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"RV-1" -- THE FIRST OF THE BREED
The line of 7,620 aircraft
flown that is the RV series of Van's Aircraft began with one -- and that
one, flown originally by Van's founder Dick VanGrunsven in the
mid-1960s, is here at Sun 'n Fun 2012, newly restored and flying. The
aircraft had been existing in relative anonymity until nearly five years
ago, when it attracted the attention of RV enthusiast Paul Dye, who
recognized it as a historic artifact. Dye set up a non-profit, acquired
the aircraft and sent the call to the RV community that the restoration
of what he terms "RV-1" would need their help. The community responded,
and this year the aircraft flew in to Lakeland, Florida, on its own
wings. It's now on tour and headed for one final destination.
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MAP'S MULTI-PLATFORM APP
While apps for tablets like the iPad
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either or. You either have an iPad or a Droid. But Anywhere Map
announced here at Sun 'n Fun that it's taking a different tack. It's new
Anywhere Map Freedom product will run on any of the popular platforms,
including the Windows Mobile devices. In this video, Anywhere Map's Jay
Humbard told AVweb that this app is designed to--and doeslook much
more like a portable GPS than do other aviation apps, which tend to be
strong on chart management, flight planning and utilities while leaving
navigation as an also-ran. More...
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FOUNDATION, ELECTRIC FLIGHT PROGRAM MERGE
Foundation is taking over the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Program, which
includes the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize, the groups announced at
Sun 'n Fun on Tuesday. The two nonprofit groups share a common mission,
Lindbergh Foundation Chairman Larry Williams told AVweb. "There
was an opportunity to bring the two groups together and be stronger
collectively," he said. Erik Lindbergh, founder of LEAP, will continue
to support and promote the program. Yolanka Wulff, who was CEO of LEAP,
will become executive director of The Lindbergh Foundation.
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A New Day at Bendix/King by
has established new business operations in
Albuquerque, NM. Soon, we'll have an all-new product line. We have
renewed our brand and our promise to design, build and
support the best-performing, most innovative and cost-effective avionics
products available for general aviation. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun hangar
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DESIGN MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW PROJECTS
Flight Design is
making progress with its newest LSA and four-place aircraft projects,
the company said in a news conference at Sun 'n Fun on Tuesday. The
CTLSi, powered by the new Rotax 912iS engine, is under development in
Europe and flew this week for the first time, Flight Design USA CEO Tom
Peghiny told AVweb. The airplane will be on display next month at
the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany, and first deliveries are
expected in June. The new engine comes with a $12,800 increase in price,
but Peghiny said that includes electric trim and a lithium ion battery.
The new engine also will deliver a fuel savings of about 21 percent at
cruise speed at altitude, he said. More...
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cost than any competing system. Evolution 2000's safety architecture
delivers a comprehensive backup capability that steam gauges and
competing glass can't match. Full PFD capability built into the MFD,
dual redundant backup batteries and dual HSIs are just a few of the many
system redundancies built into Aspen's multi-display systems.
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Hangar C #C-017-021
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SUBDUED ON JETBLUE FLIGHT
A JetBlue Airbus captain who
reportedly behaved irrationally on a flight from JFK to Las Vegas on
Tuesday is being treated for a "medical situation" in an Amarillo,
Texas, hospital after being subdued by some eminently qualified
passengers on the flight. The pilot, who has been identified as
49-year-old Clayton Osbon, reportedly became agitated when he was unable
to unlock the cockpit door. It's not clear whether he was actually
ejected from the cockpit and locked out by his first officer, as some
reports suggest. After trying twice to get back onto the flight deck,
passengers said he began ranting about al Qaida, Iraq and Iran and
advising the passengers "to say your prayers" and that "we're going
down." By then a flight attendant was on the microphone asking for help
to subdue the aircraft commander and there was no shortage of
volunteers. Many of those on board were on their way to the
International Security Conference in Vegas. Former prison guard David
Gonzales wasted little time bringing the situation under control.
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LANDS IN CHINA
Embraer made the most of its new association
with film star Jackie Chan as the Brazilian company's brand ambassador
landed at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition on
Tuesday with his spanking new Embraer 650 bizjet. Chan addressed
reporters and took part in a ribbon cutting with Ernest Edwards, president of
Embraer Executive Jets to celebrate the introduction of the 650 to
China. While it was Chan's star power that attracted the cameras,
Embraer had other business to conduct in Shanghai. More...
VENTURES AT ABACE
Joint ventures involving prominent American
companies and Chinese firms are the theme of this year's Asian Business
Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Shanghai. Last week Cessna
announced deals with China's AVIC to build jets and develop GA
infrastructure in China. Tuesday, Cessna's VP of Strategy and
Development Mike Shih told an audience at the convention that he expects
China to be in the top ten countries for business jet ownership by 2025.
"We are delighted to see the Chinese government understands the economic
importance of general aviation and is committed to supporting the
industry," he said. "We at Cessna are equally eager to play our part in
helping develop Chinese business aviation from infancy to maturity as
quickly as possible." And if Cessna's stamp of approval wasn't enough,
Warren Buffet's NetJets also waded in. More...
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