Oshkosh 1999 Coverage:
Day Three — Friday, July 30
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AVweb's exclusive daily coverage of Day Three of EAA's AirVenture '99, direct from Oshkosh, includes:
Warbirds Collide -- Aftermath.
Aviat Aircraft Debuts 110 Special Monocoupe.
Computer Flying The Jeppesen Way.
Wayne Handley Smashes Time-To-Climb Record.
Pray Tell, It's Proteus!
1,000 Turn Out For EAA's First Teacher's Day.
Clinton Taps GAMA Chairman Ed Stimpson For ICAO Post.
AlliedSignal Debuts Bendix/King Pilots Club.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster: Cirrus' Need For Speed.
70th Anniversary Of Pietenpol Air Camper.
BFGoodrich's Skywatch System Expands Compatibility.
Rolls-Royce Introduces The Aviation Heritage Trophy.
Century Aerospace Updates Plans For Light Jet.
Two Guys From Venezuela.
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 FAA’s 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 pilot’s 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.
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Today's photos feature: airshow performances, some antiques and classics plus more experimentals and warbirds. AVweb also has some exclusive images of the aftermath of Thursday's runway collision between two warbirds.
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