Meet The Administrator -- And The EAA President's Awards
ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.27.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program)
ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.27.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW, The EAA's
Presidents Awards: 07.27.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast"
Feature, with Tuesday's presentation of the EAA
Among the hundreds of warbirds at AirVenture 2006, this
particular one really shines. Pete and Dewie Quortrup, of Plano, TX
are the proud owners. They were busy wiping off last night's rain
as we spoke. The Quortrups purchased the airplane in 2001 and
quickly began an extensive restoration.
Text Of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's "Meet The
Below is the full, unedited text of FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey's opening speech Wednesday to attendees of the annual "Meet
The Administrator" -- formerly "Meet The Boss" -- forum at
AirVenture 2006. Aero-News has COMPLETE audio coverage of the event
-- as well as the subsequent Q&A session -- available here. You may also read our
commentary on the forum here.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.28.06 1130 EDT: Providing yet another
strong hint that Eclipse Aviation may be announcing some VERY good
news later today... Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC)
announced Thursday it has received Transport Canada Type
Certification for its new PW610F engine, set to power the Eclipse
500 very light jet.
NGP, SLSA Concept Represent Company's Single Engine Future
After the introduction of the Cessna Special Light Sport
Aircraft Proof of Concept Monday, and the fly-by of the Next
Generation Piston technology demonstrator, the company released
these three images, which are computer graphic renderings of the
The Diamond Jet, or D-Jet for short, made its first public
appearance Wednesday in a little town in Oshkosh, WI -- where
several thousand aviation enthusiasts suddenly ratcheted up their
For Eva Kulaga, her mid-life crisis involved the acquisition of
a convertible. For husband and Illinois business owner Andre, it
involved the acquisition of Mooney's first new Ovation3 smack dab
in the middle of AirVenture.
The NTSB wants to know... what good is a rule if you don't apply
it? Case in point: aging aircraft like that Grumman G-73T
Mallard... the one that crashed off Government Cut in Miami last
December, killing all 20 people on board.
"As Real As It Gets"(tm) Meets "As Real-Time As It Gets"
Aero-News Network, the 24/7 real-time news service for "all
things aviation" and Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the world's
premier PC-based flight simulation product, announced a partnership
that will bring Aero-News' trusted news and resources directly to
Microsoft Flight Simulator X pilots.
An affable Marion Blakey greeted several hundred Oshkosh
visitors Wednesday for EAA's annual "Meet The Administrator"
session. An unprecedented security presence that included a police
dog and handler as well as some two dozen security personnel from
various agencies, however, struck a discordant note as the event
"What in the blue blazes is that?" I asked, at least partly
involuntarily. I like to think I know aero engines. I've skinned
knuckles on aero engines. I have books on aero engines. (I'm always
looking for more). But this small, five-cylinder radial was a new
one on me.
Superior Air Parts today announced that effective immediately,
the company is offering an unprecedented three-year or 500-hour
(whichever comes first) money-back guarantee on all new Millennium
Cylinders purchased on or after July 26, 2006.
We are a very mobile society. The fact that we are pilots, and many
of us are airplane owners, means we are even more mobile than most.
Our mobility makes it a challenge, sometimes, for those who need to
reach us to keep up.
"It used to be an hour lunch, now it’s 45 minutes at
best, and a half-hour break is now 20 minutes at best. Your mind
hasn’t even calmed down yet."
Source: NATCA regional vice-president Phil
Barbarello, on the impact of shorter break periods and lunch hours
for controllers at several FAA facilities throughout the country,
including the New York TRACON.