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March 23, 2022

Rotax Unveils 24-Volt 915 iS/C

141-Hp, 183-pound Engine Now Offers Power, Charging for Everything Under the Sun

Foreshadowed earlier this year, Rotax has unveiled the 24-volt version of their 915 IS/c engine, delivering up to 800 watts for a range of aircraft configurations. A standby in the experimental and sport plane world, Rotax took everything users love about 915 IS and added the power needed to run a full suite of power-hungry, high performance avionics and charging systems. The 24-volt system is available for new Rotax 915 iS/c engines, both certified and ASTM-compliant.

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Sporty's E6B Adds Pan-Apple Device Support

From Tablets to Watches, Phones to Laptops, the Pilot's Computer is Ready to Go with a Single Purchase 

Sporty's has released their E6B Flight Computer app on the Macintosh platform. This makes it a one-stop, multi-platform purchase that will grant access to every device in the Apple ecosystem. Users will get a pilot-coded, pilot-designed app, with an " intuitive menu layout and plain English explanations for each function." The interface has been designed for a consistent user experience across all systems, retaining as much as possible between iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

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Texas Aerospace Technologies Becomes South American Dynon Distributor

Will Assume Duties to Oversee Dealers, Sales, Support for Region 

Texas Aerospace Technologies has become a Master Distributor for Dynon Avionics. Their position among the Dynon fold will make them responsible for establishing sales and marketing of the brand portfolio, specifically the SkyView Avionics System, throughout the South American Region. Texas Aerospace will also take charge and establish new dealers in the area, a task now under the responsibility of recently appointed regional sales manager Vanderlei Anjos da Silva. 

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182Q

The Controller Stated, “I’M Receiving A Low Altitude Alert. Check Your Altitude”

On March 8, 2022, at 1846 central standard time, a Cessna 182Q airplane, N182XT, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), Panama City, Florida. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Review of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that the pilot initiated an instrument flight rules (IFR) cross-country flight from his home airport of Jack B

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