Terrafugia’s prototype street-legal aircraft, the Transition, has moved into Phase 2 of its six planned phases of flight-testing, said company officials, who note the prototype won’t be at next week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh as they don’t want to disrupt flight tests.
The Aviation Fuel Club will hold the first-ever Unleaded to Oshkosh event — U2OSH — at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. U2OSH celebrates the 30th anniversary of the FAA’s first approval of lead-free autogas (aka mogas) as an aviation fuel. Any pilot who flies to Oshkosh in an airplane capable of operating on autogas will be recognized at U2OSH headquarters, the booth of club sponsor U-Fuel.
The Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), working in conjunction with the FAASTeam, the FAA’s safety education program, has received approval to grant WINGS continuing education credits to pilots attending the Aug. 1 seminar on Radio Use in the Traffic Pattern by Pilots of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).
The 44th annual Arlington Fly-In (AWO) began today, Thursday, July 12, and will run through Sunday, July 15 at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington.
Earlier this year, Rotax Aircraft Engines, which commands a 75% share among LSA and light kit-built aircraft, introduced its new fuel-injected 912 iS powerplant. Rotax expert Phil Lockwood, who has first-hand experience working with the new engine, will present forums at Arlington 2012 in Washington State and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.
Facebook was the first indication something was amiss, then a call from Mindy Lyons, wife of famed aviation artist Sam Lyons, confirmed the news.
Sam is at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center with what doctors think is an allergic reaction to blood pressure medication. As a result of the reaction, Sam’s throat and tongue are badly swollen, so much so that Sam is now (as of July 10) on a respirator in the ICU.
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts July 23-39 in Oshkosh, Wis., during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. The free Pilot’s Guide is available at the AEA’s AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.
Minute Man Air Field (6B6) will hold its annual General Aviation (GA) EXPO and Open House Saturday, July 14, in celebration of 43 years, according to WickedLocal/Stow.
Aviators By Design is sponsoring efforts by the teens of Aviation Explorer Post 9868, which resides at Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin, in building a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in the Homebuilders Hangar on the AirVenture grounds.