Air Venture

Podcast: Mahindra Sees Expanding GA in India »

As the world's largest democracy and free market, India may become a fertile place to expand general aviation. And according to S. P. Shukla, head of Mahindra's aerospace division, it's already happening. In this AVweb podcast, Shukla said Mahindra's acquisition of Airvan will allow the company to expand GA both to the personally owned aircraft market and to transportation between large cities and smaller towns. More

Podcast: New Hypoxia Training for TBM Owners »

In tightly knit pilot communities, an accident often has profound effects on the group because most people in it know the accident pilot. That was definitely the case with the Larry Glazer TBM accident in 2014, in which the pilot became unresponsive, apparently due to hypoxia, and overflew his destination, crashing at sea near Jamaica. As a direct result of that accident, a Florida-based company, in cooperation with Daher, is developing a hypoxia training program specifically for TBM owners. According to Dr. Ian Blair Fries, who is working with Dr. Paul Buza on the project, the program may eventually be expanded to other types of aircraft. AVweb interviewed Dr. Fries at AirVenture this week for this exclusive podcast. More

Video: All Things AirVenture 2015 »

In this video, AVweb intern Ashley Anglisano shows you some of the excitement she captured while wandering the grounds at AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More

Video: BendixKing KI-300 Digital Attitude Indicator »

Many vintage and even newer BendixKing autopilots require the pricey vacuum-driven mechanical KI-256 attitude gyro, which can be real money to overhaul or replace. BendixKing has a modern alternative with the KI-300 solid-state, MEMS-based digital attitude display. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano takes a look at the instrument with BendixKing's Roger Dykeman while at AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh. More

Video: AirVenture Mosquito Cockpit Tour »

At AirVenture, the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach brought a real treat: a superbly restored de Havilland Mosquito. In this exclusive AVweb AirVenture video, Paul Bertorelli took a cockpit tour with pilot Mike Spalding and interviewed Warren Denholm on the restoration. More

Video: CAF's C-47 Restoration »

The Commemorative Air Force continued its aggressive fundraising campaign to restore "That's All, Brother," the C-47 that led the D-Day invasion. The historic aircraft, on display this week at AirVenture, drew continuous crowds of visitors who wanted the chance to take a peek inside and learn more about its history. More

New From Zenair, Two Week Wonder »

Zenair is now offering a two-week factory-assist program for its CH 750 Cruzer kit aircraft, the company announced this week at EAA AirVenture. Participants in the program will work at the Zenair factory in Ontario, Canada, and by the end of the two weeks, they'll have partially completed the airframe; attached the wings and tail; and installed the engine, prop, instrument panel, controls, and fuel system. On the final day, they'll start the engine and taxi the aircraft. More

An Airplane In Honor Of Santos-Dumont »

The pretty little white ultralight over in the Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture is not meant to be a replica of any particular design by the early aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont -- it's what its builders imagined he might have built next, if he hadn't given up flying after an accident in 1910. Lee Fischer, of Larson, Wisconsin, and a gang of flight enthusiasts got together and built the airplane, 23bis, purely for fun, aiming to bring it to this week's show at Oshkosh. More

ALPA Opposes GA Medical-Reform Effort »

EAA leadership was fuming at AirVenture on Saturday morning, as they dealt with a last-minute, unexpected letter from ALPA sent to members of Congress, opposing the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 now under consideration -- with a vote in the Senate expected as soon as Tuesday. ALPA cited concerns over safety if the bill, which would allow GA pilots to self-certify under most circumstances, were to pass. "This is an out-and-out attack to derail the bill," EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said at an impromptu conference at Oshkosh on Saturday morning. More