ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT INNOVATION A HIGHLIGHT OF NEW AVIATION TECHNOLOGY AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2010
Flight demonstrations, technology forums part of Oshkosh activities
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (March 15, 2010) - The
innovation and technology of the emerging era of electric-powered
aircraft will be a major part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 on July
26-August 1. The 58th annual edition of EAA AirVenture, "The World's
Greatest Aviation Celebration," will be held at Wittman Regional Airport
advances and future promise of electric-powered aircraft as this "green"
technology begins to secure a place in tomorrow's aviation world. Among
the scheduled activities are afternoon showcase flights each day;
evening flight demos; and displays and forums in AirVenture's Aviation
"Hosting the pioneering technology of electric aircraft is a
natural for EAA AirVenture, which has always been the annual showcase
for what's new in the world of flight," said Tom Poberezny, EAA
president and AirVenture chairman. "This area will play an increasing
role in aviation in this century, and only at Oshkosh can people meet
and hear from the innovators themselves and find out more about what it
means for individual aircraft owners and pilots."
EAA is also inviting innovators and developers of the
electric-powered aircraft to participate in forums and presentations at
Oshkosh this year. A variety of innovators, from those with electric
airplane concepts to those with active prototypes, are expected to be
part of the activities. Interested parties may contact Ron Wagner at
EAA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-426-4800.
At EAA AirVenture 2009, several electric-powered aircraft were
on display from both American and international companies. While much
of this technology is in its relative infancy, enthusiasm for this
emerging segment of flight is growing quickly and attracting both
scientists and investors to the possibilities.
EAA has been supporting electric-powered aircraft technology for
several years. In 2008, EAA petitioned the Federal Aviation
Administration to allow electric motors as powerplants for light-sport
aircraft (LSA). The potential of such use in light aircraft will expand
as innovations continue to improve the feasibility and economics of
A full schedule of activities will be posted at the
www.airventure.org website as it is finalized.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA
AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase,
is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest
prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its
programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org.
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