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July 28, 2004

EAA, FAA Field Sport Pilot Queries At Oshkosh

What Questions Are You Really Asking?

It is a prominent tent in the main area marked "EAA Members Square."  On one corner, folks are sitting in folding chairs, watching an EAA video explaining Sport Pilot.  FAA Administrator Marion Blakey and EAA President Tom Poberezny describe the hows and whys regarding the recently approved FAA rule mandating Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilots.

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Road Warriors and the WI State Patrol

Taking On The Troopers? Don't Even Think About It

By ANN Contributor John M. Dorcey While motoring down the road, the typical American driver, upon spotting a state trooper or other law enforcement type, will almost always slow down and then look at the speedometer. Some may glance at their speed and then slow down while true road warriors ignore all that and just keep on trucking. While many people attending AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 will fly in to Wittman Regional Airport or one of the satellite airports, the majority continues to drive in. Be warned. The Wisconsin State Patrol and their nearly 350 law enforcement officers (troopers and inspectors) play an integral part of the AirVenture experience.

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EAA & Falcon Insurance Work Together

Here Comes Non-Owner Aircraft Insurance

By ANN Correspondent John Ballentyne The Experimental Aircraft Association has joined with Falcon Insurance Agency and Global Aerospace to introduce a new Non-Owned Aircraft Insurance Plan. This EAA member program is broader and more inclusive than any other non-owned or renters insurance plan available to date.

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Fly-Ins, Big and Small

AirVenture Isn't The Only Wisconsin Fly-In This Week

Consider it a warm-up, a chance to visit an intimate gathering of pilots and enthusiasts before heading on to Oshkosh. Although AirVenture 2004 is the big event of the week here in cheese country, both the Tailwind and Brodhead fly-ins are held each year the weekend before Oshkosh. Together, they provide a remarkable contrast between your neighborhood aviation event and the biggest air show in the world.

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Cirrus Introduces SR20-G2

The Evolution Continues

Cirrus Design Corporation has announced the much-anticipated SR20-G2. The SR20-G2 is the second generation of the SR20 aircraft design that originally propelled Cirrus into the certified aircraft business in 1998.

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New Piper Entry-Level Models To Feature Avidyne Entegra IFDS

From Trainers to High-Performance Aircraft, the Most Extensive Application of Advanced Glass Avionics in GA

New Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced that it will offer Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra Integrated Flight Deck as optional equipment on all of its entry-level aircraft, making Piper's deployment of the Entegra system the most extensive application of advanced glass avionics in general aviation.

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Cessna Announces 150,000th SE Delivery, G1000-Equipped 172

Cessna Aircraft Company has delivered its 150,000th single engine aircraft, an 172S Skyhawk SP, at AirVenture 2004, and announced that the venerable 172 will now be available with the Garmin G1000 EFIS.

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ANN Keeps Fast Company: Introducing Oshkosh 2004 Major Sponsor Lancair Certified

The folks at ANN move around fast -- that's how we get all those stories long before anyone else. But... when it comes to getting around fast, even we have to admit that we take a back seat to those speed-demons from Bend, Oregon... the Lancair Certified Aircraft gang.

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ANN Welcomes Oshkosh 2004 Major Sponsor ControlVision!

Can We Pick Cool Sponsors... Or What?

OK... you've heard our reports about all the work we're doing and how grateful we are that ten really cool companies ponied up to the task of sponsoring this immense effort. With nearly a dozen of the best fly-writers in the biz to take care of, ya just gotta know that this is a massive and expensive undertaking... heck, the beer bill alone... well, never mind. It ain't a pretty story. However, we're truly thrilled that long-time ANN Sponsor ControlVision is helping us out this year...especially when they're making so much cool news of the their own!

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Jeppesen, Avidyne Team Up To Offer Electronic Charts

Jeppesen and Avidyne have integrated Jeppesen's JeppView Electronic Airway Manual charts into Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra and FlightMax EX500 avionics systems, thus greatly reducing the amount of paper required on board the flight deck of Avidyne-equipped aircraft.

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Control Vision Partner WX Worx Announces New Pricing Plan

Monthly $29.95 Weather Service Includes Weather and Delivery Service

The hottest new product at Oshkosh just got a lot hotter. Anywhere Wx weather provider WxWorx announced a new pricing plan offering XM Satellite Weather including national NEXRAD, METARs TFRs and TAFs for the low price of $29.95 per month.

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Defying Gravity: Part Three

The Remarkable Story Of Jamail Larkins

After being turned down by the FAA on his request for permission to solo before his 16th birthday, Jamail Larkins' wild ride was just starting. He went to Canada for his first solo flight. There, a child can solo at the age of fourteen. Upon returning to the States, He was offered an internship at Cessna by the Cessna Vice-Chairman. He gave a testimonial used in the King video series.

