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W elcome to the Worlds Great-est Aviation Celebration! The 2014 edition of EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh kicks off tomorrow, and the coming week promises to be filled with at least a little bit of every-thing aviation, from innovative home-builts to the latest in store-bought air-craft, avionics, and equipment. Major new-product announcements are expected from throughout the in-dustry, while other entertainment and distractions will include celebrations of the people, planes, and events that have made EAA and AirVenture what they are today. And even though were talking about the 62nd edition of EAAs annual convention, there will be a num-ber of first-time events. Not convinced? How about the first-ever full performance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demon-stration team? The Thunderbirds will fly at the end of the daily afternoon air shows beginning Friday, August 1. That first event will be a practice show, then Saturday at 5 p.m. they fol-low the final performers in the after-noon air showthe Warbirds Spec-tacularfeaturing World War II-era aircraft and full pyrotechnics. The Thunderbirds will wrap up their inaugural Oshkosh performanc-es at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, as the closing act in the last air show of AirVenture 2014. Importantly, attendees, volunteers, and pilots should be aware that the Thunderbirds performances require a larger aerobatic box than normal. This means the crowd line will be shifted slightly to the west during the after-noon air shows on those days. Only essential, authorized air show person-nel are permitted beyond the line and inside the box during the Thunder-birds performances. (See page 10 for more information.) CONT. P16 Sunday, July 27, 2014 www.AirVenture.orgTHE OFFICIAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSHSponsor of the day weatherAre you ready for this?By Joseph E. (Jeb) BurnsidePaul Poberezny tribute tonight at Memorial WallThis evening, the night before AirVen-tures gates open on Monday morning, before throngs of aviation enthusiasts im-merse themselves in the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration, a brief ceremony will be held to honor the man who made it all possible. EAA Chaplain Pastor Ed Riddick will lead the celebration of the life of EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny, who passed away last August at age 91. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the EAA Memorial Wall. Also making remarks will be EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton, and the ceremo-ny will feature a missing man formation flight led by EAAs B-17 Aluminum Over-cast accompanied by P-51 Mustangs. The approximately 30-minute cer-emony will be standing room only and is open to all EAA members. Setup continued Saturday on the new EAA Pathways Pavilion, one of the four anchors of EAA Square. PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALES2 AIRVENTURE TODAY2014 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries1Manufacturers suggested retail pricing (add GEA 24 engine indication (EIS) for an additional $600.) 2EIS engine monitoring, AOA indication, Garmin G3X autopilot, optional GMC 305 autopilot control panel and VIRB Elite aviation camera all sold separately. G3X TOUCHGarmin G3X Touch makes it easy to install the perfect glass layout for your panel. Able to interlink up to three 10.6 touchscreen displays in your panel, our G3X Touch is a breakthrough in both confi gurability and affordability. Starting at just $5,499 for a single screen1, this versatile system uses the same connector found on Garmins 7 G3X displays. So, its plug-and-play simple to upgrade. Other highlights include standard SVX synthetic vision, GPS, ADAHRS, video input and EIS interface plus options for autopilot, angle of attack and more2. Theres also split-screen functionality that lets you pair PFD and MFD views on the same display with smaller inset windows for optional weather, traffi c, mapping, and video. Garmin G3X Touch: Inspired technology in the Team X tradition.Come see us at Hangar D, Booth #4085 and the Garmin Pavilion located just outside the hangar.For builders and pilots who want the big picture. Without the big pricetag. Touch is a breakthrough in both Touch is a breakthrough in both Touch is a breakthrough in both SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 3 Boeing ramps up participation at AirVentureT he Boeing Company will par-ticipate in this years EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh fly-in with a variety of activities, highlighted by sponsorship of the main showcase ramp at Oshkosh, which will now be known as Boeing Plaza. It marks the worlds largest aerospace companys first extensive participation at EAA AirVenture. The area at EAAs show center has hosted some of worlds most intriguing aircraft over the past two decades, rang-ing from SpaceShipOne and the British Airways Concorde to 747 airliners and massive military transports. This year Boeing has committed to bringing an EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft demonstration trailer to Oshkosh. Addi-tionally, new scholarships will be estab-lished for aspiring aviation professionals. We welcome Boeing as an impor-tant supporter this year. Many people who eventually pilot and service Boeing aircraft worldwide begin in general avia-tion at places such as Oshkosh, and by flying, building, and restoring personal aircraft as EAA members, said Jack J. Pel-ton, EAAs chairman of the board. Hav-ing Boeing support the spirit of flight at AirVenture solidifies EAAs annual fly-in convention as aviations family reunion. The Boeing EA-18G Growler demon-stration trailer, including jet simulators, will be open to the public July 31 through August 3 during exhibit hours. The simu-lator allows pilots and non-pilots alike to experience flying a military electronic at-tack fighter jet. It will be located on the southwest corner of Boeing Plaza. We know that dreams of flying take on many sizes and shapes, but no mat-ter what we fly, we share the same fas-cination for flight, said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services. Thats why Boeing is very pleased to be part of the activities at Oshkosh, the sin-gular place on earth where these dreams are all in one location. It is also why Boe-ing is establishing scholarships to pro-mote and support those who are pursu-ing these dreams. Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen once again has a significant presence at the show. In addition to its customary role as an exhibitor, Jeppesen this year will be conducting five Chart Clinic Confiden-tial forums in the IFR Proficiency Tent, and also is supporting the Redbird Flight Simulations Flying Challenge Cup, where pilots test and rate their stick and rudder skills. Jeppesen is sponsoring one individual, who will be participating in the final challenge. Boeing Flight Services is sponsoring three flight training scholarships to EAA members who have completed their FAA private pilot written exam and first solo flight. Recipients will be presented the flight training award at AirVenture 2014 by Boeing executives. Boeing subsidiary Aviall is sponsoring the Ambassador Program at EAA AirVen-ture. Through this program, Aviall helps ensure donors, officials, and other VIP guests are properly introduced to AirVen-ture each year. Aviall is a leading wholesale distributor of thousands of OEM aircraft parts and offers related services for general aviation aircraft. Aviall is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has 40 customer service centers around the world. Boeing is the worlds largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced informa-tion and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The compa-ny also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has a long tradition of aero-space leadership and innovation and em-ploys more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented, and innovative work-forces anywhere. Showcase ramp named Boeing Plaza, EA-18G flight simulator to appearPHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALESAirVenture offers exclusive helicopter flight experiencesAirVenture attendees have an op-portunity to see aerial views of the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration in Bell 47 helicopters, with extended premium flights avail-able in a Schweizer turbine helicopter. The Bell 47 flight experience features flights over the convention grounds in the aircraft thats well known as the type featured in M*A*S*H. Flight times are Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, July 28-Thursday, July 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, August 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, August 3, 12-3 p.m. The cost is $49 per person, and flight tickets are available for purchase (walk-ups only) at Pioneer Airports Pitcairn Hangar, located behind the EAA Air-Venture Museum. Shuttles to the mu-seum run from the Bus Park frequently. The premium helicopter flight expe-rience provides two passengers with a 30-minute, private aerial tour of every-thing surrounding AirVenture aboard the Schweizer 333 turbine helicopter, offered by Aero Optics Inc. Included is a flight over the EAA Seaplane Base and up the shoreline of Lake Winnebago. To top off the experience, passengers can have a high-quality color photo taken in front of the