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College given vintage aircraft and airport

Thanks to the generosity of a Madison, Ohio, teacher and longtime EAA member and pilot, Lake Erie College in Ohio will soon possess an incredible collection of vintage airplanes, as well as an airport on which to operate them. Gretchen Reed, who was an EAA and Vintage member for 20 years (1980-2009), recently announced the gift of 18 vintage airplanes (15 of them airworthy) as well as the Pheasant Run Airport (OI31) to the college, located in Painesville, Ohio.

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Onex First Flight Video
Sonex's newest kit aircraft, the Onex, made its first flight Thursday (January 27) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The single-place, all-metal monoplane features Sonex's 80-hp AeroVee engine, 14-gallon fuel capacity, top speed of 216 mph, and max gross weight of 850 pounds (310 pound payload). The folding wings allow it to fit into a 7-foot-wide garage. See the video
 

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News & Views from EAA February 4, 2010   Volume 11,  Number 5
ONEX MAKES FIRST FLIGHT
Folding-wing design reaches 165 mph
Onex First FlightSonex's newest kit aircraft the Onex, made its first flight Thursday (January 27) from Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The single-place, all-metal monoplane that features folding wings was flown by Sonex Aircraft CEO and Onex designer Jeremy Monnett who reported reaching speeds of 165 mph. The Onex, which will have the option for both conventional and tricycle gear, was designed like the others in the Sonex line to provide simplicity and affordability in an aircraft project. Read more
UPDATE: ZENITH CLARIFIES ZODIAC 601 MODEL NUMBER CHANGE
ZodiacZenith Aircraft Company issued a clarification regarding the designation of the Zodiac CH 601 XL after a required design upgrade is completed. With the design changes applied, the aircraft should now be referred to as Model CH 601 XL B to denote it has received the upgrade. However, Zenith is reminding builders to register their aircraft with the FAA using the exact same model name as the one shown on the FAA's listing of eligible kits - that is, CH 601 XL. Read more
SIKORSKY COMPLETES MINORITY INVESTMENT IN ECLIPSE
EclipseSikorsky Aircraft, the big helicopter maker, finalized a minority equity investment in Eclipse Aerospace, the successor company to Eclipse Aviation that created the light twin jet Eclipse 500. What neither company is hinting at is the size of the investment made by Sikorsky other than to say it is a "minority" stake in the company. However, Eclipse chairman and CEO Mason Holland called the amount "significant." The investment, whatever its value, does give Eclipse important aid in its efforts to reintroduce production, according to Eclipse management. Read more
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WE NEED MORE GRAY EAGLES
Mac McClellanUltimately people now in their teens and 20s will be the future of general aviation, but that is a long-term solution. Many years, even decades, will likely pass between a teenager learning to fly and the point where that person has the resources and time to become a complete participant in aviation. While EAA continues to lead the charge to attract young people to aviation with its powerful Young Eagles program, I propose that we open a second front on the war against the declining pilot population: baby boomers. Read more and subscribe to Mac's Blog
FROM WARBIRDS BRIEFING: 'THE PIG' RETIRES
PigEras are ending the world over. Just as the Harrier is coming to an end in England, Australia is phasing out its "Big Stick," the F-111. Whether there will be a comparable replacement all-in-one aircraft, the airframe pioneered variable-sweep wings, afterburner turbofan engines, and terrain-following radar. The United States phased out the aircraft in 1998, replacing it with the F-15 and B-1B. In the January issue of EAA Warbirds Briefing John Freedman takes us to Australia for the last flight of "The Pig." Read more
LAWYER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR CALIFORNIA BALLOONISTS
An ongoing legal battle in California's Coachella Valley has prompted a law firm's offer to work pro bono for beleaguered hot air balloonists, many of whom have been sued out of business by a local private company attempting to prevent flights over its property. The company, JCM Farming Inc., has sued 15 balloonists/balloon companies that operate in the area, alleging they create a nuisance and safety hazard by flying too low over Oasis Ranch, the company's 80-acre olive farm. Read more
FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR SUPER BOWL XLV
Flight RestrictionsFlight restrictions will be in effect for this weekend's Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The FAA's amended flight advisory outlines a 10-nautical mile TFR in effect from 3:30-11:59 p.m. CST on February 6, 2011. Restrictions are also in place for flights from 10-30 nautical miles away from the stadium. Pilots planning to fly in or around the TFR area are urged to read the advisory as well as the NOTAM issued for the game. Pilots are also urged to check NOTAMs frequently throughout this event for possible changes.

