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.
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 whole. These include: [Read more…]
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 Aviation in Arlington, Washington. The planes will be featured at the GAMA/Build A Plane exhibit space, Booth #299.
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 to fly GreenWing International’s pure-electric eSpyder.
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.
Sonex Aircraft now has available new Quick Build options for the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex aircraft models.
RANS has introduced an engine install retro kit. This new install features a sleek fiberglass or carbon fiber cowling.
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 test flight. It was the first time any of the kids had been involved in building airplanes.