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Pelton Could Remain 'Volunteer' EAA Leader
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said Monday he could remain the leader of the organization through 2015 depending on the outcome of board discussions this fall. Pelton told a Q&A session with media Monday at AirVenture 2013 that the search for a president/CEO has been suspended as the board considers whether to make those duties the responsibility of the volunteer chairman. Read More
XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
Weather with Perspective
XM WX Satellite Weather gives you onboard perspective on the weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds, and more enhance your situational awareness and are compatible with the industry's leading MFDs, EFBs, glass cockpits, and now the iPad. Additionally, flexible subscription options ensure you get the dataset that's right for you. Come see the latest from XM WX Satellite Weather at booths 3037-3039 during AirVenture 2013 or visit us online at
New AOPA President By Fall
Outgoing AOPA President Craig Fuller says he expects his replacement will be on the job in time for AOPA Summit in Dallas in October. In an interview with AVweb, Fuller said AOPA's board of trustees has narrowed the search to a few qualified candidates and he expects the decision to be made early in the fall. Read More
Summer Sale
A Cool Deal for a Hot Summer
Lightspeed Aviation and participating dealers will be offering $100 (USD) instant savings on the Zulu.2 ANR headset with Bluetooth July 29 through September 27, 2013. Experience the remarkable comfort and quiet of the ANR aviation headset that firmly established Lightspeed as the innovation leader. Zulu.2 is a triumph of communication connectivity and delivers all of the other advanced features you expect from Lightspeed. Learn 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. Read More
iPad Aviator Sport 
iPad Aviator Sport mini Now Available!
iPad Aviator Sport is designed to work in aircraft where space is tight. As a kneeboard, it can be strapped to either leg and won’t interfere with flight controls. As a mountable, it connects and easily rotates when paired to our Sport Mounts. The iPad Aviator Sport is perfect for pilots operating in extreme motion. For more info, click here.

Visit us! Hangar B (Flagship Store), booth 2144; Hangar A, booth 1153
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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. Read More
Bose® A20® Aviation 
Bose® A20® Aviation Headset
Focus on what matters. Flying.
Better sound matters. So does comfort. That's why the A20 headset is designed with proprietary ear cushions to provide quality acoustic seals, even over eyeglasses. So you can fly comfortably for hours. And 30% greater noise reduction than conventional noise-reducing aviation headsets means you hear more of what you need to hear. Also features Bluetooth® communications interface,* auxiliary audio input, and priority switching. Learn more.

