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July 25, 2011

Gone West: Greg Poe

Well-Known Airshow Performer Died Unexpectedly Of A Heart Attack

An announcement on the Greg Poe Airshows' Twitter site brought very sad news Monday. The well-known airshow performer has passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack.The bio on the Greg Poe Airshows website says that Poe started his flying career at an early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager, flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise River.

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Plug And Play Panel-Mounted Avionics Coming Soon From Avidyne

Touch-Screen Navigation, Com Panel, ADS-B Compliant Transponder In The Package

Avidyne Corporation introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft at EAA AirVenture on Monday. Avidyne’s new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with touch screen user interface, the AMX240 stereo Audio Panel with Marker Beacon, the AXP340 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Transponder, and the attitude-based DFC90 Digital Autopilot.

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DFC100 Autopilot Now Available As An Option For PA-32

DFC90 Now Available For Cessna 182, As Well As Beach Bonanza And Baron

The potential install base for Avidyne's DFC100 Digital Flight Control System has been expanded to the Piper PA-32 aircraft, and deposits are now being accepted from owners of Entegra-equipped aircraft who want to upgrade to Entegra Release 9 and DFC100. Certification of Entegra Release 9 upgrade for PA-32s and certification of the DFC100 for PA-32s are expected later this year.

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G1000 Retrofit Now Available For TBM 700

EASA And FAA Approved; First Delivery To French MoD

Garmin International announced Thursday the delivery of the first DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 upgraded with the G1000 integrated flight deck. The first delivery went to the French Ministry of Defense (MoD) and is part of a contract to upgrade 27 TBM 700s in service with the French military.

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NASA Deputy Administrator To Keynote NewSpace 2011

Speech Titled 'The Next Big Thing' Will Look At The U.S. Future In Space

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide opening keynote remarks at the Space Frontier Foundation's annual NewSpace Conference at 0830 PDT on Thursday, July 28.

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ERAU Named 2011 'Great College to Work For'

Embry-Riddle Expands Its Collection of Best-Employer Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of the nation’s best employers in higher education, according to a survey conducted by the leading source of news about colleges and universities in the United States.

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Eurocopter Officially Hands Over 1,000th EC135 Helicopter To The ADAC

First EC135 Delivered Fifteen Years Ago

Eurocopter has delivered the 1,000th EC135 to its new owner fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter plant in Donauworth

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A Nickel For A Cup Of Coffee Goes A Long Way At AirVenture

Flying High Coffee Comes To Oshkosh To Generate Significant Lift To Aviation

Rob Riggen, a CFII and President of Flying High Coffee, estimates that if just 5 cents from every cup of coffee consumed by avid coffee-drinking pilots were used to fund aviation scholarships and non-profits, more than $20 Million could be raised annually to fund initiatives that introduce new ways of engaging people to aviation.

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Students, Interns Participate In Colorado Rocket Launch

Program In Its Fourth Year Will Launch Its Largest Rocket Ever

Colorado high school students and college interns from across the nation are getting set to blast high-power rockets and payloads deep into the Colorado sky as part of a program sponsored by United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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First 777-300ER Delivered To Air China

Three More Of The Long-Range Aircraft To Be Delivered By The End Of The Year

The first 777-300ER (extended range) has been delivered to Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China.

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Colorado Springs Community, Airmen Replace Tuskegee Airman's Stolen Medal

Outpouring Of Support For A War Hero Rights A Wrong

A personal tragedy for one of the documented original Tuskegee Airmen ended on a happy note July 22, courtesy of the Colorado Springs community, and Airmen from Peterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy.

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Embraer Joins Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

Brazilian Aircraft Manufacturer Shows Commitment To Sustainability

Embraer has become the newest member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). The announced was made Wednesday at AFRA's Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. Embraer becomes the third leading aircraft manufacturer to link-up with AFRA.

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University Of Maryland Conducts Tests On New VTOL UAV

'Transformer-Like' Propulsion System To Be 'Flown' In UMd. Wind Tunnel

The propulsion system for an unmanned aerial vehicle that takes off vertically like a Transformer robot then shifts to horizontal flight mid-air will be tested at the University of Maryland's Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.25.11

The FAA is not here at Oshkosh...or anywhere else.
Babbitt and LaHood chide Congress for the shutdown.
And Zenith debuts the CH 650B.

