Saturday, October 31, 2009
X-Air LSA has reached an agreement with Aero Credit Corporation to provide for purchase of a new X-Air Aircraft. With the card, X-Air LSA, which sells for $59,995, can be purchased for $12,000 down, followed by five years of monthly payments at $409 a month. At the end of the five years there is a balloon payment, which normally can be refinanced.
X-Air LS Specifications
Name: LS (Light Sport)
empty weight: 660 lbs.
Gross weight: 1234 lbs.
Useful load: 574 lbs.
full fuel payload: 481 lbs.
fuel capacity: 15 usgals.
Range: 300 nm
X-Air LS PERFORMANCE
Max. Cruise speed: 104 mph
Econ. Cruise speed: 83 mph
stall speed: 39 mph
Vy - best rate: 59 mph/825 fpm
Vx - best angle: 56 mph/685 fpm
Vso: 39 mph
T/o roll: 265 ft
T/o over 50’ obstacle: 620 ft
landing roll: 230 ft
Rooms 11 and 12 of the Tampa Convention Center have set aside during AOPA Summit for Women's Wing.
Friday, November 6, 2009 - Women Leaders in Aviation Forum held in Room 11 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. featuring - Chabrian, Martha King, Jessica Cox, Debby Rihn Harvey, Arlynn Mcmahon, Melissa Rudinger, AOPA Vice President and AOPA Assistant President.
Chabrian will also be at the "One Voice" AOPA Summit session on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. featuring - Chabrian, Tom Poberezny, Paula Derks, Jim Coyne and Ed Bolen.
Women in Aviation will host a WAI Connect Breakfast at AOPA Summit on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. in Room 11 of the Tampa Convention Center.
Friday, October 9, all four Cessna Pilot Center regional managers were informed that their positions were being cut for financial reasons.
Tuesday, October 13, an e-mail was sent to the centers advising them of the change.
Cessna Aircraft has 280 Cessna Pilot Centers in the world.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The iTowBots are a remote control aircraft tugs and are now available at Aircraft Spruce. The iTowBot loading sequence is as easy as driving the unit directly under the nosewheel of your aircraft. iTowbot is engineered so that when the aircraft loads, the weight of the loaded aircraft doesn't inhibit zero-turn capability. A foot-operated release allows the operator to unlock the swivel carriage and back out from beneath the nosewheel. The operator can drive the unit back into its spot into the hangar, with no tugging, pushing or rolling up extension cords required.
- Measures 38" Wide x 46" Long x 12" High
- Powerful Reversible 24 Volt DC Motors
- Rugged Steel Construction
- Powder-Coated Frame
- Virtually Zero Maintenance
- Easy Ergonomic Remote Control Handset
- Max Towing Speed 1.7 Feet Per Second
- Overvoltage Thermally Protected
- Tows Aircraft up to 15,000+ Pounds Gross Weight
- Trouble Free Cast Iron Rims with Non-Marking Moldon Wheels
- Solid State Heavy Duty Fully Articulating Motor Control
- Hybrid Zero Turn Capability about Stationary Nosewheel
- Built in Interference Protection Featuring Spektrum's New 2.4 Ghz Technology
- Equipped with Solid State Battery Charger/Maintainer
- Also available with built-in 24V Auxiliary Power Plug (APU) & Power Cord
Standard Unit: $7499.00
Standard Unit with APU: $8499.00
Dual Wheel Carriage: $7695.00
Dual Wheel with APU: 8695.00
Wheel Paint Unit: $7495.00
Wheel Paint with APU: $8495.00
Heavy Duty Single Wheel Carriage: $7999.00
Heavy Duty Single Wheel Carriage with APU: $8999.00
Heavy Dual Wheel Carriage: $8195.00
Heavy Duty Dual Wheel Carriage with APU: $9195.00
*You can order online at http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/towBots.php
"The Commissioners Committee is proud to honor these students for their academic excellence and leadership," said David Jennings chair of ACI-NA's Commissioners Committee and chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
Brett Fay: Attends Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He majors in Aerospace Administration. He has a GPA of 3.9 in Aerospace Administration.
