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2023 Garmin Pilot Training Catalog

2023 Garmin Pilot Training Catalog

The Garmin Aviation Training team is excited to announce pilot training opportunities through the end of 2023. The attached training catalog provides information on pilot training offerings, including a description of self-study materials, eLearning courses and instructor-led classes offered for the GTN/GTN Xi, G500/G600, G500/G600/G700 TXi, G3X Touch and all Garmin integrated flight decks. For more details, to view the catalog on line, or to sign up for a training event, visit flygarmin.com/training. See below for catalog highlights. Catalog Highlights: New courses: Aviation Weather Radar 2.0 eLearning course One-hour webinars…
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Wipaire Receives FAA Approval for Increased OAT for Floated C208B EX

Wipaire Receives FAA Approval for Increased OAT for Floated C208B EX

January 2023 South Saint Paul Minnesota – Wipaire received approval from the FAA for an increase in Outside Ambient Temperature (OAT) operations for C208B EX airplanes. “We did this flight manual supplement to align the OAT flight and ground limit for a floated Caravan with that of a wheeled Caravan” explains Brad Kutz, Vice President of Engineering for Wipaire. “Prior to this, the ground OAT was limited to 42C (107.6F). Now, it has been raised to 47C (116.6F).“The global market for floated Caravans continues to expand. To better support regions…
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Hartzell Engine Tech Names  Caleb Walls as Controller

Hartzell Engine Tech Names Caleb Walls as Controller

Hartzell Engine Tech has named veteran corporate finance executive Caleb Walls as Controller. He will report to company President Keith Bagley in the newly created position. “Caleb Walls’ career as a corporate controller and financial operations manager equips him well for his new position and responsibilities,” said Bagley. “Caleb’s experiences in finance, accounting, procurement and various operations will complement the other strengths of our senior leadership team. We are looking forward to his contributions,” he added. Walls previously was the controller for West Fraser, a North American lumber producer. Additionally,…
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Philanthropy at Work: Continuing the Legacy of the Ford Tri-Motor

Philanthropy at Work: Continuing the Legacy of the Ford Tri-Motor

EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor, otherwise known as the "Tin Goose", is one of a few remaining today. As one of America’s first mass-produced airliners, it brings to mind an era of excitement and energy.The center section of the wing on the Tri-Motor is currently being replaced. The airplane sits in the hangar with the engines, props, landing gear, and outer wings all removed to gain access to the center section.The center section was removed and is at Hov-Aire, Inc. in Three Rivers, MI. Hov-Aire is transferring brackets, pulleys, and mounts before…
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EAA Young Eagles program sees a return to normalcy in 2022

EAA Young Eagles program sees a return to normalcy in 2022

Free introductory flight program celebrates 30 years of inspiring youth EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 15, 2022) — After two years of decreased participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 has seen EAA’s Young Eagles program rebound and reach tens of thousands of young people through participation in aviation. More than 49,000 youths ages 8 to 17 experienced The Spirit of Aviation this year through a free introductory flight in an aircraft. These flights were all made possible by 4,078 pilots who volunteered their time to help, with…
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Winter Protection Starts With A Cover - Every make, model and modification

Winter Protection Starts With A Cover - Every make, model and modification

Many pilots around the world consider Bruce’s Custom Covers a key piece to their winterization plan. Our cold weather product line has been developed with superior fabrics and design techniques that saves on operational costs and downtime, by making sure the aircraft is ready for use when it’s needed. With over 43+ years helping conserve aircraft, we have seen first hand the impact a well designed cover makes to extend the life of an airframe, engine, rotors, wings, avionics and other critical components.
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Air Plains Services to kick off 2023 show season with a return to Sun N Fun

Air Plains Services to kick off 2023 show season with a return to Sun N Fun

– Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it would exhibit again in 2023 at the annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Fla., March 28 through April 2. “We’re eager to return to Sun ‘n Fun for our second year to visit with current customers and develop new relationships,” said Katie Church, Air Plains president. “We’ll feature our popular Cessna engine upgrades as well as new products introduced over the past year.” Air Plains will be in a larger exhibit…
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SUPERIOR AIR PARTS HAS ISSUED A MANDATORY SERVICE BULLETIN REQUIRING THE REPLACEMENT OF INTAKE VALVES IN CERTAIN MILLENNIUM CYLINDERS AND REBUILT/OVERHAULED CYLINDERS USED IN CONTINENTAL 470-, 520-, AND 550-SERIES ENGINES

