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Moving Up To The Lightspeed Zulu PFX Headset For Comfort & Enhanced Functionality

by Dave Weiman Thirty-five years ago when Peggy and I bought our first airplane – a 1946 Cessna 140 – we bought two Dave Clark 10-40 headsets, and they served us well. A few years later, we had two children, … Continue reading

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Drones/Unmanned Aircraft (UAS)/Model Aircraft

by Rick Braunig, AvRep Every pilot should know that drones are being flown in the United States. LeSueur County is flying them at 600 feet, Excel Energy has a Certificate of Authority (COA) to fly their power lines, Burlington Northern … Continue reading

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Safe Operating Practices A Must For Drone Operators

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Drones are everywhere today! Many of you know someone who has one, or have heard of an interesting way in which an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is planning to be used. … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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Swiss Explorers Launch Solar-Powered Aircraft For Flight Around The World

ABU DHABI – Aviation adventurers, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, began their attempt to fly the solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), around the world, March 9, 2015, from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Capable of flying over oceans for … Continue reading

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Momentum Acquires Carpenter Avionics

SMYRNA, TENN. – Momentum Aviation Holdings, Inc. has acquired Carpenter Avionics, Inc, located at Smyrna Rutherford County Airport (KMQY) in Nashville. Carpenter General Manager John DenDekker will continue in that role, but will report to Mark Lee, President of Momentum … Continue reading

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Peak Is Peak, Other Temperatures Are Cooler!

In the feature article entitled “Not Flying Blind Anymore!” (Midwest Flyer Magazine, August/September 2014, page 26) which describes one pilot’s experience in using an Insight Avionics G4 Graphic Engine Monitor, there needs to be a correction pertaining to Exhaust Gas … Continue reading

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Not Flying Blind Anymore!

by Dave Weiman EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this article was originally published in the August/September 2014 issue, it has been amended.  See amendment at the end of this article. During the summer of 1981, a radical new instrument appeared in the Bonanza’s … Continue reading

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Mid-Continent Instruments & Avionics Adds Part 23 AML STC For MD302 Standby Attitude Module

WICHITA, KAN. – Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has announced that the FAA has granted a Part 23 Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®). SAM is the first 2-inch, entirely self-contained, solid-state … Continue reading

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General Observations of AirVenture 2013

“Oh my gosh, how’d they do that?” by Harold Green This year EAA AirVenture, July 29 thru August 4, 2013, provided an opportunity to consider the impact of this event on General Aviation. I spent most of my two days … Continue reading

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