First North American public showcase of Boeing 787
Dreamliner is Oshkosh!
BOEING’S LATEST COMMERCIAL AIRLINER, the 787 Dreamliner,
will make a landmark appearance at EAA AirVenture 2011 on
Friday, July 29, giving the aviation world a look at the next
generation of commercial airliners. Attendees can tour the
aircraft while it’s on static display on ConocoPhillips Plaza,
and they’ll see it fly in on Friday morning and depart right
after the air show.
“We’re proud and excited that Boeing recognizes the
significance of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in the global avia-
tion community,” said EAA and AirVenture Chairman Tom
Poberezny. “This represents two significant firsts—the first
time anywhere that aviation enthusiasts can tour the 787 and
the first public showcase of the 787 in North America.”
Boeing’s latest airplane claims large advances in efficiency
through the use of composite materials—the 787 is 50 percent
composites by weight, including the primary structure. This
will lead to a 20 percent increase in fuel savings over other
airplanes of its size.
Michael Carriker, EAA 505412, is Chief Test Pilot for the
Boeing 787 Dreamliner program. Carriker was at the controls
for the 787’s maiden flight on December 15, 2009. He will be flying the Dreamliner to AirVenture as part of an all-EAA crew.
Take a flight on the Zeppelin NT Farmers Airship
WORLD’S LARGEST AIRSHIP COMING TO OSHKOSH
THE LARGEST FLYING AIRSHIP in the world will be in Oshkosh
for AirVenture 2011, offering 45-minute scenic flights over the
convention grounds and the Lake Winnebago area for purchase.
Farmers Airship, a Zeppelin NT owned and operated by Airship
Ventures, is based at Silicon Valley’s Moffett Field in California
and has been offering scenic “flightseeing” tours over California
“Crossing the country with our partners Farmers Insurance,
we’ve brought the joy of the Zeppelin experience to dozens of
communities and events, but I am not sure we’ve ever experienced
one quite like AirVenture,” said Alexandra Hall, Airship Ventures
CEO. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the first Zeppelin to sail the
U.S. skies in more than 70 years to Oshkosh and celebrate aviation
alongside so many enthusiasts and fans.”
When not flying, the airship will be based at Pioneer Airport.
Forty-five minute public air tours will be offered for $399/person
July 22-31. To purchase tickets in advance, call 650-969-8100 ext. 111,
or e-mail email@example.com.
The Farmers Airship, a Zeppelin NT that’s been flying in California the past
three years, is coming to AirVenture Oshkosh 2011.