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13 Jul 2010
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A Number of Eclipse Buyers Talk About Their Decisions Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane, the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to some of these same people in the next year to see how their answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes itself -- post Raburn. We covered some interesting ground... from the recently announced Eclipse 400, to the price increase Eclipse instituted for the Eclipse 500 twin jet program so that the company could work its way to profitability. The Eclipse 400, in particular, was on the tip of everyone's tongue. After completing 10 months of extensive research on the ECJ, Eclipse claimed back in may that they were "confident this is the perfect aircraft for the emerging single-engine jet market. As many of you have experienced firsthand, this jet inspires people. It immediately captures their imaginations, and when they look a little closer and begin to grasp the level of performance and value it delivers – they are truly blown away." Previous Eclipse customers were the first allowed to place deposits on the 1.35 million dollar Eclipse 400. Public deposits were accepted, for the first time, during at EAA AirVenture 2008. The Eclipse 400 will be powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F engine. At an estimated 330 knots, it will use less than one pound of fuel per nautical mile — making it the world’s most fuel-efficient jet aircraft. It seats four and cruises at 41,000 feet, nearly four miles above its closest competition. It will also feature the most sophisticated flight deck and complete aircraft integration available in general aviation. The Eclipse 400 is priced at $1.35 million in June 2008 economics, and at last report, Eclipse hopes to start delivering Eclipse 400 jets in the 4th Quarter of 2011. With good news came some not so good news... Eclipse raised the price of the Eclipse 500 to $2,150,000. The company noted that the increase became necessary for Eclipse to move forward on a financially-sound basis. The reality is that the slope of their production ramp has been slower than they had hoped, and this has impacted their ability to deliver this airplane for the cost originally targeted. While they may have pursued many other alternatives to rectify this situation, they decided that now was the time to take this action to lower their break even point and move the company toward profitability in 2009. Since then, Eclipse has tightened its belt even more... making tough decisions designed to hasten the company's recovery from its current difficulties and to put it on a course that insiders assure ANN will get them off to a more solid footing by the middle of next year. In the meantime, let's listen to the folks whose opinion about Eclipse matters most... the buyers of the airplane. Join Aero-TV As It Ponders Some VLJ Question... And VLJ Answers FMI: www.eclipseaviation****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
4 Sep 2008
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Cessna Launches Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With Harrison Ford Cessna provided an inspiring addition to the early hours of last month's NBAA 2008, with the announcement of the company's sixth annual Citation Special Olympics Airlift Program, to help athletes travel to the 2010 USA National Games to be held near Lincoln, NE. This will be the sixth time Cessna has organized the extensive airlift campaign to benefit Special Olympics. The company put out the call Sunday for volunteers to help transport more than 2,000 athletes and coaches from across the nation on their Citation jet aircraft. "The success of the airlift starts with our Citation owners committing to provide a safe way for the athletes, coaches and families to travel to the games," said Cessna Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jack J. Pelton. "We also rely on support from Cessna employees and volunteers, the Federal Aviation Administration, on-site airport officials, local fixed base operators, hundreds of volunteers from the community and the Special Olympics organization. It's amazing to see the collaboration that happens for this massive event." Cessna also introduced the event's honorary chairman... and noted that future athletes may have the opportunity to fly with Han Solo himself. "The Citation Special Olympics Airlift is a unique event that brings together the general aviation community to carry out the largest peacetime airlift in the world," said actor and Citation owner Harrison Ford. "This is just another example of how GA owners and operators give back, whether it's encouraging young people to learn to fly through EAA’s Young Eagles organization or providing transportation to special athletes." Cessna expects to recruit at least 325 Citations to transport 2,000 athletes to Lincoln on July 17 and return athletes to their home base on July 24. The first Citation Special Olympics Airlift in 1987 involved more than 130 Citations carrying nearly 1,000 athletes to and from South Bend, Ind. The