CIRRUS Design has had a good week at Oshkosh... but took a
little time to look back as the 'first-ever CIRRUS aircraft' - the
kit-built VK30 - was inducted into the Experimental Aircraft
Association's AirVenture museum.
We flew a series of landings… Full-flap, no-flap and SFOs
(simulated flame-outs). A standard landing differs little from one
of my favorite airplanes… the Aztec. With 90-100 knots in
the bank, the pitch attitude on final is fairly nose-down,
providing a very good view of your touch-down zone.
By Rob Finfrock
Epic Aircraft has their motor home located outside the "D"
hangar, away from the big boys. Dr. Vasha Toirda, the CEO of Epic's
partner company Tbilisi Aviation Machine of the Republic of
Georgia, had his young granddaughter in attendance at Wednesday's
press breakfast of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and OJ.
We're pleased to announce that Diamond Aircraft is one of the
MAJOR Sponsors that have made our coverage of Oshkosh 2005
possible, and if you're on your way to Wittman Field, you have to
stop by and give them a gander... especially now that BOTH the
Diesel and Lycoming DA42 IS HERE... and it's even prettier, in
person, than the pictures suggest.
In all the excitement that has been Oshkosh this week, ANN notes
that a new company has been born. Sir Richard Branson and Burt
Rutan have announced their signing of an agreement to form a new
aerospace production company to build a fleet of commercial
sub-orbital spaceships and launch aircraft.
Frasca International has received orders for four new Mentor
devices. Two of the devices have been delivered, one to Garmin, the
manufacturer of G1000 integrated avionics and one to Avidyne,
makers of Entegra integrated avionics. Additional devices will go
to Vectair, a charter service operating out of Tunica Airport in MS
and Utah Valley State College, Orem.
By John Dorcey
I consider myself to be pretty well heeled in aviation history
and while I freely admit that I am not aware of every aircraft ever
made, this one was a real surprise… and a real find. The
Kreutzer Model K-5, 'Air Coach' is today's Plane of the Day. Never
heard of Kreutzer before? Good, that makes at least two of us.
Aside from being home to the EAA and its annual celebration of
all things flight-related, Wisconsin has also been the home to
several aviation pioneers, each of whom had meaningful impacts on
the early days of modern flight.
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Two crewmembers were injured Friday when a US military AH-64
Apache helicopter crashed today during a training mission on a
range near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command
Afghanistan officials reported.
AD NUMBER: 2005-15-14
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-14
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
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