Thursday, September 3, 2009

Memorial Service for Vicki Cruse Announced

Photo: Vicki Cruse December 13, 1967-August 22, 2009

A memorial event to celebrate the life of Vicki Cruse will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009 at her hangar at Santa Paula Airport, in California. Vicki Curse died from an aerobatic accident when her Zivko Edge 540 nosedived at an altitude she couldn't bail out from. The celebration is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. Those who are planning in attending you must RSVP ( and must tell whether you are arriving by plane or car. Lunch will be served. Adam Badger send his deepest condolences to the Cruse Family.

Drive In: 304 E. Santa Maria St., Santa Paula
Fly in: Aircraft parking at SW end of runway. Monitor radio for instructions

Plane lands on Interstate 495 in Mansfield Massachusetts

The pilot of a Piper Cherokee who made an emergency landing on southbound Interstate 495 near Mansfield, Massachusetts, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 had been practicing stalls and couldn't get the plane's engine to restart. The Piper Cherokee's nose gear wheels feel off and gasoline spilled all over the highway. The pilot of the Piper Cherokee, Matthew Kleindienst, 24, and the passenger Brian K. Souza, 21, landed at 10:57 A.M. on Interstate 495. There were two people in the plan and the Massachusetts State Police said there were no reports of injures. But the traffic was backed up for miles.

Garmin's NEW Product: GAD 43

Photo: GAD 43
Part Number: 010-00724-02

Garmin's newest product is the GAD 43. GAD 43 is a new adapter that offers enhanced autopilot capabilities for the G500 and G600 flight display systems, allowing an attitude and heading reference system to provide information to selected autopilots in place of an attitude direction indicator or remote vertical gyro. "It thinks like an autopilot." You can purchase the GAD 43 for $1,495 now and until December 31, 2009. The Gad 43 is an option for the G500 and it is available at an initial list price of $2,995.
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2010 FAR/AIM available

ASA's 2010 FAR/AIM Series is now available. The FAR for Flight Crews and FAR for Aviation Maintenance Technicians are available. The FAR/AIM book and Flight Library Pro DVD will be available Wednesday, September 9, 2009. ASA has the FAA regulations and procedures into three reference books and one DVD with information to pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians. FAR/AIM Series Updates are available as free donloads and/or through email subscription service. Prices range from $16.95-$79.95

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