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May 11, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.11

GA manufacturers each recover...in their own unique ways.
Gulfstream plans a big presence at EBACE.
And China fflies a large unmanned helicopter.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.11

GA manufacturers each recover...in their own unique ways.
Gulfstream plans a big presence at EBACE.
And China fflies a large unmanned helicopter.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part IV: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.11.11 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart, 2004 CFI of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators)

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FAA Awards ETOPS Approval To Rolls-Royce Trent 1000

Engine Developed For The Dreamliner Approved For Extended Twin Engine Operation

The Trent 1000 engine, developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by Rolls-Royce, has been granted Extended Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS) approval by the FAA.

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Manufacturers, Distributors Team Up To Showcase LSA’s In Colorado

Ft Collins, Denver, Front Range & Colorado Springs Are The 2011 Colorado LSA Tour Destinations

Building on the success of the previous tours in Florida and Georgia, seven LSA manufacturers and distributors are continuing their flying “roadshow.”

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NASA Announces 2011 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

Students Will Work Directly With NASA Researchers On Multiple Projects

NASA has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country to receive aeronautics scholarships for the next school year.

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New Master Technicians Feted At Gulfstream

Latest Are Four Techs In West Palm Beach, FL, Over 300 Certified

More than 300 employees of Gulfstream Aerospace have earned the FlightSafety International Master Technician designation, the planemaker announced Tuesday.

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China Southern Airlines Signs Airbus Flight Hour Services For Its A380 Fleet

Airbus Expands Its Airline Customer Base For Extended Services

China Southern Airlines, the first Chinese operator to fly the Airbus A380 aircraft, has signed a contract with Airbus for customized Flight Hour Services (FHS) for its fleet of five A380s, scheduled to be in service from the second half of 2011.

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DOT Proposes Approval Of Antitrust Immunity For Delta/Virgin Blue Alliance

Carriers Revised Application After Denial Last September

The U.S. DOT proposed on Tuesday to approve an application for antitrust immunity made by Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group to operate joint services between the United States and Australia.

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Mid-Continent Instruments - West Honored By FAA

Earns FAA Full Class 1, 2, 3 Radio And Class 3 Accessory Repair certification

The FAA has awarded Mid-Continent Instruments' Van Nuys, CA shop Full Class 1, 2, 3 Radio and Class 3 Accessory repair certification.

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USAF Takes Delivery Of First Production F-35 Lightning II

Air Force Flight Testing To Be Conducted At Edwards AFB

The U.S. Air Force has accepted into its fleet the first of a planned 1,763 production-model Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters.

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'Jetman' Makes History At Grand Canyon West

"Global Flying Sensation" Completes His First Successful U.S. Flight

Ultimately, even a uniquely complex certification process could not prevent Yves “Jetman” Rossy from making an historic flight through Grand Canyon West this past weekend.

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Canada To Open 'Living In Space' Exhibit In Ottawa

Canadian Astronauts Will Be On Hand To Answer Questions From Students

Canadian astronauts will be on hand on Thursday, May 12, to inaugurate a new exhibition on living in space at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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Suspect Arrested In Ultralight Pot Drop

Bundles Dropped In Arizona Before Flying Back To Mexico

The U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security, and the Cocopah Tribal Police Department in Yuma, AZ, have announced the arrest of a U.S. citizen in connection with over 278 pounds of marijuana reportedly dropped from an ultralight aircraft.

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Aero-TV: GAMTTEP Grant -- STEM Education Through Aviation

How To Build A Future For Aviation, One Person At A Time

A national transportation education initiative founded in May 1997 by former Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater as the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program. Its purpose is to prepare youth to become the future transportation workforce.

Aero-TV: GAMTTEP Grant -- STEM Education Through Aviation

How To Build A Future For Aviation, One Person At A Time

A national transportation education initiative founded in May 1997 by former Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater as the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program. Its purpose is to prepare youth to become the future transportation workforce.

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Guest Editorial: Beating The Drum Works!

Flight Training System Is "Desperately Out Of Date"

Long time readers of Over the Airwaves know that I have been beating the drums loudly for years about general aviation's dirty little secret that AOPA, EAA and a host of other industry organizations have been trying hide under the carpet.

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US Airways Pilots Speak Out About Safety Conditions At The Airline

USAPA Calls For Termination Of Us Airways Vice President Of Safety And Regulatory Compliance Paul Morell

USAPA is getting vocal about the airline's management after what it says are numerous recent lapses in safety protocols at US Airways. The Board of Pilot Representatives has unanimously called for the immediate termination of Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Compliance Paul Morell.

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No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours In Four Of The Last Six Months

Number Of Cancelled Flights Also Down

March was the fourth month out of the last six that the nation's airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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North Carolina Congressman Applauds GE F136 Decision

Company's Wilmington Plant Plays An Important Role

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) applauds the decision by General Electric to continue the work on the Joint Strike Fighter engine at no cost to the American taxpayer.

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HASC Chairman Seeks To Save F136 Engines

Legislation Would Block Destruction Of Already-Assembled Powerplants

The chair of the House Armed Services committee Howard P. Buck McKeon (R-CA) plans to file legislation that would prevent the Pentagon from destroying or discarding F136 engines which have already been built.

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Study: Highways In The Sky' Will Reduce Flight Time, Improve Efficiency

GE Aviation Study Shows Millions In Savings For Airlines, Reduced Flight Time For Travelers

Airlines could save at least $65.6 million annually while slashing carbon emissions and cutting flight times by implementing new flight paths at 46 mid-size airports across the U.S., according to study results released Tuesday by GE Aviation.

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Mid-Air Collision Fatally Injures Two

Third Person Survives Accident Involving Two Piper Aircraft

A mid-air collision between a Piper Comanche and a Piper Cherokee in New Hampton, NY Monday fatally injured two people, while a third survived the accident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.11.11)

"The old guard led by AOPA, EAA, ASF, and NAFI, have clearly failed to recognize the seriousness of our unrelenting fatal accident rate and the damage it is doing to the future of general aviation." Source: Excerpt from ANN Guest Editorial by CFII Bob Miller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.11.11): Artificial Horizon

A vacuum-powered panel instrument that displays pitch and roll movements about the lateral and longitudinal axes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.11.11)

Fokker Dr1.com

This site is dedicated to creating a pictorial history of the 320 Fokker Dr.I built during World War I, and the great fighter pilot Manfred Von Richthofen, also known as The Red Baron.

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