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August 02, 2008

Airshow Pilot Runs Afoul Of Oshkosh Airshow Security

Questions Remain About Incident Involving Patty Wagstaff

Normally when one hears about skirmishes with security at a fly-in or an airshow -- at least here at ANN HQ -- we tend to think about the ongoing soap opera involving Sun 'N Fun and Jim Campbell... but this time the story is a mite different, and a mite perplexing.

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First SpaceX Launch Attempt Aborts At T-Zero

Window Open Through August 5

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.02.08 1830 EDT: After a 16-month hiatus, Space Exploration Technologies plans to try again and launch its Falcon 1 rocket sometime Saturday evening.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Five!

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, August 1st, 2008

The day began with the official dedication of the FAA's new control tower at Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Five!

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, August 1st, 2008.
 
The day began with the official dedication of the FAA's new control tower at Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport.

A Turbine Mooney! Planemaker, RR Sign Agreement For Joint Project

New Powerplant Offers Fuel Alternative For GA

Mooney Airplane Company announced Friday at AirVenture that the company has entered into a joint engineering project with Rolls-Royce, to explore the use of the newly-announced RR500 turbine "to complement the current Mooney product line."

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A Cab With A View: New OSH Control Tower Dedicated

State-Of-The-Art Facility Cost $6.3M Incl. Equipment

The new Oshkosh control tower was dedicated Friday morning by a plethora of federal and local officials.

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FAA Investigating Buzzing Beech Over CA Neighborhood

Pilot May Have Also Busted A Presidential TFR In '06

The FAA is investigating whether a Concord, CA pilot repeatedly buzzed his ex-girlfreind's neighborhood. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus declined to comment on the investigation, but he did confirm that the single engine Beechcraft involved in the low level hijinks belongs to 50 year-old Thomas Mark Huey.

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House Committee Advances 'Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act'

HANGUP Aims To Keep Cell Phones Off Airlines

According to some members of Congress, cell phone calls on airplanes in flight are not only unsafe, they're obnoxious and they should be permanently banned.

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Klyde Morris (08.02.08)

The Harsh Truth Sets In For Klyde...

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Women Soar! An Interview With WAI President Peggy Chabrian

"What's Great About Aviation Is It Is Open To Women"

Friday was an historic day at AirVenture. The largest gathering of women aviators in history gathered in AeroShell Square, many of them wearing commemorative pink T-Shirts, appropriately titled, Women Soar. EAA and Women in Aviation, Intl. (WAI), organized the event where hundreds of women aviators of all ages and from all over the world, gathered to show their unending enthusiasm for aviation. All week, WAI has been registering the women in a special log book at the WAI booth at AirVenture.

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Lockheed Martin Trims Back Shuttle External Tank Program

Job Cuts Begin In Fall, Will Continue Through September 2010

The first major round of layoffs tied to the September 2010 retirement of the space shuttle fleet was announced Friday. Lockheed Martin informed its Michoud Operations workforce employee reductions would begin in the fall of 2008 and continue through September 2010 as a result of the build-out of external tanks to support the planned fly-out of the Space Shuttle program.

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EAA Raises $500,000 In Mustang AV8R Charity Auction

One-Off Factory-Built Collectible Sports Aviation Theme

It's one pricey Pony, with a pricetag befitting a Cessna more than a Ford... but each and every dollar was for a great cause. Ford's special, one-off Mustang AV8R sold for $500,000 Thursday evening at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction, part of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2008.

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Congress Awards Funding For Six F-35B STOVL Aircraft

Marine Corps. Planes Included In 2008 Defense Budget

On Thursday, Lockheed Martin reported that the Pentagon has released $1 billion to move forward with production on the first six F-35B Lightning II aircraft for the Marine Corps.

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First ERAU President To Be Honored On EAA Memorial Wall

Jack Hunt's Plaque Will Be Dedicated Sunday

A plaque honoring Jack Hunt, the first president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will be dedicated on the EAA Memorial Wall at AirVenture 2008 during a ceremony on Sunday, August 3.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

During 1944 and 1945 the squadrons of 205 Group were launching air attacks from bases in Italy. In many ways their efforts were the same as those of aircrews attached to Bomber Command in Britain, yet conditions for the men were very different.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.02.08): Hypoxia

Aero-Terms!

Condition where a person has been deprived of oxygen. The effects of hypoxia normally disappear as soon as the person is able to resume breathing properly oxygenated air. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.02.08)

"The RR500 turbine introduced this week by Rolls-Royce represents the next step in our exploration of alternative fuel power for personal aircraft. The rugged Mooney airframe is uniquely suited to accept the power of the Rolls-Royce engine and we're very excited about working with Rolls-Royce to examine to the possibility of bringing a Jet-A powered Mooney turboprop to the market in the future."

Source: Mooney Airplane Company President and CEO Dennis Ferguson. Mooney announced Friday at AirVenture that the company has entered into a joint engineering project with Rolls-Royce, to explore the use of the newly-announced RR500 turbine "to complement the current Mooney product line."

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