Press Releases

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Continuing its namesake’s commitment to education and to his alma mater, the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation has donated $10 million to upgrade aviation education and research facilities, and the terminal at The Ohio State University Airport.

EAA and other general aviation groups are reacting strongly and swiftly to an inflammatory letter from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) that surfaced, inaccurately characterizing GA’s efforts to reform aeromedical certification.

BEND, Ore., July 19, 2015 – Epic Aircraft, manufacturer of high performance, all carbon fiber, single-engine turboprop aircraft, is accelerating investments in support of its E1000 Type Certification (TC) and production ramp. With structural testing in full swing, the first conforming prototype slated to fly in coming weeks, and the E1000 production line nearing completion, Epic is within sight of the finish line, but the company does acknowledge there have been delays.

Airshow & Concert Feedback, A First Time Visit to Heaven's Landing, Oshkosh ... and more!

Enjoy this month's newsletter on the latest events at Heaven's Landing. 

ICON delivered the first customer A5, Aircraft Serial Number 1, to EAA Young Eagles at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. "Oshkosh" is a globally renowned event that epitomizes the spirit of General Aviation and is a fitting venue for this important milestone.

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA They have become known nationwide as the “Rock Stars” of the high-end detailing industry and this week, July 13-18, the Air Force One Detailing Team is at Seattle’s Museum of Flight putting the final preservation touches on the original Air Force One presidential jet known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970.

SUN ‘n FUN is proud to introduce the 2015 Lakeland AeroClub members arriving at EAA AirVenture.  Ten (10) pilots under the age of 21 are flying from Lakeland, FL to Oshkosh, WI in aircraft that include “Miss Adair”, a 1956 Piper Pacer formerly owned by SUN ‘n FUN’s 1st President Billy Henderson; a 1953 Piper Super Cub brought back to flying status by Lakeland AeroClub members in the Buehler Restoration Skills Center, a 1964 Cessna C-150, a 1946 Cessna-140, and SUN ‘n FUN’s 1966 C-182.  The pilots and their aircraft can be found in Vintage Parking, Row 71 with an anticipated arrival on Saturday morning, July 18th.  Each of the pilots are also new members of EAA and AOPA.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Leading Sport Aircraft Producer Bristell Aircraft introduced a new innovative share program for their Luxury Light Sport Aircraft. Designed for pilots, the program makes flying a brand new aircraft available for about the same cost as renting a 40 yr old Skyhawk.

July 20, 2015 – EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wis.  Earlier this year, Quest Aircraft Company (AirVenture Main Aircraft Display #263-264) rolled out a new, interactive, three-dimensional online paint selection tool to assist customers in selecting paint schemes and color combinations.  The new tool also allows users to specify custom registration numbers as well as optional exterior styling.  Users can also view the Quest color pallet to look at color combinations before selecting the final colors for their aircraft.  In addition, they can select and view what their aircraft would look like with optional equipment such as amphibious floats and a cargo pod.

Building on the experience of building many “One Week Wonder” airplanes at Sun ‘n Fun and Oshkosh, Zenair Ltd. is offering the quick-build experience to amateur builders of the CH 750 Cruzer.