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Thu, Mar 06, 2008

Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's SkyCatcher (Part 4 of 4)

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 Jack Pelton.

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 Decision!"

About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show Time!!!!

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 revolutionary change.

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 ever undertaken. 

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.

Coming Soon!

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 Them!

FMI: www.cessna.com, www.aero-tv.net, I Want Aero-TV For MY Website!, I'd Like To Join The ANN/Aero-TV Team!!!, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork

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