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July 23, 2019

Jack Pelton Looks Forward To A Great Week At AirVenture

Camping And Airplane Parking Issues Are Being Resolved

EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton anticipates a great week at AirVenture as the association celebrates its 50th year in Oshkosh, WI. At his annual opening day news conference, Pelton said that the rain that fell Friday and Saturday was a challenge, but plans that were established after the "Sloshkosh" year in 2010 helped them deal with the aftermath of the storm.

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Airborne 07.22.19-OSH19-Day 1: Slosh-Kosh!, Continental Update, TBM 940

Also: AEA ADS-B Giveaway, Jack Pelton’s Welcome, Extra’s New Aerobat, OSH19-The Week Ahead

The weather in Oshkosh has been beautiful today, but that wasn’t the case over this past weekend. At his annual opening-day news conference at Airventure -- EAA Chairman Jack Pelton gave an update on airplane parking--camping changes, and looked ahead to the rest of the week. Daher brought their newest airplane--the TBM-940--to airventure for the week. Nicholas Chabbert -- Vice President Of Daher’s airplane business unit presented an update on the new airplane on the first day of Airventure. Continental Aerospace Technologies came to Airventure with a new engine to introduce, along with a number of other announcements. Jim Campbell ta

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Boeing Predicts Strong Growth For Aviation Over The Next 20 Years

Continued Growth And Demand For Pilots And Technicians Outpaces Supply

Boeing continues to predict a strong demand for new aircraft, pilots, and technicians through the year 2038. It anticipates that the airlines will need 44,000 new airplanes, valued at $6.8 trillion, during this timeframe, and that demand for pilots will grow at the rate of 40,000 per year and technicians at the rate of 38,000 per year worldwide.

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The Airplane Factory/Sling Pilot Academy Dazzle Oshkosh 2019!

The Sling NGT Makes For A REALLY Modern Trainer While The TSi Proves That NO 4-Place SportPlane Has EVER Been This Capable!

At the typical ‘Joe’s flight school’ seen at many an American airport, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter. ‘Battle-weary’, dated, poorly equipped, and out of touch with the times, the average flight school Cessna (or its equivalent) is a less than perfect option for a flight student looking to ready themselves for tomorrow’s aviation job. The Airplane Factory, of Torrance California, has an alternative t

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It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2019...

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2019. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ f

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Not Your Grandparent CAFE CAFE/VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium, Oshkosh 2019

CAFE/VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium, Oshkosh 2019

The mission of the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Foundation, or CAFE for short, is to create and advance the understanding of personal aircraft technologies through research, analysis, and education. The CAFE Foundation, established in 2007, organized the world's first Electric Aircraft Symposium to address emerging interest in electric propulsion, along with energy and climate issues and has been growing ever since.

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Avilution, An Avionics Innovator, Presents ANN OSH19 Special Event Coverage

Avilution = Avionics For Innovators

When you’re a leading airframe innovator and designer, where do you go when you need someone to design the ‘brains’ of your new airframe? How do you find someone willing to color as far outside the conventional lines of aviation airframe design, and avionics, as you are? For many, the answer lies with Avilution – an avionics design firm that is as innovative as the clients that seek them out. Avilution’s founder, Mark Spencer, said that Avilution approaches avionics as a software problem rather than as a hardware problem, which gives them a lot of flexibility and allows them to bring products to market more quickly than a more tradition

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Continental Announces Strategic Partnership With VerdeGo Aero

Will To Develop Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Powertrains

Continental Aerospace Technologies  and VerdeGo Aero Inc., a Florida technology company, have announced a strategic partnership for the development of hybrid-electric aerospace powertrain systems.

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DeltaHawk Provides Powerful Special Event Coverage From AirVenture 2019!

DeltaHawk Readies for Oshkosh 2019 and the Start Of Engine Production!

It’s the start of an incredible new era at DeltaHawk Engines. We’ve reimagined powerful jet fuel engines for general aviation featuring an advanced direct-drive diesel piston design along with a custom thruster for more torque and power strokes. All which make the horizon a whole lot closer than you think. The new DeltaHawk Engines push the boundaries of technology so far, so completely, they’ll make you forget about everything you thought you knew about GA engines. The new design applies across the horsepower range, giving pilots better power and reliability for all applications...

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EAA Launches New Skillscore Tracker

Digital Tracker Provides Immediate Feedback On Piloting Skills

The EAA, in cooperation with CloudAhoy, a leader in bringing technology to post-flight debriefing, is releasing at no charge to EAA members the first proficiency tracker for flying skills.