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS HAS ISSUED A MANDATORY SERVICE BULLETIN REQUIRING THE REPLACEMENT OF INTAKE VALVES IN CERTAIN MILLENNIUM CYLINDERS AND REBUILT/OVERHAULED CYLINDERS USED IN CONTINENTAL 470-, 520-, AND 550-SERIES ENGINES

The Mandatory Service Bulletin covers new Superior Millennium Cylinders and cylinders rebuilt/overhauled with Superior intake valves with part number SA539988 shipped between January 20, 2022, and February 23, 2020. Coppell, TX (December 12, 2022) — Superior Air Parts, Inc., has issued a Mandatory Service Bulleting (MSB) requiring the replacement of intake valves used in new Superior Millennium Cylinders and overhauled/repaired with Superior intake valves found on Continental 470-, 520- and 550-series engines. “We have found three instances where the valves have failed in service,” stated Bill Ross, VP of Product…
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Hartzell Receives Voyager Propeller STC for Cessna Skywagon Fleet  Powered by Continental O-470 Engines

Hartzell Receives Voyager Propeller STC for Cessna Skywagon Fleet Powered by Continental O-470 Engines

Building on acceptance by backcountry flyers of Cessna Skywagons, Hartzell Propeller has once again expanded the applicability of its ubiquitous three-blade aluminum Voyager props. The Voyager, which is popular with bush pilots, was previously approved for other Cessna 180/182/185/206 aircraft powered by the Continental 520 and 550 engines. The Voyager is now STC approved for Cessna 180 aircraft, powered by Continental 470-A (S/N 41000 and higher) -J, -R, and -S engines. This includes models 180, and models C – J with standard engines. "Inspired by customer acceptance since we introduced…
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Hartzell Extends Prop Discounts to Recreational Aviation Foundation Supporters For Third Consecutive Year Through 2023

Hartzell Extends Prop Discounts to Recreational Aviation Foundation Supporters For Third Consecutive Year Through 2023

Hartzell Propeller will extend its $1,000 discount to supporters of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) on all new Hartzell backcountry airplane propellers, now through 2023, marking the third consecutive year of this discount. In addition to these savings, Hartzell is making a $250 contribution to the RAF mission for each of these special sales. “We are excited to extend this special offer to RAF supporters, now for the third straight year,” said Hartzell President JJ Frigge. “In addition to providing this $1,000 discount, we will be donating $250 directly to…
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Free Preferred Airparts Calendar   

Free Preferred Airparts Calendar   

Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 people from Cessna Flyer Association who request it. The 2023 calendar is a look back at some of our favorite calendar photos from the past. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com to fill out your calendar request. Please reference Cessna Flyer Association as to 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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Hartzell Engine Tech Designated Top-Rated Business in Alabama

Hartzell Engine Tech Designated Top-Rated Business in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Al. Gov. Kay Ivey has selected Hartzell Engine Tech as one of 14 top-rated businesses for its work in producing exceptional goods for the state. “Our state is blessed to have numerous companies producing outstanding Alabama-American made products every single day,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am proud to recognize 14 of the best our state has to offer,” she added. Hartzell Engine Tech President Keith Bagley accepted the recognition at a Made in Alabama Showcase in the Alabama capital city. “Hartzell’s aircraft engine accessories and aircraft cabin heating solutions…
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BERINGER AERO USA 10 year Anniversary

BERINGER AERO USA 10 year Anniversary

Nestled in the quiet hills of Woodruff, South Carolina lies the best kept secret in general aviation, Triple Tree Aerodrome. It’s where BERINGER AERO USA held its 10 year anniversary. What a spectacular place to mark the first decade of BERINGER AERO’s American headquarters. BERINGER AERO and BERINGER AERO USA have progressively climbed the ranks of the best wheel and brake manufacturers for general aviation, distinguishing themselves by the safety, reliability, and innovation of its products. While BERINGER AERO’s headquarters are located in France, where design, certification and manufacturing is…
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Cessna Caravan to Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Aviation Unit

Cessna Caravan to Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Aviation Unit

Textron Aviation Inc. announced today a signed purchase agreement for one Cessna Caravan aircraft destined for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement. The Cessna Caravan will join two Bell 505 helicopters recently placed on order by the FWC. The Cessna Caravan aircraft is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Cessna and Bell. “The Cessna Caravan is a proven platform for public safety agencies around the world,” said…
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Hartzell Propeller Promotes Jon Stoy To VP Sales, Support and Services; Gary Chafin Assumes Consulting Role For Hartzell Aviation Companies

