Welcome to our final daily wrap-up program from AirVenture at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Boeing's Dreamliner
made is U.S. public debut at Oshkosh today, executing one low pass
over the airfield before touching down on runway 36L and making the
turn at the intersection for Conoco-Phillips Plaza, just 6000 feet
down the runway.
A group of well-known aviation companies held a news conference
Friday at Oshkosh to announce the construction of a multi-faceted
aviation research and development laboratory, located in San
Marcos, TX. The new facility, designated Redbird Skyport, is
scheduled to open on November 8, 2011.
Eclipse Aerospace said in a news release Friday that it has sold
five "Total Eclipse" Twin-Engine Jet Aircraft during the show this
week. All five of these jets will be delivered to individual
customers within 45 days. Eclipse Chairman and CEO Mason Holland
said “Enthusiasm is really building for our Eclipse Jet. With
the return of the 41,000 foot certified service ceiling, interest
here at AirVenture has really been overwhelming."
LoPresti Speed Merchants today announced a unique approach to
turning the Fury, which was designed to be a certified,
mass-produced airplane, back into a pile of parts for an eager kit
It was a big day for Women in Aviation International today at
AirVenture. They held their annual celebrity breakfast and
drew an estimated 200 WAI members and leaders from the aviation
industry past and present. Members of the WASP were greeted with
A one-of-a-kind “Blue Angels” edition 2012 Ford
Mustang GT sold for $400,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity
auction Thursday evening. A man from California purchased the
vehicle. All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit
the EAA Young Eagles organization, which the organization says has
provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young
people since 1992 while also teaching the value of hard work,
personal responsibility and enhanced math and science skills.
Those were some of the stories making
news at Oshkosh for Friday, July 29th. In today's interview, ANN's
Jim Campbell talked with Redbird's Jerry Gregoire about the
simulator business and the new Skyport facility announced
All that... and MORE on Aero-TV... Live from Oshkosh!