AES/V Aircraft Engines Steps Up As Lead Sponsor For ANN's
2005 Special AirVenture Coverage
ANN has been onsite in
Oshkosh, WI, for several days already preparing for what we hope
will be the best "Big O" in recent memory.
ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, arrived late Monday and
started getting our command center (a large portable office
building) positioned, got the electrical system installed and
(miracle of miracles) has gotten our computer system and high speed
access set-up so the BIGGEST (and some say, weirdest...) crew ANN
has EVER fielded for this event can do it's stuff with the
advantage of immediate access to great facilities and a
professional place to work in cool comfort.
We've already started filing early reports right from Wittman
Field, and look forward to giving you the straight skinny on what
excitement you might expect over the next few weeks.
It's going to be our
most extensive and impressive effort, to date... and our most
expensive. As a result, we're pleased to start filling you in on
the ten companies who stepped up to the plate to help us make sure
that the aviation world benefited from the expert coverage that
only ANN can provide, 24/7, every day of this year's
Tonight, and over the next few nights, we'll fill you in on who
made this effort possible and start off tonight's announcements
with the unveiling of the LEAD SPONSOR (Drum Roll, Please)...
AES/V Aircraft Engines.
We've been blown away by the new V300T Aero-V6... unaware that
any powerplant with pistons could run as smoothly or as quietly as
the prototype is ALREADY doing. We've never flown anything smoother
that wasn't burning jet fuel... and were particularly impressed by
the unusually fuel economy of this powerful engine.
ANN's Jim Campbell noted that, "Initial fuel readings were an
eye opener... with a solid 75% percent of rated power in use, the
Super Rebel was consuming 11.0-11.2 GPH... if these numbers hold
(with truly equivalent power to other 300 HP mills), this kind of
consumption is going to win some new friends... especially when
gassing up from the much cheaper MoGas pump (and by the way, you
CAN mix and match MoGas and AvGas in the same tanks... no
The VAircraft Engines display is located in Oshkosh
booths 273, 274
Stay tuned to ANN to get the inside details as more information
become available. Take my word for it... this is an engine program
that you're going to be hearing A LOT about over the next few years
and represents the biggest excitement to hit piston engine
development in over a decade. Hence, we are SO pleased to welcome
AES/V Aircraft Engines as ANN's Lead Sponsor for
our 2005 Coverage of the EAA AirVenture Fly-In.
Please support our generous sponsors as they support our efforts
to keep you up to date on one of the aviation world's most exciting