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Southeast Aviation Expo deemed a ‘high flying success’

GREENVILLE, S.C. — From flying EAA Young Eagles to flying beagles, and other animals saved by Pilots N Paws, and everything aviation in between, the Southeast Aviation Expo had it going on this past weekend at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), according to Don Purcell, president of the South Carolina Aviation Association.

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CAP receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Air Force Association

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The Air Force Association has honored Civil Air Patrol with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of its more than 70 years of helping secure the American homeland, especially its service during World War II.

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Bud Anderson to speak at Museum of Flight Saturday

SEATTLE — Bud Anderson, Fighter Ace, veteran, co-author of “To Fly & Flight-Memoirs of a Triple Ace,” and member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, will speak at the Museum of Flight about his experiences in combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe, World War II, and his 30 years of military service. The presentation will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater.

Anderson has flown over 100 types of aircraft and logged over 7,000 hours in the air. Brigadier General Chuck Yeager once called Anderson, “The best fighter pilot I ever saw.”

TBM flight simulator receives FAA approval

SEATTLE — one-G simulation has received FAA approval for the Tarbes7, a platform based on the Socata TBM line of high performance aircraft.

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AOPA hosts Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4

FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary Oct. 4 with a Homecoming Fly-In at its headquarters on the Frederick, Md., Municipal Airport, giving members and the public a chance to tour its facilities, view aircraft, take part in aviation seminars and a Pilot Town Hall meeting with AOPA President Mark Baker. [Read more...]

CubCrafters introduces Aerocet floats for Carbon Cub and Sport Cub

YAKIMA, Wash. — CubCrafters has partnered with Aerocet to offer amphibious floats specifically designed for CubCrafters’ CC11 airframes, which include the Carbon Cub SS, Sport Cub S2 and Carbon Cub EX kit models.

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‘Science and Flight’ newest eBook from University Aviation Press

“Science and Flight” by Dr. Scott Ekern was recently published by University Aviation Press.

According to the publisher, the book introduces the basic scientific principles that are not always visible to the eye, but which are essential for flight to be possible. Concepts and ideas ranging from those that are hundreds of years old, to theories still being researched today, are explored and explained in plain language.

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NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements

NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety.

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Bob Hoover to honored with Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation legend Bob Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).

The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.”

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Hartzell receives PMA for fuel pumps

Hartzell Engine Technologies has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for is new 202F series fuel pumps.

“We designed, developed and certified our new 202F series fuel pumps to fill a need in the market. The original Crane/Lear Romec RG9570 pumps required for certain Lycoming engines are no longer in production,” Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) said. “Now owners of these engines have a new alternative.”

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