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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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August 2014- Comment from EAA Chairman Jack Pelton: "It was a tremendous week on many levels. We filled Wittman Regional Airport with aircraft for the first time in several years, with both aircraft camping and parking areas completely full at mid-week. The cooperation and support of the airport's east side community made possible the historic first appearance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at Oshkosh, which brought in many people to our event. Exhibitors reported outstanding business throughout the week, with some selling out of product. We also had a…
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YARMOUTH, Maine – July 28, 2014 – General aviation pilots can now fly safer and get help faster with their inReach satellite communicators linked to Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS). DeLorme today announced that its inReach satellite communicator is now a supported device for the LMFS Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue. Once an inReach device is enrolled in the free program, pilots filing flight plans with LMFS can receive ACAS alerts of any new or modified adverse conditions, such as severe weather or airport closures,…
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Oshkosh, WI, July 28, 2014 — Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that it will continue its support of the general aviation community as the premier sponsor of EAA's Eagle Flights program. Sennheiser is supporting EAA with products and financial resources, including two $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded to a pair of deserving pilots in training. As the premier sponsor of Eagle Flights, Sennheiser continues to build and extend its Live Your Dream initiative. EAA's Eagle Flights program was launched two years ago to help adults overcome the common obstacles…
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OSHKOSH, Wis., July 28, 2014 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh it will offer a new seating option for the Cessna 206 Stationair that provides the versatility for up to five different cabin seating configurations. The cabin seating option, available on Stationair aircraft beginning in 2015, can be arranged quickly for two, three or four passengers. Configurations include a two-passenger "limo" arrangement and a four-seat club configuration. The standard configuration in the passenger cabin is two…
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Oshkosh, WI, July 29, 2014 — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has finalized an agreement to purchase the assets of Plane-Power, LTD. "When the opportunity came to acquire the Plane-Power line we saw it as having tremendous potential, not only to complement Hartzell's family of alternators, but to gain immediate access into new markets," Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) said. "In particular, Plane-Power is strong in the kit-built/experimental market. They also have several STC'd (Supplemental Type Certificated) generator-to-alternator conversion kits that…
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On August 4, 2014, Horry County Department of Airport (HCDA) will commence its $18.0 M runway 18/36 rehabilitation project at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). HCDA kindly asks for your assistance in helping us spread the word to your members and audience. Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), serving Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a popular stopping point for private aircraft owners traveling up and down the coast and accessing the Grand Strand. It is our goal to have as little impact on operations (and vacation plans) as possible, but as…
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Houston, 24 July 2014: Visitors are invited to participate in a variety of exciting activities offered by the Shell Aviation team for this year's Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh. Branding news, AeroShell booth, technical forums and a 30 year anniversary celebration for a team of talented and skilled aviators is among what is in store by Shell Aviation to make this year's event a memorable one. See below: Hear our news... Shell Aviation is launching the global packaging refresh of its Piston Engine Oil portfolio to the industry, including…
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July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON – National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 28 – August 3. General aviation accidents account for the majority of aviation-related deaths in the United States and continue to be a safety priority for the NTSB. General aviation safety has been an issue area on the NTSB's Most Wanted List since 2011, and numerous safety recommendations have been issued to address our…
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Newcastle, WA-- ASA's new full-color, 48-page catalog showcasing the product line for 2015 is now available and ready for shipping. The 2015 Product Showcase includes product descriptions and pictures as well as order and pricing information for more than 600 educational training products and supplies for all types of aviators.   ASA's expanded line of training products provides students with what they need, in the format that suits them best, to accomplish the training goals that lie ahead. From print books and pilot supplies to eBooks and eBundles, ASA uses the…
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Oshkosh, WI – July 22, 2014: Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser [Tent 288, Wittman Regional Field] announced a packed agenda at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with sponsorships, a flight pinning ceremony and the fifth annual 'Podapalooza' social media gathering. For the duration of AirVenture, Sennheiser will be showcasing its best in class aviation headsets — the S1 family, including the S1 Digital, the S1 NoiseGard, and S1 Passive — at its tent, located just outside Hangar B. Sennheiser Sponsorship of EAA's One Week WonderSennheiser is pleased to be a sponsor…
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July 22, 2014, Burbank, CA. USA: Think Global Flight, in partnership with Ardwin Freight will depart from Burbank, CA for completion of its around the world flight to promote and inspire students in a Citation Mustang under Captain Judy Rice's command. Second Officer will be Ardwin Freight president and owner, Edwin Sahakain. This effort was launched in a Cirrus SR20 donated by Guidance Aviation of Prescott, AZ and Baton Rouge, LA. The national tour was completed in a Cirrus SR22T, donated by Ascension Aircraft at Peachtree DeKalb airport in Atlanta.…
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July 9, 2014- Sporty's welcomes showgoers to its big tent Sporty's will provide a shopping experience for showgoers who enter Sporty's big tent. Even larger than last year, Sporty's will show pilots what's new and what they need now in a 16,000-square foot display. "Sporty's has relocated its pilot shop to Oshkosh for the week," says Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman. "We want showgoers to get up close, try out, hold, and examine the array of products we have." In addition to some exciting new products on display, the interactive…
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