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Thank You For a Stellar AirVenture 2013
From Jetman to Terrafugia and everything that flies in between, Oshkosh again showed why it's the greatest event in aviation. Thank you for an amazing AirVenture 2013! We'll see you July 28-August 3 for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.
Thank You For an Incredible AirVenture

Relive AirVenture Online
Be honest, you didn't see everything last week, but you can catch up to all the stories, videos, photo galleries, and more you may have missed in one convenient location, AirVenture Live. Also includes links to all eight issues of AirVenture Today, official publication of AirVenture Oshkosh.

Timeless Voices - Paul Poberezny, Part IV: The founding of EAA, its purpose, office moves, growth, and rise of the chapter network, along with some of the prominent issues dealt with over the years.

Hints for Homebuilders - Hydraulic Fluids
Relive AirVenture Online
AirVenture News
Jack Pelton Missions Accomplished at AirVenture 2013
When EAA Chairman Jack Pelton took to the podium for his annual wrap-up press conference in Oshkosh Sunday, he listed the seven key objectives EAA had heading into this year. He was pleased to say that all of them were accomplished, and that AirVenture was a tremendous success. Read more >>

Young Eagles Raffle Winner Angel on Shoulder of Young Eagles Raffle Winner
An angel on Maryann Meighan-Riebe's shoulder Sunday put her into a 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Meighan-Riebe of Aurora, Colorado, took home the grand prize as the winner of the 2013 Young Eagles Raffle. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton announced the three lucky sweepstakes winners during a live drawing on Phillips 66 Plaza on Sunday afternoon at Oshkosh. Read more >>

Sean D. Tucker Your New Young Eagles Chairman, Sean D. Tucker
Aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker was named the new EAA Young Eagles chairman during AirVenture, replacing Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles, who stepped down after four years as co-chairs. Tucker is ready to hit the ground running, referring to the position as "my second full-time job." As spokesman, he'll help guide the agenda for the program that aims to get youth hooked on aviation by offering free flights with EAA volunteer pilots. Read more >>

CARTS Program: A Double Dose of Charity
As AirVenture continues to grow, trips from places like the South 40 to Warbirds in Review or KidVenture to the Ultralights runway can be quite a trek. For the past few years, EAA has been offering the CARTS program to help transport guests who may have luggage, a physical ailment, or simply a really long walk to make. Read more >>
Weekly Round-Up
J. Mac McClellan Blog MAC'S BLOG: The Best Oshkosh Ever? I Say Yes
It may be too bold to call this the best AirVenture Oshkosh ever, but can you remember a better one? I can't. The weather has been as close to perfect as anybody could ask for, and that is a crucial but uncontrollable element of any Oshkosh. I also think we are finally seeing an upturn in the overall economy. After five years of recession, economic indicators are pointing up, the stock market is setting records, interest rates are low, and inflation is tiny. That ray of economic light is also shining on aviation.
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Oshkosh Air Maneuvers Challenge Oshkosh Air Maneuvers Challenge Set for August 23
The skies above Oshkosh won't be empty for long, as the Oshkosh Air Maneuvers Challenge is taking place at Wittman Regional Airport on August 23-25. International Aerobatic Club Chapter 1, of northern Illinois, is putting on the regional aerobatic competition. Read more >>

Wisconsin Governor presses DOT Secretary on ATC Fees
During last weekend's National Governors Association joint committee meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urged Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Saturday to look into lifting the $447,000 fee assessed by the FAA for air traffic control services at AirVenture this year, according to a report in wispolitics.com. Read more >>

EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Heads Back Out on Tour
The B-17 Aluminum Overcast is back on tour after a fun and successful week at AirVenture. Anyone who didn't get the chance to come to AirVenture can at least get a taste of the amazing week when Aluminum Overcast starts its post-Oshkosh tour of the Midwest and East Coast on Friday at Purdue University Airport in Lafayette, Indiana. Read more >>

Healthy Rise Seen in Aircraft Shipments
Sales figures released this week by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show an 8.9 percent increase in total worldwide airplane shipments over 2012 for the first half of 2013, with total billings of $10.4 billion, or 26.4 percent over the same period last year. Read more >>
Industry News & Innovations
Cirrus Reports 32 Percent Deliveries Increase
Rockwell Collins Appoints Kelly Ortberg as New CEO
Hersman Nominated for Third Term as NTSB Chairman
Should Be a Good Year for Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing
EAA Store
EAA Store Free Shipping Extended For AirVenture 2013 DVD!
Relive the spectacular 61st AirVenture Oshkosh with the 2013 event DVD. Take advantage of the extended free shipping offer by preordering your DVD by August 19. For our international customers, shipping on preorders is just $3 and pay only $1 for each additional DVD. Preorder yours today or call toll-free at 800-564-6322!

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EAA Forums
A place to learn, share, and chat with other members.
Oshkosh 2013: Return to Glory
Only 356 Days Till Oshkosh 2014
WingX Versus Foreflight?
Sky Raider Folding Wings?
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Upcoming Programs
EAA B-17 Tour B-17 Tour: Fly the Aluminum Overcast WWII bomber
August 9 - 11: Lafayette, IN
August 16 - 18: Grand Rapids, MI
August 20 - 21: Waukegan, IL
August 23 - 25: Waukesha, WI

View tour details and book flight, or call 800-359-6217.

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Ford Tri-Motor Tour: Fly the 1st passenger airliner
August 22 - 25: Waukesha, WI
August 29 - 31: Marion, IN
Aug 29 - Sept 2: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

View tour details and book flight, or call 877-952-5395.

2013 SportAir Workshops - Two-day aircraft building programs
Courses include: Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems & Avionics, TIG Welding, RV Assembly, and What's Involved In Kit Building
Upcoming Homebuilding Workshops:
August 17 - 18: Griffin, GA - TIG Welding Only
August 24 - 25: Seattle, WA
September 14 - 15: Orlando, FL
October 5 - 6: Griffin, GA (TIG Welding Only)
October 5 - 6: Peachtree, GA
View complete schedule and courses available by location >>

Register online or call 800-967-5746.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Webinars: Free to all aviation enthusiasts
August 14: Annual Condition Inspection on your Homebuilt Aircraft - Presenter: Joe Gauthier
August 21: Overview of Insurance and Risk Management for EAA Chapters - Presenter: Liesl Wrolstad, Trevor Janz
View all Webinars.
Pre-registration required.

Webinars posted online this week:
The Redundancy Trap
Desktop Wallpaper
EAA Desktop Calendar August 2013: Bücker Bü-133D Jungmeister
Pilot David Martin flies by in a 1971 Bücker Bü-133D Jungmeister during the air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Photo by Laurie Goossens, EAA 854862. Get wallpaper >>

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