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AeroTwin, Inc. Products now available through McFarlane Aviation

AeroTwin, Inc. Products now available through McFarlane Aviation

McFarlane is pleased to announce that AeroTwin Products are now in stock and available for order online or over the phone. McFarlane Aviation, Inc. is excited to kick off the new year, announcing they will now carry AeroTwin products! This distributorship partnership offers a unique availability of products being brought to the General Aviation market. “By offering these high-quality products” states John Cowan, Business Development Manager of McFarlane Aviation, “we are increasing our product offerings to our Caravan, Kodiak and Piper Navajo customers while also increasing the availability of products…
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McFarlane Partners with QMI

McFarlane Partners with QMI

McFarlane Aviation, Inc. has partnered with QMI, Inc. to now offer QMI’s STC’d Tail Cone Angle Replacement Kit and their STC’d Trim Wheel for Cessna 180, 182, 185 kit. The Tail Cone Angle replacement kit addresses the repair of the tail cone reinforcement angle issue found in Cessna Owner Advisory: SEL-55-01 and is in AD2020-21-22. The Tail Cone Angle Kit will drastically reduce cost and extend the inspection time from 500 flight hours/5 years to 1500 flight hours/10 years. The Trim wheel replacement kit will allow customers to upgrade their…
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Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

Virtual training continues and in-person classroom training set to resume this fall Garmin® International, Inc.® is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2021, including virtual training options through June 2021 and plans for the resumption of in-person training starting in August. 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, G500/600/G700 TXi™, G3X Touch™, and Garmin integrated flight decks. Instructor-led training opportunities provide pilots with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in…
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uAvionix AV-20-S Approved as Clock Replacement

uAvionix AV-20-S Approved as Clock Replacement

--- uAvionix today announced that the AV-20-S multi-function display has been approved by the FAA as a clock replacement for Part 23, Class I and II Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft as outlined in Advisory Circular (AC) 20-94A and meeting the requirements of 14 CFR 91.205(d)(6). The AV-20-S Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) certification has been updated to reflect the approval. In addition to a clock replacement, the uAvionix AV-20-S adds a suite of in-flight information to nearly any panel. Designed to seamlessly fit in a standard 2 1/4” round…
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Genesys Aerosystems Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

Genesys Aerosystems Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

New software tool offers simulation training to customers with the Genesys avionics suite Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today the availability of a new software tool for all levels of Full Flight Simulators/Flight Training Devices and integration testing, the Virtual IDU (VIDU). The VIDU is a software platform that runs on a Windows PC and emulates a physical IDU-680 or IDU-450. Utilizing standard TCP/IP, the VIDU can be configured in multiple instances that can run simultaneously together on a single or networked computer. The VIDU runs the same code…
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Free FAA Approved Virtual IA Renewal Series in March 2021

Free FAA Approved Virtual IA Renewal Series in March 2021

Free FAA Approved Aviation Training Day / Virtual IA Renewal Series on March 19, 20 & 27, 2021 Presented by Concorde Battery Corporation, FAASTeam, & Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association – Concorde® Battery Corporation proudly presents the second event in the 2021 IA Renewal Series with support of the FAASTeam and Westchester Aviation Maintenance Association (WAMA). The Northeast Virtual Aviation Training Day / IA Renewal is an opportunity for Mechanics & Technicians to earn 8 hours of recurrent IA training credit and 8 hours of AMT credit. This free event will…
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Factory Technical Training

Factory Technical Training

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ has developed the Aviation Technician Advanced Training Program for certified aviation technicians. The program can be followed for AvGas as well as Jet-A (Diesel) engines. The AvGas program is held in Mobile, AL (USA) and the Jet-A program is held in both Mobile (USA) and St. Egidien (Germany). VIEW UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE AND SIGN UP FORM ----------- // ----------- Continental® is closely monitoring COVID-19 and has implemented the following safety precautions for all guests. A mask covering the nose and mouth is required when working within 6…
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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2021 TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2021 TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 26, 2021) — The aircraft and personnel of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, which is July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. AFSOC is comprised of highly trained, rapidly deployable Airmen, who conduct special operations missions worldwide. Airmen who undertake Special Operations careers specialize in unique skills such as parachuting, scuba diving, rappelling, motorcycling, survival skills, and more. Aircraft in the command include specialized mobility aircraft such…
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FREE ADMISSION FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2021

