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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Airborne 07.31.14, Osh14 Day 4: Huerta Meets GA, NextGen GA Fund, Trig's TN70

Also: Pelton Intvw-Part 4, WingX Rewind, SubSonex Update, AirVenture Accident Updates

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta held his annual “meet the Administrator” session at Oshkosh today, and the conversation turned almost immediately to topic of the third-class medical certificate. The FAA deadline to have ADS-B installed in aircraft is placing a financial burden on thousands of airplane owners. ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell talks with Michael J. Dyment of NEXA Capital Partners to discuss how financing is going to be accomplished. Today at AirVenture ANN’s Jim’s Campbell caught up with Trig Avionics who is introducing its new TN70 WAAS GPS. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Innovative OSH14 Sponsor, iFlightPlanner, Provides Expert Guidance

What is iFlightPlanner?

iFlightPlanner is general aviation’s most comprehensive suite of easy-to-use flight planning tools for private and corporate pilots. Featuring iFlightPlanner.com, mobile.iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, iFlightPlanner allows pilots to intuitively plan routes, retrieve certified weather briefs, calculate weight & balance and file flight plans from any computer or their iPad. The iFlightPlanner Cloud securely stores personal settings, aircraft profiles, custom waypoints, favorite routes and a digital flight log, all of which can be wirelessly synced with iFlightPlanner for iPad for on-the-go functionality and superior situational awareness in the cockpit.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Huerta On Third Class Medical: 'How Do We Get To Yes?'

But The Bureaucratic Road Could Be A Long One, Administrator Says

Hopes were high in some corners of AirVenture that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta would make a major announcement about eliminating the 3rd class medical certificate during his annual "Meet the Administrator" session Thursday.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

OSH2014 Sponsor: Eclipse Aerospace -- In Full Production!

The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible.

The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating costs and is the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in production today. But its efficiencies don’t end with cost and fuel burn. We build the Eclipse to be incredibly simple to operate and maintain. Designed to be flown single-pilot, the Eclipse 550 comes standard with an advanced Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot as you fly, increasing situational awareness, monitoring systems, and giving you over speed and under speed protection with the only Auto Throttle in the light jet market. The simplicity of flight that the IFMS provides is truly unrivaled in our class.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter GA Aircraft Shipment Report

Report Remains Mixed, Business Jets Strong 

GAMA on Thursday published the second quarter 2014 general aviation aircraft shipment report. Industry airplane shipments increased 4.8 percent to 1,110 units while airplane billings rose to $10.9 billion, up 4.5 percent. GAMA also released quarterly shipment data for rotorcraft manufacturers for the first time.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

New Kid On The Block: Tecnam Does It Again

EASA Certifies New Four-Place P2010

EASA has certified Tecnam's new four seat P2010, and the company expects FAA certification to occur in the next few months.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

The Pipistrel Panthera ... Does Sex Sell?

Pipistrel's Business Plan Isn't Quite The Bunny Ranch ... But Their Objective Is The Same

Can a sleek, sexy airplane with good performance numbers overcome a price fit for a Hollywood star? The preorders would suggest so ... but don't look for it at Oshkosh. The only flying example of Pipistrel's Panthera is being used for testing.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

AeroSports Update: Lets Put The Word 'Fun' In The Term Light Sport Aircraft

The Term ‘Sport Plane’ Is Generally Associated With Sport Pilots But Sport Flying It Has Nothing To Do With The Pilot License

When you look up the definition of Light Sport Aircraft in FAR 1, it does a good job of giving you a lot of numbers and facts to describe exactly what it means. However, it doesn’t mention anything about how the word sport can also be synonymous with the word fun.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Historic Sport Aircraft Mfr, Quicksilver Aeronautics, Signs On As OSH14 Sponsor

Quicksilver Aeronautics: The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Sport Aircraft

Every kid at one moment in his/her life has dreamed of flying. We dream of soaring because we have the desire to see the world from above, because we relish on adventure and freedom... and because it is an experience like no other. Quicksilver philosophy is to make the dream of flying your own airplane accessible to a larger part of the world by providing truly affordable "real" aircraft. Thus the exclusivity of flying is attained by those that dare and have the drive to do it. Not because of monetary constraints.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014

SKT Skyrider Helicopter: Swiss Precision - Italian Design

Two-Place Aircraft Available As Kit Or Ready-To-Fly

SKT Canada is displaying a new helicopter with an interesting pedigree. It is of Italian design, but manufactured in Switzerland.

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