Micro AeroDynamics celebrates 25 years, 19,000 VG kits

The Beech Baron was one of the earliest aircraft to be flight tested for vortex generators by Micro Aerodynamics.

ANACORTES, Wash. – Micro AeroDynamics reached a couple of milestones this fall, completing 25 years in the business and shipping its 19,000th STC approved Micro VG kit. Flight testing at the company’s headquarters in Anacortes has produced 75 STCs allowing Micro VG retrofits on a total of 750 aircraft models. They are in use all over the world.

“We’ll be adding to the list of STCs in the future, as conditions warrant,” said Anni Brogan, president. “Meanwhile, we’ll continue to enhance the safety margins of the fleet one aircraft at a time.”

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TBM Owners and Pilots Association convention breaks records

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The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) report that the 2014 annual TBMOPA convention broke another attendance record with the presence of more than 100 TBM 700s and TBM 850s, along with several brand-new TBM 900s.

Attracting almost a quarter of the entire TBM fleet in North America, this year’s convention, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, registered an increase in attendance of 3% from last year, officials note.

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Aviat Husky CNG visits Lycoming

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Last week Lycoming Engines hosted Stu Horn, president of Aviat Aircraft, who flew the company’s Aviat Husky CNG to Williamsport, Pa., which is powered by a Lycoming IO-360-A1D6. The engine was modified to be the world’s first dual-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) aircraft, and can be powered by CNG or 100LL aviation gasoline with the flip of a switch. Members of the Lycoming engineering team gathered to examine the engine and its modifications during the visit.

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Legend Cub adds ADS-B compliant system

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American Legend Aircraft Co. has installed an ADS-B system in its Legend Cub. The installation, which meets the FAA’s 2020 mandatory compliance requirements for ADS-B equipage, incorporates a FreeFlight Systems Model 1201 WAAS GPS sensor and a Trig Avionics Mode S and 1090ES ADS-B Out capable transponder. The ADS-B solution allows Legend Cub operators to take advantage of NextGen technology today providing traffic awareness, plus weather and information services delivered subscription-free to in-cockpit displays, according to company officials.