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December 01, 2008

AOPA Monitors Obama's Cabinet Choices

Secretary Of Transportation, FAA Administrator To Be Named

President-elect Barack Obama's choices for Secretary of Transportation and FAA Administrator will have a big effect on the political and regulatory climate in which pilots will fly for the next four years. But given the nation's current economic, environmental and security conditions, other positions need to be watched, as well.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.01.08

Transition Training, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.01.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.01.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Transition Training: 12.01.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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Production Resumes At Boeing's Ridley Park Plant

But There's No Explanation For Cap In Osprey Fuel Line

Defense officials last week lifted a production ban at a Boeing rotorcraft plant in Ridley Park, PA, days after the lines were shut down after a plastic cap was discovered in the fuel line of a V-22 Osprey.

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Panel Reviews Medevac Procedures After Maryland Accident

Several Officials Question Dependence On Helicopters

In what could be a major step backwards for helicopter medevac operations, a panel of emergency medical officials met last week in Maryland to review the state of operations following the September 28 loss of a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin II in poor weather conditions.

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Investigators Look At Recent Paint Job In ANZ Accident

A320 Had Just Been Repainted For Redelivery To Carrier

Aviation accident investigators are talking a close look at whether the recent repaint of an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 contributed to a fatal crash last week that claimed the seven people onboard.

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FlightStats Grades Airlines' Holiday Performance

Good To Start... But Lousy Finish

This past holiday weekend, US air travelers might have expected a break from the delays of the past. Well, they were half-right.

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One Lost In Central California Bonanza Accident

Plane Lost Power While Diverting To Santa Barbara

A weekend accident has claimed the life of one of three people onboard a Beechcraft BE36 Bonanza in central California.

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Sikorsky Marks One Year Since S-92's Introduction To British SAR Market

Maritime And Coastguard Agency Rescues Up 20%, Manufacturer Says

In its first year of use by the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency and under the operation of CHC Helicopter Corp., Sikorsky said Monday its Search-and-Rescue (SAR)-configured S-92 helicopter logged 279 rescues and is operating at availability levels of more than 98 percent.

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No More Stripes In The Sky: Bohannon's Flyin' Tiger Retires

Modified RV-4 Holds 30 World Records

After breaking an astounding 30 World Records, Bruce Bohannon's Flyin' Tiger is retiring from service.

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Report: Delta To Cut 787 Orders, Add 777-200LRs

May Also Change To Larger -9 Dreamliners

Boeing may see one of its more prestigious clients for the oft-delayed 787 Dreamliner cut back its order for the composite-bodied aircraft... but it's unlikely the struggling American planemaker will complain very much.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.01.08

Endeavour makes a successful landing in California.
US experts will help the French investigate a crash in the Mediterannean.
And OPD disputes a CYA by the TSA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.01.08

Endeavour makes a successful landing in California.
US experts will help the French investigate a crash in the Mediterannean.
And OPD disputes a CYA by the TSA.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Transition Training - 12.01.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about a recent accident in which the pilot may have received inadequate instruction when transitioning from his Piper Archer into a

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Aero-TV Profiles The Dash For A Cure -- ALS Awareness In Flight

Two Pilots Attempt To Set A Record And Raise Much-Needed Money To Fight A Deadly Disease

As noted in the ANN story that profiles the magnificent efforts of two flyers to race around the world and raise money to fight ALS. CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, will circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Aero-TV Profiles The Dash For A Cure -- ALS Awareness In Flight

Two Pilots Attempt To Set A Record And Raise Much-Needed Money To Fight A Deadly Disease

As noted in the ANN story that profiles the magnificent efforts of two flyers to race around the world and raise money to fight ALS. CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, will circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20J, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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World Record-Breaking Flight To Raise Money, Awareness For ALS

Pilots Hope To Circle Globe In Just Seven Days

Flying for a cure, CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, will circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20J, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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SNA Going Ahead With $652 Million Expansion Project

First Major Airport Improvements Since 1990

The proposed $652 million expansion project at John Wayne-Orange County (SNA) airport is underway, designed to accommodate airport growth and relieve overcrowding during peak travel times.

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Boeing Seeks Anti-Discrimination Employment Exemption Down Under

Manufacturer Requests Exclusion Of Certain Nationalities At Australian Ops

Boeing has ruffled a few Australian feathers by requesting the Queensland Anti-Discrimination tribunal for renewal of an exemption permitting the exclusion of certain nationalities from employment in compliance with US security regulations.

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XCOR To Announce Lynx Suborbital Flight Tickets Going On Sale

Less Expensive Space Travel? Sign Us Up!

On Tuesday, XCOR Aerospace will unveil its General Sales Agent for ticket sales on flights onboard its upcoming 2-seat Lynx rocket-powered suborbital launch vehicle, and will announce a price it claims will be substantially lower than prices quoted by its competitors.

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Sierra Industries Delivers First Re-Engined Citation

Williams-Powered Jet Is A Real Performer

After a year and a half of design, engineering and flight testing, Uvalde, TX-based Sierra Industries, Ltd. has announced the delivery of its first Sierra Super II, a modified Cessna Citation.

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Extra 300 Clips Sailboat Mast On Approach To TPF

Pilot, Passenger Survive After Plane Impacts Seawall Off Runway

An Extra 300/L on approach to Tampa's Peter O. Knight airport clipped the 50 foot mast of a sailboat in an adjacent shipping channel Friday morning, and crashed just short of the runway.

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Klyde Morris (12.01.08)

We Dunno, Klyde... You're Gonna Be WAAY Overgross On Gumption...

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Finders, Keepers... Finally!

Peruvian Woman Awarded Cash She Found Onboard Iberia Airliner

You might think cleaning airliners is a dead-end job... but it can have its perks, especially in Spain.

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NatGeo To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Pan Am 103 Bombing

270 Killed In 747 Downing Over Lockerbie

It's been nearly 20 years... and still today the word "Lockerbie" brings painful memories for many people throughout the world. On December 21, 1988, all 259 people travelling on Pan Am Flight 103 were killed when the aircraft bound for New York exploded above the small Scottish town. There were a further 11 deaths on the ground. This devastating plane crash shattered a village and captured the attention of the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.08)

Aero-Linx!

Official website of the Air Force Gunners Association. Dedicated to the unsung heroes in the back of the bombers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.08): Quasar

Aero-Terms!

Quasi-stellar object observed mainly in radio waves. Quasars are extragalactic objects believed to be the very distant centers of active galaxies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.01.08)

"When my mother was diagnosed with ALS, I bought my first Mooney...so I could fly from my home in Orlando to visit her in Virginia. When my mother passed away, I knew I wanted to use my love of flying to help find a cure for this fatal disease. Carol and I hope that this flight will bring ALS TDI one step closer to developing a treatment so that no other family has to suffer from this devastating disease like ours did."

Source: CarolAnn Garratt, who along with fellow pilot Carol Foy will take off Tuesday on a quest to circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20J, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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