Zenith slates ‘engine day’ at Oshkosh

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its first-ever “Engine Day” next Thursday, July 26, at the company’s exhibit at AirVenture in Oshkosh. The company will have a number of Zenith aircraft with different powerplants on display, as well as representatives from a number of engine manufacturers.

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New Able Flight pilots to be honored at AirVenture

Able Flight will pin wings on its newest pilots at a special ceremony Tuesday July 24, at AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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Garmin introduces ADS-B lineup

Garmin has introduced a suite of certified and portable ADS-B solutions, providing options for any aircraft owner to satisfy the U.S. NextGen mandate for ADS-B Out and also gain access to the benefits of ADS-B In, including  traffic and subscription-free weather information.

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Flying Car moves into Phase 2 of flight tests

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.

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Sporty’s Pilot Shop expands Oshkosh presence

Sporty’s has expanded its EAA AirVenture presence for 2012 from an inside exhibit to a much larger tent location with even more products and enhanced displays. Located in space #260 in front of Hangar B, Sporty’s will have an array of products on display, including an on-going demonstration of the Stratus, Sporty’s new in-flight weather receiver.

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Rotax expert to present forums at Arlington and Oshkosh

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.

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10th anniversary Pilot’s Guide to Avionics to debut at Oshkosh

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.

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Teens to build plane at Oshkosh

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.

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Aircraft Spruce taking pre-orders for Oshkosh pick-up

Aircraft Spruce is now taking pre-orders for merchandise to be picked up at its booth at EAA AirVenture in Oskosh, July 23-29.

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Ready for Oshkosh?

Sporty’s John Zimmerman, writing in his blog at Air Facts Journal, lists the 8 things he loves about Oshkosh, which kicks off in just two weeks. He starts by saying: “Have you ever met an aviation enthusiast who didn’t know exactly what that word meant? The annual EAA gathering in Wisconsin, officially called AirVenture, is a common thread in an aviation community that is remarkable for its diversity. Some pilots like homebuilts and some like certified airplanes; some like glass cockpits and some hate them. But everyone likes Oshkosh.” Check out his 8 and see if they match your favorite things about Oshkosh.