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July 27, 2012

Airborne Live At An Earlier Time

Friday's Program Will Hit Your Computer At 2000 EDT

It has been a long, long week, folks, and we're sure you've enjoyed our nightly live coverage of AirVenture at Oshkosh.

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Continental Motors Powers Ahead With Innovation

Full Line Of Diesel Engines And Flight Training

Continental Motors, a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corporation of Beijing, China announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its investment in advanced diesel engine technology for the general aviation market. The turbo diesel series will incorporate three models initially. TD220 (160-180 HP range); TD300 (200-250 HP range) and TD450 (300-350 HP range.

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BRS Aerospace Announces National Service Center

Partners With US Aviation In TX For Complete Service On Your BRS Parachute

BRS Aerospace (“Ballistic Recovery Systems” or “BRS”) of South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (BRSI.PK) today announced that it has partnered with US Aviation of Denton, Texas to create a National Service Center that provides new installation, inspection, removal, replacement, and repack services of its whole airframe parachute recovery systems.

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Concorde Battery Receives QPL Approval for F-16 Aircraft Batteries

STC Approved For Bombardier 600 Series Aircraft As Well

Concorde Battery Corporation’s F-16 Pre-Block 40 and Block 40/50 aircraft batteries have been approved for the Qualified Product Listing. Concorde’s D8565/19-1 pre-block 40 and D8565/20-1 Block 40/50 aircraft batteries are drop in replacements for existing lead acid batteries in the wheel-well installation.

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Great Escape Ferris Wheel

New At Oshkosh This Year, The Ford Ferris Wheel And Racing Track

For Great Views And Cooler Temperatures, Come Down To The New Ford Ferris Wheel. The new Ford Ferris wheel, called the Great Escape, is a wonderful way to view Oshkosh. Lifting you about 40 feet in the air, the Great Escape Ferris wheel has 12 carts that can seat one to three people each.

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More On SMA’s Diesel, As The Company Continues To Pursue The GA Marketplace

CEO Thierry Hurtes  Sees  A Potentially Growing The Family Of Engines

In a news conference at AirVenture on Tuesday, SMA CEO Thierry Hurtes announced Cessna Aircraft Company will be launch customer for SMA's SR305-230E Engine for the Cessna Turbo Skylane NXT aircraft. While that was breaking news by itself, there was more revealed in the news conference on the engine and the direction SMA maybe heading as the continue pursue the General Aviation marketplace.

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Flying Without (Fixed) Wings The European Way

The ArrowCopter Comes To America

ArrowCopter is introducing the ArrowCopter AC10 Kit to the US Market. In Europe, the gyroplane has the largest share of the LSA market, where more gyroplanes are sold than all other LSA’s combined. The gyroplane is considered to be safe and economical when properly designed.

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Lightspeed Introduces Flightlink App For Zulu.2

Utilizing The iPad/iPhone You Can Now Record And Download Radio Transmissions For Review Later

With Lightspeed's new Flightlink application designed for the Zulu.2 and the iPad or iPhone, you can record and download all communications through the intercom and they are available for instant playback or permanent archiving.

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Ford Tent Has Many Activities For Everyone

Rock Walls, Driving Simulators And More

As you walk by the Ford tent at Oshkosh, you can’t help but notice the huge bungee jump set up outside. Nearly 30 feet tall, the bungees jump sends you flying up about three times before an attendant lets you down. To participate, you must be 60-200 pounds and bae taller than about 4’5”.

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Covering An Airplane With Fabric Is A Skill You Can Learn At Oshkosh

It's One Of The Early Steps Of Building An Airplane

Now, anyone can learn how to ribstitch, cover, or poly-brush an airplane with the help of a group of people in a tent by the hangars. Here about 10 people teach about the various stages of building and aircraft when it is just a couple pieces of wood.

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Say It Ain't So Jerry

After More Than 26 Years, The Corner Of Knapp St. And Vern Ave. May Be Vacant

You might not even have noticed, like that stop sign you told the officer you never saw. That sign has been there for ever and you never noticed it while you zoomed through, or so your story goes. Well, if you haven't noticed you better take a look quick because next year he might not be there to awaken your musical and electronic curiosity.

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RAF Ready To Use Lethal Force At Games

Would Be Worst Case Scenario

With the Summer Olympics fast approaching for the city of London, England and other venues in the southeast of England, the Royal Air Force says it will be prepared to use deadly force if the situation demands it. A series of airspace restrictions will be in effect during the Games to protect the capital and the southeast region. The Olympic Games begin July 27, 2012.

