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July 30, 2016

Martin Mars Damaged During Precautionary Landing

Water Bomber Scratched From Saturday Air Show

The Martin Mars water bomber that has been wowing crowds all week at AirVenture has been scratched from the Saturday airshow after it was damaged during a precautionary landing Friday night.

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Hot Air Balloon Down In Texas

Sixteen People Fatally Injured Saturday Morning

A hot air balloon with 16 people on board reportedly went down near Lockhart, TX Saturday morning. All 16 on board have been fatally injured, according to multiple media reports.

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Airborne 07.29.16-Oshkosh Day 5: Snowbirds!!!, 2,000,000 Young Eagles!

Also: Aspen Avionics, Agile Aero, Comprehensive Pelton Interview-Part 5, ANN's AIP Coming to AUVSI's XPONENTIAL!

For the first time since 1983 the Canadian Snowbirds demonstration team will be performing in Oshkosh and they are thrilled to be here! To say that the EAA Young Eagles program is a success, is an understatement. We at ANN are glad we could participate in the celebration of the 2 millionth young Eagle flight. ANN’s Tom Patton checks in with Aspen avionics to find out what’s new by talking with company president, John Uczekaj. ANN’s Jim Campbell introduces us

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Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present OSH2016 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2016 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money on equi

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Avidyne Makes Innovative Use Of IFD Series With iPads

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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Wipaire Helps ANN Make AirVenture Coverage Happen!

Wipaire Is A Leading Aircraft Service Provider, and the Holder Of Over 100 STCs 

For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing across locations in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Leesburg, Florida. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldw

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It's ALIVE! 2016 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Debuting RIGHT NOW!

Get The EARLY Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH... 

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network are pleased to announce that we have released, this weekend, the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart this coming week. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ factor' at AirVenture 2016. Not only have we got the BUZZ nailed down, we are r

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AutoGyro Introduces Type Certified Gyroplanes In The U.S.

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.

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L-3 Aviation Products Presents OSH2016 Special Event Coverage!!!

Innovative Avionics Powerhouse Showcases Latest Developments

It's been a great year for L-3 Aviation Products. In less than six months, they've finetuned some ground-breaking products and introduced new ones to an increasingly talented mix of avionics superstars. Recently L-3's Lynx® NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 models of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products were certified by the FAA to interface with the Aspen Evolution line of Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) and Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) for GA aircraft. The interface will allow ADS-B weather and traffic data from the NGT-9000’s or NGT-2500’s ADS-B receiver to be viewed on the Aspen displays. Additionally, Lynx NextGen Active Traffic® from the NGT-9000+ model will display active

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SPA Introduces Their 3.3 Liter Corvair Conversion

'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.

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ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2016!

ONE Aviation: Let’s Fly Together

ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of individuals and businesses previously grounded by the inefficiencies of larger aircraft. We produce safe, efficient, comfortable aircraft to be used by those who need an entry-level business aviation solution. We build airplanes for you. ONE Aviation markets, produces, and delivers the Eclipse Aerospace line of aircraft, including the Eclipse 550 and Eclipse SE jets, as it continues to further the development of the Kestrel aircraft.

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Cost-Effective OSH2016 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace

OSH2016 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace

Located in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, SANDIA Aerospace was founded in 1997 by a group of avionics professionals to provide high quality avionics products to General, Corporate and Regional airline markets. Major product offerings include the company's STX 165 Transponder with Built-in Encoder, the SAI-340 Quatro, the STX 360 Sentinel, SAE 5-35 Altitude Encoder, SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer, Avionics Cooling Fans, and MARC 70 interface modules. SANDIA products are offered worldwide by both avionics modification centers and aircraft manufacturers...

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A Look At The Other Side Of The Field At Oshkosh

Kermit Weeks And Jack Mark Hangars Run Airshow Operations

AirVenture is an easy place to get a behind-the-scenes look at aviation. There are hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of aircraft, with many people who are involved in all parts of the aviation world.

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The Airplane Factory Presents AirVenture 2016 Special Event Coverage

The Airplane Factory Sling – Best-Handling LSA – A Real Airplane

The Airplane Factory Sling is a high performance, 2 place Light Sport Aircraft that fits the needs of private individuals as well as flight schools and flying clubs alike. The Sling has been reviewed by many as one of the best handling LSA’s on the market as well as being referred to as a REAL airplane, not just a toy! And with its sexy, yet aggressive aluminum construction you’ll be sure to turn some heads on the ramp. The Sling utilizes the ever popular Rotax powerplant making it a highly economical cross-country airplane. It features plenty of shoulder room and baggage space for you and a guest to get away for the weekend. The Ready-to-Fly Sling is delivered standard with the MGL

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New Maintenance Charger Wiring Harness For Certified Aircraft At AirVenture 2016

Everything The Licensed Mechanic Needs To Install Quick-Connect Harness

VDC Electronics of Huntington, NY has announced a new product designed to simplify wiring standard category FAA certified aircraft for full-time maintenance charging with the new CEC1-AA BatteryMINDers.

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Alpha Systems AOA Presents AV16 Special Event Coverage... With Attitude!

Alpha Systems AOA -- A Lifesaver For Today's Aviator

It doesn't get much more important than this... "I am committed to saving lives in the General Aviation community with our Angle of Attack product. We will continue to strive to make the best products at reasonable prices that will benefit pilots." - Mark Korin, Alpha Systems AOA, CEO / President. Alpha Systems is proud to announce new features and kits for EAA Oshkosh 2016! With 19 years of continual innovations, listening to the needs of thousands of pilots, flight instructors and OEM’s to solve the most pressing problem in the General Aviation community; Stall/spin accidents.

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State Of Wisconsin Supports Aerospace Center Of Excellence In Oshkosh

Research Laboratory Will Bring Together Industry And Academic Coalition

Astronautics Corporation of America is taking a leadership role in the exploration of a future Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies, as announced today by Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh during the annual meeting of the Aerospace States Association, a national policy organization.

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One Stop Shopping For Two Innovative Products In Building 'A'

Surefly Electronic Ignition For Lycoming Engines

By Tom Woodward Brought to you by those electronic wizards working from Granbury, Texas, the birthplace of Skytec starters, comes SureFly electronic ignition and iStart.

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Social Flight Expands App To Connect GA Community With OEM Experts

App That Gives You More Excuses To Fly

Sponsored by the top manufacturers in the general aviation industry, SocialFlight is now tapping their expertise, linking them directly to its pilot and aircraft owner subscribers to help them solve their flying problems.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.30.16)

“It’s a novel concept, but we see it as a way of giving owners of legacy aircraft who might otherwise never have installed big glass the ability to now have access to Synthetic Vision on a large screen.” Source: Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.30.16): Pilot Briefing

A service provided by the FSS to assist pilots in flight planning. Briefing items may include weather information, NOTAMS, military activities, flow control information, and other items as requested.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.30.16)

North American Trainer Association

The North American Trainer Association (NATA) is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration and safe flying of North American Trainers such as the AT-6/SNJ/Harvard, NA-64, NA-50, TB-25, TF-51, AND T-28 aircraft.

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