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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Huerta On Third Class Medical: 'How Do We Get To Yes?'

But The Bureaucratic Road Could Be A Long One, Administrator Says

Hopes were high in some corners of AirVenture that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta would make a major announcement about eliminating the 3rd class medical certificate during his annual "Meet the Administrator" session Thursday.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter GA Aircraft Shipment Report

Report Remains Mixed, Business Jets Strong 

GAMA on Thursday published the second quarter 2014 general aviation aircraft shipment report. Industry airplane shipments increased 4.8 percent to 1,110 units while airplane billings rose to $10.9 billion, up 4.5 percent. GAMA also released quarterly shipment data for rotorcraft manufacturers for the first time.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

New Kid On The Block: Tecnam Does It Again

EASA Certifies New Four-Place P2010

EASA has certified Tecnam's new four seat P2010, and the company expects FAA certification to occur in the next few months.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

The Pipistrel Panthera ... Does Sex Sell?

Pipistrel's Business Plan Isn't Quite The Bunny Ranch ... But Their Objective Is The Same

Can a sleek, sexy airplane with good performance numbers overcome a price fit for a Hollywood star? The preorders would suggest so ... but don't look for it at Oshkosh. The only flying example of Pipistrel's Panthera is being used for testing.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

AeroSports Update: Lets Put The Word 'Fun' In The Term Light Sport Aircraft

The Term ‘Sport Plane’ Is Generally Associated With Sport Pilots But Sport Flying It Has Nothing To Do With The Pilot License

When you look up the definition of Light Sport Aircraft in FAR 1, it does a good job of giving you a lot of numbers and facts to describe exactly what it means. However, it doesn’t mention anything about how the word sport can also be synonymous with the word fun.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

SKT Skyrider Helicopter: Swiss Precision - Italian Design

Two-Place Aircraft Available As Kit Or Ready-To-Fly

SKT Canada is displaying a new helicopter with an interesting pedigree. It is of Italian design, but manufactured in Switzerland.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Klyde Morris 08.01.14

C'mon, Klyde ... Ya Gotta Swing At The Low, Hanging Curve Balls

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings At Oshkosh 2014

'Changing Lives Through The Challenge And Freedom Of Flight'

Able Flight provides scholarships that allow people with physical disabilities, including paraplegics and wounded veterans, to become pilots and provide scholarships to support careers in aviation. Able Flight returned to AirVenture to announce six new Able Flight pilots who earned their sport pilot certificates in 2014.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

U.S. Customs And Border Protection: Office Of Air And Marine

We Aren't Big Brother….But We Are Watching You

The United States Customs and Border Protection: Office of Air and Marine (USCBPOM) held a public relations forum at Airventure on Monday. The tone of the meeting began as an information and education effort by the agency but quickly evolved into an US and Them stand off.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Kitfox Celebrates 30th Anniversary At EAA AirVenture 2014

Original Airplane Described As A Two-Place Cabin Ultralight

Kitfox, the iconic kit plane that first hit the market as what was basically a two place, cabin ultralight, is celebrating 30 years of continuous production. The Kitfox team, headed by President John McBean, is looking forward to meeting and greeting hundreds of Kitfox fans this year.

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