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Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines to Power Red Bull Air Race 2014

Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to power the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which is set to return in February 2014. Each Red Bull Air Race airplane will be powered by a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine, standardized to Red Bull Air Race’s specifications for all 12 pilots participating in the races. Thunderbolt Engines are Lycoming’s brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. The creation of a Thunderbolt engine involves the pilot as part of the design…
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THE NEW PILOTSHOP.COM CATALOG IS AVAILABLE

THE NEW PILOTSHOP.COM CATALOG IS AVAILABLE

Pilotshop.com has published a new, all-color, 34-page catalog which is available free of charge. Products in the new catalog include established products like handheld GPS, headsets, radios, flight bags, plotters, computers, laminated check lists, folding bikes, oxygen systems, survival gear, flight jackets, sunglasses, watches, pilot shirts, apparel, kneeboards, flashlights, Jeppesen and ASA flight training products, aviation software and simulators, charts, videos, books, and much more. Although it does not contain the entire Pilotshop.com offerings, it is convenient to browse our selection in the full color printed catalog. Add it to…
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At NBAA2013, Build A Plane to Present Teachers' Day Sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace

Former NASA Astronaut to Provide Keynote Address The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced it will for the first time host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, in conjunction with the annual “Careers in Business Aviation Day,” held each year at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which takes place this year in Las Vegas, NV. NBAA and Build A Plane, the non-profit aviation education organization, will present the Teachers’ Day program, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, on Oct. 24, the Convention’s third day. Keynote…
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Think Global Flight New Sponsors – Helping Fuel the Next Generation

U.S.A., August 28, 2013. Think Global Flight is proud to announce the newest sponsors helping fuel the next generation. Air Journey, the world’s leader in escorted flying journeys, will join Jeppesen’s efforts toward flight planning; Signature Flight Support, the largest fixed base operation FBO and distribution network for business aviation services; Dual Electronics, aviation products adding highly-accurate GPS, weather and traffic information for a reliable back up navigation tool while in the air; Michelin Aircraft Tire, tires engineered to meet the rigorous demands of both recreational flyers and business jet…
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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH DATES SET THROUGH 2020

2014 edition of ‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” set for July 28-August 3 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Aug. 29, 2013) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the world’s premier aviation events, has set its dates for the next seven years through 2020. While the 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., will be held on July 28-August 3, future years will schedule the event to run completely in late July. That slight schedule shift affects only three or four years out of every seven,…
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GA Industry Rallies to Oppose Cylinder NPRM

The General Aviation community has mobilized to oppose a proposed AD on TITAN® brand 520/550 series cylinders produced between 2002 and 2009. Aircraft owners, mechanics, engine shops, and several GA organizations worked feverishly to spread the word about the consequences that would be felt in their respective businesses. Diminished aircraft value, potential safety hazards of mid-time cylinder replacement, reduced flight hours, and most prominently, the 83,000,000 dollar price tag, were among the comments posted to the NPRM docket. Many proposed AD’s receive fewer than a dozen comments to their docket.…
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EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

August 22, 2013 – Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a battle with cancer. He was 91. The Poberezny family has expressed the following: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered…
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Winners Announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup

The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross country air race. The race started at 9:30 AM Sunday morning departing from Mount Vernon, IL with 2 turn points before ending in Waupaca, WI for a total mileage of 460 nm. The fastest aircraft of the day was a Turbine Legend, flown by Marty Abbott who came in at a time of 1:17:55 and an average speed of 354.30 mph. A total of 48 aircraft raced in the event, which included experimental and certified aircraft categories.…
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Cessna Internship Offers Participants Much More than Flight Time

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is in the final weeks of the 2013 Discover Flying Challenge (DFC), a unique summer internship program for seven aviation students, designed to generate awareness for partnered charitable organizations and general aviation. As part of this program, Cessna selected five not-for-profit organizations in an effort to raise awareness for charitable causes: American Red Cross, Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles, Special Olympics, United Way and Veterans Airlift Command. The six pilots have their schedules managed by the seventh DFC intern stationed at…
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Speed, Performance and Utility on Display in Cessna Single-Engine Lineup

