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September 05, 2011

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '11! (Part 2)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV -- Part 2

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '11! (Part 1) For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional unless you've been watchin

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Bell 206 Accident Investigation Points To Boom Strike

Australian Transportation Safety Bureau Releases Preliminary Findings In The Accident

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau has released its preliminary report in an accident July 22nd near Turramurra on Sydney's North Shore, in which a Bell 206 helicopter lost part of its tail boom, resulting in the fatal injury of the two people on board. The ATSB report indicates that analysis of the wreckage distribution and key components has indicated that a section of the helicopter's tail boom had separated in flight after multiple main rotor blade strikes.

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Klyde Morris (09.05.11)

Klyde Feels No Relief From Disaster...


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Bureau Of Land Management Cautions Helo Pilots In Horse Roundups

Report Emphasizes Need For A Safety Buffer Between Aircraft And Wild Horses

A report from the American Association of Equine Practitioners BLM (Bureau Of Land Management) Task Force indicates that pilots engaged in the roundup of wild mustangs using helicopters should keep a significant safety buffer between their aircraft and the animals. The caution is part of a 35-page report focusing on the treatment of the wild horses, which are regularly rounded up in Nevada.

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Bell Boeing Receives Order For New And Upgraded CV-22 Training Devices

Osprey Trainers To Be Delivered To 3 US Air Force Sites

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and Boeing, has received a $34 million order from the U.S. Air Force for three new CV-22 training devices and upgrades to three existing devices. The Air Force currently performs aircrew training activities at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., on a CV-22 Cabin Part Task Trainer (CPTT).

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Country Music Star Believes In NASA

'When You Fly' Singer Ansel Brown Performed At STS-135 Launch

Part of the activities surrounding the July 8 launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis on the program's final mission, STS-135, was an appearance at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex by country artist Ansel Brown, who performed his song, "When You Fly," for thousands of guests. But his wife, Lisa, and her father had much to do with the song's creation.  

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Embraer's Lineage 1000 Receives Validation From CAAC

Type Certificate Paves The Way For The Aircraft's Entry To The Chinese Executive Aviation Market

Embraer's ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet has received Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), following the certifications from FAA, EASA. and Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). This paves the way to register and operate the Linage 1000 in China, and marks an important step symbolizing Embraer's commitment to the Chinese executive aviation market.

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Satellites In Galileo Constellation To Be Named For European Children

Contest Awards Winner's Names To Navigation Satellites

The Galileo Program is Europe's own venture into the field of satellite navigation. It is putting in place a global satellite navigation system similar to GPS. With the ever growing importance of satellite navigation applications for both businesses and citizens, Galileo will ensure the independence of Europe in this important domain, securing the availability of those applications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.11)

Aero Linx: World War Two & Aviation History Read about aces like Pappy Boyington, Butch O'Hare, Chuck Yeager, Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), Eddie Rickenbacker, & Erich Hartmann, or about pioneering aviators like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.11): Overhead Maneuver

Overhead Maneuver A series of predetermined maneuvers prescribed for aircraft (often in formation) for entry into the visual flight rules (VFR) traffic pattern and to proceed to a landing. An overhead maneuver is not an instrument flight rules (IFR) approach procedure. An aircraft executing an overhead maneuver is considered VFR and the IFR flight plan is cancelled when the aircraft reaches the "initial point" on the initial approach portion of the maneuver.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.05.11)

"Close proximity of the helicopter skids, rotors, body or tail to the horses and/or ground poses a safety risk for the horses. Conservative flying patterns that allow a reasonable buffer distance between the helicopter and the horses, and the helicopter and the ground are recommended at all times." Source: Comments from a report from the American Association of Equine Practitioners BLM (Bureau Of Land Management) Task Force that indicated that pilots engaged in the roundup of wild mustangs using helicopters should keep a significant safety buffer between their aircraft and the animals.

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