Speaking of the Super Bowl and aviation …Green Bay starting linebacker and student pilot A.J. Hawk spoke about his love for flying this week in a USA Today story: "You know how people talk about meditation? When you fly, you don't think of anything else. It is awesome. I think it makes me a better football player, a better person. It teaches you to be 'on.'" His flight training is currently on hiatus, but if you have no special rooting interest in the game, cheer on No. 50 when Packers are on defense.

ARNOLD PALMER LEAVES THE COCKPIT FOR GOOD
Arnold PalmerGolfing legend and EAA member Arnold Palmer, 81, made his final flight as pilot in command of his Citation 10 on a January 31 flight from Palm Springs, California, to Orlando, Florida. "I'll still be flying in my plane as much as always, just not in the cockpit," he told Golf Digest. Palmer, EAA 999769, began flight training in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1950s and progressed to jet aircraft in 1966. Read more
AIRWORTHINESS CONCERN ISSUED FOR COMANCHE STABILATOR HORN CRACKS
The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Concern Sheet (ACS) to alert owners and operators of Piper PA-24 Comanche series aircraft about in-service stress corrosion cracking in the stabilator horn. If undetected, this could result in a potential safety of flight hazard such as loss of pitch control. The issue was discovered during inspection and replacement of the stabilator torque tubes. The root cause is stress corrosion cracking, according to the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). In addition, an informal survey of PA-24, PA-30, and PA-39 operators by the International Comanche Society (ICS) found 15 positive findings, all on single-engine Comanches. No in-flight failures related to this problem have been reported. Read more
FAA CHARTERS ARC TO HELP DEVELOP UNLEADED AVGAS
Making good on a request from EAA, other aviation groups, and petroleum organizations, the FAA has chartered a joint government/industry committee to define the process by which research can be coordinated and an unleaded avgas performance specification can be developed. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt signed a charter this week establishing an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to advise the agency on moving toward an unleaded piston aviation fuel specification. Read more
FIRST DOMESTIC GA AIRCRAFT FROM INDIAN MARKET TO CHALLENGE CESSNA
GA from Indian MarketMahindra Aerospace, a private Indian firm, is preparing to roll out in March a small GA aircraft for the domestic Indian market. The aircraft will have both five- and eight-seat versions and cost 20 percent less than similar Cessna aircraft, according to Mahindra's President Hemant Luthra. Published specifications indicate that aircraft will be certified to FAA Part 23 standards for day and night VFR and IFR. Other features include a glass cockpit with EFIS and an autopilot. The aircraft would be the first produced by a private Indian firm. Mahindra already produces utility single-engine turboprops through its majority stake in two Australian firms, including GippsAero.
EAA WARBIRDS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM
Warbird BricksEAA Warbirds of America (WOA) announces a commemorative brick program for the Eagle Plaza in the new Warbirds Area on the AirVenture Oshkosh grounds. WOA members, volunteers, military service veterans, and members of the public can purchase an inscribed brick and have it installed at this special monument, which features a beautiful cast bronze eagle perched atop a six-sided base paying tribute to the five branches of the U.S. military and EAA WOA volunteers. Eagle Plaza bricks are available for purchase in two sizes - large (11.5 inches by 11.5 inches, tan color), and small (3.5 inches by 7.5 inches, brown) - and buyers can choose the location based on area of affiliation: veteran, volunteer, EAA WOA member, or general public supporter.

Bricks purchased by June 1, 2011, will be inscribed and installed in time for AirVenture 2011. Funds raised through the Eagle Plaza Brick Project will directly support a student pilot scholarship program as well as support future improvements to the Warbirds Area. Click here to order yours today.

