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August 04, 2008

Boeing Earns FAA Certification For 737 Carbon Brakes

Delta Air Lines To Use Brakes On 737-700s

Boeing announced Monday it earned certification last week from the US Federal Aviation Administration for its new carbon brakes designed for the Next-Generation 737.

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Unlicensed Pilots Making Unwanted Headlines

Recent C172 Accident In Texas Involved Pilot With Long-Expired Medical

Crashes involving unlicensed pilots are the latest issue drawing unwanted attention for general aviation from the House Homeland Security Committee.

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NASA Says Hold Off On 'Life On Mars!' Reports

Phoenix Still Analyzing Martian Soil Data

Despite reports last week by a noted aerospace trade journal -- suggesting NASA was very close to revealing that findings from the Phoenix Mars Lander indicated ideal conditions to support carbon-based life -- on Monday the agency said while the final verdict is still out, no one should hold their breath for such an announcement.

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Cessna Impacts Vacation Home In Oregon Town

Four Confirmed Lost, Including Two Children; Third Still Missing

Officials say at least four people were killed when a Cessna 172 impacted a tree in the Oregon coastal town of Gearhart Monday morning, and came down onto the roof of a vacation rental home.

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Klyde Morris (08.04.08)

Klyde Comes Down Hard From The Oshkosh High...

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.04.08

Conversations From Oshkosh

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.04.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.04.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Conversations From Oshkosh: 08.04.08 (ANN Special Report, a series of short interviews with newsmakers from EAA AirVenture 2008... including Paul Plack's chats with engin

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United, ALPA Reach Temporary Deal On Work Slowdowns

Airline Accused Union Of Mounting 'Sick-Out' Protest

United Airlines plans to cut 950 pilots' jobs as part of a downsizing to battle high fuel costs. Since that announcement, in the period since July 19, the airline says an illegal pilot sick-out protest has forced it to cancel 329 flights, costing millions of dollars, damaging its reputation, and disrupting the travel plans of about 36,000 passengers.

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Machinists Begin Strike At Hawker Beechcraft

89 Percent Of IAM Workers Voted To Walk Out

The situation was tense outside the gates at Hawker Beechcraft's plant in Wichita, KS Monday morning... with over 100 machinists on strike, working to prevent employees from crossing the picket line.

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Five Lost In Vancouver Goose Accident

Crews Spend Hours Searching For Crash Site, Assisted By Survivor's Cell Messages

Of seven people onboard, only two survived the Sunday morning crash of a chartered Grumman Goose near Port Hardy, British Columbia.

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Mike Turner Named Avionics Sales Manager For StandardAero

Follows 28-Year Career At Bombardier

StandardAero has appointed Mike R. Turner as an Avionics Sales Manager supporting the domestic and international sales teams based in Tucson, AZ. In his position, Turner will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth of avionics opportunities for StandardAero and its customers, both in sales and customer relations.

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Should The FAA Revisit The Definitions Of LSA?

Weight Limitation Leads To Interesting Argument, Part One

Established and announced at EAA AirVenture 2004, the Sport Pilot rules and regulations have continued as written, with few modifications. For the purpose of this discussion, we will only concentrate on a few provisions, although many others factor in and will be brought into the arguments as appropriate. What we will explore in this article are the rules, the intent of the rules, the unintended consequences of the sum of the rules, and should they be considered for changes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.04.08

NAFI's new director says, Sport Pilots are real pilots.
A well-known glass-panel trainer says keeping up with new tech is a rush.
And one notable woman in aviation arrived on a Navy S

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.04.08

NAFI's new director says, Sport Pilots are real pilots.
A well-known glass-panel trainer says keeping up with new tech is a rush.
And one notable woman in aviation arrived on a Navy S

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ANN Special Feature: Conversations from Oshkosh - 08.04.08

Short interviews with newsmakers from EAA AirVenture 2008 include Paul Plack's chats with engine developers Tim Archer of Powerplant Developments and Eric Barger of Rotaxmax; Jim Campbell interview

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Feature: WomenVenture!

EAA Recognizes Female Aviators At 'WomenVenture 2008'

It was designed to be "easily be the largest gathering of women pilots in history."

OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Feature: WomenVenture!

EAA Recognizes Female Aviators At 'WomenVenture 2008'

It was designed to be "easily be the largest gathering of women pilots in history." And... it was SO much more. WomenVenture 2008 was developed through a partnership between EAA and Women in Aviation, International, and was officially announced at the WAI convention in San Diego, CA...

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Avidyne Extends MLX770 Datalink Weather Nationwide

Provides Wx Info, Text Messaging Through Iridium Network

Avidyne's two-way datalink transceiver, the MLX770, will now deliver graphical weather and two-way text messaging capability for general aviation operations virtually anywhere in the world. 

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NTSB: Accident Hawker 800 Crashed During Botched Landing

Investigators Recover CVR, Ground Warning System

Investigators released new information this weekend regarding Thursday's fatal crash of a Hawker 800 at a Minnesota airport.

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Dominican Republic Appeals To Oshkosh Visitors

Presidential Decree Encourages GA Travel

Following up on their initial presentation to visitors at Lakeland earlier this year, a delegation of high-level aviation officials from the Dominican Republic came to AirVenture to encourage pilots to visit their Caribbean nation.

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When Birds Of A Feather Get Together

CFO Enjoys Camaraderie At AirVenture '08

With the sheer volume of aircraft arriving at the Oshkosh AirVenture, the opportunity for meeting with one's peers in ownership abounds. The "V" of the Beech Owners Club, as well as the Cessna and Mooney mass fly-ins show the power of a marque.

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X-Air Delivers First Customer Aircraft At AirVenture 2008

Plane Sports A Base Price Less Than Half Of Many Rivals'

It's one of the most affordable factory-built light-sport aircraft on the market... and now, X-Air has officially delivered its first customer airplane. The company delivered what it hopes will be the first of many customer aircraft last week at AirVenture 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.04.08)

Aero-Linx!

No Cessnas here... The Skyhawk Association is an affiliation of individuals who have flown, maintained, or who simply love the A-4 Skyhawk.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.04.08): Relative Bearing

Aero-Terms!

The number of degrees, measured clockwise, between the heading of an aircraft, and the direction from which the bearing is taken.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.04.08)

"It is important to recognize the accomplishments of women in ways that challenge and motivate others. Women can reach for the sky and elevate their lives... We want to celebrate what women have achieved." Source: Elissa Lines, EAA's vice president of commercial and donor relations, and a pilot, talking about the concept behind 'WomenVenture.'

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