How EAA Keeps Those VWs Running »

You don't have to hang around AirVenture at Oshkosh long to spot one of EAA's modified VW Beetles. And boy has the fleet grown. What started with a few love-bugs has since grown to over 40 of them, and they've become critical to EAA's show transportation network. AVweb's intern Ashley Anglisano looked at the history and maintenance requirements of the fleet with Gary Doehling and prepared this short video from AirVenture 2017. More

BendixKing Brings New Products to AirVenture »

At AirVenture 2017, BendixKing showed up with three major products including an updated version of the previously announced KI300 EFIS, the new AeroCruze retrofit autopilot that's designed to replace legacy King autopilots, plus an Iridium-based satellite texting/SOS device. Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano took a look at the products with BendixKing's Jeff Kauffman and prepared this video report. More

Garmin's New Retrofit Autopilots »

As TruTrak and Trio race to earn STC approvals for their experimental autopilots, Garmin announced two new retrofit autopilots of its own nearly one week before the start of AirVenture 2017 at Oshkosh. The GFC500 is an entry-level, budget-based system that works with the G5 electronic flight display and the G600 is a higher-end system for high-performance piston singles, twins and turboprops. Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano flew with both systems at Garmin's flight ops headquarters in Kansas and prepared this video report. More

Two Idiots On A Golf Cart »

On opening day of AirVenture 2017, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli and Russ Niles took their annual golf preview of the grounds looking for what's coming up this week in Oshkosh. It turns out the show will be busier than most. More

B-29 Doc Debuts At AirVenture »

The immaculately restored B-29, Doc, arrived at AirVenture over the weekend. AVweb got a tour of the airplane and prepared this video. If you're at AirVenture, make sure to get a good look at this aircraft. More

Cessna's Diesel JTA »

Cessna's JTA is a 155-HP 172 that runs on Jet-A. The modification was recently approved by the FAA and EASA. It also features the G1000 NXi avionics suite. We took a look at one at Airventure. More

Garmin's New Low Cost ADS-B »

Targeting the market's lower end, Garmin introduced at AirVenture 2017 the GDL82. This is a 978 UAT ADS-B Out solution that will sell for $1795 and includes a WAAS GPS receiver. For buyers who qualify for the FAA's $500 equipage rebate, it could be the least expensive ADS-B Out solution we've seen to date. In this video report, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano takes a look at the system with Garmin's Jessica Koss at AirVenture in Oshkosh. More

Dynon's New Certified Avionics »

At AirVenture 2017, Dynon announced that its popular Skyview HDX system will be approved for installation in certified aircraft, beginning with the Cessna 172 but eventually extending to other aircraft as well. In this pre-opening day AVweb video, Dynon's Michael Schofield explained the new program. More

Video: Modern Cub, Modern Design »

Nothing says Cub like the iconic yellow-with-lightning-bolt paint scheme of the J-3 but some buyers of Cub derivatives are looking for something a little more distinctive. CubCrafters' John Whitish showed an especially dynamic design at Sun 'n Fun earlier this year. More

Why Gear-up Landings Happen »

Gear-up landings aren't an everyday event, but they're hardly rare, either. In today's video, Paul Bertorelli examines why they happen, what the outcomes are and how you can avoid one if you fly a retrac. Putting the wheels down is a big help... More