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July 27, 2011

Aero-TV: ANN's Live Video Coverage Of AirVenture 2011, 07.26.11, Day Two

Nightly Webcasts Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show

On August first, EAA's top executive will have a name other than Poberezny for the first time in 58 years. The timetable for the passing of the baton from Tom Poberezny to Rod Hightower was left vague when Hightower was named President last year, but today Tom and the EAA board set August 1st as the day.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.11

EAA enters the post-Poberezny era.
Eclipse Aerospace returns to flight level 410.
And Flight Design shows off its new C4.

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ANN Special Feature: Update on SAFE - 07.27.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about the groups new fundraising ability, and what has come of its Pilot Training Reform Symposium.&n

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Aero-TV: ANN's Live Video Coverage Of AirVenture 2011, 07.26.11, Day Two

Nightly Webcasts Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show--Day Two!!

On August first, EAA's top executive will have a name other than Poberezny for the first time in 58 years. The timetable for the passing of the baton from Tom Poberezny to Rod Hightower was left vague when Hightower was named President last year, but today Tom and the EAA board set August 1st as the day.

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Swift Enterprises Ready To Go To Market ... If FAA Was Ready

FAA Funding Issue Cancels FAA ARC Update At AirVenture

By John Ylinen Swift Enterprises provided a forum update Tuesday on their Swift Fuel project. Jon Ziulkowski and Brian Stirm gave the forum an update on the problems with the current 100LL fuel and how their SwiftFuel or 100SF. Ziulkowski said that “their fuel is the only unleaded fuel ever that exceeds the 100 MOM”. On 1 May 2011; Swift Enterprise received ATSM approval for D7719 specification.

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Able Flight Graduates Are More Than CapABLE

Organization Teaches People With Disabilities That They, Too, Can Fly

Able Flight, a 501-C3 nonprofit organization who's stated mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance, has awarded 34 scholarships since their inception. Among those scholorship winners are include twelve people who use wheelchairs, 5 women, and six wounded or disabled veterans. One of the wheelchair bound graduates has started his own flight school.

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AvConnect, Aspen Partner To Provide Wi-Fi Connection To The Cockpit

Connected Panel Enabled Application For iPad

AvConnect on Tuesday announced its partnership with Aspen Avionics on the launch of Connected Panel technology, integrating AvConnect’s wireless iPad application and Aspen’s certified aircraft panel avionics to capture real-time aircraft performance and flight data.

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Sennheiser Partners With iFlightPlanner.com To Develop Flight Planning App

iFlightPlanner for iPad to be Demonstrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011

Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with iFlightPlanner.com to develop what they say is a groundbreaking flight planning application specifically designed for use on the Apple iPad and iPad 2. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts visiting Sennheiser’s booth will be among the first to see the iFlightPlanner for iPad in action before its release later this fall. At its booth, Sennheiser will be hosting the iFlightPlanner.com crew, in addition to its newly unveiled S1 Digital headset.

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Manufacturing Underway Soon On Piperjet Altaire

Mockup Back On The Summer Circuit

Piper Aircraft has started fabrication and assembly will begin in August of the first conforming flight test article of the company’s new single engine Altaire business jet. The inaugural flight of the conforming PiperJet Altaire is planned for 2013 with certification and deliveries in 2014.

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NASA Selects Four Universities For 2012 X-Hab Innovation Challenge

Parameters Include Volume, Geometry, 'Habitability'

NASA has selected four universities to design habitat and science concepts that could be used by future deep space explorers. The teams will participate in the second eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation.

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NBAA Releases Updated Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide

Includes Valuable Information For Both New Users And Existing Charter Clients

The NBAA has released a new edition of the NBAA Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide, a valuable tool for anyone seeking advice on choosing a Part 135 air charter operator or aircraft charter broker.

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Jet Maintenance Provider Moves Into Pison Market

Flight School Fleets Targeted

Business aviation maintenance provider Jet Support Services and training aircraft leasing company Brown Aviation Lease announced Monday they are working together to develop a new Piston Engine Maintenance Program. Targeting flight school fleets throughout the United States to launch the program, the joint venture will provide hourly cost maintenance programs for Continental and Lycoming piston engines. 

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GA Diesel Engines On Display At AirVenture

Centurion Brings 2.0 Engine From Germany To Wisconsin

German engine company Centurion is again displaying its environmentally friendly Centurion-series diesel aircraft engines for GA aircraft at AirVenture this week. The company reports that the engines have accumulated an additional 500,000 hours of cumulative operating time to 2.7 million hours.

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Cessna Features Airplanes, TV Stars At Oshkosh Exhibit

Era Airlines Personnel From 'Flying Wild Alaska' Featured At Cessna Exhibit

Cessna is featuring a full line of its popular propeller aircraft as well as several Citation business jets during its week-long exhibit at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh, WI. Cessna also will host personalities from the Discovery Channel’s hit television show Flying Wild Alaska.

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Aero-TV: Getting Competitive -- Avidyne Expands Its New Line Up

The Retrofit Avionics Market Has Never looked this Capable... and Competitive

You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it. 

