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July 26, 2019

Airborne 07.26.19-OSH19-Day 5: Sen. Inhofe's Plane Act, Bendix King, Sandia's New ECDI

Also: AiR Cam's Powerful Upgrades... and 3rd Seat!, Delta Hawk Readies, Pedal Power Formation, Jack Pelton Intvw--Part 5
Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe is one of the champions of General Aviation in Washington, D.C. And the author of many of the bills that have been a benefit to GA pilots, including the Pilot’S Bill Of Rights. Inhofe’s latest effort is the Plane Act … “Promoting The Launch Of Aviation's Next Era”. And what's next may be the establishment of a national center for the advancement of aviation. Jim Campbell talked with the Senator earlier today. Bendix king made multiple announcements this week during Airventure. We caught up with Bendix King Vice President Of Marketing And Product Management Stefan F

Inhofe Seeks Comments On Legislation To Secure The Future Of Aviation

Holding A Session At AirVenture Saturday To Hear From Pilots And The Industry

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a general aviation pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, announced a discussion draft for legislation to establish a National Center for the Advancement of Aviation and requested comments and feedback from the general aviation community.

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Metro Aviation Signs An Agreement With Kopter For Five SH09

Deliveries To Begin Following FAA Certification

Metro Aviation and Kopter signed an MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) formally recording Metro Aviation's intent to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification.

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John And Martha King Take On A Partner At King Schools

Barry Knuttila Is Now A Co-Owner Of The Company

Pilots who have known John and Martha and have used King Schools courses over the decades will be interested to know that the Kings have taken steps to ensure the continuity of the company. According to Martha, “We’re no longer young kids just starting out—even if we still feel that way.”

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If You Need A Break From Airplane Noise, Try Joining The Band

AirVenture Brass Band Marches Into Its Twelfth Year

While a large white tent blocks out the late morning sun, a brass band blasts out marching tunes across Pioneer Field. Paperclips hold down sheet music that threatens to blow away as the helicopters land and take off every five minutes. Remote-controlled aircraft buzz and whir 50 feet away from the tent. Shouts from children enjoying KidVenture echo just a block away. But through the noise, the band plays on.

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Brown Family, Hartzell Propeller Receive 2019 Freedom Of Flight Award

EAA's Highest Honor Recognizes Lasting Contributions To The Organization And Aviation Overall

The Freedom of Flight Award is EAA's highest honor. It recognizes unique and lasting contributions to EAA and all of aviation. For their entire family's longstanding work in the aviation community, the Brown family and Hartzell Propeller have been named the recipients of the 2019 Freedom of Flight award.

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Young Eagles Volunteer Pilot Recognized For 25 Years Of Leadership

Bob Epting Receives The Phillips 66 EAA Young Eagles Leadership Award

A life-long love of aviation and lifetime of leadership make this year’s recipient of the 2019 Phillips 66 Aviation EAA Young Eagles Leadership Award more than deserving. The award, which is announced annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, recognizes outstanding Young Eagles volunteers that have supported the future of aviation by going above and beyond the basic Young Eagles flight. This year, the award goes to Bob Epting of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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GAMA Partners With

Job Seekers Can Search View Most Recent Employment Opportunities has announced their newest job distribution partner this week at AirVenture: GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Through this partnership, job seekers are now able to view the most recent aviation job opportunities and utilize the search feature to narrow them by category, keyword, location, or company name, directly from GAMA’s website.

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Enstrom Celebrates 60 Years

Company Has Produced More Than 1,300 Aircraft In Six Decades

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is proud to be celebrating its 60th aanniversary in 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1,300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world.

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Textron Aviation's Marks Iconic Beechcraft Baron 58 To 50-Year Milestone

High-Performance Piston Twin First Flew June 23, 1969

Textron Aviation this year is marking the 50th anniversary of the first flight of its Beechcraft Baron 58 high-performance piston twin, a model that has played a significant role in the company’s continued leadership in the piston market. On June 23, 1969, pilots first flew the Baron 58 prototype, paving the way into the next five decades of innovative evolution. Since the Baron 58’s first delivery in 1970, more than 3,100 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. The current production Beechcraft Baron G58 is on display this week at Textron Aviation’s booth during AirVenture.

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ATP Flight School Signs For Boeing’s Jeppesen And ForeFlight Solutions

Will include Jeppesen Electronic Charts And ForeFlight Mobile solutions For More Than 2,000 Students And Instructors

Boeing is supporting flight schools and aviation training organizations by offering its advanced Jeppesen and ForeFlight solutions including flight planning, charts, navigation data and dispatch training to help enhance student learning.

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United Airlines Flies 787 With All-female Crew To World's Largest Airshow

Airline Reaffirms Commitment To Women In Aviation At EAA AirVenture

United flew a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner crewed exclusively by women to the largest airshow in the world, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, to symbolize the airline's commitment to supporting women in aviation. Joining the pilots and flight attendants onboard this historic flight were nearly 100 other women representing a variety of United's workgroups such as Airport Operations, Inflight Services, Flight Operations, Technical Operations, Network Operations and more.

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Florida Increases Its H125 Mosquito Control Fleet To 10

Places With New Order For Aircraft For The Florida Keys

Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state.

