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March 22, 2008

SnF President Attacks ANN FL Use Tax Reports, Labels Them 'Inaccurate'

But Desperate Statement by SnF President Called 'Inaccurate' By FATA President

Despite the many details, reports, quotes and corroborating stories that have supported the ANN investigations and series into problems with Florida Department Of Revenue Taxation decisions, Sun n Fun President John Burton has gone on the attack (in an apparent attempt to dissuade reports of sinking attendance figures and exhibitor unrest) and labeled them 'inaccurate." Really. No kidding. We could only WISH we were making THIS mess up.

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NASA 'Thrilled' With Early Results Of Tile Repair Test

Combined STS-123, ISS Crew Prepares For Last Spacewalk

The verdict is still out on whether a new heat-shield tile repair method will prove to be the kind of solution NASA has been looking for... but early results are very promising.

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Kaman Agrees To Cancel Aussie Helo Contract

But Looses Little In Agreement

The next time you go to buy a new car, or airplane... you might want to take a negotiator from Kaman Corp. with you.

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AIAA Announces Awards To Be Presented At April Conference

Luncheon To Held April 9 In Schaumburg, IL

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced this week the following awards to be presented at the 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, to be held April 7-10 2008, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.

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Embraer-Owned Service Center Opens At Le Bourget

Facility Earns EASA Approval

Owners of Embraer business jets will have the opportunity to drop their planes off for service while attending the 2009 Paris Air Show. The Brazilian planemaker recently opened a new Executive Jets Center at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, after receiving European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval to operate in Europe.

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Profiles From WAI: Airshow Performer Julie Clark

"I've Been Hearing 'Girls Can't Fly' Almost My Entire Career"

Julie Clark avoided Barbie dolls as a young girl... and built model airplanes instead. Her father, a commercial pilot, passed his flying gene to his daughter. He would also bring Julie along on flights to quiet her pleading. The elder Clark would place his daughter in the baggage compartment, then open the baggage bin from the inside and sneak her into the cockpit.

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Emirates Launches Inflight Cell Phone Service

"Can You Hear Me Now?" Alas, Yes...

On the list of "Lamentable Firsts In Commercial Aviation History," this one is definitely in the Top 20. Emirates announced this week it is the first airline in the world to commercially launch an inflight mobile telephone service... a move the carrier says affords even greater convenience to passengers wishing to stay connected while traveling.

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Black Hawk Pilot Overcomes Injury To Take To Skies

Army CWO Fred White Took Flight Training After Mortar Attack

This might just be the ultimate example of turning a negative into a positive. When Army Chief Warrant Officer Fred White sits down at the controls of a Black Hawk helicopter, he looks just like any other pilot in his battalion. He wears the same flight suit, the same helmet and the same air of confidence... the only difference is that at the end of the day, his wrist might be a bit sore.

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Hawker Beechcraft Donates $50,000 To Corporate Angel Network

Planemaker Also Flies Cancer Patients On Company Flights

The Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Charitable Gift Fund has donated $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the public charity that coordinates free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats in business aircraft. To date, Hawker Beechcraft has donated over $200,000 to CAN, part of which while both entities were under the Raytheon banner.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.22.08)


Originally formed in 1998, Arrow Recovery Canada Inc. has two goals: to recover the lost Arrow models, and to educate the world about the great achievements the men and women of Avro Canada were capable of.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.22.08): Doubler


A piece of sheet metal, fiberglass or plywood used to strengthen and stiffen an aircraft skin at the location a component will be attached. For example, a doubler is normally riveted to the inside skin of a metal aircraft where an antenna will be attached.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.22.08)

"We're just thrilled with the way it turned out."

Source: STS-123 lead spacewalk officer Zebulon Scoville. The verdict is still out on whether a new heat-shield tile repair method will prove to be the kind of solution NASA has been looking for... but early results are very promising.

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