Information on EAA Chapter 1310, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and General Aviation

Here’s the Type of Thing That Will Happen When Airlines Control ATC

From View From the Wing blog,
Gary Leff writes on how the big airlines’ lobbyists write letters for congress.
In this instance, the letter was written by Delta against foreign competitors.

If the privatized air traffic control system is implemented, how can we be sure that the lobbyists paid by the airlines won’t influence congress to implement rules and fees that benefit them at the detriment to general aviation?

Sandpiper Air and AeroMass Flight Schedules

I’ve been watching the Wings television show on Antenna TV, and I think I’ve compiled the flight schedules for the two airlines. I’ve got a TV that I can freeze the image. The AeroMass flight board is easy to see since they use larger letters, and I believe the cameras are further away from that location on the set. That allows a wider depth of field.

The cameras are closer to the Sandpiper Air desk. That allows them to focus on the characters while leaving the board behind them a bit blurred. Additionally, Sandpiper Air being on a shoestring budget, has a mix of letter sizes on the board. This makes seeing the flight numbers difficult.

For some reason, AeroMass has 10 departures, but only 9 arrivals.

Sandpaper Air

Arrivals

Departures

Flight Number

Destination Time Flight Number Destination Time
8 Hyannis & Provincetown 8:34 AM 7 Provincetown  & Hyannis 7:00 AM
2 Boston 12:09 PM 19 Boston 10:00 AM
14 Fall River & Marthas Vinyard* 2:47 PM 20 Marthas Vinyard & Fall River* 1:22 PM
12 Boston 5:35 PM 25 Boston 3:15 PM
All Flights Depart and Arrive at Gate 1A
* – These flights operated to and from New Bedford & Marthas Vinyard after Fall River
Airport closed on February 18, 1996
Flight 12 used to arrive at 3:00 PM, but that would have it arriving before flight 25 departed.

 

AeroMass

Departures

Arrivals

Flight Number Destination Time Gate Flight Number Destination Time Gate
8 Boston 8:02 AM 1 1 Boston 6:55 AM 1
12 New York LaGuardia 9:16 AM 2 11 New York  LaGuardia 7:50 AM 2
14 Hartford 9:38 AM 2 15 Hartford 8:36 AM 1
18 Boston 10:47 AM 1 19 Boston 10:08 AM 1
20 Newark 3:05 PM 2 21 Newark 1:38 PM 2
22 New York LaGuardia 4:46 PM 2 23 New York LaGuardia 2:35 PM 2
4 Portland 5:46 PM 1 25 Boston 4:10 PM 2
26 Boston 5:57 PM 2 31 Hartford 9:46 PM 1
28 New York LaGuardia 6:02 PM 1 33 Hyannis 9:51 PM 1
30 Hyannis 6:31 PM 1
Welcome to Nantucket Have a nice flight

Cubs at Oshkosh

After getting the member directory up, making the chapter newsletter, and general upkeep of the chapter web site, I see I haven’t updated this blog in about a year. The annual EAA member convention has started this morning, and I’m listening to EAA Radio while watching the web cams.

Being back in Connecticut gives me the time to catch up on news from the event, and glad that I’m not in the 97 degree forecast weather there.

Here’s a photo off of most of the 181 Cubs that few in for the 75th anniversary of the Cub taken from a capture of the webcam on the ultralight tower.

Cubs at Oshkosh Yellow

New Electric Aircraft Group Announced

The creation of the Electraft Aircraft Development Alliance was announced at the Electric Aircraft Symposium at AirVenture this morning. The group will interface with government and industry to get practial electric aircraft into the market. They expect the organization to be migrated into an existing aviation organization in about 5 years when the industry matures. This group is meant to get the regulations in place for electric aircraft, and to assist in the cooperation of research organizations and industry.

Venture Capital Seminar

I know it’s not solidly aviation related, but I went to the AeroInnovations seminar on venture capital funding. Learned how to create a presentation that won’t bore them.
Lots of people around the 787. I think I’ll wait until the crowd dies down to get near it – Ha.

Another Good Day at Oshkosh (As long as you’re not a military jet.)

I’ve been gathering quite a bit of information from the exhibitors here at Oshkosh, and I’ll get things written up when I get back. Tomorrow the big star will be the 7 8 7 visit. Conoco-Philips Plaza has had some open space after the Southwest 737 and JuetBlue A320 left. That should be mostly be taken up by the lines to visit the 7 8 7. (I type it that way to remind you that the 8 is pronounced eight, not eighty.) In incidents today, an F-16 couldn’t stop and ran off the end of the runway, and an F4J went off the pavement on landing roll. No injuries. Today I visited the museum, and looked at the surplus equipment sale. I also went through a couple of the exhibit buildings. I went down to the south end of the field for some photos of the air show. The sky had some good cloud texture to it, so hopefully the photos will come out good. There wasn’t much wind though, so smoke didn’t dispurse quickly. The AeroShell team uses alternating flashing landing lights, but in the smoke, I saw them fully flash them for better recognition. More reports and photos to come.

In other News From Oshkosh

I’ve been attending seminars on a wide variety of topics. From coffee to electric airplanes. I think I’ve finally got the WordPress application working from my phone, so we should have more timely updates. Tonight word is that the Blue Angles(R) Mustang for the Young Eagles program sold for $400,000.

Heading to Oshkosh Tuesday

Why is it that I’ll have stuff hanging around to do for months, and then I need to get everything done before a 5 day trip? I’ll be leaving tomorrow afternoon. Our president, Chuck, is already there and working on getting the tugs running for the warbirds people. Tuesday is Bob Hoover day. I’ll be missing the tribute show, but I should be able to be there for the evening program.

Farmers Zepplin has Arrived at Oshkosh

Here are some photos of the Zepplin at the site of our Fly-In Convention.

Ultralight Flight Oregon To Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Here’s a blog documenting a flight in an ultralight aircraft from Oregon to Oshkosh. It should be a great adventure.

Flight To Oshkosh, Wisconsin