FREE ADMISSION FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2021

Encourages more youth and families to attend World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Young people ages 18 and under will be admitted free to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, as a way to introduce more youth to the possibilities in the world of flight. The 68th Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention will be July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport. This effort is designed to encourage more aviation-minded families and their children to attend the event that brings more than 10,000 aircraft from around the world to…
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uAvionix Launches pingStation 2 Dual-Frequency ADS-B Receiver

uAvionix Launches pingStation 2 Dual-Frequency ADS-B Receiver

uAvionix today launched its upgraded dual-frequency ADS-B receiver, pingStation 2. The high-integrity, low-cost ADS-B ground station provides for networkable low-altitude airspace and airport surface monitoring, as well as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Ground Control Station (GCS) integration for Detect & Avoid (DAA) capability. pingStation 2 integrates 978 and 1090 MHz ADS-B receivers, GPS, antenna, and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) interface into an easy-to-install, rugged IP67 weatherproof enclosure. With a selection of non-proprietary data interfaces, pingStation 2 is designed to integrate into a multitude of end-user applications, including airport displays, UAS GCS, Unmanned…
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Air Plains Services Gains STC for Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller

Air Plains Services Gains STC for Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it has gained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to offer the Hartzell Trailblazer composite propeller on all its 300hp XP Extreme Performance engine upgrades for Cessna 180 and 182 aircraft. “We’re very excited to be starting off the year with a new propeller STC, adding another option for our customers flying the upgraded 300 horsepower engine,” said Katie Church, head of marketing. “The Trailblazer enhances performance, really looks great on the airplane, and it’s the…
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CARGO DOOR HANDLE FOR THE CESSNA 206

CARGO DOOR HANDLE FOR THE CESSNA 206

Alternative Method of Compliance to Canadian TCCA Airworthiness Directive CF 20202-10 Our soon to be released Cargo Door Handle modification improves passenger safety and satisfies Canadian TCCA Airworthiness Directive CF 20202-10. When equipped with our modification the rear cargo door can be easily opened by passengers. This includes situations where the forward cargo door is blocked by the flaps. THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR STATIONAIR Lower total cost – less than $10,000 installed 1-Day installation One hand operation Open the rear cargo door while the forward door is blocked by…
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AOPA STRATEGIC INSURANCE PARTNER TEAMS UP WITH NEW PROVIDER TO OFFER INSURANCE RELIEF

AOPA STRATEGIC INSURANCE PARTNER TEAMS UP WITH NEW PROVIDER TO OFFER INSURANCE RELIEF

AOPA strategic partner AssuredPartners Aerospace announces new underwriter partner to provide potential relief for older pilots After months of close coordination with AOPA, AssuredPartners Aerospace, AOPA’s strategic insurance partner, has teamed with an A-rated aviation insurer that has pledged to explore options for pilots up to age 79. This development could provide more options to those who fly single-engine, piston-powered aircraft with fixed, retractable, or tailwheel gear configurations, and having six seats or fewer and with hull values as high as $500,000. BasicMed is also scheduled to be an approved…
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Genesys Aerosystems Acquired by Moog Inc.

Genesys Aerosystems Acquired by Moog Inc.

Genesys Aerosystems announces that Moog Inc. purchased Genesys Aerosystems on December 18, 2020. Genesys will remain at its locations in Mineral Wells, TX and Anchorage, AK, and will continue doing business as Genesys Aerosystems, part of Moog’s Aircraft Controls segment. As a world leader of flight control systems for military and commercial aircraft, Moog’s addition of Genesys adds advanced avionics suites, including the IDU-680 and IDU-450 displays, digital radios, ADAHRS, GPS, DAU and autopilots for fixed wing and rotorcraft aircraft. “It has been exciting to be part-owner of Genesys Aerosystems…
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Garmin announces new GFC 500 Autopilot certifications to provide state-of-the art and cost-effective autopilot upgrade to additional aircraft

Garmin announces new GFC 500 Autopilot certifications to provide state-of-the art and cost-effective autopilot upgrade to additional aircraft

Garmin announces new GFC 500 Autopilot certifications to provide state-of-the art and cost-effective autopilot upgrade to additional 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 select Mooney M20 C through G models, and the Cessna 172RG. The GFC 500 Autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. New aircraft…
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Garmin and FltPlan.com introduce new AeroData runway analysis service for operators in business aviation

Garmin and FltPlan.com introduce new AeroData runway analysis service for operators in business aviation

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that FltPlan.com, a Garmin company, has integrated runway analysis service from AeroData, allowing pilots to calculate performance data while creating a flight plan through FltPlan.com. AeroData runway analysis joins Aircraft Performance Group (APG) and Automated Systems in Aircraft Performance (ASAP) runway analysis services available from FltPlan.com. All three of these runway analysis offerings through FltPlan.com eliminate the need for pilots to reference manuals and perform their own manual calculations for takeoff and landing data, ultimately resulting in time savings…
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SMOOTH POWER EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LINEUP OF HARTZELL PROPELLER TOP PROP STC KITS

