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July 27, 2009

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Dale Klapmeier - A Vision for the New Cirrus

Dale Klapmeier Discusses the State of the Company

Dale Klapmeier sat down with ANN's Paul Plack to discuss recent announcements regarding Cirrus Aircraft, including the rehiring of many previously laid-off employees as Cirrus' economic stability improved.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Sonex Aircraft - Introducing the Single-Place Jet

Ready For A Personal Pocket Rocket???

Sonex Aircraft, the local kit aircraft manufacturer, had an exciting reveal at the company open house on Sunday, July 26th, 2009... and this one was guaranteed to get attention. Face it, haven't you always wanted your very own jet plane... and haven't you always one that DIDN'T mean having to mortgage your house, your first-born and all hopes of a decent retirement?

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Garmin Avionics - Oshkosh 2009 Product Update

Garmin Product Update from AirVenture

Garmin International Monday announced the G500, a new avionics suite designed specifically for Part 23 Class I and Class II aircraft, which are defined as single and twin-engine piston and turbine engine aircraft under 6,000 pounds.

The G500 is similar in design to Garmin's G600 and incorporates two individual displays - a primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD) - in a customized package designed for easy retrofit installation.

The G500 communicates and integrates with Garmin's other panel mount products, and provides essential information such as attitude, air data, weather, terrain, and traffic.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Piper Aircraft - Company Update

Piper Aircraft Introduces the G600 on Entry-Level & Twin-Engine Aircraft

Today at EAA's AirVenture, Piper announced that it will add the Garmin G600 glass avionics suite to its primary trainers, its twin-engine aircraft and the newly revamped Piper Archer that will come to market next year. 

The G600 will be offered as optional equipment on the Seneca V, as well as both the Piper Warrior and the Piper Seminole.

In addition, the G600 and STEC-55X autopilot will be standard on the reintroduced Piper Archer, set to be unveiled in 2010.  The Archer, which will sell for approximately $300,000, will also include Nexrad weather, air conditioning, and leather seats as standard equipment.

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Aero-TV at Oshkosh 2009: AirVenture 2009 - Poberezny's Opening Thoughts

EAA President Tom Poberenzy Says Oshkosh Is Strong, Advance Ticket Sales Up 33 Percent

By all indications, AirVenture 2009 will exceed expectations for attendence by visitors and aircraft. EAA President Tom Poberenzy said on opening day that advance ticket sales were up 33 percent, the campsight has spilled over into the overflow area, the North 40 has been temporarily closed, and all expectations on attendence look like they will be exceeded by a significant margin.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Teledyne Continental - Unleaded Power, Unlimited Speed

A "Powerful" Aero-Minute From Aero-TV!

Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) announced Sunday that it flew its Factory Turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh fueled on UL94 Unleaded Aviation Fuel. With ASTM actively working the certification of UL94, TCM has shifted from testing the fuel to preparing its engines for its eventual introduction.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: AirVenture 2009 - Poberezny's Opening Thoughts

EAA President Tom Poberenzy Says Oshkosh Is Strong, Advance Ticket Sales Up 33 Percent

By all indications, AirVenture 2009 will exceed expectations for attendence by visitors and aircraft. EAA President Tom Poberenzy said on opening day that advance ticket sales were up 33 percent, the campsight has spilled over into the overflow area, the North 40 has been temporarily closed, and all expectations on attendence look like they will be exceeded by a significant margin.
EAA spent 3.8 million on the site this year. Poberenzy said the exhibit space has been increased by 60 percent, and that vendors had responded in many cases by increasing their exhibit space, a result of those improvements, he said.
 

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EAA President Tom Poberezny Says Oshkosh Is Strong

Advance Ticket Sales Up 33 Percent

By all indications, AirVenture 2009 will exceed expectations for attendance by visitors and aircraft. EAA President Tom Poberezny said on opening day that advance ticket sales were up 33 percent.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Teledyne Continental - Unleaded Power, Unlimited Speed

Engine Has Flown 20 Hours on Unleaded Fuel

Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) announced Sunday that it flew its Factory Turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh fueled on UL94 Unleaded Aviation Fuel.  With ASTM actively working the certification of UL94, TCM has shifted from testing the fuel to preparing its engines for its eventual introduction.

