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Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations

Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations

Vibrations 101: Introduction to Vibrations, Materials Characteristics and Considerations ​ Description: It’s tempting to think of vibration isolation as a simple matter of putting a vibration mount between an object and whatever it’s resting on. Anything must be better than no mount at all, right? Actually, it’s not always right. In some cases you can create problems by adding a vibration mount to a system. Join this session to learn more about how vibration actually occurs and the basic compromises in implementing vibration isolation. What We’ll Cover:• The primary considerations…
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Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display  and G5 electronic flight instrument for certified aircraft

Garmin Smart Glide now available for the G3X Touch flight display and G5 electronic flight instrument for certified aircraft

Smart Glide technology automates tasks and reduces pilot workload in engine power loss emergencies Garmin announced today that its Smart Glide™ technology, a revolutionary safety tool that helps pilots in loss of engine power emergencies by automating tasks to reduce pilot workload, is now available as a free1 software update for the G3X Touch™ and G5 electronic flight instrument in certified aircraft equipped with a GTN™ Xi series navigator. Smart Glide compatibility can be added to a G3X Touch or G5 through the Garmin Authorized Dealer network. Smart Glide joins…
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Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page. The updated Airport page offers an improved layout and intuitive menus that provide easy access to airport information, including access to the most commonly reviewed facts and info about an airport, without having to access additional submenus. Field condition (FICON)…
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TE FLAP CONTROL SYSTEM, Flight Controls –Flap Cable Tension

TE FLAP CONTROL SYSTEM, Flight Controls –Flap Cable Tension

SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS INFORMATION BULLETIN SUBJ: TE FLAP CONTROL SYSTEM, Flight Controls –Flap Cable Tension SAIB: AIR-21-20 Date: December 16, 2021 This is information only. Recommendations aren’t mandatory. Introduction This special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) alerts owners, operators, maintenance technicians, and inspectors of an airworthiness concern on Textron Aviation Inc. (formerly Cessna Aircraft Company) Model 310, 310A, 310B, 310C, 310D, 310F, 310G, 310H, 310I, 310J, 310J-1, 310K, 310L, 310N, 310P, 310Q, 310R, 320, 320-1, 320A, 320B, 320C, 320D, 320E, 320F, 335, 340, 340A, 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411,…
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CONCORDE BATTERY CORPORATION OPENS REGISTRATION FOR  FAA APPROVED 2022 VIRTUAL IA RENEWAL SERIES

CONCORDE BATTERY CORPORATION OPENS REGISTRATION FOR FAA APPROVED 2022 VIRTUAL IA RENEWAL SERIES

In 2021 nearly 3000 participants joined Concorde’s virtual seminars. Viewer feedback was overwhelmingly positive with great suggestions for future events. To improve the experience for attendees in 2022, Concorde is offering FAA Approved IA Seminars focused on three distinct disciplines – piston, turbine and rotorcraft. All are welcome at these free events; IA status is not required. Registration for Concorde’s Virtual IA Renewal Seminars in January 2022 is now open! The dates are as follows – Concorde’s Piston Virtual IA Renewal – January 13 & 14, 2022 Cleveland Wheels and…
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Preferred Airparts Calendar offer

Preferred Airparts Calendar offer

Free Preferred Airparts Calendar Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 people from Cessna Flyer Association who request it. The 2022 calendar celebrates the story of Preferred Airparts 40th year in business. It is another in our line of custom calendars. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com to fill out your calendar request. Please reference Cessna Flyer Association as where you saw this offer to ensure you receive one. Sorry but we can ONLY send these to U.S. addresses.
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PWI’s LED Ice Light Receives  FAA PMA Certification

PWI’s LED Ice Light Receives FAA PMA Certification

PWI is proud to announce that the FAA has given the PWI LED Ice Light PMA approval for use in a wide variety of aircraft, from piston planes and turboprops to business jets. “A lot of hard work went into designing and producing the PWI LED Ice Light,” says Robi Lorik, President and CEO of PWI, Inc. “Getting our LED Ice Light PMA certified makes a big difference to owners and pilots who are tired of the cost and downtime from constantly changing out bulbs.” PWI’s LED Ice Light provides…
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Air Plains Services Informed of Continental Engine Price Increase

