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July 27, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 2: Aspen Avionics, DA50 RG!, Aviation Safety Resources

07.27.21: WACO Aircraft, Cessna/Textron Sky Courier, AMAZING Able Flight, Pelton Int'vw Part 2
Aspen Avionics has announced programs that allow you to dump your old AI and clean up your cockpit... relying on Aspen’s outstanding Primary Flight Displays.... John Uczekaj explains. One of the most popular airplanes at Oshkosh, Diamond’s new five seat, diesel-powered DA50-RG is drawing crowds. It looks like the ultimate Cirrus-beater has finally arrived. Aviation safety Resources is adding new airplane partners and adjusting to the new capabilities they have as a result of the purchase of Strong Parachutes. They report strong business from the first day of the show and are adding airframe parachute partners at an impressive rate. The world’s

Airborne 07.22.21: Avidyne Vantage, Denali Turns Beech, eFlight Record

Also: Improved FJ33-5A, Lark of Duluth, Air Transat Pilots, First A350 from China

Avidyne has taken the wraps off the long-rumored Vantage Flight Display Systems, and disclosed that their first Vantage certification program will be a dual 12-inch diagonal upgrade for legacy SR20/SR22 aircraft with the Entegra Flight Deck. Avidyne Vantage features synthetic vision, hybrid touch user interface, dual-AHRS MFD reversion, and much more. Avidyne’s first certification of Vantage displays will be as a retrofit for SR20/SR22 aircraft equipped with the Entegra PFD and MFD flight deck. Textron notes that it is realigning so that its turboprop aircraft lineu

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Airborne 07.23.21: Rotax Kills 582, Aspen Upgrade, ANN Readies For OSH

Also: Aviation Safety Resources, FAA Launches Campaign, Gulfstream Connectivity, Coast Guard MH-60

BRP-Rotax announced that it will stop the production of the legendary 2-stroke Rotax 582 UL aircraft engine by the end of 2021. This decision has been taken considering the nearly full transition of the light and ultralight aircraft market towards 4-stroke aircraft engines. The Rotax 582 UL will still be available via the Rotax authorized distribution network worldwide as long as the existing stock at the distributors lasts. Following its service standards, the company and its network will continue to provide technical service for all existing Rotax 582 U

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Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present OSH2021 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2021 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending

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Safety, Efficiency, Integration: Daher Brings Kodiak 100 Series III And TBM 940

After Completing The 1000th TBM, Daher Features Innovative Safety Technology In The New Line

Daher's Aircraft Division brought an enhanced Kodiak 100 Series III and TBM 940 for display this year, each showing advances toward the company's primary goals of enhancing operational safety and reducing aviation's environmental impact. AirVenture 2021 is the first public appearance of the Kodiak 100 Series III, following Daher's acquisition of Kodiak at the end of 2019. The aircraft features improvements to situational awareness with the GWX 75 weather radar, G1000 NXi fully integrated flight deck, the GFC700 autopilot, an angle of attack indicator, SurfaceWatch runway monitoring, and Synthetic Vision Technology for virtual flight reference. There are mu

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Legend Airways Purchases Tecnam Fleet -- Three Models Selected

Two P2008 LSA, Two P2010 Standard Category 4 Place, And One P2006T Twin

TECNAM and Legends Airways have executed a aircraft purchase agreement for a fleet of 5 aircraft for their fixed-wing flight training school. The purchase consists of two (2) P2008 LSA, two (2) P2010 standard category 4 place and one (1) P2006T twin. This kind of acquisition is what Tecnam calls “Fleet Solution”, where a Flight School can offer different models to cover all the flight training requirements, from initial training to Complex (Multi engine, Variable Pitch Propeller and Retractable Landing Gear). With low operating costs, and competitive rates for students, the school offers Tecnam as a single source.

