Air Venture

AirVenture Off To An Upbeat Start »

The sprawling grounds were damp, and the skies were overcast Sunday at EAA AirVenture, but the crowds already were thick and the mood upbeat as this year's edition of the world's biggest airshow got ready for its Monday morning launch. The aviation economy, like the rest of the economy, may not exactly be booming, but the mood seems to be that it's better than it was and just maybe, the worst is over. A few new airplanes will be introduced here this week, there's lots of new technology to check out, and the crowds will have plenty to entertain them, with the Thunderbirds and the Valdez STOL competitors performing for the first time, plus the usual roster of top-notch airshow performers. More

Mooney Is Back »

Mooney, which announced a reboot of its iconic brand with new investors early this year, will reassert its presence at EAA AirVenture this week with the first delivery of its Acclaim Type S since restarting the production line after a five-year hiatus. The airplane, which was sold via an online auction to the highest bidder, will be delivered on Tuesday. Mooney also said this week it will partner with Redbird Flight Simulations to bolster its in-house training program. More

Redbird At Oshkosh: Simulator Time, Challenge Cup, And More »

Pilots who are looking to upgrade their instrument skills will find plenty of opportunities to explore Redbird's training simulators at EAA AirVenture this week. Redbird has provided eight simulators to the new IFR Proficiency Center, hosted by IMC Club and EAA. The Redbird tent (Booth 304) also will be hosting the Dusty simulator the company built for the new Disney animated film, Planes: Fire & Rescue. Redbird also will host the Redbird Flying Challenge Cup finals at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. More

Avgas to the Fore ... Again »

After a quiet period, avgas is once again on the agenda. How viable are the candidate fuels the FAA is considering? More

AirVenture Press Explosion »

Frankly, we've never seen so many press announcements ahead of the show. Contact us ahead of time if you'd like yours to be seen. More

New This Week »

Our review of the week’s aviation news turned up stories including delivery of the 500th Phenom family jet, word that the application window has opened for this year’s AirVenture Cup race, ALPA’s praise for the progress of NextGen, and an announcement that Airbus just delivered three of its heli-lift EC225 helicopters for duty in Africa. More

Patty Wagstaff to Speak at AirVenture Teachers' Day »

Three-time national aerobatic champion and International Aerospace Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff will speak at Build A Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event on Tuesday, July 29 at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. More

AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available »

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association's 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. More

ATC Fees: EAA Cuts Its Losses »

We get that this was the aviation-equivalent of a five-day cruise on the Titanic. Still, for once, wouldn't it have been nice to actually win? More

AVmail: February 24, 2014 »

Jim Harris writes: "The new rest rules do not cover cargo flights, nor do they cover foreign flights in U.S. airspace. But the basics should be that professional pilots take care of their bodies, including getting adequate rest." Click through to read the full text of this letter and other mail from AVweb readers. More