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July 23, 2005

UL Plane Crashes Near German Parliament

Authorities Suspect Suicide

A general aviation pilot whose ultra-light aircraft went down close to the seat of power in Berlin, Germany, Friday may have committed suicide, authorities said.

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Eat At Tommy's, Help Young Eagles

Percentage Of AirVenture Week Receipts Will Go To Program

By Rose Dorcey Tailspin Tommy's is one of the new kids on the block, as far as Oshkosh restaurants go, but it's quickly becoming a favorite. It's not just for of the owner's love of aviation, the aero-theme decor, excellent food and friendly staff, but also because he shares his profits with the EAA's Young Eagles Program.

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And Miles To Go Before… AirVenture

On The Road Again

By John Dorcey For many pilots and others attending AirVenture 2005, flight planning for the trip to Oshkosh includes a Rand McNally map and is better termed road planning. Drivers from the upper Midwest know that there are only two seasons - winter and road construction.

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On-The-Road To Oshkosh

Wisconsin Historical Markers Feature Aviation Themes

By Rose Dorcey There is no doubt that the annual AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh brings masses of visitors to "America's Dairyland". The majority comes by automobile, and many are lucky enough to take in the beautiful scenery and tourist attractions the state has to offer.

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New Aircraft For Last Year's Price

Lots to See

By ANN Correspondent Aleta Vinas Think if you've seen one EAA AirVenture you've seen them all? Not quite, especially this year, which will be bringing some fantastic firsts to AirVenture. If seeing White Knight and SpaceShipOne, Glacier Girl and the HondaJet wasn't enough, how about no price increase. Prices remain the same as last year!

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EAA's Timeless Voices of Aviation

Speak Up

Been around aviation a while? Don't miss your opportunity to share your aviation stories at AirVenture. EAA's Timeless Voices of Aviation video oral history program staff and volunteers will be recording interviews throughout the week.

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Taking On CFIT: Cirrus Announces 'Safety Comes Standard'

Terrain Awareness Now Standard on World's Most Popular Airplane

"1/5 of all General Aviation fatalities are from controlled flight into terrain (CFIT*) accidents. Effective, CIRRUS is taking the leadership role in combating these preventable accidents by including Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) as standard equipment in every new plane," said Dale Klapmeier, company co-founder and executive vice president.

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Another Oshkosh Sneak-Peek: Sandel SN3500 EHSI Adds WSI Wx, Traffic Display

Wx and Traffic Enhance Sandel's New STC'd NAV System

Sandel Avionics has added WSI Corporation's InFlight weather and TCAS I traffic displays to its innovative SN3500 EHSI, enhancing the navigation and safety capabilities of this compact turbine-featured system.

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Bell Delivers First Of LongRanger 'Six-Pack'

Bell Delivers First Of LongRanger 'Six-Pack'

LongRangersThe first aircraft of a six unit 206L-4, "LongRanger" order has been delivered to Rotorcraft Leasing Company (RLC), a major Gulf of Mexico (GOM) helicopter operator.

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Congressman Issa: How Much Is Enough?

California Republican Wonders If Washington Is Really Threatened By GA

Just how much regulation is needed to protect the airspace around Washington, DC, from the minute threat posed by an airplane that's smaller than a pickup truck? Hasn't the reaction begun to outweigh the risk?

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Seattle Avionics' Debuts Integrated PC Software System

Combines Pre-Flight, Enroute Planning Tools, Moving Map, Plates, Weather

We were promised VERY cool developments for Oshkosh when we talked with the Seattle Aviionics folks at Arlington 2005 and it appears that they weren't fibbing. Seattle Avionics Software is out with what it calls the Voyager Flight Software System.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.23.05)

“It’s quite an honor to be the formation lead –- but there’s also a lot of pressure not to screw up anything. If you do…100 of your best buddies will remind you for the duration of Oshkosh!!” Source: “Bonanza Lead” John “Weebs” Wiebener, who has briefed the big formation of Bonanza aircraft gaggling to Oshkosh every year since 1996. Each year, the formation lead is offered to a different person who has put in a great deal of time and effort into this volunteer organization.

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Ohio TFR: 07.25.05 - 08.26.05

NOTAM:  5/6155  Issued:  07/21/2005 19:30  Effective:  07/25/2005 11:00 - 08/26/2005 21:00  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RAVENNA OH. 

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Ohio TFR: 07.25.05 - 08.26.05

NOTAM:  5/6154  Issued:  07/21/2005 19:30  Effective:  07/25/2005 11:00 - 08/26/2005 21:00  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RAVENNA OH. 

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-22 MANUFACTURER: Empresa (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2005-15-03 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-03 MANUFACTURER: Empresa (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-03 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145 and EMB-135 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-15-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and Model A320-200 series airplanes.

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