Air Venture

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

AirVenture 2014: A Winner, But Why? »

Does this year's exceptional AirVenture show mean the great turnaround is afoot? Let's not get ahead of ourselves. More

Podcast: Bill Moffitt of NavWorx on Welcoming ADS-B into Your World »

2020 is no longer some far-future date you'd see in a summer blockbuster and that means the clock is ticking on equipping your airplane for next-generation airspaces. NavWorx may have the friendliest price point for entering the ADS-B equipment market, so we spoke with CEO Bill Moffitt at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. More

Podcast: Appraisers Struggle with Refurb Market Values »

As the aircraft refurbishment market blooms, appraisers are struggling with how to set higher values on airplanes that are 30 years or older. At AirVenture, AVweb spoke with Brian Jacobson of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association about how appraisers are coping. More

Podcast: Triple R Affordable Aircraft Company Opens »

A company dedicated to providing a supply of general aviation aircraft refurbished in accordance with a standard protocol announced its formation at AirVenture. Triple R president and AVweb publisher Tom Bliss sat down with AVweb's Rick Durden to describe how the company intends to reach its goal of providing like-new airplanes at half the price of new. More

Podcast: Adept Airmotive Aims for V-6 Engine Certification »

Adept Airmotive is a South African company with a V-6 gasoline engine. After a couple of years of flying the engine experimentally, the company is funded for a two-year certification effort. CEO Richard Schulz brings us up to date. More