PilotEdge and IMC Club collaborate on IFR Proficiency Center at AirVenture

OSHKOSH — PilotEdge and IMC Club are collaborating on the newly-launched IFR Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2014. Pilots can experience a series of carefully crafted IFR flights, specifically designed to get them flying “in the system,” while exposing them to increasingly challenging tasks.

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Cessna upgrades TTx

OSHKOSH — Cessna Aircraft Co. announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh new interior and exterior enhancements for the Cessna TTx.

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Beechcraft celebrates King Air milestones at AirVenture

OSHKOSH – Beechcraft Corporation is celebrating two important King Air milestones this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the 50th year of King Air production, as well as the first anniversary of a record-breaking order from Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation company. The order from Wheels Up represents the largest order in history for general aviation turboprop aircraft, encompassing up to 105 King Air 350i aircraft and including maintenance, service and support.

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Electronic International’s newest engine analyzer approved

Just in time for Oshkosh, Electronics International has received approval for the newest addition to its engine analyzer family, the CGR-30C. A companion to the CGR-30P, it provides pilots with up to 16 primary replacement engine instruments, including Fuel Level, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, Fuel Pressure, Volts, Amps, and more.

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Wipaire’s Smart Amphibious Gear Advisory System certified

OSHKOSH — At AirVentureWipaire, Inc. reported the certification of the first “smart” amphibious gear advisory system.  The system has been certified for installation in the Cessna 182 on Wipline 3000 floats.

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X-Copter gets FAA nod

OSHKOSH — X-Copter is offering more than $7,500 in incentives for the lease or purchase of its next generation helicopter simulator during AirVenture 2014 taking place through Aug. 3. The new X-Copter is on display at the show in the HAI HELI-CENTER (Helicopter Association International) helicopter central.

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FreeFlight selected for ADS-B Out in Legend Cub

FreeFlight Systems reported at AirVenture that its Model 1201 WAAS GPS sensor is now an optional approved ADS-B high-integrity position source integrated with a certified Mode S transponder to provide a 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (1090ES) ADS-B Out solution for American Legend Aircraft Company’s Legend Cub.

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King Schools releases EASA pilot courses on the iPad

OSHKOSH — King Schools officials noted at this week’s AirVenture that pilots the world over seeking an EASA Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) or Night Rating certification now can study for their knowledge tests using an iPad training app available from King Schools.

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Parker Aircraft wheels and brakes featured on Pilatus PC-24

Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division reports at AirVenture that it was selected to provide the wheels and brakes for the Pilatus PC-24 twin jet.

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Garmin GTN upgraded

OSHKOSH — At AirVenture, Garmin unveiled additional enhancements and new features for the GTN touchscreen avionics. New capabilities include Connext cockpit connectivity, which supports wireless flight plan transfer between the GTN 750/650 series navigators and Garmin Pilot. Additional new features include database syncing capabilities, FastFind, airspace altitude overlay, WireAware (wire-strike avoidance technology) and more. Many of these new features are enabled by a free software update, according to company officials.

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