It may be a match made in heaven -- or a future oil and water mix-up -- but for the moment, the presidents of the AOPA and EAA, Craig Fuller and Tom Poberezny respectively, signed a joint memorandum of understanding.
Along with some of the smallest aircraft being built and flown around the world today, AirVenture has a reputation for going big when bringing aircraft to Oshkosh, and 2009 is no exception. Among the impressive sights this year is the largest passenger aircraft ever built.
Tom Poberezny's Successor Not Likely To Be Named Soon
ANN has been following internal details surrounding the
search for a successor for EAA Chairman of the Board/President Tom
Poberezny for a number of weeks, and it appears that what has
become a very "political" process has reached a major snag.
Three Physically Challenged Pilots Receive Their Wings At Oshkosh
As visitors of EAA's AirVenture wander among the hundreds of aircraft that have flown in for the event, they often do not give any thought to those who might not have the pleasure of being able to fly. "It's easy to take flying for granted," said Michael Goulian at the Able Flight Wings Ceremony at Oshkosh this afternoon.
Gathering Of Eagles Event Generates A Record $3 Million In
One of the major philanthropic initiatives sponsored by the
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is Young Eagles, where EAA
members provide free flights for young people ages 8-17 in the
hopes of inspiring them to explore the world of flight.
Three Physically Challenged Pilots Receive Their Wings At
As visitors of EAA's AirVenture wander among the hundreds of
aircraft that have flown in for the event, they often do not give
any thought to those who might not have the pleasure of being able
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Industry-first Test Could Enhance Safety Of Future Commercial
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Tuesday that a
Beechcraft Bonanza completed a flight, and safe landing, with an
experimental autolanding device demonstrated in collaboration with
L-3 Avionics Systems announced today that it has received TSO
Authorization and an Approved Model List STC from the FAA for its
new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument. Designed as a
backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state
integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23
Released Extended Version Of Information From The Cockpit Voice
The NTSB continues to make progress in its investigation into
the crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York;
according to Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker. The Safety
Board released additional information in its public docket
A statement from the Office of Management and Budget threatens a
Presidential veto of the Defense Appropriations bill if it includes
$485 million for the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter program still
hanging on in the House version of the bill.
EAA Young Eagles Hosted At AirVenture As Guests Of
Nicholas Chabbert, President of SOCATA North America, announced
Tuesday, at EAA's Airventure Oshkosh that a unique new "FAST" ("Fly
And Share your TBM") co-ownership program is now being implemented
in the European market by DAHER-SOCATA.
Chevron Global Aviation has donated $25,000 to Corporate Angel
Network in support of the charity's efforts on behalf of cancer
patients. CAN arranges free flights to treatment for these patients
using the empty seats on business aircraft.
Cessna Aircraft Company is set to jump back into the GA
training market with the news Tuesday that the Model 162 SkyCatcher
LSA is in compliance with ASTM International standards for Light
Sport Aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin before
After the market made a turn for the worse back in September,
Aspen Avionics says they are happy to announce that their sales
figures are back up to where they were last year, and the company
has achieved several milestones over the past year despite tough
Engine Manufacture Works To Bring The HF120 Engine To
“We have no major announcement” said GE Honda Aero
Engine’s Bill Dwyer as he kicked off the press conference.
And, while there is no major announcement, the company is steadily
working to certify the HF120 turbine engine.
Learning to fly is challenging enough, but imagine trying to do
so with a unique physical challenge as well. That's the mission of
Able Flight, who winged three new pilots at Oshkosh today, helping
the physically challenged earn a pilot's license.