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ADS-B BOXES FROM DYNON AND FREEFLIGHT
If buyers lacked
choices in the ADS-B market a year ago, the reverse will likely be true
at AirVenture next week. Two companiesFreeFlight Systems and
Dynonhave just announced their own ADS-B entries and more may be
on the horizon, competing with recent products from Garmin, Sportys and
upgraded units from SkyRadar. The two new entries are both low-cost
remote-mount units. More...
EARNS QICP CERTIFICATION
ForeFlight, one of the pioneer
mobile app developers for pilots has earned Qualified Internet
Communication Provider (QICP) status from the FAA. According to ForeFlight the new status means that
Part 121 and Part 135 operators can use ForeFlight as their official
source for weather information. More...
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DETAILS RELEASED BY FOIA SUIT
In response to a Freedom of
Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the
FAA has released details about 125 certificates of authorization granted
to 18 entities that are using drone aircraft. EFF says the thousands of
pages of documents include "extensive details" about the specific drone
models in use, where they fly, how frequently they fly, and how long
they stay in the air. "There are still many unanswered questions about
the privacy implications of drones," said EFF. The group posted all the certificates on its website and asked
the "Internet community" to help them review the documents and advocate
for more transparency in regard to the use of drones for public
SOME FLIGHT STUDENTS ENTER U.S. ILLEGALLY
The U.S. Government
Accountability Office (GAO) Wednesday announced that at least a few
foreign students entered the country illegally, were not vetted by the
TSA, and were approved for flight training by the Alien Flight Student
Program (AFSP). In its report, the GAO concluded that "weaknesses exist"
in the specific strategies intended to diminish the potential terrorist
threat from general aviation aircraft. The GAO noted that the AFSP "is
not designed" to determine how a flight student entered the country and
that more than 25,000 foreign nationals applied for FAA airman
certificates (completed training) from 2006 to September 2011. Of those,
GAO says a known number may not have been vetted by the TSA, and at
least six flight students approved for training by AFSP have been
arrested by immigration authorities. More...
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HONORED FOR AVIATION CONTRIBUTIONS
Several individuals and
groups were honored recently by the annual Public Benefit Flying Awards,
which are bestowed by the National Aeronautic Association and the Air
Care Alliance. This year, the award for Outstanding Achievement in
Public Benefit Flying was given to Bob Showalter of Showalter Flying
Services, an FBO in Orlando, Fla., "for committed support of public
benefit flying organizations in times of national and international
crisis," including his efforts to support relief work following the
Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Irene. Lightspeed Aviation Foundation
was honored as a Champion of Public Benefit Flying, in recognition of
the company's work creating a support system to help groups involved in
public benefit flying. More...
Aircraft Spruce Is a Proud
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012!
Visit the Aircraft Spruce
booths at AirVenture in Oshkosh,
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Take advantage of some of your favorite products on sale, complimentary
UPS ground shipping on most orders, and Aircraft Spruce's helpful staff
to answer questions. Educational seminars on your favorite products will
be held Monday to Thursday in the Forum Pavilion. Don't forget to pick
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LIGHTS HELP PREVENT BIRD STRIKES
Aircraft lights make it
easier for birds to see and avoid aircraft, possibly helping to reduce
the risk of bird strikes, according to a report recently published in
the Journal of Applied Ecology. Scientists from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Indiana State University and Purdue University tested the
response of Canada geese to three remote-controlled aircraft -- one with
lights off, one with lights on, and one painted to resemble a bird of
prey. They found geese responded more quickly to avoid the aircraft with
its lights on. The research "could set the aviation industry on the
right track to developing lighting systems that will reduce the rate of
bird strikes," the report said. More...
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WEEK AT AIRVENTURE -- LOTS OF EVERYTHING
EAA AirVenture opens
in Oshkosh next Monday, and as usual, the show will overflow with
airplanes and events. The afternoon airshows feature all the top
aerobatic performers, and this year they'll be joined by a new act
appearing at Oshkosh for the first time -- Team RV, which calls itself
"the world's largest formation aerobatic team." The 12-ship team will
fly in honor of the 40th anniversary of the popular Van's homebuilt
design. The 12 airplanes create "a constant whirl of activity in the
aerobatic box," says the group, featuring "exciting rejoins, extended
trail chases, graceful aerobatics, and the team's signature
large-formation photo passes." But while visitors will have thousands of
airplanes to look at, one that will be missing is the Terrafugia
Transition prototype, which the company says is too busy with flight
testing to come to the show. More...
OF THE WEEK: AIRVENTURE PRIORITIES
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LOOKING FOR WEIGHT EXEMPTION FOR A5
ICON Aircraft has
asked the FAA for an exemption from the upper weight limit for
amphibious light sport aircraft to incorporate what it says are
important safety features in its A5 aircraft. The company says it needs
an additional 250 pounds above the current weight limit of 1430 pounds
to accommodate the extra wing and tail surface area, and attendant
structural components, to make the aircraft spin resistant. That's
roughly the equivalent of the weight of a Cessna 152. ICON announced
earlier this year that it had created a truly spin resistant design in
the A5 and is trying to convince the FAA that the safety improvement is
worth the extra weight for inclusion in the LSA category. "The potential
safety benefits of a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) for the S-LSA
category are extraordinary," ICON says in its submission to the FAA.
"SRA can dramatically reduce loss-of-control fatalities related to
inadvertent stall/spin entries. Stall/spin entries account for an
alarming 41 percent of all pilot-related fatalities." At last January's
Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., EAA President Rod Hightower announced
the FAA was considering allowing weight exemptions for LSAs for
safety-related equipment. More...
OKS $50 MILLION FOR HAWKER
Hawker Beechcraft announced on
Tuesday that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given them the go-ahead to
enter into exclusive negotiations with Superior Aviation Beijing Co. for
up to 45 days to hammer out a deal and keep the company afloat. The
action means that Superior can start to make payments to Hawker to
sustain the jet business, with $25 million expected by the end of this
week, and another $25 million within 30 days. The money "provides us
with funding to preserve jobs as we simultaneously negotiate a potential
transaction with Superior," said Hawker CEO Steve Miller. "At this
time," he said, "pursuing the potential transaction with Superior is in
the best interests of the company and its various stakeholders,
including our creditors, our employees, our suppliers and our
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OF THE WEEK: FLIGHTLEVEL NORWOOD (KOWD, NORWOOD,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Flightlevel at Norwood Memorial Airport
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The gentleman on duty was extremely helpful and efficient in
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our business and was there to do a great job. We give him an A+ in
customer service. Upon arriving for departure, everything was ready to
go. This is a great place for Boston-bound travelers who do not want to
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