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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

OSH2013, Day Two, Revisited: Stemme, Quicksilver, SportPlane Resource Guide

Also: Flight Design, Small Airplane Revitalization Act, Able Flight, Jack Pelton Intvw -- Part Two

Stemme introduced its latest motor glider, the Grand Touring S6 at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Flight Design is proceeding towards certification on its four-place C-4. Quicksilver announced that they are finalizing work on their Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) model, and waiting for an FAA audit to confirm the procedure before deliveries can commence. Flight Design is working on occupant safety for the four-place C-4. One of the projects that we’ve been working on behind the scenes at ANN is one that it’s hoped will bring a lot of new people into aviation -- Introducing the NEW SportPlane Resource Guide and the upcoming AeroSports Resource Guide. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce

The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing Wednesday to review the state of American aviation manufacturing, including economic health and challenges facing the industry.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Five To Receive $1,000 Toward An ADS-B Upgrade

AEA Making Awards Through Random Drawings At Oshkosh

To help incentivize owners of GA aircraft to meet the FAA's ADS-B Out mandate, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion

Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had begun using drones to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain. The FAA had notified Texas EquuSearch by e-mail that their use of a drone was in fact a commercial operation and they were not allowed to do it under the threat of fines levied by the FAA.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Garmin Releases GTN’s Fifth Major Update

Adds Capability With Connext Cockpit Connectivity, WireAware, Additional Features

Garmin has introduced additional enhancements and new features for the GTN touchscreen avionics. New capabilities include Connext cockpit connectivity, which supports wireless flight plan transfer between the GTN 750/650 series navigators and Garmin Pilot.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee

FAA Officials On Hand For The Announcement Of The Group

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on Monday announced the formation of a new NBAA group focused on improvements in aviation weather information and flight safety.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

AeroSports Update: Introducing GA To People From The Inside And The Outside

A First Visit To The Airport And A First Flight With A General Aviation Pilot Is Vitally Important To The Life Of General Aviation

It seems like no matter what we do, general aviation remains in the doldrums. Organizations like EAA and AOPA have some great programs to get people interested in general aviation flying, and we at ANN fully support these programs, but there is more we can do.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Ashley Hale

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

How To Find Us At Oshkosh

We Have A New Permanent Home On The AirVenture Grounds

After a lot of years, Aero-News has established a permanent home on the AirVenture grounds at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Certain Piper Aircraft

Some PA-46 Models May Develop Cracks In Engine Mount Where NLG Attaches

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin pertaining to certain Piper Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46R-350T, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. The SAIB indicates that the airplane may develop cracks in the engine mount where both the nose landing gear (NLG) trunnion and the NLG actuator attach.

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