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July 30, 2010

Pushed Two More Months. FAA Funding Extension Clears House, Senate

Continuing Resolution Contains New Safety Measures

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate cleared a bill late Thursday extending the authorization of the FAA for two months. The extension includes language strengthening aviation safety.

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Red Bull Air Racing To Take One-Year Haitus

Break Will Allow Reorganization, Technological Advancements In Aircraft Safety

The racing series which has been touted as being very positive for sport aviation has announced a one-year hiatus while they reorganize and look at safety improvements to the aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.30.10

Icon decides to do away with flaps.
Liberty Aerospace will supply composite structures for the A5.
And Cessna says we'll see an electric SkyHawk.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.30.10

Icon decides to do away with flaps.
Liberty Aerospace will supply composite structures for the A5.
And Cessna says we'll see an electric SkyHawk.


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ANN Special Feature: The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize - 07.30.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Erik Lindbergh about LEAP, the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize, designed to use prize philanthropy to incentivize and spur development of practical electric aircraft.<

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Weather Elements Included In The New FliteStar Version Includes AIRMETs, SIGMETs

Also Announces New Flitestar Version For Enhanced Weather Data

Jeppesen has introduced an avionics data solution to support leading light sport and experimental aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) providers, including Advanced Flight Systems, Dynon Avionics, Garmin and MGL Avionics.

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From France With Love-And A Homebuilt Helo

French Pilot Crosses Atlantic To See AirVenture 2010

With sun-bleached hair and sparkling blue eyes, the smile on his face is almost as wide as the blade span on his homebuilt helicopter. He's funny. He's cryptic--in a Willy Wonka kinda way.

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Pilots In Canada Can Now Get High-Quality Radar On iPad And iPhone

Preflight Planning Intelligence Based On Unique Radar Mosaic

Pilots in Canada who have been looking wistfully south at their counterparts in the U.S. using their iPhones and iPads for pre-flight weather now have the same technology available to them. Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) and ForeFlight have brought Canadian radar to ForeFlight Mobile 3 HD.

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Wounded Afghan Veteran Honored At AirVenture

Brian Brennan Survived IED Explosion, Now Inspiring Others

Every war veteran has a story, but U.S. Army Capt. Brian Brennan's has been making headlines ever since his Humvee exploded in Afghanistan and the 23-year-old was left fighting for his life. It's a story that B&S Aircraft wants others to hear and celebrate during this year's "Salute to Veterans" at AirVenture.

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SR-71 'Blackbird' Mustang Raises $375K For Young Eagles

One-Off Vehicle Auctioned During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010

Ford Motor Company's one-of-a-kind, aviation-themed 2011 Ford Mustang raised $375,000 for the Young Eagles organization at an auction Thursday evening.

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HondaJet Anticipates Flight Testing Later This Year

Power-On Achieved For First Flight Test Aircraft

Honda Aircraft Company released a program update for its HondaJet advanced light jet program at AirVenture Monday. Topping the list of advancements was power-on for its first conforming flight test aircraft.

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Concorde Battery Receives Technical Standard Order C173 Authorization

Additional Turbine Engine Starting Batteries Added To TSO List

Concorde Battery Corporation has received Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173) authorization for eight additional aircraft batteries.

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Beringer Wheels And Brakes Promotes ALIR System

Stop Locking 'Em Up

Tired of finding flat spots on your tires? Beringer Wheels and Brakes says its Anti-Lock Inline Regulator (ALIR) may just be the fix you are looking for.

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Textron Board Of Directors Elects Scott C. Donnelly as Chairman

Promotion For Current President And CEO

The Board of Directors of Textron announced Thursday they have elected Scott C. Donnelly as Chairman of the Board, effective September 1, 2010. Mr. Donnelly, 48, is currently Textron's president and CEO.

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Phil Condit Joins ICON Aircraft Board Of Directors

Former Boeing CEO Goes From Heavy Jets To LSA's

ICON Aircraft announced Wednesday that Phil Condit, former Chief Executive Officer of Boeing, has joined its board of advisors. Condit brings over 40 years of aviation experience to ICON.

