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CAP members arrive at Oshkosh to help with EAA AirVenture

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See the Antonov 124 cargo plane in action

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Ark. airports receive FAA grants

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Arkansas' Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport a $3.4 million grant for taxiw -More- Building on 40 Years of Autopilot Success. The S-TEC 3100 Digital Autopilot brings features such as automatic trim, envelope protection & alerting, straight & level recovery, indicated airspeed hold and much more. The S-TEC 3100 flies with ultimate precision using an already existing attitude source from an EFIS or the internal source in the S-TEC 3100. Learn more at GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS. ...

Lidar technology being used to track Kilauea volcano fallout

Lidar is being used by the US Geological Survey in Hawaii to track topographic changes and to find new cracks in areas surrou -More- AirVenture Special Attention AirVenture attendees! Buy select True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics products from participating dealers at AirVenture 2018 and get $50 - $500 cold, hard cash with every purchase. Visit www.oshcash.com for details. Learn more ...

Tiny robots could wend their way through aircraft engines

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Aviation Explorer takes first solo flight

Aviation Explorers Post 8000 club President Luke Douglas, 17, on Saturday completed his first solo flight at Kansas' Ottawa M -More- RELIABILITY TO KEEP YOU FLYING. PERFORMANCE TO MOVE YOU AHEAD. Your success depends on keeping your operations flying. That means you need more than the world's most trustworthy engines. You need service technology that's just as dependable, including proactive & preventive tools & data analysis to help you predict future maintenance issues now. PW.UTC.COM ...

CBP streamlining GA cross-border operations

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During an aircraft purchase, who pays for what?

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