Air Venture

B-52 Stratofortress Makes Ground Debut 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. According to the Oshkosh Northwestern, crews had to remove 6000 feet of runway lights to accommodate the Stratofortress, which has a gear width of 148 feet. More

AirVenture To Feature Flying de Havilland Mosquito »

Fans of Royal Air Force warbirds will be in for a treat at this year's EAA AirVenture show when a rare de Havilland Mosquito flies to Oshkosh to take part in multiple warbird shows. The Canadian-built World War II-era fighter and bomber was restored by AVspecs of New Zealand and is now operated by the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, Virginia. More

Airbus A350, Perlan Glider To Show At AirVenture »

Airbus Group will have a big presence – literally – at this year's EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test aircraft will give demonstrations and tours on the grounds at Oshkosh. In addition, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan Project glider will be on display. The A350 will arrive on the first day of the show on July 20 and fly an aerial demonstration during the afternoon airshow. More

F-100F Super Sabre, F-35 Fighter To Debut At AirVenture »

A supersonic warbird and a new fighter jet will make their debuts in the military lineup at EAA's AirVenture in July. Dean "Cutter" Cutshall of Indiana will show his North American F-100F Super Sabre, the first U.S. Air Force fighter plane capable of supersonic level flight, EAA said. It was the first of the Century Series of Air Force fighter jets that include the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo and Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. More

General Aviation Awards For 2015 Announced »

The National General Aviation Awards for 2015 will recognize four individuals who have contributed to flight training, aircraft maintenance, avionics and aviation safety. This year's recipients, who will be recognized at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this July, include Mary A. Schu of Tualatin, Oregon, Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year; Donald D. Streitenberger Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year; Ricky D. Hestilow of Arlington, Texas, Avionics Technician of the Year; and Christopher J. Hope of Kansas City, Missouri, FAASTeam Representative of the Year. More

Video: EAA One Week Wonder 750 Cruzer »

More than 2,500 people took part in the creation of a Zenith 750 Cruzer in seven days at EAA AirVenture in 2014. AVweb's Russ Niles recently took a flight in the One Week Wonder. More

Bent Wing Dreams »

As cliché as it sounds, my world changed the moment I saw a Chance-Vought F4U Corsair during a trip with my family to EAA Oshkosh when I was 11. The attachment was instant and unwavering. When I looked at the Corsair I did not see an airplane I saw hope, power and strength all rolled into sheer beauty. More

Video: AvNav EFB for Android »

We're seeing more capable navigation apps for Android tablets, including the new AvNav EFB app. It has some of the same features that iOS users are accustomed to, including plates-on-map and DUATS flight planning and filing. In this video, AvNav's Sanjay Kumar offers a tour of the app's functions during its debut at AirVenture 2014 at Oshkosh. More

Short Final »

True story: During my first visit to AirVenture, known as "Oshkosh," around 1996, I brought my hand held radio to listen to the tower. ... I heard a guy ask one question: "Tower, can you tell me where the traffic is?" ... Tower responded: "Sir, their is traffic in front of you, behind you, to your left, to your right and above you. There probably is traffic below you. Just be real careful out there." ... I turned off my radio, as I had heard it all. -- Matthew Bunch More