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Farnborough 2010 Preview. FlightBlogger’s Jon Ostrower and Mary Kirby will team up once again to anchor Flightglobal’s social media coverage of the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. They have also put together a quick video overview of next week’s show plus Jon noted in a post on his site the latest happenings in the aviation industry.

Oshkosh Countdown: Planned Highlights of Air Venture 2010. In addition, the Nuts About Southwest blog has a post noting some of the planned highlights for Air Venture 2010.

Edith Cook Remembered. Meanwhile the Winged Victory Women in Aviation Webzine has noted that the BBC on July 15 had a special about Edith Maud Cook entitled Remembering Britain’s first female pilot. Edith Cook was originally from Ipswich and died following a parachuting accident in 1910.

AOPA Sports Bag Now Available. On a different note, General Aviation has noted that Sporty’s is offering the AOPA’s Sport Bag. The duffel bag measures 24 inches wide and 11 inches deep and features vented side pockets, cleats on the bottom, double-stitched seams, spacious inner compartment with a U-shaped top zippers, mesh pockets on each end and two front pockets. Its available from or for US$29.95.

New Aviation Watches. In addition, General Aviation News has noted that Christopher Ward has recently unveiled two new aviation watches, the C5 Malvern Aviator Mk II and the C8 Pilot Mk II. Both watches were inspired by the iconic B-Uhr watches used by the Luftwaffe in the late 1930s and then later on by the RAF. All watches come with a 60-day return policy and a 60-month warranty and more information about both of them is available from

Battle of Britain Watch Premieres. On a similar note, the RAF has commissioned watchmaker Christopher Ward to create a watch to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain. Production of the watch will be limited to 1,940 pieces worldwide with 5% of the retail value of every watch sold being contributed to the RAF Benevolent Fund. For more information, visit

Serengeti Offers Pilot Sunglasses. Meanwhile, Serengeti is now offering seven sunglasses models featuring Drivers Gradient lenses that are perfect for pilots. According Dani LaGace, Serengeti director of eyewear, the pilot sunglasses offer “the unique combination of protection from the sun, relief from harsh light, with a clear view of the instrument panel makes the Drivers gradient lens perfect for pilots and drivers alike.” For more information, visit

Disposable Refueling Mat to Protects Airplanes. If you are looking for a way to protect aircraft surfaces from hose and nozzle damage as well as catch fuel overages, check out the Chadd Padd – a reusable, over-wing refueling mat that can soak up to 11 oz. of petroleum products. A box of 18 Chadd Padds retails for US$29.95 and wholesale quantities are also available. For more information, visit

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