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September 23, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.07

Columbia Aircraft rejects a bid to keep the company in Bend.
GA-friendly FAA legislation moves forward in the US Senate.
And a pilot sets a Beech 18 down on I-95 in Florida.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.24.07

Columbia Aircraft rejects a bid to keep the company in Bend.
GA-friendly FAA legislation moves forward in the US Senate.
And a pilot sets a Beech 18 down on I-95 in Florida.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, OTA - 09.24.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Certified Flight Instructor Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the need to commit emergency checklists and departure and arrival procedures to memory.

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USAF Concludes Spatial Disorientation Led To F-15 Accident

Pilot Made Controlled Descent Into Ocean

A June 2007 training accident that claimed the pilot of an Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jet was caused by spatial disorientation, according to an Air Force review.

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New Name, Attitude For Bradley International?

Board Members Ponder Suggestions

Anyone For "Air Frantz?" That's one of the admittedly lighthearted suggestions board members heard this week, as they brainstormed potential new names of New England's Bradley International Airport.

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AOPA: Proposed C206 Seatback AD Should Exempt Noncrew Seats

Says Service Bulletin Addressed Problem Already

If your seatback in the Cessna 172, 182, or 206 collapsed during takeoff, what would you do? The natural instinct is to pull back on the yoke... which can cause the aircraft to enter an unusual attitude, something that could ruin your day real quick.

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Live-Fire Missile Exercises Keep Marines Sharp

Training Conducted Off Mexican Coast

Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 trained along with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 while conducting live-missile training exercises September 10–14. The squadrons launched approximately 28 live missiles at decoys jettisoned into the skies over a training area off the coast of Mexico.

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Upgraded! CubCrafters Names Winston Larison As Customer Support Manager

Worked Previously At ECI, Taylorcraft

Noting its new aircraft deliveries continue to accelerate across all product lines, CubCrafters tells ANN it named Winston Larison to the newly created position "Manager, Customer Support" Thursday.

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Lockheed Marks 40 Years Of LSWT Testing

Trials Began With 1967 Tests For C-5A Galaxy

Lockheed Martin celebrated 40 years of aircraft testing in its Low Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) this week. On September 20, 1967 the first aircraft test, a crew egress trial for the C-5A Galaxy, was conducted.

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Rapco Fleet Support Wins FAA/PMA OK For Falcon 20 Brakes

Parts May Be Used On Aircraft In Place Of OEM Components

Rapco Fleet Support, Inc. (RFS) of Hartland, WI tells ANN it has been awarded a Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its replacement brake components for Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft, equipped with ABSC (Goodyear) brakes.

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Pemco Files Formal Protest Of KC-135 Award

Maintenance Deal Awarded To Boeing

Aero-News has learned Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. dba Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. announced Friday its Birmingham, AL military division, Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. – Birmingham d/b/a Pemco Aeroplex, Inc., filed a bid protest at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on September 19, 2007.

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City Grants TX Aviation Museum Extra Time To Sell Off Items

Museum Will Hold September 29 Auction

Aero-News has learned the city of Amarillo, TX has granted the Texas Aviation Historical Society a four month extension on its lease, to give it time to allow for removal of items from the former English Field Air & Space Museum facility to be transferred to other museums.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.07)

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The National Aeronautic Association is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.07): Geschwader

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Luftwaffe formation approximately equivalent to a Wing, comprising 90-120 aircraft divided into Gruppen, each of 20-30 aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.23.07)

“It’s my first time shooting a live missile. It was really neat to see the product of what you practice."

Source: Captain Elizabeth Pham, of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 -- nicknamed "The Bats" -- on recent live-missile training exercises. The squadrons launched approximately 28 live missiles at decoys jettisoned into the skies over a training area off the coast of Mexico.

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