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January 20, 2008

Sebring '08: Tecnam Introduces P92 Eaglet

Making The Echo Super Even "Super-er"

Italy's Tecnam was among the first manufacturers to take advantage of the light sport aircraft rules in the United States, offering a mix of high-and-low-wing aircraft to meet the needs of practically every pilot interested in LSA -- the P92 Echo Super, P2002 Sierra and P2004 Bravo. You might call the new P92 Eaglet a second-generation evolution of Tecnam's initial offerings in the US.

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Sebring '08: Advanced Aero Partners With Zenair To Develop Vortex

Prototype Inverted V-Tail Aircraft Slated For Completion In '09

One of the more unusual designs to grace the ramp at Sebring the past two years has been Advanced Aero LLC's Inverted V-Tail Technology Demonstrator concept -- a small, pusher-powered, single-seat plane intended to prove the company's concept of a low-cost aircraft.

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EAA Skiplane Fly-In Set For Next Saturday

Event Will Also Celebrate Group's 56th Anniversary

Mother Nature appears to be cooperating with the Experimental Aircraft Association, as the organization prepares for next week's annual Skiplane Fly-In at Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, WI.

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Russian Who Killed Skyguide Controller Appointed To Gov't Job

Appointed Less Than Two Months After Release From Prison

The sad, strange saga of Vitaly Kaloyev, the Russian man who served less than three years in prison for the murder of a Swiss air traffic controller he blamed for the loss of his family in a 2002 midair collision, took another odd turn this week... when he was elected to high-level post in regional government.

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Area 51: 'Homey' To ET Only

Nevada's Groom Lake Is Homey Airport

Pilots beware! Your GPS contains the airport identifier and location of Groom Lake -- where they keep the space aliens at Area 51, in Nevada -- and it's one airport you don't want to fly into.

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Hawaiian Airlines May Cancel Airbus Order

Decision Rests On Faltering Talks With Pilots

Hawaiian Airlines announced Friday it may cancel a $4.4 billion deal to purchase up to 24 new Airbus aircraft, due to a standoff with its pilots union.

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Kunsan, Eielson Air Bases Swap F-16s

Out With The Old, In With The Updated

Officials from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea received 18 modified F-16 Fighting Falcons in mid-January from Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base, as the two bases exchange fighter aircraft.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Ohio C340 Fatal

FAA Witness Says Plane Was Level, Slowed To Stall

Below is the preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding last weekend's downing of a Cessna 340 twin near Port Clinton, OH, that claimed the lives of four people onboard.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

The goal of the Naval Airship Association is three fold...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.20.08): Zero Stage

Aero-Terms!

A stage of compressor blades installed ahead of the front of an axial compressor.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.20.08)

"He didn't agree to it immediately. We spoke a month ago, and he went back and forth but finally today he agreed to it."

Source: Yevgeny Rodionov, regional construction minister of Russia's North Ossetia province, regarding the appointment of Vitaly Kaloyev -- who served less than three years in prison for the murder of a Swiss air traffic controller he blamed for the loss of his family in a 2002 midair collision -- to high-level post in regional government.

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