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July 04, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:07.05.13

EAA to the FAA: Don’t Tread on Me!

Solar Impulse to Complete Its Transcontinental Journey…

NTSB Stands By Its TWA 800 Decision …

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Aero-TV: A Celebration of July 4th... Aero-News Style

With Our Greatest Respect To ALL Who Served

Over the years, the ANN crew has enjoyed, to the fullest extent possible, the amazing sights and sounds that comprise the world of aviation. But if we had a favorite, of all that we've experienced, it is the aircraft that were flown by amazing men and women in defense of our freedoms that take the top honors in our hearts and minds.

Take That! EAA Seeks Seventh Circuit Court Review Of FAA Blackmail

EAA Petitions Federal Court on FAA ATC Charges

The other shoe has dropped... long rumored, but only vaguely acknowledged by EAA, the Oshkosh-based organization has decided to fight back less than a month before the advent of the largest aviation gathering in the world. EAA has confirmed to ANN that they have filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, asking the court to review and provide relief from payments demanded by the Federal Aviation Administration in relation to air traffic control services at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Aero-TV: A Celebration of July 4th... Aero-News Style

With Our Greatest Respect To ALL Who Served

Over the years, the ANN crew has enjoyed, to the fullest extent possible, the amazing sights and sounds that comprise the world of aviation. But if we had a favorite, of all that we've experienced, it is the aircraft that were flown by amazing men and women in defense of our freedoms that take the top honors in our hearts and minds. From Ocean City to Oshkosh to Arlington, ANN Aero-TV crews and our editorial staff have come away time and time again with an immense sense of pride in has kept America free. And it is with the greatest of joy, pride and patriotism that ANN's Jim Campbell, Nathan Cremisino, Ashley

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Surprise! Flying To The Bahamas Is Getting More Expensive

Government Adds Airport Tax For GA And Commercial Airplanes, Including Fuel Stops

In a move questioned by many in the GA world, the government of the Bahamas began charging new airport taxes July 1st. The new tax for private aircraft arriving in the Bahamas is $50, and it applies to en route fuel stops.

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NTSB Stands Its Ground On TWA Flight 800 Findings

Says No Evidence Exists For Missile Theory Put Forward By Documentary Producers

The NTSB held a media briefing Tuesday allowing those involved in the original investigation of the July 17th, 1996 accident involving TWA Flight 800, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from New York, to address issues raised in a documentary on the investigation set for release later this month. The board is standing by its original probable cause report indicating that a fuel tank explosion brought down the aircraft.

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Indiana Shifts Tax Structure For Aviation Fuel, Maintenance

Fuel Sales Tax Replaced By An Excise Tax, Reducing Fuel Costs, Maintenance Exempted

Until July 1, Indiana had one of the highest sales taxes on aviation fuel in the nation, which meant that it was considered a "fly-over" state for a lot of pilots.

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NASA Tests Composite Cryogenic Fuel Tank

Change To New Tanks Could Dramatically Increase Spacecraft Performance

NASA recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurized, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials.

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YouTube Video Shows Fatal Accident Off The Coast Of Ocean City, MD

Accident Fatally Injured Two, Both Off-Duty Police Officers

A YouTube video posted by a Maryland radio station shows an accident involving a Nanchang CJ-6A, a Chinese-built training airplane, which resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board. Both men on board were identified as Maryland police officers who were off-duty at the time of the accident.

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Long-Term Agreement Signed For Dreamliner Nacelle MRO

UTC Aerospace Systems, Singapore's ST Aerospace Close The Deal

A long-term agreement has been signed between UTC Aerospace Systems and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (ST Aerospace) to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner nacelle systems for both the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and General Electric GEnx engines. The agreement enables ST Aerospace to offer a comprehensive range of nacelle MRO services using UTC Aerospace Systems' repair processes for customers worldwide.

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Multiple UAVs Managed From One Integrated Control System During Demonstration

LMC Shows Control Of Both Aircraft And On-Board Mission Systems

During a recent demonstration at NAVAIR, Lockheed Martin monitored and controlled multiple types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from one integrated command and control (C2) system. Controlling both the unmanned air vehicles and their on-board mission system sensors, the system fully integrated with other Navy C2 and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) planning and execution systems.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.04.13)

"So now your day trip to Bimini with three passengers in your C172 opens with a $150 bill before you even begin spending your tourism dollars." Source: Caribbean Flying Adventures' Jim Parker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.13): Tail Cloud

A horizontal, tail-shaped cloud (not a funnel cloud) at low levels extending from the precipitation cascade region of a supercell toward the wall cloud (i.e., it usually is observed extending from the wall cloud toward the north or northeast).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.13)

Seaplane Pilots Association

Group dedicated to protecting the water flying rights of all seaplane pilots by minimizing restrictions and opening new waters. Founded in 1972, the SPA is a great spot to learn about how to get your wings wet.

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AD NUMBER:  2013-11-17

PRODUCT: Certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes.

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