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July 31, 2008

New LSA From Down Under Sports Unusual Feature

Airgyro To Distribute Outback 2 In The US

Are you ready for another new light sport aircraft? At Oshkosh this week, Airgyro Aviation announced the Outback 2, sourced from Hughes Engineering in Australia, is being officially introduced in the US market as an S-LSA, with Airgyro as distributor.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.31.08

Certificating Light Sport Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.31.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.31.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Certificating Light Sport Aircraft: 07.31.08 (ANN Special Report, with with Nate Oldham of AirGyro Aviation, and former Kitfox President Ed Downs.)

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AZ Homebuilder's RV-9A Honored As 30,000th US Homebuilt

FAA Acting Administrator Sturgell Recognizes EAA Milestone

Yuma, AZ homebuilder Bob Noll's RV-9A airplane was recognized as the honorary 30,000th US-registered homebuilt at a ceremony Thursday morning at AirVenture 2008. Standing on stage with his daughter Katrina who came to AirVenture with him, acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA Founder Paul Poberezny were on hand to recognize the milestone of 30,000 homebuilt airplanes registered.

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Hawker 800 Down In Minnesota, Seven Reported Lost

Wind Storm Reported In Area Before Accident

At least seven people are reported lost following the Thursday morning crash of a Hawker 800 on landing at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (OWA) in Minnesota.

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Garmin Avionics First To Meet FAA's ADS-B Requirements

Equipment Installed On Law Enforcement, News Helicopters

Garmin International told attendees of a joint news conference Thursday the company recently helped equip six helicopters used around its local Kansas City aviation community with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics.

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Software Glitch Confounds JFK Departures

Checked Bag Fees Waived, Some Baggage Sent On Flights From Nearby Airports

A software glitch snarled air traffic and caused baggage pileups at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday, leading to headaches and angry passengers.

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Two Lost In AirVenture Landing Accident

Lancair Legacy Stalled On Short Final

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.31.08 1230 EDT: Two people were lost in a fatal accident involving a Lancair Legacy near Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI Thursday morning.

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EAA Assists Pilots With Special Needs

Handicapped... But Airworthy

We're not talking about the handicap you get as if you were going to shoot a few rounds of golf with Tiger.  No, this is the sort of handicap that gets you a premium parking spot at the supermarket, and the Experimental Aircraft Association has a similar policy for parking aircraft at its annual AirVenture celebration.

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Three OK After Tri-Pacer Takeoff Accident At OSH

Wind Tipped Plane Onto Its Wing

Somewhat gusty crosswinds across Runway 36 at Wittman Field appear to have claimed a vintage Piper Tri-Pacer Wednesday, but fortunately no one was seriously injured.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.31.08

The PiperJet has flown.
Cirrus gets its first fleet order for the Vision SJ-50!
And another new light sport aircraft comes to America.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.31.08

The PiperJet has flown.
Cirrus gets its first fleet order for the Vision SJ-50!
And another new light sport aircraft comes to America.


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ANN Special Feature: Certificating Light Sport Aircraft - 07.31.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Nate Oldham of AirGyro Aviation, and former Kitfox President Ed Downs, about a new light sport aircraft coming to the US, and about the rules governing the certification

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Two Unhurt In Eclipse 500 Landing Accident

Few Details Available At This Time

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.31.08 1300 EDT: ANN has confirmed the Eclipse 500 VLJ involved in the Wednesday evening crash near Brandywine Airport (OQN) near West Goshen, PA was attempting to land when it overshot the runway, and skidded into a treeline off the departure end of runway 27.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Three!

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.

It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet order.

OSHCast 2008: Aero-TV Hails The CJ-6's 'Nifty Fifty'

AirVenture 2008 Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Nanchang CJ-6

One of the longest-produced aircraft models in history, the Nanchang CJ-6, is celebrating its 50th anniversary Oshkosh 2008.

Aero-TV: ANN's Rob Finfrock Becomes a Sport Pilot

The Long-Sought Ticket Is Earned At Last!

It took a lot of hard work from ANN's Rob Finfrock, a fair amount of NOT-normally available spare time, a dedicated instructor, a good LSA (the Gobosh 700S), and some wheeling and dealing from ANN, but we're happy to present the welcome details of Rob Finfrock's successful pursuit of a Sport Pilot's License.

OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Three!

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.

It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet order.

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Cirrus Design's Vision Arrives At Oshkosh

Company Says 2011 "Sounds Like A Good Number"

An eager crowd at AeroShell Square Wednesday afternoon braved warm temperatures and somewhat brisk breezes to watch Cirrus's much-anticipated Vision SJ50 -- the aircraft formerly known as "The Jet" -- make its public debut at AirVenture 2008.

