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August 04, 2013

SMA Offers An Already Proven Diesel Producing 230 HP

Introduces A 6 Cylinder 330-400 HP Project In The Test Stage

SMA, a French company and subsidiary of Snecma, part of the Safran group, is teaming with Cessna for the launch of the Cessna 182 JT-A. The SF305-230E is an engine designed for the aviation industry and not a rehashed engine designed from the auto industry.

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Lycoming Engines, Tried And True

Company Staying The Course On New Engines, Leading The Way On Fuel Initiative

Lycoming Engines press conference Wednesday morning indicated little in the way of new engine technology or innovation but was heavy on preparations for future industry changes. Michael Kraft, Lycoming Senior Vice President and General Manager, said the company is developing a six cylinder FADEC engine designated as the IE2 program based on the O-520 platform.

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Striking Back At The Empire

The Lighter Side Of Life Thumbing Its Nose At Empire FAA; We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Certifications

The chickens are coming home to roost if the numbers of vendors and consumers visiting the ultralight area of AirVenture this week is any indication. This year there is much more activity in the ultralight area than in the past, more so than any other year I have attended AirVenture.

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The Czech Republic Is A Major Player In Light Sport Aircraft

Many U.S. Flight Schools Depend On Them

There are 22 members of the Sport Aircraft Manufacturers Association in the Czech Republic. Their members annually produce more than 400 aircraft, 1400 propeller units, and 1500 separate instruments. Annually they generate export sales valued at about 1 billion crowns (almost $51.4 million) for the Czech Republic.

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Where Is The Baddest, Hippest, Grooviest, Place To Visit?

Or 'Where Are All The 20-Something, Co-Ed's Hanging?'

If you hate crowds one of the places you want to avoid is College Park. Housed in a large tent sponsored by American Airlines are a number of Aviation oriented colleges offering aviation degrees of one type or another. Want to be an airport planner, developer, dispatcher or pilot then investigate the various universities around the country who are recruiting for their programs.

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Trutrak Offers A 2.25 Inch Autopilot Called Vizion

Fully Integrated With ATS Avionics

Trutrak has added to their Sorcerer autopilot line their Vizion 385 Autopilot in a 2.25" round or flat pack cut-out. The Vizion 385 features a emergency AP level feature, built-in ground track DG, GPS Nav mode, lateral GPS steering, altitude mode, vertical speed select, altitude select, AFS or G3X remote control, control wheel steering and pitch trim annunciation.

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Get Paid To Fly Through Aerial Photography

It Actually Can Make Money

As pilots, we have all seen beautiful sights that we wish we had a camera to capture. Aerial photography is something that not only something one can do as a hobby but can actually make money performing according to David Rodwell, the owner of Aerial Photo Academy, located in Winston Salem, NC.

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French Propeller Manufacturer Introduces New Prop

DUC Hélices Carbon Fiber Propeller Is Designed For The Experimental And LSA Market

French propeller company DUC Hélices introduced a new carbon fiber prop targeted at the LSA and experimental market at AirVenture 2013 in a news conference Thursday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.04.13)

"We’re so happy to share the film with the passionate aviation community at AirVenture.” Source: Disney's "Planes" director Klay Hall.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.04.13): Cross-Valley Wind System

Cross-Valley Wind System A thermally driven wind that blows during daytime across the axis of a valley toward the heated sidewall.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.04.13)

American Air Mail Society

The AAMS was founded in 1923, and is the second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world with over 1,500 members worldwide. The AAMS publishes the monthly magazine The Airpost Journal & the Jack Knight Air Log, as well as the American Air Mail Catalogue, and many other aerophilatelic books.

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