Air Venture

CAF Boosts Fundraising For D-Day C-47 »

The Commemorative Air Force continued its aggressive fundraising campaign to restore That's All, Brother, the C-47 that led the D-Day Invasion. The historic aircraft, on display this week at AirVenture, drew continuous crowds of visitors who wanted the chance to take a peek inside and learn more about its history. More

Huerta: Change Is Coming, But It's Slow »

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta came to EAA AirVenture this week to take on the usual round of Q & A during the Meet The Administrator session, and addressed recurring issues about how the agency relates to the everyday concerns of GA pilots, and how it's funded. More

Video: Rimowa and the 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 of the same metal. The company has plans to build and certify it in Switzerland, followed by certification in the U.S. More

Podcast: EAA's Sean Elliott on the Innovation Prize »

EAA this week announced it will fund a $25,000 innovation prize that aims to encourage the development of new ideas to help reduce the number of loss-of-control accidents in the GA fleet. Sean Elliott, EAA's vice president for advocacy and safety, talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the rationale behind the prize, the results he is hoping for, and how you can participate. More

Podcast: Fuel Update — Avgas Replacement on Track »

Although the FAA and industry have been quiet about it, the effort to find and certify a replacement for leaded avgas appears to be on track toward a 2018 approval, according to Lycoming's Michael Kraft. In a podcast recorded with AVweb's Paul Bertorelli at AirVenture on Wednesday, Kraft said the group overseeing the testing effort, the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative, will seek congressional authorization to make sure the selected and certified fuels will be legally applicable to the entire GA fleet with no hiccups. More

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