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Industry Round-up, May 17, 2019

AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on an STC for a King Air autothrottle, FAA-PMA approval for Nicrocraft Cirrus SR22 heat exchanger and muffler, discounts for certain FlightSimExpo attendees and a simulator sponsorship for US Aviation Academy. It also uncovered announcements of a new owner for Ft. Langley Air, a sales director appointment at DAES, a partnership to build sustainable landing spots and new flight playback software at Ryanair.

Podcast: The Millionaires’ Unit Documentary

The Humanus Documentary Films Foundation recently premiered the museum cut of their World War I aviation film, The Millionaires Unit, at the New-York Historical Society in New York City. The documentary follows a group of Yale undergraduates who helped found the U.S. Navys air arm on the eve of WWI. In this podcast, filmmakers Ron King and Darroch Greer discuss the Millionaires Unit, the making of the documentary and other aviation projects from Humanus.

Documentary: The Early Days Of Air Combat

In spite of its relative youth, aviation history is full of stories worth remembering; stories that brought us to where we are today and continue to provide valuable lessons, insight and inspiration for current and future aviators. One of the organizations working to preserve these stories is the Humanus Documentary Films Foundation, which recently premiered the museum cut of their World War I aviation film, The Millionaires Unit, at the New-York Historical Society in New York City.

AirVenture 2019 NOTAM Posted

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced that the AirVenture Oshkosh Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for the organizations annual fly-in convention taking place July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is now available.

Collings F6F Hellcat To Appear At Oshkosh

Newly restored to its original condition, the Collings Foundations Grumman F6F will make an appearance at AirVenture this year, EAA has announced. Previously shown at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and then the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the Grumman has been the subject of a three-year restoration on behalf of Collings at American Aero Services in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
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What’s New In Electric Airplanes?

At Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April, one full exhibition hall was loaded with electric airplanes and related technology. In this week's AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli takes a look at...

Industry Round-up, May 3, 2019

This week, AVwebs news roundup uncovered reports on a new investment in Southern Airways, an operational expansion for Airstream Jets, the launch of a flight training academy and a successful aviation safety event in the U.K.

P-51 Tribute To Bud Anderson At AirVenture

AirVenture is amplifying its fighter theme for the 2019 show by including a call for all flyable P-51s to pay tribute to one of the types most honored pilots.

EAA B-25 Flies Again After Two Decades

EAAs historic World War II-era North American B-25H Mitchell bomber, Berlin Express, made its first flight in approximately twenty years last Saturday after a restoration that took thousands of man-hours and nearly four and a half years. The project began with the goal of making primarily cosmetic improvements to the aircraft and evolved into a mission to restore the B-25 to fully airworthy condition.

AOPA Offering New Fly-In Workshops

AOPA will be celebrating its 80th anniversary at its upcoming Frederick, Maryland, fly-in with a fly-over by the D-Day Squadron, a drone show and some new educational offerings for attendees. The fly-in, which will take place on May 10-11 at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK), will kick off a series of paid ground school workshops that will be appearing at all of AOPAs fly-ins this year.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

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