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July 23, 2007

ALPA Tells NTSB Comair 5191 Pilots Did Not Receive Runway Information

Updates Reported Missing From Flight Dispatch Paperwork, NOTAM Recording

Critical airport advisories weren't available to the pilots of Comair Flight 5191 who mistakenly took off from a too-short runway at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY in an accident that killed 49 people on August 27, 2006.

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Diamond Excites AirVenture Crowd With New DA50 SuperStar

Five-Place Aircraft Makes American Debut At AirVenture

Sporting a winglet-tipped 38-foot wingspan and four-blade propeller, Diamond managers unveiled the 350-horsepower DA50 at AirVenture Monday afternoon.

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Record-Setting Pilot Lost In Express 2000 ER Accident

Hans Georg Schmid Heading For Oshkosh

A pilot attempting to set a new speed record Monday from France to Oshkosh, WI went down in Basel, Switzerland, Monday.

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Cirrus Unveils Light Sport Aircraft At Oshkosh

Say Hello To... The SkyCatcher-Catcher?

Security was tight around the green-tarped aircraft, with rumors abounding as to what was beneath. Was it an update on an existing Cirrus? Was it something new? Cirrus employees wearing T-shirts that loudly proclaimed "Security" had their arms crossed as they surveyed the crowd.

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Jumpstarting Your Aviation Career at AirVenture

Career Opportunities Out There, But You Need To Perform Legwork

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a place of dreams for anyone with a love of flight, and visitors looking to turn their dream of an aviation career into reality certainly won't feel left out. However, while this year's AirVenture holds some terrific opportunities for those seeking an education or job, the dizzying multitude of things to see and do there makes proper planning extremely important.

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One Small Engine, One Giant Roar For AirVenture Start

Eclipse Surprises Attendees With ECJ Concept

Eclipse Aviation -- and company CEO Vern Raburn, in particular -- certainly have a flair for the dramatic. At a kickoff press event early Monday morning, before the gates opened at AirVenture 2007, the planemaker took the wraps off a concept model of its Eclipse Concept Jet: a single engine, four-passenger, slightly futuristic-in-appearance V-tailed aircraft intended to test the waters in the emerging Personal Jet category.

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Aspen Avionics Intros Evolution Flight Display

Designed For Certified GA Planes

Aspen Avionics is evolving... and so is its product line. On Monday at AirVenture 2007, the Albuquerque, NM-based avionics manufacturer introduced its Evolution Flight Display system, intended exclusively for certified general aviation (GA) aircraft.

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ANN Exclusive: First Flight Photos of Eclipse ECJ S/E POC

Yes... There IS A Single Engine Eclipse... Proof Of Concept

We've been waiting for a while to break this... but ANN readers will be pleased to know that they are the FIRST to see the amazing pictures we took of the first flight of an experimental 'proof of concept' Eclipse single engine jet.

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First Flight Of The Eclipse ECJ Prototype

ANN was on-scene for the first flight of the Eclipse ECJ... despite the intense secrecy surrounding this amazing effort, ANN and Aero-TV can offer you an exclusive look at an extraordinary development effort and the even more extraordinary team that made it happen.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.07

Cessna spills the LSA beans a day before Oshkosh begins...
...and who's buying out Scaled Composites from Burt Rutan?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.23.07

Cessna spills the LSA beans a day before Oshkosh begins...
...and who's buying out Scaled Composites from Burt Rutan?

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ANN Special Feature: John King, King Schools - 07.23.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with John King of King Schools about the impact of Cessna's new Light Sport Aircraft, and the current state of flight training.


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Voyager FPS And ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Monday 07.23.07

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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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.23.07

John King, On The New Cessna SkyCatcher And The State Of Flight Training

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.23.07 (ANN's Special Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.07 (ANN's Special Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature --The State Of Training, From THE Man Who Knows: 07.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with John King, co-founder of King Schools.)

