Press Releases

New Mako shows off her colors at Lancair's Oshkosh display

Our first Oshkosh show since launching the new Lancair was an amazing, enjoyable and exhausting experience. Mark, Conrad and the rest of the Oshkosh team spent some sleepless nights preparing for and working at the show. Despite some last-minute scheduling hiccups with the new exhibit trailer, Lancair's airplanes and people arrived on time, with the rest of the display following after a brief delay

FAIRFAX, Minn., August 10, 2017 – If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some doors up to 60 feet wide.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander, Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander. The announcement was made today after Phelka was approved by the organization’s Board of Governors.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (August 7, 2017) — Rod Lewis of San Antonio, Texas, has received one of the recreational aviation community highest honors, as Lewis’ aircraft was awarded a prestigious “Lindy” award at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in 2017 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Bend, Ore – Precise Flight, Inc. and GlobalParts.aero are proud to announce that a total of $1,610 was raised for EAA’s Young Eagles program during ‘Osh for a Cause,’ on Tuesday, July 25th at EAA Airventure 2017.

Michael Goulian and Team 99 will head into the Round of 14 with a 5th place qualifying finish. Goulian was able to fly two penalty free runs on Saturday in a field besieged with pylon hits, and disqualifications. Less than half a second separates Goulian from 2nd place, and the team is confident they know where they can make up that difference.

Comment from EAA Chairman Jack Pelton: 

“What an incredible year it was at Oshkosh. From the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Apollo reunion, to new aviation innovations on display and two B-29s flying formation as part of 75 years of bombers on parade, it was a week filled with “OnIy at Oshkosh” moments. You could feel the energy as thousands of airplanes arrived early and stayed longer, pushing aircraft camping to capacity for most of the event. The aviators and enthusiasts who attended were engaged, eager, and passionate, demonstrating how Oshkosh is the best example of why general aviation is so vitally important to the country. I believe it’s the best AirVenture week that I’ve ever seen.”

2017 AirVenture - Oshkosh, WI - Pilots learning to fly at Textron Aviation authorized Cessna Pilot Centers are experiencing a new era of flight instruction with the now-paperless Cessna Pilot Center Training System developed by King Schools. “These learning pilots are enjoying the unparalleled accessibility provided by this web-based, study-anywhere program that can be loaded onto their iPads for offline study no matter how remote the location,” says John King, Co-Chairman of King Schools.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 25, 2017: Daher today announced it will offer avionics kits that upgrade all TBM models equipped with G1000 – which includes TBM 850, TBM 900 and some modernized TBM 700 – to the Garmin G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck configuration.