Oshkosh 1999 Coverage:
AVweb's EAA AirVenture Preview
AVweb's exclusive daily coverage of AirVenture '98 starts here — before the event!
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 the event.
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:
Rick Durden's indispensable Survival Guide.
EAA's Schedule of Events.
Michael Maya Charles' reflection on past pilgrimages to OSH and why we do it.
AVweb's exclusive RealAudio coverage of AirVenture '99, including LIVE, continuous broadcasts of the OSH ATCT frequencies.
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 any less?
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.