The ADS-B market seems to be in the season for discounts and rebates and at AirVenture this week, Aspen Avionics announced its own program. The company will offer a $1000 discount off the purchase of an Evolution Pro 1000 primary flight display if it’s purchased with an Aspen or Aspen-compatible ADS-B system.More
Powered only by sunlight, the Solar Impulse aircraft has completed its odyssey around the planet, and landed tonight back in Abu Dhabi, where it took off in March 2015. Bertrand Piccard flew the final leg, and guided the airplane in to the airport where he was greeted by dozens of crew members, a marching band and scores of local officials. The flawless landing was streamed live on the internet. “Thank you to each and every one of you,” said Piccard to the crew.More
In a new video posted online this week, e-Volo shows the latest unmanned flight tests of its VTOL electric-powered Volocopter. The tests, which took place in Germany last month, demonstrated various dynamic flight maneuvers at higher speeds for the first time. “These test flights did not only serve as a presentation of possible flight dynamics,” the company said in a news release. “The actual goal was to gain important knowledge in order to optimize the current developments of the new prototype for serial production."More
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With cameras everywhere these days, it was no surprise that one recorded dramatic video of a single-engine airplane crashing into a house in East Haddam, Connecticut, on Saturday, badly injuring... More
Sonex aims to work with local partners to promote the idea of home-building airplanes from kits in China, the company said today in a news conference at EAA AirVenture. Sonex will work with Francis... More
Audio control manufacturer PS Engineering introduced two enhanced audio panels at AirVenture 2016. The PMA450A and PMA8000G both evolve from the company's existing line of panels, but bring more... More
Small piston aircraft were exempted from todays endangerment finding issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the finding means new regulations will be forthcoming... More
At AirVenture 2016, Avidyne announced a growing list of third-party tablet apps that can communicate wirelessly with the IFD-series navigators. It also announced a flight training partner for the... More
Textron introduced a mockup of its all-new Cessna single-engine turbroprop today at EAA AirVenture, and also announced that the model has been named Denali. The name captures the new... More
Today ForeFlight announced ForeFlight 8, an update to the popular IOS app that CEO Tyson Weihs says, Might be our biggest release since 2011. That year marked ForeFlight's first release... More
A pilot was injured after an aircraft crashed while landing at Oshkoshs Wittman Regional Airport this evening. The unidentified aircraft was landing on Runway 36 about 6 p.m. but crashed... More
A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More
The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More
The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More
General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. (TAT), Ada, OK announce the FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3 blade, McCauley "Carbon Black Mac" Propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas.
Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.
Monday was a busy day at AirVenture, as it usually is. Here are some observations from AVweb's roving staff. More
Mark Espenant of Ottawa, ON (Canada) takes us on a field trip to the CN Tower in our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a closer view and a gander at more photos from AVweb readers.