Pilot Proficiency Center Expands, Warhawk Sim Debuts
One of the most popular sites at EAA AirVenture in recent years has been the Pilot Proficiency Center, which keeps adding new features to help pilots stay current and learn new skills. This year, Redbird is offering 12 simulators, an MCX full-motion device, and an Xwind crosswind trainer. The sims offer more than 30 scenarios to choose from, plus the ability to save your session for later review. The PPC has added one-third more space and moved to the Four Corners at show center.
Garmin Announces STC For Its Experimental G5 Flight Instrument
Garmin announced at AirVenture 2016 a comprehensive AML-STC for its previously released experimental G5 EFI. The instrument will be suitable for installation and use as a primary attitude instrument in a wide variety of aircraft under 6000 pounds.
Rans Debuts All-Metal Design
Rans Aircraft has its latest new kit airplane design on static display at EAA AirVenture this week, the S-21 Outbound, featuring a 180-hp Titan engine and STOL capability. "This is exciting for us," said designer Randy Schlitter, "building a big two-seater with a lot of power and aerodynamics that allow both a 150-mph-plus cruise and STOL credentials, and building in features that make assembly easier and more accurate than ever." The S-21 is an all-metal high-wing design, and can be built as either a tricycle-gear or a taildragger.
EAA AirVenture 2016 Ready For Launch
A blast of thunder and downpours greeted early arrivals in Oshkosh on Sunday morning, as last-minute preparations got nailed down for the official opening day of EAA AirVenture on Monday. The show already has hosted the dramatic arrival of the Martin Mars water bomber at the seaplane base, an airplane so massive that it's hard to comprehend the size without another airplane nearby for scale. Boeing Plaza at show central will host a slew of visiting aircraft as the week goes on, from a FedEx 767 freighter to a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress.
Aircraft Crashes At Oshkosh Airport
A pilot was injured after an aircraft crashed while landing at Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport this evening. The unidentified aircraft was landing on Runway 36 about 6 p.m. but crashed short of the runway, according to local news reports. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.
Garmin, Jeppesen Expand App Capabilities for GA Pilots
[Avionics Today 07-22-2016] Garmin and Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidary, recently announced an agreement to integrate Jeppesen terminal charts with the iOS-based Garmin Pilot app...
Western Michigan Launches Virtual Reality Aviation Experience
A student testing the virtual reality tool at Western Michigan University. Photo: Western Michigan University [Avionics Today 07-21-2016] On July 25, Western Michigan University's (WMU) College of Aviation and Extended University Programs will launch a...
Garmin Releases ADS-B Transponders for Experimental Aircraft
GTX 45R ADS-B transponder for experimental aircraft. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 07-20-2016] Garmin has released two Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponders specifically for experimental aircraft: the GTX 35R, which...
Avianca Brasil Signs on for Airbus' Maintenance Mobility Offering
Avianca A320neo, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 07-15-2016] Avianca Brasil has become the first customer in South America to select Airbus Smarter Fleet...
TRJet 328 Series to Feature Rockwell Collins Integrated Avionics
Pro Line Fusion flight deck for the TRJ328 and TRP328. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 07-13-2016] Turkey-based TRJet Havacilik Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi (TRJet) has selected Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system for its new TRJ328 aircraft and TRP328 turboprop, with...