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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 13, 2017) — A new how-to video from the Experimental Aircraft Association gives certificated aircraft owners a better understanding of preventive maintenance and ways to save money by personally completing some of the tasks. Aircraft Ownership: Understanding Owner Preventive Maintenance is a multi-part video series combined on one DVD. It shows certificated aircraft owners how to legally maintain an aircraft in accordance with FAA preventive maintenance regulations. “There are many tasks that a certificated aircraft owner can do that are completely legal under…
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The CiES digital fuel quantity system utilizes a high technology sensor system that allows repeatable accurate measurement of fuel in aircraft tank. This high technology and patented sensor system allows fuel measurements down to a change in fuel level to less than 0.03 of an inch. This measurement represents much less than 10ths of a gallon of AVGAS or Jet A. The non-contact measurement method insures a lifetime of operation providing the same consistent fuel level output in the cockpit with modern digital fuel indication. Find CiES’s entire aviation line…
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Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and space flight in the United States." NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space. The nomination period for the Collier Trophy is now open through January 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Berry at 703-416-4888, Ext. 104 or email . Robert J. Collier Trophy Awarded annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,…
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Mobile, Alabama, December 12, 2017 — Continental Motors Group (CMG) announced today that the Mobile Chamber of Commerce named Continental Motors Inc., its North American manufacturing center, as “Manufacturer of the Year” for 2017. This annual award recognizes companies for their economic growth and commitment to the local community. “Continental has long been the cornerstone of our ever-growing aviation sector," said Troy Wayman, the Chamber's Vice-President of Economic Development, Mobile Chamber of Commerce. "Their world-class engines and reputation shine a spotlight on Mobile on the international stage. Continental has played…
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Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, marked a major milestone in September with its 2,500th 180 HP engine upgrade for Cessna 172 piston aircraft. The milestone 172XP Extreme Performance engine upgrade was installed on N733EA, a 1977 Cessna 172N. “The rate of climb with the new O360 engine is fantastic and the customer service at Air Plains was really great,” said Brandon Johnson, who spends his work hours flying international hops in a G550 for a Fortune 100…
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Head in the right direction with Icom’s new A25 Series. A powerful air band VHF radio, the A25 series expands communication coverage and enhances aircraft safety. Output power has increased to 6W (PEP). Plus, its easy-to-use interface and large 2.3-inch LCD display combine to provide stress-free programing and easy in-flight operation. Choose between two versions, NAV/COM or COM only. The new A25 series is full of features that are on a pilot’s must-have list. The “Flip-Flop” channel feature allows pilots to store the last 10 channels used, and easily switch…
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Tempest Plus Marketing Group (TPMG) announces SPIN EZ™, the industry’s first truly “NON-STICKING” oil filter. Although offering many filtration benefits, aviation spin-on oil filters have historically been difficult to remove from the engine. Heat, time and pressure can extrude oil, grease, DC4® compound or similar liquid lubricants from between a filter’s rubber seal and the filter mount pad – in many cases leaving the filter seemingly “bonded” to the engine making it nearly impossible to remove. Tempest is proud to introduce an engineered solution with its new SPIN EZ oil…
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Garmin is pleased to announce the addition of new features for the Garmin Pilot application for Android and iOS mobile devices. Garmin Pilot 6.2 for Android incorporates approach chart overlays on the moving map, enhancements to stadium TFR’s, glide range ring, logbook tracks and more, while the 9.1 version of Garmin Pilot for iOS adds a new high resolution basemap, worldwide gridded winds and a streamlined Connext devices page. Within the iOS version, pilots can also access aircraft performance profiles, checklists and weight and balance data for additional aircraft types.…
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WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected the following universities for the 2018 Top Hawk program: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Dubuque, Lewis University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott and California Aeronautical University. Each university will take delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 to support flight training, university recruiting efforts and promotional activities throughout the year. “As the Top Hawk program enters its fourth year, we’re proud to build on a program that has…
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 10, 2017) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh today announced another “Only in Oshkosh” first as it welcomes commercial space company Blue Origin and its historic New Shepard rocket and astronaut crew capsule the week of July 24-30. The exhibit will be one of the main attractions on Boeing Plaza during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 65th annual fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has always showcased innovation, imagination, and achievement in flight, which makes Blue Origin’s presence at Oshkosh an…
