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ANN Daily OSH Touch N Go: 07.26.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Daily News Program)
ANN Daily OSH Aero-Briefing: 07.26.06
(ANN's Special OSHKOSH Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special OSH Feature -- TITW: Hallmarks of
Homebuilding: 07.26.06 (ANN Special "Osh-Kast" Feature,
with Monday's Theater In The Woods presentation, "Hallmarks of
This is a verdict guaranteed to raise eyebrows at the Pentagon
and the State Department. A court in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday found
five people accused of damaging a US Navy transport jet at Shannon
Airport... not guilty.
I remember it well, even though it was probably 25 years ago. As
a kid, I was fortunate enough to come to Oshkosh, (in those days,
we didn't call it AirVenture) just about every year. On one of
those visits, I had a chance to go up into the tower, and thought
it was about the coolest thing I’d ever seen.
It ain't the original, but you could never tell -- and the crowd
didn't care. Built to exactly model the original SpaceShipOne,
including any of its negligible "imperfections" (screws in the
wrong places, skid marks), the dedication of SpaceShipOne S/N #2
thrilled everyone, and the autograph signing that followed was just
what participants had ordered.
Mixed results after a series of Israeli bombing raids against
targets in Lebanon. In one case, Israel says it killed the senior
commander of its enemy... the Muslim guerilla group Hezbollah. In
the other... Israeli aircraft apparently hit a UN peacekeeper
outpost in Beirut.
Display Includes Avenger TBM Stabilizers, 737 Beverage
"It's as Real as it Gets" is Microsoft's tagline for its
upcoming Flight Simulator X... and AirVenture guests have the
opportunity to take a look at the newest version of 'flight sim'
(due on the shelves this October, but available for fun and games
this week) it's not only the experience of the product that will
draw them to Hangar B, but the shiny, unique exhibit booth
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, literally wants to grow up. But
developers' attempts to put high rises on the Atlantic shoreline
are stalled right now because of the FAA's concern that they might
block approach radar at the local airport.
Last week we told you about angst among the flight
crews at Spain's Iberia Airlines over the company's
plans to launch a low-cost carrier based in Barcelona. The pilots
had threatened a week-long strike because of their concerns about
job security and pay.
The recently unveiled Diamond D-Jet will be making a highly
visible appearance at Oshkosh later today, Wednesday. Following its
arrival at Wittman Field, the Prototype D-JET, S/N 001, will be
available for close inspection for one day only on Wednesday, July
26th, at AeroShell square.
L-3 Avionics Systems' SkyWatch HP Collision Avoidance System and
Stormscope Model WX-500 will be included in a new STC for King Air
C90s. The STC is being performed by Garmin International and
assisted by Executive Beechcraft of Kansas City as part of a
retrofit program that will encompass the Garmin G1000 cockpit.
Global Freighter Fleet Will Double In Number Of Airplanes
Boeing tells ANN that the global air cargo market will continue
its growth patterns of the past few years, with strong 20-year
growth, according to the Current Market Outlook (CMO) 2006. This
pattern will lead to a doubling of the world freighter fleet from
1,789 to 3,563 airplanes, both numbers slightly up from the
Direct-To Avionics has announced an agreement to distribute a
new line of Chelton general aviation radios. Included are a Com
transceiver, a VHF Nav receiver, and a Mode-S transponder for the
experimental market. This suite will be available in the second
quarter of 2007.
The NTSB recommends that the FAA:
Require records reviews, aging airplane inspections, and
supplemental inspections for all airplanes operated under 14 Code
of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121, all U.S.- registered
airplanes operated under 14 CFR Part 129, and all airplanes used in
scheduled operations under 14 CFR Part 135.
We bat around several terms about flight visibility and ceiling,
but sometimes it becomes apparent that they are not completely
understood. Let's take a minute to make sure we're all on the same
page with in-flight definitions.
"Keep it pithy and personal. Tell your congressman it's about
control, not blips. The airlines want to pay less, but control
more. If the airlines want user fees they should give the ticket
tax they collect from their passengers back to their
Source: NBAA President Ed Bolen, offering
attendees of an AirVenture 2006 forum on user fees Tuesday some
advice on how to let government leaders know their thoughts on the