Let's Continue Our Look
Back At Aero-TV's 'Dailies' From Oshkosh 2008:
Day 3 and 4!
Oshkosh 2008 is pretty much over... and it was a great show.
So... while the images are still fresh in our minds (and on our
video servers), we're going to take a quick look over the daily
episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008 for the rest of this week,
while our video crews get a little rest, start editing some new
projects and get back to normal. We hope you enjoy these programs
as much as we enjoyed producing them.
Herewith... Day Three and Day Four of Oshkosh 2008... (with more
It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only
recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing
in time for Oshkosh.
But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on
Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by
the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet
Cessna is displaying the first production-spec 162 SkyCatcher at
Oshkosh this week. Aero TV caught up with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton
for an update.
Another major development program is the Columbus, the company's
newest and largest variant of the Citation business jet line.
The first two days at Oshkosh are always focused on new product
announcements. By mid-week, the rush subsides, and there's time to
look more closely at all the amazing aircraft, and talk to their
One of those planes is Quick Silver, a P51-D Mustang restored using
parts from over 200 different P51s. Bill Yoak is Quick Silver's
The Chinese CJ-6 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
AirVenture may be the only event where you could gather this many
in one place.
The Harrier jump jet is an all-time
favorite at Oshkosh. Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot
for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call
Highlights tomorrow will include the US Air Force F-22 Raptor,
and EAA's celebration of the 30-thousandth FAA-registered homebuilt
aircraft. Join us tomorrow, for the next edition of the Aero-TV
Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
2008 has already been a year filled with innovation in the
Avidyne chose AirVenture to show off its new Enhanced Vision and
Synthetic Vision upgrades for its Entegra system, now featuring
Garmin has been waiting for FAA approval to turn its G600
avionics system loose in the retrofit market. At AirVenture, the
company was able to announce approval to install the system in 785
different aircraft makes and models.
In a celebration of its homebuilding roots, EAA honored a Van's
RV-9A as the 30-thousandth amateur-built aircraft to be registered
with the FAA.
The lucky builder, Bill Noll of Yuma, Arizona, had flown the plane
to Oshkosh with his 17-year-old daughter, Katrina.
One of the most anticipated forums of
any AirVenture is called "Meet The Administrator." On Thursday, FAA
Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell faced an audience full of
general aviation pilots.
Tomorrow, Aero TV will show you how EAA
is honoring women in aviation through a program being called
"WomenVenture." We'll also catch up with the pilot of the