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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the former home of Paul and Audrey Poberezny in Oshkosh, WI and will make the home available to the EAA for tours and special events. The original stone farmhouse is over 100 years old and was Paul and Audrey's home from 1991 until his death in 2013. Located near Wittman Field, the 9 acre estate reflects the standards and culture the Pobereznys utilized in building the world's leading sport aviation organization, EAA, and the world's premier aviation event, AirVenture. This home hosted many of aviations leaders and icons, and countless aviation artifacts and photos representing the relationships and events that shaped Paul's remarkable life are on display throughout the home, providing insight into the lifetime passion and vision of one of aviation's greatest leaders. This is where Paul built airplanes, read about aviation history, and wrote countless letters and articles. As he often said, "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't say the word airplane".

Aircraft Spruce and the Irwin family have maintained a close relationship with the Poberezny family and EAA for over 50 years and is honored to have the opportunity to partner with the EAA to make this historic home available to EAA members and aviation enthusiasts in the years ahead. Contact EAA for details on visiting the Poberezny home beginning in the summer of 2017.

Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line is available at www.aircraftspruce.com. Request your complimentary copy of the company’s free 1100+ page catalog (available in print, CD, or PDF formats).

 

U.S. Navy Blue Angels include Oshkosh on their 2017 performance schedule

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 19, 2016) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

Those performers include aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites. In addition, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have reconfirmed that Oshkosh is on their 2017 schedule, with work continuing to bring their full performance to AirVenture for the first time. They will add to the one-of-a-kind aircraft and performances that are part of the popular daily shows. EAA AirVenture 2017 is the 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, scheduled for July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport.

“This is already an outstanding all-star air show lineup and we’re just getting started,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member benefits who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “We use the feedback collected each year to bring favorite performers back to Oshkosh, while adding exciting new acts, and air show attractions connected with particular aircraft, events, and anniversaries.”

Among the performers and aircraft already planning to appear at Oshkosh in 2017 are:

AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s)

Vicky Benzing (Stearman)

Jeff Boerboon/John Klatt Airshows (Sasquatch)

Bob Carlton (SubSonex JSX-2)

Kirby Chambliss (Edge 540)

Matt Chapman (Extra 300LX)

Class of ’45 (P-51/Corsair)

Kevin Coleman (Extra 330SC)

Kyle Franklin (Dracula)

Mike Goulian (Extra 330SC)

Rob Holland (MX-2)

Jerry Kerby (RV-8)

Greg Koontz (Xtreme Decathlon)

Sammy Mason (Pitts S-1S)

Paul McCowan (American flag skydiver)

Patriot Parachute Team (skydiving)

Jim Peitz (F-33C Bonanza)

Gene Soucy/Teresa Stokes (Showcat)

Bill Stein (Edge 540)

Skip Stewart (Prometheus)

Team Redline (RV)

Sean D. Tucker (Oracle Challenger III)

Patty Wagstaff (Extra 300LX)

Matt Younkin (Twin Beech)

Along with these early confirmations, many more exciting performers will be announced, including some not-seen-anywhere else performers and aircraft flying at Oshkosh. Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.

Garmin is pleased to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera family, offering several new accessories tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. VIRB Ultra 30 is a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. The VIRB Ultra 30 contains a suite of new features, including voice control, an intuitive LCD color touchscreen and one-touch live streaming. Built-in 3-axis stabilization and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products combine to provide pilots with a premier action camera tailored to capturing superior in-flight footage.

The VIRB Ultra 30 aviation in-cockpit bundle includes a stereo headset audio cable, so pilot-to-pilot communications and air traffic control transmissions may be embedded within the video. A prop filter is also provided to eliminate propeller distortion created while filming video in-flight or capturing high quality still photos. The VIRB Ultra 30 aviation in-cockpit bundle also includes a cage mount, which is the smallest and lightest way to mount VIRB Ultra inside the cockpit.

With G-Metrix™, VIRB Ultra utilizes internal sensors such as the high-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope to capture even more performance data. For example, pilots can review in-flight footage to see how many G’s were recorded during a flight maneuver and overlay the data overtop the video. In addition to G-Metrix data, VIRB Ultra is Connext-capable so aviation-specific data such as aircraft pitch, roll, lateral acceleration, turn rate and more can also be received from the G3X Touch flight display or Flight Stream 110/210/510 and overlaid within the video.

