Rocket Racing Revelations, AirVenture Oshkosh
The drumbeat driving the march to this year's AirVenture Oshkosh will end with the roaring cacophony of the Rocket Racing League, which plans a public debut at EAA's July 28-Aug. 3 "aviation celebration." Competition rocket-driven aircraft will be unveiled and flown July 29, with full flight demonstrations planned (weather permitting) for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. Special presentations throughout the show will offer insights into the League, its modified Velocity canard-design aircraft and the 3-D "raceway in the sky" technology that defines a course to its pilots. During flight demonstrations, large outdoor screens will showcase the race and as an evening program at EAA's Theater in the Woods, July 28, a presentation will showcase the story behind the creation of the rocket racing league concept. Granger Whitelaw, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Rocket Racing League, said of the events, "Not only are these first public demonstrations important milestones in the progression of the Rocket Racing League, but by sharing the experience and thrill of rocket racing with the public, as well as harnessing the technological and business development power of the aerospace industry, we will be changing the future of sports and entertainment."