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July 26, 2012

KidVenture 2012

Kids At Oshkosh Can Complete Stations At KidVenture And Win Tools

At Oshkosh AirVenture, adults watch the planes fly by inverted, shop for parts, and look around for flying legends. What about the kids? Now there is something for them too; KidVenture.

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Avidyne Details Their Participation In ADS-B Conflict Detection Development Prog

Working With M.I.T., FAA To Develop Industry-Standard Algorithms For ADS-B-Generated Traffic Alerts

Avidyne said Wednesday that they are actively working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the FAA on the Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The FAA-funded TSAA program is valued at $4 million over three years.

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Concorde Battery Announces Agusta AW139 STC

Piper Selects The Batteries For OEM Equipment in Mirage, Matrix, Seneca Aircraft 

Concorde Battery has received multiple approvals for a replacement battery for the AW139. The approvals include FAA STC SR03072NY, Transport Canada STC SH11-47 and Brazil ANAC STC 2012S04-04. EASA approval is currently pending.

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Jeppesen To Offer Flexible Digital Data Subscription Pricing Options

New Tier For JeppView Designed To Meet Device Access Needs

Jeppesen introduced a new digital JeppView navigation data subscription pricing structure Wednesday that's based on the number of devices powered by Jeppesen data, related to four U.S.-based coverage options. Available for popular mobile device delivery through Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck or personal computer access, the new pricing model will allow customers to choose between two or four “installs,” or device access points.

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Embraer Executive Jets Flying High Through Troubled Economy

Continues Development And Upgrades Of Their Executive Jet Fleet

By John Ylinen While the troubled international economy continues to drive down anticipated demand for new orders especially in the low end of personally owned and operated jets. Ernie Edwards (President) of Embraer Executive Jets, said at a briefing for the media Wednesday at AirVenture that it continues to receive orders, especially in their larger jets, and the pre-owned jet market is improving.

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Panetta Lifts F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions

But Will Require Long-Duration Flights To Stay Close To Airfields

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta says he is satisfied that the Air Force has identified the cause of hypoxia-like symptoms 12 F-22 pilots suffered, and restrictions he placed on use of the fifth-generation fighter will be lifted gradually. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz and other Air Force leaders told Panetta on July 20 that they are confident the root cause of the symptoms is the supply of oxygen to pilots and not the quality of oxygen.

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Out With The Old And Bring In The New

Satisfy Your Need For Speed With A Personal

Have you ever ridden in a Ferrari? How about a Lamborghini? Me neither. I’m not that  well connected to ever have owned one or even have friends that do, but I have ridden in a Falco. A Falco is a homebuilt designed by the iconic Italian aircraft designer Stelio Frati, also the designer of the Siai Marchetti SF-260, a two place rocket ship favored by many of the “Walter Mitty” Fighter Schools used to satisfy the Chuck Yeager hidden deep within.

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Lack Of Welders Brings A Group To Oshkosh To Teach The Skill

Welding Trailer Open To All With A Virtual Welding Machine

Almost everything in the world requires welding. The clothes you are wearing needed to be made by welded machines. Trucks that deliver food need welded parts. However, there is a lack of welders. By 2019, approximately 200,000 welders will be needed across America.

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Piper Launches Seneca V Demo Tour From Oshkosh

Will Visit Four States Between AirVenture And The AOPA Summit

EAA AirVenture 2012 will be the launch site for a multi-state demonstration tour for the Piper Seneca V, a twin-engine turbocharged aircraft currently on display at Wittman Regional Airport. From here, it will head out on a six-state tour of the Midwest and Far West United States involving Piper's aircraft dealer organization with stops at the Reno National Championship Air Races Air Races and Show and AOPA's Summit.

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Would The Moon REALLY Be Anything Like This?

NASA Conducts Mission Simulations in Hawaii

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon. These mission simulations, known as analog missions, are performed at extreme and often remote Earth locations to prepare for robotic and human missions to extraterrestrial destinations.

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Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH

Aircraft Patterned After Long EZ

A 16 minute flight over California's Mojave Desert last Thursday ended with a new speed record for an electric plane and a dead stick landing. The speed? 202.6 mph in level flight was achieved by electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates. The dead stick landing? Also achieved by Chip Yates after "a dead cell killed propulsion after the record run" according to a report on the website WIRED.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.26.12


NTSB Chairman Hersman Holds Her First Oshkosh Forum…

Fact or fiction? Unleaded Avgas by 2013…

EAA Launches Eagle Flight

More AERO-Casts

Airborne--Oshkosh 07.25.12: Flight Design, Quicksilver, Bendix-King, and Rotax!

