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  • Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2013 - Pearl Harbor reenactment

    08/05/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/04/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When there is a wall of flame and thick billowing smoke at an air show it is sadly the sign of a tragedy. But for spectators at a display in America it was the chance to cheer and remember one of the most important days in their history. As a P-40 Kittyhawk fighter flew low at low level it was the start of a spectacular re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy in 1941. The skies above Oshkosh in Wisconsin were filled with dueling fighter planes as the aerial battles from the Day of Infamy were...
  • Washington To Be Largely Absent From AirVenture This Year

    07/29/2013 3:42:06 AM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    Aero-News ^ | 07/29/2013 | Site Author
    FAA Administrator Will Not Be Attending The Show FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will not be attending Oshkosh this year. And while he had a previous family engagement made months in advance, it is at the very least unfortunate timing given the ultimatum handed to EAA over air traffic control services for the show.
  • Wisconsin company announces layoffs ahead of Biden arrival

    10/25/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-25-12 | Alan Binder
    Bad news will greet Vice President Joe Biden when he arrives in Wisconsin Thursday night. Hours earlier, Oshkosh's largest employer announced that it will lay off 450 employees in January. Oshkosh Corp., a truck manufacturer with Pentagon contracts, blamed the "difficult decisions" on looming cuts to the nation's defense budget. "As Oshkosh and others in the defense industry have discussed on numerous occasions, domestic military vehicle production volumes will decline significantly in 2013 due to the reduction in U.S. defense budgets and the fact that military spending is returning to peacetime levels," the company said in a statement. "Unfortunately, these...
  • Close to 200 International Learn to Fly Day Events Planned

    05/19/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 4 replies
    EAA News ^ | May 19, 2011 | unattributed
    Close to 200 International Learn to Fly Day Events Planned Take someone flying this weekend! Sporty's Fly-In Between 300 and 400 aircraft and an estimated 2,000 people attended Sporty’s Fly-In and International Learn to Fly Day last year. May 19, 2011 — This Saturday, May 21, nearly 200 events will turn dreams of flight into reality for tens of thousands of people during the second annual International Learn to Fly Day, an aviation community-wide effort helping people of all ages take that first step to discover the fun and freedom of flight. Events are being held throughout the United States,...
  • Gordon Hintz (Wis - D): "You are f'n dead"

    02/28/2011 9:12:17 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Newsradio 620 ^ | 2/28/2011 | Charlie Sykes
    Last week, we heard that State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) had been busted in a prostitution sting. State Rep. Gordon Hintz was issued a municipal citation in Appleton earlier this month for violating a city sexual misconduct ordinance. Appleton police said the citation was issued Feb. 10 in conjunction with an ongoing investigation of Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor, 342 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Appleton. Police searched the business and a nearby residence in the 1300 block of North Division Street Jan. 28, after investigators had staked out the properties for several days after receiving a tip. ** Last Friday.... after...
  • Electric aircraft generates buzz at Oshkosh air show

    08/02/2010 10:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies · 8+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-2-10 | Jon Hilkevitch
    Boeing working on hybrid plane to cut fuel use, noise, emissions OSHKOSH, Wis. — An electric airliner? Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would run quieter and cleaner than any other commercial plane ever made, requiring two-thirds less energy, according to NASA-funded research. The hybrid-powered jetliner of the future would operate on batteries or jet fuel, depending on whether it's cruising or taking off and climbing, when the most thrust is required. The concept of electric aircraft generated a resounding buzz amid the drone of pistons and the roar of gas...
  • NASCAR's Roush injured in Wisconsin plane crash

    07/27/2010 7:48:56 PM PDT · by Ralph the Hun · 14 replies · 2+ views
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. "There are injuries. Possible surgery,'' Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. "But he walked out of the plane.''
  • B-17 ‘Flying Fortress' 75th Anniversary Part of Big Celebration at EAA AirVenture 2010

