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August 03, 2007

DH-88 Replica Shows Unique Piece Of Air Racing History

The Way It Used To Be...

A unique aircraft on display at Oshkosh 2007 was the deHavilland DH88 Comet. While it is a replica, it is the only flying representation of the aircraft in the world.

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iTowBot... The Tow That Drives Like An R/C Car

We Could Have Some SERIOUS Fun With This At The Airport...

Among the memorabilia and treasures found in the FlyMarket at Oshkosh was one particular gem: a remote controlled aircraft towing device. The beefier cousin of the Roomba automated vacuum cleaner, the iTowBot is designed to tow up to 15,000lbs gross weight.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.03.07

PRA President Randy Nance

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.03.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- PRA President Randy Nance -- 08.03.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Randy Nance, president of the Popular Rotor

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Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Achieves 8,000 SDD Ground Test Hours

Total Engine Time Surpasses 11,000 Hours

Pratt & Whitney tells ANN its F135 engine exceeded 8,000 system design and development (SDD) ground test hours this week. This achievement, in addition to the 3,600 test hours accumulated during the F-35 concept demonstration program, puts total engine test program hours logged at more than 11,000.

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US Airways Having Some Tough Times In Philly

Runway Incursion, "Passenger Revolt" Under Investigation

There's yet another runway incursion incident to tell you about, this one at Philadelphia International Airport. A US Airways pilot took a wrong turn on a taxiway just before midnight Sunday, sending that aircraft into the path of an oncoming Air Wisconsin plane.

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Court Orders Man To Complete eBay Plane Sale

Buyer Sued When Seller Agreed To Sell To Third Party

When ANN last visited the odd case of Peter Smythe last October, the warbird enthusiast had just sued Vin Thomas -- alleging the man broke the rules of popular online auction site eBay, when he refused to release a 1946 CA-16 Wirraway purchased by Smythe.

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Progress Resupply Ship Heads To ISS

Carries Supplies, Backup Computers

The latest unmanned Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station blasted off Thursday, carrying over 2.5 tons of supplies, equipment and gifts ahead of the shuttle Endeavour's planned trip to the orbital outpost next week.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.07

The old Grumman Tiger is re-adopted yet again.
The Pentagon keeps selling F-14 parts Iran wants.
And the NTSB has early details on last week's P-51 collision.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.07

The old Grumman Tiger is re-adopted yet again.
The Pentagon keeps selling F-14 parts Iran wants.
And the NTSB has early details on last week's P-51 collision.

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ANN Special Feature: Rusty Nance, PRA - 08.03.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rusty Nance, president of the Popular Rotorcraft Association, and a test pilot for Carter Aviation Technologies.

FMI: www.pra.org

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AOPA Supports House Transportation Committee’s Plan For FAA Funding

AOPA President Phil Boyer, on Wednesday, told the House Ways and Means Committee to continue to fund FAA through fuel taxes instead of switching to a user fee-funded system. At a hearing during which House transportation committee members and other aviation industry leaders also testified, Boyer told the committee members that “H.R. 2881 gets it right.” 

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A-10 Pilot Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

An Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot has received the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony at Pope AFB, July 27, for a nighttime rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2005.

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Surprise! Airports More Crowded Than Ever

Airport Passenger Traffic in North America Grows 0.8 Percent in 2006

More than 1.53 billion passengers (defined as the aggregate total of arriving --deplanement-- and departing --enplanement-- passengers. Transfer passengers are only counted once) traveled through North American airports in 2006, an increase of 0.8 percent, according to the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA).

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Next Departure For Mars Stands Ready To Fly

A NASA robotic explorer equipped to dig up and analyze icy soil on Mars sits atop a 13-story tall stack of rocket engines prepared for liftoff before sunup on Saturday. A Delta II launch vehicle will carry the Phoenix Mars Lander into Earth orbit and, about 90 minutes later, give it the push needed to send it to Mars.

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Sold! Georgia Holding Group Purchases Tiger AG-5B Type-Certificate

True Flight Holdings LLC Hopes To Begin Production Anew

There's a new chapter in the turbulent history of Tiger Aircraft. True Flight Holdings, LLC is the new owner of the type certificate for the single-engine Tiger AG-5B.

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GAO Report Finds Some F-14 Parts Made It Through Pentagon Sales Ban

Approximately 1,400 Items Slipped Through; Most Reportedly Recovered

We're really trying to act surprised. After a much-publicized ban earlier this year on the sale of over 1,000 aircraft parts that could be used on decommissioned F-14 Tomcat fighter jets, now comes word that, whoops, some parts still managed to squeak through after all.

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Northwest, Pilots Reach Agreement On Work Rules

One Small Step For Easing Flight Cancellations?

Things may just be getting better at Northwest Airlines. The beleaguered Eagan, MN-based airline announced this week it reached a tentative deal with the Air Line Pilots Association on contractual changes to pilot work rules, all aimed at stemming the rising tide of cancelled flights over the past two months.

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Klyde Morris (08.03.07)

Klyde Draws A Bead On The Current Environment At United...

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AOPA Expo 2007 Heads For New England

Trade Show And Convention Runs October 4-6 In Hartford, CT

We're just barely five days past AirVenture 2007... and already, ANN is making plans to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's annual Expo in Hartford, CT. The show will run October 4-6 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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Northrop Grumman Wins Contract For Unmanned Navy Fighter Aircraft

Stealthy UAV Will Operate From Aircraft Carriers

Drawing on its experience in building the high-flying Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $636 million contract this week to develop an unmanned combat aircraft for the US Navy. The company beat out Boeing for the development bid.

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Bombardier Delivers 150th Challenger 300 Bizjet

Comes Less Than One Year After 100th Delivery

Bombardier announced this week the delivery into service of the 150th manufactured "super-midsize" Challenger 300 business jet. The aircraft was delivered on July 31 to Flexjet, Bombardier's fractional business jet ownership program.

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Oshkosh Memories... Kenneth Wofford

"We're Among The Leaders"

Oklahoma-born Kenneth Wofford served in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel. After the USAF, Wofford began to work for the Minnesota Department of Transportation Aeronautics Office around 1977-78, where his official title was Aeronautics Operations Director.

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Pilfered Advertising Blimp Recovered In SoCal

Found In Pieces, Never To Fly Again

Ya gotta question the wisdom of someone who would steal a blimp... especially as the term "quick getaway" doesn't exactly apply.

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Boeing Adds WestJet, AeroSvit 737 Orders To 2007 Tally

Over 7,000 737s Sold Throughout Aircraft's History

Following the clamor of new airliner orders during the recent 2007 Paris Air Show -- especially for European planemaker Airbus -- things have been fairly quiet from both of the world's largest planemakers. This week, however, Boeing reported it is still very much in the game... with two new orders announced for its erstwhile 737 family.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.07)

Aero-Linx!

When the closure of Castle Air Force Base was announced in 1994, a group of dedicated enthusiasts in the Atwater-Merced area formed the Castle Air Museum Foundation, Inc. It was their dream to build a museum where faithfully restored historic aircraft could be exhibited for public enjoyment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.03.07)

"The Pentagon's system is still riddled with holes. These are the very parts that they said they wouldn't be selling and they still are and so you've got to make sure the changes are going to actually have teeth and work."

Source: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who has pushed for a ban on the sale of all F-14 surplus parts due to concerns about those parts falling into the hands of enemy states such as Iran. After a much-publicized ban earlier this year on the sale of over 1,000 aircraft parts that could be used on decommissioned F-14 Tomcat fighter jets, a GAO report has found some parts still managed to squeak through after all.

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