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July 31, 2009

Business Aviation Celebrated At Oshkosh

Gulfstream And Falcon And Lear. Oh My!

AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying today Friday afternoon, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.31.09

Something happened to a Cirrus pilot at 25-thousand feet.
Paul Poberzny receives the FAA's Wright Master Pilot Award.
And the new FAA Administrator says hello at Oshkosh.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.31.09

Something happened to a Cirrus pilot at 25-thousand feet.
Paul Poberzny receives the FAA's Wright Master Pilot Award.
And the new FAA Administrator says hello at Oshkosh.


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ANN Special Feature: Maj. Paul Brown, USAF A-10 West Demo Team - 07.31.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Major Paul Brown, in advance of his participation in a US Air Forve "heritage flight" at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, about his flying career, the unique attributes

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Diamond Aircraft Receives FAA Certification For Austro Engine AE300 Powerplant!

Turbo Diesel Piston Engine Burns Jet-A

FAA has issued Type Certificate E00081EN for Diamond Aircraft's proprietary Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel burning 170 hp turbo-diesel piston engine represents a new generation of aviation powerplants.

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Cirrus Jet Sale At An Impasse?

Alan Klapmeier's Efforts To Buy Jet Program Appear Stalled

ANN has been monitoring reports over the last few days of the latest details involved in Cirrus Founder, Alan Klapmeier's, efforts to buy the single engine program that has been under development for a number of years... and seemed to be the aeronautical successor to the highly regarded SR-2X piston line.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Battle of American Muscle - Fagen's Ethanol MX2 vs. 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 challenges Fagen Inc.'s MX-2.  The aircraft was piloted by Greg Poe of Greg Poe Airshows. 

Frontier Confirms That Southwest Airlines Is A Potential Buyer

Frontier Would Become A Subsidiary Of Republic

Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. Thursday revealed that Southwest Airlines Co. has submitted an initial non-binding proposal to acquire Frontier under the auction procedures established in Frontier’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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SOLD? Is The Eclipse Drama Over?

Sale Agreement Reported For Bankrupt Company

ANN is looking over court documents now that detail the very recent agreement to sell virtually all the primary assets of Eclipse Aircraft to a group headed by Eclipse customers Mike Press and Mason Holland.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Glides Home After Successful Mission

Back At Kennedy Space Center After 16 Day ISS Mission

Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts ended a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles with a 1048 EDT landing Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Let It Rain - Unexpected Guest At AirVenture

Neither Spirits Nor Enthusiasm Are Dampened

Thursday morning dawned grey and rainy, but the change in weather did not cast a pall over AirVenture; spirits remained high even though the daily events were somewhat tempered by the dreary weather.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Let It Rain -- Unexpected Guest At AirVenture

Neither Spirits Or Enthusiasm Are Dampened

Thursday morning dawned grey and rainy, but if you think that cast a pall over AirVenture, well, you've never been here.

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Cirrus SR-22 Down In West Virginia

Pilot Failed To Contact ATC At Destination Airport

A Cirrus SR-22 went down in West Virginia Thursday night. There was only one person on board the aircraft.

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MySky Introduces LSA Sized Personal Fighter

Tandem Seating And A Bubble Canopy Is Refreshing Change

Walking up to the MySky booth at Oshkosh, the first thing that ran through my head is that someone shrunk a modern military trainer. Closer in, I noticed the tandem seating perched under a large bubble canopy.  The only thing that was missing were training stripes and the squadron insignia on the tail.

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Top Florida Officials Highlight State's Role In Space Exploration

Governor Crist And Lt. Governor Kottkamp Address Florida's Role In Space Program

Florida Governor Charlie Crist Thursday highlighted the importance of aerospace to Florida's economy and the national space program.  His comments came during a discussion with reporters in Orlando at the 2009 Farm to Fuel Summit.

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Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions Team Honored With National Award

National Association Of Flight Instructors Honors Team

The Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions team will receive the prestigious 2009 Jack J. Eggspuehler Award from the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). The award recognizes the team’s dedication to aviation education and overall contribution to the flight training industry.

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AOPA and WAI Announce Collaborative Agreement

WAI Offers Nearly A Half Million Dollars In Scholarships

Representatives of AOPA and Women in Aviation, International (WIA) announced  a new joint venture Thursday to increase the membership of women in the aviation industry. 

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Pratt & Whitney Statement On F135 Engine Development

Company Says There Are No Quality Issues With Engines Already Delivered

Pratt & Whitney, issued the following statement Thursday on the progress of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine program: “The F135 engine being developed by Pratt & Whitney has experienced some cost growth and production issues consistent with new engine programs at this stage of development and transition to production."

