Wednesday was Women’s Day at AirVenture. An annual tradition for more than nine years now is a gathering of women in the main plaza, now known as Boeing Centennial Plaza, for a group show. This year’s photo was taken by Erin Brueggen. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) reported several updates to the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) it pioneered for the Dynon EFIS-D10A, an STC that was originally announced at SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland, Florida, in April.
The Accessible Safety STC, which is now available to EAA members for $100 each, has been expanded. In addition to the Cessna and Piper aircraft first announced in April, several more models of each aircraft are now eligible. It now includes the Cessna 175, 177 and 182 series, as well as the Piper PA-24 and PA-32 series. Additional aircraft outside these two manufacturers are expected to be added soon. [Read more…]
By Tim Gaffney
OSHKOSH, Wis.— For one week in late July every year, flight enthusiasts from around the world gather for what’s billed as the world’s greatest aviation celebration — the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture convention and fly-in.
More than 500,000 visitors, including more than 2,000 from 80 foreign countries, flock to EAA’s headquarters at Wittman Regional Airport, many in their own planes. The field is covered by more more than 10,000 aircraft, ranging from garage-built sport planes to the mighty Air Force C-5 Galaxy transport jet.
Amidst the sprawl of aircraft, vendors’ booths and sponsors’ pavilions, a National Park Service exhibit reminds visitors that this vast and varied collection of flying machines has common roots in Dayton, Ohio. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH – Phillips 66 Aviation reports that this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award winner is John Mininger, an active member of the Quakertown Pilots Association, EAA, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. To date, he’s flown more than 750 children as part of the EAA Young Eagles program. [Read more…]
At this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, ForeFlight introduced ForeFlight Mobile 8, a new release that delivers ForeFlight’s global datadriven aeronautical maps, featuring Continuous Zoom technology and decluttering powered by an all new map engine, built from the ground up to deliver nextgeneration maps to pilots.
Also with ForeFlight 8 comes the unveiling of the Logbook Connect Platform, Flight Sharing, and Remote Signing, all enhancements that give pilots more freedom in how they access and manage their pilot logbook data. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics reported at this year’s AirVenture that certification is pending to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The STC will cover hundreds of light single and twin piston aircraft platforms. Anticipated certification is expected in the third quarter of 2016. [Read more…]