Dynon Unveils D1 Portable GA Flight Information System
Dynon is introducing a portable true attitude indicator that can be used by ALL pilots. The D1 utilizes the same Dynon MEMS-based AHRS technology that has made Dynon the leading supplier of EFIS (Electronic Flight Information Systems) in experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. This new D1 Pocket Panel can be used by all GA pilots.
Part Of Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment
Cadets and officers attending Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment will again participate in one of the largest and most prestigious aerospace education learning environments in the world during AirVenture 2012.
ULA Completes Reviews Which Establishes Atlas V Design And Certification Baseline For Human Spaceflight
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA successfully completed the fifth milestone of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) Unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA.
Aerobatics And Air Race Champion Will Appear Thursday
Audio panel manufacturer PS Engineering is hosting a visit from aerobatics pilot and two time Red Bull air racing champion Kirby Chambliss, who will be at their booth during EAA AirVenture 2012 to sign autographs and visit with fans.
New GA Unit And Crew Mask Will Be Displayed At Oshkosh
The Oxygen Systems Division of Zodiac Aerospace is unveiling its new on-board oxygen generating system (OBOGS) and General Aviation Crew Mask for light, unpressurized single and twin engine aircraft at the Oshkosh this week.
Authorizes Replacement Of Nickel-Cadmium Or Lead-Acid Batteries
Concorde announced on the opening day of Oshkosh that its RG-380E/60L has been selected as the Original Equipment battery for Viking Air Limited new production DHC-6-400 aircraft. Concorde is also pleased to announce FAA approval of STC SA03971AT to replace nickel-cadmium main and auxiliary batteries on DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 vintage aircraft.
ISERV Pathfinder To Be Installed In The Station's Destiny Laboratory
A remote-controlled Earth-observing camera system called ISERV launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's third H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) Friday. Once installed, the system will be directed by researchers on the ground to acquire imagery of specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies.
Components To Include The FMS For The New Air Force Tanker Fleet
GE Aviation has signed an agreement with Boeing potentially worth up to $180 million to provide the mission control system for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46A tanker. The agreement includes design, development and production throughout the life of the program.
NAVAIR’s fuels team is helping the Navy move closer to its goal of deploying a “fleet of ships powered by biofuels.” The fuels team developed a 50/50 blend of camelina oil and JP-5 jet fuel for aircraft and a 50/50 blend of F-76 petroleum and algae-based biofuel to power the ship engines being used during the biennial Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercise.
Leicestershire (UK) aerial surveying company Bluesky has purchased and airborne system that combines laser mapping with high resolution aerial photography and infrared image capture. The system allows high precision mapping of the land and cities in 3D together with aerial image capture and a thermal mapping capability to measure heat loss from buildings.
Also Rolls Out New KMA 30 Audio Aircraft Control System
Equipping pilots with sophisticated tools to simplify flight operations, Bendix/King revealed myWingMan, a flight planning and in-flight navigation support application Sunday evening at AirVenture. The myWingMan application provides full enroute navigation on a moving map display, real-time weather information, and synthetic vision for improved flight navigation and safety.
Also: Ballooning Nationals, Congress Targets Aviation, Solar Impulse, Islands Open Up Airspace... and More!!
Oshkosh is just hours away and ANN is thick in the middle of the most extensive coverage prep in the business. Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the JSX-1 -- the JSX-1 will be flying a 5-minute demonstration in three of AirVenture’s pre-airshow showcases, appearing Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Famed airshow pilot Bob Carlton will pilot. And for those who prefer to travel at a slightly slower pace, Sonex has announced the addition of pre-fabricated parts for its popular Sonex and Waiex kit models
GA Safety Added To The Board's 'Most Wanted List' Of Safety Improvements Last Year
Senior investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will provide 20 presentations on a variety of aviation safety issues at AirVenture 2012, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh, WI, this week.
Located Near The Approach End Of 36L At Wittman Field
In a year full of new features and attractions at EAA AirVenture, EAA will also offer a grass landing strip, making landings safer and more efficient. The grass landing strip is perfect for aircraft with a tailwheel or tailskid and is located southwest of the approach end of runway 36L.
Trig Transponder Installed In Recently-Restored RV-1
Richard VanGrunsven designed the RV-1 back in 1965, rebuilt from a Stits Playboy he had purchased while serving in the Air Force in Michigan. All later Vans designs grew from the inspiration of that first airplane, and if you visit the "Vans Air Force" area at Oshkosh, you'll get an idea of the legacy the airplane has created.
"In particular, we're look forward to interacting with experimental aircraft builders to relay the findings and recommendations from our E-AB safety study." Source: NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman, discussing safety forums to be offered at AirVenture.