"The First Place We're Going To Bring It Commercially Is
Every chair was filled, and for most it was standing room only
at Pavilion 7 at Oshkosh. Anticipation filled the room Tuesday to
hear Will Whitehorn, Burt Rutan and Sir Richard Branson speak on
the future of space flight, and White Knight Two.
Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
for Tuesday, July 29th, 2008.
If Tuesday's AirVenture highlights had a theme, it might be
aerospace fantasies come to life.Given the level of excitement over
the Martin Jetpack exhibited by executives of the Experimental
Aircraft Association, it was a little surprising to see them caught
off-guard by the size of the crowd in AeroShell Square ...
The Rocket Racing League did it! They flew Tuesday, and
they flew up a storm. And make no mistake about it, this was
no taxi test. Just after 2:30pm, former NASA astronaut Rick
Searfoss took off for a demo flight. Despite threatening clouds
which imposed a 2,000-foot ceiling on what was supposed to be a
4,000 foot vertical climbout after takeoff, Searfoss did a nice job
improvising a "low show" to show off the rocket racer's turns and
burns for the crowd. More demos are scheduled later this week for
Friday and Saturday.