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Oct 26-27— Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, AL. AOPA’s two-day fly-in starts with workshops and a Barnstormers Party on Friday. The main fly-in events continue Saturday, with a pancake breakfast, free seminars, lunch, an exhibit hall and much more. Relax on the beach, spot bottle-nose dolphins on a dolphin cruse, take in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing charters, and check out nearby golf courses while you are in town for AOPA’s Fly-In. Sign up, book your rooms and fly in to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. Call (251) 967-3968…
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Sometimes the biggest news to come out of an AOPA Regional Fly-in is the event’s attendance numbers, but the audience at AOPA President Mark Baker’s Pilot Town Hall presentation during AOPA’s 2018 Carbondale, Illinois, Fly-in on Oct. 6 may have been the first to hear some much bigger developments. “I talked with the FAA administrator yesterday,” Baker said. “He was comfortable with me telling you there’s going to be another $500 rebate [for installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Out].” The FAA has mandated ADS-B for flights after Jan. 1, 2020, generally in…
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OLATHE, Kan./October 10, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the initial phase of integration between the Garmin Pilot™ app and the popular FltPlan.com web portal. As a result of Garmin’s acquisition of FltPlan.com in August, both companies have made rapid progress in merging portfolios. Beginning next week, pilots will be able to use FltPlan.com for pre-flight planning and filing, and automatically view the same flight plan within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices. This announcement represents the first of…
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Tickets on sale beginning October 11 at 9 a.m. CDT EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 5, 2018) — Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, who 50 years ago captured the world’s imagination as two of the first humans to orbit the moon, will recount that famed mission as special guests at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Friday, December 7, at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh. The evening will be hosted by former NASA space shuttle commander Charlie Precourt. The banquet is held each December at EAA…
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Several Cessna Models Get New Powerplant Options Air Plains Services announced three new engine STCs for Cessna piston singles during the AOPA Regional Fly-In at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Two of the STCs are for installation of Lycoming IO-540. The addition of these three STCs—a 260-horsepower upgrade for Cessna 182S and T models, a 260-hp upgrade for Cessna 182RGs, and a 180-hp upgrade for Cessna 172R models—gives Air Plains one of the industry’s widest ranges of engine upgrades for Cessna’s most popular single-engine piston aircraft, the company said. As with…
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The Original and World's Finest Aircraft Covers for Airplanes, Jets, Helicopters, Gliders and QEC Off-link Jet Engines Why an Insulated Engine Cover? Whether your plane is in a hangar, on the ramp, or out in the rough country, a subfreezing cold start can do more engine wear damage than almost anything we can think of. What Types of Covers Do we Offer? Fully Enclosed These covers offer the most protection and make most sense for use with a pre-heater. Essentially, the entire engine cowling is covered. Partially Enclosed This is…
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Edinburgh based Trig Avionics Limited has announced plans to move its regulatory HQ to the Netherlands, as part of its planned European expansion. From Spring 2019 production and certification of Trig products will be controlled from the Trig office in the Netherlands. These new regulatory arrangements will ensure that Trig products can be purchased with confidence. This change in compliance, will mean Trig products are unaffected by any potential disruption caused by Brexit aviation restrictions (as reported in news media). Earlier this year, Trig announced plans for a new office…
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Aircraft Spruce has announced the opening of it’s newest location is Wasilla, AK on September 17th, 2018. This exciting development gives the parts supplier a local presence in the active flying community of Alaska for the first time in company history. The company plans to inventory the branch with all of the latest and greatest items pilot’s, mechanics, or aircraft owners might need. “Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company has been serving the Alaskan general aviation market since 1965 by shipping orders from our California and Georgia warehouses. We will still…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 21, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products has approval on new complete fuel selector valve assemblies. For years, McFarlane has been repairing Cessna fuel selector valves in an effort to keep everyone flying safely and affordably. Now they have taken this experience and their expert knowledge to the drawing board and developed replacement fuel selector valves for the Cessna 170, 172, 175, and 177 aircraft. They won’t stop here. Expect approvals soon covering more airframes! Ben Strahm and Andy Pritchard, both A&P technicians at McFarlane, found corrosion to…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 5, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products is excited to announce new approvals for Cessna Aircraft! McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for improved cowl flap hinges for Cessna 172, 180, 182, and 185 aircraft. “Cowl flap hinges wear out due to aerodynamic vibration and vibration of the engine cowling. A lot of high frequency engine vibration is transmitted to the cowling through the baffle seal material” stated Andy Pritchard, McFarlane IA technician. “This vibration and related hinge wear would be reduced if McFarlane’s low friction Cowl Saver® baffle…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 4, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products is excited to announce new approvals for Cessna Aircraft! McFarlane has announced more FAA-PMA replacement parts found on the Cessna nose gear! Torque link stop lugs and the attachment hardware found on Cessna 150 thru 207 aircraft are now available from McFarlane. All of these components may be purchased individually or in convenient kits. Worn and distorted stop lugs allow for overextension of the nose strut which damages costly internal components and can cause inconsistent in-flight rudder rigging and nose gear…