Gregory Myers: Attends Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is majoring in Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management with a minor in Aviation Operations. He has a pilot's license and almost done completing his instrument rating.
Robert Hanks: Attends California State University in Los Angeles, California. He is majoring in Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology. He has a GPA of 3.8. He has served as the Lander County, Nevada, county administrator and local County Airport Authority.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Earned Masters: Jeffery Duncan, Phoenix; William Dryden, San Diego; and Micheal Walcker Vallejo, California.
Renewed Master Status: Wallace Moran, Summerville, South Carolina; Matthew McDaniel, Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Jason Blair, Allegan, Michigan; Charles Skelton, Branford, Connecticut; Raymond Brown, Avon Lake, Ohio; Carla Dedera, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and Dale Wilson, Ellensburgh, Washington.
Sonex Aircraft has expanded its sub kit product line to include the Xenos Motorglider.
Address: Iowa Children's Museum (Coral Ride Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA. 52241)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Show: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Time: 11:35 PM Eastern, 10:35 PM Central (From more time listing check local listings or tvguide.com)
Guest Appearing: Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger III, Kathy Griffin and Wolfmother
Famous For: He successfully ditched U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River saving the lives of all 151 of the passengers.
United States Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team- Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet
United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier
A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II
C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration
C-47 Skytrain and C-17 Globemaster III Transport Heritage Flight
United States Heritage Flight- F-15E Strike Eagle, A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang
AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Demonstration
United States Coast Guard HH-65C Dauphine Helicopter Demonstration
United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical Demonstration Team
Extra 330SC- Michael Goulian
Showcat- Gene Soucy and Tersa Stokes- Wingwalking Act
P-51 Mustang- The Horsemen
Korea/Vietnam Firepower Demonstration
General Adult 12 & Older: $15.00 + fee
General Child 6-11: $4.00 + fee
Under 6: Free
2 Adults (12 & Older) and up to 4 Children (6-11): $35.00 Family + fee
Reserved Prime View: $40.00 + fee
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Larry Williams has been elected chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Lindbergh Foundation
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Signature Flight Support is offering triple AVTRIP points at selected United States locations through the end of the year when a customer "tops off." "Tops off"promotion is supposed to get customers to purchased more gallons of fuel. "Tops off" promotion runs till December 31 and will be awarded triple AVTRIP points.
Customers who buy Avidyne unites such as EXP5000, EX5000, EX500, RWX, TAS, MLB, MLX, MHD and R9 will recieve $500 rebate.
Rebate Per Unit
$1,500 for 2 units
$3,000 for 3 units
$5,000 for 4 units
People who wants a rebate must fill out the on-line rebate form prior to purchase order. The dealer must list customer's name and aircraft registration number on purchased order. The products must ship on or before December 31.
Randall Burdette, director of the Virginia Department of Aviation, was elected vice chairman. Joe Pestka, administrator of aviation for of the Missouri Department of Transportation, was elected treasurer and secretary. Travis Vallin, director of the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics, still National Association of State Aviation Officials Executive Committee.
Kenneth A. Rowe Ambassador of Aviation Award: It is the highest award that the National Association of State Aviation Officials members can get. This award goes to Dr. David Fulton, a former NASAO president. He is also a former director of the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division since 1992 and a former Tennessee Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics for 16 years.
2009 Most Innovative State Program Award: This award recognizes a state for finding a solution to a challenging problem of the past year. This award goes to The Colorado Division of Aeronautics and was recognized for its Non-Federal Sensor Data Collection System.
2009 Distinguished Service Award: The award goes to people who has excellence in service and dedication to aviation progress and development in their states. This award goes to two people. Cynthia Kever, Missouri Department of Transportation Aviation Section and Karon Wiedemann, Texas Department of Transportation Division of Aviation.
