Aviators By Design is sponsoring efforts by the teens of Aviation Explorer Post 9868, which resides at Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin, in building a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in the Homebuilders Hangar on the AirVenture grounds.
Sporty’s John Zimmerman, writing in his blog at Air Facts Journal, lists the 8 things he loves about Oshkosh, which kicks off in just two weeks. He starts by saying: “Have you ever met an aviation enthusiast who didn’t know exactly what that word meant? The annual EAA gathering in Wisconsin, officially called AirVenture, is a common thread in an aviation community that is remarkable for its diversity. Some pilots like homebuilts and some like certified airplanes; some like glass cockpits and some hate them. But everyone likes Oshkosh.” Check out his 8 and see if they match your favorite things about Oshkosh.
Sporty’s has released the official AirVenture 2012 app for iPad, iPhone and Android. The free app contains all the maps, times, places and schedules for the big show, slated to begin July 23.
What began as a one-time program in 2008 has now become a tradition at EAA AirVenture. WomenVenture is a way to gather like-minded women during AirVenture, exchange information, do some hangar talking, and informally match mentors with mentees.
Starting July 1, beyerdynamic is offering its top model headset, the HS 800 Digital, at a special “exhibition price” of $799, which is $140 below the MSRP of $939. This offer is valid until July 29, the last day of the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.
Every year, Ford Motor Co. designs a one-of-a-kind Mustang to auction at EAA AirVenture. For 2012, Ford has created a “Red Tails Edition” Mustang to honor the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26, to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight, have joined together once again to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 on Friday, July 27.
NASCAR team owner Jack Roush says he accepts the findings of the NTSB report released Friday that blamed him for the crash of his Hawker Beechcraft 390 business jet at AirVenture 2010, AVweb is reporting.
Award-winning country music star and songwriter Phil Vassar joins the marquee musical lineup slated for EAA AirVenture 2012 as the grand finale of a day-long salute to veterans on Friday, July 27. The 60th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh.