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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.
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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.
FAA Funding Issue Cancels FAA ARC Update At AirVenture
By John Ylinen
Swift Enterprises provided a forum update Tuesday on their Swift
Fuel project. Jon Ziulkowski and Brian Stirm gave the forum an
update on the problems with the current 100LL fuel and how their
SwiftFuel or 100SF. Ziulkowski said that “their fuel is the
only unleaded fuel ever that exceeds the 100 MOM”. On 1 May
2011; Swift Enterprise received ATSM approval for D7719
Organization Teaches People With Disabilities That They, Too,
Able Flight, a 501-C3 nonprofit organization who's stated
mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to
challenge themselves through flight training, and by doing so, to
gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance, has awarded 34
scholarships since their inception. Among those scholorship winners
are include twelve people who use wheelchairs, 5 women, and
six wounded or disabled veterans. One of the wheelchair bound
graduates has started his own flight school.
AvConnect on Tuesday announced its partnership with Aspen
Avionics on the launch of Connected Panel technology, integrating
AvConnect’s wireless iPad application and Aspen’s
certified aircraft panel avionics to capture real-time aircraft
performance and flight data.
iFlightPlanner for iPad to be Demonstrated at EAA AirVenture
Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that it has
partnered with iFlightPlanner.com to develop what they say is a
groundbreaking flight planning application specifically designed
for use on the Apple iPad and iPad 2. Pilots and aviation
enthusiasts visiting Sennheiser’s booth will be among the
first to see the iFlightPlanner for iPad in action before its
release later this fall. At its booth, Sennheiser will be hosting
the iFlightPlanner.com crew, in addition to its newly unveiled S1
Piper Aircraft has started fabrication and assembly will begin
in August of the first conforming flight test article of the
company’s new single engine Altaire business jet. The
inaugural flight of the conforming PiperJet Altaire is planned for
2013 with certification and deliveries in 2014.
Parameters Include Volume, Geometry, 'Habitability'
NASA has selected four universities to design habitat and
science concepts that could be used by future deep space explorers.
The teams will participate in the second eXploration Habitat
(X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National
Space Grant Foundation.
Business aviation maintenance provider Jet Support Services and
training aircraft leasing company Brown Aviation Lease announced
Monday they are working together to develop a new Piston Engine
Maintenance Program. Targeting flight school fleets throughout the
United States to launch the program, the joint venture will provide
hourly cost maintenance programs for Continental and Lycoming
Centurion Brings 2.0 Engine From Germany To Wisconsin
German engine company Centurion is again displaying its
environmentally friendly Centurion-series diesel aircraft engines
for GA aircraft at AirVenture this week. The company reports that
the engines have accumulated an additional 500,000 hours of
cumulative operating time to 2.7 million hours.
Era Airlines Personnel From 'Flying Wild Alaska' Featured At
Cessna is featuring a full line of its popular propeller
aircraft as well as several Citation business jets during its
week-long exhibit at the annual Experimental Aircraft
Association’s AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh, WI. Cessna also
will host personalities from the Discovery Channel’s hit
television show Flying Wild Alaska.
The Retrofit Avionics Market Has Never looked this Capable... and Competitive
You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it.
Proline's New Bag Of Tricks -- Touch Them For Yourself
The Pre-Oshkosh news conferences are pretty rare at AirVenture... in fact, there was only one on the schedule for this week. Rockwell Collins took the opportunity to unveil the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.
Latest Upgrade Supports ACU2 Analog Converter Option
Even with many of the FAA's employees of furlough, the agency on
Monday granted TSO and STC approval for Version 2.3.1 Evolution
Software for Aspen’s flight display product lines. This
latest software release adds many features and refinements to both
Evolution Primary and Multi-function Flight Displays.
During Monday's Cirrus Aircraft news conference at AirVenture,
president and CEO Brent Wouters announced while responding to
questions that the Cirrus SF50 Jet had to be moved to Williams
International HQ until the engine is certified to be owned, and
controlled by China.
Over 50 Aircraft Designed by Chris Heintz Convene in
EAA designated July 25, 2011 as the Official Chris Heintz Day
and over 50 owners and builders of the aircraft he designed
convened at AirVenture this week to honor Chris and be part of the
world’s largest gathering of experimental aircraft. Through
the company he started, literally in his garage, Zenair Ltd., Chris
has introduced more than twelve successful kit aircraft designs
that are estimated to have produced more than 800 aircraft
presently flying around the world in 48 different countries.
During the week of EAA’s AirVenture, thousands of women
who have an interest in aviation are expected to attend.
Additionally, a number of organizations that support the growth and
success of women in the aviation industry have a noticeable
presence and include Women in Aviation International (WAI) and
Women Soar You Soar, others include the Ninety-Nines, and the
Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM).
Alan Klapmeier at Kestrel Aircraft Company announced 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.
Pro Line's New Bag Of Tricks -- Touch Them For Yourself
The Pre-Oshkosh news conferences are pretty rare at
AirVenture... in fact, there was only one on the schedule for this
week. Rockwell Collins took the opportunity to unveil the
industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for
business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on
future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics
BRS Aerospace and Flight Design announced Tuesday at AirVenture
that the next generation of the BRS full airframe parachute will be
on every Flight Design C4 as standard equipment. This chute will be
the next evolution with an electrical firing mechanism. This will
provide them with improved capabilities allow pilot and passengers
the ability to activate the chute in conditions that the current
spring firing pin cannot.
New Device Detects Tiny Amounts Of Contamination In Fuel
James Wiebe, an inventor and innovator in both ultralight
airframe and instrument design, revealed a new sensor technology
Tuesday at AirVenture designed to annunciate water contamination in
fuel. While not giving specifics about the proprietary technology
James indicated the sensor he has developed is sensitive enough to
detect minute amounts of water as small as a 1ml drop in the flow
The Retrofit Avionics Market Has Never Looked This Capable... and
You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that
you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for
Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9
system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of
replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots,
GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it.
One Has A Single Electric Engine Flanked By Two Cockpits
Displayed on the grounds this year is a unique looking glider.
With twin fuselages and an engine pod in the middle, this is one of
the more unique airplanes to be displayed at Airventure
2011. Pipistrel purpose built this airplane to win this years
NASA PAV challenge.
“(F)resh thinking and new ideas are the fuel to
propel us forward. EAA is well-positioned to step into the future
with confidence, strong leadership and a promising outlook.”
Source: Tom Poberezny, announcing his retirement
Delays are distributed to aircraft based on the traffic
management program parameters. The delay assignment is calculated
in 15-minute increments and appears as a table in Traffic Flow
Management System (TFMS).
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