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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the former home of Paul and Audrey Poberezny in Oshkosh, WI and will make the home available to the EAA for tours and special events. The original stone farmhouse is over 100 years old and was Paul and Audrey's home from 1991 until his death in 2013. Located near Wittman Field, the 9 acre estate reflects the standards and culture the Pobereznys utilized in building the world's leading sport aviation organization, EAA, and the world's premier aviation…
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U.S. Navy Blue Angels include Oshkosh on their 2017 performance schedule EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 19, 2016) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups. Those performers include aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites. In addition, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have reconfirmed that Oshkosh is on their 2017 schedule, with work continuing to bring their full performance…
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Garmin is pleased to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera family, offering several new accessories tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. VIRB Ultra 30 is a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. The VIRB Ultra 30 contains a suite of new features, including voice control, an intuitive LCD color touchscreen and one-touch live streaming. Built-in 3-axis stabilization and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products combine to provide pilots with a premier action camera…
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A series of free, 45-minute educational forums will give aircraft owners and pilots real-world tips to increase the performance and life of their piston aircraft engines, while lowering the cost of ownership, operation and maintenance. Coppell, TX, (June 15, 2016) — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is partnering with Aircraft Specialties Services, CamGuard and RAM Aircraft to host a series of 18 educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2016.“We are committed to finding ways to help make flying more affordable for our customers,” stated Scott Hayes,…
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June 7, 2016 (Lakeland, Fla.) The 42nd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association took place April 5 –10, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. We are pleased to release the following data and fun facts: • Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries• Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had the highest amount of visitors• 251 attendees took advantage of the free ticket offer for active military available April 5-7• 7,530 attendees took advantage of discounted ticket…
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ROWLETT, TEXAS, MARCH 31, 2016 – NavWorx, Inc. announced today the company has entered a licensing agreement with Garmin enabling connectivity to the company’s GNS and GTN line of navigators. Under the agreement, NavWorx’ ADS600-B will interface with existing certified position sources providing the required WAAS GPS to meet the FAA’s mandate for ADS-B equipage. NavWorx has since its inception been providing ADS-B technology solutions to meet the diverse needs of aircraft owners and operators. NavWorx offers equipment designed to operate within the parameters of the FAA mandate for ADS-B.…
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Grypmat non-slip, anti-static tool mat is an easy way to keep track of your tools and can be found at Aircraft Spruce. The GrypMat is a rubberized, flexible, non-marring, non-slip, anti-static material designed to give mechanics a safe and secure place to store tools. Using GrypMat reduces Foreign Object Damage (FOD), lowers maintenance times, prevents scratches and damage, and helps mechanics do their jobs. GrypMat works on flat and curved surfaces. For more information, please call 1-877-4SPRUCE or visit www.aircraftspruce.com and reference part number 12-04761. Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line…
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COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc., which hosts the third-largest aircraft fly-in in the U.S., has announced that it will hold its next event at the Mesa, AZ Falcon Field (FFZ) Airport on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2016. The event, which is open to the general public, attracts recreational & general aviation enthusiasts from across the southwest United States. In 2015, approximately 500 aircraft were on display from 20 states, including ultralights, gyrocopters, home-built aircraft, antiques and warbirds. In addition to aircraft displays, the Copperstate Fly-In features aircraft awards, aviation business information booths, educational workshops for pilots, and…
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Twice in the last couple of months I’ve been surprised by changes in FAA documents and procedures—fortunately in both cases while I was safely on the ground.The first came while I was getting an instrument proficiency check in preparation for a planned summer flying vacation. I was also aware that my friend and longtime CFI Larry hadn’t had a chance to get night current, so I scheduled an evening session, figuring we could do hood work for an hour or so and then do night work in the pattern. Of…
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September 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EPS Runs Their First Pre-Production Engine         New Richmond, WI – Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on September 20th. “The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, President and CEO of EPS. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow. Achieving this major milestone is an accomplishment that will set new standards. It opens up huge opportunities.”         Based on data collected from two earlier “concept…
