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July 28, 2007

Airshow Pilot Jim Leroy Felled In Dayton Air Show Accident

Airshow Crash Reported In Dayton, Ohio Airshow

Damn... The Associated Press reports airshow pilot Jim Leroy died en route to Miami Valley Hospital Saturday afternoon, following an accident during his routine at the Vectren Dayton Airshow.

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Resurrected Stinson Graces Vintage Parking At OSH

Wait Till You Hear About This One!

I started out on an early morning photo mission. The quest: to find purple or pink airplanes to shoot for my five year old daughter, Alyssa. Each year, she tells me what she wants pictures of, and I do my best to make it happen. 

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Identities Released In Oshkosh P-51 Landing Collision

At a Saturday morning news conference, officials with the EAA and NTSB released the names of the two pilots involved in Friday's landing accident at Wittman Field.

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Voyager FPS And ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For 07.28.07

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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A Look At What We Know So Far: The Oshkosh P-51 Mustang Landing Accident (A Special Report)

The tragic collision of two landing P-51 Mustangs is setting the aviation world abuzz as families grieve for the pilot who was lost and another who was injured... Aero-TV offers up some explanatory footage in the hopes that it will keep the rumor mill on hold while the NTSB resolves the cause of this tragedy. We look forward to their investigation in the hopes that it may prevent future heartaches...

Able Flight Awards 2007 Scholarships To Student Pilots With Disabilities

Brings Focus To Student, Pilot Needs Of Disabled

It was indeed a special ceremony for the two recipients of Able Flight's 2007 scholarship award winners in AeroShell Square who have been training at AirVenture's own Wittman field. It was also special for the founder and Atlanta's Hansen Air Group who made it all possible.

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NASA Report Says Astronauts Flew Into Orbit While Intoxicated

Cites Two Occasions Of Concerns By Flight Surgeons

Is alcohol an ingredient for the "right stuff?" A NASA report released Friday reveals on at least two occasions, astronauts were allowed to head into orbit... despite showing signs of being intoxicated.

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EAA Museum Achieves Space Status

Willan Space Gallery Dedicated

The EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI achieved the status of Air and Space Museum in July 2006 with the implementation of Phase One of their Space Gallery -- better known as an exact replica of SpaceShipOne. This year, Phase Two was unveiled.

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Gobosh Aviation Hopes To Make It Big In Small Planes

G-700S Aimed At American LSA Market

With all the hubbub surrounding the announcements of new light sport aircraft from Cessna and Cirrus, you may not be aware of a third company hoping to make an impact in the burgeoning LSA market. Gobosh Aviation unveiled its new light sport aircraft , the G-700S, this week at AirVenture 2007.

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The Slick-540: A Hot, New Aerobatic Ship

Don't Let Plain White Wrapper Deceive You

Maybe it's just the overall white finish with no real flashy trim, but this beast looks like an Extra and Nemesis may have been fooling around while nobody watched at one of last year's fly-ins. Its salesmen unabashedly say the airplane's lines come from the Extra 230 and the Laser.

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Murphy Introduces Newest Addition To The Family At AirVenture

Meet the Yukon

In a Thursday afternoon press conference, Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing, Ltd., introduced their latest offering: the Yukon.

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Sport Pilot School Shares Experiences With Oshkosh Aviators, Part One

Say Training Market Is More Than Ready For LSA

Al and Tim Adelman, father and son owners of Chesapeake Sport Pilot, decided to give up careers as attorneys to work in a field fueled by their passion for aviation. Their Stevensville, MD flight school opened its doors in February of 2007 with one light sport aircraft. Al and Tim shared their experiences in building the flight school this week at AirVenture.

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Aero-News Endeavors To Reveal 'True' Cirrus Audience

Buyers Come From Far And Wide, But Who Are They?

Yes, yes, we know you’re thinking of Brangelina. And even at AirVenture, Cirrus set up a plasma screen to run closed-loop video of the cutesy couple canoodling in Angelina's SR22 somewhere out west. But we wanted to know who the real Cirrus owners are.

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Five Thousand Volunteers Make AirVenture Operate Smoothly

From The "Newbie" To The Volunteer Who's Been At It For Decades

Sharon Travis is a busy woman. An AirVenture volunteer since 1973 and Volunteer Chairman for the past two years, she is responsible for the logistics in placing many of the 5,000 Oshkosh volunteers in all areas of the site, from the flight line to playing with young children.

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EAA Seaplane Base Is A Haven Within Heaven

An Air Of "Frenetic Tranquility" Abounds At The Lagoon

At the south end of Wittman Field, I board a big yellow bus for the ride to EAA’s Seaplane Base. After a 4.5-mile ride through the cornfields, and with the madness of AirVenture completely out of sight, we disembark on the side of the road and walk into the woods through a gate. We follow a well-cut nature trail.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.07)


The Cri-Cri is the world's smallest multi-engine aircraft. A classic amongst homebult designs, it has been around for over 30 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.07): Vertex


The last fix for an arriving aircraft. Normally, it is the outer marker of the runway in use.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.28.07)

"I was standing out on Central Avenue and I was looking over to the park and saw the helicopters get close. The blue one split and went down. The red or orange one went right after it."

Sources: Jerry Fender, witness to the midair collision of two news helicopters over Phoenix, AZ on Friday. The helicopters collided while covering a police pursuit of a stolen truck, killing all four persons onboard the two aircraft.

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Aero-TV Flies The Goodyear Blimp

Majestic is hardly the word to describe a flight in one of Goodyear's legendary blimps.

The FAA's Marion Blakey Talks ADS-B

FAA's Administrator Marion Blakey speaks passionately and convincingly of her vision for ADS-B.





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