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August 01, 2004

Not Quite High Enough

Exxon's Bohannon Fails At Altitude Record Attempt

by Kevin O'Brien and Chris Armstrong Sad faces all round at the Exxon Flyin' Tiger tent in Oshkosh Saturday as Bruce Bohannon taxied in from an unsuccessful attempt at an absolute Unlimited US altitude record for piston aircraft (not, as widely reported elsewhere, a world record). There was no emergency, and Bohannon taxied the Flyin' Tiger in under its own power.

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On/In The Air: Randy Henderson Veteran Airshow Performer

Appearing at EAA AirVenture and A & E Network

Randy Henderson, is a 24-year airshow veteran and 25 year pilot, currently Captain, for Southwest Airlines. The three-time National and former International IAC aerobatic champion will be performing here at AirVenture throughout the week...

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V Aircraft Engines Target 2005 for Certification and Limited Production

V Aircraft Engines' Bambardier V300T powered Murphy SR3500 "Moose" is scheduled to fly during the manufacturer's show case flights on Sunday, August 1, at the AirVenture Airshow in Oshkosh (WI)

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Heavy-Breathing: A First Look At Lancair’s Columbia 400 (Part Six)

233 Kts, FL230, 26 Minutes From Brake Release... Wow! Part Six

It Sure Goes fast… But Does It Go Slow? Stalls are a joke. Both elevator and rudder are limited (with an actual rudder limiter built into the aircraft systems) so as to keep one out of trouble (something I understand the reasoning behind but personally do NOT care for). This is NOT a criticism of the airplane, because this aspect of the design will, no doubt, keep some poorly-trained pilot from doing something stupid.

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Indiana Pilot Snared In Internet Child Predator Sting

A commercial pilot out of LaPorte (IN) was sentenced on Friday in that town's Circuit Court to two years probation for felony attempted child solicitation.

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Van's: They Just Keep Succeeding

by ANN Correspondent Kevin O'Brien We might not have covered Van's Aircraft as much as we should have done, given their dominant position in the SportPlane industry. Why is that? Well, it might be that news is the business of reporting change and especially drama. Van's is remarkably free of drama, and the most important change there, is that more and more customer RVs are flying all the time.

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Five Perish In Chinese Military Crash

A Chinese military aircraft on an anti-drug operations flight crashed in the hills of Chengde city in northern China last Friday.

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ISS 9 Dumps Trash, Celebrates 100th Day In Orbit

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke this week marked their 100th day in orbit, oversaw the undocking of a resupply craft and prepared for their third spacewalk.

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ATS Introduces Replacement for Parker Beading Tools

If you have been looking for a set of Parker beading tools for your toolbox, you probably know that they have become harder and harder to find. Aircraft tool supply has designed a new set of tools to cover the demand.

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Aero-News Plane of the Day: N700AA Helio Turbo Courier

Jay A. Jensen of Bountiful, Utah, doesn't think like the average guy. We never talked to him, but his plane, as these pictures show, has a lot to say for itself.

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AeroComp Subsidiary To Market FLIR For GA

Some time ago, Patrick Farrell lost a friend in an Aerostar crash. On that day, Farrell decided he would develop a low-cost FLIR system that would help save lives by giving pilots of GA aircraft infrared-enhanced vision capability at a reasonable price.

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NTSB Cites Airspeed, Altitude In Kansas Crash

The NTSB has released its final report on the August 8, 2003 crash that took the life of  Col. Michael J. O'Toole, USAF, an ATP-rated pilot with more than 7,000 hours under his belt, but spared his two passengers, his wife Pamela and daughter Shannon.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (08.01.04)

"My own feeling -- and I wasn't there -- was knowing Mike and knowing the situation that something developed at a point where no response was possible. It was either fly into the power line or try to get over the power line. I suppose most anybody would try to get over the power line." Source: Col. Daniel O'Toole, USAF (Ret.). talking about his son, Col. Michael J. O'Toole, USAF, and his fatal crash in a Cessna 182. The crash took his life but spared those of his wife and daughter. The NTSB has just released the final report on the crash.

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A Wing and a Prayer

Want To Get Married At AirVenture? Sure, You Can Do That

A recent and therefore little-known addition to the huge schedule of activities at AirVenture takes place bright and early on convention mornings. You may not know it, but while you're at AirVenture, there's a small group of people praying over the convention activities - praying for the pilots, for safe air shows, and for a safe return home for all visitors.

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