Oshkosh Day Three Coverage -- Part Three Of Five Part Hightower Interview, Chats With Alan Klapmeier and NTSB's Hersman!!!

LSA's and a visit from NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman topped the news Wednesday. Quicksilver Manufacturing announced in a news release that it had been bought by investors in California, and was becoming Quicksilver Aeronautics.

Airborne--Oshkosh 07.25.12: Flight Design, Quicksilver, Bendix-King, and Rotax!

Oshkosh Day Three Coverage -- Part Three Of Five Part Hightower Interview, Chats With Alan Klapmeier and NTSB's Hersman!!!

LSA's and a visit from NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman topped the news Wednesday. Quicksilver Manufacturing announced in a news release that it had been bought by investors in California, and was becoming Quicksilver Aeronautics. The new owners, Will Escutia and Daniel Perez, say they will keep the company headquarters in Temecula, CA, and plan to bring new aircraft to market. Flight Design USA is adding to the number of places where new pilots can be trained. The Connecticut company has a 31-outlet network of represe

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NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman Holds First Oshkosh Forum

Answers Questions From Members About A Variety Of Issues

NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman held her first public forum at AirVenture Wednesday. The chair of the safety board appeared in Forum Pavilion 7 with EAA president and CEO Rod Hightower, talking about the various functions of the agency, and answering questions from the somewhat sparse crowd which turned out to see her.

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GAMI Hopes To Have Unleaded Fuel By End 2013

Going For New ASTM Standard And STC

George Braly, co-owner of GAMI (General Aviation Modifications, Inc.) says the time is now. As we all know, lead in aviation fuel has a grim future and the need for a solution is urgent. In a presentation Tuesday at Airventure, Braly said that GAMI is developing a solution, G100UL that is now being tested and in the certification stage.

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Quicksilver Announces Ownership Change

Quicksilver Aeronautics Has New Management, New Directions

After 13 years of steady leadership from Carl von Hirsch and his team, Quicksilver Manufacturing has become Quicksilver Aeronautics, with new owners who say they plan to offer pilots fresh choices in familiar aircraft designs.

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Rotax Announces ASTM Certification For Their New 912 iS

Additional Certifications Are On The Way, Engine Management System By Rockwell Collins

Officials from Rotax announced Tuesday at AirVenture that the new Rotax 912 iS Fuel Injected engine received ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) certification on July 16th. The ASTM Standard F2339-06 is the benchmark for design and manufacture for light sport aircraft.

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EAA Launches Eagle Flights Aviation Mentoring Program With Inaugural Flight

Texas Educator Receives Program’s First Flight From EAA President

EAA inaugurated the organization’s new Eagle Flights program Tuesday. The program is designed to give adults an opportunity to achieve their aviation dreams, with a flight during the renowned EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in and convention.

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Chinese EAA Pavilion Opened

Chinese And EAA To Work Together To Increase Chinese GA

Chinese aviation officials opened the Chinese EAA Pavilion at OSH Monday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Approximately one hundred members of the Chinese delegation consisting of Chinese aviation business leaders and government officials were welcomed to Airventure Barry Valentine, EAA Director Emeritus.

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Diamond D-JET Coming To EAA AirVenture 2012

On Hand For 'Jet Day' On Thursday

Diamond will be flying D-JET prototype 003 to Oshkosh on Thursday July 26th for the “Jet-Day” static display at Phillips 66 Plaza. “The D-JET program has continued to make steady progress through the industry wide turbulence of the past several years,” said Peter Maurer, President and CEO of Diamond's Canadian operations.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.26.12)

"One of the major findings for us that was a surprise was that we thought we were going to see in-flight break-ups of airplanes. We didn't see that. These were well-built airplanes." Source: NTSB chair Deborah A.P. Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.12): Unusual Attitude

An unintentional, unanticipated, or extreme aircraft attitude.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.12)

Unleaded Avgas ARC

The Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAT ARC) submitted a final report to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which recommended options on how the agency can better understand the challenges of transitioning the piston engine-powered aircraft fleet to unleaded avgas.

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Mobile OSH2012 Sponsor: WingX

Oshkosh 2012 Sponsor: Hilton Software

Founded in 2003, Hilton Software LLC is a market-leader in the development of leading-edge aviation software for General Aviation, Commercial, and Military pilots. WingX specialized in software for smartphones and tablet devices, including iOS and Android platforms. The latest version of the WingX Pro 7 software features Track Up capability. By leveraging the multi-layered architecture of its patent-pending split-screen technology, WingX Pro7 seamlessly rotates VFR and IFR enroute charts so that the aircraft is always traveling up the screen. WingX Pro7 rotates airport and fix identifiers, VOR identifiers and frequencies, as well as ADS-B weather and traffic and other important information.

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