AirVenture 2010 Launches Today


With the logistical challenges of sopping rains and soaked campgrounds giving way to bright blue skies and easy-to-bear temperatures in the 80s, EAA AirVenture 2010 kicks off on Monday with an overflowing slate of events. While brand-new airplanes continue to be scarce as the economy struggles to recover, a few new designs are expected to make appearances this week, along with plenty of new products. Lots of aviation’s superstars and heroes, both aircraft and human, will visit the show. EAA is saluting veterans and those who serve all week long, with warbird fly-bys scheduled for every day this week. Celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the DC-3 and the B-17 will also take place throughout the week.

The weather looks good right through the weekend, with highs in the 80s and low humidity, with perhaps some scattered thunderstorms tossed in, which bodes well for robust attendance despite the sloppy start. AVweb’s crew started to arrive on site several days ago and is now fully engaged in bringing you all the news from the show, with stories, photos, podcasts and video, fresh every day all week long.