mandag 23. juli 2018

Oshkosh - Noe av det som foregår - AVweb

It's On In Oshkosh

The weather is looking great, the grounds are filling up and aviation’s annual reunion is officially underway at AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh. As outlined by EAA Communications Director Dick Knapinski in this podcast, there will be a lot of big iron on Boeing Square this week as the event recognizes the tactical airlift and air-to-air refueling arms of the military and National Guard, and the aircraft attending include a KC-135, KC-10, C-17 and a good representation of fighters and special-mission aircraft. Just for context, there is a de Havilland Mosquito and even a Pitcairn autogyro tucked in with the other olive drab. The daily airshow starts at 2 p.m. and the best performers in the business are here.
The business of aviation is also flocking to Oshkosh as always to put their products and services at the forefront. There are new aircraft and new technologies on display and ready to perform. Point-to-point multicopters are being billed as the next big thing in aviation and they’re here in force. A drone show will highlight the night airshow and there will be plenty of discussion about how the airspace will be shared with unmanned aerial vehicles. The acting administrator of the FAA, Dan Elwell, will be on hand to do the traditional Meet the Boss session and answer questions about the many initiatives and issues facing aviation in the U.S. Bring sunscreen and water and watch for the AVweb golf cart. If we have room, we’ll give you a ride.

Lindbergh Foundation To Hold Innovation Forum

The Lindbergh Foundation will be holding its first Innovation Forum featuring talks by industry innovators at AirVenture 2018. Topics include artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, electric flight and autonomous aircraft. Each of the nine presenters will give a 12-minute talk, with question-and-answer sessions and lunch to follow. The talks, along with longer interviews with each presenter, will be posted on the Lindbergh Foundation website after the event.
The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the EAA Aviation Gateway Park forums tent. The foundation hopes that this will be the first in a series of similar forums to be held at airshows and events around the world. Lindbergh Foundation Chairman John Petersen shared further details about the development and future plans for the forum with AVweb in an exclusive podcast.
The Lindbergh Foundation was founded by Neil Armstrong, General James Doolittle, Sir Edmund Hillary and other friends of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in 1977. The nonprofit organization works to support projects that balance technological innovation, flight and the environment.


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