2009 Center Aviation Education Program Award: This award recognizes the efforts of the state aviation agencies to educate and motivate the public with aviation-related education programs. We recognize the Arizona Aeronautics Division for its Aerospace Badge Workshop.
National Association of State Aviation Officials National Service Award for Lifetime Achievement: This award goes to World War II Women Army Pilots, Sylvia Clayton, Lee Doerr and Ruth Helm
The Cessna 182 and Cessna Turbo 182 features Lycoming IO-540 engine, Garmin G1000 avionics. When fitted with a turbocharge, the top speeds jumps from 150 knots to 176 knots.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Aircraft owners who fly at very high altitudes when traveling to far-off destinations know that they need supplemental oxygen masks for them and their passengers. Now more and more pilots are bringing their for legged friend with them on their trip. The dogs will often fall asleep and then walks sideways and doesn't act right for an hour after flight. Then they'll go back to normal. You can get hypxia, headaches, dizziness, loss of breath, blurred vision and mental confusion while flying and now pets can have the all new oxygen masks created by 4 Paws Aviation. With the oxygen the animals are alert and responsive.
With the all new 4Paws Aviation's dog oxygen hoods dogs can be safe while flying with you.
Sizes of Oxygen Hood
*neck sizes determined by circumference of your dog's neck.
Extra-Small: 7" and Under
Small: 7.5" to 9"
Medium: 9.5"to 13"
Large: 13.25" to 15.5"
Extra Large: 15.75" to 20"
Double Extra Large: 20" and Up
Prices of Oxygen Hood
Extra Large: $209.95
Double Extra Large: $214.95
To find out if you qualify or to find a distributor http://lycoming.com/, click on "How to Buy" and then choose "Distributors" from the drop-down menu or call 800-258-3279.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"We have our work cut out for us – here in Australia, in the United States and around the globe," said Pelton. "Every region of the world has its own issues to deal with and each issue is complex, requiring dedicated and reasoned discussion among the principals."
He told the group that security and safety, airspace management modernization and the environment are the main issues facing the industry everywhere. He said the issues will certainly bring new regulations and the industry needs to work together to ensure governments craft laws that not only address the matters at hand but also consider the operational requirements of general aviation.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Bobby Younkin (October 30, 1955-Sunday, July 10, 2005 AGE 49)
Bobby Younkin learned to fly at age 16. He was performing air shows since he was age 18. He flew various aerobatic planes Decathlon, stock Stearman, AT-6, Learjet and his famous Twin Beech. He is the only performer to add smoke to a Learjet. He was a member of the Masters of Disasters airshow team that uses a shockwave jet truck and pyrotechnics. He is famous for being an airshow legend. Bobby Younkin has a son-in-law named Matt Younkin who is an aerobatic pilot and a daughter named Amanda Franklin-Younkin who is a wingwalker for Kyle Franklin. Amanda Franklin-Younkin is married to an aerobatic pilot named Kyle Franklin. Bobby Younkin died when his aircraft collided with Jimmy Franklin on Sunday, July 10, 2005. He joins fellow performer Jimmy Franklin, who passed away in the same accident , in the hall of fame.
Tom Poberezny (b. October 3, 1946)
Tom Poberezny is the current president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and former aerobatic pilot. His father Paul Poberezny, founder of EAA. Tom Poberezny has been the chairman for EAA since 1977. This annual event takes place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and attracts over 750,000 visitors with 10,000 aircraft from 68 countries. Tom Poberezny, Charlie Hillard and Gene Soucy formed The Christian Eagles aerobatic team that flew a Pitts S-1/S. The Christian Eagles aerobatic team ceased in 1995 at the Daytona Skyfest. You can see Tom Poberezny, Charlie Hillard and Gene Soucy's Pitts S-1/S at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Charlie Kulp (b. September 20, 1925)
Charlie Kulp is the founder and member of the famous Flying Circus Airshows in Bealton, Virginia. He became famous two years later when he did his aerobatic routine called the "Silas Hicks, the Flying Farmer" routine until he ceased it in 2007 at the age of 82.
