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April 23, 2009

EAA, Sporty’s Announce Partnership To Further Young Eagles Intro To Aviation

EAA Young Eagles Will Receive Logbook And Free Access To Sporty’s Online Pilot Training Course

EAA and Sporty’s Pilot Shop are promoting a new partnership to enhance the EAA Young Eagles Program, a nationwide initiative that has used general aviation to touch the lives of more than 1.4 million youths since its inception in 1992.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.09

The newest iPhone app is a long-time pilot favorite.
Avidyne's new FMS is certified by the FAA.
And Cessna announces two new fleet sales.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.23.09

The newest iPhone app is a long-time pilot favorite.
Avidyne's new FMS is certified by the FAA.
And Cessna announces two new fleet sales.


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ANN Special Feature: Kitfox President John McBean - 04.23.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kitfox President John McBean about the Super Sport, the company's just-introduced Special Light Sport Aircraft.

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Lindbergh Foundation Auction Offers Rides On Spirit Of St. Louis Replica

The Spirit of St. Louis Flies Again!

Opportunities like these may pass your way on an all-too-sporadic basis... but if you always wanted to get a little understanding of the innate courage and skill that got Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic, here's your chance to sit where he did... via an authentic replica of the Spirit of St. Louis.

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Up, Up and AWAY! Airshow Industry Providing Own Stimulus

This Is Where Aviation Makes A Great Impression On The Public

 ANN has just received a note from the International Council of Airshows, confirming something that we had started to hear over the past few weeks... that airshow attendance was not only holding up... but trending dramatically and demonstrably upwards.

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Gadget Patrol 2009: Aerox Granted TSO for Medium Altitude O2 Mask

Only Active FAA TSO-C103 In The Industry

Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems, Inc. informs ANN that the FAA has granted the company TSO certification for their 4110-712 Series medium altitude oxygen mask. According to company representatives, aerox is the only manufacturer to produce and hold a TSO for this type of mask.

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Hawker Beechcraft Makes A Pitch For G1000 Installs

HBS Launches Garmin G1000 Upgrade Program For Beechcraft King Air 200/B200

 Hawker Beechcraft Services tells ANN that its network of factory-owned service centers has begun the awaited installation of the Garmin G1000 fully integrated glass cockpit avionics suite in the Beechcraft King Air 200 and B200. The installation began upon receiving the FAA/STC approval from Garmin International.

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The Skies Will Be Full Over Oshkosh this Summer

EAA Airventure Oshkosh Again Welcomes Mass Aircraft Arrivals To Kick Off Fly-In

As aircraft from around the world again make their way to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, hundreds of aviators gather together to arrive at "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" in flocks of similar aircraft, creating their own communities along the flight line.

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Gadget Patrol 2009: Got Safety Wire? Got Clamp!

Ingenuous Tool Lets You Create Any Size Hose Clamp Out Of Safety Wire

If you any machine that uses hoses for any sort of fluids, chances are you know what a hose clamp looks like. If you perform any kind of maintenance on any of these items, you also know how frustrating it can be to have to stop what you are doing and head to the hardware store to find that one size of hose clamp that you don't have.

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Updated Web Feature Shows How NASA Technologies Improve Lives

NASA has launched an expanded version of an interactive online program that allows users to discover some of the many NASA technologies that positively impact everyday life. The interactive "NASA at Home" and "NASA City" sites are enhanced with many new features, including green-related information to coincide with Earth Day 2009.

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European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) Releases Preliminary Analysis Results

The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) has released its preliminary analysis report on helicopter accidents occurred in EASA Member States between 2000 and 2005. Analysis is the first step towards reducing the helicopter accident rate by 80% by 2016, an objective stated by the International Helicopter Safety Team.

