Glass cockpit retrofit upgrade debuts for TBM 700/850

A “glass cockpit” retrofit kit for Daher-Socata’s TBM 700 and TBM 850 aircraft was unveiled at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Best AirVenture ever?

Was 2013 the best EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ever? In one way obvious to every attendee, this year’s event was superlative: Wisconsin’s weather was nearly perfect.

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Final figures released for AirVenture

OSHKOSH — More than 500,000 people attended last week’s AirVenture, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Emberland honored as AirVenture controller of the year

OSHKOSH – Each year, the team of volunteer air traffic controllers who work throughout the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh nominate one of their peers to be the recipient of the AirVenture Controller of the Year Award. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association congratulates NATCA member Greg Emberland on receiving this prestigious award.

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New attitude reflected at EAA annual meeting

OSHKOSH — An unusually large number of members attended the annual Experimental Aircraft Association meeting of the membership held Wednesday during AirVenture. According to a report at EAA.org, the attitude among those in attendance, and the reports from the chairman and directors, was overwhelmingly positive. Read J. Mac McClellan’s full report here.

House members protest FAA’s AirVenture ATC fees

A bipartisan group of 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, denouncing the agency’s assessment of fees on aviation events nationwide, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Phillips 66 Aviation to celebrate 20 years of Young Eagles fuel rebates

OSHKOSH, Wis. – This week at AirVenture, Phillips 66 Aviation is celebrating 20 years of providing fuel rebates to Young Eagles pilots, who volunteer their time, aircraft and money to introduce young people to the joys of flight.

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Students who built Sportsmans to be featured at Oshkosh

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.

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Mooney celebrates 60th anniversary of M20 at Oshkosh

The Mooney Aviation Co. will celebrate the 60-year anniversary of when Mooney began to manufacture its M20 fleet of airplanes at this week’s AirVenture.

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Piper to deliver 800th Mirage at Oshkosh

Piper Aircraft will deliver the company’s 800th M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage to Muncie Aviation Co. at the 2013 AirVenture, to be held July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh, Wis.

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