Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From
An Industry Heavyweight
With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now
firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level
of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in
many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look
at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally
thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its
controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China.
ANN's Aero-TV crews have been following this program since its
inception and have put together an extensive look at the
SkyCatcher, its cockpit, the market, future training issues and (of
course), the China decision.
In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements
that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered
SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007.
Part Two covers the amazing new cockpit offered for this
aircraft... a brand new Garmin glass-panel system, with details
provided by none other than Garmin's Gary Kelley.
In Part Three, Aero-TV chats up some of the industry's experts
as to the portent implied by Cessna's aggressive entry into the LSA
market... with comments from John and Martha King, EAA Prez Tom
Poberezny... and the guy who "gets to take the blame," Cessna CEO
Finally, we have a recent interview that takes a look at
Cessna's decisions in regards to their announcement that they will
locate a fair amount of assembly of this little bird in China... an
interview that took place entirely inside the SkyCatcher's
surprisingly roomy cabin.
And, before we forget... stick around for Friday's programming
-- in which Teledyne-Continental's irrepressible Mac Little talks
about the new and surprisingly lighter Continental O-200D... an
engine that's getting ready to make aviation history -- again.
Finally, Aero-TV Looks At Cessna's "China
About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show
OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first
feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it
slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO
UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever
undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg...
but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate,
inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds
of aviation and aerospace.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the
fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change
their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction).
Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for
We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so
much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been
building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That
said, we're hiring talented new people as
fast as we can find them (a far more difficult
task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find),
and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting
Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to
do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of
this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've
E-I-C Note: The
complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be
upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to
embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds
of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many
months now, to implement in different phases of the initial
release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy
unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we
have extensive plans for future functionality, but this
feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or
Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we
must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those
sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper
mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.
Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or
aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to
start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the
immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and
constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For
MY Website! link.
Aero-TV Shows You How To Build A Glasair Sportsman
2+2 in RECORD TIME, Gets Up Close And Personal With the Newest
Continental Powerplant To Grace A Cessna, Sees Some AMAZING
Flying At E-Fest!!!, Flies The Piper Matrix, Hears What's Hot At
Blue Mountain Avionics, Gets Some GREAT Rotax Lessons, More On
Gobosh--This Time, Though, On the NEW G800!, Checks Out More "HIGH"
Tech at I/ITSEC 2007, Hears From AOPA On Critical Aviation
Issues, Spills Some Juicy (and HIGHLY Detailed) Cirrus G3
Info, Catches Up On ALL Things SkyCatcher, Scores A BUNCH
of LSA Reports, and SO MUCH MORE!!!!! Do NOT Miss