(IN THE RUN-UP) TO OSHKOSH
AirVenture is coming at us faster
than an F-22 fly-by, but hold on some say Oshkosh won't
officially begin until the Beechcraft boys arrive in their impressive
formation. A flight of 100+ of "Those Incomparable Bonanzas" have been
preparing all year to once again fill the skies over Wittman Airport
announcing their arrival at AirVenture 2008. In today's AVweb audio
feature, Mike Blakeney caught up with Larry Gaines, the leader of
Bonanzas to Oshkosh,
to get the the history and tradition of the group.
here to listen. (11.4 MB, 12:30)
STRATEGICAIR'S AIR CHARTER STRATEGY
While outsourcing and
contracting services has been the trend in many aviation enterprises, a
Florida charter company claims that an integrated approach saves time
and money for both the company and its customers. AVweb's Russ
Niles spoke with StrategicAir CEO Keith St. Clair.
here to listen. (4.3 MB, 4:39)
FOR MOONEY: STRONG SALES IN EUROPE
Like other U.S.
manufactories benefitting from the weak dollar, Mooney is enjoying
strong sales in Europe, with buyers divided between business and
pleasure flyers. Mooney CEO Dennis Ferguson says that's good
news, but he also notes that one challenge the company continues to face
is controlling production costs. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli
interviewed Ferguson in Kerrville last week.
here to listen. (6.7 MB, 7:22)
|Bonus Audio (and Photos!) from Aviation
As a special bonus, we have two enhanced podcasts from our sister
publication, Aviation Consumer. You can click the links
and listen the MP3 files as usual, or click through to the stories and
launch our exclusive slideshow to view photos from AC's recent
trip to Kerrville and their test of the Aspen Evolution PFD.
AVIATION CONSUMER MAGAZINE DEMOS THE EVOLUTION
EFIS FROM ASPEN AVIONICS
For those of us not in the market
for a $600,000 new airplane, Aspen Avionics is now shipping the
Evolution EFIS for the aftermarket. Our sister publication, Aviation Consumer, sent Larry Anglisano to
investigate. Larry and the AC team few the system in a Cirrus
SR22 and found that the company has done its engineering homework,
calling the Evolution EFIS "very impressive technology that's practical
to install and affordable to buy." In this enhanced podcast, hear (and
see) how the Evolution works.
here to listen. (8.7 MB, 9:29)