Oshkosh Mid Week Recap


VIRB Booth shot

It’s been a great first few days of Oshkosh 2015. Vintage aircraft, warbirds, homebuilt/experimental, and contemporary aircraft of all shapes and sizes have filled the airshow grounds to near capacity. A village of enthusiasts camp under their aircraft’s wings sharing their passion for aviation with friends. A tribute to the legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan, and even the arrivals of the Airbus A350, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, have not been disappointing.

AirVenture has been just as exciting for us at the Garmin exhibit this year. In addition to the product announcements we’ve made over the previous week, we have seen a lot of excitement in our new, bigger exhibit, located right next to Boeing plaza. It’s given us a chance to show even more Garmin products than ever before. We have certified avionics, experimental avionics, Garmin Pilot demonstrations, forums on site, and even a store for our awesome consumer products such as Vivofit, Forefunner, VIRB action cameras and many more.

Twin Commander

Earlier this week our friends at Eagle Creek Aviation Services made the first delivery of a G950 equipped Twin Commander 690B. The G950 retrofit project between Garmin and Eagle Creek Aviation services kicked off in 2012 and received initial STC in July of 2014. This aircraft paves the way for more Twin Commander aircraft eligible for the G950 upgrade. Twin Commanders are a popular and capable owner flown transport aircraft.

We also had a chance to visit with the Airbus Perlan Mission II team earlier this week. This team is attempting a second altitude record-breaking attempt in a glider, and we had the chance to get up close and personal with the aircraft and the people behind the design. Over the next year the Perlan team is planning an attempt to break their previous altitude record of just over 50,000 feet, by flying their newly designed glider to 90,000 feet. Garmin will be on board with Garmin Pilot, GDL39 3Ds, GLO and VIRB action cameras.

Perlan Glider

AOPA hosted an ADS-B panel and allowed us to share our expertise and insights on the issue that is receiving more scrutiny than ever before. We provided our perspective on the issue as well as strategies for all aircraft owners when the time comes to equip their aircraft.

The week is only half-over, with so much more to see. Be sure to stop by the booth Thursday or Friday to meet Red Bull Air Race pilot Pete McLeod, and tune in to our @garminaviation social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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