Eclipse 500 To Fly at Oshkosh

 - October 11, 2006, 5:18 AM

The first public flight exhibition for the Eclipse 500 very light jet is planned on July 27 during the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., from July 25 to 31. “We think Oshkosh is the perfect showcase, because of its huge audience and reputation for fostering innovations,” said Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn. Three Eclipse 500s are currently in flight test, with type certification expected in the first quarter next year.