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September 10, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.11.06

Smooth sailing so far for the shuttle Atlantis...

One dead after an air show mid-air in Malta...

And there's trouble for Taylorcraft... ordered to leave its home no later than today

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 09.11.06

It's a staple of introductory cross-country navigation: "lost procuedres", or more importantly, how to determine your location when you're lost track of where you are.  With the proliferation

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.11.06

Smooth sailing so far for the shuttle Atlantis...

One dead after an air show mid-air in Malta...

And there's trouble for Taylorcraft... ordered to leave its home no later than today

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NASA's Hale Reports All Is Well So Far For Atlantis

Acknowledges Some Foam Was Lost During Launch

During a post-launch briefing Saturday, NASA shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale said Atlantis appears to have come through launch in good shape and unscathed.

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Canada Pushes For Mandatory TCAS On Commercial Planes

Better Late Than Never...

Thirteen years after the United States made collision avoidance systems mandatory on commercial transport aircraft, it appears likely Transport Canada will follow suit by the end of this year.

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Boeing's 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter Flies

Now THIS Is A Whalejet!

All of you out there who, perhaps somewhat derisively, refer to the Airbus A380 as the "whalejet" better take a look at the latest Boeing to take flight.

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Delta Recalls Pilots And Flight Attendants

Touts Move As 'Key Part Of Transformation Plan'

In a press release on their website, Delta executives announced yesterday they are recalling "approximately 200" flight attendants and "up to 65" pilots.

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Strike Missions From USS Enterprise Continue Over Afghanistan

Renewed Extremist Action Means More Super Hornets Overhead

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 stationed aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) provided support to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground for the third consecutive day, September 5, as part of Operation Medusa near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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AEA Announces 2007/2008 Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 30 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 for the 2007-2008 academic year, to students pursuing a career i

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Airbus Wraps Up A380 Long Flight Series Early

Four Flights Total Nearly 26,000 Miles

Five days... four VERY long flights. An Airbus A380 took off from Toulouse, France Friday morning, for the fourth and last of the planned Early Long Flights test series. At 15-hours in duration, the final flight was also the longest planned trek in a series of test "ELF" passenger flights.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.10.06): Balanced Autopilot Approaches

Aero-Tips!

Any more, most "serious" IFR airplanes have an autopilot. Move into the commercial/Part 135 realm and in most cases a functioning, three-axis autopilot is required for single-pilot operation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.10.06)

Aero-Linx!

More restoration efforts, this time on Lockheed Super Constellations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.10.06): Radar

Aero-Terms!

Radio Detecting and Ranging -- The art of detecting by means of radio echoes the presence of objects.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.10.06)

"We're pleased that it has come about and disappointed that it took so long to be implemented in Canada. Perhaps the (newspaper) stories helped to bump up the priority."

Source: Art LaFlamme, senior air safety coordinator with the Air Line Pilots Association and former director general of civil aviation with Transport Canada, speaking on the Canadian government's plan to mandate installation of traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS) on all commercial aircraft in that country by the end of the year.

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