helicopter. Flights are based on the Pioneer Airport grass runway and run 9 a.m. through 3:20 p.m. daily, Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3. (Pre-mium passengers are asked to check The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Vol. 15, No. 1AIRVENTURE TODAYPUBLISHER: Jack J. Pelton, EAA Chairman of the BoardEDITOR IN CHIEF: J. Mac McClellanEDITOR: Ric Reynolds MANAGING EDITOR: Joseph E. (Jeb) BurnsidePHOTO EDITOR: Chloe AmatoEDITORIAL STAFF: Marino Boric, Anthony Davis, Randy Dufault, Jack Hodgson, Frederick A. Johnsen, Barbara Schmitz, James WynbrandtCOPY EDITORS: Katherine Pecora, Colleen WalshPHOTOGRAPHERS: Mariano Rosales, Phil WestonDESIGN: Jenny Hussin, Chris LivieriADVERTISING: Sue Anderson, Larry Phillip AirVenture Today is published during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 27-August 3, 2014. It is distributed free on the convention grounds as well as other locations in Oshkosh and surrounding communities. Stories and photos are Copyrighted 2014 by AirVenture Today and EAA. Reproduction by any means is prohibited without written consent.in at the EAA AirVenture Museum 30 minutes prior to their scheduled flight time.) Cost is $740 for two passengers (no single reservations accepted). While on the convention grounds, reserve your flight at the EAA Welcome Center or the Main Gate kiosk. Luke Skorczewski of Northern Wisconsin sweeps the ramp on Boeing Plaza in preparation of the many aircraft that will be staged there for display.4 AIRVENTURE TODAYAviation community unites behind One Week WonderM ore than a dozen companies are pitching in to support this weeks unique One Week Wonder airplane building project at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The goal is to build a complete airplane during the seven-day annual conven-tion and fly-in. One Week Wonder allows EAA staff and experienced volunteers to show how people can build their own airplane while demonstrating the high technical standards in todays home-built aircraft, aided by EAA builder support programs. AirVenture attendees will be able to add their own hands-on moment to the construction project by pulling a rivet and signing the logbook as one of the builders. The first 5,000 people participat-ing will also receive a commemorative project pin. And you can also help determine what the airplane will look like by cast-ing your vote for one of the three final paint scheme contenders, provided by Scheme Designers. Zenith Aircraft has donated a CH 750 kit that will take shape at the One Week Wonder display, located on EAA Squarethe intersection of Celebra-tion Way and Knapp Street Road. The aircraft is an economical, all-metal light aircraft available as a Cruzer (for cross-country operations) or STOL (short takeoff and landing). Were building the Cruzer this week. BRP Rotax has contributed its new 912 iS engine to the project. The engine features the latest technology with a single-lever control, fuel injection, and extremely efficient fuel burn. In 2013, Rotax received EAAs August Raspet Award for innovation such as for the 912 iS engine that advanced sport avia-tion technology. Skytek Aircraft Services Ltd., which designed the Rotax 912 iS firewall-forward installation for the CH 750, is providing a Rotax Engine Installa-tion Package (REIP) kit. In addition, Dynon Avionics has donated a com-plete glass cockpit, featuring the new SkyView with comm radio, intercom, transponder, ADS-B weather and traf-fic, and new control panels. We are gratified by the support weve received from throughout the fly-ing community for the One Week Won-der project, said Charlie Becker, EAAs director of communities & homebuilt community manager, who administers the organizations homebuilt programs. The technology from companies such as Zenith, Rotax, and Dynon that will be part of the One Week Wonder are among the most advanced aircraft components. This shows how the freedom to innovate brings new advancements to aviationsomething that will be on full display at Oshkosh for current aviators as well as those who are just discovering the pos-sibilities. We welcome all to participate in the One Week Wonder project. Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, one of the worlds leading aviation and pi-lot supply companies, is also backing EAAs unique building project with extensive promotional support before and during the convention. Other companies providing support to One Week Wonder include Poly-Fiber, Sensenich, Sennheiser, Scheme Design-ers, SteinAir, MATCO Mfg., Flightline Interiors, AeroLEDs, Cummins Spinners, and Ray Allen Company. The goal of One Week Wonder is to construct, inspect, and ground test the aircraft during the weeklong event. In the project area, other displays will include the completed Zenith CH 750 built by EAA employees over the past year. Also look for interactive displays highlighting the aircraft construc-tion process, the wide variety of air- craft available for builders, and infor-mation on getting started on an air-craft project. First Valdez STOL demonstrations at OshkoshSpecially modified aircraft like those flown at one of the worlds most unique aviation competi-tions will be part of the Valdez STOL (short takeoff and landing) flying activi-ties at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Demonstrations featuring the un-matched capabilities of the airplanes that compete at Mays annual Valdez Fly-In & Air Show in Alaska will be held several days at Oshkosh. More than a dozen of these aircraft, including homebuilt and specially modified production airplanes, will be participating at AirVenture. Originally created by Alaskan bush pilots, this type of flying provides sup-plies to the rugged and far-flung outposts throughout Alaska. The demanding ter-rain in that state requires that aircraft take off and land on rough runways often less than 500 feet long. Along with flying demonstrations during AirVentures daily afternoon air show July 28-30, the Valdez STOL aircraft will stage a fun flying dem-onstration from the grass ultralight runway on Friday evening, August 1. In addition, the aircraft will be on dis-play in special parking areas and on Boeing Plaza, with pilots and builders part of forums and evening programs throughout the week. PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALESPHOTO BY BRADY LANE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 5HELLOINNOVATIONbuildsomethingbetter.com787-9 Dreamliner6 AIRVENTURE TODAYVolunteers assemble sandwiches for Operation ThIrst distribution. Last year over 14,000 sandwiches containing 1,000 pounds of meat were handed out.PHOTOS BY PHIL WESTON SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 7Sennheiser Aviation Headsets. Put on before flightLike us on Facebook @SennheiserAviation | Learn More: www.Sennheiser-Aviation.comSennheiser is a proud sponsor of Eagle FlightsSENNHEISER AIRVENTURE SPECIALSS1 NOISEGARDSpecial promotion price - $695.00S1 DIGITALReceive a $100 rebate on your purchase of an S1 Digital headsetHME 110Special Webstore price - $279.00$100 credit on Scheyden Eyeware with any Sennheiser Aviation Headset purchase8 AIRVENTURE TODAYFirst production HondaJet to debut opening dayH onda Aircraft Company will hold a special event at 9:30 a.m. on opening day Monday, July 28, on the Boeing Plaza as the first production HondaJet will make its public debut at EAA AirVenture Osh-kosh 2014. Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO, and EAA Chairman Jack Pelton will share remarks during the program, which is open to the public and the media. The airplane will remain on static display on Boeing Plaza Monday, then will be relocated to the Honda Aircraft Company exhibit (#407 - 416) Tuesday, July 29, to Friday, August 1. Also during the week, ASIMO, Hondas advanced humanoid robot, will provide daily demonstrations at the Honda Aircraft exhibit. Visit the EAA Square at AirVentures main intersectionW here else than AirVenture can you discover all that EAA has to offer members, learn about EAAs extraordinary youth education initiatives, help build an airplane, and find great merchandise offerings and aircraft insurance op-tionsall on one corner? Welcome to EAA Square, located at the intersec-tion of Knapp Street Road and Cel-ebration Way. At the northeast corner, youll find the EAA Welcome Center, a place to join and renew a membership, get questions answered, become a lifetime member, register for the Runway 5K, pick up a WomenVenture T-shirt, and much more. Theres also a retreat area where members can relax and cool off. And this years main feature will be a special tribute area for EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, chronicling his life and the history of EAA through the ex-hibit Paul: In His Own Words. On the southwest corner, visitors can participate in the One Week Wonder project in which participants will build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer from start to fin-ish during the week of AirVenture. All AirVenture visitors will be welcomed to pull a rivet, deburr a part, or help out in some other way. Participants will receive a One Week Wonder commemorative pin, sign the logbook, and know they had a hands-on role in the project. On the northwest corner, EAAs Pathways Pavilion showcases the EAA programs and communities dedicated to aviation engagement. These include Young Eagles and the EAA Flight Plan, Eagle Flights, EAA chapters, the EAA Air Academy, and EAAs special interest groups, including