United States Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team- McDonnell Douglas F/A-F-18A/B Hornet
United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
Cap 232- David Martin
Extra 300L- Jan Collmer
Chevron Mentor T-34- Julie Clark
Oracle Challenger II biplane-Sean D. Tucker
ShockWave Jet Truck
United States Air Force A-10 West Coast Demonstration Team
United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III Demonstration Team
United States Air Force F-16 Viper East Coast Demonstration Team
United States Navy F/A-18F, VFA-106, Tactical Demonstration Team
F-4 Phantom II
C-17 Globemaster III
German Air Force Tornado
Canadian CF-18 Hornet
Air Force Reserve Jet Car
Extra 300S-Tim Weber
Pitts- Craig Teft
B-25 Mitchell- Jim Terry
Extra 300L- John Klatt
United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16C/F16D Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
TA-50 Golden Eagle
AH-64 Apache Search & Rescue
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Available: Apple's Application Store at iTunes. The DVD version is available at http://thefinerpoints.net/
American Legend Aircraft Co's amphibious Legend FloatCub has now received certification by the FAA. This aircraft is a lightweight version of the Legend Cub and is configured with amphibious floats from Baumann Floats, LLC. It is a certified LSA aircraft. This aircraft made its first flights on July 2009.
People gathered at the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, September 24, 2009 to see Paul Siedenburg receive FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of safe flying. This type of award honors people who have contributed and maintained safe flight operations for 50+ years. Paul Siedenburg's first ride was in a Ford Tri Motor in Savanna, Illinois. He barnstormed in a Waco UPF-8 at someones farm. His career began in the United States Air Corps in 1943 and soloed on July 14, 1943 at Stamford, Texas. He bought a Waco UPF biplane. Paul Siedenburg is accident free for 65 years and 7,000 hours of flying. Congratulations Paul Siedenburg!
EFD500 MFD- $4,995
EFD1000 MFD- 7,995
EWR50 Weather Receiver- $2,495
More Information: http://www.aspenavionics.com/index.php/where-to-buy
“Aviation helps to sustain over 10 million jobs and contributes over $1 trillion in economic activity in the United States. Because of the current economic challenges facing our nation, we feel it is important to recognize the stimulative effect that passing an FAA re-authorization bill will have on America’s aviation workforce and the aviation infrastructure.
Organizations that signed the letter are:
- Aerospace Industries Association
- Air Carrier Association of America
- Air Line Pilots Association
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Airport Consultants Council
- Airports Council International-North America
- American Association of Airport Executives
- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Road and Transportation Builders Association
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
- Association of Flight Attendants – CWA
- Assoc. of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
- Cargo Airlines Association
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association
- Institute of Electric and Electronics
- International Air Transport Association
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- International Union of Operating Engineers
- National Air Traffic Controllers Association
- National Air Transportation Association
- National Aircraft Resale Association
- National Association of Counties
- National Association of Regional Councils
- National Assoc. of State Aviation Officials
- National Business Aviation Association
- National League of Cities
- National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association
- Portland Cement Association
- Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
- Professional Aviation Safety Specialists
For more information: http://www.mooney.com/index.php
EAA announced on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 that Captain Chesley Sullenberger III and First Officer Jeffery Skiles are the Co-Chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles. They are famous for landing US Airways Flight 1549 successfully into the Hudson River.
Chelsey Sullenberger III (b. January 23, 1951)
He is an American airline transport pilot (ATP). He went to the United States Air Force Academy in 1969. He got a Bachelors of Science at the USAF Academy and at the Purdue University earning his masters degree. He served as a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force which he piloted McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom III from 1975-1980. He has been an employee of US Airways since 1980 and has over 40 years of flying experience. He became famous on January 15, 2009 when he successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River saving the lives of all 151 of the passengers.
