EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2014

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The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh offers a week of action, excitement, education and entertainment, from sunrise to past sunset. The jam-packed schedule includes movies, flight demonstrations, parachuting, hands-on workshops, lectures, practical advice from experts, and much, much more… For all the information on this not-to-be-missed event, visit www.eaa.org/en/airventure/

Dates: 28 July – 3 August 2014
Venue: Wittman Regional Airport
City: Oshkosh
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States

Experimental Aircraft Research

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A look at the evolution of aviation reveals that many times it was flight enthusiasts and amateurs who led the way in developing foundations on which improvements could be made to transform and develop the world of aviation as it is known today. It is for these very reasons that the National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting research into the technology and innovations of amateur built and experimental aircraft. Not only will it give the board insight into the world of experimental aircraft but assist them in establishing what safety measures are being used, as well as the experience levels of these builders.

Later in July the Experimental Aircraft Association will be hosting their annual festival, named AirVenture, where experimental aircraft will be flown in from all over the United States to participate in this event. It lasts for a week and is one of the most popular and largest aviation events on the calendar. To assist the National Transportation Safety Board in their research, the Experimental Aircraft Association will be conducting a survey amongst their more than one hundred thousand members. The survey questionnaire will be asking members about pilot training in regard to their aircraft, if pilots need to undergo additional training to pilot the aircraft, what engines were used in their design, how they configured their landing gear, and if their aircraft has any safety features such as airbags and seat belts. Members will also be asked about flight hours, what type of aircraft they have and if they hold any certificates.

The survey and its answers will allow the National Transportation Safety Board to gather enough information to find out what training and background the people working on the aircraft have, what parts of the aircraft are being modified and the reasons for modifying the parts, as well as what technical specifications the builders are following. Understanding how the experimental aircraft are being built and the experience that the builders have will give the National Transportation Safety Board the opportunity to assist experimental aircraft builders in increasing their safety measures, as it has been confirmed that of the estimated one thousand five hundred accidents that occurred in 2010, two hundred of them were amateur built aircraft, and they make up fifteen percent of the aircraft in the United States. Assisting this area of aviation will be advantageous for the experimental aviation industry and advise the NTSB on where they will be able to assist.

AirVenture Oshkosh 2009

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Taking place from 27 July through to 2 August 2009, this popular event draws crowds from far and wide, year after year, and longtime attendees agree that you need more than one day to enjoy all that is on offer.

Date: 27 July – 2 August 2009
Venue: Oshkosh
City: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Country: USA

Airventure

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA at the Wittman Regional Airport
Next fly-in: July 23-29, 2007

Billed as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” AirVenture Oshkosh is certainly the world’s best-known fly-in and airshow event. It began in 1953 and now boasts more than 600,000 attendees. For many participants, the most exciting part of the event is flying to AirVenture and camping beside their airplanes. In 2006, nearly 10,000 aircraft arrived at Oshkosh from all over the world.

Daily air shows feature numerous war birds and popular civilian aircraft. Airshow demonstrations by outstanding pilots such as Patty Wagstaff ensure exciting and memorable performances.

Workshops, exhibitors, and notable announcements from leading aircraft manufacturers like Cessna and Boeing add to the excitement of Oshkosh.
For more information visit the AirVenture Website at www.airventure.org or at the following telephone numbers: 920-426-4800 or during AirVenture call 920-230-7800 and tell them airplanes.com events planner sent you!

Revolutionary Sport Plane Debuts at Air Venture

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The Oshkosh AirVenture 2008 has already been running for a few weeks now, yet it seems it’s not yet too late for a few new things. Icon Aircraft recently unveiled their new ICON A5 sport plane at the aviation event in Wisconsin, much to the praise of the public and media.

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Cirrus Gets Ready for Test Campaign

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The striking new Cirrus Vision SJ50 V1 has already managed to accumulate 25 hours of test flight since it first took to the skies on July 3. Now it seems that it is ready to undergo a rather rigorous test campaign, which will ultimately help to validate the technology required to finish off the aircraft.

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Cirrus Vision SJ50 Jet Debuts At Oshkosh

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The long awaited Cirrus Vision SJ50 Jet made its much anticipated public debut at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The aircraft jetted in with a high-speed pass before landing on Runway 27 and being towed to a small stage in AeroShell Square, where it was put on display for potential clients to see.

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Oshkosh Debut Venue for Cessna’s New Light Sport Aircraft

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The EAA AirVenture air show at Oshkosh has certainly attracted a lot of attention from manufactures, buyers and the general public. What better place could there be to unveil a new aircraft? Cessna Aircraft Co. recently joined a string of other aircraft manufacturers and chose the Oshkosh convention as the place to début their new light sport aircraft: the 162 SkyCatcher.

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GX Light Sport Aircraft Unveiled by Remos at Oshkosh

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The Experimental Aircraft Association‘s (EAA) AirVenture at Oshkosh in Wisconsin has always been a staging ground for new and exciting aircraft developments and this year was no different. Remos Aircraft recently used the opportunity to unveil the company’s brand new REMOS GX lightweight sport aircraft.

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AirVenture 2008 Casts Spotlight on Homebuilt Aircraft

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Every year the Experimental Aircraft Association holds its AirVenture celebration, but lately fans have been worried that that the event is slipping further and further away from its homebuilt roots. Indeed, it has been giving more and more floor space to plane manufacturers like Cessna and Cirrus over the years, but this year the EAA is attempting to ensure that homebuilt aircraft gets the spotlight.

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