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August 18, 2009

NATCA No Longer Involved In Hudson River Midair Investigation

NTSB Has Relieved Controllers Group Of "Party Status"

The NTSB late Monday removed the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)  as a party to its investigation into the August 8 midair collision of two aircraft over the Hudson River that killed all 9 persons aboard.

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Arizona Presidential TFR Records 8 Violations

Incursions Included A Flight Of Two Military Helicopters

A TFR put in place around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport over the weekend for a visit by President Barack Obama was violated 8 times, according to the FAA. One of those incursions was a flight of two military helicopters.

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NASA Researchers Make First Discovery of Life's Building Block In A Comet

Amino Acid Glycine In Samples Returned From Wild 2

NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. "(T)his is the first time an amino acid has been found in a comet," said Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

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ULA Delta II Completes 20 Year Era With Successful GPS IIR-21 Launch

Final Air Force Launch For Delta II, But Rocket Still Viable

The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global Positioning System satellite launch occurred Monday, ending one of the most successful space launch programs in American history. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 0635 EDT.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.09

Tragedy befalls the Russian Knights demo team.
The weapon that would never work seems to be working.
And...should NASA hand off low-earth orbit to the private sector?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.18.09

Tragedy befalls the Russian Knights demo team.
The weapon that would never work seems to be working.
And...should NASA hand off low-earth orbit to the private sector?


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ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood, Titan II Launch Simulator - 08.18.09

ANN's Paul Plack gets a demo of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum's Titan II missile launch simulator, complete with shaking walls!

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NASA Tests New Inflatable Heat Shield

Inflation System A "Glorified Scuba Tank"

A successful NASA flight test Monday demonstrated how a spacecraft returning to Earth can use an inflatable heat shield to slow and protect itself as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.18.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.18.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood, Titan II Launch Simulator - 08.18.09 (ANN Special Report, with Evergreen's Larry Wood)

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Cessna Names Leadership Scholarship Recipients

2 K-State Students Receive Tuition Assistance

Two Kansas State University Aviation students have been selected to receive the Cessna Leadership Scholarship - one in the professional pilot program and one in the aviation maintenance program.

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ATA Projects 3.5 Percent Drop In Labor Day Passengers

Estimates Are For An Eight-Day Labor Day Holiday Travel Period

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, forecasts that 16 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the eight-day  Labor Day holiday period. This is a decline of approximately 3.5 percent from the same period last year.

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Astronauts Test Use of Nutritional Supplements in Space

Designed To Meet Nutritional Needs During Long-Duration Space Flight

A senior NASA medical officer has confirmed that two nutritional supplement formulas were used and tested in space by the astronauts of missionon  STS-125 and  STS-127, and are now in use and testing aboard the International Space Station.

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VoiceFlight VFS101 Uses Voice Recognition For Waypoint Input

Works with GNS 430/530 Navigation Units

VoiceFlight has introduced the VFS101 module, which allows pilots to tell their Garmin GNS 430 and GNS 530 units where they want to go, eliminating the need to input waypoint and route information by hand.

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Avidyne Names Michael Opheim Head Of Eastern Regional Aftermarket Sales

He Brings 30 Years Experience In Sales And Management

Avidyne Corporation, a provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced Monday the appointment of Michael Opheim to the position of Sales Manager for the Eastern Region of North America.  

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Aero-TV: Encouragement in Flight: The Girls With Wings Organization

Founder Lynda Meeks Introduces “Girls with Wings” to Aero-TV

Lynda Meeks is not one who takes a challenge lightly; after her college Army ROTC instructor informed her that Army Aviation was the toughest branch to get in, she embarked on a seven-year mission with the armed forces.  At the time, only 4% of military pilots were women; yet, Meeks became an accomplished pilot, first as a UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter pilot and then as a C-12 fixed wing pilot.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Doug Ritter, Survivability of Ditching

Survival Expert Doug Ritter Shares His Best Safety Tips

Respected aviation journalist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on survival and survival equipment, Doug Ritter sat down with Aero-TV to share some invaluable safety tips.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Doug Ritter, Survivability of Ditching

Survival Expert Doug Ritter Shares His Best Safety Tips

Respected aviation journalist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on survival and survival equipment, Doug Ritter sat down with Aero-TV to share some invaluable safety tips.

