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March 30, 2023

Retrofits for Legacy Kodiaks Just Keep on Comin’

Kodiak 100s See New Flight Deck Upgrade Option

Daher's series of announcements at Sun 'n Fun 2023 have continued, with even more attention paid to previous iterations of the Kodiak 100. Early on, the company announced a 5-bladed, quieter propeller retrofit for Series 1, 2, and 3 of the Kodiak 100. That attention to working birds already in service continued with the addition of a modernized flight deck upgrade, replacing the now aging (time goes fast, doesn't it?) G1000 glass panel avionics with the modern G1000 NXi.

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Air-Britain Publishes Updated General Aviation Handbook

Full-Color, Printed Book Catches up on 20 Years of Aviation

Air-Britain's General Aviation Handbook is back and better than ever, taking the tried-and-true recipe used by previous iterations and updating it for the modern market. The Handbook is meant to be a "quick reference to private aircraft built from 1945", including nearly all post-2000 fixed wing aircraft of every category within its pages. The softback book is 256 A4-sized, color pages, with more than 560 photographs to reference each and every aircraft.

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Cessna 177 Cardinal Owners: Between A Rock And An FAA Place

AD Stems From A Centurion 210 Carry-Thru Spar Failure in Australia 

Cessna Cardinal owners have been expecting the other shoe to drop regarding their aged aircraft carry thru spars, and the FAA did not disappoint. In a move some owners consider an onerous and unnecessary action the FAA issued an Airworthiness directive March 20, 2023 requiring inspection and possible replacement of the main wing carry thru spar in all flavors of the oft-misunderstood, but cultishly beloved Cardinal.

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