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July 24, 2011

Congress Adjourns For The Week With No FAA Reauthorization

Secretary LaHood Expresses 'Disappointment' In Lack Of Action with Congress after FAA Extension Goes Unaddressed

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt expressed disappointment Friday after Congress adjourned for the week without passing a clean FAA reauthorization extension.

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FAA Examines Ways To Better Communicate Importance Of Small Airports

Workshops Held To Help Define The Roles Of Non-Primary, Reliever, And GA Airports

The term "general aviation airport" can include so many varying operations and activities that even the FAA is looking for help to better describe and define the function of the nearly 3,000 "non-primary" airports in its National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

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Delta, US Airways Welcome Tentative DOT Approval Of Slot Swap

Agreement Would Transfer Flying Rights In New York And Washington, D.C.

Delta Air Lines and US Airways said Thursday saying they welcome the decision by the Department of Transportation to tentatively approve the proposed slot transaction at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National airports.

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Zenith Brings CH650 LSA To AirVenture

Latest Model In The Zoidac Line

Zenith Aircraft Company will be showing its popular new low-wing two-seat cruiser for the first time at EAA AirVenture. The CH 650 B model is a second generation light sport aircraft, developed specifically for Sport Pilots. It is the latest model in the Zodiac line of aircraft from aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, first introduced in 1984.

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CAF Bringing Traveling Theater To Oshkosh

RISE ABOVE Exhibit Honors Tuskegee Airmen And Their Crews

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will introduce its new educational tool, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, at AirVenture Oshkosh next week. You can find it near the CAF Red Tail Squadron's booth at ConocoPhillips Plaza July 25 - 31.

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Low And Slow With The Wind In Your Hair ... Or Not If You Choose

Super Legend Early Bird Introductory Price Ends July 31st

With a growing backlog of orders, a substantial number of existing Legend owners have already decided to put their name on a Super Legend. The Super Legend incorporates the latest materials, avionics, power plant and ergonomics. New carbon fiber body-conforming molded seats make sitting in the aircraft extremely comfortable. Providing access to remote areas is what Cubs do best.

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Flight Design's New C4 Aircraft To Include BRS Parachutes Standard

Full Airframe Parachutes Have Been Included On All Flight Design Models

Flight Design will introduce a full-scale mock-up of their new four seat C4 at this year's EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh. As in all previous Flight Design models, a BRS parachute system has been designed for the C4 and will be included as standard equipment on all C4's sold.

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Evolution Aviators Gives Cirrus, Corvalis Owners Corporate-Style Service

Company Works With Individual Shops To Enhance Customer Experience

The single engine experts at Evolution Aviators have rolled out the EvoMX Maintenance Management Program for Cirrus and Cessna Corvalis owners. The programs team concept and hands on approach differ from similar offerings. The goal of the program is to work with the owner's, shop ensuring efficient and effective maintenance at the price expected by the owner.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.24.11)

“The FAA employees who will be furloughed perform critical work for our nation’s aviation system and our economy. These are real people with families who do not deserve to be put out of work during these tough economic times.”  Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.24.11): Boundary Layer

The layer of air immediately adjacent to the surface of an airfoil. Its flow, rather than being laminar, is essentially random, or circulatory, and produces a great deal of aerodynamic drag.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.24.11)

Paris-Madrid Air Race 1911-2011

We told you a few days ago about the Paris to Madrid Air Race, in which Pipistrel took first and third place, and Flight Design got second. But the race, which is all about efficiency, rather than who comes in first.

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