Air Plains Services Informed of Continental Engine Price Increase

WELLINGTON, KS Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, has been notified by Continental Aerospace Technologies of a price increase on IO-520 and IO-550 300hp engines, effective December 15. “We can still get orders in at the current price through December 15 so anyone considering an upgrade next year should call us now so we can start the process and lock in the price,” said Katie Church, head of customer experience at Air Plains. This is the second engine price increase from Continental this…
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Airforms Replacement Axles Now Eligible For The Cessna 205 And 210

Airforms Replacement Axles Now Eligible For The Cessna 205 And 210

Airforms has announced an eligibility expansion for their PMAd replacement axles for Cessna aircraft. In addition to anodized steel and titanium axles for the Cessna 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, 185, 206, and 305 (the L-19) they now offer both types for the Cessna 205 and 210. Both options are high-strength and offer considerably more shear resistance than aluminum axles. The titanium versions will not rust and each axle is about one pound lighter than steel. The steel axles are anodized for rust and corrosion avoidance to ensure longevity. Hard…
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Air Plains Services Named Approved SureFly Install Specialist

Air Plains Services Named Approved SureFly Install Specialist

WELLINGTON, KS – Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it has been approved by SureFly as an installation specialist for all SureFly electronic ignition modules. “We are big fans of SureFly electronic ignitions,” said Katie Church, head of customer experience at Air Plains. “Their product line meshes so well with the four- and six-cylinder Lycoming and Continental piston engines we’ve specialized in for 45 years. “SureFly ignition modules, or SIMs, have all solid-state electronics and no moving parts which means reliable…
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SUPERIOR AIR PARTS IS OFFERING FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF ITS 2022 “THE ART OF FLYING” CALENDAR FEATURING THE WORKS OF AWARD-WINNING AVIATION ARTIST DALE SMITH

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS IS OFFERING FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF ITS 2022 “THE ART OF FLYING” CALENDAR FEATURING THE WORKS OF AWARD-WINNING AVIATION ARTIST DALE SMITH

Along with the 2022 calendar pages, the company has also made high-resolution, printable versions of each illustration available for free downloads at www.superiorairparts.com/calendar Coppell, TX (November 11, 2021) — Scott Hayes, vice president, sales and marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced that the company is offering free digital downloads of its 2022 The Art of Flying calendar, featuring the works of award-winning aviation artist, Dale Smith. “We originally printed a limited number of calendars for our customers and distributors, but once it got out, the demand was so great…
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Preferred Airparts has purchased KRN Aviation Services!

Preferred Airparts has purchased KRN Aviation Services!

Preferred Airparts was recently contacted by KRN Aviation to see if we would be interested in purchasing their inventory. We were able to come to an agreement and are currently in the process of moving KRN’s inventory to Ohio in order to add to our already extensive inventory. We plan to begin importing their inventory to our system beginning in December. Keep an eye on our social media and website for an announcement when the inventory will be available. In the meantime, we can check our current inventory for any…
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Airforms, Inc. Begins Shipping Engine Baffle Kits for Cessna 182T

Airforms, Inc. Begins Shipping Engine Baffle Kits for Cessna 182T

Wasilla, AK – Airforms, Inc., the world leader in replacement baffle kits for General Aviation, has added the Cessna 182T to their growing list of aircraft models eligible for new sets of baffles. They have already shipped over 5,000 baffle kits, all over the globe, for over 60 models of aircraft. Baffles, with good seals, are essential for proper engine cooling. Kits are available with bare metal or powder coated metal parts. Seals for the kits are made of high-temp silicone with a thin fiberglass “sandwich” in the middle. The…
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Garmin announces additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications  for select Cessna 182 aircraft

Garmin announces additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications for select Cessna 182 aircraft

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 500 autopilot in additional aircraft to include the Cessna 182 and 182A-D models. Additionally, the GFC 500 Yaw Damper is now approved for installation in the Cessna 182C-T models. These Cessna aircraft join the list of models already STC approved for the GFC 500, which include the Cessna 182E-T. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities…
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MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH VANCE STREET CAPITAL

MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH VANCE STREET CAPITAL

McFarlane Aviation Products, a diversified aerospace manufacturer and supplier, announced its partnership with Vance Street Capital LLC today. A Los Angeles-based private equity firm, Vance Street invests in middle-market businesses as a strategy for growth. Vance Street’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to help scale their business, drive growth, and further enhance the solutions they are providing their customers. “We are excited to team with Vance Street and accelerate our aviation products growth. We will continue to build upon the high-quality product lines that we have developed…
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AvFab Receives TSO Approval On STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher

