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September 14, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.09

Discovery flies to infinity, and beyond...and back.
Republic has the court's OK to acquire Frontier.
And pilots at Hawaiian Airlines authorize a strike.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.14.09

Discovery flies to infinity, and beyond...and back.
Republic has the court's OK to acquire Frontier.
And pilots at Hawaiian Airlines authorize a strike.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: New Hudson VFR Corridor Rules - 09.14.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about whether the FAA's new proposed rules for pilots entering New York's Hudson River VFR Corridor make sense.

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Aero-TV:  American Bonanza Society - 2009 Convention and Trade Show

ABS’ Tom Turner Recaps the Organization’s 40th Annual Convention

On September 2nd through the 5th, the American Bonanza Society held its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City.  Featuring over 50 hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers, and social activities for attendees.

Aero-TV:  Profiles in Aviation - Rob Bach and His Pietenpol

Vintage Aircraft Enthusiast Rob Bach Introduces the Pietenpol Air Camper

Following World War I, civil aviation experienced an extraordinary surge in public curiosity that ignited pilots, mechanics and enthusiasts alike.  Hundreds rushed to participate in this “Golden Age of Aviation,” leading to a tremendous increase in technological advancements.  One such participant was Bernard H. Pietenpol, a self-taught airplane designer from Spring Valley Cherry Grove, Minnesota.

Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2009! (Part Five/Final)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV

 For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.

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Israeli Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Was Son Of Columbia Shuttle Crewman

Plane Went Down During Routine Training Mission

Israeli Air Force Pilot Lt. Assaf Ramon was killed Sunday when his F-16 fighter jet went down near the town of P'nei Chever in the southern Hebron Hills, during what and Israeli Defence Force statement called a "routine training mission."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.14.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.14.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: New Hudson VFR Corridor Rules - 09.14.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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F135 Engine Damaged During Testing

United Technologies Says Incident Will Not Delay Certification

A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine was damaged during testing for FAA certification on Friday, but parent company United Technologies said in a teleconference that the certification process will not be delayed.

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Armadillo Aerospace Lunar Lander Concept Makes Successful Flights

They Qualify For $1 Million NASA Prize, Discusses Next Steps

Armadillo Aerospace, led by id Software founder John Carmack, successfully flew its Scorpius vehicle twice in two hours between a pair of landing pads to qualify for the $1 million top prize in NASA’s Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.

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C-5M Super Galaxy Sets 41 Unofficial World Records In One Flight

Results Are Pending Certification By The NAA

A Dover aircrew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy, named The Spirit of Normandy, unofficially set 41 world records in a single flight, taking off from the base before dawn Sept. 13. The results are pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association and should be finalized in about a month.

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The 2009 Texas Aircraft Expo Fall Series Set For Two Locations

Latest Piston-Engine Personal And Business Aircraft Will Be On Display

Seven of general aviation's leading manufacturers announced Monday that they will be launching the Fall Series of Texas Aircraft Expos, giving local aircraft purchasers the chance to see and compare the latest models all in one day at one location.

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Everspin Technologies To Provide Airbus With MRAM Products

Memory To Be Installed In Computers On Advanced Wide Body Aircraft

Everspin Technologies has been chosen by Airbus to supply high-performance MRAM products for flight-critical applications on the A350 XWB family of aircraft currently in development.

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Shriners Fly-In Breakfast Raises Money For Hospitals

2000 Flew Or Drove In For Annual Indiana Event

Mercury Aviation at Fort Wayne International Airport in Indiana hosted the annual Shriners Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, with proceeds going to benefit Shriners Children's Hospitals.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Rob Bach and His Pietenpol

Vintage Aircraft Enthusiast Rob Bach Introduces the Pietenpol Air Camper

Following World War I, civil aviation experienced an extraordinary surge in public curiosity that ignited pilots, mechanics and enthusiasts alike. Hundreds rushed to participate in this “Golden Age of Aviation,” leading to a tremendous increase in technological advancements. 

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Aero-TV: American Bonanza Society - 2009 Convention and Trade Show

ABS’ Tom Turner Recaps the Organization’s 40th Annual Convention

On September 2nd through the 5th, the American Bonanza Society held its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City. 

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NASA's LCROSS Reveals Target Crater For Lunar South Pole Impacts

Mission Is Designed To Search For Ice On The Moon

NASA has selected a final destination for its Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, after a journey of nearly 5.6 million miles that included several orbits around Earth and the moon. The mission team announced Wednesday that Cabeus A will be the target crater for the LCROSS dual impact.

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Klyde Morris (09.14.09)

A 787 For Your First-Born?

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10 Florida Elementary Schools Get A Chance To Study Space Science

Space Florida And BioServe Of Colorado Hope To Get Kids Interested In Space Research

Space Florida and BioServe Space Technologies (based at the University of Colorado), are providing an opportunity for 10 Florida elementary schools to participate in a unique International Space Station (ISS)-bound life science investigation to launch aboard Space Shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission (STS-129) in November. 

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Airmen Demonstrate Importance To Afghanistan

Air Force Commander Says They Are "Crucial To Afghanistan's Future"

Joint expeditionary tasked airmen have two commanders: an Army commander responsible for their day-to-day missions, and an Air Force commander responsible for their administrative and operational control. And both sing the praises of their airmen.

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Eurocopter Delivers EC135 To Poland's Health Ministry

First Of 23 Helicopters Ordered For Nationwide EMS Services

The Polish Ministry of Health took delivery in Warsaw Thursday of the first of 23 EC135 helicopters ordered from Eurocopter in June 2008. The new fleet will be assigned to the country’s nationwide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) network.

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Flint Hills Solutions And KSU Announce Advanced Avionics Miniaturization Lab

Clean Room Environment Expands University's R&D Capability

Flint Hills Solutions recently installed a class 10,000 advanced surface mount technology clean room at the Kansas State University Salina campus.  The Advanced Avionics Miniaturization Lab's HEPA filters and Laminar Flow Air create a quality controlled environment, reducing rework by minimizing air particulates. 

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NTSB Will Hold Public Hearings On Lubbock, Texas Cargo Plane Crash

Purpose Of The Hearing Is To Gather Information And Factual Reports

The NTSB will hold a public hearing on September 22-23, as part of its ongoing investigation into the January 27, 2009, on-airport crash of Empire Airlines flight 8284, an ATR-42-320 operated as a domestic cargo flight for Federal Express.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.09): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.09)

Aero-Linx: Ninety Nines 2010 International Conference 99s 2010 International Conference, Sheraton Keauhou Bay, the Big Island, Hawaii, July 5-9, 2010...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.14.09)

"The selection of Cabeus A was a result of a vigorous debate within the lunar science community that included review of the latest data from Earth-based observatories and our fellow lunar missions Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter... The team is looking forward to the impacts and the wealth of information this unique mission will produce." Source: Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principle investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA.

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