One of the most breathlessly awaited new airplanes to visit
North America in YEARS has arrived. Diamond's exciting new DA42
Twin Star has arrived at the London Ontario factory on its way to
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for its North American debut at EAA AirVenture.
The Twin Star left Diamond's Wiener Neustadt factory on Tuesday
July 20th and arrived in London, Ontario, Thursday evening.
The US House Committee on Appropriations has approved
legislation that, in part, supports reimbursing general aviation
businesses at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and
surrounding general aviation airports for economic losses incurred
as a result of security restrictions imposed following the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In Part I of this series, I talked about some of the gotchas and
Catch-22's in the new Sport Pilot final rule. In this installment
of the series, I'll talk about the Sport Pilot license and the
Light Sport Aircraft category that it creates.
In a deal valued at over $230 million, Bell Helicopter, a
Textron company, is delivering 26 Bell 412EP medium twin-engine
helicopters and associated equipment to Pakistan. Bell, which
delivered 9 of the aircraft to Pakistan last month, will deliver
the rest over the next ten months.
Beechcraft President Randy Groom will be flying in the second
row of this year’s Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH) formation
flight. Groom, an active pilot with more than 9,000 hours and who
owns and flies a 1984 Bonanza A36, will be flying in a factory-new
Bonanza A36. In the right seat will be Mike Elsenrath, senior demo
pilot for Bonanza/Baron, and who participated in last year’s
ANN Announces The First Of Our 2004 AirVenture Special Coverage
Major Sponsors: Cirrus Design
Ok... we've already told you how cool this year's coverage is
going to be and how hard we've been working... but we did we
mention (enough) just how expensive it is to support nearly a dozen
people, cart them halfway across the country, and then make sure
that they're fed and watered on a somewhat regular basis?
The first of our MAJOR sponsors is one of the best friends ANN
has... Cirrus Design.
Dedicated Terrain Display Makes Terrain Situational Awareness
Aspen Avionics LLC has announced the formal launch of the
innovative AT300 Terrain Awareness Display for the
experimental/homebuilt aircraft market. The AT300 combines a
vertical speed instrument with a moving map display showing
aircraft position and nearby terrain, helping to increase pilot
situational awareness and reduce the risk of Controlled Flight into
NASA is getting ready to open a new state-of-the-art laboratory
for cutting-edge research into advanced propulsion systems --
technologies that one day could power space vehicles to Mars, to
Jupiter or to destinations never before imagined. The July 29
ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens NASA's Propulsion Research
Laboratory for business.
"It is the sense
of congress that, after proper documentation, justification, and
review, the department of transportation should consider programs
to reimburse general aviation ground support services at Ronald
Reagan Washington National Airport, and airports located within
fifteen miles of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, for
their financial losses due to Government actions after the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."
Source: Partial language of
legislation approved by US House Committee on Appropriations that,
in part, supports reimbursing general aviation businesses at Ronald
Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and surrounding general
aviation airports for economic loss