CAF NEEDS HELP WITH 'DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS' AD CONTEST
CAF Ad ContestFor the past 25 years the Texas Department of Transportation has been creating television ads to address the issue of littering. Willie Nelson, George Strait, and local blues guitarist Ian Moore, who is shown zapping litter along the roadway with his guitar, have all lent their names to the campaign. In 1991, the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force) also filmed a television ad featuring its B-17, which is seen stalking one careless pickup truck driver who dared to toss the remains of his lunch on the road. Read more
AIRCRAFT RE-REGISTRATION REMINDER
If you own an aircraft that was last registered before October 1, 2010, you will be required at some point over the next three years to re-register it as a part of the FAA's efforts to re-register all aircraft in the United States. Re-registration of aircraft currently in the FAA database began November 1, 2010, and will continue through December 31, 2013. The FAA's goal is to update the U.S. Civil Aircraft Register - the agency contends as many as a third of the 357,000 registered aircraft contain inaccurate records. It is important that each aircraft you own, regardless of its airworthiness status, be re-registered when the notice comes from the FAA, or its registration could be revoked. Even if the aircraft exists in "basketcase" form (or less), it's important to keep it properly registered. Read more details about the FAA's re-registration process here.
HUNDREDS OF SPITS CLAIMED TO BE STASHED AWAY DOWN UNDER
SpitfireImagine hundreds of "new" Supermarine Mk.V and Mk.VIII Spitfires, secretly stowed in crates in an old Queensland, Australia, mine for the past 60-plus years. There are locals in the area of Oakey, Queensland, who swear it's true, claiming that planes hidden in crates to be used in retaking Queensland in the event of a Japanese invasion are still there. The planes were to be scrapped after the war, but, as the story goes, "a leading aircraftman" couldn't bear to see the magnificent aircraft destroyed, so he hid them away in an abandoned coal mine where they remain today. Read more
CHINESE AIR FORCE DRILL VIDEO LIFTED FROM TOP GUN?
Top GunWhile there is no disputing that China has recently test-flown a stealth aircraft, the battle prowess of its J-10 multi-role fighter may have been artificially enhanced by the state television outlet CCTV. A recent report it broadcast showed a Chinese jet firing a missile and destroying an aircraft. Internet denizens were quick to note that the producers of the report likely spliced in a clip from the climactic air battle in the 1986 film Top Gun. Read more and watch the video
REMEMBERING ULTRALIGHT PIONEER LARRY NEWMAN
Larry NewmanAdventurer and ultralight pioneer Larry Newman lost his 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer in December 2010. A "Celebration of Life" was held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona. Larry achieved wide public acclaim for crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean in a balloon, but it was his hang glider and ultralight manufacturing businesses that had a significant impact on the world of light aviation. Fortunately, he left behind a video account of his aviation adventures. Read more
FROM EXPERIMENTER: THE IMPOSSIBLE TURN REVISITED
Do what you've been trained to do
ExperimenterIn the January issue of Experimenter Editor Pat Panzera examines the challenges when the engine stops on takeoff: Through the years, I've read seemingly countless articles about "the impossible turn." The phrase refers to turning back to the runway behind you in the event of an engine failure. Unless you have sufficient altitude, your rate of descent is too great for your rate of turn, and simple math will tell you that you'll hit the ground before completing the turn. Quick example: A 500 feet/minute rate of descent coupled with a "standard rate" turn means that you need at least 500 feet of distance between you and the ground to complete a 180-degree turn. Unless you have a minimum of 500 feet above ground level (AGL), the turn is "impossible." Read more
NEW CHAPTERGRAM DEBUTS NEXT TUESDAY
EAA ChapterGram recipients will notice a new look to the e-newsletter when it arrives in their inboxes next Tuesday, February 8. The redesigned e-newsletter, which will now publish every other Tuesday, will continue to provide the latest news from EAA as well as updates on events and issues important to chapter leaders. It will also feature insight from EAA President Rod Hightower on how EAA is working for you. Be on the lookout for the new ChapterGram!
EAA'S WOMEN SOAR YOU SOAR EXPANDS TO FOUR DAYS
Shifts to final weekend at AirVenture 2011
Women Soar You SoarWomen Soar You Soar, EAA's aviation career program for young women, expands to four days in 2011 and will be held over the final weekend of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Entering its seventh year, Women Soar You Soar is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31. One hundred young women get an introduction to aviation-based careers and a mentor network that provides encouragement and support to consider a career in aviation. Read more
START MAKING PLANS FOR INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO FLY DAY MAY 21
Last May, EAA members, chapters, and other aviation groups and enthusiasts introduced the wonder of flight to more than 40,000 people at 450 local events during the first International Learn to Fly Day. Mark your calendars and start making plans for the second annual event, set for Saturday, May 21, 2011. Read more
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
The results from last issue’s poll were among the closest we’ve ever had: We asked if you’d trust an autoland system in a GA airplane and 53% said yes, while 47% remained skeptical.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION takes us to Australia where an Outback legend may be proven true…or grow larger. There's a story above about hundreds of Spitfires, still in crates, said to be held in reserve in case of a Japanese invasion during WW II. Locals in Oakey, Queensland, swear the planes are still hidden in a mine today waiting to be found. 

