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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Lockheed Martin Flight Services Releases Version 9.1

Allows For Electronic Inflight PIREP Submissions

Lockheed Martin has released version 9.1 of its Flight Services product that allows for  inflight electronic PIREP submission along with many other enhancements and new capabilities.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

OSH2014 Sponsor: Eclipse Aerospace -- In Full Production!

The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible.

The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating costs and is the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in production today. But its efficiencies don’t end with cost and fuel burn. We build the Eclipse to be incredibly simple to operate and maintain. Designed to be flown single-pilot, the Eclipse 550 comes standard with an advanced Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot as you fly, increasing situational awareness, monitoring systems, and giving you over speed and under speed protection with the only Auto Throttle in the light jet market. The simplicity of flight that the IFMS provides is truly unrivaled in our class.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

WomenVenture At EAA AirVenture Now In Its Seventh Year

Hundreds Of Women Aviators Gather For Group Photo And Inspiring Events

It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women, donning commemorative purple t-shirts, celebrating aviation during EAA AirVenture. On Wednesday, July 30th, a day-long roster of women-centric events were organized by Women in Aviation, International (WAI), the 99s and EAA.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Introducing The WA3 Surveyor Sport

Open Air Flying  With Speed & Utility

The World Aircraft Company based in Paris, TN has introduced their open frame, tandem seat, light sport aircraft. While it looks like a modernized Breezy, it isn't. This aircraft is a real light sport aircraft with a 75% cruise speed of 103 mph. Actually it has capabilities greater than LSA, which is how you know it's an actual LSA performer. The instruments and radio are a package of Dynon's.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

IMC CLubs Leads The Way To OSH14 Special Event Coverage

IMC Clubs: Building Instrument Proficiency Through Community

When it comes to flying, there is no substitute for proficiency and training. And maybe nowhere is that more important than instrument flying. Things happen "in the soup," and can go south pretty quickly. A well-trained and proficient instrument pilot is a much safer instrument pilot. But sometimes, without a support system, it's easy to say "well, I'll go shoot the practice approaches next time." The IMC Club may be just the support system that pilots need. On their website, they say the purpose of the organization is to "promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety. Along with IFR flying and monthly local chapter meetings, we offer a resource rich website which provides an electronic experience base.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Historic Sport Aircraft Mfr, Quicksilver Aeronautics, Signs On As OSH14 Sponsor

Quicksilver Aeronautics: The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Sport Aircraft

Every kid at one moment in his/her life has dreamed of flying. We dream of soaring because we have the desire to see the world from above, because we relish on adventure and freedom... and because it is an experience like no other. Quicksilver philosophy is to make the dream of flying your own airplane accessible to a larger part of the world by providing truly affordable "real" aircraft. Thus the exclusivity of flying is attained by those that dare and have the drive to do it. Not because of monetary constraints.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

A Special Issuance Third Class Medical

Coming To An Airman Near You ... Or Not

Dr. Brent Blue MD held a forum on the issuance of third class medical certificates Tuesday morning. Attendance was brisk with many eager to expound upon and commiserate about their particular ailments and the frustration encountered in trying to convince the FAA Medical Office to issue a third class medical.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Spot Showcases Life-Saving Satellite Products At EAA 2014

Spot Trace Tells You When You're Airplane Is Moving

Spot LLC ... a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. ... introduced the new SPOT Trace at a news conference Monday at AirVenture.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present Oshkosh 2014 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or on installation. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future-proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Life-Saving OSH2014 Sponsor: BRS Parachutes

BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety

It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the occupants, but in many cases the airplane, survive. That's the concept behind the full-airframe parachutes for the general aviation market manufactured by BRS Aviation. Prior to 1975, few had attempted to implement the idea to design a parachute for an aircraft, even though it had been talked about for nearly a century. In that year, Boris Popov of Saint Paul, Minnesota, survived a 400-foot fall in a collapsed hang glider. The event led Popov to invent the whole-aircraft parachute system and to found Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) in 1980.

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