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August 18, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.19.08

A World War I dogfight reenactment ends with tragic realism.
A Cessna twin collides with an ultralight over England.
And Iran claims to be on the doorstep of achieving earth orbit.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.19.08

A World War I dogfight reenactment ends with tragic realism.
A Cessna twin collides with an ultralight over England.
And Iran claims to be on the doorstep of achieving earth orbit.

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ANN Special Feature: Pilot Survey, AOPA Fly-In - 08.19.08

ANN's Jim Campbell asks three questions of pilots attending the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at AOPA Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.

FMI:

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Report: Some UAV Pilots Experiencing Form Of PTSD

Though Far From Battlefield, Operators See Results Of Attacks In Vivid Detail

Growth in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to launch deadly attacks is producing a new form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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ACI-NA Files Comments Opposing Newark Slot Auction

Supports PANYNJ Threat Of Refusal Of Flights

The largest trade association for the nation's 366 commercial airports filed comments Monday opposing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposal to auction two slots at Newark Liberty International Airport on September 3.

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Tampa-Area Controllers Work To Stay Ahead Of Storms

Weather Often Clogs Arrival, Departure Corridors

Those living around Tampa, FL are no strangers to inclement weather, particularly in the summertime. Late afternoon thunderstorms are the norm during the hottest months... and hurricanes remain a distinct possibility, as well (case in point: as of Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Fay was forecasted to hit the area later this week, as at least as Category 1 hurricane.)

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SpaceDev Joins SpaceShipTwo Team

Signs Rocket Motor Development Contract

SpaceDev announced Monday it has signed a multi-year contract with Scaled Composites to assist Scaled in the development of a production rocket motor for the first commercial space vehicle designed for space tourism, SpaceShipTwo.

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Boeing Delivers 777-300ER To Brazil's TAM

Airline's First Purchase Of A New Boeing Plane

The first of eight Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners ordered by TAM Airlines, Brazil's largest airline, left Paine Field for Sao Paulo Sunday.

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Investigators Sorting Out Details Of British Midair Collision

Five Lost When C402, Ultralight Collide Near Coventry Airport

British investigators are working to determine what led to Sunday's fatal midair collision between a Cessna light twin and a single-seat ultralight, type unknown, near Coventry Airport in Warwickshire.

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Pilot Who Stole Cessna, Talked Of Suicide Lands Safely

Mall, Apartment Complex Evacuated

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.18.08 1530 EDT: This isn't the kind of news GA needs. The Associated Press reports a pilot stole a Cessna 172 and took off from Roanoke Regional Airport in Virginia Monday morning, with authorities saying it's possible he plans to commit suicide.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.18.08

Aeromedical Nightmares, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.18.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aeromedical Nightmares: 08.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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United Airlines Names Kathryn Mikells CFO

Jake Brace To Retire From Airline November 1

United Airlines announced Monday that Kathryn Mikells will be named senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Jake Brace, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who is retiring November 1.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.08

Russia threatens Poland with missle strikes.
Thielert owners get a seat on the insolvency board.
And military UAV pilots face a new form of PTSD.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.18.08

Russia threatens Poland with missle strikes.
Thielert owners get a seat on the insolvency board.
And military UAV pilots face a new form of PTSD.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Avoiding Aeromedical Surprises - 08.18.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about how a candid conversation with your flight instructor can help avoid unpleasant surprises when you visit the aeromedical exami

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Quartz Mountain Re-Intro's The Luscombe 11E On Aero-TV

All Things Old May Be New Again?

Its been a long tough road for the folks of Quartz Mountain Aerospace in their quest to bring a fabled airframe back to life. Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus, OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother skies. Quartz Mountain Aerospace recently earned a significant milestone on its way towards having its name associated with the likes of Cessna, or Mooney: the company earned its first airworthiness certificate from the FAA.