    02/12/2010 10:47:23 AM PST · by Patrsup · 24 replies · 1,035+ views
    Airventure ^ | 02/10/2010 | Unk
    The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress,” perhaps the most readily recognized bomber of the World War II era, will be center stage for its 75th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” on July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Only about 15 of the iconic aircraft remain airworthy anywhere in the world, including EAA’s renowned “Aluminum Overcast,” which brings aviation history to the public through its annual national tours. Potentially, at least four B-17s could be present at Oshkosh as the exact 75th-anniversary date of the B-17’s first flight on July 28, 1935, comes...
  • Boeing Laser Demonstrator Program Accepts Oshkosh Military Truck

    01/08/2010 10:45:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/08/2006 | SPX via Space War
    Boeing has announced that it has accepted the Oshkosh Defense military truck that will carry a Boeing-built laser beam control system for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program. Boeing received the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) on Dec. 17 at the Oshkosh facility in Oshkosh, Wis. "This demonstration program has successfully transitioned from the design phase to the fabrication phase," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Missile Defense Systems' Directed Energy Systems unit. "This transformational, solid-state laser weapon capability will provide speed-of-light, ultra-precision capability that will dramatically improve warfighters'...
  • Feingold gets an earful at Oshkosh mtg

    01/07/2010 8:58:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1,152+ views
    fox 11 ^ | 1/7/10 | Lindsay Veremis
    OSHKOSH - Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold got an earful at his town hall meeting in Winnebago County on Thursday. "The majority of senior people feel that they are getting screwed pardon my French," Pat Braasch of Oshkosh said during the one-and-a-half hour session. While all topics were on the table, healthcare dominated the discussion. Some expressed concerns about cuts to Medicare. Others asked why a plan that's expected to extend coverage to more than 30 million of the uninsured, would be negotiated behind closed doors.
  • BAE protests Army decision to transfer FMTV contract

    09/08/2009 11:45:35 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 8 replies · 1,679+ views
    Business Wire via Reuters ^ | Sept 8, 2009 | unknown
    BAE Systems has filed a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking the agency to review the decision by the U.S. Army to award a contract to a competitor for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) rebuy program. After a detailed analysis of the information provided by the Army, before and during the formal competition debrief, the Company believes that the Army did not properly evaluate the proposals, consistent with the Government's stated requirements, and the Army failed accurately to assess the various risks associated with the different proposals.
  • Fishing For Darwin

    03/26/2009 4:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 619+ views
    theledger ^ | March 25, 2009 | Bill Blocher
    We have a candidate for the Darwin Award. He hasn't won it yet, but he has to be in the running as a potential candidate. Up in Oshkosh, Wis., it is sill cold and the lakes are still frozen, for the most part. But this is now official spring and the frozen north is beginning to thaw. At least partially. It is also a part of the country where ice fishing is popular. For those not familiar with the sport, it involves going onto the ice of a frozen lake, chopping a hole through to the water and then sitting...
  • 'The world's first practical jetpack' unveiled in WI

    07/30/2008 8:42:10 PM PDT · by holymoly · 30 replies · 231+ views
    kare11 ^ | 7/30/2008 | kare11
    New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin publically debuted his 'Martin Jet Pack' Tuesday at AirVenture, the world's biggest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Martin strapped his 16-year-old son into the pack and he hovered above the ground for a cheering crowd. Martin invented the 'Jet Pack' 11 years ago in his garage. It consists of a 200 horsepower water-cooled piston engine that runs on gas and uses car fanbelts to drive two fan propellers that spin inside what looks like two oversized soup cans. Martin say the fan design is much more efficient than an unshielded rotor of a helicopter....
  • Midair Collision of Two World War II Era Planes Kills Pilot

    07/27/2007 4:20:01 PM PDT · by narby · 34 replies · 2,965+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-27-07
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Two planes at an experimental airshow collided while landing Friday, killing at least one of the pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The accident with the two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs happened at 3:17 p.m. CDT (2017 GMT) after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual show, the FAA said.
  • Teen Thugs Rob Oshkosh Boy's Lemonade Stand

    07/27/2007 3:23:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 939+ views
    (AP) ^ | Jul 25, 2007
    Oshkosh Police are looking for two lemonade bullies. 11-year-old Austin Cundy set up a lemonade stand Tuesday at his grandparents house in Oshkosh. Austin says two teenage boys kept riding their bikes past the stand. One of them stopped, beat him up and took his wallet with the lemonade money inside. Austin also lost his library card and student ID. "It makes me mad that it happened," Austin said. " I was going to save that money for camping and then buy my mom a birthday present." Austin is still a little shaken and hopes that it doesn't happen to...
  • Cessna unveils SkyCatcher details