The unleaded avgas fueled flight to 2009 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, performed by TCM president Rhett Ross and company pilot and engineer Keith Chatten.  The flight was the third extended flight for this standard production engine, which has now accumulated 20 hours on unleaded fuels.  The flight followed an initial test flight of 802 miles round trip from Mobile, Alabama to Oshkosh, Wisconsin cond

Thrush Aircraft Selects GE Aviation's New H80 Engine

Power For The Thrush 510 Aerial Applicator

Thrush Aircraft, Inc., has selected GE Aviation's new H80 turboprop engine to power an improved version of its 510-gallon, 10,500-pounds gross weight Thrush aerial applicator (crop duster).  This is the first application for the H80 engine and the first North American new engine installation for the Walter M601 engine family.

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Power 90 Named GE Preferred Engine Conversion for King Air 90

Smyrna Air Center Named GE Designated Walter M601E Engine Installer

GE Aviation has named the Power 90 as a GE Preferred Engine Conversion for the King Air 90 aircraft. Additionally, Smyrna Air Center has been named a GE Designated Engine Installer for the Walter M601E engine on King Air 90 aircraft. Smyrna Air Center of Smyrna, Tennessee, holds the rights to the Power 90 conversion Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).

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GE Aviation Prepares for Testing of its New Turboprop Derivative Engine

Designed For More SHP, Better Fuel Efficiency

GE Aviation is preparing for the start of certification testing later this year of its new H80 turboprop engine, which is derived from the Walter M601 series engines. Drawing upon the design of the Walter M601 series, the H80 will produce up to 800 shaft horsepower (shp) to power utility, agriculture and business and general aviation aircraft.

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HF120 Engine Entering Formal FAA Certification Test Phase

Engine To Power Honda's Advance Light Jet

Engine assembly has begun on the GE Honda Aero Engines' first HF120 engine for FAA certification testing. The first engine is being assembled consistent with the certification configuration at GE's manufacturing facility in Lynn, MA.

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Garmin Reveals G500 All-Glass Cockpit For Part 23 Class I/II Aircraft

Retrofit For Singles And Twins

Garmin International Monday announced the G500, a new avionics suite designed specifically for Part 23 Class I and Class II aircraft.  The G500 is similar in design to Garmin's G600 and incorporates two individual displays - a primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD) - in a customized package designed for easy retrofit installation.

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Garmin G3X Is An Affordable, Customizable Glass Cockpit

Designed For Experimental And LSA

Garmin International Inc. Monday announced the features of the G3X, a non-TSO'd glass cockpit for retrofit installation in experimental/kitbuilt and light sport aircraft (LSA). The G3X is a customizable PFD/MFD combination that features one, two or three all-glass displays.

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Garmin Celebrates Delivery Of 100,000th GNS 400/500 Series System

Landmark Product Donated To EAA Young Eagles

Garmin International announced Monday morning it is celebrating the delivery of over 100,000 GNS 400/500 series products. It is estimated that Garmin's 400/500 series avionics have been installed on approximately half of all U.S. single and twin-engine piston and turbine aircraft. Garmin is donating the 100,000th unit, a GNS 530W, to the EAA Young Eagles, a non-profit organization designed to give young people interested and involved in aviation.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.09

Opening day at Oshkosh brings cause for optimism.
EAA is already too successful with one AirVenture effort.
And you won't believe what Sonex showed us Sunday afternoon.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.27.09

Opening day at Oshkosh brings cause for optimism.
EAA is already too successful with one AirVenture effort.
And you won't believe what Sonex showed us Sunday afternoon.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, VFR into Oshkosh - 07.27.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, whose flight into Oshkosh this year was the first he's made under VFR.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Sonex Aviation - Next Step in Innovation

