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February 08, 2011

ANN Special Feature: Part I: Life After an FAA Vendetta - 02.08.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ed Jeszka, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham FSDO, who had his pilot certificates stripped in what appeared to be retaliation for whistle-blowing.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.08.11

A pilot with vertigo pulls the red handle.
JetBlue experiments with ADS-B.
And Florida sees an aviation groundbreaking.


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.11

A pilot with vertigo pulls the red handle.
JetBlue experiments with ADS-B.
And Florida sees an aviation groundbreaking.

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$35 Million In Private Equity Funding Secured By Aircell For Gogo Expansion

Existing Investors, Managers Pony Up The Extra Cash

Aircell has closed an additional $35M in financing with its existing investors and Aircell's management team, the company said in a news release Monday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.08.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Life After an FAA Vendetta - 02.08.11 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Jezska, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham FSDO)

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Klaus Tritschler Joins ICON Aircraft As VP Of Design

Former Creative Director At BMW Group DesignworksUSA

ICON Aircraft, an early-stage, Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer, announced Monday that Klaus Tritschler, former Creative Director at BMW Group DesignworksUSA has joined the company as Vice President of Design.

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NASA's Super SUN-Day

First Full Images Of Our Star Released

NASA scored big on its own version of super SUN-day, with the release online of the first complete view of the sun's entire surface and atmosphere prior to the big game this weekend.

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Search For Air France Flight 447 To Resume In March

Authorities Still Hopeful Of Finding Data And Voice Recorders

French officials say they plan to resume the search for wreckage from Air France flight 447 next month, in hopes of finding additional clues as to why the Airbus A330 with 228 people on board went down in June of 2009.

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Aircraft Industries Purchases GE's M601 And H80 Engines for L410 Aircraft

Czech Manufacturer Plans Production Rate Of 10+ Aircraft Per Year

Aircraft Industries, a Czech-based aircraft manufacturer, has signed a five-year sales agreement with GE Aviation for the purchase of M601 and H80 engines. The engine agreement is for the L410-UVP-E20 aircraft, a twin-engine commuter aircraft, with annual production of 10+ units.

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QBE Forms U.S. GA Underwriting Group

Insurance Carrier Covers Aircraft From Europe To Australia And New Zealand

QBE the Americas has announced the creation of a U.S.-based general aviation underwriting operation to be headquartered in Atlanta. William P. McGloin, Roger M. Ridings, Michael Clark and Russell Walker make up the new team of aviation insurance professionals.

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German Air Rescue (DRF) Selects Becker Avionics' DVCS6100

BK117's Will Be Retrofit With Digital Audio System

The German Air Rescue organization DRF Luftrettung recently selected Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for integration into three BK117 helicopters.

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Delta's Ed Bastian To Speak To Atlanta Aero Club

Will Discuss Operating Challenges In A Global Economy

Delta Air Lines President Ed Bastian will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for February 16th. Bastian will address the challenges Delta faces operating in a global economy.

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DHS Looks For Tool To Reduce Radar Interference From Wind Farms

Raytheon Team To Develop System To Assess Actual Effects

DHS has selected Raytheon Company to develop an advanced wind turbine modeling tool. The tool will provide an accurate assessment of the turbine's effects on radar systems throughout the U.S.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-05

MANUFACTURER: Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, and Dornier 228-212 Airplanes

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-04

MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously the Lancair Company)) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes

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AMA: FAA Seeks To Restrict Model Aircraft Flight

Academy Of Model Aeronautics Warns About Heavy Restrictions Coming From Washington

The Academy of Model Aeronautics tells ANN that the FAA is set to place "heavy restrictions" on the hobbyists who fly model aircraft.

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Classic Aero-TV: A Detailed History -- Scott Glover's Restored C-47

Scott Glover's N5106X: Another Of The Magnificent Planes And Pilots From 'The Last Time'

The Last Time was an organization created for the sole purpose of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC-3 and the people associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the organization was to celebrate this aircraft and these people. Twenty-six DC-3/C-47 aircraft converged at Rock Falls, Illinois for a weekend long celebration, while over 15,000 guests visited the airport to see these historic airplanes and meet their crews. It was a wonderful reunion where old friends met and new friendships developed. It is unlikely that such a gathering will

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New York Air Traffic Manager Blows The Whistle On Some Controllers

Calls For An Investigation In A Complaint To The FAA

A front-line manager at the New York ARTCC in Long Island has sent complaints to the FAA and the Office of Special Counsel alleging some controllers work just three hours per shift, and sometimes watch movies or send text messages while they should be monitoring air traffic.

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Rockefeller: Dems Holding Up FAA Reauthorization Bill

Committee Chair Says His Own Party Is Sandbagging On Amendments

Senate Commerce Committee chair John D "Jay" Rockefeller IV said last week that one of the principal hold-ups on the FAA authorization bill is Democrats holding back on offering amendments to the measure.

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United Space Alliance Says Shuttles Still Have Life

Would Like To Operate Them Commercially Following Last NASA Missions

The United Space Alliance thinks shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis still have some life left, and are planning to bid to continue to operate the spacecraft after their final missions for NASA.

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Fifth Boeing 747-8 Freighter Enters Flight-Test Program

Company Said "The Airplane Performed Well" On First Flight

The first flight of the fifth 747-8 Freighter was successfully completed last last week. The airplane, coded as RC523, took off from Paine Field in Everett, WA, for a 3-hour, 30-minute flight before returning to Paine Field.

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5th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium Set

Organizers Hope To Reveal Technologies That Will Launch "A New Age Of Flight"

On April 29-30, 2011, representatives from NASA, industry and academia will present the technologies necessary to inaugurate the Age of Electric Flight.

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Dallas Executive Airport Deals With Snowy Super Bowl XLV

About 180 Bizjets Expected For The Big Game

Compiled From Information And Photos By ANN Reader Robert Maier Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), usually a quiet class D, was expecting 180 bizjets for Super Bowl XLV, and intended to close runway 17/35 in order to have space to park them all.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.08.11)

 "(I)t is clearly evident that the intent is not to objectively evaluate the model aircraft operations and realistically assess the risks." Source: Excerpt from an Acadamy of Model Aeronautics document.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.08.11): National Flight Data Center

A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.08.11)

A Raid On Munich

A remarkable journey across Germany during World War 2. This is a first person narrative of that journey from an R.A.F. flying officer in December, 1942.

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