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Fun, food and friendship is planned for our 15th annual Gathering in Waupaca, Wis. July 20 - 21, 2019. Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Association members fly in to beautiful Waupaca (KPCZ) and partake in a welcome reception Saturday evening. A full slate of informative seminars on Sunday and Sunday evening banquet at the Waupaca Ale House, and then enjoy 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. As usual, we’ll have some…
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AeroVonics LLC, a startup aerospace company with operations in Albuquerque New Mexico, have announced FAA certification of its initial launch product, the AV-20. With a total of 12 functions, the AV-20 incorporates a significant array of capabilities packed into a single, 2-inch form-factor instrument. Approved for installation in CFR Part 23, Class I and Class II, non-pressurized aircraft, the AV-20 provides legacy aircraft advanced functionality for under $1,000. The AV-20 provides standby attitude, probeless angle-of-attack, slip/skid, G-meter, clock, outside air temperature, bus voltage, dual user timers, engine-run timer, flight-timer, density…
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Sporty’s now has its own Pilot Training channel on Roku smart TVs. The free Pilot Training Channel for Roku allows Learn to Fly Course and Instrument Rating Course customers to watch HD video content on their large screen TV. Like Sporty’s AppleTV app, this only provides access to video training (no test prep or syllabus). Video progress is automatically synced between all other online and mobile platforms. “We want our customers to learn anywhere and be able to sync their training on all their devices,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric…
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Electroair is very proud to announce that it has been selected to be EAA’s Official Electronic Ignition System. As part of this partnership, EAA will outfit its fleet of piston aircraft with Electroair’s electronic ignition systems. Included in this fleet is the EAA photo plane, a Cessna 210, a Piper Aztec, a Cessna 172 used with the Young Eagles program, a Beechcraft T-34 and an RV-6. Michael Kobylik said of this announcement, “This partnership reinforces the commitment of both EAA and Electroair to bring new technology to General Aviation. Receiving…
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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. announced that on March 1, 2019 they opened a distribution warehouse in West Chicago, IL, located in a 52,000 sq. ft. warehouse situated between Du Page and Aurora airports. Aircraft Spruce Midwest will provide lower shipping charges and faster delivery to customers throughout the central portion of the United States. With regional distribution facilities in Corona, CA (Aircraft Spruce West), Peachtree City, GA (Aircraft Spruce East), and West Chicago, IL (Aircraft Spruce Midwest), two day ground shipping is available to nearly all locations in the…
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Concerned about having the reserve capacity to handle modern aviation electronics? Introducing the New King Super Capacity Gill LT 12V Sealed VRLA aircraft battery.* 7025-24 FAA-PMA approved for over 162 aircraft models. 7035-34 FAA-PMA approved for over 162 aircraft models. Available now at distributors. * For approved applications, see website for a full list of aircraft models serviced by these batteries. Teledyne Battery Products 909.793.3131 Gillbatteries.com
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WASILLA, ALASKA, 25-February-2019 – Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world’s Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA Approval for door hinge halves for Cessna 208 & 208B aircraft. The hinges are approved in two configurations – standard hinge halves and hinge halves with replaceable bushings installed. Airforms’ Steve Hunter explains, “As the original equipment hinge halves wear and the aircraft door starts to sag, Cessna Service Bulletin CAB96-2 allows a one-time repair through the use of an oversize door…
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Beth Powell, a 41-year-old pilot for American Airlines, is one of just a few African-American women in the cockpit. Now, the groundbreaking pioneer is clearing the runway for the next generation of girls to follow in her footsteps. To watch a video clip of her, click here.
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Georgia's Aviation Hall of Fame will be welcoming some new members in April. WGXA spoke to one inductee that has helped middle Georgia be a part of Georgia's aviation history. Henry Lowe is being inducted in the General Aviation Wing of the Hall of Fame, where he will be joining his father, who is also in the hall. Lowe says it's a great honor to just be considered. "This is just a tremendous honor," he said. "The hall of fame uses electors throughout the state, so…
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Like electric candles on AOPA’s birthday cake rising into the night sky, a fleet of no fewer than 80 drones will put on a spectacular show at each of our 2019 Fly-Ins. The Great Lakes Drone Company, producers of custom-crafted displays using customized drones and specialized software to control the aerial display, will provide this fittingly festive aeronautical alternative to fireworks. The Michigan company was among the first in the country to earn FAA waivers to create light shows with dozens of drones flying in digitally choreographed formations. Founded in…
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May 4–5 2019 — Chino, CA. Planes of Fame Air Show. Planes of Fame Air Museum. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Featuring over 50 historic aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. They invite you to join them in honoring the history, contributions, and sacrifices of our Veterans. For more information, visit planesoffame.org. 
