Information on EAA Chapter 1310, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and General Aviation

June 2009Monthly Archives

NTSB Probable Cause Report Issued for Rhinebeck Aerodrome Nieuport Crash

The NTSB has released a report stating the probable cause of the Nieuport 24bis crash on August 17, 2008 was likely the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the plane while maneuvering which resulted in the stall and spin. A definite cause was not released, most likely because the plane was consumed by fire.

The chapter held a trip to the Aerodrome on that day last year. That was the first fatality at the Aerodrome since it started in

4 Of The World’s Strangest Airport Runways

Here are some unusual runways at some large airports.  They looked very expensive to build

Premier Holidays : 4 Of The World’s Strangest Airport Runways.

What’s Coming at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh This Year

Well, the start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is now just over a month away and I see that it’s been a few weeks since I posted anything here. Pretty much all the events are set, so let’s run some of them down.

Advance online ticket purchase is extended to June 30. Visit LINK . AAA also has discounts, but EAA member discount is better.

As most of the people reading this know, the Doobie Brothers will be performing after the air show on Monday night. I won’t be able to report on it since I’ll be arriving on Tuesday. I also see that Jeff Dunham will be performing on Saturday night August 1, which is just after I leave. D’oh!

Major aircraft expected include an Airbus A380. US Air Force Thunderbird #8 will be on the grounds July 26 and 27th. White Knight Two will be at the show all week. Military planes include a C-17, C5M, F-18 .F-15, C-130. T-38, HH60, and A10.

Of course, plenty of new aircraft, warbirds, vintage and ultralight planes will be on display. The vintage type area is now a permanent building instead of a tent.

The biggest news for our chapter’s past president is the news that there are 4 buildings with flush toilets in the campground areas, and 4 large trailers with flush toilets will be on the show grounds.

The Fly-In Theater will be presenting the One-Six Right, Barnstorming, The Right Stuff, Six Days Seven Nights, Cloud Dancer, BAT 21, X-15, Pearl Harbor,

The daily air show will include:

Not everyone flys every day.

The International Visitors group is expecting many Japanese visitors, so they’re looking for translator assistance.

At the museum, the Founder’s Wing will be opened. This honors EAA founder Paul Poberezny and from the renderings I’ve seen, it looks like it is in the former restoration area near the center of the building.

The biggest change is the redesign of the main entrance. In the past, there were vendors to the far right and left of the entrance which didn’t attract many visitors. Now the entrance will spread out diagonally which should assist in traffic flow.

Over 500 seminars, 100 museum speakers, dozens of workshops and other activates will be offered. Visit LINK for more details.

If you’re flying in yourself, you better be familiar with the NOTAM. Here’s how to get your copy. The controllers were way to accommodating with this bonehead last year who didn’t know what he was doing. Here’s how not to arrive at Oshkosh LINK