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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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  (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…
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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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WICHITA, Kan., June 10, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT) today kicked off of the third annual Discover Flying Challenge (DFC) during a launch event in Wichita, Kan. Eight DFC participants will take part in this unique internship promoting interest in general aviation and engaging aviation enthusiasts across the country. Six of the interns will pilot Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft for summer-long excursions across the United States. The other two interns will assist in scheduling and dispatching the pilot interns…
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 30, 2014) — The 70th anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion of World War II will be commemorated at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on June 6-7, including programs with veterans of the Allied offensive that began on June 6, 1944.Friday, June 6, marks 70 years after 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. According to the U.S. Army archives, General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation…
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Coppell, TX, May 20, 2014 — Keith Chatten, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the FAA has approved a Global Alternative Method of Compliance (Global AMOC) for the recent revision of FAA AD 2014-05-29. The original AD was issued for certain Continental Motors, Inc., (CMI) (IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 series reciprocating engines with certain Superior Air Parts investment cast cylinder assemblies installed.“Under the guidelines of this new Global AMOC, owners of aircraft who have over 12-years on their affected Millennium Cylinders, but have…
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San Antonio, TX May 15, 2014 - Danbury Aerospace, the parent for ECI Inc., submitted comments to the docket for the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) regarding a proposed Airworthiness Directive (AD) to address certain types of manufacturer-approved cylinder assemblies.   Danbury's comments addressed both the rulemaking procedures utilized by the FAA and also sought to assist the agency in clarifying the figures contained in its economic analysis. By working with regulators to accurately define overall cost of compliance, the company will ensure the proposed rule receives the thorough scrutiny it deserves.   Over the…
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WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2014 – McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today the FAA Certification of the McCauley Propeller Systems' Blackmac Carbon Series constant speed composite propeller. The propeller's advanced composite materials and patented high-strength, low-weight continuous carbon loop blade retention system significantly reduces propeller assembly weight and improves product life. "The low weight of the Blackmac Carbon Series propeller, offers the ability to improve payload without compromising strength or weight in other areas," said Scott…
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (May 8, 2014) — Kenny Loggins, who has been making hit music for the past four decades, will kick off the evening entertainment at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 when he headlines the fly-in’s popular opening night concert on Monday, July 28.The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on the EAA Plaza immediately following the July 28 afternoon air show. Loggins’ newest endeavor, Blue Sky Riders (Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr), will start the…
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May 2014- Airplanista Aviation Blog Editor and aviation writer Dan Pimentel has announced his blog’s2014 Twitter #Avgeeks meetup called #Oshbash to be held at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday,July 29th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the EAA Press Tent.While the primary focus of Airplanista’s #Oshbash meetup events is to create a venue for #Avgeeksthat communicate via Twitter to meet face-to-face, Pimentel always presents a themed program toprovide entertainment for the standing-room-only audiences. The theme for 2014 will be the GA PowerCollective, a high-profile panel discussion with participants from many of the…
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  EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 21, 2014) — Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA's World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The four aircraft – Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Nieuport 28, and Fokker Dr.I – will be on display throughout AirVenture week and also fly several times during the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh. The airplanes…
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  EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 18, 2014) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.  It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in…
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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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