Scaled Returns To EAA AirVenture

Scaled Returns To EAA AirVenture »

Bob Withrow, VP of Engineering at Scaled Composites, in Mojave, California, says the company will have a major presence at EAA AirVenture this month, and they're hiring. More

AOPA President Mark Baker On Privatizing ATC

AOPA President Mark Baker On Privatizing ATC »

AOPA President Mark Baker says it would be a disaster for general aviation if the airlines succeed in their lobbying and Congress privatizes air traffic control. More

Podcast: Aurora CEO John Langford At Uber Elevate

Aurora CEO John Langford At Uber Elevate »

John Langford, CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, attended Uber's Elevate Summit in Dallas, and offers his take on what it will take to make urban electric VTOL transport a reality. More

Podcast: AVweb Speaks With Pipistrel's Tine Tomažic

AVweb Speaks With Pipistrel's Tine Tomažic »

At the Sustainable Aviation Symposium, AVweb spoke with Pipistrel’s modest Director of Research and Development, Tine Tomažic. Dr. Tomažic received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana and has been with Pipistrel for 16 years as an intern, test pilot and engineer. We spoke with Tine about what electric aircraft can (and can’t) do, Pipistrel’s fast four-seater, the Pathera, and the most scared he’s ever been in an airplane. Listen to our interview below. More

Podcast: Trio's Autopilot Inches Toward Approval

Trio's Autopilot Inches Toward Approval »

With the FAA relaxing certification requirements for avionics in certified light aircraft, Trio Avionics is closing in on approval for its three-axis autopilot, following a parallel path to another company, TruTrak. Both are well known in the experimental segment for capable autopilots. More

Podcast: Able Flight Pilots Growing Light Sport Market

Able Flight Pilots Growing Light Sport Market »

Able Flight, a non-profit providing sport pilot training to people with significant disabilities, is at Sun N’ Fun 2017 educating light sport aircraft makers about the demand for planes adapted for use by persons with disabilities. A basic adaptive airplane requires little more than a hand control for rudders and brakes. Many light sport aircraft already use handbrakes, which eases the conversion. Charles Stites, founder and Exective Director of Able Flight, says, “People are in the market for airplanes. They want to be able to continue flying after they get their license with Able Flight.” More

Podcast: Piper Targets Training Market

Piper Targets Training Market »

Piper's share of the training market has slipped in recent years but the current management has targeted it as a growth area. AVweb spoke with COO Jim Funk at Sun 'n Fun about a long list of orders for a full range of training platforms from schools all over the world. More

Podcast: Paxton Calvanese, wx24 Pilot App

Paxton Calvanese, wx24 Pilot App »

AVweb speaks with Paxton Calvanese, maker of the wx24 Pilot app for iOS products, about long-distance flight planning for light GA aircraft, teaching pilots a new way to view weather and future data visualization products. More

Podcast: Wireless Hotspots For The GA Cockpit

Wireless Hotspots For The GA Cockpit »

Full-time internet connectivity is a fact of life for businesses, homes and even some cars and will soon be just as common in light aircraft, according to Avidyne’s Dan Schwinn. The company is busily whiteboarding what may be the next big thing in avionics. Dan Schwinn explains in this Sun 'n Fun podcast. More

Podcast: Light Sport Aircraft For Aerial Work

Light Sport Aircraft For Aerial Work »

If drones can do pipeline patrol and survey work, why can’t a light sport aircraft do the same? That’s the question the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association is asking the FAA to consider and the answer may eventually result in an approval for just such work. In this Sun 'n Fun podcast, LAMA's Dan Johnson filled AVweb in on the proposal. More