Click to return to Steen Aero Lab Homepage  
If at first you don't succeed... then unexploded ordnance disposal probably isn't for you.
Go to printable version 
  Our Aircraft:
    Steen Skybolt
Pitts Model 14
Pitts S1
Knight Twister


Products Home
Bruntons Brace Wires
     About Bruntons
MT Props
Hoffmann Props
     Request Prop Quote
Vendenyev M14 Engines
Laminated Wing Spars
Laminated Leading Edges
Motor Mounts
Wing Kits & Wing Jigs
Three-Section Wings
Piloti Shoes
VedaloHD Sunglasses
     FAA Report on Sunglasses

    Builder F.A.Q.

Project Gallery
Submit Photos
Project Logs

Event Reports
Email List
Non-US Distributors
Scale Models
Biplane Lore
About This Site
Website Updates
About Us
Contact / Visit Us


Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2007

Wednesday, July 25
EAA AirVenture 2007
Created: 07/18/2007
Updated: 07/27/2007
Link(s): N/A
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.

Click to view full image
A lot of folks came by to see the Yellowbird and ask questions.  
Click to view full image
A customer discusses some products with Mike and Aaron.  
Click to view full image
A Pitts builder talks about his project.  
Click to view full image
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!  
Click to view full image
On the other size of the scale, the Hiperlite is a distinctive little plane. Sure looks like it would be fun to fly!  
Click to view full image
Lots of power and light weight at work...  
Click to view full image
There aren't too many places you couldn't get into with a plane like this.  
Click to view full image
The complexity is minimal, but the fun factor is high!  
Click to view full image
This is a sporty little MiniMax.  
Click to view full image
The Backyard Flyer series continues with this model... a very unique flying machine.  
Click to view full image
It's oddly beautiful in it's functionality.  
Click to view full image
This Mosquito ultralight helicopter flew very well.  
Click to view full image
The Mosquito's mechanics are very well made.  
Click to view full image
A Chipmunk arrives in the Vintage parking area.  
Click to view full image
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!  
Click to view full image
The Eclipse Concept Jet flew a somewhat aerobatic demo routine. Very quiet and very agile airplane... it would make for a neat airshow plane!  
Click to view full image
The Cirrus folks took the phrase "aerial SUV" to the next level with this one!  
Click to view full image
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

If you have any additions or corrections to this item, please let us know.

Go to Event Reports archives

  Steen Aero Lab      1451 Clearmont Street NE   Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA     
Phone: (321) 725-4160      Fax: (321) 725-3058      Contact Us