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Aviation Celebrates 100th Anniversary of First Trans-Atlantic Flight

Aviation Celebrates 100th Anniversary of First Trans-Atlantic Flight

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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Northwest Aviation Conference & Tradeshow

Northwest Aviation Conference & Tradeshow

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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2019 International Women in Aviation Conference

2019 International Women in Aviation Conference

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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ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

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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Sporty's Pilot Training App Adds New Test Prep Features, Expands Course Catalog

Sporty's Pilot Training App Adds New Test Prep Features, Expands Course Catalog

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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Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

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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EPS Begins Shipping Production Engines

EPS Begins Shipping Production Engines

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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International Aviation Equipment & Investment Appointed China Distributor for BRS Aerospace

International Aviation Equipment & Investment Appointed China Distributor for BRS Aerospace

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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Plane-Power Announces the Re-introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

Plane-Power Announces the Re-introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

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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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze OKC Announces Jim Lockbaum, Business Development Manager, Nicrocraft™ Aircraft Exhaust Systems

Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze OKC Announces Jim Lockbaum, Business Development Manager, Nicrocraft™ Aircraft Exhaust Systems

(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 Museum Included in CNN Travel's "Top 20 Aviation Museums in the World" List

EAA Aviation Museum Included in CNN Travel's "Top 20 Aviation Museums in the World" List

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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Cessna Citation Longitude Achieves Provisional Type Certification

Cessna Citation Longitude Achieves Provisional Type Certification

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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EAA Airventure Oshkosh Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years in Oshkosh During 2019 Fly-In

EAA Airventure Oshkosh Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years in Oshkosh During 2019 Fly-In

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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4 High School Students Earn Wings at Aerospace Center for Excellence

4 High School Students Earn Wings at Aerospace Center for Excellence

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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Hartzell Scimitar Prop Approved for Cessna 180/182 Fleets

Hartzell Scimitar Prop Approved for Cessna 180/182 Fleets

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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Air Plains Services Records a Strong 2018 While Building for Future Growth

Air Plains Services Records a Strong 2018 While Building for Future Growth

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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Bruce's Custom Covers - Get 10% Off All Cold Weather Covers

Bruce's Custom Covers - Get 10% Off All Cold Weather Covers

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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Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Now Accepting Super Bowl LIII Parking Reservations at KRYY

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Now Accepting Super Bowl LIII Parking Reservations at KRYY

Priority positioning is just one of the many pre- and post-game services that Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is offering to owners and operators who make early reservations at its Atlanta Cobb County FBO location for the Big Game. Atlanta, GA. (December 05, 2018) —Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has announced the FBO has started taking priority parking reservations for Super Bowl LIII at its Atlanta Cobb County International Airport (KRYY) location. “Super Bowl week will draw a large number of business and private aircraft to Atlanta Cobb County International Airport,” stated…
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skyBeacon STC: Signed, Sealed, Delivered & Shipping Now

skyBeacon STC: Signed, Sealed, Delivered & Shipping Now

Replace the left wingtip light for 2020 compliance Nov. 28, 2018 – The day has finally come: uAvionix has received STC approval for skyBeacon. SkyBeacon is a zero-install ADS-B solution that mounts in under 10 minutes and offers the lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution. SkyBeacon features ADS-B Out, a WAAS GPS, altitude encoder, LED nav light and LED strobe. In addition, it has the largest Approved Model List (AML) of any UAT ADS-B Out solution, with 272 aircraft listed. What if my airplane isn’t on…
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Free Preferred Airparts Calendar

Free Preferred Airparts Calendar

Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 Cessna Flyer Association members who request it. The 2019 calendar is another in their line of custom calendars, featuring unique aircraft photos. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com to fill out your calendar request. Reference Cessna Flyer Association as where you saw this offer. Please note that Preferred Airparts are only able to send the free calendars to US addresses only.
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EPS Diesel Secures Funding to Complete Certification

EPS Diesel Secures Funding to Complete Certification

New Richmond, WI – EPS Diesel has received supplemental funding which should allow them to complete FAA Certification and to obtain production certification for the Graflight 8 diesel engine. Regrettably, the company encountered delays in the past year, primarily due to funding and the lengthy software certification process. “This is a clean sheet design that incorporates a long list of innovations intended to enhance engine efficiency and reliability,” said Michael Fuchs, CEO of Engineered Power Systems (EPS). “Synthesizing all of the new technology with established procedures and materials created some…
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Air Plains Services Named Aspen Avionics Dealer

