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LAUNCHES PR ASSAULT FOR ATTACK PLANE
Embraer launched a
public relations assault at AirVenture Oshkosh to shore up its bid to
supply the Air Force with light, fast and impressively destructive
aircraft for its Light Air Support competition. Embraer and its U.S.
partner Sierra Nevada Corp. had its top executives at a news conference
earlier in the week to press its case for the A-29 Super Tucano in a
second attempt to secure the $1 billion deal. There was also a Super
Tucano on display and fully staffed at the Embraer booth all week. "The
Super Tucano has been proven in combat," said Taco Gilbert, CEO of
Sierra Nevada. The news conference also announced that Embraer and
Sierra Nevada had reached a deal with Boeing to allow the aircraft to be
equipped with GPS-guided JDAM missiles that are standard issue for the
fourth-generation tactical aircraft that the Super Tucano emulates.
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Three Things You Should
Never Say to ATC
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ATC IN A SIMULATOR
One of the hardest things for many new
pilots to overcome is their fear of dealing with air traffic control,
and a new simulation system aims to offer a real-time ATC experience in
the simulator. PilotEdge uses live controllers synced with pilots flying
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actually flying. "Becoming comfortable with ATC is not necessarily that
difficult but it can be expensive," Smith said. Because the other pilots
and the controllers are live, the interaction and consequences of
incorrect interaction are also real. More...
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LAUNCHES EAGLE FLIGHTS FOR ADULTS
EAA launched its new Young
Eagles program for adults, branded simply as Eagle Flights, this week at
AirVenture, with a dual flight in a T-6 flown by EAA President Rod
Hightower. The first flight went to Diane Thornton, an educator
affiliated with the Boy Scouts' Aviation Explorers program. "When I was
growing up, my dad flew a plane in support of his business," she told
the media gathered on the ramp, "but our mother didn't like the idea of
her kids going flying." Thornton said she only got to fly with her
father once, and that experience left a lasting impression. Jeff Skiles,
who leads the education program at EAA, said the ongoing effort to
attract new adults to aviation "will be a major focus for EAA going
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ELECTRIC GLIDER DEBUTS AT OSHKOSH
Randall Fishman, who's been
bringing various electric aircraft to EAA AirVenture for the last five
years or so, turned up this week with his latest creation, a one-seat,
battery-powered motorglider ultralight. The aircraft flew for the first
time just last week, Fishman told AVweb on Friday. "It took off
in about 150 feet, and it handles really well," he said. The sleek
little aircraft is for sale with a choice of battery packs good for up
to one or two hours of flight. The battery also can be recharged by the
folded prop while the airplane is soaring. Fishman said the
motorgliders, which are built in the Czech Republic, are available for
sale at a starting price of $59,000. More...
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VoiceFlight Demonstrating New
VFS101 Features at Oshkosh
In addition to Victor Airways, the VFS101
has been enhanced to
support Jet Airways and T/Q routes. The software has also been extended
to include support for non-WAAS GPS. These features are operational now
and can be tried in Hangar D at Oshkosh. The complimentary software
upgrade will be available this fall. For VFS101 users that fly outside
of the United States, VoiceFlight
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Jeppesen to offer international navigation data.
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2012 PHOTO GALLERY
As EAA AirVenture 2012 winds down, we
make time for one last tour of the grounds and take in the
spectacular nighttime air show. More...
When It Has to Work
276 Lives Saved and Counting
Join us at AirVenture Friday, July 27
11:30am at Forum Pavilion 06 to learn about two amazing saves by BRS
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engine failure and a low-altitude Cessna 182 save from 400 feet
AGL over dense forest. More than 5,500 Cirrus SR-20s and SR-22s,
hundreds of Cessna 172s and 182s, and thousands of experimental,
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IFR Currency Is Not Enough!
Proficiency Will Save Your Life!
Join (or create a new one) local communities of instrument-rated pilots
who meet to discuss topics and share information relative to instrument
flying. Participate in "organized hangar flying" that promotes
the sharing of experience and encourages more and safer flying under
Join us at the Oshkosh AirVenture Welcome Center Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday 11:30am to 12:45pm (starting July 23) to sample what IMC
is all about or
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