Continuing its major product announcements Sunday at AirVenture
2006, Garmin filled ANN in on its new G900X avionics suite, which
will be available on a number of leading homebuilt aircraft
-- including Lancair's IV/IV-P and ES/ES-P, and Van's RV-10,
RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A.
Garmin is making BIG waves at AirVenture 2006... and Sunday, the
company announced its G1000 integrated avionics suite will be
available on Beechcraft's King Air C90 as a retrofit package. This
is the first time the G1000 will be available for retrofit.
"To understand and protect our home planet; to explore
the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of
explorers... as only NASA can."
Source: The former mission statement of the
National Aeronautic and Space Administration. This past February,
however, NASA altered the statement -- removing the portion about
learning more about Earth, and focusing instead on manned missions
to the Moon and Mars.
User fees are coming to Oshkosh. Not to worry, though -- it
won't cost you anything to land at Wittman Field, nor will
controllers handling the heavy influx of traffic ask to verify your
credit card information before clearing you to land on the red
Each summer thousands of aviation buffs take time from their
busy schedules to travel to Wisconsin in what can only be likened
to a crusade. Their reason? To attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the
Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention.
In addition to providing pilots with a less-costly option for
taking to the skies, the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) movement is
also a benchmark program that allows manufacturers to have greater
regulatory oversight than every before... but while self-regulation
means new airplanes are coming to market sooner, as the saying goes
(and with apologies to Stan Lee) with great power comes great
Aero-News was happy to learn last week that the National
Aeronautic Association has certified last month's "Romp Around
Wisconsin" flight to all 104 airports with paved runways in the
state as a US National record.
Okay, they don’t really know everyone's name...
but for the many hundreds of international visitors to the world's
largest general aviation bash, the International Visitor's Tent at
Wittman Field in many ways does feel like the bar at "Cheers,"
where folks from lands near and far can ask for information and
assistance, "hang out" far from the maddening crowd, post notes for
friends on the bulletin board, and network/socialize with their
fellow countrymen (and women) and other individuals of global
I had dreamed of it since I was a pre-solo student pilot. I had
heard about it from people who had been to places I could only
dream of. Now here I am, a 40+ year old Oshkosh virgin and I really
wanted to know what to expect for my very first time.
Land and Hold Short Operations -- LAHSO is an air traffic
control procedure intended to increase airport capacity without
compromising safety. Allows landing on a portion of the runway,
short of an active taxiway crossing.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3303
Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 12:53 UTC
Location: Fairchild AFB, Washington near SPOKANE VORTAC (GEG)
Beginning Date and Time: July 27, 2006 at 18:30 UTC
Ending Date and Time: July 31, 2006 at 0:01 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Due to USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Spokane (CEG) Tower, 509-363-6901