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

EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2013

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Promoted as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2013 will take place from July 29 to August 4, 2013. The program includes afternoon performances by superstars in the aerobatic community – Aerostars, Kirby Chambliss, Julie Clark, Kevin Coleman, Mike Goulian, Rob Holland, Nicolas Ivanoff, Justin Lewis, Greg Koontz, Eugene Nock, Steve Oliver, Jim Peitz, Gene Soucy, Bill Stein, Patty Wagstaff, Tora!Tora!Tora! are just some of the performers to look forward to. For more information visit www.airventure.org

Dates: 29 July – 4 August 2013
Venue: Wittman Regional Airport
City: Oshkosh
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States

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

Extra 300

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The Extra “Flugzeugbau” 300 is considered by many aviation experts to be the premiere airplane for serious pilots who compete in unlimited category aerobatic competitions. Designed and engineered by aerobatic pilot Walter Extra, the Extra 300 and its variations have helped several pilots win in competitions all over the world.

During the 1988 World Aerobatic Championship, three pilots flew the Extra 300 tail dragger prototype prior to it entering full production. Four years later, Extra introduced the Extra 300S, a single seat version based on the 300 aircraft, but with a shorter wingspan, larger ailerons, and a steel tube fuselage. The wings, control surfaces, and tail are made of carbon fiber which is stronger, but lighter, than metal.

Extra began offering a two-seat version of the 300 in 1993, with the designation 300L. As with the 300S, the wingspan of the 300L is smaller than the 300. The 300L can perform 400 degrees per second roll rate because of its improved ailerons. The 300L is FAA-approved to perform plus or minus 10 G’s.

In July of 2005, the EA-300LP made its debut during the annual EAA AirVenture event at Oshkosh. The 300LP’s cowling is made from a lightweight carbon fiber honeycomb composite. Engineers reduced the overall weight of the 300LP by 30 pounds as compared to the original 300. When flying in unlimited aerobatic competitions, the weight saving offers a considerable improvement for performance and safety.

In January of 2006, Extra produced the first EA-300SP, a high-performance, single seat version of the 300. It was originally custom built for an aerobatic pilot who was competing in the Red Bull Air Races. Based on the EA-300LP model, the 300SP comes installed with a carbon fiber instrument panel, Teflon hose kit, lightweight avionics, and a lightweight oil cooling system.

Maximum speed: 220 kts
Maneuvering Speed: 158 kts
Stall Speed: 55 kts
FAA Certified Load Factor: Plus or minus 10 Gs
Range: 414 nm
Ceiling: 16,000′
Length: 22′ 10″
Wingspan: 26′ 3″
Height: 8′ 7″
Maximum weight: 2,095 lbs
Empty weight: 1,470 lbs
Engine(s): Lycoming 300 HP 6 Cylinder AEIO – 540 L1B5
Rate of climb: 3,200′ per minute
Crew: 300-one pilot and up to one passenger, 300S-one pilot, no passengers

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!

Pietenpols Honored at EAA AirVenture 2009

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Just more than 80 years ago Bernard Pietenpol set about designing some of the most user-friendly and original aircraft concepts in the world. He quickly set about building a company and marketing his products. His brand of homebuilt aircraft designs made flying accessible to millions and many of them are still built regularly today. This year the Pietenpols Experimental Aircraft Association will be celebrating their 80th anniversary during the 2009 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh.

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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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