SMOOTH POWER EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LINEUP OF HARTZELL PROPELLER TOP PROP STC KITS

Smooth Power LLC, master distributor for the Electroair line of electronic ignition products, has expanded its capabilities and recently announced it can now offer a complimentary lineup of Hartzell Propeller Top Prop STC kits. Darrell Pool, owner of Smooth Power, spent 35 years in the aircraft propeller overhaul and repair business before selling his shop in 2014. Not knowing exactly what he was going to do next, Pool began looking at several opportunities in multiple industries when he was introduced to the folks at Electroair. An immediate relationship was formed…
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GARMIN INTRODUCES NEW SAFETY-ENHANCING FEATURES FOR THE GTN Xi SERIES OF NAVIGATORS

GARMIN INTRODUCES NEW SAFETY-ENHANCING FEATURES FOR THE GTN Xi SERIES OF NAVIGATORS

Updates include new Glide Range Ring for enhanced situational awareness, improved integration of radio controls in dual GTN Xi installations, and much moreGarmin® International Inc, today announced new features now available for the GTN™ Xi Series of navigators including a Glide Range Ring that helps safety-minded pilots visualize the estimated area an aircraft could reach in the case engine power is lost1. Other new features include the ability to remotely control the radios of another GTN Xi when dual GTN Xi units are installed in an aircraft, quicker page navigation…
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PT6 turboprop engine makes General Aviation history: 50,000th engine rolls off the Pratt & Whitney Production Line

PT6 turboprop engine makes General Aviation history: 50,000th engine rolls off the Pratt & Whitney Production Line

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), today announced that the 50,000th PT6 turboprop engine has rolled off the production line achieving an exceptional milestone in General Aviation. With the new PT6 E-Series™ engine now in full production, powering the Pilatus PC-12 NGX, the numbers continue to grow. “From the first application more than 50 years ago, the now iconic PT6 engine turns possibilities into realities for our customers around the world on more than 130 different applications today,” said Irene Makris, vice president, sales and…
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GARMIN ADDS FOUR NEW eLEARNING COURSES FOR G1000 NXi INTEGRATED FLIGHT DECK INCLUDING HELICOPTER SPECIFIC  eLEARNING COURSES FOR G1000H NXi

GARMIN ADDS FOUR NEW eLEARNING COURSES FOR G1000 NXi INTEGRATED FLIGHT DECK INCLUDING HELICOPTER SPECIFIC eLEARNING COURSES FOR G1000H NXi

New eLearning courses allow pilots to learn at their own pace through scenario-based training OLATHE, Kan./Nov. 19, 2020 – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce two new eLearning training courses for the G1000® NXi, as well as two separate eLearning courses for the G1000H NXi integrated flight deck for helicopters. These training courses are available in a virtual eLearning format allowing pilots to learn at their own pace, with the G1000 NXi Fundamentals eLearning Course providing a foundational understanding of the system, while the…
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GARMIN ADDS TWO MORE GFC 500 AUTOPILOT CERTIFICATIONS TO GROWING LIST

GARMIN ADDS TWO MORE GFC 500 AUTOPILOT CERTIFICATIONS TO GROWING LIST

New certifications for Cessna 206 C through F models and Cirrus SR22 provides modern and cost-effective autopilot upgrade 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 models to include the Cirrus SR22, and the Cessna 206 C through F models. The GFC 500 Autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems.New aircraft…
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AeroLEDs Aircraft Lighting - 10% OFF all products

AeroLEDs Aircraft Lighting - 10% OFF all products

AeroLEDs™ landing and navigational lighting products are designed for some of the most extreme operating conditions on the planet. With the focus on efficiency, reliability, and natural lighting, the company has introduced revolutionary landing and navigational lighting products that produce far better results than traditional lighting systems. Driven by the desire to reach new heights in performance and function AeroLEDs set out in 2005 to redefine the expectations of aviation lighting. For 75 years, pilots and aircraft manufacturers have had few lighting options with limited capabilities—until now! AeroLEDs created the…
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EAA TEAMING WITH MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS, EDUCATION RESOURCES

EAA TEAMING WITH MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS, EDUCATION RESOURCES