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Mooney Sets Two Speed Records On The Way To Oshkosh

While enjoying an early morning gathering at the Mooney display on the opening day of Oshkosh, the Texas Speed Demons couldn't help but brag about their latest demonstration of swift travel. Officials with Mooney Airplane Company announced that speed records were recently set for the Ovation DX and Bravo GX as they traveled to Wisconsin to participate in Oshkosh '04.

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Heavy-Breathing: A First Look At Lancair’s Columbia 400 (Part Two)

233 Kts, FL230, 26 Minutes From Brake Release... Wow! Part Two

Thankfully, the folks behind the current generation of Lancairs understand that two doors make for a far more agile entry process. Big gull-wing doors offer excellent access from the wing, after one steps up on the mid-thigh-high step (which some owners may elect to delete… they cost the bird a whopping two knots in cruise speed…

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Cirrus Takes Another Leap Forward

Additional Glass Cockpit Functionality Offered

Cirrus Design Corporation, the acknowledged industry leader in glass cockpits since 2002, today announced the addition of new functionally to the award winning integrated system. Three new options are being added to the Cirrus - Avidyne glass cockpit.

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Superior Air Parts Introduces XP-360-Plus

Superior Air Parts today announced at AirVenture 2004 that it will introduce a new engine to the sport aviation market, the XP-360-Plus.

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Citation Mustang's Tooling And Parts Take Shape

Cessna has begun building the Citation Mustang prototype's tooling and parts. To date, over 3,600 detail parts have been produced for the prototype and ground test articles. Cessna anticipates the first Citation Mustang prototype to be completed next year, with the first flight in the second quarter of 2005.

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Chelton Releases FlightLogic Software v5.0a

Developing improvements and upgrades to their existing product line is keeping the R&D people at Chelton Flight Systems almost as busy as they were prior to certification. Hence, the new software for their EFIS units, Version 5. 0A, includes a list of over 130 changes.

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AirVenture Secrets: Kelly The Parachute Lady

Every year we come to Oshkosh for the AirVenture extravaganza, and every year we find out about another hidden treasure that few seem to know about.

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Superior Finds An OEM

Superior Air Parts has announced that the American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) of Rochester, Wisconsin is the first aircraft manufacturer to use the new Vantage Engine on a certified aircraft. ACA will use a Vantage Engine de-rated to 170 horsepower on their new "High Country Explorer" aircraft, which is an enhanced version of the company's popular 7GCBC Explorer.

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Jeppesen Charts Available On FlightMax Entegra

CMax Shows Approach Plates, Overlays

Avidyne has announced that Jeppesen’s JeppView® Electronic Airway Manual charts will be available on FlightMax Entegra, EX5000, and EX500 multifunction displays.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.28.04)

"Eight years ago, under the Arch in St. Louis, we kicked off the X PRIZE competition. Today I'm pleased to announce that the first team is ready to make an attempt to claim the $10 million, with other teams close behind. The American Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team and the Canadian da Vinci Project Team are just two of the 26 competing groups who will someday make it possible for spaceflights to be conducted from commercial spaceports across the globe. When the ANSARI X PRIZE competition is won, it will herald the start of a new renaissance of spaceflight in which the general public will have their chance to fly next." Source: Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation, who says Scaled Composites now plans to begin its official attempt a

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Alaska TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7471  Issued:  07/26/2004 21:52  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TOK, AK.

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Wyoming TFR: 7/29/04-7/30/04

NOTAM:  4/7491  Issued:  07/27/2004 15:13  Effective:  07/29/2004 03:15 - 07/30/2004 16:55  State:  WY  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, JULY 28-30, 2004.

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Utah TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7494  Issued:  07/27/2004 16:25  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WEST OF NEPHI, UT.

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Montana TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7476  Issued:  07/27/2004 04:34  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  6 SW LINCOLN, MT.

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Oregon TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7480  Issued:  07/27/2004 05:21  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WARM SPRINGS, OR. BIG SPRINGS FIRE.

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Nevada TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7473  Issued:  07/26/2004 22:13  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MT. CHARLESTON, NEVADA.

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North Dakota TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7522  Issued:  07/28/2004 00:06  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ND  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MEDORA, ND

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Texas TFR: 7/29/04

NOTAM:  4/7250  Issued:  07/21/2004 19:41  Effective:  07/29/2004 17:30 - 07/29/2004 18:35  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS. JULY 29, 2004 LOCAL.

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California TFR: 7/27/04-7/28/04

NOTAM:  4/7462  Issued:  07/26/2004 19:59  Effective:  07/27/2004 21:15 - 07/28/2004 16:25  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, JULY 27-28, 2004 LOCAL.

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Arizona TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7461  Issued:  07/26/2004 19:35  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  LAKE HAVASU, ARIZONA.

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Washington State TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  4/7458  Issued:  07/26/2004 18:58  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  STEHEKIN, WASHINGTON.

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