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The 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014 is underway! Your participation is important! -We need to hear from everyone who receives an invitation to complete a survey to prepare accurate statistics on aviation activity. The GA Survey is a scientific sample ofaircraft from the Civil Aviation Registry. Your responses are important because they represent many other aircraft like yours. -Please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2014, you sold it, or the aircraft was damaged.…
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Showers didn’t dampen spirits for hundreds of attendees A few lingering showers didn’t keep pilots from Sporty’s 11th annual fly-in. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a full static aircraft display, exhibits, seminars and introductory flights. Sporty’s promised a fly-in “rain or shine” and that’s exactly what happened. The fly-in hosted the largest number of exhibitors ever. Seminars from Sporty’s, ForeFlight, and Garmin were near capacity. While fly in traffic was down, drive in traffic was up – and Sporty’s loyal customer-attendees enthusiastically consumed upwards of 700 free hot dogs. Lots of…
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Anacortes, WA – In the past quarter-century, Micro AeroDynamics has sold over nearly 20,000 Vortex Generator kits to the owners of over 700 models of GA aircraft. The company, through its extensive flight tests has accumulated extensive documentation about the enhanced effects VGs have on stall speed and slow flight control. They have learned recently that there seems to be an addedbenefit they never sought to validate: vortex generators will increase the service ceiling of an aircraft by 15 to 18 percent. Dick Britton, a CFI, was climbing over icing…
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PMA provides alternator eligibility for the majority of Cessna 172, 182, 206 and Caravan aircraft. Montgomery, AL, (May 4, 2015) — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its ASG series of alternators. The company supplies the ASG series alternators for Cessna OEM production and the PMA also provides eligibility to replace older Ford units on a variety of Cessna single and twin-engine aircraft. ASG series alternators are 24V and are available with 60- or 95-amp output. "The Ford…
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Oshkosh air traffic procedures are required reading for all aviators flying to AirVenture EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 24, 2015) — The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA's 63rd annual fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 17, until noon CDT on July 27, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the…
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April 2015- Need ADS-B? Get answers..... Starting in 2020, aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Will you need to equip? It depends on where you fly. · How you should you equip your aircraft? · What equipment has been FAA certified? · What are the benefits of ADS-B Out and ADS-B In? Get answers at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsb
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April 14th, 2015- Now available for Android With the one-two punch of Sporty's apps, you will have no worries when it comes to your next flight review. Using a visual menu system, the Instrument Proficiency Check app is divided into six subject areas and 27 individual video segments. Based on Sporty's award-winning Instrument Rating Course, the IPC app contains more than 160 minutes of engaging 3D animations and in-flight video. Then add Sporty's Flight Review app to make sure you are thoroughly prepared. This Flight Review App is also divided…
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April 2015- (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The Women of Aviation Worldwide Week "Fly it Forward Challenge" event at Albuquerque, New Mexico's International Sunport (KABQ) turned out to be an astounding success, with 712 free "first flights" in private aircraft given to females during the week of March 2-8. The event was cosponsored by pilot Dianna Stanger, who flew 441 girls over four days in her EC120 helicopter, and by Del Sol Aviation and Cutter Aviation, two businesses located at KABQ. Other volunteer pilots who played key roles in introducing so many girls…
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AVIDYNE ANNOUNCES RELEASE 10.1 SOFTWARE FOR IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS Release 10.1 software adds new IFD540 functionality, and will be the first software release of the new IFD440. AEA - GRAPEVINE, Texas – April 8, 2015 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that certification of their IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM should be completed in May 2015. “We are excited to be bringing the IFD440 certification program to its conclusion, and the certification…
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Ten Phillips 66-branded FBOs recognized as best in the country HOUSTON April 7, 2015 – Phillips 66® Aviation is pleased that ten of its FBOs were recognized in this year's Aviation International News (AIN) survey. More than 11,000 respondents completed AIN's questionnaire that ranks FBOs according to line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities and customer service representatives. "On behalf of Phillips 66, we'd like to congratulate the Phillips 66-branded FBOs that were recognized in this survey," said Greg Hart, manager, general aviation. "These locations exemplify the Phillip 66 tradition…
