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Love at first sight, before first flight

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

Retiring often means down-sizing your life. You move out of the four-bedroom house into a two-bedroom condo because now that the kids are grown and gone, you no longer need all that room. Down-sizing also applies to airplane ownership. Karen... Continue Reading →

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For Lancair International, the future is PT6-powered

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by

For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture was an especially ideal venue to showcase the iconic PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary. For both P&WC and the aviation community, it’s an occasion to look back on 50 years... Continue Reading →

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Celebrating 30 years

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by

Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, the company is holding a fly-in Sept 20-21 at Erie Air Park in Erie, Ill. Continue Reading →

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New Garmin radios debut in Van’s RV-12

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by

Garmin’s Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace the SL-40.  Officials at Van’s Aircraft reveal they’ve been testing the new GTR200 comm radio/intercom in an RV-12 for a couple months and have decided to make the GTR200... Continue Reading →

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Cascade Aircraft Management moves to Idaho

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by

Cascade Aircraft Management, a center for custom Experimental and light aviation, is moving to Caldwell, Idaho. Continue Reading →

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Action-packed year as Sonex celebrates 15th anniversary

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — During a packed press briefing on opening day of  AirVenture, officials from Sonex Aircraft reviewed several major news items, including the fact that company is now taking deposits for the SubSonex jet, special honors for company founder John... Continue Reading →

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Dual fuel aircraft to be unveiled at Oshkosh

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH – Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America will unveil the first dual fuel, piston powered aircraft to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and aviation gasoline at this year’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →

Next flight training experiment unveiled: The Redhawk

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — A consortium of companies has come together to test a new option in training aircraft: The Redhawk. The RedHawk is remanufactured from the bare metal of a Cessna 172, with each partner company bringing a component to the... Continue Reading →

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Students who built Sportsmans to be featured at Oshkosh

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

The winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aviation design challenge competition are attending this week’s AirVenture, along with the two Glasair Sportsman aircraft they helped build at Glasair... Continue Reading →

First electric flight for Erik Lindbergh

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

When a leading proponent of a fresh idea, in this case airplanes powered by electric motors, finally has a chance to use the technology it can significantly heighten his motivation. Such was the case when Erik Lindbergh took the opportunity... Continue Reading →