Air Plains Services Named Aspen Avionics Dealer

WELLINGTON, KS (Nov. 27, 2018) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, has been named an authorized Aspen Avionics dealer for general aviation aircraft. Aspen’s flagship product line is the Evolution Flight Display system, an innovative and affordable glass cockpit system available for certified general aviation (GA) aircraft. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. “We’re very excited to be able…
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Keep Aviation History Alive this Christmas, Choose from 7 Aviation Gift Ideas

Keep Aviation History Alive this Christmas, Choose from 7 Aviation Gift Ideas

Have you ever wanted to step over the velvet rope in a museum and inspect an aircraft up close? Aviation Relics invites aviation enthusiasts to not only touch – but to own a swatch of fabric from 7 famous aircraft in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. Their site is offering aviation relic prints with 4-square-inch swatches of the original wing fabric – preserved from restorations by the Smithsonian and authenticated by them. The perfect Christmas gift for anyone interested in aviation. Certificate of Authenticity One of …
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Wright Bros. Propeller Collection Gets a Facelift

Wright Bros. Propeller Collection Gets a Facelift

Long-time, much-loved propellers upgraded. You can always spot a pilot by the old-time propeller hanging in the den. Now Sporty’s Wright Bros. Collection has updated these popular products in time for holiday giving. The six-foot Classic Wooden Propeller with brass edging is an authentic reproduction of that found on a World War I aircraft. The prop is hand-crafted from solid mahogany with brass-hammered edging around the blades and a detailed brass center hub. The propeller comes with its own hardware to make hanging simple. A simplified version of the 6-foot…
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Garmin GFC 500 & GFC 600 Autopilots Approved for Additional Aircraft Models

Garmin GFC 500 & GFC 600 Autopilots Approved for Additional Aircraft Models

November 14, 2018 - Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) in several aircraft models for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. The GFC 500 and GFC 600 deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 is intended for single-engine piston aircraft, while the GFC 600 is intended for high performance piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics. New aircraft…
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Icom Partners With Iridium: Satellite Communication Solution In Development

Icom Partners With Iridium: Satellite Communication Solution In Development

KIRKLAND, Wash. (November 2018) – Icom Inc. (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) has entered into a partnership with Iridium Communications Inc. (Headquarters: McLean, Virginia., USA/CEO: Matthew J. Desch) to develop and sell a new satellite Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications product for the Iridium® network. In a smart collaboration of both companies’ core competencies, Icom’s radio expertise and Iridium’s satellite expertise, the partnership will provide a professional radio communications solution which will enable users to communicate wherever they are on the earth. The Satellite PTT radio is a professional radio communications…
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Advance Tickets for EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2019 Now Available Online

Advance Tickets for EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2019 Now Available Online

‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration’ on July 22-28 includes lower student prices EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 31, 2018) — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 67th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in on July 22-28, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The advance purchase option provides greater convenience for those traveling to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” EAA members and the general public can now purchase tickets via a secure website and speed through the admissions process upon arrival in Oshkosh. Daily…
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Garmin Announces Year-End Aviation Webinars

Garmin Announces Year-End Aviation Webinars

October 31, 2018 - Garmin is pleased to announce the addition of several aviation webinars through the end of the year. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview of its vast product line. Autopilot Retrofits The GFC 500 and GFC 600 retrofit autopilots offer reduced maintenance, as well as safety- enhancing capabilities such as Garmin Electronic Stability Protection…
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EAA's James Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund to Finance Flight Training for Young Aspiring Pilots

EAA's James Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund to Finance Flight Training for Young Aspiring Pilots

Ray Foundation supplying $1 million for program to work through EAA chapters EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 11, 2018) — A new Experimental Aircraft Association program will provide up to $10,000 each for an initial class of 90 to 100 young people who are pursuing flight training, thanks to the Ray Foundation of Naples, Florida. The Ray Foundation has provided $1 million to fund the Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund, which seeks to improve the flight training success rate from the current 20 percent level to 80 percent. The…
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Aviation Creations's Aluminum Door Strap End Plates

Aviation Creations's Aluminum Door Strap End Plates

Are your door strap end plates broken, loose or barely hanging on? The original Cessna OEM end plates were from Chrysler Corporation back in the day. They are made of plastic and break easily. But now an upgrade is available! Aviation Creations manufactures and sells billet aluminum, brushed finish, direct replacements for you Cessna 172, 182, 206, 207, 337 and 400 series aircraft door strap end plates. Easy install; one screw will hold them in position. For only $300.00 you’ll have a set of 4. Then you’re done. You’ll be…
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