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FLYING OFF THE HANDLE (Commentary and Opinion)

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July 15, 2015

NASA's New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto.

“I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look forward to the discoveries yet to come,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. “This is a historic win for science and for exploration. We’ve truly, once again raised the bar of human potential.”

The preprogrammed “phone call” -- a 15-minute series of status messages beamed back to mission operations at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland through NASA’s Deep Space Network -- ended a very suspenseful 21-hour waiting period. New Horizons had been instructed to spend the day gathering the maximum amount of data, and not communicating with Earth until it was beyond the Pluto system. 

“With the successful flyby of Pluto we are celebrating the capstone event in a golden age of planetary exploration,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “While this historic event is still unfolding --with the most exciting Pluto science still ahead of us -- a new era of solar system exploration is just beginning.  NASA missions will unravel the mysteries of Mars, Jupiter, Europa and worlds around other suns in the coming years."

Pluto is the first Kuiper Belt object visited by a mission from Earth. New Horizons will continue on its adventure deeper into the Kuiper Belt, where thousands of objects hold frozen clues as to how the solar system formed.

“Following in the footsteps of planetary exploration missions such as Mariner, Pioneer and Voyager, New Horizons has triumphed at Pluto,” says New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “The New Horizons flyby completes the first era of planetary reconnaissance, a half century long endeavor that will forever be a legacy of our time."

New Horizons is collecting so much data it will take 16 months to send it all back to Earth.

“On behalf of everyone at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, I want to congratulate the New Horizons team for the dedication, skill, creativity, and determination they demonstrated to reach this historic milestone,” said APL Director Ralph Semmel. “We are proud to be a part of a truly amazing team of scientists, engineers, and mission operations experts from across our nation who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this mission.”

APL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft and manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. SwRI leads the mission, science team, payload operations and encounter science planning. New Horizons is part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

For more information on the New Horizons mission, including fact sheets, schedules, video and images, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons

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June 28, 2015

NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the loss Sunday of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission.

“We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have sufficient supplies for the next several months. We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight. The commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate loss of cargo vehicles. We will continue operation of the station in a safe and effective way as we continue to use it as our test bed for preparing for longer duration missions farther into the solar system. 

“A Progress vehicle is ready to launch July 3, followed in August by a Japanese HTV flight. Orbital ATK, our other commercial cargo partner, is moving ahead with plans for its next launch later this year.

“SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first six cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that success. We will work with and support SpaceX to assess what happened, understand the specifics of the failure and correct it to move forward. This is a reminder that spaceflight is an incredible challenge, but we learn from each success and each setback. Today's launch attempt will not deter us from our ambitious human spaceflight program.”

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NOTICE: The news segment of the Magazine is being revised.  For latest news try one of these excellent venues:

AOPA

EAA

IAC

EAA Warbirds of America

Air Facts Journal

AvWeb

Otherwise, enjoy the bountiful resources in the rest of the Magazine--Editor

The FAA recently issued an NPRM for the extending the parachute-repack cycle.  Public comments are being accepted until August 20th. If you are a pilot who uses chutes, you know how important this is. So show your support.  Check out the link for the PDF press release. --June 2007

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George H.W. Bush is going to jump out of yet another airplane, despite objections from his wife. The former president, who is recovering from hip replacement surgery, told the Houston Chronicle he'll mark his 85th birthday in 2009 with another parachute jump. "I almost fell off my chair when I heard him say this, but he is serious," said chief of staff Jean Becker.--February 2007

 

AVWEB HELPS PRESERVE LEGENDARY B-29 FIFI

SARASOTA, FLORIDA (October 13, 2006)—Thanks to a timely news story in the AVwebFlash, the internet’s leading news and information service, and the generosity of a Texas inventor, famed Commemorative Air Force B-29 bomber Fifi may soon get the overhauled engines she so desperately needs. Fifi, the world’s only flyable B-29, has been grounded since the CAF determined it couldn’t keep her airworthy without a $3 million overhaul of her four Wright R-3350-57AM radial engines, power plants that gave Boeing fits from day the B-29 prototype first flew in 1942.

As AVweb reported in August, the CAF has had ongoing trouble with Fifi’s engines, most recently with metal contamination and damage following training flights last June. CAF has determined that the aircraft can continue its demonstration flights only if she’s refitted with custom-built engines that combine R-3350-26WD and 95W Wright variants, a dauntingly expensive job.

Upon reading of this in AVweb’s well-regarded twice -weekly news bulletin, AVwebFlash, Texas industrialist Joe Jamieson pledged $2 million for the engine project, putting CAF well on its way to

collecting the required $3 million. “New engines for the B-29 make its operation safer, so it is therefore reasonable for Mr. Jamieson to pledge some money to help make it happen,” said Raeleen Behr, public relations specialist for Jamieson’s company, American Automation Technologies, Inc. Jamieson is an aeronautics graduate from Parks College of Aeronautical Technology of Saint Louis University, holds an airframe and power plant certificate and is a former U.S. Air Force pilot. He has spent a productive career enhancing the safety of transportation systems, including the Automated Safety Hitch for trailers and other safety-related inventions for aircraft and ground vehicles.

“We’ve all seen Fifi at air shows,” said Tim Cole, vice-president of Belvoir Media Group, AVweb’s parent company, “and we’re looking forward to her return to the air show circuit. We’re honored that AVweb played a role in making that happen.”

AVwebFlash reaches more than 130,000 pilots and enthusiasts around the world and since its launch in 1995, it has become a leading online source of aviation news, information and effective, targeted advertising for aviation products. Belvoir Media Group also publishes Aviation Consumer, Aviation Safety, IFR, IFR Refresher, Light Plane Maintenance and Pilot’s Audio Update.

