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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

FAA Says Part 23 Re-Write Is Two Years Behind Schedule

Final Rule Now Not Expected Before December 2017

The FAA's Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee Wednesday that the Part 23 re-write is about two years behind schedule, with a final rule now expected in December 2017.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Indiana 17-Year-Old Down During Around-The-World Attempt

A-36 Bonanza Went Down In The Pacific Ocean, Boy's Father Still Missing

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to fly around the world with his father in an A-36 Bonanza was fatally injured Tuesday when the plane went down in the Pacific ocean between American Samoa and Hawaii.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

WingX Pro Allows AirVenture NOTAM Display With Moving Map

Technique Applies To Any PDF File

For those pilots lucky enough to be flying in to AirVenture next week, it can get really busy so, WingX has tried to make it easier. WingX Pro7's documents feature enables you to easily import any number of documents, including the AirVenture NOTAM.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

'Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project'

An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Kim Furst

In recent years, EAA's AirVenture has seen increased participation from filmmakers producing new aviation-themed features, television and documentaries. In preparing for AirVenture 2014, one project in particular caught my attention - creating a documentary film that rises to the contributions of an aviation legend Robert A. "Bob" Hoover. The film is titled "Flying The Feathered Edge."

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FAA Certifies Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Plug-And-Play Panel-Mounted Device Provides Hybrid Touch-Screen Interface, Highly-Capable FMS

The FAA has granted TSO approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) to Avidyne for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.

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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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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Radar-Activated Lighting For Wind Farms Demonstrated To FAA

Laufer Wind Calls Radar-Activated Obstruction Lighting System A 'Major Step Forward'

Laufer Wind says it has successfully demonstrated of its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. The FAA and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) participated in the trial.

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