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OF AN ERA FOR EAA -- POBEREZNY RETIRES
Just about a year
after hiring Rod Hightower to take over the day-to-day operations of
EAA, Tom Poberezny on Tuesday officially announced his retirement from
the organization founded by his father. "I've been with EAA for 49
years," Poberezny said, "and I'm proud of what we've done together. EAA
is a way of life, a culture, and it's very special to me." Going
forward, EAA has "tremendous potential," Poberezny said. "What you all
can do for aviation is incredible." Poberezny is about to turn 65 soon,
and he said there are still things he wants to do, places to go, and a
lot he wants to share. "EAA is a 24/7 job," he said. "What I won't miss
is constantly checking my Blackberry and getting phone messages in the
middle of the night." More...
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OPENS MOD COMPANY
While it goes through the certification
process for its turboprop single, Kestrel Aircraft is planning to help
owners of older high performance aircraft update them to modern
standards. Kestrel Aeroworks will install Avidyne R9 panel packages in
existing aircraft, starting with Piper Meridians. "The purpose of
Kestrel Aeroworks is take existing aircraft and make them into more
modern, more comfortable, more pilot friendly aircraft," said CEO Alan
Klapmeier. Other modifications are also in the works, including
ergonomic enhancements, speed mods and airframe tweaks. Meanwhile design
and other preliminary work continues on the company's own airplane,
which Klapmeier said he hopes will be available in three years.
The Best We've Ever Made
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
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connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
LSA SNAP DEBUTS AT AIRVENTURE
The new Snap aerobatic airplane,
built in Italy by Dallair Aeronautica, was introduced to the U.S. market
on Tuesday afternoon at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The single-seat
taildragger, with a low wing and a bubble canopy, is designed to compete
in International Aerobatic Club events. SportAir USA is importing the airplane with several
options -- it can be certified as Experimental-Exhibition model, an
S-LSA, or an Experimental LSA. It's powered by an EPApower SA-R915i
engine, also built in Italy, based on a Rotax 900 crankcase, or buyers
can choose the 100hp Rotax 912ULS. The Snap has inverted fuel and oil
systems, G limits of plus-6 and minus-3, and a roll rate of 330 degrees
per second. More...
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THE WORKS AT BRS: ELECTRONIC IGNITION, KESTREL CHUTE
Williams, CEO of BRS Aerospace, said at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday that
the parachute system his company is designing for the new Flight Design
C4 four-seat airplane will be the first with an electronic ignition
system. "The advantage will be ease of use and reliability," he said. It
also may be possible to design the system so it can self-activate in the
event of pilot incapacitation. His company is working on research
projects to develop parachute systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, he
said, so he expects those results could transfer to GA airplanes. He is
also working with Kestrel Aircraft to develop a parachute for their big
turboprop. "The size and speed are a challenge, but it can be done,"
Williams said. More...
More Versatile than a Swiss
For more than 25 years, operators have relied on the Caravan
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ECLIPSE THE BOOK
The rise and
fall of Eclipse Aviation and its innovative EA500 jet represents one of
the more interesting aviation business case studies in recent years.
Lavishly funded and relentlessly promoted, the airplane never quite
lived up to its billing, and despite more than a billion dollars in
invested capital, the company went bust in 2008. In his new book, The
Great Eclipse: A Dream Design Bankrupted by Marketing and Mismanagement
and Saved by a Sensible Business Strategy, author Dennis
Maxwell details how Eclipse came out of the ground with a flourish
in 2000 and bagged what it claims were thousands of orders but
encountered insurmountable manufacturing and development problems before
it could turn a profit. In this podcast, Maxwell details his experiences
at Eclipse he was involved in early marketing development
and explains what finally killed what many assumed was a can't-miss
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