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July 30, 2009

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Amazing Flying Machine -- Wright 'B' Flyer

One Of The Aviation World's Iconic Designs Makes A Comeback

100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any technology, these days, much less anything that flies. Thats said, a flyable replica Wright B Flyer is making the rounds of Oshkosh and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in celebration of the century milestone.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Amazing Flying Machine - Wright 'B' Flyer

One Of The Aviation World's Iconic Designs Makes A Comeback

100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any technology, these days, much less anything that flies. That said, a flyable replica Wright B Flyer is making the rounds of Oshkosh and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in celebration of the century milestone.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.30.09

A political setback delays a new EAA president.
Aspen Avionics enters the rotorcraft market.
And Flight Design is developing a hybrid aircraft powerplant.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.30.09

A political setback delays a new EAA president.
Aspen Avionics enters the rotorcraft market.
And Flight Design is developing a hybrid aircraft powerplant.


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ANN Special Feature: Doug Stewart, SAFE - 07.30.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart, Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators. It's been about six months since the organization was formed, and time to see what SAFE will look

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

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 29th, 2009.

An exciting new venture was announced Wednesday when Tom Poberezny, president of EAA, and Craig Fuller, president of AOPA held a special press conference at AeroShell Square.

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

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. 

An exciting new venture was announced Wednesday when Tom Poberezny, president of EAA, and Craig Fuller, president of AOPA held a special press conference at AeroShell Square.

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Aero-TV: Keeping The Dream -- Aerobatic Pilot Greg Poe

One Of The Nation's Finest Pilots Is A Life-Long Flyer

There are few people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar with the name of airshow pilot, Greg Poe. Greg is a native of Boise, Idaho and has spent most of his life there. He started his flying career at an early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager, flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise River.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.30.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.30.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.30.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Doug Stewart, SAFE - 07.30.09  (ANN Special Report, with SAFE's Doug Stewart)

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The Soul Of Oshkosh

A Morning Walk To Soak In AirVenture's Magic

The grass in the Red lot is still soaked, sun streaming across the North 40 reflecting on row upon endless row of wings. A beautiful sight as I begin the slow, easy trek across the AirVenture grounds to Aero-News headquarters by the control tower.

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Trueflight Aerospace Slogs Through Startup Difficulties

Kevin Lancaster Updates American Yankee Association

The American Yankee Association (AYA) held their annual meeting at the Honda Forums Pavilion 2 at Wittman Field on Tuesday. Kevin Lancaster, owner of Trueflight Aerospace, delivered an update on the progress, or lack thereof, on new Tiger manufacturing.

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Air Guard Needs New Aircraft, Director Says

General Says The Entire System Needs To Be Recapitalized

One of the biggest challenges facing the Air National Guard today is replacing its fleet of aircraft that are approaching the end of their service lives, the Air Guard's director said here today. "A big problem we have in the Air National Guard is figuring out how to recapitalize our aging fleet."

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Brothers Provide Support From Above

Both Flying For The Marines

Marine Corps Maj. Richard "Bart" Bartolomea says he feels at home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational environment."It's awesome," he said. "I brought the board games, but haven't had the chance to break them out yet."

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TKS Ice Protection Systems Going Green

Will Work With Kilfrost To Certify Green Icing Fluid

 CAV Aerospace, with 22 years experience with icing protection systems, announced today that they are working with Kilfrost to bring an eco-friendly icing fluid to the market. 

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RotorWay And Rolls-Royce Unveil The Eagle 300T

Lightweight Turbine Helicopter Meant For Training, Proficiency

A project that began a year ago as an informal discussion between companies at Oshkosh was revealed today in a press conference help by RotorWay International and Rolls-Royce...the new Eagle 300T.

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NexAir Avionics' Saratoga NX Captures Purchase Commitment

Strong Pilot Interest In The Airplane At AirVenture

NexAir Avionics, who retrofit proven GA airframes with digital flight technology, announced that they have received a purchase commitment and enthusiastic pilot interest in the Saratoga NX.

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Gemini 100 Diesel Engine Completes Fuel Mapping

Deliveries Could Begin In 8 Months

By: Chris Batcheller Powerplant Develpoments recently completed mapping the fuel up to 100 hp on the Gemeni 100 engine. The next step is to run the engine with the programed ECU (Engine Control Unit).

