Air Venture

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

AVmail: February 10, 2014 »

Tod Lanham writes: "Regarding the story about the NFL not being charged for air traffic services for the Super Bowl: There is a lack of understanding of the difference in cost of supporting AirVenture and the Super Bowl. I am a retired controller who worked EAA three times and worked the Super Bowl traffic once. ... AirVenture requires about 40 air traffic controllers to travel from their home facility to work at OSH for about 10 days. This requires travel cost to be paid, temporary housing, and per diem for food. It also requires overtime shifts to be paid covering for the controller that is at OSH instead of working his scheduled shift at his home facility. This is all a huge expense. ... When Super Bowl occurred, we just jockeyed the schedule and started three people later than their normal start time, paid two controllers to work two extra overtime hours, and had one extra person on the midnight shift to handle that late rush out after the game. So, to add it up for the Super Bowl, we paid 12 hours at time and half to cover the game. ... For AirVenture, there are hundreds of hours of overtime, plus all the expenses. ... I've been an EAA member and I own an airplane, but I don't think the taxpayer should foot the bill for AirVenture." Click through to read other mail from AVweb readers. More

A Tip of the Hat to Tom Poberezny »

Tom Poberezny dropped off the edge of the earth in the middle of AirVenture 2011 and essentially hasn’t been heard from much since. There's a movement afoot to change that, and it's something we should all cheer about. More