Wanted: Photos and stories of the airpark lifestyle

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The August issues of General Aviation News will focus on living the residential airpark lifestyle. For those of you who are living the dream, do you have some great photos of your airpark or airpark home that you’d like to... Continue Reading →

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Jeppesen enhances Mobile FliteDeck

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — At this week’s AirVenture, Jeppesen introduced new features and functionality for Mobile FliteDeck version 2.6, designed to enhance situational awareness and simplify access to flight information. The iPad-based cockpit solution now features a refreshed iOS 7-based design and provides general and... Continue Reading →

Eagle Flights Mentor Handbook released

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has created a new Mentor Handbook in support of its two-year-old Eagle Flights program, which is designed to encourage adults who want to discover flying by providing initial flight experiences and continuing support. Continue Reading →

EAA finalizes deal to assist members with loans

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association has finalized an agreement with National Aircraft Finance Company (NAFCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilot Bancshares, to provide exclusive benefits to EAA members in the market to finance an aircraft, kit, plan-based aircraft materials,... Continue Reading →

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Belite debuts lightweight pitot tube at AirVenture

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH  — At this week’s AirVenture, Belite Aircraft introduced an aerodynamic non-heated pitot tube designed for experimental, light sport (with manufacturer approval) and ultralight aircraft applications. Continue Reading →

Night approach goes bad

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Oshkosh, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A flight instructor and student pilot were on final approach at the completion of a local night instructional flight. Continue Reading →

Medical reform moves ahead, FAA administrator reports at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday at AirVenture. Continue Reading →

China to have effect on GA manufacturing

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — China will have a greater effect on the manufacture of general aviation aircraft than it will on commercial airliners, a Senate committee was told Thursday at a Congressional hearing discussing. domestic challenges and global competition in aviation manufacturing. Continue Reading →

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Young Eagles visionary wins Phillips 66 Leadership Award at AirVenture

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH – Greg Anderson, who helped pioneer a program responsible for taking 1.8 million-plus youths flying worldwide, was honored with the 2014 Phillips 66 Aviation Leadership Award during AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. A piston pilot who spent 21 years working for... Continue Reading →

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR updated

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH —  At this week’s AirVenture, Jeppesen unveiled new features for Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR on iPad. Enhanced capabilities include data-driven auto zooming for real-time accuracy and software improvements to drive flight efficiency. Continue Reading →

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Ford donates F-35 inspired car for Young Eagles auction at AirVenture

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH – The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Co. led the development of the one-off 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Ford Mustang, which will be donated by Ford and sold at the the Gathering of Eagles charity event Thursday... Continue Reading →

Deal inked at AirVenture to develop training for loss-of-control situations

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus’ Robertson Safety Institute and Flight Research Inc. inked a deal Wednesday, July 30, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 to produce training and curriculum programs for aircraft loss-of-control situations. Continue Reading →

First-ever GoFly Scholarship presented at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — GoPro has teamed up with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles to help aviation go-getters reach the sky. The first ever GoPro flight scholarship, dubbed “Go Fly,” was created to encourage young adults to follow their dreams of becoming... Continue Reading →

EAA, AOPA and Piper host Appleton students at AirVenture

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Piper Aircraft hostde a special group of students and their teacher from Appleton, Wis., Thursday, July 31, during AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. A number of years ago, Woodland Elementary School... Continue Reading →

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First photos of FlightDesign C4 proof of concept released

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

Flight Design’s John Gilmore sent along these first views of the C4 proof of concept aircraft. He reports the first flight team is getting the systems, controls and instrumentation in place for the maiden flight. Additional work is being done... Continue Reading →

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New engine upgrade for Caravans debuts at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, is adding a new engine upgrade option for Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan aircraft. Blackhawk is certifying the 867 horsepower PT6A-140 engine as a direct aftermarket replacement for the standard PT6A-114... Continue Reading →