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August 02, 2004

Rutan And Melvill Overflow Theater In The Woods

It didn't take billions of dollars to accomplish and the man at the controls started out as a homebuilt pilot. In the end, Scaled Composites' honcho Burt Rutan and SpaceShipOne pilot Mike Melvill did what NASA and Alan Shephard did more than 40 years ago. They sent a small ship -- albeit briefly -- into space.

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Perfect Symmetry: Part One, Construction

At this year's Airventure in Oshkosh (WI), parked right next to the old entryway arch, is a yellow, two-seat airplane that is so perfectly built it grabs your eye from a hundred feet away.

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X-Prize Excitement

How exciting is the Ansari X-Prize? Well, here at Aero-News, it's about as exciting as it gets.

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Heavy-Breathing: A First Look At Lancair’s Columbia 400 (Part Seven)

233 Kts, FL230, 26 Minutes From Brake Release... Wow! Part Seven

Serious Concerns… With speed comes responsibility… with speed and altitude comes responsibility and greater a need for understanding the realm within which we operate. It’s one thing to operate an aircraft at rarified heights… it’s another to train someone to go there.

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Titan's Purple Haze Points To A Fuzzy Past

Latest From Cassini...

Encircled in purple stratospheric haze, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, appears as a softly glowing sphere in this colorized image taken on July 3, 2004, one day after Cassini's first flyby of that moon. Titan has a dense atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen with a few percent methane. The atmosphere can undergo photochemical processes to form hazes.

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Thoughts From The Common Man

The 2004 AirVenture theme, "Launching the Next Century of Flight," seems to have permeated the thoughts of this year's attendees and filled them with warm fuzzy feelings about the event.

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Groundbreaking For New Tower At AirVenture '04

Excitement was in the air as Winnebago County, State of Wisconsin and federal officials broke ground today for a new air traffic control tower at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh (WI).

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The Best Little Party At Oshkosh

Chuck Swain's "Bier Garden" Draws All Sorts

At a wooded lot in Camp Scholler, adjacent to Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport, one of the 30,000 or so campers who come to AirVenture each year is Chuck Swain, owner of Beaver Aviation."I've been at Oshkosh since it was in Rockford (IL) in 1963," he told me during the big fly-in. "I have been in this campsite since 1970. If you look around, you'll find all kinds of bottle caps buried in the turf." He laughs contagiously. "We dig them up every once in awhile just to remind us 'that was a very good year.'"

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Ryan International Integrates TCAS With More MFDs

Ryan International of Columbus (OH) announced Friday the ability to integrate its Multi-Hazard Display (MHD) with Honeywell's KGP-560 Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and L-3 Avionics' WX-500 Stormscope Weather Mapping Sensor.

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The Obsessive, Compulsive Way to the Big O

Yes, Virginia, You CAN See It All

It's often said there's so much to do at Oshkosh you have to clone yourself to see it all. I have just one AirVenture under my belt. That hardly qualifies me as an expert. I do have several years of large science fiction (shameless plug - Serenity April 2005) convention experience. It's a lot like an air show, with booths, vendors, talks, and movies -- all scheduled at the exact same time.

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EAA And FAA Honor Their Best

Awards Presented To Aviation Over-Achievers At Airventure

The Theater In The Woods is AirVenture's largest gathering place. It is small enough to feel intimate. But with three sides open to the surrounding woods an enormous crowd can gather around the theater. That was the case Thursday night in Oshkosh (WI), when the EAA and FAA presented some of their most prestigious awards to several of aviation's best.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (08.02.04)

"How many of you would buy a $5.00 lottery ticket for a space flight? How many of you would buy 100 of them?" Source: Burt Rutan at the Theater in the Woods at AirVenture Oshkosh 2004, teasing the crowd about what might happen with Spaceship One after the X-Prize competition is over.

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Status Report: Be A Pilot Program

"Learning to fly is the foundation upon which every segment of aviation is built," says the Be a Pilot brochure. No one is born with the ability to fly. Even baby birds must be taught. The Be a Pilot program is reaching out through today's most popular medium -- television -- bringing a new generation of flyers to the airport.

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The Very Heart Of AirVenture

Volunteers Really Run The Show

Volunteers are the heart of Oshkosh EAA Air Venture. Without the 4,500 or so selfless people who give their time to this air show, there wouldn't even BE an air show. Volunteers comprise about 95 percent of the air show staff.

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Bombardier Skyjet Announces Helicopter-Jet Package

Departure via Long Island Can Save 45 Minutes Due to Air Traffic Delays at Teterboro

It’s a typical scene for the well-heeled traveler (and you know who you are... and why you don't work for ANN...): You drive to Teterboro Airport on a Friday afternoon and board your private Learjet, looking forward to getting a jump on the weekend while avoiding the crowds and hassles of commercial airline travel.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Lancair Columbia 350

For Sale: Columbia 350

Trek IFR package, Avidyne. Options are PFD Emax fuel monitoring, Mode S upgrade to the GTX-330, Avidyne Data Link, Speed Brakes, Air-conditioning ready, Portable Oxygen, Bose Stereo headsets, Total Price $424,000.00.  Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 New, will sell for $424,000.00

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AD: New Piper

AD NUMBER: 2004-15-19 MANUFACTURER: New Piper SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-15-19 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain the New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Model PA-46-500TP airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2004-15-18 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-15-18 SUMMARY: The FAA supersedes Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-24-13, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes that are equipped with a certain Honeywell KAP 140 autopilot computer system installed on the center instrument control panel near the throttle.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2004-15-15 MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-15-15 SUMMARY: The FAA supersedes Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-19-10, which applies to certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-402, AT-402A, AT-402B, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter France

AD NUMBER: 2004-15-11 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-15-11 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters that requires cleaning the auxiliary system unit (ASU) board and modifying the wiring and wiring harness.

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