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June 11, 2011

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.11.11)

"It remains our goal to show one of the two production prototypes at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI this July, but the vehicle will not be ready to fly at the show. This is similar to the stage that the Proof of Concept (POC) vehicle was in at Oshkosh 2008 (i.e. mostly complete but untested). If we extrapolate from our experience with the POC, the first test flights would be expected in March of next year... To appropriately set expectations and adjust our scheduling margins based on recent experience with suppliers and other key third party contributors, we feel it is necessary to extend our anticipated first delivery date to late 2012..." Source: Terrafugia CEO/CTO Carl Dietrich, explaining a number of program delays and the fact that a promise

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.11.11)

Experimental Soaring Association

Formerly known as the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, the ESA is a national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of advanced and homebuilt sailplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.11.11): Heavy Ultralight

An ultralight vehicle that does not meet 14 CFR part 103 requirements because of its weight, speed, or fuel capacity.

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