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October 07, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.07.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Matthew McDaniel, WAAS GPS - 10.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Matthew McDaniel)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.07.09

IAM's Tom Buffenbarger will address attendees at NBAA 2009.
EBAA is set to help European operators develop Safety Management Systems.
And Avidyne opens a new office to service "A

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.07.09

IAM's Tom Buffenbarger will address attendees at NBAA 2009.
EBAA is set to help European operators develop Safety Management Systems.
And Avidyne opens a new office to service "A

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ANN Special Feature: Matthew McDaniel, WAAS GPS - 10.07.09

Matthew McDaniel of Progressive Aviation Services explains the basics of the GPS wide area augmentation system, and how his one-day seminar helps new users get the most from the technology.

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$2 Million Settlement Reached In Cory Lidle Suit

Estates Had "No Other Assets Worth Pursuing"

Plaintiffs who suffered losses when a Cirrus SR-20 crashed into a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan on October 11th, 2006 have dropped a $60 million lawsuit, and have agreed to settle for $2 million, according to the mediator in the case.

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Pilot Recalls Difficult Decision

Weather In Adder, Iraq, Makes For Challenging Flying

Maj. Anthony Meador is near the end of his third tour in Iraq as an Army aviator. He now commands Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, a Fort Wainwright, Alaska, unit attached to 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade in Adder, Iraq.

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AgustaWestland Gets Apache Integrated Operational Support Contract

Contract Life Is Expected To Be 22 Years

AgustaWestland, has secured the Apache Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to meet the Apache Attack Helicopter Future Support Arrangements (FSA) requirement. The contract was announced Tuesday by the Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support.

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Precision Runway Monitoring System Operational In Detroit

Allows Simultaneous Approaches To Closely Spaced Parallel Runways

Sensis Corporation's Precision Runway Monitoring - Alternative (PRM-A) solution is now operational at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW).  PRM-A enables more flights to land per hour for increased throughput at the airport.

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Boeing Receives Australian Industry Award For F-111 Support

F-111's Have Been Flying Down Under Since 1968

Boeing received an Engineering Excellence Award, Resource Development category, from the Queensland Division of Engineers Australia on Oct. 2 in Brisbane. The award from the state's top engineering organization recognizes Boeing Defence Australia's best practices in support of Australia's F-111 strike aircraft fleet.

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TSA Continues To Make Grants For Airport Security Improvements

Boston Logan, Chicago O'Hare Latest Recipients

TSA announced an award of approximately $13.6 million to O'Hare International Airport Monday (ORD) for the construction of a new inline baggage handling system as well as a $2.5 million grant for the installation of additional closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at Logan International Airport (BOS).

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Lockheed Martin C-130J Program Marks Two Major Milestones

200th Aircraft Will Be Equipped To Support Special Missions

Lockheed Martin began final assembly of the first HC/MC-130J Monday, which will also be the 200th C-130J to be produced. U.S. Air Force and company officials commemorated the milestones during a short ceremony on the production line by signing the keel of the historic C-130J that will be delivered in 2010.

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Israeli Air Force Intercepts Plane Over Nuke Site

Pilot Said He Had Gotten Lost

Two Israeli Air Force Fighter Jets were scrambled Tuesday to intercept a private plane that entered prohibited airspace over a nuclear facility in the southern Negev desert. An army spokesman said the jets forced the private aircraft to land, the pilot and a passenger were handed over to local authorities.

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3rd Embraer Legacy 600 Jet Delivered To Titan Aviation

Dubai-Based Company Will Receive A Lineage 1000 In 2012

Embraer delivered a Legacy 600 executive jet to Dubai’s Titan Aviation, in the United Arab Emirates, during a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, Monday , in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The jet will be added to Titan’s portfolio of managed and operated aircraft, which includes two Legacy 600s.

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Sullenberger Nominated For Top ... Mustache

Is Sully The Top 'Mustached-American'?

The admittedly tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute has nominated Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger as one of the years top mustached-Americans. With online balloting underway, Sully faces some fierce competition for the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award for 2009.

