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September 07, 2009

ASB Avionics Develops HF Shunt Antenna For P-3 Aircraft

Also Moves Forward On AFCS For The C-130

ASB Avionics (ASB), under contract with the NOAA, is developing a Dorsal HF Shunt Antenna for their WP-3 fleet. The P-3 HF Shunt Antenna builds on ASB’s history of HF Dorsal Antennas for L-382/C-130, KC-135, 707, 737, and 747 aircraft.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 Redux: Looking Back At Day One

Let's Revisit Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 27th, 2009.

As we evaluate the highs and lows of Oshkosh 2009 in our Annual Five Part "Best/Worst" look at the Annual Oshkosh Aero-Lovefest, it  behooves us to take a look at what all the fuss was about via each of the Daily Updates that Aero-TV produced during the show... along with dozens of other feature presentations. -- Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief

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Let's Try This Again: Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '09! (Part 1)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV

FIRST... An Apology: I was hard at work on Part Two of our annual Five-Part Oshkosh Evaluation series when an early morning call came the next day  and the world went to hell. Dealing with the aftermath of horrific news made normal work pretty much impossible for a number of days and this project got left by the wayside. Well... let's get it back on track.

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Klyde Morris (09.07.09)

Klyde Wants To Fly The Lynx!!!!


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Beech King Air C90GTi's Working As Advanced Pilot Trainer For Shenzhen Airlines

Airline’s In-House Training Academy Acquires Second Aircraft 

Hawker Beechcraft has delivered its second Beechcraft King Air C90GTi to Shenzhen Airlines in China. Shenzhen Airlines is using the King Air C90GTi to provide advanced pilot training at its in-house training academy, Kunpeng International Flight Academy. 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.08.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.08.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner - American Bonanza Society - 09.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with Tom Turner of the Amercian Bonanza Society)

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Predator Downed In Afghanistan

An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 4th at approximately 8:45 p.m. Kabul time. The crash was not due to hostile fire. There were no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the site.

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New Date Set For Full-Scale NASA/ATK Ares I Solid Rocket Motor Test

First Ground Test of the Ares I Five-Segment Solid Rocket Motor Re-Sked

Alliant Techsystems Space Systems and NASA have finally identified the issue that resulted in the scrub of last week's test of the Ares 1 solid rocket motor system. A component of the ground controller unit, which sends power to the system that moves the nozzle during the test, failed and has been replaced.

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Elmendorf Airmen Boost Aviation Fuel With Additive

Air Force Hopes Additive Will Reduce Engine Maintenance

Elmendorf Air Force Base officials started to blend a thermally stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8 aviation fuel Sept. 1. The additive prevents coking and carbon buildup in the engine, which will greatly reduce engine maintenance.

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Afghan C-27A Program Is Getting Off The Ground

Intensive Training Continues With Airplanes Expected Late This Month

Test pilots, engineers and ground crews from Alenia North America performed an initial test flight of the first of 20 programmed Afghan C-27A "Spartans" recently in Italy. The medium-sized tactical military transport remains on schedule for delivery to Naples in late September.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.09): No Joy

No Joy A term used, originally when a pilot or aircrew does not have visual contact with the target/bandit; opposite of term "TALLY" or "Tally Ho." Its often used here and there in civil aviation to denote the status of traffic alerts... often by retired military aviators.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.09)

Aero-Linx: USAF UH-1N Huey Fact Sheet The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support Air Force Space Command missile wings and groups. The helicopter has a number of uses.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.07.09)

"Aircrew safety is our biggest priority... Lives are on the line. If fuel doesn't meet specifications, it could result in catastrophic consequences." Source: Master Sgt. Eugene Cataldi, the NCO in charge of Elmendorf Air Force Base fuels information service center, discussing the news that Elmendorf officials have started to blend a thermally stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8 aviation fuel Sept. 1.

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