Glasair Aviation Retires the Glasair Model

Glasair Aviation is alive and well selling Sportsman kits and continuing with their popular two-weeks-to-taxi program, however the eponymous Glasair airplane is now officially retired. The last kit is sold, the molds are shot, so the end has come. The plane that invented "fast glass" is no more. They will continue to grace the skies for many years to come, but anyone who wants to build one will have to scour the resale market for kits or parts. Continue reading "Glasair Aviation Retires the Glasair Model"

Blue Barn Dedicated at Oshkosh 2017

Sean Tucker, EAA Young Eagles chairman cut the ribbon at the dedication of the Blue Barn, which will serve as the new home for the Young Eagles program at AirVenture. The facility is located across the street from Forum Pavilion 8 on Knapp Street.

RANS S-21

Randy Schlitter, owner of RANS, shows if his latest work in progress, what will become the S-21. This high wing utility airplane will be a departure from his typical light sport-compliant kits. The prototype is fitted with conventional gear, but a trike version will also be offered. Continue reading "RANS S-21"

Grand Opening of the New Homebuilt Pavilion

EAA president and CEO Jack Pelton cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Homebuilt Camping Pavilion at AirVenture Sunday morning. This is the first of a series of improvements slated for the Homebuilt area on the AirVenture grounds. Coming soon will be other projects including another pavilion at the Aces Cafe, which will be renamed the Tailwind Cafe, and other improvements. Continue reading "Grand Opening of the New Homebuilt Pavilion"

Spirit of Flight Award

Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.
Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.

Lancair Owners and Builders Organization Recognized for Contribution to Safety

In 1996 the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the EAA established the Spirit of Flight Award to recognize those EAA members who made a significant contribution to aviation safety and flight testing, with the goal of encouraging further improvements in these areas. This year the William “Jeff” Edwards and Bob Pastusek, founding members of the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO), were so honored. Continue reading "Spirit of Flight Award"

New Flaps for Javron Super Cub

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Jay De Rosier of Javron Super Cubs introduces his new optional Keller flaps for buyers of his Super Cub kits. These flaps will deflect to nearly 90 degrees and allow stall speeds of less that 30 miles per hour. Continue reading "New Flaps for Javron Super Cub"