He received a Bachelors of Science degree in geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before working with US Airways in 1980 he flew cargo planes. He has more than 15,000 hours of flying. He has a wife and three kids where he lives in Wisconsin. He became famous on January 15, 2009 when he successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River saving the lives of all 151 of the passengers.
Friday, October 16, 2009
United States Navy Blue Angles- F/A-18 Hornet
Canadian Snowbirds- CT-114 Tutors
Stearman- John Mohr
Otto the Helicopter
Sukhoi SU-26M- Mike Rinker
T-6 Texan- Bill Leff
The British Red Devils Parachute Team
The USO Parachute Team
Shockwave Jet Truck
Rich's Incredible Pyro
F/A-18F Super Hornet
F/A-18 C Hornet
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-16 Fighting Falcon
Thursday, October 15, 2009
United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
Tora Tora Tora
B-17G Flying Fortress
C-17 Globemaster III
F-16 Viper West Demonstration Team
A-10 Thunderbolt II West Demonstration Team
P-38 Lightning- Steve Hinton
P-51 Mustang- Larry Lumpkin
AT-6/SNJ Texan- John Collver
United States Air Force Academy's Glider Demonstration Team
Team Flying Circus
United States Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II East Coast Demonstration Team
United States Coast Guard HH-65C Dauphin Search & Rescue Demonstration
YAK 52 - Jimmy Fordham
Red Thunder Russian YAK 52/Chinese Nanchang CJ-6 -Tim Willis-lead, Shane Golden-2, BJ Kennamore-3, Jimmy Fordham- 4 Lead Acro, Robert Langford-5 & William Walker- 6
Extra 300L- Chuck Vincent
Adults 13 & Older: $10.00
Children 6-12: $5.00
6 & Under: Free
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
On September 26, 2009 Gulfstream rolled out to the public the G650 to a crowd of 7,000 people in Savannah, Georgia. First Flights on the G650 is not yet determined. The deliverers are set in 2012.
The Gulfstream G650 is a twin-engine business jet developed by Gulfstream Aerospace. The airline features satellite phones, fax machines and wireless internet.
|Long Range Cruise||Mach 0.85|
|Normal Cruise||Mach 0.90|
|Range at LRC||7,000 nm / 12,964 km|
|Range at Normal Cruise||5,000 nm / 9,260 km|
|Takeoff Distance (MTOW, SL, ISA)||6,000 ft / 1,829 m|
|Basic Operating||54,000 lbs / 24,494 kg|
|Maximum Fuel||44,200 lbs / 20,049 kg|
|Maximum Landing||83,500 lbs / 37,876 kg|
|Maximum Payload||6,500 lbs / 2,948 kg|
|Maximum Payload/Full fuel||1,800 lbs / 816 kg|
|Maximum Ramp||100,000 lbs / 45,360 kg|
|Maximum Takeoff||99,600 lbs / 45,179 kg|
|Maximum Zero Fuel||60,500 lbs / 27,443 kg|
|Thrust Rating||16,100 lbs / 71.61 kN (each)|
|Typical Passenger Payload||8 passengers|
|Baggage Volume (Gross)||195 cu ft / 5.52 cu m|
|Cabin Length||53 ft 7 in / 16.33 m|
|Cabin Volume||2,138 cu ft / 60.51 cu m|
|Height||6 ft 5 in / 1.95 m|
|Width||8 ft 6 in / 2.59 m|
|Height||25 ft, 8 in / 7.82 m|
|Length||99 ft, 9 in / 30.40 m|
|Overall Span||99 ft, 7 in / 30.35 m|
|Wingspan||93 ft, 8 in / 28.55 m|
Range with 8 passengers, 4 crew, NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range will be affected by ATC routing, operating speed, weather, outfitting options and other factors.