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July 29, 2012

Cessna 162 Skycatcher Offers New Category Option

Will Be Transitioned To Primary For Worldwide Certification

Cessna will be moving the 162 Skycatcher into a primary aircraft category, and out of the Light Sport Aircraft category. This move will aid in the certification process with countries worldwide.

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Polen Special Still The Fastest 4 Cylinder Airplane

It Resides With Dick Keyt In Granbury, TX

What would it be like to own one of anything? The Hope diamond, a rare coin or a Buggatti type 41. OK there are three of those but you get the idea. Could you trust yourself to maintain the legacy of that object?

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Hidden Jewels Of AirVenture

Where To Go And What To See When Your Tired Of Airplanes. Is That Possible?

Though I'm sure it's rare, there may be a time when you have had your fill of airplanes at Air Venture. So what is one to do? Surprisingly there is quite a lot to hold your interest, whatever that might be. Let's touch on just a few of the hidden jewels on the grounds.

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Ford “Red Tails” Edition Mustang Raises $370,000

Auction Proceeds Support Youth And Aviation

The one-of-a-kind “Red Tails” edition 2013 Ford Mustang developed by the design and engineering teams at Ford Motor Company sold for $370,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction Thursday evening. The auction was held during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.

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Heavy Pilots Are A Bear Of A Problem

One Solution Is The Debut Of A BearHawk

As you know, I’m always trying to find flight solutions for larger pilots. This year at AirVenture, I found another great candidate. It was the debut of the BearHawk LSA. I watched a 280 lb, 6’4” man climb into the front seat and settle in. Awesome! It is a tandem seat aircraft with a 31” wide, and 97” long cabin.

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Sounds From The End Of Row 515

I'm The Stevie Wonder Of Airplane Engines

I live on an airpark. My house is next to our runway. Non aviation folks try hard to avoid loud engine noises, but not me. I have become an expert at identifying different types of engines and associating them with specific airplanes without seeing them, in the same way Stevie Wonder knows music notes and instruments.

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EAA Honors Aircraft Designer John Dyke

The 50th Anniversary Of The Dyke Delta Design Was Celebrated At EAA's Homebuilt Hangar To Commemorate This Achievement

With a number of enthusiast and well wishers were present, volunteers wheeled Dave Williams Dyke Delta N18DW into place in EAA's Homebuilt Hangar to celebrate Dyke Delta Day at AirVenture on Wednesday, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the airplane's first flight.

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A New Paradigm For Basic Aviation Training Devices (BATD)

TouchTrainer: Now For Cirrus, Cessna, And Diamond

With the implementation of Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA); Pilots have struggled to find Training Devices to train and practice their pilot procedures. Avionics companies have provided simulators of their individual avionics, but there have been few complete cockpit systems and those that have been available have been very costly.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.29.12)

“The Skycatcher will be transitioned into the primary category, and will continue to meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft" Source: Tracy Leopold, business leader for the Cessna 162.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.12): Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft

An aircraft issued an experimental operating light-sport category aircraft airworthiness certificate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.12)

Fun Places To Fly

We all ... well 99 percent of us ... went to Oshkosh because we thing flying is fun. But while the journey is satisfying in its self, it's also nice to have fun flying to someplace fun.

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