Celebrating the T- 28’s 60th Anniversary
EAA and the Warbirds of America will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the North American T- 28 Trojan at AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. Several special activities
are being coordinated with the North American Trainer Association and T- 28 groups to commemorate the milestone.
Those who own and operate T-28s, veterans who trained
in them, and those who simply admire these airplanes are
invited to participate.
The XT- 28 prototype made its maiden flight in September 1949, and soon T-28As were rolling off the assembly line to succeed T-6s as training aircraft for the United
States. Nearly 1,200 “A” models, powered by 800-hp Wright
R-1300 engines, were produced between 1950-1958.
There are currently between
250 and 300 T-28s being flown
today in several countries, including Australia, Canada,
France, New Zealand, and the
United States. The FAA aircraft
registry database currently lists
372 T-28s of all variants (A, B,
Special events associated
with the T- 28 anniversary will
be announced as they are confirmed on www.AirVenture.org.
Enter the 8th EAA Quilt Block Contest
EAA’s Airplane Quilt Block Contest is now ac- cepting entries for the 8th annual competition, which occurs at AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. The
contest showcases the talents of quilters from around
the world who sew colorful pieces of fabric into aviation-themed quilt squares. The event has become a
favorite of EAA AirVenture Museum attendees, where
all winning entries are framed and displayed throughout the year.
Entries must be received by June 1 and must be no
larger than 12 inches square (including binding). Contest details, including an entry form, are available at
you can also see photos of the 2008 winners).