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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Pelton: A Tremendous Week For AirVenture 2015

Planes, People, Even The Weather Spot-On For Oshkosh

Whether you’re talking weather, variety of aircraft, volunteer support, air shows, or the plethora of “Only in Oshkosh” examples, a weary but happy EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 was another great week.

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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

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

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

NASA Aircraft Assists In FAA-Approved Drone Medical Supply Delivery Research

Both A Hexacopter Drone And A Full-Size Aircraft Were Used In A UAS Experimental Delivery Test

It has already been reported that a Flirtey Inc. hexacopter was used to deliver medical supplies in rural Virginia, but there is more to this story. NASA joined with the FAA in the medical supply drone delivery research program with their own UAS version of a Cirrus SR-22.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Ohio State Highway Patrol To Receive First U.S.-Built Airbus Helicopters H125

The OHSP Will Take Delivery Of Its New H125 At Airbus Helicopters Inc. Later This Year.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the Airbus Helicopter’s production facility in Columbus, MS. The H125, locally known as the “AStar,” is now built in the United States by American workers.

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Mon, Jul 27, 2015

FAA Approves Drone Delivery Of Medical Supplies In Rural Virginia

With Approval To Deliver Medical Supplies To Rural Areas In Virginia, Small Drones Display Their Usefulness

The use of small drones as delivery vehicles has been proposed for everything from the delivery of beer and pizza to the delivery of consumer goods purchased from large online companies such as Amazon. Now, with an overwhelming case of common sense being displayed, the FAA has approved drones for use in rural Virginia for delivering medical supplies.

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Mon, Jul 27, 2015

IFD440 Avionics Added To Jepp Single Aircraft Navigation Data And Charts Bundle

Jeppesen Services Suite Supplies Flight Data For Avidyne Series Avionics

Jeppesen and Avidyne Corporation have introduced new Jeppesen Services Suite bundled data packages for the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, featuring Jeppesen’s industry-leading navigation information and charting data. The new IFD440 data bundle service adds to the previously developed bundle for IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and EX-S series multi-function display (MFD) avionics within a single aircraft.

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Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Recreational Drones Hampered Firefighting Efforts

Recreational Drones And General Aviation Aircraft Need To Keep Clear Of A Firefighting Operation

On July 18 a major brush-fire broke out in the vicinity of Phelan, CA that was both dangerous and spectacular, and well covered by the media. Media coverage clearly showed the fire jumping a highway and setting several vehicles ablaze. These reports also focused on the fact that airborne firefighting operations were hampered by what was reported to be 5 recreational drones being flown in the fire area.

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Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Town Of East Hampton Takes Another Step To Limit Helicopter Operations

An Appeal Has Been Filed Against A Court Injunction That Prevented The Town From Limiting The Number Of Flights

The town of East Hampton has attempted to limit helicopter flights into their community by restricting the flights to only once per week, and by imposing a curfew for the operation. A court action filed by opponents to the laws resulted in a court ruling whereby the morning and evening curfew was upheld, but the limitation of the number of flights was not.

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