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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Superior Aviation Group Has Acquired The Gemini Diesel Engine

Revolutionary, Two-Stroke, Uniflow Engine Will Bring The Operational Benefits Of Diesel Power To A Wider Variety Of Light Aircraft

Timothy T. (Tim) Archer, Group CEO, Superior Aviation Group announced today that the company has acquired the Gemini Diesel engine and has begun active development of the current engines, as well as planning the introduction of new models.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Airborne 04.21.15: CubCrafters' EX-2!, PS Engineering PDA360EX, Grand Caravan EX

Also: F35 to Oshkosh, Aero-Calendar, Cessna 120/140 SAIB, Congressional Gold medal For Doolittle Raiders, Sikorsky S92

It’s hard to believe that the venerable Piper Cub could be improved any more than it already has been, but CubCrafters has now come up with an improved version of their Carbon Cub EX. The primary components of the new EX-2 are the G-Series ailerons, flaps, and tail feathers. The G-Series control surfaces of the EX-2 improve controllability in all aspects of the flight envelope. PS Engineering has introduced its PDA360EX, a new product that they say fills a void in the higher end audio panel market designed exclusively for experimental aircraft. The company says the PDA360EX provides access to the new technology known as IntelliAudio while at the same time reducing the cost and optimizing operation for the homebuilder. Cessna announced last week at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germ

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

New Mooney Acclaim Type S Lost At Lakeland Linder

Aircraft Is Reported To Be Less Than 2 Months Old

A nearly brand new Mooney Acclaim, N608MR (pix shown, courtesy of Lakeland FD), was lost in lakeland just prior to the start of the annual Sun 'n Fun Airshow. The aircraft reported mechanical difficulties just prior to the accident, after which the airframe was mostly consumed by flame. Other media reports have confirmed reports of a loss of power. The accident happened along Pipkin Creek as pilot Richard Simile attempted to put the aircraft down in an open field but missed and wound up impacting an area near a horse farm. Simile, 55, was reported to have suffered only minor injuries but it appears that the 2015 M20TN will be a total loss.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

AEAC Selects Avidyne As Avionics Provider For New ‘Sun Flyer’

All-Electric Aircraft To Feature Avidyne Glass Panel

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has selected Avidyne Corporation to collaborate on the development of the avionics panel for the next-generation “Sun Flyer” solar-electric training aircraft being developed by AEAC. 

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Committee Leaders: Space Exploration Must Be NASA’s Priority

Members Question NASA Administrator At Space Subcommittee Hearing On FY 2016 Budget

Members of the Subcommittee on Space today discussed fiscal year 2016 budget priorities with NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. at a hearing last week on the Obama administration’s request. NASA is the world’s leading civilian space agency and the only U.S. federal agency responsible for space exploration.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

NTSB Factual Report Released In Collision With Wind Turbine

Pilot Had Previously Expressed Concerns To The FAA About The Wind Farm

The NTSB has released a factual report from an accident which occurred 10 miles south of Highmore, South Dakota in which the commercial pilot and three passengers were fatally injured.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present SnF2015 Special Event Coverage!

SnF2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative 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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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Test-Fly A UAV At Sun 'n Fun

DRONE23 And Yuneec Electric Aviation Present The Typhoon Q500+

Attendees at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland, FL this week will have the opportunity to fly a Yuneec Typhoon Q500+. DRONE23 and Yuneec Electric Aviation are teaming up to present the Q500+ at the DroneZone at booth LD12.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

New PS Engineering Audio Panel Targeted At Homebuilders' Market

Includes Technology Developed For The U.S. Air Force

PS Engineering has introduced its PDA360EX, a new product that fills a void in the higher end audio panel market designed exclusively for experimental aircraft.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Aero-Sports Update: CubCrafter’s New Carbon Cub EX-2

The Cub Gets Even Better When CubCrafters Upgrades Their Popular Cub EX Model

CubCrafters has announced an upgrade of its kit aircraft based on the popular Carbon Cub. The new Carbon Cub EX-2 improves on the Company’s Carbon Cub EX, an Experimental Amateur Built kit that features a lightweight airframe and powerful engine to provide formidable off-airport performance.

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