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Aero-TV: Rob Becomes a Sport Pilot

The Long-Sought Ticket Is Earned At Last!

It took a lot of hard work from ANN's Rob Finfrock, a fair amount of NOT-normally available spare time, a dedicated instructor, a good LSA (the Gobosh 700S), and some wheeling and dealing from ANN, but we're happy to present the welcome details of Rob Finfrock's successful pursuit of a Sport Pilot's License.

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NASA's Griffin Tells Forum Crowd There Are No Guarantees In Space Travel

"This IS Rocket Science -- If We Knew How To Do It, It Wouldn't Be Exploration"

Attendees at AirVenture 2008 had the opportunity Tuesday afternoon to ask questions of NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin. He acknowledged the agency's 2008 celebration of their 50th anniversary and indicated to the audience that he'd rather discuss their questions about the future than expound upon the past. Somewhat surprisingly, many of the audience questions focused on NASA's plans for space, versus issues associated with civil aviation.

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SMA Moves Offices, Seeks Partnerships For Jet A-Fueled Engine

Company Plotting A Slow And Steady Course

Two months ago, SMA moved their US offices and training center from Frederick, MD to Grand Prairie, TX. They are now a part of the SAFRAN campus, which includes SAFRAN USA, Turbomeca North America, Micro Turbo and Sagem Avionics.

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Klyde Morris (07.31.08)

It's All About The Branding...

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Terrafugia Transition POC Showcased At AirVenture 2008

Engineers From MIT Working On 21st Century Version Of 1960s "Aero Car"

In the true spirit of innovation, this week a group of award-winning MIT Aeronautical Engineers introduced a proof of concept version of what they prefer to call a "roadable aircraft" they hope will expand the general aviation market and bring more flexibility to flying.

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'The Brain Performs Only As Long As The Butt Can Endure'

It's All About Comfort At Oregon Aero

Ask most pilots wandering AirVenture what Oregon Aero sells, and they'd tell you seat cushions, shoe insoles, headset upgrades and aircraft interiors. But the business established in Scappoose, OR in 1989 is so much more. They specialize in a variety of products enhancing the comfort of the occupant, making existing products more painless, safer or quieter.

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EADS Does Better In Second Quarter

But Net Income Below Analysts' Estimates

European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co. reported second-quarter earnings that bested its performance last year at this time, but still fell short of what analysts had estimated.

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Woman's Body Found Inside Delta 767 Lavatory

Believed To Have Died From Natural Causes

Flight attendants onboard an early-morning Delta Air Lines flight inbound to Atlanta made a chilling discovery -- the body of a 61-year-old woman in one of the plane's lavatories.

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MooneyMax Offers Special Pricing On Garmin GFC 700 Retrofits

Introductory Offer Of Autopilot And WAAS Priced Below Autopilot Alone

Mooney announced at AirVenture 2008 this week its MooneyMax Advanced Factory Maintenance facility is offering special pricing on retrofit upgrades of the Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot with full WAAS capability to owners of Mooney GX aircraft that were built prior to the release of the three axis, full digital, dual channel Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in November 2006.

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Crossbow Technology Intros New Attitude Heading Reference Card

AHC525 Offers Highly Accurate Positioning

Crossbow Technology, a leading developer of "Stand-Alone" FAA Certified MEMS AHRS, announced Wednesday a new OEM "Single-Card" AHC525 Attitude Heading Reference.

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Velocity Selected For Garmin G900X Avionics Suite

MT-Based Aerotronics To Handle Installations

Velocity, Inc., manufacturer of the Velocity line of high-performance canard aircraft, announced this week at AirVenture 2008 they are newest purveyor of the Garmin G900X integrated avionics suite.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.31.08)

Aero-Linx!

North Central Airlines was one of the largest and most profitable of the local service air carriers operating in the United States during the late 1940's through the 1970's.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.31.08): Downwash

Aero-Terms!

Air forced down by aerodynamic action below and behind the wing of an airplane or rotor of a helicopter. Aerodynamic lift is produced when air is deflected downward.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.31.08)

"As a personal jet, our goal is to is to have an airplane that we can fly, that you can fly, that gives you more performance but still is closer to the personal aircraft that we are used to flying. We are not trying to build a business jet, we are not trying to build a VLJ."

Source: Cirrus Design Chairman and Co-Founder Alan Klapmeier, speaking Wednesday on AeroShell Square following the public debut of the company's SJ50 Vision single-engine jet.

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