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January 24, 2011

MiG-29 Fighter Operational Over The Pacific Northwest

Soviet-Era "Fulcrum" Restored By The Historic Flight Foundation

A former Ukranian MiG-29 fighter has become the second privately owned MiG-29 to fly, taking to the air over Washington state six years after it left Eastern Europe.

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Protracted Legal Battle Over Fairchild 45 Plans May Be At An End

Could Lead To Easier Access To Antique Aircraft Plans

A 9 year legal battle over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which went all the way to the Supreme Court has finally apparently been resolved, with the result being the possible restoration of a rare Fairchild 45 aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.24.11

Gobosh is bought out by a satisfied customer.
Sebring brought out pretty toys, but poor salesmanship.
And EADS has an embarrassing tanker mishap.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.24.11

Gobosh is bought out by a satisfied customer.
Sebring brought out pretty toys, but poor salesmanship.
And EADS has an embarrassing tanker mishap.


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ANN Special Feature: When VFR Requires IFR Skills - 01.24.11

CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves tells ANN's Paul Plack how night flight in visual meteorological conditions often requires instrument skills, no matter what your briefer told you.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.24.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.24.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.24.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: When VFR Requires IFR Skills - 01.24.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Wireless Headset Uses Bluetooth Technology

Airgyro Mach 5 Cuts The Cockpit Chord

A Utah company has developed what it calls a breakthrough in aviation headset technology. Airgyro has introduced the Mach 5 headset, which utilizes bluetooth technology to eliminate the cords. The company says is this is a first for aviation headsets.

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FAA Proposes $170,000 Civil Penalty For Pemco World Air Services

Another Company Fails To Administer Drug And Alcohol Testing

The FAA is proposing a $170,000 civil penalty against Pemco World Air Services of Dothan, AL, for allegedly failing to administer pre-employment drug tests for two individuals the company hired for safety-sensitive positions.

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Aero-TV: Sweet Little Gyro -- The Affordable HoneyBee G2

There Are Good And Affordable Times to Be Had Under A Free-Wheeling Rotor!!!

Everyone in aviation loves the concept of flight... even more so when that concept doesn't mean having to mortgage your house. Some of the most affordable flying, mind you, can be had if you care to partake of the delights inherent in the latest generation of sport gyroplanes... a breed of aircraft that evolved very nicely since the esteemed Dr. Igor Bensen popularized the critters with the original Bensen Gyrocopter.

Space Shuttle Program Baselines STS-135

Atlantis Will Fly The June Mission To ISS

The Space Shuttle Program baselined the STS-135 mission late last week, setting a target launch date of June 28. It is NASA's intent to fly the mission with orbiter Atlantis carrying the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station.

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Aero-TV: Sweet Little Gyro -- The Affordable HoneyBee G2

There Are Good And Affordable Times to Be Had Under A Free-Wheeling Rotor!!!

Everyone in aviation loves the concept of flight... even more so when that concept doesn't mean having to mortgage your house. Some of the most affordable flying, mind you, can be had if you care to partake of the delights inherent in the latest generation of sport gyroplanes... a breed of aircraft that evolved very nicely since the esteemed Dr. Igor Bensen popularized the critters with the original Bensen Gyrocopter.

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Klyde Morris (01.24.11)

Klyde Wants His Memo...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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FAA Proposes New Class E Airspace In Hawaii

New Classification Would Affect areas around Kahului Airport On Maui The FAA has published an NPRM establishing Class E airspace designated as surface areas at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures at Kahului Airport.

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ALPA Pilot Leaders Endorse New Pinnacle Airlines Contract

Pinnacle, Mesaba And Colgan Pilots Broker Agreement In Just 102 Days

Pilot leaders representing almost 3,000 pilots flying under the Pinnacle Airlines Corp. banner have endorsed a tentative agreement that would unite pilots from three airlines under a single contract, paving the way for the smooth integration of one of the world's largest regional carriers.

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GE, AVIC Formalize Agreement For Integrated Avionics Joint Venture

New Company Targets Future Commercial Aircraft Programs, Creates U.S. Jobs

GE Aviation and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced the signing of the agreement to form their new joint venture company on Friday.

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Extra Baggage Space For The R44

Dart Completes Distributor Agreement for Robinson R44 Luggage Pod

One of the challenges with small helicopters is there just isn't a lot of room when there's a need to carry some luggage or gear.

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China Taicang Aircrane Looks To Buy Five S-64F Aircranes

However, Erickson Air-Crane Says Agreement Is "Non-Binding"

A non-binding memorandum of understanding was signed last month between Erickson Air-Crane and Wan Yu Industries Groups, Limited (Taicang) for the purchase of five S-64F Aircranes by Taicang, which will be manufactured at Erickson's facility in Central Point, Oregon.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.24.11)

“The proposed JCBA is a remarkable achievement that will yield concrete gains for every Pinnacle Airlines Corp. pilot." Source: Capt. Scott Erickson, Pinnacle MEC chairman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.24.11): Balanced Control Surface

A movable control surface, as an aileron or rudder, having an added physical extension or weights forward of the hinge-point to reduce forces on a joystick or yoke.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.24.11)

Aero-Linx: FAA Whistleblowers Alliance This site is dedicated to "Helping FAA Whistleblowers do the right thing — and survive the harassment and retaliation that often results." The FAA Whistleblowers Alliance has been created to assist FAA employees who have made (or want to make) Safety Disclosures against the FAA. They do not provide legal advice, but provide information and personal advice based on their first-hand experiences as FAA Whistleblowers. Every member of the organization has submitted a Prohibited Personnel Practice (PPP) with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), or has had Safety Disclosures referred to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for investigation.

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