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May 4–5 — Anchorage, AK. 2019 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. Now in its 21st season, this is Alaska’s premier, must-see aviation event with nearly 300 exhibitors and 25,000 attendees! Now in its 21st season, this is Alaska’s premier, must-see aviation event with over 25,000 attendees, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Alaska is the “flyingest” state in the union with more pilots and aircraft per capita than anywhere in the world. Welcome to the largest annual aviation event in Alaska. For more information, visit greatalaskaaviationgathering.org.
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April 2–7 — Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus. Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo. The six-day event on 2,200 acres has been recorded to have a $64,000,000 direct and indirect economic impact on the I-4 corridor in Central Florida as media from around the world cover the event that offers, jet teams, aerospace related exhibits; educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings of aviation and economic development groups; daily and evening airshows that include adrenaline pumping aerobatics, a veterans plaza and women in aviation arenas. For more…
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In 1919, the U.S. Navy made front-page news when its Curtiss NC-4 completed history’s first trans-Atlantic crossing. The flying boat was one of four built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, but only the NC-4 completed the flight. “NC” derived from Navy and Curtiss – the crews affectionately called their flying boats “Nancies.” But there was nothing ladylike about them. They weighed in at a whopping 28,000 pounds each with a wingspan of 126 feet and powered by four 400hp, V-12, Liberty engines. Everyone was surprised when the navy brass asked…
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Feb. 23–24 —Puyallup, WA. Washington State Fair Events Center. Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. The Washington Aviation Association has been hosting this event for over three decades. It has grown to offer more than 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 square feet of aviation displays. Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is $5 per day, kids 17 and under get in for free. Free parking. For more information, visit washington-aviation.org.
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March 14–16 — Long Beach, CA. 2019 International Women in Aviation Conference. Women in Aviation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. For more information, visit wai.org/events/2019-international-women-aviation-conference.
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Immersive, interactive familiarization tool delivers a new paradigm for airport arrival briefings HOUSTON, TX | February 7, 2019: ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, now gives pilots and aircraft operators a unique, interactive, and global airport familiarization tool with Airport 3D View. Leveraging ForeFlight’s leading mapping and synthetic vision platform, the Airport 3D View feature combines stunning global aerial imagery with Jeppesen-sourced high-resolution terrain to create a realistic and interactive simulation of the airport environment. "Airport 3D View is a powerful new tool that helps…
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App may be used on iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and Android devices Pilots first download the Pilot Training app and then customize it for their individual mission, with 13 courses available for study. The app has recently added hundreds of new knowledge test prep questions for the Private Pilot and Instrument Rating courses, written by Sporty’s team of CFIs with direct links to the FAA reference source for further review. “Since the FAA stopped releasing the test questions, pilots have relied on Sporty’s to provide accurate and comprehensive test preparation,” says…
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More performers to be added in coming weeks to initial all-star roster EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 22, 2019) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 – 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 for the 67th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, scheduled for July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport. The afternoon air shows are presented…
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New Richmond, WI – EPS Diesel is rapidly approaching the finish line for certification of its Graflight 8 engine. They have already manufactured multiple engines sets that conform to the drawings that were approved in the certification process. Their first conforming engine, serial number 1, is being used for certification testing. Serial number 2 has already been shipped to an OEM for testing and evaluation. Eventually, numbers 3 and 5 will be shipped to the same OEM. The Graflight Flat 8 can be configured to develop from 320 to 420…
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South St. Paul, Minn., Jan 14, 2019 - BRS Aerospace, the leading whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer in the world, named International Aviation Equipment & Investment Ltd., headquartered in Hong Kong, as a distributor for the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). International Aviation Equipment & Investment will represent BRS Aerospace as its non-exclusive distributor of products to include promoting, marketing and selling the company's ballistic whole aircraft parachute recovery system throughout the PRC. Further, BRS Aerospace has granted International Aviation Equipment & Investment exclusivity for non-imported Trike ultralights and…
