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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Andrew Dow Awarded First IMC Club 'Brown Jacket'

Award Recognized Excellence In Flight Proficiency, Continuing Ed, Service To The Community

Andrew Dow was presented with the first IMC Club "Brown Jacket" in a ceremony Wednesday at AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Lockheed Martin Flight Services Releases Version 9.1

Allows For Electronic Inflight PIREP Submissions

Lockheed Martin has released version 9.1 of its Flight Services product that allows for  inflight electronic PIREP submission along with many other enhancements and new capabilities.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

WomenVenture At EAA AirVenture Now In Its Seventh Year

Hundreds Of Women Aviators Gather For Group Photo And Inspiring Events

It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women, donning commemorative purple t-shirts, celebrating aviation during EAA AirVenture. On Wednesday, July 30th, a day-long roster of women-centric events were organized by Women in Aviation, International (WAI), the 99s and EAA.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

A Special Issuance Third Class Medical

Coming To An Airman Near You ... Or Not

Dr. Brent Blue MD held a forum on the issuance of third class medical certificates Tuesday morning. Attendance was brisk with many eager to expound upon and commiserate about their particular ailments and the frustration encountered in trying to convince the FAA Medical Office to issue a third class medical.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Spot Showcases Life-Saving Satellite Products At EAA 2014

Spot Trace Tells You When You're Airplane Is Moving

Spot LLC ... a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. ... introduced the new SPOT Trace at a news conference Monday at AirVenture.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present Oshkosh 2014 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or on installation. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future-proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Lycoming Celebrates 85 Years Of Innovation In Aviation Technology

Starting As A Metal Fabricating Plant Lycoming Produces Engines For All Markets Of Aviation

Did you know that Lycoming Engines was started by a women? It's true. In 1845 Madam Ellen Curtis Demorest started, what is now called Lycoming Engines as a metal fabrication plant. In 1888 local investors bought the facilities and named it the Demorest Fashion and Sewing Machine Company which produced sewing machines, bicycles, typewriters, duplicating machines, gas irons and printing presses.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Free Legal Advice From OSH14!

Expert Aviation Attorneys Discuss Maintenance And Its Legal Perils

One of the great things about being at AirVenture is that there a countless presenters who are experts in their field and they are more than willing to share their knowledge with all.  Two of these experts, Mike Pangia (Washington, DC) and Pat Phillips (Orlando, FL) are experienced aviation attorneys as well as holding ATP and A&P ratings and are on EAA Legal Advisory Council. 

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

WingX Pro7 Adds Record And Playback Technology

WingX Rewind Allows Flight To Be Recorded And Played Back On iOS Devices

Hilton Software has rolled out WingX Rewind – a new ‘blackbox’ technology that enables WingX Pro7 to record and playback flights on iPad. WingX Rewind’s incredibly efficient data engine has the capability to record and playback any number of parameters including GPS, AHRS, pitot/static, and ARINC 429 data.

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Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Mindstar Creates New Interactive Simulator Software

Now Allows Pilots To See Other Aircraft And Hear Other Pilots On The Network

Electronic aviation simulator software has come a long way as far as control response time, airport databases, and realism is concerned. However, there is one aspect that hardly get touched upon. "When this first started, it was originally born out of the idea that, at our home in Leesburg, some of these people who have been flying for 50 years cannot use a radio... We've got all these Redbirds, how can we use all these Redbirds and let people practice using the radio?

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