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Donaldson shows off filters for general aviation community at AirVenture

July 25, 2012, 12:53 pm

Donaldson Company's aviation unit is featuring its dry synthetic media engine intake filters for the general aviation community at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 23 to 29.

“Donaldson understands the needs of general aviation aircraft and offers the world’s most effective and economical engine filters for the most popular private airplanes flying today,” said Sheila Peyraud, worldwide general manager of Donaldson Aerospace & Defense. “Synthetic dry media filters provide consistently superior engine protection with at least a 98.5 percent efficiency rate, a key factor in controlling operational costs.”

The company's technical experts will be on hand at the exhibit to answer questions and discuss products. They will provide advice on installing the filters, flight safety and how to properly maintain an engine to maximize its life and performance.

The company said that reliable filtration is crucial to the general aviation community, because even a tablespoon of dirt infiltrating the engine cylinders could cause damage to the aircraft that would require an overhaul. The life of the Donaldson filters is up to 500 flight hours or three years. They are easy to install and maintain, and can be cleaned up to five times before they need to be replaced.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and EAA will also have a booth set up at AirVenture to rally support to reduce the burden of the third class medical.

The request looks to allow pilots to fly recreationally by completing an online medical awareness course, undergoing a self-assessment the night before every flight and using their driver's license instead of undergoing a third class medical.

The Oshkosh AOPA booth will allow event-goers to ask industry experts about information and the importance of pilot life insurance. Participants are encouraged to ask for information on how to get an Oshkosh Coverage Kit.

Along with the AirVenture booth, the association will feature its FlyQ, a new suite of digital flight planning products for the general aviation community that provides flight planning and other pertinent information on a computer, iPhone or iPad. The suite offers safety quizzes and provides information on what else the AOPA is doing for the aviation community. Participants can also enter daily drawings for a chance to win Aircraft Spruce gift cards.

The association also provides information for prospective pilots at their Flight Training Center or Redbird Flight Simulations FMX full-motion flight simulator.

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