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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Mooney Delivers First New Acclaim At EAA AirVenture

New Owner Was Highest Bidder On The Airplane, Proceeds Go To Mooney Museum.

Dr. Jerry Chen, CEO of Mooney International Corporation, did not hand the keys of the first new Acclaim to come off the production line since being being re-started to its new owner.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

FreeFlight Gets FAA TSO On RANGR FDL-978-RX

Provides ADS-B In Traffic And Weather Capabilities

The FAA has granted Technical Service Order (TSO) approval to the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS. The system provides an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters.

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Wed, Jul 30, 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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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

GAMA Announces 2015 Aviation Design Challenge

Third Annual Competition Announced At Teachers Day At AirVenture

GAMA has announced  that it will hold the third Aviation Design Challenge in 2015. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce made the announcement at the Build A Plane Teachers’ Day event at EAA AirVenture.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Continental Announces First Flight Of Its 300 HP Jet-A Diesel Engine

Flight Took Place At German Development Center Earlier This Month

Continental Motors of Hong Kong, China announced today that it has achieved first flight of its 300 horsepower Jet A fueled aircraft piston engine. Designed for single and twin-engine aircraft, the CD-300 is a 300 horsepower class engine that adds to the already successful 100 and 200 series engines in the Continental Diesel lineup.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Congressman Graves Questions FAA Administrator On ADS-B Loan Program

Agency Was Encouraged To Establish A Loan Program To Assist Owners In Equipping Their Airplanes.

Part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 gave the FAA the authority to establish a Private-Public Partnership that would guarantee loans of up to 90 percent to assist operators of both commercial and GA airplanes to purchase and install the required equipment. It has been nearly three years since the law was passed, but no such program has yet been established.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Hades Bracing For Cold Snap

Beelzebub Not Fond Of Snow Cream

As the climate change (nee global warming) polar vortex once again cools the Airventure grounds below expected temps for the height of summer, a groundswell of growing discontent for FAA slithering tactics surrounding the third class medical / drivers license medical issues promises to draw to a head the political fervor of the masses desiring to commit acts of aviation in the face of ever increasing overlords.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

AEA Reminds Pilots And Owners That The ADS-B Deadline Is Looming

Association Giving Away $1,000 Towards Installation Each Day At AirVenture

It may seem that the December 31, 2020 deadline for installation of ADS-B Out equipment is far away ... but in reality, there are fewer than 1300 working days left to get your airplane equipped to operate in controlled airspace. Given the number of shops that are equipped and qualified to do the installation ... AEA warns that pilots and owners who put installation off may find themselves on a long waiting list.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Aspen Avionics Becomes An Official Sponsor Of GEICO Skytypers

Rugged Equipment Ideal For Airshow Demo Team

Aspen Avionics announced today that navigation and situational awareness just became a bit easier for the GEICO Skytypers airshow team with the addition of Aspen Avionics’ award-winning Evolution Flight Displays retrofitted into the panels of the team’s SNJ-2s.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Grob Systems CEO Fatally Injured In Accident

Second Person Also Fatally Injured When Their Lancair Went Down Sunday

The CEO of Grob Systems was fatally injured in an accident Sunday in Hancock County, OH. Ralf Bronnenmeier has been identified as the pilot of a Lancair aircraft which went down at about 1:11 Sunday morning.

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