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December 27, 2008

EAA Touts Study Showing AirVenture Impact On Local Economy

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Annual Show Contributes Over $110 Million

The Experimental Aircraft Association -- which lately has found itself in the unusual position of having to justify its significance to the community of Oshkosh, WI -- touts a recent University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh study, showing the annual EAA AirVenture show brings an estimated $110 million economic impact to Oshkosh-area counties each year.

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Last Chance!! The Year in Aviation 2008: ANN Wants To Hear From You!

ANN's Annual Year-End Edition Incomplete Without YOUR Comments

Once again we here at ANN are making our lists and checking them twice (aren't you?)  in preparation for the Holidays. It's always a fun, but busy, time of year.An annual tradition for us is our Year-In-Review edition. In it, we recap what we found to be the most newsworthy, compelling, impactful and interesting stories in the aviation world from the past year. FMI: Click Here To Send Your Comments

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Connecticut Towns Question Continued Roles In FAA Lawsuit

Danbury, Norwalk Still Owe Portions Of Legal Fees

You have to pay to play... but at least one Connecticut community appears disinclined to put any more of its money where its mouth is in suing the Federal Aviation Administration.

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AOPA To Raffle Off 'Pristine' SR22-G2 For 2009

Will Sport Several Different Stripe Schemes Throughout Year

Following years of outdoing themselves refurbishing the likes of a late-1970s Cessna Cardinal and, most recently, a leather-and-glass panel-equipped PA28, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is taking something of a breather for its 2009 Sweepstakes aircraft... but that doesn't mean the group's latest giveaway plane isn't one anybody wouldn't want in their hangar.

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Former French Astronaut Hospitalized Following Suicide Attempt

Claudie Haignere Flew To Mir, ISS

The first Frenchwoman in space, Claudie Haignere, was rushed to the hospital this week after an apparent suicide attempt.

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Southwest 737 Gets Stuck In Snowbank At MDW

"Okay, Put Her 'N Reverse And Rock 'Er Out..."

In a scene that brought back awkward memories to this writer of getting his Geo Storm stuck windshield-deep in a snowbank on his way to high school 15 years ago, on Friday a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 became stuck in the snow on a taxiway at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW).

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PC Aviator Launches MegaSceneryEarth For FSX

Hyper-Realistic Photo-Scenery On-Demand

MegaScenery publisher PC Aviator, in partnership with MegaScenery developer Aerosoft Australia Pty Ltd, announced Friday the launch of the next evolutionary phase of the MegaScenery brand -- MegaSceneryEarth.

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Agreement Keeps Defensive Work At Georgia Air Force Base

LAICRM Detects Threats From Heat-Seeking Missiles

Maintenance personnel at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia will begin to work on an advanced weapons system that protects large cargo aircraft from attacks from shoulder-fired missiles, in a December 11 contract agreement between Air Force and Northrop Grumman officials.

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Navy May Trade P-8s For Battleship

Aged Orions May Fly Even Longer

The US Navy's effort to replace aging P-3C Orion reconnaissance aircraft may suffer due to the service's quest for new battleships. Bloomberg reports four early-build Boeing 737-based P-8A Poseidon aircraft may be scrapped to free up funds for a new destroyer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.27.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site is a tribute to the men of the Glider Pilot Regiment. By no means comprehensive, the website's pages are intended to give the reader an insight into the 'world' of the British Glider Pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.27.08): STMP

Aero-Terms!

Special Traffic Management Program. Reservation program implemented to regulate arrivals and/or departures at airports that are in areas hosting special events such as the Super Bowl, Masters Golf Tournament and Indianapolis 500.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.27.08)

"This report reinforces the fact that tourism in Oshkosh is a vital part of our community. The economic scope of EAA AirVenture is so large that it not only benefits Oshkosh, but the surrounding area as well. EAA AirVenture earns Oshkosh a reputation as a destination."

Source: Wendy Hielsberg, executive director of the Oshkosh (WI) Convention and Visitors Bureau. A recent University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh study shows the annual EAA AirVenture show brings an estimated $110 million economic impact to Oshkosh-area counties each year.

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