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Phillips 66 Aero-Fuel Likely To Be Much More Visible At US FBOs

The Phillips 66 aero-fuel brand is about to be a lot easier to find... throughout most of middle America. Aviation fuels marketer The Hiller Group will brand its existing FBOs

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Bombardier Customer Services Expands in Dallas

Bombardier Customer Services has opened a new component repair and overhaul center for commercial aircraft in Dallas. The $4.3 million facility, located south west of Love Field Airport, will cater for Bombardier's growing number of customers across the United States as well as Central and South America.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.23.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.23.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Kitfox President John McBean - 04.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with Kitfox Boss, John McBean)

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Aero-TV: AERO-REALITIES -- One On One With Jack Pelton

Jack Pelton Has A Fascinating Conversation With Aero-TV

Continuing with yesterday's coverage of Jack Pelton's speech to the AEA 2009 Tradeshow and Convention, we're pleased to present a more in-depth, one-on-one interview with Pelton, later that day. Jack talked about everything... the Piston line, SkyCatcher, Columbus, Citation updates and upgrades... but it was his campaign to restore some truth and respect to the perception of the aviation world that really animated the man.

Mounting Woes: New Zealand Issues CAN For Zenith and Zenair CH601 Series A/C

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 27-003, Zenith and Zenair CH601 Aircraft Series Safety Recommendation

The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has issued a Continuing Airworthiness Notice regarding the Zenith and Zenair CH601 series, "in the interests of aviation safety."

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FAA Bird Strike Database Will Be Available to Public On Friday

Proposal to Protect the Data Will be Withdrawn

In response to severe public disapproval, the FAA has bowed to the inevitable and will make its entire Bird Strike database available on a public website this Friday, April 24. Portions of the database have been publicly available since the information was first collected in 1990, but the public will now be able to access all of the database's fields.

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Aero-TV: AERO-REALITIES -- One On One With Jack Pelton

Jack Pelton Has A Fascinating Conversation With Aero-TV

Continuing with yesterday's coverage of Jack Pelton's speech to the AEA 2009 Tradeshow and Convention, we're pleased to present a more in-depth, one-on-one interview with Pelton, later that day. Jack talked about everything... the Piston line, SkyCatcher, Columbus, Citation updates and upgrades...

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EASA Issues ETSO Approval for the Garmin G600

Deliveries Begin in Europe

Garmin has received the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) approval for the GDU 620 display/control unit, which is the display unit for the G600 flight display system. Because the other components of the G600 have already received EASA's ETSO approval, this announcement indicates the GDU 620 is eligible for installation in European registered aircraft with a certification weight up to 5,700 kgs.

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GECAS Boasts 'Up' First Quarter -- 45 Aircraft Placed

Q1 2009 Placement Activity Outpaces Q1 2008 By 15 Percent; Only One AOG

Here's some good news... GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) is looking fairly solid on news stating that during the first quarter of 2009, ending March 29, it placed 45 aircraft, including 33 aircraft from its existing fleet leased, 9 lease extensions, and 3 sales, representing a strong 15 percent increase over 2008 first quarter placements.

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Cessna Announces New Seating Configuration for Skyhawk

Cessna Aircraft is now offering the option to order a new Skyhawk with the Crew/Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training seat. The CRM training seat is a single, forward facing seat positioned aft and center of the pilot and co-pilot seats.

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ALPA Commends CanJet Flight 918 Crew

After a harrowing attempted hijacking, the crew of CanJet 618 have earned the respect of their peers. ALPA has commended the flight and cabin crew for their outstanding efforts to thwart the attempted hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 on Sunday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.09):

  Eccentric Jovians Extrasolar planets, with a mass similar to or greater than that of Jupiter, which move around their host stars in highly elongated orbits. FMI: http://wind.cc.whecn.edu/~marquard/astronomy/jovian.htm

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.09)

Aero-Linx: Europe Air Sports Europe Air Sports is an association of the European National Aero Clubs, and European Air Sports Unions, with the objective to co-ordinate regulatory matters in Europe. It is affiliated to the FAI -the World's Airsports Federation. FMI: http://www.europe-airsports.fai.org/

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.23.09)

  "Over the next four months, the FAA will make significant improvements to the database to improve the search function and make it more user-friendly. In its current format, users will only be able to perform limited searches online, but will be able to download the entire database. The FAA also plans to work with the aviation community to find ways to improve and strengthen bird strike reporting." Source: From an FAA Presser revealing its capitulation in releasing bird strike data that they had originally intended to keep from public eyes... the public had a diffderent opinion about the idea... hence the reversal in the matter.

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