Well-Known Airshow Performer Died Unexpectedly Of A Heart
An announcement on the Greg Poe Airshows' Twitter site brought
very sad news Monday. The well-known airshow performer has passed
away unexpectedly of a heart attack.The bio on the Greg Poe
Airshows website says that Poe started his flying career at an
early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager,
flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise
Touch-Screen Navigation, Com Panel, ADS-B Compliant Transponder
In The Package
Avidyne Corporation introduced a full line of panel-mounted,
plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft at EAA
AirVenture on Monday. Avidyne’s new avionics stack includes
the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with touch
screen user interface, the AMX240 stereo Audio Panel with Marker
Beacon, the AXP340 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Transponder, and
the attitude-based DFC90 Digital Autopilot.
DFC90 Now Available For Cessna 182, As Well As Beach Bonanza
The potential install base for Avidyne's DFC100 Digital Flight
Control System has been expanded to the Piper PA-32 aircraft, and
deposits are now being accepted from owners of Entegra-equipped
aircraft who want to upgrade to Entegra Release 9 and DFC100.
Certification of Entegra Release 9 upgrade for PA-32s and
certification of the DFC100 for PA-32s are expected later this
EASA And FAA Approved; First Delivery To French MoD
Garmin International announced Thursday the delivery of the
first DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 upgraded with the G1000 integrated
flight deck. The first delivery went to the French Ministry of
Defense (MoD) and is part of a contract to upgrade 27 TBM 700s in
service with the French military.
Embry-Riddle Expands Its Collection of Best-Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of the
nation’s best employers in higher education, according to a
survey conducted by the leading source of news about colleges and
universities in the United States.
Flying High Coffee Comes To Oshkosh To Generate Significant
Lift To Aviation
Rob Riggen, a CFII and President of Flying High Coffee,
estimates that if just 5 cents from every cup of coffee consumed by
avid coffee-drinking pilots were used to fund aviation scholarships
and non-profits, more than $20 Million could be raised annually to
fund initiatives that introduce new ways of engaging people to
Program In Its Fourth Year Will Launch Its Largest Rocket
Colorado high school students and college interns from across
the nation are getting set to blast high-power rockets and payloads
deep into the Colorado sky as part of a program sponsored by United
Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Outpouring Of Support For A War Hero Rights A Wrong
A personal tragedy for one of the documented original Tuskegee
Airmen ended on a happy note July 22, courtesy of the Colorado
Springs community, and Airmen from Peterson Air Force Base and the
Air Force Academy.
Brazilian Aircraft Manufacturer Shows Commitment To
Embraer has become the newest member of the Aircraft Fleet
Recycling Association (AFRA). The announced was made Wednesday at
AFRA's Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. Embraer becomes the
third leading aircraft manufacturer to link-up with AFRA.
'Transformer-Like' Propulsion System To Be 'Flown' In UMd. Wind
The propulsion system for an unmanned aerial vehicle that takes
off vertically like a Transformer robot then shifts to horizontal
flight mid-air will be tested at the University of Maryland's Glenn
L. Martin Wind Tunnel.
Everyone Can Use a Little Help in Flight... Matchbox Provides It!
The world of consumer electronics is advancing so rapidly that a gap is emerging between the expectations of consumers and the capabilities of aviation products, which develop over a slower cycle. How does one match these expectations with market realities?
Daily News Wrap-Up, Interviews, And More From Wittman
Beginning Monday at 1900 CDT (2000 EDT), ANN will embark on a
new era of coverage from AirVenture. We'll be streaming live online
video with a daily wrap-up of the days activities, along with
interviews from some of the people making news at the show each day
Even Before Airventure Officially Opens, There Is Plenty To
See, And People To Meet
With all the innovation and air show excitement that fills the
week of AirVenture, the day before opening day has become just
about my favorite time to be at Wittman Regional Airport. There is
a purposefulness among those still scrambling to get their exhibits
set up and tweaked for display, but the rest of the grounds have a
far more laid-back feel ... like its taking a breather before the
show reaches V1 and rotates.
Also Adds Support For Three-Display Configuration And On-Board
Avidyne Corporation has unveiled their soon-to-be-certified v9.3
software upgrade—including their innovative implementation of
Synthetic Vision technology (SVS)—for the award-winning
Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) system. The
v9.3 software release, which is expected to receive final FAA
certification later this year, also provides support for
three-screen R9 installations and on-board weather radar.
Final Rule On Tarmac Delay Plans To Be Implemented On
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)
issued a statement Thursday in response to the DOT's
announcement to not delay certain requirements in their Final Rule
'Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections'.
One of the quandaries we have in aviation is how make it
affordable to the average individual. We could offer them the
powered paraglider, but there is little practicality to flying
that, except for the pure enjoyment of flight. We could offer them
a new factory made and certified 4-passenger aircraft, but the
starting price of $300,000 exceeds the average individual's
affordability scale. Even the new LSA aircraft, as excellent as
they are, cost over $100,000.
Sunday 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.
SAFE Asks Members To Volunteer Time During The Show
After Congress adjourned on Friday without passing a 21st
Continuing Resolution to fund the FAA, the agency was left with few
options, none of the particularly good. The agency furloughed
thousands of employees, which is affecting its participation at
AirVenture this week.
"(I)n consideration of the effects of the budget
discussions and FAA funding levels, many of the FAA participants we
had expected to be able to help will not be able to attend
KidVenture this year." Source: FAA
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