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** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
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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

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

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

Futuristic OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Beyond The Blue' - The Inside Story Of The XPRIZE

Meet Jim Campbell--Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, At Sportys Pilot Shop--Display Area #260A, At 1300 Each Day And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!!

  To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Campbell, a bird’s eye view to adventure was a major part of his life… but little did he know that a chance meeting with revolutionary innovator, XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter H Diamandis, would not only offer him some extraordinary sights, sounds and vistas, but challenge him personally and professionally to share the inspiring story of the extraordinary people and events that surrounded him.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Historic Sport Aircraft Mfr, Quicksilver Aeronautics, Signs On As OSH14 Sponsor

Quicksilver Aeronautics: The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Sport Aircraft

Every kid at one moment in his/her life has dreamed of flying. We dream of soaring because we have the desire to see the world from above, because we relish on adventure and freedom... and because it is an experience like no other. Quicksilver philosophy is to make the dream of flying your own airplane accessible to a larger part of the world by providing truly affordable "real" aircraft. Thus the exclusivity of flying is attained by those that dare and have the drive to do it. Not because of monetary constraints.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

NextGen GA Fund, LLC, Sponsors OSH14 Special Event Coverage

NextGen GA Fund, LLC: Competitive Financing Options for General Aviation NextGen Avionics

The NextGen GA Fund has been established to support the rollout of the US "NextGen" program, which enables updated air traffic information to both pilots and controllers. There are more than 150,000 general aviation aircraft requiring access to controlled airspace, and NextGen cannot provide its promised benefits to the air traffic system unless these aircraft are participating with updated technology. The NextGen GA Fund is working exclusively on behalf of the GA community to enable these NextGen upgrades using financial incentives, including affordable financing programs and other assistance.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Super-App' ForeFlight

LONG-TIME ANN Sponsor, ForeFlight, Provides GREAT Guidance For Oshkosh 2014!

ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship product, improves situational awareness, increases productivity, and simplifies decision making for pilots and flight crews all over the world. ForeFlight is used by all segments of aviation, including general, business, commercial, and military aviation.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

IMC CLubs Leads The Way To OSH14 Special Event Coverage

IMC Clubs: Building Instrument Proficiency Through Community

When it comes to flying, there is no substitute for proficiency and training. And maybe nowhere is that more important than instrument flying. Things happen "in the soup," and can go south pretty quickly. A well-trained and proficient instrument pilot is a much safer instrument pilot. But sometimes, without a support system, it's easy to say "well, I'll go shoot the practice approaches next time." The IMC Club may be just the support system that pilots need. On their website, they say the purpose of the organization is to "promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety. Along with IFR flying and monthly local chapter meetings, we offer a resource rich website which provides an electronic experience base.

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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Ready For Service... ConciAir Helps Present OSH2014!

ConciAir Is Here To Return Our Industry To Service!

The name ConciAir is a play on the word "concierge", and our goal is to be able to accomplish any task placed before us in a timely, courteous, and professional manner. ConciAir is proud to provide the following signature services for private individuals: Aircraft Management Maintenance Management & Oversight Aircraft Technical Evaluations Asset ROI Analysis Project Management

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