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July 27, 2010

NTSB 'Go' Team En Route To Saudi Arabia

Will Assist Government With MD-11 Freighter Accident Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of Saudi Arabia with its investigation of Tuesday's cargo airplane accident in Riyadh.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.10

AirVenture Opening Day produces big EAA news.
PiperSport gathers distributors.
And the recession at least opens up some parking lots.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.27.10

AirVenture Opening Day produces big EAA news.
PiperSport gathers distributors.
And the recession at least opens up some parking lots.


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ANN Special Feature: EAA Coping with the Rain - 07.27.10

Dick Knapinski, Media Relations Director for the Experimental Aircraft Association, briefs reporters on EAA's efforts to deal with record rainfall in the days immediately preceding AirVenture, and

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Belite Rolls Out Two New Models At Airventure

The "Superlight" Ultralight And The "Supertrike" Tricycle

Belite Aircraft has brought two new ultralight aircraft to AirVenture this year, rolling out a low cost version of the "Superlite" FAA Part 103 high performance single seat aircraft, and a tricycle gear configuration as well.

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Gross Weight Increase for STOL CH 750 Light Sport Utility Kit Plane

Aircraft Gross Weight Bumped 120 Pounds

Zenith Aircraft Company has announced a design gross weight increase for the STOL CH 750 aircraft design. The aircraft design gross weight has been increased from 1,320 lbs. to 1,440 lbs., an increase of 120 lbs.

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Garmin Showcases 'Connected Cockpit' Goodies At Oshkosh

Product Line To Enhance Connectivity, Natural Stability of Aircraft

Garmin is ready to plug pilots into the cockpit ... literally. And they brought the goods to Oshkosh to prove it. Among the company's line up this year are a pair of independent systems designed to offer pilots a hearty flow of data-rich features to include worldwide weather, voice and data communication.

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U-S-A! U-S-A! American Students Win International Rocket Contest Fly-Off

Penn Manor High School Claims Transatlantic Victory At Farnborough International Airshow

Student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States competed Friday in the Third Annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge. The four-member team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA posted the best score to win the international fly-off.

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Terrafugia Showcases Design Of Next Generation Transition

Flight Testing And Modeling Basis For Next Prototype Currently In Production

Attendees at the opening day of EAA AirVenture Monday were provided an update on the progress of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or "Flying Car" and the unveiling of a scalable model of the Beta Prototype (stage 2) next generation design.

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Cessna Marks Anniversaries at 2010 AirVenture

25 Years Of The Venerable Caravan, 50 Years Of The C210

Cessna flies into the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference - AirVenture 2010 - with a salute to classic aircraft past and present. In addition to a static display that includes its full line of piston and turboprop aircraft and several business jets.

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Aerospace CEOs Agree On Approach To Volcanic Ash And ATM Harmonization

AIA And ASD Reaffirm Trans-Atlantic Industry Cooperation In Wide-Ranging Discussions

Industry leaders from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) exchanged views on how to expand their close collaboration at a meeting at the Farnborough International Airshow Tuesday morning.

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Garmin G500 and G600 Upgrades to Support Worldwide Weather

Also Adds AOPA Database, Other New Capabilities

Garmin announced Monday that the G500/G600 will soon have new features and capabilities thanks to a software upgrade expected by the fourth quarter of 2010.

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NASA Telescope Finds Elusive 'Buckyballs' In Space

It's The First Time The Carbon Molocules Have Been Seen Outside The Lab

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago.

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Two Next-Generation 737s Ordered By Alaska Airlines

Will Join Existing Fleet Of 116 Of The Aircraft In Alaska

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that the carrier has exercised options for two additional Next-Generation 737-800s.

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FAB, Embraer Announce Plan For KC 390 Initial Acquisition

Brazilian Air Force Intends To Acquire 28 Of The Aircraft

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) says it plans to buy 28 KC-390 aircraft. Embraer and FAB announced the move in a joint news conference last week at the Farnborough Airshow.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day One

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 26th.
 
The topic on everyone's mind on opening day was the recent record rainfall. In his remarks, EAA Chairman and President Tom Poberezny addressed the issue.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Bose Aviation Headset A20 -- Making The Cockpit A Quieter Place

 

Bose Upgrades A Game-Changing Headset
 
If you've been saving your loose change in a jar for the day you could finally spring for the Bose Aviation Headset Ten, keep the jar going, but you won't be buying a Ten. The product has been discontinued effective immediately. The replacement is the Bose Aviation Headset A20, and you'll like it.

