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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

AeroSports Update: Meet the Superstars Of Aerobatic Performers

The Concorde Battery Corporation Hosts A Daily ‘Meet And Greet’ Session With Airshow Performers At Their AirVenture Booth

One of the great adventures of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is to watch the outstanding performers strut their stuff in the afternoon air shows. To the casual observer they seem to be performing maneuvers that are beyond the capabilities of a sane human.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Nathan Cremisino

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage

Confirms Ability Of Booster To Touch Down At Near Zero Velocity

Following last week's successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage that carried the satellite to orbit reentered Earth’s atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX says this test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster is able to consistently reenter from space at hypersonic velocity, restart main engines twice, deploy landing legs and touch down at near zero velocity.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Indiana 17-Year-Old Down During Around-The-World Attempt

A-36 Bonanza Went Down In The Pacific Ocean, Boy's Father Still Missing

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to fly around the world with his father in an A-36 Bonanza was fatally injured Tuesday when the plane went down in the Pacific ocean between American Samoa and Hawaii.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Airborne 07.25.14: Round The World Tragedy, Blue Angels Update, GA's Next Big Thing

Also: Eve Of Oshkosh, WomenVenture, Garmin Flight Stream, AEA Pilot's Guide

The father-son duo of Babar Suleman and 17-year-old Haris Suleman of Plainfield Indiana had planned their trip around the world in 30 days in a Beechcraft model 36 Bonanza to be an adventure of a lifetime, and to raise funds to support schools in Pakistan. Having completed the largest portion of their eastbound around the world journey, they were on a flight leg from the American Samoa Islands headed for the Hawaiian Islands. However, it is reported that shortly after takeoff from Pago Pago International Airport, their aircraft went down at sea. After a reorganization at the command level of the Navy’s Blue Angels Demonstration Flight Team, the new team members for 2015 have been announced. This is the first time a woman pilot has been assigned to the team. According to aviation consultant Brian Foley, the next advancement in general aviation technology will come from the development of new eng

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Hawaiian Shifts Strategies For Long-Haul Airliners

Orders Six A330-800neo Airplanes, Cancels A350XWB Order

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft starting in 2019, with rights to purchase an additional six aircraft as part of the carrier's vision to serve farther non-stop destinations from Hawai'i.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

WingX Pro Allows AirVenture NOTAM Display With Moving Map

Technique Applies To Any PDF File

For those pilots lucky enough to be flying in to AirVenture next week, it can get really busy so, WingX has tried to make it easier. WingX Pro7's documents feature enables you to easily import any number of documents, including the AirVenture NOTAM.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

'Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project'

An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Kim Furst

In recent years, EAA's AirVenture has seen increased participation from filmmakers producing new aviation-themed features, television and documentaries. In preparing for AirVenture 2014, one project in particular caught my attention - creating a documentary film that rises to the contributions of an aviation legend Robert A. "Bob" Hoover. The film is titled "Flying The Feathered Edge."

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Transaero Airlines Selects Trent 7000 Engines For A330neo Fleet

Will Acquire 12 Of The Airplanes, All Powered By Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by Transaero Airlines to select 12 Airbus A330neo aircraft, powered by the newly-launched Trent 7000 engine.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A350 XWB Embarks On Final Certification Phase

Route Proving Tests Will Take The Airliner To 14 Cities

The Airbus A350-900 has taken off for its final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services.

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