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EAA AirVenture

JULY 26, 2016

EAA AirVenture



Garmin, AOPA work on G5 STC

Garmin has received FAA approval of a supplemental type certificate for its G5 electronic attitude indicator for certificated aircraft. The move supports an AOPA initiative to encourage the availability of less-expensive non-TSO'd systems for legacy airplanes. Read more...  



First-timer flies Sweeps 172 to Oshkosh

Pilots flying to EAA AirVenture for the first time should plan ahead to ensure a safe, fun arrival, according to AOPA Technical Editor Jill Tallman, who flew in for the first time in AOPA's Sweepstakes 172. She advised first-timers like herself to take a pilot along for "a second set of sharp eyes," read the notam, and plan to come early. "There's nothing like your first landing at Wittman Regional Airport during AirVenture," she said. "Everyone should try it." Watch the video...  



Textron unveils Denali

After a one-year wait, Cessna Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, gave the public its first look at the company's new single-engine turboprop at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 25. Read more...  


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Medical reform countdown

The countdown is on! After third class medical reform was signed into law July 15, the clock started ticking on the FAA to create regulations. The FAA has until July 15, 2017, to enact new regulations, and AOPA has launched a countdown clock. Pilots still have a lot of questions about what they will and won't be able to do. Check out AOPA's updated FAQs page, which also features the countdown clock. And, stop by AOPA's campus at EAA AirVenture to talk to staff about the reforms. Learn more...  



EAA AirVenture off to strong start

With nearly 5,000 volunteers working months in advance to make it happen, EAA AirVenture opened July 25. EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton said there were a record number of exhibitors, and pre-sale attendance also was up from last year. Read more...  



Cirrus reduces fatal accidents

The persistently high accident rate among Cirrus SR20s and SR22s was both troubling and perplexing. Cirrus took a hard, unflinching look at the problem and then took action. The results have been remarkable. Read more...  



'The new map-making paradigm'

ForeFlight Mobile 8 is much more than a software update. It demonstrates the pioneering aviation software company's comprehensive and ongoing efforts to rethink aeronautical charts, simplify international flying, and coordinate flight planning, whether it's being done on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. Read more...  



Dynon announces SkyView HDX

Dynon Avionics has a new top-of-the-line glass cockpit system called SkyView HDX for experimental and light sport aircraft that includes upgraded touchscreens and improved ergonomics. It is compatible with older Dynon components. Read more...  



Avidyne leverages connections

Avidyne Corp. decided years ago to build wireless connectivity into its navigation and communication units, and the benefits of that decision are becoming more apparent. Read more...  



Aspen Avionics adding features to display ADS-B data

Aspen Avionics is certifying an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast feature on its Evolution 500/1000 multifunction display to show textual current weather information. Read more...  



Alerts in your own voice

PS Engineering is offering an audio panel that allows pilots to hear important messages in their own voice. The PMA8000G, one of two audio panels announced at EAA AirVenture, allows users to record checklists and aural alerts, while the PMA450A uses Bluetooth connectivity to allow users to record intercom and radio audio wirelessly. Read more...  



Oshkosh arrivals

Thunderstorms delayed a few arrivals, but the skies cleared July 25 as the Experimental Aircraft Association welcomed thousands of airplanes and tens of thousands of visitors to the start of EAA AirVenture. View the slideshow...  



Join the Captain Jepp Challenge

Sharpen your aviation knowledge and become a safer pilot through the quarterly Captain Jepp Challenge—as a bonus, you'll be entered in monthly drawings for $250 MyGoFlight gift cards and in the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to EAA AirVenture 2017 (two-night stay and airfare included). Read more...  



Innova gives new life to King Air 90s

The King Air 90 series has been around for more than 50 years, which makes for outdated instrument panels and engine technology. Innova Aerospace thinks it has a solution with the BendixKing AeroVue integrated flight deck and GE H80 engines. Read more...  



EPS looks for engine certification in 2017

Engineered Propulsion Systems hopes to have type certification and production certification of its eight-cylinder diesel engine by the end of 2017, the company's chief executive officer said July 25. Read more...  



Fly-by-wire controls for flying car

Samson Motors says it is well along in developing fly-by-wire controls for its Switchblade flying car. The three-wheeled vehicle, first announced several years ago, is said to achieve ground speeds up to 100 mph and flying cruise speeds of 130 knots. Read more...  



Turbo Stationair HD debuts

Cessna Aircraft Co. revealed its newest model T206H Turbo Stationair July 25 at EAA AirVenture. Dubbed the Turbo Stationair HD, the airplane has a 189-pound max gross weight increase over previous models. Read more...  



Cessna TTx approved in Europe, Argentina, Philippines

Civil aviation authorities at the European Aviation Safety Agency as well as authorities in Argentina and the Philippines have certified the Cessna TTx single-engine propeller aircraft. Read more...  



Civil Air Patrol honors AOPA, EAA

Leaders from the Civil Air Patrol honored AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association for their mission and recruiting support July 25 at EAA AirVenture. Read more...  



Guardian offers USB power ports

Guardian Avionics is offering a new line of USB power conversion ports for panel- and remote-mounted applications. Read more...  



CiES fuel quantity gauge available for additional aircraft

CiES has added a bunch of legacy aircraft to its supplemental type certificate, enabling them to use the company's digital fuel quantity sender. Read more...  



Vote in the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Poll

AOPA is once again giving pilots a chance to nominate their favorite flight instructor and flight school in the Flight Training Excellence Poll. And if you're at EAA AirVenture this week, we've made it easier than ever to participate. Read more...  


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See you at AirVenture

Stop by AOPA's campus at EAA AirVenture July 25 through 31 to join or renew your membership; learn about AOPA's products that can help make you a safer, better informed pilot; shop at the AOPA Pilot Gear Store; attend educational seminars; see the AOPA Sweepstakes 172; and have ice cream or coffee and doughnuts with AOPA President Mark Baker. Read more...  

ePilot Editors:

Alyssa Miller
Jim Moore
David Tulis

Production Assistant:

Melissa Whitehouse


Mike Collins
Sarah Deener
Dave Hirschman
Tom Horne
Alton K. Marsh
Warren Morningstar
Dan Namowitz
Jill W. Tallman
Elizabeth Tennyson
Ian J. Twombly
Julie Summers Walker

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