EAA War-birds of America, the International Aerobatic Club, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, as well as EAA home-builder and ultralight communities. Also represented will be the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to meet with visitors and provide more information about each of these pro-grams and communities. EAAs Pathways Pavilion will also feature flight simulators, including a full-motion Redbird flight simulator, with staff and volunteers available to provide general information about learning to fly. The Young Eagles Gla-Star will be parked outside of the Pa-vilion, with volunteers providing daily walk-around tours. On the southeast corner visit the EAA Merchandise tent for great col-lectibles and next door will be the EAA Insurance Solutions tent. Inside, visitors can learn more about available plans through the EAA Aircraft Insur-ance Plan from representatives of Fal-con Insurance Agency. Also featured will be a display com-memorating the 10-year anniversary of sport pilot/light-sport aircraft. See you at EAA Square! See the first production HondaJet at a special event on AirVenture opening day.PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALESPHOTO COURTESY OF HONDAJET SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 9Engaging ExperiencesKenny Loggins in Concert: Monday 6:00 P.M. with opening act Blue Sky Riders next to the Ford Hangar on EAA PlazaF-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang: See the one-of-a-kind build to benefit the Young EaglesF-35 Cockpit Demonstration System: Experience the thrill of piloting the F-35 Lightning II, the most advanced fighter jet in the world. Wednesday Sunday in the Ford HangarFord and Lincoln Vehicles: See the all-new 2015 Mustang, Focus, Edge, Expedition and F-150 pickup as well as the electrifying 2015 Lincoln MKC and NavigatorFly-In Theater: Nightly, Sunday-Saturday @ Camp Scholler, blockbuster features and classic aviation films: Wings, Gravity, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Millionaires Unit: Americas Pioneer Pilots of the Great War, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Enders Game and free popcorn!Raptor Rock Wall, Mustang Pony Rides and Tough Tumblers: Fun for the entire familyFord Autograph HQ: Autographs from celebrities, air show performers and living legends1964 The Tribute in Concert: The most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world on Saturday night at 6:30 P.M.Mustang 50 Years Photo Booth: Take home souvenir photos -- fun for all agesModel T Experience: Model T rides @ the Ford HangarST Racing Simulator: See the all-new 2015 Focus ST and advanced racing simulator to test your driving skillsKen Block Ride-Along Experience: Featuring state-of-the-art Oculus Rift technologyMustang Pinball Arcade: Aim for high score of the day and win a prize befitting a pinball wizardGiveaways: Hats, Mustang kit cars, buttons and moreFree Ice Cream: Nightly deliveries; watch for the Transit ConnectStay Connected: Connect with family & friends with our free e-mail stationsThe Privilege of PartnershipEAA members are eligible for special pricing on Ford Motor Company vehicles through Fords Partner Recognition Program. To learn more on this exclusive opportunity for EAA members to save on a new Ford vehicle, please visit www.eaa.org/ford.F-35 Lightning II Cockpit Demonstration SystemF-35 Lightning II Cockpit Demonstration SystemEAA_Event_News_Ad_WITH_concert.indd 1 6/23/14 11:57 AM10 AIRVENTURE TODAYU.S. Air Force Thunderbirds crowd line T he first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh takes place August 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon air show at Oshkosh on each of those days. The Thunderbirds will perform what they describe as a practice showbasically, a full dress rehearsal for the weekendat 5 p.m. on Friday, August 1. This comes at the end of the regular afternoon air show. On Saturday, August 2, the Thunder-birds will again fly at 5 p.m. as the final performers in the afternoon air show, which once again features World War II-era aircraft and full pyrotechnics. The Thunderbirds will wrap up their inaugural Oshkosh performances at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, as the closing act in the last air show of Air-Venture 2014. Attendees, volunteers, and pilots should be aware that the Thunderbirds performances require a larger aero-batic box, necessitating a slight move of the crowd line to the west during the afternoon air shows on those days. Only essential, authorized air show personnel are permitted inside the box during the Thunderbirds performance. The Thunderbirds crowd line will run the entire length of the flightline, in line with the existing speaker poles, about 120 feet west of the regular crowd burn line. This line will be clearly marked. For air show spectators Visitors will have access to this area until 1 p.m. on Friday and Satur-day and until 12 p.m. on Sunday. At those times, visitors must move back to behind the Thunderbirds crowd line. AirVenture guests will not be al-lowed to leave chairs, blankets, coolers, or other items past the Thunderbirds crowd line at any time on those days. On Friday through Sunday, Wittman Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic, providing additional space for air show viewing. For pilots and crew of aircraft parked on the flightline After 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Sat-urday and noon on Sunday, pilots or crew of planes parked between the two crowd lines will be allowed in the area for a short time with a security escort to perform urgent, essential tasks. Ac-cess will end at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For pilots and crew parked south of Ultralights The configuration of the Thunderbirds aerobatic box puts all aircraft parked south of the Ultralights area inside of the Thunderbirds aerobatic box. After 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and after 12 p.m. on Sunday, pilots or crew of planes parked in this area will be allowed in the area for a short time and with a security escort to perform urgent, essential tasks. Access will end at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Full access will be restored after the completion of the Thunderbirds performance on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Look for extensive signage on the grounds, further explaining the ar-eas and times covered by these neces-sary rules and guidelines. Temporary crowd line for teams performances August 1-3This aerial photo shows the crowd line in force during the Thunderbirds performances at AirVenture this year. PHOTO BY TYSON V. RININGER SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 1112 AIRVENTURE TODAYThrough a maze of fuselage tubing and cables, Sue Packer, Radnor, Ohio, inspects as she cleans the family Stearman PT-13 biplane in the Vintage area at AirVenture 2014. This Stearman was named Grand Champion Antique at Oshkosh in 1986.PHOTO BY FREDERICK A. JOHNSENPHOTOS BY PHIL WESTONA one-of-a-kind Dawes Breezy with nautical steering control and floats in the Breezy area. SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 13 What makes a LEGEND? It starts with an idea, it grows with the PURPOSE to delight CUSTOMERS, and its born from VICTORY. But the only legends that are truly worth celebrating are those that carry on long after the first victory lap, where VISION, purpose and success are ongoing. This is the legend of the PT6 engine, and now its time for us to CELEBRATE 50 inspiring years of turboprop INNOVATION. Visit us at EAA Booth #2132 in Hangar B14 AIRVENTURE TODAYMake the Most of OshkoshGet the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 app today!Maps, schedules, menus, and more! Go to AirVenture.org/appAvailable on Apple iOS, Android, and Kindle FireThe EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 app is sponsored by#OSH14Avidynes IFD540 GPS now FAA approvedA vidynes IFD540, a new plug and play replacement for the extremely popular Garmin GNS 530, received FAA approval for instal-lation in a very long list of more than 1,000 airplane models just before the start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The IFD540 slides directly into the GNS 530 mounting tray to give aircraft owners the latest in WAAS-enhanced GPS navigation, terrain awareness and Jeppesen charts, plus approval for LPV and other instrument approaches with little installation expense. The IFD540 is the same overall physical size as the 530 it replaces, but has an advanced flat screen that is about 10 percent larger. Some func-tions such as map planning and rub-ber banding of a flight plan can be performed by touching the screen. Other functions are controlled through dedicated knobs and keys. The IFD540 GPS navigator meets all of the latest accuracy requirements for instrument approaches and also provides position input for ADS-B. Flight plan entry and changes are simplified by nominating the next waypoint, a feature Avidyne calls Geo-Fill. The IFD540 knows where you are and what the destination is, so when you enter a waypoint or airway it can suggest the next fix along the route. You can select the fix from a very short list instead of entering all the letters in the waypoint identifier. The system does the same with its built-in comm radio. If you are on ground control, for example, it knows you almost certainly want tower next, so it offers up that frequency for one-button selection. It