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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta addressed the crowd at EAA AirVenture on Thursday, at Theater in the Woods, and reminded aircraft owners that time is running out to get equipped for ADS-B. “All aircraft flying in controlled airspace are going to need ADS-B by January 1, 2020,” he said. “That deadline hasn’t changed, and won’t change.” As many as 160,000 airplanes need to get equipped, and only 26,000 are currently in compliance, he said. Read More
Three people were injured, two critically, when a Lake Renegade crashed on takeoff from the AirVenture Seaplane Base on Thursday. Read More
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A team of three high-school students from Alexandria, Virginia, won EAA’s $25,000 Founder’s Innovation Prize on Tuesday night, after a live judging event at the Theater in the Woods at Oshkosh. Their concept, titled “Remora System,” displays airspeed and angle of attack on a head-mounted display. A pod mounted under the wing provides the sensor inputs. Team member Justin Zhou said last year’s winner, Ihab Awad, was generous in helping them to prepare. Read More
BREAKTHROUGH! - Cubcrafters
After a two-year test program that started in September 2015, Richard Hogan’s Commuter Craft is prepping for ShipTwo, the second and final company aircraft before moving into an “alpha test” stage. ShipTwo is expected to be the final design as far as pilots are concerned, but the Cartersville, Georgia-based company plans to work with five experienced builders to test the build experience before unleashing their kit on the broader market in the fall of 2018. Read More
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A remote tower system will be installed, tested and certified at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport, a general aviation field in Loveland, Colorado, Searidge Technologies, the vendor that will build the system, announced this week. The project will provide a test site for the technology, and will increase efficiency and safety at the airport, Searidge said. Read More

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Nothing like having your first DC-3 left-seat flight live streamed. Only at AirVenture. Read More
EAA AirVenture show special
After a one-year absence, Engineered Propulsion Systems was back at AirVenture this year showing off its innovative Graflight engine. In this video, AVweb interviewed EPS's Michael Fuchs for an update on this engine. Read More
At AirVenture 2017, AVweb's Geoff Rapoport spoke with Angela Anderson, ForeFlight's director of marketing, about the ForeFlight Scout--the smallest and least expensive ADS-B in receiver on the market. Designed specifically to integrate with ForeFlight Mobile, they're on sale now for $200. Read More
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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his farewell appearance at AirVenture Thursday and had some advice for his successor and for the agency's political masters. He spoke with Russ Niles after a news conference. Read More

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Many years ago we were on the ramp at Augusta Bush Field tuned in to ground frequency about to call for our clearance and heard this ... Cessna XYZ: Ground, Cessna XYZ requests taxi ... Ground: Cessna XYZ, do you have Charlie? ... Cessna XYZ: Uh, no. I'm solo today ... Ground: No, no, Cessna XYZ, do you have ATIS information Charlie? ... Cessna XYZ: Uh, Ground, I'm just a country boy. I don't know about that big city stuff ... After that, Ground just chuckled, gave him the information and cleared him on his way. Read More

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