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July 24, 2006

Oshkosh-Bound F-86 Down In Hickory, NC; Pilot Did Not Survive

The name, "Flying Fossil," was a jaunty thumb in the eye of the plane's age, but the F-86 Sabrejet fighter was restored to like-new condition throughout. Despite that, it remained a 1950s aircraft, with 1950s technology; and jets of that time had a safety record unlike their modern descendants. That safety record is a hair worse today, after the vintage fighter crashed and burned on takeoff at 11:40 AM Monday, killing pilot Wyatt Fuller.

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Cessna LSA Proof of Concept Wows Crowd At Airventure

Unveiling Is A Hit; Will This Plane Be Built?

"It's beautiful!" Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton beamed from the podium as the audience reacted to the latest Cessna rollout. The introduction was as choreographed as a Thunderbirds performance or a display of the Marine Corps Precision Drill Team -- or a Citation introduction -- but this time it's wasn't a multi-million-dollar jet.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.24.06

Aero-Craft 101... AND, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton On The Newest Plane(s?)

ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.24.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program) ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.24.06 (ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special OSH Feature -- Cessna CEO Jack Pelton Talks LSAs: 07.24.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature, with Cessna Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton on Cessna's new LSA prototype)

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Surprise! Cessna Shows Next-Gen Prototype Single At AirVenture!

Flies By Intro Of SLSA Proof Of Concept

The biggest event at Cessna's unveiling of its SLSA Proof of Concept aircraft wasn't the unveiling of the POC -- as much as that drew the crowd. Early in the announcement, Cessna's President and CEO Jack Pelton, relaxed and genial, hinted that there were two parts of the announcement -- and the second part "we'll get to later."

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Monday 07.24.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.06

Cessna unveils its much-anticipated LSA prototype...

A United Airlines flight is quarantined in Las Vegas...

And Airbus gets a critical order from Singapore Airlines.

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OSH Touch-And-Go 07.24.06

The wait is over... Cessna takes the wraps off its new LSA prototype.

This... as dozens of Cessna pilots gaggle in to AirVenture 2006.

And what happens if someone gets sick or is hu

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Crafts 07.24.06

The importance of keeping your eye on the ball in the cockpit. ANN CFI Tom Turner explains the importance of avoiding distractions in the cockpit.

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OSH Special Feature: Cessna's Jack Pelton on His New LSA Prototype 07.24.06

We've been talking about it for weeks... but today... we get our first look at it. We're talking about Cessna's new Light-Sport prototype. It's a big affirmation for the LSA industry... having the

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OSH Briefing: 07.24.06

 The wait is over... Cessna takes the wraps off its new LSA prototype.

This... as dozens of Cessna pilots gaggle in to AirVenture 2006.

And what happens if someone gets sick or

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.06

Cessna unveils its much-anticipated LSA prototype...

A United Airlines flight is quarantined in Las Vegas...

And Airbus gets a critical order from Singapore Airlines....

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Cirrus Unveils 'Signature Edition' SR22

Commemorates Company's 22nd Birthday

From a little blue barn in Barbaroo, MN... to having the best-selling GA aircraft type on the market, all in the course of 22 years. It would be a profound understatement to say that Cirrus Design has experienced several changes within that time... and to commemorate the birth of the company, Cirrus has revealed a new variant on the SR22, the Cirrus Signature Edition.

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Hartzell Intro's ASC-II Composite Prop

Developed Especially For GA

Hartzell Propeller Inc. gave Aero-News a heads up on the news it has received FAA certification for its new ASC-II second-generation Advanced Structural Composite propeller system. Hartzell says the ASC-II is the first FAA certified advanced structural composite propeller developed specifically for the general aviation market.

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Israelis Investigate Apache Collision

Israel's air force has now appointed a commission to investigate last week's collision between two Apache helicopters on night operations along the border between Israel and Lebanon.

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South Bend Airport Rushes To Complete Expansion

Will It Be Ready In Time For Fans Of The Fighting Irish?

It's almost football season... and that means flocks of fighting Irish fans will soon clog the ramp at the airport in South Bend, IN.

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Walk In Space... For ONLY $15 Million!

