Archive for the ‘AirVenture’ Category

FAA about to Shutdown?

It’s looking like this FAA “shutdown” is about the happen. And right on the eve of the Oshkosh Airventure fly-in. The buzz around here is that this will have little or no impact on the operation of the fly-in. The controllers will be considered “essential” and stay on the job. The briefers of course are [...]

UCAP #244-alpha “Let’s do the Airshow Again”

The first UCAP Daily from AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 has been posted. Dave, Jeb and Jack talk about travelling to OSH, the arrival of the Zeppelin airship, and the looming FAA shutdown. Check it out here.

AirVenture Field Conditions Looking Awesome

This report today from¬†Garrett Nievin,¬†who is an airplane parking volunteer already onsite at OSH. He posted this to the DC Pilots email list: Things are going great up here in Oshkosh. It turned hot and humid this afternoon, and the forecast is that it’s going to stay that way until the end of time. The [...]

Burt Rutan’s Boomerang Twin returning to OSH

Ever since Rutan first built it, this has been one of my favorite airplanes. It’s one of the few small twins that I would happily fly on a regular basis.

AirVenture housing still available at UW Dorms reports that as of last night there were 100 rooms still available at the UW dorms for during the fly-in. This is unusual. But if you don’t have a place the stay yet, or if this would be an upgrade for you, you might want to give them a call.

Painting the runway “dots” at Oshkosh’s Wittman Field

Over on the increasingly cool Google Plus, EAA’s Rose Dorcey has posted pics of the colored landing dots being painted on the AirVenture runways.

The Uncontrolled Airspace Stage Show at AirVenture 2011

We’re very excited to announce that the Uncontrolled Airspace Gang will be returning to the EAA Welcome Center Stage during the upcoming AirVenture Oshkosh to record another episode of the UCAP podcast. In a reprise of last summer’s live audience recording of UCAP’s milestone Episode #200, Dave, Jeb, & Jack, plus some special guests, will [...]

Airpigz at the first Oshkosh EAA fly-in.

Here’s a great pic of the 9-year-old Martt Clupper, aka Airpigz, in the 1970 (!!!) EAA Ford Tri-motor. Read Martt’s story about this great memory. (BTW, I found this pic when Martt posted it to the fledgling, and for now only-by-invite, Google Plus. I urge all to give this new service a try when able. [...]