does the same when en route, where it anticipates the next controllers frequency and offers it as a suggestion. The terrain awareness and alerting system that looks ahead along your track to compare your altitude to ter-rain and obstacles, and issue advanced warning through colored alerts on the screen and aural warnings, is standard. So is the capability to display geo-ref-erenced Jeppesen approach charts. Nav and terrain data, and Jepp chart updates, are all entered into the IFD540 through a USB port on the bezel with a standard portable memory device. The USB port also is approved to charge phones, tablets, and other devices in flight. The IFD540 will operate with the nav indicators, flat-glass displays and autopilots already installed without wiring changes. If the GNS 530 the IFD540 is replacing was not a WAAS-enabled unit, a different GPS antenna and antenna cable may be required. Though the IFD540 slides directly into the 530 mounting tray and all connec-tors mate, to be approved for IFR navi-gation some paperwork changes will be required. Deliveries of the IFD540 are begin-ning immediately and Avidyne has a significant number of order deposits in hand. The IFD540 is priced at $16,995. If a WAAS-capable GPS antenna is re-quired, its an extra cost. Avidyne also expects to deliver its IFD440, designed as a plug and play replacement for the Garmin GNS 430, later this year. The smaller IFD440 is priced at $14,995. Avidyne has designed Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability into its IFD-series boxes and plans to announce how those wireless communications ports can be used in the future. You can see and operate the IFD540 at Avidynes booth here at AirVenture, number 3130, in Hangar C. By J. Mac McClellan SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 15Photo courtesy of Aeroshell. Savings are a mail-in rebate. See dealer for details. 2014 Icom America Inc. The Icom logo is a registered trademark of Icom Inc. 41685_aView our entire avionic product line at:www.icomamerica.com/avionicsWhen precision and quality count. Icom. The name that pilots know and trust.Purchase a new Icom radio at the show and receive a mail-in rebate up to $100.00 depending on the radio.Visit us at our NEW Booths 2026 and 2027 for official promotion details and to view the complete avionics product line.A2416 AIRVENTURE TODAY P L A T I N U M L E V E L S P O N S O R S G O L D L E V E L S P O N S O R S Daher-Socata Lycoming Garmin International Cirrus Aircraft GoPro Rockwell Collins Sportys Pilot Shop Hamilton Watches S I L V E R L E V E L S P O N S O R S ICOM America Inc Piper Aircraft Inc Aviall Corporation Embraer Executive Aircraft Bose Corporation Motorola & Northway Communications Poly-Fiber Inc ICON Aircraft Lincoln Electric Co Aspen Avionics Sennheiser Electronic Corp Epic Aircraft Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Helicopter Association International John Deere JP Instruments Dynon Avionics Mahindra Aerospace M&Ms Nikon Progressive Insurance Zenith Aircraft Company AOPA B R O N Z E L E V E L S P O N S O R S American Airlines Tempest DTC Duat Ball Watch Sky-Tec Forefl ight Quest Aircraft, Inc Avidyne Corporation GRT Avionics Women in Aviation Pratt & Whitney Canada Hartzell Propeller Lancair Lightspeed Aviation Honda Generators Ohskosh Corporation AeroShell Priceless Aviation Riesterer & Schnell Signature Flight Support Superior Air Parts Parker Cleveland Wheels & Brakes AKG P A T R O N L E V E L S P O N S O R S FedEx Shell Aviation Glasair Aviation NATCA Starr Companies Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers jetAVIVA S U P P O R T E R L E V E L S P O N S O R S Arena Americas Generac Power Systems Concorde Battery Corp. Alpha Eto Rho Carrier Corporation Advanced Radiant Systems Inc/COOLSPACE Ideal Crane Wipaire Inc GES Exposition Services Salopek Golf Cart & Equipment Co. Oracular FltPlan.com Port-a-Cool GAMAEAA would like to thank our partners for their support in making your convention specialARE YOU READY? CONT. FROM P1 Of course, AirVenture has its roots in building and restoring aircraft, and that legacy is being recognized this year with the One Week Wonder proj-ect. Volunteers will transform a stan-dard Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit into a flyable aircraft in only seven days! The effort is designed to showcase for at-tendees exactly how an airplane goes together, from start to finish. In addition to watching the project take shape during the week, all Air-Venture attendees are invited to come to the project site and pull a rivet. The first 5,000 people who do so will receive a One Week Wonder com-memorative pin, a digital photo com-memorating their experience, and the opportunity to sign their name in The Worlds Largest Builders Log. But while the One Week Wonder project highlights homebuildings fu-ture, what about its rich history? Thats covered, also. For example, 2014 marks the 50th year since the iconic Breezy first appeared at the EAA fly-in con-vention in Rockford, Illinois. The no-cockpit, high-wing, pusher-configuration experimentals legacy will be recognized during AirVenture with a special ceremony on Tuesday at the Brown Arch to dedicate a brick honor-ing Breezy designer Carl Unger and his airplane. On Wednesday, the Breezy will be the featured airplane in a Home-builts in Review program, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Homebuilders Hangar. Of course, honoring and remember-ing the people who have made experi-mental aviation what it is always has been a major part of AirVenture. This year, many events will be dedicated to honoring none other than EAA Found-er Paul H. Poberezny, who sadly passed away shortly after last years conven-tion. For example, a brief ceremony will be held today at the EAA Memorial Wall with EAA Chaplain Pastor Ed Rid-dick. The event is slated for 6 p.m. and is open to all AirVenture attendees. Meanwhile, look for other tributes to Paul, including his prized P-64 and P-51 warbirds prominently displayed on Boeing Plaza and an incredible tribute area in the EAA Welcome Center telling Pauls story in his own words. On display is Pauls iconic Red One VW; his first air-craft, the Waco Primary Glider; and the iconic Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace. All along the flightline Paul tribute banners will fly from the speaker poles. Mondays AirVenture theme honors Paul, including a missing man forma-tion flight to open the afternoon air show in his honor. That evenings pro-gram at the Theater in the Woods will be a special night of storytelling and celebrating Pauls life and legacy, and also will be the focus of Tuesdays EAA Lifetime Member Dinner, including videos, commemorative printed pro-gram, and a special keepsake. AirVentures 2014 edition also marks the 10th anniversary of the FAAs adoption of the landmark sport pilot and light-sport aircraft (LSA) regulations. The then-new regula-tions created new categories of pi-lot and aircraft certification, which helped open aviation opportunities to new pilots and created new markets for manufacturers. In cooperation with the Light Air-craft Manufacturers Association, commemorative activities during Air-Venture include an LSA display high-lighting the history and contributions of the sport pilot and light-sport air-craft regulations, and a Tuesday forum involving major industry participants who have contributed to developing and growing the LSA industry. Also throughout the week, LSA demonstra-tion flights will be conducted from the ultralight airstrip. Also this week experience the first Valdez STOL (short takeoff and land-ing) demonstration flightson Run-way 18/36 early in the week and later on the ultralight strip. Of course, these examples merely scratch the surface. AirVenture after dark offers several options like nightly musical entertainment on Boeing Plaza led off by Kenny Loggins on Monday, along with nightly movies at the Fly-In Theaterboth presented by Ford Motor Company, which enters its 15th year as AirVentures exclusive automo-tive sponsorand evening programs at Theater in the Woods. As if all those events wont be enough, theres always the four main exhibit hangars, featuring booths and vending space filled by name-brand aviation manufacturers and suppliers. Outside those hangars, other exhibi-tors will be showing their aircraft, their powerplants, their support equipment, and their commitment to experimental aviation throughout the week. It all truly is the Worlds Greatest Avia-tion Celebration. Welcome! And enjoy! 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Rokita will hold a forum at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, beginning Monday morning at 10:00 a.m., to discuss his proposal to re-form the requirement. Rokita, who holds an FAA com-mercial pilot certificate and volun-teers with Angel Flight, introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013, H.R. 3708, along with Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri), who chairs the Congressional General Aviation Caucus. The bill would allow pilots of aircraft with six or fewer seats weigh-ing 6,000 pounds or less, and who op-erate VFR only at or below 14,000 feet MSL, to use their state-issued drivers license as proof of medical certifica-tion. It would expand to pilots of other personal airplanes the same medical certification standarda drivers li-censeapplying to sport pilots operat-ing a light-sport aircraft. Our members and the general avia-tion community have long supported a change in the medical certification pro-cess, EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton said upon the bills introduction. This pro-posal will maintain safety, reduce costs for pilots and the federal government, and allow people to pursue the unique freedom of flight in the same way they can pursue other powered recreational activities, he added. Presently, H.R. 3708 has 123 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Repre-sentatives. A companion bill in the U.S. SenateS. 