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April 25, 2009

WxWorx Introduces WxWorx OnLine

New Software Delivers Interactive Weather Data Over an Internet Connection

WxWorx is unveiling WxWorx OnLine, a new, fully interactive graphical weather software for daily weather monitoring and pre-flight weather analysis across the United States and Canada. Providing timely and accurate weather information directly to the user's PC, WxWorx OnLine connects to the internet and delivers high-resolution NEXRAD radar coverage, winds aloft, METARs, lightning and more...

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AeroLEDs Intro's SunSpot With Narrow Beam Lens

An All LED Replacement For The Standard GE4509

 SunSpot Landing/Recognition lights are now available with a narrow beam lens. SunSpot, was designed as a "drop in" replacement for the existing PAR 36 lighting applications.

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Interplane's Tiny ZJ-Viera Is a Tiny Composite Ultralight

Czech-Made Part 103 Bird Weighs Just 161 Pounds Empty!

Cruising Paradise City in Lakeland, one runs into all sorts of interesting flying machines. This year, a tiny bird from the Czech Republic stood out not because of its paint job, N-number or tundra tires, but rather because of its tiny size, 161 pounds empty weight (in mono wheel configuration), and composite, metal and ceconite construction.

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Hartzell Large-Diameter Top Props Certified for Cessna A185E/A185F

Longer Wide-Chord Blades Especially Useful For Float Ops

Hartzell is talking up the premise that operators of Cessna A185E and A185F Skywagon aircraft can now achieve 'significantly improved takeoff performance' with Hartzell's 3-blade metal props featuring longer wide chord blades.

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Avidyne Announces STC Of Entegra Release 9 In Cirrus SR20/SR22 Aircraft

STC Approval Allows For Immediate Retrofit Installations

Avidyne has added another feather in their cap with the receipt of an STC approval for their new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system for retrofit into Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft.

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Lycoming Planning Alternative Fuel Seminars For Oshkosh 2009

Lycoming Shares Expertise on Future of Aviation Fuel with Customers

Can you believe that nearly a decade and a half has passed since Lycoming first approved an unleaded fuel for use in its engines? That little tidbit caught me by surprise... but now the company is planning to sharing its expertise on alternative fuels in a series of programs to educate the GA community on the issues manufacturers face in designing the products of the future.

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Hummingbird Cleared To Hover In Canada

Experimental Four-Place Seeks And Wins Weight Exemption

Vertical Aviation Technologies tells ANN that it can now be licensed to fly in Canada.According to VAT, previous regulations restricted Amateur Built helicopters to a gross weight of 1540 lbs and seat capacity of no more than two people...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.25.09):

Faber-Jackson Relation  An observed correlation between the random speeds of stars in the center of an elliptical galaxy and the intrinsic luminosity of the galaxy - the higher the random speeds, the more luminous the galaxy.   FMI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faber-Jackson_relation

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.25.09)

  British Microlight Aircraft Association  The British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight owners in the UK. It is an organization approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and has powers delegated to it to control training and airworthiness. FMI: www.bmaa.org

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.25.09)

  "As we design new products that customers want to buy, we think it's important for customers to be educated about the issues we face as manufacturers... Explaining to customers the benefits and drawbacks of potential fuel alternatives will help them make more informed decisions about where to spend their money." Source: Michael Kraft, Lycoming Vice President of Research, Design and Engineering, discussing the rationale behind Alternative Fuel seminars that Lycoming is preparing for this year's Oshkosh Fly-In.

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