Thu, Jul 31, 2008
It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only
recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing
in time for Oshkosh.
But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on
Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by
the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet
Cessna is displaying the first production-spec 162 SkyCatcher at
Oshkosh this week. Aero TV caught up with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton
for an update.
Another major development program is the Columbus, the company's
newest and largest variant of the Citation business jet line.
The first two days at Oshkosh are always focused on new product
announcements. By mid-week, the rush subsides, and there's time to
look more closely at all the amazing aircraft, and talk to their
One of those planes is Quick Silver, a P51-D Mustang restored using
parts from over 200 different P51s. Bill Yoak is Quick Silver's
The Chinese CJ-6 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
AirVenture may be the only event where you could gather this many
in one place.
The Harrier jump jet is an all-time
favorite at Oshkosh. Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot
for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call
Highlights tomorrow will include the US Air Force F-22 Raptor,
and EAA's celebration of the 30-thousandth FAA-registered homebuilt
aircraft. Join us tomorrow, for the next edition of the Aero-TV
Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
FMI: www.aero-tv.net, www.eaa.org
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