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Aero-TV: Encouragement In Flight -- The Girls with Wings Organization

Founder Lynda Meeks Introduces “Girls with Wings” To Aero-TV

Lynda Meeks is not one who takes a challenge lightly; after her college Army ROTC instructor informed her that Army Aviation was the toughest branch to get in, she embarked on a seven-year mission with the armed forces. 

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NATCA Says One Passage Of NTSB Hudson River Report Is 'Outright False'

Strongly Disputes NTSB Inference Of ATC Responsibility In Hudson River Crash

Air traffic controllers Monday have strongly disputed what it says are misleading and - in one passage - outright false parts of Friday's NTSB Hudson River mid-air crash press release. NATCA says the report mistakenly and unfairly assigns responsibility to a Teterboro, NJ, controller.

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Michael Dacre Killed In Jetpod Test Accident In Malaysia

British Aviation Entrepreneur Hoped To Develop A Fast Airborne Taxi

53-year-old Michael Dacre was killed Sunday when the Jetpod he was testing crashed after takeoff from an airport in Taiping. The Times of London said witnesses reported the aircraft had reached an altitude of about 600 feet when it suddenly entered a vertical climb, then spun into the ground.

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Aviation's First Panel-Mounted Pulse Oximeter And CO Detector Introduced

Interfaces Available For Most Major Flight Management Systems

CO Guardian, LLC., is introducing aviation’s first built-in pulse oximeter for airplane panels. This Life Guardian Aero-355 has been designed for all aircraft with limited panel space.

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NTSB Recommends DC-9 Checklist, Other Modifications Following Spanish Report

Initial Findings From Spanish Investigators Indicate Need For Safety Improvements

The NTSB recommends that the FAA require that operators of Boeing DC-9 series, MD-80 series, MD-90 series, and B-717 airplanes include items in their preflight checklists to verify that a check of the takeoff warning system is accomplished before every flight.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Continues Launch Preparations

Next Scheduled Launch Just A Week Away

While space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 launch preparations continue at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the astronaut crew completed its final planned integrated ascent training in Houston at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Launch is planned for 0158 EDT on Monday, August 24th.

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC120 To Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Aviation Uni

State-Of-The-Art Aircraft To Rejuvenate County's Aerial Support

American Eurocopter today delivered the first EC120 to Lake County Sheriff Department's Aviation Unit. This new, state-of-the-art helicopter will rejuvenate the unit's fleet that started service in Indiana over 30 years ago.

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Man Sustains Minor Knife Wounds At EAA's Camp Scholler

Incident Occurred At The End Of The Pathfinder Camporee On The Grounds

One person was slightly injured Saturday night following a confrontation on the grounds of Camp Scholler adjacent to Wittman Field in Oshkosh. The Winnebago County Sheriff's office said an altercation took place between two men at the end of the Parthfinder Camporee being held at the campground.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.18.09)

"Let me make this as clear as I can: our air traffic controller at Teterboro did his job. We believe he is not responsible for contributing to this tragic accident and there is nothing he could have done to prevent it from happening." Source: NATCA President Patrick Forrey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.18.09): Wake Turbulence

Wingtip vortices generated behind a wing producing lift. Behind a large heavy aircraft they can be powerful enough to roll or even break up a smaller aircraft.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.18.09)

 

Prairie Aviation Museum

The Prarie Aviation Museum in Bloomington, Illinois, says on its website its stated purpose is to create an environment in which to learn about the contributions of aviation to our community and nation, and broaden the scope and structure of the Prairie Aviation Museum spanning over 100 years of flight.

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