This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 28th.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was on hand today to address the media, and delivered a mixed report on safety. Babbitt defended his agency from charges it inflates the costs of certifying new designs. Regarding the future of leaded aviation fuel, Babbitt explained the FAA's place in what is really an EPA process..
Kestrel Turboprop Program Back On Track... With Alan Klapmeier As CEO!
As we noted in our breaking news coverage late last week, it's nice to finally be able to report two major pieces of news... a new life for the highly respected Kestrel Turboprop program... and the return of Alan Klapmeier to the leadership of an innovative general aviation design and manufacturing program.
New EAA Prez is Long-Time Member, Stearman Pilot/Rebuilder
During remarks in advance of the Piper press conference at Oshkosh 2010, current president EAA Tom Poberezny let loose with the fact that EAA has selected new leadership to 'augment' his aims for the organization.