Vans RV12 SLSA

Van’s names new Southern service center

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Van’s Aircraft has tapped US Sport Planes of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the RV12 SLSA Light-Sport aircraft. Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder makes first flight

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

At approximately 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, the airplane thousands of Experimental Aircraft Association members had a hand in building during the One Week Wonder project at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time. With EAA’s Jeff Skiles at... Continue Reading →

Wright B Flyer launches new airplane project

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer organization that flies a lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, has launched a project to replace its venerable flying machine. The not-for-profit organization has been flying Wright “B” Flyer... Continue Reading →

Homebuilding okay in hangars

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar. On July... Continue Reading →

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Bearhawk LSA Kit completes maiden flight

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, Texas — Bearhawk Aircraft’s first kit-built Bearhawk LSA aircraft has completed its maiden flight. Continue Reading →

New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s... Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder begins to take shape

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

New at AirVenture this year is the One Week Wonder, in which everyone at Oshkosh gets a chance to help build a Zenith CH 750. The build kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue throughout the... Continue Reading →

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Van’s debuts Dynon Skyview touch panel for RV-12

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Just in time for EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Van’s Aircraft and Dynon Avionics have introduced the dual-screen Dynon Skyview Touch option for the factory-built RV-12, available Sept. 1. Continue Reading →

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First flight: Sun Flyer

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

DENVER, Colorado – The single-seat technology demonstrator for the “Sun Flyer” solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut July 27 in Oshkosh, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Sun Flyer, being... Continue Reading →

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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →