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Cessna News NBAA 07 – Skycatcher NGP CJ4 XLS+ Mustang Encore

February 17, 2009

Cessna has an $11 Billion order backlog…

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F-16 Intercepts Jet & Turboprop Legally Flying Through MOA

January 6, 2009

When two GA pilots, one flying a Pilatus PC-12 and the other in a Beechcraft Premier jet, encountered an F-16 in a Military Operations Area used by Luke Air Force Base in Arizona last March, they had to take abrupt, evasive maneuvers to avoid the military jet. The incident, after it was http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/F16EncounterAngersPilots_197487-1.html first reported in AVwebFlash, set off a lively debate among pilots on AVweb’s http://www.avweb.com/blogs/insider/AVwebInsiderBlog_IfYouCantHandleMigs_F16s_MOAs_197505-1.html blog about the wisdom of flying in MOAs, and prompted an in-depth report in our sister publication, Aviation Safety. This week, AOPA obtained a http://www.aopa.org/flightplanning/articles/2008/080707f-16.html video clip from the FAA showing the radar screen during the encounter, and also the voice tape from Air Traffic Control. The F-16 pilot has been reprimanded, and Luke officials told AOPA they will alter their training program to encourage their pilots to avoid similar encounters in the future. In a http://www.avweb.com/podcast/podcast/197492-1.html?kw=RelatedStory podcast interview with AVweb, PC-12 pilot Patrick McCall said his TCAS activated about 10 a.m. that day while he was cruising at 16,500 feet (VFR with flight following) and he had to dive his aircraft as the target kept closing on him. The target followed him in the dive and when McCall leveled at about 14,000 feet, he was amazed by the view from his side window. “I then looked to my left side of the aircraft and saw an F16 aircraft off of my left wing,” he said in a written report sent to the FAA. “The F16 was no more than 20 feet off of my left wing.”

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Aero-TV Chills Out With NASA-Glenn’s Icing Encounter …

October 24, 2008

A Vital Topic… Deserving Of NASA’s Attention (and YOURS)

Late last year, ANN’s Aero-TV crews spied a truly marvelous piece of flight simulation technology… NASA Glenn’s icing flight training simulator. Demonstrated at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), we were incredibly impressed at the apparent accuracy of the model (ANN’s Jim Campbell has plenty of Twin Otter time — the aircraft used in the icing encounter sim model — and knows only too well that the icing behavior they displayed is what he has experienced, personally, in real icing conditions).

The high-fidelity simulation model for icing effects flight training was developed from wind tunnel data for the DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. First, a flight model of the un-iced airplane was developed and then modifications were generated to model the icing conditions.

The models were validated against data records from the NASA Twin Otter Icing Research flight test program with only minimal refinements being required. The goals of this program were to demonstrate the effectiveness of such a simulator for training pilots to recognize and recover from icing situations and to establish a process for modeling icing effects to be used for future training devices.

NASA notes that ‘Developing flight simulators that incorporate the aerodynamic effects of icing will provide a critical element in pilot training programs by giving pilots a pre-exposure of icing-related hazards, such as ice-contaminated roll upset or tailplane stall. Integrating these effects into training flight simulators will provide an accurate representation of scenarios to develop pilot skills in unusual attitudes and loss-of-control events that may result from airframe icing.’

ANN first saw this technology demonstrated at I/ITSEC, an organization that promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification …

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Cessna’s New Turbo Diesel 172 Skyhawk

October 12, 2008

Cessna will offer the 172S Skyhawk with a Thielert turbo diesel engine with deliveries to start in mid-2008.

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Cessna NGP (Next Generation Piston)

October 12, 2008

Glenn Pew speaks with Cessna vice president of propeller aircraft sales, John Doman, about the company’s Next Generation Piston proof-of-concept (NGP POC) aircraft.

Duration : 0:5:19

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Cessna Citation Mustang Very Light Jet (VLJ)

October 12, 2008

An inside look at Cessna’s Citation Mustang. Take a quick tour of Cessna’s introductory jet with Glenn Pew. Some may refer to the Citation Mustang as a very light jet or “VLJ.”

Duration : 0:3:56

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Cessna Concept Light Sport Aircraft (162 SkyCatcher)

October 12, 2008

At Sun ‘N Fun, 2007, AVweb’s Glenn Pew spoke with Vice President of Cessna prop aircraft sales, John Doman, about recent changes to the Cessna Light Sport aircraft proof of concept aircraft — what would become the Cessna 162 Skycatcher

Duration : 0:5:3

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