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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro Flight School Order Doubled

Aero Locarno Signs For Five Additional Aircraft

In March 2020, Aero Locarno (Switzerland) signed an order for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft. “Even though we are going through a difficult time in aviation, we are seeing a steady demand for training which justifies the investment in a brand new fleet. We feel the need to harmonize our aircraft fleet by acquiring additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Sonaca 200s will replace our old Cessnas. It goes without saying that glass cockpit and state-of-the-art aircraft will further spark interest in our school," Stefano Buratti, Aero Locarno CEO. The 6 first aircraft will be delivered starting in February 2021.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Texas Aircraft Intro's Entry-Level Colt S-LSA

Fly-Away-Factory Pricing For The Entry-Level, G3X Touch-Equipped Colt LSA Is $139.9K

Texas Aircraft Manufacturing is now offering a new-generation, entry-level Colt S-LSA with Garmin G3X Touch flight display for $139,900. "As we come out from under COVID-19 induced flight training restrictions, the operators of several flight schools have come to us asking for an affordably-priced, all-metal, Garmin-equipped training aircraft," Texas Aircraft Manufacturing's CEO, Matheus Grande, stated. "Our solution is the highly-advanced and very-affordable entry-level Colt S-LSA, which is priced at $139,900, below the cost of the fully-equipped Colt-S and Colt-SL S-LSA."

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Avidyne IFD100 APP Update: Supports Multi-Tasking Capability

The New IFD100 App Version 10.2.9 Is Free Of Charge For IFD Owners

Avidyne IFD100 App can now run at the same time and share data with other iPad apps that support multi-tasking, including ForeFlight and SkyDemon. Avidyne Corporation has announced that their IFD100 iPad App–a companion app that connects wirelessly with their panel-mounted IFD series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems–now supports multi-tasking capability, which enables the IFD100 app to run and share data on the same split screen along with ForeFlight® or other third-party apps. “The IFD100 app provides another instance of IFD in the cockpit, giving our customers a unique, large-screen display and remote-control of their panel-mounted IFD,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

New Sporty's iPad Kneeboard Features Universal Design

Latest Design Adds Storage Pockets

Kneeboards have changed drastically over the last 30 years. Once used for charts and flight plan forms, kneeboards are now used to hold the most trusted navigational tool: an iPad, or tablet. To meet the evolving needs of pilots, Sporty’s has redesigned its most popular kneeboard. The Flight Gear iPad Bi-fold kneeboard has been updated based on pilot feedback, to include movable brackets that allow for almost any iPad/tablet case combination and more flexible organization options. Sporty’s Flight Gear iPad Bi-fold kneeboard uses extra strong vinyl coated metal brackets that are held in place by hook and loop, allowing them to expand and contract to work with different sizes and thicknesses of tablets.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

AD: Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes

AD 2020-24-05 Prompted By Reports Of Corrosion Found In An Area Of The Main Wing Spar Not Easily Accessible For Inspection

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-28-235, PA-32-260, and PA-32-300 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion found in an area of the main wing spar not easily accessible for inspection. This AD requires inspecting the left and right main wing spars for corrosion, and, if corrosion is found, taking all necessary corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective December 28, 2020.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Ercoupe 415

Pilot Was Stationed In The Left Seat While The Two Passengers Shared The Right Seat Together

On November 7, 2020, about 0805 central standard time, an ERCO Ercoupe 415-C airplane, N331BW, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Ardmore, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two occupants sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The purpose of the flight was for the pilot to take the two passengers for a sightseeing flight in the local area. The pilot was stationed in the left seat while the two passengers shared the right seat together. As the airplane flew over a neighborhood, the pilot executed a left bank. The one passenger reported that during the left bank, the pilot stated, “this is bad,” and he was unable to control the ailerons to return the airplane to level flight.

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Powered by Sunshine: Beam Demo's E-Charge of Car, Motorcycle, Pipistrel Electro

No Electricity – No Problem... EV Charging Stations Are Solar Powered

An interesting company, Beam, positioning itself as a 100% sustainable EV charging solution for the world's electric vehicles, is rapidly deploying EV charging stations all over the globe. To demonstrate it's potential; Beam conducted the world’s first 'Flying on Sunshine' flight in a Pipistrel production electric aircraft, powered completely by Beam’s EV ARC solar-powered charging unit delivering off-grid, sustainably generated, locally stored energy. The world-first maiden flight took place at Reedley Municipal Airport in Fresno County, California with local officials present and Pilot Joseph Oldham at the controls.

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA28

The Flight Instructor Reported That During Initial Climb There Was A Drop In Engine Speed (RPM)

On October 26, 2020, about 1410 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140 airplane, N32458, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crystal Beach, Texas. The flight instructor and his student were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The flight instructor reported that the accident occurred during a takeoff from a private airstrip adjacent to a restaurant. The flight instructor estimated that the grass airstrip was about 2,500 ft long by 35 ft long, and that the takeoff was made to the south-southeast. He stated that the grass runway condition was dry and had been recently used by other airplanes.

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Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Diamond Aircraft Names Aviation Unlimited as Exclusive Canadian Dealer

Diamond Has Formed A Revitalized Partnership With Aviation Unlimited

Since 1983, Aviation Unlimited has had a rich history as one of Canada's longest continuously operating general aviation companies. The company has been directly affiliated with Diamond Aircraft since 2004, and now most recently, Aviation Unlimited will fill the role as Canada’s exclusive Diamond Aircraft dealer. A family owned business - specializing in high performance, technically advanced, owner-flown aircraft – Aviation Unlimited prides itself on its ability to work with clients over multiple aircraft transactions and multi decade relationships. “Diamond Aircraft and the team in London, ON have always been close to our hearts” said Isaac Capua, Vice president of Aviation Unlimited.

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Sun, Nov 22, 2020

ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release

Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and the most quaint of air shows. After having seen the best and the worst in press releases over the years, we have some ideas to help companies do so much more to help themselves, both with ANN and with the general media.

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