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Plane ShirtAir racer extraordinaire William E. Dubois snapped this photo while at AirVenture, sending it along with a simple note: “Gotta love this place…”
Mike LucasBy MIKE LUCAS As I removed my shirt and sat up on the examination table, my Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) asked me: 'Have you seen a doctor lately?' The question was curious to me. I have been visiting an AME physician every year since 1985. That question was, it seemed, a trick question, I was ... Read More!
Map of route. Photo courtesy FAI.On July 28, 1976, Eldon W. Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird at an astonishing 2,194 mph - a record that still stands today. Flying with George Morgan as reconnaissance systems officer, Joersz flew 2,193.64 mph over a 25-kilometer straight-line course 80,600 feet about Edwards ... Read More!
AvidyneOSHKOSH - During this week’s AirVenture, Avidyne Corporation began offering a 'Don't Wait' ADS-B Rebate in the amount of $500 for single-engine piston aircraft owners who equip with qualifying ADS-B avionics before Sept. 30, 2016. 'We have made it really simple for customers to buy Avidyne ADS-B Out compliant avionics and receive a $500 Instant Rebate, with no ... Read More!
capjeppchallengeThe Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen launched the first of three Captain Jepp Challenges on July 26 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. New challenges will launch in October and January, giving pilots the opportunity to participate and enter for a chance to win a gift card or trip to AirVenture 2017. Pilots ... Read More!
General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo (TAT) revealed at this week’s AirVenture that they have received FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3-blade, McCauley 'Carbon Black Mac' propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas, including S35, V35, V35A, V35B, F33A, C33A, E33A, G33, 36, A36, G36, A36TC and B36TC equipped with ... Read More!
NexNav Micro-i GPSSU_2OSHKOSH - Aspen Avionics is expanding beyond the manufacturer sales channel to deliver its NexNav Micro-i GPS receiver/sensor through Aspen's authorized dealer network. The aftermarket sales channel will offer experimental aircraft owners a compliant GPS position source for ADS-B Out, company officials noted at this year’s AirVenture. The Micro-i is part of the GPS product line ... Read More!
OSHKOSH - Flight Resource, a distributor of MT propellers, introduced on opening day of AirVenture the soon-to-be available new design speed/climb prop, nicknamed “The Ultra.” The 80-inch diameter, 2-blade, scimitar-shaped composite propeller system with Kevlar spinner weighs only 42 pounds, company officials report. The life-unlimited, repairable composite blades are protected with nickel-cobalt leading edges that provide 60% ... Read More!
NavWorx ADS-B 600 EXPNavWorx will give away five ADS600-EXP units to attendees at this week’s AirVenture. The ADS600-EXP, intended for installation in experimental and light-sport aircraft, It is based on the certified and 2020 compliant ADS600-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT). The ADS600-EXP provides ADS-B Out (Transmit) and In (Receive), and sells for $1,399. The ADS600-EXP is a remote mounted device with ... Read More!
OSHKOSH, Wis. - On opening day of AirVenture, Cessna debuted the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD, the enhanced version of its Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H single-engine piston aircraft. Now available to customers, the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, giving the aircraft a maximum useful load of 1,470 pounds in its ... Read More!
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