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AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

JULY 21, 2015

EAA AirVenture



New Ascend 172 is transformed

You no longer have to pay around $400,000 for a "new" Cessna 172. Yingling Aviation in Wichita, Kansas, is rebuilding the venerable Skyhawk with its new Ascend 172. Read more...  



'Freakin' awesome!'

What can make a former Navy corpsman and a Harley-Davidson engineer giggle with pure joy? Their first takeoff. Watch as three students hop in the left seat for the first time and experience the thrill of flight in these One Week Ready to Solo webisodes. Read more...  



Cool refurbs, lowdown on ADS-B

The first Piper Super Cub, AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes Cessna 152, and the Ascend 172 are on display greeting visitors to AOPA's campus at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, located across from the Brown Arch. Check out these beautifully refurbished aircraft and continue to the yellow activity tent for "ADS-B: Strategies for Equipping," or catch up on the latest general aviation issues over coffee and donuts with AOPA President Mark Baker. You also can brush up on your aviation knowledge to get back into flying with a Rusty Pilots seminar, get an autograph from Patty Wagstaff, and sign a petition to show your support for third class medical reform. Watch this sneak peek at all the activities...  



Powerful storm hits Oshkosh

Mother Nature rocked her wings on arrival at EAA AirVenture early July 18. A storm blew through the fly-in grounds at Wittman Regional Airport, catching campers off guard. Read more...  



Cool tech: Redbird's Sidekick

A device that can collect and transmit data with no connections to the airplane can report flight stresses directly to flight schools, according to Redbird Flight Simulations. Read more...  



L-3 debuts Genesis electronic standby instrument system

L-3 showed off its new, full-featured electronic standby instrument system at EAA AirVenture July 20. Read more...  



Dynon offers $590 ADS-B GPS source

Dynon SkyView and Advanced AF-5000 customers may now add an ADS-B Out GPS source for experimental and light sport aircraft for $590. The SV-GPS-2020 GPS receiver-antenna from Dynon is a drop-in replacement for the existing SV-GPS-250 receiver. Read more...  



Avidyne joins the wireless game

A theme of connectivity is emerging from EAA AirVenture 2015 announcements. Avidyne is no exception, announcing its new software development kits that allow creation of apps to transmit data wirelessly from the airplane panel to mobile phones and tablets. Read more...  



Aspen, L-3 partner on ADS-B

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products are integrating Aspen displays and L-3's Lynx NGT-9000 transponder. Read more...  



Lynx ADS-B approvals grow

L-3 Aviation Products' Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System models have been added to a lengthy approved model list supplemental type certificate, simplifying installation in many general aviation aircraft. Read more...  



Gemini diesel to fly on American Legend Cub

Superior Air Parts will launch its 100-horsepower Gemini diesel engine on the light sport American Legend Cub; the engine will be a factory option for the entire line of American Legend aircraft. Read more...  



Top Cub certificate sold to Chinese

CubCrafters has sold the type certificate for its Top Cub to Liaoning Cub Aircraft Corp. of Yingkou, China, but will continue to manufacture the model for non-China markets. The sale will allow the Yakima, Washington, company to fund what it calls an "ambitious lineup" of future aircraft projects. Read more...  



SocialFlight adds 'HotSpots'

SocialFlight, an app for finding events and interesting places to fly, has added a new "HotSpots" category to highlight fun destinations and scenic aerial tours. Read more...  



Piper: Investment continues after layoffs

In an EAA AirVenture 2015 press briefing, Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott said that "above everything else, we must match production rates with market demand." The comments came in response to questions about the company's recent decision to lay off up to 150 production workers. Read more...  



Bristell offers share program

Light sport aircraft manufacturer Bristell is betting that while you will rent a 40-year-old Cessna 172, what you really want is a new airplane. Read more...  



Aspen AOA gets FAA OK

The FAA has certified Aspen Avionics' integrated Evolution angle of attack indicator. Software-derived angle of attack data provides real-time stall margin awareness. Read more...  



Boeing details 20-year pilot, technician demand

The commercial aviation industry will demand 558,000 pilots and 609,000 technicians to fly and maintain the worldwide jet fleet that is projected to grow to 38,000 over the next 20 years, Boeing Flight Services Vice President Sherry Carbary said July 20 at EAA AirVenture. Read more...  



Daher offers high-altitude training

The manufacturer of the TBM series of turboprop singles announced July 20 that high-altitude awareness training would be included with the purchase of every new TBM 900. Read more...  



Mooney making strides globally

The Mooney Airplane Co. is now Mooney International Corp., a nod to the Kerrville, Texas-based manufacturer's global reach. Read more...  



ImagineFlight aims for quality training

ImagineFlight, supported by Redbird Flight Simulations, is a member-led professional organization devoted to quality flight training experiences. Read more...  



Tecnam P2010 price set

The Italian Tecnam P2010 four-seat airplane was to have been sold for $345,000 as an introductory price only. Now, the company has announced that it has made the price permanent. Read more...  



Textron taps McCauley props

Textron Aviation says it will get performance enhancements for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Cessna TTx, and Beechcraft Baron by using McCauley propellers. Read more...  



Waco announces product upgrades

Waco is adding a Hartzell Trailblazer propeller to its Great Lakes along with a double cockpit canopy. The company also has started on a Waco YMF-5 E model for introduction in 2016. Read more...  



China orders Caravan amphibs

China's AVIC Joy Air Holdings has ordered 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft. Read more...  



Scholarship winners attend AirVenture

The recipients of the 2015 EAA/Daher International Scholarships, Dana Atkins and Mitchell Rufer, are attending EAA AirVenture as part of their aviation experience. Read more...  



'Welcome to Oshkosh'

Pilots who had arrived early to EAA AirVenture basked in the warm, sunny weather, relaxing on the grass along the flight line and beneath aircraft wings as they watched their fellow aviators arrive on Wittman Regional Airport's runways 36R and 36L. Read more...  



New horizons for old King Airs

Owners of older Beechcraft King Airs can now ditch their air-driven, mechanical attitude indicators and replace them. Read more... 


Special AOPA membership offer

Join or renew at AOPA's campus at EAA AirVenture to get your choice of a limited edition Oshkosh T-shirt or an AOPA hat. Bring a friend to join when you renew, and you get both (and your friend gets a choice of one or the other).

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