The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., has announced that it will add
CMax Electronic Approach Chart display and Avidyne's Fully
Integrated MultiLink™ services - featuring XM WX satellite
weather capabilities, text messaging and flight tracking - as part
of its optional equipment package offered on all Piper entry level
and mid-range aircraft.
It looks like Airwolf. It's a kit helicopter. It uses a
certified Lycoming 160 or 180 horsepower engine and its mechanicals
are already flight-proven. It's built by a company that's been
building kit helicopters since 1978, nonstop. What is it?
Even the day before the show opens, the airfield gets busy. How
busy? So busy that listening to the drumfire of ATC instructions is
almost alarming, even when you are sitting safely on the ground,
gripping a handheld radio. Here are some impressions from five
minutes of monitoring.
Peschges Variometer Introduces New VFR Glass Cockpit
Peschges Variometer GmbH, maker of general aviation avionics,
will introduce its new glass cockpit systems: VP-EFIS and VP-EMS.
Both are based on a ten inch transflective TFT display, which the
company says provides great readability in bright sunshine, beneath
dark clouds or at night.
Two gleaming Citations sit on the ramp, waiting for tugs to
bring them to Cessna's display. Next in line, a Bonanza sits,
baking on the tarmac. Behind them, the extreme far end of general
aviation: an Extra 300LP. This is a popular arrival time at
Oshkosh, and for pilots and planes that can only mean two things:
hurry up, and wait.
Superior Air Parts, the newest manufacturer of FAA Certified
piston engines for general aviation aircraft, says the Vantage
Engine-powered "High Country Explorer" from American Champion
Aircraft (ACA), has received its FAA approvals.