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July 29, 2010

Military Cargo Plane Down At Elmendorf Air Force Base

Four Crewmen Fatally Injured In Training Accident

A C-17 went down Wednesday at Elemendorf Air Force Base in Alaska Wednesday, fatally injuring all four crew members on  board the aircraft. Three were attached to the Alaska Air National Guard, the fourth was on active duty at the Air Force Base.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.29.10

BRS owners have a new option for repacks.
Cobalt Aircraft has a new five-place canard in development.
Airbus will help Pakistan investigate yesterday's A321 crash.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.29.10

BRS owners have a new option for repacks.
Cobalt Aircraft has a new five-place canard in development.
Airbus will help Pakistan investigate yesterday's A321 crash.


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ANN Special Feature: The Busy World of JoAnn and Sandy Hill - 07.29.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Sandy and JoAnn Hill about their accrediting organization, Master Instructors, LLC, and about the General Aviation Awards, for which JoAnn serves as Chairman, and Sandy

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Cessna, Bye Energy Developing Electric-Powered Proof-Of-Concept Skyhawk

Call It A Jolt For The Venerable 172

With 43,000 Skyhawks delivered by Cessna, you might think there's not a lot left to be done with one of the world's most recognizable airplanes.

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Daher-Socata Starts Countdown For Its 100th Anniversary

Will Celebrate With A 100th Anniversary Fly-In at AirVenture 2011

The countdown kick-off was initiated by Patrick Daher, CEO of the DAHER Group, and Nicolas Chabbert, president of SOCATA North America, during a news conference at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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Mountains At Aspen Avionics

Geo-Referenced Charts, Optional Warranty And Mechanical Back Up Alternatives

Aspen has introduced a whole bag of goodies at Oshkosh, including geo-referenced charts, a new optional warranty and an alternative to mechanical back up instruments in aircraft with glass cockpits. 

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AOPA, NBAA Announce First-Ever Joint Light Business Airplane Conference

Events Held In Conjunction With The Organization's Annual Conventions

From "Why?" to "How To," the AOPA and the NBAA will help members make the most of their light general aviation aircraft as business tools this fall at each group's annual convention.

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New Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings At Oshkosh

"Changing Lives Through the Challenge and Freedom of Flight"

Two new Able Flight pilots received their wings in a ceremony today at EAA AirVenture, surrounded by family, friends and the flight line at AeroShell Square.

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ADS-B For Certified And Experimental Aircraft

FreeFlight Systems Rolls Out RANGR 978 MHz Series

FreeFlight Systems took the wraps off its line of RANGR 978 MHz ADS-B products including ADS-B transmitters, transmitters with WAAS GPS, transceivers, and transceivers with WAAS GPS in a Wednesday news conference at AirVenture.

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Don't Throw Away Your Headset ... Recycle It

Sennheiser Helps Pilots Go Green In The Cockpit With Its HMEC 460 Series Headsets

Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that pilots and aviators can make a small, but measurable positive impact on the environment by using its HMEC series aviation headsets, which are 100 percent recyclable.

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Liberty Aerospace And Flytech Kft. To Supply Composites For Icon A5

Icon Strategy Is To Outsource Composite Structure Manufacturing

Following a rigorous and comprehensive global supply chain analysis, ICON Aircraft has selected Liberty Aerospace of Melbourne, FL, and Flytech Kft. of Szombathely, Hungary, as their suppliers of structural composite assemblies for the ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft.

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Young Eagles Will benefit From An EAA/Embry-Riddle Partnership

Will Offer Free EAA Student Memberships

EAA Young Eagles will soon be able to stay connected to the aviation world and enjoy a variety of benefits at no cost through the EAA Student Membership supported by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Wipaire Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 2100 Float Giveaway

Family Owned For Three Generations, The Tradition Continues

Wipaire, Inc. of South St.Paul, MN, is celebrating 50 years of float design and manufacturing in a family-owned business that now spans three generations of the Wiplinger family.

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NBAA Hails Wisconsin Proclamation Recognizing Business Aviation Value

Proclamation Comes As Industry Gathers For EAA's AirVenture This Week

The NBAA Wednesday welcomed a proclamation declaring the week of July 26 as "Wisconsin Aviation Week," recognizing the essential role that all aviation, including business aviation, plays in the state.

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Woman Flying Standby Booted From Southwest Flight

Why? An Obese Teen Needed Two Seats

A woman flying standby on Southwest Airlines reportedly was asked to leave her seat to make room for an overweight teenager who needed two.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Three

 

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 28th.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was on hand today to address the media, and delivered a mixed report on safety. Babbitt defended his agency from charges it inflates the costs of certifying new designs. Regarding the future of leaded aviation fuel, Babbitt explained the FAA's place in what is really an EPA process..