last airlift, in 2006, included 235 Citations transporting 1,500 athletes to and from Des Moines, IA. Corporations and individual Citation owners and operators in every state are needed to donate their Citation business jet(s), pilots and fuel for the airlift. While the games are centrally located, more than 3,000 athletes will travel from all over the US to compete. "The airlift would not be possible without the support of Citation owners and operators, so our goal as event organizers is to make participation as easy as possible. Going to on line-only registration will streamline the process," said Rhonda Fullerton, Cessna Community Relations manager and director of the Citation Special Olympics Airlift. For the first time, registration is exclusively on line, at the FMI link below. Check Out Details Of Cessna's Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With Aero-TV! FMI: www.airlift.cessna****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
7 Nov 2008
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Avionics Spectacular!!! This is a special avionics news update from AOPA Expo 2008. Avidyne wants pilots around the world to think of them, when they think of real-time weather awareness in their cockpits. At Expo, Avidyne announced the expansion of its global satellite downlink weather product into Europe and Australia, courtesy of WSI... The EFD1000 Evolution primary flight display from Aspen Avionics may be small... but it packs a big punch, and brings a wealth of information to cockpits in over 650 aircraft models. And company President John Uzecjai tells ANN the EFD1000 was recently cleared for use in even more general aviation planes... Uzecjai tells Aero-News to look for even more models to be added to the EFD1000's AML in the near future, including heavier Class 3 aircraft. Intriguing Avionics News From AOPA Expo 2008... Courtesy of Aero-TV! FMI: www.aopa****, www.avidyne****, www.aspenavionics****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
9 Nov 2008
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AOPA, Boyer, Fuller: The Passing Of The Torch! Following Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008, ANN spoke with outgoing group president Phil Boyer, about what he thinks is the greatest challenge facing not only pilots, but Americans of all stripes... There's no denying when most pilots think about the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... they think of Phil Boyer, the man who has helmed the pilot advocacy organization for the last 18 years. Alas, Phil's time at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland is nearing its end, and on Saturday, incoming president Craig Fuller was formally introduced to AOPA members, and the media... Boyer introduced AOPA President-elect Craig Fuller, who graciously said that the opportunity "to take my professional passions, and now put those to work on behalf of something that's been a part of my life for 40 years, general aviation, is frankly a blessing beyond anything I could imagine. "It's been a wonderful few weeks during this transition, it's been great to be here," Fuller said. "Thanks to you, as members, for the support you have given the organization, for the personal support you have given me in this last week, and for the chance to work with you over the course of the years ahead in making sure aviation is as exciting looking forward as it has been for all of us in the past." Look for more of our exclusive Aero-TV interviews with Craig Fuller in the coming days. Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: The Passing Of The Torch FMI: www.aopa****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
10 Nov 2008
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Boyer Retires Following Distinguished 18-Year Tenure It's official... AOPA President Phil Boyer will retire in just a few weeks and as ANN FIRST reported, experienced Washington political insider Craig L. Fuller will take the helm of the influential 415,000-member pilots association. AOPA Board Chairman Bill Trimble noted that, "Starting last year to find AOPA's next leader, a Board of Trustees search committee hired national search firm Heidrick & Struggles to help identify final candidates from among 597,000 US pilots. After hundreds of interviews and painstaking review of 100 potential candidates, it was clear that Craig Fuller, a recognized leader in business, public affairs and association management, would be ideally suited to carry-on Phil's tremendous legacy. "Craig is a committed 40-year pilot, aircraft owner and AOPA member," added Trimble. "He is as comfortable with fellow pilots and 'hangar talk' as he is facing a Congressional committee." Fuller left his native California in 1981 to be Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs in the Reagan White House. In 1985, he became chief of staff for Vice President George H.W. Bush, traveling with the vice president to every state and 60 nations overseas. Later, after working with international public affairs organizations in Washington and Philip Morris Companies Inc. in New York, he became president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) linking retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in that industry. He will be leaving his current post as executive vice-president at global public affairs and strategic communications company APCO Worldwide in Washington to become AOPA president. Fuller learned to fly at Buchanan Field in Concord, CA while still in high school and flew with the UCLA flying club at Van Nuys while earning a B.A. in political science. He has a Master's degree in urban studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where business travel in his early public affairs career fostered purchase of a Cessna 172RG Cutlass based at Santa Monica. He now logs 200+ hours a year in his Beech Bonanza A36. He is a director of the US Chamber of Commerce, active in The Aspen Institute and a former trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the George (H.W.) Bush Presidential Library Foundation. He and wife Karen reside in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC. "Being selected by the Trustees as only the fourth president of AOPA in 70 years is a tremendous honor and a serious responsibility," said Fuller. "I am fully dedicated to ensuring that the best days of general aviation remain ahead of us. And AOPA is ready with a strong organization bolstered over two challenging decades by an individual we all admire." "Moreover, he facilitated general aviation's return to the skies following a long post-9/11 grounding by talking sense -- and common-sense cooperative programs -- with lawmakers and security officials." "I have often mentioned that this day would come, on schedule, as planned with my family and the AOPA Board of Trustees," said Phil Boyer. "...I am delighted Craig will captain AOPA on the 'next leg' of this remarkable journey to preserve and advance general aviation." Fuller is to take office on January 1, 2009, following formal election at the Trustees' September Annual Meeting of Members. Get A Chance To Learn More About AOPA's New Incoming President, Craig Fuller, With Aero-TV's Intriguing Interview FMI: www.aopa****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
11 Nov 2008
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Info-Packed Second Annual Latin America/Caribbean VLJ Conference Concludes In Miami Even though the 2008 National Business Aviation Association's annual conference came to an end barely a month ago, that doesn't mean that all BizAv-related events were done for the year. ANN was pleased to aid the VLJ - Latin America and the Caribbean conference in seeking dialogues, answers and discussion on matters concerning VLJ operations in an impressive market segment. Operators and interested customers just completed a gathering (a few hours ago) in Miami intended to allow attendees to brainstorm ways to spur on the very-light jet industry, and the growth of business aviation in general, throughout Latin America. The second annual Very Light Jets - Latin America and the Caribbean conference ran through November 10-11, with the aim to answer fundamental questions about the industry, and to address expectations of segment growth in the region. MIU Events -- organizers of this conference, as well as others promoting aviation events and training seminars -- notes there are more business jets and turboprops in Brazil than in any other single country outside the United States and Canada. As a region, Latin America and the Caribbean also operate more turboprops than either Europe or Asia. "With Very Light Jet (VLJ) manufacturers forecasting more than 60% of their sales outside the US, Latin America and the Caribbean offers an enticing market," organizers note. "With a poor road network and few railways, the Latin American region has long been a place where private aircraft have been an essential tool for business. "As the Latin American economies gain momentum and the boom in agriculture generates business in areas far removed from the big industrial centers, demand for aircraft is growing at a phenomenal pace. Conservative estimates predict the market for private jets in the region will grow at 10%pa for the next five years. As the existing fleet of twins and turboprops comes up for renewal or replacement the VLJ is going to look increasingly attractive to owner/operators and owner/pilots." While it's fair to say the conference aims to promote the use of VLJs throughout the region, organizers aren't casting a blind eye towards the very real concerns about the emerging industry. "Will the new VLJs now being delivered prove as sturdy and reliable as turbo props and twins and will the VLJ offer the operators the distances needed for this market?" MIU asks. "Will the necessary aviation infrastructure be in place and will the OEMs have a sufficiently expansive servicing capability for this established but rugged market?" It's the role of the conference to answer those questions... and to provide a flight path through the various regulations, funding options, FBO, MRO, operating costs and pilot training issues that are likely to have a direct impact on the success of the VLJ in this market. Aero-News was the Senior Media Partner throughout the event, and will be providing our readers, viewers and listeners access to the results of that meeting -- starting right now -- less than 24 hours later, with an overview of this promising gathering and the immense amounts of information shared in but 48 hours in Miami. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. Aero-TV Feature: An Overview Of The VLJ - Latin America and the Caribbean Conference FMI: www.miuevents****, www.embraer****, www.atxa****, www.gama.aero, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