Students, EAA chapters to benefit with newest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 19, 2020) — The Experimental Aircraft Association and Microsoft are teaming to provide flight training scholarships and education resources throughout the country in conjunction with the release of the new edition of the legendary Microsoft Flight Simulator software. EAA and Microsoft have committed to establishing three Microsoft Flight Simulator Scholarships for each of the next three years, giving young aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to move from virtual flight via simulators to…
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GARMIN PILOT ADDS GRAPHICAL AIRSPACE AND OBSTACLE NOTAMS FOR PRE-FLIGHT PLANNING AND ENHANCED INFLIGHT AWARENESS

GARMIN PILOT ADDS GRAPHICAL AIRSPACE AND OBSTACLE NOTAMS FOR PRE-FLIGHT PLANNING AND ENHANCED INFLIGHT AWARENESS

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ application for Apple mobile devices, offering the ability to reference graphical airspace and obstacle NOTAMs during pre-flight planning and for increased situational awareness inflight. Additional features include an enhanced user interface for Profile View, allowing pilots the ability to access important information such as weather, PIREPs, and more, faster than ever before. Graphical Airspace NOTAMS Airspace NOTAMS are now available as a graphical overlay on the map and can…
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Fly In Pancake Breakfast November 14, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00

Fly In Pancake Breakfast November 14, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00

MINTER FIELD AIR MUSEUM will be hosting a Fly in Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, November 14th at the Museum's Hangar Between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM, Stop by for a Pancake Breakfast Just leave a donation to help Support the Museum. kmit - Shafter- Minter Field This Pancake Breakfast is open to Friends of the Museum, . So be a friend to the Museum come Fly in.. Aviation gas and Jet fuel self-service will be available. MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN Pancake Breakfasts Should Be Pre-Ordered In Advance. To order yours,…
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GARMIN RELEASES G500 TXi AND G600 TXi FLIGHT DISPLAY  ENHANCEMENTS

GARMIN RELEASES G500 TXi AND G600 TXi FLIGHT DISPLAY ENHANCEMENTS

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced G500 TXi™ and G600 TXi flight display enhancements that bring more capability to cockpit upgrades are now available through select authorized Garmin dealers. Cirrus SR20/SR22 aircraft equipped with either legacy Avidyne flight displays or original flight instruments can now upgrade to the G500 TXi to display engine information. Additional enhancements to the TXi flight display series include DFC90 autopilot compatibility, new multi-function display (MFD) configurations, the display of additional engine parameters such as percent power and more. GFC™ 500 autopilot…
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Concorde Battery Corporation Announces January 2021 Virtual IA Renewal Series

Concorde Battery Corporation Announces January 2021 Virtual IA Renewal Series

All Training is FAA Approved for an IA Refresher Training 8-Hour Certificate WEST COVINA, CA – Concorde® Battery Corporation announces the 2021 dates of its popular IA Renewal Series. Due to pandemic restrictions, the IA Renewal Series has moved to a virtual format and will be accessed on the GoToWebinar® platform. Held over three days, January 21, 22, & 23, 2021, participants choose 2 of the 3 days to attend. Each day is comprised of 4 hours of training. At the end of this training, participants will leave with their…
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EAA MOURNS DEATH OF AUDREY POBEREZNY

EAA MOURNS DEATH OF AUDREY POBEREZNY

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 1, 2020) — Statement from Jack J. Pelton, Experimental Aircraft Association CEO and Chairman of the Board, on the death of Audrey Poberezny, wife of the EAA’s late founder Paul Poberezny. Audrey died in Oshkosh on Sunday, November 1, at age 95: “The quiet power behind the leader in EAA’s formation and development was certainly Audrey Poberezny. She supported Paul from the very earliest days of EAA, from being the sounding board for ideas and balancing the books, to answering the phone and…
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GARMIN ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 PILOT TRAINING CLASSES WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING FORMAT

GARMIN ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 PILOT TRAINING CLASSES WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING FORMAT

Garmin® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2021 will be transitioning to an entirely virtual learning format. This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from Garmin pilot’s guides, PC trainers, eLearning courses, and monthly customer webinars that provide foundational knowledge about the equipment. Using scenario-based training, new instructor-led virtual courses build on that knowledge to best integrate the capabilities of Garmin avionics into the flight experience…
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Airforms Expands Axle Replacement Offerings

Airforms Expands Axle Replacement Offerings

Anchorage, AK – Axles bend. Axles break. They seem to suffer the most on aircraft flown into backcountry locations and landed at off-airport sites. In the past, OEM axles have been hard to find. Consequently, Airforms has found an expanding customer base for their PMA axles. Airforms stocks axles for the Cessna 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, 185, 206, 208, and 305 (L-19). The company has PMAs for steel axles which come anodized and provide greater strength than aluminum axles, especially in ski plane and tundra tire operations. Airforms also…
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