Dual fuel aircraft to be unveiled at Oshkosh

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH – Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America will unveil the first dual fuel, piston powered aircraft to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and aviation gasoline at this year’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →

Next flight training experiment unveiled: The Redhawk

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — A consortium of companies has come together to test a new option in training aircraft: The Redhawk. The RedHawk is remanufactured from the bare metal of a Cessna 172, with each partner company bringing a component to the... Continue Reading →


Students who built Sportsmans to be featured at Oshkosh

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

The winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aviation design challenge competition are attending this week’s AirVenture, along with the two Glasair Sportsman aircraft they helped build at Glasair... Continue Reading →

First electric flight for Erik Lindbergh

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

When a leading proponent of a fresh idea, in this case airplanes powered by electric motors, finally has a chance to use the technology it can significantly heighten his motivation. Such was the case when Erik Lindbergh took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

RANS debuts aircraft covering conversion kits

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by

RANS now has conversion kits for several of its models that allow owners to convert pre-sewn Dacron envelope covered planes to the Superflite fabric. Continue Reading →


Sonex to open production slots for SubSonex jet at AirVenture

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by

Sonex Aircraft will give potential customers of the company’s newest aircraft, the SubSonex personal jet, their first opportunity to get in line for production slots at this month’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →


Sonex enters quick build market

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by

Sonex Aircraft now has available new Quick Build options for the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex aircraft models. Continue Reading →

RANS S-20 Raven now in development

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by

The RANS S-20 Raven, which is now in development, will be shown at the upcoming AirVenture in “bare bones form.” Continue Reading →


RANS debuts engine install retro kit

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by

RANS has introduced an engine install retro kit. This new install features a sleek fiberglass or carbon fiber cowling. Continue Reading →

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High school students build Sportsmans in two weeks

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Two groups of high school students recently completed the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the Glasair factory on time. The kids built two Sportsmans and watched as each one was fired up, taxied, and then flown on its maiden... Continue Reading →