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AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached w

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Continental Aerospace Technologies Powers ANN's OSH 2019 Special Event Coverage!

Continental Aerospace Technologies™: Heritage with a Future

Continental® is a vertically integrated manufacturer of piston aircraft engines with over 110 years of continuous operation. The company designs, certifies, manufactures, and distributes a range of gasoline and Diesel aviation engines worldwide. Continental® has been a recognized as the world leader in the development of aviation products. From the Piper Cub to the setting of altitude world records for manned piston aircraft, Continental® has led the way, bringing many technological innovations to GA and becoming the engine supplier to the most prestigious aircraft manufacturers. Continental was first to introduce the

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ACR-Artex Helps ANN Transmit Oshkosh 2019 Special Event Coverage!

ACR-Artex Brings Next-Gen Technologies With Life-Saving Products!

Join ARTEX at the 2019 EAA Airventure (Hanger C Booth 3122) for some special show promotions to keep you safe this flying season. ARTEX is introducing the all new Pilot Kit, an end to end safety and survival kit for your aircraft including the best-selling ARTEX ELT 345 406 MHz ELT for your aircraft, and the all new ACR ResQLink 400 Personal Locator Beacon for when your adventures take you outside of the cockpit.  Additionally the ultra-bright LED C-Strobe rescue light, and daytime signal mirror with whistle round out a complete day/night survival package for one ultra-low price. Still flying around with an outdated 121.5

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Texas Aircraft And Siemens eAircraft Announce Collaboration

Siemens To Provide Propulsion System For  An Electric Version Of Texas Aircraft’s New LSA

Texas Aircraft Manufacturing and Siemens eAircraft announced today that the two companies have entered into a new cooperative effort in the field of electric flight. Siemens is providing a propulsion system for the electrically powered version of Texas Aircraft’s new Colt LSA electrical demonstrator.

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Lockwood Aviation's AirCam Gen-3 Presents ANN Special Coverage of AirVenture!

Lockwood Aviation Presents The Gen-3 Aircam -- Sport Aviation At Its Finest!

The Lockwood AirCam has always been one of our favotites... and a consistent winner on our Annual List of the Best Sportplanes available to sport flyers the world over... and now it just got a WHOLE LOT BETTER. Lockwood Aircraft is in the process of upgrading the immensely popular twin-engine AirCam to offer mission flexibility and capability to one of the most rugged airplanes in the sport aviation community. The recently announced 'Gen-3' model airframes now have the option of incorporating a third seat located behind the second seat as well as a 220-pound gross weight increase from the current 1,68

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Oshkosh AirVenture Begins With A Splash

Heavy Rains Prevent Aircraft Arrivals And Limit Camping

For early arrivals at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the event did not begin with a bang but with a torrential downpour on Saturday. The event, at least in the days just prior to the official opening, was labeled Sploshkosh II.

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ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863

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Wipaire Partners With SPA For Lifetime Membership Benefits

Included With Purchase Of New Wipline Floats Wipaire has announced a partnership with the Seaplane Pilots Association [SPA] to increase support of pro-seaplane initiatives through membership.

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Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL

Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 20, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2019. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what&rsqu

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Hartzell Voyager Prop Receives STC For Cessna A185E/F

Custom-Designed For Increased Performance

Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new three-blade aluminum Scimitar propeller for Cessna's A185E/F Skywagon and AgCarryall aircraft. Cessna 185 aircraft are known for stellar bush performance in the most inhospitable terrain.

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EAA Airventure VFR Arrival Procedure

Before You Can Get To KOSH, You Have To Go Go Fisk

For one week each summer, a small town becomes the location for the busiest airport in the world. This is Airventure, better known as OSHKOSH! Pilots flying into this event are bound by the Notice To Airmen procedures. IFR Reservations are hard to come by, so almost all of the aircraft will by arriving via the VFR arrival procedure – a procedure that makes air traffic control here even possible.

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WingX For Android Version 3 Available Now

Visual Region Selection, Raster Overlays For Moving Maps Among The Upgrades

WingX has made Version 3 available for Android users. This is a free upgrade for all WingX users, and the company strongly recommends that users upgrade within the next two weeks to ensure uninterrupted service.

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BendixKing To Install Integrated Flight Deck On Pipistrel Trainer Aircraft

xVue Touch Will Bring Touchscreen Capabilities To Pipistrel’s Alpha Technologically Advanced Trainer Aircraft  

BendixKing, a business unit of Honeywell, will install its xVue Touch Integrated Flight Deck onto Pipistrel’s Alpha King training aircraft, which is available today with deliveries expected later this year. Designed specifically for trainer and experimental aircraft, xVue Touch is a versatile and intuitive cockpit solution with state-of-the-art technology that helps students learn to fly safely.

