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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

October 2010 Readback

Sport Pilots In The Bahamas!

Smart Cub
American Legend Aircraft Company completed the first customer delivery of a Garmin G3X-equipped Legend Smart Cub. It was delivered to Rick Brown, a pilot who‘s based at Falmouth Airpark, the only residential airpark in Massachusetts. “The marriage of a great airplane with all the capability of the G3X results in an airplane that’s really fun to fly and very capable in lots of situations and flight conditions,” said Brown. Visit

Power Flow On Husky
Aviat Aircraft has begun producing 180 hp Huskys with the Power Flow Tuned Exhaust System as optional equipment. Aviat President Stu Horn said, “The benefits to Husky owners are undeniable: lower fuel burn, improved rate of climb, shorter takeoff roll and improved cabin heat.” Aviat expects to add the tuned exhaust systems to the 200 hp and 160 hp models soon. The new system for the 180 hp model is also available at Aviat as a retrofit to existing Huskys. Visit and

Icon Selects Liberty
Icon Aircraft has selected Liberty Aerospace, Inc., to build primary structures and components for its A5 LSA. “At Icon, we do our homework to ensure we get to great solutions—and this is just another example,” commented Icon CEO Kirk Hawkins. “Partnering with established suppliers will allow Icon to not only reach production sooner, but also accelerate the production ramp to meet the impressive demand we’re seeing for the A5.” Icon will receive major composite structural assemblies from Liberty and will control all system installation, final assembly, finishing and testing prior to delivery. Aircraft production will be at Icon’s facilities in Southern California.

DC-3 Reunion
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Douglas DC-3, and it was celebrated with a fly-in of 28 DC-3s, C-47s and DC-2s at Whiteside County Airport, in Rock Falls, Ill. On Monday, July 26, a record-setting mass formation flew from Rock Falls to EAA AirVenture. “We had a resounding success,” said Dan Gryder, the event organizer. “We want to thank everyone that volunteered their time, energy and airplanes to make this event such a true celebration of the people who created and flew the Douglas DC-3.” Visit

Jepp Plates For iPad
Jeppesen introduced the Jeppesen Mobile TC terminal chart application, designed for searching and viewing terminal charts on the iPad. “We listened and responded to high customer demand for delivery of Jeppesen’s terminal charts through Apple’s iPad,” said Tim Huegel of Jeppesen Aviation. “Our new iPad application is designed for a very specific purpose, namely for searching and viewing terminal charts. However, the cross-market appeal of this technology will lead to further development of Jeppesen services available for the iPad in the near future.” Visit

Win A Citation Lesson
Jeffrey Robert Moss, 2010 National Flight Instructor of the Year, is offering a day of personal flight training in a Cessna Citation Mustang jet as the Grand Prize in the Fly a Mustang with MossY Sweepstakes. “Being selected from my talented CFI peers to win the 2010 Flight Instructor of the Year award is a distinct and humbling honor,” said Moss. “I want to ‘give back’ some of that support to one of America’s more than 200,000 GA pilots.” The contest runs through November 15, 2010. Submit entries at


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