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October 2006-LVS Limited is pleased to announce the release of Fate is the Hunter Limited Edition Collectable Series. The seminal aviation classic by Ernest Gann is being released for the first time in over 40 years in hardback. product%20shots_open_white_icon_FATE_IS_Hunter_2006

This limited run of only 5,000 copies is hand numbered and constructed of fine leather wrapping gilded pages. The book is protected in a handsome matching bonded leather traycase. Hand stitched and lined with soft ultra suede material, each traycase will have an engraved brass plate secured to the spine with the Title and Author Name. The engraving can be customized with two additional lines making this an outstanding gift as well as the beginning of a personal collection.

Publishing date is expected to be early 2007 and preorders are currently being taken. A handsome certificate will be sent if this is to be given as a gift. This edition is expected to sell out quickly and there will be no second runs in this series. Each year The publisher plans another aviation classic in the series to create the finest aviation library available.

Price is $89 plus shipping and handling. All web preorders qualify for free shipping and handling before the holiday season.

For more information or to order visit www.fateisthehunter.com

 

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NEW AVIATION COMPANY LAUNCH RECEIVES EXCELLENT RESPONSE--August 1, 2006

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PC Aviator Releases MegaCity USA 2005 – Phoenix The city of Phoenix, AZ, plus 8,400 square miles of surrounding area all recreated from aerial photography for realistic visual flying with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

SOUTH CAROLINA, 15 June 2006. MegaScenery publisher, PC Aviator, today announced the release of the next title from the MegaScenery development team – MegaCity USA 2005 - Phoenix.

MegaScenery has gone to the capital of the southwest as MegaCity Phoenix recreates the city of Phoenix plus a massive 8,400 square miles of surrounding areas of the state of Arizona for visual flying with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 that’s at a level of clarity that is almost as real as real life itself – right down to being able to see sandtraps on golf courses.

The scenery is recreated from 1 foot per pixel aerial photos provided by AirPhotoUSA, who are actually based in Phoenix.

While the company is not endorsing it as a flight training tool or a replacement for any flight instruction the product does enable actual real world pilots and student pilots to gain familiarity of the area for real world flight ops and VFR flying applications.

And for the typical Flight Simulator pilot – the dreamer – MegaCity Phoenix brings the real Phoenix to their desktop for simulated flight in the area.

Like all titles from the MegaScenery team, NightScene™ technology is also included for realistic night flying that maps virtually every street, road and highway and uncannily resembles the same spine-tingling night flying experience you get in the real world.

MegaCity USA 2005 – Phoenix is available and shipping now. It is available on CD for just $24.95.

It will be available in July through a number of retail chains in the USA including Fry’s Electronics and Microcenter stores and is available now through specialist online flight simulator dealers and direct from the publisher at www.megascenery.com.

More information, is available for viewing at the MegaScenery website at www.megascenery.com.

MegaCity USA 2005 – Phoenix is created and developed by Australian company Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd and published worldwide by PC Aviator Inc.

About PC Aviator

PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 16th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world’s only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it’s mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery (www.megascenery.com). The company’s website is at www.pcaviator.com.

About Aerosoft Australia

Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products – both software and hardware. The company is noted for its Scenery USA photorealistic scenery for the Fly! flight simulator created using its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques and which it has also used to develop MegaScenery. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company’s website is at www.aerosoft.com.au.

About AirPhotoUSA, LLC.

AirPhotoUSA, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is advancing the wide spread application of aerial imagery with innovation and technology in pre-packaged, value priced, visual information solutions. AirPhotoUSA customers represent a range of industries including Real Estate, Retail, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Government Agencies, Utilities, Location Based Services, Visual Simulation, and GIS Professionals. AirPhotoUSA, through its relationship with premier technology developers also offers its customers comprehensive Web-enabled solutions including on-line mapping, Internet / ASP delivery and 3-D web streaming applications. AirPhotoUSA is a principle resource for aerial imagery and maintains one of the largest and most accessible digital image archives available for US imagery. www.AirPhotoUSA.com

 

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ATR GROUP TOGETHER WITH GALILEO AVIONICA ON THE “PRISMA RENDEZVOUS ROBOTS” PROJECT

The ATR Group, the Italian leader in the design, prototyping and production of structural parts and componentry in carbon fiber advanced composite materials, in accordance with its own ever more exhaustive involvement in the aerospace market, is involved in a very prestigious international project: “Prisma Rendezvous Robots”.

This project, arising from the initiative of the Swedish Space Corporation, sees the involvement of the Italian company Galileo Avionica, an Italian mechanical financial enterprise leader, in the area of design, development and production of avionics, electro-optics and space equipment for platforms and satellites.

As its name indicates, the project regards the realisation of two space satellites: a larger main module and a small “target” module that together form an experimental composite vehicle. The first launch is forecast for the second half of 2008.

The ATR Group on behalf of Galileo Avionica will produce the composite material supports that will sustain the solar panels necessary for electrical powering and thus the operation of these structures.

The two satellites, as well as coming under the safety and strength criteria set by the aerospace industry, should also have an overall weight of just 180 kg; due to these particular requirements, the experience and exclusive competences of the ATR Group in the field of composite materials will be perfectly practical for the project.

 

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MegaScenery Team Releases Hawaii Photo-Scenery For Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 Honolulu and the Island of Oahu, all recreated from aerial photography for realistic visual flying with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

SOUTH CAROLINA, 2 May 2006. MegaScenery publisher, PC Aviator, today announced the release of a cameo Hawaii photo-scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 that features the Island of Oahu and Honolulu.

Flight simmers will now be able to explore the entire Oahu Island in detail right down to rooftops on houses, sand traps on golf courses as well as the finely detailed coastline that makes up the beaches that mainlanders all over the world flock to for their vacations.

The scenery is recreated for both day and night flying.

This cameo Hawaii scenery is priced at just $9.95 and is available exclusively through the publisher as an instant download.

For more detailed information is available at the MegaScenery website at www.megascenery.com.

About PC Aviator

PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 16th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world’s only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it’s mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery (www.megascenery.com). The company’s website is at www.pcaviator.com.