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Designed and manufactured using all-new discrete components, these new Plane-Power FAA-PMA certified six-phase belt- and gear-driven alternators deliver cooler operation, greater efficiency and increased durability compared to traditional three-phase units. Montgomery, AL (January 8, 2019) — Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), makers of the Plane-Power brand of alternators, announced today that the company has re-introduced factory new versions of its models C28-150, C14-100 and ALT-FLX series of FAA-PMA certified, six-phase, belt- and gear-driven alternators. “We are very happy to announce that we are now able to offer…
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(Oklahoma City, OK) Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Lockbaum as Business Development Manager for Nicrocraft™ Aircraft Exhaust Systems. Jim is responsible for developing business opportunities for Nicrocraft™. This includes developing relationships with new and current customers and markets to grow the Nicrocraft™ product line including new and overhauled aircraft parts, mufflers and exhausts. Jim has over 20 years’ experience working with Major and Regional Airlines, Flight Schools, MRO’s, Air-Cargo and General Aviation accounts. He holds an Airframe and Powerplant license with Inspection…
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 3, 2019) — The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh has been selected as one of the 20 Best Aviation Museums Around the World, according to the CNN Travel website. The updated listing, published during Christmas week, includes aircraft collections on display in 11 different countries. The EAA museum opened in 1983, alongside the headquarters for the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh. The museum showcases more than 100 aircraft in the main museum and at its seasonal Pioneer Airport, a reproduction of a 1920s-era…
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WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet has achieved provisional type certification (PTC) from the Federal Aviation Administration. The PTC allows operators to begin Citation Longitude flight training in preparation for deliveries early next year and paves the way for the program’s final phase of certification. “From an unmatched cabin experience to its commanding performance, the Citation Longitude truly sets a new standard for the business aviation industry,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron…
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World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration seeks people and aircraft that attended in 1970 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 20, 2018) — The Experimental Aircraft Association is marking the 50th consecutive year of its annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention in Oshkosh in 2019 with a full schedule of activities for arriving aviators and residents of EAA’s hometown. The 67th annual event is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The EAA fly-in convention was first held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1953. In 1959, the event moved to Rockford,…
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December 18, 2018 - Lakeland, Florida: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is proud to announce four (4) more James C. Ray Scholarshiprecipients have earned their wings! Each of these students achieved this milestone following very different paths but together they join a very elite group of young adults that have earned their private pilot license prior to graduating from high school. Scottie Larson (far left), 17, is the President of the Unmanned Squadron Club and member of the golf team. He is interested in pursuing a career in Aviation…
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Piqua, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2018 - Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its two-blade aluminum Scimitar propellers for Cessna 180/182 aircraft. Offered through Hartzell's Top Prop performance conversion program, introductory pricing is $9,900 for the new swept aluminum two-blade 82-inch diameter propeller, including polished spinner and all STC documentation. "This replacement propeller gives Cessna 180/182 owners an opportunity to take advantage of Hartzell's proven reliability and performance advantages," said Hartzell Executive Vice President JJ Frigge. "Cessna 180/182 operators can now get a longer 2,400 hour, six-year…
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WELLINGTON, KS (Dec. 11, 2018) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, continued to see strong sales in 2018, while the addition of a number of key new products in the past few months is already setting up 2019 to be another robust year. “We’re completing another year of growth centered on our most popular products and services such as our XP engine upgrades,” said Mike Kelley, founder and owner of Air Plains Services. “We also developed several…
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It’s crucial to cover your airplane when it gets cold. Aircraft are made to last, but UV, water, and extreme change in temperatures can deteriorate the interior control surfaces and the engine itself. Bruce’s mission is to help preserve aircraft for years to come by providing a protective layer between the elements and the aircraft. All of Bruce's covers are designed to protect the surface from direct contact to UV, snow, and frost. Winter covers are made using a superior fabric called WeatherMax. This fabric does very well outdoors and…
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