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Airborne 02.06.23: Dick Rutan's Long-EZ, Aspen Upgrade, 5 B-24s Located

Also: Online Unleaded Avgas STC, General Atomics CEO, Sporty's 'IFR Month', Overture Production

One of Dick Rutan's babies made its way to be immortalized in the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Rutan's aircraft, a Long EZ, joins his longtime friend Mike Melvill's own record-setting Long EZ in the museum's collection. The aircraft were built simultaneously at the Mojave airport by both men before embarking on their maiden voyages together. Aspen Avionics obtained approval from the FAA for new software enabling integration of a handful of autopilots with their EFD1000 Pro MAX Primary Flight Display (PFD). The approval covers the GFC600 digital autopilot, improving single-pilot operation with streamlined control flows and PFD integration. In addition to the GFC600 approval, the Aspen PFD gains selected altitude support for both Trio and Bendix/King AeroCruze 100 autopilots... Researchers from the University of Delaware and the U.S. military have discovered no fewer than five B-24 Liberator bombers in the Adriatic Sea—the body of water separating Italy’s east coast from the west coasts of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 02.06.23 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, February 6th, 2023... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Rutan's Long EZ Donated to Oshkosh Museum 
  • Aspen Avionics Receives Approval for Pro MAX PFD/GFC600 Combo
  • Five B-24 Liberators Located in Adriatic Sea
  • Unleaded Avgas STC Available via Online Shop
  • General Atomics CEO Comments on Deliveries to Ukraine
  • Sporty's Kicks Off 'IFR Month'
  • Supersonic Airliner Eyes Production in 2024

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