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August 03, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.04.09

American Airlines thinks jetbridges may be damaging its planes.
Bombardier is still selling Q400s.
And NASA challenges aircraft designers to hit 200 passenger-miles per gallon.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.04.09

American Airlines thinks jetbridges may be damaging its planes.
Bombardier is still selling Q400s.
And NASA challenges aircraft designers to hit 200 passenger-miles per gallon.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Max Trescott: Oshkosh Wrap - 08.04.09

ANN's Paul Plack asks 2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott what he found memorable about EAA AirVenture 2009.

FMI: www.maxtrescott.com

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AirVenture 2009 Racks Up Great Numbers

Attendance Beats '08 By A Substantial Margin

EAA Monday released the final attendance figures for AirVenture 2009 at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, and organizers were very pleased with the results. Total attendance was up 12% over 2008.

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NASA And CAFE Announce Green Aircraft Challenge

Prize Is Set AT $1.5 Million For The Winning Design

It's not that easy being green, so it makes sense that a competition looking for environmental solutions for aircraft would offer a major prize. With that in mind, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation have announced the Green Flight Challenge.

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Vitatoe Aviation Announces Upcoming Engine STC For Cessna 210

Company Claims Cooler Engine Operation, Increased Performance

Vitatoe Aviation of Chillicothe, OH has developed the Centurion TN550, based on Cessna P210 and T210 aircraft. The difference is under the cowling, where Vitatoe installed a Teledyne Continental IO550P engine, but retained the original turbocharger.

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Boeing Rolls Out US Navy's P-8A Poseidon

21st Century Replacement For The Workhorse P-3

The Boeing Company and the U.S. Navy formally unveiled the service's newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, during a ceremony at the Boeing facility in Renton, WA July 30th.

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Bombardier Signs Anon Buyer For Five Q400 NextGens

What... They Couldn't Make It An Even Half-Dozen? 

Bombardier has received a signed, firm order for five Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline which placed the order has requested to remain undisclosed at this time, and has also taken options on an additional five Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.09

Back from Wisconsin, but there's more to come.
Warbird restorers look forward to regulatory relief.
And six EAA directors win reelection.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.09

Back from Wisconsin, but there's more to come.
Warbird restorers look forward to regulatory relief.
And six EAA directors win reelection.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Oshkosh Wrap - 08.03.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the just concluded EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, and about how without accurate scorekeeping, our performance in anything -- inc

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Kids Were Having Fun at Oshkosh

By Jennifer Staretorp ANN received a personal tour of KidVenture, a section of the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture, by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Aviation and Space Education Program Manager, James Brough.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.03.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Oshkosh Wrap - 08.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller) 

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Trinidad And Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters

Contract Includes Training And Logistical Support

Not all the news is from Wisconsin this week. AgustaWestland says that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters.

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Korean Utility Helicopter Prototype Rolled Out On Time

Joint Venture Between Korean Aerospace And Eurocopter

Three years after the launch of the Korean Helicopter Program in 2006, Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter are proud to have witnessed the on-time Rollout of the first Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) prototype.

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After Nearly 20 Years, Remains Identified as Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher

Welcome Home Captain... And Thank You For Your Sacrifice

We can not imagine the pain and relief being felt, now, by the family and friends of Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher. After nearly two decades of unrequited suffering, Captain Speicher is home.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: WomenVenture - 2nd Year of Inspiration

Hundreds Gather Together to Honor Women in Aviation

On July 31st, hundreds of women gathered together at AeroShell Square to celebrate women in aviation.  This was the second year that EAA AirVenture honored women with a dedicated day of activities, guests, and celebrations. 

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: C-130 At AirVenture - A Look at the MAFFS Unit

C-130 Hercules Arrives at AirVenture

The 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, C-130 Hercules showcased its state-of-the-art technology.  The upgrade featured several improvements to the older, outdated MAFFS system.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Battle of US Muscle - Fagen's Ethanol MX2 v OCC Chopper

American Chopper Star Races Greg Poe

On July 31st, EAA AirVenture visitors were witness to a thrilling race of-a-lifetime when TLC's American Choppers star Paul Teutul challenged Fagen Inc.'s MX-2.  The aircraft was piloted by Greg Poe of Greg Poe Airshows. 

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Klyde Morris (08.03.09)

Klyde Finishes With Oshkosh... NOT

FMI: www.klydemorris.com 

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Avidyne Supports GA By Adding New Pilots To The Ranks

COO, Patrick Herguth Earns His Private Ticket While Working At Avidyne

The folks at Avidyne Corporation know that people who "get" aviation will also have a better understanding of their products, and early on developed a corporate training program designed go help employees learn to fly. The most recent beneficiary of that program, earning a private pilot's license, is  Chief Operating Officer Patrick Herguth.

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A Month Without Clean Underwear

Japanese Astronaut Conducts Long-Term Wear Experiment

In a news conference from Space Shuttle Endeavour just before landing on Friday, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata said something you might not expect to hear from a space traveler. For 30 of the 138 days he was on board ISS, he wore the same prototype pants being tested for possible long-term space flight.

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Samson Motors Announces Sale Of First Switchblade

Buyer Walked Into The Display Tent With A Check

“Things have moved very fast for us over the past eight months,” said Samson Motors CEO, Sam Bousfield, at the EAA Air Venture 2009.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.03.09)

"(A) man with check in hand, (unnamed at this point) walked into our tent, caught us completely off guard and said. ‘I want to be the first person to place a deposit’! With that, we were officially in business selling airplanes!” Source: Samson Motors CEO, Sam Bousfield, on receiving the first deposit for a Switchblade Multi Modal Vehicle.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.03.09): Rating

An add-on qualification to a pilot's licence, e.g. Night Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Instrument Rating, Seaplane Rating etc. Individual Type Ratings are necessary to fly aircraft over 12,500 pounds MTWA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.09)

Aero-Linx: Dornier Seaplane Company The Dornier Seaplane may qualify as one of the most unique-looking aircraft at AirVenture this year, but the planes utility is readily apparent. Dornier has a long history of seaplane construction, and you can find out more at the link below.

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