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More Mods, More Modern: Even More Good Things for the 182

More Mods, More Modern: Even More Good Things for the 182

  August 2014- Bill, our trusty 1966 Cessna 182, has an insatiable appetite for modifications and other enhancements. These enhancements cover the spectrum from performance mods, to instruments, to avionics.Nine years ago I wrote... Read more

Cabin Combustion Heaters:  Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Cabin Combustion Heaters: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

November 2014- If you hit rain or turbulence, you can deviate; if it's hot, you can just keep climbing untilyou find cool air. But when it's cold, it's cold everywhere. Here are some simple... Read more

Considerations for Alternator Upgrades: Running on Plane-Power

Considerations for Alternator Upgrades: Running on Plane-Power

June 2014-      Replacing the original equipment DOFF-type alternator with a modern, aircraft-specific Plane-Power alternator is a good move. It's a very good move if you're still depending on a generator for electrical power.I... Read more

Cody, Wyo.: A still-small town in the big American West

Cody, Wyo.: A still-small town in the big American West

February 2014- Have you ever traveled through a town in a hurry and thought to yourself, I ought to come back here sometime when I can stop and smell the roses...? During my NetJets... Read more

Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

September 2014- I learned to fly in 1977, receiving my private pilot certificate in South Texas at the Kleberg County Airport (KIKG). I started Nu Venture Air Services LLC in 1997, after I... Read more

Abundance at the Runway’s End

Abundance at the Runway’s End

June 2014- In our endless quest to find exciting places to point our airplanes, there are two undeniable factors that almost always dictate if any new destination is going to end up at the... Read more

CFA learns about tires and retreads at Desser Tire & Rubber Co.

CFA learns about tires and retreads at Desser Tire & Rubber Co.

May 2014- First off, let's get one Old Aviators Tale ("OAT") out of the way right now. It's safe to install retreaded aircraft tires on retractable gear airplanes. For decades a rumor has circulated that... Read more

Clyde’s Vision

Clyde’s Vision

January 2014- Clyde Cessna grew up on a farm near Raymond, Kan. He was a natural tinkerer and liked to know how things worked. He showed a talent for fixing farm machinery and by... Read more

As Big as the Sky Itself

As Big as the Sky Itself

October 2014- Ramona Cox decided years ago to set her goals high and never look back.      In a remote canyon deep in the backcountry wilderness somewhere, the distinctive sound of a TSIO-520 Continental engine... Read more

“Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Sky…”: The Bamboo Bomber

“Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Sky…”: The Bamboo Bomber

March 2014- Cessna Aircraft built its earliest T-50 twins as civilian aircraft for the commercial light transport market. The airplane, which was first flown in March of 1939, was made of wood and tubular... Read more

AirVenture Fundamentals

AirVenture Fundamentals

July 2014- This year will mark my 18th year attending the annual AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh. It is also the 10th anniversary of the Cessna Flyer Association (to be celebrated in the August issue). The... Read more

Leading Edge: Engine Monitoring: Predicting the Future with Electronics

Leading Edge: Engine Monitoring: Predicting the Future with Electronics

June 2014-       Traditionally, a pilot has had one EGT gauge and one CHT gauge that he or she would use to keep track of the performance of an engine. The aircraft's manufacturer determined... Read more

From Hand Axes to Five-Axis: A Brief History of Hartzell Propeller

From Hand Axes to Five-Axis: A Brief History of Hartzell Propeller

September 2014- At the turn of the 20th century, George Hartzell and his son Robert were making rifle stocks from various hardwoods using a proprietary process they had developed that strengthened the wood... Read more

Garmin’s Passive ADS-B Solution

Garmin’s Passive ADS-B Solution

January 2014- Ever since the dawn of the Computer Age, two engineering factions have regularly engaged in trench warfare. One group believes that hardware-centric devices are inherently more stable solutions for an engineering problem... Read more

A Different Breed: Cessna’s Skymasters

A Different Breed: Cessna’s Skymasters

June 2014- When Cessna introduced its "revolutionary" tandem twin 336 Skymaster in 1963, it thought it had a real hit on its hands. After all, with centerline thrust and twin tail booms, the Skymaster... Read more

Noise Reduction Headsets

Noise Reduction Headsets

March 2014- Short of sitting in the front row of a Metallica concert for a few hours, there are few things that compare with the hearing damage a piston engine-powered airplane can cause. In fact... Read more

Simulated Cockpit, Real Training

Simulated Cockpit, Real Training

July 2014- Flight simulators have been around in one form or another for the better part of aviation's history. The earliest units were typically built from plywood. They sported vacuum tubes, were mostly pneumatic... Read more

Stallion 51’s Unusual Attitude Training

Stallion 51’s Unusual Attitude Training

March 2014- When I looked up at the all-glass attitude indicator, for a moment I wasn't quite sure what I was staring at. Instead of a nice horizon line separating a blue sky... Read more

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Aircraft Spruce Acquires Aircraft Book Co.

