Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.
It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet order.
Cessna is displaying the first production-spec 162 SkyCatcher at Oshkosh this week. Aero TV caught up with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton for an update.
Another major development program is the Columbus, the company's newest and largest variant of the Citation business jet line.
The first two days at Oshkosh are always focused on new product announcements. By mid-week, the rush subsides, and there's time to look more closely at all the amazing aircraft, and talk to their owners.
One of those planes is Quick Silver, a P51-D Mustang restored using parts from over 200 different P51s. Bill Yoak is Quick Silver's owner.
The Chinese CJ-6 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. AirVenture may be the only event where you could gather this many in one place.
The Harrier jump jet is an all-time favorite at Oshkosh. Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc.
Highlights tomorrow will include the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, and EAA's celebration of the 30-thousandth FAA-registered homebuilt aircraft. Join us tomorrow, for the next edition of the Aero-TV Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Enjoy Day Three of Oshkosh 2008... The SJ50, Harrier, P-51s, Cessna's SkyCatcher... and More!!!
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