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July 26, 2008

PS Engineering Adds MP3 Capability To PMA8000B

Stores Up To 1GB Of Music

There's a new audio panel coming that should go a long way towards making those long cross-country flights speed by a little quicker. PS Engineering has added a new player to its product line, the PMA8000B-MP3. This Audio Control Panel incorporates all of the capability of the enormously popular PMA8000B, but adds an internal MP3 player that stores up to one gigabyte of music... which means pilots can leave their iPods secure in their flight bags.

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Diamond Aircraft Announces DA42 Customer Support Incentives

Lays Groundwork For Austro Engines Upgrade Path

Hoping to keep its current customers appeased while awaiting a replacement for the Thielert engines currently found in DA42 Twin Stars, Diamond Aircraft has announced a new DA42 Customer Assistance Program, providing a path towards upgrading current aircraft to the upcoming Austro Engines powerplant.

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Oshkosh... Are You Ready?

Part Five: You're Here! Now What?

Anyone who has previously attended AirVenture knows the feeling.

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Duke Field Airmen Drop Last 15,000-Pound Bomb

No More Daisy Cutters In Active Service

Duke Field Airmen from the 711th Special Operations Squadron dropped the last operational Bomb Live Unit-82 from an MC-130E Combat Talon I July 15 at the Utah Test and Training Range.

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Apollo 14 Moonwalker Claims Alien Cover-Up

Umm... Okay...

At first, the radio host interviewing former NASA astronaut and Apollo 14 crewmember Dr. Edgar Mitchell thought he was being subjected to "some sort of astronaut humor..." but Mitchell was dead serious in claiming extraterrestrials have visited Earth for decades, and the truth will soon come to light.

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NASA, USDA Sign Space Station Research Agreement

Second Partnership Between Space Agency And Other Federal Entities

On Wednesday, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison hosted NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and Secretary of Agriculture Edward T. Schafer during the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enable the USDA's Agricultural Research Service to conduct plant related research on the International Space Station.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Managing Editor Rob Finfrock!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Bird Strike Leads To Aborted Takeoff, Which Leads To Landing Gear Fire...

Sequence Of Events Easy To Follow In New Delhi Incident

What started as a minor incident became a major ordeal for 241 passengers onboard an Air Mauritius Airbus A330 Thursday.

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Boeing Takes Controlling Stake In AVIC I Joint Venture

Looks Towards Future Expansion

Boeing plans to significantly increase its presence in China... and to that end, the American aerospace giant announced this week it increased its 40 percent stake in an aircraft parts joint venture with China's AVIC I twofold, giving Boeing the majority ownership position in the company.

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC120 To Corporate Helicopters

Multirole Helo To Be Deployed For VIP Transport

American Eurocopter announced Thursday the delivery of an EC120 to Corporate Helicopters, a helicopter service provider based in San Diego, CA. Corporate Helicopters performs a diverse set of missions including VIP/corporate transport, aerial film and photography, EMS, firefighting, television news/ENG, and tourism. This EC120 will serve the VIP/Corporate transport industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.08)

Aero-Linx! 

When you think of Braniff, you are probably thinking of brightly coloured airplanes, and the designing talents of: Girard, Calder or Pucci. But, the early years at Braniff were just as colorful.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.08): Ornithopter

Aero-Terms!

A type of flying machine that has been proposed since the days of daVinci (around 1500 AD), but has never been built in a practical form. An ornithopter is supposed to support itself in the air by moving the air via flapping wings.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.26.08)

"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real."It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it... I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes -- we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit."

Source: Former NASA astronaut and Apollo 14 crewmember Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who in a recent radio interview claims extraterrestrials have visited Earth for decades, and the truth will soon come to light.

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