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McClellan's 'Left Seat' Blog to Focus on EAA's Pilot Community, Promote Reader Interaction

Blog sponsored by Aspen Avionics now available at www.macsblog.com

 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Jan. 11, 2011) —Insight from J. Mac McClellan, former editor-in-chief of FLYING Magazine and one of aviation’s most-respected journalists, is now available online for all aviation enthusiasts to enjoy through his “Left Seat” blog, sponsored by Aspen Avionics, at www.macsblog.com.

McClellan’s blog postings will focus on EAA’s pilot community and encompass flying experiences, flying techniques, weather, technology, and aircraft ownership. Selected blog entries will be featured each week in EAA’s e-Hotline newsletter.

McClellan, an extremely active general aviation pilot, joined EAA in October as a contributor, with his monthly “Left Seat” column debuting in the November 2010 issue of Sport Aviation. His writings interest all readers, including those EAA members and aviation enthusiasts who fly more complex aircraft for personal and business transportation.

“Thanks to the generous support of Aspen Avionics, EAA members will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals on topics and issues important to them,” said Rod Hightower, EAA president. “Aspen’s continued commitment to fostering an informed aviation community helps EAA better serve all aviation enthusiasts.”

Comments on McClellan’s posts are encouraged and readers can sign up to have each new blog entry automatically delivered to their e-mail inbox.

“After Mac’s readers have enjoyed his latest blog entry, we invite them to click on Aspen’s banner and visit our Customer Gallery. There they will find unedited comments about dozens of customer installations in all kinds of airplanes along with panel photos too,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics president.

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits — and budgets. Its products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. Aspen products are designed to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own. For more information on the Aspen product line, visit www.aspenavionics.com.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Image of J. Mac McClellan is available at EAA’s FTP website:
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