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July 27, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.28.06

The Eclipse 500 is certified at Oshkosh... but read the fine print...

A FedEx 727 runs off the runway in Louisville...

And what caused the nosegear to collapse on a US Airways 727 i

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.28.06

The Eclipse 500 is certified at Oshkosh... but read the fine print...

A FedEx 727 runs off the runway in Louisville...

And what caused the nosegear to collapse on a US Airways 727 i

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Meet The Administrator -- And The EAA President's Awards

ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.27.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program)  ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.27.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW, The EAA's Presidents Awards: 07.27.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature, with Tuesday's presentation of the EAA

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OSH Special Feature: Theatre in The Woods -- EAA President's Awards and Future of Space Travel 07.27.06

All week long, we've been bringing you the nightly presentation from the Theater in the Woods. We continue with that in this Oshkosh Special Feature... with the EAA President's Awards... and a conv

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Rain, Rain Go Away

If You Don't... We'll Still Play!

Alas, weather has been a factor at this year's AirVenture.

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Warbird Of The Day: SNB-1

by ANN Correspondent John Dorcey

Among the hundreds of warbirds at AirVenture 2006, this particular one really shines. Pete and Dewie Quortrup, of Plano, TX are the proud owners. They were busy wiping off last night's rain as we spoke. The Quortrups purchased the airplane in 2001 and quickly began an extensive restoration.

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FAA Certified: Eclipse 500!

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.27.06 1315 EDT: It's official! The very first VLJ to receive FAA certification is the Eclipse 500... as was announced moments ago at AirVenture 2006.

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Comp Air Adds To Its Already Prodigious Line

Gives Details Of Two New Models At Oshkosh

Comp Air's Ron Lueck shared details of  two big new models -- the Comp Air 9 and the CompAir 12 -- at a press conference on Tuesday at AirVenture.

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Blakey: Good News On Medicals... But Q's Remain Over Future Funding Plans

Text Of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's "Meet The Administrator" Speech

Below is the full, unedited text of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's opening speech Wednesday to attendees of the annual "Meet The Administrator" -- formerly "Meet The Boss" -- forum at AirVenture 2006. Aero-News has COMPLETE audio coverage of the event -- as well as the subsequent Q&A session -- available here. You may also read our commentary on the forum here.

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P&W Canada Gets Transport Canada Cert For PW610F

Engine Powers The Eclipse 500 VLJ

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.28.06 1130 EDT: Providing yet another strong hint that Eclipse Aviation may be announcing some VERY good news later today... Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) announced Thursday it has received Transport Canada Type Certification for its new PW610F engine, set to power the Eclipse 500 very light jet.

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Cessna Releases Next-Gen Official Photos

NGP, SLSA Concept Represent Company's Single Engine Future

After the introduction of the Cessna Special Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept Monday, and the fly-by of the Next Generation Piston technology demonstrator, the company released these three images, which are computer graphic renderings of the two aircraft.

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Diamond's D-Jet Roars Quietly Into Oshkosh

A "D" You'd Love To Get

The Diamond Jet, or D-Jet for short, made its first public appearance Wednesday in a little town in Oshkosh, WI -- where several thousand aviation enthusiasts suddenly ratcheted up their aircraft aspirations.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Thursday 07.27.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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OSH Briefing: 07.27.06

A change in the FAA medical certification process...

One woman who wanted to ask Marion Blakey a question... but couldn't.

And where better to buy your first airplane? On top of tha

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OSH-Touch-and-Go 07.27.06

A change in the FAA medical certification process...

One woman who wanted to ask Marion Blakey a question... but couldn't.

And where better to buy your first airplane? On top of tha

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.27.06

A change in the FAA medical certification process...

Union leaders blame the FAA for a near miss at O'Hare...

And grumblings at TRACON... where new rules mean longer hours.


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ANN Special Feature: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey At AirVenture 2006 07.27.06

It's become a tradition here at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. Every year... you get a chance to meet the FAA administrator... hear a speech and ask some questions. But this year's event was marked

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.06

A change in the FAA medical certification process...

Union leaders blame the FAA for a near miss at O'Hare...

And grumblings at TRACON... where new rules mean longer hours....


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Union Leader Says Staffing Shortage, FAA Led To Near Miss

Ground Warning System Not Fully Active

Manpower shortages and budget-cuts are to blame for Sunday's very close call on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare Airport... at least, that's how the National Air Traffic Controllers Association sees it.

