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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

Futuristic OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Beyond The Blue' - The Inside Story Of The XPRIZE

Meet Jim Campbell--Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, At Sportys Pilot Shop--Display Area #260A, At 1300 Each Day And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!!

  To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Campbell, a bird’s eye view to adventure was a major part of his life… but little did he know that a chance meeting with revolutionary innovator, XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter H Diamandis, would not only offer him some extraordinary sights, sounds and vistas, but challenge him personally and professionally to share the inspiring story of the extraordinary people and events that surrounded him.

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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

ICON Aircraft Constructs And Flies First Production A5

ESN-1 Was Built From The Production Design, Tooling

ICON Aircraft has unveiled what it says is the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on 7 July 2014 in Tehachapi, CA.

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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

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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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Perlan Project Takes Off To The Edge Of Space

The Perlan Project Announces Their Partnership With Airbus Group To Finance The Project To Finish

The Perlan project is a non-for-profit research company studying atmospheric conditions utilizing a sailplane designed to fly at extremely high altitudes. They have joined with the Airbus group on  financing and technical support. The objective is to continue the research that was started by Steve Fossett and his crew, who set a previous world record of 51,000 feet, by exploring the very upper level weather patterns at 90,000 feet above the surface of the earth.

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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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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

NextGen GA Fund, LLC, Sponsors OSH14 Special Event Coverage

NextGen GA Fund, LLC: Competitive Financing Options for General Aviation NextGen Avionics

The NextGen GA Fund has been established to support the rollout of the US "NextGen" program, which enables updated air traffic information to both pilots and controllers. There are more than 150,000 general aviation aircraft requiring access to controlled airspace, and NextGen cannot provide its promised benefits to the air traffic system unless these aircraft are participating with updated technology. The NextGen GA Fund is working exclusively on behalf of the GA community to enable these NextGen upgrades using financial incentives, including affordable financing programs and other assistance.

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