About Aerosoft Australia

Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products – both software and hardware. The company is noted for its Scenery USA photorealistic scenery for the Fly! flight simulator created using its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques and which it has also used to develop MegaScenery. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company’s website is at www.aerosoft.com.au.

About AirPhotoUSA, LLC.

AirPhotoUSA, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is advancing the wide spread application of aerial imagery with innovation and technology in pre-packaged, value priced, visual information solutions. AirPhotoUSA customers represent a range of industries including Real Estate, Retail, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Government Agencies, Utilities, Location Based Services, Visual Simulation, and GIS Professionals. AirPhotoUSA, through its relationship with premier technology developers also offers its customers comprehensive Web-enabled solutions including on-line mapping, Internet / ASP delivery and 3-D web streaming applications. AirPhotoUSA is a principle resource for aerial imagery and maintains one of the largest and most accessible digital image archives available for US imagery. www.AirPhotoUSA.com

 

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Airshow Pilot Sean Tucker Bails Out--May 2006

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Scott Crossfield Dies in Plane Crash--May 2006

Legendary test pilot’s Cessna broke up in flight following encounter with thunderstorm

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LUNAR ENTERPRISE DAILY ANNOUNCES NEW DOMAIN NAME--May 2006

Space Age Publishing Company Says www.lunarenterprisedaily.com Makes Lunar News Publication More User Friendly


HAWAI‘I ISLAND HI / PALO ALTO CA, USA (April 28, 2006) – Lunar Enterprise Daily (LED), the world’s most comprehensive and focused lunar news source, is now available directly at www.lunarenterprisedaily.com. Space Age Publishing Company (SPC) also encourages space professionals and LED readers to visit its homepage, www.spaceagepub.com, which contains links to its LED and Space Calendar publications, as well as other resources and private space initiatives.

The new domain name brings internet users easy access to the daily lunar news in which SPC specializes. With connections to key individuals in every major space program as well as every major private space initiative, SPC, through the LED, keeps its readers on the cutting edge of all commercial space industry and international space policy developments. The Editors at SPC encourage anyone with applicable space industry news to contact them, so it can be included in the LED. SPC wants to give credit to those who are doing the hard work today for a spacefaring society tomorrow.

In addition to comprehensive lunar news, the LED covers all aspects of space exploration and human spaceflight activity, including private sector efforts, astrophysics, analogs and other important missions. LED is published online by 12:00 HST the day before dateline, except on Saturdays.

Anyone with questions can contact the Editors at Space Age Publishing Company by email at news@spaceagepub.com or by visiting www.spaceagepub.com.

CONTACT:
Steve Durst, Editor & Publisher
Space Age Publishing Company
65-1230 Mamalahoa Hwy, Suite D20
Kamuela, HI 96743 USA
ph 808-885-3473, fax 808-885-3475
email: news@spaceagepub.com
www.spaceagepub.com

 

 

National Aerospace Training & Research (NASTAR) Center opening January 2007--March 2006

Technological advances in high performance aircraft and the emerging markets for space flight travel demand training future pilots and space voyagers to cope with the physiological stresses of flight. NASTAR Center is being established to respond to these existing and emerging needs. It will be the first such center in the USA.

ETC, known for designing the only high G centrifuge system capable of simulating tactical flight and for establishing turn-key flight training centers worldwide, will open the National Aerospace Training & Research (NASTAR) Center in Bucks County, PA in January 2007.

The Center will be available to support research by universities and aerospace companies, for training use by the US and international military organizations, and for preflight training of the space voyager.

The following link provides further information on NASTAR Center -
http://www.NASTARCenter.com/asma_2006.pdf

NASTAR Center
Environmental Tectonics Corporation
125 James Way
Southampton, PA
Phone: 215-355-9100
Fax: 215-357-4000
www.NASTARCenter.com
 

 

 

PC Aviator Releases MegaScenery USA 2005 Volume 5: Mid Atlantic Washington DC, Baltimore plus 20,000 square miles of surrounding Mid Atlantic region of the United States--December 2005

SOUTH CAROLINA, 17 NOVEMBER 2005. Flight Sim Add-On Software publisher, PC Aviator, has begun shipping the fifth title in its MegaScenery series of photo-scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 – MegaScenery Volume 5: Mid Atlantic - Washington DC/Baltimore

Flight Sim pilots can now soar the Flight Simulator skies and take in all the sights and scenery over 20,000 square miles of the Mid Atlantic region of the United States in photo-real detail including: the nation’s capital Washington DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, including Richmond, most of the state of Maryland and Chesapeake Bay.

Known for its busyness both on the ground and in the air this region of the USA gives flight simmers plenty to see and enjoy from the air including flying into 3 of the major international airports this area is renowned for – Washington Dulles International (IAD), Washington National (DCA) and Baltimore Washington international (BWI). These 3 airports combined handle 4,000 movements a day and are all within a 40 mile radius of each other.

This busy area, 5,000 square miles including the cities of Washington DC and Baltimore, is recreated in MegaCITY source resolution of 2 feet per pixel aerial photos supplied by the world’s leading aerial photograph provider AirPhotoUSA. The remaining 15,000 square miles of rural regions are sourced from 5 meter per pixel satellite imagery.

This is the first time that this Mid Atlantic region has been covered at this size and in so much detail as scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It will give flight sim pilots hundreds upon hundreds of hours to soar and explore the very busy Mid Atlantic skies on their PCs with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

MegaScenery USA 2005 - Volume 5 – Mid Atlantic is now shipping and is available on DVD in Full Kit ($39.95) and Lite ($29.95) versions on DVD. Full Kit versions provides users with full color aeronautical maps and charts of the area.

It will be available through a number of retail chains in the USA including Fry’s Electronics and Microcenter stores, through specialist flight simulator dealers and direct from the publisher at www.megascenery.com.

MegaScenery Mid Atlantic expands the number of MegaScenery & MegaCITY scenery titles in this successful product line to 9 titles.

