Brings WSI InFlight Weather, Sirius To Avidyne EX500, EX5000
At a Tuesday gathering at AirVenture 2007, Avidyne Corporation
unveiled its new MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver for WSI
InFlight weather service and Sirius Satellite Radio programming,
expanding the range of weather and digital audio programming
options available for Avidyne EX500 and EX5000 multifunction
Pilots want it... the FAA wants it... so ADS-B appears to be
here to stay. Garmin International announced this week at
AirVenture 2007 the advance of Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics in the general aviation
market segment, by enabling its GTX 330 and GTX 33 transponders
with 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (ES) transmission capabilities.
Eclipse CEO Vern Raburn, On The ECJ Single Engine Jet
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Aside from the unquestionably high performance of each product
it produces, Oregon-based Epic AIR appears somewhat torn between
selling fully certificated aircraft, and experimental-category
It's happened to all of us, and it doesn't take much: a fouled
plug, spongy brake, or a corroded electrical connection. It's
enough to spoil a day of flying around the home field, but what
happens when you're at AirVenture?
A panel of experts from various corners of General Aviation
gathered in a forum Monday to discuss how "alternative" fuels might
benefit the GA community. Three presentations were made, each
representing a different alternative fuel.
On behalf of Symphony Aircraft, investor Lou Simons presented
the AirVenture crowd with a look into the not-so-distant future
during its opening day press conference at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Simons is currently the largest investor in Symphony... which has
had financial trouble in the
past, and is under liquidation proceedings in
Airport Security Expert Calls Findings A "Frightening
While the cat's away, the mice play at Phoenix Sky Harbor
Airport. That's according to an investigation by ABC affiliate
KNXV-TV Channel 15 in Phoenix, which recently wrapped up an
undercover investigation at PHX that focused on the four-and-a-half
hour time frame at night when airport security is turned over to a
In a joint news conference Monday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,
Aviat Aircraft and Forward Vision announced the Forward
Vision EVS-100 (Enhanced Vision System) will be available as
optional equipment on new Aviat Huskys and as a retrofit item for
existing Husky aircraft, making Aviat the first GA aircraft
manufacturer to offer the system.
Chart/Training Publisher Embraces The Tech Trend At OSH
Following the wave of new technology sweeping the grounds at OSH
this year, Jeppesen announced a new series of GPS training courses
-- and part 91 pilots can make the switch to electronic charts with
a sense of security.
Four Also Charged With Stealing From Passenger Luggage
The Toronto Airport Drug Enforcement Unit (TADEU) arrested and
charged eight people with drug related offenses Thursday for the
importation, exportation and trafficking of approximately 85 pounds
of ecstasy tablets, about six pounds of cocaine, 8 pounds of
marijuana and $106,000 cash.
They come in as a trickle on Monday, build to 600 a day, and
conclude with the two veterans who staff EAA's US Post Office
wrapping and mailing anything from landing gear to propellers to
outlet purchases that can't fit into the plane.
A Blast From The Past... Not Far From The Latest And
As the latest Very Light Jets and Light Sport Aircraft shared
the limelight on the opening day of AirVenture 2007, a tent on the
edge of the antique/classic aircraft parking area served as a time
machine for those who may yearn for a simpler time.
A 1,400-pound, refrigerator-size ammonia tank and a 200-pound
camera mounting were thrown into orbit off the International Space
Station Monday when the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration decided the items were garbage and could not be
brought back to Earth.
Auckland International Airport Ltd. investors didn't react with
much enthusiasm after Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announced its
intentions to purchase between 51 percent and 60 percent of the
What the men on Guadalcanal went through is hard to imagine for
those who were not there. Thousands of miles from home, the
Americans on Guadalcanal were under near constant attack from the
land, sea, and air, with few supplies or support from the
"We kind of reject the notion that bigger is better.
What you’re seeing is an evolution of a marketplace. Think of
this as a small sport sedan, such as a BMW 3-Series."
"As with a 5-Series BMW, owners of aircraft like this
expect a certain level of luxury. [The DA50] is a great plane for
anybody who wants more space, luxury, and
Sources: Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn and
Heike Larson, VP of Marketing for Diamond Aircraft, respectively.
In a somewhat odd coincidence, both compared their company's latest
aircraft -- the Eclipse Concept Jet and Diamond DA50 -- with
automobiles built by Bavarian Motor Works.