2103, by Sens. John Booz-man (R-Arkansas), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), and Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)enjoys 17 co-sponsors. It is time to use the positive safety experience gained from a decade of sport-pilot activityas well as such flying activities as gliders and balloon-ingto establish medical certification reforms that will sustain and grow general aviation in this country, EAAs Pelton added upon introduction of the Senate bill. Tomorrow at AirVenture, Rep. Roki-ta will make his first visit to the air show and will convene a forum to talk about his proposal with attendees. Hell be joined by EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. The Aeromedical Reform Legislation Forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Forum 7 building in the Honda Forums and Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Work-shops Plaza. All pilots with an interest in this legislationin other words, all pilotsare urged to attend. By Joseph E. (Jeb) BurnsidePHOTO COURTESY OF CONGRESSIONAL PICTORIAL DIRECTORY SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 21Luggage, Sunglasses, Watches and more...Hangar C Booth 3121AAbt.com 888.228.5800new siriusXM ProductThe rechargeable SiriusXM Bluetooth Satellite receiver, wirelessly connects to your iPad, so you can simply start your weather app and go ying. Order yours today!WiFi service required to start app.Garmin ProductsGet state-of-the-art SiriusXM Aviation services on a dedicated display with the Garmin G3X Touch or GXM 42 for aera 796.Whether you y a Light Sport Aircraft at 1,500 feet, a Corporate Jet at FL480, or anything in-between, SiriusXM Aviation lets you y with con dence. 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All rights reserved.Visit SiriusXM Aviation booth #37222 AIRVENTURE TODAYJoin today.Become a part of the worlds largest aviation community.Visit us at the EAA Welcome Center, online at EAA.org/join, or call us at 1-800-JOIN-EAA.E AA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 will offer a wider variety of food and beverage options from 28 concession locations and 10 Lemon Chill cart locations, serving break-fast, lunch, and dinner throughout the weeklong convention. But save your receipt, because it could win you a great prize! When you buy food from one of the vendors on the convention grounds and Seaplane Base, simply write your name and phone number on the bottom of your meal receipt and drop it into the entry airplane boxes located at every concession stand. Three winners will be picked each day for the following prizes: First Prize: $200 Visa gift card Good wherever Visa is accepted! Second Prize: Ford Tri-Motor ride at AirVenture Enjoy a ride on the worlds first mass-produced airliner and experi-ence the golden age of aviation. Good at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 only*. Third Prize: Bell 47 helicopter ride Get above the convention grounds and fly a unique pattern on a Bell 47 (M*A*S*H) helicopter. Good at Air-Venture Oshkosh 2014 only*. Winners will be drawn at the end of each day Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3, and will be listed at each of the entry airplane boxes the fol-lowing day. (*For the Sunday, August 3, drawing, flight experience winners will receive a certificate for year-round use.) Prizes can be redeemed at the EAA Welcome Center. Be sure to keep your receipt for each food purchase to enter to win. If you do not receive a receipt with your purchase, your order is free! Enjoy AirVenture concessions and you could win daily prizes!PHOTO BY MARIANO ROSALES SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 23Visit Avidyne at Booth 3130 (Hangar C) www.IFD540.comAMX240Audio Panel w/Vox Intercom & BluetoothIFD540Touch-ScreenFMS/GPS/NAV/COMAXP340Mode S Transponder w/ADS-B OutDFC90Digital Autopilot withEnvelope Protectionand Envelope AlertingHybrid touchPlug & PlayNow Certified!Introducing Pilot Services and Amelia EarhartO S H K O S H 2 0 1 4Stop In at Our New Pilot Services Center Flight planning, weather brie ngs Comfortable seating, essential tools Located in the Federal Pavilion$.50/gallon AvGas discount at Signature Flight Support show your EAA ticketPLEASE V IS IT US AT BOOTH 457/458M E E T Amelia Rose Earhart1 p.m. Monday, July 2814-SIGFLI-5764 EAA AirVenture Today - 4.75w x 5.25h24 AIRVENTURE TODAYYouve Gotta be There!WomenVenture has moved to a new day! Female aviators and enthusiasts are invited to participate in WomenVenture Wednesday, July 30. The group photo is at 11 a.m. on Boeing Plaza followed by the Power Lunch at Theater in the Woods. Pick up your T-shirt and register for lunch at the EAA Welcome Center.Presented by Supported byPRESENTED BYM orning weather briefings, flight planning, and other services are available in a new location for pilots at EAA AirVen-ture Oshkosh 2014. EAA Pilot Services, presented by Signature Flight Support, will be lo-cated in the Federal Pavilion, next to the Sky Shoppe and across from the Homebuilders Headquarters. DTC DUAT is the official weather provid-er, and ForeFlight will have iPads on hand for pilots to explore the latest ForeFlight Mobile features. The daily weather briefing will be provided by the National Weather Service. We are always seeking ways to bring more information and ameni-ties to those who fly their airplanes to Oshkosh, said Dave Chaimson, EAAs vice president of business develop-ment. Were pleased that this year we can join with Signature Flight Support to provide essential services, as well as the little extras appreciated by pilots who fly here to be a part of the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration at EAA AirVenture. Located in the south end of the Fed-eral Pavilion, EAA Pilot Services will provide comfortable seating, comput-ers, and printers with access to the es-sential tools for checking weather or filing flight plans. Signature Flight Support is the worlds largest network of FBOs with more than 115 locations. Signature of-fers support for business and private aviation for refueling, hangarage, and a variety of other amenities for the safe and efficient operation of an aircraft. Signature Flight Support is proud to support EAAs AirVenture 2014 by sponsoring the EAA Pilot Services facility, said Maria Sastre, president and CEO of Signature Flight Sup-port. Signatures annual participa-tion at Oshkosh provides us with the opportunity to interact with the gen-eral aviation community, and this year we are especially proud to provide an integral service enabling AirVenture to yet again be a resound-ing success. EAA Pilot Services will be open July 28-August 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AirVenture pilots have access to new services from Signature Flight SupportSignature Flight Support will provide flight planning services in the Federal Pavilion for AirVenture attendees. SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 25WELDING OR CUTTING?AR14-26 The Lincoln Electric Co. All Rights Reserved. www.lincolnelectric.com Learn From Our Experts SPECIAL SHOW PRICING WELDING AND CUTTING DEMOSVisit us at Booth #469AirVenture 2014Oshkosh, WisconsinAR14-26_EAA AirVenture Show Daily_(Oshkosh_Tab).indd 1 6/19/14 2:35 PM2014 CIRRUS AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.HIRING CIRRUSAIRCRAFT.COMNOW 2ND ANNUAL AirVenture Job FairJuly 30, 2014 | Noon - 3 p.m. EAA College Park | Career CenterAirlines, aviation companies, and non-aviation companies all looking for talent in one place. 3RD ANNUAL College SocialAugust 1, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EAA College Park | Career CenterGet to know the college you want to attend, or the company you want to workfor. Networking, refreshments and friends. Register for FREE today at www.AirVenture.org/collegesocialDont miss your Call 1-800-695-2942 or (936) 598-5651 www.port-a-cool.comSee Port-A-Cool at EAA Booth 2100, Hangar B & Booth 818, Fly Market AreaEVAPORATIVE TECHNOLOGY Cools anywhere standard A/C is ineffective or cost-prohibitive Cools up to 4,000 sq. ft., depending on unitLowerstemperatureasmuchas30F Water control valve adjusts to provide effective cooling in any environment26 AIRVENTURE TODAYKickoff program tonight at Theater in the WoodsA viationSpeakers.com sponsors the 29th annual AirVenture Kickoff Program, An Evening With Champions, tonight at Theater in the Woods. Learn a lot about fly-ing from one of the worlds best aerobatic pilots, be in-spired by a fighter pilots harrowing story, and laugh with one of aviations fa-vorite humorists. Tye Mortensen returns in his fourth year as master of ceremonies, continuing the Mortensen family tradi-tion of announcing the an-nual kickoff program start-ed by his father, Danny. