SUN 'n FUN 2017 - Around the Grounds
Here's a few minutes of what we saw around the grounds at this year's SUN 'n FUN. Don't forget to check out the hundreds of amazing photos our photographers captured during the week: http://bit.ly/2nvezAr. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Aircraft Anniversaries Celebrated at AirVenture 2016
In 2016, the RV-6, Navion, Chipmunk, L-Bird, and Spartan Executive, as well as Ultralights at Oshkosh, Cessna, and Boeing marked milestones at AirVenture 2016.
Way Better Late Than Never - Gubert's Fly Baby Biplane
“Why did I wait so long?” That’s what Kurt Gubert, EAA 441434, said on May 16, 2015, when he made the first flight of his eye-catching Fly Baby biplane, a project that began more than 35 years ago. Find the answer in EAA Sport Aviation January issue.
EAA Celebrates Halls of Fame Inductees
On Thursday, November 10, the EAA community came together to induct five people into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame, representing Homebuilders, Warbirds of America, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, and Ultralights.
A Step Back in Time- MAAC Grassroots Fly-In
Every September, the Midwest Antique Airplane Club holds their private, invitation-only Grassroots fly-in, hosted by EAA Chapter 431, the “Cheeseland Chapter.”
Timeless Voices - Fred Weick
Fred Weick (1899 - 1993) was an aeronautical engineer. Best known as the designer of the Ercoupe, he had many notable accomplishments, including leading the development of streamlined NACA cowlings and co-designing the Piper Cherokee.
Timeless Voices - John Miller
John Miller taught himself to fly at 18 years-old in a Curtiss Jenny in 1923. He would go on to have an amazing aviation career involving everything from biplanes, to Autogiros, to jets. He continued to fly right up until he passed at age 102!
Timeless Voices - Jim Younkin
In the late 1950s, Jim Younkin developed the first miniaturized solid-state gyro system, which would evolve into the Century and TruTrak autopilot systems. EAAers know Jim for his Mr. Mulligan and Travel Air Mystery Ship 1930s racer replicas.
Timeless Voices - Bill Richardson
Born with dwarfism, Bill Richardson overcame major orthopedic surgeries on his legs to learn to fly. Unable to enlist during WWII due to his stature, Bill became an instrument flight instructor under contract with the War Training Service.
Gee Bee QED: Gigantic Homebuilt Vintage Racer
Project patrol with Jim Moss and friends who built a flying replica of the gigantic vintage racer. [excerpt from December 2013 Chapter Video Magazine]
Timeless Voices - Clarence "Clancy" Hess
Clancy Hess had his first flight lesson with air racer Johnny Livingston in 1930. He was a charter member of AOPA in 1939, flew dive bombers as a Marine aviator during World War Two, and had a 32-year flying career with American Airlines.
Timeless Voices - Paul Poberezny Interview Part 5
In this fifth and final of a multi-part series, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny reflects on the history of the EAA fly-in and convention from its days in Milwaukee and Rockford to its current home in Oshkosh and his family's involvement over the years.
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