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September 03, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.12

Richard Bach’s Condition is Improving…..

Are American and US Airways Moving Closer to a Merger?

Diamond Aircraft Introduces a New DA42

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.03.12

Author and Aviator Richard Bach Critically Injured  Flying an Experimental Amphib…

The Hoppers Jet Team Loses Its Newest Team Member as an L39 Goes Down&he

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Aero-TV: Oshkosh 2012 Revisited -- One On One with Rod Hightower (Part 1)

Frank and Comprehensive Interview Offers Insights Into Hightower's Leadership

Just before this year's annual aerial extravaganza at Oshkosh, ANN managed to wangle some quality time with EAA Boss Rod Hightower.... just a year into this official leadership of the organization. Webcast in five parts as a component of our daily LIVE Airborne coverage during the show, we've had a number of requests for the interview, itself, separate from all the many other stories that were part of each day's jam-packed episodes.... and here it is.

Aero-TV: Oshkosh 2012 Revisited -- One On One with Rod Hightower (Part 1)

Frank and Comprehensive Interview Offers Insights Into Hightower's Leadership

Just before this year's annual aerial extravaganza at Oshkosh, ANN managed to wangle some quality time with EAA Boss Rod Hightower.... just a year into this official leadership of the organization. Webcast in five parts as a component of our daily LIVE Airborne coverage during the show, we've had a number of requests for the interview, itself, separate from all the many other stories that were part of each day's jam-packed episodes.... and here it is.

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Airborne 08.31.12: Great Lakes Rebirth, Gamera Hovers, New World Balloon Champ!

Also: Firefighting By Night Vision, B787 Turns One, NIMBY Screws Helo Program, Remembering Armstrong, Space Snacks

WACO Classic Aircraft is making progress on the first Great Lakes biplane airframe, as well as the first airplane ordered by a customer. The company says the project is moving into high gear with nearly all vendors online, all of the engineering updates approved, and drawing updates mostly complete. A team of students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland have soared to new heights in their quest for the Sikorsky Prize. With new freshman pilot Henry Enerson providing the power, the human powered helico

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Klyde Morris (09.03.12)

An Equal Oppotunity Lampoonist, Klyde Takes Aim At The Democratic Convention

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Elon Musk Considering A Holding Company For SpaceX, Tesla

Company Would Not Be Publicly Traded

The founder of both SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla Motors is mulling a plan that would create a holding company that would own stock in both companies, but Elon Musk says the stock would not be publicly traded.

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Wreckage Of 707 From 1966 Found In French Alps

Diplomatic Mail, Newspapers, Other Debris Discovered By Hikers

The wreckage of a Boeing 707 which went down 46 years ago in the French Alps has been discovered by some hikers on Mont Blanc. The wreckage is thought to be that of Air India Flight 101, a Boeing 707 which impacted the mountain on January 24, 1966 on a flight from Mumbai to New York with several intermediate stops. The flight had departed Beirut on its way to Geneva when the accident occurred.

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Company Claims Reduced Float Drag With New Paint

Product Designed To Be Environmentally Friendly

A new product for the floatplane industry has been introduced by HullSpeed Performance Marine Coatings. Called "FloatSpeed," the new coating is designed for marine and amphibious float plane applications, and the company says it combines drag reduction and pro-environment properties to improve the performance of seaplane floats.

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TSA Detains Ron Paul, Family, Airplane

Private Aircraft Getting Ready To Depart From RNC In Tampa

As Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was getting ready to depart from Clearwater, FL, in a private airplane Wednesday, he was reportedly held up by as many as eight TSA agents who blocked them from boarding the plane and taking off.

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Saturn And Its Largest Moon Reflect Their True Colors

Spacecraft In Orbit For Eight Years Still Uncovering New Phenomena

Posing for portraits for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, show spectacular colors in a quartet of images released this week. One image captures the changing hues of Saturn's northern and southern hemispheres as they pass from one season to the next.

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Era Selects Becker Emergency Beacon Locator For AW139 SAR Fleet

Company Provides Service To The Offshore Oil And Gas Industry

Becker Avionics' new airborne BD406 Beacon Decoder has been selected by Era Helicopters LLC for their Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (SAR/EMS) AW139 helicopter fleet. Era Helicopters offers 24-hour FAA-approved, SAR/EMS capabilities and other services to offshore oil and gas companies located in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as advanced life support paramedic resources.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.03.12)

Aero Linx: Japan Aeronautic Association (JAA) The Japan Aeronautic Association (JAA) is a national foundation established for the purpose of promoting the development of aeronautics and astronautics in Japan and enhancing the cooperation with world aerospace communities. In order to promote the civil aviation, the JAA is engaged in various public service activities such as aviation culture, aviation heritage, aviation sports, regional aviation and schedule coordination.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.03.12): Radar Contact Lost

Radar Contact Lost Used by ATC to inform a pilot that radar data used to determine the aircraft's position is no longer being received, or is no longer reliable and radar service is no longer being provided. The loss may be attributed to several factors including the aircraft merging with weather or ground clutter, the aircraft operating below radar line of sight coverage, the aircraft entering an area of poor radar return, failure of the aircraft transponder, or failure of the ground radar equipment.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.03.12)

"... It's a real dump up there." Source: Part of a remark credited to Arnaud Christmann, one of the hikers who discovered the wreckage of a Boeing 707 which went down 46 years ago in the French Alps' Mont Blanc. The wreckage is thought to be that of Air India Flight 101, a Boeing 707 which impacted the mountain on January 24, 1966 on a flight from Mumbai to New York with several intermediate stops. The flight had departed Beirut on its way to Geneva when the accident occurred. 

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