New services offered to pilots attending Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Services such as morning weather briefing and flight planning will be available in a new location for pilots at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, slated for July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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World War I drama coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

DAYTON, Ohio – Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I as one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events brings the excitement of early air power to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 27-28.

The World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will feature vintage reproduction full-scale and 7/8-scale aircraft, such as the Nieuport, SE-5 and Fokker Dr. I triplane. Pilots will perform precision flying in the skies above the museum and compete in a flour-bombing competition, with aircraft launching from and landing on the field behind the museum.

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Air Orlando Maintenance names Burdzy service manager

Joe Burdzy has joined Air Orlando Maintenance as Service Manager. He brings over 35 years of experience to the company, which is at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. His position encompasses all maintenance and parts functions including customer liaison, employee management and shop scheduling.

Crosswind crimps Pacer

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Cooperstown, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot stated that, before initiating the takeoff, he noted that the two windsocks located on the runway indicated a crosswind.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential


From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to the developing world. Before we know it, even your pizza may be delivered by UAS.

This potential commercial use of UAS underscores how the innovative technology will transform the way industries operate. UAS can do everything from advancing scientific research and responding to natural disasters to locating missing persons and helping to fight wildfires. With safe and responsible integration, unmanned aircraft demonstrate tremendous potential while helping boost local economies and creating jobs.

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Global Parts Group acquires Tulakes Aero assets

Global Parts Group of Augusta, Kan., distributors and producers of parts for business, general, and commercial aviation, has acquired the assets of Tulakes Aero of Bethany, Oklahoma and incorporated them into a new division of the Global Parts Group, named Global Parts Aero Structures.
Originally founded as Jet Service Enterprises in 1975, Tulakes also offers manufacturing, engineering, and inspection services to commercial, military and corporate operators as well as service centers, fixed base operators (FBOs), and charter companies.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to add capability and expertise to the Global Parts Group, we have acquired the assets and capabilities of Tulakes, a firm that has an established reputation in their specific areas of expertise.  Tulakes has, among its many assets, an outstanding reputation in sheet metal and composite component repair and overhaul,” noted Global Parts Group Chief Executive Officer Troy Palmer.

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John Wayne Airport prepares to change runway designations

SANTA ANA, Calif. – For nearly half a century, John Wayne Airport (JWA) has operated two runways, a commercial runway – one left and one nine right (1L-19R) — and a general aviation runway – one right and one nine left (1R-19L). Runways can be used in both directions, and therefore have opposite 180° headings at each end (e.g. 1L-19R, 1R-19L). The two numbers always differ by 18 (= 180º).

Effective July 24, 2014, due to a gradual shift of the Earth’s magnetic poles, JWA’s runways will get new number designations. JWA’s commercial runway will become two left and two zero right (2L-20R), and the general aviation runway will become two right and two zero left (2R-20L).

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The Total Track System for aviation launches

REDMOND, Washington — Dynamic Systems, which specializes in barcode software solutions and data collection applications, has unveiled a turn key system to track tools and inventory for the aviation/MRO/ BO industry based on the latest bar code technology.

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Power Flow celebrates 15 years of shipping tuned exhaust systems

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Power Flow is celebrating the anniversary of shipping tuned exhaust systems around the world for 15 years. The first shipment followed two years of development, flight testing and pursuit of the first STC. Since then the company has shipped more than 4,500 tuned exhaust systems for 15 different aircraft types and 73 models.

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Savvy Aviator introduces FEVA

Savvy Aviator has introduced FEVA — Failing Exhaust Valve Analytics — which provides advance warning of failing exhaust valves in piston aircraft engines equipped with a digital engine monitor.

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