that recognizes
the value of general aviation to the nation’s economic and
Jeppesen, along with SOLIDFX and iREX, developed a portable
aviation information management product, providing pilots the
ability to read Jeppesen’s Electronic Terminal Charts with a
one-pound, portable e-reader device.
One Of The Nation's Finest Pilots Is A Life-Long Flyer
There are few people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar with the name of airshow pilot, Greg Poe. Greg is a native of Boise, Idaho and has spent most of his life there. He started his flying career at an early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager, flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise River.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt made his first appearance at
Oshkosh as administrator Thursday, bestowing The Wright
Master Pilot Award on EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, and taking
questions from some of the several hundred pilots in the
Along with some of the smallest aircraft being built and flown
around the world today, AirVenture has a reputation for going big
when bringing aircraft to Oshkosh, and 2009 is no exception. Among
the impressive sights this year is the largest passenger aircraft
It may be a match made in heaven -- or a future oil and water
mix-up -- but for the moment, the presidents of the AOPA and EAA,
Craig Fuller and Tom Poberezny respectively, signed a joint
memorandum of understanding.
Growth of General Aviation Pilot Population a Top Priority
EAA CEO and President Tom Poberezny and AOPA President Craig
Fuller held a news conference in AeroShell Square at EAA AirVenture
in Oshkosh Wednesday, signing a formal Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) to solidify a closer working relationship.
Measure Contains Money For Two Programs That Have
Drawn Veto Threats
The U.S. House Of Representatives Thursday passed a Defense
Appropriations Bill 400-30 which contains four programs
that President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have said
are a waste of taxpayer money.
The CAF (Commemorative Air Force) has spent 5 years restoring
this P-51C after it was involved in a crash in which pilot Don Hinz
was killed. The airplane flew for the first time just five
days before Oshkosh 2009.
Lycoming Updates The Fight Against 100LL By
Lycoming fully expects that the EPA will rule against 100LL
fuel, forcing the industry to find an alternative in the next 5 to
7 years. They believe that this ruling will come because of
global economic, political and regulatory pressure.
Predicts Business Will Be Back To "More Normal" By 2012
At a news conference at AirVenture 2009 Wednesday morning,
Embraer North American VP for Marketing Ernest Edwards said
there are signs of recovery, and that Embraer expects to be seeing
a business model that is "more normal" by 2012.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today
joined Virgin Galactic in celebrating the PW308A-powered
WhiteKnight Two (WK2) launch aircraft reaching an altitude of over
52,000 feet on its way to the 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show
Completes Funding For Development Of Integrated Human And
Payload Space Launch System
Galactic (Vg) shared a major milestone Tuesday at AirVenture
when Sir Richard Branson signed an agreement to enter into a
strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi based Aabar
Investments. The agreement allows for Aabar to secure about a
32% equity stake in Virgin Galactic.
"Our goals are to grow general aviation, including Young
Eagles, respond to industry issues and promote
Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny
commenting on the Memorandum of Understanding signed Wednesday
between himself and AOPA President Craig Fuller.
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who
enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, at a time
when there were many people who thought that black men lacked
intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism.