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July 26, 2005

FAA Certified! DA42-TDI Twin Star Earns TC

Diamond's new high tech twin, the DA42-TDI Twin Star, has received FAA certification. The type certificate will be presented by Mr. John Hickey, FAA's Director of Aircraft Certification Services, at 10:00am, Thursday, July 28th, at Diamond's display (Hangar C, Combo L) at the EAA AirVenture.

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Klyde Morris 07.26.05

Klyde Does Oshkosh... Day Two!

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You Want Light Sport?

LSA Manufacturers Well Represented at AirVenture 2005

Even if a person is not in the market for a light sport aircraft, should they happen to stroll through the EAA Light Sport Aircraft Mall on the southeast end of AeroShell Square this year they might just be surprised by the number and variety of LSA models available.

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Cubcrafters Introduces New, Ready To Fly 'Sport Cub'

CubCrafters has introduce its 2005 SPORT CUB to attendees at Oshkosh. SPORT CUB is making its official worldwide public debut, while its 180 hp sibling TOP CUB makes its first appearance at Oshkosh since receiving its FAR part 23 type certification in December of 2004.

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Lycoming Announces Kit Engine Program

Lycoming Engines announced today the availability of kit engines. Non-certified, experimental kit built aircraft represent the largest growing population in the general aviation marketplace.

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Columbia Aircraft Establishes In-House Aircraft Financing Subsidiary

Those purchasing new and used Columbia certified aircraft will now find financing their airplane just got easier with the establishment of Columbia Aircraft Finance, a new division of the Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM).

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Charlie Johnson Named President And COO Of ATG

Aviation Technology Group has announced the promotion of Charlie Johnson to President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Along with his new promotion, Johnson will also hold a seat on the ATG Board of Directors.

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Speeding Right Along: Eclipse 500 Expands Operating Envelope

Eclipse Aviation Corporation tells ANN that it has met a number of new goals as its flight test program continues  to make rapid progress. The Eclipse 500 climbed to its service ceiling and reached its maximum operating speed for the first time.

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Impressions Of A Moment In History

Shuttle Discovery Launch As Seen At Aerospace Mecca

by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien "It's time for you to return to flight. Our hopes and prayers go with you," the launch conductor said. "See you in a couple weeks."

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SimCom And Socata Expand TBM Training

SimCom and Socata Aircraft, the US subsidiary of EADS Socata, announced Tuesday the expansion of SimCom's TBM 700 training programs with the addition of a new training location and increased training options.

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Astronauts Board Shuttle

So Far, So Good

With no countdown holds and no weather glitches, the space shuttle Discovery was "all systems go" for launch on Tuesday. The shuttle's crew, up since 0030 Tuesday morning (could you have slept?), boarded the orbiter for the second time since July 13th, when their mission was scrubbed because of a faulty fuel sensor in the main external fuel tank.

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Supersonic JDAM Drop Marks Increase In Raptor Capability

Maj. John Teichert, a 411th Flight Test Squadron test pilot, pushed an F/A-22 Raptor past Mach 1, opened the weapons bay and released a guided bomb unit-32 1,000-pound joint direct attack munition, marking the first time a Raptor has dropped a JDAM at supersonic speed.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Piper Seminole

For Sale: Piper Seminole

2002 N268DA, Unbelievable Avionics! S-Tec 55X Autopilot with ALT Pre-Select, Alert, HSI, GMA 340 Audio Panel, Dual GNS 530/430 with Hi-Resolution LCD Multi-Function please call Art Spengler at 800-903-8402  Used, will sell for $349,000.00

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First Entegra-Equipped Symphony 160 Shows At Oshkosh

Avidyne Corporation is making a justifiably big deal out of the AirVenture 2005 premiere of Symphony Aircraft Industries Symphony SA 160, the first two-seat aircraft equipped with Avidyne’s Entegra integrated flight deck. Symphony Aircraft is featuring the first Entegra-equipped SA 160 at its booth during the show.

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'We Can Feel the Excitement'

Poberezny's Opening Comments at AirVenture 2005

By Rose Dorcey On day one of AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, Experimental Aircraft Association President Tom Poberezny told a horde of reporters, "We can feel the excitement. This year is very special."

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Seattle Avionics Intro's New GlassView Moving Map

EFB Component For Voyager Flight Software System

Seattle Avionics Software has launched its GlassView Moving Map/EFB software.

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Columbia Aircraft Kicks Off Summer With Milestones

Anyone visiting AirVenture this week in Oshkosh will get a first-hand glimpse of the excitement coming out of the Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM).

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Jets For Dummies: The Eclipse 500 Makes Jet Flying Look (and Feel) Easy (Part 2)

ANN Flies The Eclipse 500... and The Eclipse Lives

The final road to certification and production is taking on some of the same proportions and characteristics of a small guerilla war (though, admittedly, Eclipse has much cooler airplanes than those in any dogfight we've seen).

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KODIAK Makes First Oshkosh Appearance

Quest Aircraft’s Kodiak is making its first appearance at EAA’s AirVenture and will be on display for the duration of the show in the Quest Aircraft booth, # S-14 (just inside the main gate).

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Through The Eye Of The Storm

Surviving and Thriving

New Piper has reemerged from the wake of last years hurricanes, bringing new technologies to the flight training market.

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The March Of The Pink Shirts

Shift Change At the World's Busiest Control Tower

The control tower at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, becomes the World's Busiest Control Tower for the duration of AirVenture, every year. Chicago O'Hare and Atlanta have nothing on this field for operations. The FAA surges into town with a small army of controllers -- selected from a pool of volunteers.

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World War II At AirVenture

It's Not Just the Airplanes

By John Dorcey World War II comes alive just off the Warbird flight line at AirVenture 2005. This is not another aircraft display but a recreation of a 9th Air Force Army Air Force Base in Italy sometime between 1942 and 1944.

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MAXjet Airways Enters Final Stage of FAA Certification

MAXjet Airways, Inc. ("MAXjet") has begun the final phase of FAA's certification process that leads to issuance of an Air Carrier Operating Certificate. Proving runs began on July 22.

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USAF: Shuttle Return To Flight Includes Local Efforts

Almost two weeks after its original launch date, NASA’s Discovery Shuttle is scheduled for its return to flight July 26, but they are not doing it alone.

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ANN At Oshkosh '05: Plane Of The Day

Dornier DO-24

By John Dorcey One of the tri-motors visiting AirVenture 2005 is the rare Dornier DO-24. The Dutch government turned to the Dornier Aircraft Company when it needed an aircraft capable of flying to its colonies.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.26.05)

"One area that is creating very few problems, most notable in light of the history of this component in the Eclipse program, is the engine that replaced the hard-to-start, hard-to-keep running, Williams FJ22… the Pratt & Whitney PW610F. Raburn is plainly thrilled with Pratt & Whitney and the outstanding results coming out an amazing little engine that is meeting (and even exceeding) a number of promised operational parameters. Raburn talks about the 610F as if it was a cherished son or daughter, plainly pleased to not have to worry (so much) about the viability of one of the most critical aspects of this aircraft's design." Source: ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, in describing one aspect of the amazing Eclipse 500 development p

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