More information, is available for viewing at the MegaScenery website at www.megascenery.com.

MegaScenery USA 2005 – Volume 5 - Mid Atlantic is created and developed by Australian company Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd and published worldwide by PC Aviator Inc.

About PC Aviator

PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 15th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world’s only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it’s mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery. The company’s website is at www.pcaviator.com.

About Aerosoft Australia

Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products – both software and hardware. The company is noted for its Scenery USA photorealistic scenery for the Fly! flight simulator created using its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques and which it has also used to develop MegaScenery. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company’s website is at www.aerosoft.com.au.

 

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./EWORLDWIRE/Nov. 7, 2005 --- Palm Beach Airlines, LLC today announced the launch of Very Light Jet Magazine(C). The magazine offers industry updates and will feature interviews and articles from the world of VLJs. Bill Strait, CEO of PBI and founding editor of VLJM, reports that the magazine provides the VLJ community a much needed point-of-contact for news, advertising and discussion.

The publication is available on-line at www.verylightjetmagazine.com, as an e-mail subscription and in hard copy at selected FBOs and aviation businesses.

HTML: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/wr/110705/13050.htm
PDF: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/pdf/110705/13050.pdf
ONLINE NEWSROOM: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/308029.htm
LOGO: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/308029.htm

CONTACT:
Bill Strait
West Palm Beach,Florida 33412
561-714-6272
vljm@palmbeachairlines.com

 

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Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation Receives FAA Type Certification for the SJ30-2 Business Jet--November 2005

San Antonio, Texas, USA – October 27, 2005 – Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation announced today the receipt of a Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Type Certificate (TC) for the new SJ30-2 business jet. This announcement marks the first “clean sheet” corporate jet aircraft design developed by a new company to achieve FAA Type Certification since the original concept of a corporate jet emerged almost 45 years ago.

The new Type Certificate approves the SJ30-2 jet for day, night, VFR (visual flight rules) and IFR (instrument flight rules) operations. Single pilot operations were approved and the full performance envelope was included in this TC issuance without restrictions. There are a few remaining approvals on the aircraft prior to initial deliveries, such as flight into known icing and certification of the cabin interior. After those remaining approvals, first customer deliveries are scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2006.

Dr. Ching Kuo, Chairman and CEO of Sino Swearingen said, “Just as the original corporate jets pioneered a new market, we believe the newly certified SJ30-2 will totally redefine the light jet market. With the ability to operate up to 49,000 feet, cruise up to 0.83 Mach, and fly non-stop flights to 2,500 nautical miles, future owners of the SJ30-2 will experience capabilities previously available only in corporate jets costing twice as much. And, with a maximum cabin pressurization level of 12 psi, our customers will also appreciate a sea level cabin altitude with the aircraft flying up to 41,000 feet. As much as I’m proud of my dedicated staff, I’m also very much appreciative to the FAA team for its cooperation, spirit, and hard work to help us achieve this goal.”

Dr. Carl Chen, President of Sino Swearingen said, “Our company is very proud to announce the receipt of the Type Certificate for the SJ30-2. The employees of our company as well as our investors have committed many years to achieving this goal and it’s very gratifying to finally announce our receipt of the Type Certificate. We have been developing and certifying the SJ30-2 for quite some time. We are now preparing ourselves to become a complete aircraft company, delivering airplanes to customers and supporting them as they operate their aircraft around the world.”

Alfred Baumbusch, Senior Vice President of Operations, echoed those comments, “So many people have worked diligently to achieve this goal. I am proud to be part of such a dedicated and talented team of individuals who designed, developed and tested the SJ30-2 to stringent FAA standards. I’m also privileged to have worked successfully with the FAA to focus on a common objective. Obtaining a Type Certificate is a significant achievement for Sino Swearingen and a landmark event for the corporate aviation industry.”

Bob Kromer, Senior Manager of Flight Operations added, “I’m excited to be so close to introducing the SJ30-2 to customers and pilots. Our flight test pilots and engineers have spent over 2,100 hours fine tuning the SJ30-2 to be easy to fly while delivering high performance. I’m proud to say both of these goals have been achieved. Our future customers will be more than impressed as they cruise at 0.80 Mach or greater with true airspeeds well over 460 knots. Our airplanes climb at maximum takeoff weight directly to 43,000 feet and cruise up to 2,500 nautical miles without the need to stop for fuel. And with the Vref speeds as low as 105 knots, the airplane is easy to land and can be operated from shorter runways. The SJ30-2 is the complete package. Our test pilots are confident that our future customers will agree.”

Additional Information Contact;

Gene Comfort SSAC Gcomfort@sj30jet.com

Tel: 1-949-851-0900 

Fax: 1-949-851-0902

High quality photos of the aircraft are available on our web www.SJ30Jet.com

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SINO SWEARINGEN AIRCRAFT BECOMES FIRST NEW COMPANY IN 35 YEARS TO RECEIVE FINAL FAA TIA APPROVALS FOR NEW TWINJET AIRCRAFT--September 2005

STUNNING, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE, HISTORY MAKING SUCCESS, VIRTUALLY GUARANTEES FAA TC FOR THE NEW SJ30-2 CORPORATE JET THIS YEAR

San Antonio, TX, USA, August 16, 2005, Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. (SSAC) stunned the world of aviation with a major announcement today.  For the first time in the last 35 year history of aviation a “new company” was issued final TIA’s (Type Inspection Authorizations) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an all new, clean slate, twinjet aircraft.

This spectacular announcement is the final threshold before receiving the FAA TC (Type Certification) and virtually guarantees SSAC the certification this year for the new SJ30-2, the World’s Fastest and Longest Range light business jet.

