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Airborne On ANN

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Airborne 07.21.16

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Airborne 07.21.16

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It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Circumnavigation

Lands In Abu Dhabi Where The Adventure Began

Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel – Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. By landing back in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days of flight and 23,240 nautical miles travelled in a 17 leg journey, Si2 has proven that clean technologies can achieve the impossible.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Pelton: AirVenture Off To A Great Start

He And Mark Baker Honored By Civil Air Patrol

EAA president and Chairman Jack Pelton said the AirVenture week is off to a great start at his annual opening day news conference on Monday.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Airborne 07.26.16-Oshkosh Day 2: Solar Impulse, Sun Flyer, Stemme S-12

Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform

We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVenture, but a lot to do with completing a record-setting event that has been more than a year and a half in the making. It has been announced that Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have completed their circumnavigation of the globe in an aircraft that uses no fossil fuels and leaves no carbon footprint. Upon landing in Abu Dhabi, the Solar Impulse-2 conclude the journey that began on March 9 2015, and involved a total of 23 days in flight covering 23,240 nautical miles comprised of a 17 leg journey. ANN news editor Tom Patton talks with the Spartan School of Aeronautics about their use of the all-electric Sun-Flyer training airplane that will serve the purpose of training pilots and mechanics. Th

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Cessna’s Offers First Glimpse At Its New SETP Aircraft

Unveils SETP Mockup, Dubs Its New Bird 'Denali'

At its chalet during the first day of the AirVenture, Cessna not only unveiled its new mockup for its clean-sheet single-engine turboprop (SETP), but dubbed the new bird the Cessna Denali in hopes to signal “a rugged, yet refined” aircraft. The move comes only a year after the company announced development of the new aircraft.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Piper To Offer Three Engine Options For Popular Archer Trainer

Preparing To Certify The Lycoming IO-360-B4M For The Airplane

Piper is preparing to certify the Lycoming IO-360-B4M fuel-injected engine on its popular Archer trainer, the Archer TX, which has become the perfect gateway aircraft for fledgling pilots around the world. In addition, the company is also offering a diesel option providing customers with a third engine option for the currently piston-powered aircraft.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Aspen Adds Even More ADS-B Features To Evolution Flight Displays

Latest Software Upgrade Includes Textual METARS Information Capability On Multi-Function Display

Certification is imminent for Aspen's latest software upgrade to include several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi-function display (MFD), the company announced Tuesday morning at AirVenture.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Airplane Lands Short Of Oshkosh Runway

Pilot Suffered Only Minor Injuries, Airport Closed For An Hour

A pilot from Pennsylvania arriving at AirVenture landed short of runway 18/36 Sunday night, resulting in damage to the airplane but only minor injuries to the pilot.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Wipaire Helps ANN Make AirVenture Coverage Happen!

Wipaire Is A Leading Aircraft Service Provider, and the Holder Of Over 100 STCs 

For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing across locations in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Leesburg, Florida. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide. 

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

AeroSports Update: S-LSA Certification

The Special-Light Sport Aircraft Was Invented With The Sport Pilot Regulations

On our second day at EAA AirVenture 2016 we hung around some of the special light sport aircraft displays and we listened to questions being asked by people interested in these factory built LSA’s. It was pretty obvious that a lot of folks don’t understand what that certification means.

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Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Harrison Ford To Fly 2 Millionth Young Eagle

Jodie Gawthrop, EAA 1108302, of Westchester, IL, Gets To Fly With Han Solo

Harrison Ford, EAA Lifetime 546164, has volunteered to fly Jodie Gawthrop, EAA 1108302, of Westchester, Illinois, who will represent the 2 millionth Young Eagle at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Ford, an avid pilot and longtime EAA supporter, served as chairman of the Young Eagles program for five years, from 2004 to 2009.

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