What do you think? Is there a secret stash of preserved Spitfires just waiting to complete their 60-year hibernation?  Vote now!

WEBINARS: AERODROME OF DEMOCRACY: HOW CANADA TRAINED ALLIED PILOTS
One of the greatest military and industrial achievements of the World War II took place in Canada. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was a massive exercise in planning, construction, and community involvement that, in a few short years, trained hundreds of thousands of airmen from Canada, the British Commonwealth, and the United States.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CST. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of our webinar programs.

DEADLINE APPROACHES EAA SCHOLARSHIP, INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The deadline is rapidly approaching to take advantage of several exciting scholarship and internship opportunities offered through EAA for students interested in pursuing aviation careers. The EAA Scholarship and Internship program encourages, recognizes, and supports excellence among EAA members studying the technologies and skills of science and aviation. Applicants must be an EAA member or recommended by an EAA member, with consideration given to those who are well-rounded in school and community activities. The deadline to apply for scholarships and internships is February 28, 2011. Read more
CONGRESS AND GA - YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The General Aviation Caucus
The GA Caucus provides a vehicle for congressmen to learn about general aviation and legislative issues affecting the community. With the current environment, it has never been more important to have our legislators educated on the issues affecting GA. It is open to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more
JOIN EAA'S VOLUNTEERS CORPS AT SUN 'N FUN 2011
Volunteer at Sun 'n FunThe year's first major fly-in of 2011, the 37th annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida, is just around the corner - March 29-April 3 - and EAA staff is again making preparations to help usher in the start of the flying season. As is the case every year, EAA is looking for volunteers to help out with the many tasks and activities planned at Lakeland. Read more
SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR FLIGHT - GET A FRIEND OFF THE GROUND
Share your passion for flightEAA and Sporty's have partnered to put together a complete "get started in flying" package called Flight Experience. It's a great way to share your passion for flying and inspire a friend to start his or her journey. The package comes with a flight lesson gift certificate that's redeemable at most flight schools, a six-month EAA membership, a flight training DVD, and much more - all for only $139. Click here to find out how you can share the gift of flight or call 800-564-6322.
DEAL OF THE WEEK: SAVE UP TO 50 PERCENT ON SELECT MODEL KITS
Deal of the WeekCheck out our selection of aircraft models now on sale. Choose from the space shuttle, warbirds, the Ford Tri-Motor, and more! Click here to find out how you can save up to 50 percent on model kits.
EAA MERCHANDISE: SAVE UP TO 30 PERCENT ON DVD BEST SELLERS
EAA Merchandise
Our best-selling DVDs are on sale for a limited time. Choose from titles like Hollywood Goes to War, Adventures With Jet Planes, Tailwheel Essentials, and many more. Thanks for showing your EAA colors proudly, and building the future of aviation. When you purchase anything from the EAA online store, you're supporting EAA programs that help grow participation in aviation. Shop online or by calling 800-564-6322.
  
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New Boeing Way to Skin the CAT

New Boeing Way to Skin the CAT

No one enjoys clear air turbulence (CAT), and a new Boeing sensing method for CAT may make for smoother flights. Boeing’s sensor aims a digital camera at the horizon and continuously analyzes sequential pictures to detect air density or temperature changes caused by CAT in the flight path.

