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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Airborne At OSH15 Day 2 Redux: Aspen's AOA, NTSB's Hart, New Able Flight Pilots

Also: BIG Piper Order, AEA $1000 Givewaway, Airbus A350 X-W-B, F-22 Raptor, Pelton Interview -- Part 2

In only four months since its introduction, Aspen has obtained FAA certification for its Angle-of-Attack display for the Evolution MFD. Aspen Avionics president and CEO John Uczekaj says that AoA is one of the most important safety features available in aviation. Piper announced a big order from FlightSafety. Piper CEO Simon Caldecott says the flight training company will take delivery of 26 new airplanes beginning later this year. One of the unique aspects on AirVenture is the opportunity for those attending to hear from and talk to some of the people who make and affect policy in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart made a presentation at Forum Pavilion 7 to talk about General Aviation issues being addressed by the board. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand For Commercial Airline Pilots, Technicians

Nearly 1.2 Million New Pilots, Technicians Needed Over Next 20 Years

Boeing has released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world's airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Aero Electric Details Their Vision Of The Future Of Flight

AEAC CEO George Bye Says Sun Flyer Incorporates Everything Pilots Love About A Cessna 172

At a news conference introducing the Sun Flyer electric trainer, Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation (AEAC) CEO George Bye made a bold statement: "We think we are looking at the future of aviation," Bye said.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Helicopter Tours Business Over The Hudson River Takes A Hit From A U.S. Senator

It’s A Business That’s Under Fire And U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Adds Fuel To The Flames

Residents continued to complain about the noise caused from helicopter tours along the Hudson River and now U.S. Senator Bob Menendez jumps into the fray. Tourist helicopter trips take off and land in only one spot in New York City: the Financial District's Pier 6, in the East River. There are currently five companies that operate from the city-owned heliport.  

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

FlyThisSim Introduces New Touch Trainer FM 210

Expanded Field Of Vision, Enhanced Luminance And Accurate Visual Displays

FlyThisSim introduced the TouchTrainer FM 210 at EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh. The TouchTrainer FM 210 is the first of floor-mounted TouchTrainer with ergonomic, versatile, and reconfigurable cockpit and side-by-side seating. The system provides a 210 degree horizontal by 70 degree ‘Visual Motion’ field of view system with outstanding brightness and resolution.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

AeroSports Update: Enthusiasm Does Not Trump Good Planning

The Story Of Bill’s Idea To Own An Airplane And Become A Sport Pilot Didn’t Work Out So Well

Anxious to own a plane and become a sport pilot, Bill purchased a damaged, sport pilot eligible, classic airplane. His plan was to restore the plane and use it for his training.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

SpaceShipOne Memento Journeys To Pluto

Scaled Composites Celebrates Historic New Horizons Mission With A Memento From SpaceShipOne

The first privately-funded vehicle to reach space and one of the most innovative crafts ever flown is part of space history again. A three-inch piece of SpaceShipOne was selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to accompany eight other mementos on the New Horizons spacecraft's extraordinary journey to Pluto.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

'Safest Cub Wing On The Market' Shown At AirVenture

Dakota Slotted Wing Provides Slower Stall Speed And Better Handling

Piper Cub pilots are always looking for ways to land shorter, stall at lower speeds, and takeoff with less runway. All of these could be accomplished with the Dakota Slotted Wing, which is being called "the safest Cub wing sold on the market."

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The Hughes H-4 Hercules Flying Boat Stays In McMinnville, OR

The Evergreen Aviation And Space Museum Has Reached A Deal To Assure That The ‘Spruce Goose’ Will Stay Where It Is

The famous Hughes H-4 Hercules has been on display at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum since 1993. Because it has been a fixture there for so long, it was reasonable to assume that the museum owned the aircraft, but that is not the case.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

NTSB Releases Probable Cause Finding On Southwest Airlines Flight 345

On July 22, 2013, A Boeing 737, Operated As Southwest Airlines Flight 345, Landed Hard, Nose-First, On Runway 4 At LGA

The NTSB found the captain's attempt to recover from an unstabilized approach by transferring airplane control at low altitude instead of performing a go-around was the primary cause of this accident. Contributing to the accident was the captain's failure to comply with standard operating procedures.

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