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Also, here are exceprts for my day 3 and 4 write-ups on AirVenture. Please be sure to visit the full articles for the full stories!
As AirVenture approaches it's midpoint, images of last years 'Sloshkosh' began to replay in visitor's memories. The rain moved in around dawn, continuing on and off during the day and bringing about 1 inch of precipitation to the airfield. There remains a chance of rain through Thursday night and grass parking areas are already being effected by the moisture, with AirVenture staff marking off portions no longer suitable for use. The latest update from EAA staff was that the grass roadways were the most effected by the rain. Thankfully, the area had a dry spell leading up to AirVenture, allowing the soil to soak up much of the rainfall.
In news from around AirVenture, following on the footsteps of Tom Poberezny's retirement announcement yesterday, EAA's President and CEO, Rod Hightower, announced an expansion plan for the EAA's Young Eagles program. Beginning in 2012, the program will expand it's reach to include adults and no longer be limited to just kids between the ages of 8 and 17. The adult program will be a spinoff of the Young Eagles. Specific details, and a name, have not yet been released, but it should be popular and possibly become a catalyst to re-ignite interest in general aviation.
Today was also Navy Day at AirVenture and the day started with a special honor flight presented by Southwest Airlines.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Rain moves in for Navy Day, day 3 of AirVenture. - National General Aviation | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/general-aviation-in-national/rain-moves-for-navy-day-day-3-of-airventure#ixzz1TSqxKeBa
Day 4 highlights:
AirVenture 2011 is now past the halfway point of the world's greatest aviation celebration and what better way to mark the midpoint than to honor two of the greatest aviation legends. The weather held out for most of the day unlike on Wednesday, with rain finally moving in toward the evening and expected to clear out by nightfall. The parking areas were still in good condition, but the grass roadways were muddy but open. The general aviation parking was reported as 90% full with the general aviation parking area at 80%.
The day focused on Burt Rutan, a legendary designer of aircraft, some of which are more known for how unique they appear than anything else.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Day 4 of AirVenture spent honoring aviation legends - National General Aviation | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/general-aviation-in-national/day-4-of-airventure-spent-honoring-aviation-legends#ixzz1TSrCAc3j