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July 15- EAA/Airbus Web Briefing On A380 OSH Visit  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
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I just ran across this interesting bit of news:

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EAA AND AIRBUS TO HOLD ONLINE NEWS CONFERENCE ON A380’S UPCOMING VISIT TO OSHKOSH

Numerous “firsts” for the aircraft, unique operational challenges, and Airbus’ 40th Anniversary to be discussed

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, WI — July 15, 2009

EAA and Airbus will provide reporters a preview of the highly anticipated visit of Airbus’ own A380, a flight-test version of the world’s largest passenger airliner, to this summer’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

Register for the online news conference today.

Who

- T. Allan McArtor, Airbus Americas chairman
- Terry Lutz, Airbus test pilot and A380 cockpit crewmember
- Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman


When

- Friday, July 17, 2009
- NOTE Time Zone Info: 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 4 p.m. (France)


What

Topics to be discussed will include:

- Airbus’ plans for bringing its A380 to Oshkosh and the significance of Airbus’ 40th anniversary celebrations
- The “firsts” for both Airbus and EAA that this aircraft’s visit represents
- Special air- and ground-operation considerations for bringing such a large aircraft to a regional airport
- The innovation and international collaboration required to bring the Airbus A380 project to fruition
- The special linkage among the Airbus A380, the comparatively diminutive RV-8 “homebuilt,” and the even tinier Cri-cri ultralight.


How

Registering for, and participating in, an online WebEx conference is easy. To register, simply click on this link:

https://eaa.webex.com/eaa/j.php?ED=114505622&RG=1&UID=1044662982&RT=MiM3

After you’ve registered, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate. With your desk phone and your Internet-connected computer, you’ll be able to listen to the conference, view presentation materials, and ask questions.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, renowned as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” is EAA’s annual membership convention, fly-in, and air-show. The 2009 event begins Monday, July 27 and concludes Sunday, August 2. Additional EAA AirVenture Oshkosh information, including advance ticket purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org.


Additional Notes:

Highlights of the Airbus A380’s planned visit to Oshkosh include:

- A380 arrives and performs flight demo Tuesday, July 28, as part of air show that begins 2:15 p.m. CDT.
- A380 open for walk-through tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
- Airbus officials and flight crew make presentation at Theater in the Woods, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.
- Plane-side presentations by flight crewmembers Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning.
- A380 performs flight demo as part of the Friday, July 31 air show that begins at 2:30 p.m. Aircraft departs AirVenture following flight demo.

For more information contact:
David Berkley, Media and Public Relations
(920) 426-6295
dberkley@eaa.org

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Does anyone know anything about "The special linkage among the Airbus A380, the comparatively diminutive RV-8 “homebuilt,” and the even tinier Cri-cri ultralight"? I can't quite figure that connection out.

2H4


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User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3066 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
- The special linkage among the Airbus A380, the comparatively diminutive RV-8 “homebuilt,” and the even tinier Cri-cri ultralight.

It kind of sounds like a photo-op in AeroShell Square, or perhaps even a formation flight. Than That would be a sight to see  Wow!. than again who could see an RV-8 flying when you're next to an A388? If so, I do wonder whose lucky handywork will get to be displayed alongside?



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