In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on
at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a
live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT.
The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary
of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of
the days' newsmakers.
On August first, EAA's top executive will have a name other than
Poberezny for the first time in 58 years. The timetable for the
passing of the baton from Tom Poberezny to Rod Hightower was left
vague when Hightower was named President last year, but today Tom
and the EAA board set August 1st as the day.
If you're looking for another use for your iPad in the cockpit,
Aspen Avionics today introduced what it's calling the Connected
Panel, that seamlessly integrates aviation application data from
personal handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an
James Wiebe of Belite Aircraft today revealed a new sensor
technology at Airventure designed to annunciate water contamination
in fuel. Wiebe says his proprietary sensor is sensitive enough to
detect amounts of water as small as a 1-milliliter drop in the flow
of fuel, and discriminating enough to detect the difference between
gasoline and jet fuel.
Flight Design held a news conference to talk about its new 4
place "C4" four-place airplane. The company best known for its
light-sport offerings has a mockup of the 250-thousand-dollar
airplane on display here at AirVenture this week, and is taking
orders and deposits from potential buyer
Tecnam hosted a news briefing today at AirVenture at which Ocean
Air Flight Services in California, a Flight Center located at the
Watsonville Municipal Airport, announced that it will take delivery
of its second Rotax-powered Tecnam P2006T immediately following the
Able Flight ... the non-profit organization who's mission is to
offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves
through flight training, held a ceremony today to pin wings on six
pilots trained at Purdue University. Officials at the school said
every one of the students they sent were excellent in every
academic way, and they all met the same flight standards that every
other pilot is required to meet.
PC Aero is a German design and engineering company exhibiting
here at Oshkosh, and announced the introduction of the Elektra One
aircraft at its exhibit today. The plane is intended as a
technology demonstrator to show what a purpose built electric
aircraft made from high performance composites and electric motor
and control technologies can do.
And Kestrel Aircraft Company announced today the formation of a
new aircraft modification branch called Kestrel Aeroworks.
The Company will bring added value and modernization to variety of
airplane types. Led by the same engineers, designers and
aviators as Kestrel Aircraft, the team brings decades of expertise
from a number of aircraft companies including Piper, Beechcraft,
Cirrus, Cessna, Honeywell and Boeing.
All that... and MORE on Aero-TV... Live from Oshkosh!