Air Venture

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

Video: Continental's New CD300 Diesel »

At AirVenture 2014, Continental Motors introduced its latest diesel powerplant, the CD300. Rhett Ross told AVweb how the company intends to manufacture and market the new engine. More

Podcast: Thinking of Building, Buying a Homebuilt? »

AVweb's sister publication Kitplanes is starting a new monthly newsletter called The Homebuilt Portal for those interested in getting into the homebuilt sector. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with editor Louise Hose. More

Podcast: Talking Safety with NTSB's Earl Weener »

While visiting AirVenture 2014, NTSB board member and experienced pilot Earl Weener sat down at an outdoor café with AVweb's Rick Durden. Weener talked about his aviation background and what the NTSB does and made some specific air safety recommendations. More

Adept Airmotive's V-6 Aims For Certification »

Adept Airmotive, a South African company, says it continues to make progress with its high performance V-6 gasoline engines and is aiming for a certification program for completion in two years. More