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July 31, 2010

Crew Identified From Medical Helo Accident In Arizona

Three On Board Are Fatally Injured

A medical helicopter went down Wednesday in Midtown Tucson, AZ, fatally injuring all three people on board. The crew has been identified as 61-year-old pilot Alex Kelly, 41-year-old flight nurse Parker Summons, and 28-year-old paramedic Brenda French.

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Yuneec, Sonex, And Axel Lange Win Lindbergh Awards

Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) Recognizes Developments In Electric Flight

Friday at the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, Erik Lindbergh, founder of the Creative Solutions Alliance (CSA) and grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, announced the winners of the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes (LEAP).

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Sikorsky Leads Electric Helicopter Development

Showcases Technology Demonstrator at AirVenture

The engine installation in the Sikorsky S-300C in the Learning Center Hangar is far from typical. The typical Lycoming Engine has been replaced by a single electric motor and two large battery boxes have been fitted to either side of the helicopter.

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'This Is My Dream And I'm Going To Do It!'

AOPA Members From Israel Stop In Oshkosh On U.S. Tour

An estimated 1,400 international visitors will be coming to AirVenture this year, and among them is a group of aviation enthusiasts who made a trip from Israel to experience AirVenture.

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A Visit To The AirVenture Seaplane Base

Offers Respite From Heat And Noise At Airventure

The Airventure Seaplane base has always remained one of the quietest and most secluded parts of Airventure, and is often referred to as the "best kept secret" of Oshkosh.

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The View From 'The Ditch'

After Years Of Dreaming About It, A Photographer's Experience Of A Lifetime Shooting The Airshow

Each year, the photos that appear in the media, online, or in advertising that are shot at Oshkosh showcase aviation. It is easy to see these photos and not realize some of the difficulty and equipment involved in capturing them.

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Promising News On Avgas From FAA, EPA at EAA's 2010 AirVenture

Both Federal Agencies Say They Support An "Orderly Process" For Finding An Alternative Fuel

Each of the two federal agencies with direct input on the future of aviation gasoline - the FAA and the EPA - has made statements during the 2010 EAA AirVenture that bode well for the process of determining the future of avgas.

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Cobalt Aircraft Industries To Open U.S. Branch

Corporation Will Guide U.S. Development, Certification, And Production

On the heels of the unveiling of its new business airplane design, Cobalt Aircraft Industries has decided to create a U.S. corporation for development, certification, and production of its aircraft.

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The VLJ Revolution Continues! Eclipse Aerospace Powers ANN Oshkosh 2010 Coverage

The VLJ Revolution Continues With The Total Eclipse!

In September 2009, Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) embarked on a mission to finish the design and promised capabilities of the breakthrough Eclipse 500. Since acquisition of the company, Eclipse Aerospace has been investing in, and completing the design and certification of, the original EA500 jet, which now includes FIKI (Flight Into Known Icing) and GPS coupled autopilot.

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ForeFlight Guides ANN Oshkosh 2010 Coverage!

Let ForeFlight Show YOU The Way To Oshkosh 2010 With ANN's Favorite iPad App!!

Founded in 2007, ForeFlight builds Intelligent apps for pilots that run on iPad, iPhone, and Google’s Android operating systems. ForeFlight's critically acclaimed and highly-rated apps are used by thousands of pilots worldwide to efficiently gather the critical information they need to assess flight conditions, plan flights, obtain pre-flight weather briefings, and file flight plans with aviation authorities.

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Aspen Provides High-Tech Support For ANN Oshkosh 2010 Coverage

Let Aspen Avionics Guide You Through ANN's 2010 Special Coverage!

Aspen Avionics, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded by aviation enthusiasts in 2004. The company specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits. Its products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions.

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QuikLink Provides Aviation Weather for Pre-Flight Analysis

New Data Service Offers Internet-Delivered Aviation Weather Data

A new subscription-based aviation weather data service for preflight weather analysis has been introduced by Baron Services, supplying graphical weather information over virtually any internet connection.

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Legendary Piper Aircraft Hosts ANN Special Event Coverage

Piper's Legend Continues!!!

Piper's rich aviation legacy is born of 72 years of unparalleled history, with almost 150,000 aircraft brought to market and more than 160 certified models. Approximately 90,000 of those aircraft are flying today and being serviced and supported on every continent by Piper's 65 service centers, 27 dealers and 2,500 field personnel.

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Waco Classic Roars Into Oshkosh 2010 As ANN Special Event Sponsor

Live The Dream! Own and Fly A REAL Waco YMF-5D!

WACO Classic Aircraft of Battle Creek, MI, is the world's only manufacturer of a brand new 1930's era open cockpit sport biplane, the WACO YMF. Since 1983, WACO Classic has been building new production aircraft under the original FAA type certificate. There are currently over 120 WACO YMF's flying around the world.  

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Planetary Society Urges Debate On NASA Authorization Bill

Statement Calls On The U.S. House To Bring The Bill To The Floor

The Planetary Society issued a statement Thursday about the request that the U.S. House of Representatives suspend the rules when voting on the NASA Authorization bill.

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The Exotic Cobalt Co50 Joins ANN In Bringing You Oshkosh 2010!

Check Out The Cobalt Co50 At Oshkosh Display Area 22!

Cobalt Aircraft Industries is an aircraft conceptual design company and is organized to become an Original Equipment Manufacturer. Headquartered across from Toussus-le-Noble airport (LFPN) and only 20 km from Paris, Cobalt will provide total OEM service from Aircraft On Ground (AOG) assistance to long-term study, manufacture, and certification of customization requests. The first aircraft in the Cobalt range, the Co50, shall be the first certified canard in its class in the world.

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Concorde Battery Powers ANN Oshkosh 2010 Coverage!

Concorde Battery Powers ANN's Special Event Coverage

When you own a Concorde, rest assured that you are flying with a product designed by people distinguished in the field of lead aircraft battery design, who have been instrumental in writing military aircraft battery specifications and setting FAA and International Aircraft Battery Standards.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.31.10)

" I found the subject interesting. So at age 55 I said to myself, I must fulfill my dreams now. I drew my courage from my recovery (from breast cancer) and said to myself: This is my dream and I'm going to do it!" Source: An Israeli visitor to AirVenture who identified herself only as "Ruthie".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.31.10): Wind Grid Display

Wind Grid Display A display that presents the latest forecasted wind data overlaid on a map of the ARTCC area.

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Sandia Aerospace Steps Up As Oshkosh 2010 Special Event Sponsor!

Sandia Aerospace Expands Its Line Of Products

The Albuquerque, New Mexico company is branching out into a line of its own products, starting with the STX-165 Transponder, which is debuting at AirVenture at Oshkosh. The STX 165 Sports a professional 1/2 3ATI Bezel that compliments any aircraft panel.  Its bright OLED display is readable in virtually all lighting conditions and automatically dims for night time operations.

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Avidyne Joins ANN In Providing Oshkosh 2010 Coverage!

ANN Flies An Avidyne R9-Equipped Cirrus... So We REALLY Do LikeThese Guys! Oshkosh 2010 Exhibit Areas #2098-2101, 293-294

Avidyne Corporation designs and manufactures avionics instruments, flight displays, VHF and GPS-based navigation, communication and datalink transceivers, as well as a range of traffic detection and weather detection sensors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.31.10)

American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters

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