Cross-product compatibility with D2 Bravo, D2 Bravo Titanium, Garmin Pilot and the aera 660 aviation portable offers pilots even more functionality, which comes with the same reliability and superiority pilots trust with their Garmin avionics. VIRB Ultra also features the ability to connect to the GMA 350c and GMA 245 series audio panels via Bluetooth, which can embed audio overtop rich, high definition video, without the need for a headset cable.

The VIRB Ultra 30 also features Sensory TrulyHandsfree™ voice control so customers can speak several straightforward commands to the camera – even when utilizing the headset audio cable in the cockpit. Commands such as “OK Garmin, start recording,” or “Ok Garmin, remember that,” tag specific moments within the video so recordings can be effortlessly reviewed afterwards.

Once video is recorded, customers can take advantage of the free VIRB Mobile app, which can live-stream video footage and allow pilots to view, edit and share videos that automatically highlight the best moments in-flight. When connected, one-touch live streaming allows customers to easily share high-definition videos in real-time by streaming live to YouTube™. VIRB Edit desktop software is an easy-to-use editing program that allows customers to auto-create videos, add music, trim video clips and incorporate transitions to perfect in-flight video.

The VIRB Ultra 30 aviation in-cockpit bundle offers pilots a comprehensive package to takeoff and go flying with the most popular accessories used by pilots. This all-inclusive package is expected to be available next week for $499.99. For additional information, visit: www.garmin.com/aviation.

VIRB Ultra Aviation Bundle $499.99

    • VIRB Ultra action camera
    • Headset audio cable
    • Propeller filter1
    • Cage mount

1. The propeller filter is intended for in-cockpit use only. A propeller filter that can be used with the waterproof case is sold separately.

 

July 2015 -
I’ve always found the aviation community to be an exceptionally friendly and helpful one. Aviators go out of their way to help one another.

This community also reaches out beyond its borders to help those in need. I know that many of you reading this volunteer your time and airplane for various causes and groups.

Well, I have good news for you.

In 2013 UnitedHealth Group commissioned a national survey* of 3,351 adults and found that the overwhelming majority of participants reported feeling mentally and physically healthier after a volunteer experience.

Here are some of the findings:
76 percent of people who volunteered in the last 12 months said that volunteering has made them feel healthier;
94 percent of people who volunteered in the last 12 months said that volunteering improved their mood;
78 percent said that volunteering lowered their stress levels;
96 percent reported that volunteering enriched their sense of purpose in life;
and about 25 percent reported that their volunteer work helped them manage a chronic illness by keeping them active and taking their minds off of their own problems.

Isn’t it great to know that when you are helping others, you’re also helping yourself?

And now I have an additional volunteer opportunity for you. We are looking for volunteers to help out at our booth at AirVenture and to help represent PFA at other aviation shows throughout the year.

It’s a great way to help grow the association, while you get the opportunity to meet fellow Piper flyers and attend some fun aviation events.

We’re offering some incentives for those volunteers as well. I’ll post more details on our online forums, or call us at 800-493-7450 if you are interested in volunteering.

I hope we get a chance to see many of you at upcoming shows—and maybe a few of you will be on “our side” of the booth!

Blue skies,

Jennifer Dellenbusch

*Source: “Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study” by UnitedHealth Group. Available at http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/~/media/UHG/PDF/2013/UNH-Health-
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A series of free, 45-minute educational forums will give aircraft owners and pilots real-world tips to increase the performance and life of their piston aircraft engines, while lowering the cost of ownership, operation and maintenance.

Coppell, TX, (June 15, 2016) — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is partnering with Aircraft Specialties Services, CamGuard and RAM Aircraft to host a series of 18 educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2016.
“We are committed to finding ways to help make flying more affordable for our customers,” stated Scott Hayes, VP of Sales and Marketing, Superior Air Parts, Inc. “That is exactly what these forums are created to do. What pilots and owners will learn are proven procedures and insights that will help them reduce the cost of flying while extending their engine’s operational life and lowering maintenance costs.”
Superior’s Vice President of Product Support, Bill Ross, who has been an FAA A&P for over 30 years and who also recently earned an FAA Inspector’s Authorization (IA), will host the 2016 Forum Series.

