Air Venture

GreenWing Brings Electric Fliers To Oshkosh »

Amid all the noise and smoke of the afternoon airshow at EAA AirVenture, an interlude featuring two eSpyder aircraft from GreenWing was notable for its silence. The single-seat aircraft, which resemble monowing ultralights, flew over show central, low and slow, executing gentle turns driven by battery-powered electric motors. The aircraft were recently certified in Germany as light sport aircraft, but the U.S. LSA rules don't allow for electric powerplants. GreenWing, based in California, is offering the eSpyders for sale as experimental amateur-built airplanes, at $40,000 for a quick-build kit. More

'Planes' Debuts At AirVenture »

The director of Disney's latest blockbuster animated movie says he hopes the knowledgeable audience at AirVenture Oshkosh finds it both inspiring and entertaining. Planes director Klay Hall said in an interview with AVweb the movie, which weaves a classic tale of grit, determination and a little luck overcoming adversity and various antagonists, was a lot of fun to work on and he hopes that translates for the AirVenture crowd. More

Video: Jeppesen's New App for the VFR Pilot »

The general trend in tablet apps is to add ever more features as a competitive edge. But at AirVenture 2013, Jeppesen took a different tack, introducing Mobile FliteDeck VFR, an app intended for the less demanding needs of the VFR-only pilot. More

AirVenture 2013 Photo Gallery #4 »

Can't make it to AirVenture this year? Photo galleries of the people, products, and planes that make Oshkosh a pilot's paradise will pepper our coverage throughout the week, courtesy of eagle-eyed aviation photographer Mariano Rosales. More

Video: Inside AirVenture's Jumbotron Air Show »

At AirVenture 2013, Live Airshow TV and Onboard Images have teamed up to present what looks like the best air show in recent history at Oshkosh. With two giant LED screens and a network of ground and airborne cameras, air show attendees are getting an unprecedented perspective on air show flying, with dramatic in-cockpit views, post-show interviews, and other entertainment programs. More

Video: Spirit of St. Louis Kitplane »

Robert Baslee's Airdrome Aeroplanes was contracted to produce a replica Spirit of St. Louis aircraft for a bank. He says the aircraft has attracted enough attention that he now plans to produce the aircraft as a kit. It won't be his first. His company has been producing WWI replica aircraft (Fokkers, Sopwith designs, Nieuports -- even a pre-War Bleriot) since 1989. More

Podcast: CAF on the Move »

The Commemorative Air Force wants to build a new headquarters near an urban center with a big tourism base. President Steve Brown spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2013. More

Podcast: Funding Issues for Kestrel »

Kestrel Aircraft has accomplished a lot on its new turboprop single, but a new round of financing is needed to build the conforming prototype. Kestrel CEO Alan Klapmeier spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2013. More

Podcast: More Planes in Cirrus's Future »

The financially stability afforded by Cirrus's acquisition by CAIGA has the company doing what it does best, and that's looking to the future. Cirrus COO Pat Waddick spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2013. More