EAA has confirmed that two people were taken to the hospital after the crash of a light aircraft in the southeast corner of Wittman Field Thursday morning. Spokesman Dick Knapinski said the condition of the two people was not known nor were circumstances of the crash.
Kitplanes Magazine has introduced a monthly online newsletter aimed at those thinking about building or buying a homebuilt aircraft. The Homebuilders' Portal will assemble archival material from 30 years of Kitplanes articles and columns and organize them into themes for each month's issue.
The first thing this morning, we visited the "One Day Wonder" pavilion in the middle of AirVenture 2014 and checked on the project to build and do initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kitplane before the convention wraps up Sunday afternoon.
The FAA said on Thursday it will revise the rules that govern helicopter certification, Parts 27 and 29, in a way similar to the effort now underway to revise Part 23 for airplanes. Part 27 addresses certification for rotorcraft weighing 7,000 pounds or less with nine passenger seats or less; anything larger falls under Part 27, the transport category.
A Mooney M-20L crashed in the parking lot of a shopping center in San Diego on Wednesday, after clipping the top of a Target store. The single passenger, an 80-year-old woman, was killed, and the pilot, age 52, was seriously hurt but is expected to survive, according to local officials. The airplane caught fire, but several bystanders quickly moved to help and the flames were doused, according to The Associated Press.
Pipistrel announced on Wednesday it has completed all the spin testing required for Part 23 certification of Panthera, its four-place retractable airplane. "Panthera behaves just as expected in all configuration settings that CS-23 and FAR-23 design codes mandate," the company said in a statement. CEO Ivo Boscarol added that the testing showed no need for any modifications to the airframe or any of the aircraft systems.
ESN-1 Was Built From The Production Design, Tooling After years of waiting... and doubting... ICON Aircraft has unveiled what it says is the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is reportedly the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on 7 July 2014 in Tehachapi, CA. This aircraft is one of three that will be used to verify performance and complete FAA approval prior to the start of customer deliveries in May of 2015.
Also: AvNav EFB, Lockheed Martin, One Week Wonder Update, Pelton Intvw-Part3 It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women celebrating aviation during EAA AirVenture. Today, a day-long roster of women-centric events were organized by Women in Aviation, International), the 99s and EAA. Our ANN in-house airplane homebuilder, Earl Downs, stopped by the One Week Wonder project to check on its progress. The SkyCraft SD-one Minisport is one of those airplanes you just can’t walk past. It’s diminutive, sporty looking, and as cute as a bug. The SkyCraft Airplane Company, located in Provo, Utah has filed its special light sport aircraft compliance form and expects the FAA to complete its audit soon. This means they are on the road to being able to deliver a factory built, single seat, special light sport aircraft. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Membership Feels Flight Path Still On The Center Line EAA held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, at 08:30 on 30 July 2014 at Oshkosh, WI. in the Theater of the Woods. In attendance were 100 members. The secretary received over 28,000 proxies.
OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased Bendix Aviation and King Radio and combined the two to create the now-renowned Bendix/King brand of avionics. In late 1985, the Allied Corporation merged with the Signal Companies to become Allied-Signal. The name was further modified to AlliedSignal in 1993 to reinforce a one-company image and signify the full integration of its business.
BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the occupants, but in many cases the airplane, survive. That's the concept behind the full-airframe parachutes for the general aviation market manufactured by BRS Aviation. Prior to 1975, few had attempted to implement the idea to design a parachute for an aircraft, even though it had been talked about for nearly a century. In that year, Boris Popov of Saint Paul, Minnesota, survived a 400-foot fall in a collapsed hang glider. The event led Popov to invent the whole-aircraft parachute system and to found Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) in 1980.