13 Nov 2008
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Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To Dubai International airline travel is a function these days of the old "feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East, Emirates. Aggressively operated, marketed and managed, Emirates has become an object lesson for what to do RIGHT when you're trying to build a world class airline. ANN's Aero-TV crews were invited to a press briefing on Emirates' latest effort... NON-STOP service between mighty LAX and Dubai. Emirates now flies the globe-trotting Boeing 777-200LR, 16+ hours each way, offering eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business Class, and space for 216 passengers in Economy. Operating with three flights a week, the service is the first non-stop operation connecting Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to Dubai, the 'Gateway to Arabia.' This is seriously "high-class" service... Emirates passengers can enjoy an array of cutting edge product offerings such as the airline’s ice Digital Widescreen (information, communication, entertainment) which offers over 1,000 channels of entertainment in all classes and nearly 1,700 hours of video and audio entertainment, outstanding service from Emirates’ international cabin crew, recruited from over 100 countries around the world, and meals prepared by gourmet chefs. Los Angeles augments the airline’s American expansion, which now includes two gateways in California, the U.S. southwest with Houston, and the eastern seaboard with two daily services from New York’s JFK International Airport. Non-stop service from SFO is expected to join the mix soon, when Emirates can get a hold of a few more of Boeing's LONG-DISTANCE B777-200LRs Emirates’ global route network spans over 100 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, the Far East, South America and North America. FMI: www.emirates****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
13 Nov 2008
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Thanks To The B777-200LR, Emirates Flies Non-Stop From LAX To Dubai International airline travel is a function these days of the old "feast or famine" principle... what's good is VERY good and what isn't... well, we really do not want go/fly there. One of the brightest of the shining stars in the International Airline sweepstakes is an amazing airline based in the Middle East, Emirates. Aggressively operated, marketed and managed, Emirates has become an object lesson for what to do RIGHT when you're trying to build a world class airline. ANN's Aero-TV crews were invited to a press briefing on Emirates' latest effort... NON-STOP service between mighty LAX and Dubai. Emirates now flies the globe-trotting Boeing 777-200LR, 16+ hours each way, offering eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business Class, and space for 216 passengers in Economy. Operating with three flights a week, the service is the first non-stop operation connecting Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to Dubai, the 'Gateway to Arabia.' This is seriously "high-class" service... Emirates passengers can enjoy an array of cutting edge product offerings such as the airline’s ice Digital Widescreen (information, communication, entertainment) which offers over 1,000 channels of entertainment in all classes and nearly 1,700 hours of video and audio entertainment, outstanding service from Emirates’ international cabin crew, recruited from over 100 countries around the world, and meals prepared by gourmet chefs. Los Angeles augments the airline’s American expansion, which now includes two gateways in California, the U.S. southwest with Houston, and the eastern seaboard with two daily services from New York’s JFK International Airport. Non-stop service from SFO is expected to join the mix soon, when Emirates can get a hold of a few more of Boeing's LONG-DISTANCE B777-200LRs Emirates’ global route network spans over 100 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, the Far East, South America and North America. Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved. FMI: www.emirates****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews
14 Nov 2008
