Continental Motors Group said work has begun on building the foundation for a nearly 275,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The new factory is part of a $75 million plan to “profoundly transform” how the company designs, builds, certifies, and services products, the company noted in an Aug. 3 announcement.
Source: aopaContinental makes progress on factory
What do parasite drag, engine failure, and instrument failure have in common?
Source: aopaTraining Tip: Wasps in the cockpit
The Great Lakes Drone Company staff spent hundreds of hours preparing for the July 26 night airshow at EAA AirVenture, the first time drones had joined the popular after-dark attraction. AOPA was invited to watch a daytime test session to learn how the show is created from behind the scenes.
Source: aopaSlideshow: EAA AirVenture drone show
AOPA’s drone-flying members will have a leg up on the competition and new discounts to look forward to thanks to a new partnership with PrecisionHawk.
Source: aopaDollars for drone pilots
AOPA joined a coalition of drone industry and general aviation groups calling for the defeat of an amendment to the pending FAA reauthorization bill that would allow state and local regulation of drones, citing harm that would result.
Source: aopaAOPA opposes drone preemption
The Samson Switchblade flying car mockup took center stage as designer Sam Bousfield shared his vision for general aviation’s future during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Source: aopaSwitchblade touted as flying sports car
AeroVonics LLC of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is poised to enter the avionics market with its AV-20-S, a two-inch-diameter, self-contained multifunction display. The company expects FAA certification through the NORSEE (non-required safety enhancing equipment) pathway any day now, said Jeff Bethel, the company’s founder and owner.
Source: aopaAeroVonics introduces economical glass
A New York City public high school will teach the AOPA You Can Fly program’s ninth-grade science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in an expansion of career-education offerings made possible by a $2.65-million infusion from the city.
Source: aopaAOPA courses to help NYC high schoolers 'soar'
Appareo announced the free Stratus Horizon Pro iOS application just before EAA AirVenture 2018 and demonstrated it at the show. Horizon Pro displays a backup Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), offers radio playback capability, and can deliver firmware updates to Stratus receivers. But a coming radio transcription function, currently in beta testing, is the feature that really turned heads.
Source: aopaAppareo launches innovative Stratus app
The Commemorative Air Force has named Henry “Hank” Coates, a former Naval aviator and flight-training executive as its new president and CEO.
Source: aopaHank Coates named CEO of Commemorative Air Force