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July 22, 2004

Debuting At Oshkosh: New Garmin GPSMAP 96/96C Aviation Portables

Add one more cool thing to your list of things to see at Oshkosh 2004

Garmin has just introduced the GPSMAP 96 and GPSMAP 96C — two new portable devices for the aviation market. These products feature detailed obstruction data and auto-routing capabilities to help pilots navigate the skies above and the roads and waterways below. The GPSMAP 96 has a four-level grayscale display and 23 megabytes of internal memory, while the GPSMAP 96C boasts a 256-color transflective TFT display and 119 megabytes of built-in memory.

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Aero-News Analysis: Jon Thornburgh Examines LSA/Sport Pilot

Aviation professional and valued ANN Contributor Jon Thornburgh (right) has made his first summary of the new LSA/Sport Pilot rule available to ANN. As one of the pioneers who has worked tirelessly in the sport aviation community for a number of years, his insight has proven to be quite valuable. Here's Jon's quick summary of the salient features regarding the Sport Pilot certificate and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA.

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Aero-Views: AeroMedical Customer Service Improving

Positive customer service changes at the FAA's AeroMedical department are worthy of applause, but what happens September 1, when the Sport Pilot special issuance avalanche begins?

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Eclipse and Compass Aerospace Team Up

Eclipse Aviation Corporation and Compass Aerospace Corporation have entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture structural components and sub-assemblies for the cockpit, fuselage and doors on the Eclipse 500 jet.

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A Different Kind Of Firefight

Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Units Busy With Firefighting Missions

C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or MAFFS, are assisting with initial and extended attack to support firefighters on the ground. Two units of the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado, currently deployed to Williams Gateway Airport outside Phoenix, are moving their operations today to the Hill tanker base in central Utah.

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Bombardier Global 5000 Cabin Unveiled

Bombardier Aerospace has unveiled a preview of a first-of-its-kind cabin aboard its new Bombardier Global 5000 super-large business jet.

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U-2 Pilot Discovers He's Not Really American

It all started when Maj. Donald Temple, a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and almost four-year veteran of the Air Force, tried to get a passport...

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Upgraded Global Hawk Takes To The Air

The first upgraded RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV made a flawless four-hour maiden flight on July 1.

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Coffee, Tea or a Knuckle Sandwich, Tovarich?

We have all heard about that drunken passenger who got in trouble for giving a flight attendant a hard time, but have you ever heard of the opposite?

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Mooney Hires 45 New Employees

The Mooney Airplane Company announced it recently added 45 new individuals to its employee roster and has filled seven positions in its newly launched apprentice training program.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (07.22.04)

"Eighteen came and went, taxes were paid, wars were fought, no men in black suits and badges came and got me. It took getting a passport to identify the problem." Source: USAF Maj. Donald Temple, U-2 pilot, who just recently found out, after applying for a passport just prior to a deployment, that his parents had never completed his citizenship process.

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North Florida School Gets Aviation Upgrade

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has established a one-of-a-kind Aviation Institute in partnership with Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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Alteon Achieves European Part 147 Approval for Maintenance Training

Something New In Europe

Boeing's subsidiary, Alteon Training, has been approved as a Maintenance Training Organization under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 regulations.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Decathlon 8KCAB

For Sale: Bellanca Decathlon

1975 Bellanca Decathlon 8KCAB 1390TT 500STOH 100SPOH New interior 2003 - Farric recovered 1990 - always hangared - no aerobatics - for further details http://home.cogeco.ca/~wrfrench/ 905-354-9677 Exterior Quality: 8, Interior Quality: 10 Used, will sell for $47,900.00

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7189  Issued:  07/21/2004 01:45  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TOK JUNCTION,ALASKA.

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7200  Issued:  07/21/2004 05:08  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DELTA JUNCTION, AK.

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California TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7206  Issued:  07/21/2004 06:39  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ACTON, CA.

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7198  Issued:  07/21/2004 03:54  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TOK JUNCTION, AK.

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Illinois TFR: 7/22/04-7/23/04

NOTAM:  4/7235  Issued:  07/21/2004 16:46  Effective:  07/22/2004 19:15 - 07/23/2004 00:45  State:  IL  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WINNETKA, ILLINOIS, JULY 22, 2004.

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7187  Issued:  07/21/2004 01:44  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TOK JUNCTION, ALASKA.

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Arizona TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7191  Issued:  07/21/2004 02:09  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BOWIE, AZ.

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Arizona TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7233  Issued:  07/21/2004 16:44  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CAREFREE, AZ.

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7196  Issued:  07/21/2004 03:28  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  60 SE FORT YUKON, AK.

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