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August 02, 2013

King Schools Partners With Helicopter Association International

Releases First Ever Online FIRC Especially For Helicopter Flight Instructor Renewals

John and Martha King of King Schools, together with Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro, announced Thursday that they will release the first ever online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) specifically designed for helicopter flight instructors.

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Belite-Sealite ... What A Wonderful Delight

Jim Weibe Puts One Of His Airplanes On Floats

Belite’s latest offering showed up at Oshkosh late Wednesday afternoon and was on display Thursday morning. The Sealite from James Weibe’s innovative company sports carbon fiber amphibious floats, carbon fiber primary structure, and a 50hp Hirth F-23 engine. 

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Trig Displays Extensive Line At AirVenture

Small, Affordable Avionics Designed For Sport Aviation

Tough economic conditions have made pilots careful about spending money. Trig Avionics says that they offer a range of certified products that are "smart, affordable and future proof – perfect for Oshkosh airplane owners."

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Hartzell Propellers Teams With Team AeroDynamix

RV’s Get Composite Prop Technology, Weight Savings

Hartzell  Propellers has entered into a research and development/marketing venture to showcase their Advance Structural Composite propellers installed on the Vans RV show planes flown by Team AeroDynamix.

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Cessna Reports A Flawless First Production Flight For Citation X

Latest Milestone In Bizjet Program

Cessna has marked another program milestone for the "world’s fastest civilian aircraft," the Citation X. The first production unit of the new Citation X took its maiden flight this week, marking another step closer to certification and delivery of the remarkable mid-size business jet.

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A Powered Paraglider For Big Pilots, Old Pilots, Lonely Pilots & Green Pilots

Black Hawk Offers A Complete Package To Get You Started

I talked with Mr. Mike Robinson, with Black Hawk Paramotors, and he shared with me a great system that would work well for a large pilot, an older pilot, or a pilot that needs company. It's the BlackHawk Hellcat 360.

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Oshkosh Is The Proving Ground For Many New Aviation Innovations

Some Survive, Some Die. What Will Become Of The Agie 1?

Many of us trek to Oshkosh each year to investigate what new products and equipment we can throw endless amounts of money at to incorporate into our newest project. Some of us go for the friendship, air shows, camping and a plethora of other reasons often difficult to explain to non-aviators.

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Backcountry Pilots Applaud Appeals Court Decision

Court 'Largely' Upholds Airstrip Designations At Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Montana's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a ruling that the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) interprets as largely upholding the backcountry airstrip designations on Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The RAF and Montana Pilots’ Association mobilized early on in the Bureau of Land Management planning process to retain the airstrips.

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Concorde RG-224 Excels In High Cyclic Helicopter Operations

Recombinant Gas Battery For LongRanger Helicopter

Concorde designed the RG-224, 24 Ah, RG Series (recombinant gas) helicopter battery to fulfill a demand for a higher capacity battery on the Bell LongRanger, and has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Numerous LongRanger operators have converted to the RG-224, using Falcon Crest’s STC SR09069RC, to reduce engine wear and increase battery life.

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Tecnam Developing New Aircraft and Low Training Cost

Innovative Block Rental Program

Tecnam, an Italian company that has been building airplanes since 1948 and has delivered over 3,600 aircraft worldwide is still innovating.  It has a series of aircraft that go from light LSA to twin engine aircraft.

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FreeFlight Systems’ RANGR FDL-978-XVR Receives FAA TSO

Unit Also Meets DO-160 Requirements For Helicopter Operations

FreeFlight Systems announced at AirVenture Thursday that the RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) 978MHz transceiver family with optional internal WAAS/GPS has received TSO authorization from the FAA.

