Podcast: Lycoming Adapts To Market

Lycoming Adapts To Market »

Lycoming's Mike Kraft says the training market is keeping things humming at his plant. An order for 200 of its most expensive and technologically advanced engines doesn't hurt either. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Kraft at AirVenture 2018. More

Podcast: NFlight's Mic For Non-Aviation Headsets

NFlight's Mic For Non-Aviation Headsets »

If you need an inexpensive noise cancelling headset for occasional use, one way to get that is to use a commercial non-aviation headset and fit it with a mic. A company called NFlight Technologies has the mic part wired, so to speak. In this podcast recorded at AirVenture, Courtney Martin explains how it works. More

Podcast: Pipistrel Aims For Fasting Charging Electric Airplanes

Pipistrel Aims For Fasting Charging Electric Airplanes »

While Slovenia-based Pipistrel has aggressively expanded into electric aircraft and has dozens in the field, it acknowledges that lack of battery capacity still makes electrics less than fully functional airplanes. One possible fix: rapid charging systems that use water cooling to potentially halve the amount necessary to top off the batteries. In this exclusive AVweb podcast recorded at AirVenture 2018, Pipistrel's Michael Coates goes into the details. More

EPS Diesel Marks Development Milestones

EPS Diesel Marks Development Milestones »

With a robust design, a projectable overhaul (not replacement), and Dick Rutan assisting with flight test, the EPS Diesel engine project is finding funding and meeting key milestones. AVWeb caught up with CEO Michael Fuchs and VP/CTO Steven Weinzierl at AirVenture 2018 for this podcast update. More

Podcast: LAMA Likes LSA Weight Change

LAMA Likes LSA Weight Change »

While some light sport aircraft manufacturers may have misgivings about a higher gross weight for LSA, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association president Dan Johnson says itís a good idea and will be a boost for the entire GA industry. In this podcast recorded at AirVenture 2018, Dan Johnson outlines the possibilities. More

Switchblade Almost Ready To Fly

Switchblade Almost Ready To Fly »

Billed as the world's first flying sports car, the Switchblade roadable aircraft is nearing first flight. Developer Sam Bousfield spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about tweaks and changes that he said will make it an even better performer. More

Podcast: Vulcanair Enters Training Market

Vulcanair Enters Training Market »

Vulcanair's V1.0 has arrived in America and has a future in the training market according to Ameravia spokesman Mike McMann. We spoke with him at AirVenture 2018. More

Podcast: Stratos Rejigs Design

Stratos Rejigs Design »

Stratos Aircraft announced the 716 light business jet at AirVenture on Monday. It's a six-place version of its original four-place 714 and Manager of Engineering Carsten Sundin explains the change. More

Podcast: Lindbergh Foundation Innovation Forum

Lindbergh Foundation Innovation Forum »

The Lindbergh Foundation will be holding its first Innovation Forum featuring talks by industry innovators at AirVenture 2018. Topics include artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, electric flight and autonomous aircraft. The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the EAA Aviation Gateway Park forums tent. More

Podcast: Redbird Expands GIFT And STEM Labs

Redbird Expands GIFT And STEM Labs »

Redbird Flight Simulation is expanding its Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) program, including making it available for the company's the at-home Jay and TD models. GIFT, which was introduced at AirVenture last year, is a series of smart simulator scenarios that can be used to augment private pilot training. Redbird will also be holding STEM labs for students at AirVenture 2018 and other events throughout the year. More