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If you have comments, questions or suggestions regarding the FAA’s recent Emergency Airworthiness Directive now in effect for hundreds of Lycoming engines, the FAA is ready to hear from you. The AD, which was published on Aug. 10 and officially took effect Aug. 15, went straight to Final Rule, meaning there was no prior public discussion. But aircraft owners and other interested parties still are welcome to weigh in. “We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule,” the FAA says. Read More
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Lisa Aeronautics has started flying the second-generation prototype of its sleek Akoya, a multi-surface, would-be LSA. The Akoya is designed to take off and land on runways, water or snow. The most visible change to the new airplane, PS1—for Pre-Series 1, replacing the Pre-Series 0 aircraft—is in the seafoils, which are two canard-like wings extending downward near the cockpit for water stability. Read More
The aviation event that was the eclipse of Aug. 21 appears to have gone off with barely a hitch and so far our inexhaustive search for mayhem has found but one relatively minor incident possibly related to eclipse flights. Read More
Pilots from across the West Coast flocked to central Oregon Monday to watch the first solar eclipse to cross the continental United States since 1979. At Albany Municipal Airport, the approximately 50 aircraft normally based there were joined by roughly 65 more, from single-seat homebuilts to big piston twins. The local FBO, Infinite Air Center, was perhaps over-prepared. Read More
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My daughter and I flew back from AirVenture on the last day of the show.  While flying over eastern Iowa and monitoring 122.80 we heard the following conversation that we assumed was between a couple of crop dusters ... Pilot 1: "Hey XXX did you make it to Oshkosh this year?” ... Pilot 2: "Yeah, we got over there on Tuesday.  The weather was perfect!” ... Pilot 1: "Yeah, I was talking to YYY and he said he “had so much fun there that if he died and went to heaven it would be a lateral move!" Read More
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The SF50 Vision Jet does just what Cirrus says it would. Buyers, I'm sure, will swoon. But what's next? Read More
L3 Avionics continues to advance its Lynx NGT9000 multifunction ADS-B transponder. In addition to ADS-B weather and traffic, the new software enables display of Stormscope lightning data, enhanced traffic surveillance and terrain alerting. Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano went flying with the system, along with L3's Todd Scholten and Jessica Power, in the L3 company airplane for this product demonstration video. Read More
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Who doesn't like a nice sunset? We get lots of sunset pictures and while we use some, you won't find any getting a coveted AVweb hat. Just so you know, we like pictures of airplanes and Tim Austin got a beauty at AirVenture with this one. Thanks, Tim. Read More
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