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July 29, 2017

They Deliver! Sportys Pilot Shop Brings You Oshkosh 2017

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource!

Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal Shevers was a young flight instructor when he began selling pilot supplies to his students from the trunk of his car. Soon there was a small store, then a larger one and finally a extensive company headquarters at the Sporty's/Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. From humble beginnings, Sporty’s has become the world’s premier pilot shop and the leading developer of aviation education programs. Sporty’s corporate philosophy is summed up by Founder/Chairman Hal Shevers: “The focus of our business remains educational. We educate pilots to

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Sonex Aircraft Steps Up As An AirVenture 2017 Special Coverage Sponsor

Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products exhibit at AirVenture 2017 -- Located in booth 605/622 in the North Aircraft Display Area

Be sure to catch the Sonex Aircraft Open House and Homecoming Fly-In the day before AirVenture begins, Sunday July 23rd, at Sonex Factory Headquarters, on the east side of Wittman Field. On display for the second year at AirVenture will be Red One, the factory prototype Waiex B-Model. The tricycle gear Sonex B-Model will also be on-display for the first time at AirVenture 2017, featuring the Dynon SkyView HDX Quick Panel. New for 2017 is the addition of the Xenos Motorglider to the B-Model lineup. The Xenos now includes all new B-Model Sonex and Waiex features, and B-Model Conversion Kits are also now

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A4A Urges Senators To Reject Secret Tax Hike In THUD Appropriations Bill

Would Nearly Double The Passenger Facility Charge Tax

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today urged Senators to oppose the unreleased Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee effort to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) tax. While the Committee has not made the bill language public, airport sources indicate that the Subcommittee voted today to increase and nearly double the PFC tax from $4.50 to $8.50 which would result in a massive $3.2 billion tax hike on every air traveler who takes to the skies.

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Redbird Flight Simulations Brings REAL Value To OSH17 Special Event Coverage

Redbird Flight Simulations - Join the Migration

Redbird Flight Simulations of Austin, TX was established in 2006 with the specific purpose of making aviation more accessible by using modern technology and careful engineering. Since its inception, Redbird has delivered innovative, reliable, and high-quality training devices to flight schools, colleges, universities, and individual pilots around the world. With more than 1,800 devices in service worldwide, Redbird has quickly become the fastest growing and most innovative training solutions provider in the industry.

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ForeFlight Provides Expert OSH17 Airshow Coverage... Rain or Shine!

ForeFlight Helps Guide OSH 17 Special Coverage!

ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to efficiently gather weather and destination information, route plan and file, access and manage electronic charts, maps, and documents, organize flight publications, reference as an enroute navigation aid, and manage iPad deployments. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, commercial, and military.

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Textron Aviation Receives Order For 15 Skyhawks From ATP Flight School

Brings School's Fleet To Just Under 130 172s

ATP Flight School has ordered 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from Textron aviation. With the addition of these aircraft, the school’s training fleet will grow to include nearly 130 Skyhawks.

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Alpha Systems AOA Presents AV17 Special Event Coverage... With Attitude!

Alpha Systems AOA -- A Lifesaver For Today's Aviator

It doesn't get much more important than this... "I am committed to saving lives in the General Aviation community with our Angle of Attack product. We will continue to strive to make the best products at reasonable prices that will benefit pilots." - Mark Korin, Alpha Systems AOA, CEO / President . Alpha Systems is proud to announce new features and kits for EAA Oshkosh 17. With 19 years of continual innovations, listening to the needs of thousands of pilots, flight instructors and OEM’s to solve the most pressing problem in the General Aviation community; Stall/spin accidents.

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TruTrak Provides Steady Guidance for OSH17 Special Event Coverage!

The Amazing TruTrak Auto-Pilot Is Pleased to Present OSH17! Visit Us At OSH Display 3030-3031

Founded in 1999, TruTrak Flight Systems is a leader and innovator in the experimental and light sport aircraft autopilot market. TruTrak introduced the first digital autopilot and the now standard autopilot servo for use in this market. TruTrak autopilots are installed in a large variety of experimental aircraft, including, all Van’s RVs, all Lancair, Cub Crafters, Epic, Rans with new models added regularly. TruTrak was founded by Jim Younkin and Chuck Bilbe in 1999 and by March 2000 produced their first prototypes of the DFC 250 and Digital Basic Servo. Andrew Barker was hired as TruTrak’s first employee in September 2000. In December 20

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Phillips 66 Aviation Names Inaugural Winner For Flight Training Award

Wisconsin Native Accepts Honor During AirVenture 2017 EAA Banquet Dinner

‘Freedom’ and ‘integrity’ are the two words that Ben Van Handel uses to describe what flight means to him. Van Handel is the first recipient of the Phillips 66 Aviation EAA Flight Training Award. The award provides $13,200 to help make an individual’s dreams of flight a reality.

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ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2017!

Having Re-Energized Personal Jet Flying Already, One Aviation Prepares To Do It Again!

ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of individuals and businesses previously grounded by the inefficiencies of larger aircraft. We produce safe, efficient, comfortable aircraft to be used by those who need an entry-level business aviation solution. We build airplanes for you. ONE Aviation markets, produces, and delivers the Eclipse Aerospace line of aircraft, including the Eclipse 550 and Eclipse SE jets, as it continues to further the development of the Kestrel aircraft.

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EPS Diesel Pre-Certification Evaluation Shows Promising Results

Has Undergone High Altitude And High Temperature Testing

Michael Fuchs presented preliminary testing results for the EPS 4.3 liter diesel engine in development during a media briefing at AirVenture.

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One Aviation Continues Development of 'Project Canada'

Eclipse 700 Will Include Garmin G3000 Avionics Suite

ONE Aviation has confirmed that the Eclipse 700, also known as 'Project Canada', will be equipped with Garmin's G3000 avionics suite.

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Embry-Riddle Offers Cybersecurity Certification To Protect Industry From Hackers

Program Available On Campus Or Online

As business leaders and companies around the world face attacks on their computer systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed the first of its kind program for professionals targeting cybersecurity challenges specifically for the aviation and aerospace industry.

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AIR Awards Two Aviation Scholarships At AirVenture

Individuals Tied In Their Presentation, Judges Could Not Select A Single Winner

Aircraft insurance broker Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) has announced the results of the 2nd annual “Get into the AIR” aviation scholarship. AIR received applications from pilots and student pilots from all walks of life, each with remarkable stories. Only one scholarship was slated for 2017, however, two very deserving individuals stood out prompting AIR to award two scholarships this year.

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Pelegrin Tarrongon ... Is This The Holy Grail Of Aircraft?

Flies Fast And Far On Little Fuel

What would you call an airplane that cruises at almost 193 mph, and stalls at 40 mph while burning only 4 to 5 gallon per hour… the Holy Grail of airplanes perhaps? What if it held 66 gallons and could fly for 11 hours for a range of over 2100 miles? Is that too good to be true? Is that an impossible goal? Well that airplane was at AirVenture and parked right up front just to the west of the Brown Oshkosh Arch.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.29.17)

“Airline passengers already pay over $20 billion a year in taxes for the tickets they purchase. Adding another $3.2 billion tax hike on American travelers simply cannot be justified." Source: A4A president and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.17): Resume Own Navigation

Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational responsibility. It is issued after completion of a radar vector or when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar vectored.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.17)

Drone Racing: It's a living! ESPN profile of DRL pilot Jordan Temkin ... aka "Jet" ... who was the original Drone Racing League world champion.

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