"Sonex Aircraft, LLC has added a new feature to its display for the 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show:  The Hornets' Nest Research and Development Pavilion.  The Hornets' Nest will offer a glimpse into the future of recreational aviation featuring several Sonex and AeroConversions new product concepts, including three new airframe design proposals.  The informational display will be punctuated with the exhibition of an exciting new research and development concept aircraft that is due to begin testing later in 2009.  The Sonex Aircraft, LLC display at AirVenture will once again be located in the North Aircraft Display on EAA AirVenture grounds, Booth 622.  Additionally, there will be an informational forum presented regarding Hornets' Nest R&D projec

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Sonex Aviation - Next Step in Innovation

Monnett Stirs Up A Hornet's Nest... And Then Some!

"Sonex Aircraft, LLC has added a new feature to its display for the 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show: The Hornets' Nest Research and Development Pavilion.

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Continental Motors Flies Turbocharged SR22 To Oshkosh On Unleaded Avgas

Engine Has Flown 20 Hours On Unleaded Fuel

Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) announced Sunday  that it flew its Factory Turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh fueled on UL94 Unleaded Aviation Fuel. With ASTM actively working the certification of UL94, TCM has shifted from testing the fuel to preparing its engines for its eventual introduction.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Carter Aviation - Personal Air Vehicle Prototype

Intriguing Prototype Shown To Public Is Subject Of First New Aero-TV Programming Option... Aero-Minutes!

  Carter Aviation Technologies has revealed reveals their four-seat personal air vehicle at AirVenture 2009. Designed to take off and land vertically, the aircraft is able to cruise at high speeds with the efficiency of a fixed-winged airplane.

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Public Benefit Aviation And Mission-Based Flight Ops Showcased At AirVenture

Find Out How You Can Make A Difference

Giving to others is one of the common denominators for many of those whose lives are touched by aviation. At this year’s AirVenture, Fly4Life has set up an exhibit at the south end of AeroShell Square that includes static displays of aircraft flown for charitable purposes.

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Wings of Hope: General Aviation Saving Lives

A Lifesaving Organization Dependant On Others

Wings of Hope, based out of St. Louis, MO, is a unique organization providing medical air transportation for those folks who needed the help the most. 

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Honeywell Finalizing Flight Tests On Large Glass Displays

Designed For Piston-Powered Aircraft, Replaces Traditional “Six Pack”

Honeywell announced Sunday that it is undergoing final flight tests and accepting orders for its Bendix/King by Honeywell KFD 840 Primary Flight Display (PFD) for piston-powered aircraft, part of the Apex Edge series.

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Belite Aircraft Makes EAA Airventure Debut

Firm Details Of Pricing, Availability, Special Offers At AirVenture

Wichita, Kansas-based Belite Aircraft makes its debut at the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI this week by announcing pricing and availability for two versions of the Belite aircraft, the Belite 254 Kit with carbon fiber wings and the Belite 254 Classic Kit with wood and aluminum wings in either fully-assembled or kit form. 

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The Polar Pumpkin – Art Mortvedt And Polar Exploration

Using A Single Engine Aircraft On Polar Scientific Expeditions

If polar expeditions to study photosynthetic cyanobacteria in the earth cryosphere doesn’t sound like something that you’ll find at Oshkosh ... well an incredible aviator is turning science into an adventure.

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Forward Vision EVS-100 Offers Enhanced Situational Awareness

Affordable Insurance For Intimidating Flight Conditions

Controlled flight into terrain or unseen obstacles at night is a hazard for every pilot. And as more people enter the world of aviation, many of them computer or video game savvy, the expectation is to be able to fly in all conditions.