    07/23/2007 2:07:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 70 replies · 4,817+ views
    Witchita Business Jourlan ^ | 7/23/07 | Ken Vandruff
    The Model 162 SkyCatcher will be Cessna Aircraft Co.'s entry in the Light Sport Aircraft category. Cessna made the announcement and rolled out a full-scale mockup Sunday during the opening day of the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention in Oshkosh, Wis. The two-seat airplane has an initial price of $109,500 for the first 1,000 airplanes ordered, then the price will be $111,500. Keeping the airplane in the $100,000 range was one of the goals set by Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO, during the program's development. Cessna announced its LSA program during the 2006 EAA convention and has been...
  • Eclipse Concept Jet, 4 seater!

    07/23/2007 10:29:25 AM PDT · by taildragger · 32 replies · 2,682+ views
    EAA, Aero-News.net, Eclipse Aviation ^ | 7/23/2007 | Eclipse Aviation
    Presenting the Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ), a single-engine four-place aircraft created by Eclipse Aviation as the ultimate tool for evaluating the emerging single-engine jet marketplace.
  • Christian music festival marred by death on ride

    07/15/2007 8:33:56 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 1,225+ views
    cnn ^ | July 15, 2007
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) -- Police and federal investigators tried Sunday to determine why a teen fell from a festival ride and died. Lifefest attendees gather near the site of the woman's death to write messages and leave condolences. Elizabeth K. Mohl, 16, of Neenah, was killed Saturday after falling 40 to 50 feet from a ride called Air Glory.
  • Pentagon orders mine-resistant trucks

    03/07/2007 1:33:28 PM PST · by Monitor · 19 replies · 875+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/7/2007 | DINESH RAMDE
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - A new combat truck with a V-shaped bottom designed to withstand blasts from roadside bombs is performing with such success in Iraq that the U.S. military is pressing a Wisconsin company and others to churn out hundreds more in the coming months. About 200 prototypes of the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles have been deployed in Iraq since 2004, said Capt. Jeff Landis, spokesman for the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va. No Marine has died while in one of the trucks, Landis said. "This is the best vehicle available for safety and survivability," he said. "The MRAP...
  • Honda puts HondaJet VLJ on sale one year after launch at OshKosh

    07/25/2006 11:54:13 AM PDT · by managusta · 47 replies · 7,377+ views
    Flight International ^ | 07/25/06 | Jeffrey Decker
    Honda today announced plans to enter the growing very light jet market by formally launching sales of the HondaJet at OshKosh. The company made the announcment at the US Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture 2006 air show in OshKosh, Wisconsin. The Japanese automotive company, which revealed the previously-secret project 12 months ago, will establish a new US company to pursue Federal Aviation Administration type certification and production certification. "We will have more information to share this [Northern Hemisphere] Fall," Satoshi Toshida, senior managing director of Honda Motor said. "But today we're excited to announce our intention to enter the very...
  • Warbird of the Day: Grumman Mohawk RV-1D

    07/25/2006 9:03:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies · 1,227+ views
    Aero-News.Net ^ | 07/25/2006 | John Dorcy
    Warbird of the Day: Grumman Mohawk RV-1D Tue, 25 Jul '06 by ANN Correspondent John Dorcey The warbird area is a "must see" for most AirVenture participants. Veterans, history buffs, dads with kids in tow, and the curious all gravitate to the north end of the AirVenture grounds. This area, like most of the facility, has changed over the years. Today, visitors will find a greater variety of aircraft and more displays that are educational. Ed Finnegan, American Wings Air Museum, provided the history on this aircraft. Grumman built serial number 64-14262 in 1964 as an OV-1B. The aircraft was...
  • Nemesis NXT debuts this week at AirVenture 2006

