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The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, with performances set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh on each of those days.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has awarded EAA’s Young Eagles program with the 2014 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award, an honor given to groups or organizations that are “exemplary in improving and advancing aviation.”

NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Lt. Col. Jayson Altieri of Civil Air Patrol’s North Carolina Wing, an active-duty U.S. Army colonel and commander of the 110th Aviation Brigade at Fort Rucker, Alabama, has been selected as the new vice chairman of the CAP Board of Governors.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Col. Larry Myrick of San Luis Obispo, California, has been confirmed as Civil Air Patrol’s next national vice commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP’s next chief executive officer and national commander, selected Myrick.

Fort Lupton, CO - In a private ceremony held at Reck Aviation, Inc. Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB14-1216 into law. The legislation will require specific markings to increase visibility of towers, and will help to create a safer working environment for all low altitude flight operations.

Oratex is proven and has received certification in Europe. After extensive testing in Alaska, Oratex is now available in North America. Currently there are over 150 airplanes flying, with more and more launching all the time. Here are a few superlative examples:

Lots of progress being made! Both ailerons are now finished, and the second aileron was assembled in less than half the time of the first.  We will be using the same technique for the flaps, which are coming up next.  Almost all flap parts have been made, and the parts are being dry-fitted together by Composite Approach to ensure that the assembly will be without problems.  We should begin assembly of the flaps on Friday.  Some of the flap parts are shown above going into the oven to cure.

A variety of airplanes and rotorcraft soar through sky daily, piloted by individuals travelling from point A to point B. In the past decade, an increasing number of these aircraft are being controlled from the ground. They are Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as UAS or UAVs, and are the latest technology utilized in varying industries ranging from agriculture to surveillance. According to the FAA, within 10 years, the sky could be home to over 30,000 unmanned aircraft. As the popularity and list of uses for UAS and UAVs grow, so does the need to properly insure the aircraft for physical damage as well as the risk of liability.