Magnus Effect iCar Propelled by Paddle Wheels

Magnus Effect iCar Propelled by Paddle Wheels

The iCar concept design for a roadable plane uses the Magnus effect for creating lift, similar to the 921-V Flettner aircraft, which reportedly flew for a short time in 1926 before crashing. The iCar’s cylindrical wings are designed to get the vehicle airborne in 1,500 feet and provide it with a 200-mph cruise speed and 500-mile range, which you will likely be able to monitor on your iPad.

Self-Healing Planes Make Themselves New Again

Self-Healing Planes Make Themselves New Again

A new self-healing polymer from Carnegie Mellon University researchers could make aircraft cracks due to stress, exposure, and age a thing of the past. When cracks develop, the polymer fuses back together under UV light and structural components seem to magically repair themselves.

Fine-Tuning Traditional Combustion With Piezo Injectors

Fine-Tuning Traditional Combustion With Piezo Injectors

Some aviation innovations are strange or completely new and unexpected, but the piezo injectors for internal combustion engines are designed to improve the performance of more traditional aircraft engine designs. Piezo injectors control the combustion more uniformly in the engine, reducing emissions, giving higher engine torque, and improving fuel economy.

AeroInnovations aims to highlight developments that have potential to impact the future of aviation.  EAA does not necessarily endorse the ideas, products, services, or views contained therein.

HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERS: STRIPPING SHIELDED AUDIO WIRE
Hints for HomebuildersDick Koehler shows his technique for exposing the wires from the insulation and shielding when you are wiring up your audio connections such as headphones and microphones. Dick is a Technical Counselor for Chapter 186, an A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a SportAir Workshop instructor. Watch the video
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: JULIUS FISHER
Timeless Voices
Julius Fisher was a B-25 pilot with the 501st Bomb Squadron, 345th Bomb Group "Air Apaches" during World War II. He flew highly dangerous, low-level anti-shipping and tactical strike missions against Japanese military targets in the South Pacific including New Guinea, Biak, Leyte, the Philippines, and Luzon during the war. Watch the video
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14 fly-ins and events over the next two weekends in the EAA Events Calendar. Find one near you or add your event!

Q & A: I own an experimental 1994 RANS S7, on which I replaced the original Rotax 582 engine with a Rotax 912. After the FAA inspection, a 10-hour testing phase was required and a new set of operating limitations was issued. Can I sell the aircraft without completing the flight-test hours and have the new owner fly off the hours?

Answer: You may sell your aircraft without completing the 10-hour phase 1 testing and the new owner can fly them off provided the pilot has the appropriate pilot rating, is current, and has a current medical certificate (if required). Note: The current operating limitations indicate where flight testing must be done, so if the new owner intends to fly the aircraft out of the specified test area to another location, he/she must have a ferry permit issued by the local FSDO, then have the operating limitations amended regarding the flight test area at the new location by the FSDO in control of that area. Trailering the aircraft would negate the need for the ferry permit.

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To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail EAA Government Relations. For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail EAA Member Services.


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Using a mounted, remote control camera, EAA Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick captured an in-flight shot of Dave Scott in his Pitts S-1S over the Shawano Airport, Wisconsin. Read about Scott, who runs the country’s only full-time R/C aircraft flight school, in the February edition of Sport Aviation.

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CARTER PAV COMPLETES PHASE I FLIGHT-TESTING
Carter Aerospace Development LLC has completed the first phase of flight testing of their new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV). The PAV began flight testing in October 2010 with the goal of testing and refining the flight control systems for the aircraft. While the PAV only logged a few hours of flight time during Phase I, it completed multiple takeoffs and landings, including eight jump takeoffs. Much more extensive flight testing will take place during Phase II, when Carter will add the 45-foot wing section to the aircraft. With the wings added, Carter will begin expanding the flight envelope by transitioning the lift from the PAV's rotor to the wing. For more information, click here.

SPORTY’S INTRODUCES CHART APP FOR IPAD
Sporty's announced a new app that displays approach charts on the iPad. The Plates app allows pilots to carry every U.S. approach plate on the iPad and includes features such as Night View and favorites lists to reduce button pushing in the cockpit. A search function helps pilots find the right chart quickly, and the charts for each airport can be viewed in either a grid or list layout. For more information, click here.

