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CHANDELLE OF SONOMA, CA RELEASES LATEST IN SERIES OF AVIATION WINES
Chandelle of Sonoma, now in its 15th year, releases a new Sprit of Flight Edition Winethe Piper Cub. In glorious Piper Yellow, the Cub adorns Chandelles premium California wines from world famous Sonoma County. The new addition brings the total of Chandelles aviation art series to 39, all of which celebrate the adventure of flying.
The company is pleased to be working for the first time with noted aviation artist Sam Lyons, whose work "Yellow Beauty" is featured on the new wine releases. Sam is well known in the general aviation community for his attention to detail and subtle humor.
Chandelle first released its wines in 1986 and from the start featured both historic and modern aircraft on all its wines. Bottled in very small quantities, these California wines are available at a few select locations around the country and directly from Chandelle. To place an order, call toll-free 1-800-544-8890. A free Chandelle brochure is available showing all the series releases. On-line ordering is also up and running. Chandelles web site is www.chandellewinery.com.
JPM AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS RECEIVES FAA CERTIFICATION
The FAA has approved JPM Aircraft Instruments Service Corp. to become the first domestic certificated repair station in San Antonio, TX. JPM offers a variety of programs to serve their customers with quick turn-arounds and quality workmanship. With 20 years experience, JPMs technical staff is capable of servicing instruments for a wide variety of aircraft. Call 210-921-9211 for more information, or visit www.jpmaircraftinstruments.com.
HANGAR CONSTRUCTION AT WICKENBERG, AZ
The town of Wickenburg, AZ has issued a Request for Proposal to construct privately owned aircraft storage hangars at the municipal airport (E25). The term of land lease with the town is 20 years plus a 20 year option. Bidding documents can be obtained by calling 928-684-5451, ext. 211. Ask for RFP# 01-6.
SOTTSDALE HELICOPTERS OFFERS TOURS AND CHARTERS
Experience the thrill! Scottsdale Helicopters offers a wide variety of services such as Flight Training, Sightseeing, Corporate Charter, & Specialty Tours. What would take you days driving around to see, they can show you in just minutes! With over 300 beautiful flight days per year, Scottsdale Helicopters is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have recently obtained Part 135 and can assist with charter transportation anywhere in the valley. Since the recent events affecting general aviation, Scottsdale Helicopters has limitations on certain types of flights available. Please call 480-951-6282 for more information or visit www.scottsdalehelicopters.net.
WOMEN SOARING PILOTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Kate Flynn, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, has received a $500 scholarship from the Women Soaring Pilots Association. Upon graduation, Flynn plans to attend the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma and work towards a career in aviation.
WSPA encourages women to fly gliders by holding an annual week long soaring event and by awarding scholarships. The scholarship Flynn received, The Sky Ghost Scholarship, is made possible by generous donations from Dr. Frank Gross, an avid supporter of soaring and designer of the Sky Ghost aircraft.
For more information, contact Phyllis Wells, 1938 15th Street, Penrose, CO 81240.
NM PILOT BASH AWARDS SIX $500 SCHOLARSHIPS
Thanks to the generosity of the New Mexico aviation community, the NM Pilot Bash has, for the third year in a row, been able to present six students with $500 Jim and Roz Kinlen Memorial Scholarships to further their aviation education. This years recipients include Ryan Douglas, John Latham, Philip Morley, Kevin Robbins, Gregory Scholfield and Anastacio Valverde.
The scholarship program is funded through proceeds from the annual hangar party, a raffle and donations. The 2002 Pilot Bash will be held on June 8 at Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque.
Contributions to the scholarship fund are accepted by the NM Pilot Bash Scholarship Committee, 12009 Donna Ct. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Scholarship application forms are available from Vicki Husbands, PO Box 328, Bosque, NM 87006.
ECLIPSE AVIATION CORPORATION APPOINTS BRIAN E. BARENTS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Sam Williams steps down from the board after the successful transition of airframe development and certification responsibility to Eclipse. Eclipse Aviation Corporation, manufacturer of the Eclipse 500 jet, today announced Brian E. Barents has been elected to the companys board of directors. Barents, who most recently served as president and CEO of Galaxy Aerospace Corporation, has extensive experience in the aviation industry.
As a member of the board, Barents joins a noteworthy team including Chairman Harold Poling, retired chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Kent Kresa, chairman, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman; Alfred Mann, retired chairman and CEO of MiniMed; and Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation.
Visit www.eclipseaviation.com for more.
AIR BP NAMES DONNA SANFORD AS NEW GENERAL AVIATION MARKET MANAGER-ROCKIES REGION
Air BP, a global marketer of aviation fuel and related support products, has recently named Donna Sanford as their General Aviation Market Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region, effective July 2001.
Sanford will be responsible for managing and directing the Aviation Dealer, Distributor and Consumer Aviation Fuels activities in the multi-state territory around the Rocky Mountains. She will also be tasked with making new dealer appointments and balancing the mix of direct fuels sales to FBOs, fuel sales to branded distributors, direct fuel sales to commercial; industrial and governmental entities as well as retail fuel sales direct to aircraft owner/operators. Additionally, she will assist in the expansion of Air BP card sales.
