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April 08, 2017

Continental Motors Receives FAA, EASA STCs For Diesel Retrofits Of Cessna 172

Approves Installation Of CD-155 Engine And Garmin G1000 Avionics

The FAA and EASA have awarded STC authorization to Continental Motors Group for the Cessna 172 family of aircraft powered by the jet fuel diesel engine CD-155 (155 HP). The certification now includes the integration of Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system.

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STC Group Earns Pioneering Autopilot Approval

Trio Autopilot Headed For Light GA Airplanes

The FAA has awarded an STC to the STC Group for the installation kit for the non-TSO’d Trio Pro Pilot digital autopilot into dozens of models of Cessna 172s and 182s, with more models to follow soon. The full-featured autopilot promises to bring a robust set of features to the legacy fleet at a price many thought not possible even a year ago.

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TKM Avionics Announces New Slide-In Replacement For King KX155/165

Direct Plug-And-Play Replacements Compatible With 14- Or 28-Volt Aircraft

TKM Avionics has developed a direct slide-in replacement for King KX155/165 series of NAV/COM radios. The company expects to begin deliveries of the owner-installable replacement units this summer.

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John Glenn Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

Interred In A Private Ceremony Four Months After His Death

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and former Senator from the state of Ohio, was buried Thursday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

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King Schools Releases Free Course For Pilots

Pilot Medicals And BasicMed Explained

Pilots have a new, free option to help them navigate the FAA BasicMed rules that go into effect on May 1st, 2017. John and Martha King are your instructors in an interactive video course that clarifies and simplifies the new BasicMed regulations, as well as reviewing the rules related to flying with each class of medical certificate. Those who take this course will learn if they qualify to use BasicMed and what they must do to stay legal. 

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Airborne 04.06.17: NEW TBM 910, Part 107 Waivers, AOPA v NTSB, Buzz Aldrin

Also: Global 7000, Canadian ATC, Bombardier, Boeing 747 Buy, PZL M28 Twin, Flight School Closes

Daher has announced the TBM 910, succeeding the TBM 900 version with the incorporation of a next-generation integrated flight deck, along cabin interior and safety enhancements. Unveiled at Sun 'n Fun, Daher’s TBM 910 offers key changes including the Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck, which succeeds the G1000 version on TBM 900s. An enriched “feel” with the flight deck’s new keyboard joystick gives more accurate panning and fluid navigation on the multi-function display pages. The TBM 910&r

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PS Engineering Audio Panel Prices 'Cleared For Lower'

Company Cranks Up Features On Direct Replacement Panels

Just in time for summer flying season, PS Engineering has lowered the prices on popular Plug and Play audio panels, while standardizing some options. Just to be sure you don’t miss this opportunity, they are offering a Free Flight Trial offer, and an incentive to your avionics shop to make the switch.

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U.S. Parachute Association Announces May Is 'Learn to Skydive Month'

Skydiving Centers Around The U.S. Offer Free Ground Training Classes

This May, participating skydiving centers around the country are offering first-timers the chance to learn how to skydive – for free! The United States Parachute Association (USPA) has proclaimed May as “Learn to Skydive Month.”

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Texas Pilot Fatally Injured In Florida Accident

Former Air Force And American Airlines Pilot Was Flying From Sebring To Ocoee, FL

A former U.S. Air Force and American Airlines pilot was fatally injured Tuesday in an accident in which weather may have been a factor.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.08.17)

“[I am] completely humbled and honored to represent the Marine Corps as we laid to rest an American hero, a loving father and husband, a Marine.” Source: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, presiding over the interrment of John Glenn at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.17): Knot

Standard unit of speed in aviation and marine transportation, equivalent to one nautical mile per hour.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.17)

National Space Club

The National Space Club is dedicated to "fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support.

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