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July 26, 2010

TSA, DHS Announce Two Programs At AirVenture

"If You See Something, Say Something" Targets GA Pilots And Passengers

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and new TSA Administrator John Pistole announced what they describe as two major enhancements to GA security Monday at EAA Airventure 2010.

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Rod Hightower Named New EAA Boss

New EAA Prez is Stearman Pilot/Rebuilder

During remarks in advance of the Piper press conference at Oshkosh 2010, current president Tom Poberezny let loose with the fact that EAA has selected new leadership to 'augment' Poberezny's own aims for the organization.

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PiperSport Distributor Network Taking Shape

Agreements Reached With U.S. And International Dealers

In the first six months since announcing the PiperSport, PiperSport Distribution, Inc. is making great strides in assembling a global distributor network for the company's light sport aircraft, the newest member in the company's remarkable aircraft family.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me An Airplane Partner

Piper Launches Program It Says Will Reduce Cost Of New Aircraft Ownership

Piper Aircraft's new PiperMatch program makes aircraft ownership more affordable for pilots who aspire to own one of the company's exhilarating airplanes.

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Piper Expanding Global Presence

Plans To Establish Three New International Sales Offices

Piper Aircraft will expand its global sales presence in 2010 with the establishment of several regional offices strategically located throughout the world. The three new sales offices will serve the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and the Europe/Middle East/Africa regions.

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Oshkosh Arrivals Update

Soggy Ground Delays Arriving Oshkoshers

It's officially day one, and driving in you notice something out of place.  The mass of airplanes and tents that normally occupy the North 40 camping area is desolate. Massive rains have made the camping grounds too soggy for tents, much less airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.26.10

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 opens this morning!
The Kestrel turboprop project has big news.
And here at Wittman...we get to meet the new TSA administrator today.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.26.10

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 opens this morning!
The Kestrel turboprop project has big news.
And here at Wittman...we get to meet the new TSA administrator today.


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ANN Special Feature: The Last Time - 07.26.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with DC-3 owner, pilot and type instructor Dan Gryder, one of the organizers of The Last Time, a 75th Anniversary Reunion of DC-3s, C-47s, and the people who have flown and l

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Pilot My-Cast iPhone App Includes Aviation Fuel Prices, Charts

New Features Added Free, Download Available Soon

Subscribers to the "Pilot My-Cast" app on their iPhone, iPad, or iTouch will soon be able to upgrade the service to include fuel pricing and approach charts. Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone announced the coming upgrade Monday.

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Garmin Unveils GPSMAP 695/696 With Georeferenced Charts

Jeppesen Charts Available Soon For Portable GPS

Garmin International's new and enhanced chart capabilities for the GPSMAP 695/696 have been introduced Monday at AirVenture. This portable aviation unit will soon include georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts.

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Last Operating Passenger DC-7 Visits Oshkosh

Classic Airliner Wearing Eastern Airlines Colors

There is something about large radial engines that speaks to your sole. The thumping of its cylinders and the smell of burning 100LL work to invigorate your senses. Experiencing the thumping of a radial is becoming more and more rare.

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Aerobatic Legend Sean D. Tucker To Fly With Hartzell's New Claw 2.0

One Of Two Composite Props Certified For Aerobatic Use

Hartzell Propeller is displaying its new Claw 2.0 propeller at AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh in the hands of aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker flying his new Challenger III biplane.

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New Integrated EFIS/Electronic Circuit Breaker System Debuts At AirVenture

Displays Electrical System Information In EFIS Interface For LSA And Sport Aircraft

Visitors to AirVenture this year are going to be seeing innovation in a lot of areas. When it comes to keeping track of your airplane's electrical system, Vertical Power has rolled out its VP-X Pro and VP-X Sport products.

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Extended Warranty Available For Aspen Evolution

Installed Systems Eligible For Further Protection

Aspen Avionics has announced a new extended product warranty program available for its line of Evolution Flight Display products. The new extended product warranty program lengthens Aspen Avionics’ warranty for one year, and is available direct from the company.

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Forward Vision EVS-100 Helps Tame Intimidating Flight Conditions

Compliments Glass Panels And GPS Navigation

Controlled flight into terrain or unseen obstacles at night is a hazard for every pilot. As more and more pilots come from a computer or video game savvy generation, the expectation to be able to fly in every condition grows.