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NBAA Applauds House Resolution Saluting General Aviation

Resolution Recognizes The Value Of GA To the Economy

The NBAA Wednesday welcomed the passage of a non-binding resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives, that recognizes the value of general aviation to the nation’s economic and transportation systems.

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Jeppesen Rolls Out Portable Information Management System

Expands Online Training Products

Jeppesen, along with SOLIDFX and iREX, developed a portable aviation information management product, providing pilots the ability to read Jeppesen’s Electronic Terminal Charts with a one-pound, portable e-reader device. 

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Aero-TV: Keeping The Dream - Aerobatic Pilot Greg Poe

One Of The Nation's Finest Pilots Is A Life-Long Flyer

There are few people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar with the name of airshow pilot, Greg Poe. Greg is a native of Boise, Idaho and has spent most of his life there. He started his flying career at an early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager, flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise River.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt Gets Warm Reception From Oshkosh Crowd

Says He Will Work With TSA On Access Issues

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt made his first appearance at Oshkosh as administrator Thursday, bestowing The Wright Master Pilot Award on EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, and taking questions from some of the several hundred pilots in the audience.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Super Jumbo Takes Over 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.

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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.

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EAA and AOPA Sign Agreement to form Strategic Alliance

Growth of General Aviation Pilot Population a Top Priority

EAA CEO and President Tom Poberezny and AOPA President Craig Fuller held a news conference in AeroShell Square at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wednesday, signing a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify a closer working relationship.

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Aviation Associations Discuss Priorities On Government Affairs

Least Understood Groups Are The Most Vulnerable In DC

EAA held an Aviation Summit on Tuesday to discuss significant issues facing general aviation and what is being done in Washington and at the grass roots level to address them.

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House Challenges President Obama, Passes Defense Appropriations Bill

Measure Contains Money For Two Programs That Have Drawn Veto Threats

The U.S. House Of Representatives Thursday passed a Defense Appropriations Bill 400-30 which contains four programs that President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have said are a waste of taxpayer money.

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Check Six…CAF’s Red Tail P-51 Is Back

CAF Debuts Red Tail P-51C After Major Restoration

The CAF (Commemorative Air Force) has spent 5 years restoring this P-51C after it was involved in a crash in which pilot Don Hinz was killed.  The airplane flew for the first time just five days before Oshkosh 2009.

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100LL Fuel Disappearing Soon At An Airport Near You

Lycoming Updates The Fight Against 100LL By Environmentalists

Lycoming fully expects that the EPA will rule against 100LL fuel, forcing the industry to find an alternative in the next 5 to 7 years.  They believe that this ruling will come because of global economic, political and regulatory pressure.

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Embraer Looks Forward, Sees Positive Economic Trends

Predicts Business Will Be Back To "More Normal" By 2012

At a news conference at AirVenture 2009 Wednesday morning, Embraer North American VP for Marketing Ernest Edwards said there are signs of recovery, and that Embraer expects to be seeing a business model that is "more normal" by 2012.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Reaches New Heights With PW308A Engine

Powers WK2 To FL520 En Route To AirVenture 2009

 Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today joined Virgin Galactic in celebrating the PW308A-powered WhiteKnight Two (WK2) launch aircraft reaching an altitude of over 52,000 feet on its way to the 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show and convention.

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Sir Richard Branson Signs Agreement With Aabar Investments At Air Venture

Completes Funding For Development Of Integrated Human And Payload Space Launch System

Galactic (Vg) shared a major milestone Tuesday at AirVenture when Sir Richard Branson signed an agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi based Aabar Investments. The agreement allows for Aabar to secure about a 32% equity stake in Virgin Galactic.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.30.09)

"Our goals are to grow general aviation, including Young Eagles, respond to industry issues and promote safety." Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny commenting on the Memorandum of Understanding signed Wednesday between himself and AOPA President Craig Fuller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.30.09): Terminal Area

Terminal Area A general term used to describe airspace in which approach control service or airport traffic control service is provided.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.30.09)

Aero-Linx: Tuskegee Airmen The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism.

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