Podcast: Marc Becker of Rotax With A 915iS Engine Update

Marc Becker of Rotax With A 915iS Engine Update »

Rotax's new 915iS engine, introduced at EAA AirVenture last year, is moving along in development, with first deliveries to pilots expected next year. Marc Becker of Rotax gave an update to AVweb this week at Sun 'n Fun. More

Podcast: Tom Peghiny Of Flight Design USA On Part 23

Tom Peghiny Of Flight Design USA On Part 23 »

The rules that determine how airplanes are certified are changing. Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA, talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the impact. More

Podcast: EAA Adds Youth Protection Policy

EAA Adds Youth Protection Policy »

EAA Young Eagles pilots fly up to 70,000 boys and girls every year, but until this year there has been no training or formal policy on keeping the events safe for all involved. EAA's Rick Larsen spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the new policy and the controversy it's caused with some volunteers. More

Podcast: Jeff Chamberlain on the Future of Electric Powerplants

Jeff Chamberlain on the Future of Electric Powerplants »

Paul Bertorelli recently sat down with Jeff Chamberlain from the Argonne National Laboratory as part of his research for an in-depth comparison of battery technologies for our sister publication "Aviation Consumer." Chamberlain had a lot to say about the future of battery technology and its impact on the push toward electric airplanes. More

Podcast: Cessna's Doug May On The Next Generation Of Pilots

Cessna's Doug May On The Next Generation Of Pilots »

Cessna Aircraft launched the second year of its Top Hawk university program, announcing this week its 2016 participants: Kent State University, LeTourneau University, Purdue University and Westminster College. More

Podcast: Lithium Ion Batteries Gain Ground

Lithium Ion Batteries Gain Ground »

At every show we attend, we see more aircraft applications for lithium ion batteries, although some safety concerns related to thermal protection remain a worry. At the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring this week, Reg Nicosan of Earth-X, a major lithium ion manufacturer, gave AVweb an update on the state of the lithium ion market. More

Podcast: Drones Debut at Sebring

Drones Debut at Sebring »

Drones have popped up at the major shows such as Sun 'n Fun and AirVenture and now they've become a feature of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring this week. For the first time, the show has a drone demonstration area in a large hangar. (It's the one with the 727 poking out the back.) The aim, according to Stephen Gowdy of Gowdy Aerospace, is to introduce pilots who might be interested in the technology to the procedures necessary to register a drone for commericial use. More

Podcast: Jim Remar On The Apollo Engine Restoration

Jim Remar On The Apollo Engine Restoration »

Jim Remar, president and COO of the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, talks with AVweb's Elaine Kauh about the restoration project that will bring parts of the Apollo mission engines into the public eye for the first time since the historic flights took place. More

Podcast: Single Pilot Safety Standdown Focuses on LOC

Single Pilot Safety Standdown Focuses on LOC »

The Single Pilot Safety Standdown seminar at this year's NBAA Convention focused on loss-of-control events. Tom Turner of the American Bonanza Society was part of Monday's slate of safety programming. He spoke with Paul Bertorelli about the event and currently spotlight on LOC in aviation safety. More

Podcast: Third Class Medical Progress

Third Class Medical Progress »

The amendment that would give relief on third class medicals survived the mark-up process in the Senate but it's still in committee. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about the day's events. More