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August 02, 2009

Monster Dornier Seaplane Dwarfs Airventure

Aircraft Certified In 1991 Finally In Production

Looking at the giant seaplane on the grounds of Oshkosh Airventure 2009, you would never know that this airplane is full of history. The airplane sits among the displays with the massive wings towering above your head.

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Aero-News Presents OSH 2009 Major Sponsor Garmin Avionics

Garmin Avionics: Bringing The Future Into Focus -- Visit Them in Hangar D, #4035 A, B, C

It all started two decades ago, with two engineers named Gary and Min, who were convinced that GPS was the future - and formed a business to prove it. Ever since then, pilots have come to expect a constant stream of new ideas, technologies and products from the company that launched its first best-seller with the GPS 100. FMI:,Visit Them in Hangar D, #4035 A, B, C  

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VirtualHUD Shoots Laser Beams At Propellers

New Heads Up Display Projects On The Back Of A Prop

By: Chris Batcheller Do you remember your first flight instructor telling you to 'keep your head out of the cockpit'? VirtualHUD has developed a new product that will help make that possible. Using a laser beam, it projects an image on the back of a propeller. 

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Teledyne Continental Roars Into Oshkosh '09 As An ANN Major Sponsor

Feel The Power With TCM at Oshkosh Display Areas #229-234

Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) is known for being an industry leader that produces the best aviation products. At EAA's AirVenture the pre-Oshkosh showdown included a press conference by TCM at which they showed off and discussed their newest products and the future of the company. FMI:, See Them at Oshkosh 2009 in Display Areas #229-234

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Avidyne Adds Jeppesen's Euro VFR Charts As An Option On All MFDs

Avidyne And Jeppesen Say Their Partnership Further Enhances Safety For European Pilots

Avidyne and Jeppesen are pairing up to announce that Jeppesen's European VFR Charts package is being certified as an optional subscription for Avidyne's EX500 and EX5000 Multi-function display (MFD) customers.

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Republic Airways Completes Midwest Acquisition

Midwest Will Continue Under Existing Brand

Republic Airways Holdings  completed its acquisition of Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines from TPG Capital, a Ft. Worth, Texas-based private equity firm, late Friday. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Midwest will continue to operate as a branded carrier.

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NATA Offers Industry Tools To Combat Illegal Charters

Hotline Is Available To Contact FAA

In response to Tuesday's NTSB hearing on an accident involving an aircraft that was being operated for-hire without proper certification, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) reminds the public and industry of several resources available to help combat illegal charter activity.

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GE Powers The C-5M Unveiled To The Public At Oshkosh

GE Aviation Is Powering The C-5M With Four CF6-80C2 Engines

The C-5M arrived at Oshkosh Friday almost as the Airbus A380 was departing ... and it's a good thing because there likely wasn't enough room for both on AeroShell Square. "We are proud to celebrate this significant achievement with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force," said Allen Paxson of GE Aviation.

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Boeing, Emirates Mark Record 78th 777 Delivery

Emirates Becomes World's Largest 777 Airline Operator

Boeing delivered Emirates' 78th 777 this week, the airline's 45th 777-300ER (Extended Range). The Dubai-based carrier is now the world's largest operator of the 777 and the only airline to operate every model type.

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Airplane Thief On The Run

He Reportedly Injured A Federal Agent Attempting To Re-Enter The U.S.

28-year-old Joshua Paul Calhoun allegedly stole an airplane, crashed it in the Texas desert, and told authorities he had bought it online when questioned about the incident. He's currently being sought on federal charges that he injured a federal agent while attempting to cross back into the U.S. from Mexico.

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ANN Major Sponsor, Diamond A/C, Helps Show The World Oshkosh 2009

Diamond Aircraft Is A HUGE Part Of AirVenture 2009, Visit Their Display At Areas #235-246

 There will be much to see at Diamond's exhibit at EAA AirVenture 2009, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 27 to August 2. FMI:, or Oshkosh Display Areas #235-246

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Electronics International Announces MVP-50P STC

Dynamic Engine And Systems Monitor For Dozens Of Models

Pilots have long been awaiting certification for the all-in-one engine and systems monitor, and now Mooney, Cessna, Piper and many more certified aircraft are included on the MVP-50P Approved Model List. 

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Avionics Innovator, Avidyne, Sponsors ANN Oshkosh Coverage

Avidyne's Release 9 Storms Oshkosh 2009 -- See It At Oshkosh Display Areas #2098-2101, 293, 294 !!

 Based in Lincoln, Mass., Avidyne Corporation is the market-leading developer of Integrated Flight Deck Systems for light general aviation (GA) aircraft.  FMI:,, Oshkosh Display Areas #2098-2101, 293, 294 

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ANN Welcomes Oshkosh 2009 Major Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of Oshkosh 2009 To YOU --  Oshkosh Booths #140-143, 158-161

 From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND... Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own. From the Arrow-inspired Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the Seminole and Aztec twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp, and even easier to find pilots simply raving about their planes. FMI:, Oshkosh Display Oshkosh Booths 140-143 and 158-161

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.02.09)

"I was on record as saying it was a Cirrus program, and that Cirrus had a strong commitment. Despite all the public discourse about this supposed proposal, we haven't wavered one ounce." Source: Cirrus President and CEO Brent Wouters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.02.09): Ceiling

Height above ground or water of the base of the lowest layer of cloud below 20,000 feet which covers more than half of the sky. An aircraft's service ceiling is the density altitude (which see) at which its maximum rate of climb is no greater than 100 feet per minute.

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ANN Welcomes Oshkosh 2009 Major Sponsor Aspen Avionics

Check Out Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Displays At Hangar B, Booth 2126

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into General Aviation (GA) cockpits. Its products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. FMI: , ALSO, Check Out Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Displays At Hangar B, Booth 2126

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.09)

Aero-Linx: Super Sky Cycle In a upcoming Aero New Network podcast, and an Aero-Minute on Aero TV, you'll see and hear about the Super Sky Cycle, a flying motorcycle you can fly today. If you can't wait for those stories, you'll find a link  on Aero News so you can see what it's all about.

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