Air Venture

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Photo Gallery #2 »

We're back with more photos from the show grounds. If you can't make it to AirVenture, let us take you on a tour of the most interesting airplanes, exhibits, and events around Wittman Regional Airport. More

Podcast: SocialFlight's Parade of Planes »

This week, you're attending AirVenture but where can you fly next week? No matter where you're based, the SocialFlight app has an answer, from $100 hamburgers to airports where you can see some of the world's most interesting airplanes. Lead developer and CEO Jeff Simon gives us the inside track on SocialFlight's September Parade of Planes (and a tiny hint about the future of SocialFlight releases). More

Video: Safe Flight SCx AoA System »

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the creator of the stall warning system, introduces the new SCx low-cost angle-of-attack system at AirVenture 2014. Using a leading-edge wing sensor, the two-piece system is budget-priced and aimed initially at experimental aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano takes a look at the system in flight. More

Video: Groppo Trail Kitbuilt LSA Debuts at AirVenture »

Well, it's not entirely new to Oshkosh, but the Italian company Groppo is launching a new marketing effort for its two-seat tandem Groppo Trail at an eye-catching price. The Trail will be available as an E-LSA, an LSA, and an amateur-built kit, according to Steve Bassinger, who's representing Groppo in the U.S. Think of it as an Italian Cub, and you'll be pretty close. "Kitplanes" editor Paul Dye checked out the Trail, flew it briefly before the show, and shot this video for AVweb's AirVenture coverage. More

Quest Adds Autopilot Option For Kodiak »

Quest Aircraft is showing its Kodiak utility turboprop at EAA AirVenture this week for the 10th year in a row, and new this year, the airplane can be ordered with the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot system. The altitude-based system integrates with the Kodiak's standard G1000 avionics to provide maximum stability and control for the airplane, Quest said. More

Blackhawk Modifications Announces Engine Upgrade Milestones »

Today at AirVenture 2014, Blackhawk Modifications Inc. announced the completion of its 500th new engine upgrade on a customer airplane as well as a new engine upgrade option for the Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan. More

Icon Brings First Production Prototype To Oshkosh »

Icon flew its first production prototype of the A5 amphibian, ESN-1, for the first time on July 5, and this week, the company brought the airplane to EAA AirVenture. ESN-1 is one of three copies that will be used for flight testing, with the goal of attaining LSA approval for the design by May 2015. More