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September 01, 2012

Airborne 08.31.12: Great Lakes Rebirth, Gamera Hovers, New World Balloon Champ!

Also: Firefighting By Night Vision, B787 Turns One, NIMBY Screws Helo Program, Remembering Armstrong, Space Snacks

WACO Classic Aircraft is making progress on the first Great Lakes biplane airframe, as well as the first airplane ordered by a customer. The company says the project is moving into high gear with nearly all vendors online, all of the engineering updates approved, and drawing updates mostly complete. A team of students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland have soared to new heights in their quest for the Sikorsky Prize. With new freshman pilot Henry Enerson providing the power, the human powered helico

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Annual Oshkosh 2012 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV!

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional unless you've been watching this industry carefully for several years... as we have. OK.... we've had a month to let it all sink in... to consider the event carefully -- and we are about tready to tell you what we think. BUT... there's

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FAA Announces Completion Of Nashua-Boire Field Airport Runway Project

Funded With More Than $16 Million In AIP Grants

U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the completion of a runway project at New Hampshire’s Nashua-Boire Field Airport funded with more than $16 million from FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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FAA Makes Grants To Nine KY Airports

KY Gov. Beshear Announces Grants Totaling More Than $2 Million

Governor Steve Beshear said Thursday that the FAA has awarded more than $2 million in grants for nine Kentucky airports for needed improvements that include runways, taxiways and rehabilitation of runway lighting.

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APA President Keith Wilson Urges Contract Settlement

Says That A Deal Would Be Better For Both AMR Corp, Pilots

The president of the Allied Pilots Association, which represents the pilots flying for American Airlines, says that both the union and the airline would be better off if a deal was struck between those two parties instead of allowing a judge to throw out the existing contract as part of the company's bankruptcy proceedings.

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World War II Vet Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Second Lt. Samuel Smith Flew 24 Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany

Family, friends, senior leaders and pilots gathered Aug. 24 to honor a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress pilot during an award ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas where he was award the Distinguished Flying Cross medal.

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Assembly Line In China Completes The 100th A320 Family Aircraft

Airbus And Chinese Partners Agree On A Framework Concerning FALC Project Extension

Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presided over a grand gathering of some 1,000 people in Tianjin Friday to celebrate the completion of the 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled at the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line China (FALC).

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Industry Meeting Will Prompt Dialogue Between CBP Officials, GA Community

NBAA Encourages Operators To Attend, Provide Feedback About Their CBP Experience

The NBAA is encouraging anyone who flies internationally and uses the services of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to attend a roundtable discussion at Kendall-Tamiami Airport (TMB) in Miami on September 13. The wide-ranging discussion, which will be hosted by the NBAA, AOPA, and NATA, will cover topics of vital interest to the general aviation community.

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Grant County, WA, Gets AIP Grant

Moses Lake International Airport In Line For Ramp Renovations

Transportation officials in Moses Lake, WA, east of Seattle have agreed to accept an AIP grant in the amount of $3.8 million for renovation work that's needed on the Moses Lake International Airport (KMWH) ramp.

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Two Fatally Injured In Apache Accident

Pair Was Traveling To Antique Aircraft Show In Iowa

An accident involving a 1959 PA-23-150 Apache just southwest of Canton, MO, has resulted in the fatal injury of two men traveling to Iowa for an antique airplane show.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.12)

“Airports are vital to Kentucky’s economy.” Source: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, announcing AIP grants for nine airports in the state.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.01.12): Decision Altitude/Decision Height (ICAO)

A specified altitude or height (A/H) in the precision approach at which a missed approach must be initiated if the required visual reference to continue the approach has not been established.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.01.12)

Aviation History Online Museum

The Aviation History Online Museum offers extensive information about the history of dozens of aircraft, as well as engines, people, and even some flight theory.

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