One Week Wonder makes first flight

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 the controls, the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer N140WW departed Wittman Regional Airport’s Runway 9, quickly ascended to about 1,800 feet, did one circuit around the pattern, landed at 11:19 a.m., and taxied to EAA’s Weeks Hangar on the north side of the runway.

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Cessna Stationair to sport new interior seating option

Cessna Aircraft Co. reported at AirVenture that it will offer a new seating option for the Cessna 206 Stationair that provides the versatility for up to five different cabin seating configurations.

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Garmin enhances Connext with wireless cockpit connectivity to mobile devices

Garmin has introduced an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features, including wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot on an iPad/iPhone and some Android mobile devices.

When paired with compatible Garmin avionics, the Flight Stream 110 can share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio on mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 210 adds two-way flight plan transfer and provides attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot.

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Oshkosh attendance up from last year

OSHKOSH — Experimental Aircraft Association officials report that attendance at this year’s AirVenture topped 500,000, an increase of 5% to 6% over last year.

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Video: Saturday Air Show Highlights from Oshkosh

Frederick A. Johnsen of Airailimages had great access to Saturday’s airshow at AirVenture and put it to good use.

Advanced Flight Systems debuts new Quick Panel System

OSHKOSH — Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) introduced the Quick Panel System, a line of complete pre-built avionics panels, at AirVenture, starting with the RV-7.

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First production HondaJet debuts at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — The first production HondaJet made its public debut this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Wisconsin governor declares week of AirVenture ‘Aviation Week’ in the state

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has declared the week of July 28 through Aug. 3 “Aviation Week.” The proclamation coincides with the week of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. In Wisconsin, general aviation accounts for $694 million annually in economic activity statewide.

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Jeppesen enhances Mobile FliteDeck

OSHKOSH — At this week’s AirVentureJeppesen 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 small business aviation pilots with the ability to share flight information between devices.

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Belite debuts lightweight pitot tube at AirVenture

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

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