ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.25.06 2000 EDT: Austin Blue, president
of Spectrum Aeronautical LLC, identified the two victims of Tuesday
afternoon's crash of the Spectrum 33 prototype as Glenn Maben,
director of flight operations at Spectrum Aerospace LLC, and vice
director Nathan Forrest.
Avidyne is using the start of the 2006 Airventure festivities to
introduce a today free, PC-based demonstration software for the
TAS600 Series of active traffic advisory systems. The interactive
software explains the technology and advantages of the TAS600,
TAS610 and TAS620 systems and makes it easy for owners to determine
the system that best matches the capabilities of their
The Dangers Of Stall/Spins... AND, Theater In The Woods
ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.25.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program)
ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.25.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW: An Evening Of
Champions: 07.25.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature, with
Sunday night's "An Evening Of Champions" presentation)
Honda and Piper Aircraft to Form New Business Alliance
ANN has confirmed what the rumors have been telling us for
several days... that Honda was going to announce a committment to
produce the HondaJet and that a major deal was in the works for
Piper Aircraft. The rumors were right.
Not only has Honda committed to production of the innovative
Honda TwinJet, but Piper has been named a a partner in a venture
that will, in part, result in the production of that aircraft in
the United States.
SE Reg'l Maintenance Facility to Service DayJet Fleet
DayJet and the Gainesville Regional Airport have announced that
DayJet's first Southeast DayBase and maintenance facility will be
located in Gainesville, Florida - in the center of the company's
One Of Several Programs Intended To Enhance Ownership
As part of a series of sweeping new ownership programs intended
to make it easier, safer, and more economical than ever to own one
of their planes, Cirrus representatives told ANN recently about
their new Cirrus Access plan... which provides a factory-trained
instructor to teach a new owner how to safely operate their new
plane... at a more relaxed pace.
SMA Chairman and CEO Luc Pelon announced Monday at Oshkosh
that they now own a supplemental type certificate (STC) to install
their SR305-230 compression ignition engine in Cessna's venerable
C-182. The FAA awarded the STC on July 21 2006, just in time for
Last week at Farnborough, one of the unidentified flying objects
plaguing the California desert got identified. Lockheed's Skunk
Works revealed a high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that
is a technology demonstrator for new technologies.
Thinking of camping at Oshkosh for AirVenture? Me too! In fact,
I'm camping at OSH for AirVenture '06. How did that happen you ask?
Well, it's a long story, but suffice it to say I opened my big
mouth again. You'd think I'd learned better in basic military
It took a while to chase down this story, literally. After
all... When you ask AirVenture attendees if they've seen a couch go
by, they think you're off your rocker. But it's not everyday you
see a turquoise 1950's era davenport drive by, so I hopped in my
truck and tracked through Camp Scholler to find the elusive
Brian J. Terwilliger is a bold young film maker, who combined
his love for visual images and passion for flight into a
beautifully woven documentary about Van Nuys Airport -- which vies
for the title of busiest general aviation airport in the world --
called "One Six Right."
At the Oshkosh 2005 Press Tent on Monday, Grant B. Farrell of
Lowrance Avionics not only announced that Lowrance's hand-held GPS
moving maps/WAAS receivers now include Terrain Awareness at no
extra cost... but they are also offering to give customers rebates
on older models of not only their own product, but also on any
competing model of any hand-held/portable GPS unit.
Aviation Technology Group, Inc. has announced three significant
changes to the cockpit of its Javelin aircraft: the addition of a
third avionics display screen, transformation of the side stick to
a center stick, and lowering of the canopy sill.
It may sound like the lyrics for a really bad song, but it's
true. More than 5500 nautical miles... that's how far it is from
Mar Del Plata, Argentina to Oshkosh; and that's how far three
men flew their Lancairs to attend AirVenture 2006.