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April 18, 2007

One Injured In Hummel Bird Accident South Of LAL

Aero-News has confirmed a Hummel Bird light aircraft, flying from Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport as part of the annual fly-in now underway, came down in a parking lot south of the airport Wednesday morning and hit several parked vehicles, injuring its pilot.

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Mooney Offers Matchmaking Program For Prospective Owners

Matchmaker, Matchmaker... Make Mine A Mooney?

If you're having difficulties finding your one true love -- of the winged variety, that is -- Mooney Airplane Company may just have the matchmaking program for you.

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E-POD Makes Its Debut At Lakeland 2007

Portable Engine Monitoring System Sends Info Via USB, Bluetooth

At the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In Tuesday, Approach Systems filled ANN in on its APIC E-POD modular engine monitoring system.

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Sonex Unveils Competition-Capable Sport Acro

Sports Longer Ailerons, Other Performance Upgrades

This week, Sonex Aircraft, LLC told Aero-News of its latest purpose-built kit aircraft: the Sonex "Sport Acro."

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Avidyne Envisions Success In Experimental, Retrofit Segments

Unveils Newest Avionics Package At Lakeland

Avidyne Corporation unveiled its latest avionics system Wednesday morning at Lakeland 2007... the Envision integrated flight deck for experimental aircraft, which the company says brings state-of-the-art situational awareness and safety tools to the cockpits of homebuilt aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.18.07

Tom Peghiny, On The ASTM Certification Process

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.18.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: All About ASTM, From The Man Who Knows -- 04.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, light sport distributor Tom Peghiny.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.07

Cirrus Design announces Generation 3.
Piper adds the Garmin G1000 to its option list.
And NTSB identifies safety issues with older aircraft.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.18.07

Cirrus Design announces Generation 3.
Piper adds the Garmin G1000 to its option list.
And NTSB identifies safety issues with older aircraft.

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Peghiny, LSA Standards Audits. 04.18.07

ANN's Paul Plack is in Lakeland, Florida, talking with Tom Peghiny of Flight Design about independent audits of LSA standards compliance.

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Cessna's Turbine Fleet Achieves Impressive Milestones

Citation Fleet Surpasses 20 Million Flight Hours; Caravans Over 10M

Cessna Aircraft Company told attendees at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In this week of two significant accomplishments regarding its storied Citation business jet, and Caravan turboprop offerings.

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Southwest Flight Attendants Join Protest Against American Airlines

Union Says Bonuses Benefit Those Who Sacrificed Least

It takes a large issue to unite employees of cross-town rivals Southwest Airlines and American Airlines... or, some large bonus money. Southwest flight attendants have joined their counterparts at American, to protest massive bonus payouts for executives at the latter airline.

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MXR Technologies Announces New MXS Single-Place Aircraft

Unlimited Aerobatic Plane Uses Carbon-Fiber Construction

MXR Technologies, the Florida-based manufacturer of the MX-2 two-place unlimited aerobatic aircraft, told ANN Tuesday of the first flight of its new single place MXS aircraft.

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Aircraft Spruce Adds To Prodigious Catalog

Now Offers Donaldson Air Filters

Aircraft Spruce told attendees at Sun 'N Fun the company will now be a factory authorized distributor for Donaldson Company. Donaldson Air Filters have been used in Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Maule, and Mooney aircraft since the 1960s.

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Lycoming Powers World Record Attempt

Pilot To Lap The Globe... Twice

Hans Georg Schmid is ready to add another world record attempt to his already distinguished career. With over 16,000 flight hours and over 162 aviation records, he is ready to fly around the world, twice... over both the Earth's Poles and the four corners of the world. He plans on doing this in a custom-built Express experimental aircraft, powered by a Lycoming IO-580-B1A, 315 hp engine.

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Remos Aircraft Announces Cash Back Deal

Rewards Program Offers $3,000 Refund On Purchase

Remos Aircraft, manufacturer of the Remos Sport light sport plane, has agreed to provide a $3,000 cash back reward to new owners of their aircraft.