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Opener Donates A Historic BlackFly eVTOL Vehicle To The EAA Museum

Inspiring The Future Of Aviation–-First-Generation Manned BlackFly On Display

Opener, a pioneer of aerial vehicles for general public travel, and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) today announced the donation of a first generation manned BlackFly vehicle to the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI. Designed and built by Opener, BlackFly is a fixed-wing, all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal ultralight aircraft. The remarkable BlackFly will be displayed outside the Innovation Showcase at AirVenture July 22 to 28.

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Pilatus Showcases Unique Capabilities At AirVenture

Company Theme For The Show Is 'Gravel, Grass And Dirt'

With the ability to operate from very short and even unpaved runway surfaces, Pilatus highlights the best-selling PC-12 NG turboprop and the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet with the exhibit theme “Gravel, Grass and Dirt”.

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Piper Announces Significant Growth In Training Aircraft Sales

Pilot Shortage Creating Demand For Training Aircraft

Piper aircraft has experienced a 40% growth year over year in training aircraft delivered during the first part of 2019 is compared to 2018. Ninety-four Archers were delivered in the first part of this year versus 56 a year ago.

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True Blue Power Introduces Fifth-Generation Lithium-Ion Battery Family

New, True Blue Power Gen5 Batteries Eliminate Lead-Acid And NiCad Battery Headaches

True Blue Power, introduced the company’s new, fifth-generation (Gen5) main ship batteries to attendees at this year’s AirVenture . The ultra-lightweight, TB20 (20 amp-hour), TB30 (30 amp-hour) and TB40 (40 amp-hour) are the company’s first on-condition, lithium-ion, engine-start batteries. Engineered to address the many challenges lead-acid and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) technologies present, the True Blue Power Gen5 family eliminates expensive battery maintenance, frequent capacity checks, low-voltage operational delays and most battery-related AOG situations.

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Garmin Expands GFC 500/GFC 600 Autopilot Approvals

Cessna 182RG, Piper PA-46 JetPROP & Socata TBM 700/850 Added To The Growing List

Garmin anticipates that it will soon receive STC approval from the FAA for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Cessna 182RG. Additionally, FAA STC approval is imminent for the GFC 600 autopilot in the Piper PA-46 310P/350P JetPROP and Socata TBM 700/850. When properly equipped, the GFC 600 also offers new features in the TBM 700/850, including Emergency Decent Mode (EDM) and Low Bank Mode.

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EAA Members Can Now Receive Updates On Best Local Aviation Events

Partners With SocialFlight To Deliver Customized Newsletters Via Email

The Experimental Aircraft Association and the developers of SocialFlight.com and the SocialFlight mobile apps have joined forces to offer EAA members customized aviation newsletters delivered weekly to their email inbox that include upcoming local aviation events.

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Cape Air Visits Tecnam For Acceptance Of First Two P2012 Traveller Aircraft

Airplanes Were Delivered July 16 To July 18, 2019 At Tecnam Headquarters In Capua

Cape Air has taken acceptance of their first two new Tecnam P2012 Travellers. The Acceptance of the aircraft, P2012 SN003 and P2012 SN004, took place from July 16 to July 18, 2019 at Tecnam Headquarters – Capua, in the presence of Cape Air Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning & Acquisitions, Jim Goddard, and Tecnam Chief Operating Officer, Giovanni Pascale.

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ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.19)

"When dealing with new and unique technologies one of the things we have to remember is that everything is about safety, particularly with new innovation." Source: Earl Lawrence, FAA  Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, speaking at the CAFE forum just ahead of AirVenture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.19): Small Airplane

An airplane of 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.19)

EAA Type Club Coalition

The Type Club Coalition (TCC) is an organization of owners and builders groups brought together for the common purpose of increasing the level of safety in the general aviation community. Whether you fly a type-certificated aircraft, a warbird, a homebuilt, or anything in between, all are welcome in the TCC.

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July 22, 2019

Airborne 07.22.19-OSH19-Day 1: Slosh-Kosh!, Continental Update, TBM 940

Also: AEA ADS-B Giveaway, Jack Pelton’s Welcome, Extra’s New Aerobat, OSH19-The Week Ahead

The weather in Oshkosh has been beautiful today, but that wasn’t the case over this past weekend. At his annual opening-day news conference at Airventure -- EAA Chairman Jack Pelton gave an update on airplane parking--camping changes, and looked ahead to the rest of the week. Daher brought their newest airplane--the TBM-940--to airventure for the week. Nicholas Chabbert -- Vice President Of Daher’s airplane business unit presented an update on the new airplane on the first day of Airventure. Continental Aerospace Technologies came to Airventure with a new engine to introduce, along with a number of other announcements. Jim Campbell ta

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Pipistrel Aircraft 'Electri-Flies' Oshkosh -- Again!!!