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduced three new single-engine products to the general aviation market in the past twelve months. Orders are being taken on the Grand Caravan EX, the Turbo Skylane JT-A and the Cessna TTx, aircraft that extend traditional boundaries of general aviation in terms of payload, performance and style. “Cessna’s three new aircraft all offer distinct strengths and capabilities,” said Jodi Noah, Cessna senior vice president of single engine/propeller aircraft. “Speed, performance and utility are all hallmarks of the newest Cessna single…
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Phillips 66® Aviation Introduces Personal Card for Recreational Pilots with Fuel Rewards

Phillips 66® Aviation Introduces Personal Card for Recreational Pilots with Fuel Rewards

Avgas pilots can garner triple WingPoints® Rewards and double Young Eagles Fuel Rebates through 2013 OSHKOSH, Wis. – The nation’s largest network of branded fixed base operators, Phillips 66® Aviation, is launching a new personal credit card for pilots that makes recreational flying easier, while providing opportunities for triple WingPoints® Rewards and double Young Eagles Fuel Rebates. The no-annual-fee card brings Phillips 66 Aviation’s WingPoints Rewards Program to avgas pilots, who can earn triple WingPoints through the end of 2013 that are immediately redeemable online for debit or gift cards.…
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Cessna Offers Heat-Reflecting Paint for Turbo Stationair

Cessna Offers Heat-Reflecting Paint for Turbo Stationair

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today debuted its new Night Sky edition of the Turbo Stationair at the 2013 Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long exhibition – AirVenture. This limited edition of the Cessna Turbo Stationair features a black and red paint scheme which includes a new surface coating capable of reflecting most infrared solar heat. The Night Sky edition Turbo Stationair also includes a specially-painted McCauley propeller to complement the unique paint scheme. The coating used in the Night Sky edition of the Turbo Stationair is…
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Casa Grande Municipal to Operate As Non-Towered Airport during COPPERSTATE Fly-In

(CASA GRANDE, ARIZ., Aug. 20, 2013) — Each October, pilots arriving for the COPPERSTATE Fly-In at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz., have been greeted by an enthusiastic crew of FAA air traffic controllers, drawn from facilities throughout the western United States, all proud to have been selected to staff the temporary COPPERSTATE Control Tower. This year, however, things will be different. While both management and controllers from the air traffic control facilities involved are eager to support the Fly-In, the FAA’s implementation of a user fee…
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NEW 2013-2014 AIRCRAFT SPRUCE CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE

NEW 2013-2014 AIRCRAFT SPRUCE CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. began distributing their new 2013 catalog at EAA’s AirVenture Fly-In. Now exceeding 960 pages in length, the Aircraft Spruce catalog is available in a print format, CD format, and a PDF format. If attending AirVenture, stop by Hangar A, Booth 1022-1029 or Hangar D, Booth 4113-4114 to pick up your free copy. Few people today begin a homebuilt or restoration project without an Aircraft Spruce catalog. Most people who own a modern, certified aircraft find it invaluable for routine maintenance, upgrades, or pilot supplies. There…
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FAA Issues Proposed AD that will Cost Aircraft Owners $83 Million

ECi believes the FAA’s proposed action will degrade safety, not improve it. Affected owners and associations have 60 days (10/11/2013) to submit comments (for online version click here). SAN ANTONIO, TX. August 12, 2013 — The FAA proposed an Airworthiness Directive (AD) to limit the allowable time-in-service of more than 30,000 TITAN brand 520- and 550-series cylinder assemblies installed on about 6,000 Continental IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550 and IOF-550 engines. The proposed AD affects a broad serial number range of cylinder assemblies (p/n AEC631397), and would require that these cylinders be…
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Wipaire Receives Approval for Cessna 208B on Wipline 8750 Floats