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Wicks Aircraft Supply Announces Their New Website

Continues Efforts To Enhance Customer Service, Promote Aviation Safety

Wicks Aircraft Supply President Scott Wicks gave a presentation on what the long time supplier to aircraft homebuilders is doing with their business Tuesday at AirVenture at Oshkosh. Scott noted that with customers shopping more on line, Wicks has complete revamped their website.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.27.12

The Acting Boss faces his constituents at Oshkosh…

The NTSB’s E-AB study shows kit plane accidents alarmingly high…

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Airborne--Oshkosh 07.26.12: Huerta Evades, Eclipse Serves Vets, WAI Grows Again!

Oshkosh Day Four Coverage -- Part Four Of Five Part Hightower Interview, Part 145 Chat With AEA's Ric Peri

Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his first official appearance in the top job on Thursday, making a speech at Forum Pavillion 7 and answering questions from the audience. While the administrator was well received, the forum was not particularly well attended, with only about a third of the seats in the pavillion filled. Huerta’s speech sounded familiar themes of safety and the promise of NextGen and ADS-B. Many of his answers to questions were short on specifics, though questions that were deferred to staffers who had traveled with Huerta to Wisconsin concerning Blue Ash Airport in Cincinnati and one about FAA written exams got more concrete responses.

Airborne--Oshkosh 07.26.12: Huerta Evades, Eclipse Serves Vets, WAI Grows Again!

Oshkosh Day Four Coverage -- Part Four Of Five Part Hightower Interview, Part 145 Chat With AEA's Ric Peri 

Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his first official appearance in the top job on Thursday, making a speech at Forum Pavillion 7 and answering questions from the audience. While the administrator was well received, the forum was not particularly well attended, with only about a third of the seats in the pavillion filled. Huerta’s speech sounded familiar themes of safety and the promise of NextGen and ADS-B. Many of his answers to questions were short on specifics, though questions that were deferred to staffers who had trave

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Acting FAA Administrator Makes His First Oshkosh Appearance In The Top Job

Small Crowd Gathers To Hear Michael Huerta's Remarks

Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made his first appearance at AirVenture in the top job Thursday, but the crowd that gathered only filled about a third of Forum Pavilion 7. Huerta began his speech saying that at the FAA, they place a great deal of emphasis on reducing the number of fatal GA accidents, and cited statistics that seem to support that mission.

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E-AB Study: Kitplane Accidents Alarming High, Mostly For First Flights

NTSB Says The Solution Is Through Education, Not Regulation

NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman addressed a large crowd at Oshkosh Thursday concerning what has been described as an alarming accident rate among homebuilt kitplanes. The recently-completed study encompasses 10 years of data from 2000-2010.

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Swift Fuels Says It Is Making Progress In 100LL Replacement

Planning On Having Operating Proof Of Concept Refinery By End Of 2013

Jon Ziulkowski, Chief Operating Office at Swift fuel gave a presentation on Swift Fuels progress on their unleaded fuel alternative to 100LL. They have created Swift Fuels, LLC and appointed veteran oil and gas consultant Chris D’Acosta as CEO to bring 100SF to market. D’Acosta and Rob Broin, Chairman of the Board, are leading Swift Fuel’s 100SF to meet ATSM standards no later than the end of 2013.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW610 Engine Selected To Power New Eclipse 550 Aircraft

Company Sa7s PW610F Delivers Power, Performance, Low Fuel Burn

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW610F engine has been selected by Eclipse Aerospace to power the next-generation Eclipse 550 twin-engine business jet. The PW610F has proven itself on the 261 Eclipse 500 aircraft currently in service with exceptional performance, efficiency and reliability.

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KidVenture 2012: The Other Side

Another Section Of KidVenture 2012

The first side of KidVenture teaches kids all about the fine tuning and maintenance of aircraft, but the other side of KidVenture shows the other side of flying. There is also a tent filled with other activities for the youngest aviators. This includes a place to decorate your own shirt, color a wooden plane, fly a remote control simulator, and (for ages 6 and under) go around a course in a pedal plane jet.

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Teachers Day at AirVenture 2012

Aviation Educators Present Initiatives To Apply Aviation In The Classroom

The fourth annual Teachers Day was held on Tuesday, July 24 at AirVenture in the EAA Museum. Event sponsors include Build A Plane, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and EAA with support from Wolf Aviation Fund. Approximately 100 educators attended the three-hour program.

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Klyde Morris 07.27.2012

They Call That 'Brand Loyalty', Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.27.12)

"We know that these tests have become outdated ... and actually sometimes I think are counter-productive to bringing on better pilots and really testing their capabilities in new technologies and in airmanship." Source: FAA Flight Standards Service director John Allen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.12): Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft

Experimental amateur-built or “homebuilt” aircraft require that the major portion of the fabrication and assembly tasks be performed by persons who are building the aircraft for their own education and recreation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.12)

Oshkosh Tower Online

Want to listen in on ATC communications from the KOSH tower? LiveATC makes that possible through a live stream on the Internet.

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