Aero-News has confirmed a Hummel Bird light aircraft, flying
from Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport as part of the annual fly-in
now underway, came down in a parking lot south of the
airport Wednesday morning and hit several parked vehicles, injuring
Avidyne Corporation unveiled its latest avionics system
Wednesday morning at Lakeland 2007... the Envision integrated
flight deck for experimental aircraft, which the company says
brings state-of-the-art situational awareness and safety tools to
the cockpits of homebuilt aircraft.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.18.07 (ANN's
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ANN Special Feature: All About ASTM, From The Man Who
Knows -- 04.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, light sport
distributor Tom Peghiny.)
Union Says Bonuses Benefit Those Who Sacrificed Least
It takes a large issue to unite employees of cross-town rivals
Southwest Airlines and American Airlines... or, some large bonus
money. Southwest flight attendants have joined their counterparts
at American, to protest massive bonus payouts for executives at the
Aircraft Spruce told attendees at Sun 'N Fun the company will
now be a factory authorized distributor for Donaldson Company.
Donaldson Air Filters have been used in Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft,
Maule, and Mooney aircraft since the 1960s.
Hans Georg Schmid is ready to add another world record attempt
to his already distinguished career. With over 16,000 flight hours
and over 162 aviation records, he is ready to fly around the world,
twice... over both the Earth's Poles and the four corners of the
world. He plans on doing this in a custom-built Express
experimental aircraft, powered by a Lycoming IO-580-B1A, 315 hp
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Encourages Members To Set The Record Straight With Local
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports many AOPA
members have already sent off tersely-worded responses to an
Associated Press story that ran earlier this week, which cast GA in
a decidely dim light by tying airline ticket taxes to funding for
local airports used by private aircraft pilots, and business
In response to Docket No. FAA-2006-26408, the Aircraft
Electronics Association submitted strongly worded comments on the
FAA's proposed changes to Part 145... emphasizing it does NOT
support the overall proposal.
Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Monday its reorganization plan
has received enough creditor support to be approved, based on
unofficial voting results... clearing the path for the carrier to
emerge from bankruptcy April 30.
The New Spirit of St. Louis -- the Lancair Columbia 300 that
carried Erik Lindbergh from New York to Paris in 2002, recreating
his grandfather’s historic flights -- is headed home to the
city for which it’s named.
Big news at Sun 'N Fun this week continues to come from the
light sport aircraft marketplace. While the category has yet to
celebrate its third anniversary in the US, several LSA
manufacturers are taking positive steps towards establishing LSA's
place in the future of general aviation.
Previews New Designs, Promises First Deliveries By End Of
Bend, OR-based Epic Aircraft told Sun 'N Fun attendees Tuesday
the company is continuing its "full court press" on other aircraft
manufacturers, before unveiling scale mockups of two new
aircraft designs -- one a single-engine very light jet, the other a
New Mexico's Santa Fe Air announced a joint venture this week
with Forest Guardians to combine jet travel with environmental
strategies to counter effects of carbon emissions generated by
burning jet fuel.
"It's amazing what facts will do for a story. When you
put more on the table, the flaws in this radical FAA funding scheme
become readily apparent. We encourage our members to write their
local media and let them know how you feel."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, commenting
on an Associated Press story that ran earlier this week, which cast
GA in a decidely dim light by tying airline ticket taxes to funding
for local airports used by private aircraft pilots, and business