    07/23/2006 11:29:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 198+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2006 | ALLISON GATLIN
    The Nemesis NXT is set to make its debut at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2006 in Oshkosh, Wis., this week. The creation of champion pilot and aircraft designer Jon Sharp and his wife Patricia, the air racer is available as a kit for those who wish to build one of the sleek aircraft themselves. Distributor SLO Air Inc. will join Nemesis at the air show, promoting and selling the aircraft kits. Nemesis NXT is scheduled to make two appearances during the daily airshows, and it will be on static display "front row center" near the homebuilding area the rest...
  • SpaceShipOne replica highlights flight museum

    07/18/2006 12:13:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 | ALLISON GATLIN
    A true-to-life replica of the historic SpaceShipOne spacecraft is set to debut at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. The replica was built by employees at Scaled Composites in Mojave using the same composite molds as the original spacecraft. "To have SpaceShipOne built from the same molds, by the same people, is really something special," said Dick Knapinski , association spokesman. Designed by Burt Rutan, SpaceShipOne shot into the record books with a trio of suborbital spaceflights above Mojave in 2004, making it the world's first privately funded manned space program. The last two flights to the...
  • Military Looks to Develop Hybrid Trucks

    05/02/2006 12:49:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 700+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Emily Fredrix - ap
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - At the top of a 10-foot-high mound of dirt, Gary Schmiedel takes in the silence. The military truck he's driving barely hums just before it careens down a steep incline into a muddy pool. Normally the vehicle — a Heavy Expanded Mobility Technical Truck or HEMTT — would be so loud the occupants wouldn't be able to talk to each other, said Schmiedel, vice president of product engineering for Oshkosh Truck Corp. But this version is about as loud as a standard sedan, with a smooth ride, splashy computer screens and a comfortable interior. This isn't your...
  • A new era launched

    07/30/2005 11:29:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 405+ views
    Antelope Valley Press ^ | on Saturday, July 30, 2005. | ALLISON GATLIN
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - When SpaceShipOne rocketed into space over Mojave last year, claiming the $10 million Ansari X Prize, the feat represented, not the end of a journey to create the first privately funded, manned space program, but the launch a new era of human spaceflight. "We're on the verge of the most amazing period of human evolution ever," where humankind begins to move off this planet and into space, said Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation. Going into space is a "moral imperative," Diamandis told visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2005 on Thursday. The annual...
  • Oshkosh's AirVenture 2005 draws thousands on Day 1

    07/26/2005 9:40:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies · 773+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, July 26, 2005 | ALLISON GATLIN
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Thousands of aviation enthusiasts heeded the Experimental Aircraft Association's call of "You've got to be there!" on the opening day of AirVenture 2005, filling the mammoth grounds for what promises to be a memorable week of flying, forums and fun. Monday's opening of the 53rd annual gathering was capped with the arrival of the ultimate experimental design, SpaceShipOne, and its carrier aircraft, White Knight. Designer Burt Rutan, longtime member and hero of the EAA, arrived on his now-famous futuristic craft to cheers from the crowd pressed along the ropes before the runway. "This certainly has got to...
  • Oshkosh police issue statement to clarify their actions in gun confiscation [police say Sorry]

    08/08/2004 9:50:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 1,043+ views
    Oshkosh police issue statement to clarify their actions in gun confiscation -- but 'muddy up the waters' instead In an embarrassingly misleading August 5, 2004 press release, the Oshkosh police department issued statements by police chief David Erickson to "clarify" the events of the July 17, 2004 shooting of officer Nate Gallagher. The police were not able to apprehend the shooter who fled on foot into the neighborhood. But the department's statements only validate property- and gun owners' concerns over the door-to-door searches and seizures of weapons that occurred that night. "In the course of the search [consent search] of...
  • Oshkosh police defend activity after officer was shot (wave of criticism from Web sites)

    Oshkosh police defend activity after officer was shot Associated Press OSHKOSH, Wis. - Police officials are defending their response to a shooting of an officer after a wave of criticism from Web sites and Internet message boards. The Oshkosh Police Department released a more detailed account this week of the investigation into the July 17 shooting of Officer Nate Gallagher. He was shot in the arm while standing outside his squad car, but was not seriously hurt. Police were originally called to the area after reports of an underage drinking party. No one has been arrested in the case. After...
  • WHAT HAPPENED IN OSHKOSH? AND WHY SHOULD GUN OWNERS CARE?

