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July 23, 2012

Is That An EFIS In Your Pocket?

Dynon Unveils D1 Portable GA Flight Information System

Dynon is introducing a portable true attitude indicator that can be used by ALL pilots. The D1 utilizes the same Dynon MEMS-based AHRS technology that has made Dynon the leading supplier of EFIS (Electronic Flight Information Systems) in experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. This new D1 Pocket Panel can be used by all GA pilots.

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CAF To Showcase Multiple Aircraft At Oshkosh

Fifi Will Headline The Display Late In The Week

The CAF is planning to bring more than 10 of its vintage aircraft to EAA AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, WI, which will feature CAF performances new to the event as well as ride opportunities in the B-29.

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CAP Cadets Provide Support For AirVenture

Part Of Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment

Cadets and officers attending Civil Air Patrol’s National Blue Beret Encampment will again participate in one of the largest and most prestigious aerospace education learning environments in the world during AirVenture 2012.

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Florida Pilot Fatally Injured Enroute To Oshkosh

RV-4 Went Down In Polk County, GA

A Nassau County, FL man was fatally injured Friday when the Vans RV-4 he was flying to the EAA fly-in in Oshkosh, WI, went down in Polk County, GA.

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United Launch Alliance Completes Crucial Commercial Crew Development Milestone

ULA Completes Reviews Which Establishes Atlas V Design And Certification Baseline For Human Spaceflight

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA successfully completed the fifth milestone of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) Unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA.

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Kirby Chambliss To Sign Autographs At PS Engineering Booth

Aerobatics And Air Race Champion Will Appear Thursday

Audio panel manufacturer PS Engineering is hosting a visit from aerobatics pilot and two time Red Bull air racing champion Kirby Chambliss, who will be at their booth during EAA AirVenture 2012 to sign autographs and visit with fans.

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Zodiac Aerospace-Avox Systems Unveils Infiniox On Board Oxygen Generation System

New GA Unit And Crew Mask Will Be Displayed At Oshkosh

The Oxygen Systems Division of Zodiac Aerospace is unveiling its new on-board oxygen generating system (OBOGS) and General Aviation Crew Mask for light, unpressurized single and twin engine aircraft at the Oshkosh this week.

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DHC-6 Twin Otter STC SA03971AT Approved For Concorde Batteries

Authorizes Replacement Of Nickel-Cadmium Or Lead-Acid Batteries

Concorde announced on the opening day of Oshkosh that its RG-380E/60L has been selected as the Original Equipment battery for Viking Air Limited new production DHC-6-400 aircraft. Concorde is also pleased to announce FAA approval of STC SA03971AT to replace nickel-cadmium main and auxiliary batteries on DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 vintage aircraft.

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Earth-Observing Camera Launched To ISS

ISERV Pathfinder To Be Installed In The Station's Destiny Laboratory

A remote-controlled Earth-observing camera system called ISERV launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's third H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) Friday. Once installed, the system will be directed by researchers on the ground to acquire imagery of specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies.

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GE Aviation Signs Contract For Systems On Boeing KC-46A Tanker

Components To Include The FMS For The New Air Force Tanker Fleet

GE Aviation has signed an agreement with Boeing potentially worth up to $180 million to provide the mission control system for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46A tanker. The agreement includes design, development and production throughout the life of the program.

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NAVAIR's Biofuel Efforts Energize Green Strike Group during RIMPAC Exercise

Aircraft Flying On A Camelina Oil-Jet Fuel Blend

NAVAIR’s fuels team is helping the Navy move closer to its goal of deploying a “fleet of ships powered by biofuels.” The fuels team developed a 50/50 blend of camelina oil and JP-5 jet fuel for aircraft and a 50/50 blend of F-76 petroleum and algae-based biofuel to power the ship engines being used during the biennial Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercise.

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Bluesky Invests In Advanced Aerial Mapping System

Combines LiDAR With Hi-Res Aerial Photography

Leicestershire (UK) aerial surveying company Bluesky has purchased and airborne system that combines laser mapping with high resolution aerial photography and infrared image capture. The system allows high precision mapping of the land and cities in 3D together with aerial image capture and a thermal mapping capability to measure heat loss from buildings.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.12

Opening Day at Oshkosh and the NTSB Faces a Busy Week…

Bendix King buys into the Keep It Simple Philosophy…

And in case you spent the

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Bendix/King Unveils New 'myWingMan' App

Also Rolls Out New KMA 30 Audio Aircraft Control System

Equipping pilots with sophisticated tools to simplify flight operations, Bendix/King revealed myWingMan, a flight planning and in-flight navigation support application Sunday evening at AirVenture. The myWingMan application provides full enroute navigation on a moving map display, real-time weather information, and synthetic vision for improved flight navigation and safety.

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NEW Twice-Weekly Airborne 07.20.12: OSH2012!, Sonex Upgrades, United/Continental

Also: Ballooning Nationals, Congress Targets Aviation, Solar Impulse, Islands Open Up Airspace... and More!!

Oshkosh is just hours away and ANN is thick in the middle of the most extensive coverage prep in the business. Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the JSX-1 -- the JSX-1 will be flying a 5-minute demonstration in three of AirVenture’s pre-airshow showcases, appearing Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Famed airshow pilot Bob Carlton will pilot. And for those who prefer to travel at a slightly slower pace, Sonex has announced the addition of pre-fabricated parts for its popular Sonex and Waiex kit models

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NTSB To Make 20 GA Safety Presentations At Oshkosh

GA Safety Added To The Board's 'Most Wanted List' Of Safety Improvements Last Year

Senior investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will provide 20 presentations on a variety of aviation safety issues at AirVenture 2012, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh, WI, this week.

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Grass Runway Opens At EAA AirVenture

Located Near The Approach End Of 36L At Wittman Field

In a year full of new features and attractions at EAA AirVenture, EAA will also offer a grass landing strip, making landings safer and more efficient. The grass landing strip is perfect for aircraft with a tailwheel or tailskid and is located southwest of the approach end of runway 36L.

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Just Aircraft Unveils Their Super STOL Highlander Prototype

The Yet To Be Named Aircraft's Flight Debut Set For Monday At The AirVenture Ultralight Area

Just Aircraft of Walhalla, SC,  will demonstrate their latest variant of their popular  Highlander Homebuilt aircraft in the Ultralight area at EAA's AirVenture on Monday.

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The Day Before Opening Day

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like AirVenture at Wittman Field

There's something ... different ... about the day before opening day of AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Among the exhibitors and vendors, there's a sense of urgency and purpose.

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The Original RV Gets An Avionics Update

Trig Transponder Installed In Recently-Restored RV-1

Richard VanGrunsven designed the RV-1 back in 1965, rebuilt from a Stits Playboy he had purchased while serving in the Air Force in Michigan. All later Vans designs grew from the inspiration of that first airplane, and if you visit the "Vans Air Force" area at Oshkosh, you'll get an idea of the legacy the airplane has created.

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Klyde Morris 07.23.2012

Zif Takes Klyde Back To The Future


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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.23.12)

"In particular, we're look forward to interacting with experimental aircraft builders to relay the findings and recommendations from our E-AB safety study." Source: NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman, discussing safety forums to be offered at AirVenture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.12): DF Guidance

Headings provided to aircraft by facilities equipped with direction finding equipment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.12)

AirVenture Museum

The EAA AirVenture Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world. The museum features a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes and four movie theaters.

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