Embry-Riddle hosts Drone Challenge at AirVenture

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 attendees can get hands-on experience at the controls of unmanned flying machines as part of the Small Unmanned Aerospace System (sUAS) Challenge during this week’s fly-in.

The sUAS Challenge, which will include both obstacle and speed courses for the unmanned flying vehicles commonly referred to as drones, are part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s aviation mobile interactive exhibit, the Embry-Riddle Experience. [Read more…]

Airplanista’s #Oshbash 2015 event Tuesday

Oshbash 2013 (photo by Neil Reagan)

Each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Airplanista Aviation Blog hosts a social media “meetup” event called #Oshbash. It’s a chance for those on aviation social media — primarily Twitter — to meet each other and enjoy the kind of fun and camaraderie that erupts when the room is full of aviators that love technology and social media as much as they do flying.

This year’s Oshbash is slated for Tuesday, July 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the EAA Press Tent on the AirVenture grounds. [Read more…]

Why airport celebrations are important to the future of GA

One of the many General Aviation aircraft which flew in to enjoy the annual EAA Chapter 1267 pancake breakfast

By PENNY RAFFERTY HAMILTON

Have you noticed recently that airports look more like prisons than a welcoming aviation community? Between security concerns and wildlife fencing, hosting community airport events is critical to bring new blood into aviation.

Pancake breakfasts, “Touch an airplane day” for pre-school children and their teachers, aviation career days, and local aviation history programs and museums are just a few examples of how airports and the aviation community can reach out.

Recently our mountain airport, Granby/Grand County Airport (KGNB) held an historic Colorado aviation event. [Read more…]