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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Learn About the new ADS-B

[Southeast-mooney] Announcing a fly-in event at Hickory Regional Airport, 6/23
From: on behalf of Bill LeFebvre (
Wed 5/02/07 10:22 AM
5/1/07 For Immediate Release

The Southeast Mooney Pilots Group is pleased to announced a
spectacular event to be held on the fourth Saturday of June. Members
Steve Ivester and Tommy Craig have arranged a very interesting program
for June 23 at the Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY) in North Carolina.

The main focus of this lunch-time program will be the new FAA
in-flight data communications system called Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast, or more commonly known as ADS-B. Steve
Merritt from the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be
giving a presentation on ADS-B, and aircraft will be available
throughout the day to provide actual in-flight demonstrations of the
system. The FAA is proposing to replace the radar-based ATC system
with ADS-B. It also promises to provide accurate in-flight traffic
information as well as weather radar. An initial deployment of ADS-B
is already happening along the entire East Coast of the US, including
North Carolina.

There are many other great thing happening at the fly-in. Here is the
full schedule:

9:00 - 3:00 Meet and greet, view Sabre Society War Bird Museum aircraft
10:00 - 12:00 ADS-B Demo Flights - Main terminal ramp
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Froggy Pete's Restaurant - Main terminal
1:00 - 1:45 Presentation on ADS-B by Steve Merritt of NCDOT
1:45 - 3:00 ADS-B Demo Flights - Main terminal ramp
All day New Mooney viewing courtesy of Premier Aviation

In addition to the demo flights and the presentation on ADS-B, the
Sabre Society War Bird museum will be available to attendees. They
have a static display on the main ramp which includes an F-14 Tomcat,
FJ4 Fury, F105 Thunderchief, A7 Corsair, and F4 Phantom. To find
out more about the museum, visit

Finally, Premier Aircraft Sales will be providing one of the new Mooneys
for an up-close view on the main ramp throughout the day.

In addition to all the activities at the fly-in, Hickory is home to a
number of furniture factories and warehouse showrooms. Some great
deals can be found in Hickory, and all of the stores will arrange for
shipping. Hickory is also the "gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains"
and there are many nearby recreational opportunities. Attendees may
be interested in flying in for this event and spending the weekend.

Attendess should plan to park at the FBO, Profile Aviation. Ramp fees
will be waived for attendees. The main terminal ramp will be reserved
for the demonstration and display aircraft.

Those interested in attending this special event are strongly
encouraged to send a message to Please
include the number of people in your party. Other inquiries may be
sent to the same address.

Although organized by and for Mooney pilots and owners, this event is
open to all who wish to attend. For more information, please

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