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July 28, 2009

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Samson Motors - Switchblade Update

Samson Motorworks Provides Updates on the Switchblade

"The revolutionary Switchblade three-wheeled Flying Motorcycle leads the field as the first of this new vehicle line to meet the growing demand for flying cars and roadable aircraft.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day One

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 27th, 2009.

Monday was the AirVenture’s official opening day. As is tradition, Tom Poberezny, the president of the experimental aircraft association, took the time to welcome media to the event.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: WhiteKnightTwo -- Eve Arrives At AirVenture 2009

SpaceShipTwo's MotherShip Stops In At Wittman Field

The center of the aviation universe, for this week, at least appears to be a certain place in Wisconsin known to many of the faithful from the aviation world. It is also well-known to a certain spaceship builder who has serious roots in the same place... so as fate would have it, we have a real-live Mother Ship here at Oshkosh 2009.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: WhiteKnightTwo - Eve Arrives At AirVenture 2009

SpaceShipTwo's MotherShip Stops In At Wittman Field

The center of the aviation universe, for this week, at least appears to be a certain place in Wisconsin known to many of the faithful from the aviation world. It is also well-known to a certain spaceship builder who has serious roots in the same place... so as fate would have it, we have a real-live Mother Ship here at Oshkosh 2009.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: The Erickson S-64F Air-Crane Helitanker

Are You Ready For Some Serious Heavy-Lifting? Call Elvis!

"Elvis" arrived at EAA AirVenture this week and did a firebombing demonstration for crowds who had gathered on the flightline.

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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.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.28.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.28.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.28.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Rhett Ross - 07.28.09 (ANN Special Report, with TCM's Rhett Ross)

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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?

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Elvis The Extinguisher - The Erickson Air-Crane in Action

The Erickson S-64F Air-Crane Helitanker

"Elvis" arrived at EAA AirVenture today and did a firebombing demonstration for crowds who had gathered on the flightline. 

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.28.09

EAA officials are relieved to see big crowds at Oshkosh.
All this new space takes some getting used to.
And European media follows Sir Richard to Wisconsin.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.28.09

EAA officials are relieved to see big crowds at Oshkosh.
All this new space takes some getting used to.
And European media follows Sir Richard to Wisconsin.


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ANN Special Feature: Rhett Ross - 07.28.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rhett Ross, President of Teledyne Continental Motors, about the company's just-certified FADEC, turbocharged, TSIOF-550 engine, and other innovations in the works from t

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SMA Engines – 'We’re Alive!'

Diesel Engine Manufacture Updates The SR305 Engine

SMA’s Luc Pelon exclaimed “We’re Alive” at the start of their press conference Monday.  SMA has been improving their sole product, the 230 HP SMA SR305 Diesel Engine.

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Lycoming Announces Advances In The iE2 Propulsion System

A New Light Sport Engine Is Also Ready For Tests

Lycoming engines' iE2 propulsion system was flown into EAA Airventure 2009 on a Lancair Evolution, as the company advances product technology that it believes establishes a new benchmark in electronic engine control. The system is being tested and calibrated as the certification program advances.

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Panel at AirVenture Stresses Real Deadline for Finding a Replacement for 100LL

Industry Stakeholders Working Through Complex System to Find Solutions

The Government Affairs department of EAA organized a panel Monday at AirVenture to bring light on the harsh reality that regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act are fast approaching, and they will eventually prohibit the use of aviation fuels that contain tetral-ethyl lead.

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WhiteKnightTwo Arrives At EAA Airventure 2009

Crowd Fills Aeroshell Square To Great Rutan And Branson

The energy level at EAA AirVenture 2009 ratcheted up another notch on Monday afternoon with the arrival of WhiteKnightTwo (aka "Eve"), the Scaled Composites creation for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism corporation.

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Garmin Glass for the Diamond DA20!

G500 Puts Synthetic Vision Technology In A Trainer

Diamond Aircraft and Garmin International announced today a new factory-equipped glass cockpit solution for the DA20-C1, Diamond's popular two-seat trainer.

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Piper Announces New Changes And An Exciting Future

Piper Jet Still On The Horizon

"It's about change!" says Bob Kromer, VP of Sales and Marketing for Piper Aircraft. The company was recently acquired by the private company Imprimis, and has been charging ahead at full speed ever since.

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Tecnam Unveils A New Light Twin

P2006T Targeted At Flight Training Market

The Italian company Tecnam took the wraps off its new light twin at Airventure 2009 Monday. They say the P2006T will be targeted towards the flight training segment of the aviation business.

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Becker Avionics Introduces New AR6201 VHF-AM Transceiver

New Unit Features 8.33 kHz Channel Spacing And Integrated Intercom

Becker Avionics has added the new high performance, compact, AR6201 VHF-AM Transceiver with 8.33 kHz channel spacing and integrated voice activated (VOX) intercom system.

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

Garmin's Got Goodies... Too Many To Count!

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.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day One

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 27th, 2009.

Monday was the AirVenture’s official opening day. As is tradition, Tom Poberezny, the president of the experimental aircraft association, took the time to welcome media to the event.

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Aero-TV Undertakes 'The Upgrade Decision' - ANN Selects Avidyne Release 9

ANN's Flagship Undergoes A Major Upgrade

They say its kinda like watching someone you love going "under the knife," and so there I was, watching my treasured Cirrus G3 Turbo, cast about in pieces all over the hangar at Sarasota Avionics.

