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…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — College-age aviation enthusiasts have a pathway to Oshkosh this year with a new Collegiate Volunteer Program for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The 63rd annual fly-in convention for the Experimental Aircraft Association takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An FAA-sponsored “call to action” summit to encourage the aviation industry to equip to meet the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) brought general aviation advocates out in force, with one message: The costs outweigh the benefits for GA pilots.
The FAA recently released AC 90-116, the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for Phase I flight testing, of homebuilt aircraft, which allows homebuilders to have a qualified additional pilot on board during Phase I flights.
Before this program, builders were only permitted to have “required crew” aboard for initial flights, which usually meant that every Phase I experimental-amateur built (E-AB) aircraft was legally required to be flown solo, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.