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Van’s debuts Dynon Skyview touch panel for RV-12

Just in time for EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Van’s Aircraft and Dynon Avionics have introduced the dual-screen Dynon Skyview Touch option for the factory-built RV-12, available Sept. 1.

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Think Global Flight resumes around the world flight to promote education

Think Global Flight, in partnership with Ardwin Freight, will soon depart from Burbank, Calif., for completion of its around the world flight in a Citation Mustang under Captain Judy Rice’s command. Second Officer will be Ardwin Freight president and owner, Edwin Sahakain.

This effort was launched in a Cirrus SR20 donated by Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Ariz., and Baton Rouge, La. The national tour was completed in a Cirrus SR22T, donated by Ascension Aircraft at Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Atlanta. The addition of Ardwin Freight’s Citation Mustang broadens a greater representation of general aviation completing the flight in various aircraft, according to Rice. [Read more...]

Bluetooth technology helps paper planes take off

TORONTO – PowerUp 3.0 has taken the average origami paper plane and transformed it into a paper drone by using the latest in Bluetooth Smart Technology and a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

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Redbird sponsors MyGoFlight’s iPad EFB Challenge

Redbird Flight Simulations is now a sponsor of the MyGoFlight iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, a seminar and contest series challenging pilots to get the most out of their iPads and other tablet devices. This Challenge Edition series builds on the iPad Takes Flight! seminar series given by MyGoFlight, maker of iPad gear for pilots, to thousands of people over the past three years.

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Eclipse names second European Gold Service Center

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) has expanded its international service center network for Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550 twin-engine jets (pictured), adding General Enterprises as its second European Gold Service Center. General Enterprises will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support, as well as AOG services for Eclipse aircraft.

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NTSB heads to Oshkosh

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener (pictured) and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 -Aug. 3.

During the week-long event, Weener and NTSB staff will conduct presentations on accident case studies and lessons learned and various safety issues, including aeronautical decision-making and weather hazards for GA pilots, which is currently on the Most Wanted List.

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IAWA slates 26th anniversary conference in Seattle

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, will hold its 26th Annual Conference Oct. 15-17, 2014 in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

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Archer joins GAMA as director of engineering and airworthiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jonathan Archer, a 24-year aviation industry veteran, has joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness.

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Air Tractor president briefs Congressional staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jim Hirsch, president of Air Tractor, and a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), briefed staff of the U.S. House of Representatives this week on the Export-Import Bank’s importance to small businesses.airtractor11

Based in Olney, Texas, with about 260 employees, Air Tractor manufactures airplanes used to treat crops and fight fires. The Export-Import Bank helps support about a quarter of the company’s overall sales and has allowed it to grow by developing new markets in places such as Spain and South America, Hirsch said in his remarks.

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Searey introduces frise aileron

TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of Searey Light Sport amphibious airplanes, has developed a new Frise aileron for all new factory-built Searey Elite and Searey Sport model airplanes.

The new aileron, developed by Progressive Aerodyne engineers, is a milestone improvement in Searey flight control, according to company officials.

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