More Oshkosh Events Announced


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With EAA AirVenture around the corner, more events have been announced for this year’s get-together in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For the first time since 2009, a Colomban Cri-Cri, the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world, will be doing several performances at the OSH airshows. Team Cri-Cri’s routine involves a takeoff from the top of a moving Ford Explorer. In addition, a drone light show will be part of the night airshow, a first in North America.

EAA also says that several flying car concepts will be in attendance, including the Terrafugia Transition and the kit-built Switchblade from Samson Sky. On the vintage side, a restored 1928 Lincoln-Page LP-3—complete with its original engine and instruments—will be on display, along with a 1918 Dayton-Wright DH.4 Liberty biplane, which is expected to join EAA’s World War I commemoration.

Finally, the NTSB has announced that it will be hosting a panel discussion on causes, strategies and solutions for inflight loss of control accidents on July 24 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Forum Building 6. The panel will include participants from the FAA, EAA, AOPA, University of North Dakota and NTSB. Accident case studies will be presented by NTSB air safety investigators and medical officers. The keynote speaker for the event will be aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff. Attendees will be eligible for FAA WINGS credit.