The complete list of 2016 Forum Series presenters include:
Steven Boggess, Engine Production Manager, RAM Aircraft, LP.
Randy Bibb, Sales Manager, CamGuard
Ed Kollin, Technical Director, Aircraft Specialties Services
Randy Harris, General Manger, Aircraft Specialties Services

“These sessions are not about theory or opinions,” Ross said. “What we are going to deliver is proven information that the other presenters and I have gained over our various careers. These are practices and tips pilots can use every time they fly.”
The free, 45-minute Forum sessions will be held daily at the Superior Air Parts tent (#257), which is just north of the Bendix/King Hangar B. Forum times are 9:00, 11:00 and 12:30, Monday through Saturday.

Superior Air Parts and Industry Partners 2016 Oshkosh Forum Series subjects include:
• How we as pilots can make flying more affordable. Superior Air Parts.
Monday 9:30

• Engine health monitoring – Fly with confidence. Aircraft Specialties Services.
Monday 11:00; Friday 12:30

• Maximizing engine longevity. RAM Aircraft.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 12:30. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00

• Engine flight management for enhanced safety, reliability and efficiency.
Superior Air Parts. Tuesday 11:00

• Communicating with and choosing the right aviation mechanic. Superior Air Parts. Thursday 9:30

• Compression testing aircraft engines and maximizing cylinder life.
Superior Air Parts. Wednesday 11:00 and Saturday 12:30

• Superior Air Parts’ complete engine options for kit builders. Superior Air Parts. Friday 9:30

• CamGuard. Aircraft Specialties Services.
Tuesday 9:30; Wednesday 9:30; Thursday 12:30; Saturday 9:30

For more information and complete forum schedule, visit: www. http://superiorairparts.com/about-us/event/oshkoshforums2016/

A series of free, 45-minute educational forums will give aircraft owners and pilots real-world tips to increase the performance and life of their piston aircraft engines, while lowering the cost of ownership, operation and maintenance.

Coppell, TX, (June 15, 2016) — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is partnering with Aircraft Specialties Services, CamGuard and RAM Aircraft to host a series of 18 educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2016.
“We are committed to finding ways to help make flying more affordable for our customers,” stated Scott Hayes, VP of Sales and Marketing, Superior Air Parts, Inc. “That is exactly what these forums are created to do. What pilots and owners will learn are proven procedures and insights that will help them reduce the cost of flying while extending their engine’s operational life and lowering maintenance costs.”
Superior’s Vice President of Product Support, Bill Ross, who has been an FAA A&P for over 30 years and who also recently earned an FAA Inspector’s Authorization (IA), will host the 2016 Forum Series.

The complete list of 2016 Forum Series presenters include:
Steven Boggess, Engine Production Manager, RAM Aircraft, LP.
Randy Bibb, Sales Manager, CamGuard
Ed Kollin, Technical Director, Aircraft Specialties Services
Randy Harris, General Manger, Aircraft Specialties Services

“These sessions are not about theory or opinions,” Ross said. “What we are going to deliver is proven information that the other presenters and I have gained over our various careers. These are practices and tips pilots can use every time they fly.”
The free, 45-minute Forum sessions will be held daily at the Superior Air Parts tent (#257), which is just north of the Bendix/King Hangar B. Forum times are 9:00, 11:00 and 12:30, Monday through Saturday.

Superior Air Parts and Industry Partners 2016 Oshkosh Forum Series subjects include:
• How we as pilots can make flying more affordable. Superior Air Parts.
Monday 9:30

• Engine health monitoring – Fly with confidence. Aircraft Specialties Services.
Monday 11:00; Friday 12:30

• Maximizing engine longevity. RAM Aircraft.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 12:30. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00

• Engine flight management for enhanced safety, reliability and efficiency.
Superior Air Parts. Tuesday 11:00

• Communicating with and choosing the right aviation mechanic. Superior Air Parts. Thursday 9:30

• Compression testing aircraft engines and maximizing cylinder life.
Superior Air Parts. Wednesday 11:00 and Saturday 12:30

• Superior Air Parts’ complete engine options for kit builders. Superior Air Parts. Friday 9:30

• CamGuard. Aircraft Specialties Services.
Tuesday 9:30; Wednesday 9:30; Thursday 12:30; Saturday 9:30

For more information and complete forum schedule, visit: www. http://superiorairparts.com/about-us/event/oshkoshforums2016/

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