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  • Friday, July 24, 2015 www.EAA.org/airventureTHE OFFICIAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH

    Sponsor of the day

    Samaritan Aviation provides only air ambulance service in Papua New GuineaLearn more about Samaritan Aviation by visiting its booth at the EAA Seaplane Base. You can catch a bus ($3 round trip) from the main AirVenture grounds Bus Park or the bus stop at the south end of the flightline, past the Ultralight area.

    Mark Palm recalls flying into a village and landing his Cessna 206 floatplane on the Sepik River to pick up a woman with life-threatening pregnancy complications.

    She was completely unconscious, he recalls. I didnt have much hope. They loaded the woman in the plane and flew her to the nearest hos-pital. But with no more room in the plane, her husband was forced to travel by canoe, arriving at the hospital three days later, unsure whether his wife was dead or alive. He was told his wife would prob-ably die, and that it would be too late for his twin babies, so he first went to

    the morgue, Palm says. He had come to town to pick up their bodies and take them home to be buried. But neither his wife nor children were in the morgue. He discovered his wife and babies were alive, Palm says. His re-sponse was, I dont deserve this. But we talked about why we were here, to share Gods love, and for him it was an eye-opener that someone else would care Palm doesnt just care. He makes a difference.

    Samaritan Aviation operates the only floatplane in Papua New Guinea, serving those living in the East Sepik Province through emergency evacuation flights, medicine delivery, disaster relief, and community health programs. Palm visited the area at 19 and saw the medical and spiritual needs of the people. Its so remote, he says. Little things like a small cut can turn into tropical ulcers, and people can lose their legs. While young, he realized a float-plane would provide access to those re-mote areas and allow them to help. A pastors son who had worked at his parents homeless mission in California, Palm went back to the United States and to school, eventually earning a commer-cial pilot certificate with an instrument and floatplane rating, as well as an FAA aircraft mechanic certificate. In 2000, Samaritan Aviation incorpo-rated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and started raising awareness of its mission. Palm wrote a fundraising letter and mailed it to 330 people, with the goal of starting the air ambulance service in five years. But no one was lining up to give money to some 25-year-old with a dream, he says.

    Mark Palm shows off the refurbished Cessna U206-GC that will become Samaritan Aviations second floatplane to provide emergency evacuation flights, medicine delivery, disaster relief, and community health programs in Papua New Guinea. The plane will be shipped to Papua New Guinea in October.

    By Barbara A. Schmitz

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    PHOTO BY PHIL WESTON

  • 2 AIRVENTURE TODAY

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    Youre in congested airspace with aircraft all around you. Which planes do you pay attention to?Traffi c: 10 oclock high, 2 miles. Youll hear the information in your headset and with TargetTrend on your display, you can see air traffi c relative to your speed and position which helps take the guesswork out of your decision making. Youll see other ADS-B-equipped aircraft descending, climbing and cruising in your vicinity. So you can quickly fi gure out which aircraft is trendingin your direction. No surprises.

    Traffi c cant hide from you. Youre in congested airspace with aircraft all around you. Which planes do you pay attention to?Traffi c: 10 oclock high, 2 miles. Youll hear the information in your headset and with TargetTrend

    on your display, you can see air traffi c relative to your speed and position which helps take the guesswork out of your decision making. Youll see other ADS-B-equipped aircraft descending, climbing and cruising in your vicinity. So you can quickly fi gure out which aircraft is trending

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    The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Vol. 16, No. 6AIRVENTURE TODAY

    PUBLISHER: Jack J. Pelton, EAA Chairman of the BoardDIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS: Jim BushaEDITOR: Ric Reynolds MANAGING EDITOR: Dave HigdonEDITORIAL STAFF: Randy Dufault, Megan Esau, Frederick A. Johnsen, Nicole Kiefert, Barbara Schmitz, James WynbrandtCOPY EDITORS: Katie Holliday, Colleen Walsh PHOTO EDITOR: Sadie Dempsey

    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Mariano Rosales, Phil WestonDESIGN: Jenny Hussin, Chris LivieriADVERTISING: Sue Anderson, Larry Phillip AirVenture Today is published during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, July 19-July 26, 2015. It is distributed free on the convention grounds as well as other locations in Oshkosh and surrounding communities. Stories and photos are Copyrighted 2015 by AirVenture Today and EAA. Reproduction by any means is prohibited without written consent.

    Honor Flight kicks off todays Salute to VeteransOld Glory Honor Flight, in partnership with American Airlines, is starting things off at dawn today with the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight III. Up to 100 Vietnam veterans from the area will board an American Airlines 737 bound for Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that honor their service and recognize their many sacrifices.

    The flight kicks off EAA AirVentures salute to veterans activities, which also in-clude a sold out veterans breakfast, a vet-erans parade, and a Vietnam-themed war-bird air show. The vets will be greeted at Reagan Na-tional Airport and then embark on a day-long tour of the Vietnam Veterans Me-morial wall, the Smithsonian American

    History Museum, and Ar-lington National Cemetery. Join us late this afternoon/evening in welcoming back the veterans as they return to Oshkosh and a heros wel-come on Boeing Plaza. Then theyll be treated to a concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and EAA Warbirds of America.

    Old Glory Honor Flight is very proud of its strong working relation-ship with EAA and is humbled by the opportunity to once again partner with American Airlines at AirVenture to show our unwavering gratitude to these true American heroes, said Drew MacDon-

    ald, president of Old Glory Honor Flight. Originally designed as a one-time event in 2013, Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight for Vietnam vets has continued thanks to the generosity of American Airlines and the encouragement of EAA, MacDonald added.

    PHOTO BY JASON TONEY

    Water cannons salute the 2014 Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight. Join your fellow members and others in welcoming back the flight later today at Boeing Plaza.

    V8 power brings economy and speed

    Power systems developed for vehicle propulsion outside of aviation have one thing going for them that the aircraft industry, amateur-built or other-wise, cannot typically offer: sheer volume. I cant even imagine how much mon-ey GM has invested in developing these engines, Jeff Ackland of Altitude Group LLC said about the V8 LS engine he is us-ing in the companys new P85 kit design. The P85 is a derivative of Altitude Groups Radial Rocket. That aircraft is de-signed to use the Vedeneyev M14PF Rus-sian nine-cylinder radial engine. If you do an all-bells-and-whistles 400-hp M14P, get a constant speed prop, and buy your engine accessoriesall that jazz, realistically you are going to spend about $75,000 for the firewall forward, Ackland said. Which really, for 400-hp these days, is, believe it or not, a good deal for the total power plant package. This V8 package is $20,000 to $24,000 firewall forward. Actually horse-power for horsepower, with the same gear configuration, [the airplane will be]

    25 mph faster than with the M14. And, of course, we can burn 91 octane mogas. I think there are some things here that will draw people to that installation. The fixed-gear, taildragger version of the P85 Ackland here at EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh 2015 is, like a simi-larly configured Radial Rocket, remi-niscent of the Granville Brothers Gee Bee race planes. The nose stands high and the generous landing gear fairings evoke a very classic appearance. For the time being a rough coat of primer covers the crafts composite air-frame. Ackland said that the unfinished appearance is due to the projects devel-opment stage. He expects some more small airframe changes as refinement of the cooling system is completed. A marine version of the GM LS3 V8 powers the P85. Marine duty cycles, where high continuous power levels are required for extended lengths of time, are similar to what is demanded in an aircraft applica