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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Airborne 07.29.14, OSH14 Day 2: Mooney Delivers, AEA ADS-B Bucks, Perlan Project

Also: Hartzell Accessorizes, Lycoming's 85th, New Continental Diesel, Pelton Intvw-Part 2, DeltaHawk Diesel Update

Mooney CEO Dr. Jerry Chen handed the keys for the first new Acclaim to come off the production line to a proxy for the new owner. Unfortunately, the winner of the auction, Ricardo Pascoe, was unable to be at AirVenture to claim his new airplane. So instead, his flight instructor got the honors of accepting the keys during the presentation ceremony. The Aircraft Electronics Association Is trying to help aircraft owners get ready for an ADS-B out installation by giving away $1,000 towards the cost. The Perlan project is a non-for-profit research company studying atmospheric conditions utilizing a sailplane designed to fly at extremely high altitudes. The objective is to continue the research that was started by Steve Fossett and his crew, who set a previous world record of 51,000 feet, by explo

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Innovative OSH14 Sponsor, iFlightPlanner, Provides Expert Guidance

What is iFlightPlanner?

iFlightPlanner is general aviation’s most comprehensive suite of easy-to-use flight planning tools for private and corporate pilots. Featuring iFlightPlanner.com, mobile.iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, iFlightPlanner allows pilots to intuitively plan routes, retrieve certified weather briefs, calculate weight & balance and file flight plans from any computer or their iPad. The iFlightPlanner Cloud securely stores personal settings, aircraft profiles, custom waypoints, favorite routes and a digital flight log, all of which can be wirelessly synced with iFlightPlanner for iPad for on-the-go functionality and superior situational awareness in the cockpit.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Mooney Delivers First New Acclaim At EAA AirVenture

New Owner Was Highest Bidder On The Airplane, Proceeds Go To Mooney Museum.

Dr. Jerry Chen, CEO of Mooney International Corporation, did not hand the keys of the first new Acclaim to come off the production line since being being re-started to its new owner.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

FreeFlight Gets FAA TSO On RANGR FDL-978-RX

Provides ADS-B In Traffic And Weather Capabilities

The FAA has granted Technical Service Order (TSO) approval to the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS. The system provides an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present Oshkosh 2014 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or on installation. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future-proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

OSH2014 Sponsor: Eclipse Aerospace -- In Full Production!

The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible.

The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating costs and is the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in production today. But its efficiencies don’t end with cost and fuel burn. We build the Eclipse to be incredibly simple to operate and maintain. Designed to be flown single-pilot, the Eclipse 550 comes standard with an advanced Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot as you fly, increasing situational awareness, monitoring systems, and giving you over speed and under speed protection with the only Auto Throttle in the light jet market. The simplicity of flight that the IFMS provides is truly unrivaled in our class.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

GAMA Announces 2015 Aviation Design Challenge

Third Annual Competition Announced At Teachers Day At AirVenture

GAMA has announced  that it will hold the third Aviation Design Challenge in 2015. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce made the announcement at the Build A Plane Teachers’ Day event at EAA AirVenture.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Continental Announces First Flight Of Its 300 HP Jet-A Diesel Engine

Flight Took Place At German Development Center Earlier This Month

Continental Motors of Hong Kong, China announced today that it has achieved first flight of its 300 horsepower Jet A fueled aircraft piston engine. Designed for single and twin-engine aircraft, the CD-300 is a 300 horsepower class engine that adds to the already successful 100 and 200 series engines in the Continental Diesel lineup.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

International OSH2014 Sponsor, Trig Avionics, Helps Bring You AirVenture!!!

Trig Avionics: Smart, Affordable and Future Proof!

Trig Avionics design and manufacture certified avionics for the Light and General Aviation sector. Trig are experts in producing compact and light weight avionics that are smart, affordable and future proof. Trig produces a retro-fit unit called the TT31 and compact transponders; the TT21 and TT22. These are popular, particularly where aircraft panel space is tight. The company is expanding and offering products, such as our TY91 and TY92 VHF radios. Further new products will be introduced primarily aimed at the retro-fit market.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

AeroSports Update: Does The Term ‘SportPlane’ Equate To Limited Capability?

When We Use The Term “Sport Plane” Or “Light Sport Aircraft,” Does That Equate To Limited Usability?

Some aircraft are specifically intended for transportation and travel. A good example of this would be a corporate jet or even a high-performance single-engine airplane. Other aircraft seem to have found their niche in what we call sport or recreational flying, but to lump all these aircraft into the term “sport plane” is a bit limiting.  

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