Aero-TV: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion -- Updating Today's BizAv Panel

Proline's New Bag Of Tricks -- Touch Them For Yourself

The Pre-Oshkosh news conferences are pretty rare at AirVenture... in fact, there was only one on the schedule for this week. Rockwell Collins took the opportunity to unveil the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.

FAA Approves Aspen Evolution Software Version 2.3.1

Latest Upgrade Supports ACU2 Analog Converter Option

Even with many of the FAA's employees of furlough, the agency on Monday granted TSO and STC approval for Version 2.3.1 Evolution Software for Aspen’s flight display product lines. This latest software release adds many features and refinements to both Evolution Primary and Multi-function Flight Displays.

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Cirrus Aircraft 'Loses Control' Of The Cirrus Jet

CAIGA Merger May Impacts SF50 Program

During Monday's Cirrus Aircraft news conference at AirVenture, president and CEO Brent Wouters announced while responding to questions that the Cirrus SF50 Jet had to be moved to Williams International HQ until the engine is certified to be owned, and controlled by China.

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Zenith Aircraft Founder Honored for Forty Years of Light Aircraft Designs

Over 50 Aircraft Designed by Chris Heintz Convene in Oshkosh

EAA designated July 25, 2011 as the Official Chris Heintz Day and over 50 owners and builders of the aircraft he designed convened at AirVenture this week to honor Chris and be part of the world’s largest gathering of experimental aircraft. Through the company he started, literally in his garage, Zenair Ltd., Chris has introduced more than twelve successful kit aircraft designs that are estimated to have produced more than 800 aircraft presently flying around the world in 48 different countries.

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AirVenture 2011 Features Women In The Aviation Industry

Events Scheduled Throughout The Week

During the week of EAA’s AirVenture, thousands of women who have an interest in aviation are expected to attend. Additionally, a number of organizations that support the growth and success of women in the aviation industry have a noticeable presence and include Women in Aviation International (WAI) and Women Soar You Soar, others include the Ninety-Nines, and the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM).

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Alan Klapmeier Announces New Venture

Launches Kestrel Aeroworks Modification Branch

Alan Klapmeier at Kestrel Aircraft Company announced the formation of a new aircraft modification branch called Kestrel Aeroworks. The company will bring added value and modernization to variety of airplane types. Led by the same engineers, designers and aviators as Kestrel Aircraft, the team brings decades of expertise from a number of aircraft companies including Piper, Beechcraft, Cirrus, Cessna, Honeywell and Boeing.

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Aero-TV: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion -- Updating Today's BizAv Panel

Pro Line's New Bag Of Tricks -- Touch Them For Yourself

The Pre-Oshkosh news conferences are pretty rare at AirVenture... in fact, there was only one on the schedule for this week. Rockwell Collins took the opportunity to unveil the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.

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BRS To Bring Electrical Firing Chute To Flight Design C4

Teams With Kestrel on Chute For Their Turboprop

BRS Aerospace and Flight Design announced Tuesday at AirVenture that the next generation of the BRS full airframe parachute will be on every Flight Design C4 as standard equipment. This chute will be the next evolution with an electrical firing mechanism. This will provide them with improved capabilities allow pilot and passengers the ability to activate the chute in conditions that the current spring firing pin cannot.

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Belite Strives For Aircraft Safety In An Alcoholic World

New Device Detects Tiny Amounts Of Contamination In Fuel

James Wiebe, an inventor and innovator in both ultralight airframe and instrument design, revealed a new sensor technology Tuesday at AirVenture designed to annunciate water contamination in fuel. While not giving specifics about the proprietary technology James indicated the sensor he has developed is sensitive enough to detect minute amounts of water as small as a 1ml drop in the flow of fuel.

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Aero-TV: Getting Competitive -- Avidyne Expands Its New Line Up

The Retrofit Avionics Market Has Never Looked This Capable... and Promising

You have to hand it to Avidyne... at just about the time that you'd think they'd be happy building an increasing market share for Glass Cockpit systems with their innovative and easy-to-use R-9 system, they go and fill in ALL the blanks with a full suite of replacement avionics... Transponders, Audio panels, Auto-Pilots, GPS/Nav/Coms... you name it. 

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NASA Competition Sparks Unique Airplanes

One Has A Single Electric Engine Flanked By Two Cockpits

Displayed on the grounds this year is a unique looking glider. With twin fuselages and an engine pod in the middle, this is one of the more unique airplanes to be displayed at Airventure 2011. Pipistrel purpose built this airplane to win this years NASA PAV challenge.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.27.11)

“(F)resh thinking and new ideas are the fuel to propel us forward. EAA is well-positioned to step into the future with confidence, strong leadership and a promising outlook.” Source: Tom Poberezny, announcing his retirement Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.11): Delay Assignment (DAS)

Delays are distributed to aircraft based on the traffic management program parameters. The delay assignment is calculated in 15-minute increments and appears as a table in Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.11)

BT-13.org

This website is designed to provide accurate information on the BT and SNV Vultee variant trainer aircraft of World War II. This non-profit website is dedicated to providing the latest in information on old and present aircraft, share photo's and to share stories about these wonderful aircraft. 

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