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'ePilot' Sun 'n Fun Special Edition April 1, 2014'ePilot' Sun 'n Fun Special Edition April 1, 2014

APRIL 1, 2014

Sun 'n Fun



Company debuts turboprop RV-10

Florida-based Turbine Solution Group is testing a 155-pound, 241-horsepower turboprop engine from the Czech Republic on a Van's Aircraft RV-10. The company has done ground tests of the aircraft now on display at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla. It is expected to carry 120 gallons of fuel and operate as high as 20,000 feet. Read more... Share:  



Flight Design C4 taps 3GX Touch

Flight Design and Garmin will pioneer the use of experimental avionics with Flight Design's four-seat, composite C4 aircraft. Read more... Share:  



Redbird Challenge Cup launches

Redbird Flight Simulations is encouraging pilots from all over the world to show their stuff in the company's new Flying Challenge Cup. Read more... Share:  



Garmin pilotizes VIRB camera

Garmin's VIRB action camera now includes a host of accessories to make it more useful in the cockpit. An audio cable captures intercom and ATC communications, and a new removable filter reduces propeller blur. Read more... Share:  



Rotax upgrades 912 iS

Rotax BRP unveiled a new version of its 912 iS fuel-injected engine at Sun 'n Fun that the company says offers a shorter takeoff run, a steeper climb rate, the best range in its class, and easier operations. Read more... Share:  



Tecnam introduces Astore LSA

Tecnam, an Italian firm well established in Europe, is making significant investments aimed at growth in the United States, including introducing the Astore light sport aircraft. Read more... Share:  



A new start for Stemme

The ultra-sleek, ultra high-tech Rotax-powered Stemme S-10 is back on display this year, but that's not the company's big news. Under newly named President Mark Stevenson, Stemme has established Stemme USA, Inc. Read more... Share:  



Sun 'n Fun treasure hunt, rebates

Bonus gifts with headsets, rebates for GPS units, and on-site treasure and scavenger hunts are among the special offers from sellers during Sun 'n Fun. Read more... Share:  



LAMA looks to future of LSA industry

Light sport aircraft manufacturers may take on a growing share of general aviation aircraft deliveries, according to an industry forecast and analysis by the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Read more... Share:  



The first cross-country

AOPA Editor at Large Tom Horne fired up the Sweepstakes Debonair with great anticipation to fly the airplane to Sun 'n Fun. How would the Debonair perform on its first cross-country flight with the overhauled/converted IO-470-N? Read more... Share:  



Meet Baker, Machado

Attendees can meet with flight instructor and author Rod Machado or join AOPA President Mark Baker for a pancake breakfast as part of AOPA's expanded offerings at Sun 'n Fun. Read more... Share:  


Look out for Big Blue!

Watch for a rather large (in comparison to other aircraft in the pattern) silhouette of a JetBlue Airbus A320 lumbering onto final during Sun 'n Fun. Don't worry, it's landing at the correct airport, with precious cargo—teens who will get to learn about aviation from the ground up during the show. Read more... Share:  



Sun 'n Fun welcomes arrivals

The AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair was among many aircraft that converged on Lakeland, Fla., for Sun 'n Fun, celebrating 40 years of shaking off general aviation's winter blues. AOPA Technical Editor Mike Collins had a camera in hand as the crowd gathered. View the slideshow... Share:  

ePilot Editor:

Benét Wilson

Production Assistant:

Melissa Whitehouse


Sarah Deener
Alyssa Miller
Jim Moore
Jill W. Tallman
Elizabeth Tennyson
Warren Morningstar
Alton K. Marsh
Dave Hirschman
Tom Horne
Ian J. Twombly
Dan Namowitz

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