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July 26, 2011

Aero-TV: ANN At Oshkosh 2011 -- And So It Begins

A Bright Look At the World of Oshkosh, First Day

The first day of Oshkosh did something we haven't associated with Oshkosh in a while... it was a beautiful day without a care in the world. That start of the 2011 EAA Fly-In beat the odds and left behind the horrid temps and storms of the week before and dawned bright and clear and about as VFR as it gets. Yeah, we loved it... and so did so many others here in the holy land of Oshkosh. ANN's Aero-TV teams scoured the area... looked for those sights and sounds that bespoke the true spirit of Wittman Field and are presenting the evidence of their efforts -- in front of God and everybody.

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Tom Poberezny Makes It Official, Announces Retirement

"I'm Very Proud Of What We Have Done"

Tom Poberezny, who has led EAA as president and later CEO since 1989, announced Tuesday that he was retiring from the organization "to take time to do what I want to do." Poberezny made the announcement at 1230 CDT in front of the iconic brown arch on the Wittman Field flight line.

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Aero-TV: ANN At Oshkosh 2011 -- And So It Begins

A Bright Look At the World of Oshkosh, First Day

The first day of Oshkosh did something we haven't associated with Oshkosh in a while... it was a beautiful day without a care in the world. The start of the 2011 EAA Fly-In beat the odds and left behind the horrid temps and storms of the week before and dawned bright and clear and about as VFR as it gets.

Aero-TV: ANN Inaugurates Live Video Coverage Of AirVenture 2011, 07.25.11

Nightly Webcasts Will Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show

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In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the days' newsmakers.

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Aero-TV: ANN Inaugurates Live Video Coverage Of AirVenture 2011, 07.25.11

Nightly Webcasts Will Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show

In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the days' newsmakers.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.26.11

Avidyne makes the avionics marketplace a lot more interesting.
Two are lost when a Piper Cub goes down in Lake Winnebago.
And remembering airshow performer Greg Poe.

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ANN Special Feature: Wei Around the World - 07.26.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Wei Chen, who recently became the first Chinese person to circumnavigate the globe in a private aircraft, the first general aviation pilot to fly across China, and the f

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Aspen Avionics Announces Connected Panel

New Product Line Connects Mobile Devices To Panel-Mounted Certified Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today its patent-pending line of Connected Panel products that seamlessly integrate aviation application data from personal handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an aircraft’s panel. These revolutionary new products are being demonstrated at AirVenture 2011, in the Aspen Avionics booth in Hangar B.

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NBAA, AOPA Launch Web Site For Contributing To BARR Legal Defense Fund

DOT Plans To Implement Changes In The Program August 2nd

The NBAA and the AOPA on Monday announced the introduction of a web site for individuals and companies to provide financial support for the two associations' legal battle to preserve the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR).

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Cirrus Aircraft 'Reorganizes' For Fleet Strategy

Prepares For Growth Under CAIGA Ownership

Cirrus Aircraft held their annual AirVenture Press Conference today and provided a high level review of their recent past and how they intend to move forward. Board Chairman Dale Klapmeier provided some history on the Cirrus line. Highlighting the 10 year anniversary of the SR22 with 3850 SR22 produced since January 2001.

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Electric Cessna 172 Begins Taxi Tests

Engine In Development Would Replace 150-200 HP Recip Powerplants

Initial taxi tests on an electric Cessna 172 got underway last week at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO. Beyond Aviation, formerly Bye Energy, said it is working towards developing a practical, cost-effective conversion to an environmentally friendly electric propulsion system as a replacement for internal combustion engines on aircraft requiring 150 to 200 hp.

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Sebring Reginal Airport Takes Management Role For U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Deal With Bob Wood Should Be Executed In August

Regional Airport Airport (SRA) has officially taken the reigns from Robert (Bob) Wood, seven year U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Chairman. Sebring’s Board of Directors gave staff the permission to draft the document for transfer of the EXPO to the SRA and the deal should be executed at the August Board meeting.

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First Euro Hawk UAS Touches Down In Germany

HALE Aircraft Has 30 Hour Endurance At 60,000 Feet

Euro Hawk, the first high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE), signals intelligence (SIGINT) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) based on the RQ-4 Global Hawk produced by Northrop Grumman for the German Bundeswehr, successfully touched down in Manching, Germany on Thursday.

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NASA Tests Future Deep Space Vehicle For Water Landings

Dropping Orion Mockup Into A Test Pool To Determine Impact Loads

As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off.

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Boeing Delivers 400th Airplane To GECAS

Xiamen Airlines To Operate The Milestone Airplane

Boeing reached a major milestone with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) Thursday by delivering the leasing company's 400th airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800. GECAS leasing customer Xiamen Airlines will operate the milestone airplane.

