Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35 years

TORRENCE, Calif. – Aircraft Window Repairs is celebrating 35-years of evaluating and repairing aircraft windows. “We take extreme pride being approved by all the major aircraft manufacturers,” says Kathi Cupery, President. Aircraft Window Repairs reconditions about 85% of the windows and lenses they inspect. For more information: 310-212-7173.

FAA: 2020 ADS-B deadline won’t change

In testimony on the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. According to a post on AVweb, there have been rumors that the FAA was going to let the deadline date slip. Apparently desiring to put a stop to the rumor mill, Whitaker said: “Let me be very clear. The 2020 deadline is not going to change. We are in a position to achieve this important milestone on time. The cost of equipment has come down considerably. There is sufficient maintenance capacity to allow all equipage to occur — in fact, waiting to equip might cost more if aircraft owners crowd repair stations to get the work done on the eve of the deadline.”

LandingFinder.com launches

The makers of Day Flier have released LandingFinder.com, a free tool that allows pilots to quickly find the closest airport to an unfamiliar destination.

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Annual ‘migration’ to Willapa Harbor Airport approaching

Pilots from throughout the northwest – and beyond – are invited to “flock” to the Willapa Harbor Airport (2S9) Saturday, August 9 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). The promise of fresh succulent Willapa Bay Oysters beckons private pilots to the fifth annual Oyster Feed Fly-in sponsored by the EAA Willapa Harbor Pilots Association chapter.

Previous fly-ins attracted as many as 22 aircraft from throughout Washington State, California, Nevada and Canada. The hungry pilots typically consume more than 300 oysters while swapping tales, showing off their proud flying machines and enjoying a special brand of camaraderie unique to aviation buffs.

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Greg Koontz to receive 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

Greg Koontz has been named the 2014 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship.

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Guardian Avionics introduces FMS 650

Guardian Avionics, a division of CO Guardian, has introduced the FMS 650, a state-of-the-art connected cockpit system.

The unit is installed in your panel and communicates via the RS232 data bus. Bluetooth technology provides multiple data feeds from the FMS 650 to as many as six iPads or iPhones.

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New services offered to pilots attending Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Services such as morning weather briefing and flight planning will be available in a new location for pilots at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, slated for July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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World War I drama coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

DAYTON, Ohio – Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I as one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events brings the excitement of early air power to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 27-28.

The World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will feature vintage reproduction full-scale and 7/8-scale aircraft, such as the Nieuport, SE-5 and Fokker Dr. I triplane. Pilots will perform precision flying in the skies above the museum and compete in a flour-bombing competition, with aircraft launching from and landing on the field behind the museum.

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Air Orlando Maintenance names Burdzy service manager

Joe Burdzy has joined Air Orlando Maintenance as Service Manager. He brings over 35 years of experience to the company, which is at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. His position encompasses all maintenance and parts functions including customer liaison, employee management and shop scheduling.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential

By MICHAEL TOSCANO

From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to the developing world. Before we know it, even your pizza may be delivered by UAS.

This potential commercial use of UAS underscores how the innovative technology will transform the way industries operate. UAS can do everything from advancing scientific research and responding to natural disasters to locating missing persons and helping to fight wildfires. With safe and responsible integration, unmanned aircraft demonstrate tremendous potential while helping boost local economies and creating jobs.

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