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May 08, 2011

PiperSport LSA Appears To Have Broken Up Over FL

Pilot Dead, Found Nearly A Mile From Primary Aircraft Wreckage

ANN is monitoring the sad reports of the loss of a pilot aboard a PiperSport LSA being ferried from Florida to Illinois. While media reports are the primary source of data right now, police reports indicate that the wreckage went down in widely seperated portions and that the pilot was found out of, and away, from the primary impact site. 

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Increases Across The Board At The Virginia Festival Of Flight

Sunny Weather Brings Over 350 Aircraft To The Fly-In

Aircraft from Maine to Florida and as far west as Ohio converged last weekend on southeast Virginia for the Virginia Festival of Flight. And finally, after years of iffy to truly bad weather during the event, this past weekend saw the east coast bathed in sunshine Friday through Sunday.

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NATA Issues New, Comprehensive Fact Book

Free Document Released To Coincide With Capital Hill Event

NATA has released its new fact book entitled, General Aviation in the United States. The new and improved fact book features member testimonials on a wide array of NATA's products and services and serves as a fantastic educational tool for the association's Day on the Hill event.

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First Embraer 190 Jet Added To TRIP Fleet

Airline Plans To Double E-Jets In Operation By Year's End

An E-190 jet was delivered to TRIP Linhas Aereas Thursday, in a ceremony held at the Embraer's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos.

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Girls With Wings Host Aviation Inspiration Day

Young Women Can Explore Aviation In St. Paul, MN On May 28

Girls With Wings is hosting an Aviation Inspiration Day at Fleming Field in St Paul, MN, on May 28th. This day-long event is devoted to giving girls the opportunity to explore and create an interest in aviation.

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Max-Vis Ships 1,000th EVS

Enhanced Vision System To Be Installed On An AW139

The 1,000th Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS)has been shipped to AgustaWestland's factory in Italy, where it is expected to be installed on an AW139 within the next few weeks. The milestone unit is an EVS-1500.

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IBM Commemorates NASA's 50th Anniversary Of First U.S. Manned Space Flight

Early IBM Analytics Technology Provided Mission Critical Data In Real-Time

As NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned spaceflight at an event at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, IBM commemorated its team of mathematicians and technologists who supported the Project Mercury missions in the 1960s.

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SC Girl Scouts To Earn Aerospace Badges

Greenville Downtown Airport Hosts Event

Fourth and fifth grade Girl Scouts will be working to earn their Aerospace Badges at the Greenville Downtown Airport Saturday morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.08.11): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.08.11)

Aero-Linx: Bensen Gyrocopter Site This site is about a man and his machine which pioneered and greatly contributed to a way of flying safely and helped those that love to build machines themselves. This site is still under construction, and hopes to host manuals, diagrams, reference plans and more from their collection... In 1953, Igor Bensen, a Russian immigrant to the United States, established his own aircraft company. Since fleeing to the West during the Russian Revolution, Bensen had patented thirty-six inventions, had participated in early helicopter research for the General Electric Company, had organized and directed the Research Department at Kaman Aircraft Corporation, and had been a test pilot for both the Air Force a

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.08.11)

"We are learning all the pluses of being at Suffolk and making better use of the large area available for our fly-in to grow. This is a fantastic location" Source: Gordon Campbell, the outgoing President of the Virginia Aviation Council, discussing the sucesses surrounding this year's Virginia Festival of Flight. The 2012 Virginia Regional Festival of Flight is currently scheduled for April 28-29.

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