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January 26, 2022

Slovakian Flying Car Receives EASA Airworthiness

Testing Moves Forward for Exotic Airborne Supercar

Flying cars, long seen as a hallmark of futuristic aeronautical technology, may finally be on the horizon. AirCar's prototype has been given its first airworthiness certification from the Slovakian Transport Authority, making it the first of its kind to achieve EASA standards. The testing process took 70+ hours of flight and more than 200 takeoff and landing cycles. The AirCar reportedly functions throughout the full range of flight and performance maneuvers required, while demonstrating "an astonishing static and dynamic stability in the aircraft mode." The aircraft is powered by a hybrid power system built around a 1.6L BMW engine.

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Classic Aero-TV At OSH21: Avidyne Introduces New Flight Display System

CEO Dan Schwinn Chats About Products and AI For Aviation

Vantage is a new flight display system in an upcoming product line from Avidyne. This first product is for the generation of SR20s and SR22s that have the original Avidyne display. It is an upgrade to 12 inch screens and much more powerful processing capability, along with additional system redundancies. The upgrade will be cost effective, bigger than what it replaces and all hybrid touch. We had the chance to speak with CEO and Founder, Dan Schwinn, about the Vantage flight display systems on the first day of Oshkosh. “We think this will be a very desirable upgrade... and the beginning of

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172H

After Impact, 'The Airplane Was Struck By A Passenger Train That Was Traveling Southbound'

On January 09, 2022, about 1400 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172H, N8056L, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Los Angeles, California. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot departed runway 12 at Whiteman Airport on a visual flight rules local flight. Shortly after takeoff, during the initial climb, the pilot initiated an emergency landing and touched down on an asphalt surface highway about 265 feet west of the runway centerline, and about 50 feet beyond the airport’s southernmost perimeter. During the acc

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