Pick up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Oshkosh 2018

Place your order over $100 online or by phone and pick up at The AirVenture Show Oshkosh in themAircraft Spruce booth. Orders for pick up must be placed by noon Monday July 16th EST and they will be brought to the show by truck at no additional cost to you. All orders must be paid by credit card at the time the order is placed, and any products not in stock can be processed as a standard backorder following the show. Continue reading "Pick up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Oshkosh 2018"

One Week Wonder airplane returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2018

The hugely popular One Week Wonder project, where a complete airplane is built over a seven-day period, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2018. The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention will be at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on July 23-29.

The new RV-12iS showcases its new engine - and many more detailed refinements that make this a capable, comfortable airplane.
The new RV-12iS showcases its new engine - and many more detailed refinements that make this a capable, comfortable airplane.

This time, the airplane will be a Van's RV-12iS, a member of the family of kit aircraft that are the most popular kits in the world. Van's Aircraft will be celebrating the 10,000th RV flying during AirVenture 2018.

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Advance Tickets Available for AirVenture 2018

Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 66th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, providing greater convenience for those traveling to the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." The week-long event will be held July 23-29, 2017 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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AirVenture 2017 Facts and Figures

"What an incredible year it was at Oshkosh. From the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Apollo reunion, to new aviation innovations on display and two B-29s flying formation as part of 75 years of bombers on parade, it was a week filled with 'OnIy at Oshkosh' moments. You could feel the energy as thousands of airplanes arrived early and stayed longer, pushing aircraft camping to capacity for most of the event. The aviators and enthusiasts who attended were engaged, eager, and passionate, demonstrating how Oshkosh is the best example of why general aviation is so vitally important to the country. I believe it's the best AirVenture week that I've ever seen."

-- EAA Chairman Jack Pelton

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The Trip Home

Over Vetterman's Shoulder

One of the great things about flying your own airplane to AirVenture and back is that you get to fly a bunch of cross-country, especially if you live 1500 miles away across the great western United States. I have made the return journey in a single day--its long, but it works because you gain two hours--but this year I had a stop to make in Hot Springs, South Dakota to visit old friend and homebuilder Larry Vetterman. I wanted to take a look at his new O-320 powered Panther, and it is gorgeous - but not quite ready to be demonstrated. So instead, we hopped in his homebuilt Javron Cub (Larry has built fourteen aircraft so far...) and toured the Black hills. Continue reading "The Trip Home"

Early Start Thwarted

Eric B, the Good Samaritan.

The show is over and I need to be back to work in California on Monday morning, so I'm up at the crack of dawn to get an early start. Get to the plane and it is really hard to get the chocks out from under the right wheel, and even harder to push it out into the center of the row for start. A flat tire will do that to you. Continue reading "Early Start Thwarted"