Curt (love you too), in compliance with our release plan, only bug fixes can be cherry picked into the release branch, now that we've past July 17. This is to make sure that we don't end up having countless of non-functioning/buggy aircraft on the download page.  New features and completely new aircraft should not end up in the release branch.

See: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Release_plan

Gijs