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November 09, 2008

AOPA Launches Redesigned Internet Flight Planner

Also Invites Prospective Pilots To "Let's Go Flying!"

At the last general session meeting of AOPA Expo 2008 on Saturday, there was far more news to report than the passing of the torch -- er, Jepp bag -- from outgoing President Phil Boyer to Craig Fuller. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association also announced the substantially upgraded AOPA Internet Flight Planner, as well as a new program intended to attract new pilots into the cockpit.

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Boyer Gets Water Salute On Arrival For Expo At SJC

Retiring AOPA President Surprised By Special Honor

Flying into San Jose International Airport for the 2008 AOPA Expo last Saturday, outgoing President Phil Boyer was honored with a water cannon salute.

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FAA Gives Two Thumbs Up For Glasair's Two Weeks to Taxi

Program Passes Compliance Audit

During the week of November 3, 2008, members of the FAA's Production and Airworthiness Division (AIR-200) travelled to Glasair Aviation's facility in Arlington, WA to review Glasair's 'Two Week To Taxi' program in terms of whether or not such a program could comply with the 'major portion' requirement of Part 21, Section 21.191(g) -- better known (and infamous) as the "51 percent" rule.

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Socata Ends TBM 850 Tour At AOPA Expo 2008

2008 Demo Tour Concludes In San Jose This Week

Socata culminated its 2008 demonstration tour for its TBM 850 turboprop with a graceful finish at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 2008 Meeting & Convention in San Jose, CA.

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Embraer Delivers First Embraer 190 To KLM Cityhopper

Nine More Planes On Order From Dutch Operator

Embraer delivered its first Embraer 190 jet Saturday to KLM cityhopper, the regional airline subsidiary of KLM, during a ceremony held at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The deal with the Dutch airline was announced in August 2007 and includes 10 firm orders, plus nine options, for the Embraer 190.

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Lockheed Martin Military Weather Satellite Achieves Five Years On Orbit

DMSP Flight 16 Spacecraft Exceeds Design Limit

The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 16 (F16) Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, has surpassed five years of on-orbit operations and continues to provide critical weather data to the warfighter, one year beyond its four year design life.

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Uzbekistan Airways Orders Four Boeing 767s

Deal Worth $597 At List Prices

Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways finalized an order recently for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $597 million at list prices.

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Consolidates Dallas, VNY Shops

Engine Shops To Be Combined By End Of Year

Helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul provider Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services recently announced it will consolidate its Van Nuys, CA Rolls-Royce model 250 engine repair facility with its Dallas, TX facility by the end of 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.09.08)

Aero-Linx!

The planes within the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.09.08): Gamma Rays

Aero-Terms!

Electromagnetic radiation in the neighborhood of 100 femtometers wavelength.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.09.08)

"Thanks to you, as members, for the support you have given the organization, for the personal support you have given me in this last week, and for the chance to work with you over the course of the years ahead in making sure aviation is as exciting looking forward as it has been for all of us in the past."

Source: Craig Fuller, President-elect of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, speaking during Saturday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008.

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Boyer Passes The Torch At 2008 AOPA Expo's Third Day General Session

Incoming AOPA President Craig Fuller Takes The Reins

Chairman of AOPA's Board of Trustees Bill Trimble led off the third and final General Session of the 2008 AOPA Expo Saturday, praising outgoing AOPA President Phil Boyer's vision and accomplishments during his 18 years of service.

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ANN Thanks AOPA Expo 2008 Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of AOPA Expo 2008 To YOU --  Booth 1613, Static Display

FMI: www.piper.com, NBAA Booth 1613, Static Display

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ANN Major Sponsor, Diamond A/C, Helps Show The World AOPA Expo 2008

Visit Diamond Aircraft (and See The SVT Equipped DA40-XLS and D-Jet) At AOPA Expo Booth 335 and Static Display Area FMI:  www.diamondair.com, or stop by Booth 335 or Aircraft Static Display Area to see the complete Diamond piston lineup (DA20, DA40CS, DA40XLS, DA42 L360) as well as mockups of the D-JET and DA50. The D-JET Sim will be available to "test-fly."

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