Next Week: AirVenture 2008!


Over the next few days, AVweb‘s crew will be packing up our gear, heading for various airports, and winging our way to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ready to bring you daily news (including a full AVwebBiz next Wednesday) from the EAA AirVenture grounds all next week. The show promises to be an exciting one, with several aircraft making their debut, new products galore, a diverse lineup of unique aircraft on the flight line at Aeroshell Square, the unveiling of the Rocket Racing fleet, the latest experimental electric aircraft, the world’s best airshow pilots, and much more. Staffers from Kitplanes and other Belvoir publications will be pitching in to help AVweb bring you the fastest, most complete, and in-depth coverage possible. Watch for frequent blog updates, daily videos and podcasts, and of course our daily AVwebFlash newsletter to bring all the news from the show straight to your desktop. And if you are in Oshkosh next week, check in with AVweb on your handheld device to be sure you are not missing a thing.

New engine announcements are expected, Burt Rutan is returning to the forum tent with Sir Richard Branson for an update on their space-tourism ventures, the V-22 Osprey will appear at the show for the first time ever, and the Goodyear Blimp and the F-22 Raptors will make return visits. Kitplanes editor Marc Cook will be on site to contribute ongoing coverage and analysis as the FAA’s brand-new updates regarding the 51-percent rule get a thorough looking-over. Plus, the winner of AVweb‘s Aeroshell Aerobatic Team drawing will be going for an unforgettable ride. (Not entered to win yet? Click here!)