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Batavia moves to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture week when Sporty’s Pilot Shop sets up business in its traditional 1600-square foot tent outside Hangar B in Outdoor Space #260. This year, Sporty’s presence will be augmented with an indoor booth, devoted to Stratus, located across from ForeFlight in Hangar C, Booth #3147. “Sporty’s big tent gives everyone some elbow room to touch, hold, try on and examine the multitude of Sporty’s products on display,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We’ve created an interactive buying experience where pilots and aviation buffs…
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Janitrol Aero heaters will not be affected by the FAA’s proposed AD on South Wind aircraft cabin combustion heating systems MONTGOMERY, ALA., Jan. 31, 2017 – Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that as a result of its asset purchase of C&D Associates in 2016, the company is now producing a line of South Wind replacement heaters under the Janitrol Aero brand. “Our new Janitrol Aero brand heaters are FAA PMA approved and will not be affected by the FAA’s proposed AD on South Wind aircraft…
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WICHITA, Jan. 30, 2017 – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the first Cessna Citation delivery. The first Citation jet, a Cessna Citation 500, was delivered to American Airlines in January 1972, where it was used for the development of the company’s training program. Since then, the Citation series has become the most popular line of business jets ever produced with more than 7,000 delivered to customers around the world. The worldwide fleet has amassed nearly 35 million flight hours.…
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Jan. 12, 2017 –The FAA has granted Sandia Aerospace an additional TSO on its popular SAI 340 Quattro Plus multifunction indicator. In addition to attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip, the SAI 340 is now TSO’d for Instantaneous Vertical Speed, or (I)VSI. Unlike a standard VSI that has a six- to eight-second lag, the SAI 340 gives virtually immediate vertical speed indications. The vertical speed is shown on the SAI 340 in both a tape and digital format. In addition to the (I)VSI, the new software version also adds an adjustable…
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Each day of weeklong event has unique highlights and themes EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Jan.12, 2017 – Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots and groundbreaking innovations will all be featured as some of the themes of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, held July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The events create a weeklong series of highlights for the 65th annual EAA fly-in convention. The fly-in annually draws an attendance of more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes. Among the themes schedule for each day are: Monday, July 24: Opening…
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Crew members from numerous Apollo missions expected to attend EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Jan. 31, 2017 – Astronauts from the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon for the first time are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program. The 65th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The reunion is expected to be the largest gathering of Apollo astronauts at Oshkosh since the memorable 1994 “Salute…
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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the former home of Paul and Audrey Poberezny in Oshkosh, WI and will make the home available to the EAA for tours and special events. The original stone farmhouse is over 100 years old and was Paul and Audrey's home from 1991 until his death in 2013. Located near Wittman Field, the 9 acre estate reflects the standards and culture the Pobereznys utilized in building the world's leading sport aviation organization, EAA, and the world's premier aviation…
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U.S. Navy Blue Angels include Oshkosh on their 2017 performance schedule EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 19, 2016) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 – 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. In addition, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have reconfirmed that Oshkosh is on their 2017 schedule, with work continuing to bring their full performance…
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Garmin is pleased to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera family, offering several new accessories tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. VIRB Ultra 30 is a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. The VIRB Ultra 30 contains a suite of new features, including voice control, an intuitive LCD color touchscreen and one-touch live streaming. Built-in 3-axis stabilization and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products combine to provide pilots with a premier action camera…
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A series of free, 45-minute educational forums will give aircraft owners and pilots real-world tips to increase the performance and life of their piston aircraft engines, while lowering the cost of ownership, operation and maintenance. Coppell, TX, (June 15, 2016) — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is partnering with Aircraft Specialties Services, CamGuard and RAM Aircraft to host a series of 18 educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2016.“We are committed to finding ways to help make flying more affordable for our customers,” stated Scott Hayes,…