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AirBoss Ralph Royce Chats About Airshow Safety There are few more complex "organisms" than an airshow in full operation. The amount of detail, coordination and expertise needed to pull off the modern American airshow is beyond the abilities of any one human being... though it does rely on one to try to coordinate the aerial operations... the much respected and much feared AIR BOSS. At an inaugural East Coast airshow in 2008, ANN and Aero-TV had the chance to see one of the best at work. Ralph Royce -- Aviation Legend, Pilot, Warbird Jock and Airshow Expert, was at work this time keeping everything safe, entertaining and ON TIME. Following the completion of the show, ANN's Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell sat down with Royce to talk airshows, safety and how to help all involved to (according to one of Ralph's favorite sayings) "don't do nuthin' dumb." Royce has an amazing history in the aviation world. Royce served for 15 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the The Lone Star Flight Museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, having taken on that post in 1991. His emphasis on team-building and his plans for the future were evident in the statement he gave ANN upon his departure, "I cannot thank the volunteers and staff enough, for they have helped make this organization into the world recognized collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia that it is..." said Royce. "I have had a wonderful ride but I have been planning this for some time. There are a couple of things I want to try in the aviation and air show worlds, and now is a good time to try them." A commercially rated pilot with extensive warbird and airshow credentials, and a descendent of two generations of aviators, Royce has been involved in some aspect of aviation his entire life. His grandfather was a career Army Air Corps officer earning Military Aviator License # 44. In 1917, he led the 1st Aero Squadron in France and became commander of all U.S. Forces in the Middle East during WWII. Ralph’s father was also a career Air Force officer learning to fly in 1935 and he taught Ralph to fly gliders and small aircraft when he was a teenager. Two generations later, Ralph flew as a command pilot on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and many of the high performance fighters and aircraft of WWII. After selling his business, Ralph was named the Executive Director of the Confederate Air Force in Harlingen, Texas in early 1983. During his tenure he oversaw a doubling in size of the CAF, the restructuring of the CAF’s maintenance programs and a total reorganization of the financial structure of the CAF. Opting not to make the move to Midland, Ralph joined the Lone Star Flight Museum where he was President until 2006. In 1995 Royce recognized the need for an “aviation” Hall of Fame in Texas. He successfully petitioned to have the Lone Star Flight Museum named as the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and helped raise the necessary funds to build a facility that is today recognized as one of the finest Aviation Halls of Fame in the US. Royce is known through out the aviation and air show industries as the premier Air Boss for his unique ability to design and control complex or difficult air shows -- safely. He is the principal instructor for “Air Show 101” which teaches air show flying and ground operations basics to new air show committees or staff members. He coordinates instructors for the Air Show Advanced Course, the Air Boss seminar, serves on several committees for aviation safety, and spends time teaching seminars to the FAA and Military on the finer points of managing and operating air shows in the waivered airspace environment. FMI: www.icashq****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
10 Aug 2011
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USMC's Most Versatile Jet Takes Oshkosh By Storm You couldn't get away from it... that roar... that blast of unconfined thrust that occurs as the US Marine Corps Harrier 'Jump Jet' spools up and takes a flight... in the most amazing ways. One of the truly all-time favorites at Oshkosh, Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc. The Harrier arrive at the fabled land of Oshkosh on July 28th, and stayed through the daily air show on Wednesday, July 30th, before heading home. It performed its ever-popular flight demonstrations during each of the EAA AirVenture air shows on July 28-30. (Note to anyone within about a 1/4-mile radius of show center at future such demonstrations: bring earplugs... or not, since the noise is part of the fun -- E-I-C). The AV-8B Harrier II is designed for combat air support, as well as combat air patrol, missions against ground defenses and armed escort. The single-seat fighter is 46 feet long with a wingspan of 30 feet. It can reach transonic speeds and has radar systems similar to those found in F/A-18 fighter jets. The Marines first deployed the Harrier II in 1985, with the upgraded AV-8BII Plus model introduced in 1993. The aircraft is the latest descendant of the original British Harrier jump jet that first appeared in the early 1960s. The AV-8B V/STOL strike aircraft was designed to replace the AV-8A and the A-4M light attack aircraft. The Marine Corps requirement for a V/STOL light attack force has been well documented since the late 1950's. Combining tactical mobility, responsiveness, reduced operating cost and basing flexibility, both afloat and ashore, V/STOL aircraft are particularly well-suited to the special