Air Venture

Lancair To Sell Legacy Assets In Favor Of Evolution Series »

The assets of Lancair International’s older kitplane series are for sale as the company splits off into another entity that will focus on its more advanced Evolution series of experimental aircraft. Lancair announced this month it has an “all-inclusive offering” to a buyer to take over the assets, inventory and customer base for the Lancair 320/360, IV, IV-P, ES and Legacy. More

EAA Young Eagles Reach 2 Million-Plus Flights »

EAA’s 2 millionth Young Eagle, plus three others in the count around the milestone, received their memorable airplane rides at Oshkosh Thursday with prominent EAA pilots. Actor Harrison Ford, a former Young Eagles chairman, flew Jodie Gawthrop, 16, of Illinois in his de Havilland Beaver. More

Lockheed Martin's T50A Sim At AirVenture »

Before you can fly an F-35, you're going to spend time in the T50a simulator. At AirVenture 2016, Jeff and Baxter Van West got a crack at the sim and shot this AVweb video detailing it. More

More Photos From AirVenture 2016 »

Once the rain blew through--the first time, at least--the weather at Oshkosh turned pleasant for mid-week at AirVenture 2016. More

First Flight For Tecnam Traveller »

Tecnam’s 11-seat P2012 Traveller twin flew for the first time, in Capua, Italy, last week, the company has announced. Test pilot Lorenzo De Stefano said he checked the basic behavior of the aircraft, engine and flight controls. “The aircraft responded exactly as expected,” he said. “After a couple of circuits around the airfield, I landed and the Traveller stopped in a very short distance.” The P2012 will first enter service carrying passengers for Cape Air, Tecnam said. More

Airbly's Cockpit Canairy Monitor »

Big data is a big thing for airlines, which monitor flights in real time to track maintenance and anomalies. Now the same capability is available for light aircraft, albeit on a reduced scale, in the form of the Canairy Cockpit Monitor sold by Airbly Inc. The company’s Chris VanHorn was showing the gadget at AirVenture 2016. More

Huerta Stresses Safety At AirVenture »

The FAA administrator comes to EAA AirVenture just about every summer, and as a rule the main thrust of the current officeholder’s speech is pretty predictable — whoever is in the job will talk about how great GA is and how much they support it, but how hard and slow it is to change any of the rules and regs that frustrate pilots and aircraft owners. This year, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta had the lucky opportunity to tout actual progress the agency has recently made toward giving GA something they dearly want — third-class medical reform — and even more. More

Cirrus Wins ASI Safety Award »

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute has created a new annual safety award named in honor of Joseph T. Nall, and this week named Cirrus Aircraft as the first recipient. “Over the past decade, Cirrus has earned one of the best safety records in the industry, and we are proud to acknowledge their work,” said George Perry, senior vice president at ASI. “Cirrus has doubled down on safety, working with its owners group and making investments in training and transition courses, to lower the accident rate for Cirrus aircraft to less than half the industry average.” More

WomenVenture Celebrates Oshkosh »

Women’s Day at AirVenture is now in its ninth year, and on Wednesday, a full day of events brought women from all facets of aviation together. The day began with more than 400 women attending a sold-out breakfast hosted by Women in Aviation International, followed by the arrival of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737, flown by an all-female crew. The 737 carried 100 airline employees flying in to take part in the day’s events. More