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 29, 2013 – Wipaire, Inc. is proud to announce the certification of Wipline 8750 on the new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and Grand Caravan. For the first time ever, Grand Caravan operators can take advantage of the versatility afforded by Wipline floats. Wipline 8750 floats feature no landing weight limitations on water or land for short-haul operations. The all-new Wipline 8750 draws upon the successes of the Wipline 8000 floats and combines tried-and-true characteristics with newly engineered designs. The Wipline 8750 features an improved main gear…
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AvMap Ultra EFIS worldwide preview at EAA Airventure 2013

Ultra light, Ultra bright the compact standalone EFIS for a safe flight! Developed with UAV Navigation, the AvMap Ultra is a compact EFIS providing reliable and advanced ADAHRS. July 22nd, 2013: AvMap, the Italian manufacturer of GPS since 1994, presents the Ultra EFIS, a standalone unit providing Air data, Attitude, Heading and Altitude Reference for your flight. The AvMap Ultra EFIS is a standalone device with a 3.5” ultra bright, Sunlight Readable LCD display. The unit is compact (only 1.95” / 49.5 mm installing depth) and ultra light: only 5.1…
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Aviation Icons Give High-Flying Reviews on Cessna 210 Flight-Ops Book

SAN DIEGO, CA – Just released is an all-new primer on owning and flying the Cessna 210 by six-time Master CFI Chuck McGill, and it’s receiving high praise from throughout aviation. Icons like Rod Machado, Barry Schiff, and Max Trescott happily tout its authenticity and focus on safety. Entitled Flying the Cessna 210: The Secrets Unlocked, the book helps aviators master the art of piloting this complex airplane. Author Chuck McGill offers his wisdom on optimum performance and safe operations based on his thousands of hours of flying and teaching…
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Don’t Tackle EAA AirVenture without the Official Airshow App

July 18, 2013 - Sporty’s develops complete Oshkosh app for 3rd year Sporty’s 2013 EAA AirVenture app is now available for download – and it’s free. This useful app – now in its third year – has been continually enhanced with user feedback to make it a must-have for anyone attending EAA AirVenture. “With literally thousands of exhibitors, airplanes, workshops, forums, talks, social gatherings, and displays, you have to approach AirVenture with a plan,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “Spend some time organizing your visit, stick your phone in…
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Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Engine Technologies Partnering With IMC Club to Host IFR Proficiency Center at Oshkosh

Piqua, Ohio, and Norwood, MA, July 15, 2013....IMC Club International, Inc. is partnering with Hartzell Propeller Inc. and its sister company Hartzell Engine Technologies to host an IFR Proficiency Center from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 during AirVenture 2013 (Oshkosh). Hartzell has secured a flight-line tent where the IMC Club will host daily IFR “brain teasers” in interactive forums followed by lunch for up to 100 guests. The sessions are open to IFR rated pilots or those in training. Admission begins at 10:45 each day. Radek Wyrzykowski, IMC…
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FAA Boosts Aviation Safety with New Pilot Qualification Standards

WASHINGTON – In a final rule to be published soon, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is increasing the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. The rule requires first officers – also known as co-pilots – to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot. Previously, first officers were required to have only a commercial pilot certificate, which requires 250 hours of flight time. The rule also requires first officers to have an…
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AIRCRAFT SPRUCE NOW OFFERS AN OSHKOSH SHOW PREORDER PICK-UP OPTION

Aircraft Spruce knows that many of you will visit Oshkosh for The AirVenture Show from July 29th to Aug 4th. We want to remind you that if you want to pick up preorders at our Oshkosh booth, it is advantageous to place the orders in advance. We have a limited amount of stock available at our Oshkosh booth so we encourage you to place your orders for The AirVenture Show by phone, fax, or online as soon as possible. We will process Oshkosh orders the same way we do standard…
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EAA Petitions Federal Court on FAA ATC Charges

