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FAA releases details on avgas replacement testing

The FAA has released some details and photos as the first phase of testing draws to a close of four fuels designed to be a replacement for 100LL.

According to a report at, test rigs have been heated and cooled to extreme temperatures, fuel samples have been run through specially designed rigs replicating aircraft fuel systems on a bench, and ignition temperatures have been carefully measured, to name just a few of the tests designed to winnow down the candidate fuels that will be put through the second, and final, phase of testing that will begin in 2016.

That phase, which will include real-world testing in a variety of aircraft, is scheduled to conclude in 2018.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFAA releases details on avgas replacement testing

Dates, locations revealed for AEA conferences

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Aircraft Electronics Association has unveiled the dates and locations for its 2016 AEA Connect conferences. AEA Connect is the new name for what was formerly known as the AEA Regional Meetings.

AEA ConnectThe 2016 AEA Connect schedule is:

  • Jan. 26-27 Europe Connect (Cologne, Germany)
  • Aug. 30-31 Latin America Connect (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Sept. 8-9 U.S. West Connect (Irvine, California)
  • Sept. 21-22 U.S. East Connect (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Oct. 5-6 U.S. Central Connect (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Oct. 19-20 Canada Connect (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Nov. 14-15 South Pacific Connect (Melbourne, Australia)


Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDates, locations revealed for AEA conferences

West Star Aviation launches Mobile Response Team

West Star Aviation has launched its Mobile Response Team (MRT).

The MRT provides “in-the-field-level” repairs and modifications, as well as temporary repairs necessary to ferry an aircraft to one of the company’s closest full-service MRO facilities.

Locations that offer MRT service include: East Alton, Ill. (ALN), Grand Junction, Colo. (GJT), Centennial, Colo. (APA), Chicago (PWK) and, coming soon, the newest location Chattanooga, Tenn. (CHA).

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comWest Star Aviation launches Mobile Response Team

Flight school combines EASA and FAA type ratings in one program

Pan Am International Flight Academy now offers a combined training program for pilots seeking to earn both an EASA type rating along with the matching FAA type rating.

Training is offered at the company’s Miami Training Center.

The combined type EASA FAA course is for those who have been previously trained and qualified as a pilot with a minimum of 250 hours logged in aircraft type. The course provides the pilot with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain the combined Type Rating with a commercial instrument rating as well.

Pan Am International Flight Academy provides flight simulation and training with more than 200 training programs and instructors training on more than 50 full flight simulators.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlight school combines EASA and FAA type ratings in one program

New Stratus video tips released

New Stratus video tips

Portable ADS-B receivers were initially designed to send subscription-free weather to your favorite iPad app, but today they can do so much more. These 2nd and 3rd generation devices include an array of sensors that drive features on your iPad that rival and exceed most panel-mount avionics systems.

While the datalink weather features are as robust as ever, portable ADS-B receivers like the Stratus 2S also deliver GPS navigation, real-time traffic, attitude and synthetic vision display, barometric pressure altimeter and a flight data recorder.

To help pilots get the most out of the Stratus line of ADS-B receivers, Sporty’s Pilot Shop recently released 5 new videos in a series of tips for ForeFlight users.

Using attitude and synthetic vision

ADS-B traffic tips

Mounting options and tips

Checking Stratus status

How to update Stratus firmware

For more information on Stratus, including frequently asked questions and the pilot’s guide, visit Sporty’s website.

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