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July 06, 2009

Retired Professor Sentenced For Passing UAV Information To Students

Chinese, Iranian Students Allowed To See Sensitive Data

71-year-old John Reese Roth has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for allowing Chinese grad students to see sensitive information on UAV's while working on a research project. The prominent plasma physicist was charged with 18 counts of wire fraud, conspiracy, and violations of the Arms Export Control Act.

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L-29 Down In CA Air Show Accident

Czech-Built L-29 Delfin Was Performing Low Passes At The Time Of The Incident

Dave Zweigle, the Assistant City Manager of Tehachapi, California and Robert Chamberlain of Morrison, Colorado were both killed when the L-29 Delphin they were flying crashed during a 4th of July Air Show in Tehachapi.

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Signals Detected From Yemenia Airlines A310 Black Boxes

Plans Being Developed For Recovery

A submarine sent to look for the Cockpit Voice and Data Recorders from the Yemenia Airlines Airbus A310 which crashed off the coast of Comoros Thursday has detected the signals from the black boxes. Officials are now planning how to recover them.

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LSA Celebrates 5th Birthday

FAA Began The Light Sport Aircraft And Sport Pilot Programs In 2004

The idea was to make it so that more people could experience flying from the front of the airplane, rather than the back. And according to the FAA, more than 2,000 people have earned Sport Pilot licenses since the program began in 2004. Aircraft manufacturers have come up with more than 90 LSA designs, and there are more than 800 factory-built Special Light Sport Aircraft recognized by the administration.

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USS Ronald Reagan Launches First Sorties In Relief Of USS Eisenhower

Carrier Group On "Routine Deployment" To The Region

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group relieved the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group today in command of Task Force 50 and launched its first sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.09

Airbus will study better flight recorders.
The NTSB says bad planning and hypoxia played a role.
And the WASPs of World War II finally get their due.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.09

Airbus will study better flight recorders.
The NTSB says bad planning and hypoxia played a role.
And the WASPs of World War II finally get their due.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Demand a Refund! - 07.06.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about instrument flight instructors who have never actually flown in clouds. If you've received the rating "under the hood,"

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It Was Only A Matter Of Time -- Bilingual Twitters From Space

NASA Astronaut Starts Agency's First Bilingual Twitter  

NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery in August, is providing insights about his training on Twitter in both English and Spanish. It will be the agency's first bilingual Twitter.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.06.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Demand a Refund! - 07.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aero-TV: Completing The Dream -- Alan Klapmeier's Revised Vision

There's More Than One Way To Build A Jet

Last week, ANN and Aero-TV broke big news as Alan Klapmeier disclosed his plan for the possible buy-out of the Vision jet program from Cirrus Aircraft and Arcapita. As usual, we got the salient details to you right away... hours before official details leaked out and several more hours before some other so-called aviation publications could transcribe and copy the interview... (grin).

Aero-TV: Completing The Dream -- Alan Klapmeier's Revised Vision

There's More Than One Way To Build A Jet

Last week, ANN and Aero-TV broke big news as Alan Klapmeier disclosed his plan for the possible buy-out of the Vision jet program from Cirrus Aircraft and Arcapita. As usual, we got the salient details to you right away... hours before official details leaked out...

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Oshkosh Is JUST Around The Corner... Last Chance To Prep Aero-News Readers

As Always... ANN Will Be There -- In Force

No, Paul Revere doesn't need to ride through the streets of Oshkosh shouting it out. It's obvious that the British (and everyone else) are coming -- by Air. People from all over the world will be there to see the latest and greatest in aviation. And Yes, ANN will be there to cover it all... as ONLY ANN can.

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Klyde Morris (07.06.09)

Klyde Gets A Lesson in Civil Defense

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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RAF Receives First Hawk Trainers

New Trainers Very Similar To Front Line Combat Jets

The first of the RAF's GBP450m fleet of 28 new Advanced Jet Trainers, the Hawk T Mk2, arrived at RAF Valley in Anglesey this week. The new Hawk Ts will mean pilots can now train on an aircraft with systems closely compatible with the latest front line jets.

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NASA Phoenix Results Point to Martian Climate Cycles

Paper Reports Mars Could Have A Warmer, Wetter Climate In The (Far) Future

Favorable chemistry and episodes with thin films of liquid water during ongoing, long-term climate cycles may sometimes make the area where NASA's Phoenix Mars mission landed last year a favorable environment for microbes.

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Aerojet To Test Advanced Liquid Oxygen Liquid Methane Rocket

Engine Designed For Lunar Ascent

Aerojet announced this week that it has completed manufacturing and assembly of an advanced 5,500-lbf Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Liquid Methane (LCH4) rocket engine. Aerojet will soon begin testing this advanced engine to provide data that will validate the design features necessary to extend the technology development of next-generation propulsion systems being developed by NASA.

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Victor Bird Receives Stafford Award at Oklahoma Aerospace Summit

Tireless Campaigner For Sooner State's Aerospace Industry

Victor Bird, director of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, was named the 2009 recipient of the prestigious General Thomas P. Stafford Award during the eighth annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo June Tulsa.

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Indonesian Operators Order Two BAe 146 Jets

One Is In Service, One To Be Delivered In July

BAE Systems Asset Management has placed a two additional BAe 146 regional jetliners with Indonesian operators, indicating the country is a potentially strong market for the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.09): MMR (Multi-Mode Receiver)

MMR (Multi-Mode Receiver) An MMR is a multi-mode receiver. It would receive the basic GPS signal and the WAAS signal. It may also include the LAAS signal at a future date. It may also receive VHF, UHF, VOR or other signals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.09)

Aero-Linx: NASA Phoenix Mars Mission Launched in August 2007, the Phoenix Mars Mission is the first in NASA's Scout Program. Phoenix is designed to study the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil.  The Phoenix Mars Mission has a collaborative approach to space exploration. As the very first of NASA's Mars Scout class, Phoenix combines legacy and innovation in a framework of a true partnership: government, academia, and industry.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.06.09)

"Not only did we find water ice, as expected, but the soil chemistry and minerals we observed lead us to believe this site had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past -- the last few million years -- and could again in the future." Source: Phoenix Principal Investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, commenting on interpretations of data that Phoenix returned during its five months of operation on a Martian arctic plain fill four papers in this week's edition of the journal Science, the first major peer-reviewed reports on the mission's findings.

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