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Unique Is As Yuneec Does

Practical Electric Airplane Unveiled At AirVenture Today

The Yuneec E430 light sport aircraft was unveiled in Aeroshell Square at AirVenture 2009 Tuesday. Founded two and a half years ago and based in Shanghai, China, Coote said the Yuneec company started as a supplier of components for electric powered R/C models.

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Saudi Arabia Orders Three Additional A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport Aircraft

Order Doubles The Size Of The Saudi Tanker Fleet

The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), on which the Northrop Grumman KC-45 Tanker is based, has further solidified its position as a leading advanced aerial refueling platform with an order from Saudi Arabia for three additional aircraft, doubling the original purchase.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: T-28s at AirVenture - 60 Years of Power

T-28s Celebrate 60 Year Anniversary

On July 29th, 2009, AirVenture visitors watched an exciting celebration during a special section of the air show.  This year marked the 60th year of the North American Aviation's T-28 Trojan. 

Aero-TV: Championing Growth -- Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance

In Honor of WomenVenture 2009... We Present AWAM!

In honor of all things oriented to Women in Aviation, we are pleased to present a look at AWAM... Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance. According to their missions statement, AWAM is "a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry."

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: T-28s at AirVenture - 60 Years of Power

T-28s Celebrate 60 Year Anniversary

On July 29th, 2009, AirVenture visitors watched an exciting celebration during a special section of the air show.  This year marked the 60th year of the North American Aviation's T-28 Trojan. 

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Aero-TV: Championing Growth -- Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance

In Honor of WomenVenture 2009... We Present AWAM!

In honor of all things oriented to Women in Aviation, we are pleased to present a look at AWAM... Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance.

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Klyde Morris (07.31.09)

Klyde Blogs (NOT) Again From Oshkosh 2009!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com 

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SpaceX Completes Qualification Of Falcon 9 First Stage Tank And Interstage

Milestone Passed in both MEOP And Structural Bending Tests

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says they have successfully completed qualification testing for the Falcon 9 launch vehicle first stage tank and interstage. Testing took place at SpaceX’s Texas Test Site, a 300 acre structural and propulsion testing facility, located just outside of Waco, Texas.

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Sikorsky X2 Technology Program Relocates To Florida

Prepping For High-Speed Test Flights

Aiming to achieve the highest speed ever recorded for a helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s X2 Technology demonstrator has relocated to the company's Florida flight facility as it begins the next phases of testing in the experimental program.

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Turbine Sherpa Thunders Into Oshkosh

We Don’t Need No Stinking Runways

The Sherpa K-650T stands above the miles of aircraft on display at Oshkosh 2009. The airplane is an 8 place bush plane that resembles a Piper Cub on steroids from a distance. Once you get close ...

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EAA Strengthens Collaboration With AERO Friedrichshafen

Tom Poberezny, Thomas Grunewald, Sign Agreement At AirVenture 2009

Two of the worlds largest General Aviation Air Shows have agreed to a new three-year collaboration to promote the cause of GA on both sides of the Atlantic. EAA President Tom Poberezny and AERO Friedrichshafen Project Manager Thomas Grunewald signed the agreement on a rainy Thursday morning at AirVenture 2009.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Oshkosh Is Better In The Rain

Cold, Wet and Fun!

After a chilly, rainy day at Wittman Field, and with tongue planted firmly in cheek, we (proudly?) present to you our Top 10 Reasons Why Oshkosh Is Better In The Rain!

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Aspen Avionics And Jeppesen Partner On Evolution Solution

Data Solution For The New Evolution Flight Display System

Jeppesen and Aspen Avionics announced Wednesday at AirVenture 2009 that the companies will partner to incorporate the new Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display system into a full Jeppesen data solution.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.31.09)

"When we take a look at the overall system, which is the best and most efficient in the world, someone has to pay the bills. At the end of the day we have to find a way that everybody can pay their share to sustain the system we have." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, responding to a question about possible user fees for aviation.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.31.09): Time Between Overhaul (TBO)

Time Between Overhaul (TBO) An engine manufacturer's recommended overhaul interval in hours, a rough and not guaranteed guide to life expectancy of an aviiation engine before it will need overhaul.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.31.09)

Aero-Linx: AERO Friedrichshafen Yes, we know that we're still deep into Oshkosh, but it's never too early to start thinking about the next big show, is it? With the signing of an agreement between EAA and AERO at AirVenture 2009 on Thursday, we thought it would be fun to give you a link to the biggest General Aviation show on the other side of the pond.  

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