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4-Blade MT Composite Propeller Receives STC Approval

Advanced Composite MT Propellers Now Available For Beech Baron

The FAA has granted STC approval for the installation of the Flight Resource 4-blade MT composite propellers to the Beech Baron.

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Seaplane Down In Louisiana, One Person Fatally Injured

Second Person On Board Hurt During Water Landing Practice

A seaplane practicing touch-and-goes on a Louisiana marsh has crashed, killing the airplane's student pilot. The as-yet-unidentified student was a 31-year-old man from Cummings, GA.

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Pilot Association Announces $15,000 In Scholarship Awards

NGPA Has Awarded $117,000 In Scholorships Since Fund's Inception

The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) Education Fund awarded $15,000 in scholarships this month, bringing the total amount awarded to $117,000 since the Education Fund's inception.

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Tech Bulletin Offers Tips To Help Preserve Battery Life

Concord Battery Discusses Parasitic Drain

Concord recently issued Technical Bulletin No. 10 "Parasitic Drain", in response to questions throughout the aviation community about the effect of parasitic drain on battery state of charge. 

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Kestrel Aircraft Company Now A Reality

Alan Klapmeier Will Serve As CEO And Chairman

Following up on a story ANN broke late last week, Mr. Anthony Galley announced Friday the creation of a new airplane company, Kestrel Aircraft, to complete the certification and produce a new, single engine turboprop airplane.

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New 1090ES Traffic Receiver Leverages ADS-B Network

Trig TA60 Family Uses ADS-B In To Make Traffic Awareness Affordable

The FAA is investing millions in the ground infrastructure for ADS-B as part of the NextGen air traffic system, but it isn’t only for ATC.

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Wish Ray Bradbury A Happy 90th Birthday

How? The Planetary Society Makes It Easy

Earth's foremost Martian, Ray Bradbury, turns 90 on August 22, and you can help him celebrate by sending a personal birthday message. The Planetary Society is collecting birthday greetings on its website from well-wishers around the world to make a giant card for Bradbury.

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Glasair Elevates To Flight Levels

New Sportsman TC Sports A Turbo-Normalized Engine

The newest member of the Glasair Aviation composite piston family is the Sportsman TC, which has been upgraded with a turbo-normalized powerplant.

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Exploring Their Future

Building On A Dream

Imagine being back in high school with an interest in aviation and not really knowing where to plug in.  Many kids just need a little help to point them in a direction which could be a life-changing experience.

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We Guess They'd Rather Be In Colorado

Extra Aircraft Selects Montrose, CO As New HQ

Colorado's Montrose Regional Airport (KMTJ) will be the home of the new U.S. headquarters and production center for Extra Aircraft, the company announced Friday.

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Klyde Morris (07.26.10)

Not Even Space, The Not So Final Frontier, Is Safe From Twitter

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Certified: Max-Viz EVS-1500 For King Air 200/300

Initial Release Applies To Proline-21 Equipped Aircraft

Enhanced vision from Max-Viz is now available for Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 aircraft, the company announced Thursday. STC #SA02372AK has been granted for installation of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 Infrared Enhanced Vision System.

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CFM Books $7.3 Billion in New Engine Orders, Services Contracts

1,135 Engines Orderd By Airlines Worldwide In 2010

CFM International announced new orders for more than 825 CFM56 engines, as well as associated long-term services contracts, in the first three days of the 2010 Farnborough Air Show with a total value of more than $7.3 billion. Total 2010 CFM56 orders now stand at 1,135 engines.

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PS Engineering Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Join The Fan Club And Maybe Win An AT-6 Flight

Since 1985, the folks at PS Engineering say they have heard “I love your stuff,” or “I have owned one of your intercoms for years, and it works great.” at every air and tradeshow.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.26.10)

"We were the first ones in Haiti after the military. We flew the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue in, after they got stuck in Curacao because of the airspace restrictions after the earthquake." Source: DC7 pilot Glen Moss.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.10): Obstruction Light

A light or one of a group of lights, usually red or white, frequently mounted on a surface structure or natural terrain to warn pilots of the presence of an obstruction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.10)

Wisconsin Aviation Hall Of Fame

So here we are in Wisconsin, and what better time to recognize the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.

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