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$75 million plan will modernize infrastructure MOBILE, ALA. – Continental Motors Group Ltd. (CMG), an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced that the foundation work for its new manufacturing facility has started. Blue Marlin is the code name for a significant investment program that focuses on the future of Continental Motors Group. It is a multifaceted project that includes building a greenfield manufacturing and office building in Mobile, Alabama—where CMG has based its operations for over 50 years, thus renewing its commitment to the local community and…
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Smooth Power, LLC has been recently named Master Distributor for the lower 48 states for the Electroair electronic ignition systems which serves both certified and experimental aircraft. Smooth Power has been a successful distributor since mid-2015. Through aggressive product stocking, heavy air and type show attendance, and lots of miles traveled, Smooth Power has positioned itself as the number one Electroair distributor in the country. Smooth Power is owned and operated by Darrell and Rhonda Pool. This team has worked together in the aviation industry for more than sixteen years…
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Superior has also extended the warranty on all of FAA PMA piece parts to 24 months. FAA-PMA Millennium Cylinders and piece parts shipped from Superior Air Parts, Inc. after January 01, 2018, are covered under the new warranty schedule. Oshkosh, WI (July 23, 2018) — Scott Hayes, VP, Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company has increased the warranty on all factory-new Millennium Cylinders to an industry-leading 37 months or to TBO, whichever occurs first. It is also extending the warranty on all factory-new…
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AmSafe’s Seatbelt Airbag System (SOARS) is a universally adjustable lapbelt airbag restraint system designed to mitigate head and torso injury in aircraft crash conditions. With over a billion hours of logged service, AmSafe Airbag Systems are utilized in commercial aircraft, business jet and turboprop aircraft as well as general aviation to protect pilots, co-pilots and passengers. SOARS is a very affordable, yet significant enhancement for general aviation occupant protection. Each SOARS kit includes a complete airbag restraint system for both the Pilot & Co-Pilot seats, replacing the original pilot and…
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August 1, 2018 - Garmin is pleased to announce it is expanding its robust line-up of popular aviation webinars. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost ADS-B solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview of its vast product line. New webinars that have been recently added to the 2018 Garmin aviation webinar schedule discuss a variety of topics and products, including: Autopilot retrofits The GFC 500…
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Four-times more color contouring for superior weather analysis OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX™ 75, a new addition to its suite of weather radars. Intended for a wide range of aircraft, the Doppler-based, solid-state GWX 75 incorporates exceptional range and a new, enhanced color palette that features more color contouring than traditional weather radar on the market. A helicopter version of the weather radar, the GWX 75H is also available. Optional features such as turbulence…
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Three distinct sizes with internal music storage, Garmin Pay and optional wrist-based Pulse Oximeter OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the D2TM Delta PX, D2 Delta S and D2 Delta aviator watch series, three new GPS-enabled smartwatches built in a variety of sizes and personalities for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. New to the D2 aviator watch series, the D2 Delta PX incorporates built-in wrist-based Pulse Oximeter1 for oxygen saturation awareness. Additionally, all D2 Delta watches come with…
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READING, Pennsylvania, July 23, 2018 - EnerSys® (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announces the launch of its Hawker® SBS J-16 battery specifically for general aviation owner / operators. Manufactured with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, the Hawker® SBS J-16 battery provides extended life, low maintenance and superior aircraft battery performance in extreme temperatures and harsh environments. TPPL technology is applied to the manufacturing of flat plates made of 99.99 percent pure lead, not lead alloy. These pure lead plates are made…
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Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple and Android mobile devices; adds weight and balance, weather enhancements and more OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced several new additions to the Garmin PilotTM feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an…
