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Hartzell inks deal to buy Plane-Power

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC announced July 29 that it finalized an agreement to buy the assets of Granbury, Texas-based Plane-Power LTD.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Flight Design says four-place aircraft on schedule

Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Jul 29, 2014

Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

'One Week Wonder' project gets underway at AirVenture

Visitors to EAA AirVenture 2014 can help to build an experimental aircraft in seven days.

Jul 28, 2014

Article

Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Rather than upping the feature set, as seems the norm these days with new products, Spot decided to simplify. The Trace is just a satellite-based tracker, automatically sensing motion and turning on.

Jul 28, 2014

Article

Superior Air Parts to offer Skyhawk engines

Superior Air Parts is beginning work on a supplemental type certificate to allow use of its 180-horsepower Vantage engine on Cessna 172R and -S models.

Jul 28, 2014
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Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Aviation organizations offer education, training scholarships

Aviation organizations are offering scholarships covering education, flight training, and maintenance training.

Jul 29, 2014
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Opinion

Coming Together, we can do big things and small things

As I type my husband and I are en route to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2014. On the first day, after having flown 5.5 hours, we landed in Dumas, Texas  at Moore County Airport[KDUX]. What a sweet airport. A nice young man driving a golf cart who called me Ma’am greeted us. Quickly after that Brandon […] Read More

July 25, 2014

Commercial Certificate Not Required—Part 2

  Responders to last month’s blog in this space noted that companies often prohibit the use of personal aircraft by employees for business transportation. Other readers lamented that many employers allowing the use of a GA aircraft on company travel establish policies that are so restrictive that few private pilots can comply. In my opinion, […] Read More

July 25, 2014

Flying Trains on Tracks

You can’t look at the emerging future of aviation without being interested in drones.  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are going to explode in the coming years.  No matter what your area of focus – agriculture, power generation and exploration, wildlife management and protection, news gathering, law enforcement, military, personal entertainment,  etc., the list goes on […] Read More

July 23, 2014

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AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014 20:26 min

Jul 24, 2014

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Advocacy

Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Advocacy

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a December 2015 deadline to reform aircraft certification processes by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 24, 2014

Advocacy

Competing Santa Monica ballot measure approved for vote

Santa Monica voters will be faced with two competing ballot measures in November regarding the future of the California city’s embattled airport.

Jul 24, 2014 | comments
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Gear and Products

Article

Hartzell inks deal to buy Plane-Power

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC announced July 29 that it finalized an agreement to buy the assets of Granbury, Texas-based Plane-Power LTD.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Cessna to offer diesel-powered Skyhawk

Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.

Jul 28, 2014 | comments

Article

ACR Electronics offers new 406 MHz ELT

A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.

Jul 28, 2014
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Technology

Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

HondaJet brings first production aircraft to AirVenture

The first production HondaJet made its public debut at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 28.

Jul 28, 2014
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Health and Medical

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Medication do’s and don’ts

Pilots may not be aware that certain drugs, even over the counter, may produce adverse side effects that can affect cognitive function, including reaction time, judgment, and decision making skills, all of which are obviously needed while flying.

Jul 03, 2014
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Travel

Article

Arch wins Poland

Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.

Jul 28, 2014

Article

King Schools unveils Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

King Schools has opened entries for its annual Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes.

Jul 28, 2014
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Financial

Article

Hartzell inks deal to buy Plane-Power

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC announced July 29 that it finalized an agreement to buy the assets of Granbury, Texas-based Plane-Power LTD.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

On a special mission

Genesys Aerosystems, owned and operated by the longtime managers of S-Tec and Chelton Flight Systems since April, is focusing development efforts on special missions.

Jul 28, 2014
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