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December 15, 2008

As We Feared: FAA To Make Washington ADIZ Permanent

AOPA: Change Extremely Disappointing and Unjustified

The Federal Aviation Administration has released its final rule making the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) - the only such zone within the borders of the United States - a permanent fixture in American airspace.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.15.08

Don't Be In A 'Rush' To Fly By Night, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.15.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.15.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fly By Night: 12.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Crownair Way -- Cessna T210 Centurion Edition

Crownair Unveils Glass Cockpit-Equipped T210 During AOPA Expo 2008

It's getting harder and harder to come up with the scratch for a new airplane these days... especially for those of us hankering for new airplane capabilities like glass panels and other high-tech accoutrements. Then again; there's the retrofit game... and at AOPA Expo 2008, it was in full swing. One of the more significant announcements to come from the expo didn't come from aerospace giants Cessna or Cirrus... but from the comparatively diminutive Crownair Companies, a new aviation maintenance and avionics provider in the Southwest United States.

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Conflict Between NAFI And TBO-NAFI Approaching Climax

Monday Teleconference To Have Major Impact On NAFI's Future

Tensions between the National Association of Flight Instructors board of directors and "Take Back Our NAFI" organizer Rich Stowell have increased another notch recently with an e-mail sent to NAFI members by Stowell drawing a definitive line in the sand.

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Diamond Notes Positive Developments With Thielert

But Still Encourages Austro, Lycoming Engine Upgrades For Existing Owners

Diamond Aircraft president Peter Maurer wants owners of DA42 Twin Star aircraft to know there's a light at the end of the tunnel... and it doesn't appear to be an oncoming train. In a letter sent to customers December 8, Maurer assured there's been "significant activity, effort and resources expended by Diamond" in creating a workable plan to assist owners affected by this year's troubles and subsequent insolvency at Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH.

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Qref Releases Checklists For Garmin 696/695

Available In Single-Page Card Or Tabbed Multi-Page Book Format

Qref announces the introduction of the first and only checklist available for the new Garmin 696/695 Portable GPS. Written by Qref’s in-house staff of GPS experts, including a Master CFI, these checklists come in two varieties.

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