Pipistrel Is Displaying Their Extensive Aircraft Line... Including Production Electric Training Aircraft International aircraft designers and manufacturer Pipistrel, is set to (once again!) “electri-fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI, July 22rd through to the 28th. Pipistrel is displaying an extensive selection of aircraft, with a special emphasis on revolutionary, new, electrically-powered, training aircraft. Pipistrel will be displaying: Conventional Aircraft Pipistrel Virus SW, a Two-Place, Rotax-powered High-Wing LSA

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Airborne 07.19.19: DeltaHawk, 'Flying Saucer' Drone, Original RV-5

Also: Gone West-Bill Harrison, Ray Scholar, D-Day Squadron, Bizarre Boeing/SWA Suit

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's headquarters for a total price of $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing. This AirVenture early-bird special is only available for a limited time

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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Klyde Morris 07.22.19

You Could Probably Sell That Through Sotheby's For A Pile, Klyde

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Waco Classic Aircraft Brings You Oshkosh 2019... By Land, Sea, and Air!

Waco, Great Lakes... Two Amazing Classic Biplanes Made by THE Classic Biplane Experts!

WACO Classic Aircraft of Battle Creek, MI, is the world's only manufacturer of a brand new 1930's era open cockpit sport biplane, the WACO YMF. Since 1983, WACO Classic has been building new production aircraft under the original FAA type certificate. There are currently over 150 WACO YMF's flying around the world. An updated classic, the YMF-5D features modern safety equipment, materials, and avionics. Customers have their choice in custom paint scheme, interior and instrument packages to suit their taste. Each biplane is built by hand, by experienced and skilled craftsmen, with over 5000 labor hours going into ea

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ForeFlight Adds 3D Review And More in Its Latest Release

Follow Planned And Recorded Flights In An Interactive 3D View

The newest addition to ForeFlight’s suite of 3D capabilities lets users follow the path of a planned or recorded flight with high-resolution terrain and aerial imagery. Preview planned flights from the Maps or Flights views, and replay past flights from Track Logs or Logbook entries with realistic pitch and bank from recorded AHRS data. Pan and zoom within 3D Review to get a full 360° view of the route environment.

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Hybrid Electric Retrofits Will Lead the Way In Decarbonizing Aviation

Ampaire CEO Discusses Roadmap To An All-Electric Future

In remarks ahead of the EAA AirVenture airshow this month, Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker revealed the company’s roadmap toward new all-electric commuter aircraft, beginning with the rapid introduction of electric powertrains on currently certified aircraft. This approach addresses two major problems in commercial aviation today—high operating costs and the environmental impact of CO2 and other emissions.

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Experience An Historic Air Force One At AirVenture

The 1955 Aero Commander Used By President Eisenhower Will Be On Display At The Show

There can be only one Air Force One at a time but many aircraft over the years have served the role of carrying the President of the United States. Unique among them is Ike’s Bird, a 1955 Aero Commander 560A.

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Boeing To Recognize Charge And Increased Costs In Second Quarter

Changes Due To 737 MAX Grounding Will Cost Shareholders $8.74 Per Share

Boeing will recognize an impact to earnings when it releases second-quarter 2019 results on July 24. Boeing will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion1 ($8.74 per share) in connection with an estimate of potential concessions and other considerations to customers for disruptions related to the 737 MAX grounding and associated delivery delays. This charge will result in a $5.6 billion reduction of revenue and pre-tax earnings in the quarter. 

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BendixKing, Airwork To Certify Cockpit Upgrades For GA Helicopters

Collaborating To Provide Helicopter Operators With An Affordable Core Avionics Suite That Offers Near-4K Resolution, Touch Display, Critical Flight Data And More

BendixKing, a business unit of Honeywell, and Airwork New Zealand are collaborating to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for cockpit upgrades of light and medium-size general aviation helicopters. BendixKing’s AeroVue Touch Integrated Flight Deck is qualified to be installed on Part 27 light helicopters.

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Michelin Hosts Aerobatics Champion At AirVenture

Mélanie Astles, The First Woman To Compete In The Red Bull Air Race, Will Appear In Their Booth

Michelin-sponsored pilot Mélanie Astles will land at EAA AirVenture this week to tell audiences about her career feats, including her accomplishment as the first woman to compete in the Red Bull Air Race, the marquee aerial acrobatics event.

