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.
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).
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been replaced by a single electric motor and two large battery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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let Aspen Avionics Guide You Through ANN's 2010 Special
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
New Data Service Offers Internet-Delivered Aviation Weather
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
" 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".
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
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.