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July 30, 2013

Oshkosh Copper Shortage Avoided

Several Pilots Aided In The Recovery, Seen Fighting Over A Penny

I'm not saying that pilots are cheap because if you look closely at some of the equipment installed in many experimentals you know no nickel was spared. What I am saying is pilots will rob Peter to pay Paul when building something that will be their pride and joy.

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Winners of GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge Attend AirVenture

Displaying Two Glasair Sportsman Aircraft They Helped Build

The winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aviation design challenge competition will attend AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 28-August 4, 2013, along with the two Glasair Sportsman aircraft they helped build at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington.

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USAF's Full-Motion Simulator At AirVenture

'Rapid Strike' Called An 'Educational And Motivational' Simulator

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to fly a F-22 Raptor? Jump out of a C-17? With the U.S. Air Force's new simulator, Rapid Strike, anyone can get a taste of what it's like to be part of the Air Force. This six-minute ride takes you through the different areas of expertise that come together to complete a mission.

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Piper Sells 10 More Trainers To ATP

Brings Total Number Of Airplanes Placed With The Company To 35

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has exercised options for 10 additional new Piper Archer TXs, bringing to 25 the total number of the single-engine training aircraft ordered by ATP so far in 2013. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on the first day of 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh. The 10 Archer TXs in the most recent order will be delivered in 2014.

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Michigan Balloonist Paul Petrehn Wins U.S. National Balloon Championship

Had Previously Won Back-To-Back Championships In 2004 And 2005

After a week long flying competition in which Mother Nature drew most of the headlines, forcing cancelation of 50% of the flying opportunities, Paul Petrehn of Michigan won the 2013 U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Longview, Texas. It was his 3rd win as he had previously claimed the title in 2004 and 2005.

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China Flight Is Rising

General Aviation Continues To Develop Inside China

Over the last several years, aviators interested in bringing general aviation to China have been working tirelessly to accomplish that. One of those individuals is Mr. Francis Chao, who is the Managing Director of Uniworld, LLC., a company that helps to develop businesses in China.

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MGL Avionics Launches iEFIS Challenger 10.4

New Instrument Is A Larger Version Of The 'Explorer'

MGL Avionics is proud to announce the release of the iEFIS Challenger 10.4" Touchscreen. The Challenger is the big brother of the 8.5" Explorer that has been sold for the last year. The Challenger features a bright 2000 nit resistive touchscreen display that is setup specially for use in the cockpit.

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EAA’s Freedom Of Flight Award And Spirit Of Flight Award

Sonex Aircraft Founder And President John Monnett Honored

The Experimental Aircraft Association announced that Sonex Aircraft Founder and President John Monnett will be presented two major awards during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: The EAA Freedom of Flight Award, and the SETP Spirit of Flight Award.

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Aviat Introduces CNG-Powered Husky

Dual-Fuel Configuration In Proof-Of-Concept Airplane

Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft, Inc. and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America, will unveil the first dual fuel, piston powered aircraft to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and aviation gasoline. The Aviat Husky CNG will be on display outside the Innovations Pavilion throughout AirVenture 2013 this week.

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Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR Solution Designed For Private Pilot Needs

Full U.S. VFR Coverage Now Available With A $49 Annual Data Subscription

Jeppesen has introduced Mobile FliteDeck VFR for GA pilots in the continental U.S. Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is a new iPad-based navigation and planning solution designed specifically to enhance the flying experience for private pilots operating under visual flight rules (VFR) conditions. 

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Kodiak Achieves China Certification

Customer Deliveries To Begin Soon, According To Quest

Quest Aircraft Company has received full certification for the Kodiak from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).This the 12th country in which the Kodiak is now certified.

