InReach Explorer debuts

DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in early May.

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Prepware apps for Windows released

New from ASA are Prepware Apps that provide study and test tools for FAA Knowledge Exams on your desktop/laptop computers or your Windows phone or tablet device.

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NJ Aviation Conference to focus outside the cockpit to grow general aviation

By STEVE SCHAPIRO

For too long now the aviation community has focused on the question of how to revitalize general aviation. The pilot population has been steadily declining and the costs of flying have been increasing.

There have been programs geared to grow the pilot population, such as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles. A whole new class of aircraft, Light Sport, and a new certificate, Sport Pilot, were created. As good as these programs and efforts may be, the downward trend continues.

All of these efforts were geared toward those who, on some level, were drawn skyward — to those who already want to fly. But what if the answer to strengthening general aviation lies outside the cockpit?

That’s the premise of the 19th Annual New Jersey State Aviation Conference sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition May 2-3 at Princeton University and Alexandria Airport (N85) in Pittstown, N.J.

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FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical miles of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events at Paine Field (PAE) in Washington state.

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New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form.

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SAFE Toolkit App now available For iPads, iPhones, Androids

An iPhone and iPad version of the SAFE Toolkit app is now available.

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Wright factory fundraising study launches

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has launched a feasibility study for a capital fundraising campaign for the Wright brothers’ factory site.

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Missouri governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation accounts for $857 million in annual economic activity, and supports more than 7,000 jobs statewide.

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Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines.

This series of approvals follows 30 days after the approval of the Continental O/IO-470 and IO-520 systems. [Read more...]