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. with Patty Wag-staff, who flies thrilling, low-level aerobatics before millions of people each year. Pattys smooth ag-gressive style sets the stan-dard worldwide. Patty is a six-time recipient of the First Lady of Aerobatics Betty Skel-ton Award, a National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, and has received the National Air and Space Museums Patty Wagstaff SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 27 Seenewhelicoptersondisplay Learnhowtotransitionfromfixedwingtohelicopter Talktohelicopterindustryexperts ViewtheairshowfromtheHAIHELICENTERobservationdeck(HAImembersonly) VisitDisneysPlanes: FIre & RescueGameCenter HavefunattheHAIHELICENTERForums(Located in Forum Building #5)Mon., Jul. 28 11:30 amTheRotorCraftAddOn Derrick Bolhofner, CFI, Hillsboro AviationWed., Jul. 30 1:00 pmHelicopters2014 Matt Zuccaro, HAISat., Aug. 2 11:30 amRotorcraftSafety Bryan Smith, ALEA and IHSTVisit HAIHELICENTER at Booth #427436VisitOurParticipatingCompaniesAirbus HelicoptersAmerican Helicopter Museum & Education CenterEnstrom HelicopterHelicopter Specialties, Inc.Hillsboro Aviation,Inc.Jet ProfessionalsMidwest Helicopter AssociationWhirlyGirls, InternationalXCOPTERSee What Vertical Aviation Is All About!DailyDrawings,TalktoFlightInstructors&Pilots,ExploreNewHelicopters,andSoMuchMoreEAA AirVenture Today Series.indd 1 7/14/2014 3:58:42 PMAward for Current Achievement, the Sword of Excellence, the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, and the Life-time Achievement Award from the Air Force Association. Patty and Brian Udell will have a lively discussion on aerobatics. Have your questions ready, as audience par-ticipation is encouraged. 8:15 p.m. - Capt. Brian Udell, su-personic survivor, tells a compelling story of survival, rescue, and personal success. A Top Gun, F-15E instructor pilot and decorated combat veteran, he holds the record for surviving the highest speed ejection from a U.S. fighter aircraft at nearly 800 knots. Brians riveting story is about surviv-ing with a crushed body and crippling injuries for four grueling hours, 65 miles off the Atlantic Coast, at night in 60F water, 5-foot seas, and 15 mph winds. He applies the principles of faith, determination, and a sheer willingness-to-survive to lifes every-day challenges. His triumphant return to flying the Strike Eagle is an inspiring story about perseverance and character. Brian takes his message to aviation and non-aviation audiences. Brian is an airline captain, competi-tion aerobatic pilot, and founder of ASI Xtreme. 9 p.m. - Ralph Hood, one of avia-tions favorite humorists, serves up funny stuff with one of his hilarious programs, Ground Clutter. This southern pilot now travels coast to coast sharing his insights on sales, marketing, and service to both non-aviation and aviation groups, with specialty programs for flight schools and instructors. He is also a contributing writer whose work can be found in Airport Business, AOPAs Flight Training, and Flight School Busi-ness. He is the author of The Truth and Other Lies and Ground Clutter: The Book. Ralph Hood Tye Mortensen Brian Udell28 AIRVENTURE TODAY2014 CIRRUS AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.PERSONAL PLANE. PUBLIC STATEMENT.CIRRUSAIRCRAFT.COMSee movies under the stars at EAA Fly-In Theater H ollywood blockbusters and an aviation classic, plus the pre-miere of a documentary are among the featured films on the bill this year at the EAA Fly-In Theater presented by Ford Motor Company. All movies are included in admis-sion, and each evenings show begins (weather permitting) at approximately 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday), with an introduction by a special presenter. Reminiscent of the drive-in theaters of days gone by, the Fly-In Theater pro-vides guests with the perfect opportu-nity to relax and enjoy free popcorn after a long day of air shows, exhibits, and workshops. The theater is located adjacent to Camp Scholler. The Fly-In Theater is a wonderful way for families and aviation enthusiasts to finish a great day at Oshkosh, said Kevin Keling, corporate events manager for Ford Motor Company. This has become one of the most popular evening activities at Air-Venture, and each year we look forward to building a schedule that is appealing and of interest to the Oshkosh audience. Heres the schedule:Sunday,July27Wings(1927):Theaviation classic silent film and win-ner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture. The movie will be ac-companied by a pianist and is being introduced by Kees Van Berkel of the Great War Flying Museum.Monday, July 28 Gravity (2013):Winner of seven Oscars, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the film will be introduced by astro-nautsJoeEngleandCharliePrecourt.Tuesday, July 29 Star Trek Into Darkness(2013):IntroducedbyEAAChairmanJackJ.Pelton,EdselFordII,andExecutiveProducerDavidEl-lison, who will also preview his new film, The Invisible Highway.Wednesday, July 30 The Million-aires Unit: Americas Pioneer Pilots of the Great War (2014): This pre-miere documentary tells the story of an elite group of pilots who formed a private air militia in preparation for Americas entry into World War I. Introduced by Marc Wortman, author of the book, and filmmakers DarrochGreerandRonKing.Thursday, July 31 Man of Steel (2013): An exhilarating action fea-ture filmbasedonDCComics Su-perman; presenters to be announced.Friday, August 1 Pacific Rim (2013):Amodernsci-fithrillerwithanirresistiblesenseoffun.Directedby Guillermo del Toro; presenter to be announced.Saturday, August 2 Enders Game (2013): Futuristic thriller starringHarrison Ford and Ben Kingsley; presenter to be announced. Nightly feature films are presented at EAAs Fly-In Theater presented by Ford Motor Company.PHOTO BY DENNIS BIELA SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 29An engineering career at Rockwell Collins opens doors to some of the most advanced, exciting innovations in the world of aviation and beyond. Learn more about joining a company thats part of nearly every flight deck today and will help shape the next generation of flight.Visit us near Hangar C.rockwellcollins.comExplore inspiring careers at Rockwell Collins. 2014 Rockwell Collins. All rights reserved.30 AIRVENTURE TODAYIntroducing the AV100 from AKG, one of the worlds leading producers of high-quality headphones. Designed in collaboration with Hannes Arch, the AV100 is the first and only aviation headset with Bluetooth voice guidance and built-in LED map lights.The Sky Is Our Studioakg.com/aviation AKG 2014For more information go to1-800-123-4567Endorsed by Red Bull Air Race World ChampionHannes ArchAV100AVIATION HEADSETPremium Active Noise CancellingWe have now created the most quiet, comfortable and reliable headset on the market today.Celebrating 10 years of sport pilot/light-sport aircraft at OshkoshT he FAAs sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations cel-ebrate 10-year anniversaries at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, and several events and activities will help commemorate the occa-sion this week in Oshkosh. Officially announced just before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004, sport pilot/light-sport aircraft went into ef-fect on September 1, 2004, creating not only a new marketplace of air-craft abut also an innovative way of certificating aircraft through consen-sus standards rather than traditional type certification.Year one: Several LSA on display at AirVentures first LSA Mall in 2005. PHOTO BY CRAIG VANDERKOLKwww.hamiltonwatch.com X-WINDAUTOMATIC SWISS MADELimited EditionINTO THE DREAMOFFICIAL TIMEKEEPING SPONSOR OFBOOTH #3131 SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 31 The sport pilot and light-sport aircraft standards have influenced numerous other aviation regulations and innovations over the past decade. EAA worked for years to get the sport pilot/LSA rule approved by the FAA, said Timm Bogenhagen, EAAs ultralight and lightplane community manager. After a decade it is still a work in progress, such as our continuing efforts to include training in low-mass, high-drag aircraft and opening possibilities for electric aircraft. Still, the regulations have allowed more than 100 new ready-to-fly aircraft designs to enter the market, representing one of the greatest bursts of aircraft in-troductions over the past half-century. The sport pi-lot/LSA approach to aircraft certification is also being used as the model for FAR Part 23 reform. Bogenhagen added that more than 4,000 people have become new sport pilots and thousands more existing pilots have chosen to fly under the sport pilot regulations, which allow use of a valid drivers license for medical certification in lieu of a third-class medi-cal certificate. That has been one of the major successes of the rule, he said. This set the foundation for major re-forms in aviation medical certification for private pi-lots. Sport pilot has provided 10 years of operational data proving that flying without a third-class medical certificate does not jeopardize safety. Here are the confirmed activities for SP/LSA:A display highlighting the history and contribu-tions of the sport pilot and light-sport aircraft regulations, including a wide variety of LSA that sport pilots are eligible to fly. Location: On the southeast corner of EAA Square adjacent to the EAA Merchandise and Insurance Tent.Dontmissa specialpresentation focusingon thedevelopment and growth of the LSA community Tuesday, July 29, 1-2:15 p.m. in Honda Aircraft Forum Pavilion 7. Moderated by EAA Experi-menter Editor Mary Jones, panelists include Jack J. Pelton, EAA chairman; Earl Lawrence, manager oftheFAASmallAircraftDirectorateandfound-ing chairman of the ASTM light-sport aircraft standards committee; Sue Gardner, FAA national aviation specialist and former project coordinator of the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations; TomPeghiny,presidentofFlightDesignUSA;EricTucker, training director, Rotax Flying & Safety Club;andDanJohnson,presidentoftheLightAir-craft Manufacturers Association.Flyingdemonstrationsfromtheultralightairstrip.RoyBeisswengerpresentsFutureofLightSportFriday, August 1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., in the UltralightForumTent.Although weve seen remarkable things from the first 10 years of sport pilot and light-sport aircraft, this celebration also points us toward the future of these categories as part of the total general aviation com-munity, Bogenhagen stressed. A decade of progress has given us more opportunities as we seek to grow participation in aviation. 