During the SJ30-2 extraordinary certification flight test program, all 13 blocks of testing (TIA's) were  approved and issued by the FAA.  Completion of these critical TIA’s is extremely significant as they provided full exploration of all aspects of flying and operating the SJ30-2 by SSAC factory and FAA engineering test pilots.   Three high performance SJ30-2’s have been in extensive flight testing and have run the gauntlet of FAA tests from stall speeds of 91 kts to a fantastic Mmo of Mach .83; through high speed dive testing up to Mach .90, all the way through engine-out testing and every aspect of the flight envelope, in-side and out, that could possibly be imposed on a new jet aircraft.  The SJ30-2 has consistently shown complete adherence and total compliance to all FAA regulations.

The company has maintained a time-line for certification which spanned approximately 4.8 years since the first flight of the first FAA conformed SJ30-2 twinjet in the fourth quarter of 2000 and has built five flight test aircraft and two complete static and fatigue test aircraft.

Starting 2 ˝ years ago, the program began accelerating dramatically to extraordinary limits when Dr. Carl L. Chen CEO & President , along with Alfred Baumbusch, Sr. VP, Operations, entered the scene.  Working intensively with the FAA, under the direction of Robert Kromer, Senior Manager, Flight Test Operations & Chief Pilot, the combined talents of 500 hard working and dedicated employees at San Antonio, TX, & Martinsburg, WV, made it possible for SSAC to reach this amazing threshold by obtaining the final TIA certification under almost impossible odds.   The entire company resounded in cheers of celebration and praise for this huge accomplishment.

Dr. Ching Chiang Kuo, Chairman of Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation stated today, “The issuing of the Final TIA is an important milestone for SSAC that paves the way for us to receive the TC for the SJ30-2. And we are very appreciative to the FAA for recognizing our efforts and accomplishments.  Through this TIA process, we have demonstrated that the SJ30-2 outperforms all aircraft in its class in speed, range, cabin pressure etc. It can fly at M=0.83 which is faster than it’s counterparts.  With cabin delta pressure at 12.0 psi, it can maintain sea level pressure up to 41,000 ft and provide a comfortable environment for its passengers.  We are prepared now is to complete the F&R flight testing and a few open items prior to receiving the SJ30-2 TC.  During this time we have initiated the mass production schedule to deliver to our customers for them to enjoy”.

Dr. Carl Chen, President and CEO of SSAC, added, “We are all ecstatic; few people may realize the historic and economic impact of this announcement.  Certainly the competition receives final TIA’s occasionally, but they are not a new company and very seldom do they have a totally new design.  It was not their first jet aircraft or their first time to receive the final TIA’s. It’s not easy, in fact, it’s a massive, almost impossible undertaking for a small, new company with limited resources and it becomes so intense that we do not believe any new company with a new twinjet corporate aircraft has accomplished receiving the Final TIA’s since the 60’s.  Now, out of nowhere, in a short time, there will be a new manufacturer on the world aviation scene with a new jet aircraft that has speed and intercontinental range performance figures that exceed every light jet business aircraft on earth.”

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation is FAA certifying the new SJ30-2 twin engine business jet at San Antonio TX and major structure manufacturing at Martinsburg West VA, with over 500 employees in four facilities totaling over 220,000 sq ft in the USA Coast To Coast.  The Company continues spectacular acceleration and finalization of each TIA for the FAA certification projected to be final in the second half of this year.  The new Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 business jet is a very high performance, ultra long range, intercontinental, twinjet aircraft with an incredible 2,875 sm range and one of the highest cruise speeds in the industry at Mach .83 (560 mph).  The SJ30-2 will operate at altitudes up to 49,000 feet and maintain a “Sea Level Cabin” through 41,000 ft with the best pressurization in the world, 12 psi.  The new SJ30-2 will also have certification for single pilot operations and a slow approach speed, Vref of approximately 105 kts coupled with very easy to fly handling characteristics and short field landing and takeoff distances under 4,000 ft.  Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation business plan is aggressively geared to become the world’s leading aircraft producer by creating a family of cost-efficient, high performance, high-quality, superior technology, business jets.  Additional information, updates, 360 virtual tour views, photos, and specifications are available at: www.SJ30Jet.com  Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Additional Information Contact;

Gene Comfort SSAC Gcomfort@sj30jet.com

Tel: 1-949-851-0900 

Fax: 1-949-851-0902

High quality photos of the aircraft in flight are available on our web www.SJ30Jet.com 

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Press release--September 2005

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Dear friends:

As we approach late summer we are realising that October 1st is not that far away.

We are fully prepared for our first ‘Great British UFO Show and look forward to meeting each and every one of you there.

One reason why we selected the venue was the fact that the concert room is fully equipped with permanently installed equipment. Audio, video and lighting and this been the case means we don’t have the worry of hiring unfamiliar equipment and trying to work out how it all goes together on the day. We have tested the equipment already.

We think the whole event will be an enjoyable and social experience for newcomers and old hands alike.

Some people might not be fully aware of all the speakers on our guest list, let me tell you I personally invited these speakers after long consultations with my colleagues.

The criteria for selection was the fact that each guest has a very interesting story to tell, some are telling of their own very personal experiences whilst others are relating well researched case studies. These are people who have been known to me for many years but have not really had the exposure that either their work or stories deserve.

Of course Philip Mantle is well known around the world as an author and for his BUFORA and Alien Autopsy connections but our other guests have worked hard on or lived with this subject for many years.

Ann and Jason Andrews

(a personal story of continued alien abduction).

Christopher Martin

(Quality video evidence)

John Hanson

(Retired long serving Policeman john will talk about Rendlesham and Beyond)

Malcolm Robinson

(Scotland's UFOs)

We also have a number of special guests visiting the event who will have reports and video to share with you

By way of an introduction to our invited guests you might like to tune into ‘Talk UFO’ this is our very own Internet Radio Station and broadcasting right now is a 90 minute discussion show with all of our guests giving a preview to what they will be presenting in Leeds.

See link below.

http://www.ufodata.co.uk/radio.htm

The station is on the live365 network and you can listen via windows media or Real media players or you can download the free live365 player. The system is supported by adverts but if you like the set up and there are thousands of channels available you can pay a small monthly subscription and get an ‘ad free’ system.

