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July 24, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.09

Diamond flies its new DA42-NG from Austria to Oshkosh.
Sadler says the Vampire LSA is ready for customers.
And a two-place, enclosed, flying motorcycle comes to AirVenture.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.09

Diamond flies its new DA42-NG from Austria to Oshkosh.
Sadler says the Vampire LSA is ready for customers.
And a two-place, enclosed, flying motorcycle comes to AirVenture.


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ANN Special Feature: John Gilmore, Flight Design USA - 07.24.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John Gilmore, who was recently announced as the new National Sales Manager for Flight Design USA. What's it like to be tasked with improving the sales of what is already

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Klyde Morris (07.24.09)

Klyde RELIVES Apollo 11... And Then Some

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Lancair Evolution Gets Entegra Release 9

Lancair Says Avidyne Was Chosen For Innovative IFR FMS And Ease Of Use

Avidyne Corporation's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics system has been selected by Lancair International, Inc. of Redmond, OR as an option for the Lancair Evolution aircraft.

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Vans RV-12 Gets Special LSA Certification

250 Are Being Built Around The World

On July 21, the FAA issued a Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) certification to Van's Aircraft Inc for their newest design, the RV-12.  The little pink piece of paper they left with Van's represents the culmination of three years of design, testing, and attention to the details of complying with all the requirements of the Light Sport Aircraft category.

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Round The World Aviators To Stop In Oshkosh

Mike Blyth And James Pittman Currently In Brazil

Mike Blyth and James Pittman,two South African pilots who are attempting to fly around the world in a D6 Sling aircraft will be making a six day stop in Oshkosh during AirVenture 2009.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.24.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.09(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: John Gilmore, Flight Design USA - 07.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with Flight Design's John Gilmore)

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130 Science and Math Teachers Nationwide Will Experience Microgravity

It's A Bit Like Getting A Chance To Visit The Moon

For the third year in a row, The Northrop Grumman Foundation is partnering with Zero-G to send science and math teachers to the moon [after a fashion, ed.] as part of its Weightless Flights of Discovery Program. 

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Phoenix Police Department Selects Pilatus PC-12 Spectre

Intended To Replace Several Smaller Aircraft

The Phoenix Police Department has selected the Pilatus PC-12 Spectre for use by the Department’s Air Support Unit over the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The PC-12 Spectre is scheduled to be delivered to the Phoenix Police Department in September and their goal is to have the aircraft operational in 2010.

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Pentagon Report Says F-35 Is 2 Years Behind Schedule

Joint Estimate Team Predicts JSF Reach Full Production Before 2016

A joint service panel formed to make an independent assessment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development process says the program has fallen 2 years behind, even while the fate of the F-22 Raptor is being hotly debated on Capitol Hill.

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Goodrich Exhibit Will Enhance Canadian Air And Space Museum

At The End Of The Day, It's All About The Landing Gear

Goodrich Corporation’s Landing Gear business in Oakville, Ontario will provide an innovative exhibit for the Canadian Air and Space Museum’s revitalization effort. The announcement was made at a ceremony held at the museum Tuesday.

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Aviation Interior Company Plans Indianapolis Expansion

Comlux Expects To Add 480 Jobs

Swiss-owned Comlux Completion says it will add 480 workers to its facility at Indianapolis International Airport over the next 5 years, perhaps signaling an uptick in the business jet market.

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'Flying Tigers' Take Mission to Afghanistan

But They've Traded Their P-40's For Warthogs

The legacy of American volunteers protecting China flying shark-faced P-40 Tomahawks during World War II has become a fixture in the war in Afghanistan.In homage to the storied airmen of the past, the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from Moody Air Force Base, GA, has the iconic shark's face painted on the front of its A-10 Thunderbolt II's, lovingly nicknamed the "Warthog."

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AD: Boeing

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-15-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes.

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Max Trescott Intro's 'GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook'

New, Comprehensive Guide To Using Popular Garmin & Bendix/King GPSs

Designed for VFR and IFR pilots, the book tells you what you need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems, including step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits.

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Revisiting Oshkosh '08 With Aero-TV: It's A Wrap!!!

Let's Look Back At Our Final Aero-TV 'Daily' From Oshkosh 2008

Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration is a few days away... So, while the images are still pretty fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going to finish taking a quick look over the daily episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008, while our video crews get ready to do it all again, and then some...

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Engineers Say Dreamliner May Not Fly This Year

Structural Problems More Difficult To Repair Than Originally Thought

Two engineers with knowledge of the situation say that the structural issues with the B787 Dreamliner are more complex than originally described by Boeing, and the maiden flight of the aircraft could still be months or more in the future.

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Milwaukee TFR May Affect Oshkosh-Bound Pilots

Thunderbirds Perform At Lakefront Show Saturday, Sunday

Another TFR has been established that could affect pilots who planned a scenic flight along the Milwaukee lakefront before heading to Ripon. The Air Force Thunderbirds are performing at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show Veterans Park Night Show on Saturday before heading to Oshkosh for opening day.

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Embry-Riddle Launches Its First Two Ph.D. Degree Programs

Curricula Designed To Meet New Challenges In Aviation/Aerospace Industry

To serve the need for more broadly educated experts in the aviation and aerospace industries, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is launching its first two Ph.D. degree programs - in Aviation and Engineering Physics.

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Sportair USA Says ForeSight Is An Affordable EVS

Enhanced Vision Systems For LSA's, Experimental Aircraft, And Warbirds

SportairUSA has taken the wraps off ForeSight EVS, which it calls a leap forward in affordable enhanced vision systems. Powered by a proven infrared camera core from FLIR, the ForeSight EVS cuts the cost of integrated forward-looking-infrared systems for sport aviation in half.

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NASA Returns To AirVenture Fly-In With Piece Of The Moon

They'll Also Display Many Of NASA's Contributions To Aviation

Forty years and one week after humans first walked on the moon, visitors to the country's biggest annual air show will be able to see a piece of the lunar surface in person. This is a rare visit by a moon rock to EAA AirVenture.

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Bin Laden's Son Reported Killed By Predator-Fired Missile

Officials "80 To 85% Certain" He Has Been Killed

U.S. officials say they think Saad bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, has been killed by a Hellfire Missile fired from a U.S. Predator UAV sometime "this year".

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.24.09)

"This approval to offer the Ph.D. is a historic moment for Embry-Riddle, It moves us to a new level of scholarly pursuit that will result in a more robust research program." Source:  John P. Johnson, president of Embry-Riddle University, on the school's new Ph.D programs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.24.09): Wind Shear

The rate of wind speed or direction change with distance. Vertical wind shear is the rate of change of the wind with respect to altitude. Horizontal wind shear is the rate of change on a horizontal plane.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.24.09)

Aero-Linx: The Airplane Factory Mike Blyth and James Pittman, co-owners of The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa, are attempting a circumnavigaion of the earth in their D6 Sling. Follow their adventure online, the link is below.

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