AirVenture attendees can discover the latest innovations in aircraft fuels and ways to fly affordably today at the new Aviation Learning Center, supported by Chevron Global Aviation, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. The Center will be located right along the flight line just east of Forums Plaza.
"One of the hallmarks of EAA over the past 50-plus years has been the constant innovation in all areas of flight, and the desire to find more efficient and inexpensive ways to enjoy the freedom of flight," said Ron Wagner, EAA manager of field relations. "We also know that very often, the ideas presented at Oshkosh spark even more creative thought about how to make flying more economical, safe and fun."
At the Aviation Learning Center, learn about:
- Affordable Flying - Where members share ways that they have discovered to make flying more affordable. This will consist of both aircraft on display and forums.
- Fuel Education - Where visitors can learn about the history of aviation fuels as well as some glimpses of what the future may hold. This may include alternative fuels and new innovations. There will be hands-on demonstrations, displays, and forums.
- Electric Power for Aircraft - Much work is being done in this innovative area. Exhibits and forums featuring aircraft from around the world will tell the story of this pioneering work.
EAA member participation is encouraged during the week. Ideas are welcome for the Fuel Education and Electric Power areas, and can be submitted to Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A series of demonstrations and presentations will be held throughout the week at the Aviation Learning Center. As the schedule is finalized, look for them at www.airventure.org/schedule.
"Our sponsorship of this Aviation Learning Center demonstrates Chevron's ongoing commitment to increase energy literacy," said Keith Sawyer, General Manager, General Aviation, Chevron Global Aviation. "We hold a belief that learning and understanding are precursors to finding viable solutions to diversify the world's energy sources. Technology and innovation, together with communication, will play major roles in making progress. We are pleased to support the Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and its goal to educate and encourage others to share ideas."
Chevron Global Aviation, a subsidiary of Chevron Products Company, is a leader in the commercial and general aviation sectors. The company markets to 350 commercial airports in nearly 70 countries, and supplies a network of more than 750 fixed-base operators in the United States. Visit www.chevronglobalaviation.com for more information.