Crankshaft failure for Cirrus

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: None. Location: Pickens, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: A few minutes after leveling the airplane at a cruise altitude of 9,000 feet MSL, the pilot felt the engine slightly vibrate and noticed the propeller rpm began to rise rapidly. The oil pressure warning light illuminated. After unsuccessfully troubleshooting the engine problems, he shut down the engine and declared an emergency.

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OSH bound in a classic LSA

By ALBERT DYER

So, here it is, late July. For me, that means aviation convention and airshow. Not just any — the largest in the USA. And I wanted to attend in my LSA.

EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. — or OSH as it is known among pilots — is an event where pilots dream of going. As I prepared to go a few years ago, I could have driven there and camped as thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts do. Or, I could fly into the convention as thousands and thousands and thousands of pilots do.

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Cirrus debuts special mission aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a “sensor-capable” special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Known as the Cirrus Perception, it will be available in mid-2015. [Read more...]

Sporty’s CFIs offer free daily office hours at AirVenture

Sporty’s CFIs will be available daily at this week’s AirVenture for “office hours” at the Sporty’s Tent to answer any question about learning to fly, choosing a flight school and making that first step toward becoming a licensed pilot. [Read more...]

NASA WB-57 makes first visit to AirVenture

NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Based at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the WB-57F operates in NASA’s High Altitude Research Program. [Read more...]

Avfuel teams with Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 at Oshkosh

Avfuel Corporation will once again sponsor the Michigan-based Yankee Air Museum’s flyable B-17 aircraft — the Yankee Lady — at the annual EAA AirVenture. [Read more...]

Carter Personal Air Vehicle showcased at AirVenture

Carter Aviation Technologies is showcasing its newest Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) at the HAI-HELI-CENTER on the AirVenture grounds this coming week.
Twenty years in the making, Carter’s second generation PAV (PAV-II) is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.  Carter’s Slowed-Rotor/Compound (SR/C) technology provides 200 mph cruise on 300 hp.

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AOPA moves to new location at AirVenture

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

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Flying Musicians return to Oshkosh

The Flying Musicians Association will once again unite pilots who are musicians at the Big Dance in Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Scheme Designers brings Scavenger Hunt to Oshkosh

After an enthusiastic reception at SUN ‘n FUN, Scheme Designers is bringing its Scavenger Hunt to EAA AirVenture 2014.

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