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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

News Digest

The world’s busiest aviation event has been condensed here for convenient consumption of industry news briefs, our latest stories, and more. This page will be updated regularly throughout the show. Check back (or “refresh” this page) for the latest updates.

August 4

Wrapping up: While we are not done writing and sharing great stories from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, this sweet visual treat from AOPA Senior Photographer David Tulis builds on last week's amazing warbird video with a new slideshow—and a peek behind the scenes.

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August 2

News of the day: AOPA’s You Can Fly program marked a major milestone with our 200th flying club, and AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman reflects on how a handful of aircraft changed the course of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (at least from a pilot’s perspective—the airshows that draw big afternoon, night, and weekend crowds were as spectacular as ever).

In other news:

Record crowd reported for 2022

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh set a new attendance record with about 650,000 people over the course of the week, up 7 percent from 2021, the Experimental Aircraft Association announced August 1. The new mark surpassed the previous attendance record of 642,000 set in 2019.

Proposed AD requires turbocharger exhaust weld checks

An airworthiness directive proposed July 27 in response to aircraft accidents would apply to a broad range of airplanes and helicopters with turbocharged, reciprocating engines and spot-welded, multi-segment v-band couplings installed between the tailpipe and turbocharger exhaust. The proposed AD would require repetitive inspections and establish a 500-hour life limit for the v-band coupling. The FAA will accept public comments through November 4.

July 29

News of the day: Advanced air mobility is advancing elsewhere, for the most part, though BlackFly flew the eVTOL flag this week—literally—and plans a curtain call tomorrow (July 30). Also, King Schools announced discounts for AOPA High School Aviation STEM students, along with a new book.

In other news:

McCauley’s UAV propeller receives FAA certification

McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Textron Aviation Inc., announced a propeller produced for remotely piloted aircraft manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has achieved FAA certification.

July 28

News of the day: Was it worth the wait? Alex Brown found out two weeks ago that he's the new owner of the AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger. Watch him get his paws on it for the first time. Also, even if you were at the Wednesday night airshow, you'll want to check out the photos captured by our inimitable Senior Photographer David Tulis, along with this fantastic video from our morning ride with the warbird formation Breitling put together.

In other news:

Daher's online parts, products store now live

The newly certified Kodiak 900 was not Daher's only AirVenture news. The airframer also unveiled its new e-commerce solution for ordering parts, services, and branded products online. The online store currently stocks products for Daher's TBM line of speedy turboprops, but Kodiak parts and products will soon be available, Daher reports.

July 27

News of the day: How's this for a sign of good things to come: Boeing Co. expects the world will need 2.1 million more pilots, technicians, and other aviation professionals over the next 20 years, and that does not even include business or general aviation, where most airline pilots learn to fly.

In other news:

AirVenture prompts prodigious Poker Run participation

Less than a month in, nearly 500 pilots have full hands for the AOPA Poker Run National Flight Challenge. Despite the vast disparity in year-round population, Wisconsin is closing fast on California's overall lead in check-ins. Off your game?  This Piper Aztec-flying family showed us all how it's done.

CubCrafters announces public investment opportunity

Starting June 25, investors can make a non-binding reservation to buy shares of CubCrafters. The company hopes the public offering will help it continue to innovate, increase market share, and accelerate growth.

July 26

News of the day: Capable aerobats must be expensive, right? Not so fast; Fuel is on many minds, and Continental seeks approval to use existing unleaded fuels in low-compression engines; AOPA invites all comers to try to fly a virtual reality scenario that is a leading cause of real crashes; and more great photography to feast your eyes on.

In other news:

Citation simulator approved by China

Florida-based Textron affiliate Tru Simulation and Training announced Cessna Citation M2 full flight simulators have been approved for training in China, the first Level D Citation M2 simulator to operate outside of the United States.

Experience AOPA Flight Training Advantage at EAA AirVenture

See for yourself how AOPA Flight Training Advantage benefits students, CFIs, and flight schools on our campus at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with a group session July 29 at 1 p.m. Central time.

Hear from AOPA leadership

AOPA President Mark Baker and other leaders will share the latest on our support for a safe transition to unleaded fuel—and maintaining gains in overall safety—on our campus at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh during a Pilot Town Hall July 28 at 11 a.m.

July 25

News of the day: Van's Aircraft unveiled the much anticipated RV–15; we flew Daher's newly certified Kodiak 900; and a missing man formation was flown over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tom Poberezny, who built Oshkosh into the AirVenture of today, and died after a brief illness.

In other news:

Garmin offers database discounts

Visitors to the Garmin exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh can purchase database update subscriptions on site, with show discounts for select products. AirVenture special offers range from $10 off updates for most portable units to $75 off the Americas Standard + FliteCharts OnePak bundle for Garmin avionics suites. Bring the system ID numbers for products for which you’re purchasing updates, and find further details online.

New Textron aircraft to come with SiriusXM subscription

Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft will now come from the factory with a complimentary three-month SiriusXM subscription, SiriusXM announced July 20. Customers buying new, equipped aircraft from Textron Aviation will receive three months of SiriusXM’s aviation weather and information service plus the Platinum Plan of audio entertainment. SiriusXM Aviation includes high-resolution composite radar updating every 2.5 minutes, Nexrad storm cell attributes, base reflectivity radar, cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lighting strike locations, icing NOWcast, and more.

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