Air Venture

Rimowa Resurrects Junkers F13 »

The German luggage company Rimowa, known worldwide for its grooved aluminum-body luggage, has resurrected the historic Junkers F13 airplane that was constructed with the same metal. The company has plans to build and certify it in Switzerland, followed by certification in the U.S. Rimowa has a replica on display this week at AirVenture and on Tuesday announced it plans to begin flight testing the first one in the coming months. More

Lancair Offers UAV, Adds BRS Chute To Evolution »

Lancair is now working on an optionally piloted version of its Evolution turboprop, and also is delivering a BRS parachute with its Evolution kits, company spokesman Doug Meyer said at EAA AirVenture on Wednesday. "It will be the first turbine-powered aircraft to have a BRS system," Meyer said. "It was something we envisioned when the aircraft was developed, and it was shelved for a long time." The company worked together with BRS to develop the new chute design. It's now a standard feature on the aircraft, though owners can elect not to install it. More

EAA To Offer Safety Innovation Prize »

EAA is organizing a competition to help inspire the general aviation community to develop new ideas to reduce loss-of-control accidents, with a top prize of $25,000, Sean Elliott, EAA vice president for advocacy and safety, announced at AirVenture on Tuesday. "The Founder's Innovation Prize represents the spirit of our founder, Paul Poberezny, a spirit of innovation and setting the highest possible benchmark for safety," Elliot told AVweb. More

Malibu Crashes At AirVenture »

Five people were taken to the hospital after the crash of a Piper Malibu landing at AirVenture Oshkosh early Wednesday. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski said the aircraft was landing on Runway 27 when it crashed just before 8 a.m. More

Video: EAA's Give Flight At AirVenture »

EAA's Give Flight program has five sets of kit wings under assembly on the AirVenture grounds this week. Ron Wagner explains that they will go to five EAA chapters across North America with the goal of launching flying clubs. More

Video: Tecnam P2010 Update »

Having already delivered around 25 of its new single-engine P2010 in Europe under EASA certification, Tecnam is nearing the finish line for FAA certification, as well. We stopped by their display at EAA AirVenture, where Shannon Yeager gave us a look at the four-place, high-wing aircraft. More

Video: Rotax Introduces the 915 iS »

No one was expecting it, but at AirVenture 2015, Rotax introduced a new engine, the 135-hp turbocharged 915 iS. The company says it's expected to be available by about 2017. Rotax/BRP's Marc Becker gave AVweb briefing on the new engine. More

Video: AirVenture Arrival Fly-Along »

You can fly into AirVenture using either VFR or IFR arrival procedures, but both require significant planning, familiarization with the published NOTAM, and a sharp scan of traffic. In this video, ride shotgun with AVweb news team members as they arrive and demonstrate how it's done. More

Podcast: Pilots, Technicians Needed »

Boeing says more than half a million each of pilots and techs will be needed to feed the planet's voracious appetite for air travel over the next 20 years and now is the time to attract them. AVweb spoke with Boeing's Sherry Carbary about how that might happen. More

FAA Addresses Flight Rules For Historic Aircraft »

The FAA on Tuesday announced an end to its four-year moratorium on considering new petitions to conduct "living history flight experiences" in historic aircraft, and detailed the procedures for requesting an exemption. Lifting of the moratorium means new applications can be finalized that would allow flight experiences in airplanes such as World War II warbirds, EAA said. While the change signals "an important first step," according to Sean Elliott, EAA's vice president of advocacy and safety, the organization remains "concerned." More