Developing improvements and upgrades to their existing product
line is keeping the R&D people at Chelton Flight Systems almost
as busy as they were prior to certification. Hence, the new
software for their EFIS units, Version 5.0A, includes a list of
over 130 changes. Of those, 35 will be conspicuous to pilots
familiar with existing systems.
Some of the features added to the new version include enhanced VNAV
functions, flight planning using Victor airways and Jet routes,
colorized airspace on the moving map display which shows Restricted
or Prohibited airspace as red, MOA’s and Warning areas as
yellow, Class B as blue, and Class C and D as green.
ANN has learned that a small number (so far) of our elected
officials are looking at additional security measures that may
affect pilots all over the US. New security initiatives are being
designed to "register, finger-print and conduct background checks"
on a number of persons performing as "Primary Transportation
e-publishing group has announced the Fourth Annual COMM1
Aviation Scholarship Program for the 2004-2005 flying season. These
scholarships represent funding to assist young aspiring aviators
with the training required to pursue a career in aviation and to
help defray tuition and flight training expenses. The Annual COMM1
Aviation Scholarship Program is at the core of an ongoing series of
efforts by the developers of COMM1 Radio Simulators to raise
awareness about the importance of pilot communications proficiency
at all levels of flight training.
"It's at times like this that you get
the real sense of community that we pilots are privileged to belong
Source: Wyn Lewis, a member
of the Cirrus Pilot's Association, praising the flight
crew of an Air Canada Jazz Dash-8, who circled the
accident site of a Cirrus SR20 that had used an emergency parachute
to save the aircraft from significant peril over the Monashee
Mountains in Alberta, Canada. Four lives were saved that night
and the assistance of the Jazz crew got helicopter help to the
Cirrus within just a few hours.
The winners of the HAI’s 2003 Aviation Maintenance
Technician Scholarship awards were announced just prior to
HELI-EXPO 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations to the
following individuals: Emanuel Perez, Ryan Libech, Rina Slade, Kirk
Beres, and Scott Jones.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has
selected Joshua Bochnowski, a senior at Purdue University, as the
2004 Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence recipient. “GAMA
is pleased to name Joshua Bochnowski as this year’s recipient
for his outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment in pursing
a career in aviation,” said GAMA President & CEO Ed
A Cirrus SR 22 experiencing "mechanical difficulties" deployed a
BRS Emergency parachute recovery system in southern Florida at 1000
Saturday morning. The aircraft was occupied by a single pilot,
Jeffrey Ippoliti (41), of Celebration FL. Ippoliti is described as
a high-time Cirrus pilot with a "lot" of experience. His
destination was Palm Beach International Airport.