EAA

The 91-year-old started a club for recreational aviation enthusiasts in 1953, in Milwaukee. The resulting group later settled in Oshkosh.

"Jetman" Plans Public Flight Today in Oshkosh

Jul 30, 2013
André Bernet

A European adventurer plans his first U.S. flight while outfitted in a custom jet suit today at the EAA's "Airventure."

The FAA has billed the EAA nearly $450,000 for the cost of air traffic controllers.

Due to federal budget cuts under sequestration, the Experimental Aircraft Association will have to pay for 87 air traffic controllers during this summer's AirVenture Fly-In.

Ordinarily, the FAA has paid the tab, about $450,000. However, it informed the EAA that the money cannot be spared this year.

The association will pay, but under protest. Otherwise, organizers say they would have been forced to cancel the event.

The Fly-In is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts, and makes Oshkosh the busiest airport for its seven-day run.

Airventure

Jul 30, 2007
S Bence

Every year people who live to build and fly airplanes descend - literally - on Oshkosh Wisconsin for the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual Airventure. What started more than 50 years ago as a gathering of a small groups of devotees has become the biggest such gathering in the world.

WUWM's Susan Bence drove up for an introduction to the spectacle and starts first in the War Birds area, where Stan Marcus from Oconomowoc and some comrades are just back from an early morning flight.