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Welcome to our pre-show AirVenture 2006 photo-gallery (images captured before the show officially began). Watch this spot Wednesday for more...

Visit AVweb.com tomorrow for a podcast recorded on the grounds at Oshkosh...

BellAgusta has begun ground testing of its second prototype tilt rotor aircraft at the consortium's Italian facility in Carmeri. The first BA609C is undergoing flight tests in Arlington, TX and has been as high as 25,000 feet and flown as fast as 300 knots...

Space Adventures is now offering a spacewalk option when its well-heeled clients pay a visit to the International Space Station. For an extra $15 million (on top of the usual $20 million fee ... really, why wouldn't you), space tourists can take a 90-minute walk outside the station. An extra month of training is involved and the stay at the station is lengthened by about a week...

The Blue Angels will pay a visit to EAA AirVenture on Friday but they won't be staying. The team will make several formation flypasts about 10:45 a.m.

GA pilots and flight operations personnel from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia met to discuss how to share the airspace. About 50 local pilots from Valdosta Regional Airport attended the meeting.