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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots

If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not at EAA AirVenture 2014. Well, ANN was there and in this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell takes a look at the newly released Avidyne IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM system. Jim talks with Tom Harper, the Director of Marketing for Avidyne. Harper said the IFD540 has been under development for about 3 years. Some of this time was spent going through the bureaucratic morass to obtain certification, but Harper also said that developing a system like the IFD540 is a challenge and they wanted to get it right.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

House Leaders Mull Next FAA Reauthorization

Transportation Committee Already Has A Bill In The Works

The Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives already has an FAA reauthorization bill in the works, according to committee chair Bill Shuster (R-PA), who hopes to avoid another three-year string of continuing resolutions for the agency this time around.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

NASA Administrator Visits North Texas Air Traffic Management Facilities

Will Discuss NextGen Development During Friday Event

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss several new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country at an event being held Friday at the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ForeFlight: Version 6.3.2 Is Ready For iOS 8

But Company Still Recommends Heavy Users Delay Download Until After First iOS 8 Maintenance Update

ForeFlight Mobile version 6.3.2 is now available on the App Store, and the company says the update brings performance improvements, a few bug fixes, and most importantly support for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Young Eagle Named Flight Training Scholarship Recipient

Brandon Gore Will Receive $7,500 Towards His Private Pilot Certificate

EAA is happy to announce that Brandon Gore of Quad Cities, Illinois, is the recipient of the Tinker Murdock Flight Training Award and will receive $7,500 to complete his private pilot certificate training.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

OpenAirplane Rewards Pilots With New Referral Program

Offers $25 Credit When A Referred Pilot Rents Through The Company

OpenAirplane has launched a new service it hopes will encourage pilots to fly more. The new feature rewards pilots who have rented using OpenAirplane for referring their friends to OpenAirplane with a $25 credit the first time another pilot they referred flies using OpenAirplane.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Introduces Aircraft Certification Process Change

Plans To Prioritize Projects Based On Complexity

The FAA has taken what it calls an "important step" towards streamlining the aircraft certification process that will help the industry get products to market faster and retain competitiveness.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Says Externally Mounted Cameras Not A Major Alteration

Allows Cameras Like GoPro Or NFlight To Be Mounted Externally On An Aircraft

The FAA said in a memo dated last March that cameras like GoPro or NFlight can be mounted eternally on airplanes as a "minor alteration" that does not require mountains of paperwork.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NASAO Elects 2015 Officers

Carol Comer Of The Georgia DOT Is The Incoming Chair

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO's vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.

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