AirVenture 2010 Promises Rare Warbirds, New Technology
EAA AirVenture 2010 is just over a month away, so if you're going, now is a good time to be making plans, especially since early-bird discounts on advance tickets expire June 30. This year's big event has plenty of new features, a salute to veterans with lots of rare warbirds, plus of course the usual huge lineup of flight demos, airshow performers, forums, workshops, aviation films, and just about any kind of aviation-related event you can think of. Space is limited for the electric aircraft symposium on Friday, featuring aircraft designers Burt Rutan, Randall Fishman, John Monnett and more, so if you want to be there, register online now. The Goodyear Blimp will make another visit to the site, and a night airshow will light up the sky on Friday night, followed by mass balloon launches on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
KidVenture provides special activities all week long, so kids can try their hand at flying radio-controlled aircraft, take a flight lesson in simulator, practice building wooden wing ribs, and lots more. On Teachers Day, Monday July 26, educators get a free pass to the show and a full roster of education programming, plus continuing-education credits. Space is limited, so sign up now, at the Build A Plane website. And if you're flying in to Oshkosh or a nearby airport, be sure to study the current Notam first and know the procedures. The AirVenture website also provides lots of detailed travel information about where to stay, a "survival guide," suggestions for driving in, and even a ride-share board.
EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski talked with AVweb's Mary Grady this week about the upcoming show; click here for all the inside scoop. And of course the AVweb crew will be onsite at Oshkosh all week long, bringing you daily reports, videos and podcasts.