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First Ovation3 Delivery Solves A Mid-Life Crisis

Add Another Mooniac To The Roll

For Eva Kulaga, her mid-life crisis involved the acquisition of a convertible. For husband and Illinois business owner Andre, it involved the acquisition of Mooney's first new Ovation3 smack dab in the middle of AirVenture.

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Plane Pullers To Unite At Lehigh Valley For Good Cause

Benefit For MDA Aims To Move B727 Twelve Feet

So what's the big deal about moving an airplane? You get a pilot, a little go-juice and you move. Worse comes to worse... you get a tug.

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NTSB Fears Rules Don't Apply To Aging Planes

Exemptions May Let Fatigued Planes Slip Through

The NTSB wants to know... what good is a rule if you don't apply it? Case in point: aging aircraft like that Grumman G-73T Mallard... the one that crashed off Government Cut in Miami last December, killing all 20 people on board.

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NTSB Joins Investigation Into Palmdale Outage

The NTSB has now been called in to investigate that power outage at the Los Angeles ARTCC in Palmdale, CA last week.

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Aero-News Network and Microsoft Flight Simulator Announce Strategic Partnership

"As Real As It Gets"(tm) Meets "As Real-Time As It Gets"

Aero-News Network, the 24/7 real-time news service for "all things aviation" and Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the world's premier PC-based flight simulation product, announced a partnership that will bring Aero-News' trusted news and resources directly to Microsoft Flight Simulator X pilots.

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A Very Secure 'Meet The Administrator' Session Offers New Medical News

An affable Marion Blakey greeted several hundred Oshkosh visitors Wednesday for EAA's annual "Meet The Administrator" session. An unprecedented security presence that included a police dog and handler as well as some two dozen security personnel from various agencies, however, struck a discordant note as the event got underway.

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Micco Aircraft Company Inc. Announces Acquistion Of TC For Micco SP26

Micco Aircraft Company, Inc. has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the type certificate, tooling, fixtures and inventory assets for the Micro SP26 aerobatic sport aircraft.

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A New Austradial

On The Trail Of A Radial Alternative To Rotax

"What in the blue blazes is that?" I asked, at least partly involuntarily. I like to think I know aero engines. I've skinned knuckles on aero engines. I have books on aero engines. (I'm always looking for more). But this small, five-cylinder radial was a new one on me.

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Controllers Unhappy With FAA Changes

Say Longer Shifts, Shorter Breaks Mean Poor Safety

Controllers are grumbling about the Palmdale outage... about staffing at O'Hare... and, in some cases, they're grumbling about their new schedules.

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Pilot Error Blamed In Armavia A320 Accident

Russian investigators say it was pilot error that caused the crash of an Armavia Airlines Airbus A320 back in May... killing all 113 people on board the plane.

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Klyde Morris (07.27.06)

Klyde's Trip To OSH, Part Six

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All Safe After AA 777 Makes Engine-Out Landing

Plane Bound For London

An American Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from New York to London was forced to turn back Tuesday night... after the pilot lost an engine and declared an emergency.

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NBAA Joins Other GA Groups to Signal Unified Opposition to User Fees

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen joined leaders from several other general aviation associations Tuesday in a united front against the creation of new aviation user fees.

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Superior Air Parts: 3-Year Money-Back Guarantee On All New Millennium Cylinders

Superior Air Parts today announced that effective immediately, the company is offering an unprecedented three-year or 500-hour (whichever comes first) money-back guarantee on all new Millennium Cylinders purchased on or after July 26, 2006.

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Air Force Meeting Requirements For Multi-Year Funding On F-22

The Air Force will meet all requirements to proceed with multi-year funding on purchasing of the last 60 F-22 Raptor aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.27.06): Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Aero-Tips!

We are a very mobile society. The fact that we are pilots, and many of us are airplane owners, means we are even more mobile than most. Our mobility makes it a challenge, sometimes, for those who need to reach us to keep up.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.06)

Aero-Linx!

San Diego Aerospace Museum boasts over 65 aircraft and space vehicles and interactive exhibits.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.06): LIRL

Aero-Terms!

Low Intensity Runway Lights Runway edge lights are used to outline the edges of runways during periods of darkness or restricted visibility conditions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.27.06)

"It used to be an hour lunch, now it’s 45 minutes at best, and a half-hour break is now 20 minutes at best. Your mind hasn’t even calmed down yet."

Source: NATCA regional vice-president Phil Barbarello, on the impact of shorter break periods and lunch hours for controllers at several FAA facilities throughout the country, including the New York TRACON.

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