The Time Is Here For AirVenture Planning
Now that July has arrived, AirVenture is just a few weeks away, and EAA is promising a full agenda for the seven-day event. Terrafugia is bringing the latest prototype of its Transition flying car to Oshkosh for its first public airshow flight. The aircraft is scheduled to fly just before the night airshow on Wednesday, July 31, at 8 p.m. The 20-minute demo will feature conversion from driving to flying and back again, a flight demonstration, and a driving pass in front of the crowd. Another first at the show will be demo flights by "Jetman" Yves Rossy, with his unique jet-powered flying wing. Also new this year, the show will host an expanded Education & Interactive Zone with a College Park where companies and colleges can network with young people, and an expanded menu of WomenVenture events.
Teachers Day returns on Tuesday, July 30, offering free admission, free parking, and free lunch to all educators, plus a full slate of special events, including a visit with Patty Wagstaff. Thousands of aircraft will be on display, including the world's only flying example of a Fairey Gannet T5 and the only flying PV-2D Harpoon Lockheed PV-2. On Tuesday, July 30, Space Night will feature a talk by Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who became a YouTube hit with his "Space Oddity" music video filmed aboard the International Space Station. Pilots who are planning to fly in to the event can find a video webinar offering tips for both first-timers and repeat arrivals posted online. A copy of the official Notam is also posted at the same link. During the show, AVweb staffers will be posting daily news reports, podcasts, photos, and videos from the show grounds on our website, and sending daily news updates to subscribers.