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Imaginations Soar At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

A Look At Some Great Activities And Events For Children Of All Ages

When in comes to stimulating the mind and imagination of a child, nothing compares to the magic of flight -- and there is no better place to experience that magic than EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Below are just some of the amazing activities guaranteed to both entertain and educate children of all ages...

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Are The Airlines Softening Their User Fee Stance?

AOPA Terms Shift In View A "Startling Turnaround"

In what the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association calls a "startling turnaround," the airlines have abandoned their demand for user fees, and their "blip is a blip" contention that all aircraft impose the same costs on the air traffic control system, during a hearing before a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee July 19.

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CFIs Weigh In On The New SkyCatcher

Is It What Flight Schools Are Looking For?

As ANN reported in Sunday's coverage of the new Cessna 162 SkyCatcher, it's pretty clear the planemaker had the flight-training segment in mind when designing the aluminum-bodied, high-wing, light-sport aircraft.

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L-3 Adds 14-Volt Capability To Iris Infrared Imaging System

Provides Improved Visibility For Night Operations

L-3 Avionics Systems, a division of L-3 Communications, announced Monday at AirVenture 2007 it is configuring its Iris Infrared Imaging System for use on 14-volt aircraft. Testing is underway and the 14-volt system is expected to be available this fall.

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National Aviation Hall Of Fame Inducts Fossett, Ride

Among Five Inductees At Saturday's Ceremonies

Steve Fossett, one of the world's greatest adventurers, holding 116 records in five different sports, many of them historic "firsts," including completing a solo balloon trip around the globe, Sally K. Ride, America's first woman in space, and three others were inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) at the 46th annual ceremony in Dayton, OH, Saturday.

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NTSB Says Crossfield Was Not Warned Of Thunderstorms In Fatal Crash

NTSB Releases Investigative Report On April 2007 Accident

Although the probable cause report has not yet been issued by the NTSB, the Washington Post reports that test pilot legend Scott Crossfield was not warned by air traffic controllers he was heading into a severe thunderstorm when his single-engine Cessna 210 went down in Georgia April 14, 2006, killing the 84-year old who once held the moniker "fastest man alive."

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ANN Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2007 Staff

Say Hello To ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Klyde Morris (07.23.07)

AH-HA! We KNEW There Was More To This Story!

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Oshkosh Memories... Charles 'Sultan Of Suds' Swain

"It Was Love At First Sight"

Not all Oshkosh memories are made at the flight line... or even during daylight hours. Some of the most fun at Oshkosh happens in the woods, after dark with the Oshkosh crowd that camps through the week.

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NASA Rovers Immobilized By Mars Dust Storm

Three Week Dust Storm, With No End in Sight

NASA's twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity are going nowhere fast, as they sit tight on Mars waiting out a major three-week dust storm that doesn't appear to have an end in sight, according to the Los Angeles Times Saturday.

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Come For The Planes... Learn About Insurance

AirVenture Offers Several Options

by ANN Correspondent Chris Esposito With all the cool new planes and products at AirVenture this year, insurance companies are probably not the highest on everyone's list of must-sees. Taking advantage of the unique opportunity to talk to insurance companies and brokers face to face is something that should not be overlooked, however.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.07)


The American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization, whose objective is to preserve and disseminate the rich heritage of American aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.07): Articulated Rotor


A helicopter rotor in which each blade is connected to the rotor hub in such a way that it is free to move up and down (flap), move back and forth in its plane of rotation (drag), and change its pitch angle (feather). 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.07)

"Implicit in the ATA proposal is the acknowledgment that it is the number of people in the aircraft that contributes significantly to air traffic control system costs, and it's those people -- not the aircraft -- that benefit from ATC services. A blip is not a blip."

Source: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Phil Boyer. In what AOPA calls a "startling turnaround," the airlines have abandoned their demand for user fees, and their "blip is a blip" contention that all aircraft impose the same costs on the air traffic control system, during a hearing before a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee July 19.

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