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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2007

Wednesday, July 25
EAA AirVenture 2007
Created: 07/18/2007
Updated: 07/27/2007
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Article by Mike Whaley
 
Wednesday was another good day... it was still hot, but a storm moved in during the later part of the afternoon which cooled things off and brought us a very welcome break from the heat. As always, if you come to Oshkosh, expect to be hot, wet, and chilly at various times. The crowds were still strong, though slightly less as compared to the opening day (which is always the biggest day). A lot of folks are out to buy things, ranging from shoes and t-shirts to placing orders for aircraft components. Other vendors report brisk business as well. So far, there have also been very few aircraft incidents... we've heard of a couple of precautionary landings and saw the results of a nose-over while taxiing, but no serious injuries or destroyed airplanes. Everyone's hopeful this will be the case through the whole event... generally, Oshkosh is a very safe event and everyone tries hard to keep it that way.


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A lot of folks came by to see the Yellowbird and ask questions.  
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A customer discusses some products with Mike and Aaron.  
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A Pitts builder talks about his project.  
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This rare, OX-5 powered Swallow stayed in the family... it's now owned and flown by Charlie Laird. Beautiful aircraft, and one of the oldest planes at AirVenture!  
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On the other size of the scale, the Hiperlite is a distinctive little plane. Sure looks like it would be fun to fly!  
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Lots of power and light weight at work...  
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There aren't too many places you couldn't get into with a plane like this.  
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The complexity is minimal, but the fun factor is high!  
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This is a sporty little MiniMax.  
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The Backyard Flyer series continues with this model... a very unique flying machine.  
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It's oddly beautiful in it's functionality.  
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This Mosquito ultralight helicopter flew very well.  
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The Mosquito's mechanics are very well made.  
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A Chipmunk arrives in the Vintage parking area.  
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Ooops! This Luscombe flipped over while taxiing. The pilot was mostly OK, but did go to the hospital to get checked out. This was a low-speed taxi accident. Remember... if the engine is running, please have your seat belt on and fastened... just in case. Being strapped in could easily make the difference between getting out unhurt or becoming a quadriplegic in an accident like this!  
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The Eclipse Concept Jet flew a somewhat aerobatic demo routine. Very quiet and very agile airplane... it would make for a neat airshow plane!  
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The Cirrus folks took the phrase "aerial SUV" to the next level with this one!  
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The Harriers did an impressive demo... this part showed off opposite ends of the performance spectrum.  
   

Other entries in this series:
     Friday, July 20 - Brodhead WI Fly-In    July 20, 2007
     Saturday, July 21 - Brodhead WI Fly-In    July 21, 2007
     Sunday, July 22 - Setup Day    July 22, 2007
     Monday, July 23    July 23, 2007
     Tuesday, July 24    July 24, 2007
      » Wednesday, July 25    July 25, 2007
     Thursday, July 26    July 26, 2007
     Friday, July 27    July 27, 2007
     Friday, July 27 - Biplane Cookout    July 27, 2007
     Saturday, July 28    July 28, 2007
     Sunday, July 29    July 29, 2007

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