WINGS seminar set for PRA 50th anniversary fly-in

The Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), working in conjunction with the FAASTeam, the FAA’s safety education program, has received approval to grant WINGS continuing education credits to pilots attending the Aug. 1 seminar on Radio Use in the Traffic Pattern by Pilots of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

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Arlington Fly-In takes off today

The 44th annual Arlington Fly-In (AWO) began today, Thursday, July 12, and will run through Sunday, July 15 at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington.

Rotax expert to present forums at Arlington and Oshkosh

Earlier this year, Rotax Aircraft Engines, which commands a 75% share among LSA and light kit-built aircraft, introduced its new fuel-injected 912 iS powerplant. Rotax expert Phil Lockwood, who has first-hand experience working with the new engine, will present forums at Arlington 2012 in Washington State and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.

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Aviation artist Sam Lyons hospitalized

Facebook was the first indication something was amiss, then a call from Mindy Lyons, wife of famed aviation artist Sam Lyons, confirmed the news.

Sam is at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center with what doctors think is an allergic reaction to blood pressure medication. As a result of the reaction, Sam’s throat and tongue are badly swollen, so much so that Sam is now (as of July 10) on a respirator in the ICU.

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10th anniversary Pilot’s Guide to Avionics to debut at Oshkosh

The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts July 23-39 in Oshkosh, Wis., during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. The free Pilot’s Guide is available at the AEA’s AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.

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Minute Man Air Field slates GA Expo

Minute Man Air Field (6B6) will hold its annual General Aviation (GA) EXPO and Open House Saturday, July 14, in celebration of 43 years, according to WickedLocal/Stow.

Teens to build plane at Oshkosh

Aviators By Design is sponsoring efforts by the teens of  Aviation Explorer Post 9868, which resides at Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin, in building a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in the Homebuilders Hangar on the AirVenture grounds.

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Sporty’s releases free AirVenture app

Sporty’s has released the official AirVenture 2012 app for iPad, iPhone and Android. The free app contains all the maps, times, places and schedules for the big show, slated to begin July 23.

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Red Tails Ford Mustang ready for auction

Every year, Ford Motor Co. designs a one-of-a-kind Mustang to auction at EAA AirVenture. For 2012, Ford has created a “Red Tails Edition” Mustang to honor the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26, to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program.

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Honor Flight at Oshkosh as part of Salute to Veterans

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight, have joined together once again to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 on Friday, July 27.

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