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
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).
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Source: aviation trailAviation Trail Honors Retiring NPS Superintendent
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
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 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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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsUK Announces Registration & Safety Tests for Drone Pilots
AirVuz Productions recently traveled to Peru to work on several projects. While there they a trip to Rainbow Mountain and this was our view from the top! Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Montana de Colores, is best seen while taking one of the Ausangate Treks. Ausangate Mountain is considered a holy mountain by […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsVideo of the Week! Rainbow Mountain, Peru!
Owners impacted by the recently announced Lycoming connecting rod bushing service bulletin will be on their own to pay labor charges, the company told AVweb this week. However, Lycoming will provide the necessary parts. Customers who bought factory engines still covered under warranty will be afforded a labor allowance, according to Lycoming.
Source: avwebLycoming: No Labor Allowance For Conrod Bushing Fix
ROCHESTER, Wisconsin — American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) has released an updated wing design for new-production Super Decathlon and Xtreme Decathlons in response to an airworthiness directive affecting aircraft with a new-style aileron first delivered in 2012. Also released was a wing reinforcement retrofit kit for aircraft already in the field. American Champion is providing […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAmerican Champion updates wing design
Yet another widely reported drone strike has been de-bunked, with DNA testing proving the flying object to have been a gray-headed flying fox – a bat. A July 11 report by the pilot of a SOCATA TB-10 Tobago aircraft that he had collided with some object during final approach at Parafield Airport in South Australia […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsWhose Batty Now? Drone Strike De-bunked
CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), the media giant’s drone division, is the first organization to get a Part 107 waiver for flight over people for “closed-set motion picture and television filming.” CNN was required to demonstrate safety to the FAA before receiving the waiver, which “allows CNN AIR to operate a diverse range […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsCNN Gets First Closed Set Waiver