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Brooke Shields, Jim Belushi In Airplane 'Fender Bender'

Pilot Forgot The "Parking Brake" Portion Of The Checklist

Somebody call the Saturday Night Live writers. The pilot of a plane that had taken Brooke Shields and Jim Belushi to an event at Hearst Castle in San Louis Obispo, California forgot to set the parking brake, and the aircraft hit an SUV parked on the tarmac.

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Aero-TV:  AirVenture Meet the Boss - Babbitt Addresses FAA Communication

FAA Administrator Randy Babbit Explains Efforts for FAA Improvement

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion.  With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, the job of FAA Administrator is no simple task; yet, as Babbitt explained, he understands there are numerous ways in which the FAA can address current issues and improve the way in which the FAA regulates and connects with the general aviation community.

Aero-TV:  Avionics Tip of the Week - Advancing WAAS Education

McDaniel Explains the Need for Further Information on WAAS Capabilities

Given its increased accuracy, pilots who fly with WAAS avionics systems are authorized to fly throughout the U.S. without the reliance on ground-based navigation aids; this precision approach capability has led to unprecedented access to general aviation airports, with over 5,000 ins currently qualified for a WAAS approach.  McDaniel believes, however, that there is still an informational gap between the knowledge currently available for pilots and the knowledge necessary for pilots to truly understand WAAS capabilities for such things as RNP and the future implementation of GLS minimums.

Aero-TV: AirVenture Meet the Boss - Babbitt Addresses FAA Communication

FAA Administrator Randy Babbit Explains Efforts for FAA Improvement

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. 

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Advancing WAAS Education

McDaniel Explains the Need for Further Information on WAAS Capabilities

Given its increased accuracy, pilots who fly with WAAS avionics systems are authorized to fly throughout the U.S. without the reliance on ground-based navigation aids; this precision approach capability has led to unprecedented access to general aviation airports, with over 5,000 ins currently qualified for a WAAS approach. 

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DHI Receives Top National Honors For PiperJet Website, Malibu Brochure

Over 100 Thousand Visitors To PiperJet Website In August

DHI, an international advertising and design firm, was recently honored with two prestigious 2009 American Graphic Design Awards by Graphic Design USA. According to Graphic Design USA, "the award winners from the competition represent the best and brightest in graphic design throughout the country."

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Industry Team Launches Study Of Jet Fuel Made From Saltwater Plants

Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, Masdar Institute, All Involved In The Group

Boeing said Monday it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group consortium.

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Edwards Detachment Stands Up To Test Joint Strike Fighter

Detachment 1 Will Add 581 Personnel To Edwards

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center officials stood up Det. 1 at Edwards Air Force Base, California October 2nd to lead the operational test and evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

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Delta Reaches New Lease Deal With Hartsfield

Airline's Lease Extended Through 2017 At Major Hub Airport

Delta Airlines has reached a deal with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta that clears the way for the completion of the $1.3 billion Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, the City of Atlanta said.

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First NASA Astronaut On Twitter Tops A Million Followers

Tweets From Orbit Are Increasingly Popular

Move over, CNN. Step aside, Ashton Kutcher. The first astronaut to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone. NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the micro-blogging service.

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Gone West: Tom Rogers

Well Known Avionics Installer and Expert

Tom Rogers, the owner of Avionics West, Tennessee, passed away October 5th, 2009. He was 60 years old. Rogers was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina on May 14, 1949. On September 19, 1993 he was married to Nina Jean Reynolds, who survives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.07.09)

"I tweet because I feel very lucky to have, what in my opinion, is the best job in the world. I've learned that there are so many people around the world who really love the space program and have a heartfelt interest in space travel -- just like me." Source: NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.07.09): Traffic No Factor

Indicates that the traffic described in a previously issued traffic advisory is no longer a factor.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.07.09)

Aero-Linx: Aviation Weather There are probably hundreds of flight planning tools on the web, but occasionally we come across one that seems particularly useful, or at least has a nice "gee whiz" factor. Aviation Weather is one of those.

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