Air Venture

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

Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Plane-Power »

In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellersóboth owned by Tailwind Technologies) announced that it had acquired the Plane-Power line of aircraft alternators. More

"One Week Wonder" Day 2: Progress And Excitement »

The "One Week Wonder" project to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven daysóright in the heart of AirVenture 2014ówas a hive of activity as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. More

Podcast: Amelia Rose Earhart on Her Circumnavigation »

Following her successful attempt to become the youngest woman to fly a single-engine airplane around the world, Amelia Rose Earhart is at AirVenture. She spoke with AVweb's Rick Durden about flying the Pilatus PC-12, operational challenges she and her copilot Shane Jordan faced on the trip, and the future of the foundation she established to raise money for scholarships for young women to learn to fly. More

Podcast: Superior Air Parts' Aviation Town in China »

Superior Air Parts says it's expanding its presence in China by establishing an aviation-oriented town near Bejing whose main intent is to provide non-Chinese companies a means of initiating business in China. In this podcast, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Archer about the new community. More