Air Venture

Video: A Ride Through AirVenture with Tom Poberezny »

Former EAA President Tom Poberezny hasn't been to AirVenture since he retired four years ago, but thanks to an invitation from Cirrus Aircraft he spent Monday roaming the grounds in Red Three, the chopped-top Volkswagen he used when he was still in charge. He took AVweb's Russ Niles along for a ride on a windy day at the big show. More

Video: American Legend Gets a Diesel »

At AirVenture 2015, Superior Air Parts provided a progress report on their new Gemini three-cylinder diesel, showing off an installation in an American Legend Cub. More

Podcast: Teachers' Day At AirVenture »

Tuesday is the sixth annual Teachers' Day, in which teachers from all over the U.S. attend sessions on how to integrate aviation topics into their curriculum. AVweb intern Ashley Anglisano spoke with organizer Lyn Freeman of Build-A-Plane to find out what's on tap for 2015. More

EAA Gets First Icon A5 For Young Eagles »

EAA will get the first Icon A5 Light Sport amphib and will use it for Young Eagles flights. At a well-attended event at AirVenture 2015, Icon CEO Kirk Hawkins said part of the impetus behind the development of the aircraft was to bring new pilots to aviation. More

Avidyne Primes The Pump For Apps »

Avidyne sees the future of avionics—or at least one version of it—driven by independent developers of apps that can work with panel-mount products through Bluetooth and wirless. And to make that future a reality, it announced at AirVenture Monday a software developer kit for its IFR440/540 panel-mount GPS/FMS units. Both of these products have built-in Bluetooth and wireless, making them compatiable with a range of tablets and smartphones, although the company's CEO, Dan Schwinn, said at a press briefing that this capability is still awaiting final approval by the FAA before being available for customers. More

Yingling Rolls Out Reman'd 172 »

As the industry continues to push back against the high price of new aircraft, another company has joined the emerging trend in remanufactured aircraft. In conjunction with AOPA, Wichita-based Yingling Aviation announced Monday at AirVenture the Ascend 172, a ground-up remanufacture of the popular Cessna Skyhawk. As are several other shops, Yingling is restoring older airframes, specifically 172Ns to start, to near new condition with fresh engines, paint and upholstery and upgraded, if modest, avionics packages. Yingling is providing the capital and restoration services while AOPA will participate in promoting the aircraft. More

AirVenture 2015 Opens »

A world record skydive for the airshow and Tom Poberezny returns after a four-year absence. More

Video: Record Skydive Over AirVenture »

At AirVenture 2015, a veteran team of international skydivers will attempt to complete a new world record 108-way, multi-point skydive. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli did a training jump with the group and prepared this video report for AVweb's AirVenture 2015 coverage. More

Video: B-52 Lands at AirVenture »

A B-52H bomber made its first landing ever at Oshkosh this weekend, squeezing onto Wittman Field's longest runway and using a parachute for its landing rollout. It will be on display through the week. More

Epic E1000 Certification Now 2016 »

Epic Aircraft has revised its certification schedule for its E1000 single-engine turboprop and now plans first deliveries in the first half of 2016. At a media briefing in advance of AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, spokeswoman Gale Evans said the next milestone will be the first flight of the first conforming flight test aircraft by the end of August. More