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Micro AeroDynamics’ VG Kits Raise the Service Ceiling

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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Hartzell Engine Technologies Announces FAA PMA for it's ASG Series Alternators on Cessna Piston and Turbine Aircraft

Hartzell Engine Technologies Announces FAA PMA for it's ASG Series Alternators on Cessna Piston and Turbine Aircraft

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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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 NOTAM Now Available for Pilots Flying to Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 NOTAM Now Available for Pilots Flying to Oshkosh

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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FAA Launches New Resource For Understanding ADS-B

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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Be Your Own Best Flight Instructor with Sporty’s IPC and Flight Review Apps

Be Your Own Best Flight Instructor with Sporty’s IPC and Flight Review Apps

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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WOAW Volunteer Pilots Fill the Skies over Albuquerque with Free “First Flights"

WOAW Volunteer Pilots Fill the Skies over Albuquerque with Free “First Flights"

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 New Products

Avidyne Announces New Products

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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Phillips 66 Aviation FBOs Take Home Top Four FBO Performance Rankings in AIN’s 2015 Survey

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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Lycoming Engines Announces AERO Friedrichshafen 2015 Activities

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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Dierks Bentley Highlights EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Opening Day Concert on July 20

Dierks Bentley Highlights EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Opening Day Concert on July 20

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 for Sun-N-Fun 2015

Tempest Promotes Jessica Cox for Sun-N-Fun 2015

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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2015 Seaplane Splash-In Cancelled for Safety!

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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ICYMI: Rokita Continues Fighting for General Aviation

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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CA Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Avgas Settled

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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Celebrate Women of Aviation with Free “First” Flights for Females March 2 – 8, 2015 at Albuquerque International Sunport

Celebrate Women of Aviation with Free “First” Flights for Females March 2 – 8, 2015 at Albuquerque International Sunport

(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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Mayor Garcetti, Councilwoman Martinez and Student Mechanics Celebrate Groundbreaking of $10 Million, 6-acre Development at Van Nuys Airport

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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FAA Rule Correction Opens Door For Lower Cost ADS-B

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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Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

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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Cessna Celebrates Roll Out of First Production Citation Latitude

Cessna Celebrates Roll Out of First Production Citation Latitude

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 29, 2015 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrated the roll out of the first production Citation Latitude at the company's Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility, just three years since being announced to the market. The assembly of the Latitude features a variety of technological advancements including the use of new automated robotics and ergonomically friendly tooling stations. Today's event is the latest in the aircraft's progression toward type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is…
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'Women Soar You Soar' Helps High School-Age Girls Discover Aviation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

'Women Soar You Soar' Helps High School-Age Girls Discover Aviation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

Registration for attendees, mentors now open for July 19-22 program EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 29, 2015) — EAA's Women Soar You Soar day camp program, which allows 100 high school-age girls discover more about aviation and all its possibilities from aviators, engineers and leaders during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, is scheduled for July 19-22 and now open for registration. The Women Soar You Soar program is welcoming both enrollees as well as female mentors from the aviation and aerospace fields. The program's unique 100-to-25 attendees-to-mentor ratio provides a…
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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 To Host World-Record Skydiving Attempts During Afternoon Air Shows

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 To Host World-Record Skydiving Attempts During Afternoon Air Shows

Skydiving Hall of Fame to organize international teams of expert jumpers EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 22, 2015) — A world-record skydive attempt will be part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, with an international team of top skydivers aiming to make history at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Skydiving Hall of Fame based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will organize the 108-person jump team for the record attempts sanctioned by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI),…
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EAA AirVenture 2015 Selects Clarity Care of Oshkosh to Benefit From Annual Runway 5k Run/Walk

Local services agency has helped thousands over 40 years EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 21, 2015) — Oshkosh-based Clarity Care, Inc., will benefit from EAA's Runway 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, July 25, during the final weekend of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 fly-in. For the past 11 years, EAA has partnered with local agencies for the Runway 5K, an event that not only brings together local fitness enthusiasts with those who attend AirVenture, but also directly benefits local charities. Over the past decade, more…
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Aircraft Spruce Acquires Aircraft Book Co.

November 25, 2014-   Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co, a leading supplier of aircraft parts, avionics, and pilot supplies has announced that they recently acquired Aviation Book Co.Based in Seattle, WA, Aviation Book Co. has been a distributor of aviation books, training materials, and aviation gifts for over 30 years. Aircraft Spruce president Jim Irwin said: "Aviation Book Company has been a well respected supplier to the general aviation community for decades, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to offer their products. We wish Nancy Griffith…
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Who’s Going to AirVenture in 2015?

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Nov. 24, 2014 — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 63rd annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, providing greater convenience for those traveling to "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." The week-long 2015 event will be held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. EAA members and non-members can purchase tickets in advance via a secure website, allowing them to speed through the admissions process upon arrival in Oshkosh. Daily and weekly admissions are available, as is the…
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New Product Delivers 10%-15% More Fuel Efficiency

New Product Delivers 10%-15% More Fuel Efficiency

November 11, 2014- Ameritech Industries, Inc. the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller of Redding, California are pleased to announce the long awaited availability of the Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) version of the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental IO-360, O/IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 six cylinder engines. Ameritech is the largest stocking distributor for Electroair and systems are on the shelf, ready-to-ship. The EIS-61000-1M STC'd ignition kit is currently approved for Cessna, Cirrus, Bellanca, Beechcraft, Mooney, Meyers and Navion aircraft with models being added regularly. Check Ameritech's…
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Free Preferred Airparts Calendar

Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 Cessna Flyer Association members who request it. The 2015 calendar is another in our line of custom calendars, featuring older aircraft photos from the past. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com/calendar2015.htm to fill out your calendar request. Reference Cessna Flyer Association as where you saw this offer. Sorry but we can only send these to U.S. addresses.
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Anni Brogan Becomes President of Micro AeroDynamics

Anni Brogan Becomes President of Micro AeroDynamics

October 2014- Anacortes, WA – After several years as the Flight Test Director and Vice President at Micro AeroDynamics, Ms. Anni Brogan has become President of the company. She succeeds Charles White, founder of Micro AeroDynamics, who remains active in the company. Ms. Brogan has become an authority on the technology of micro vortex generators. Working with the FAA, she has overseen the development and flight testing for STCs of after-market kits for hundreds of models of aircraft ranging from the Piper Cub to the Beech King Air. In her…
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Textron Aviation Introduces ProManagement for First-time Aircraft Owners

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 - Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Orlando it is expanding its industry-leading ProAdvantage customer support suite with the introduction of ProManagement, a program designed to help first-time owners navigate aircraft operations.   ProManagement allows first-time aircraft owners to use the company’s expertise regarding all aspects of aircraft ownership and operation including pilot services and training, location/hangar assistance, insurance, cost management, and introduction to ProAdvantage maintenance and support programs. “ProManagement is…
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Challenge of Landing at 49 State Capitals in Just Two Weeks Accepted by Two Private Pilots

Challenge of Landing at 49 State Capitals in Just Two Weeks Accepted by Two Private Pilots

(MEDFORD, OR) August 28, 2014- The challenge of flying a private "general aviation" airplane to all 49 state capitals in the "lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an inspiring journey being attempted by two veteran pilots to raise public awareness about smaller, "municipal" airports that are an important business asset for cities and can be a gateway for bringing new tourism traffic into the area. Called the Capital Air Tour, the flight…
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Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft

Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 27, 2014 —Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today that Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet. "Reaching this milestone is a testament to the quality of the workforce at our Independence facility, which continues to be a cornerstone of our manufacturing footprint," said Lily English, Independence general…
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