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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

TruTrak Autopilot STC Complete For C172 And C177

Delivering Complete Autopilot Systems During AirVenture Next Week

TruTrak Flight Systems, together with EAA, has completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system. The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017. This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Airborne 07.19.17: NEW Kitfox Speedster!!!, Rotax 4 Sonex, Trig TY96A/TY97A

Also: Flt 3407 Families, Zenith STOL, Brandon Expands, BAA Training, Delta Caves In, Sully Defends GA, Global 7000

Years ago, ANN Boss Jim Campbell remarked a that recent flight test of the (then) Series IV Speedster model of the venerable Kitfox was one of the best flights he’d made all year... and he’s often remarked that he missed that sporty little aircraft after it went out of production. That SportPlane’s heyday was in 1992, when Kitfox arrived at AirVenture with the new and instantaneously popular design, the Kitfox Speedster. Further excitement was added to the introduction of this little plane when it was flown almost daily by the late Jimmy Franklin in a low altitude acro routine that could simply not be ignored. That was a generation ago... But now, Kitfox has given the 21st Century an answer to flying boredom, and sure enough, it also bears the name &l

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned

This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize program, has unveiled plans to build a new family of spacecraft. The company's agreement with Rocket Labs, which is developing the Electron booster that will propel the Moon Express lander to the Moon in hopes of claiming the $20 million GLXP award, covers up to five launches. Following the initial mission, Moon Express has scheduled a launch in 2019 that would establish a robotic research base near the lunar south pole. In 2020, Moon Express hopes to mount the first commercial mission to return a lunar sample to Earth. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to th

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Fatal Alaska Commuter Flight Crash Subject Of NTSB Investigative Hearing

Meeting Will Be Held In Anchorage, AK, First Such Meeting Held Outside Washington, D.C. In Nearly 20 Years

The NTSB has scheduled an investigative hearing for Aug. 17, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation of the Oct. 2, 2016, crash of flight 3153 near Togiak, Alaska.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Aero-News At AirVenture Update: ANN Started Early

It May Several Days Yet Until EAA AirVenture Officially Opens Its Gates, But ANN Has Been In Place All Week!

At ANN we have something we call our Aero-Community, and it’s filled with incredible people and organizations that populate our Airborne Partnership Initiative. This initiative plays an important role in the creation of the video programming seen daily on our Airborne Unlimited webcast. We work with our Aero-Community to build a strong relationship with all facets of aviation and aerospace. All of this comes together in its most profound way every year at EAA AirVenture and, at AirVenture 2017, our joining of common interests has already started. The vanguard of the ANN crew is now on property at Oshkosh setting up our press headquarters and all the production equipment necessary to bring you the most complete coverage of AirVenture that’s available.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Ohio Congressman Turner Works To Keep NAHF In The State

Language Included In National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) has included language in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to keep the headquarters of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) in Ohio.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

AMA Drone Report 07.13.17: Drones At AirVenture, CA Regs, Women and Drones

Also: Cal Fire Warns, AU Fines, New Florida Law, Aero-TV: FAA's Earl Lawrence

THE world’s greatest aviation event is but a week and a half away. And for drone flyers; EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 will welcome back the popular Drone Cage Obstacle and Speed Course, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Experienced UAV pilots can test their skills in a fun, challenging daily competition. The challenge will run daily from 3 to 5 p.m. inside the Drone Cage at Aviation Gateway Park. Fort those not quite ready to test your drone-flying skills against the world? Enjoy the excitement by watching the action from the 360-degree viewing platforms, as well as a live video feed. Transport Canada recently revised its Interim Order on drone use. The new Interim Order replaces an earlier version that put unreasonable restrictions on safe and responsible drone use across Canada. The revised Interi

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Continental Motors Updates Guidance On Camshaft Gears

Recommends Certain Parts Be Removed And Replaced At Next Inspection Cycle

Continental Motors has updated its guidance for camshaft gears, recommending inspection and removal from service P/Ns 631845, 655430, 655516, or 656031, replacing the gear with with camshaft gear, P/N 656818. The Service Document initially announced the release of improved camshaft gear P/N 656818 in 2005. It now clarifies part number superseding action and amplifies camshaft gear replacement instructions.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Come To KidVenture To Meet A Legendary Tuskegee Airman Pilot In Person

Pilot Harry Stewart Flew 43 Combat Missions During WWII

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is excited to announce that original Tuskegee Airman pilot Harry Stewart will make a special appearance at their Rise Above Traveling Exhibit inside KidVenture at EAA Airventure.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Lancair Evolution Down In Mesa, AZ

Two Fatally Injured In The Accident Monday

A Lancair Evolution went down Monday on a golf course in Mesa, AZ, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot and a passenger on board the aircraft.

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