To all those who have already purchased tickets, thank you, you will have received them a few days after your order was received here.

If you want to purchase tickets for the event you can still pay by cheque to UFODATA and send it to:

UFO DATA PO Box 280

Leeds

LS26 1AN

Please include the online order form or your full contact details or you can pay on line via PayPal See link below.

http://www.ufodata.co.uk/conf.htm

We look forward to your company.

Russel Callaghan

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2005 Daniel Webster College Aviation Heritage Festival Sept. 24 and 25--August  2005

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Saturday, September 24 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, September 25 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Flying begins 8:30 am, runs all day; aerial demonstration, flyovers 11:30 - 1:30.

Aircraft displays. Distinguished speakers. Historic aircraft rides Tickets: $15 adults; $5 youth 3-12; children 2 and under free; $35 family pass; $12 seniors/veterans.

Immerse yourself in two days of aviation history, ranging from the early days of flight to aircraft that will reach into tomorrow. Each day is filled with displays of famous aircraft, forums involving the people that shaped aviation history, plus so much more!

For information, please call 603-577-6622, e-mail festival@dwc.edu or visit www.dwc.edu

 

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Peschges Variometer Introduces New VFR Glass Cockpit Systems--August  2005

US-launch of VP-EFIS in Oshkosh AIRVENTURE (booth 814) flymarket.

AACHEN, Germany - June 17, 2005 - Peschges Variometer GmbH, well kown for reliable and sophisticated avionics for general aviation, introduces new glass cockpit systems: VP-EFIS and VP-EMS. Both are based on a ten inch transflective TFT display, which provides best readability in bright sunshine, beneath dark clouds or at night. The light weight of less than two lbs each and the low power consumption of about 0.7 Amperes each, makes it possible to upgrade general aviation as well as ultralight airplanes easily.

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The VP-EFIS is an electronic flight information system with an integrated GPS and a moving map, showing all current airspace restrictions. The map is displayed by vektor graphics and thus the pilot can easily zoom to any scale he desires or fade out items, he does not need. Furthermore, the screen contains six freely configurable data fields and a permanent display of airspeed, altitude, rate of climb or descent, course, track, heading and naviagtion items, such as the next waypoint and the nearest airport. (Click picture to enlarge.)

Peschges Variometer developed a new type of airspace warning facilities, included in the VP-EFIS. Instead of warning the pilot about airspaces and obstacles 360° around the plane, the system calculates the airspace warning with the actual heading and altitude of the airplane. Only airspaces or obstacles in the direction of the actual heading is reportet, what leads to a much greater clearness of airspace warning. Furthermore, the system does not report any warnings, if the pilot is going to fly above or beneath any airspace. In a matter of course, the pilot can configure the warning sector in its length, width and height.

Due to integrated pressure sensors, the system can display airspeed and barometric altitudes, in addition to the values calculated with the GPS signal. Thus, the system can provide the pilot with winddirection and speed data.

About Peschges Variometer GmbH

Peschges Variometer GmbH has developed and manufacrured general aviation avionics since 1980. 25 years of experience with display systems and pressure sensor technology have made  Peschges Variometer GmbH part of the evolution of general aviation avionics. It was the first company to build a preconfigurable, on board soaring computer with integrated GPS. Steady development and improvement of Peschges systems have accelerated the progress of display and logging systems for more than 25 years.

After introducing both systems at the Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany earlier this year, Peschges Variometer will present the VP-EFIS at the EAA Oshkosh Air Venture (booth 814) flymarket

For more Information contact:

 Peschges Variometer GmbH

Zieglerstr. 11

D-52078 Aachen

Germany

PHONE:  +49 (241)180 59 400

e-mail: infovp@peschges-variometer.de

web:  www.peschges-variometer.de

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ADDITIONAL SPECTACULAR RESULTS RECEIVED FROM TESTING NEW SINO SWEARINGEN SJ30-2 TWINJET

INCREDIBLE PHOTO OF NEW JET DURING MINIMUM UNSTICK TAKEOFF--August  2005

San Antonio, TX, USA, July 14, 2005, Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. (SSAC) announced today that the FAA recently issued a Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the new SJ30-2 executive business jet, that included Minimum unstick Vr abuse testing.  SJ30_unstick_testVSM

Company minimum unstick speed (VMU) testing was recently completed during a series of flight tests in which the test pilots purposely abused the normal takeoff procedures by testing for tail strike or stall capabilities at Vr.  The new SJ30-2 successfully demonstrated that it can safely takeoff and fly away from ground effects while maintaining extreme pitch attitudes without any occurrence of a tail strike or stall.

Pitch attitudes at takeoff were at extreme positions of up to 15 degrees nose up.  The tests open the way to unrestricted rotation speed Vr that will provide low and easy takeoff speeds V2 and shorter takeoff distances.  This assists in the projected easy and very good handling takeoffs with the new SJ30-2 twinjet aircraft. 

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation is certifying the new SJ30-2 in San Antonio TX with 430 employees in four facilities totaling over 220,000 sq ft in the USA Coast To Coast.  The Company continues spectacular acceleration of the FAA certification projected to be final in the second half of this year 2005.  The new Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 business jet is a high performance, long range, intercontinental, twinjet aircraft with an incredible 2,875 sm range and one of the highest cruise speeds in the industry to Mach .83 (560 mph).  The SJ30-2 will operate at altitudes to 49,000 feet and maintain a “Sea Level Cabin” to 41,000 ft with the best pressurization in the business jet world, 12 psi.  The new SJ30-2 will also have certification for single pilot operations.  Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation business plan is aggressively geared to become the world’s leading aircraft producer by creating a family of cost-efficient, high performance, high-quality, superior technology, business jets.  Additional information, updates, 360 virtual tour views, photos, and specifications are available at: www.SJ30Jet.com  Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

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 SJ30-2 TWINJET COMPLETES WATER INGESTION HIGH SPEED TESTING FOR FLOODED RUNWAYS --August  2005

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation FAA Certification Due the Second Half of This Year with Deliveries to Start Shortly After

San Antonio, TX, USA, July 11, 2005, Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation  (SSAC) announced today that it has   successfully completed testing of the new SJ30-2 twinjet aircraft for drenched and flooded runway conditions for both rain and slush.