Prior to joining Air BP, Ms. Sanford served as Director of Line Operations for West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, CO. In her previous position she was responsible for all aspects of management of line operations including fuel sales negotiation, GA/military and commercial airline maintenance operations as well as line service training.
PORTALES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION
Several new additions were made to the facility, utilizing $438,000 in federal grants, as well as funds from the City of Portales. A new building to house equipment has been built, both runways have been resealed and brought up to federal standards, and a new fence lining the entrance to the airport, including electric gates, was installed. A new AWOS will complete this years expansion.
Contact the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at 505-356-8541 for more.
SURECHECK INTRODUCES TRAFFIC PROXIMITY ALERT SYSTEM
In response to FAA concerns, SureCheck Aviation has released the ultimate in affordable traffic safety, TPAS. The Traffic Proximity Alert System utilizes the latest in modern technology to fit a personal collision avoidance system in the palm of your hand, providing a low-cost, life-saving device that makes the pilot aware of an impending threat.
TPAS displays the distance to the closest aircraft in nautical miles. If traffic proximity poses an immediate threat, the pilot is presented with several alerts, including a voice alert. The pilot can select the sensitivity of TPAS, with detection ranges 5NM and 10NM increments. TPAS is completely self-contained and can be powered by batteries or aircraft power.
For more call 888-340-8055 or visit www.surecheckaviation.com.
CUTTER AVIATION RECEIVES FAA STC APPROVAL ON SAFETY
PRODUCT FOR THE RAYTHEON KING AIR 200 SERIES AIRCRAFT
Cutter Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA to install Honeywell's Mark VI Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) in King Air 200 series aircraft. As part of the initial installation, Cutter has interfaced the EGPWS with an Avidyne Flight Max Multi-Function Display. This will supplement the STC Cutter was awarded earlier this year on King Air 300 and 350 series aircraft. That STC interfaced the EGPWS with a Collins MFD-85C Multi-Function Display.
EGPWS closes loopholes of earlier systems. EGPWS draws a comprehensive, easy-to-read display for the pilot by using varying-intensity colors of green, yellow and red fields that correspond to the Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) danger. Aural warnings relate to the colors and range from a quiet "Caution terrain" to an urgent "Terrain! Terrain! Pull up!" The map-like EGPWS display can be set to display as the airplane flies toward a threatening situation or displayed full-time.
For more information contact John Rheinschmidt, Avionics Manager, Cutter
Aviation Albuquerque, (505) 842-4184 or (800) 839-6268.
KNOTS 2U OFFERS MORE SPEED AND PERFORMANCE FOR CESSNAS
Knots 2U has announced a new Flap Gap Seal Kit for Cessna 100 series aircraft. Model applicability includes all models from a 150 up through the 185. It is the first STCd modification of its kind for Cessnas. the gap between the flap and the wing is completely closed, creating an effective pressure barrier between the high pressure on the bottom of the wing and the low pressure on top. This simple modification translates into a cruise speed increase of 3-4 mph and a 100 - 150 fpm improvement in the rate of climb.
Contact Knots 2U at 262-763-5100 or visit www.knots2u.com for more.
CHELTON ACQUIRES SIERRA FLIGHT SYSTEMS
Sierra Flight Systems, the worlds only manufacturer of synthetic vision flight displays, has been acquired by Chelton Avionics, Inc. of Prescott, AZ. Chelton is a subsidiary of Cobham plc, a $1.5 billion international aerospace conglomerate.
For more, call Sierra Flight Systems at 208-389-9959 or Chelton Avionics at 520-708-1500, or visit www.sierraflightsystems.com or www.chelton.com.
BEST OF SHOW AWARDED TO CHANDLER, AZ BASED SOFTCOMM
The all new SoftComm Centurion (ANR) Headset was chosen to receive the Best of Show award at the 2001 Oshkosh Fly-in. Unlike most other ANR headsets, there is no external power source requirementit operates off the radios microphone voltage. In addition, the Centurion is cellular telephone readyit will accommodate a 3.5mm headset jack, compatible with most new cellular telephones. Call 800-342-4756 or visit www.softcommheadsets.com for more.
ARMED SERVICES CHAIRMAN VOWS TO SAVE WARBIRDS
House Armed Services Chairman and Defense Authorization Conferee Bob Stump (R-Ariz.) vows to save warbirds. The chairman wrote to AOPA President Phil Boyer in response to his letter regarding a provision (Section 1062) in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (S. 1438) that may well result in the destruction of vintage military aircraft, an important part of U.S. military history. Section 1062 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to require demilitarization of significant military equipment, including aircraft formerly owned by the Department of Defense. Stump called the provision included in this year's bill "even worse than last year's, with language so broad as to jeopardize the private ownership of literally any and all military surplus equipment." To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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