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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2005

Sunday, July 24 - Setup Day
EAA AirVenture 2005
Created: 07/24/2005
Updated: 07/26/2005
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Article by Steen Staff
After some severe weather on Saturday, Sunday was calmer... though the heat index was 114 degrees! Everyone in our crew had arrived by Sunday, so we got busy with setting up our display (it's in the same location as last year, between the main gate and Paul's Park.) We were also pleased to have the opportunity to take part in a special event... Steen Aero Lab, Kevin Kimball of Jim Kimball Enterprises, author and Pitts afficianado Budd Davisson, Allan Westby of EAA, and the IAC teamed up to create a display to honor everyone's beloved friend Curtis Pitts, who passed away in June. The tribute includes prototypes, replicas, and early copies of nearly all of Curtis' designs, arranged around a tent, where visitors can view historical photos and read about the life of the world's greatest aerobatic aircraft designer. The display also includes video showing the early flights of the first Pitts Special, the first S1-C N8L, and some very special (not to mention entertaining) tributes to Curtis by several well-known airshow performers. Also on display under the tent is the 1990 replica of the first Pitts Special and the first S-2 "Big Stinker".

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The setup of the Curtis Pitts memorial tent begins on Sunday.  
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We just bet that this builder owns a Harley too.  
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Pete Clinton talks to Paul Goetsch. Pete flies his beautiful Skybolt to Oshkosh just about every year.  
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This car window sums up the determination of the many thousands of aviation enthusiasts who make the yearly pilgrimage to AirVenture via plane, trains, and automobiles.  

Other entries in this series:
      » Sunday, July 24 - Setup Day    July 24, 2005
     Monday, July 25 - Opening Day    July 25, 2005
     Tuesday, July 26    July 26, 2005
     Wednesday, July 27 - Part 1    July 27, 2005
     Wednesday, July 27 - Part 2    July 27, 2005
     Thursday, July 28 - Part 1    July 28, 2005
     Thursday, July 28 - Part 2    July 28, 2005
     Friday, July 29 - Part 1    July 29, 2005
     Friday, July 29 - Part 2    July 29, 2005
     Saturday, July 30 - Part 1    July 30, 2005
     Saturday, July 30 - Part 2    July 30, 2005

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