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July 29, 1999
Latest EAA AirVenture
'99 News & Highlights
Warbirds Collide, Corsair Pilot Critical.
Let Us Entertain You: Aerobatics Go Public.
SAMA Pushes Partners For Progress, But FAA Resource
Bottlenecks Slow Progress.
Finally, FADEC? TCM, Aerosance Bring Electronic Piston
Engine Controls A Step Closer.
Air & Space Ready For Wide Open Spaces, But No Decision
On Engen Naming.
BRS Floats "Initial Pilot Offering" For 172
Aviat Flies 110 Special Expects Oshkosh Debut Friday.
Jeppesen's New Products For Airborne And Armchair Pilots.
First You Walk, Then You Fly.
Cash, Check, Long-Term Financing?
Phillips and EAA, Partners-A-Plenty.
AlliedSignal Wins First Two ACAS II TSOs.
Buchanan To Receive Bill Barber Award At Theater In The
A Word To The Wise.
Fly Market Offers Something For Everybody.
OSHtalk, Day Two
AirVenture '99 communications radios provided courtesy of ICOM
As the sun goes down, AVweb's OshTalk gets underway while hosts Tom
Gresham and Rick Durden fight the mosquitoes that seem determined to locate
victims and carry them away. Our hosts are first joined by Gwen Bloomingdale
and Barbara Gard, owners and operators of a 1930 Stinson Detroiter that has
been in continuous service carrying sightseers over the Massachusetts
coastline for 50 years. They discuss the challenges they face keeping an
ancient pelican operating and the frustrations dealing with a public that
assumes they are not involved with the airplane because they are women. After
a break, the younger set sits in. Amelia Durden, age 10, recounts
her day at the brand new KidVenture where she flew a control line gasoline
model airplane, saw a Bald Eagle, a Falcon and a Red-tailed Hawk up close,
flew a full-motion flight simulator and had the chance to build Estes model
The final portion of the evening starts on a somber note because of the
accident involving a Corsair and a Bearcat this afternoon. We take some time
to discuss what a pilot should keep in mind should he or she be involved in
an accident. On the panel are Brian Finnegan, an experienced accident
investigator now consulting in the field after several years with Cessna and
Lycoming, Dr. Brent Blue an aviation medical examiner, Dr. Walt Atkinson, a
highly experienced pilot and flight instructor, and Armand Vilches, an
insurance broker who holds commercial and instrument ratings. Together, this
panel explores what a pilot is required to do following an accident, what
the pilot should not do and how to avoid doing something stupid after the
AVweb Profile: Paul Poberezny
Every pilot, performer, exhibitor, camper, overworked controller and brat
vendor at AirVenture Oshkosh '99 has one person to thank ... Paul Poberezny.
Without his dedication to bringing the aviation community together in one place,
this might just be another dog day in the upper Midwest. Fresh from his
enshrinement last Saturday in the National Aviation Hall Of Fame, "Red
One" talks with AVweb's Joe Godfrey about friends, family, flying,
airplanes, and the tradition he began 46 years ago.
Our Photo Gallery is the next best thing to
being here yourself. Dozens of photos daily of what's happening at OSH.
Today's photos feature: Forget lift wings are
for shade at Oshkosh. Plus, Chuck Yeager, Richard Bach and props and tails
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