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Airborne 07.26.19-OSH19-Day 5: Sen. Inhofe's Plane Act, Bendix King, Sandia ECDI

Also: Air Cam's Powerful Upgrades... and 3rd Seat!, Delta Hawk Readies, Pedal Power Formation, Jack Pelton Intvw--Part 5

Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe is one of the champions of General Aviation in Washington, D.C. And the author of many of the bills that have been a benefit to GA pilots, including the Pilot’S Bill Of Rights. Inhofe’s latest effort is the Plane Act … “Promoting The Launch Of Aviation's Next Era”. And what's next may be the establishment of a national center for the advancement of aviation. Jim Campbell talked with the Senator earlier today. Bendix

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FAA Awards Certification To AutoGyro Cavalon And MTOsport 2017

Two Type Certificates Issued In One Week

Following on from the initial acceptance and pre-approvals, the day has finally arrived. Certification for the AutoGyro Cavalon and MTOsport 2017 version has been released by the FAA, and both of these were issued in the same week.

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It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2019...

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2019. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ f

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If You Build It They Will Come

Preparing For Urban Air Mobility

Would you believe that there are over 175 different concepts currently being considered in the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft arena. With as many as two new concepts coming out every week, according to the Vertical Flight Society, keeping up with the advancements has become a major challenge.  Concept maturity ranges from those in their infancy stage of design to others being flown and in full testing mode. 

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Reaching The Next Generation Of Aviators

Social Media Creators Reach Vast Audience

Amidst very public concern over the pending worldwide shortage of pilots, there is a group of social media creators reaching millions of people around the world through the documentation of their aviation adventures, lessons, and experiences.

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ACR-Artex Helps ANN Transmit Oshkosh 2019 Special Event Coverage!

ACR-Artex Brings Next-Gen Technologies With Life-Saving Products!

Join ARTEX at the 2019 EAA Airventure (Hanger C Booth 3122) for some special show promotions to keep you safe this flying season. ARTEX is introducing the all new Pilot Kit, an end to end safety and survival kit for your aircraft including the best-selling ARTEX ELT 345 406 MHz ELT for your aircraft, and the all new ACR ResQLink 400 Personal Locator Beacon for when your adventures take you outside of the cockpit.  Additionally the ultra-bright LED C-Strobe rescue light, and daytime signal mirror with whistle round out a complete day/night survival package for one ultra-low price. Still flying around with an outdated 121.5

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Pipistrel eVTOL 801 Model on Display

Leading Candidate in the UBER VTOL Project

Slovenia-based Pipistrel Vertical Solutions threw its hat into the eVTOL ring recently by revealing a multi-fan electric airplane with vertical take-off and landing capability at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Opener Donates BlackFly eVTOL To EAA Aviation Museum

BlackFly Currently On Display At The Innovation Showcase During AirVenture

One of the early eVTOL aircraft is already a museum piece. Opener has donated a first-generation manned BlackFly vehicle to the EAA Aviation Museum. Designed and built by Opener, BlackFly is a fixed-wing, all-electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) personal ultralight aircraft. The BlackFly will be displayed outside the Innovation Showcase at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 from July 22-28.

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AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached w

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Quest Aircraft Announces Completion Of Fleet Deal

Company Acquisition By Dahar Expected To Be Completed By The End Of 2019

The Quest Aircraft Kodiak displayed within the Aerocet booth at Airventure is a part of a recently completed three-Kodiak fleet deal with Dimor Aerospace, the German-owned company that owns Waco Aircraft. Dimor will be equipping their Kodiaks for humanitarian aid and will be operating throughout Brazil, along the Amazon. Two of their Kodiaks will be outfitted with Aerocet 6650 composite floats. Delivery of all three aircraft is complete, and Dimor is in discussion with Quest about future aircraft.

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ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863

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Kyde Morris 07.26.19

Time To Spare? Go By Air. More Time Yet? Take A Jet


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DeltaHawk Provides Powerful Special Event Coverage From AirVenture 2019!

DeltaHawk Readies for Oshkosh 2019 and the Start Of Engine Production!

It’s the start of an incredible new era at DeltaHawk Engines. We’ve reimagined powerful jet fuel engines for general aviation featuring an advanced direct-drive diesel piston design along with a custom thruster for more torque and power strokes. All which make the horizon a whole lot closer than you think. The new DeltaHawk Engines push the boundaries of technology so far, so completely, they’ll make you forget about everything you thought you knew about GA engines. The new design applies across the horsepower range, giving pilots better power and reliability for all applications...

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Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL

Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 20, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2019. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what&rsqu

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Acting Administrator Elwell Addresses The EAA Membership

Says There Are Exciting And Innovative Things On The Horizon For GA

Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell held the annual "Meet the Boss" session at AirVenture Thursday. Elwell, who has been acting administrator since January of 2018, brought a generally positive message to the EAA members and others gathered at Theater in the Woods for the session.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.26.19)

"For light-sport aircraft, we'll be able to safely bump up the maximum weight, so that instructors can now have some margin when flying with guys like me who enjoy a little too much brats and beer. They'll also be able to have four seats and an electric motor." Source: FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell, outlining the FAA's MOSAIC program for EAA members at AirVenture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.19): Standard Empty Weight (GAMA)

This weight consists of the airframe, engines, and all items of operating equipment that have fixed locations and are permanently installed in the airplane including fixed ballast, hydraulic fluid, unusable fuel, and full engine oil.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.19)

Bellanca-Champion Club

Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance.

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