Posts made in March, 2011

Cessna Introduces New Simulator Program for Flight Training.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Cessna has teamed with King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations to develop a program that couples guided video instruction and demonstration with simulator activity, giving customers a better overall experience while practicing various maneuvers. The program, called Guided Independent Flight Training, will launch exclusively to Cessna Pilot Centers and works with the entire line of Redbird simulators. King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations will begin delivery of GIFT systems to participating Cessna Pilot Centers in May. “This is another way we are working to lower the...

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Cessna unveils new Corvalis….

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via “Cessna revealed its latest piston single—the Corvalis TTx—March 29 at Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, Fla. The TTx is an upgraded version of the Corvalis TT, and its central feature is Garmin’s newly-introduced G2000 in a package that Cessna is calling its Intrinzic Flight Deck. The G2000, which has two 14.1-inch high definition flat-screen displays, comes with a center-console-mounted Garmin GTC 570 touchscreen controller, Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot and flight control system, and electronic stability and protection (ESP) to...

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FIFI to Appear at AirVenture Oshkosh 2011

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via Flying again after a four-year renovation, the world’s only airworthy Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, plans a much-anticipated appearance at EAA AirVenture 2011, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) confirmed this week. Part of CAF’s B-29/B-24 Squadron based in Addison, Texas, FIFI will arrive at Wittman Regional Airport Tuesday, July 26, and stay for the duration, including flying in Friday’s air show, July 29, as part of the day-long veterans salute. This will be FIFI‘s first appearance since 1995. For more information click...

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Cessna To Introduce “Next Generation” Corvalis

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

The next generation of the Corvalis single-engine piston airplane will be introduced later this month at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., Cessna said on Tuesday. The turbocharged Corvalis TT currently in production was originally developed by Lancair as the Columbia 400, and taken over by Cessna a few years ago. It can fly at speeds up to 235 knots, which makes it the world’s fastest fixed-gear single-engine piston aircraft. Cessna sold 110 copies of the Corvalis TT in 2008, which fell to 41 in 2009 and just 7 last year, as the general aviation market slowed overall. Details...

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Training With A Passion…..

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via Aerobatic champion, air show superstar, Red Bull racer—Michael Goulian is all of these. But in his day job, if you will, he’s president of Executive Flyers Aviation, a second-generation flight school founded by his father, Myron, in 1964.  “Flight training was my dad’s entire life,” Goulian says. “He started with one airplane and a little kiosk in the lobby of the terminal of Hanscom airport,” and went on to become a noted aviation figure in the northeast, training hundreds of pilots in the process. Now with a second...

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