The assets of Lancair International's older kitplane series are for sale as the company splits off into another entity that will focus on its more advanced Evolution series of experimental aircraft. Lancair announced this month it has an "all-inclusive offering" to a buyer to take over the assets, inventory and customer base for the Lancair 320/360, IV, IV-P, ES and Legacy.
The pilot was killed when an F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Thursday night during a training mission in southern California, the Marine Corps has reported. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center near Twentynine Palms, about 140 miles east of Los Angeles. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based out of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.
Murphy Aircraft unveiled the Radical at AirVenture and caught the attention of showgoers with an unusual option. The third generation of the company's light single comes with bicycle racks that allow a bike to be hung from each wing.
A digital flight-condition indicator called Airball won the top award this week in EAA's new Founder's Innovation Prize contest. Airball's creator, Ihab Awad of San Jose, California, goes home from AirVenture with $25,000 after pitching his concept to a panel of celebrity judges, EAA announced.
Stemme's latest motorglider design, the Twin Voyager S12, was first introduced last year at Aero in Germany, but this week the company's top-of-the-line aircraft makes its U.S. debut at EAA AirVenture. The side-by-side two-seat cockpit offers the pilot lots of options -- in power mode, a turbo-charged Rotax 914 F2/S1 engine drives a propeller. When switching to glide mode, the prop folds into its dome and disappears within 5 seconds.
Big data is a big thing for airlines, which monitor flights in real time to track maintenance and anomalies. Now the same capability is available for light aircraft, albeit on a reduced scale, in the form of the Canairy Cockpit Monitor sold by Airbly Inc. The company's Chris VanHorn was showing the gadget at AirVenture 2016.
Two Versions Of The Calidus Gyroplane FAA Approved The FAA has type-certified two versions of the German-built Calidus Gyroplane after the recent completion of conformity testing conducted at their facility in Maryland. The airplanes are factory-built aircraft and represent "the future of turn-key flying", according to the company. The fully assembled aircraft are being made available for the first time in the U.S.
'Engine In Box' Option Allows Quicker Competition Times For Builders In the North Aircraft display area, Dan and Rachel Weseman of Sport Performance Aviation LLC debuted their latest engine option their 3.3 liter (3.3l) displacement Corvair Conversion. Mounted on their Panther single seat sport aircraft, the 3.3l saw one hour of flight time, and 11 hours total of ground run and calibrated dynamometer testing performed by an independent dynamometer facility.
Provide Interesting Big Glass Solutions For Both Forward Fit And Retrofit Avidyne is showcasing some innovative ‘Big Glass' configurations in their booth at Oshkosh this year that leverage the wireless capabilities of their IFD Series FMS/GPS systems and their new IFD100 iPad app, continuing to bridge the gap between certified and non-certified systems for general aviation aircraft.
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Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVenture, but a lot to do with completing a record-setting event that has been more than a year and a half in the making. It has been announced that Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have completed their circumnavigation of the globe in an aircraft that uses no fossil fuels and leaves no carbon footprint. Upon landing in Abu Dhabi, the Solar Impulse-2 conclude the journey that began on March 9 2015, and involved a total of 23 days in flight covering 23,240 nautical miles comprised of a 17 leg journey. ANN news editor Tom Patton talks with the Spartan School of Aeronautics about their use of the all-electric Sun-Flyer training airplane that will serve the purpose of training pilots and mechanics. The Aircraft Electronics Association is giving away $1000 every day for five days at EAA AirVenture for ADS-B upgrades. It's the second day of EAA AirVenture 2016, and here's part two of the interview between ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, and EAA president Jack Pelton. In this conversation Jim talks politics, and you'll hear Pelton tell it like it is in regards to third class medical reform and a more simplified aircraft certification system. He says, “We are not there yet, but we have opened the door.” All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Phenom 100EV. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 07-28-2016] At the EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Embraer Executive Jets launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV. The aircraft features a...
[Avionics Today 07-27-2016] Certification is pending for Aspen Avionics to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The Standard Type Certificate (STC) will cover hundreds of light single and twin...