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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Cessna upgrades TTx

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Cessna Aircraft Co. announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh new interior and exterior enhancements for the Cessna TTx. Continue Reading →

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Schweiss Doors to show new product developments at Oshkosh

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Schweiss Doors will have working display models of its two popular styles of hangar doors at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28-Aug. 3. Continue Reading →

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Beechcraft celebrates King Air milestones at AirVenture

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH – Beechcraft Corporation is celebrating two important King Air milestones this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the 50th year of King Air production, as well as the first anniversary of a record-breaking order from Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation... Continue Reading →

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Electronic International’s newest engine analyzer approved

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Just in time for Oshkosh, Electronics International has received approval for the newest addition to its engine analyzer family, the CGR-30C. A companion to the CGR-30P, it provides pilots with up to 16 primary replacement engine instruments, including Fuel Level, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature,... Continue Reading →

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Wipaire’s Smart Amphibious Gear Advisory System certified

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — At AirVenture, Wipaire, Inc. reported the certification of the first “smart” amphibious gear advisory system.  The system has been certified for installation in the Cessna 182 on Wipline 3000 floats. Continue Reading →

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X-Copter gets FAA nod

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — X-Copter is offering more than $7,500 in incentives for the lease or purchase of its next generation helicopter simulator during AirVenture 2014 taking place through Aug. 3. The new X-Copter is on display at the show in the HAI HELI-CENTER (Helicopter Association International) helicopter... Continue Reading →

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FreeFlight selected for ADS-B Out in Legend Cub

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

FreeFlight Systems reported at AirVenture that its Model 1201 WAAS GPS sensor is now an optional approved ADS-B high-integrity position source integrated with a certified Mode S transponder to provide a 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (1090ES) ADS-B Out solution for American Legend Aircraft Company’s Legend Cub. Continue Reading →

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King Schools releases EASA pilot courses on the iPad

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — King Schools officials noted at this week’s AirVenture that pilots the world over seeking an EASA Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) or Night Rating certification now can study for their knowledge tests using an... Continue Reading →

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Parker Aircraft wheels and brakes featured on Pilatus PC-24

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division reports at AirVenture that it was selected to provide the wheels and brakes for the Pilatus PC-24 twin jet. Continue Reading →

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Piper Seneca V approved for Garmin GFC 700

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received Amended Type Certificate approval from the FAA to incorporate the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot system in new Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft. Continue Reading →

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Garmin GTN upgraded

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — At AirVenture, Garmin unveiled additional enhancements and new features for the GTN touchscreen avionics. New capabilities include Connext cockpit connectivity, which supports wireless flight plan transfer between the GTN 750/650 series navigators and Garmin Pilot. Additional new features... Continue Reading →

Upslope runway contributes to accident

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: West Glacier, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a 2,500-foot long runway in rising terrain. The airplane accelerated normally and became airborne between 1,000 and 1,200 feet down... Continue Reading →

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Why hasn’t FAA acted on ADS-B loan guarantee for GA?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Why has the FAA not taken action on implementing a loan guarantee program for general aviation to prepare for the mandate for ADS-B equipment three years after Congress passed a law approving it? That is a question... Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder begins to take shape

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

New at AirVenture this year is the One Week Wonder, in which everyone at Oshkosh gets a chance to help build a Zenith CH 750. The build kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue throughout the... Continue Reading →

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Wipaire completes installation of floats on Airvan 8

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Wipaire reports it has completed installation of Wipline 3450 amphibious floats on a Mahindra Airvan 8 and has begun conducting preliminary flights to test the feasibility of the aircraft on floats. Pending successful outcome of the feasibility tests,... Continue Reading →