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July 24, 2005

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Airventure Cup Race Underway

48 Amateur Pilots Race From Dayton To Oshkosh

They're off! Forty-eight aircraft are winging their way from Dayton, OH, to Oshkhosh, WI, in the EAA AirVenture Cup Race.

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NASA: Fuel Tank Problem Possibly Solved

Countdown Underway Toward Tuesday Shuttle Launch

Buoyed by hopes its mysterious fuel-tank sensor problems have been resolved, NASA has resumed the countdown toward a Tuesday launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

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Jeppesen Launches NavSuite

Sets New Standard

Jeppesen announced the launch of NavSuite, a fully integrated, convenient collection of Jeppesen's leading applications Monday. NavSuite is composed of JeppView electronic charts and various flight planning applications.

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Avidyne Claims 'Clear Market Leadership' In GA Avionics

Ships More Integrated Flight Deck Systems For New A/C Than Any Other Company Since 2003

It's only a few hours now until the official start of Oshkosh 2005, and the good news is cranking out rapidly--especially if you happen to be from Avidyne.

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NATCA: Important En Route Center Display Systems Failing At High Rate

Controllers Say Bulbs Are Exploding, Sending Glass All Over The Place

The projectors in an en route center display system that gives controllers important real-time information are failing at a high rate and have been marked by instances of lamps exploding, sending glass shards out of the units, according to documents uncovered by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. This, as NATCA continues to negotiate a new contract with the FAA in a process marked by contention.

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Catching Up With Jamail Larkins

EAA AirVenture Next On The Agenda

By ANN Correspondent Aleta Vinas For most students, 'what I did on my summer vacation' consists of, maybe, some camping, swimming and visiting friends. If you're Jamail Larkins, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) student, one of the country's youngest airshow performers and FAA Ambassador of aviation and Aerospace Education your summer vacation would include much more.

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Flying to Oshkosh?

Wisconsin Aero Bureau Website Makes Planning Easier

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey Looking for an airport to land at in Wisconsin? Wondering what fuel services the airport offers? More importantly, where are you going to eat once you get there? These questions and more, can be answered by visiting the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Aeronautics website. It can also help with your flight planning to Wisconsin's largest aviation gathering, AirVenture 2005 in Oshkosh.

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AirVenture's Higher Education

Many of the events that make AirVenture what it is today were also conducted at the first EAA Fly-in and convention in 1953. Education played a big part in that first convention - builders telling their experiences, founder Paul Poberezny sharing his vision, and lots of talk amongst the attendees.

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Besides AirVenture, What Is There To Do?

Hard to believe, but some folks attend AirVenture for reasons other then their passion for things aeronautical. Some people go just to spend time with their family or friends. AirVenture has always had a family feel to it and there are plenty of non-aeronautical things to do on the convention grounds.

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Sennheiser Introduces Two New Aviation Headset Models

Looks Good, Sounds Great

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is introducing the addition of two new high-performance aviation headsets. The HME 110 is the headset for a wide range of flying applications. The HMEC 450/BP-04 combines state-of-the-art technology with unique wearing comfort.

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Quiet At Oshkosh

Calm Before The Storm

By ANN Correspondent Aleta Vinas No hints of the 700,000 aviation enthusiasts that will be storming Wittman Field on Monday for AirVenture were evident this rainy Saturday afternoon. The only aviation enthusiasts in sight at the field were some of the arriving ANN staffers.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.24.05)

"It is very worrying that a plane can get so close to the center of power." Source:  German politician Wolfgang Bosbach, who could end up as the country's interior minister if Schroeder's party is ousted from power in the upcoming elections, after an ultralight pilot crashed his aircraft on the lawn separating the Reichstag from the Chancellor's office. German authorities suspect the pilot committed suicide after being questioned in the disappearance of his wife last Monday.

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New York TFR: 07.25.05

NOTAM:  5/6219  Issued:  07/22/2005 21:20  Effective:  07/25/2005 18:15 - 07/25/2005 19:05  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, JULY 25 2005 LOCAL. 

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Pennsylvania TFR: 07.25.05

NOTAM:  5/6214  Issued:  07/22/2005 20:40  Effective:  07/25/2005 14:30 - 07/25/2005 15:20  State:  PA  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, JULY 25 2005 LOCAL. 

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