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July 27, 2005

Meet The Administrator: Marion Blakey

FAA Boss Faces Crowd

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey spoke to a crowd of passionate aviators Wednesday while introducing a new security program and holding firm to some less popular positions. Specifically, general aviation pilots still face medical restrictions and the potential of user fees in the future.

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THAT Was Close!

British Authorities Issue Report On October Near-Miss

Calling it a "deeply disturbing incident," British civil aviation authorities issued their report this week on a near-miss involving a Dash-8 and two RAF Hawks.

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Canadian Divers To Raise Lost DeHavilland Wednesday

Where Governments Failed, Relatives And Friends Succeed

After the Canadian government said it could find no trace of a deHavilland Beaver that went down off of Quadra Island near Vancouver, British Columbia last February, Lilianne Langevin, Kevin Decock and other relatives of the five victims on board simply couldn't stand it. They needed closure.

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Klyde Morris 07.27.05

Klyde Does Oshkosh... Day Three!

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Flightline Group Becomes Newest Symphony Dealer

Symphony Aircraft Industries has appointed of Flightline Group, Inc. as its newest dealer, representing North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Dynon Introduces D100 Series

Glass Panel Avionics

Dyson Avionics has introduced its new D100 series avionics system. This new glass panel system integrates EFIS and EMS electronics with a larger 7" diagonal screen.

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Eclipsing Expectations

Raburn Energized, Candid At Oshkosh

By Rob Finfrock ANN Correspondent "Okay, I'll say it... I told you so," said Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn at the start of Tuesday's press breakfast at AirVenture 2005. 

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Air Force Officers MIA From Vietnam War Are ID'd

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has announced that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Tule River Aero-Industries Appointed Authorized Tiger Sales And Service Center

Tiger Aircraft LLC announces the appointment of Tule River Aero-Industries (TRAI) as the authorized Tiger Sales and Service Center for sales and customer product support on the West Coast for the Tiger AG-5B aircraft.

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Hummingbird 4-Seat Helo Offers Special Pricing

Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc. of Orlando, Florida has announced a recent change in the price of the Hummingbird four place helicopter kit. The Hummingbird is being offered for a limited time at a price of $123,750.00.

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Shuttle Crew To Do Damage Assessment

Looking For Debris Hits, Missing Heat Tiles

Now that the space shuttle Discovery is safely in orbit, astronauts will spend much of their day determining whether it can safely return to Earth.

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Deep Thoughts: Eileen Collins

From Space, Shuttle Commander Reflects On Return To Flight

"On the evening of our first day in space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery," Discovery Commander Eileen Collins from orbit Tuesday night, "the STS-114 crew would like to send our thanks to the teams who've worked so hard over the past two and a half years to return the fleet to orbit. Our thanks go out to all the managers, the engineers, the technicians and everyone. Give yourselves a pat on the back. This is work well done."

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President Bush Issues Statement On Return To Flight

The following is a statement by President Bush

On behalf of all Americans, I wish the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery a safe and successful mission. Today's launch marks NASA's return to flight following the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew in February 2003...

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P-51D Lost During Oshkosh Warbird Fly-Bys

This month's series of airshow tragedies has just added another soul to the roster. A North American P-51 Mustang, reported in general media as a D model bird, was lost during the Tuesday afternoon warbird fly-bys at the Oshkosh EAA Airshow.

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Jets For Dummies: The Eclipse 500 Makes Jet Flying Look (and Feel) Easy (Part 3)

ANN Flies The Eclipse 500... and The Eclipse Lives

AVIO... Its genius is not necessarily in what it does, but rather the manner in which it does its job. Eclipse's Matt Brown, AVIO Project Manager, briefed ANN for a number of hours on the capability and operability of AVIO.

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Columbia Aircraft Improves Customer 'CARMA'

Columbia Aircraft’s service network, Columbia Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Associates (CARMA), has dramatically increased in size this month providing Columbia owners more convenient access to factory-authorized maintenance and repair services.

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Lycoming Conducting On-site Training Seminars At Oshkosh

Lycoming Engines is offering will free training sessions in piston engine care and maintenance at its booth during EAA AirVenture. The training schedule will include two daily demonstrations in general maintenance procedures and will include instruction on engine assembly and disassembly.

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Avidyne And Frasca Partner Up On Entegra Equipped Mentor Training Sim

Avidyne has partnered with Frasca International, Inc. to develop a version of Frasca’s Mentor advanced training simulator featuring Avidyne’s Entegra integrated flight deck system.

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American Legend Signs Agreement with Teledyne-Continental

TCM to Supply Engines for its Legend Cub

American Legend Aircraft Company announced today that it has signed a long-term purchase agreement with engine supplier Teledyne-Continental Motors (TCM) of Mobile, Alabama.

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Sonex Open House 2005

Builders And Potential Customers Check Out Sonex At Oshkosh

Spirits were flying high among the faithful gathered at Sonex Limited's second annual Open House Sunday at the kit manufacturer's production facility at Oshkosh.

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S-92 Expands Helideck Performance Envelope

Sikorsky Aircraft continues to expand the S-92 flight envelope with new flight manual procedures for European offshore operations that allow the aircraft to either land safely on the helideck or continue flight if an engine is lost during takeoff or landing.

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Free Bird Innovates

When Others Don't Fit the Bill... Company Makes Their Own

Free Bird Innovations, manufacturers of the Litesport Classic and Litesport Ultra airplanes, has designed a new controllable camera mount and a new hydraulic brake system for ultralight aircraft.

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Buying Extra Time

Components May Help You Handle An Engine Fire

If you are unfortunate enough to experience an engine fire in your single-engine aircraft, what would you rather have aluminum or stainless steel protecting you from the flames?

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ANN At Oshkosh '05: Plane Of The Day

The Year of the Tri-Motor

By John Dorcey The count stands at seven so far and hey, who knows, there may be one or two more out there - anyone have a 727 available for a flight to Oshkosh? Greg Herrick provides four examples of classic tri-motor aircraft.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.27.05)

"It's time for you to return to flight. Our hopes and prayers go with you... See you in a couple weeks." Source: A NASA staffer, communicating with the crew of STS-114, as it prepared for its launch into orbit... the first since the loss of the Shuttle Columbia over two years ago. 

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