Eighty-eight year old Paul Wise made the Hickory (N.C.) Daily Record for building an RV-12 in his garage. The story is fairly accurate, which is good for local media. There is also a comment from a local noting that his 15-year-old son just returned from AirVenture and might be interested in helping Mr. Wise.
- O-320-D1A, O-360-A1A, IO-360-A1B6 and IO-360-M1B (4-cylinder) will use the S-1-10;
- O-540-A4D5 (6-cylinder) will use the S-1-26; and
- IO-540-D4A5 will need the S-1-32.
Most models are available for immediate delivery and are priced at $1,200.
Despite the economy Comp Air Aviation reports they are still on track to certify the Comp Air 12, its single-engine turboprop aircraft, by first quarter of 2012. Honeywell has signed on to outfit the Comp Air 12 with the Primus Apex avionics suite. The planned move to Melbourne International Airport, Florida from Merritt Island, Florida has also been delayed, but we hopefully happen before the end of the year.
Comp Air 9 customers will options on equipping their aircraft to their specific operational needs. One new option is Honeywell’s Bendix/King Apex Edge Series; the KFD 840 primary flight display and the KSN 770 digital Nav/Com. The Comp Air 9 will initially be sold as an experimental aircraft.
The Comp Air 11, single engine turboprop aircraft will be finished and ready for first flight by November of this year and should be ready for sale in January.
The October 1-3 Midwest LSA Expo (Mt. Vernon, Illinois) reports nearly 40 aircraft dealers/factories have signed on to exhibit in a July 30 story in the Mt. Vernon Register-News. General Aviation News is producing the show program. If you are interested in advertising to this target market, contact Larry or Mickey Price at 888-735-9379.
On AeroShell Square on Friday afternoon (July 31), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) hosted a press conference to tell business aviation’s story. Instead of GAMA president Pete Bunce defending the business use of aircraft, he invited several business operators to share their stories first hand.
Of the six operators to take the stage, Shye Gilad, president and CEO of ProJet Aviation was, in my opinion, the most eloquent and most forceful of the lot. I asked Shye to send his speech so I could share it with all of you. It is pasted in below. Please consider forwarding this to your local media outlets and your elected members of Congress.
The American government has spent a lot of time and money trying to stimulate the economy and create jobs. In fact, as American taxpayers we have spent more than a trillion dollars to try to save our economy, with a goal of creating 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.
So you have to wonder – what was Representative [Gary] Ackerman (N.Y.) thinking when he chastised auto executives for flying the company’s private jet to Washington? Why did Brad Sherman, a Representative from California – a state that will need to borrow 8-10 billion dollars to get through this year alone, feel compelled to join him? The truly delicious irony here is that these two congressmen thought nothing of demonizing an industry that generates over 1.2 million high-paying American jobs, when in fact their irresponsible actions led to immediate job losses at the very companies they were supposedly trying to save.
VirtualHUD aims to improve situational awareness without the need to take your eyes off the sky. Though it appears that the images are projecting onto the windscreen, VirtualHUD projects flight data onto a virtual surface created by your spinning propeller. Now instead of looking at a display inside the cockpit, you fly with your eyes outside the plane.
VR Aircraft has debuted its VRTR400 ($8,750) console simulator. The VRTR400 was designed to offer realism, flexibility, and mobility, for cost effective flight training. With a 42” x 18” footprint, the VRTR400 Console simulator will fit on a desk or small table.
Integrated into the simulator is a three vernier throttle quadrant, gear switch, trim wheel, flap lever, fuel selector switch, switch panel, start panel including RH/LH magnetos, and even includes an hour-meter.
Liberty Aerospace brought an XL2 fitted with the Wilksch Turbo Diesel for AirVenture Oshkosh. The aircraft, burns Jet A fuel, and is designed to appeal to the international market place where 100LL is both expensive and hard to obtain. “Our international customers have been very clear to us,” commented Keith Markley, President and CEO of Liberty Aerospace, Inc. “They need an alternative fuel to the 100LL for aircraft they are running in their flight training fleets.”
LoPresti SpeedMerchants have cooked up a Taco. However, this one is not for eating. The Taco gust lock locks all flying surfaces to prevent motion.
MEDINA, Ohio — BedeCorp, in honor of it’s 40th anniversary, has debuted the BD-4C. The update simplified construction and adds comfort with a wider cabin (46″), a longer fuselage (14 more inches) and a new all-metal wing.
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