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August 01, 2007

The Fight Against User Fees Is Not Over, Congressmen Say

Urge Supporters To Contact President, Representatives In Congress

Seven members of the House of Representatives attended a public meeting on Saturday, July 28 during AirVenture 2007 at Oshkosh to answer questions and discuss the next steps for the Aviation Reauthorization Bill. Six of the seven Representatives in attendance were members of the House Aviation Subcommittee.

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A Speedy Cherokee 140? Believe It

Tinkerer Displays Modifications At AirVenture 2007

It started out innocently enough. Art Mattson bought a Cherokee 140 in 1991, and he quickly realized there were many airports he couldn't operate out of. 

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All Safe Following G-159 Gear-Up Landing Incident

Plane Lands At Point Mugu NAS

A Phoenix Air Grumman G-159 (Gulfstream I) being used to shuttle nine passengers from San Nicolas Island to Point Mugu Naval Air Station made a successful emergency landing Monday, with its left main gear stuck in the up position.

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NTSB Prelim Says Simulated Emergency Turned Real For C-45H Pilots

Trouble Started Following Engine-Out Practice

A simulated engine-out exercise became very real for two pilots in a vintage Beechcraft C-45H two weeks ago, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the resulting accident.

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Brazilian Panel Says Spoilers Not Deployed In TAM Accident

Pilots Were Told Runway Conditions 'Wet And Slippery'

A member of a congressional panel in Brazil investigating the fatal July 17 landing accident of a TAM Airlines A320 says transcripts of cockpit voice recordings show the pilots were told the runway was "wet and slippery" -- and that braking equipment on the aircraft wasn't activated on touchdown.

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Report: Midwest Ready To Talk On AirTran Takeover

Board Will Meet With All Parties Interested In Buyout

It appears persistence may soon pay off for AirTran Airways, as months of dogged pursuit of a merger appear to have finally worn down the board at Midwest Air Group, owner of Midwest Airlines.

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Analysts Say Don't Expect NWA Relief Until After Labor Day

Rehiring Of Furloughed Pilots Not A Quick Fix

As the saying goes... the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. That's a lesson Northwest Airlines has had to take to heart, after two months of cancelled flights, surly passengers, and constant media attention.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.01.07

Part Two, "Meet The Administrator"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.01.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.01.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Meet The Administrator," Part Two: 08.01.07 (ANN Special Feature, with part two of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's talk to AirVenture 2007 attendees last week)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.01.07

The outlook darkens for Sino Swearingen.
Piper Aircraft is rumored to be on the block.
And an Apache is down in Baghdad, but the crew is safe.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.01.07

The outlook darkens for Sino Swearingen.
Piper Aircraft is rumored to be on the block.
And an Apache is down in Baghdad, but the crew is safe.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Marion Blakey, FAA - 08.01.07

Today, Part 2 of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's address to AirVenture attendees, fielding audience questions with EAA President Tom Poberezny.

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AOPA ASF Report Shows Glass Cockpits Offer Safety Benefits For Pilots

But Nothing Beats Vigilance And Good Judgement

Technologically advanced aircraft (TAA) have fewer accidents when compared to the overall general aviation (GA) fleet, according to an updated study published by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation this week. However, the pilot adovcacy group stresses no amount of technology can replace a pilot’s vigilance and good judgment.

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NASA Probes Endeavour Cabin Air Leak

Clock Is Ticking To Meet August 7 Launch Date

NASA announced Tuesday its engineers are having difficulty pinpointing the source of an air leak detected this weekend in the cabin of the shuttle Endeavour, which now sits on pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, awaiting a planned August 7 launch.

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New Accord Reached On Aircraft Subsidies

Sets Guidelines For Gov't Help With Financing

Could all the sniping between Airbus and Boeing -- and Bombardier, Embraer, and a slew of other manufacturers -- regarding government subsidies soon be a thing of the past?

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Russian Spacecraft Maker Faces Bankruptcy

"Clipper" Supporter Gets Clipped Himself

Blame it on "financial idealism." That's the word from the new head of RKK Energia, the Russian company that produces the bulk of spacecraft used by that country, following the ouster of the company's former chief Tuesday.

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United Says Over 1,000 New Pilots Have Applied With Airline

But Those Already With Company Ain't Happy

It's a bit of good news/bad news for United Airlines. The good news is, the airline is having little problem attracting new applicants for 100 new openings for pilots. The bad news is, those pilots already at the company have grown increasingly hostile towards management at the Chicago-based airline... and they're gonna talk about it, to anyone who will listen.

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Oshkosh Memories... Clifford Parker Robertson III

"I'd Rather Be Up There Than In Some Ford That Doesn't Start"

Cliff Robertson’s love of flying started way before his acting career... yet it is Robertson’s acting for which he is best known.

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Eclipse Aviation Names New VP For Customer Support

Honeywell, Bell Veteran Tasked With Improving Ownership Experience

Eclipse Aviation announced Tuesday it has brought an aviation veteran onboard as its new vice president for customer experience and support systems.

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NAFI Names July 2007 Master Instructors

'The Best Of The Best'

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) recently announced its Master Instructors for July 2007.

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FAA Clears Sikorsky S-92 For High Crosswind Takeoffs & Landings

Also Increases Payload Rating

Sikorsky announced late Tuesday night the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized its S-92 helicopter to take off and land in high crosswind conditions and to carry additional payload based on available engine power.

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Emirates Prepares To Test The A380 Superjumbo In Dubai

Hot Weather, Operational Testing To Commence August 15

Dubai-based Emirates says it is marking its first step in the gradual build-up towards becoming the world's largest operator of the A380 super-jumbo starting August 15.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.07): Thermodynamic Horsepower

Aero-Terms!

The power that would be produced by a turbine engine at sea level at standard temperature, if the engine was run at maximum turbine inlet temperature (TIT).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.01.07)

"It’s hard to beat the Spitfire but I would say it’s usually the one I’m currently flying."

Source: Actor Cliff Robertson, in response to a question about his favorite aircraft, posed to him during a Theater In The Woods presentation last week at AirVenture 2007.

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