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July 29, 2009

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Working Together - EAA and AOPA Joint Memorandum

Memorandum of Understanding - Joining Forces

It may be a match made in heaven -- or a future oil and water mix-up -- but for the moment, the presidents of the AOPA and EAA, Craig Fuller and Tom Poberezny respectively, signed a joint memorandum of understanding.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.29.09

You can get an A380 into Wittman...barely!
Prepare for the end of the 100 low-lead era.
And Cessna says SkyCatchers will be shipping before the year is out.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.29.09

You can get an A380 into Wittman...barely!
Prepare for the end of the 100 low-lead era.
And Cessna says SkyCatchers will be shipping before the year is out.


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ANN Special Feature: Jason Blair, NAFI - 07.29.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, to get an update on the organization after a year filled with controversy within the f

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Quite a Tug - The JBT AeroTech Expeditor 600

On Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, the Airbus A380 pulled into AeroShell Square.  Invaluable to that grand entrance was the Expediter 600, a towbarless tractor designed for pushback and maintenance tow.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day Two

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tuesday, July 28th, 2009.

Tuesday was the AirVenture’s “Discovery Day,” and featured a variety of imaginative aircraft.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day Two

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tuesday, July 28th, 2009.

Tuesday was the AirVenture’s “Discovery Day,” and featured a variety of imaginative aircraft.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Superjumbo - Take Over of AeroShell Square

The Massive A380 Arrives At Oshkosh

Along with some of the smallest aircraft being built and flown around the world today, AirVenture has a reputation for going big when bringing aircraft to Oshkosh, and 2009 is no exception. Among the impressive sights this year is the largest passenger aircraft ever built.

Setback: The Search For EAA President's Successor Hits Roadblock

Tom Poberezny's Successor Not Likely To Be Named Soon

 ANN has been following internal details surrounding the search for a successor for EAA Chairman of the Board/President Tom Poberezny for a number of weeks, and it appears that what has become a very "political" process has reached a major snag.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: The Polar Pumpkin - Art Mortvedt at AirVenture

Polar Pumpkin Premieres at Oshkosh

Aero-TV sat down with Art Mortvedt, the current pilot and owner of the Polar Pumpkin, to discuss his exciting plans to land the aircraft at both Poles.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Flying Beyond Stereotype - Able Flight Honors Achievement

Three Physically Challenged Pilots Receive Their Wings At Oshkosh

As visitors of EAA's AirVenture wander among the hundreds of aircraft that have flown in for the event, they often do not give any thought to those who might not have the pleasure of being able to fly. "It's easy to take flying for granted," said Michael Goulian at the Able Flight Wings Ceremony at Oshkosh this afternoon.

EAA Young Eagles Program Benefits From 2008 Windfall

Gathering Of Eagles Event Generates A Record $3 Million In 2008

One of the major philanthropic initiatives sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is Young Eagles, where EAA members provide free flights for young people ages 8-17 in the hopes of inspiring them to explore the world of flight.

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Able Flight Gives Young Aviators Hope

Three Physically Challenged Pilots Receive Their Wings At Oshkosh

As visitors of EAA's AirVenture wander among the hundreds of aircraft that have flown in for the event, they often do not give any thought to those who might not have the pleasure of being able to fly.

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Avidyne Announces New Lower-Cost Products

Focusing Both Domestic And International Markets

Avidyne today announced the release of a new lower-cost FMS400 flight management system as well as an Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) for Cirrus Aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.29.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.29.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.29.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Jason Blair, NAFI - 07.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with NAFI's Jason Blair)

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NTSB Cites Bird Strike In Fatal Oklahoma City Cessna Crash

Damage To The Aircraft Resulted In Loss Of Control

The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the probable cause of the 2008 crash in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, of a Cessna 500 was impact with one or more large birds.

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Beechcraft Bonanza Flies Successful Mission With Experimental Autolanding Device

Industry-first Test Could Enhance Safety Of Future Commercial Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Tuesday that a Beechcraft Bonanza completed a flight, and safe landing, with an experimental autolanding device demonstrated in collaboration with Rockwell Collins.

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L-3 Avionics' Trilogy Receives TSO and AML STC

All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit Now Possible

L-3 Avionics Systems announced today that it has received TSO Authorization and an Approved Model List STC from the FAA for its new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument. Designed as a backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.

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Additional Information Submitted To Colgan Air Dash-8 Public Docket

Released Extended Version Of Information From The Cockpit Voice Recorder

The NTSB continues to make progress in its investigation into the crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York; according to Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker.  The Safety Board released additional information in its public docket Monday.

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Obama Shifts Veto Threat To House Defense Appropriations Bill

Lower Chamber's Bill Includes Funding For VH-71

A statement from the Office of Management and Budget threatens a Presidential veto of the Defense Appropriations bill if it includes $485 million for the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter program still hanging on in the House version of the bill.

