Air Venture

Podcast: 5,300 Young Eagles Flown »

Larry and Maxine Durst of Roseburg, Oregon have combined efforts to allow Larry to fly more than 5,300 Young Eagles since 1994 to earn the Phillips 66 Aviation Leadership Award. The couple spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at Airventure 2013. More

Podcast: Kids Build Two Planes in Two Weeks »

Lyn Freeman has championed BuildAPlane.org and has seen the project maintain a successful outreach, attracting young people to the aviation industry. AVweb spoke with him about a recent project that saw eight high school students build two planes in two weeks. More

Podcast: The Man Behind HondaJet »

Mishimasa Fujino created the HondaJet from a drawing on the back of a calendar and eventually convinced Honda to pursue light jet development. Now he is the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. AVweb spoke with him at AirVenture 2013, where two of the first conforming HondaJets were publicly displayed. More

Video: Stemme Motorglider at EAA AirVenture »

Alexander Papenberg, CEO of Stemme's subsidiary in San Diego, California, tells AVweb about the S6 motorglider on display this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More

Video: Bendix/King's KLR10 Angle of Attack Indicator »

Angle-of-attack indicators have become a hot safety-of-flight market item, and at AirVenture 2013, we're seeing more competition in the field. Bendix/King announced its entry into the AoA market with the new KLR10, which uses differential pressure to infer angle of attack and then presents this on a color-coded display in the cockpit, equipped with audio warnings. Initially, the KLR10 will be for experimental aircraft only, but it will soon be certified for all aircraft. More

Video: Natural Gas-Powered Airplane »

Aviat Aircraft's Stu Horn brought an aircraft to AirVenture 2013 that burns traditional aviation fuel (100LL) and can also fly on compressed natural gas. Horn says the first 20 hours of flight testing have started to show that natural gas burns cleaner in the engine, offers more power, and is arguably safer to store than traditional liquid fuels. Horn believes the lower cost of natural gas could become a compelling argument for flight schools and budget-conscious aviators. He also believes that technological advances will quickly result in lighter storage tanks, making the fuel an even more efficient option. More

A Homebuilt Balloon For A Homebuilt Airplane »

Balloon pilot Noah Forden, who is flying his homebuilt ultralight hot-air balloon this week at EAA AirVenture, brought the aircraft here inside another aircraft -- the Van's RV-7 that he built in his garage in Rhode Island. More

Stemme Returns To AirVenture With Two Motorgliders »

Stemme, a motorglider manufacturer based in Germany, returned to EAA AirVenture this week after a break of a couple years, with new management at the helm. Two longtime shareholders -- and Stemme pilots -- have increased their holdings to 70 percent of the company and they named Paul Masschelein, an engineer and experienced executive from Belgium, as the new CEO. "Stemme is here to stay," said Masschelein. "We are creating a future." The company is showing its flagship high-performance motorglider, the S10, as well as the S6, designed for touring. More