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July 28, 2006

GA Manufacturers Continue Shipping Airplanes At Record Pace

GAMA has just told ANN of the latest record-breaking shipment and billing figures. In the first half of 2006, shipments of general aviation airplanes totaled 1,843 units, a 19.1% increase over the same period last year, with industry billings rising 34.9% to $8.8 billion.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Friday 07.28.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.28.06

Eclipse 500 Certified! And... Theater In The Woods

ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.28.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program) ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.28.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW: Young Eagles Awards 07.28.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature, with the Young Eagles Awards and host Harrison Ford) Read More

OSH Special Feature: Theater in The Woods -- Young Eagles Awards with Harrison Ford 07.28.06

Steve Buss and Harrison Ford present the Annual Young Eagles Awards, followed by a Q&A session with the chairman. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey honors the nation’s best during her presentatio

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Court Rules Germany Liable For 2002 Midair

Germany will have to reimburse a Russian airline for the cost of its Tupelov 154... after that plane and a DHL Boeing 757 cargo flight collided near the Swiss border four years ago.

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ANN Special Feature: Eclipse 500 Certification at Oshkosh 07.28.06

The Eclipse 500 was provisionally certified by the FAA on Thursday. At a ceremony in Oshkosh... the acting Secretary of Transportation... the FAA administrator and other dignitaries were on hand to

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AirVenture Meets Hollywood For 'Flyboys' Premiere

Attendees Give Standing Ovations To WWI Film

Film director Tony Bill struggled for the better part of a decade to independently raise the finances needed for his most personal film to date, "Flyboys."

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An Interview With the Founder: Paul Poberezny

Chief Weighs In On AirVenture Changes... And Polkas

Just outside a Harley Davidson tent on the AirVenture grounds is Red One, Paul Poberezny's Volkswagen beetle. Inside, Poberezny sits at a table, signing his book, Poberezny, The Story Begins… The Early Years of Paul "Howard" Poberezny and Audrey Louise Ruesch …a partnership that changed aviation history forever, as told to Chuck Parnall and Bonnie Poberezny.

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It Wouldn't be Oshkosh Without - Polkas?

Jerry Sleger's One Man Band

Twenty years ago, Paul Poberezny heard one of Jerry Sleger's cassette tapes and said, "I've got to get that guy on the stage for a little act." That's how the tradition began.

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Piston Twin Stars In Michael Mann's Big Screen Release Miami Vice

Adam A500 Is A Star!

Adam Aircraft President Joe Walker announced in a press conference Thursday at AirVenture that fans can see the company's A500 model in Miami Vice, a Michael Mann production to be released nationwide tomorrow. "Aside from Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, one of the other stars in the movie is the A500," said Walker, with an almost embarrassed grin.

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The Newsman's Paradox: No Time To Read The Paper

I Know Less Than You Do Right Now

If you want to find out about the overall theme of what's happening at Oshkosh this year, especially in the first few days of the show, you're a lot better off asking an Aero-News reader than an Aero-News writer or even editor right now.

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OSH-Touch-and-Go 07.28.06

A big ceremony here at Oshkosh... as the Eclipse 500 is provisionally certified.

What exactly are the conditions under which the Eclipse 500 can fly?

And a passionate movie about fl

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OSH Briefing: 07.28.06

A big ceremony here at Oshkosh... as the Eclipse 500 is provisionally certified.

What exactly are the conditions under which the Eclipse 500 can fly?

And a passionate movie about fl

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FedEx, US Airways Planes Involved In Runway Incidents

Two runway incidents at two different airports Thursday... the first involving a FedEx Boeing 727 ran off the runway at Louisville International Airport.

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Raytheon Considering Sale Of Aircraft Plant

Workers In Wichita Say It's News To Them

Workers at Raytheon's aircraft plant in Wichita, KS received a bit of unwelcome news Thursday, as they heard the aerospace manufacturer is mulling over selling that facility... despite the fact the company just reported a 54 percent gain in profits in the third quarter of FY2006, over the same period last year.

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AirVenture Medical Staff Saving Vacations, One Patient At A Time

Volunteer Docs, Nurses, Staff Assist With Every Malady

With over 7,000 guests, volunteers, sponsors, and media congregated on a 1,400-acre site for a week, access to medical services during AirVenture 2006 plays an important role to those who may need to pay a visit the Dr. Jewel Huebner Medical First Aid Building, located west of the FAA tower at Wittman Field.

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Extra Aircraft Debuts 300SHP At Oshkosh

Lighter, Faster Airframe Convinces Mike Goulian To Change Planes

Talk about some fast company... at a Thursday media event at AirVenture 2006, Extra Aircraft unveiled its latest super-quick and nimble aerobatic plane... the new 300SHP, an upgrade to the world-renowned 300S model.

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NASA Displays Its NextGen Space Tech At AirVenture

As Always, Agency Looking Towards The Future

With a 1/15 scale model of the Ares 1 rocket towering over the entrance, and an actual Space Shuttle engine on a trailer sitting nearby, the NASA Pavilion at AirVenture beckons the passerby to check out the latest happenings in America’s space agency.

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Eclipse Gets Typed

Provisional Certificate Has Limits

Vern Raburn accepted the provisional type certificate for the Eclipse 500 very light jet twice Thursday -- once in a private, VIP ceremony, and again under the beaming sun of Oshkosh, WI in front of a cheering, hooting, whistling throng of Eclipse employees, well-wishers, Eclipse position holders, and, for the first time, a pilot whose production Eclipse was sitting on the ramp.

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Thielert Sells Centurion Engines To FL Flight School

Acquisition Of Superior Air Parts Benefits Both Companies 

During a ceremony at Superior's display tent at AirVenture 2006 this week, Frank Thielert, Managing Director of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH, officially presented the first Centurion 1.7 equipped C-172 to American Flyers' President Clark McCormack and David Huser and Rick Freidinger, Vice-Presidents.

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Klyde Morris (07.28.06)

Klyde's Trip To OSH, Part Seven

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The Osh House: A Cultural Phenomenon

Oshkosh Residents, Aviation Invaders Make Deals That Benefit All

If you keep your ears tuned to "eavesdrop" as you perambulate the grounds of Airventure 06, you will certainly hear the term "Osh House" or one of a handful of synonyms. And behind that term lurks a social phenomenon, and the answer to a cultural question: "With 12,000 planes and 700,000 people descending on this pleasant, quiet Midwestern city, where ever do they stay?"

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.28.06): Sport Pilot

Aero-Tips!

Light Sport aircraft (LSA) and the Sport Pilot certificate are all the rage. What privileges does Sport Pilot enjoy?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

What happens if the pilot you're flying with gets incapacitated? Rather than following the aircraft to the scene of the accident, take control.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.06): LOFT

Aero-Terms!

Line Oriented Flight Training -- Simulator training conducted as a line operation and allows for no interruption by the instructor during the session except for non-disruptive acceleration of uneventful enroute segments.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.28.06)

"Wow."

Source: Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn, after receiving the provisional type certificate Thursday for the Eclipse 500.

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