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AD NUMBER: 2005-13-25R1 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-25R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B turboshaft engines with Modification TU62A incorporated.

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AOPA Points Out 'Inaccuracies' And 'Oversimplifications' Of AP Funding Story

Encourages Members To Set The Record Straight With Local Newspapers

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports many AOPA members have already sent off tersely-worded responses to an Associated Press story that ran earlier this week, which cast GA in a decidely dim light by tying airline ticket taxes to funding for local airports used by private aircraft pilots, and business jets.

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AEA Issues Comments On Part 145 NPRM

Organization Does Not Support Proposed Changes

In response to Docket No. FAA-2006-26408, the Aircraft Electronics Association submitted strongly worded comments on the FAA's proposed changes to Part 145... emphasizing it does NOT support the overall proposal.

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Delta Reorganization Plan Approved by Creditors

Pilot's Union Lauds Return Of 'Spirit Of Delta'

Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Monday its reorganization plan has received enough creditor support to be approved, based on unofficial voting results... clearing the path for the carrier to emerge from bankruptcy April 30.

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NTSB Chairman Says Lack Of Oversight Is The Issue With Aging Planes

Rosenker Says Recent Accidents Share Common Themes

In a speech before the Aging Aircraft Conference now underway in Palm Springs, CA, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker reiterated the agency's concern with aging aircraft. 

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Columbia Aircraft Donates Historic 300 To St. Louis Science Center

Lindbergh's "New Spirit Of St. Louis" Comes Home

The New Spirit of St. Louis -- the Lancair Columbia 300 that carried Erik Lindbergh from New York to Paris in 2002, recreating his grandfather’s historic flights -- is headed home to the city for which it’s named.

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FAA Says Winds Possible Factor In Accident Near Sedona

Three Onboard Bonanza Lost

A Beechcraft BE-35 impacted a mountain near Sedona, AZ shortly after noon Sunday during a landing attempt, killing the pilot and two passengers.

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NASA Shuffles Shuttles, Launch Schedule For 2007

Aims For Four Flights In 2007 Despite Hail Delay

During a meeting Monday at NASA's Johnson Space Center, agency officials revised the target launch dates for six space shuttle flights during the next 12 months.

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Flight Design Takes Its LSA Lead Seriously

Company Notes 153 US Registrations

Big news at Sun 'N Fun this week continues to come from the light sport aircraft marketplace. While the category has yet to celebrate its third anniversary in the US,  several LSA manufacturers are taking positive steps towards establishing LSA's place in the future of general aviation.

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FAA Dismisses Claims Against San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Complaints By FBO Claimed Federal Law Violations

JimsAir Aviation Services in San Diego, CA had seven of its eight claims against the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority rejected by the FAA this week.

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Epic Aircraft Announces Optimistic Plans At Lakeland

Previews New Designs, Promises First Deliveries By End Of Year

Bend, OR-based Epic Aircraft told Sun 'N Fun attendees Tuesday the company is continuing its "full court press" on other aircraft manufacturers, before unveiling scale mockups of two new aircraft designs -- one a single-engine very light jet, the other a speedy turboprop.

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Santa Fe Air Taking Steps to Offset Carbon Emissions

Funds From Flights Donated For Re-Forestation

New Mexico's Santa Fe Air announced a joint venture this week with Forest Guardians to combine jet travel with environmental strategies to counter effects of carbon emissions generated by burning jet fuel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.07)

Aero-Linx!

The purpose if PAMA is to promote a high degree of professionalism among aviation maintenance personnel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.07): AALC

Aero-Terms!

Autonomous Approach Landing Capability. Technology that would allow aircraft crews to generate a pilot-perspective image of a runway even in zero-visibility conditions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.18.07)

"It's amazing what facts will do for a story. When you put more on the table, the flaws in this radical FAA funding scheme become readily apparent. We encourage our members to write their local media and let them know how you feel."

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, commenting on an Associated Press story that ran earlier this week, which cast GA in a decidely dim light by tying airline ticket taxes to funding for local airports used by private aircraft pilots, and business jets.

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