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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

FAA Grants STC To Trig Avionics For TT31 Transponder

Allows Installation Of ADS-B Out Compliant Device In Thousands Of Airplanes

The FAA has granted STC approval to Trig Avionics for the installation of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators. Now thousands of aircraft owners in the U.S. have a remarkably cost effective way to become ADS-B Out compliant, using their existing GPS with a TT31 transponder.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Boeing Names Three Flight Scholarships Recipients

Each To Receive $5,000 Award For Passing FAA Written Exam And Making First Solo Flight

Boeing Flight Services has named the recipients of three $5,000 flight training scholarships to flight students who have scored 70 percent or better on their FAA written exam and also made their first solo flight. Applicants were also required to write a short essay explaining their future plans with flight. The scholarship recipients are Amy Dahlheimer, 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota; Benjamin Lillie, 17, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and Shelby Scorse, 17, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

House GA Caucus Seeks Speedy Medical Reform

Members Call On DOT To Expedite The Review

Thirty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to speed up the review of an FAA proposal to reform the third-class medical process.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Maryland Town Seeks To Limit Aircraft Operations

Ordinance Would Prevent Aircraft From Landing Within The City Limits

Occasionally the governing body of a small town starts to think it can take the place of the FAA in regulating where aircraft can operate in the national airspace.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Experimental Solar Airship Down In Canada

Two Seriously Injured In The Accident

An experimental, solar-powered airship went down in a tobacco field near the Brantford, Ontario Canada airport Friday morning, resulting in the serious injury of the two people on board.

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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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