 

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010 -- Homebuilders Hangar Dedication

 

AirVenture now has a dedicated hangar for homebuilt aircraft in the "old NASA pavilion" located by the government pavilion. The hangar was formally dedicated Monday night by EAA President Tom Poberezny. 

 

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day One

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 26th

The topic on everyone's mind on opening day was the recent record rainfall. In his remarks, EAA Chairman and President Tom Poberezny addressed the issue. And... In an unexpected announcement, Poberezny introduced the man who will replace him as President of EAA.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Bose Aviation Headset A20 -- Making The Cockpit Quieter

Bose Upgrades A Game-Changing Headset

If you've been saving your loose change in a jar for the day you could finally spring for the Bose Aviation Headset Ten, keep the jar going, but you won't be buying a Ten. The product has been discontinued effective immediately. The replacement is the Bose Aviation Headset A20, and you'll like it.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010 -- Homebuilders Hangar Dedication

Oshkosh Homebuilders Have A New Home

AirVenture now has a dedicated hangar for homebuilt aircraft in the "old NASA pavilion" located by the government pavilion. The hangar was formally dedicated last night by EAA President Tom Poberezny. The hangar's sponsor is Aircraft Spruce and Speciality, a supplier of homebuilder materials, tools and pilot supplies. Outside the hangar were a Sonex by Robert Carson, a Kitfox with a Radial Engine by John McBean, an RV-12 by John Nines and the Maverick Flying Car by Steve Saint.

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Making The Cockpit A Quieter Place

New Bose Headset Offers Significant Noise Cancelling Improvements

Bose introduced its newest noise cancelling headset early Monday morning at AirVenture at Oshkosh. The company says the A20 Aviation Headset is the result of more than 30 years of ongoing research in noise reduction technology.

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Cirrus Aircraft Puts Perspective ESP On SR-Series Aircraft

System Detects And Corrects Unsafe Flight Conditions Even When Hand-Flying

A new safety and flight stability augmentation system from Garmin will be available on Cirrus SR-Series Aircraft for new orders scheduled for Fall 2010 delivery, Cirrus announced Sunday just before the opening of AirVenture 2010.

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Cessna 162 Skycatcher Pilot Handbook Now Online

Compliments Company's Online Sport/Private Pilot Course

Cessna has posted the complete pilot handbook for its new 162 Skycatcher online.

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The Little Airport That Did

Hospitality, Hash-Tags Morph Stranded Pilots Into Happy Campers

Nestled about 34 nautical miles south of Oshkosh, the Dodge County Airport, located in the tiny town of Juneau, WI, sits quietly among the lush, rolling hills of rural Wisconsin. 

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Lycoming-Powered Lancair, LSA Engines Ready For Orders

New Engine Brings Single-Lever Power Management To Evolution Aircraft

Lycoming announced Monday at EAA Airventure Oshkosh that Lancair is now taking orders for its piston Evolution aircraft, powered by Lycoming's TEO-540-EXP Integrated Electronic Engine (iE2).

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Women In Aviation Comes To AirVenture With An Action-Packed Agenda

New Scholarships, Radio Show And WomenVenture

Dr. Peggy Chabrian, President of Women in Aviation, runs a great organization. And it comes to AirVenture with numerous announcements and activities throughout the week to reach out to and recognize women in aviation.

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And Now ... It Floats

Belite Aircraft Introduces Float Kits

Belite Aircraft has gotten together with MukTuk Floats of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to offer a straight float kit, allowing pilots to convert any Belite into a seaplane.

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Brookings Institute Report Sings GA's Praises

Wichita Leads U.S. Cities In Exports

The Brookings Institution released a study Monday pointing to Wichita, the home of Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, as the leading U.S. city with respect to exports driving Gross Metropolitan Product (GMP).

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Woman Fatally Injured In Base Jumping Accident

Jump Took Place Near Baring, WA

A woman has been fatally injured in a base jumping accident near Baring, WA, when her parachute failed to open.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.27.10)

"When you are exposed to aviation early in your life, there's a good chance that you'll stay involved in aviation." Source: Incoming EAA President and CEO Rod Hightower. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.10): Torching

The burning of fuel at the end of an exhaust pipe or stack of a reciprocating aircraft engine, the result of an excessive richness in the fuel air mixture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.10)

US Ultralight Association

When you think of Oshkosh, you think of sport aviation, and when you think of sport aviation, ultralights usually come to mind.

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