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Czech Sport Aircraft Sport Cruiser Is Back!

Special Financing Offers Presented At AirVenture

AirVenture 2009 was the backdrop for Czech Sport Aircraft's announcement of a new concept in sport aircraft financing, product warranty, and a new economic protection program.

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DAHER-SOCATA Announces 'Fast' Program, New Sevice Center Partner

EAA Young Eagles Hosted At AirVenture As Guests Of DAHER-SOCATA

Nicholas Chabbert, President of SOCATA North America, announced Tuesday, at EAA's Airventure Oshkosh that a unique new "FAST" ("Fly And Share your TBM") co-ownership program is now being implemented in the European market by DAHER-SOCATA.

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The Markings Of Van's Air Force

See Them On The RV Flight Line Between The Forums Pavilions And The Warbirds

Outside the Van's Aircraft tent is a blue and white RV with the words "VAN'S AIR FORCE". Taking that call to duty seriously, several of the RV's on the flight line are proudly decorated with noseart. 

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Chevron Global Aviation Provides $25,000 To Corporate Angel Network

CAN Arranges Free Flights On Business Jets

Chevron Global Aviation has donated $25,000 to Corporate Angel Network in support of the charity's efforts on behalf of cancer patients. CAN arranges free flights to treatment for these patients using the empty seats on business aircraft.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: The Polar Pumpkin - Art Mortvedt at AirVenture 2009

Polar Pumpkin Premieres at Oshkosh

Aero-TV sat down with Art Mortvedt, the current pilot and owner of the Polar Pumpkin, to discuss his exciting plans to land the aircraft at both Poles.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Best Seat In The House - Flying With JW Corkey Fornof

One Of Our Business's Best Still Having Fun

One of the best seats in any "house" has to be the one occupied by one of the best airshow and stunt pilots the industry has ever known,  a rather jovial guy by the name of Corky Fornof.

Cessna SkyCatcher Completes ASTM Compliance

New Cessna LSA Is Cleared For Deliveries

Cessna Aircraft Company is set to jump back into the GA training market with the news Tuesday that the Model 162 SkyCatcher LSA is in compliance with ASTM International standards for Light Sport Aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin before year’s end.

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Airbus A380 Makes Grand Entrance At AirVenture 2009

Will Be Open For Tours Later In The Week

A crowd gathered along the flightline at Wittman Field Tuesday afternoon for the arrival of one of the centerpieces of this year's show, the massive Airbus A380.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Best Seat In The House -- Flying With JW Corkey Fornof

One Of Our Business's Best Pilot's Is Still Having Fun

One of the best seats in any "house" has to be the one occupied by one of the best airshow and stunt pilots the industry has ever known... a rather jovial guy by the name of Corky Fornof.

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Flight Design Announces A Hybrid Gasoline-Electric Engine

Electric Assist Boosts Power 40 HP, Increases Safety, FD Says

Flight Design is developing a hybrid engine that their engineers say will boost the power of a standard Rotax 914 by 40 HP for takeoff and climb, and to stretch fuel at normal cruise.

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Aspen Avionics To Enter New Markets

First Rotary Wing Product Is Now Available

After the market made a turn for the worse back in September, Aspen Avionics says they are happy to announce that their sales figures are back up to where they were last year, and the company has achieved several milestones over the past year despite tough economic times.

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Textron Appoints A New CEO For Bell Helicopter

New CFO For Textron Also Named

Following a 6 week labor negotiation that resulted in a new contract with its primary helicopter manufacturing union in Texas, Textron has announced a change at the top of Bell Helicopter.

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REMOS Aircraft Announces Pilot Centers, New Funding

Experimental Marketing New Focus For Sales Growth

REMOS aircraft announced a new Remos Pilot Center (RPC) program at EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, as part of an effort to "revitalize the FBO's and flight training industry."

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GE Honda Aero Engines – “Cranking Away”

Engine Manufacture Works To Bring The HF120 Engine To Market

“We have no major announcement” said GE Honda Aero Engine’s Bill Dwyer as he kicked off the press conference. And, while there is no major announcement, the company is steadily working to certify the HF120 turbine engine.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.29.09)

"Awesome." Source: 10 year-old Nicholas Johnson, after watching the Airbus A380 arrive at Oshkosh.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.09): Initial Approach

Initial Approach That part of an instrument approach procedure between the initial approach fix and the intermediate approach fix or, where applicable, the final approach fix or point. (ICAO).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.09)

Aero-Linx: Able Flight

Learning to fly is challenging enough, but imagine trying to do so with a unique physical challenge as well. That's the mission of Able Flight, who winged three new pilots at Oshkosh today, helping the physically challenged earn a pilot's license.

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