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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Independence, KS Facility Delivers 10,000th Single-Engine Cessna

Milestone Airplane A Skyhawk For Liberty University

The 10,000th single-engine Cessna aircraft has been delivered from Textron Aviation's Independence, KS facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Prop Wars! MT-Props v Hartzell In War Of Words

Gerd R. Muehlbauer Says 'Competitors' Claims Are Misleading

In an open letter to the industry, MT-Propellers president Gerd R. Muehlbauer says that claims made by rival propeller manufacturer Hartzell about MT-Propellers are misleading to the aviation industry.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

FAA Outlines Support For Angle-of-Attack Indicators In GA Aircraft

Builds On Guidance From The Agency's Small Airplane Directorate And Aircraft Maintenance Division

A recent Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin issued by the FAA emphasized the agency's support for the voluntary installation of angle-of-attack (AOA) indicators onboard general aviation aircraft, in conjunction with airspeed indicators and stall warning systems, as an important step toward reducing fatal inflight loss-of-control accidents caused by aerodynamic stalls.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

NWS Develops Electronic PIREP Reporting System

Submission Tool Located On The NWS Aviation Weather Center Website

The National Weather Service (NWS) has added an electronic PIREP submission tool to its Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

ERAU Daytona Beach Campus Offers Aviation-Focused Professional Programs

Variety Of Short Courses And Workshops Available In 2014

As part of Embry-Riddle’s commitment to continuing professional education and lifelong learning, the university is hosting a variety of aviation-focused short courses and workshops at the Daytona Beach Campus taught by aviation industry subject-matter experts.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For GPS, FMS Vertical Guidance

Pilots Must Still Use Primary Barometric Altimeter To Comply With ATC Clearances

The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) focusing on FMS and GPS equipment vertical guidance with no published vertical descent angle.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

NAHA Awards Honor Volunteers, Partners At 2014 Meeting

Observes 30th Anniversary Of National Heritage Areas

The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

FAI Seeks Entries For Annual Youth Art Contest

This Year's Theme Is The FAI World Games Set For 2015 In Dubai

Entries are being accepted for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) ... The World Air Sports Federation  ...  Aviation Art Contest. The contest is open to young artists born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2008, (ages 6-17) divided into three age categories.

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