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Sport Aviation News

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

AeroSports Update: The Ventus-2cxa With FES Propulsion System

Sailplanes Are By Nature Graceful, But The New German Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cxa With The FES Propulsion System Is Nothing Less Than Stunning

The history of gliders predates the Wright Brothers and ultimately led to their success with their first powered airplane which was a variation of their 1902 glider design. Over the years as powered aircraft took the front page news from gliders, soaring became a hobby and a recognized sport around the world.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Skydiving Accident In The US, And Base Jumping Fatalities Overseas Make The News

A Tandem Jump Goes Bad…Fatally Injuring One And Critically Injuring Another, And 3 BASE Jumpers Perish In The French Alps

Tandem skydiving has proved to be a safe sport and a good way to try out the sport of skydiving under expert supervision. However, things can go wrong. Wingsuit BASE jumping is an extreme sport with inherent risks. Within the last week, this sport has taken the lives of 3 BASE jumpers.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Russian Security Service Stops World Record Global Flight Completion

Norman Surplus Was Unable To Get Clearance From The Russian Federal Security Bureau After Years Of Attempts

An attempt to fly the first autogyro / gyrocopter around the world has been forced to quit after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record Circumnavigation.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

AeroSports Update: Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Asks Customers For Help

Through Good Service And The Willingness To Help Glider Soaring Enthusiasts, Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Has Made Lots Of Friends; But Now Help Is Needed

Aviation is full of entrepreneurs that are in the business because they love it. Such is the case with Paul Remde, the owner of Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Remde is renowned for his support of the sport of soaring and his willingness to provide services far beyond his business model. However, his company is facing financial hurdles and he is looking for help.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Lisa Airplanes Will Showcase Akoya At Lac du Bourget Airshow

Prototype Airplane To Be On Display At The Show

Lisa Airplanes, a French company developing a unique amphibious airplane called Akoya, will showcase the aircraft at an event it says is tailor-made for the plane.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Event Draws 12,000 Attendees

'Biggest Little Airshow In Hawaii' Featured Model Aircraft, Warbird Overflights

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's popular Remote-Control "Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii" was back bigger than ever this year.

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Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV!

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the Annual Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional unless you've been watching this industry carefully for several years... as we have.

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