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A Cirrus SR22 plane piloted by aviation legend Dick Rutan and powered by Engineered Propulsion Systems’ Graflight V-8 diesel engine takes to the California skies over the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif., on May 2, in the engine’s first test flight. (Submitted photo)

Getting off the ground: EPS aviation engine completes historic first flight

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After first forming Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) in 2006, and researching, engineering, building and perfecting their Graflight V-8 diesel aviation engine, company founders Michael Fuchs and Steven Weinzierl can now confidently say they have gotten their venture off the ground.


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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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