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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lighter, Faster Airframe Convinces Mike Goulian To Change
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.
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
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.
Acquisition Of Superior Air Parts Benefits Both
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.
Oshkosh Residents, Aviation Invaders Make Deals That Benefit
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?"
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.