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'ePilot' Oshkosh Special Edition July 29, 2014'ePilot' Oshkosh Special Edition July 29, 2014

JULY 29, 2014

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Fly for $65: 152Reimagined

AOPA is exploring how aircraft ownership can be more affordable for many people by substantiating how "Reimagined Aircraft" can be co-owned and operated for around $65 an hour, including fuel. See the first "152Reimagined" at AOPA's exhibit at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more...  



Reimagining how we fly

AOPA President Mark Baker discusses the "Reimagined Aircraft" experiment, one way the association is "exploring every avenue to find ways to make it fun, easy, and more affordable to fly." Read more...  

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Cessna to offer diesel Skyhawk

Cessna Aircraft will add a Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A in 2015 to its product line that includes a Turbo Skylane JT-A expected to be certified "soon." The company also announced seating options for the Stationair and the first flight of the first production Citation CJ3+ jet. Read more...  



MVP Aero developing LSA amphib

MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 amphibious light sport aircraft that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017. Read more...  



First production Icon A5 makes a splash

The first production Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft made a big splash at a company event that kicked off EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 27. Read more...  


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HondaJet brings first production aircraft to AirVenture

Flight testing moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet





Pelton hits FAA delays on third class medical

Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class medical reform "deeply frustrating" and said at a press conference July 28 that the aviation industry may have to pursue a "legislative solution" if the stalling continues. Read more...  





Beyond stall avoidance

Safe Flight's SCx angle-of-attack system also shows the best angles to fly for maximum rate and angle of climb, range, and endurance. Read more...  



Superior 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. The STC qualification will be flown at Tulsa-based Christiansen Aviation. Read more...  



Dynon adds video to glass cockpit

Dynon Avionics, which provides fully featured glass cockpits for light sport and experimental aircraft at half the cost of certified displays, has added more sophistication with video input, upgraded weather, and wide-angle synthetic vision. Read more...  



Aspen expands ADS-B product line

Aspen Avionics has expanded its product line to help owners comply with the FAA mandate for installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast capability on aircraft by 2020. Read more...  



Avidyne gets FAA certification for IFD540 nav/com

Avidyne Avionics has received FAA certification for its long-awaited IFD540 nav/com and agency approval for its smaller 440 touchscreen unit is imminent, according to company founder Dan Schwinn. Read more...  



ACR Electronics intros 406 MHz ELT

A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn't require aircraft power. The Artex ELT 1000 is a single-output ELT that is an affordable upgrade for general aviation aircraft, the company said at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more...  



Historic pirep on way to Oshkosh

Lockheed Martin Flight Services activated the first in-flight electronic pilot weather reporting system July 22 for Honeywell Sky Connect, and received its first official pilot report from a Honeywell-owned aircraft as it approached Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read more...  



Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Rather than upping the feature set, as seems to be 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. Could it be the cheapest aviation product at EAA AirVenture? Read more...  


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FAA approves FreeFlight RANGR FDL-978-RX

BendixKing debuts AeroVue, certifies KSN 770/765

Genesys on a special mission


News and Notes



See Wagstaff, Baker at AOPA tent

EAA AirVenture attendees can meet aerobatic star Patty Wagstaff, chat with AOPA President Mark Baker and association leadership, get back into flying with a Rusty Pilots seminar, or attend educational seminars at AOPA's new location on the flight line, across from the Brown Arch. Wagstaff will sign autographs outside the main tent July 30 at 10 a.m., July 31 at 11 a.m., and Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. Attendees can have free coffee and donuts with Baker at 8 a.m. July 31. Plus, AOPA will host a Rusty Pilots seminar July 30; registration is required. See the full schedule and check out what else AOPA has in store...  



Pilots eye Sweeps Debonair, entry deadline July 31

AOPA members are flocking to the completed 2014 AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair on display at EAA AirVenture. After inspecting the custom-made instrument panel with an Aspen Avionics Evolution 250 display system, Garmin GTN 750 GPS, and iPad mini; paint scheme; and 260-horsepower Continental IO-470-N engine, pilots have one question: When will you deliver it to me? This fall. The sweepstakes, a two-year project, closes July 31, and the aircraft will be awarded to its lucky winner in the fall. Who knows, it could be you. Make sure you are entered to win.  



'One Week Wonder' project gets underway at AirVenture

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


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Airbus Group joins Perlan Project to soar to 90,000 feet

King Schools unveils Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

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