Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world's first very light
jet (VLJ), returns to Oshkosh, WI with a full FAA Type certificate
and production certificate in hand. The company is delivering
Eclipse 500s and has opened two Eclipse Service Centers
DOI Oversees Extensive Fleet Of Gov't, Private
When thinking about aviation activities of the federal
government, most people would probably think first of the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) or branches of the military which
operate large fleet of aircraft, such as the Navy or Air Force.
What may be less familiar, are the aviation activities of the US
Department of the Interior (DOI).
Yesterday, ANN reported on
Chesapeake Sport Pilot's start-up experience, as well as the
background of the owners, Tim and Al Adelman. Today, we continue
the story with more on the wisdom the owners gained in forming an
LSA flight school.
While it's true no more F-14 Tomcats will grace the skies over
AirVenture, a new swing-wing design debuted this year. Only, this
one is different -- we're talking LSA, and the wing swings on the
ground for storage.
First appearing on the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Avidyne's Entegra
LCD panels quickly set the standard by which all other glass
cockpits are judged. This is some classy glass, folks... featuring
large displays with SHARP text and graphics, and more options than
even Jim can fiddle with on a long cross-country.
Visit The Avidyne Display In
Booths 2098-2101, Combo E
Jim Van Laak, of the NASA Langley Systems Management Office,
spoke at Oshkosh this week about the important of risk management
in the privatized spaceflight sector. Laak, who has been a pilot
for 37 years and owned 30 airplanes, knows risk well.
Company Says Universal Prop Is Easy To Install, Cheap To
Vari-Prop has announced a new variable pitch propeller which is
scalable to fit a variety of engines. The propeller system has been
on the market for the past six months and the company has already
taken 20 orders.
Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of
AirVenture 2007 To YOU!
AirVenture Main Aircraft Display Area 72-75,
From Cubs to Meridians... Piper makes each and
every aircraft they build their own. From the Arrow-inspired
Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the Seminole and Aztec
twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp, and even easier to
find pilots simply raving about their planes. And then there's
Piper's business-class singles -- available in piston form (Mirage)
or turbine (Meridian) that are two of the sweetest singles to fly
out there. And what's this? Talk of even more...?
FMI: OSHKOSH Booth #72-75 / 79-82, www.newpiper.com
NO ONE Can Get You Where You Want To Go Like Garmin
When ANN partners up with a major sponsor for something as
important as Oshkosh, we like to make sure we're dealing with
nothing but the best... like Garmin. So... as you peruse the
wonders of Wittman Field, don't forget to stop by Garmin's 2007
Oshkosh exhibit at Hangar D. They have something for everyone --
from kitbuilders to airline pilots.
4035 A, B, C (Hangar D)
L-3 Avionics Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of
advanced cockpit avionics for general aviation, business jet, air
transport and military markets. The company provides a wide array
of avionics safety technologies such as the GH-3000 electronic and
J.E.T.® standby instruments, SkyWatch® Collision Avoidance
Systems, Landmark™ Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS),
Stormscope® weather mapping systems and the new IRIS™
Infrared Imaging System. L-3 Avionics is known for making advanced
technologies affordable for General Aviation pilots.
The National Association of Flight Instructors and the
International Aerobatic Club announced Saturday at
Oshkosh they have partnered to establish and administer a
designation program setting professional standards for individuals
Diamond Aircraft Is A Major Sponsor of ANN's
Oshkosh 2007 Coverage
Main Aircraft Display Area Combo
Each Diamond Aircraft is a testimony to efficiency in design.
Not a line is wasted; not a curve is out of place. From the elegant
DA20, and its roots in gliders... to the larger DA40 four-place
birds... and the gorgeous, Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these
planes live up to their 'Diamond' moniker.
"Most of the people you see camping here are very successful
people who could stay in a very nice hotel, if they wanted to. You
couldn't pay me to stay in a hotel. I'm here for the airshow and to
have my airplane judged, but I love the 11-day tailgate party that
comes with it."
FAA Administrator, Marion Blakey, has ordered that the Washington ADIZ be modified... after years of controversy, confusion and political games... is this the long-awaited improvement we've been hoping for?