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SA Photonics’ PilotVision Augmented Reality Display Debuts At AirVenture

Interfaces With A Standard AHRS

SA Photonics, a designer and manufacturers of augmented reality head mounted displays, is pleased to introduce its newest product PilotVision at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

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Grand Sky Among First To Purchase The Northrop Grumman Firebird

Aircraft Designed To Deliver Critical ISR Capability To Meet Customer Mission Needs

Grand Sky Development Company, LLC has signed a deposit agreement with Northrop Grumman to purchase Firebird, the company’s optionally piloted intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft system.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Oxford, MS Fatal Accident

Lake Little, 18, Went Down On The Ole Miss Golf Course

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident which fatally injured 18-year-old Elizabeth (Lake) Little on July 6th. Little, a student pilot, was flying a Cessna C172 when it went down on the Ole Miss Golf Course near the University-Oxford Airport (KUOX).

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BALPA To Ballot Ryanair Members For Possible Industrial Action

Results Will Be Announced In Early August

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents Ryanair pilots based in the UK, is announcing that it will be balloting its members for possible industrial action. BALPA has tabled a detailed pay and conditions claim to try and resolve many outstanding areas of concern for pilots on issues such as pensions; loss of license insurance; maternity benefits; allowances; and a fair, transparent, and consistent pay structure.

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Bombardier's Global 7500 Jet Reaches New Heights In The Swiss Alps

Advanced Wing Design Allows Airplane To Access Challenging Airfields

Bombardier announced that its Global 7500 aircraft is the largest, most spacious, purpose-built business jet to operate out of Gstaad’s Saanen airport in Switzerland – one of the most notable airfields located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, requiring short-field performance – showcasing its true four-zone cabin during an event earlier this month before continuing its journey to the Middle-East and reaching Dubai directly from Gstaad Saanen airport.

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‘Jetman’ Yves Rossy To Inspire Attendees At NBAA-BACE

Will Keynote Day 2 Of The Show In October

We know ... all eyes right now are on Wisconsin. But it won't be long before the business aviation community shifts its focus to Las Vegas, the site of this year's NBAA-BACE event.

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Airborne 07.22.19-OSH19-Day 1: Slosh-Kosh!, Continental Update, TBM 940

Also: AEA ADS-B Giveaway, Jack Pelton’s Welcome, Extra’s New Aerobat, OSH19-The Week Ahead

The weather in Oshkosh has been beautiful today, but that wasn’t the case over this past weekend. At his annual opening-day news conference at Airventure -- EAA Chairman Jack Pelton gave an update on airplane parking--camping changes, and looked ahead to the rest of the week. Daher brought their newest airplane--the TBM-940--to airventure for the week. Nicholas Chabbert -- Vice President Of Daher’s airplane business unit presented an update on the new airplane on the first day of Airventure. Continental Aerospace Technologies came to Airventure with a new engine to introduce, along with a number of other announcements. Jim Campbell talked with Continental President

July 20, 2019

Airborne 07.19.19: DeltaHawk, 'Flying Saucer' Drone, Original RV-5

Also: Gone West-Bill Harrison, Ray Scholar, D-Day Squadron, Bizarre Boeing/SWA Suit

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's headquarters for a total price of $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing. This AirVenture early-bird special is only available for a limited time

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July 19, 2019

Airborne 07.17.19: Sling NGT, Twin Tigers Aerobatic Team, Able Flight

Also: PilotVision Augmented Reality, Becker Avionics, Unleaded Avgas Replacement, Missing Man Stole Plane

At the typical ‘Joe’s Flight School’ seen at many American airports, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter. The Airplane Factory has an alternative to yesterday’s battered trainers with the all-new Sling NGT (Next-Generation Trainer), a sporty, modern, FADEC-equipped, training aircraft. First; the Sling NGT looks like what a modern trainer should lo

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July 18, 2019

Airborne 07.17.19: Sling NGT, Twin Tigers Aerobatic Team, Able Flight

Also: PilotVision Augmented Reality, Becker Avionics, Unleaded Avgas Replacement, Missing Man Stole Plane

At the typical ‘Joe’s Flight School’ seen at many American airports, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter. The Airplane Factory has an alternative to yesterday’s battered trainers with the all-new Sling NGT (Next-Generation Trainer), a sporty, modern, FADEC-equipped, training aircraft. First; the Sling NGT looks like what a modern trainer should lo

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AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached w

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July 16, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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