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NASA/NIA Help Future Teachers Improve Science and Math Education

Warehouse Full Of Educational Materials Available For Classroom Use

Some future teachers are taking a class this summer to learn how to use NASA's huge warehouse of educational resources to interest students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Bell Launches Tactical Flight Officer Course

Two-Part Program Combines Online, Resident Training

The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has launched a new Tactical Flight Officer course.

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Royal Navy Sea Kings Complete 1,000th Mission In Afghanistan

Designed For A Maritime Environment, They Reportedly Perform Just As Well Over Land

Sea King helicopter squadrons from Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose have been operating from Camp Bastion since 2009 and have contributed to the confiscation of significant amounts of IED-making equipment, arms and drugs, and the detainment of suspected insurgents.

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Baron Services Releases Mobile Link For iPAD/Android

Displaying XM Data Is Now A Possibility

The Highly anticipated Mobile Link device is not available for purchase online at the EAA Airventure event in Oshkosh, WI, Baron Services announced today. The Moble Link allows users of smart phones and tablets, including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, to view XM WX Satellite Weather data.

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J-2X Upper-Stage Engine Successfully Begins Demonstration Testing

Propulsion System Designed For Future Human Spaceflight

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a chill test and 1.9 second ignition test of NASA's J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center, MS. The J-2X upper-stage engine is in development to power NASA's next era of human spaceflight.

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Aero-TV: Going Global At WAI 2011: Growing Aviation in Nigeria (Part 1)

Aviation Is A Truly International Pursuit... and Community

One of the conspicuous successes of the last two Women in Aviation International (WAI) conferences has been the growing presence of delegations from other nations. At the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference In February, 2011, nearly 3,000 attendees came to Reno, Nevada from 21 countries, more than 120 companies and organizations were on the exhibit floor to meet them, and scholarship awards totaled $691,750.

FAA Clears Eclipse Jets Back To 41,000 Feet

Installation Of Re-Certified Combustion Engine Liners

Eclipse Aerospace proudly announced FAA approval for all Eclipse Jets to return to a maximum certified service ceiling of 41,000 feet upon the installation of the recently recertified engine combustion liners. Eclipse and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) have both been strongly committed to resolving this issue which previously resulted in carbon buildup on the static vane on a limited number of P&WC PW610F engines.

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FAA Grants STC For Pure Electronic Ignition

Computerized Ignition Can Be Installed In Certified Aircraft

The first FAA Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for a pure electronic general aviation piston engine ignition system has been granted to Electroair for its first to advance ignition.  The initial STC, announced at AirVenture Monday, is engine specific for all Lycoming four cylinder engines installed on Cessna Aircraft – additional airframe eligibility will be added over the next few months.

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Upside Down In An LSA

SportairUSA Intros Snap! ... The Light Sport Aerobat

SportairUSA, the American marketer and distributor of the Dallair FR-100 Snap!, has American production prototype of the aerobatic LSA at AirVenture 2011. The Snap! will be unveiled during a presentation at the International Aerobics Club (IAC) headquarters, at 1200 CDT, Tuesday, July 26th, and will be on display at the LSA Mall for the remainder of the week.

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Aero-TV: Going Global At WAI 2011: Growing Aviation in Nigeria (Part 1)

Aviation Is A Truly International Pursuit... and Community

One of the conspicuous successes of the last two Women in Aviation International (WAI) conferences has been the growing presence of delegations from other nations. At the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference In February, 2011, nearly 3,000 attendees came to Reno, Nevada from 21 countries, more than 120 companies and organizations were on the exhibit floor to meet them, and scholarship awards totaled $691,750.

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Superior Air Parts Updates Comeback

Superior Air Parts has been in negotiations with suppliers as it ramps back up, and has discovered that some costs are coming in lower than projected, allowing reduced prices for some specific components including some Millennium cylinder assemblies.

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Electrifying A Legend

Off-The-Shelf-RC-Technology Powers Electric Ultralight

While necessity may be the mother of invention, some innovate just because the challenge is there, and converting a hydrocarbon powered flying machine to electric based propulsion with off the shelf R/C airplane technology is no small feat. Enter Dale Kramer, famous designer and inventor of the venerable Lazair Ultralight' circa 1980's.

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The Law Enforcement Helicopter Alternative

Gyroplanes Move Into The Realm Of Public Safety

As a former Law Enforcement Officer, I have been having a problem with some of the gyroplane industry marketing attempts to the Law Enforcement community. Typically, the Law Enforcement aerial platform is used for multitask events.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.26.11)

"The return to 41,000 feet has been among the most difficult challenges to overcome in our restart program." Source: Mason Holland, Chairman and CEO of Eclipse Aerospace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.26.11): Handoff

An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with the aircraft will be transferred.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.26.11)

LaFayette Foundation

 Andy Parks and his Father shared a common vision of preserving and passing on the history of the men and women who served their countries during the Great War. 

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