* Available in certain variants of the headset.
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. Read More
Clarity || The Most Sensitive ADS-B Receiver 
on the Market || Sagetech
Clarity SV ADS-B Receiver: See Us at Oshkosh — Booth #2067
It's stunning — like having a back-up EFIS panel on your iPad or tablet. Clarity SV is GA's most sensitive ADS-B/GPS-WAAS/ADHRS with ADI/HSI depiction and 3-D synthetic vision. Its wi-fi connection lets your apps display no-cost NEXRAD radar, weather, and traffic for better situational awareness — weather or not. To see our video, click here.
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. Read More
SkyCraft Airplanes || Introducing the SD-1 
The Next Little Thing in Aviation
SkyCraft Airplanes is happy to introduce the SD-1 Minisport to the LSA market. The SD-1 redefines what is possible for the budget-conscious pilot with its 118-mph cruise speed, 1,400-fpm climb rate, removable wings, and 575-mile range. Included standard on the aircraft are Dynon Glass Avionics, nav and strobe lights, ELT, radio, and an auxiliary port for your iPod. Total hourly operational cost: $12. Total Airplane Cost: $54,850. Click here to visit our web site.
FAA Grants Icon Weight Exemption
The FAA has granted a 250-pound weight increase exemption to Icon Aircraft for its A5 Light Sport amphib to allow the company to incorporate structures to make the aircraft spin resistant. Two years ago, the company announced it had achieved compliance with FAA certification standards for spin resistance but that it couldn't make the 1430-pound maximum weight permitted for amphibious Light Sport aircraft. Icon applied for an exemption based on the premise that the extra weight would allow for a much safer airplane and the FAA, after 14 months, agreed. Read More
iLevil || Levil 
Levil Technology's Line of AHRS/ADS-B Receivers Just Got Better!
Offering the most compatibility with your favorite apps and uncontested AHRS performance, the iLevil SW has been known as the most flexible AHRS/ADS-B system in the market. Levil Technology is now introducing the iLevil AW, featuring internal pressure sensors that measure indicated airspeed, pressure altitude, and VSI when connected to the pitot-static system of a homebuilt or light sport aircraft. Check out the iLevil at AirVenture Oshkosh or visit our web site here.
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. Read More
XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver || From Dual 
Weather Where You Want It the Most — In the Cockpit!
The XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver delivers no-subscription weather (FIS-B) & traffic (TIS-B) services to many EFB apps on Apple and Android devices. See NEXRAD radar imagery, NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft, TFRs, and SUA updates right on your tablet! The XGPS170 features a WAAS GPS and USB-rechargeable battery that lasts over five hours and connects to two tablets using Bluetooth. Non-slip mount included. Click here to learn more.
Cessna Offers Black Paint, College Credit
Cessna is using a new black surface coating that can reflect solar heat, making black available as a color for striking new designs on a limited edition Turbo Stationair, the company said at EAA AirVenture on Monday. The coating is provided by AkzoNobel N.V., a paint and coatings company based in the Netherlands. “This is an attention-grabbing product that reflects an owner’s personality and preference,” said Jeff Umscheid of Cessna. Spokeswoman Jodi Noah also said the company has reached an agreement with Kansas State University that will enable pilots who train at any Cessna Pilot Center in the U.S. to receive college credit towards a bachelor's degree in technology management. Read More
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck 
See the Difference
Introducing Mobile FliteDeck VFR — our new intuitive, easy-to-use app that delivers the data you need, when you need it. Paper charts can't do that. Neither can a scanned picture of a chart on an iPad®. So spend less time fumbling with charts and applications and more time heads-up, enjoying what you love — flying. See us at AirVenture® — in front of hangar A on Knapp St. — for a demo. Or click here for more.
Video: Continental's TD300 Diesel -- Nearer to Market
Although Continental's purchase of Thielert Aircraft Engines has gained most of the attention, Continental continues development of its homegrown diesel, the four-cylinder TD300. On the way to AirVenture, AVWeb stopped at Continental's Fairhope, Alabama facility to get a look at work on the TD300. In this video, Continental's James Ray describes some of the improvements the company has developed for the TD300, including higher compression ratio, stronger case through bolts and an improved induction system. Still to go is a larger turbocharger to improve the TD300's high altitude performance. Read More
Bad Elf GPS
Upgrade Your External GPS Receiver for the iPad & iPhone
The Bad Elf GPS Pro was designed for use in multi-crew jets and provides strong GPS reception even with heated windshields. Supports up to five iPads/iPhones simultaneously with a 16+-hour battery life. Works great with ForeFlight, Jepp FD, and WingX. Flying worldwide in GA singles, Fortune 50 fleets, and charter aircraft — even airlines! Visit us at EAA AirVenture (booth #B-2125), or click here to learn more.
Video: Brings Hueys To OSH, Cobras Elsewhere 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. Read More
Sennheiser Welcomes S1 NoiseGard to the S1 
Join Us in Welcoming the S1 Family and Win an iPad Mini™
Visit Sennheiser at AirVenture (Booth #288) and join us in welcoming the S1 Family of aviation headsets. The launch of our new S1 NoiseGard with state-of-the art analog noise cancellation technology marks the completion of the S1 Family. Try out the S1 NoiseGard or our groundbreaking S1 Digital with digital adaptive noise reduction and give yourself a chance to win a new iPad Mini™. Learn 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. Read More
The Phillips 66® Aviation Wings™ Card 
- The Card That Does More
The Phillips 66® Aviation Wings™ Card — The Card That Does More
When your primary business is aviation, your primary fuel charge card should be the Phillips 66® Aviation Wings™ Card. With more locations, more rewards, and superior service, your Wings Card is convenient and flexible. Use it with your WingPoints® Rewards Card for twice as many points! Corporate flight departments can apply online today for the card that does more. Click here to start now.
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. Read More
Garmin's New $1,199* Comm Has Pilots Talking
Providing an all-in-one comm radio and stereo intercom solution for experimental and light sport aircraft owners, Garmin's new GTR 200 will be generating plenty of talk at this year's EAA AirVenture. Standing just 1.35 inches tall, this space-saving radio combines a powerful 10-watt transmitter with such innovative features as: 3-D audio separation, advanced auto-squelch, stereo music input, best-in-class standby frequency monitoring, optional remote "flip-flop" frequency entry, on-screen frequency identification, and much more. Check it out at

* Reflects manufacturer's minimum advertised price.
AirVenture 2013 Product Minute Videos
There's so much to see and touch at AirVenture that your eyes may tire of looking and your button-pushing finger can get a little stiff. That doesn't deter the AVweb team, however, as they poked, prodded, and otherwise product-tested their way through some of this year's most interesting products in a series of "Product Minute" videos. Read More
ADS-B || New Solutions from Aspen 
Aspen Avionics Introduces ADS-B Solutions
Designed to work with what you already have in your panel, Aspen's affordable NextGen ADS-B solutions provide an easy, cost-effective path to increased situational awareness and meeting the FAA's NextGen mandate. Try our simple ADS-B solution finder to get started, at
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Bendix/King KT74 
Bendix/King KT74 ADS-B Transponder
Is it time to upgrade your transponder? The ADS-B-compliant Bendix/King KT74 meets 2020 requirements, is low-cost, is easy to install, and fits into your existing panel. Suiting your needs now and in the future. It's never been so easy to plan ahead. Click here to learn more.
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Aerodiesels: What, No Overpromise?
While there's an understandable giddiness about diesels, the claims seem refreshingly realistic. (For now.) Read More