ANN REALTIME REPORTING 1400 EDT: Aero-News has learned there is
one confirmed dead in an accident on the ground at Wittman Field
Sunday afternoon, where a TBM Avenger taxiied into an RV aircraft
stopped ahead of it on the taxiway.
So here it is, 0750 local and the wind has been lashing us and
the rain is blowing semi-horizontally and the sky is occasionally
lit by flashes and accompanied by ominous rumbling sounds. Here at
the house it's VV, but at the airfield they're reporting 500 feet
visibility. Even the ducks are on the ground right now,
although the forecast is positive.
Officials report six people were lost Saturday afternoon when a
DeHavilland Twin Otter turboprop carrying skydivers went down in a
residential area shortly after takeoff from Sullivan Regional
Airport, near St. Louis, MO.
ANN Announces Our 2006 AirVenture Special Coverage LEAD
Sponsor: REV Aircraft Engines
We've spent a lot of time telling you these past few months
about how much our coverage of AirVenture 2006 is gonna ROCK... and
we've already shown you some of the neat features we've unveiled
just for this year's aeronautical bacchanal at Wittman Field. Truth
is, though... we couldn't do ANY of it without the VERY generous
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Piper Helps Bring ANN's
Special Coverage of AirVenture 2006 To YOU!
AirVenture Main Aircraft Display Area 72-75,
From Cubs to Meridians... Piper may not build as
many planes as some of the other boys, but boy, do they make each
and every aircraft they build their own. From the Arrow-inspired
Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the Seminole and Aztec
twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp, and even easier to
find pilots simply raving about their planes.
First Av Company To Kick In Cash To Support Mentoring
What if each and every pilot currently flying today, introduced
one new person to the experience... and then continued to offer
their support and encouragement as that pilot went on to earn his
or her license?
It is a dream flight of "firsts"; the first diesel-powered
aircraft to fly around the world, a Diamond DA42 Twin Star; the
first Scandinavian team to fly around the world in a light
aircraft; the first flight whose main sponsor was a
technology-leading hearing instrument manufacturer.
Come See The Cessna LSA
POC, And The New
Citation Mustang At Main Aircraft Display Area 143-156
ANN has had amazing good luck in attracting the
attention and support of some of the best companies in the aviation
business. Few of them, however, can hope to equal the stature and
longevity of Cessna Aircraft.
ANN Announces One Of Our Favorite 2006 AirVenture Special
Coverage Major Sponsors: Cirrus Design
What else is there to say... we want a turbo SR22 BAD (and not
simply for the off chance of getting to see SR22 owner Angelina
Jolie at the next COPA gathering.) It's not surprising that the
combination of a turbocharger... and a hot new Hartzell prop...
makes a wonderful aircraft even more so.
Eclipse Joins ANN's Team of Elite Oshkosh Special Coverage
The Eclipse 500 VLJ started the very-light-jet movement that
dominates industry talk today. Six years ago Eclipse Aviation made
its first appearance at AirVenture Oshkosh proclaiming its "New Way
to Fly" campaign.
See Avidyne at Oshkosh Booths 2098-2101, Hgr
First appearing on the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Avidyne's Entegra
LCD panels quickly set the standard by which all other glass
cockpits are judged. This is some classy glass, folks... featuring
large displays with SHARP text and graphics, and more options than
even Jim can fiddle with on a long cross-country.
"Imagine where we could take general aviation if each
one of us who flies found just one more pilot to take to the skies.
In a few short years, we could double the number of pilots -- to
more than one million. We would all benefit with lower costs and
greater clout when it counts."
Source: AOPA's Project Pilot spokesman Erik
Who Loves Ya, Baby? Obviously, These Companies Do...
Among our august roster of exemplary
sponsors, ANN is pleased to draw your attention to two more of
the really COOL companies that help make it possible for us to
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