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Alan Klapmeier and Kestrel Aircraft

Kestrel Turboprop Program Back On Track... With Alan Klapmeier As CEO!

As we noted in our breaking news coverage late last week, it's nice to finally be able to report two major pieces of news... a new life for the highly respected Kestrel Turboprop program... and the return of Alan Klapmeier to the leadership of an innovative general aviation design and manufacturing program.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: EAA's New President

New EAA Prez is Long-Time Member, Stearman Pilot/Rebuilder

During remarks in advance of the Piper press conference at Oshkosh 2010, current president EAA Tom Poberezny let loose with the fact that EAA has selected new leadership to 'augment' his aims for the organization.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Three

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 28th.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was on hand today to address the media, and delivered a mixed report on safety. Babbitt defended his agency from charges it inflates the costs of certifying new designs. Regarding the future of leaded aviation fuel, Babbitt explained the FAA's place in what is really an EPA process.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Alan Klapmeier and Kestrel Aircraft

Kestrel Turboprop Program Back On Track... With Alan Klapmeier As CEO!

As we noted in our breaking news coverage late last week, it's nice to finally be able to report two major pieces of news... a new life for the highly respected Kestrel Turboprop program... and the return of Alan Klapmeier to the leadership of an innovative general aviation design and manufacturing program.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: EAA's New President

New EAA Prez is Long-Time Member, Stearman Pilot/Rebuilder

During remarks in advance of the Piper press conference at Oshkosh 2010, current president EAA Tom Poberezny let loose with the fact that EAA has selected new leadership to 'augment' his aims for the organization.

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ICON Aircraft Advances Flight Safety On The A5

Two Design Improvements Simplify Aircraft Operation

ICON Aircraft, an early-stage, Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer, has announced two major design enhancements to improve flight safety and the user-experience of the ICON A5 aircraft. ICON has eliminated wing flaps to simplify pilot operations, and committed to a spin-resistant design.

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Educators Gather At AirVenture

Teachers Connecting The Dots With Aviation

The room was alive with the sound of teachers meeting others who hold similar visions… bringing aviation into the classroom to spark interests in the hearts and minds of our kids.

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EPA Tells GA Avgas Coalition It Is Committed To Working With Industry

Agency Sets No Deadline For Reduction Of Unleaded Avgas

The EPA on Monday told the General Aviation Avgas Coalition that it will work with the general aviation industry and the FAA as the government and the industry seek a safe, viable alternative to the current formulation for aviation gasoline, which uses a lead additive.

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EAA AirVenture's Salute to Veterans Includes Vietnam-Era Jets

F-4 Phantom II And A-4 Skyhawk From Collings Foundation Backed By UBC

Two Vietnam Era jets attending EAA AirVenture 2010, and which are on the airshow schedule both Wednesday and Thursday, are at AirVenture courtesy of a sponsorship by United Bank Card (UBC) and the company's CEO and founder Jared Isaacman.

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Tempest Sparks Two New Products

Here's A Plug For A Starter

Tempest announced the addition of two new products Tuesday: premium spark plugs and a new starter product line.

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KFD 840 PFD Recieves Certification For Flight Director Functionality

Avionics Protection Plan Doubles In Five Years

Bendix/King by Honeywell has received certification for flight director functionality and improved graphics in the  KFD 840 Primary Flight Display (PFD) , while expanding the number of eligible piston-powered aircraft to more than 100,000, Honeywell announced Monday.

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SE 5A Down In Indiana

Second Accident For Phillip Krueger

A WWI era SE 5A biplane went down near shortly after takeoff in Seymour, IN Tuesday. The pilot, Phillip E. Krueger from Freetown, IN, sustained minor scrapes and bruises in the accident.

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Nine-Year-Old Unacompanied Minor Left At O'Hare

Airline Representatives Failed To Put Him On His Continuing Flight

A nine-year-old boy was left sitting an an airport waiting room at O'Hare International Airport for almost eight hours Saturday when representatives from United Airlines failed to board him on his continuing flight to Ottawa.

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Yeah, There's Even An App For THAT!

Airguide Publications Announces Release of iEFB for Apple iPad

The little brown book has gone digital. California-based Airguide Publications recently announced the availability of "Flight Guide iEFB," a new Apple iPad application that stores and displays pertinent airport, chart and supplementary data either during flight or general aviation planning purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.29.10)

"This is aviation. This is where the pilot meets aviation, right here." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, at a news conference at EAA AirVenture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.10): Ultralight Vehicle

Ultralight Vehicle

An aeronautical vehicle operated for sport or recreational purposes which does not require FAA registration, an airworthiness certificate, nor pilot certification.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.10)

Air Zoo

From rare and historical aircraft and artifacts to the World's Largest Hand-Painted Indoor Mural, there's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo. Over 50 aircraft are on display.

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