NTSB Confirms Deborah Hersman As Board Chair

Senate Also Confirms Her Membership To Run Through 2013

Deborah A.P. Hersman was confirmed Friday as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Hersman was nominated by President Barak Obama in June of this year. She has been a member of the Board since 2004.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.27.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.27.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, VFR into Oshkosh - 07.27.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aero-TV Undertakes 'The Upgrade Decision' -- ANN Selects Avidyne Release 9

ANN's Flagship Undergoes A Major Upgrade -- Avidyne's Release 9 Retrofit

They say its kinda like watching someone you love going "under the knife," and so there I was, watching my treasured Cirrus G3 Turbo, cast about in pieces all over the hangar at Sarasota Avionics.

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Tornado Alley Unveils Electronic Wastegate Turbo Density-Normalized Controller

Here Comes The TDN SR-22

Tornado Alley Turbo (TAT) has developed an electronically-controlled turbocharger wastegate for the existing fleet of Turbonormalized Cirrus SR22.

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Continental Motors Announces Turbo FADEC Receives FAA Certification

Turbo FADEC Certification Newest Achievement In TCM's Catalog Of Aviation Firsts

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) announced that it has received FAA Certification on the first Full Authority Digital Electronic Controlled (FADEC) - Turbocharged Engine - the TSIOF-550.

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces New King Air C90GTx

Full Fuel Payload Doubled In New Model

In more than 45 years of continuous production, more than 6600 King Air's have rolled off the production line. Now, Hawker Beechcraft has a new entry-level King Air model positioned as an alternative to the light-jet market.

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Cirrus Building Partnerships For Customer Support

Plans To Move Forward With Vision Jet Program

At an early morning press conference on the opening day of AirVenture 2009, Cirrus Aircraft representative Todd Simmons said the company has been putting a lot of time into building partnerships globally.

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Garmin Announces Multiple New Products And Upgrades

From Mobile Phone Applications to Full Glass Cockpits

To mark Garmin's  20th anniversary, the company announced Monday it  has delivered 100 thousand of their GNS 400/500 series products, and showed off many new and upgraded packages.

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Hartzell Offers Propeller Governors Through Van's Catalog For RV Series Kits

Special Pricing Available To Registered Builders, Owners

Hartzell Propeller, the world leader in constant-speed props, has developed 'S-1- Series' propeller governors specifically for engines on Van's RV aircraft.  The governors are now included in Van's RV sales catalog.

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Honeywell Expands Cockpit Weather Features Via Trade-In

Satellite Weather to Replace Ground-Based System in January 2010

Honeywell had a slew of announcements Sunday, including  expanded weather features for piston-powered operators, by offering a $1,000 credit toward any new Bendix/King by Honeywell KDR 610 XM Receiver purchase in 2009 upon trade-in of the KDR 510 Data Link Receiver.

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Protecting Civil Aviation From MANPADS Attacks

New Milestone Reached In Fight Against Shoulder-Fired Weapons

 The United States in close cooperation with 29 countries has destroyed over 30,000 foreign, at-risk Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) since 2003, thus potentially preventing these weapons – commonly referred to as shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles – from falling into the hands of arms traffickers, criminals, and terrorists who could threaten civil aviation.

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AeroLED Introduces High Performance LED Lighting Systems

Direct Replacement For Incandescent Lighting

One thing some exhibitors have learned about Oshkosh is that food will draw a crowd. So AeroLED sponsored a media lunch today at AirVenture 2009 to introduce their new line of high performance LED lighting solutions.

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ICON A5 Water Demos Set For Friday

Currently Undergoing LSA ASTM Testing

Kirk Hawkins, President of Icon Aircraft held a press conference at the AirVenture Aeroshell Square Monday to offer an update about Icon’s progress towards bringing the A5 light sport amphibian to market.

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Forward Vision Announces Their EVS-600 System

Safety Feature For GA, Business Aircraft

Forward Vision Monday unveiled their EVS-600 enhanced vision system. The EVS-600 combines the long-wave infra-red capabilities of the EVS-100 system with visible light.

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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.

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FAA Issues Airworthiness Bulletin For Cessna GA Aircraft

SAIB Affects 100, 200, 300 Series Cessna Aircraft

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to advise pilots and owners of an airworthiness concern on mandatory replacement intervals of Cessna Landing Light, Beacon Light, and Taxi Light switches on Cessna 100, 200, and 300 series airplanes, specified in Cessna service bulletins MEB09-3 and SEB09-6 dated May 11, 2009.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.28.09)

"All of the numbers right now are running significantly ahead of last year and far ahead of expectations, which indicates the value of this event to the aviation community" Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.09): Touch And Go

Touch-and-Go Back to basics. Touch-and-Go is landing practice wherein an aircraft does not make a full stop after a landing, but proceeds immediately to another take-off. This is a frequent practice when learning takeoffs and landings, provided the runway length is long enough to do so safely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.09)

Aero-Linx: WhiteKnightTwo The Mother Ship "Eve", also known as "WhiteKnightTwo",  dropped in to AirVenture 2009 at Wittman Field today. And as you might expect she, along with Burt Rutan and Sir Richard Branson, drew a huge crowd. You can check on the latest events on the launch vehicle for SpaceShipTwo online at the link below.

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