From The Archives: Challenging Times For General Aviation

The aircraft on the cover of this issue from the archives is Cirrus Design Corp's Vision SJ50 prototype, flying over Duluth, Minn, during its July 3rd inaugural flight.

Powered by a Williams International FJ33-4A-19, the single-engine personal jet performed flawlessly in the 45-min. flight from company headquarters at Duluth International Airport, according to Cirrus. Cirrus planned to define the aircraft's conforming design team discuss  the next steps in an article on page 77. Read it here. 

If you're a subscriber you can read the article about the challenges general aviation faces on page 70 of the Jul. 28, 2008 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, in a report from the EAA AirVenture held in Oshkosh every year.


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