That's On Top Of The $20 Mil It'll Cost You To Go Into Orbit

Looking for that perfect birthday gift? Well... if price isn't an issue, then how about the low, LOW price of $15 million for a spacewalk?

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Proposal Flight Ends In Near-Disaster

Couple Has A Bumpy Ride To "Yes"

It was supposed to be a romantic flight, where family history would be made. And it was indeed that... but certainly not in the way Adam Sutton and Erica Broussee had in mind.

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ANN FAQ: We're On The AIR!

ANN Introduces Aero-News Internet Radio

We unveiled a new and exiting addition to the Aero-News lineup in July, during the annual excitement known as the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In. In addition to the highly-acclaimed Aero-Casting products ANN introduced last year, Aero-News has unveiled a full-time (24/7) Internet radio feed that will feature all of ANN's most current news products as well as current and archived news features of interest to flyers all over cyber-space.

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The Start Of An Exciting Week: Another First For Eclipse

First Customer Eclipse 500 Takes Flight

Eclipse Aviation tells ANN that the maiden flight of its first customer aircraft took place on Sunday. This jet flew for 1.5 hours while reaching Mach 0.62 and climbing to its maximum altitude of 41,000 feet. All systems were operated multiple times without any flaws.

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Kodiak Returns to Oshkosh

Questair Offers Improved Model

Questair LLC, of Sandpoint, ID has brought their prototype Kodiak back to AirVenture this year. Questair is marketing the Kodiak as a rugged, backcountry aircraft with the capability to operate from unimproved runways.

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Airbus Gets Big Boost From Singapore Airlines

Orders A350XWB... And More A380s

It took a couple of days, but it seems at least some airlines are coming around to Airbus's way of thinking about the new and improved A350. Asian giant Singapore Airlines says it's placed an order for 20 A350 XWB aircraft, and added to its initial order for  the super-jumbo A380 by ordering nine more of them.

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What's In A Name? Maybe A Garmin 396

Help Rename The Parrot, Win A Valuable Prize

"What's in a name?" was a line that William Shakespeare put in the mouth of one of his better-known characters. But then, no one ever offered him a Garmin GPSMAP 396 for solving a thorny marketing problem. The problem? A plane that outperforms its low-flying name.

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Flight Quarantined In Vegas After 11 Onboard Fall Ill

Eleven Passengers, Crewmembers Suffered Nausea

Part of McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas was shut down for several hours on Saturday night after the arrival of United Airlines Flight 1491 from Denver with 11 sick people aboard, including four flight attendants.

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Where Else But Oshkosh?

I'd been on the ground at Oshkosh for three hours -- three action packed hours. Then I realized: the show hasn't even started yet. Man, this is going to be great.

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Klyde Morris (07.24.06)

Klyde's Trip To OSH, Day Three

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'It's Not How Fast... It's How Fun'

The Kitfox Is Back

Despite the financial troubles and other difficulties with SkyStar, former employee, John McBean teamed with four other highly motivated pilots who decided not to let the design slip into aviation history... by making the bold choice of backing the new company with not only hard work... but also with their own personal finances.

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OSH Man On The Street: Terry Presley

From 747s To Triplanes

For Terry Presley, the love of aviation started with a small Folker tri-plane model he built as a child. His love has continued to the point where he's an addicted hang-gilder pilot for fun and flies from the right seat of a 747-400 for Northwest as a day gig.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.24.06): Altitude Critical Area

Aero-Tips!

VFR or IFR, observe Altitude Critical Areas to reduce workload and increase safety.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.24.06)

Aero-Linx!

You have "Dead Heads" who traveled around the country and world to Grateful Dead concerts. You can be an "Eclipse Head" and follow the trail of eclipses across the globe; you wouldn't be the only one.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.24.06): LANTIRN

Aero-Terms!

Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night navigation and targeting FLIR system provides US Air Force, US Navy, and international pilots with combat-proven technology to meet the operational requirements for precision strike missions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.24.06)

"AirVenture is an overdose of aviation, even for an addict. You have to pace yourself."

Source: Aero-News correspondent Scott Wagner, astutely summing up a common problem for AirVenture attendees: there's so much to see, you never seem to be able to see it all! What a wonderful problem to have...

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