Flight1 Aviation Technologies reports that they “……will be attending the 2008 AirVenture in Oshkosh to display their latest technology offerings, at Booths 2106-2107, from July 28th through August 3rd. The products that will be on display at the show are the G1000 Student, Virtual Instructor Station for ESP, Avidyne Student Simulation and Courseware, and our ELITE/Flight1 Tech LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) Aviation Training Device…..”.
Paul Lange, one of the FS experts at Microsoft, was one of the lucky people to be taken along in a real Fieseler Storch some time ago. Paul flew the Storch at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida. The same one that I personally put ‘on digital’ in November last year. You can read more about it and see the video on Paul’s Blog !
Rumors have it that the newly designed Cirrus ‘Jet’ may attend the upcoming Oshkosh EAA AirVenture as a flying visitor ! Sources have seen a finished-looking model outside the Northwest Airlines A320 hangar and it looks like the new family member is ready to fly. Already more than 400 customers have deposited money for the jet and are holding their breath too, no doubt! More info on the Cirrus site.
Laurent from Taxiway in Blagnac, near Toulouse, reports that they are inviting companies (and individuals) to make use of their tourist services. Taxiway arranges visits to the Airbus company and other industrial areas of interest in the Toulouse area. Also possible is a visit to the original Concorde. More about their services on their web site.
The next in a series of exhilarating low-level flying displays of the Red Bull world tour will be in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, July 19 and 20. Previous races this year were San Diego and Detroit and Stockholm (July 5-6) has been cancelled. AVweb calls you “…..If you haven’t already seen it, feel free to watch Avweb’s behind-the-scenes video with Red Bull race pilot Michael Goulian, who walked us through the 2007 race in San Diego…..”.
Following the problems with the Thielert company (legal actions against its owners) Diamond aircraft has now announced that it will speed up its plans to replace the Thielert Centurion diesel engines for its DA42 Twin Star aircraft with Lycoming engines. Diamond has also requested the European Aviation Safety Agency for approval to provide technical support and parts for Thielert engines. Just to be on the safe side. The problems with Thielert are a major blow to the light aircraft industry.
Seen the Icon Light Sports aircraft? Amphibious with folding wings it fits snugly on your trailer….. From their website: “…..The countdown to EAA AirVenture 2008 has started. ICON’s launch product, the ICON A5, will shed its cloak at Aeroshell Square on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 am local time the first day of AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This represents the first time for the public to see the ICON A5 amphibian model in person. ICON’s exhibit will be located at the main entrance to the AirVenture grounds. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the aircraft all week and…
Ian Warren from New Zealand sent us a link to the New Zealand Flightsim Forums. In this post you can read about an old Bristol Freighter that is stationed at Omaka airfield in New Zealand. It hasn’t been flying for 20 years and a crew of enthusiasts has been working to get the engines working again!
Jane’s 2008/2009 edition of their famous and authoritative book is out again, the most authoritative source of over 1000 of the world’s new and planned aircraft. “…..Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft sets the standard in aviation reference providing global civil and military aviation decision-makers with essential intelligence and analysis. Click here to gain unparalleled access to new and planned aircraft programmes around the world……”. DO bring a wad of dollar bills though, because this is not cheap. More info on their extensive website.