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July 23, 2006

The Shakeup Continues: Garmin Announces G900X For Experimentals

Garmin Casting Its Net A LOT Wider

Continuing its major product announcements Sunday at AirVenture 2006, Garmin filled ANN in on its new G900X avionics suite, which will be available on a number of leading homebuilt aircraft -- including Lancair's IV/IV-P and ES/ES-P, and Van's RV-10, RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A.

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Garmin Makes G1000 Available For Retrofit On King Air C90s

Garmin is making BIG waves at AirVenture 2006... and Sunday, the company announced its G1000 integrated avionics suite will be available on Beechcraft's King Air C90 as a retrofit package. This is the first time the G1000 will be available for retrofit.

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Victims Identified In Wittman Field Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.24.06 1200 EDT: Aero-News has confirmed the two people lost in the Sunday morning accident at Wittman Field were Clifford and Betty Shaw, from Edmonds, WA.

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Twas The Saturday Before AirVenture, And All O'er Wittman Field...

Creatures Everywhere Stirring; Two Cars Failed to Yield 

It's early morning at Wittman Field, the Saturday before Oshkosh.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Sunday 07.23.06

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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Flock Of Skyhawks Invades Wisconsin

All Now Safely Nested In The North 40

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cessna 172 and 182, approximately 75 of the world’s most popular single engine planes arrived, en masse, on Saturday afternoon. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.06)

"To understand and protect our home planet; to explore the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of explorers... as only NASA can."

Source: The former mission statement of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration. This past February, however, NASA altered the statement -- removing the portion about learning more about Earth, and focusing instead on manned missions to the Moon and Mars.

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GAMA, EAA Join Forces For AirVenture User Fee Forum

Industry Leaders To Weigh In On Hot-Button Issue

User fees are coming to Oshkosh. Not to worry, though -- it won't cost you anything to land at Wittman Field, nor will controllers handling the heavy influx of traffic ask to verify your credit card information before clearing you to land on the red dot.

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Our Pilgrimage to Oshkosh

What Is It That Draws Us There?

Each summer thousands of aviation buffs take time from their busy schedules to travel to Wisconsin in what can only be likened to a crusade. Their reason? To attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention.

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LAMA Unveils LSA Auditing Program

Aims To Help With Insurance, Financing 

In addition to providing pilots with a less-costly option for taking to the skies, the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) movement is also a benchmark program that allows manufacturers to have greater regulatory oversight than every before... but while self-regulation means new airplanes are coming to market sooner, as the saying goes (and with apologies to Stan Lee) with great power comes great responsibility.

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It's Official! 'Romp Around Wisconsin' Is In The Record Books

NAA Verifies Charity Flight Around The State

Aero-News was happy to learn last week that the National Aeronautic Association has certified last month's "Romp Around Wisconsin" flight to all 104 airports with paved runways in the state as a US National record.

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FAA Rules High Rise Poses No Risk To PHX

Luxury Condo Tower Would Be Near Flight Line

After a months-long review, the FAA determined this week a proposed 450-foot tower near Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ, poses no threat to air traffic operating from the airport.

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Has NASA Given Up On Planet Earth?

Exploring "Home Planet" No Longer Part Of MS

This just in -- NASA is no longer in the business of protecting our planet. For the first time since 2002, NASA's mission statement makes no mention of the planet Earth.

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Volunteers Assist International Guests At OSH

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Okay, they don’t really know everyone's name... but for the many hundreds of international visitors to the world's largest general aviation bash, the International Visitor's Tent at Wittman Field in many ways does feel like the bar at "Cheers," where folks from lands near and far can ask for information and assistance, "hang out" far from the maddening crowd, post notes for friends on the bulletin board, and network/socialize with their fellow countrymen (and women) and other individuals of global ilk.

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Oshkosh, By The Numbers

Here is just a small sampling what's to come Monday, as EAA AirVenture 2006 gets underway!

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First Time AirVenture Attendee Gets Some Helpful Advice

Confessions Of An Oshkosh Newbie

I had dreamed of it since I was a pre-solo student pilot. I had heard about it from people who had been to places I could only dream of. Now here I am, a 40+ year old Oshkosh virgin and I really wanted to know what to expect for my very first time.

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Klyde Morris (07.23.06)

Klyde's Trip To Oshkosh, Part Two

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.23.06): Another Kind Of Interception

Aero-Tips!

There's another type of intercept procedure that can help you in an emergency…and that you may be asked to perform to help another pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

The United States Air Force Military Heritage Database has information on the airmen, aircraft and missions of the 8th Air Force from WWII.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.06): LAHSO

Aero-Terms!

Land and Hold Short Operations -- LAHSO is an air traffic control procedure intended to increase airport capacity without compromising safety. Allows landing on a portion of the runway, short of an active taxiway crossing.

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WA TFR: 07.27.06 - 07.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3303 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 12:53 UTC Location: Fairchild AFB, Washington near SPOKANE VORTAC (GEG) Beginning Date and Time: July 27, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 31, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Spokane (CEG) Tower, 509-363-6901

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