Listen: Oshkosh, Rob Hall, Ea Abdulah discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"Because I think that the biggest, you know, well, one I mean, I know that one of the biggest problems and and killers in navy -ation is the based. Final turn the stall spin accident, the overloading and relying on indicated airspeed versus you know, your actual your actual stall. That's that's going to change based on loading and is going to change based on density altitude and temperature and everything whereas your angle of attack is always going to be the same. When when of you're asking for any type of performance from the aircraft specifically, avoiding a stall. Yeah. In my role at EA Abdulah aviation safety work, and we've been pushing a lot the entire industry is pushing a lot of angle of attack awareness in the last few years, and I really hope that that's part of what's been contributing to the to the dropping accident rate is better understanding of that. I hope so too. And thank you for your efforts. Without I know, it's it's benefit for everyone involved in aviation whenever they understand angled attack. Better. Leeann it's it's just kind of a constant constant education campaign never really ends. So during air venture, we have kind of an exhibition stole competition with those of you who are those of you in the kind of the competition stole community that are able to come out. What's that been like to compete in? So that has been a blast. I mean, the hosted Oshkosh tradition credible. They give such great hospitality towards where we park our planes and at the transportation around the airport, and and been gracious enough to give us some hotel rooms, and I let us take part in the safety briefings because we are part of the the air show on the main runway sometimes and also mostly now on the the grass ultralight field at the south end of the runway I and the ability to to to be in the performance area and inter interact with all the other air show performers that you're there with rob hall on your there with show, it's it's really a cool time. And and honestly one of my best friendships that I've created over the years has been with one of the traffic controllers from Oshkosh. I when you're volunteered to it was when very strong out of the west, and I've gone tiered to take the south runway that run. One eight because it said so in the eighty s because they're holding to get in on the Senate if able please take one eight so I did I landed on runway one eight, but I I only used about five feet of it because I landed into the wind and so at that point I had about a two mile long runway in the air traffic controller said dang that's a wide runway. And I was able to stop actually I was I was on the blue dot actually, I stopped inside of the blue dot, and which was read at show center there and was able to tax you to parking very close by the controller came down. We talked and he invited me for a tour of the tower. And now he actually works in the the FA command center in Washington DC, and he's just had dinner with them or lunch with him the other day. So it's it's friendships like that that that Oshkosh has provided to to all of us, and we're all so grateful than the the stole community because you know, having us down there Dolch light field. I mean, there's thousands of people somebody told me there's you know, I I have no idea how many thousands, but with so many people down there. Watching your your up close and personal with these guys fine in their landing Cup just a couple hundred feet away from you right there. And then they're the park in the planes, and they're getting on and we're able to interact with the crowd, and and really feel the energy from the crowd right there. Instead of you know, as as a little bit further, as you know, as the crowd is a little bit further away in the normal air show. So people have really taken a liking to this back country flying an end at something showcasing it out Oshkosh, I believe is is wonderful because not only the flying. But also, the some of the forums that people are able to do about aircraft modifications and techniques I've given a few of those and. It's it's you know, one of the few parts of aviation that really are growing year-over-year.."