Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews
spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and
the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number
of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane,
the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their
discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to
some of these same people in the next year to see how their
answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes
itself -- post Raburn.
Notes Medevac Aircraft Critical To Gustav Evacuation,
While the industry's reputation has been tarnished in recent
months by a spate of tragic accidents, including a fatal
helicopter downing last weekend... the Association of Air
Medical Services notes medevac aircraft are vital for saving lives,
particularly during times of national crisis.
Bell Helicopter announced the delivery Wednesday of a 412EP
model medium lift helicopter to the San Diego Fire-Rescue
Department, joining "Copter One," a Bell Model 212 currently
operated by the air support division.