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Kitplanes Offers Homebuilders Portal

"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.

Breezy AirVenture Crash Victim Dies (Updated)

EAA confirmed Thursday afternoon that the pilot of a Breezy that crashed at Wittman Field that morning died from his injuries. The female passenger remains in serious condition. Spokesman Dick Knapinski said the names of the victims have not been released nor are the circumstances of the crash known.

FAA Will Rewrite Helicopter Rules

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 29, the transport category.

"One Week Wonder" Day 4: Coming Together

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.

Plane Hits Store, Crashes in Parking Lot

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.

Interview With NTSB Board Member Earl Weener

NTSB Board member Earl Weener sat outside at a café at AirVenture with AVweb's Rick Durden to talk about what the NTSB does, his background in aviation and some of his thoughts on improving aviation safety.

Pipistrel Completes Panthera Spin Testing

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.

"One Week Wonder" Day 3: Infectious Enthusiasm

We checked in at 8:00 a.m. today at the "One Week Wonder" project pavilion where a team of volunteers is determined to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days--front and center in the heart of AirVenture 2014.

SocialFlight Expands Offerings

If you're bored with the $100 hamburger, SocialFlight may have some inspirational options. At AirVenture in Oshkosh, SocialFlight is showing off version 4.0 of its application and website that connects pilots with like-minded interests. In addition to listing thousands of aviation-related events and shows and more than 100,000 places you can walk to from airports in the U.S., SocialFlight is introducing what it calls its Parade of Planes.

Boeing Projects 1.1 Million Aviation Jobs

Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians, Boeing said in a forecast released Wednesday morning at EAA AirVenture. Overall, the global demand is driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly wide-body airplanes, Boeing said, and represents a global requirement for about 27,000 new pilots and 29,000 new technicians each year.

Teacher's Day Draws Educators to AirVenture

Many educators came to Oshkosh on July 29 to take part in Teacher's Day here at AirVenture 2014, an annual event sponsored by Build A Plane.

Delta Hawk Almost Ready For Production

After more than 20 years in development, the Delta Hawk Jet A piston engine is now headed for certification. At a news conference at AirVenture 2014, spokesman Dennis Webb said the engine has been installed in a Cirrus SR20 test aircraft and flew from Florida to AirVenture in one six-hour leg with plenty of fuel for IFR reserves.

Sun Flyer Electric Trainer At AirVenture

It's not easy breaking out of pack at AirVenture. However, PC-Aero's Sun Flyer, a solar-electric proof-of-concept airplane, is getting attention--its developers are promising that the two-place version will cut the cost of flight training by over half.

Boeing Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training

Boeing's massive presence at AirVenture 2014 was explained today when it announced a worldwide ab initio airline pilot training program that will qualify pilots to go directly into the right seat of airliners in virtually every country of the world except the U.S.

Ukraine Incident Revives Calls For Anti-Missile Gear

The U.S. should study whether passenger jets should be equipped with anti-missile gear, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said last week. The FAA, the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security should work together to explore the options, they said. The lawmakers cited the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 above the Ukraine, as well as the rocket fire in Israel cited by the FAA when it recently prohibited U.S. flights to and from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, as justification for action.

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