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Williamsport, PA – April 1, 2014 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks its 85th year of innovation in aviation technology. Over the years, Lycoming has earned a reputation as a market leader by focusing on innovative and reliable piston engine propulsion solutions for aviation. On April 3, 1929, a Beech-designed TravelAir biplane was the first aircraft to feature a Lycoming motor, the nine-cylinder, 215-horsepower R-680 radial, on successful trial flights. The engine powered the nation's earliest airlines. In over 20…
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Nine-year deal brings stability, eliminates possibility of another '2013 surprise' EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. – (March 21, 2014) – EAA and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed two agreements – a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement – that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh® convention. This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA's sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be…
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      Attendees can participate and discover that homebuilts are accessible, affordable             EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 28, 2014) — The Experimental Aircraft Association is the home for those who build and restore aircraft and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the tens of thousands of attendees at “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” can share the building experience through the “One Week Wonder” project. EAA’s unique building project is focused on building a Zenith CH 750 kit aircraft during the seven days…
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w   Portland, OR — January 6, 2014 — Each year, through its Pilot's Choice Awards, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation recognizes a select group of deserving aviation nonprofit organizations that are actively promoting growth in aviation or using aviation to aid in humanitarian causes. Deadlines for the 2014 awards are rapidly approaching and the foundation is urging eligible groups to apply and interested parties to nominate their favorite organization.   Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2014 midnight PST and applications will be accepted until February 3, 2014 midnight PST. Anyone may nominate an organization,…
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  Garmin is excited to announce even more integration and capabilities within Garmin Pilot, which are coming very soon. Customers who utilize version 6.0 of Garmin Pilot on iOS devices in conjunction with VIRB™, Garmin’s HD action camera, will be able to view live video simultaneously in Garmin Pilot.   In addition to viewing live video footage from VIRB within Garmin Pilot, the option to control VIRB remotely will be available.  The option to start and stop video recording and take stills within the application is a convenient way to…
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WICHITA, Kan., Dec.19, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company today unveiled the restored 1959 Cessna L-19E “Bird Dog” to be auctioned at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The L-19E will be auctioned alongside a Dodge M37 truck restored and donated by Okoboji Classic Cars, forming a unique pair of historical items offered in a single auction lot. Cessna recently announced it would donate the aircraft for auction with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF). Roxanne Bernstein, Cessna senior vice president of…
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 Eagan, MN – Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (FAA CRS # UWDR792L/EASA.145.6155) has announced FAA/ PMA Approval on the Cessna 152 engine mount, the first of a number of engine mount PMA’s they will be pursuing. FAA/ PMA Approval has been issued for Part Number A0451003-36. The mount replaces Cessna Part Number 0451003-36, and is eligible for installation on Cessna 152’s starting with serial number 15279406 and on all subsequent serial numbers, and on serial number A1500433 and on all subsequent serial numbers. AWI CEO Tom Heid commented, “Having completed the…
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  4thANNUAL FLY-IN GRASS STRIP FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE Saturday, OCTOBER 19, 2013 @ 9GA2 - BERG PARK AERODROME 9 AM TO 4PM N31-48-09/W81-23-51 GRASS STRIP FOUNDATION IS AN EDUCATIONAL & PRESERVATION FOUNDATION DEDICATED TO VINTAGE, EXPERIMENTAL & GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT AND THEIR PRESERVATION, EDUCATING THE UNINFORMED ABOUT THE JOYS, PRACTICALITIES, AND NECESSITIES OF AIRCRAFT IN OUR MODERN SOCIETY, FOCUSING EDUCATION ON UPCOMING GENERATIONS OF THE POSSIBILITIES IN AVIATION CAREERS. Fly in / Drive In / Arts / Crafts Local artisans and craftsmen are invited and are welcome. Please RSVP if…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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.…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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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 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…
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  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…
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  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…
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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, 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…
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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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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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  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…
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