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August 01, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.02.06

New information on the crash of the Spectrum 33 prototype...

Cessna's Jack Pelton is impressed with the LSA prototype's reception at Oshkosh... but will he build it?

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ANN Special Feature: Wichita Eagle Reporter Molly McMillin on Jack Pelton's Triumphant Return From Oshkosh

Cessna CEO Jack Pelton is back home in Wichita after what can only be described as a successful jaunt to Oshkosh last week. There, he unveiled the company's concept of a light sport aircraft... and

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.06

New information on the crash of the Spectrum 33 prototype...

Cessna's Jack Pelton is impressed with the LSA prototype's reception at Oshkosh... but will he build it?

And Northwest A

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NTSB: Spectrum 33 Controls Misrigged In Fatal Accident

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.02.06 1800 EDT: The National Transportation Safety Board has just released its Preliminary Report on last week's fatal accident involving the prototype Spectrum 33 very-light-jet in Utah.

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EAA Releases AirVenture 2006 Figures

Attendance Down Estimated 10 Percent

There was more news at this year's AirVenture celebration than any time in recent memory... but, alas, there were fewer people. That's the word from the EAA, which on Tuesday released attendance figures for the weeklong aviation event.

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Zenair Ltd., Czech Aircraft Works Terminate European License Agreement

LSA Competitors Part Ways

Aero-News has learned that two powerhouses in the emerging light sport aircraft industry have agreed to terminate a longstanding license agreement.

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WASP Tribute Dedicated At The Highground

Nine WASP Attend Dedication Ceremony

During World War II, a select group of young daring female pilots became pioneers and heroes. They sacrificed much. They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. When the war was over, they were disbanded and sent home. In the late 1970's, the women finally received veteran status for their service.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.01.06

Aero-Craft 101: Are You The Right Pilot For Your Plane?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.01.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.01.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 08.01.06 (ANN Special Feature, on matching your "dream plane" with your abilities.)

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Georgia's Perdue Wants Airports Within 30 Minutes Of State Residents

GA Guv A Friend To GA?

Guess who just might be general aviation's newest best friend? It's Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue... who says he wants to make sure there's at least one 5,000-foot long runway within 30-minutes of every person in his state.

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Columbus, OH To Be Invaded By Mustangs

Largest P-51 Formation Since Korean War To Fly Next Year

They are getting older -- both the airplanes, and the brave pilots who once flew them. Of the nearly 16,000 Mustangs built, only around 150 are currently flying. As rare as the Mustang has become, the great pilots of WWII are even scarcer. Every year, their ranks become fewer.

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Exclusive! ANN Scores Interview With Major Star

"Axe" Is Ready For His Close-Up

Aero-News Correspondent Pete Tobin recently caught up with one of the stars of Michael Mann's new film, "Miami Vice"... not in Hollywood, but at the EAA's Oshkosh AirVenture air show.

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Forward Vision Offers Price Break On FLIR System

First 100 Buyers Get $5,000 Off

At AirVenture 2006, Forward Vision president Patrick S. Farrell -- whose company builds a FLIR (forward looking infrared radar, a night vision system for airplanes) made several announcements -- the most surprising being is that Forward Vision is dropping the cost of their units by $5000, bringing the non-installation cost of their units down to $9,995 for the first 100 buyers.

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USAF IFS Program To Use Avidyne's TAS600

Avidyne Corporation announced at last week's AirVenture 2006 show in Oshkosh, WI that the US Air Force Air Education Training Command Initial Flight Screening (IFS) program will be using Avidyne TAS600 active surveillance traffic advisory systems.

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Victim Of AirVenture Taxiway Accident Identified

Gary Palmer Was President Of Ottawa EAA Chapter

Aero-News has learned the victim in Sunday's tragic taxiway accident at AirVenture 2006 was Gary Palmer, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Chapter 245 in Ottawa, Canada.

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Northwest Flight Attendants Reject Second Tentative Agreement

Passengers Warned To Expect "CHAOS"... Or Worse

New union... old vote. For the second time in as many attempts, flight attendants at Northwest Airlines voted to reject a tentative agreement aimed at cutting costs for the bankrupt airline... by cutting pay.

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Israeli Air Strike Moratorium Ends Following Missile Attack

Fighting Resumes In Embattled Region

Israel's self-imposed 48-hour moratorium on air strikes against Hezbollah targets in Southern Lebanon didn't make it past a single day... after Muslim guerillas blasted an Israeli tank with an anti-tank missile, injuring three soldiers.

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Paper: Pilot Error Behind 2005 P-3 Accident

Investigation Says Airframe Not To Blame

It wasn't an airframe problem that brought down a firefighting P-3 Orion in California last year... it was pilot error. That's the conclusion of an investigation by the San Mateo County Times... whose reporters talked with industry experts, pilots, and aviation consultants.

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Search Continues For Missing Plane In AK

They're not giving up in Alaska. The search continues for a twin turboprop, thought to be an Aero-Commander, missing since Friday.

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Flying NYPD Officers Save A Life

Rescue Woman From River

If you ask the New York Daily News... New York Police aviation officers Buonanno and Dennis DeRienzo are heroes, plain and simple.

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Maybe Retro Is Just 'In' This Year

Back To The Future With The Aviation Industry

One common theme emerged at AirVenture this year: pride in a firm's aviation history and past accomplishments. The modern-as-tomorrow aviation industry is rediscovering its roots.

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Commercial Airline Service Returns To Somalia

Militia Said To Be Preserving Peace

Mogadishu, the capital of war-torn Somalia, is a much different place than it was in the days of "Black Hawk Down" more than a dozen years ago.

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It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's A Tree

Pikes Peak Accident Search Called Off

There was a pretty big scare in Colorado over the weekend... where witnesses called 911 to report a plane down at the 11,000-foot level of Pike's Peak near Colorado Springs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.01.06): Satellite View

Aero-Tips!

One tool useful in making a broad go/no-go decision is the satellite view. Radar shows precipitation, but satellite pictures show more extensive cloud cover even away from rain or snow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.01.06)

Aero-Linx!

NASA is "bringing the universe to museums and planetariums" -- so says the NASA Space Science Portal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.06): LOX

Aero-Terms!

Liquid oxygen -- Part of the fuel used in the Space Shuttle.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.01.06)

"The fighting continues. There is no cease-fire, and there will be no cease-fire. We are determined to succeed in this struggle. We will not give up on our goal to live a life free of terror... We are not apologizing."

Source: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on the halting of his country's 48-hour moratorium on air strikes against Lebanon after Hezbollah guerillas fired a missile at an Israeli tank Monday, injuring three soldiers.

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