Tragedy Strikes Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Dogfight Routine Goes Wrong, One Pilot Killed

 The world famed Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome suffered a tragedy late Sunday when a simulated dogfight, a part of a scheduled aerial performance for this NY area tourist mainstay, went awry. The act, involved two aircraft, one of them a "French WWI" biplane, which was reported by witnesses as having gone into a spin and crashed near the site of the Aerodrome.

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Quartz Mountain Re-Intro's The Luscombe 11E On Aero-TV

All Things Old May Be New Again?

Its been a long tough road for the folks of Quartz Mountain Aerospace in their quest to bring a fabled airframe back to life. Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus, OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother skies.

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Last Chance To Speak Up! ANN Wants YOUR Feedback On AirVenture 2008!

What Was Best... And Worst... In Your Book?

Here we are, several days after AirVenture 2008... and the ANN staff has ALMOST recovered from our annual week(s) at Wittman Field. As is our custom, we're taking a few days/weeks to consider things carefully, and have assembled a few articles and awards lists that quantify and qualify the very best and worst of the Oshkosh 2008 experience. FMI: Oshkosh Aero-Opinions

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Northwest Airlines Joins In The Patriotic Ferver--Waives Military Bag Fees

The wave of patriotism hitting the airlines lately would be heart-warming... if not for the fact that all that seems to be motivating them is a desire to avoid any more bad PR. Northwest Airlines has joined in the flag-waving with a recent announcement that it is waiving the fee for a third checked bag by military personnel traveling on Northwest Airlines and Northwest Airlink regional partners in its continued support of military efforts around the world.

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Air Force Week Mixes Past, Present, Future At Museum

Airmen brought current and future operations to the historic Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha NE, Aug. 13 as part of Air Force Week in the Heartland. At a venue famous for Gen. Curtis LeMay exhibits, numerous aircraft and the home base for looking back at the Air Force's former Strategic Air Command, Airmen greeted lively crowds with information, stories and insight to what today's servicemembers bring to the fight.

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Avemco Launches New Coverage For CFIs

Avemco Insurance Company recently launched new specialty insurance coverage for certified flight instructors (CFIs) is available in most states effective August 1, 2008.

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Aero-Classified: For (Possible) Sale -- REALLY SWEET Glasair III

Unfortunately, We Need a SERIOUS Traveling Airplane For Aero-TV... So The Glasair III MAY Have To Go...

We're not quite sure that we want to sell our favorite airplane right now but it seems like it's time to test the waters. ANN's beloved Glasair III MAY go on the block so that we can get a SERIOUS traveling airplane (or two) to transport Aero-TV crews...

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Klyde Morris (08.18.08)

Klyde Just LOVES The ADIZ

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Industry Organizations Share AirVenture Enthusiasm With Students

Part One: Tom Wathen Foundation, A Strong Commitment to Improving Education through Aviation

While AirVenture 2008 is over, the spirit and enthusiasm is likely to continue amongst a unique group of students from opposite ends of the US and a network of aviation foundations and industry organizations dedicated to aviation education.

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Top AIAA Awards To Be Presented At Space 2008 Conference

AIAA to Recognize Achievement in Several Fields

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present five awards for key contributions to space science and technology during the AIAA SPACE 2008 Conference & Exposition, to be held September 9-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. The awards will be presented at the conference's awards luncheon at noon on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.18.08)

Aero-Linx! 

Plane Talk was an ongoing series of essays about the simple satisfactions and personal rewards of flying. These essays were originally published in a "hometown" newspaper, and were written to familiarize the general public with the personal aspects of flying. They were written in the hopes of bringing more people into aviation, and to give non- fliers a better appreciation for their local airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.18.08): Galilean Satellites

Aero-Terms!

The four large satellites of Jupiter so named because Galileo discovered them when he turned his telescope toward Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.18.08)

"It was surreal... One minute it was pretend danger, then it went suddenly to real danger." Source: Roger Christenfeld, a Poughkeepsie NY resident attending a weekend performance at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, and a witness at the scene of a tragic crash that killed the pilot of a biplane performing that day. 

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