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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2005

Thursday, July 28 - Part 1
EAA AirVenture 2005
Created: 07/28/2005
Updated: 07/31/2005
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Article by Steen Staff
 
Thursday - more great weather and lots of folks in the tent. What a neat place... new things to see and do every day! We'll get right to the pictures...


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This is Elaine Larsen's jet engine-powered dragster... yeeehaaaawww!!!  
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The Woodworking forum allows folks to practice the art of building a wooden airplane wing.  
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There is a Knight Twister on display in the Children's Activity Hangar.  
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The Twister is a unique-looking airplane.  
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NOAA had an interesting display.  
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This is an old-fashioned weather station. Some of these are still in use, though most weather stations have moved to automated equipment.  
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This Cherokee Six looks like it's about to fall over on its backside.  
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This Curtis P-6E Hawk replica is a real eye-catcher.  
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Don Stewart is the proud designer, builder, and pilot of the Stewart 265. This is a really beautiful airplane that really captures the feel of the Golden Age of aviation.  
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The 265 draws inspiration from Don's memories of seeing a Ryan STA when he was a young boy.  
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The Radial Rocket is a very popular plane. It looks fast even when parked.  
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The Radial Rocket is actually pretty large inside.  
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Barrett Brummett gave a talk about our planes near the IAC Building. Lots of folks had some good questions.  
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Barrett shares his knowledge with the crowd.  
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The IAC building has seen a lot of traffic this week.  
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The composite MX-2 is one of the newer monoplanes available.  
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The Twister is a very elegant composite aerobatic airplane.  
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The Twister's wing lights are high-intensity LED's with a clear resin molded right around them. Very neat idea, which a resourceful homebuilder should be able to duplicate.  
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The Polen Special is one of the sleekest planes out there, and it's even faster than it looks.  
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An couple of A-10s arrived in a most impressive fashion.  
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The pedal planes were very popular with the Junior Pilots (and their parents!)  
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Vrooom! Vrooom!!  
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A PZL Wilga takes off.  
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Lots of helping hands are available to move planes into position.  
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These Hyperbipes were on display in the IAC area.  
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This is a turbine-powered Cub... you really do see everything at Oshkosh.  
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The Davis DA-2A is a classic, all metal homebuilt design that is designed to fly just like a Cherokee.  
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EAA's Ford Trimotor hopped rides throughout the day.  
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This Sonex is a popular plane for the new Sport Aircraft category.  
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Bill Clapp's Corvair-powred KR-2S only cost him $7,300 to build.  
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This was a nice Fly Baby.  
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This Fly Baby was also quite attractive.  
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The American Wings Air Museum brought their fully restored OV-1 Mohawk.  
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Lots of fighters are here, some are uncommon...  
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The well-known P-51 'Old Crow' was flying in the daily airshow.  
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EAA's B-17 is on the mend after a gear collapse in California earlier this year.  
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This Junkers Ju-52 Trimotor, aka the "Iron Annie", was the German counterpart to the C-47 during WW2. Today these are quite uncommon.  
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The Ju-52 was a real workhorse of the German wartime military machine.  
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Back in the late 1970s, Martin Caidin used to do a routine with a Ju-52 where he would stand outside the cockpit while the autopilot flew the airplane down the runway at low level. You sure couldn't get away with doing that today!  
 

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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