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AirVenture Artist Paints With 24 Karat Gold

Michelle Rouch Creates Art That Portrays ‘The Struggles Of Man And Aircraft’

Ever since she was a young child, Michelle Rouch has been an artist. She always has felt the need to paint whatever is on her mind. At AirVenture, that's airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.13

Streamlining Aircraft Certification…
A Billion Dollar Deal for Beechcraft!
Lancair Introduces Legacy Inclusive Kit Pricing…  

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Airborne at Oshkosh 2013-Day Four: Beech's Big Deal, Hartzell, FreeFlight, Yuneec

Also: Pelton Intvw Part 4, King Schools, Night Air Show Highlights

Beechcraft has come roaring back from reorganization to land the largest order of prop-driven airplanes in history. Hartzell Propeller announced a multi-year partnership with Team AeroDynamix, the world's largest formation aerobatic team, at AirVenture 2013. FreeFlight Systems announced  that the FAA has issued  TSO authorization for the RANGR (Ranger) FDL-978-XVR ADS-B transceiver family with optional internal WAAS/GPS. King Schools, together with Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced Thursday that they will release the first ever online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) specifically designed for helicopter flight instructors. Green Wing International began sales of its e-Spyder

Airborne at Oshkosh 2013-Day Four: Big Beech Deal, Hartzell, FreeFlight, Yuneec

Also: Pelton Intvw Part 4, King Schools, Night Air Show Highlights

Beechcraft has come roaring back from reorganization to land the largest order of prop-driven airplanes in history. Hartzell Propeller announced a multi-year partnership with Team AeroDynamix, the world's largest formation aerobatic team, at AirVenture 2013. FreeFlight Systems announced  that the FAA has issued  TSO authorization for the RANGR (Ranger) FDL-978-XVR ADS-B transceiver family with optional internal WAAS/GPS. King Schools, together with Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced Thursday that they will release the first ever online Flight Instructor Refre

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FAA Aims To Streamline Aircraft Certification

Agency Says New Plan Responds To Aircraft Certification Process Review ARC

The FAA is streamlining aircraft certification and approval processes to keep pace with technological advancements in aviation products and to help the United States maintain global competitiveness. The plan responds to recommendations in the May 2012 Aircraft Certification Process Review and Reform Aviation Rulemaking Committee report to enhance the efficiency of getting new products to market while improving safety.

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Beechcraft Secures Largest GA Prop Aircraft Order In History

Order For 105 King Air 350i Aircraft Valued At $1.4 Billion

Beechcraft Corporation has secured an order for up to a total of 105 King Air 350i aircraft, valued at $788 million, from Wheels Up, representing the largest general aviation propeller driven aircraft order in history. Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation program.

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Lancair Introduces Legacy Inclusive Kit Pricing

Just Add Paint, Interior, And Labor

Lancair Legacy kits are now available in four models that include everything you need to build a flying Legacy expect paint, interior upholstery, and your 51% labor. These all inclusive kits include airframe, a new engine, all “Firewall Forward” parts and accessories, propeller, and a complete “plug and play” IFR glass panel.

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World's Largest Gathering Of Women In Aviation Anticipated At AirVenture

Women Venture Photo Shoot And Other Events on Friday, August 2nd

On Friday morning, August 2nd, from 8am to 9am, Women in Aviation International (WAI) holds its annual AirVenture breakfast at the EAA Nature Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the WAI exhibit in Hangar B.

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Klyde Morris 08.02.2013

A Lovey Thing About Oshkosh, Klyde, Is That You Never Know Who Might Drop In ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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EAA Is About Learning, And Attending A Forum Is Where You Learn

Multiple Sessions Scheduled Throughout The Week For Potential Builders

EAA was founded under the premise that building an airplane would be a learning experience. In fact the FAA's 51% rule was designed to insure that the builder would be knowledgeable about most aspects of the airplane they build. With that in mind, we often overlook the educational value that AirVenture has to offer.

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ANN Interview With Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

EAA Airventure’s Extraordinary Value As A Global Showcase For Regional Supply Chain

ANN had the opportunity to talk with Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (pronounced clay-fish) during AirVenture 2013 at a booth where the State of Wisconsin and the State of Illinois showcased the extensive cluster of aviation and aerospace companies located throughout the region.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.02.13)

“It has always been a desire of HAI to provide a high quality; user friendly online helicopter oriented Flight Instructor Refresher Course to our members.”Source: HAI President Matt Zuccaro.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.13)

The Ornithopter Zone

It's amazing, but it's true! An ornithopter is a device that flies by flapping its wings - just like a real bird or insect! How is it different from an airplane or helicopter?

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