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ANN Special Feature: Do Oshkosh Like a Pro - 07.25.11

Today, CFI Bob Miller of Over The Aiwaves lets us in on some of his secrets for making the most of your week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

FMI: www.ove

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Aero-TV: Matchbox FC-1 -- The Versatile Flight Companion

Everyone Can Use a Little Help in Flight... Matchbox Provides It!

The world of consumer electronics is advancing so rapidly that a gap is emerging between the expectations of consumers and the capabilities of aviation products, which develop over a slower cycle. How does one match these expectations with market realities?

Tonight ... Introducing ANN LIVE! From AirVenture

Daily News Wrap-Up, Interviews, And More From Wittman Field

Beginning Monday at 1900 CDT (2000 EDT), ANN will embark on a new era of coverage from AirVenture. We'll be streaming live online video with a daily wrap-up of the days activities, along with interviews from some of the people making news at the show each day through Friday.

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Calm Before The Storm ... The Day Before Opening Day

Even Before Airventure Officially Opens, There Is Plenty To See, And People To Meet

With all the innovation and air show excitement that fills the week of AirVenture, the day before opening day has become just about my favorite time to be at Wittman Regional Airport. There is a purposefulness among those still scrambling to get their exhibits set up and tweaked for display, but the rest of the grounds have a far more laid-back feel ... like its taking a breather before the show reaches V1 and rotates.

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Entegra Release 9 Software Upgrade To Include SynthVis

Also Adds Support For Three-Display Configuration And On-Board Weather Radar

Avidyne Corporation has unveiled their soon-to-be-certified v9.3 software upgrade—including their innovative implementation of Synthetic Vision technology (SVS)—for  the award-winning Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) system.  The v9.3 software release, which is expected to receive final FAA certification later this year, also provides support for three-screen R9 installations and on-board weather radar.

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ACI-NA Applauds DOT Implementing Passenger Protections At Smaller Airports

Final Rule On Tarmac Delay Plans To Be Implemented On Schedule

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)  issued a statement Thursday in response to the DOT's announcement to not delay certain requirements in their Final Rule 'Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections'.

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Klyde Morris (07.25.11)

Klyde Says "You Can Keep The Change..."

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In Search Of Affordable Aviation

It Can Be Done ... But Pack Light

One of the quandaries we have in aviation is how make it affordable to the average individual. We could offer them the powered paraglider, but there is little practicality to flying that, except for the pure enjoyment of flight. We could offer them a new factory made and certified 4-passenger aircraft, but the starting price of $300,000 exceeds the average individual's affordability scale. Even the new LSA aircraft, as excellent as they are, cost over $100,000.

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Rockwell Collins Unveils Touch-Control Flight Displays

Company Returns To AirVenture In A Major Way 

Sunday news conferences are pretty rare at AirVenture ... in fact, there was only one on the schedule for this week. Rockwell Collins took the opportunity to  unveil the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.

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FAA Furloughs Keep Employees From AirVenture

SAFE Asks Members To Volunteer Time During The Show

After Congress adjourned on Friday without passing a 21st Continuing Resolution to fund the FAA, the agency was left with few options, none of the particularly good. The agency furloughed thousands of employees, which is affecting its participation at AirVenture this week.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.25.11)

"(I)n consideration of the effects of the budget discussions and FAA funding levels, many of the FAA participants we had expected to be able to help will not be able to attend KidVenture this year." Source: FAA Supervisor of Young Eagles Flight Education Bob Meder.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.11): Commercial Operator

A person who, for compensation or hire, engages in the carriage by aircraft in air commerce of persons or property, other than as an air carrier or foreign air carrier or under the authority of Part 375 of this title.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.11)

Helicopters

Whether a Helicopter Pilot, Helicopter Student, Helicopter Mechanic, Employer, Helicopter Flight School, Helicopter Business, or an enthusiast, JustHelicopters.com has something for you.

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