OU Gets OK On New Trainers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 10.12.15

Airborne 10.13.15

Airborne 10.07.15

Airborne 10.08.15

Airborne 10.09.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 10.12.15

Airborne 10.13.15

Airborne 10.07.15

Airborne 10.08.15

Airborne 10.09.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, Jul 02, 2004

OU Gets OK On New Trainers

First Time Since 1970s

It's been almost 30 years since the University of Oklahoma replaced its 13 training aircraft.

"The planes we currently use are pretty worn out both cosmetically and mechanically," said OU aviation student Matthew Willis. "The upholstery is tearing on the inside and there are cracks on the wings and there is almost always something wrong with the instruments, too."

But that's all about to change. OU Aviation Director Glenn Schaumburg tells the OU Daily that his department has ordered 13 2005-model Piper Warrior IIIs to replace the aging Warriors now on the tarmac at Max Westheimer Field in Norman.

"It is a double-good deal. It is the same plane, so training for students and faculty won’t be as extensive," Schaumburg said. "They are used to flying these planes."

The price tag? It'll run OU about $2.2 million, according to Schaumburg.

FMI: www.aviation.ou.edu/index.php


More News

Airborne 10.12.15: Senator v UAVs, Precious Metal Update, Airbus Heli's H160

Also: Girls In Aviation 2016, Quicksilver Across America, Heli Celebration, Russian Airline Bankruptcy, Custom Avionics Acquired, Westjet Air Center, NASA Selects Student Teams ANN>[...]

Pipistrel Wins HUGE Contract With Indian Military

Will Supply 194 Aircraft To The Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy (IN) And National Cadet Corps (NCC). Pipistrel has been selected by the government of India to equip the Indian >[...]

SF City Supervisor Blasts Blue Angels As 'Killing Machines'

Demonstration Team Flew During Annual Fleet Week Celebration The Navy's Blue Angels precision demonstration team performed over the weekend in San Francisco as part of the city's a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.13.15)

National Aviation Hall of Fame They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.15): AD - Airworthiness Directive

Issued by airworthiness authorities to correct a defect found in an aircraft type after certification.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC