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July 25, 2006

Aero-News Alert: Victims In UT Spectrum Jet Crash Identified

Plane Was Sole Prototype

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.25.06 2000 EDT: Austin Blue, president of Spectrum Aeronautical LLC, identified the two victims of Tuesday afternoon's crash of the Spectrum 33 prototype as Glenn Maben, director of flight operations at Spectrum Aerospace LLC, and vice director Nathan Forrest.

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Avidyne Releases Free Demo S/W For TAS600 Active Traffic Systems

Avidyne is using the start of the 2006 Airventure festivities to introduce a today free, PC-based demonstration software for the TAS600 Series of active traffic advisory systems. The interactive software explains the technology and advantages of the TAS600, TAS610 and TAS620 systems and makes it easy for owners to determine the system that best matches the capabilities of their aircraft.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Tuesday 07.25.06

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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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.25.06

The Dangers Of Stall/Spins... AND, Theater In The Woods

ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.25.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program) ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.25.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW: An Evening Of Champions: 07.25.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature, with Sunday night's "An Evening Of Champions" presentation) Read More

OSH Briefing: 07.25.06

Into each AirVenture... a little rain must fall... and so it did Monday night.

An unveiling and a surprise from Cessna...

And an F-86 is down on its way to Oshkosh....

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OSH-Touch-and-Go 07.25.06

Into each AirVenture... a little rain must fall... and so it did Monday night.

An unveiling and a surprise from Cessna...

And an F-86 is down on its way to Oshkosh.

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ANN Breaking News! Honda Partners With Piper!

Honda and Piper Aircraft to Form New Business Alliance

ANN has confirmed what the rumors have been telling us for several days... that Honda was going to announce a committment to produce the HondaJet and that a major deal was in the works for Piper Aircraft. The rumors were right. Not only has Honda committed to production of the innovative Honda TwinJet, but Piper has been named a a partner in a venture that will, in part, result in the production of that aircraft in the United States.

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OSH Special Feature: Theater In The Woods -- Evening With Champions 07.25.06

For two decades... every Oshkosh air show has started with "An Evening of Champions." Sunday night made it 21 years... with a program featuring Betty Darst as Katherine Wright... Frank Boring, prod

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First DayJet DayBase Named: Gainesville Regional Airport

SE Reg'l Maintenance Facility to Service DayJet Fleet

DayJet and the Gainesville Regional Airport have announced that DayJet's first Southeast DayBase and maintenance facility will be located in Gainesville, Florida - in the center of the company's launch region.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.25.06

A surprise from Cessna here in Oshkosh...

F-86 down on the way to AirVenture...

And Airbus admits... there's a problem at the back of the plane.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Tom Turner Explains How to Avoid Stall Spins 07.25.06

ANN CFI Tom Turner explains how to avoid stall spins in the wake of a homebuilt airplane crash.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.25.06

A surprise from Cessna here in Oshkosh...

F-86 down on the way to AirVenture...

And Airbus admits... there's a problem at the back of the plane....

...And more.

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All That Was Old Can Be New Again... The C172 and C182 Turn 50

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane Are 50 Years Old!

1956 was the year two of Cessna Aircraft Company's best selling tail draggers would be modified into two of the most heavily produced tricycle gear airplanes in the world.

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Cirrus Intro's A New Way To Train Pilots... On Their Own Time

One Of Several Programs Intended To Enhance Ownership Experience

As part of a series of sweeping new ownership programs intended to make it easier, safer, and more economical than ever to own one of their planes, Cirrus representatives told ANN recently about their new Cirrus Access plan... which provides a factory-trained instructor to teach a new owner how to safely operate their new plane... at a more relaxed pace.

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SMA Gets Its STC!

Now You Can Burn Jet-A In Your 182... Legally

SMA Chairman and CEO Luc Pelon announced Monday at Oshkosh that they now own a supplemental type certificate (STC) to install their SR305-230 compression ignition engine in Cessna's venerable C-182. The FAA awarded the STC on July 21 2006, just in time for AirVenture.

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Mooney's Newest Additions Make Their Joint Debut At AirVenture

First Time Acclaim, Ovation 3 Appear Together In Public

Under the heat of a typical Oshkosh summer day [in other words, "hot"], Mooney officials made several announcements Tuesday to an audience comprised of media, "Mooniacs" and others.

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Skunk Works Flies High With Experimental UAV

Last week at Farnborough, one of the unidentified flying objects plaguing the California desert got identified. Lockheed's Skunk Works revealed a high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is a technology demonstrator for new technologies.

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Lycoming Looks To Next Generation At Oshkosh

Says A "Big Announcement" Is Coming

Ian Walsh, Vice President and General Manager of Lycoming Engines, spoke Monday at AirVenture 2006... just hours after the first flyby of Cessna's new Next Generation airplane.

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Happy Campers At Camp Scholler

An ANN Guide For First Time OSH Campers

Thinking of camping at Oshkosh for AirVenture? Me too! In fact, I'm camping at OSH for AirVenture '06. How did that happen you ask? Well, it's a long story, but suffice it to say I opened my big mouth again. You'd think I'd learned better in basic military training...

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AirVenture Event Marks 100 Years Of Continental Engines

Teledyne Continental Motors is celebrating 100 years of making aircraft engines.

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Did You See A Couch Go By?

Unique Transportation At AirVenture

It took a while to chase down this story, literally. After all... When you ask AirVenture attendees if they've seen a couch go by, they think you're off your rocker. But it's not everyday you see a turquoise 1950's era davenport drive by, so I hopped in my truck and tracked through Camp Scholler to find the elusive machine.

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Film Promotes The Romance of Flying

You Gotta See... One Six Right

Brian J. Terwilliger is a bold young film maker, who combined his love for visual images and passion for flight into a beautifully woven documentary about Van Nuys Airport -- which vies for the title of busiest general aviation airport in the world -- called "One Six Right."

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Bad To The Bone...The B-1B Lancer Roars into AirVenture

Now, THIS Is A Jet!

As promised, Air Force Captain and Wisconsin native Kyle Wilson screamed into AirVenture 2006 Monday in his B-1 Lancer at 1430... right on time.

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United, Atlas Planes Nearly Collide On O'Hare Runway

Third O'Hare Incident This Year

Another close call at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, this time involving a United Airlines 737 and an Atlas Air 747... and it was indeed close.

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Airbus Admits A380 Fuselage Problems

Executives with European planemaker Airbus say it's true... there were some serious problems with the aft fuselage of the superjumbo A380... airframe issues that required reinforcement.

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Warbird of the Day: Grumman Mohawk RV-1D

The warbird area is a "must see" for most AirVenture participants. Veterans, history buffs, dads with kids in tow, and the curious all gravitate to the north end of the AirVenture grounds.

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Klyde Morris (07.25.06)

Klyde's Trip To OSH, Part Four

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Lowrance Announces Terrain Awareness... And A Rebate Offer

At the Oshkosh 2005 Press Tent on Monday, Grant B. Farrell of Lowrance Avionics not only announced that Lowrance's hand-held GPS moving maps/WAAS receivers now include Terrain Awareness at no extra cost... but they are also offering to give customers rebates on older models of not only their own product, but also on any competing model of any hand-held/portable GPS unit. 

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Javelin Cockpit Gets Makeover

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. has announced three significant changes to the cockpit of its Javelin aircraft: the addition of a third avionics display screen, transformation of the side stick to a center stick, and lowering of the canopy sill.

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It's A Long Way To Wittman Field From Argentina

Oshkosh or Bust!

It may sound like the lyrics for a really bad song, but it's true. More than 5500 nautical miles... that's how far it is from Mar Del Plata, Argentina to Oshkosh; and that's how far three men flew their Lancairs to attend AirVenture 2006.

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56th Rescue Squadron Launches First Flight From Lakenheath

The 56th Rescue Squadron launched its first flight out of RAF Lakenheath Monday at noon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.25.06): NOTAMs

Aero-Tips!

Understand when you'll get NOTAMs as part of your preflight briefing... and when you have to specifically ask.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.06)

Aero-Linx!

So you're ready to try aerobatics. Whether from a fun standpoint, safety standpoint or lowering your insurance premiums learning aerobatics can only help pilots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.06): LASINT

Aero-Terms!

Laser Intelligence -- the collection of information on the target's laser capability.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.25.06)

"It's a mission, just something you have to do."

Source: Argentinian pilot Alejandro Mochkovsky, describing the reason for his 5,500 mile journey to AirVenture 2006 in his Lancair IV.

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