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Here are the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 theme days and related activities: Monday, July 28: Salute to Paul Poberezny Throughout the week visit the EAA Welcome Centers outstanding tribute display to Paul Pober-ezny. Opening of the afternoon air show will feature a missing man formation flight in Pauls honor. Mon-day evenings Theater in the Woods program will be about memories of Paul, hosted by EAA Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker. On Sunday, July 27, a special memorial ceremony will be held at the EAA Memorial Wall for Paul. Tuesday, July 29: Space Day Enjoy the Theater in the Woods evening program hosted by astronauts Joe Engle and Charlie Precourt. Also recognized will be the 10th anniversary of the suc-cessful SpaceShipOne flights for the X Prize. Wednesday, July 30: Salute to Homebuilding EAAs One Week Wonder project will build a Ze-nith CH 750 airplane during the week, located on EAA Square. Perseverance awards will be presented on Wednesday to recognize the work that each and every builder invests to complete a homebuilt project. Flying demonstrations of unique or historic homebuilt aircraft will precede the afternoon air show that will include flights by Breezys, which celebrates its 50-year anniver-sary this year; the SubSonex Personal Jet JSX-2; and Lt. Col. Jerry Kerbys RV-8. AirVenture will also celebrate the new homebuilder workshop pavilions. Thursday, July 31: Century of Air Power A focus on the history of military advancements will feature air show performances by the Great War Flying Museums World War I fighters, early jet warbirds, and the arrival of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Thursdays evening program at Theater in the Woods will be on the Millionaires Unit of World War I. Friday, August 1: Salute to Veterans Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight II will depart Oshkosh at dawn with 100 Vietnam veterans bound for Wash-ington, D.C., returning to a heros welcome at the close of the air show. The Parade of Veterans at midday runs from Warbird Alley to the Plaza, with programming from Warbirds of America and the Disabled Ameri-can Veterans. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes the stage on Boeing Plaza sponsored by the DAV and WOA, and the evening program at Theater in the Woods features Thunderbirds pilots past and present. Saturday, August 2: Thunderbirds Day Get ready for the Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration teams incredible performance high-lighting the afternoon air show. Sunday, August 3: Family Day Enjoy special pricing on AirVentures final day, which will include a full air show including the final performance of the Thunderbirds. Doug Anderson guides Don Wicklund unloading a 1942 jeep and trailer in preparation of the Living History Group exhibit in the Warbirds area.PHOTO BY PHIL WESTON SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 33Progressive is Americas #1 specialty RV insurance provider. From motor homes to camper vans and travel trailers, weve got you covered.1.800.PROGRESSIVE / PROGRESSIVE.COMProgressive Casualty Ins. Co. & affi liates. Insurance prices and products are different when purchased directly from Progressive or through independent agents/brokers. No. 1 in specialty RV insurance from 2013 Millward Brown national survey data.W hile at AirVenture this week, enter the Ultra-lights area at your own risk; youre likely to encounter fun in Oshkoshs Fun Fly Zone!The Ultralights area features participation, hands-on learning, f light demonstrations of unique f ly-ing machines, and much more. Visi-tors will be immersed in everything this fun-based aviation segment has to offer.This year is shaping up as one of the most action-packed, fun-filled conventions in many years, says EAAs Timm Bogenhagen, ul-tralight and lightplane community manager. With the many improve-ments to the area made last year, its easier to get there and move around to see all the action taking place.Along with ultralights, the Fun Fly Zone is convention home to lightplanes, powered parachutes and trikes, hot-air balloons, home-built rotorcraft, and light-sport aircraft (LSA)this is the 10th an-niversary of the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations.The Fun Fly Zone is also the only place youll be able to see regular f lights of the emerging category of electric-powered aircraft.The Fun Fly Zone ultralight run-way is where you can get up close to the many daily aircraft operations, including morning and evening ul-tralight f lying, homebuilt rotorcraft f lights, as well as several scheduled special f light activities like the Val-dez STOL demonstrations on Fri-day evening, August 1, and an early Saturday morning balloon launch. Balloons will also conduct tethered operations at other times during the week.On Saturday morning, the Ul-tralights area will become a Fun Run Zone with the start and finish of AirVentures popular Runway 5K run.Knowledge is also on display throughout the week as dozens of vendors display their wares in the special exhibitors area. Visitors can learn more about fun f lying at numerous hands-on workshops and forums in the presentations area.The Fun Fly Zone also has spe-cial parking areas for all types of featured aircraft, along with un-der-the-wing camping. Ultralight chapters have a specially designat-ed area to meet and promote their unique activities.The Ultralight Barn will con-tinue to serve as Fun Fly Zone headquarters where members can register to camp, shop for AirVen-ture ultralight merchandise, obtain technical information, and more services. 34 AIRVENTURE TODAYP A R T Y W I T H O U R G R O U N D C R E WVISIT US AT TENT #310!Complete our survey and you could win! Come by for free popsicles Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m.* WingPoints Rewards Program is administered by Kickback Rewards Systems on behalf of Phillips 66 Company. Phillips 66, Phillips 66 Wings Logo, The Most Trusted Wings in Aviation, WingPoints and Rewards with Altitude are trademarks of Phillips 66 Company or one of its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 2014 Phillips 66 Company. All rights reserved.*While supplies last. An electric guitar honoring the 35th anniversary of X/C oil A WingPoints Card loaded with 85,000 points! Young Eagles Pilots who complete our survey can win a ride with the amazing Aerostars acrobatic demo team!1Only new accounts that booked between 4/1/14-9/30/14 are eligible to receive double points. Promotion period ends 9/30/14. Please wait 6-8 weeks after promotion ends to receive bonus points. Double points are dependent upon merchant classifying themselves with the proper code. Only valid for Signature and Select Rewards cardholders. Account must be open and in good standing to receive bonus points.2Cardmembers must present their U.S. Bank EAA Visa Card and AirVenture 2014 receipts at the U.S. Bank table in order to claim the free gift. Limit one free gift per Cardmember and while supplies last. For non-cardholders, one free gift for each completed application, while supplies last. Offer valid 7/28/2014 8/3/2014.3Up to 10% off purchases at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Co. Some restrictions apply. Speak to a representative during AirVenture to learn more.The creditor and issuer of the Experimental Aircraft Association Card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. 2014 U.S. Bank. All rights reserved.Earn double points on aviation fuel & gas purchases with your EAA Visa Card until 9/30/14.1EAA Cardmembers, stop by for your free gift!21. Use your U.S. Bank EAA Visa Card while at AirVenture 2014.2. Bring your EAA Visa Card, along with your receipt(s), to any U.S. Bank Location on the AirVenture grounds. 