On Sept. 19, Sporty’s held its own Young Eagles day to provide flights to 14 children and siblings of employees. The Young Eagles flights took place in the company’s Cessna 172s and Piper Aztec and were piloted by Sporty’s employees. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Some very well-known names from the aviation world will be the judges as the Experimental Aircraft Association invites innovators to enhance aviation safety for amateur-built aircraft through its Founder’s Innovation Prize competition.
The competition will begin accepting entries Oct. 1. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fantasy Flight Camp returns Sept. 11-13, giving aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to discover more about and fly aboard two of EAA’s military AAC trainers — the Consolidated PT-3 (the only flying PT-3 in the world) and the North American T-6, also known as the “pilot-maker.” [Read more…]
The letter, signed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, is a preliminary step toward further discussion with no legal commitments yet made, officials with both organizations said. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — At this week’s AirVenture, officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) introduced a new Founder’s Innovation Prize competition designed to encourage innovation to enhance safety in amateur-built aircraft.
It will use the best ideas from EAA members and chapters, with cash prizes for the best emerging technology. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Lisa Turner of Hayesville, North Carolina, is the 2015 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Tony Bingelis Award.
The award recognizes her 10 years as an EAA technical counselor, promoter of builder education through EAA chapters, and the writer of numerous articles on flight, building and safety in a variety of magazines and local chapter newsletters. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 63rd annual fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The “Mystery Box” from last year’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander. [Read more…]
A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application. [Read more…]