Now... here's a guy who loves to fly... all over the world! Marc
Aurel Lehman took delivery of his DA40XL at Diamond's London,
Ontario facility last summer. Currently, he is back in London for
some scheduled maintenance and upgrade of his G1000 with GARMIN's
new SVT (Synthetic Vision Technology).
Cirrus Design is now offering simulator training for their new
Perspective avionics installation on SR22s. Frasca International
has upgraded their existing Frasca Cirrus Flight Training Device
(FTD) with new Perspective avionics from Garmin. The device was
installed this month and is up and running at the Cirrus
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
has announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be
returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has
established an Environment Committee to represent the general
aviation (GA) manufacturing industry's environmental policy and
coordinate with other aerospace industry stakeholders and
Cessna is scarfing up big bucks North of the Border at the 47th
annual Canadian Business Aviation Association convention and trade
show, an order from Execaire for nine Citations. The order consists
of four Citation Mustangs, three Citation Sovereigns, and two
Citations XLS+ aircraft.
NASA celebrates this year's 50th anniversary with the creation
of an educational card game, "You've Been Sentenced! - NASA 50th
Anniversary Special Edition." NASA and McNeill Designs for Brighter
Minds formed a partnership in April of 2008 to create the game,
which bears a few similarities to Scrabble.
Walter E. Lees, Pioneer Pilot, soloed in 1912 and continued in
aviation until 1945. He flew approximately 12,000 hours and handled
over 60 different types of aircraft. In 1931, he set a
non-refueling endurance record in a Packard-Diesel powered Bellanca
which stood until 1986.
An angular offset of the localizer from the runway extended
center line, in a direction away from the no transgression zone
(NTZ) that increases the normal operating zone (NOZ) width. An
offset requires a 50-foot increase in the decision height (DH) and
is not authorized for CAT II and CAT III approaches.
"There is plenty of work to be done between now and
first flight, but with every step forward we grow more and more
Source: Pat Shanahan, vice president and
general manager of the 787 program, following Boeing's
completion of the 'Power On' sequence for the first 787
Dreamliner, marking the completion of the next major milestone on
the path to first flight later this year.'Power On' is a complex
series of tasks and tests that bring electrical power onto the
airplane and begin to exercise the use of the electrical systems.
The 787 is a more-electric airplane with the pneumatic, or bleed
air, system being totally replaced by electronics.