Air Venture

Loss-Of-Control Prevention Concept Wins Founder’s Innovation Prize »

A digital flight-condition indicator called Airball won the top award this week in EAA’s new Founder’s Innovation Prize contest. Airball’s creator, Ihab Awad of San Jose, California, goes home from AirVenture with $25,000 after pitching his concept to a panel of celebrity judges, EAA announced. More

Stemme 12 Debuts At Oshkosh »

Stemme’s latest motorglider design, the Twin Voyager S12, was first introduced last year at Aero in Germany, but this week the company’s top-of-the-line aircraft makes its U.S. debut at EAA AirVenture. The side-by-side two-seat cockpit offers the pilot lots of options — in power mode, a turbo-charged Rotax 914 F2/S1 engine drives a propeller. When switching to glide mode, the prop folds into its dome and disappears within 5 seconds. More

AirVenture's Pilot Proficiency Center »

At AirVenture 2016, EAA has improved the popular Pilot Proficiency Center where you can attend forums, fly simulator problems and generally knock the rust off your flying skills. AVweb's Jeff Van West prepared this video report. More

Garmin AirVenture Product Wrap »

Garmin generally shows up at AirVenture at Oshkosh with a handful of new products and this year is no exception. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano talks with Garmin's Jessica Koss for a rundown of the company's major announcements. More

CAF Announces New Educational Program On WASP History »

The Commemorative Air Force announced its newest educational outreach program this week at AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh. The CAF Rise Above: WASP, about Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II, arose from the Rise Above Red Tail Traveling Exhibit, which has brought the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to 200,000 visitors. More

Podcast: How Much Wriggle Room Does The FAA Have On New Medical Regs? »

While it's true that the Third Class medical exemption has been signed into law, the FAA still has six months to a year to publish the final rules. Could the agency devise rules to negate the law's effect? We hope not, but in this AirVenture podcast, we asked AOPA's legislative VP, Jim Coon, about just how much slack the FAA has in rule making. More

Cessna TTx Now EASA-Certified »

Cessna’s TTx four-seat single-engine airplane is now certified by EASA, the company announced this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. “We are excited to offer the precision and speed of the TTx to the European market and beyond,” said Doug May, Cessna’s vice president for piston aircraft. The airplane also is now certified in Argentina and the Philippines, May said, for a total of more than 40 countries. The all-composite TTx is Cessna’s fastest single-engine airplane, with a top cruise speed of 235 knots. More

OpenAirplane Rolls Out FlyOtto »

At AirVenture 2016, OpenAirplane revealed a new sister service called FlyOtto. It makes on-demand charter services from A to B available to any public-use airport in the U.S. via tablet, smartphone or computer. AVweb interviewed OpenAirplane's Rod Rakic at the show. More

OpenAirplane Rolls Out FlyOtto »

OpenAirplane, which comes as close to a nationwide aircraft rental service as we’ve seen, continues to expand and at AirVenture 2016 this week, it announced a new service called FlyOtto. According to OpenAirplane’s Rod Rakic, FlyOtto essentially makes a network of Part 135 on-demand charter operators accessible for anyone who wants a trip from A to B. More

Embraer Intros Phenom 100 EV »

Embraer’s entry-level Phenom 100 business jet has “evolved,” the company said today at EAA AirVenture, and the new model is now known as the Phenom 100 EV. The EV features a new flight deck based on Garmin’s G3000 touchscreen avionics suite, and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F1-E engines, offering more speed and enhanced performance for hot days and high altitudes. Deliveries of the EV are expected to start in the first half of next year. More