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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

NTSB To Participate In Annual Aviation Event At Oshkosh

Will Make Multiple Presentations On Safety Issues During The Show

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh next week.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Bring Your 'Learning To Fly' Questions With You To AirVenture

Sporty’s CFIs Offering Free Daily Office Hours

It’s easy for non-pilots to be intimidated hanging out with their certificated buddies. At EAA AirVenture, with pilots who have flown everything with wings and logged thousands of hours, asking a basic question about learning to fly can be difficult.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

WomenVenture At AirVenture Now In Seventh Year

Events Begin Wednesday With Annual Breakfast

Women attending EAA AirVenture will have a show all their own when WomenVenture takes place on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, with a day-long roster of women-centered events. Women in Aviation, International, the 99s and EAA partner on this event in order to attract more women to the excitement and career possibilities within the aviation community.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

GAMA Welcomes Jonathan Archer As Director Of Engineering And Airworthiness

Most Recently Supported The FAA's Joint Planning And Development Office As A Consultant

GAMA has named Jonathan Archer, a 24-year aviation industry veteran, as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Garmin Making Inroads Into The Experimental Market

Team X Introduces New G3X Touch 7-Inch Touchscreen Display Option And Connext Cockpit Connectivity for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin has unveiled a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The new high-resolution infrared touchscreen display compliments the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel design options and redundancy. All G3X Touch displays support Connext cockpit connectivity between avionics and mobile devices featuring wireless flight plan transfer capabilities and more.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce

The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing Wednesday to review the state of American aviation manufacturing, including economic health and challenges facing the industry.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Five To Receive $1,000 Toward An ADS-B Upgrade

AEA Making Awards Through Random Drawings At Oshkosh

To help incentivize owners of GA aircraft to meet the FAA's ADS-B Out mandate, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion

Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had begun using drones to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain. The FAA had notified Texas EquuSearch by e-mail that their use of a drone was in fact a commercial operation and they were not allowed to do it under the threat of fines levied by the FAA.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Garmin Releases GTN’s Fifth Major Update

Adds Capability With Connext Cockpit Connectivity, WireAware, Additional Features

Garmin has introduced additional enhancements and new features for the GTN touchscreen avionics. New capabilities include Connext cockpit connectivity, which supports wireless flight plan transfer between the GTN 750/650 series navigators and Garmin Pilot.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Certain Piper Aircraft

Some PA-46 Models May Develop Cracks In Engine Mount Where NLG Attaches

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin pertaining to certain Piper Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46R-350T, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. The SAIB indicates that the airplane may develop cracks in the engine mount where both the nose landing gear (NLG) trunnion and the NLG actuator attach.

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