    08/07/2004 9:37:20 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 53 replies · 1,882+ views
    Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership ^ | August 5, 2004 | The Liberty Crew (JPFO)
    On Saturday, July 17, an unknown shooter wounded an Oshkosh, Wisconsin, police officer, then faded into the night. Was the shot fired by a partying teenager? Was it an accidental discharge from another officer's gun? Was it a mistake or an intentional assault? No one knows. What happened next is unclear; everyone gives a different version of the events. According to the most credible reports, the Oshkosh PD evacuated a several block area. Without warrants in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, SWAT teams and police dogs descended on the neighborhood. Officers got consent to search homes. (It's logical to...
  • OSHKOSH SEARCHES, SEIZURES SHOULD REQUIRE WARRANTS, SAYS SAF

    08/02/2004 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 621+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation EMAIL | 8-02-04
    OSHKOSH SEARCHES, SEIZURES SHOULD REQUIRE WARRANTS, SAYS SAF While there can be no doubt that police officers in Oshkosh, WI recently conducted a neighborhood search for a gunman who shot and wounded Officer Nate Gallagher July 17 with good intentions, there remain serious questions about the seizure of firearms from one of the residences without benefit of a warrant, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today. "We've reviewed all the information we could get about this case," said SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb, "and we remain concerned that some innocent person's firearms were removed from his home, without him knowing about...
  • TYRANNY UPDATE!  Oshkosh PD 'Sorry' for trampling citizens' rights in gun confiscations. 

    07/30/2004 8:25:47 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 80 replies · 1,908+ views
    WISCONSIN GUN OWNERS ^ | 7-29-04  | staff
    7-29-04                          TYRANNY UPDATE!  Oshkosh police say 'Sorry' for trampling citizens' rights in door-to-door gun confiscations.     Oshkosh, Wis. -- In what appears to be an admission of wrong-doing by the Oshkosh Police Department, Fox 11 WLUK (Green Bay) has reported that area resident Terry Wesner was offered an apology by the department.     Police evacuated citizens from their homes within a quarantined area near Smith Elementary School Saturday night (July 17, 2004) to conduct a broad gun sweep of the neighborhood following the shooting of Oshkosh police officer Nate Gallagher.    Residents reported returning home from area shelters -- where...
  • OSHKOSH POLICE CONDUCT DOOR TO DOOR GUN CONFISCATIONS

    07/27/2004 9:46:21 AM PDT · by JOAT · 264 replies · 7,889+ views
    TYRANNY ALERT! OSHKOSH POLICE CONDUCT DOOR TO DOOR GUN CONFISCATIONS Shooting of Oshkosh police officer results in knee jerk neighborhood gun grab Oshkosh, Wis. -- Following the shooting of an Oshkosh police officer Saturday night, area residents were forced from their homes, their lawful firearms being confiscated by police. The Oshkosh Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Unit responded to the area, with a K-9 police dog in pursuit of the perpetrator who was reported to have fled on foot. Citizens' guns were seized through searches of area homes. The police promised to return the firearms after forensic tests proved...
  • Dean Leads Rally at U.W.-Oshkosh (Kerry's Green Bay Breakfast Flops)

    02/12/2004 2:23:10 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 209+ views
    WBAY-TV Action 2 News ^ | February 12, 2004 | WBAY-TV
    The Democratic presidential candidates are hitting Wisconsin hard in the coming days to win next Tuesday's state primary. About 50 students and Howard Dean supporters greeted the former Vermont governor outside Reeve Memorial Union Thursday morning when Dean and his wife stopped on the U.W.-Oshkosh campus. After that, Dean was whisked off to the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh to speak to more supporters. Supporters say Dean could pull a surprise and win the Wisconsin primary. "Polls tell you something but the voters are going to make the decision," Dean supporter Matt Baldwin said. "We're building a lot of momentum...
  • Oshkosh Is Pilots' Woodstock, All-Star Game for Controllers

    07/31/2002 8:09:27 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 17 replies · 281+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2002 | SCOTT MCCARTNEY
    <p>OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Air-traffic controller Michelle Wrobleski looked up in the sky and saw at least a dozen planes, bunched up like migrating geese. A few miles behind them were 15 or 20 more, all headed for the same place.</p>