Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast #40

Uncontrolled Airspace recorded episode 40 live Sunday morning July 29th at EAA Radio‘s studio. They discussed many of the events of AirVenture 2007 while aircraft from every genre can be heard in the background departing runway 18. It is well worth the listen.

AirVenture 2007, a recap

Set-up on Sunday ended on a high note. Monday kicked off the week in grand fashion, with 100s of eager attendees getting their first glimpse at the Acceleration Expansion Pack demo we had installed the previous day. The only "working" aircraft in the demo was the F/A-18A+ Hornet, and almost immediately became the single favorite aircraft of the week. Monday night, we all were invited to the annual Rubber Chicken Party (Hal has a picture here). I did not know what the story was behind the party, so I did a bit of research and found this blurb on Patty … Continue reading AirVenture 2007, a recap

Photo Album: AirVenture 2007 highlights

AirVenture 2007 highlights This is how I roll. A rare bird – the Fury. Dale Snodgrass flying a P-51D in formation with an F-15E. Nice Maule on approach to runway 9. Short final into runway 9. Early arrival to the show on Sunday. The baddest NXT on the planet – Relentless. Ron Hamilton & I at the FSX booth. World's busiest tower during AirVenture.

AirVenture in full effect

So this is day 4 of AirVenture 2007, and I have not had a moment to post anything. Shame on me. I have some excellent photos to share, but I have no means of uploading them to a computer and shrinking them appropriately (no photoshop on this PC). But Hal, on the other hand, has been doing an excellent job of reporting on the event. Go see his latest posts…you will not be disappointed! Oh…I met some really great people with AndysAirplanes.com. It is a great program designed to attract 3-8 year olds into learning about aviation. I’ll have to get Christy a copy to … Continue reading AirVenture in full effect

Setup Complete…Time for Opening Day

What an eventful day this has been.  We all arrived at the booth bright and early this morning (well, 10 am to be more specific), ready to get all of the kiosks ready for the 1st official day of AirVenture 2007.  All computers in the booth were pre-loaded with FSX Deluxe Edition, so the hurdle of installing and activating them was luckily done before we arrived.  Mike Lambert and I then proceeded to install SP1, DX10 update, and then a demo version of the Acceleration Expansion Pack – yes, this will be the first time people will be able to experience Acceleration first hand (in an abbreviated … Continue reading Setup Complete…Time for Opening Day

On our way

Hal states it very well.  Oshkosh or Bust! I’ll be boarding a flight early in the morning tomorrow headed to Green Bay, WI where I’ll hop in a rental car headed south on highway 41 destination Oshkosh!  Am I ready? You betcha!  Scanner – check! Hat – check! Sunscreen – check! Comfortable walking shoes – check! I’ll have limited access to the internet while there, so I’ll probably have a lull in postings this week.  But be sure to watch this site when I get back! See you at Oshkosh!

My AirVenture schedule

Below is my scheduled times at the FSX booth for AirVenture. I welcome anyone to stop by and say hello! Monday July 23rd – 1pm to 5pm Wednesday July 25th – 1pm to 5pm Thursday July 26th – 9am to 1pm Friday July 27th – 9am to 1pm Saturday July 28th – 9am to 1pm

Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast

While searching for some information regarding AirVenture, I stumbled upon this great general aviation podcast called Uncontrolled Airspace. The latest episode features a survival guide (Part 1 & Part 2) to AirVenture by aviation columnist Rick Durden and other great discussion related to the event. Check it out!

Plane & Pilot takes a look at the Columbia 400

Plane & Pilot magazine reviews the Columbia 400 in the August ’07 issue just now hitting newsstands across the nation. Author Jeff Berlin PIREPs his experience while flying one of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation’s latest 400s off the production line in Bend, Oregon.  I encourage you pick up a copy, or for those abroad, check out the article online.