FEB 2015

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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NEWS FROM HQ 6 Vol.4 No.2 / Februar y 2015 SOME OF THE WORLD'S top air show performers, including national aerobatic champions, longtime favorites, and some tal- ented Oshkosh fi rst-timers, have made commitments to fl y during the afternoon and night air shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, set for July 20 to 26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Afternoon air shows are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. daily, while the Wednesday and Saturday night air shows are sched- uled to begin at 8 p.m. Many more performers will be announced in the weeks leading up to Oshkosh. Schedules and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are fi nalized. Here is the list of confi rmed performers: Sean D. Tucker/Oracle Challenger III biplane Kyle Franklin/Super Cub Mike Goulian/Extra 330SC AeroShell Aerobatic Team/Four North American T-6 Texans Bob Carlton/SubSonex jet Joe Shetterly/RV-8 Luca Bertossio/aerobatic glider Patty Wagstaf /Extra 300 Rex and Melissa Pemberton/Edge 540 and wingsuit Matt Younkin/twin-engine Beech 18 Rob Holland/MXS-MH Matt Chapman/Eagle 580 Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes/Grumman biplane Bill Stein/Zivko Edge 540 Skip Stewart/modifi ed Pitts S-2S biplane Jim Peitz/Beechcraft Bonanza F33C Vicky Benzing/Stearman Greg Koontz/either Xtreme Decathlon or with the Alabama Boys (TBD) Jerry Kerby/RV-8 Roger Buis/Otto helicopter Initial AirVenture 2015 Air Show Performers Confi rmed SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA–based Wipaire Inc. will present the fi rst Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship, honoring its founder and celebrating the company's 55th year of continuous aircraft fl oat production. The company plans to award the scholarship, valued at $1,500, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. "As a longtime and active member of the seaplane community, we con- tinually invest in people and prod- ucts to better serve the industry," said Chuck Wiplinger, Wipaire president, COO, and grandson of the founder. "It only seems natu- ral for us to share the incredible world of seaplane fl ying with the next generation of seaplane pilots and enthusiasts." The seaplane rating scholar- ship will be paid directly to the winner's designated fl ight school. Ap- plicants must hold a sport pilot certifi cate or higher, and must submit an application form along with a 500-word essay on why the applicant would like to learn to fl y seaplanes, how the scholarship will help in career or aviation industry aspira- tions, and a statement of fi nancial need. Applicants must also submit a copy of their pilot certifi cate and a copy of current medical (if applicable). You must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) to be eligible. Complete the application form available at www.wipaire.com and submit no later than June 30, 2015. Wipaire to Present Seaplane Rating Scholarship at Oshkosh Photography by DeKevin Thornton

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