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July 31, 2005

Klyde Morris 07.31.05

Klyde Does Oshkosh... And Finishes IT!

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Cirrus VK30 Inducted Into EAA Museum

CIRRUS Design has had a good week at Oshkosh... but took a little time to look back as the 'first-ever CIRRUS aircraft' - the kit-built VK30 - was inducted into the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture museum.

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Cessna Offers Near Real-Time XM Weather And Radio

Cessna has just completed their certification of the Garmin GDL 69A Data Link Receiver featuring XM WX Satellite Weather (FIS) and Radio.

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Jets For Dummies: The Eclipse 500 Makes Jet Flying Look (and Feel) Easy (Part 7)

We flew a series of landings… Full-flap, no-flap and SFOs (simulated flame-outs). A standard landing differs little from one of my favorite airplanes… the Aztec. With 90-100 knots in the bank, the pitch attitude on final is fairly nose-down, providing a very good view of your touch-down zone.

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Company Has 'Epic' Task Ahead

VLJ: It's Not Just Eclipse And Cessna

By Rob Finfrock Epic Aircraft has their motor home located outside the "D" hangar, away from the big boys. Dr. Vasha Toirda, the CEO of Epic's partner company Tbilisi Aviation Machine of the Republic of Georgia, had his young granddaughter in attendance at Wednesday's press breakfast of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and OJ.

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NATA Releases 2005 Compensation Study

NATA has published its 2005 annual survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The survey includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line-service personnel and maintenance technicians.

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AES/V Aircraft Engines Is Lead Sponsor For ANN's '05 AirVenture Special Coverage

AES/V Aircraft Engines Steps Up As Lead Sponsor For ANN's 2005 Special AirVenture Coverage

Tonight, we'll fill you in on who made this effort possible and start off tonight's announcements with the unveiling of the LEAD SPONSOR (Drum Roll, Please)... AES/V Aircraft Engines.

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ANN Intro's Oshkosh 2005 Special Coverage Major Sponsor: Diamond Aircraft!

We're pleased to announce that Diamond Aircraft is one of the MAJOR Sponsors that have made our coverage of Oshkosh 2005 possible, and if you're on your way to Wittman Field, you have to stop by and give them a gander... especially now that BOTH the Diesel and Lycoming DA42 IS HERE... and it's even prettier, in person, than the pictures suggest.

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Branson and Rutan Form 'The Spaceship Company'

In all the excitement that has been Oshkosh this week, ANN notes that a new company has been born. Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan have announced their signing of an agreement to form a new aerospace production company to build a fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and launch aircraft.

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Cirrus Design Steps Up As ANN 2005 AirVenture Special Coverage Major Sponsor

ANN Announces The First Of Our 2005 AirVenture Special Coverage Major Sponsors: Cirrus Design

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Real Bucks For Sims: Frasca Announces Mentor Sales

Frasca International has received orders for four new Mentor devices. Two of the devices have been delivered, one to Garmin, the manufacturer of G1000 integrated avionics and one to Avidyne, makers of Entegra integrated avionics. Additional devices will go to Vectair, a charter service operating out of Tunica Airport in MS and Utah Valley State College, Orem.

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ANN Welcomes Oshkosh 2005 Major Sponsor: New Piper Aircraft

New Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of AirVenture 2005 To YOU! AirVenture Display Area 72-75, 79-82

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ANN At Oshkosh '05: Plane Of The Day

A Third (And Last) Tri-motor

By John Dorcey I consider myself to be pretty well heeled in aviation history and while I freely admit that I am not aware of every aircraft ever made, this one was a real surprise… and a real find. The Kreutzer Model K-5, 'Air Coach' is today's Plane of the Day. Never heard of Kreutzer before? Good, that makes at least two of us.

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Calling Attention To Wisconsin Aviation History

Aviators From The Past

Aside from being home to the EAA and its annual celebration of all things flight-related, Wisconsin has also been the home to several aviation pioneers, each of whom had meaningful impacts on the early days of modern flight.

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ANN Thanks Oshkosh '05 Supporting Sponsors Aerocomp, Avidyne, Velocity Aircraft!

Who Loves Ya, Baby? Obviously, These Companies Do...

In addition to our Lead Sponsor AES/V Aircraft Engines, and Major Sponsors Cirrus Design, Columbia Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft, and New Piper, please note that these folks gave us critical support so that we could write all these cool stories for you... Aerocomp, Inc. Avidyne Velocity Aircraft

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Two Injured in Afghanistan Apache Helicopter Crash

Two crewmembers were injured Friday when a US military AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed today during a training mission on a range near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-15-15

MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes.

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AD: McDonnel Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2005-15-14 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-14 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas airplane models.

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