Avidyne names grand prize winner

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Avidyne Corp. has named Stephen Gansky of Newtown, Pennsylvania, the grand prize winner of Avidyne’s “FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza 2” promotion. Gansky, who owns a Piper PA28 Archer, will receive a new IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM, once certified. The IFD540 is valued at $16,995.

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Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic set for 2012

A new fly-in event, the Heart of America Sport Aviation Classic (HOA Classic for short), catering to the experimental, light-sport and ultralight segments of general aviation will be held in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, October 5-7. This free-to-the-public event is being organized by Christopher ‘Doc’ Bailey of Renegade Light Sport. More details to come, but if this a market you desire to reach, contact Bailey at 816-282-8635.

Optimism high for AERO 2012

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Friedrichshafen, Germany — With more than 500 exhibitors expected to attend, AERO will continue to be the largest trade show for general aviation in Europe in 2012. Although the number of airplanes sold in general aviation during the past 12 months has decreased, the downward trend has slowed compared to last year, and numerous new models are sure to stimulate demand among customers, officials say. What’s more, in 2012, exhibitor demonstration flights featuring airplanes, helicopters and gyrocopters will be offered on three days of the exhibition.

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