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ULA, Ball Aerospace Student Rocket Launch Highlights STEM Education

Young Scientists From Grade School Through Graduate School Showcase Work In Unique, Hands-On Event

High-power sport rockets carried payloads thousands of feet above the plains of Pueblo, CO, last weekend at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Student Rocket Launch. The event marked the culmination of an experience designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.30.13

Will EAA Get Its Money Back???
A “Roadable” Car Flies at Airventure!
The Amphibious Icon A5 LSA Gains Weight… 

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Airborne at Oshkosh 2013--Day One: ICON, Pelton, Cessna, SubSonex, BendixKing

Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight

ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixteen-hundred-eighty pounds, which the company says will allow it to proceed with producing the airplane. The company plans to have the first production airplane flying in 2014, but ICON has made predictions about production dates in the past that have not been met. In addition, Hawkins said that the airplane’s performance will be negatively affected by the increase in weight. The price has gone up as well, with a new ICON A-5 now expected to cost about 189-thousand dollars. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton opened his discussion of AirVenture 2013 with even more detail about the way that the FAA ra

Airborne at Oshkosh 2013--Day One: ICON, Pelton, Cessna, SubSonex, BendixKing

Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight

ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixteen-hundred-eighty pounds, which the company says will allow it to proceed with producing the airplane. The company plans to have the first production airplane flying in 2014, but ICON has made predictions about production dates in the past that have not been met. In addition, Hawkins said that the airplane’s performance will be negatively affected by the increase in weight. The price has gone up as well, with a new ICON A-5 now expected to cost about 189-thousand dollars

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Terrafugia Demonstrates The Transition At AirVenture

Roadable Aircraft Makes Its Debut During The Monday Air Show

Sandwiched in between the wing walker and a flight of four T-6 Texans, the Transition Roadable Aircraft from Terrafugia made its debut at Oshkosh during the Monday air show.

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ICON A5 Gets LSA Weight Waiver

FAA Says Safety Enhancements Merit Gross Weight Increase

ICON Aircraft CEO Kirk Hawkins announced Monday at AirVenture that its A5 amphibious LSA has been granted an increase in the maximum gross takeoff weight to 1680 pounds, an increase of 250 lbs. over the standard LSA amphibious gross weight.

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EAA Claims Its Role As Center Of Innovation

New Pavilion At AirVenture Features The Next Great Ideas In Aviation

Innovation has always been touted as a core value of the Experimental Aircraft Community, and this year, featured front and center at AirVenture is a new pavilion dedicated to passionate and brilliant entrepreneurs taking air travel into the future.

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Sonex Aircraft Offers Quick Build Kits

Speed Up Your Kit Construction And Save A Few Dollars

Sonex has recently announced the availability of Quick Build Kits for Sonex, Waiex and Onex models including pre-built fuselage & wing structures, along with an installed canopy. The Quick Build versions of these popular kit aircraft are available as a $10,000 upgrade.

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Winners Announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup

This Year's Course Ran From Mount Vernon, IL, To Waupaca, WI

The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross country air race. The race started at 9:30 AM Sunday morning departing from Mount Vernon, IL with 2 turn points before ending in Waupaca, WI for a total mileage of 460 nm.  The fastest aircraft of the day was a Turbine Legend, flown by Marty Abbott who came in at a time of 1:17:55 and an average speed of 354.30 mph.

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Concorde Introduces New Higher Capacity And Heated RG Series Batteries

Offers More Power Without The Need For Structural Modifications

Concorde has released several new batteries: RG-380E/46,  RG-427, RG-641 and the RG-380E/44 heated series. 

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Attack Of The Angles

Not Nearly As Frightening As The Attack Of The Zombies

Bendix-King announced a new angle of attack indicator and improvements to existing avionics components at a news conference at AirVenture Monday. Pete Bunce of GAMA endorsed the Angle of Attack Indicator (AOA) as an answer to customer requests for this sensor and an improvement in flight safety through increased situational awareness.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.30.13)

"See that stick there in the cockpit? That's an actual reality joystick."  Source: Bruce King of BK Fliers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.30.13): Maximum Authorized Altitude

A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment. It is the highest altitude on a Federal airway, jet route, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route for which an MEA is designated in 14 CFR Part 95 at which adequate reception of navigation aid signals is assured.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.30.13)

Naval Helicopter Association

NHA was founded in 1976 to promote the development and use of naval vertical lift aircraft in the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; provide a forum whereby persons in these organizations involved with vertical lift aircraft can interact with each other at meetings and conventions.

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