Friday, July 24, 2009

If you are flying to Oshkosh and need to stop for a break.....

.....make sure you program a stop at the Iowa City Airport into your GPS. And while you are there, stay for the party.

It is the 7th Annual Iowa City Fly-In Pool Party at the Alexis Park Inn & Suites, Iowa City, Iowa.

A fly-in pool party for all pilots and aviation enthusiasts at the Alexis Park Inn & Suites. This is one of the few aviation themed hotels in the Midwest and maybe the only one on the way to Oshkosh.

Free beverages, snacks, food, and music are provided - all served at poolside, Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 3 p.m. - ?

On Sunday morning, any pilots interested in flying to AirVenture are welcome to join a loose gaggle flight through the Fisk Arrival into Oshkosh! It's educational and fun.

I've been there, Jay and his staff run a great operation and make any length of stay fun and comfortable. Almost better than home!

To learn more or contact Jay Honeck, 888-925-3947

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oshkosh a week away!

Oshkosh, the mecca of sport and general aviation, is almost here. I'll be there all week. Giving seminars and talking to customers. Let me know if you are around and we can get together.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Virgin Galactic EVE mothership at Oshkosh.

This should be really neat!!


VIRGIN GALACTIC AND EAA ONLINE NEWS CONFERENCE:
FOUR FLIGHT SHOWCASES OF SPACE LAUNCH VEHICLE “EVE” COMING
TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2009


Founder Sir Richard Branson will take his first-ever flight
aboard the Virgin Galactic mothership


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, WI — July 17, 2009

When Virgin Galactic Mothership “Eve” arrives and executes several low passes on July 27 to kick off the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 weeklong series of showcase flights and air shows, she’ll be performing the first of four scheduled flight demonstrations. The Monday arrival will be Virgin Mothership (VMS) Eve’s first appearance before a general-public audience.

The next day, VMS Eve will take to the air again for a flight demonstration that will mark another significant first: Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin group of more than 350 companies, will participate as a crew member and, for the first time, fly aboard an aerospace vehicle developed for his progressing Virgin Galactic space tourism enterprise.

Additional flight demonstrations on Thursday, July 30, and before departing on Saturday, August 1, will round out a visit that will also include up-close viewing on the AeroShell Square ramp, and presentations from Virgin Galactic officials and Branson. Famed aeronautical engineer and visionary Burt Rutan and others from Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic’s partner in Mojave, Calif., will also participate.