3. Pick up your free gift.Dont have an EAA Visa Credit Card yet?Visit any of the tabling locations throughout the AirVenture event. Get a FREE gift for applying.2Get great benefi ts like discounts on aviation supplies3. Plus, each purchase helps support EAA programs. Cardmembers have already helped contribute over $500,000 to projects like the museum and youth programs.Ultralights: The Fun Fly ZoneMARIANO ROSALESPreparations are in full swing for the EAA AirVenture Ultralights area, the Fun Fly Zone.SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 35www.epicaircraft.com541-639-4602 888-FLY-EPICFILL IT UP. GO THE DISTANCE.Photo: Chris RoseMAXIMUM CRUISE 325 KTASTIME TO CLIMB SL TO 34,00015 MinutesRANGE MAX CRUISE1,385 NMRANGE ECO CRUISE1,650 NMPAYLOAD (FULL FUEL)1,120 lbs.Learn homebuilding skills at new workshop pavilions AirVenture building instruction sessions get a significant upgrade in 2014 as three new pavilions were built in the Aircraft Spruce & Spe-cialty Workshops area. The new facili-ties replace the long-standing workshop pavilions that have served our event for more than a quarter-century.The three spacious, new workshop pavilions each have the capability to be split into two separate working areas. That means six dierent workshops can be occurring at any timeone more than in previous years.The buildings also have better light-ing, sound, and multimedia capabilities.A new Builders Education Cen-ter was constructed just west of those workshop pavilions, replacing the old building just across from Aces Bistro.Another noticeable change: the 35-year-old former Central Exhibit Building, mostly unused last year, was removed and replaced with green space. Additional green space was also added around the Federal Pavilion building and in front of Aces Bistro. The projects continue the eort to make the grounds more visitor-friendly and also establish the homebuilt, fo-rums, and workshops areas as unique destinations. The Valk family at the new Workshops Plaza: Steve, Jane, children Zach and Lisa.PHIL WESTON36 AIRVENTURE TODAYEnjoy nightly music acts on Boeing PlazaLeave Your LegacyLeave a lasting legacy in your name or that of your loved ones through these exclusive EAA tributes.Brown ArchPurchase your brick to leave your mark at the Gateway to Aviation. Visit AirVenture.org/archto learn more.Compass HillBecome part of the timeless tribute to The Spirit of Aviation and those who support it by purchasing a brick at the summit or entry plaza of this monument. Visit EAA.org/compasshill to learn more.Memorial WallHonor the memory of a person whose support and passion for aviation positively impacted your life by placing their engraved name on this wall. Visit EAA.org/memorial to learn more.Autumn Blaze Maple TreesOwn a piece of the AirVenture grounds by dedicating a beautiful Autumn Blaze maple tree to your family, friends, or loved ones with a special plaque. Visit EAA.org/beautifi cation to learn more.Feeling out of the Loop?Visit the IAC Pavilion on the flightline north of Boeing Plaza. To join IAC, call 800.843.3612 or visit our web site IAC.orgW hen the sun goes down, the ac-tion heats up with musical en-tertainment on Boeing Plazas Main Stage. Already announced are headline acts including the legendary Kenny Loggins on opening day, Monday, July 28, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7 p.m. on Friday, Au-gust 1, to cap EAAs Salute to Veterans Day.Dont miss the other great acts that complete the schedule for the week: Tuesday, July 29 Comedian Ma-ria Herman, 7 p.m., followed by Deuc-es Wild! Dueling Pianos at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 Country band The Mantz Brothers, 6 p.m. (immediate-ly following the afternoon air show), fol-lowed by singer Sandra Lynn at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 Rock group Boo-gie and the Yo-Yoz, 6 p.m. (immedi-ately following the afternoon air show) Saturday, August 2 Nation-al Beatles tribute band, 1964: The Tribute, at 6:30 p.m. ShopEAA.com | 800.564.6322Your EAA merchandise purchase supports EAA programs that help grow participation in aviation.Copyright 2014 EAAJANSPORT Merchandise Available Check out the large selection of EAA-branded Jansport products including bags, sweatshirts, and T-shirts. Available at all offi cial EAA Merchandise locations. EAA-branded Jansport products including bags, sweatshirts, JANSPORT Introducing the New Oris Big Crown ProPilot AltimeterVisit us at EAA booth 3072ASUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 37K enny Loggins has been on the international music scene for more than four decades, breaking through in the 1970s with partner Jim Messina, then breaking out on his own in the 1980s and producing six certifi ed platinum and eight gold records in the process. In all those years Loggins never per-formed in front of an air show crowd, but that will change in a big way Mon-day as he appears here, presented by Ford Motor Company. Fans eager to hear Loggins lengthy roster of hits wont be disappointed, he said in a telephone interview with EAA earlier this month. From Dannys Song to Footloose, he hinted. His spectacular run of movie soundtrack hits in the 1980s earned Loggins the moniker King of the Mov-ie Soundtrack. I dont mind that, thats a good one he said. I got lucky. First came Im Alright from Cad-dyshack (1980), followed by the Foot-loose title song (1984), then in 1986probably the most popular with EAAs crowdcame Danger Zone from the blockbuster Top Gun. Loggins video of the song, which featured exciting air-to-air footage from the fi lm, was so popular the U.S. Navy called it the most e ec-tive recruiting poster ever produced. Loggins personal aviation back-ground is limited to that of a passenger, but he has extensive experience in that regard. Ive logged more miles than most fl ight attendants, he joked. Loggins credits his longevity to writing relevant songs that listeners can relate to in their own lives. Through-out my career Ive strived to write songs that matter to people, he said. People sort of adopted my songs to their rites of passage. Ive had many people ap-proach me saying that my music was the soundtrack to their lives. Thats why Im still around. Loggins will open his AirVenture performance with his latest musical col-laboration, the Blue Sky Riders, featur-ing Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burr and his wife, Nash-ville singer-songwriter Georgia Middle-man. Loggins and his band will start the evening in whats likely to be an unfor-gettable wall-to-wall hit parade. The opening day concert will start after the daily air show, approximately 6 p.m. Get ready for Kenny LogginsPerforms on opening day, July 28Photo credit: Stephen Morales38 AIRVENTURE TODAYThe 2014-15 edition of the Aircraft Electronic Associations (AEA) Pilots Guide to Avionicswill be unveiled with free distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 from July 28-Au-gust 3. The AEA will hand out thousands of free copies to pilots and aircraft owners during the air show at the associations booth, number 2035/36 in Hangar B. This year marks the 12th annual issue of the Pilots Guide to Avionics, a consumers direc-tory loaded with educational articles, timely information, and data about the latest avion-ics technologies. The Pilots Guide to Avionicshelps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in 43 countries, including government-certifi ed repair stations around the world. These businesses specialize in main-tenance, repair, and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The guide also includes information on the manufacturers and distributors of these prod-ucts, plus technical schools and universities, engineers and consultants for the industry. Paula Derks, AEA president, said her as-sociation is thrilled to debut this years Pilots Guide to Avionics at AirVenture. Our sta looks forward to giving complimentary cop-ies to all the pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA booth in Oshkosh, said Derks. She said services provided by the government certi-fi ed repair shops in the directory of the publi-cation are becoming increasingly important. This publication will help aircraft owners determine the most e cient compliance plan, said Derks. Thousands of copies of the guide are distributed each year to AEA members, fl y-ing clubs throughout the U.S., and at sever-al industry trade shows. Theres no charge for the guide. For more information about the AEAs Pilots Guide to Avionics, visit www.aeapilotsguide.net. Lace up your running shoes and get your day started on the right (and left) foot for a good cause at the Runway 5K Charity Run/Walk! Registration includes free Saturday admission to AirVenture, including the evenings Rockwell Collins Night Air Show, USAF Thunderbirds air show, event T-shirt, and post race refreshments.Register online at AirVenture.org/run or at the Welcome Center located on EAA AirVenture GroundsSaturday, August 2, 2014EAA AirVenture Grounds, 7 a.m.Proceeds benefi tPresenting sponsorA very special thank you to our Supporting Sponsors and Media SponsorsOshkosh Corporation | Grant Thornton | Northwestern Media | WVBO 103.9FM T-Hangars Electric Bi-Fold Doors Individual Hangars Corporate Hangars Maintenance Hangars Hangar HomesU.S. Toll Free: Phone 1-866-454-1800 Fax 1-866-454-1801 Outside U.S. 1-208-454-1800www.rmsteel.comemail: sales.rmsteel@gmail.comHANGARS!45 Years of Manufacturing ExcellenceBuy Factory Direct !R & M Steel Co.QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beR & M Steel Co.Hangar B Booth #2074Hangar D Booth #4112 & Outside Booth #332Photo by Bruce SelyemNew Pilots Guide to Avionics ready for distribution at AirVenture Free copies available at AirVenture from July 28-August 3 at the AEAs booth, No. 2035/36 in Hangar B.NEW FOR 2014 NEW FOR 2014EAA Pilot Services Area presented byFile your flight plan, check the weather, or just stop and experience the Signature Flight Support level of service. All attendees are welcome.Located on the south end of the Federal Pavilion.> Daily morning weather briefing Flight planning including iPads with ForeFlight installed Weather provided by DTC DUAT World-class flight support by Signature Flight Support