EAA AirVenture Today Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Transcript of EAA AirVenture Today Sunday, July 27, 2014

  • W elcome to the Worlds Great-est Aviation Celebration! The 2014 edition of EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh kicks off tomorrow, and the coming week promises to be filled with at least a little bit of every-thing aviation, from innovative home-builts to the latest in store-bought air-craft, avionics, and equipment. Major new-product announcements are expected from throughout the in-dustry, while other entertainment and distractions will include celebrations of the people, planes, and events that have made EAA and AirVenture what they are today. And even though were talking about the 62nd edition of EAAs annual convention, there will be a num-ber of first-time events.

    Not convinced? How about the first-ever full performance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demon-stration team? The Thunderbirds will fly at the end of the daily afternoon air shows beginning Friday, August 1. That first event will be a practice show, then Saturday at 5 p.m. they fol-low the final performers in the after-noon air showthe Warbirds Spec-tacularfeaturing World War II-era aircraft and full pyrotechnics. The Thunderbirds will wrap up their inaugural Oshkosh performanc-es at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, as the closing act in the last air show of AirVenture 2014. Importantly, attendees, volunteers, and pilots should be aware that the

    Thunderbirds performances require a larger aerobatic box than normal. This means the crowd line will be shifted slightly to the west during the after-noon air shows on those days. Only essential, authorized air show person-nel are permitted beyond the line and inside the box during the Thunder-birds performances. (See page 10 for more information.) CONT. P16


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    Paul Poberezny tribute tonight at Memorial WallThis evening, the night before AirVen-tures gates open on Monday morning, before throngs of aviation enthusiasts im-merse themselves in the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration, a brief ceremony will be held to honor the man who made it all possible. EAA Chaplain Pastor Ed Riddick will lead the celebration of the life of EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny, who passed away last August at age 91. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the EAA Memorial Wall. Also making remarks will be EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton, and the ceremo-ny will feature a missing man formation flight led by EAAs B-17 Aluminum Over-cast accompanied by P-51 Mustangs. The approximately 30-minute cer-emony will be standing room only and is open to all EAA members.

    Setup continued Saturday on the new EAA Pathways Pavilion, one of the four anchors of EAA Square.



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  • SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 3

    Boeing ramps up participation at AirVenture

    T he Boeing Company will par-ticipate in this years EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh fly-in with a variety of activities, highlighted by sponsorship of the main showcase ramp at Oshkosh, which will now be known as Boeing Plaza. It marks the worlds largest aerospace companys first extensive participation at EAA AirVenture. The area at EAAs show center has hosted some of worlds most intriguing aircraft over the past two decades, rang-ing from SpaceShipOne and the British Airways Concorde to 747 airliners and massive military transports. This year Boeing has committed to bringing an EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft demonstration trailer to Oshkosh. Addi-tionally, new scholarships will be estab-lished for aspiring aviation professionals. We welcome Boeing as an impor-tant supporter this year. Many people who eventually pilot and service Boeing aircraft worldwide begin in general avia-tion at places such as Oshkosh, and by flying, building, and restoring personal aircraft as EAA members, said Jack J. Pel-ton, EAAs chairman of the board. Hav-ing Boeing support the spirit of flight at AirVenture solidifies EAAs annual fly-in convention as aviations family reunion. The Boeing EA-18G Growler demon-

    stration trailer, including jet simulators, will be open to the public July 31 through August 3 during exhibit hours. The simu-lator allows pilots and non-pilots alike to experience flying a military electronic at-tack fighter jet. It will be located on the southwest corner of Boeing Plaza. We know that dreams of flying take on many sizes and shapes, but no mat-ter what we fly, we share the same fas-cination for flight, said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services. Thats why Boeing is very pleased to be part of the activities at Oshkosh, the sin-gular place on earth where these dreams are all in one location. It is also why Boe-ing is establishing scholarships to pro-mote and support those who are pursu-ing these dreams. Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen once again has a significant presence at the show. In addition to its customary role as an exhibitor, Jeppesen this year will be conducting five Chart Clinic Confiden-tial forums in the IFR Proficiency Tent, and also is supporting the Redbird Flight Simulations Flying Challenge Cup, where pilots test and rate their stick and rudder skills. Jeppesen is sponsoring one individual, who will be participating in the final challenge. Boeing Flight Services is sponsoring three flight training scholarships to EAA

    members who have completed their FAA private pilot written exam and first solo flight. Recipients will be presented the flight training award at AirVenture 2014 by Boeing executives. Boeing subsidiary Aviall is sponsoring the Ambassador Program at EAA AirVen-ture. Through this program, Aviall helps ensure donors, officials, and other VIP guests are properly introduced to AirVen-ture each year. Aviall is a leading wholesale distributor of thousands of OEM aircraft parts and offers related services for general aviation aircraft. Aviall is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has 40 customer service centers around the world. Boeing is the worlds largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of

    commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced informa-tion and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The compa-ny also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has a long tradition of aero-space leadership and innovation and em-ploys more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented, and innovative work-forces anywhere.

    Showcase ramp named Boeing Plaza, EA-18G flight simulator to appear


    AirVenture offers exclusive helicopter flight experiences

    AirVenture attendees have an op-portunity to see aerial views of the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration in Bell 47 helicopters, with extended premium flights avail-able in a Schweizer turbine helicopter. The Bell 47 flight experience features flights over the convention grounds in the aircraft thats well known as the type featured in M*A*S*H. Flight times are Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, July 28-Thursday, July 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, August 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, August 3, 12-3 p.m. The cost is $49 per person, and flight tickets are available for purchase (walk-ups only) at Pioneer Airports Pitcairn Hangar, located behind the EAA Air-

    Venture Museum. Shuttles to the mu-seum run from the Bus Park frequently. The premium helicopter flight expe-rience provides two passengers with a 30-minute, private aerial tour of every-thing surrounding AirVenture aboard the Schweizer 333 turbine helicopter, offered by Aero Optics Inc. Included is a flight over the EAA Seaplane Base and up the shoreline of Lake Winnebago. To top off the experience, passengers can have a high-quality color photo taken in front of the helicopter. Flights are based on the Pioneer Airport grass runway and run 9 a.m. through 3:20 p.m. daily, Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3. (Pre-mium passengers are asked to check

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