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Aveos Signs Twelve-Year A And E Maintenance Agreements With Air France

Continues Delivering On Long-Term Growth Strategy

Aveos Fleet Performance is pleased to announce that it has signed twelve year Engine and Airframe Maintenance Agreements with Air France. Aveos says this strengthens its role as a leading MRO with globally recognized engine and airframe overhaul capabilities.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Four

Welcome to Aero-TV's daily update from Airventure 2010, for Thursday, July 29th.

 
ANN's Jim Campbell offered some personal memories in introducing the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship. John L. Petersen, President and founder of The Arlington Institute, announced two notable changes to the board of The Lindbergh Foundation.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Four

Welcome to Aero-TV's daily update from Airventure 2010, for Thursday, July 29th. 

ANN's Jim Campbell offered some personal memories in introducing the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship. John L. Petersen, President and founder of The Arlington Institute, announced two notable changes to the board of The Lindbergh Foundation.

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Babbitt Suffers 'Sophomore Slump' In Second AirVenture Appearance

Secretary Of Transportation Appears At Oshkosh As Well

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt made his second appearance in as many days at AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh on Thursday, but his "Meet the Administrator" appearance this year was a bit of a letdown from last year's strong showing.

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IndUS To Move Thorpedo Production From Dallas To China

IndUS Aviation Announces A Partnership With Chinese To Provide Aircraft For China and Other Countries

Dallas-based IndUS Aviation has signed an agreement with Chinese investors and officials to move production of the Thorpedo LSA from the current plant in Dallas, Texas to the new LuYangHu General Aviation Development in Weinan Municipality, Shaanxi Provence, China.

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New Italian Light Twin Offers Innovation

'Skycar' Introduced From Across The Pond

One of the more unusual new designs at Oshkosh in 2010 is OMA SUD's prototype Skycar, which is on display here at AirVenture. This new light twin from Italy is certified in Europe, and FAA certification is expected in December.

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Jeppesen Makes Strides In Education

And iPad Gets Another App

By Dan Billingsley Access for all is the driving force behind Jeppesen training team as they strive to help students be more successful. A staggering 75% of the students that begin flight instruction either fail or don't complete the training, and Jeppesen is out to change that statistic with what they call "Complete Training Solutions."

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LEAPing Into Green Technology

Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) Created to Advance Green Technology in Aviation

During the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at AirVenture on Friday, Erik Lindbergh will be awarding the first set of prizes designed to promote the practical development of electric aircraft by recognizing specific advances in this emerging clean technology industry.

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ForeFlight Rolls Out Additional iPad Apps For Flight Planning

‘Touch Planning’ And ‘Bring Your Own Procedures’ For Pilots, 'Enterprise' For Flight Departments

ForeFlight is at AirVenture showing off the new ‘Touch Planning’ and ‘Bring Your Own Procedures’ capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD for iPad, the best-selling preflight intelligence and flight support app for pilots.

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Environmentally Friendly Helicopter Uses Rocket Power

Avimech Aircraft Introduces The Dragonfly

Avimech Aircraft is displaying their 'Dragonfly' Helicopter this week at AirVenture. At first glance it looks like a bare bones single place helicopter. Then you look at the rotor blade tips and realize there is something different.

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Klyde Morris (07.30.10)

Klyde Barely Got Through 'Day One' Of Oshkosh...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Avidyne’s DFC90 Flight Envelope Protection Receives FAA Certification

Unit Provides Enhanced Safety For High Work-Load IFR Environments

Avidyne Corporation has announced the Lincoln, MA-based company has received an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for their recently-certified DFC90 Digital Flight Control System which enables speed-based Flight Envelope Protection.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.30.10)

"LEAP represents the perfect focal point to light up both kids and adults. We are literally teaching the next generation to imagine and create their future." Source: Erik Lindbergh, Founder Of The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.30.10): Turbulence

Turbulence The irregular and instantaneous motions of air which is made up of a number of small of eddies that travel in the general air current.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.30.10)

USAF Military Heritage Database

This web site exists to record and preserve the personal information and the military records of those individuals who served in the United States Air Force from its inception in 1908 and on into the future.

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