HARMAN’s AKG enters the aviation market

On opening day of SUN ’n FUN, HARMAN’s AKG introduced the AV100 aviation headset, the Austria-based company’s first product designed for pilots.

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Boston 8 folding bike debuts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Corporation, a manufacturer in full-size folding bikes for 25 years, knows what pilots are looking for in a bike: low maintenance, a suitable range of gears, adjustable handle bar height, fenders, and the ability to fold for easy stowage in the hold of a plane. Thanks to the Boston 8, the private pilot can have it all, company officials said.

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Contract awarded for runway project at BVS

The Port of Skagit in Burlington, Wash., has awarded a contract for a major maintenance and standards project on the main runway at Skagit Regional Airport (BVS) to Scarsella Bros. Inc. of Seattle.

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Engine failure leads to crash

This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

Aircraft: Cessna Crusader Injuries: 1 Fatal Location: Louisa, Va. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: During takeoff, one witness noted that one of the airplane’s engines seemed to be running rough and did not appear to be generating power. Several other witnesses, located about a half mile northwest of the airport, saw the airplane pass overhead in a right turn. The engine noise did not sound normal.

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New AOPA Regional Program takes off

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has created seven new, full-time regional manager positions to build strong local GA communities and strengthen the organization’s relationships with state and local governments across the country.

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