Podcast: Daniel Preston, CEO Of Luminati Aerospace »

Daniel Preston and his crew turned up at Sun 'n Fun this week with a pretty little one-seat airplane, its long wings covered in solar cells. He talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about the airplane's genesis, its performance, and his future plans for the design. More

Podcast: Chris D'Acosta On The Evolution Of Swift Fuel »

A viable replacement for 100LL seems closer than ever and with the announcement that Swift Fuel can compete at low-lead's price point, it's looking more and more likely to end up in your tank before the decade is out. We spoke with Swift's Chris D'Acosta at Sun 'n Fun. More

Podcast: 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: 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 »

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: 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