July 3, 2013 - EAA today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, asking the court to review and provide relief from payments demanded by the Federal Aviation Administration in relation to air traffic control services at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. In its petition, EAA asks the court to stop the FAA from augmenting its congressionally approved appropriation through unilaterally imposed fees on aviation events such as AirVenture. EAA maintains the fees were imposed without standard notice and comment procedure from the FAA,…
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Banyan Air Service rescueME PLB1

Banyan Air Service rescueME PLB1

June 24, 2013 - In an emergency situation, this may save your life. Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 is one safety product, you’ll want to carry with you. Tagged as the world’s smallest PLB, the rescueME PLB1 actually fits in the palm of your hand and when compared to other PLBs, it’s 30% smaller. The rescueME PLB1 is easy to activate. Simply pull the antenna out, lift the protective flap and press the red button. When activated, the PLB1 transmits your position and unique…
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Entry Deadline for the 2013 EAA AirVenture Cup Race Fast Approaching

Entry Deadline for the 2013 EAA AirVenture Cup Race Fast Approaching

Milwaukee, WI - June 24, 2013 - The entry deadline for the EAA AirVenture Cup Race is July 1, 2013 and race organizers are urging interested participants to get their application in as soon as possible. In the past, race participants had until a week before the race to submit their applications, but the deadline for entry is earlier this year in order to give EAA time to process registrations and ensure each racer's insurance and documentation is in order. Race organizers are also extending its "early bird" registration fee…
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EAA to Pay FAA for AirVenture services

No Good Options in FAA ATC Demands AirVenture's importance to GA overriding factor June 13, 2013 - (http://www.eaa.org/news/2013/2013-06-13_no-good-options-in-FAA-ATC-demands.asp) Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which begins on July 29. "Let me be clear: We have consistently regarded the FAA's move as holding AirVenture and GA hostage this year," said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. "There was considerable, detailed thought given over the past…
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iFlightPlanner Adds Graphical SUA & Class Airspace, Full-Screen Maps, Online Forums

June 12, 2013, Ann Arbor, MI – iFlightPlanner officially announced today that all iFlightPlanner.com maps, namely the VFR and IFR charts available at iFlightPlanner.com/AviationCharts and those found in the Flight Wizard™, now feature vertical airspace profiles and a completely redesigned mapping interface with full-screen viewing capability. Special Use Airspace (NSA, MOA, Alert, Warning, Prohibited & Restricted Areas) as well as Class B, C, D and E airspace information is accessible by an intuitive point-and-click method that provides access to a direct data feed from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through…
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Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Takes First Production Flight

WICHITA, Kan., May 22, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A took place yesterday at the company’s facility in Independence, Kan. The aircraft has the distinction of being the first modern single engine aircraft powered by a piston engine specifically designed to run on Jet-A fuel. “The Turbo Skylane JT-A performed just as expected,” said Cessna senior test pilot Dale Bleakney. “The weather conditions were fantastic, and we took the turbo 182 up for what…
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DUSTY, STAR OF ‘DISNEY’S PLANES,’ TO APPEAR AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2013

Dusty Crophopper will be on display and fly throughout week at Oshkosh EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wis. – (May 21, 2013) – The summer release of “Disney’s Planes,” the animated comedy adventure from above the world of the popular 2006 film “Cars,” has the entire aviation community buzzing. “Disney’s Planes” captures all of the thrill and excitement that flying has to offer—plus a lot of heart and humor. For thousands of air-show attendees, the movie will jump to life with Dusty’s flying performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 29-August…
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Cessna Confident to Capitalize on European Economic Upswing

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, said today that despite eurozone economic challenges, the company remains confident of the region’s prospects for business aviation and is investing in readiness for a return to growth. Speaking today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Sales, said: “While the eurozone as a whole remains in recession, there are bright spots that give grounds for optimism. Many economists expect Germany, a major business…
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