Aspen Announces VFR Version Of Evolution E5

Designed for primarily for VFR aircraft, the Aspen Evolution E5 Electronic Flight Instrument has received STC approval for installations without an onboard GPS. That is, it's meant to be installed with a conventional set of nav/comm radios. The E5 is approved for IFR flight when it's connected to a TSO'd GPS.

According to the company, the new configuration was based on market requests for a system in VFR aircraft with the intention of training students on the use of glass cockpits without incurring the expense of a full IFR-approved setup. The E5 sells for less than $5000 in this configuration. Continue reading "Aspen Announces VFR Version Of Evolution E5"

Horten HX-2 Flying Wing To Make U.S. Debut At Oshkosh

You can't leave all the unusual aircraft to Burt Rutan. So there's the Horten HX-2 flying wing, which is slated to make its US debut at Oshkosh this summer.

Powered by a Rotax 912 of 100 HP, the HX-2 is described as a "highly modern economical two-seat tailless light aircraft without a fuselage." Which is a bit of a stretch since there clearly is a place for two humans to reside in side-by-side seating. We can confirm it doesn't have a conventional tail. Continue reading "Horten HX-2 Flying Wing To Make U.S. Debut At Oshkosh"