AVweb's exclusive daily coverage of AirVenture '98 starts here — before the event!
July 27, 1999
Welcome to AVweb's
preview of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh '99! This year's AirVenture promises to be one of the
best yet. But don't worry even if you can't make it to OSH this year, you've still got
a ring-side seat for all the news, images, sounds and flavor (except for the brats!) of
To give you an idea of what you'll be able to see, hear and experience
each day of the show, AVweb has prepared this brief preview including:
The Week Ahead
It's already begun. EAA AirVenture 1999, that is. By the time you read this, this year's
edition of the largest recreational aviation event will be underway. The brats will be
cooking, the big radials warming up and the air show performers making their last-minute
checks. Even before the official opening Wednesday morning, AVweb was there. Be
sure to check out our special before-the-show, behind the scenes coverage. Only on AVweb.
Jane Garvey Interview
On Monday, July 26, AVweb's Mike Busch conducted a one-on-one
telephone interview with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey. She'll be at OSH on Sunday, but AVweb
wanted to chat with her to help both AirVenture attendees and Mrs. Garvey herself better
understand some of the issues facing general aviation, some of the questions she'll be
asked and the answers we'll hear. Here's what's on the FAA Administrator's mind today.
OSHtalk, Pre-Show Edition
The night before the big show opened, radio personality Tom Gresham and a group of
pilots gathered under the wing of a classic Beech 18 beside the runway at Oshkosh as the
sun went, and did what pilots do talk about airplanes and flying. AVweb
captured this hour-long roundtable discussion and offers it as a streaming RealAudio feed
for your listening enjoyment. This is EAA AirVenture '99 at its best, as the magic unfolds
around the Coleman lantern and the pilots talk about airplanes, flying and why they keep
coming to Oshkosh.
Preview Photo Gallery!
That's right, we've already assembled a small gallery
of images from EAA AirVenture '99 (actually, it's beginnings) to whet your palette for
what's to come, accompanied by our witty, tongue-in-cheek captions ... like you'd expect
Following The Flow At Fisk
It is said that when you die, you must first change planes in Atlanta
before going to heaven. Similarly, most aircraft arriving OSH for AirVenture '99 fly over
a fix called Fisk, which is manned by a crack team of controllers equipped with binoculars
and radios. AVweb's Joe Godfrey checked up on them this week.
Be sure to check back often to view AVweb's
one-of-a-kind daily coverage of this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh '99.