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August 24, 2008

Vegas Aviation Officials/Media Attack Experimental Aircraft Operations

Someone Seems To Be Looking For Their 15 Minutes of Fame...

Following the tragic fatal crash of a Velocity 173RG in Las Vegas, NV, a local official from the Clark County Aviation Authority is grabbing some headlines. The Aviation Director, Randy Walker, is apparently calling for the banishment of experimental aircraft from the North las Vegas Airport -- which is supposed to be a "reliever" for the even busier Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran), to the South.

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Moab King Air Crash Claims 10 Lives

NTSB Sends Team To Investigate Plane Crash Near Moab, Utah

A tragic accident, reportedly occurring during departure, has brought down a King Air 100 and killed all 10 persons on board.The Beech King Air A-100 (file photo below) is reported to have impacted the ground close to the runway shortly after departure, Friday evening, from the Canyonlands Field airport, approximately 18 miles northwest of Moab. The aircraft impacted among nearby hills, where it was said to have burned on impact.

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Northrop Grumman: Any Delay to Amended RFP Process Harms Warfighters and America

Northrop Grumman is telling the world that it 'views any delay to the amended request for proposal for the tanker replacement program as harmful to the warfighter an

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TC'd (Down Under): CubCrafter Top Cub

Australia Issues Type Certificate For The CC18-180 Top Cub

CubCrafters is crowing about a recent Australian approval. The CC18-180 TOP CUB has received Type Certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. This certification allows new, certified, ready-to-fly Cubs to be delivered to customers in Australia for the first time ever.

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Wireless GPS and Satellite Weather Now Available for EFBs

Flight Deck Resources has released their new SkyFi 2000 wireless serial adapter for Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). The SkyFi 2000 is a serial (RS-422,232,485) to wireless (802.11) adapter that enables a wireless connection between a GPS receiver and/or satellite weather receiver and any EFB equipped with 802.11 wireless connectivity.

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Frasca EC-135 FTD Qualifies Under JAR-STD2H FTD 3 MCC

 Frasca International tells ANN that the Finnish Aviation Acedemy (FAA) has received JAR-STD2H FTD 3 MCC qualification for their Frasca built EC-135 helicopter Flight Training Device.

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Oklahoma Airport Weather Monitoring Systems Scheduled For Upgrade

 Plans are reportedly on schedule to install state-of-the-art Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) at three airports in Oklahoma this fall. The unmanned AWOS systems will provide continuously updated weather information to pilots and ground personnel at Blackwell-Tonkawa Municipal Airport near Tulsa, Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport outside Oklahoma City, and Stigler Regional Airport in eastern Oklahoma.

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Florida Survives Fay With Mixed Results

NASA Does Fairly Well -- Some GA Fields... Not So Much

While managers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, were reopening the center for normal operations Friday morning for workers' first shift, Tropical Storm Fay continued to pound away at Northern and western Florida throughout th weekend. The ever-so-slow-moving Tropical Storm Fay kept Kennedy closed since Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of the greatest humanitarian/aviation event in history, The Berlin Airlift.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.08): Radio Blackout

Aero-Terms!

A temporary loss of radio communications which occurs between a spacecraft reentering the atmosphere and ground stations due to an ionized sheath of plasma which develops around the vehicle.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.24.08)

"...any delay to the amended request for proposal for the tanker replacement program as harmful to the warfighter and that a delay will result in a direct escalation in cost to the government thereby harming American taxpayers." Source: A statement from Northrop Grumman, reacting to delays in the KC135 Replacement process, reiterating their position and their belief that they have won the KC-135 Replacement Procurement debate.

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