Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Establishing A Flying Club
Just back from Oshkosh and jazzed to start your own Flying Club? Here's advice on how to get started from EAA.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Also: Lancair Evolution Gets BRS, NextGenFund Update, Pelton Interview-Part 3, Malibu Accident
Now in its 8th consecutive year, WomenVenture, a collaboration between EAA and Women in Aviation International, has become a highlight of the AirVenture. Throughout the day, WomenVenture programs offered women in the aviation industry the opportunity to connect with and inspire one another while enjoying one of the world’s largest aviation events. The F-35 Lightning II made an arrival at Wittman Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon. The airplane is being exhibited for the first time at a civilian air show at AirVenture. The airplane on display at Oshkosh is the “A” variant developed for the U.S. Air Force. The airplane is also being built in a Short-Take-Off-Vertical-Landing version for the Marine Corps, and a C-model that will be flown from carrier decks by the U.S. Navy. BRP introduced a more
Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Also: BIG Piper Order, AEA $1000 Givewaway, Airbus A350 X-W-B, F-22 Raptor, Pelton Interview -- Part 2
In only four months since its introduction, Aspen has obtained FAA certification for its Angle-of-Attack display for the Evolution MFD. Aspen Avionics president and CEO John Uczekaj says that AoA is one of the most important safety features available in aviation. Piper announced a big order from FlightSafety. Piper CEO Simon Caldecott says the flight training company will take delivery of 26 new airplanes beginning later this year. One of the unique aspects on AirVenture is the opportunity for those attending to hear from and talk to some of the people who make and affect policy in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart made a presentation at Forum Pavilion 7 to talk about General Aviation issues being addressed by the board. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Also: Cicare 8, Switchblade Update, Beringer Alaskan Bush Gear, Jack Pelton Interview - Final
United States Senator James Inhofe is a regular visitor to Oshkosh for AirVenture, but this year he’s a man on a mission, as he explained to ANN. NextGen GA Fund Boss, Michael Dyment reports that the GA community seems to finally be taking the pending ADS-B 2020 mandate seriously. In conversation with ANN, Dyment reported that the firm positions taken by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and other factors are driving the change in attitude. Kitfox has developed a STOL wing for their popular kits. Kitfox president and CEO John McBean told ANN that development of the new wing was largely customer-driven. It’s not all about fixed-wing airplanes at AirVenture. And another market-driven development … this time in the rotary-wing arena is the Cicaré 8, which is a follow-on to the company
Fri, Jul 24, 2015
Also: Jack Pelton Interview - Part 4, Trig Avionics Update, 3rd Class Medical, Part 23 Re-Write, UAVs...
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his annual speech at AirVenture today, which is intended to focus on issues important to the general and sport aviation pilots that make up most of the AirVenture crowd--but overall, he didn't say much. The first Sun Flyer electric trainer is under construction at Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation’s facility in Colorado. At a news conference at AirVenture Thursday, AEAC president and CEO George Bye said the company has contracted with Arion Aircraft to help build the initial prototype trainer. The FAA has extended an S-T-C for Trig Avionics’ TT31 transponder, which Trig CEO Andy Davis says is an economical way for pilots of both certified and experimental and light sport airplanes to meet the agency’s ADS-B out requirements. You can always count