Hartzell Propeller Promotes Jon Stoy To VP Sales, Support and Services; Gary Chafin Assumes Consulting Role For Hartzell Aviation Companies

After a distinguished 35-year career in technical and sales roles for Hartzell Propeller, Gary Chafin, Vice President of Global Sales and Product Support, has retired. Going forward he will serve Hartzell Propeller and all of the Hartzell Aviation companies, including Hartzell Engine Tech and Hartzell Aerospace Welding, as a consultant responsible for special projects. As part of the planned transition, Hartzell Propeller has promoted veteran aviation sales executive Jon Stoy to Vice President Sales, Support and Services. In his new position, Stoy’s broad portfolio includes responsibilities for the company’s OEM…
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Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck to receive EASA approval for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck to receive EASA approval for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Over 100 upgrades sold globally for the G5000 in the Excel/XLS fleet Garmin International announced imminent European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5000® flight deck for the Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft. Providing an exceptional experience for European owners and operators, the G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities, significantly reduces operational costs, and increases situational awareness of the flight crew. “Working alongside EASA, we are thrilled to bring this complete flight deck solution to the European market and further expand the…
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Hartzell Engine Tech Modernizes and Doubles Space for QAA Parts Distributor and MRO

Hartzell Engine Tech Modernizes and Doubles Space for QAA Parts Distributor and MRO

QAA General Manager Brandon Stewart cuts a ribbon to signal the reopening of the company's Tulsa operations. Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), which reports to Hartzell Engine Tech, has officially reopened its general aviation MRO and parts distribution facility, after fully modernizing and doubling the Tulsa operations footprint. At recent reopening ceremonies in Tulsa, Hartzell Engine Tech and QAA executives cut a ribbon to officially commemorate the expansion, which has taken more than a year to complete. The footprint of the facility has grown from 12,500 sq, ft, to a total…
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Garmin releases September 2022-June 2023 Pilot Training Catalog

Garmin releases September 2022-June 2023 Pilot Training Catalog

The Garmin Aviation Training team is excited to announce pilot training opportunities through June 2023. The attached training catalog provides information on pilot training offerings, including a description of self-study materials, eLearning courses and instructor-led classes offered for the GTN™/GTN™ Xi, G500/G600, G500/G600/G700 TXi™, G3X Touch™ and all Garmin integrated flight decks. Catalog Highlights: Additional classes: G1000/G1000 NXi with new location offering Our GTN & Flight Display class is being split into two classes – GTN/TXi and GTN/G3X Two newest eLearning courses: GFC™ 500 Autopilot Essentials G3X Touch™ Certified Essentials…
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Air Plains Services Offers New TRIG TX56 Nav/Com

Air Plains Services Offers New TRIG TX56 Nav/Com

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades and an Authorized TRIG dealer, is now offering the new TRIG TX56 and TX57 stack Nav/Com unit. “The availability of the TRIG Nav/Com gives aircraft owners and flight schools a second option in the current market for new units,” said Eric Papon, manager of O&M Services for Air Plains. “It provides a lot of functionality in a small package and integrates smoothly with almost any panel.” Trig’s EASA and FAA certified TX56 and TX57 Nav/Com units are…
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Garmin receives GFC 500 autopilot certification in  additional aircraft models and offers virtual training course

Garmin receives GFC 500 autopilot certification in additional aircraft models and offers virtual training course

FAA-certified aircraft now include Cessna 172D, P172D, Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 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 172D/P172D model, Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 models. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance requirements when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with Garmin’s GI…
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EAA Education Center opens, creating educational opportunities for current pilots and young people

EAA Education Center opens, creating educational opportunities for current pilots and young people

The Experimental Aircraft Association opened its Education Center, originally known as Project 21, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 12. The museum addition is a two-story, 30,000 square foot facility to further develop aviation education and training. “The education center was built to enhance aviation education for kids and pilots unlike any other facility.” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Part of EAA’s mission is to grow aviation participation by promoting the spirit of aviation and I think we are doing just that with…
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The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca Sponsors