combat and expeditionary requirements of the Marine Corps. The AV-8BII+ features the APG-65 Radar common to the F/A-18, as well as all previous systems and features common to the AV-8B Harrier II. Operation Desert Storm in 1991 was highlighted by expeditionary air operations performed by the AV-8B. The Harrier II was the first Marine Corps tactical strike platform to arrive in theater, and subsequently operated from various basing postures. Three squadrons, totaling 60 aircraft, and one six-aircraft detachment operated ashore from an expeditionary airfield, while one squadron of 20 aircraft operated from amphibious shipping. During the ground war, AV-8Bs were based as close as 35 nautical miles (40.22 miles) from the Kuwait border, making them the most forward deployed tactical strike aircraft in theater. The AV-8B flew 3,380 sorties for a total of 4,083 flight hours while maintaining a mission capable rate in excess of 90%. Average turnaround time during the ground war surge rate flight operations was 23 minutes. General Schwartzkoph, in his report to the Secretary of Defense after the war, cited seven weapon systems that significantly contributed to the quick success of Operation Desert Storm; only three of which were aircraft, the F-117, the AH-64, and the AV-8B Harrier. Enjoy the Roar of the USMC Harrier AV-8B With Aero-TV (Part 1)! FMI: www.marines.mil, *******hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/AVN/, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
23 Jul 2011
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USMC's Most Versatile Jet Takes Oshkosh By Storm You couldn't get away from it... that roar... that blast of unconfined thrust that occurs as the US Marine Corps Harrier 'Jump Jet' spools up and takes a flight... in the most amazing ways. One of the truly all-time favorites at Oshkosh, Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc. The Harrier arrive at the fabled land of Oshkosh on July 28th, and stayed through the daily air show on Wednesday, July 30th, before heading home. It performed its ever-popular flight demonstrations during each of the EAA AirVenture air shows on July 28-30. (Note to anyone within about a 1/4-mile radius of show center at future such demonstrations: bring earplugs... or not, since the noise is part of the fun -- E-I-C). The AV-8B Harrier II is designed for combat air support, as well as combat air patrol, missions against ground defenses and armed escort. The single-seat fighter is 46 feet long with a wingspan of 30 feet. It can reach transonic speeds and has radar systems similar to those found in F/A-18 fighter jets. The Marines first deployed the Harrier II in 1985, with the upgraded AV-8BII Plus model introduced in 1993. The aircraft is the latest descendant of the original British Harrier jump jet that first appeared in the early 1960s. The AV-8B V/STOL strike aircraft was designed to replace the AV-8A and the A-4M light attack aircraft. The Marine Corps requirement for a V/STOL light attack force has been well documented since the late 1950's. Combining tactical mobility, responsiveness, reduced operating cost and basing flexibility, both afloat and ashore, V/STOL aircraft are particularly well-suited to the special combat and expeditionary requirements of the Marine Corps. The AV-8BII+ features the APG-65 Radar common to the F/A-18, as well as all previous systems and features common to the AV-8B Harrier II. Operation Desert Storm in 1991 was highlighted by expeditionary air operations performed by the AV-8B. The Harrier II was the first Marine Corps tactical strike platform to arrive in theater, and subsequently operated from various basing postures. Three squadrons, totaling 60 aircraft, and one six-aircraft detachment operated ashore from an expeditionary airfield, while one squadron of 20 aircraft operated from amphibious shipping. During the ground war, AV-8Bs were based as close as 35 nautical miles (40.22 miles) from the Kuwait border, making them the most forward deployed tactical strike aircraft in theater. The AV-8B flew 3,380 sorties for a total of 4,083 flight hours while maintaining a mission capable rate in excess of 90%. Average turnaround time during the ground war surge rate flight operations was 23 minutes. General Schwartzkoph, in his report to the Secretary of Defense after the war, cited seven weapon systems that significantly contributed to the quick success of Operation Desert Storm; only three of which were aircraft, the F-117, the AH-64, and the AV-8B Harrier. Enjoy the Roar of the USMC Harrier AV-8B With Aero-TV (Part 2)! FMI: www.marines.mil, *******hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/AVN/, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
5 Nov 2009
