Under the cloak of secrecy, Cirrus is getting set to discuss a
number of new features and upgrades to their top-of-the-line SR22
to new owners... who are about to find out that they're getting
more than they paid for. Customers are expected to be pleased to
find that Cirrus has responded to the opportunities afforded them
by a growing owner list that has been offering extensive feedback
about the SR22's design and operation, and allowing Cirrus to tweak
and upgrade the bird to extend the value and efficiency of the
aircraft. The changes reportedly affect "Cirrus' core values of
safety, quality, performance and innovation." The new version has
been dubbed "G2."
Jerome Lederer dedicated his life to making flight -- in all its
variations -- safer. Beginning in the pioneering days of air mail,
Lederer went on to help one air mail pilot -- Charles Lindbergh --
inspect the Spirit of St. Louis one day before Lucky Lindy made the
first transatlantic flight.
Lederer died Friday of heart failure in Laguna Hills (CA). He was
101 years old.
Texas pilot Mark Zeller woke up Sunday morning thinking it would
be a normal Sunday. Little did he know that he was in for the
surprise of his life — or that, as the winner of the grand
prize in AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes, he would become
the envy of some 400,000 other AOPA members.
For the fourth time in as many years, local, state and federal
officials, along with their counterparts from other countries, will
get together for the annual International Symposium on Aviation
Emergencies. This year's event will be held in Weehawken (NJ).