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February 20, 2008

ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, GAMA 2008 - 02.20.08

Today, Aero News takes you to the last week's General Aviation Manufacturers Association's Annual Industry Review & 2008 Market Outlook Briefing, for comments from GAMA Chairman Alan Klapmeier.

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2008 Geneseo Airshow To Host Flying Tigers Reunion

"The Greatest Show On Turf" Will Honor AVG, And Their P-40s

The 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum told ANN this week its theme for the 2008 Geneseo Airshow, planned for July 11-13 -- "The Greatest Show on Turf." This year also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and it is the intention of the 1941 HAG to celebrate this anniversary by honoring the people and planes who made this aircraft one of the most famous and widely recognized of World War II, through hosting a Flying Tigers Reunion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.08)


It's not exactly to Microsoft FSX levels of sophistication, but this online Evektor SportStar flight sim is a fun way to pass the time... and fairly accurate in its "flight" characteristics! Can you find the airport?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.08): Decalage


The relationship or angle between a wing and a horizontal control surface on the tail.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.08)

"While ADS-B holds tremendous promise, the current proposal represents a compromise that could be improved upon."

Source: Max Trescott, experienced CFI, author, and aviation educator. Trescott encourages pilots and others in the general aviation community to weigh in while they still can on the FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasting, or ADS-B. Final comments on the proposal are due March 3, 2008.

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