DRE COMMUNICATIONS’ NEW PORTABLE STEREO INTERCOM
DRE Communications announced the release of its DRE-205e portable intercom. The unit is a complete redesign of the DRE model 201 and be used as a portable intercom or permanently installed in the panel. Accessory inputs allow the unit to be connected to a suite of other devices, including engine monitors, collision avoidance equipment, and other instruments with auditory alarms, such as stall warnings and altimeter alerts. For more information, click here.

ASA’S 2011 CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE
ASA announced the release of its 2011 catalog, the company’s primary tool to inform the aviation community of product descriptions, part numbers, and pricing for the complete product line. This product line consists of textbooks for pilots and aviation maintenance technicians, test preparation books and software, FAA handbooks, pilot supplies, flight simulation and tutorial software, eBooks, mobile device apps, and more. The full-color 2011 product showcase features several new products that are clearly marked throughout its 48 pages. To request a printed catalog or download a PDF version, click here.

AIRLINE TRAINING SOLUTIONS RECEIVES TWIN TECNAM
Representatives of Airline Training Solutions are celebrating the arrival of the first Tecnam P2006T light twin aircraft at their facility at Craig Airport (CRG) in Jacksonville, Florida. The company explained that it would use the twin-engine aircraft to finalize Airline Training Solutions’ training curriculum, including the ground school classes. Hayden Malone, program director for Airline Training Solutions, said, “While the overall flying qualities of the P2006T are critical to the success of our program, from an operational perspective, the airplane’s incredible fuel efficiency is paramount in keeping the cost of our program comparable to other schools.” For more information, contact Hayden at hmalone@maloneaircharter.com

TEMPEST ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR TBO WARRANTY
Tempest announced a five-year TBO warranty on its PowerFlite line of heavy-duty starter motors. The Tempest PowerFlite starter mounts directly to existing TCM engines and is available in both 12- and 24-volt configurations. Features include low current draw, aerospace quality brushes, field wound electric motor design, low internal friction and heat from the use of ball bearings, and no internal clutches or planetary gears. For more information, click here.

IPAD KNEEBOARD PRO AVAILABLE AT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
Aircraft Spruce now offers the iPad Kneeboard Pro, a device designed to hold the Apple iPad securely on your knee or lap in the cockpit. It is designed to accommodate all preferences for how you like to use it - both right- and left-handed, attached to the right or left leg, as a traditional kneeboard, or as a lap desk. For more information, click here and type “iPad Kneeboard Pro” into the product search box.

NEW SOURCE FOR ROTAX ENGINE SERVICE PROVIDERS
Rotax Flying & Safety Club has recently updated the RFSC Rotax iRMT (Independent Rotax Maintenance Technician) website. Over the past three years, the Rotax requirements of worldwide training of technicians to uniform standards has been led by RFSC Ltd. RFSC has now added a tool to its website to assist owners in locating technicians who can perform service, maintenance, and heavy maintenance work. In addition, the updated website offers contact information on the locations of more than 65 independent repair centers. For more information, click here.

PATTERSON AEROSALES INTRODUCES MW AIRCRAFT ENGINES
Patterson AeroSales now offers the MW B22 AeroPower series aircraft engines to the North American market. Manufactured by MetalWork SNC in northern Italy, the B22 AeroPower series was first introduced in 2003 as a lightweight engine choice for the light-sport aircraft market. Each engine in the series is a four-cylinder, horizontally opposed, water-cooled, 2.2-liter, with fuel injection and electronic ignition, and an integral gear drive. For more information, click here.

LINDBERGH FOUNDATION TO LEAD ‘AVIATION GREEN ALLIANCE’
During its presentation at the Wichita Aero Club luncheon, the Lindbergh Foundation announced the Aviation GreenTM Alliance ("AGA"), a new program that brings stakeholders together to address aviation's environmental challenges. According to Lindbergh Foundation Chairman Larry Williams, "The Aviation Green Alliance has been formed to support aviation-related companies and individuals committed to proactively addressing matters regarding aviation and the environment. With a stated mission that includes 'Encouraging solutions, acknowledging progress and communicating ideas,' the Aviation Green Alliance will create multiple platforms for members to share strategies, findings, progress, and ideas related to addressing aviation's environmental challenges." For more information, click here.

 
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