Are you ready for another new light sport aircraft? At Oshkosh
this week, Airgyro Aviation announced the Outback 2, sourced from
Hughes Engineering in Australia, is being officially introduced in
the US market as an S-LSA, with Airgyro as distributor.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.31.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.31.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Certificating Light Sport
Aircraft: 07.31.08 (ANN Special Report, with with
Nate Oldham of AirGyro Aviation, and former Kitfox President Ed
FAA Acting Administrator Sturgell Recognizes EAA Milestone
Yuma, AZ homebuilder Bob Noll's RV-9A airplane was recognized as
the honorary 30,000th US-registered homebuilt at a ceremony
Thursday morning at AirVenture 2008. Standing on stage with his
daughter Katrina who came to AirVenture with him, acting FAA
Administrator Bobby Sturgell, FAA Associate Administrator for
Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA
Founder Paul Poberezny were on hand to recognize the milestone of
30,000 homebuilt airplanes registered.
Equipment Installed On Law Enforcement, News Helicopters
Garmin International told attendees of a joint news conference
Thursday the company recently helped equip six helicopters used
around its local Kansas City aviation community with Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics.
We're not talking about the handicap you get as if you were
going to shoot a few rounds of golf with Tiger. No, this is
the sort of handicap that gets you a premium parking spot at the
supermarket, and the Experimental Aircraft Association has a
similar policy for parking aircraft at its annual AirVenture
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.31.08 1300 EDT: ANN has
confirmed the Eclipse 500 VLJ involved in the Wednesday evening
crash near Brandywine Airport (OQN) near West Goshen, PA was
attempting to land when it overshot the runway, and skidded into a
treeline off the departure end of runway 27.
Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.
It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet order.
It took a lot of hard work from ANN's Rob Finfrock, a fair amount of NOT-normally available spare time, a dedicated instructor, a good LSA (the Gobosh 700S), and some wheeling and dealing from ANN, but we're happy to present the welcome details of Rob Finfrock's successful pursuit of a Sport Pilot's License.
Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.
It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only
recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing
in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet
would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was
compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first
An eager crowd at AeroShell Square Wednesday afternoon braved
warm temperatures and somewhat brisk breezes to watch Cirrus's
much-anticipated Vision SJ50 -- the aircraft formerly known as "The
Jet" -- make its public debut at AirVenture 2008.
It took a lot of hard work from ANN's Rob Finfrock, a fair
amount of NOT-normally available spare time, a dedicated
instructor, a good LSA (the Gobosh 700S), and some wheeling and
dealing from ANN, but we're happy to present the welcome details of
Rob Finfrock's successful pursuit of a Sport Pilot's License.
"This IS Rocket Science -- If We Knew How To Do It, It Wouldn't
Attendees at AirVenture 2008 had the opportunity Tuesday
afternoon to ask questions of NASA Administrator Dr. Michael
Griffin. He acknowledged the agency's 2008 celebration of their
50th anniversary and indicated to the audience that he'd rather
discuss their questions about the future than expound upon the
past. Somewhat surprisingly, many of the audience questions focused
on NASA's plans for space, versus issues associated with civil
Two months ago, SMA moved their US offices and training center
from Frederick, MD to Grand Prairie, TX. They are now a part of the
SAFRAN campus, which includes SAFRAN USA, Turbomeca North America,
Micro Turbo and Sagem Avionics.
Engineers From MIT Working On 21st Century Version Of 1960s
In the true spirit of innovation, this week a group of
award-winning MIT Aeronautical Engineers introduced a proof of
concept version of what they prefer to call a "roadable aircraft"
they hope will expand the general aviation market and bring more
flexibility to flying.
Ask most pilots wandering AirVenture what Oregon Aero sells, and
they'd tell you seat cushions, shoe insoles, headset upgrades and
aircraft interiors. But the business established in Scappoose, OR
in 1989 is so much more. They specialize in a variety of products
enhancing the comfort of the occupant, making existing products
more painless, safer or quieter.
Introductory Offer Of Autopilot And WAAS Priced Below Autopilot
Mooney announced at AirVenture 2008 this week its MooneyMax
Advanced Factory Maintenance facility is offering special pricing
on retrofit upgrades of the Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot with full WAAS
capability to owners of Mooney GX aircraft that were built prior to
the release of the three axis, full digital, dual channel Automatic
Flight Control System (AFCS) in November 2006.
"As a personal jet, our goal is to is to have an
airplane that we can fly, that you can fly, that gives you more
performance but still is closer to the personal aircraft that we
are used to flying. We are not trying to build a business jet, we
are not trying to build a VLJ."
Source: Cirrus Design Chairman and Co-Founder
Alan Klapmeier, speaking Wednesday on AeroShell Square following
the public debut of the company's SJ50 Vision single-engine