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September 03, 2009

ANN Special Feature: Lance Neibauer: The Lancair Story - 09.03.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Lance Neibauer, designer of the Lancair kitplanes which also spawned Columbia Aircraft and now the Cessna Corvalis models, about his early career and influences.

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ANN Special Feature: Lance Neibauer: The GA Marketplace - 09.04.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with aircraft designer and entrepreneur Lance Neibauer about starting a company in the current economic environment, the future for the aerospace scene in Bend, Oregon, and w

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.03.09

The FAA wants to let approved training programs do ground school on-line.
Air Trek wins a symbolic battle with the FAA.
And Solberg Airport wins a round against NIMBYs and eminent dom

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.03.09

The FAA wants to let approved training programs do ground school on-line.
Air Trek wins a symbolic battle with the FAA.
And Solberg Airport wins a round against NIMBYs and eminent dom

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.03.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.03.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.03.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Lance Neibauer: The Lancair Story - 09.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with Lancair Designer, Lance Neibauer)

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American Legend Aircraft Company Offers 'Cash For Junkers' Program

Trade In Any Old Airplane On A New Legend Cub

Were you feeling left out of the "Cash for Clunkers" program? Does "Cash for Appliances" not stir the need in you for a new washing machine? Try this on for size. American Legend Aircraft Company announced Tuesday its "Cash For Junkers" rebate program offering $4,500 back on the purchase of a new Legend Cub.

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Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser Defeats Ground Target In Flight Test

First Successful Firing Of An Air-To-Ground Laser

It looks like once again the stuff of science fiction has become reality. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force defeated a ground target from the air on Sunday with the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) aircraft, demonstrating ATL's first air-to-ground, high-power laser engagement of a tactically representative target.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Air Tractor Accident

Pilot "Collided With Rising Terrain" While Fighting Hoyt Fire In Nevada

The NTSB has issues a preliminary report in the August 20th accident in which an Air Tractor engaged in a firefighting mission crashed, killing the pilot.

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Embry-Riddle Researchers Develop UAS Sims With Real-Time Air Traffic

Embeds Live Air Traffic And Weather Information Into UAS Training

Researchers at Embry-Riddle have developed a unique solution that will train future UAS operators while also testing concepts that may ultimately lead to integrating UASs into the National Airspace System.

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Lawyer Admits To Soliciting Families Too Soon After Colgan Accident

Pays A Fine Of $5,000

New Jersey Attorney Richard J. Weiner has admitted that he did not wait the required 45 days before sending a letter to families of the victims of the Colgan Air Flight 3407 accident seeking their business, and has paid a $5,000 fine as a result.

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Two Walk Away When Airplane Lands On I-495

Stall Practice Ends When Engine Quits

A Piper Cherokee reportedly practicing stalls near Bedford Airport in Massachusetts experienced an engine failure and made an emergency landing on  I-495 Tuesday morning. Both the pilot and passenger walked away dazed but unhurt, but the aircraft suffered significant damage.

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Study Shows North America A Net Exporter Of Av Maintenance Services

Trade Surplus Exceeds $2 Billion

The aerospace research and marketing firm AeroStrategy has recently completed a study on the global civil MRO market, which exceeded $50 billion in 2008, with North America (the U.S. and Canada) accounting for $19.4 billion of the total.

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Jet Carrying New York Mayor Bloomberg Hit By Bird

Bloomberg, Others Were Traveling To Kennedy Funeral

A plane carrying New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy was struck by a bird over Long Island Saturday.

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Drunk German Pilot Asks Control Tower 'Where Have You Hidden Yourself?'

He Said He Had A Party To Go To, But Apparently Started Early

We're not sure how this story doesn't end in tragedy, but somehow, it doesn't. A 65-year-old German pilot suddenly finds himself without a pilots license OR a drivers license after becoming so drunk in flight he could not find his way back to the airport.

