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|Kit Industry Addresses Safety, NTSB Concerns||back to
ASSOCIATION RESPONDING TO NTSB
The Aircraft Kit Industry
Association (AKIA) officially organized at AirVenture 2012, affirming
its role as a proactive voice to address safety issues, expanding
membership, and moving to establish itself as a legal entity. AKIA
emerged following a recent NTSB report that focussed on the lagging
experimental amateur built aircraft safety record. Its mission is to
represent and support the kit industry, from manufacturers to
supporters, offering a unified voice that promotes the industry and
enhances safety. The group is headed by its president, Dick VanGrunsven,
of Van's Aircraft, and worked this week to establish relationships with
EAA, AOPA, FAA, NTSB, GAMA, NBAA, HAI, and LAMA. In general aviation,
the kit segment holds the highest percentage of fatalities. Said
VanGrunsven, "We have to get involved." More...
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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a
comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
ECLIPSE JET JUST FOR VETERANS
Eclipse Aerospace unveiled a
specially painted Total Eclipse jet and presented it to the Veterans'
Airlift Command at EAA AirVenture this week. The jet was donated by an
anonymous patron, and Eclipse then contributed more than $500,000 worth
of upgrades to convert the airplane into "one of the finest Total
Eclipse aircraft ever produced by EAI," the company said. "The airplane
will initially go to work in the Chicago area," Eclipse CEO Mason
Holland told AVweb at Oshkosh. "But it won't really be based
anywhere. It will go wherever it's needed." Eclipse pilots around the
country have volunteered to fly it on missions in support of wounded
veterans and their families, Holland said. More...
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With its revolutionary adaptive digital noise cancelation and
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INREACH TARGETS PILOTS
Mapmaker DeLorme's inReach
messenger/tracker uses the Iridium satellite network to send position
reports and text messages from almost anywhere on earth. The handheld
device can send pre-determined text messages with an up-to-date position
included. Pairing it via Bluetooth with an iPhone or Android device
allows for custom text messages or short emails. It can also send SOS
messages, including detailed information in a text message, that will
initiate a search and rescue. The SOS isn't automatic like an ELT, and
the service isn't cheap. 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
ballistic parachute systems
: a Cirrus SR-22 Bahamas splashdown after
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,
ultralight, military, and UAV aircraft fly with BRS systems.
Visit BRSparachutes.com for
|Want to Fly? (Who's Doesn't?) Here's Your Chance||back to
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FROM CESSNA: GRAND CARAVAN UPGRADE, M2 UPDATE
at EAA AirVenture this week with a long list of news, including a major
addition to its popular Caravan line, and a first look at the M2, the
new jet that aims to be a step up for Mustang owners. The Grand Caravan
EX is powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine,
providing a power boost of about 25 percent, Cessna said. That extra
power means a 350-foot reduction in takeoff roll, a 20-percent
improvement in the rate of climb, and 10 to 12 knots of additional
cruise speed. "We listened carefully to our customers when designing the
EX, and we think they will be pleased with the outcome," said Lannie
O'Bannion, Cessna business leader for the Caravan. The M2 is 200 hours
into its flight-test program, Cessna said, and on schedule for first
deliveries next year. More...
Three Things You Should
Never Say to ATC
Listen as two ATC pros share tips on better communication with ATC.
Avoid these common mistakes and make your interactions more efficient
and accurate. This is a sample from PilotWorkshops
' Tip of the
Click here for this quick tip.
PROGRESSES TOWARD "ABUSED STALLS"
five-place D-JET prototype S/N 003 arrived Thursday at Oshkosh with
blended winglets that change the jet's look and improve its performance
as the jet heads toward advanced performance testing. Diamond's test
program has flown about 70 hours since January. Test pilot Mark Elwess
told AVweb the winglets have delivered measurable improvements in
cruise, low-speed handling, roll authority and lateral
stability. "It handles like a sports sedan," said Elwess, "and now it's
better." A forthcoming prototype, S/N 004, will be a conforming model
that reflects the now "frozen" aerodynamic design and incorporates some
changes not seen in S/N 003. Diamond hopes to take that design through
certification. And the company's specific plan for certification means
some exciting flight testing may still lie ahead. More...
Introducing the IFD440
As the newest member of Avidyne
's integrated flight display
provides the same powerful navigation, communication, and
multi-function display capability as found in our award-winning Entegra
Release 9 systems in a touchscreen, panel-mounted avionics form factor.
In addition to the dedicated knobs and buttons that many pilots prefer
for frequent pilot actions, the IFD440's Hybrid Touch capability allows
pilots to perform virtually all of those same functions via the
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SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR PILOTS
The Aviation Fuel
Club celebrated at AirVenture 2012 the 30th anniversary of the first
autogas STC by presenting a network of support options for pilots
concerned about the future of leaded avgas, or interested in crossing
over. Established in January 2011, the Wisconsin-based non-profit
answers questions from pilots about running aircraft engines on
automotive fuel, but also does more. Its support system includes autogas
STC experts; flyunleaded.com, which "maintains the most accurate
list of autogas supplied airports" and a list of ethanol-free gas
a company that provides an anti-detonation water-injection option for
operators of high-compression engines interested in using autogas; and
U-Fuel , a supplier
of small low-cost self-serve fuel stations. More...
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|Outside Oshkosh: Navigating "Through the Fence"||back to
"THROUGH THE FENCE" POLICY ADVANCES
The FAA on Friday
released a proposed final policy (PDF) to address "through-the-fence" situations,
where airplane owners who live adjacent to an airport are able to park
their aircraft at home and access the field through a gate. The FAA had
moved to stop all such access several years ago, and various interest
groups have been working since then to forge a compromise. The agency is
asking for public comment on the proposal. Bill Dunn, AOPA's vice
president of airport advocacy, said the proposal contains "no
surprises." The policy is open for comments for 30 days. AOPA said its
staff will analyze the proposal and submit comments to the FAA.
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2012 PHOTO GALLERY
The action out at the flightline has
calmed down just enough for us to tear away from the main grounds and
head out to EAA's Seaplane Base for a few photos with floats.
2012 PHOTO GALLERY
We wrap up our visit to the Seaplane Base
and return to the static displays and flightline today, just in time to
catch the weekend crowds start to pour in. More...
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
has signed an agreement with
Jeppesen to offer international navigation data.
Click here to view demo.
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Come see the latest from XM WX Satellite Weather at booths C-3037-3039
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|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
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
visit us online
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