OSHtalk, Day Three As the sky turns dark, co-hosts Tom Gresham and Rick Durden sit down with a
cross section of folks in aviation. First they talk with college students Angela
Burgess, Adam Banninga and Matt Arbogast, who hold a number of
certificates from private through instrument instructor. Two have been coming to
Oshkosh for three years and we have a chance to hear why the EAA convention
continues to be a draw to all ages, particularly those in their early twenties
who are the future of aviation. After the break, we speak with AVweb
columnist Howard Fried as he chats about a number of topics including what makes
a good flight instructor and some of the experiences he has had in his years of
flying. Finally, AVweb's Dr. Brent Blue hurries in fresh from a meeting
of aviation medical examiners with the FAAs aeromedical folks. He expresses his
surprise and delight at suggestions made by the FAA regarding medical
certification and an attitude of realism regarding what should and should not be
disqualifying for a pilots medical.
Think back about ten years when GPS was some faint rumor off in the distance.
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) is about where GPS was a
decade ago. When it's in place, aircraft will use cell phone-type technology to
broadcast their GPS positions to ATC and each other, which is one of the keys to
free flight. AVweb's Joe Godfrey gives a status update.
What A Difference Some Decades Make:
Ultralight Turf Turns 20
It's been almost 25 years since the first ultralight aircraft made their
sometimes embarrassing debut at OSH. The rest, as they say, is history. So
historical, in fact, that the industry has created a Hall of Fame and installed its
first inductees this week at EAA AirVenture '99. AVweb's Dave Higdon reflects on
the mature ultralight industry and its 1975 debut.