Air Venture

"One Week Wonder" Day 4: Coming Together »

The first thing this morning, we visited the "One Day Wonder" pavilion in the middle of AirVenture 2014 and checked on the project to build and do initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kitplane before the convention wraps up Sunday afternoon. More

Breezy AirVenture Crash Victim Dies (Updated) »

EAA confirmed Thursday afternoon that the pilot of a Breezy that crashed at Wittman Field that morning died from his injuries. The female passenger remains in serious condition. Spokesman Dick Knapinski said the names of the victims have not been released nor are the circumstances of the crash known. More

Podcast: AOPA's Mark Baker -- User Fees Still Unacceptable »

Although AOPA's Mark Baker recently traveled to Canada to discuss how that country has integrated user fees for general aviation, he says the association remains unequivocally opposed to user fees. He also told AVweb he expects action from the FAA very soon on the elimination of the Third Class medical. More

Video: Redbird's Flying Challenge Cup »

At AirVenture 2014, Redbird used the show's giant stage to host a competition between the 12 finalists for its Flying Challenge Cup. AVweb talked to Redbird's Jeff Van West and two of the winners. More

Video: Teacher's Day at AirVenture 2014 »

Build A Plane annually sponsors Teacher's Day at AirVenture. Build A Plane helps put airplanes into high schools so students get hands-on experience with aviation and also gives teachers opportunities to bring aviation into the classroom. In this video, Lyn Freeman tells us more about the event. More

Sun Flyer Electric Trainer At AirVenture »

It's not easy breaking out of pack at AirVenture. However, PC-Aero's Sun Flyer, a solar-electric proof-of-concept airplane, is getting attention—its developers are promising that the two-place version will cut the cost of flight training by over half. More

Delta Hawk Almost Ready For Production »

After more than 20 years in development, the Delta Hawk Jet A piston engine is now headed for certification. At a news conference at AirVenture 2014, spokesman Dennis Webb said the engine has been installed in a Cirrus SR20 test aircraft and flew from Florida to AirVenture in one six-hour leg with plenty of fuel for IFR reserves. More

Boeing Projects 1.1 Million Aviation Jobs »

Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians, Boeing said in a forecast released Wednesday morning at EAA AirVenture. Overall, the global demand is driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly wide-body airplanes, Boeing said, and represents a global requirement for about 27,000 new pilots and 29,000 new technicians each year. More

Pipistrel Completes Panthera Spin Testing »

Pipistrel announced on Wednesday it has completed all the spin testing required for Part 23 certification of Panthera, its four-place retractable airplane. "Panthera behaves just as expected in all configuration settings that CS-23 and FAR-23 design codes mandate," the company said in a statement. CEO Ivo Boscarol added that the testing showed no need for any modifications to the airframe or any of the aircraft systems. More

"One Week Wonder" Day 3: Infectious Enthusiasm »

We checked in at 8:00 a.m. today at the "One Week Wonder" project pavilion where a team of volunteers is determined to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days—front and center in the heart of AirVenture 2014. More