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July 05, 2008

Nav Canada Goes After Pilots For Taxes On User Fees

Wants Retroactive Payments For Five Years

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says American pilots who have flown in Canada are now being told they have to pay taxes on the Nav Canada user fees they've already paid, retroactively, going back five years.

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September 11th Flight Crew Memorial Dedicated In Texas

July 4th Ceremony Remembers 9/11 Flight Crews

The city of Grapevine, TX remembered the 33 flight crew members lost on September 11, 2001 in a moving dedication ceremony Friday morning. The first significant national 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial was dedicated at 1000 Texan Trail by Mayor William D. Tate; Valerie Thompson, an American Airlines Flight Attendant; members of the aviation community and friends and families of those lost on 9/11.

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V-22 Tiltrotor To Make First AirVenture Appearance

Ospreys To Oshkosh!

For the first time, the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, one of the most unique aircraft flown by the US military, will make an appearance at EAA AirVenture to showcase its unique flying abilities at "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." EAA AirVenture 2008 is July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Mars Phoenix To Bake Ice-Rich Sample Next Week

But TEGA Instrument May Short Circuit Again

The next sample delivered to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) will be ice-rich, researchers involved with the project said Thursday. But the instrument may once again have difficulties in determining that.

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Acting Air Force Secretary Shares Views With Airmen

Donley Stresses Core Values Remain Intact During Changeover

The US Air Force core values of "integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do" will remain in place, Acting Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said during a visit to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado this week.

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Boeing Australia Limited Named FAA Repair Station

Achieved Part 145 Certification Ahead Of Schedule

Boeing Australia Limited has become The Boeing Company's first certified US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station outside the United States.

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NASA Debuts Web Site For First Ares Test Flight

Spring 2009 Launch Planned For Ares I-X

NASA is developing new spacecraft, the Ares rockets and Orion crew capsule, to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and send them on their way to the moon. The first test flight of the spacecraft, known as Ares I-X, is scheduled to launch in spring 2009.

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Boeing Delivers 737-800 To Sunwing Airlines

Canadian Carrier Operates All-737 Fleet

This week, Boeing delivered a 737-800 to Toronto-based Sunwing Airlines, the third new Next-Generation 737 to be delivered to Sunwing and the first to be operated on lease from lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG).

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CEO Of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Retires

Interim Group CEO Named

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Holding (DAE), the global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation, this week announced the retirement of its Group Chief Executive Officer, Bob Johnson.

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Asia-Pacific Airlines Meet To Consider Geared Turbofan

Sales "Summits" Tout Fuel Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

Over 180 representatives from airlines, leasing companies and aviation authorities from throughout the Asia-Pacific region gathered recently to review Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan engine development at the company's first Asia-Pacific Next Generation Technology Symposiums in Singapore and Beijing, China. During the summits in each city, Pratt & Whitney engineers provided comprehensive technical briefings on the Geared Turbofan engine's design, performance and development progress.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.08)

Aero-Linx! 

This site is dedicated to the men and machines of the 361st Fighter Group who flew from bases in England, Belgium and France between 1943 and 1945 as part of the 8th Air Force, USAAF.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.08): Tail Stall

Aero-Terms!

The horizontal stabilizer balances the tendency of the nose to pitch down by generating downward lift on the tail of the aircraft. When the tail stalls, this downward force is lessened or removed, and the nose of the airplane can severely pitch down.  

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.05.08)

Two Eagles: The two eagles in flight represent American and United Airlines whose flight crews were lost. Captain: Standing with one hand over the globe to indicate how the airline industry covers the world and to exemplify that his responsibility is the safety of travelers everywhere. The Captain’s right hand is a symbol of his support for his fellow crewmembers. First Officer: Seated next to the captain on the right with an emergency manual, the co-pilot’s outreached hand points to the western horizon, the final intended destination for all four flights. Female Flight Attendant: Standi

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