Air Venture

Video: Artex 406 MHz ELT System »

406 MHz distress beacons are again gaining market popularity, and ACR Artex brought its new ELT1000 ELT to AirVenture 2014, along with a personal beacon that's budget-priced. In this AVweb Product Minute video, Artex's Mikele D'Arcangelo provides an overview. More

Video: Sun Flyer Electric Trainer »

PC-Aero has been flying its Sun Flyer proof-of-concept solar electric airplane as part of its program to create a two-place trainer intended to reduce the cost of flight training by over half. Company president Charlie Johnson talks with AVweb's Rick Durden about the airplane the company is flying now and the trainer it is developing. More

"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