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Volume 25, Number 34b
August 22, 2018
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Garmin Sues uAvionix Over ADS-B Patent (Updated)
AVweb Staff
Garmin has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Montana, where uAvionix is based, accusing that company of using Garmin’s patented ADS-B technology without permission. The products under dispute are the EchoUAT and skyBeacon, which are sold for the experimental market.
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The Limits Of Reality
Mary Grady
Military services are using VR tech to help train pilots and techs more effectively. How far this will go is anyone's guess, but one thing is certain: If human pilots haven't been replaced by machines a decade or two from now, machines will be doing the teaching.
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NASA Seeks Answers To Military Oxygen Issues
Mary Grady
Over the last five years, an increasing number of military jet pilots, from both the U.S. Navy and Air Force, have reported problems with the oxygen systems in their aircraft—and so far, solutions have proved elusive. This week, NASA said they have begun a series of flight tests that aim to better understand what is going on, so they can find a way to address the situation.
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The Pilot’s Lounge #137: Special VFR
Rick Durden
Our resident curmudgeon is in his 90s now and doesn’t make it out to the pilot’s lounge at the virtual airport as often as he used to. About five years ago, Old Hack abruptly sold the immaculate Piper Super Cruiser he had bought almost new and announced that was done flying as pilot in command.
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EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules
Jason Baker
Flight schools in Europe that focus on training private pilots now can operate under simplified rules released by the European Aviation Safety Agency last week.
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London-Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing
Kate O'Connor
A Gulfstream IV landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) on Tuesday afternoon after blowing two tires on takeoff from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB).
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Stratolaunch Unveils “Family” Of Launch Vehicles
Mary Grady
With their giant satellite-launching high-altitude plane now preparing for first flight, Stratolaunch announced on Monday they are developing “a new family of launch vehicles” that will begin regular service in 2020. The vehicles will launch from the airplane and carry satellites to orbit.
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Picture of the Week, August 16, 2018
Taken on our return trip from AirVenture 2018 from a 182Q. This was a momentary shadow on the lake that lasted for about 15 seconds. Taken with a cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S8+). Photo by Matthew Wing.
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Registration Open For GAMA Design Challenge
Mary Grady
High school classes in the U.S. can now sign up to compete in the 2019 Aviation Design Challenge, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has announced.
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Short Final: Nuclear Smoke
I was flying IFR in VMC between St. Petersburg and Orlando Executive. Central Florida TRACON (Orlando Approach) was vectoring non-commercial traffic over the top of Orlando International for an eventual turn to the north or continuation to the east. In my case, after passing over Orlando International, I would get a descending north turn followed by a northwest vector to intercept final approach for Runway 25 at Orlando Executive.
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