Air Venture

Terrafugia Continues Design Work »

Terrafugia didn't repeat their flying-car demo flights this year at EAA AirVenture, choosing to leave the Transition aircraft back at the factory in Woburn, Massachusetts, to continue drive testing. But the team had a presence at the show in the new Innovations Pavilion, where they displayed a full-scale test version of a motor pod they're working on for their next design, the TF-X. More

"One Week Wonder" Day Six: More Details »

The team of volunteers is still on schedule to completely assemble and taxi test a Zenith CH 750 during the convention—which means by the end of the day, tomorrow. More

Video: Avidyne Wins IFD540 Certification »

Snagged in the FAA certification process for a couple of years, Avidyne announced at AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that it has won final FAA approval for the IFD540 GPS — a direct slide-in replacement for the Garmin GNS530W. Avidyne's Tom Harper updates the status in this AVweb Product Minute video. More

Video: AOPA's Yellowbird 150/152 Refurbs »

At AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, AOPA showed off its new refurbished Cessna 150/152s for the training market. AVweb talks to AOPA's Mark Baker about the new project. More

Podcast: Inside "The Millionaires' Unit" »

The Millionaires' Unit was the appellation given to a group of wealthy Yale University students who were determined to fight the Axis before the U.S. was involved in World War I — and they did so by learning to fly. They formed the nucleus of what became naval aviation and served — some died — in aerial combat against Germany. Marc Wortman, author of the book The Millionaires Unit, and Darroch Greer, producer of a documentary based on the book, spoke to AVweb's Rick Durden about the documentary, which is being sneak-previewed at AirVenture, and about Wortman's book. More

GAMA Report: Airplane Shipments Are Up »

In its second-quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report, released this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, GAMA said shipments increased 4.8 percent to 1,110 units, and billings rose 4.5 percent, to $10.9 billion, compared to the same period last year. "Deliveries of turboprops this quarter were flat, but the encouraging numbers in the piston airplane and business jet segments drive the industry's optimism about global general aviation growth," GAMA President Pete Bunce said at Oshkosh. More

Huerta Says Medical Reform In The Works »

A notice of proposed rulemaking to change the third-class medical rules for pilots will be published by the end of this year, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a forum crowd at EAA AirVenture on Thursday. He said he has already reviewed and signed a draft of the proposal, which now is going through an executive review process. Huerta said the change was driven by the response to a petition from EAA and AOPA asking for an exemption. More

Breezy Victims Identified »

The pilot who died on Thursday from his injuries in the crash of a Breezy aircraft at Oshkosh has been identified as James Oeffinger, 75, of Versailles, Kentucky. His passenger, Jennifer Woloszyk, 21, of Elmhurst, Illinois, remains in serious condition. The crash of the custom-built airplane occurred at 9 a.m. on Thursday while attempting to land on the east side of Wittman Regional Airport. More

Video: AVweb Looks at the Sonex JSX Microjet »

At AirVenture 2014, AVweb's editorial team took a video tour of Sonex Aircraft's new JSX microjet. The company's John Monnett gave us an inside look at the jet's construction and performance. More