Ohio professor releases book on record-breaking flight across state

Pilot Gordon (Joe) Murray, Ph.D., an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University in Ohio has published “Lost in Oscar Hotel: There is Something in the Air,” chronicling the peculiar world record-setting journey he and physician Ron Siwik made in two 1946 Piper J3 Cub airplanes last spring.

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Kodiak boasts Garmin autopilot

Quest Aircraft Co. reported at AirVenture the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK.

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Lear 60 now FAA-certified with Raisbeck Aft Fuselage Locker

SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering has received full FAA certification for its Lear 60 Aft Fuselage Locker. It is now available for purchase and installation at all Raisbeck Authorized Dealer locations that work with Lear 60 owners and operators.

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FreeFlight Systems ADS-B Receiver receives FAA TSO approval

The FAA has granted FreeFlight Systems Technical Service Order (TSO) approval for the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS.

The system provides an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters, according to company officials.

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DAC gets PMA and STC approval on three products

AUSTIN, Texas — DAC International has received Parts Manufacturer Approval and Supplemental Type Certificate Approval on its Digital to Analog Converter and Airborne Data Link Processor, and Type Certificate approval of its ARINC-to-NMEA 183 converter.

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New KODIAK interior certified

Quest Aircraft Co. has received certification of its new Summit Executive interior. The five-place interior features club seating, two fold-out tables and two storage cabinets.

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Western Aircraft expands in Boise

BOISE, Idaho – Western Aircraft recently held a ribbon cutting celebration in honor of its most recent expansion at Boise Airport.

The company added two new buildings totaling 26,000 square feet to its 18-acre leasehold. The new construction includes an expanded parts facility, as well as a two-story infill building that houses support shops for Western Aircraft’s services operation.

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Global-Aero.com launches

Global Aerospace, an international provider of aerospace insurance, has launched its new expanded corporate website, global-aero.com.

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Last chance to share your favorite Oshkosh photo

Were you at AirVenture in Oshkosh last week? For the next print issue of General Aviation News, we’re going to publish two full pages of photos and would love to include some from our readers. Send your photos to janice@generalaviationnews.com, with a brief description (aircraft make/model, the names of those pictured, if relevant) and your full name so you can get a photo credit. If your photo is published, we’ll send you a complimentary copy of the issue.

Deadline for submission is Aug. 11.

New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s particularly true for homebuilders, who have heard conflicting stories about what it means for building an aircraft in an airport hangar, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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