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Diesel-Powered LSA Debuts at Lakeland
IndUS Thorpedo DP's WAM 120 a world first

IndUS Aviation introduced the first diesel-powered light-sport aircraft (LSA), the Thorpedo DP, at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In on Friday. Calling it a step forward in environmentally friendly aviation, IndUS Sales and Marketing Manager Scott Severen said the proof-of-concept aircraft flew in from Dallas, Texas, where IndUS is based, to Florida earlier this week, but the engine, the WAM 120, has been flying on a Thorp T211 in England for the past four years with some 400 hours logged.  
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Alan Kirby of Anywhere Map (www.anywheremap.com) describes the company's new Anywhere Travel Companion (ATC), a GPS that can be used in the air as well as on the ground. Kirby provided a demonstration of the new unit to EAA's Rose Dorcey on Friday at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida.

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News & Views from EAA April 12, 2008    Volume 8, Number 20
MAKING CONTACTS; MOVING PRODUCT
Sun 'n Fun vendors have successful show
Sun 'n Fun  ExhibitorsMore than 500 vendors came to Sun 'n Fun 2008 to show their products to thousands of receptive visitors. However, it's not just about selling product; it's also about making friends and contacts, both here in the United States and international, as well as planning for the future.  Read more
SIGHTS FROM THE SUN 'N FUN NIGHT AIR SHOW
Night Air ShowThe AeroShell Aerobatic Team T-6s sparkle in the twilight as one of the early acts at Sun 'n Fun's Night Pyrotechnic Air Show held Friday evening in Lakeland. (Click on the image to see a larger version of this photo on the EAA website.)

BalloonsIn the golden hour prior to the night air show, several of the balloons scheduled for the Saturday morning's balloon race participated in a "balloon glow" while remaining tethered to the ground. (Click on the image to see a larger version of this photo on the EAA website.)

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SALE OF ADAM ASSETS TO RUSSIAN-EQUITY FIRM APPROVED
Adam AircraftThe United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado approved the $10 million acquisition of Adam Aircraft assets by Russian private equity firm AAI Acquisition Inc., this week. A spokesman for AAI Acquisition, part of Russian private equity firm Industrial Investors, said in a press release that the company plans to "revive Adam Aircraft's operations, including continuing the process of certification for the A700 jet." Adam's other aircraft design, the centerline piston twin A500, had received a Type Certificate (TC) in May 2005. The Englewood, Colorado, manufacturer ceased operations on February 15, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Industrial Investors own Russian air-taxi operator, "Dexter," and the business jet airline, "Velvet Club."
SUN 'N FUN TIMELESS VOICE: TED PATECELL
Ted PatecellTed Patecell was working at a White Castle restaurant when he first went to work as a welder for Benny Howard's aircraft factory in Chicago. Ted's career took him from the Howard Aircraft Company to a brief stint at Monocoupe where he was an engineering test pilot, to flying the famous Pan Am Clipper flying boats. Over the years Ted logged over 28,000 flight hours since the mid-1930s. Ted passed away in 2004, but we were fortunate to capture his story at Sun 'n Fun 2003.

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Tony Bingelis BooksFor every Tony Bingelis book you purchase at the regular price of $27.99, get another of your choice absolutely FREE! But hurry - this offer is only available while supplies last. Titles include: Engines - a treasure of information for all aircraft builders, restorers and mechanics; Firewall Forward - engine installation for amateur-built aircraft; Sportplane Builder - construction methods for amateur builders; and Sportplane Construction - an essential handbook for light-aircraft homebuilders. Order online or call our toll-free number, 800-564-6322.

MEMBERS' CHOICE' MOVIE POLL FOR EAA FLY-IN THEATER
Fly-In TheaterDon't forget to vote! EAA members again have a voice in selecting the movies shown during EAA AirVenture 2008 at the popular Fly-In Theater, sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation. That area, adjacent to Camp Scholler, will again provide nightly outdoor movie entertainment on a large screen for campground residents and others during the fly-in. While the roster of aviation movies is not yet finalized, one of the featured films will be a "Members' Choice," selected through an online poll on the EAA AirVenture website.  Read more

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APRIL 2008 EAA DESKTOP CALENDAR
EAA Desktop WallpaperEnjoy a look inside the "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp gondola, captured by EAA volunteer photographer Amy Gesch, during the airship's 2007 visit to AirVenture Oshkosh. Attendees to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration will have another opportunity to see arguably the most famous blimp when it returns to the convention this summer.

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