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ACR's Bivy Stick Satellite Communication Device and App Shows at Oshkosh

No Annual Contract Or Activation Fee Required

New at this year's Oshkosh, ACR Electronics is introducing the world's smallest and simplest satellite communication device to the aviation market - the ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger and app. The new ACR Bivy Stick offers an innovative and affordable option for sending SMS messages, tracking and sharing location information, accessing GPS maps, viewing live weather forecasts and initiating a distress call in an emergency. Providing a convenient, subscription-based solution, the easy-to-use ACR device weighs just 100g and works with a user's smartphone. The device can be used in conjunction with the full-featured ACR Bivy app, which identifies and collates the crowd sourced details and loca

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Pipistrel Beats The Pandemic and Displays At Oshkosh

Massive Lineup Of Trainers, Cruisers, Motorgliders And 4 Place Hotrods Are Here

The countdown is over! After what seems like years and years the greatest aviation event in modern history has opened its doors to thousands and thousands of visitors every day. Like previous years, Pipistrel USA Is located just inside the main entrance gates on the right-hand side of Celebration way. Our booth has been expanded from 2 sites to 3 sites, and you can find our aircraft on sites 85, 86 and 87. On display this year is (for the first time in Oshkosh) the Pipistrel Panthera, the Virus SW LSA training aircraft, the Virus SWiS Tail-wheel aircraft on TUNDRA tyres (impressive), the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer, and a beautiful Sinus FLEX Max touring motor glider with

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Bragging Rights: Piper First to Certify GWX 8000 Weather Radar

First All-Digital Radar In A Turbo Prop Or Piston Product

Piper Aircraft has achieved certification of the new GWX 8000 weather radar in all M-Class products. Piper Aircraft reports that it is the first general aviation manufacturer to certify the all-digital radar in a turbo prop or piston product. The GWX 8000 StormOptix is Garmin’s most advanced weather radar system to date, and includes capabilities typically only found in large business jets and commercial airlines. The system features unmatched capability that provides easier threat identification, increased situational awareness, and a reduction in pilot workload. The GWX 8000 StormOptix automatic threat analysis adjusts the antenna sweep patterns to accurately profile weather cells.<

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ASR, Magnus Aircraft and the Aviator Family Announce Milestone Agreement

A Significant Number Of Practical Drop Tests Have Been Successfully Conducted

Aviation Safety Resources, Magnus Aircraft and The Aviator Family signed an agreement to implement a newly developed Aircraft Emergency Parachute System in Fusion Aircraft worldwide. Aviation Safety Resources, Magnus Aircraft, and The Aviator Family have signed an agreement to implement a newly developed Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery System (AEPRS) in Fusion aircraft worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, ASR, Magnus Aircraft and The Aviator Family will work as partners, sharing operational responsibilities, as well as development, commercialization, and marketing costs.

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SAMAD Aerospace eStarling Completes Hover Tests

Offers A Proposed Cruising Speed Of 300 MPH And A Range Of 800 Miles

SAMAD Aerospace has completed hover tests for its second prototype eVTOL eStarling aircraft. Designed for intercity transport, the eStarling aircraft will reportedly combine a helicopter’s vertical ability to take off and land from almost anywhere, with the speed and range of a business jet. The eStarling boasts a semi blended wing body (BWB) design and is powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). With a proposed cruising speed of 300 MPH and a range of 800 Miles, the eStarling will transport passengers ‘helipad-helipad’ avoiding the need to travel to and from airports.

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It's a Skylab and Don't Call It a Space Station!

The Cockpit Of The Skylab 1 Is Very Similar To That Of The Optica

"Around three years ago were sitting around one evening, doing what we do, which is talk about airplanes. We were beginning to think about our next project and what it could be/should be. One of our team hauled out a bunch of drawings and said, 'Here’s something I drew up one night when I couldn’t sleep—we definitely shouldn’t do this one.' So of course we’re doing it."

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172F

The Engine’s Oil Temperature Was High Followed By A “Clattering Noise”

On July 11, 2021, about 0915 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172F, N5340R sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that, when he was about 6 miles from the Cheyenne Eagle Butte Airport (84D), he noticed the engine’s oil temperature was high followed by a “clattering noise.” He reduced the engine power by about 100 rpm and diverted to 84D. About 2 miles from the airport, the engine lost all power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.21)

Aero Linx: The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa NPC (CAASA) The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa NPC (CAASA) is a non-profit organisation formed in 1944 to promote and protect the commercial interest of the general aviation industry in South African Aviation. Our member companies include airport operators, non-scheduled operators, business aircraft operators, flying training organisations, aircraft maintenance companies and companies offering a whole range of supporting and retail services. If you are a company trading or operating in general aviation, then you should be a member of CAASA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.21): National Flight Data Center (NFDC)

National Flight Data Center (NFDC) A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data in support of the activities of government, industry, and the aviation community. The information is published in the National Flight Data Digest.

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