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August 01, 2009

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: WomenVenture - 2nd Year of Inspiration

Hundreds Gather Together to Honor Women in Aviation

On July 31st, hundreds of women gathered together at AeroShell Square to celebrate women in aviation.  This was the second year that EAA AirVenture honored women with a dedicated day of activities, guests, and celebrations. 

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back at Day Four

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009. 

Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture” celebration at EAA AirVenture.  An estimated 550 women gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.


Peggy Chabrian, president of Women in Aviation, took a moment to discuss WomenVenture with Aero-TV.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Heritage Flight - Honoring History At AirVenture

Amazing Men and Women Honored in Flight

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Heritage Flight -- Honoring History At AirVenture

Amazing Men and Women Honored in Flight

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: C-130 At AirVenture - A Look at the MAFFS Unit

C-130 Hercules Arrives at AirVenture

The 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, C-130 Hercules showcased its state-of-the-art technology.  The upgrade featured several improvements to the older, outdated MAFFS system.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 Redux: Looking Back at Day Five

Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009

Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture” celebration at EAA AirVenture. An estimated 550 women gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs..

Avidyne Introduces Multiple New Options For Cirrus Aircraft

New Lower-Cost FMS400 And Three Different System Configurations For Entegra Release 9

Avidyne Corporation has rolled out a new lower-cost FMS400 flight management system and additional Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system configurations that provide three different price points tailored for increasing levels of capability and redundancy.

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NAFI Heads in New Direction

Towards Affordability, Fun NAFI Says

"It's a new day at NAFI" said Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), at a press gathering this morning. Over the next few months NAFI will be working with flight training organizations to improve the training process and make flight training more affordable.

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FAA Aircraft Certification Part 23 Rules May Be Changing

Working With Industry To Study Changing Part 23 Rules

We may have to put away our FAA jokes, or at least some of them. The FAA has been working with the various aviation industry groups to study changing the Part 23 Rules to make it easier and faster to certify a Part 23 airplane. Finally they may be able to say “We’re with the FAA and we’re here to help”.

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EASA Plans To Require Airbus To Replace Thales Pitot Probes

A330/A340 Models Affected By The Proposed European A/D

The European Aviation Safety Agency plans to propose an Airworthiness Directive mandating that all Airbus A330/A340 aircraft currently fitted with Thales pitot probes must be fitted with at least two Goodrich probes, allowing a maximum of one

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Ryan AT-22 Jarbird Is A Labor Of Love

Steve Freeman's 1942 Classic Shines In The AirVenture Sun

Steve Freeman knows all about what the term "Labor of Love" means. When you own a 1942 classic Ryan PT-22 with a polished exterior, you have lot of time to contemplate the labor, and the love, involved.

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Industrial Engines: They're Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Valley Engineering Offers An Affordable Option For Ultralights And LSA.

V-Twin industrial engines such as Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, and Honda are being eyed as a viable platform to convert into a light aircraft powerplant. The engines are mass produced in the millions per year and are extremely affordable compared to typical aircraft engines.

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Garmin G500 Receives FAA Certification For Hundreds Of Aircraft

Available For Installation In Nearly 600 Different Aircraft Makes and Models

Garmin International Inc. announced Friday that it has received FAA Approved Model List STC (AML STC) for the G500, an avionics suite announced earlier this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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AeroShell Square -- Full Of Surprises

Airplanes, Helicopters, Warbirds, And Surprises

AeroShell Square is host to a diverse group of airplanes. We offer you a quick glimpse of some of the airplanes that were on the  square Tuesday Morning.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.01.09)

"Business Aviation is strong. It is spurring the recovery." Source: NBAA President Pete Bunce, kicking off NBAA Day At Oshkosh.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.09): Miles In Trail

Here's one with which almost anybody flying into Oshkosh is familiar, because it's usually pretty short. Miles In Trail is deifned by the FAA as a specified interval between aircraft expressed in nautical miles.      

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.01.09)

Aero-Linx: National Association Of Flight Instructors One of the things Oshkosh can do is inspire people young and old to learn to fly. Standing ready to help make that a reality is the National Association of Flight Instructors, who hosted "Learn To Fly" day at AirVenture 2009 Friday.

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