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July 31, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.01.06

Another fatality linked to AirVenture 2006...

Still no word on the identity of a Canadian pilot killed when his Van's RV was overtaken from behind by a Navy warbird at Oshkosh

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 08.01.06

With the advent of VLJs and LSAs... are you sure you're the right pilot for the plane of your dreams? ANN's Pete Combs and CFI Tom Turner talk about the different requirements for so many of the ne

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.01.06

Another fatality linked to AirVenture 2006...

Still no word on the identity of a Canadian pilot killed when his Van's RV was overtaken from behind by a Navy warbird at Oshkosh

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NATCA Elects New President, Leaders

Carr Out; Forrey An 18-Year Veteran Controller

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association's election committee announced Monday that Pat Forrey, an 18-year veteran air traffic controller at Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center and a two-term vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association’s Great Lakes Region, has won election as NATCA president... defeating two-term incumbent John Carr.

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OSH Warbird of the Day: P-40 Warhawk

One of the best things about AirVenture is all the new stuff. You can find new aircraft designs and new technologies. On the Warbird ramp this year is a new Curtiss P-40 Warhawk.

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Living History Displayed At AirVenture 2006

The warbird area of AirVenture this year could have easily been mistaken for Italy in 1942 or England in 1941.

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Boeing Delivers First NextGen 737 With Short-Field Capabilities

Brazil's GOL Has 67 Planes On Order

Boeing announced last week it has delivered the first Next Generation 737 with enhanced short-field runway landing and takeoff capabilities to Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL.

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Chambliss Takes First Place In Latest Red Bull Air Race

These Guys Are Good... No "Bull"

Aero-News has learned American pilot Kirby Chambliss chalked up his third win of the season this weekend, in the Red Bull Air Race that took place in Istanbul, Turkey July 29.

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Atlantis' Trip To Pad Delayed For Weather

Will Try Again Monday Night

It is one of the oldest and most storied of NASA traditions... watching the next space vehicle destined to be sent into orbit make the long, slow trip from the Vehicle Assembly Building at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to the launch pad.

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NBAA, EAA Partner To Strengthen AvKids Program

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) announced at AirVenture 2006 last week the two organizations will partner to strengthen and expand the availability of the AvKids (Aviation for Kids) program.

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SSA Puts On An Impressive Display

First Year For Sailplane Club At OSH

In their first year at Oshkosh with a large static display, the Soaring Society of America has done an impressive job with three fully assembled sailplanes on exhibit including a Grob G-103 SL self-launching motor glider with a retraceable pod-mounted engine.

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OSH Fixture Offers 'Breezy' Show Experience

Has Given Free Rides For 19 Years

After 19 years at the show and more than 8,000 free-rides happily given out, Arnie Zimmerman and his Breezy are pretty much fixtures at Oshkosh.

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Glasair Stands Proud With '2 Weeks To Taxi'

Changing The Way YOU Build Your Plane

Glasair Aviation president Mikael Via took the opportunity at AirVenture 2006 to reaffirm Glasair's new "2 Weeks To Taxi" program.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.31.06

Wrapping Up AirVenture 2006

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.31.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.31.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AirVenture Wrap-Up: 07.31.06 (ANN Special Feature, with EAA President Tom Poberezny's wrap-up of AirVenture 2006.)

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Aero-News Alert: Legend Cub Down In Lake Michigan, Pilot Missing

Search Scheduled To Resume At Dawn

An aircraft identified in media reports as an American Legend Cub LSA, reportedly heading to NE Ohio from this year's 2006 AirVenture Fly-In, went down Sunday, in Lake Michigan.

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Israeli Air Strikes Hit Refugee Camp

51 Civilians Reported Dead In Latest Bombing

There are renewed calls for an immediate halt to fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon... after an Israeli air strike Sunday hit a building sheltering refugees in the Northern town of Qana.

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ANN's New SportPlane Resource Guide To Include EAA Tech Assistance/Expertise

The Aero-News Network’s soon-to-be published 12th anniversary SportPlane Resource Guide will feature the technical expertise and experience of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the acknowledged leader of the new sport pilot revolution.

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RV Wingnuts Gather For Annual BBQ

Cool Group... AND They Make Some Great Chicken

Where do you go if you would like to meet, oh, say 400 guys and gals who build, fly, live and breathe Van's RV series aircraft? Well, you might go to AirVenture, but unless Van's was unveiling a brand-new aircraft model, you probably wouldn't see that many RV builders standing around together in one spot... unless you go to Camp Scholler that is, and attend the RV Builder's BBQ.

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Forest Service Workers In WA Finds Plane Missing Since January

FAA, NTSB Heading To Scene

After having their search delayed for six months due to cold and harsh conditions at the accident site, workers with the US Forest Service last week located the wreckage of a Cessna twin that went down near Soda Peaks Lake in Washington State on January 26.

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Klyde Morris (07.31.06)

Klyde's Trip To OSH, Conclusion

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Unleashed Racing Team Selects Superior’s Brand New XP-400 Engine

Will Power The Team’s Modified Lancair 360 In The 2006 Reno Air Races

Superior Air Parts, a division of Thielert AG, tells ANN that the Unleashed Racing Team has selected the brand new 400 cubic inch XP-400 Engine to power their modified Lancair 360 Sports Class racer in this year’s Reno Air Races. Superior announced the availability of the new XP-400 Engine in early April.

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Rocket Racers Gather At AirVenture 2006

Not Your Father's Air Race

It's a 21st century sport for 21st century fans using 21st century technology. And it portends to whoop the pants off of such old (as in 20th century) entertainment sports like NASCAR, Formula One, and Indy Car, with what will be a visually awesome fan experience.

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AirVenture An 'Irregular' Fly-In For Some

ANN Spends An Evening With The Oshkosh Irregulars

Oshkosh's siren song calls to a marvelously wide range of people and personalities with interests so far-ranging it would be impossible to list them all. Some come for the airplanes, some for the vendors, some for the air show and some for the camaraderie of years' long friendships renewed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.31.06): Turbo Failure

Aero-Tips!

Turbocharged engines develop more power than natural air pressure allows by compressing incoming air. So if the turbo fails, just fly it as a normally aspirated engine to a place where it can be fixed, right? Well...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.31.06)

Aero-Linx!

Does the purr of a big ol’ radial engine set your heart thumping?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.31.06): Low Level Flight

Aero-Terms!

Low Level Flight is performed at a constant airspeed and altitude. Since terrain flight requires more attention to detail and the fatigue factor is high, you must consider human factors such as physical conditioning, creature comfort in the cockpit, physical well being, and attitude.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.31.06)

"We are irrelevant… to everything. We have no responsibility and no accountability. "You have to understand, they (the Irregulars) support us. Our motto is "drink a lot - pay for none," and if they don't support us we revolt."

Source: Mike Dean, leader of the Oshkosh Irrelevants, who 10 years ago formed a mutually beneficial truce with the Oshkosh Irregulars, a competing band of merry campers who make the annual trek to Camp Scholler at EAA AirVenture.

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