SJ30_water_testVSMIntensive testing of the aircraft includes a number of very high speed runs of the aircraft through water troughs with levels of water up to three quarters inch deep.  The maximum water depth was set to include the requirements for both the FAA and EASA JAA, testing under rain drenched, slush, and flooded runway conditions.

Speed of the SJ30-2 as it enters the water troughs are as high as 126 mph.  The Aircraft Main Landing Gear and Nose Landing Gear are all put through their paces numerous times in this spectacular test.  The purpose of the test is to simulate a flooded runway with rain and slush verification and that no tendency exists for unapproved amounts of water to enter the engine inlets during landing, take off, and runway operations. 

The SJ30-2 twin engine, business jet completed this testing without modifications to the aircraft design which are sometimes necessary on other aircraft.

Dr. Carl Chen, CEO and President of Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation said today;  “We are ecstatic about this amazing test as it shows the superb functionality and strength of the “trailing link” landing gear and it’s excellent operation under the harshest conditions.  The entire company is excited as this test emphasizes some of our final tests to FAA certify the new SJ30-2 by the second half of this year.  The accomplishments and extra team efforts provided by the employees at SSAC and the FAA are significant in obtaining the certification on time and are greatly appreciated by our customers and the entire management team at SSAC.”

This is an incredible landing gear design and location, that consists of the latest  “trailing link” landing system.  It is similar to an airliner design as it uses two wheels on each main landing gear and two wheels on the nose gear for a total of six wheels and tires on the aircraft.  This combination of dual wheels all the way around and trailing link landing gear provides smooth, excellent, taxi, takeoff and landing characteristics and breaking efficiency as well as dual wheel safety protection for the aircraft in case of a tire loss. 

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation is FAA certifying the new SJ30-2 twin engine business jet at San Antonio TX with over 500  employees in four facilities totaling over 220,000 sq ft in the USA Coast To Coast.  The Company continues spectacular acceleration of the FAA certification projected to be final in the second half of this year.  The new Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 business jet is a very high performance, ultra long range, intercontinental, twinjet aircraft with an incredible 2,875 sm range and one of the highest cruise speeds in the industry at Mach .83 (560 mph).  The SJ30-2 will operate at altitudes up to 49,000 feet and maintain a “Sea Level Cabin” through 41,000 ft with the best pressurization in the world, 12 psi.  The new SJ30-2 will also have certification for single pilot operations and a slow approach speed, Vref of approximately 105 kts coupled with very easy to fly handling characteristics and short field landing and takeoff distances under 4,000 ft.  Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation business plan is aggressively geared to become the world’s leading aircraft producer by creating a family of cost-efficient, high performance, high-quality, superior technology, business jets.  Additional information, updates, 360 virtual tour views, photos, and specifications are available at: www.SJ30Jet.com  Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Additional Information Contact;

Gene Comfort SSAC Gcomfort@sj30jet.com

Tel: 1-949-851-0900 

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PC Aviator Announces MegaScenery USA 2005 Volume 5: Washington DC, Baltimore plus 20,000 square miles of surrounding Mid Atlantic region of the United States--August  2005

SOUTH CAROLINA, 19 JULY 2005. Flight Sim Add-On Software publisher, PC Aviator, today announced the fifth title in its MegaScenery series of photo-scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 – MegaScenery Volume 5: Washington DC/Baltimore/Mid Atlantic

Flight Sim pilots can now soar the Flight Simulator skies and take in all the sights and scenery over 20,000 square miles of the Mid Atlantic region of the United States in photo-real detail including: the nation’s capital Washington DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, including Richmond, and Chesapeake Bay.

Known for its busyness both on the ground and in the air this region of the USA gives flight simmers plenty to see and enjoy from the air including flying into 3 of the major international airports this area is renowned for – Washington Dulles International (IAD), Washington National (DCA) and Baltimore Washington international (BWI). These 3 airports combined handle up to 4,000 movements a day and are all within a 40 mile radius of each other.

This busy area, 5,000 square miles including the cities of Washington DC and Baltimore, is recreated in MegaCITY source resolution of 2 feet per pixel aerial photos supplied by the world’s leading aerial photograph provider AirPhotoUSA. The remaining 15,000 square miles of rural regions are sourced from 5 meter per pixel satellite imagery.

This is the first time that this Mid Atlantic region has been covered at this size and in so much detail as scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It will give flight sim pilots hundreds upon hundreds of hours to soar and explore the very busy Mid Atlantic skies on their PCs with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

MegaScenery USA 2005 - Volume 5 – Washington DC/Baltimore/Mid Atlantic will be available in early Qtr 4 2005. It will be available on DVD in Full Kit ($39.95) and Lite ($29.95) versions on DVD. Full Kit versions provides users with full color aeronautical maps and charts of the area.

It will be available through a number of retail chains in the USA including Fry’s Electronics and Microcenter stores, through specialist flight simulator dealers and direct from the publisher at www.megascenery.com.

It expands the number of MegaScenery & MegaCITY scenery titles in this successful product line to 9 titles.

More information is available for viewing at the MegaScenery website at www.megascenery.com.

MegaScenery USA 2005 – Volume 5 - MegaCITY Washington DC/Baltimore/Mid Atlantic is created and developed by Australian company Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd and published worldwide by PC Aviator Inc.

About PC Aviator

PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 15th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world’s only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it’s mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery. The company’s website is at www.pcaviator.com.

