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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Super Legend Launched In Lakeland

Lycoming-Powered Sport Plane Already Being Delivered

American Legend Aircraft Company launched its Lycoming powered Super Legend on the grounds of Sun ‘n Fun 2014 with the arrival of three new aircraft. The company also announced first customer deliveries of the Super Legend. The aircraft received its FAA approval last November. Currently, production is underway on an order book of nine aircraft with four having been delivered to customers.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Airshow Pilot Bails Out After Catastrophic Aircraft Failure

Planning Ahead And Staying Safe Saves A Professional Airshow Pilot

Dan Marcotte describes himself on his website as being determined and driven with a sense of vision. His adventures have included racing cars and racing airplanes, and he now owns and operates Dan Marcotte Airshows. His schedule through August includes professional aerobatic performances at 7 airshows, or at least it did until he had to “hit the silk” last week.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Model Airplane In Georgia Takes Ground Fire

Flying A Remote Control Model Airplane Is Tricky Enough Without Getting It Shot At

Having your airplane shot at is something none of us want to experience but if it has to happen, it’s better that the pilot is on the ground while he airplane is flying. You see, the airplane in this case was a remote control model being flown by Robert LaCount over an open field in Georgia.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

General Aviation Airplane Forced Down By Military Jets In Indonesia

Around-The-World Flight Was Brought To A Stop For Violating Indonesian Airspace

Building your own airplane, in this case a Swearingen SX300, and then flying around the world would certainly top off your bucket list. But, that’s apparently what retired Swiss airline pilot Heinz Peier had in mind when he started his around the world flight in February 2012.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Discovery Channel Cancels Wing Suit Jump From The Top Of Mt. Everest

Avalanche Tragedy On Mount Everest Leads The Discovery Channel To Cancel Live Telecast Of BASE Jump From The Top Of The World

The Discovery Channel has gained millions of viewers by broadcasting events that combine adventure and extreme sports. Their newest adventure that was to have been televised live combined mountain climbing and base jumping with a wing suit. If these 2 things alone don’t give you a shudder, let’s add to that by saying the mountain to be climbed was Mt. Everest.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08

PRODUCT: Centrair Model 101, 101A, 101AP, and 101P gliders.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Eight Skydivers Fatally Injured In Accident In Finland

Three Others, Including The Pilot, Jumped From The Airplane And Survived

Eight skydivers were fatally injured Sunday when the Comp Air 8 they were aboard suddenly fell from about 10,000 feet of altitude and impacted the ground. Three other people on board the airplane, including the pilot, managed to bail out using parachutes and survived with minor injuries.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Kansas Accident Fatally Injures Former State Lawmaker

Donald Dahl Was Test-Flying The Airplane Before It Was To Be Sold At Auction

A former member of the Kansas Legislature was fatally injured Friday when the Qicksilver GT500 he was flying went down in a pond south of Hillsboro, KS.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

‘Air Racers 3D’ Hits Select IMAX Theatres

Wider Release Of Documentary About Reno Air Races Planned Over Next Two Years

A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters. Narrated by late actor Paul Walker of Fast and the Furious fame, this is the first IMAX film about the Reno National Championship Air Races and provides an up-close look at the intensity of air racing through the eyes of then-rookie pilot Steve Hinton Jr. with his modified P-51 Mustang "Strega".

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