Aviation Air Show -- Truly Amazing
Saturday, August 13, 2011
If you love aviation, picture this: Every year a very small airport in a tiny town in a remote part of Wisconsin, U.S.A. becomes the busiest air space in the world. That's when the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts its annual AirVenture, which draws over one-half million (that's 500,000+) spectators from 60 countries around the world. About 10,000 of these spectators fly their own planes here and pitch tents next to them to live in for the week.
Tiny Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.A. is the location for this amazing event. And the top air-traffic controllers in the Midwest vie to come to AirVenture to direct the traffic that's constantly taking off and landing.
What kind of aircraft is there? Everything from 2-seater Cessnas to World War II bombers and even the modern war machine, The F/A 18 Navy jet fighter were there this year.
Also on display are new aircraft, such as the Honda Jet with its radical new over-the-wing engine-munt design and all-composite fuselage. German engine manufacturer, Centurion, displays its diesel aircraft engines, known for their fuel economy. Pipistrel, a aircraft manufacturer from Slovenia, highlighted its Light Sport Aircraft.
If you want to learn more about aviation, there's no better way than studying to be a pilot. Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona Beach, Florida (a great place to fly -- near perfect flying weather) can tell you all about it. Check out www.pea.com
for more information.
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