Air Venture

Video: Terrafugia Flies »

At EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, the Terrafugia flying car flew in public for the first time. AVweb was there and shares this video. More

AirVenture 2013 Photo Gallery #2 »

Can't make it to AirVenture this year? Photo galleries of the people, products, and planes that make Oshkosh a pilot's paradise will pepper our coverage throughout the week, courtesy of eagle-eyed aviation photographer Mariano Rosales. More

AirVenture 2013 Photo Gallery #1 »

Can't make it to AirVenture this year? Photo galleries of the people, products, and planes that make Oshkosh a pilot's paradise will pepper our coverage throughout the week, courtesy of eagle-eyed aviation photographer Mariano Rosales. More

Podcast: Avidyne Updates Product Schedule at AirVenture »

At AirVenture 2013, Avidyne Corporation gave an update on the anticipated IFD540 and IFD440 GPS navigators and the DFC90 retrofit autopilot, described a new ADS-B/TAS traffic alerting system, and formally introduced their FlexPlan extended warranty coverage plan. AVweb's Larry Anglisano spoke with Avidyne's Tom Harper for the update. More

Podcast: New Leadership Soon at AOPA »

AOPA President Craig Fuller says the organization's board of trustees has narrowed the search for his replacement down to two candidates. Fuller spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the timing of the transition and the advice he would offer to the new president. More

Video: ArmyAV.org Brings Hueys To OSH, Cobras Elsewhere »

ArmyAV.org is dedicated to keeping a piece of aviation history alive, which includes giving rides in Huey and Cobra helicopters. The organization accepts donations of $60 for Huey rides. Cobra rides cost considerably more, but for the right individual seeking a very unique experience, a flight in the Cobra may be the answer. Organization pilots frequently fly Vietnam War veterans, for whom the Huey often has a significant impact. More

Terrafugia Flies »

The Terrafugia Transition flying car flew for the first time at a public event on Monday afternoon at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The aircraft drove away from its exhibit on the south side of the field, with the company's chief test pilot, Phil Meteer, at the controls. He drove down Celebration Way and onto Phillips 66 Plaza, steering the airplane like a car, trailed by a crowd of curious onlookers, with the wings folded up. Once on the ramp, the wings unfolded, and Meteer stepped out of the cockpit to conduct a preflight before driving down to the end of the runway for takeoff. More

EAA Says Fight Over Controllers Not Over »

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton says the effect of the FAA's imposition of fees for air traffic controllers at AirVenture will ripple through the industry and must be stopped. At a news conference Monday, Pelton said it's clear the FAA is cherry picking revenue it's not entitled to from special events but the FAA leadership doesn't seem to care. "They believe they have the right to do this," he said. More

Lightspeed Unveils 'Quietest' Headset »

Lightspeed says it has raised the standard for active noise reduction headsets with its new Zulu PFX. At a news conference at AirVenture 2013, the company unveiled a headset that automatically customizes the noise reduction while enhancing the sounds that the pilot wants to hear for a "personal flying experience." The ANR system uses microphones on the outside and inside the earcups to sense and then act on unwanted sounds while at the same time increasing the fidelity of voice transmissions and music. More