Air Venture

General Aviation Awards For 2015 Announced »

The National General Aviation Awards for 2015 will recognize four individuals who have contributed to flight training, aircraft maintenance, avionics and aviation safety. This year's recipients, who will be recognized at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this July, include Mary A. Schu of Tualatin, Oregon, Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year; Donald D. Streitenberger Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year; Ricky D. Hestilow of Arlington, Texas, Avionics Technician of the Year; and Christopher J. Hope of Kansas City, Missouri, FAASTeam Representative of the Year. More

Video: EAA One Week Wonder 750 Cruzer »

More than 2,500 people took part in the creation of a Zenith 750 Cruzer in seven days at EAA AirVenture in 2014. AVweb's Russ Niles recently took a flight in the One Week Wonder. More

Bent Wing Dreams »

As cliché as it sounds, my world changed the moment I saw a Chance-Vought F4U Corsair during a trip with my family to EAA Oshkosh when I was 11. The attachment was instant and unwavering. When I looked at the Corsair I did not see an airplane I saw hope, power and strength all rolled into sheer beauty. More

Video: AvNav EFB for Android »

We're seeing more capable navigation apps for Android tablets, including the new AvNav EFB app. It has some of the same features that iOS users are accustomed to, including plates-on-map and DUATS flight planning and filing. In this video, AvNav's Sanjay Kumar offers a tour of the app's functions during its debut at AirVenture 2014 at Oshkosh. More

Short Final »

True story: During my first visit to AirVenture, known as "Oshkosh," around 1996, I brought my hand held radio to listen to the tower. ... I heard a guy ask one question: "Tower, can you tell me where the traffic is?" ... Tower responded: "Sir, their is traffic in front of you, behind you, to your left, to your right and above you. There probably is traffic below you. Just be real careful out there." ... I turned off my radio, as I had heard it all. -- Matthew Bunch More

AVmail: August 18, 2014 »

Henry Hough writes: "No doubt this proposal makes sense in some arcane budget discussion among ignoramuses divorced from aviation. But saying aircraft can't be built in an airport hangar simply to preclude inappropriate use of federally funded airports makes about as much sense as saying birth can't occur at home because the mortgage may be a tax deduction. The heart and soul of an aircraft should begin at an airport. The gestation period and infancy of an aircraft needs and deserves to be nurtured in its natural home among members of its kind. If it takes a village to raise a child, shouldn't it make sense that the humans needed to create an aircraft gather at an airport?" Click through to read the full text of this letter and other mail from AVweb readers. More

Video: HondaJet Production Aircraft »

Honda Aircraft showed the first production model of its new business jet at AirVenture 2014. Honda's Andrew Broom took AVweb through the aircraft. More

Hangar Policy Lunacy »

So complaining about the FAA is predictable around here. But seriously, doesn't anyone in the agency realize homebuilding is an aeronautical activity? How could it authorize a policy denying this? More