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Williamsport, PA – 7 April 2015 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces its exhibition activities during AERO Friedrichshafen from April 15th-18th. Attendees of this global general aviation show can visit Lycoming at booth A3-115. Customer Support Lycoming team members will be on-site daily at the booth during the show to answer both sales and technical support questions for customers and attendees. Engine Display Engines will also be displayed and we have added iPads equipped with engines to provide interactive data. 233 Series Engine: Lycoming's Light Sport…
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Ford Motor Company presents country superstar and active pilot EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 2, 2015) — Dierks Bentley, who has rocketed to the top tier of country music's hitmakers, will get EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 week off to a great start when he headlines the fly-in's popular opening night concert on Monday, July 20. The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company with additional support from Cirrus Aircraft, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on Boeing Plaza following the afternoon air show.…
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TEMPEST® PROMOTES JESSICA COX, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER April 2015- GIBSONVILLE, NC - Tempest Plus Marketing Group (TPMG) is pleased to announce that it will lend its support in 2015 to Jessica Cox, motivational speaker, author, and Guinness World Record Holder as the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot certificate. Jessica Cox, born without arms, learned to fly in a 1946 415C Ercoupe and gained her sport pilot certifi- cate in 2008 with the help of Able Flight. Jessica recently published her first book, Disarm Your Limits, which…
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Due to record rainfall over the last 6 months, SUN 'n FUN has made a decision to cancel the Seabird Splash-In that has been held annually on Lake Agnes at Fantasy of Flight during the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. The Lake Agnes water level is more than 2 feet above normal, which unfortunately creates numerous hazards to seaplane operations in the form of hidden obstructions and, very shallow and long approaches to land access. Additionally, both the dock and ramp at Fantasy of Flight are essentially unusable.…
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March 2015- Washington, DC – Representative Todd Rokita, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House General Aviation Caucus, introduced two bills last week to reform the Third Class Medical certificate and strengthen the rights of private pilots. "I’m very pleased to continue the effort we started last Congress to eliminate the third class medical. As a pilot, I believe these two bills will grow the general aviation community by reducing unnecessary red tape, holding federal agencies accountable, and protecting the rights of pilots,” said Rep. Rokita.…
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Alexandria, Va., Dec. 16, 2014 – Last week, California FBOs and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviation gasoline brought by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). CEH filed the suit under California Proposition 65, a ballot initiative passed in 1985 that requires businesses to warn individuals exposed to hazardous chemicals. The original lawsuit sought to prohibit the sale of leaded aviation gasoline and impose millions of dollars in fines and penalties on FBOs and distributors. Under the agreement signed last week, the affected FBOs…
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(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) As part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 2015, Del Sol Aviation, Cutter Aviation, and pilot Dianna Stanger are hosting an opportunity for girls and women of all ages to take a free ride in a private aircraft March 2-8 during the Fly It Forward Challenge at Albuquerque International Sunport. In addition to the thrill of soaring over Albuquerque with private pilots in four and six seat airplanes or a helicopter, individuals and groups will learn about the history of women in aviation, discover what training is needed…
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Investment by Clay Lacy Aviation, the airport's longest-term tenant, will create middle class jobs, boost the economy and generate millions of dollars in revenue to Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2015) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD-6) today joined San Fernando Valley leaders in business, community and education to break ground on Clay Lacy Aviation's new South Campus, a $10 million, 6-acre expansion of its current headquarters facility at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). Attended by more than 100 students from NVOC-Aviation, a VNY-based…
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EAA maintains cost is key to meeting 2020 mandate EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (February 9, 2015) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published a technical correction in the Federal Register that allows future installations of ADS-B "out" equipment to meet performance standards of the appropriate Technical Standard Order (TSO) specifications without meeting the complete TSO requirements. EAA supports this technical amendment as a first step to exploring solutions for amateur-built aircraft to meet FAA's year 2020 mandate for installation of ADS-B "out" equipment in aircraft flown in…
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February 4th, 2015- Honoring our Nation's Greatest Generation: Arsenal of Democracy Aircraft to Take Flight over DC on the 70th Anniversary of VE Day. Seventy years ago today, Allied leaders met at the Yalta Conference in Crimea to begin their discussions of the structure of post-World War II Europe. To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World…
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