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Dynon is excited to introduce the D3, the latest edition of its popular Pocket Panel EFIS, and the DRX, a portable, dual-band ADS-B traffic and weather receiver. Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says, “Many pilots ask if we are replacing the popular D2, and the answer is yes! Our third generation D3 Pocket Panel portable EFIS adds new features like Synthetic Vision and a Touchscreen interface that customers consistently rank high on their wish lists, and all at a new lower price point. In addition to the D3 we are also…
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40+ Aviation companies step up with sponsorships, door prizes and seminars. Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Association members will be descending on Waupaca, WI for the 14th annual Gathering at Waupaca. Members from 20 states and Canada will spend the weekend relaxing, learning and mingling before boarding the air-conditioned motor coach to AirVenture on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with an optional night bus on Wednesday to accommodate viewing the night air show. Seminars for this year: Electronic Ignitions by Michael Kobylik, Electroair; Brake Systems by Vern Rogers, Parker Hannifin; De-icing…
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Sporty’s, Stratus and Wright Bros. Collection all exhibiting Sporty’s presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has increased again. Sporty’s tent is bigger than last year and will provide a unique and interactive Oshkosh shopping experience for attendees. Located outside Hangar B in Outdoor Space #260, Sporty’s will set up its Oshkosh retail store chock-full of products to see and try and buy. “A popular feature of Sporty’s tent is our headset demo area,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We’ve expanded the headset experience this year with both Bose and Lightspeed…
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The TX56/TX56A and TX57/TX57A – first preview of Trig’s slimline Nav/Com family Trig Avionics has announced plans for a future Nav/Com product family, which is expected to be available to pilots in early 2019. The first preview of the product is being made now, allowing pilots to see the newly designed TX56 Nav/Com. Using a slimline form factor and innovative features the TX56 will be easy to install and use. Trig plans to offer a special introductory list price of $ 3,195 ex. tax for the TX56A, the 760 channel…
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Superior’s V.P. product support, Bill Ross (A&P/IA) will present two forums: Owner’s Guide to Engine Operations and Maintenance, and Engine Leaning Made Simple at the AeroShell Tent (#450) during Oshkosh/AirVenture 2018. Coppell, TX (June 25, 2018) — Scott Hayes, vice president, sales and marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company has accepted an invitation to be a presenter during the new AeroShell Forum series during Oshkosh AirVenture 2018. AeroShell will host a series of forums on topics ranging from engine care to unleaded avgas. Follow them…
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EAA joins other leading GA organizations in criticizing proposal EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (June 21, 2018) – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization proposal a failed idea to privatize the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control services. “There is a large and diverse chorus of opposition to the idea of privatizing our air traffic control system, including congressional leaders from both political parties, more than 100 aviation organizations, over 100…
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Six Days. 18 Forums. When: Monday thru Saturday at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 Where: Superior Air Parts Tent #257 New for 2018: Select Superior Air Parts Forums Qualify for FAA A&P I/A Renewal Credit! Monday, July 23 9:30: Engine Leaning Made Simple. Presented by Superior Air Parts 11:00: Maximizing Engine Longevity. Presented by RAM Aircraft 12:30: Engine Longevity and Reliability. Presented by CamGuard Tuesday, July 24 9:30: Compression Testing Aircraft Engines and Maximizing Cylinder Life. Presented by Superior Air Parts 11:00: Maximizing Aircraft Break Performance and Longevity. Presented by Aviation…
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WASILLA, ALASKA, 3-May-18– Airforms, Inc. announced today they have been awarded FAA PMA approval for engine mount isolator heat shields for the Cessna C206/207/210 family of aircraft (Continental powered). The aluminum construction of the heat shields absorbs less heat than steel, and a ceramic powder coating on one side inhibits heat transfer to the flexible isolators. According to company officials there is a sizeable fleet of 1986 and prior Cessna 206’s as well as 207’s and 210’s that increasingly benefit from additional aftermarket PMA support. They further state that these…
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Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. has been a manufacturer of oil and fuel valves for the aviation industry for over 70 years. Curtis is proud to announce that they have received FAA PMA approval for the CCB-38000 low profile, aluminum oil quick drain valve. This drain valve fits most Lycoming engines. When installed, the valve extends slightly more than the drain plug installed by Lycoming. The valve was designed specifically for retractable gear aircraft and twin engine aircraft with close fit cowling; however, it will fit any Lycoming engine where…
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WASILLA, ALASKA, 5-April-2018 – Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world’s Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1. This component is a step approved to replace any one of the three Cessna steps in the passenger airstair door on both the C208 & C208B models. The step is a direct replacements for Cessna P/N’s 2617076-1, 2617076-10 or 2617076-11. Airforms step is engineered for increased longevity and is constructed solely from aluminum to eliminate the incidence…
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