About Aerosoft Australia

Aerosoft Australia is Australian based and develops and manufactures a number of flight simulator related products – both software and hardware. The company is noted for its Scenery USA photorealistic scenery for the Fly! flight simulator created using its powerful proprietary scenery development techniques and which it has also used to develop MegaScenery. Also of great interest to flight simulator pilots is its 747 Mode Control Panel (747MCP) hardware for flight simulations. The company’s website is at www.aerosoft.com.au.

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STS-114 Discovery Set For Launch--July 2005

The Return to Flight mission is the 114th Space Shuttle flight, and the 31st flight of Discovery. Return to Flight activities continue on schedule for a launch window that extends from July 13 - 31. Rest of the story...

 

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Image above: Space Shuttle Discovery returned to Launch Pad 39B on June 15 in preparation for mission STS-114. Image credit: NASA/KSC

 

It Takes a Cosmic Village to View a Comet--July 2005
Latest on NASA’s Deep Impact Comet Probe

Like people gazing skyward to watch Independence Day fireworks, an international array of telescopes will train expert eyes on a dramatic encounter between NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft and a passing comet. The explosive event will happen 133.6 million kilometers (83 million miles) from Earth in the early hours of July 4 Eastern Daylight Time (late July 3 Pacific Daylight Time). Telescopes on the ground and others orbiting in space will document the mission's crucial moments using different wavelengths of light. Rest of the story...

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PC Aviator Teams Up With Carenado To Release Carenado’s Bonanza F33A and Piper Dakota On CD-ROM Aircraft Add-Ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004--July 2005

SOUTH CAROLINA, 27 JUNE 2005. Flight Sim Add-On Software publisher, PC Aviator, today released, in partnership with Carenado, CD-ROM versions of Carenado’s Beech Bonanza F33A and Piper PA-236 Dakota aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

Renowned for their superb, high quality aircraft design, Carenado’s downloadable aircraft have been enjoyed by thousands of flight simmers. The Bonanza and Dakota, just two of a number of fine general aviation aircraft made by Carenado, will now be available to a much wider audience who prefer the purchase of a boxed product with physical media and a printed manual.

The two aircraft on offer are the finest replicas available of their real life counterparts and will give flight sim pilots a great pair of higher performance single engine general aviation prop aircraft to soar the Flight Simulator skies.

PC Aviator/Carenado’s Beech Bonanza F33A and Piper PA-236 Dakota are both priced at just $22.95 each. Both can be purchased online at www.pcaviator.com now and both will also have a limited retail distribution in US retail stores.

About PC Aviator

PC Aviator Inc is based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the US subsidiary of the Australian based The PC Aviator Pty Ltd. The company is in its 15th year of providing flight simulator products and services to flight simulator enthusiasts worldwide. The company publishes Computer Pilot Magazine the world’s only monthly flight simulator magazine (www.computerpilot.com), operates PC Aviator Direct, it’s mail order division and also publishes flight simulator software titles such as MegaScenery. The company’s website is at www.pcaviator.com.

About Carenado

Carenado are based in Chile and specialize in designing high quality aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The company’s website is at www.carenado.com

 

Eviation Jets, Producer Of The Vantage Jet, Applies For CTA Certification--6/2005

Private Business Flyers To Receive New

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil And AMES, Iowa/EWORLDWIRE/May 2, 2005 --- Travelers who need speed, comfort, and affordability in small airline transportation may find a solution in the form of Eviation Jets' Vantage Jets in the near future.

The Vantage Jet, designed as a private business jet, is safer, has higher performance standards, flies at higher altitudes and is more comfortable and quiet compared to other low-cost alternatives.

Eviation Jets' made its application for certification to the Brazilian Center for Aerospace Technology (CTA), which was approved April, 28. This means the jet will be permitted to travel in U.S. airspace - the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintains a reciprocal agreement which allows the CTA to certify aircraft in Brazil and receive dual certification in the U.S.

The development of the jet comes out of Eviation Jets' acquisition of all technical drawings, trademarks, molds and tooling of bankrupt VisionAire Corporation of St. Louis, Mo. on Oct. 2, 2003.

To establish a local presence in Brazil, facilitate financial investment, manage local subcontracts, and manage the aeronautical engineering team, Eviation Jets created a local Brazilian subsidiary, Eviation Jets do Brasil Ltda. Guido Pessotti, president and chief engineer of the Brazilian subsidiary, is responsible for Vantage Jet certification and managing the aerospace engineering team. Pessotti's experience includes design and certification of 13 different jet aircraft.

The classic prototype of the Vantage jet has been redesigned to include the addition of two 2,100-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-1AP turbofans mounted on the exterior of the fuselage. This in turn increased the fuselage capacity and is now slated to seat up to 10 people.

Eviation Jets is featured in an in-depth cover story in Revista Flap magazine. Visit www.revistaflap.com.br for more information.

HTML: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/wr/050205/11947.htm
PDF: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/pdf/050205/11947.pdf
ONLINE NEWSROOM: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/305214.htm
LOGO: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/305214.htm

CONTACT:
Megan Nelson
Eviation Jets, Inc.
235 Alexander Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
PHONE. 5152338848
FAX. 5152330065
EMAIL: mnelson@eviationjets.com
http://www.eviationjets.com

 

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Geospatial 21 Program Launch--6/2005

Kidz Online was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Labor’s President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative to increase public awareness of geospatial technologies and career opportunities.

Geospatial_org_MED1The website for the Geospatial 21 Program was launched this week with six engaging videos interviews of prominent geospatial leaders such as General Clapper, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tommy McGloin, General Manager of MapQuest. Additional video productions are underway revealing the geospatial technologies behind the U.S. Air Force Predator drone and Fox’s award-winning television show “24”.

We hope you will have time to visit the Geospatial 21 website http://www.geospatial21.org,

Phil Cruver, President
Kidz Online
CIT Building
2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 020
Herndon, Virginia 20170
571-203-8990, EX. 110

Cell 703-899-5536

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