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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Life-Saving OSH2014 Sponsor: BRS Parachutes

BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety

It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the occupants, but in many cases the airplane, survive. That's the concept behind the full-airframe parachutes for the general aviation market manufactured by BRS Aviation. Prior to 1975, few had attempted to implement the idea to design a parachute for an aircraft, even though it had been talked about for nearly a century. In that year, Boris Popov of Saint Paul, Minnesota, survived a 400-foot fall in a collapsed hang glider. The event led Popov to invent the whole-aircraft parachute system and to found Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) in 1980.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Electrifying OSH2014 Sponsor: Concorde Batteries

Concorde Charges Up Our Oshkosh 2014 Coverage! 

Concorde Battery Corporation has been in the battery manufacturing business for over 30 years and is the world leader in Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) aircraft batteries. The popular RG® (recombinant gas) Series are constructed with the latest design technology including proprietary PolyGuard® separators, robust “Over the Partition” inter-cell connections and brass terminals to minimize internal resistance and increase efficiency. Concorde’s batteries are engineered by a staff of experts with the distinction of having been selected to write military aircraft battery specifications and participate on committees that set FAA and International Battery Standards.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Airborne 07.28.14: OSH Day One, MVP Unveil, One Week Wonder, Bendix-King!

Also: Jack Pelton Speaks Out-Part 1, Congressman Todd Rokita, Turbo-Sonex, Superior Skyhawk Engine Replacement, Avidyne Cert!
 
A new sport plane that is designed to operate from runways, water, snow and ice has been introduced at EAA AirVenture. The MVP Aero is claiming it’s the world's Most Versatile Plane. This new class of all-season airplane is targeted for people who love the outdoors and want to enjoy it with an airplane. More than just an amphibian, the unique lifting canopy turns the forward part of the fuselage into a deck that can also be converted into a closed camper. On the first day of EAA AirVenture the One Week Wonder project started to spread its wings. The event began at 8 o’clock sharp when EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton, started the master timekeeping clock. The one week wonder Zenith 750 Cruzer would begin life as any kit purchaser would receive the materials. BendixKing confirmed that its KSN 770/765 has earned TSO certification. The

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Blackhawk Modifications Completes 500th Engine Upgrade

Company Has Milestone King Air At AirVenture

Blackhawk Modifications has completed the installation of its 500th new engine upgrade, a key milestone in the company’s 15-year history of growth and success. The historic upgrade included installation of two new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 engines by Ballard Aviation of Newton, KS.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

SAFE Co-Sponsors MyGoFlight’s EFB Challenge Competition Series

'iPad Takes Flight' Seminar Helps Pilots Know Their Tablet Devices

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will be co-sponsoring the ongoing MyGoFlight seminar and competition series, designed to help pilots learn to best use their tablet devices in a paperless cockpit. Named the iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, each seminar challenges participating pilots to correctly answer realistic inflight questions using his or her tablet and aviation software.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased Bendix Aviation and King Radio and combined the two to create the now-renowned Bendix/King brand of avionics. In late 1985, the Allied Corporation merged with the Signal Companies to become Allied-Signal. The name was further modified to AlliedSignal in 1993 to reinforce a one-company image and signify the full integration of its business.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

International OSH2014 Sponsor, Trig Avionics, Helps Bring You AirVenture!!!

Trig Avionics: Smart, Affordable and Future Proof!

Trig Avionics design and manufacture certified avionics for the Light and General Aviation sector. Trig are experts in producing compact and light weight avionics that are smart, affordable and future proof. Trig produces a retro-fit unit called the TT31 and compact transponders; the TT21 and TT22. These are popular, particularly where aircraft panel space is tight. The company is expanding and offering products, such as our TY91 and TY92 VHF radios. Further new products will be introduced primarily aimed at the retro-fit market.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Kent State University To Get Two New Piper Arrow Trainers

Will Join Fleet Of More Than 20 Airplanes Already Flying For The Program

Piper will deliver two new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to the Aeronautics Division at Kent State University's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

L-3 Lynx is 'Coming For You'

Lynx Is A One-Box Solution To Your ADS-B Mandate

ADS-B, In, Out, Universal Access Transceiver, Extended Squitter? Is your mind spinning yet? What does it all mean? When do you have to be compliant? What will it cost? If you're like me you're putting it off for as long as you can and frankly, hoping it will all just go away.

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Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Cost-Effective OSH2014 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace

OSH2014 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace

Located in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, SANDIA Aerospace was founded in 1997 by a group of avionics professionals to provide high quality avionics products to General, Corporate and Regional airline markets. Major product offerings include the company's STX 165 Transponder with Built-in Encoder, SAE 5-35 Altitude Encoder, SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer, Avionics Cooling Fans, and MARC 70 interface modules. SANDIA products are offered worldwide by both avionics modification centers and aircraft manufacturers. And Introducing... The SAI-340 Quatro!!!

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