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EAA AirVenture 2017 Arrives To Blue Skies

Every summer, when July rolls around, the aviation world begins to lean toward Oshkosh, and by this weekend, the flow into Wisconsin was nonstop. EAA has worked hard as ever to be sure there are new things for pilots to enjoy, and two of the biggest will be at Show Central at Boeing Plaza — the B-29 “Doc” from Wichita, and the Blue Origin rocket, New Shepard, a reusable rocket developed by Jeff Bezos’ space company. Every manufacturer who has a new product will showcase it here, and we’ll bring you the news every day with newsletters, video, and podcasts, delivered to your inbox.

Source: avwebEAA AirVenture 2017 Arrives To Blue Skies

Airbus Finds Niche For Voom Helicopter Service

Airbus is now 100 days in to its helicopter-for-hire experiment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and says the Voom project is already having a “significant impact.” The routes take travelers between the city center and the outlying airports, cutting an “unbearable” three-hour ride in heavy traffic down to just 11 minutes by helicopter. “This is just plain awesome,” says Voom CEO Uma Subramanian in a blog post, “since it could conceivably take double the amount of time to find a parking space in downtown São Paulo.”

Source: avwebAirbus Finds Niche For Voom Helicopter Service

A New Home For Doc, But First, Oshkosh

The B-29 known as Doc will be making its first appearance at EAA AirVenture this week, and after returning home to Wichita, Doc’s Friends will get to work on building the airplane’s new home. The Friends announced last week they have chosen a site at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport where they’ll build a 32,000-square-foot hangar to provide shelter for the airplane, maintenance facilities, public access and educational programming.

Source: avwebA New Home For Doc, But First, Oshkosh

Gama Aviation signs agreements to build and operate a US$30 million business aviation terminal

an aircraft parking apron for business jets and ample car parking adjacent to the terminal. Gama recently secured UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency approvals to provide line maintenance for a wide range of …
Source: bingGama Aviation signs agreements to build and operate a US million business aviation terminal

Aviation Trail Honors Retiring NPS Superintendent

On July 21, 2017 Aviation Trail Inc. held a luncheon in honor of Dean Alexander, the just retired Superintendent of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Dean retires after 30 years with the National Park Service. In 2009, He became the third Superintendent at Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP, which was established in 1992 as a series of six noncontiguous sites that bring together Federal and State agencies with private, non-profit organizations (such as Aviation Trail) to preserve and celebrate the history of the Wright brothers, aviation, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. His stewardship of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park’s partnership with Aviation Trail has maintained a mutually beneficial impetus to the goal of preserving this history and making it available to the public. (Above photo: Aviation Trail President Marvin Christian (left) presents Supt. Dean Alexander (right) with a plaque in thanks for his service).
For more information on the event, and a slide show with more photos, see the article on the "News" page of this website: CLICK HERE.

Source: aviation trailAviation Trail Honors Retiring NPS Superintendent

Sporty’s founder honored with Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award

Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America’s Dan Beard Council. This award, given to those who do not seek it, honors an individual who implements Scouting programs and performs community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. The Silver […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comSporty’s founder honored with Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award

GDL 82 ADS-B datalink introduced

Garmin has introduced the GDL 82 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, the latest addition to its line of certified ADS-B solutions. The GDL 82 is a small, lightweight Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) with built-in GPS that integrates with the aircraft’s existing transponder and transponder antenna. For aircraft owners looking for a turnkey solution to satisfy […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comGDL 82 ADS-B datalink introduced

UK Announces Registration & Safety Tests for Drone Pilots

UK drone pilots will soon have to register their drones and sit safety awareness tests, as the Department for Transport seeks to better regulate growing drone use and react to increasing safety concerns. The proposal would put UK regulations for hobbyist pilots beyond what is currently in place in the United States. Owners of drones […]

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