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November 08, 2008

Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: Avionics News Update

Avionics Spectacular!!!

This is a special avionics news update from AOPA Expo 2008.Avidyne wants pilots around the world to think of them, when they think of real-time weather awareness in their cockpits.

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Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: Avionics News Update

Avionics Spectacular!!!
This is a special avionics news update from AOPA Expo 2008.

2008 AOPA Expo General Assembly, Day Two: 'Today'

Boyer Lauds Management Team For Organization's Success

Welcoming attendees to the second day of AOPA Expo 2008, President Phil Boyer announced the theme for Friday's General Assembly, simply called "Today."

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Aspen Avionics Continues To Expand Approved Model List For Evolution PFD

Plans To Add Heavier Class III Airplanes By Q3 2009

Aspen Avionics told attendees at AOPA Expo 2008 it has added several more Class II airplanes, including some heavier twins, to its FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays (PFDs). These latest additions include the Beechcraft Baron 58-series, and a subset of the Aerostar 600-and Twin Commander 500-series twin-engine airplanes.

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Leahy: Airbus Expects Sharp Decline In New Plane Orders

Economy Hits Airliner Sales Hard

It's that time of year again. No, not the winter holiday season... but rather the time of year when commercial airliner manufacturers predict next year will see a substantial dropoff in new orders.

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Pilot, Blind After Stroke At 15,000 Feet, Guided To Safe Landing

RAF Pilot Credited With Saving His Life

The Royal Air Force saved the day last week by guiding a pilot in distress to a safe landing, but the rescue was quite out of the ordinary because the pilot of the single-engine Cessna was blind.

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SkyCatcher Deliveries Slated For Second Half Of 2009

Cessna Says Flight Test Program Moving Forward From Accident

Cessna reported this week at AOPA Expo 2008 it is on course to begin deliveries of the Model 162 SkyCatcher during the second half of 2009. This schedule matches the timeline announced when the light sport aircraft launched in July 2007.

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Wanted: Loving Home For 'Texas Raiders' B-17

Vintage CAF Bomber Loses Its Houston Hangar

Only 12 B-17 Bombers from World War II are still capable of flight... and Aero-News has learned one of these rare warbirds may not be calling Houston home much longer. Texas Raiders, a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), is in danger of being dismantled.

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Delta Joins Other Legacy Carriers In Charging For Checked Bag

Airline's Attempt To Stand Apart Was Unsuccessful

Delta Air Lines had hoped to lure passengers this summer by virtue of being the only US "legacy" airline to not charge its customers a $15 fee for checked luggage.

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TSA Begins Explosives Screening For Packages Onboard Narrowbodies

Larger Air Freight Must Be Screened By 2010

Commercial airliners have carried cargo packages for years, allowing airlines to make money on what otherwise would be empty baggage compartments. And starting last month, most of those packages are now screened for explosives.

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Vandenberg Officials Launch Minuteman III Missile

Operational Test A Big Success

Vandenberg Air Force Base officials launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile configured with a National Nuclear Security Administration test assembly at 1 AM PST November 5. The launch was an operational test to determine the weapon system's reliability and accuracy.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.08.08)


The Ju88 CF+VP page features a wealth of information about the world's third remaining Ju 88. A very interesting site about a rare aircraft with a unique history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.08.08): Fluorescence


The phenomenon of emitting light upon absorbing radiation of an invisible wavelength.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.08.08)

"All of you who are donors, thank you very much, because this doesn't happen for nothing. If you like what we do, we hope that you will support us as you get to the end of the year and make a tax-deductible contribution. We will spend it more wisely than your government will."

Source: Bruce Landsberg, Executive Director of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation, speaking during Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008.

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