Dan Johnson Suffers Back Injury In Take-Off Accident
A Lakeland bound LSA went down in Southern Florida Tuesday after
a takeoff went awry. The departure reportedly fell victim to
a lack of power from the four-stroke Rotax engine. Aviation
writer Dan Johnson, who had flown the aircraft previously, was
enroute to Lakeland FL, for a Fly-In, from South Florida's Naked
Lady Ranch when he went down at the side of the runway in small
trees and brush.
American Legend Aircraft Company has introduced its new Legend
Cub Special, a variant of the Legend Cub 2-place sport aircraft.
The Legend Cub Special is an evolutionary next step in the
development of a family of aircraft produced by the company.
Latest Addition to Product Line is Fastest Mooney Ever
Mooney has unveiled a new, faster, more powerful and high-flying
addition to its industry-leading family of high performance single
engine, retractable gear aircraft, the M20 TN Acclaim. The newest
Mooney, which will replace the Bravo in the company’s product
line, is the fastest Mooney ever produced...
Crossbow has successfully completed extensive laboratory and
flight validation testing of the solution that corrects the
NAV425EX-200 and NAV420CA-200 AHRS field issues identified in
previous service letters posted on their website.
Details are somewhat sketchy for the moment, but ANN has
confirmed that Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker had to bail out of
his 'Oracle Challenger' biplane today. The aircraft was being used
in a practice session when a control malfunction occurred requiring
some 15 minutes of trouble-shooting before Sean was forced to leave
the aircraft at a reported 8000 feet. The aircraft went down near
Shreveport, Louisiana and impacted in an open field. The accident
occurred at 1045 local time, and Sean landed with no injuries.
New Piper's Latest Introduction Brings Advanced Glass Avionics
To Every Bird in New Piper Fleet
New Piper Aircraft will offer Avidyne's Entegra integrated
flight deck on the Piper Seminole - the company's advanced
multi-engine trainer and one of the world's top-selling twin-engine
The new Bombardier Learjet 60 XR has successfully executed a
rigorous two-hour, 20-minute first flight. The first Learjet 60 XR
(serial number 60-294) departed Eastern Iowa Airport at Cedar
Rapids under sunny and windy conditions at 1:47 p.m. and returned
on schedule at 4:07 p.m. CST, Monday.
Space Adventures tells ANN that Charles Simonyi has signed
a contract for a future orbital spaceflight. The company, which
organized the spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS)
for the world's first private explorers Dennis Tito, Mark
Shuttleworth and Greg Olsen, disclosed that Mr. Simonyi has already
completed preliminary training and medical examinations as part of
the program’s qualification process.
Eclipse Aviation Continues To Expand Factory Service Center
Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the revolutionary Eclipse 500
very light jet (VLJ), and the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional
Airport Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin
construction of the Eclipse Aviation factory service center in
CubCrafters has come to Lakeland, this year, to introduce the
first production CC11-100 SPORT CUB. SPORT CUB N503CR has a
standard empty weight of 825 pounds; contains advanced weight
saving and strengthening composites throughout; nad has a 4" wider
cabin than any original Cub as well as a stow-away rear seat.
AD NUMBER: 2006-07-10
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 727
NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Zero Gravity Corporation, known
as ZERO-G, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced an
agreement for the firm's regular use of the Kennedy space shuttle
runway and landing facility (Shuttle Landing Facility) for non-NASA
New Standard Equipment Improves Temperature Regulation
Cirrus Design Corp. has announced that the world's best selling
CIRRUS SR22 now has a "COOL" new production line integrated
HVAC system. The popular SR Series aircraft are now designed
to make customers even more comfortable, with a new and improved
air distribution and temperature regulation throughout the
Limited-Time Offer Covers a Subscription to XM WX Satellite
Weather Aviator LT Service
Avidyne is offering a 12-month subscription to XM's Aviator LT
satellite weather service at no additional cost with the purchase
of an Avidyne EX500 multi-function display (MFD) between April 1
and June 30, 2005.
After giving stunning testimony last
week that he had been part of a plan to fly an
airliner into the White House on 9/11, Zacarias Moussaoui perhaps
shouldn't have been surprised with the verdict presented Monday in
the first part of his death penalty trial -- that he is eligible to
face the death penalty for his alleged role in the attacks.
With clear skies, relatively light winds and bright sunshine
beating down on the Florida swampscape, all of the ingredients were
present for a fantastic set-up day for the first major airshow of
2006: Sun 'N Fun, in Lakeland, FL.
Avidyne has announced new, free, PC-based training software for
its FlightMax® EX5000 and EX500 multi-function displays (MFDs).
Pilots or prospective buyers can use the software to quickly learn
either or both systems by interacting with features and options
including moving map, MultiLink™ weather including XM WX,
lightning, traffic, terrain, weather radar and CMax™ Jeppesen
JeppView® approach charts.
Its been a bad week for military aircraft... A TH-57 training
helicopter attached to Training Air Wing 5 crashed during a routine
training mission March 31 at the Navy’s Spencer Outlying
Field in Pace, Fla., at approximately 11:35 a.m.
The Trend Group has signed a teaming agreement with National
Flight Services, Inc. of Toledo, OH. Under the agreement, National
Flight will provide one year of The Trend Group’s trend
monitoring and analysis service with each overhaul and hot section
inspection they perform.
Landmark Aviation has acquired Corporate Jets Inc., of
Scottsdale, Ariz., - a full service business aviation fixed base
operation (FBO) and aircraft maintenance, sales and charter
operation at the Scottsdale Airport (SDL).