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In Times Of Economic Uncertainty, This Program May Be A REALLY Big Help Let's face it, these are not great times for aviation... but for those of us willing to brave the economic storm, there is help with the rocky road to aircraft ownership... and its a big aid, indeed. But check this -- The Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act 2008 offers accelerated tax deductions to qualifying businesses that take delivery of a new aircraft before the end of 2008. ANN checked with one of the true experts in aircraft sales, our friend Fred Ahles, from Premier Aircraft Sales, who runs one of the most professional aircraft sales operations we've seen. Fred arranged for us to conduct an interview with Lou Meiners, CPA, of Advocate Consulting. Lou has been around the aviation biz for a while... having served as the tax advisor of a large commercial airline for over 20 years, while serving as President of a fixed base operator providing charter services, while also operating a flight school. As President of Advocate, Lou tells ANN that has served thousands of aircraft owners with tax, regulatory, and planning advice over the last 15 years. Lou notes that, "The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 includes an unlimited 50% bonus depreciation for new assets placed in service during 2008. A special rule relating to certain qualifying aircraft will extend bonus depreciation on new aircraft purchased in 2008 but delivered in 2009. The 50% bonus depreciation allows an immediate deduction of 50% of the cost, followed by accelerated depreciation on the balance. Noncommercial operators would generally therefore be entitled to deduct 60% of qualifying assets in the year of acquisition. The balance of the asset will be written off in the remaining five years under an accelerated method." It sounds complicated... and at times, it can be... hence the reason we went to an expert for an interview covering some of the basic questions that a potential aircraft owner might have in taking advantage of this program -- which pretty much expires at the end of the year. Aero-TV Checks Out Bonus Depreciation Issues With Lou Meiners FMI: *******advocatetax****/stimulusPackage.php, www.flypas****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
25 Nov 2008
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In Times Of Economic Uncertainty, This Program May Be A REALLY Big Help Let's face it, these are not great times for aviation... but for those of us willing to brave the economic storm, there is help with the rocky road to aircraft ownership... and its a big aid, indeed. But check this -- The Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act 2008 offers accelerated tax deductions to qualifying businesses that take delivery of a new aircraft before the end of 2008. ANN checked with one of the true experts in aircraft sales, our friend Fred Ahles, from Premier Aircraft Sales, who runs one of the most professional aircraft sales operations we've seen. Fred arranged for us to conduct an interview with Lou Meiners, CPA, of Advocate Consulting. Lou has been around the aviation biz for a while... having served as the tax advisor of a large commercial airline for over 20 years, while serving as President of a fixed base operator providing charter services, while also operating a flight school. As President of Advocate, Lou tells ANN that has served thousands of aircraft owners with tax, regulatory, and planning advice over the last 15 years. Lou notes that, "The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 includes an unlimited 50% bonus depreciation for new assets placed in service during 2008. A special rule relating to certain qualifying aircraft will extend bonus depreciation on new aircraft purchased in 2008 but delivered in 2009. The 50% bonus depreciation allows an immediate deduction of 50% of the cost, followed by accelerated depreciation on the balance. Noncommercial operators would generally therefore be entitled to deduct 60% of qualifying assets in the year of acquisition. The balance of the asset will be written off in the remaining five years under an accelerated method." It sounds complicated... and at times, it can be... hence the reason we went to an expert for an interview covering some of the basic questions that a potential aircraft owner might have in taking advantage of this program -- which pretty much expires at the end of the year. Aero-TV Checks Out Bonus Depreciation Issues With Lou Meiners (Part 2) FMI: *******advocatetax****/stimulusPackage.php, www.flypas****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
25 Nov 2008
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Where Will The Aviators Of Tomorrow Come From? Here's One Flyer Trying to Affect Our Future... Positively He's made quite a name for himself in his 25 years... and we surely haven't heard the last of this aviator. Barrington Irving is reportedly the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. He is also the first African American and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. He accomplished his amazing adventure in a Columbia 400 named the "Inspiration." Over the course of the trip he got to know Mother nature very well. Of the over water portions of his flight, Irving (above) added "My hats off to Charles Lindbergh. I don’t know how he did it but I know why his windows were so small, when you’re flying over that much water, you don’t want to see it." Born in Jamaica and then raised in Miami inner-city, Irving and his friends didn’t have many