The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing 2022 sponsors of the 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca. These businesses support General Aviation and help you keep your Cessna flying. The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca 2022 Sponsors Platinum/Bus Sponsors Mon/Tues: Tempest Plus: https://tempestplus.com/ AirVenture Booth 3021 Wed: Univair: http://www.univair.com AirVenture Booth 1001 Platinum Sponsor Wentworth: https://www.wentworthaircraft.com/ AirVenture Booth 2087 Silver Sponsor Teledyne Battery: www.gillbatteries.com Bronze Sponsor Eagle Fuel Cells: www.eaglefuelcells.com AirVenture Booth 3103 T-shirt Sponsor Continental Motors: http://www.continentalmotors.aero/ AirVenture Booth 229 Goodie Bag Sponsor Tanis: http://www.tanisaircraft.com/ AirVenture Booth 286 Banquet Sponsor Smooth Power…
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Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Two grants will also be awarded to build new air traffic control towers. “Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand. Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan…
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JOINT INDUSTRY/FAA STATEMENT FOLLOWING EAGLE MEETINGS

JOINT INDUSTRY/FAA STATEMENT FOLLOWING EAGLE MEETINGS

FREDERICK, Md., June 27, 2022 – The following was issued by the leaders of the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) initiative following the June 2022 stakeholder update: To advance the common vision of completely eliminating the use of lead in general aviation fuel, a comprehensive update was provided on June 23 to all stakeholders and interested parties by leaders and working groups of the industry/government EAGLE initiative. EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) was developed with one clear goal: eliminate lead from all aviation fuel by 2030 without negatively…
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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulatory and Guidance Library

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulatory and Guidance Library

On July 18th 2022, the FAA will be decommissioning the following databases housed on the Regulatory Guidance Library (RGL): Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) SAIB documents will change their naming convention from AIR-YY-## to YYYY-## Airworthiness Directives: Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (AD NPRM) After this date, SAIB and AD NPRM documents will only be available on the newly developed Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). In our next communication, we will provide guides with detailed instructions on how to locate SAIB and AD NPRMs in DRS. In the meantime, please use the …
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Air Plains Services returns to EAA AirVenture in July

Air Plains Services returns to EAA AirVenture in July

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today that company representatives will return to EAA’s 2022 AirVenture in Oshkosh to meet with aircraft owners interested in the company’s popular Cessna piston engine and avionics upgrades. “Oshkosh is the heart of the general aviation industry, bringing in thousands of owners and enthusiasts from around the world every year,” said Katie Church, president of Air Plains. “We had a great time last summer, both developing new customers and meeting with many current customers, and we’re…
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Registration now open for Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Registration now open for Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Half-day sessions include top flight instructors in new EAA Education Center Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, to be held in the new EAA Education Center adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum. These half-day clinics allow pilots to increase their knowledge, hone their abilities, and network with other passionate pilots while helping them become safer and better-informed aviators. The 69th edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Registration for the…
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Garmin celebrates a milestone of  more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

Garmin celebrates a milestone of more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

Generations of today’s pilots have flown behind the industry’s most trusted avionics for tens of millions of flight hours Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today celebrated the delivery of over 25,000 integrated flight decks, including forward-fit and retrofit solutions for general and business aviation, rotorcraft, military and government, and regional aircraft markets. Garmin avionics have revolutionized the aviation industry for nearly two decades, ushering in the era of fully integrated flight decks for light aircraft while also expanding the capabilities of turbine aircraft. Recognized for…
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ADDITIONAL PMA GRANTED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REAR SHOULDER RESTRAINTS (CESSNA MODELS 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185)

ADDITIONAL PMA GRANTED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REAR SHOULDER RESTRAINTS (CESSNA MODELS 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185)

Alpha Aviation recently received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval to re-establish production of Cessna article 0511232-4 Strap as Alpha Aviation, Inc. article AAI-0511232-4. PMA article AAI-0511232-4 will be produced under Alpha Aviation’s production authorization and made available to owners and operators of early Cessna Model 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185 series aircraft, per the approved model list, for the purpose of facilitating the installation of 3pt rear passenger restraints in the above referenced aircraft. The installation authority and procedures are provided by the FAA approved Cessna Service Kits SK170-12C,…
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EarthX Lithium Batteries Announces STC’s

EarthX Lithium Batteries Announces STC’s

The lead acid battery is one of the oldest remaining technologies used in General Aviation aircraft. Since 1859, the construction of the battery has slightly evolved, from the original flooded batteries (FLA) to the Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) to Gel batteries, but the technology is basically the same. If you own or operate a certified General Aviation aircraft, you had no choice but to use a lead acid battery starter battery. Until now. Times are changing. EarthX has 12V and 24V FAA approved TSO’s batteries and now has attained STC’s…
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