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May 20, 2009

Closure: 'Miracle On The Hudson' Pax FINALLY Get Their Bags

Of Course, We're Pretty Sure That Other Things Took Precedence

Finally...much of the public attention surrounding January's Miracle on the Hudson has passed, but a very significant loose end is just now being wrapped up. The passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 are finally getting their personal stuff back.

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Update: LGB Mid-Air Took Three Lives

Recovery Effort Resumes... In 115 Foot Water

The search for victims in Monday afternoon's mid-air collision over the Pacific off the California coast was called off late Tuesday. The US Coast Guard says the mission has been reclassified as a recovery effort, and underwater teams will attempt to locate the wreckage and bodies in water up to 115 feet deep off Long Beach.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.09

The search for survivors off Long Beach is ended.
A May 9th Baron crash followed low-level buzzing.
And the solar storms of Cycle 24 are coming.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.20.09

The search for survivors off Long Beach is ended.
A May 9th Baron crash followed low-level buzzing.
And the solar storms of Cycle 24 are coming.


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ANN Special Feature: Bridgette Doremier at WAI 2009 - 05.20.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with aviation instructor, mechanic and author Bridgette Doremier about the value of the annual Women in Aviation International conference, her work on the Qre

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Wallops Launches TacSat

WX Finally Cooperates

ANN has suffered along with the dedicated crews at NASA-Wallops as weather disappointed one and all with some unsuccessful early launch attempts... but Tuesday was the charm. NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (on the east coast of Virginia) was the site of the successful launch at 1955 local time of an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.20.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.20.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bridgette Doremier at WAI 2009 - 05.20.09 (ANN Special Report, with Bridgitte Doremire)

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One-Of-A-Kind Restored Boeing 40 To Appear At Arlington 2009

One More Reason To Go To Arlington THIS Year!

Addison Pemberton of Spokane, Wash restored the only flying Boeing Model 40 in the world. The aircraft had been lost in an accident in October 1928. The Boeing 40C had not graced the skies for 65 years made its maiden flight in February 2008.

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Boeing Assembles Forward Fuselage for First 747-8F

Boeing is promoting another significant milestone for the first 747-8 Freighter by completing assembly of the airplane’s forward fuselage. The 89-foot, 2-inch fuselage section, featuring the airplane’s signature upper deck, was moved from the final assembly installation tool for sealing and testing before beginning systems installation.

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ATA: Pax Demand Down 6th Month In A Row

Recession 'Taking Toll on Demand'

Six months in a row... that's the losing streak experienced by the nations's embattled airlines... so far. The Air Transport Association is corroborating reports that passenger revenue fell 18 percent in April 2009 versus the same month in 2008 -- the sixth consecutive month in which passenger revenue has fallen from the prior year.

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Marine Corps: 'Up To The Scrutiny'

Marine Corps Ready, Commandant Says

 The Marine Corps is lean and built for a fight, including the scrutiny of the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review, its commandant said during a military strategy forum last week.

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UAL Pilots Want To Offer Input On UAL Antitrust Immunity Request

According to the United Master Executive Council of ALPA, the antitrust immunity being sought by United Airlines and Continental Airlines not only has the potential to outsource tens of thousands of American jobs, it also could take experienced pilots off international routes.

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Indo C-130 Down, Over 70 Dead

Military Aircraft Down In Residential Area

ANN is monitoring reports of a crash involving an Indonesian C-130. Current reports say that 69 people died when the four engine turboprop, reportedly carrying 112 people (including crew), went down during a training mission.

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Aero-TV: Airplanes Direct -- Heart Of The Past, Tech Of The Future

Keeping Up With Changes in The Aero-Marketplace

Aviation is filled with people with great ideas -- some of them stand the test of time... and some of them do not. The latest is 'Airplanes Direct' -- an online attempt to recraft the aircraft sales marketplace.

Uh... Federal Airline Administration?

Thank God We Don't Get All The Gov't We're Paying For...

It's not at all uncommon to find people in general aviation, or elsewhere, who believe the US Federal Aviation Administration sees its mission as accommodating the operation and profits of the airlines.

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Aero-TV: Airplanes Direct -- Heart Of The Past, Tech Of The Future

Keeping Up With Changes in The Aero-Marketplace

Aviation is filled with people with great ideas -- some of them stand the test of time... and some of them do not. The latest is 'Airplanes Direct' -- an online attempt to recraft the aircraft sales marketplace.

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Left Behind: A MUCH Improved Hubble

The crew of Atlantis bid farewell to the Hubble Space Telescope on behalf of NASA and the rest of the world Tuesday. The telescope was released back into space at 8:57 a.m. EDT. With its upgrades, the telescope should be able to see farther into the universe than ever before.

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Judge Won't Let Mesa Profit From Its Past

US Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King apparently was not impressed by all the nice things Mesa Air Group wanted to do for the former emplyees of Aloha Airlines. The Associated Press reports King ruled last week that Mesa cannot use the "Aloha" name on its Hawaiian "go!" subsidiary, even through a licensing deal with the former Aloha stockholder who now controls the bankrupt company's assets.

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STEREO Spies First Major Activity of New Solar Cycle

NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft has spotted the first major activity of the new solar cycle. On May 5 STEREO-B observed a Type II radio burst and a bright, fast coronal mass ejection (CME) emanating from the far side of the sun.

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Four More years: Alaska Airlines Pilots Approve Contract

Isn't it nice when we all get along? The pilots of Alaska Airlines have voted to approve a new four-year contract. Of the 95 percent of pilots who voted, 84 percent did so in favor of the agreement.

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NTSB Asks FAA For Action On MD-80 Concerns

NTSB Safety Recommendations A-09-21 through A-09-28

The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration: Evaluate the history of uncommanded air turbine starter valve (ATSV)-Open events in the MD-80 fleet and the effectiveness of coupling the ATSV-Open light to the Master Caution system...

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Upcoming TSA Cargo Inspections May Cause Delays/Damage

So far, complaints of heavy-handed security regulations with no apparent security benefit have drawn only disinterested yawns from most US lawmakers. However... a significant loss of revenue to US passenger airlines MAY get their attention.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.09):

Chicago Convention Consists of general principles, standards and recommended practices for international civil aviation. An outgrowth of the Chicago Conference of 1944, the Convention also established the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), with headquarters in Montreal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.09)

Aero-Linx: NTSB Aviation Accident Database The NTSB aviation accident database contains information from 1962 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters. Generally, a preliminary report is available online within a few days of an accident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.20.09)

“One of our main goals in restoring this treasure was not to place it in a museum or keep it tucked away in a hangar. It is my intention, as the custodian of this airplane, to share it with as many people as possible. Our plan is to fly the aircraft from Spokane to Arlington this summer and place the Boeing 40 on display.”

 

Source: Addison Pemberton of Spokane, WA, restored the only flying Boeing Model 40 in the world and will be bringing it to Arlington 2009, to share its history with the rest of the aviation world. 

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