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Aero-TV: AirVenture Hideaway - Chuck Swain’s Beer Coffin

Chuck Swain’s Unique Gathering, a “Bier” of “Beer”

Each year, over 40,000 EAA AirVenture attendees opt to enjoy the event from the cozy campgrounds of Camp Scholler.  Located adjacent to the EAA Convention grounds, the 140-acres pack with living arrangements of all sizes, from tents to large RVs.  The site transforms into an “Aviation City,” as EAA has nicknamed it, equipped with shower facilities, food services, and even two general stores.  What community, however, would be complete without a proper watering hole?

Aero-TV:  Flight Tip of the Week - Kings’ C.H.O.R.R.D. Checklist

John and Martha King Explain Safety Assessment Prior to Departure

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  This year’s featured speakers were the internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week - Kings’ C.H.O.R.R.D. Checklist

John and Martha King Explain Safety Assessment Prior to Departure

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  This year’s featured speakers were the internationally renowned duo, John and Martha King.

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Aero-TV: AirVenture Hideaway - Chuck Swain’s Beer Coffin

Chuck Swain’s Unique Gathering, a “Bier” of “Beer”

Each year, over 40,000 EAA AirVenture attendees opt to enjoy the event from the cozy campgrounds of Camp Scholler. Located adjacent to the EAA Convention grounds, the 140-acres pack with living arrangements of all sizes, from tents to large RVs. The site transforms into an “Aviation City,” as EAA has nicknamed it, equipped with shower facilities, food services, and even two general stores. What community, however, would be complete without a proper watering hole?

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passes Significant Design Milestone

Agency Hopes Orion Will Carry Crew To ISS, Beyond

NASA has taken a major step toward building the next crew exploration vehicle by completing the Orion Project's preliminary design review, or PDR. Orion is being designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and other destinations.

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Eclipse Is Back!

Company Re-Opened Tuesday As Eclipse Aerospace

The airplane is sometimes called an airborne SUV, but to it's fans, it represents the freedom to go places and do things quickly and efficiently in one's own private jet. It was that attitude that caused Mason Holland Jr. to go from trying to get back his deposit on an Eclipse 500 to spending $40 million to buy the company.

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Gates Explains Opposition To Alternate F-35 Engine

Believes F136 Engine Would Face Same Development Problems As Primary Engine

A proposed alternative engine for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter would cost far more than the existing engine and push back the production timetable, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said this week. Gates visited the Lockheed Martin F-35 factory in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31.

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GE Proposes Single-Price Deal For Alternate JSF Engine

Would Build First 100 Engines At A Fixed Cost

GE Aviation and Rolls Royce have pitched the Pentagon on a new business plan in which the companies would sell th DoD the F136 alternative JSF engine under a fixed-price contract.

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Two Helicopter Crash Victims Were FAA Safety Inspectors

One Was Killed, The Other Injured When The Aircraft Went Down

Two FAA safety inspectors were aboard a Robertson R44 helicopter when it went down Tuesday, killing one and injuring the other. No cause for the incident has been determined.

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Dutch Teenager Builds, Flies Pedal-Powered Plane

Quite An Accomplishment For Someone Who Had Never FLown Before

A lot of us have made jokes about airplanes being held together with twist-ties, tin foil, and gum, but a Dutch teenager has actually built and flown one made out of balsa wood, polyurethane, and rip-resistant foil.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.03.09)

"As far as I know, the airplane was in fine condition before he left. But like anything mechanical, you can turn the key and hope everything continues to work. Sometimes it doesn’t." Source:  East Coast Aero Club owner Mark Holzwarth.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.03.09): Pilot Briefing

A service provided by the FSS to assist pilots in flight planning. Briefing items may include weather information, NOTAMS, military activities, flow control information, and other items as requested.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.03.09)

 

International Human Powered Vehicle Association-Air

If Wednesday's story about a teenager building his own human-powered airplane has caught your eye, you might be interested in this site providing links to many such projects.

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