American Legend's Cub-style Super Legend, introduced four years ago, has some upgraded features including more carbon fiber components. American Legend has completed certification of its Kevlar and carbon fiber LF1500A floats for the Super Legend, filling customer demand. The floats come with a manual gear system and watertight storage. More
This year's CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium is set for May 1 and 2 in Santa Rosa, California. The event will feature talks by experts from Pipistrel, Airbus, Bye Aerospace, NASA, Northrop Grumman, PC Aero, Joby Aviation, Stanford University and more. The speakers will focus on recent advances in technology that aim to make it possible to create quiet, emission-free aircraft. More
The X-47B unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated the first-ever fully autonomous aerial re-fueling on Wednesday, Northrop Grumman has announced. The X-47B launched from the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland, and flew to a test site offshore. The UAS flew in close formation flight with an Omega K-707 tanker, and upon clearance from the tanker crew, it maneuvered into position behind the tanker and successfully engaged the refueling gear, called the drogue. More
It was probably inevitable that drone demos would be a part of a major show and this year they're appearing at Sun 'n Fun in the exhibit area for the first time. In a booth sponsored by Yuneec and Drone23, you can see small quadcopters demonstrated inside a large net cage that's big enough to show how the aircraft perform. More
Although the portable ADS-B In market has cooled of late, at Sun 'n Fun, Levil Technology is introducing two versions of its ADS-B portables with improved performance and capability. The iLevil 2 SW is a portable intended for glareshield mount and the new version has a larger solar cell area for better battery life, and the improved version now had dual band, so it can can see both UAT and 1090ES traffic operating at any altitudes. The receiver also improved range. More
Both appeared at Sun 'n Fun for the first time last week and both drew admiring attention. More
Jim Russell of Edgewater, FL kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more shots from AVweb readers around the globe.