Wanted: Photos and stories of the airpark lifestyle

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The August issues of General Aviation News will focus on living the residential airpark lifestyle. For those of you who are living the dream, do you have some great photos of your airpark or airpark home that you’d like to... Continue Reading →

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Lockheed Martin Flight Services approves InReach

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

General aviation pilots can now fly safer and get help faster with their inReach satellite communicators linked to Lockheed Martin Flight Services. DeLorme reported that its inReach satellite communicator is now a supported device for the Lockheed Martin Flight Services Adverse Condition... Continue Reading →

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First production ICON A5 flies

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The night before EAA AirVenture opened, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and... Continue Reading →

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Aspen Avionics expands ADS-B product line

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics revealed on opening day of AirVenture that it has expanded its ADS-B product line to include more options to meet the NextGen ADS-B mandate. Continue Reading →

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Cessna unveils Turbo Skyhawk JT-A at Oshkosh

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Cessna confirmed on opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which joins the Turbo Skylane JT-A as the latest diesel powered platform in the company’s single-engine product line up. The company is displaying the Turbo Skyhawk... Continue Reading →

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Wipaire wins new approvals for Cessna 182 modifications

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH – Wipaire has won approval for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane.  These modifications include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase to 3,500 pounds when on Wipline 3000 floats. Continue Reading →

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It’s Turbo Time at Oshkosh

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft began accepting orders on opening day of AirVenture for the AeroVee Turbo, with deliveries to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014. The AeroVee Turbo is rated as a 100-horsepower engine at sea level, and yields “significant performance enhancement” to the... Continue Reading →

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The Lark of Duluth showcased at Oshkosh

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

The Duluth Aviation Institute’s replica of the world’s first “commercial” airplane, The Lark of Duluth, is being featured at EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From July 28t-Aug. 3, more than 500,000 visitors will witness history as it was when commercial aviation began... Continue Reading →

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Aircraft Spruce releases new catalog at AirVenture

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty began distributing printed copies and CD versions of its new 2014-2015 catalog at EAA’s AirVenture 2014, which kicked off Monday. Continue Reading →

Avidyne IFD540 gets FAA nod

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Avidyne Corporation has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the FAA for installation of the IFD540FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models. Continue Reading →

Winner of the Lightspeed Aviation VIP Trip to AirVenture 2014 revealed

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

William Klein of Vidalia, Georgia, was randomly selected as the winner of Lightspeed Aviation‘s VIP Trip to AirVenture 2014, a travel package valued at nearly $4,000 that includes lodging, airfare, and a suite of aviation experiences at the world’s biggest fly-in.... Continue Reading →

King Schools launches Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — On opening day of AirVenture, John and Martha King of King Schools unveiled their Alaskan Flying Adventure Sweepstakes. The winner will take home a package of prizes that includes an Alaskan flying vacation for two where the winner will earn... Continue Reading →

Trig Avionics debuts new ADS-B Out solution

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Trig Avionics has debuted the TN70, a WAAS GPS with companion antenna, optimized for use with Trig products for a complete ADS-B Out solution. Continue Reading →

Crankshaft failure for Cirrus

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: None. Location: Pickens, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: A few minutes after leveling the airplane at a cruise altitude of 9,000 feet MSL, the pilot felt the engine slightly vibrate and noticed the propeller rpm began to... Continue Reading →

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AirVenture: Day 0

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by

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OSH bound in a classic LSA

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by

By ALBERT DYER So, here it is, late July. For me, that means aviation convention and airshow. Not just any — the largest in the USA. And I wanted to attend in my LSA. EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.... Continue Reading →