November 25, 2014-   Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co, a leading supplier of aircraft parts, avionics, and pilot supplies has announced that they recently acquired Aviation Book Co.Based in Seattle, WA, Aviation Book Co. has been a distributor of aviation books, training materials, and aviation gifts for over 30 years. Aircraft Spruce president Jim Irwin said: "Aviation Book Company has been a...

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Who’s Going to AirVenture in 2015?

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Nov. 24, 2014 — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 63rd annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, providing greater convenience for those traveling to "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." The week-long 2015 event will be held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. EAA members and non-members can purchase...

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New Product Delivers 10%-15% More Fuel Efficiency

November 11, 2014- Ameritech Industries, Inc. the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller of Redding, California are pleased to announce the long awaited availability of the Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) version of the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental IO-360, O/IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 six cylinder engines. Ameritech is the largest stocking distributor for Electroair and systems are...

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Free Preferred Airparts Calendar

Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 Cessna Flyer Association members who request it. The 2015 calendar is another in our line of custom calendars, featuring older aircraft photos from the past. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com/calendar2015.htm to fill out your calendar request. Reference Cessna Flyer Association as where you saw this offer. Sorry but we can only send these...

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Anni Brogan Becomes President of Micro AeroDynamics

October 2014- Anacortes, WA – After several years as the Flight Test Director and Vice President at Micro AeroDynamics, Ms. Anni Brogan has become President of the company. She succeeds Charles White, founder of Micro AeroDynamics, who remains active in the company. Ms. Brogan has become an authority on the technology of micro vortex generators. Working with the FAA, she has overseen...

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Challenge of Landing at 49 State Capitals in Just Two Weeks Accepted by Two Private Pilots

  (MEDFORD, OR) August 28, 2014- The challenge of flying a private "general aviation" airplane to all 49 state capitals in the "lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an inspiring journey being attempted by two veteran pilots to raise public awareness about smaller...

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Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 27, 2014 —Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today that Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet. "Reaching this...

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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2014 FACTS AND FIGURES

August 2014- Comment from EAA Chairman Jack Pelton: "It was a tremendous week on many levels. We filled Wittman Regional Airport with aircraft for the first time in several years, with both aircraft camping and parking areas completely full at mid-week. The cooperation and support of the airport's east side community made possible the historic first appearance of the U.S. Air Force...

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Cessna Stationair to sport new interior seating option

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 28, 2014 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh it will offer a new seating option for the Cessna 206 Stationair that provides the versatility for up to five different cabin seating configurations. The cabin seating option, available on Stationair aircraft beginning in 2015, can...

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Hartzell Engine Technologies Announces The Purchase Of The Plane-Power Line Of Aircraft Alternators

Oshkosh, WI, July 29, 2014 — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has finalized an agreement to purchase the assets of Plane-Power, LTD. "When the opportunity came to acquire the Plane-Power line we saw it as having tremendous potential, not only to complement Hartzell's family of alternators, but to gain immediate access into new markets," Mike...

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Lockheed Martin Flight Services Approves inReach Satellite Communicator for Aircraft Alerting and Surveillance Services

YARMOUTH, Maine – July 28, 2014 – General aviation pilots can now fly safer and get help faster with their inReach satellite communicators linked to Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS). DeLorme today announced that its inReach satellite communicator is now a supported device for the LMFS Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue. Once an inReach device is...

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Sennheiser Premier Sponsor of EAA's Eagle Flights Program

Oshkosh, WI, July 28, 2014 — Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that it will continue its support of the general aviation community as the premier sponsor of EAA's Eagle Flights program. Sennheiser is supporting EAA with products and financial resources, including two $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded to a pair of deserving pilots in training. As the premier sponsor...

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