EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the world’s largest fly-in and known for persevering aviation’s heritage — with its annual salutes to war heroes and their aircraft, commemorative remembrances, and anniversary celebrations — but EAA also unequivocally stands for a commitment to ensuring aviation’s future.
That’s why every year, aviation innovation is encouraged and showcased and 2017 will be no exception when The World’s Great Aviation Celebration comes to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 24-30. The event, which annually welcomes an attendance of 500,000 along with 10,000 aircraft, is also the 65th annual fly-in convention for the Experimental Aircraft Association.
In addition to the new airframes, engines, and avionics unveiled at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, aerospace innovation will also be on display at Aviation Gateway Park, home of the Innovation Center at AirVenture Oshkosh. Among the highlights:
The Workhorse SureFly personal helicopter/VTOL aircraft, one of the most innovative helicopter designs in 75 years, is designed for safe and easy flight. EAA AirVenture will be the first public viewing of the SureFly in the U.S., after having just been revealed to the world at June’s Paris Air Show. With eight independent motors each driving a single carbon fiber propeller, a backup battery power system, and a ballistic parachute to safely land in the event of emergency, the SureFly provides unparalleled safety for a personal aircraft. And with a price point projected under $200,000, it’s a sure bet the SureFly will be disrupting the helicopter industry. Workhorse will also display their HorseFly UAV Delivery system, a custom built, high efficiency octocopter-based delivery UAV that is fully integrated with their line of electric/hybrid delivery trucks. The HorseFly system is designed to conform to the FAA guidelines for UAV operation in the U.S....
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