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July 20, 2009

Gone West: Margaret 'Peggy' LoPresti

Wife Of Aviation Speed Pioneer Roy LoPresti Carried On In The Company

We at ANN join the aviation community in mourning the death of Peggy LoPresti, who died on July 17th in Vero Beach, Florida.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.20.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.20.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.20.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Power! Power! Power! - 07.20.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.20.09

NASA releases the first digitally-restored moon landing video.
Richard Branson will get his first ride on "Eve" at Oshkosh.
And the US Navy has found control system cracks i

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.20.09

NASA releases the first digitally-restored moon landing video.
Richard Branson will get his first ride on "Eve" at Oshkosh.
And the US Navy has found control system cracks i

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Power! Power! Power! - 07.20.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about an incident Bob says taught him lessons about communication between pilots, and about the risks of flight reviews in unfamiliar

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrines Class Of 2009

Four Legends Of Flight, Apollo Crews Formally Honored In Dayton

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) enshrined four individuals Saturday, along with the recipient of its 2009 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award. The ceremony was a special presentation at a dinner celebrating the 105th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight.

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General Remembers Airmen Killed In F-15E Crash

Crew Went Down Saturday During Support Operations In Afghanistan

The commander of U.S. Air Forces Central expressed condolences to the families and friends of two Air Force officers killed early July 18 in the crash of an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet that was flying in support of coalition operations in eastern Afghanistan.

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Member Kathryn O'Leary Higgins To Leave NTSB

Letter To The President Says She'll Pursue 'Private Sector' Opportunities

NTSB Member Kathryn (Kitty) O’Leary Higgins Monday submitted her resignation from the Board to President Obama , effective August 3.

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FAA Releases Cirrus SR22 Manual Supplement

Provides Guidelines For Electrical System Malfunction

The FAA has published a supplement to the Cirrus SR22 operators manual that provides the necessary guidance for electrical load shedding in the event of the primary electrical generating source failure in accordance with § 135.163(f)(2). The supplemental document outlines emergency procedures in the event the pilot sees a steady Alt 1 light on the panel, indicating an alternator failure.

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NASA Airborne Expedition Chases Arctic Sea Ice Questions

'SIERRA' UAV Photographs Old Ice Floes 

A small NASA aircraft completed its first successful science flight Thursday as part of an expedition to study the receding Arctic sea ice and improve understanding of its life cycle and the long-term stability of the Arctic ice cover. The mission continues through July 24.

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Jet America Folds Before Ever Leaving The Ground

Nearly $500,000 In Fees At Newark Cited As Prime Culprit

When Newark Airport said they would charge low-fare startup carrier JetAmerica just under half a million dollars in fees for takeoff slots, the company essentially threw up its hands and said "Never Mind."

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ISS 'Waste And Hygene Compartment' Cleared For Use

Astronauts Perform Second STS-127 Spacewalk

We wonder if there's a little yellow sign that goes up while it's out of service. No matter, International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Frank De Winne finished replacing parts on the U.S. Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) in the Destiny laboratory after the unit's separator pump became flooded on Sunday.

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2nd Russian-Made Helicopter Down In Afghanistan

16 Civilian Contractors Lost

A Russian-built Mi-8 helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan, reportedly killing 16 civilian contractors. It's the second such incident involving a helicopter in a week, though the downing of an Mi-26 on Tuesday killing 6 civilians was attributed to possible enemy fire. That has been ruled out by military officials in Sunday's incident.

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Aero-TV: Let's Review Our 'OSHCasts' From AirVenture 2008 On The Eve Of '09!

Let's Look Back At Our First Two Aero-TV 'Dailies' From Oshkosh 2008

Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration is but a week away... So, while the images are still pretty fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going to take a quick look over the daily episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008 for the rest of this week, while our video crews get ready to do it all again, and then some (yup, we're raising the bar again this year... wait til you see what we have in mind for you!). We hope you enjoy these programs as much as we enjoyed producing them. Click Here To Catch Up On The Amazing Opening Day of

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ANN/Aero-TV FAQs: Submitting Stories for AirVenture 2009

The Aero-TV video crew is extremely honored to bring you exciting video coverage from AirVenture once more. Given our incredible experience last year, we are thrilled to be returning to the event with the opportunity to showcase our talented team of video journalists with more in-depth, high-quality video coverage than ever before. FMI: I Want To Submit An Aero-TV Story Idea For Oshkosh 2009!

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Klyde Morris (07.20.09)

Klyde Remembers Walter Cronkite

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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First Airbus A330 Ready For Conversion To UK Tanker Aircraft

14 Airbus Tankers Are Planned For The RAF

The first Airbus A330 aircraft platform slated for the United Kingdom's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) program has arrived ahead of schedule to begin its conversion into a Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at Airbus Military facilities in Madrid, Spain.

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Forest Service Underlines Importance of Backcountry Aviation

Airstrips Provide Low-Impact Access To Natural Areas

Following years of work and discussions, Abigail Kimbell, Chief of the U. S. Forest Service, has signed a directive acknowledging the long and proud history of aviation use and airstrips on forest service lands, and asked USFS managers at all levels to inventory and maintain existing facilities, and to support aviation as an important recreational activity.

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Runway Closure Announced At Salina, Kansas

Will Be Out Of Service For Two 2 Week Periods In July And September

The Salina Municipal Airport primary runway will be closed from July 20 to August 19 and again for approximately 14 days in early September, due to airport improvement construction. Runways 12-30 and 18-36 will remain open during this phase of construction.

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Airplane Fuselage Recycled As Classroom

Kids In Bucknall, England, Soon Going To School "First Class"

When the staff at the Kingsland, C.E. Primary School in Bucknall, England  went looking for an outdoor learning space, they said they wanted "something different." They talked about what they would like to see, and  someone suggested "an airplane."  Well, that's what they got.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.09): Ground Fog

Ground Fog Fog created when radiational cooling at the earth's surface lowers the temperature of the air near the ground to or below its initial dew point. Primarily takes place at night or early morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.09)

Aero-Linx: NASA -- The Apollo 11 Mission Seeing as it is the 20th of July, we thought it fitting that we reference NASA's Apollo 11 site. The purpose of the Apollo 11 mission was to land men on the lunar surface and to return them safely to Earth. The crew was Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.20.09)

"The existing surface of taxiway Alpha was last resurfaced in 1985... It is at the point that it needs to be rehabilitated for safer use." Source: Tim Rogers, A.A.E., Salina Airport Authority executive director, describing their upcoming runway rehab.

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