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Mass Arrival Of Cessna 150/152 Aircraft At AirVenture

Formation Included 2 Australian Members

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Cessna 150, 21 aircraft arrived in formation on Friday as part of the International Cessna 150-152 clubs mass arrival into Airventure 2009. The aircraft operated under a special arrangement and letter of agreement with the FAA Oshkosh ATCT Lake hub.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Carter Aviation - Personal Air Vehicle Prototype

Startlingly Intriguing Prototype Shown To Public

Carter Aviation Technologies has revealed their four-seat personal air vehicle at AirVenture 2009. Designed to take off and land vertically, the aircraft is able to cruise at high speeds with the efficiency of a fixed-winged airplane.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Changing Of The Guard - New Leadership For Piper

Jim Bass Has Passed Piper's Leadership On To Two Exceptionally Qualified Veterans

The GA industry got a bit of a shock a few weeks ago, albeit not totally unexpected, when Piper CEO Jim Bass stepped down to take on other challenges. Bass oversaw the rejuvenation of an industry legend and left them in really great shape with new owners and a much brighter future. 

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Changing Of The Guard -- New Leadership For Piper

Jim Bass Has Passed Piper's Leadership On To Two Exceptionally Qualified Veterans

The GA industry got a bit of a shock a few weeks ago, albeit not totally unexpected, when Piper CEO Jim Bass stepped down to take on other challenges. Bass oversaw the rejuvenation of an industry legend and left them in really great shape with new owners and a much brighter future.

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Ultra To Acquire Aircraft Engine Power Management System From Xerion Avionix

Approved For Use On 95% Of GA Aircraft

Ultra announces its agreement to purchase, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions, the AuRACLE product portfolio from Xerion Avionix on Sunday. AuRACLE is a digital engine power management system designed for the general aviation OEM and retrofit markets. It is certified as primary engine instrumentation and is approved for use on 95% of general aviation aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (07.27.09)

Klyde Decides To NOT Blog From Oshkosh

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Continental Motors Introduces Factory Turbo Powered SR22

Will Offer Upgrade STC To Cirrus Owners By Year's End

Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) unveiled a TCM Turbocharged Cirrus SR22 Sunday that the company has dubbed the TR22 (Turbo Realized 22). The TR22 began as a technology demonstration aircraft for TCM's new Kinetic line of engines aimed at serving the kit and experimental aircraft market segment but has quickly turned to a Supplemental Type Certificate Program.

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Hawker Beechcraft Highlights Turboprop Lineup At AirVenture

Much Of HBC's Fleet On Display

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Friday announced its plans to showcase its popular aircraft at this year's EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. HBC will display its three Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft, along with the world's fastest single-pilot business jet and its renowned piston products at the show, considered "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration".    

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Honeywell AV8OR ACE Enables Paperless Cockpit

Touch Screen Handheld Priced At Less Than $2,000

Honeywell has rolled out its AV8OR ACE, a new seven-inch touch screen handheld GPS. The Bendix/King by Honeywell AV8OR ACE is being introduced at introductory pricing of $1,999 at the EAA AirVenture air show, and is now available at authorized sales and service centers.

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Unmanned Aircraft Take On Increased Importance

UASs Give The Air Force Greater Flexibility, Longer Missions

The U.S. military's expanded overseas use of unmanned aircraft highlights the increased importance of such aerial platforms to current and future military operations, senior Air Force officers said in Washington Thursday.

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Endeavour, ISS Crews Take Some Time Off

Halfway Through Their 16 Day Mission

The crews of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station had a day off to rest in preparation of robotics operations to berth the Japanese experiment carrier in the shuttle's payload bay Sunday and the fifth and final planned spacewalk of the mission on Monday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.09)

Aero-Linx: Polar Pumpkin Follow the exploits of a bright orange airplane exploring some of the most remote and harsh areas of the planet. We visited Sunday with Art Mortvedt, the owner and pilot.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.27.09)

"People who participate in air shows and aviation events around the world tell us the same thing, there is no place else that matches Oshkosh's collection of aircraft that gather on these grounds each year.". Source: Tom Poberezny, EAA President and Air Venture Chairman.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.09): Light Sport Aircraft

This week, it's all about Oshkosh, as you might imagine. There are a lot of these at AirVenture this week. Light Sport Aircraft is a special FAA certification class (LSA) for an aircraft other than a helicopter or powered-lift—single-engine aircraft, airship, balloon, glider, gyrocopter, rotorcraft, or weight-shift-control aircraft.

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