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June 7, 2016 (Lakeland, Fla.) The 42nd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association took place April 5 –10, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. We are pleased to release the following data and fun facts: • Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries• Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had the highest amount of visitors• 251 attendees took advantage of the free ticket offer for active military available April 5-7• 7,530 attendees took advantage of discounted ticket…
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ROWLETT, TEXAS, MARCH 31, 2016 – NavWorx, Inc. announced today the company has entered a licensing agreement with Garmin enabling connectivity to the company’s GNS and GTN line of navigators. Under the agreement, NavWorx’ ADS600-B will interface with existing certified position sources providing the required WAAS GPS to meet the FAA’s mandate for ADS-B equipage. NavWorx has since its inception been providing ADS-B technology solutions to meet the diverse needs of aircraft owners and operators. NavWorx offers equipment designed to operate within the parameters of the FAA mandate for ADS-B.…
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Grypmat non-slip, anti-static tool mat is an easy way to keep track of your tools and can be found at Aircraft Spruce. The GrypMat is a rubberized, flexible, non-marring, non-slip, anti-static material designed to give mechanics a safe and secure place to store tools. Using GrypMat reduces Foreign Object Damage (FOD), lowers maintenance times, prevents scratches and damage, and helps mechanics do their jobs. GrypMat works on flat and curved surfaces. For more information, please call 1-877-4SPRUCE or visit www.aircraftspruce.com and reference part number 12-04761. Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line…
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COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc., which hosts the third-largest aircraft fly-in in the U.S., has announced that it will hold its next event at the Mesa, AZ Falcon Field (FFZ) Airport on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2016. The event, which is open to the general public, attracts recreational & general aviation enthusiasts from across the southwest United States. In 2015, approximately 500 aircraft were on display from 20 states, including ultralights, gyrocopters, home-built aircraft, antiques and warbirds. In addition to aircraft displays, the Copperstate Fly-In features aircraft awards, aviation business information booths, educational workshops for pilots, and…
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Twice in the last couple of months I’ve been surprised by changes in FAA documents and procedures—fortunately in both cases while I was safely on the ground.The first came while I was getting an instrument proficiency check in preparation for a planned summer flying vacation. I was also aware that my friend and longtime CFI Larry hadn’t had a chance to get night current, so I scheduled an evening session, figuring we could do hood work for an hour or so and then do night work in the pattern. Of…
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September 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EPS Runs Their First Pre-Production Engine         New Richmond, WI – Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on September 20th. “The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, President and CEO of EPS. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow. Achieving this major milestone is an accomplishment that will set new standards. It opens up huge opportunities.”         Based on data collected from two earlier “concept…
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The 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014 is underway! Your participation is important! -We need to hear from everyone who receives an invitation to complete a survey to prepare accurate statistics on aviation activity. The GA Survey is a scientific sample ofaircraft from the Civil Aviation Registry. Your responses are important because they represent many other aircraft like yours. -Please respond, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2014, you sold it, or the aircraft was damaged.…
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Showers didn’t dampen spirits for hundreds of attendees A few lingering showers didn’t keep pilots from Sporty’s 11th annual fly-in. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a full static aircraft display, exhibits, seminars and introductory flights. Sporty’s promised a fly-in “rain or shine” and that’s exactly what happened. The fly-in hosted the largest number of exhibitors ever. Seminars from Sporty’s, ForeFlight, and Garmin were near capacity. While fly in traffic was down, drive in traffic was up – and Sporty’s loyal customer-attendees enthusiastically consumed upwards of 700 free hot dogs. Lots of…
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Anacortes, WA – In the past quarter-century, Micro AeroDynamics has sold over nearly 20,000 Vortex Generator kits to the owners of over 700 models of GA aircraft. The company, through its extensive flight tests has accumulated extensive documentation about the enhanced effects VGs have on stall speed and slow flight control. They have learned recently that there seems to be an addedbenefit they never sought to validate: vortex generators will increase the service ceiling of an aircraft by 15 to 18 percent. Dick Britton, a CFI, was climbing over icing…
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PMA provides alternator eligibility for the majority of Cessna 172, 182, 206 and Caravan aircraft. Montgomery, AL, (May 4, 2015) — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its ASG series of alternators. The company supplies the ASG series alternators for Cessna OEM production and the PMA also provides eligibility to replace older Ford units on a variety of Cessna single and twin-engine aircraft. ASG series alternators are 24V and are available with 60- or 95-amp output. "The Ford…
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