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August 06, 2013

A Teacher With Lofty Goals Takes Off In Spirit Of Aviation

Kentucky Institute For Aerospace Education Growing Momentum

Last week at AirVenture, ANN met up with Tim Smith, CEO of the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education (KIAE).  Tim is an educator with a passion for making a difference in STEM education.  He first appeared at AirVenture in 2008, with a group of students from a high school in Frankfort, Kentucky, towing along the skeleton of an Aeronca 60-TF. 

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Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) Certified On A320ceo Family

Marking The Next Step Towards ROPS Capability Across All Airbus Families

Airbus has achieved initial EASA certification of its innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology on A320ceo Family aircraft. This on-board cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered over several years and is now in service on the A380, increases pilots’ situational awareness during landing, reduces exposure to runway excursion risk, and if necessary, provides active protection.

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Air Force Delays Rescue Helicopter Contract Program Award

Will Not Come Until First Quarter Of 2014

An award for a new U.S. Air Force rescue helicopter will not come before the first quarter of the next fiscal year, which will begin October 1.

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Armadillo Aerospace Has Rolled Up In Its Shell ... For Now

Company Has Exhausted Its Resources, Program On Hold

Armadillo Aerospace founder John Carmack said at the QuakeCon gaming conference in Dallas last week that the company has suspended its operations following a parachute failure during a STIG-B rocket test in January.

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Win A Vacation And Spend A Day With John And Martha King

King Schools Introduce The “Let Us Be Your Mentors” Sweepstakes

King Schools announced a new sweepstakes to honor, celebrate, and promote mentoring in aviation at a news conference at AirVenture 2013 on Thursday.

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US Navy, Boeing Sign $2 Billion Order For 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Plans Call For 117 P-8A Aircraft, Which Are Based On Boeing 737-800

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Boeing a $1.98 billion contract for 13 additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft, continuing the modernization of U.S. maritime patrol capabilities that will ultimately involve more than 100 P-8As. The contract includes long-lead funding previously approved by the Navy. 

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Everybody Loves A Parade, Even At Oshkosh

International Pilots Gather For A Show Of Colors

A couple of old friends popped into the ANN news trailer and invited me to a parade. "Now everyone loves a parade but this is an air show", I politely chided them, "what do you have in mind?" Off we headed to the International tent where pilots of almost every nation were gathering for camaraderie and to take part in the annual International Visitors Parade.

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Airbus Delivers 8,000th Aircraft

Milestone Airplane is An A320 For AirAsia

Airbus has delivered its 8,000th aircraft – an A320 for the Indonesian wing of AirAsia. The aircraft took off from Toulouse, France on Saturday 3rd August and arrived Sunday at its new base in Jakarta.

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Flying Scholarships For Disabled People Presents Wings And Scholarships

Awards Made At Royal International Air Tattoo 2013.

On the occasion of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT 2013) the disability and aviation charity, Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP) awarded certificates of scholarship to nine new trainees and congratulated a further eight for achieving their wings. The charity’s program aims to change the candidate’s lives, all of whom are disabled, through the medium of flight.

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Missing Pilot's Wife Pleads For Financial Help To Continue Search

Presumably Lost When Single Plane Went Down In The English Channel

The wife of a wealthy banker whose light aircraft apparently went down in the English Channel says that she needs £30,000 for a three-day search to solve the mystery and find his body.

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Small New Zealand Airline Suspends Operations After Accident

Two Pilots Injured During A Training Flight

New Zealand-based Milford Sound airline suspended operations following an accident on a training flight that injured two of its pilots.

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Louisiana Man's Aviation Hobby Goes Up In Smoke

Fire Originally Mistaken As A Plane Crash

Firefighters in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana responding to a blaze on Wednesday arrived thinking they would find a plane crash. What they found was a man's hobby going up in smoke.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.06.13

Look Who’s Atop AOPA’s Short List for President…

If You Thought It Was Crowded at Airventure, You Were Right…

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OSH2013, Day Two, Revisited : Stemme, Quicksilver, SportPlane Resource Guide

Also: Flight Design, Small Airplane Revitalization Act, Able Flight, Jack Pelton Intvw -- Part Two

Stemme introduced its latest motor glider, the Grand Touring S6 at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Flight Design is proceeding towards certification on its four-place C-4. Quicksilver announced that they are finalizing work on their Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) model, and waiting for an FAA audit to confirm the procedure before deliveries can commence. Flight Design is working on occupant safety for the four-place C-4. One of the projects that we’ve been working on behind the scenes at ANN is one that it’s hoped will bring a lot of

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Over 10-Thousand Airplanes, 500,000 People Attend AirVenture 2013

Pelton Says Event Was Safe, Organization Overcame 'Big Challenges'

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said that the 2013 edition of AirVenture was an unqualified success, with about a half-million people on the grounds over the course of the week.

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Boeing Expands 787 Flight Training Support In Europe

New Simulator Capability To Bring More Training Closer To Airlines In Region

Boeing is enhancing its flight training support for customers of the 787 Dreamliner with an additional 787 full-flight simulator at the Boeing Flight Services campus in London. The new device will be ready for training in the first quarter of 2014 and will join two other 787 flight simulators currently used for training airline pilots in London.

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Disney's 'Planes' Has Pilot Roots

Scriptwriter And Creative Development Director Both Have A Love Of Aviation

Just hours before the world premiere of the new Disney movie "Planes" at AirVenture last Friday, I met with Scriptwriter Jeffrey M. Howard and Creative Development Director Paul Gerard in the performer’s tent at AirVenture. With the afternoon air show in the background, we discussed inspirations for this movie, and how they mixed their love of aviation with their roles at Disney.

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Sennheiser Has New Headset And Free CVR For GA

Headsets, Flight Planning And Aircraft Rental Made Better

Sennheiser introduced its S1 'Noisegard' headset to the United States at AirVenture 2013. It fills in the gap between the S1 Digital ($995) and the S1 Passive ($369) headsets. The Noisegard has active noise reduction but differs from the digital model by using analog technology.

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Bankrupt Balloon Ride Company Leaves Customers Deflated

Company Assets Are Being Liquidated

Flying in a hot air balloon is an experience that has made its way onto many people's "bucket list." But a growing number of ballooning hopefuls in Wisconsin are finding there's now a hole in their bucket as a ride operator doing business as "A Great American Balloon Company" has filed for bankruptcy leaving their dreams of flight deflated.

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Higher Capacity Battery Now Available For A119, AW119 MKII

Replaces Original Nickel-Cadmium Batteries On AgustaWestland Helos

Concorde is pleased to announce recently certified FAA STC SA01703WI to replace the original Nickel-Cadmium or RG-407 battery with the NEW higher capacity RG-427 battery on Agusta A119 and AW119 MKII.

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A New Social Service For Pilots

Never Fly Alone Again

A new company named, "YALLDO," has started a web & mobile app for inviting people to fly. It is hoped that this web site will cause people that have stopped flying to be reinvigorated, and that people who haven't yet gotten the bug to fly will do so in this program.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.06.13)

"We were able to get to a point where we were able to have an event." Source: EAA Chairman Jack Pelton, at his wrap-up news conference Sunday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.06.13): Leading Edge Devices

High lift devices which are found on the leading edge of the airfoil.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.06.13)

 Cold War Gallery

The National Museum of the Air Force has assembled what it calls its "Cold War Gallery," which is a listing of links to information about every airplane spanning the years of the Cold War and reveal how technological achievements of the era led to the advanced systems being applied in modern combat.

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