AvFab Receives TSO Approval On STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received Technical Standard Orders (FAA TSO-C39b Type 2) approval for the installation of their multi-airframe STOWAWAY medical stretcher for use in all Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, and Kodiak 100 aircraft. Several models of STOWAWAY are available, including one version that adjusts to installation in all four aircraft. AvFab’s STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher Kit provides an operator with the option of transporting an ill or injured, non-critical patient. These stretchers are ideal as an economical alternative to complete Medevac systems for the…
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Garmin achieves significant milestone in its G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Garmin achieves significant milestone in its G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Ten percent of the eligible Citation Excel/XLS fleet now updated with a G5000 integrated flight deck Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that 10% of the ever-popular Cessna Citation Excel and XLS business jet fleet has now been retrofitted with Garmin’s G5000® integrated flight deck upgrade. The G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities, significantly reduces operational costs, increases situational awareness of the flight crew and solves long-term concerns related to legacy avionics parts obsolescence. “We are thrilled that so many…
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EAA to honor 2020 and 2021 Halls of Fame inductees on Nov. 11

EAA to honor 2020 and 2021 Halls of Fame inductees on Nov. 11

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Twelve individuals who contributed greatly to recreational aviation will be honored on November 11 as they are inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame during a ceremony and dinner at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh. The large group of individuals represents the Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021, as the 2020 induction ceremony was canceled due to the COVID pandemic. The 2021 inductees include: - · EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Flo and Bob Irwin (posthumous) · International Aerobatic…
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McFarlane Aviation Products Acquires QMI, Inc. Product Lines

McFarlane Aviation Products Acquires QMI, Inc. Product Lines

McFarlane Aviation has announced its acquisition of QMI, Inc’s designs, patents, and manufacturing rights. QMI, Inc. (www.cessnarepairs.com) is most well known for their 'common-sense' repair solution for the tail cone reinforcement angle issue discussed in Cessna Owner Advisory: SEL-55-01 and AD2020-21-22. Earlier this year, McFarlane partnered with QMI as the sole distributor for their STC'd Tail Cone Angle Replacement Kit and their STC'd Trim Wheel for Cessna 180, 182, 185s. "We were very pleased with the quality of product, the benefit it brings to our customers, and the innovative thinking…
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Textron Aviation announces order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to support Kansas State University’s growing pilot training enrollment

Textron Aviation announces order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to support Kansas State University’s growing pilot training enrollment

-- Textron Aviation today announced an order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus, expanding the school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. “Textron Aviation remains committed to supporting the training and development of the next generation of pilots, and our continued strong relationship with Kansas State is a critical element…
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Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 - 182 (205, 206, 210, 337)

Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 - 182 (205, 206, 210, 337)

A great way to get organized. The Cockpit Organizer easily slides between the front seats to add additional storage within easy reach. It will fit many Cessna 182 Skylane, Cessna 205 Skywagon, Cessna 206 Stationair, Cessna 210 Centurions, and others with this available space. 18″ long, 12″ tall, and 4.25″ wide. Perfect gift for: Airplane Owner – Increases the value of the cockpit. Student Pilot – Keep everything close at hand. Aircraft Renter – Easily slides in and out between the front seats. Put it on your Christmas list. Watch…
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The Bagage Organizer

The Bagage Organizer

Make your life a little easier - There are some events that stress a pilot out—for example, needing a jump start, dealing with a broken belt, blown tubes, a bad spark plug, not having an extra quart or two of oil, and needing a tool but not having a tool kit readily available. You really don't want to toss all the items into a box or leave them sliding around the back of the plane. So, Steve designed a purpose-built baggage compartment organizer for pilots like you. The Baggage Organizer…
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Garmin announces GFC 600 autopilot certification for select Piper Meridian aircraft & they also receive Smart Rudder Bias certification for GFC 600-equipped Cessna 414A aircraft

Garmin announces GFC 600 autopilot certification for select Piper Meridian aircraft & they also receive Smart Rudder Bias certification for GFC 600-equipped Cessna 414A aircraft