routes "out." Good grades and athletic prowess in football promised Irving a future in sports and a way to shed Miami’s influence. One day when he was 15, his life turned to aviation. A customer in his parent’s Christian bookstore was Jamaican Airlines Captain Gary Robinson. Robinson invited Irving to see the Boeing 777 he flew. The aviation bug snagged Irving, who became the airport kid -- washing planes for money for lessons or rides. The football team lost a star as Irving turned down all the scholarships and turned his dreams skyward. Few people understood his choice, including parents, friends and coaches... but Irving knew his path. Irving attended Florida Memorial University and has worked his way an instructor rating. Throughout his training Irving started speaking at schools, churches and community groups about aviation careers. In 2005 Irving founded Experience Aviation, Inc. on Opa Locka Airport (FL). The program is designed to offer information and guidance to young people in the South Florida area about aviation careers. Mr. Irving was born in Jamaica, and grew up in the Miami, Florida.[12] He is a graduate of Miami Northwestern High School. Mr. Irving turned down multiple football scholarship offers with his sights set on aviation. He later founded Experience Aviation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority youth to pursue careers in aviation. His airplane, the "Inspiration", has been registered to Experience Aviation since 2006. His message echoes Lindbergh’s. "It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, what you have or what you don’t have all that matters is your passion." Irving never thought he was smart enough to be a pilot so one of his goals is to make sure young people realize their dreams in aviation are attainable. In the future, Irving will be working with NASA to encourage students into engineering. And just recently, sixty high-school students participating in aviator Barrington Irving's "Build and Soar" program got a special thrill, when the plane they assembled was successfully test flown by Irving himself in mid-October. Hundreds of students, supporters and onlookers gathered last Wednesday morning at Miami's Opa-Locka airport to witness the event. Just before take off, Irving told the crowd, "I'm not nervous about flying this aircraft because I believe in our students. I'm about to do something monumental." An exemplary flyer, we're proud that Barrington is one of "us" and can't wait to see the effect he's going to have on our industry. Come Meet Barrington Irving On Aero-TV! Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved. FMI: www.experienceaviation****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews
27 Nov 2008
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Aero-TV Profiles The Dash For A Cure -- ALS Awareness In Flight Two Pilots Attempt To Set A Record And Raise Much-Needed Money To Fight A Deadly Disease As noted in the ANN story that profiles the magnificent efforts of two flyers to race around the world and raise money to fight ALS. CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, will circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It will be an extraordinary trip... From central Florida, the two will fly non-stop across the United States to San Diego, California. After a quick gas stop and supply replenishments they will set out for Lihue, Hawaii, taking on a trip of approximately 16 hours of flying -- with good tailwinds. Leaving Hawaii, their second longest leg is ahead of them, 3202 nautical miles to Guam. They hope to catch 25 to 30 knot tail winds to help them along. There will be a time and distance check during this leg at which time they might decide to deviate to an extra stop in the Marshall Islands, if necessary. After Guam they'll head for Thailand, another 2618 nautical miles, almost 3000 statute miles, where they will be met by friends (which, they note, is always helpful in a foreign country). This is especially important on this trip to facilitate re-fueling and landing and departure paperwork. An oil and filter change and engine check will be performed during this stop. Leaving Thailand, Garratt and Foy have a long leg across India to Oman then will head down the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti. Crossing Africa they will only stop once in Bamako, Mali, then fly to the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa. This is a regular jumping off point for sailors and pilots crossing the Atlantic Ocean. With good tailwinds, they will be on their longest non-stop leg, 3303 nautical miles, directly home to Florida. If a low pressure develops during their trip and brings headwinds, they'll have one more stop in the Caribbean, then a short 7 hour final leg home. Aero-TV and ANN wish them great luck and tailwinds... Join Aero-TV On An Around The World Chat With CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy! FMI: www.alsworldflight****, www.als****, www.aero-tv****, www.youtube****/aerotvnetwork, *******twitter****/AeroNews Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.
1 Dec 2008
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