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January 12, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.10

Honey, is that TNT?
It was a clueless boyfriend that shut down the terminal at Newark.
And commercial astronauts have already begun training.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.12.10

Honey, is that TNT?
It was a clueless boyfriend that shut down the terminal at Newark.
And commercial astronauts have already begun training.


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ANN Special Feature: Patty Wagstaff on Sponsorships - 01.12.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with veteran airshow performer Patty Wagstaff about the history and future of sponsorships in the industry.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.12.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.12.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Patty Wagstaff on Sponsorships - 01.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with Aerobatic Pilot Patty Wagstaff)

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LORAN-C To Go Dark Next Month

System De-Activated As A Cost-Saving Measure

The Coast Guard published a Federal Register notice last week regarding its intention to terminate transmission of the LORAN-C signal February 8, 2010.

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Third Flight For A400M

Test Crew Concentrated On Flight In Different Aircraft Configurations

Despite earlier reports that EADS Airbus may be considering scrapping the project, the Airbus Military A400M airlifter has flown for the third time as the flight-test program for the type picks up pace after the year-end break.

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Linear Air And High Performance Aircraft Training Join Forces

Eclipse Pilots Can Choose Either Training Center Or On-Site Option

Linear Air, an Eclipse 500 air-taxi and training provider, and High Performance Aircraft Training, a provider of unusual attitude training and jet transition instruction, announced Monday that the companies have teamed up to provide Eclipse 500 pilot training.

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Boeing Team Delivers 2 Osprey Trainers To Marines

Increases Training Options For Flight Crews

Boeing and partner Bell Helicopter delivered two MV-22 Osprey Containerized Flight Training Devices (CFTD) to the U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in California in the last quarter of 2009.

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No Green Card Necessary For Virgin America

Airline Remains A 'U.S. Citizen', DOT Finds

The DOT announced last week that after conducting a thorough review it has found that Virgin America remains a U.S. citizen and remains under the actual control of U.S. citizens.  Under U.S. law, only airlines that meet the standards for U.S. citizenship may hold authority to operate as a U.S. airline.

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Bombertown, USA returns To Kissimmee Air Museum

And Some Airplanes Are Not Just For Display Any More

For years, Kissimmee Gateway airport was known affectionately as "Bombertown USA".  Visitors could see WWII bombers being restored back to their former glory. 

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Virgin Atlantic Confirms Order For Ten Airbus A330's

First A330's For The British Carrier

British based Virgin Atlantic Airways has bought six A330-300 long-range aircraft from Airbus, and is leasing a further four from AerCap. The contract was formally completed on December 30th, 2009, following an initial announcement earlier in June.

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Gone West: Wallace D. ('Dip') Davis

Master Mechanic, B-24 Crew Chief

Wallace D. ("Dip") Davis, age 86 of Marengo, Illinois, died on January, 8, 2010. A graduate of Manchester High School, Davis enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served during WWII as a Crew Chief on a B-24 and in Aviation Education.

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Sonic Industries Joins Boeing In Tanker Effort

Extension Of Work With Boeing Commercial Airliner Division

Sonic Industries, Inc., a member of the Sargent Aerospace & Defense company, said Tuesday that it has been chosen by Boeing as a member of its nationwide team competing for the U.S. Air Force's new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

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Aero-TV: Piper Aircraft – Optimistic Production Plans for 2010

CEO & President, Kevin Gould, Discusses Piper Aircraft's 2010 Increase

At the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Piper C.E.O. and President, Kevin Gould, announced a bold upsurge in production rates for 2010.  Though some mid-course corrections will likely be made as the year continues, production rates will increase by approximately 50% across the product line.  In addition, Piper Aircraft is ramping up both development and sales of the PiperJet in anticipation of continued flight-testing success.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Tom Turner’s Weekly Newsletter

Turner Describes the Value of Reflecting and Learning from Piloting Mistakes

Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated significant effort to understanding what factors lead to simple, but dangerous piloting mistakes.

Aero-TV: Piper Aircraft - Optimistic Production Plans for 2010

CEO & President, Kevin Gould, Discusses Piper Aircraft's 2010 Increase

At the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Piper C.E.O. and President, Kevin Gould, announced a bold upsurge in production rates for 2010. Though some mid-course corrections will likely be made as the year continues, production rates will increase by approximately 50% across the product line.

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Tom Turner's Weekly Newsletter

Turner Describes the Value of Reflecting and Learning from Piloting Mistakes

Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza's international pilot training program, has dedicated significant effort to understanding what factors lead to simple, but dangerous piloting mistakes.

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NTSB Publishes New Accident, Incident Reporting Rules

Five Reportable Incidents Added To Notification Requirements

The NTSB is amending its regulations concerning notification and reporting requirements regarding aircraft accidents or incidents.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Ice, Snow Ingestion For Rotorcraft

Procedures Reduce Probability Of An Engine Shutdown

The FAA is revising and reissuing a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerting owners and operators of turboshaft powered rotorcraft of the possibility of inflight engine loss of power due to the ingestion of ice and snow.

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Airman Follows Famous Uncle

Relative Was One Of The Tuskegee Airmen

Airman Christopher Platte's graduation from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base December 11th gave Platte a rare opportunity to spend time spent with his great uncle, retired Air Force Capt. Claude Platte, an original Tuskegee Airman.

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Progress Reported In CH-53K Helicopter Program

Successful Integration Design Review For Replacement Marine Heavy-Lift Chopper

An Integration Design Review (IDR) of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter program has charted a course for a successful Critical Design Review in 2010 Sikorsky announced Thursday.

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Many Travelers Say Airport Screening 'Insufficient'

Full Body Scans Preferred Over 'Pat-Downs' At Checkpoints

In the national State of the American Traveler survey conducted this week by Destination Analysts, 47 percent of American leisure travelers reported they either "Agreed" or "Strongly agreed" that airport screening techniques were not sufficient.

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Prarie Air Show Announces First Acts for 2010

RED STAR and THE DRAGON To Wow Crowds

Prairie Air Show Director Brett Krause confirmed that the first act signed for the 2010 Prairie Air Show would be the premier jet air combat act, RED STAR AND THE DRAGON.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.12.10)

"I think that it's going to be a great motivation for me to take it a step higher now that I know where I come from. Even if I decide not to be a pilot, it's motivation to be the best I can be in the Air Force." Source: Newly-minted Airman Christopher Platte.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.10): Minimum Fuel

Indicates that an aircraft's fuel supply has reached a state where, upon reaching the destination, it can accept little or no delay. This is not an emergency situation but merely indicates an emergency situation is possible should any undue delay occur.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.12.10): Expect (Altitude) At (Time) Or (Fix)

Used under certain conditions to provide a pilot with an altitude to be used in the event of two-way communications failure. It also provides altitude information to assist the pilot in planning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.12.10)

Lifting Body

Not everything that flies has wings, fixed OR rotary. The Lifting Body design has been around for a long time, but it came into its own with the Shuttle program.

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