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the Piper Meridian (PA-46-500TP)1. Additionally, Smart Rudder Bias2 is now certified for Cessna 414A aircraft equipped with the GFC 600 autopilot, further growing the list of compatible aircraft to offer this safety-enhancing technology. Full-featured autopilot The GFC 600 digital autopilot is intended for piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics, and provides a long list…
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Cessna Caravan Gets Pants

Cessna Caravan Gets Pants

Wichita, Kansas - Whind LLC introduces wheel pants for the Cessna Caravan series, a simple, efficient performance enhancement. Flight testing has shown a cruise speed improvement of up to seven knots, depending on initial configuration. Full STC approval is underway, with completion and first delivery expected in 4Q 2021. Like the Caravan itself, the wheel pants are durable and low-maintenance. Randy Whitson, CEO of Whind LLC says, “you won’t find a ‘no step’ placard on these wheel pants”. Made for easy maintenance, the modular design creates easy access and interchangeable,…
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Airpart Supply Ltd. Named Factory Authorized Distributor for Airforms, Inc.

Airpart Supply Ltd. Named Factory Authorized Distributor for Airforms, Inc.

Wasilla, AK - Airforms, Inc. has added Airpart Supply Ltd. in High Wycombe, UK to their growing list of stocking distributors around the world. As their name implies, Airpart Supply carries a vast array of parts, systems and avionics equipment for General and Airline Aviation. They ship products daily to owners, operators and mechanics in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They have been importing large shipments of parts from Airforms over the past half year and can now offer virtually everything in the Airforms catalogs. “Airforms is…
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Garmin achieves EASA approval of the latest G1000 NXi system enhancements for Citation Mustangs FacebookTwitterEmailCopy Link

Garmin achieves EASA approval of the latest G1000 NXi system enhancements for Citation Mustangs FacebookTwitterEmailCopy Link

Garmin announced European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of G1000® NXi updates for Citation Mustang aircraft to allow owners and operators to upgrade many key avionics systems. Available for both fielded G1000 NXi installations and those looking to upgrade their aircraft, these upgrades include the addition of the GWX™ 75 advanced weather radar and new datalink weather and communications capability for operators via the GSR 56. Other new enhancements include the ability for operators to retain dual diversity transponder systems in addition to the benefits of an ADS-B “In”…
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2021 WIPAIRE POKER RUN

2021 WIPAIRE POKER RUN

JOIN YOUR SEAPLANE FRIENDS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL WIPAIRE POKER RUN! Location: Maddens on Gull Lake Date: September 17, 2021 In conjunction with this year’s Seaplane Safety Seminar, Wipaire is hosting our second Wipaire Poker Run fundraiser for MSPA. Show your support and find out if you really are lucky! ENTRY DETAILS: $100 per player $50 for each additional hand, up to 4 hands per person CASH ONLY – Collected at Sign-in EVENT DETAILS: 9:00 AM registration opens 9:30 AM pilot briefing 10 AM first plane out Maps of the…
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Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

In-person pilot training returns to Garmin headquarters this August Garmin® International, Inc.® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2022 including a return to in-person instructor led courses beginning in August 2021. Healthy workplace practices are in place for the health and well-being of Garmin customers and associates. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN™ Series, G500/G600, TXi™Series, G3X Touch™, and Garmin integrated flight decks. Professional instructor-led training Instructor-led classroom training returns…
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Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI; Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI; Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham has been named president of Aerospace Welding Incorporated and Aerospace Manufacturing Incorporated (AWI-AMI) aviation companies within the Hartzell family of companies. He brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience and a proven track record in aerospace leadership to the operation located in Eagan, Minn. “We are pleased that Ryan has assumed the AWI-AMI business unit leadership responsibilities,” said Joe Brown, COO of Tailwind Technologies, the holding company of the Hartzell family of companies. “His direct industry expertise and battle tested leadership as a U.S. Army officer in…
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Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC is proud to introduce an All New - FAA/PMA approved direct replacement line of four and six cylinder magnetos. With a foundation of over 35 years of manufacturing FAA/PMA replacement magneto parts as well as overhauling magnetos, the new magneto design incorporates component improvements that revitalizes quality and value for general aviation magnetos. “We have manufactured millions of magneto parts and we have overhauled well over 100,000 magnetos over our history,” stated Kelly Aero President/CEO Jeffrey Kelly, “introducing a new direct replacement Kelly Magneto further cements our…
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