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January 23, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.23.09

Part Two: Wildlife Biologist Steve Osmek, On Reducing Bird Strikes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.23.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Reducing The Chance Of Bird Strikes, Part Two: 01.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with Steve Osmek, the full-time wildlife biologist at

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Bolen Honored With Aviation Industry Leader Of The Year Award

NBAA President Recognized By Kiddie Hawk Air Academy

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced Friday that NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen received the Aviation Industry Leader of the Year Award.

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EASA Intros Operational Suitability Certificate

Proposed Amendments To Part-21 Published

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published on its website Friday proposed amendments to Part-21, introducing the "Operational Suitability Certificate" and "Safety Directives", including the corresponding acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM).

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Hawker Beechcraft Opens UK Paint Facility

Expands Worldwide Servicing Operations

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Friday an expansion to its global customer service and support capability with the opening of a new Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) paint facility in Chester, United Kingdom.

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United Technologies Corp. Weathers Recession In Q4

Parent Of Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Rocketdyne

Times are tough, but there are some companies still doing OK. United Technologies Corporation released its 2008 fourth quarter numbers this week, and they're not shabby at all, especially in a recession.

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Lawyer: Schrenker Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial For Fraud, Fake Distress Call

Court Orders Bailout Pilot To Undergo Psych Evaluation

On Thursday, 38-year-old Indiana investment advisor Marcus Schrenker was in federal court in Pensacola, FL to enter a plea of not guilty to charges he tried to fake his own death, sent his unoccupied airplane on autopilot to crash in Florida, and originated a false distress call before bailing out over Alabama.

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Omniflight Helicopters Intros Fixed-Wing Air Medical Services

Opens New Base In Idaho Falls, ID

National air medical services provider Omniflight Helicopters announced the introduction this week of a fixed-wing program in Idaho Falls, ID. The company will open a new base there in early February 2009.

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IndUS, Tanis Partner To Warm Chilly Light Sport Aircraft

Cold Weather Package Available On Variety Of LSA

The balmy climate and warm sun of Sebring, FL may seem an unusual place to introduce an airplane package better suited for much colder temperatures, but that didn't stop IndUS Aviation and Tanis Aircraft Products from announcing their partnership to warm the engines and cockpits of a variety of LSA.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.09

Recession or not, the show goes on at Sebring.
Gobosh has a glass panel LSA under 100k.
And Liberty expands its sales presence to all 50 states.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.23.09

Recession or not, the show goes on at Sebring.
Gobosh has a glass panel LSA under 100k.
And Liberty expands its sales presence to all 50 states.


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ANN Special Feature: Steve Osmek, Wildlife Biologist (cont'd) - 01.23.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Steve Osmek, the full-time wildlife biologist at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, about a new "avian radar" system being test at SeaTac and other US airpo

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Aero-TV: ICAS Conversations (Part Three) -- Inspiration Of Flight

It's Airshow Week--Again!--At Aero-TV! (Part Three)

The Final Portion of a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009, finishes a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which became the topic of its own program over the course of this  series. In this installment we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... who inspired YOU? Who served as your role model(s) or otherwise impressed you in your quest to join the airshow industry?  

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Aero-TV: ICAS Conversations (Part Three) -- Inspiration Of Flight

It's Airshow Week--Again!--At Aero-TV! (Part Three)

The Final Portion of a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009, finishes a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which became the topic of its own program over the course of this  series. In this installment we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... who inspired YOU? Who served as your role model(s) or otherwise impressed you in your quest to join the airshow industry?  

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Confirmed! Ray LaHood Approved As New DOT Secretary

ATA, Continental Airlines Applaud Change In View On Slot Auctions

Former Illinois congressman Ray LaHood was confirmed Thursday as US Secretary of Transportation, a move lauded by the Air Transport Association and Continental Airlines.

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Gobosh Introduces Sub-$100K, Dynon-Equipped 700X

Added Purchase Incentives Included On First Six Orders

It's no secret a number of Aero-News staffers are fans of the Gobosh 700S light sport aircraft; after all, one of our own flew a Gobosh to earn his sport pilot license last year. While the 700S comes standard with a full "six-pack" panel of steam gauges, that offer a wealth of information not available in some of its competitors... for some pilots, only a glass panel will do.

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Pilot Lands C172 On Golf Course Following Engine Failure

Country Club Surrounded By Homes, Businesses

It wasn't the prettiest shot ever seen at the Prestonwood Country Club Golf Course... but for pilot Lance Sparks, it was definitely up to par.

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NTSB To Meet On Phoenix News Helicopter Accident Next Week

Will Also Discuss NASCAR C310 Downing In Sanford, FL

The National Transportation Safety Board tells ANN it will hold a public Board meeting next Wednesday, January 28, to discuss the findings of investigations into two high-profile aviation accidents.

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The Job Of FAA Security Guard Is Not For The Timid...

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Liberty Completes US Sales & Marketing Expansion

Dealers In Strategic Locations Throughout Country

Liberty Aerospace announced Thursday the completion of the US Sales and Marketing expansion. Liberty's domestic US dealer, Liberty Aircraft USA, Inc. now has 10 regional sales managers representing the Liberty XL2 in the contiguous 48 states, Alaska and Hawaii.

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Pratt & Whitney Wins F-16 Aggressor Squadron Contract

$4 Million Package To Keep Engines At The Ready

Pratt & Whitney was recently awarded a $4 million fleet management contract from the United States Navy to provide engine readiness for the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center's F100-powered F-16 Aggressor Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. The contract is a follow-on to the current performance based contract signed in April 2003.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.09)

Aero-Linx!

The saga of the Custer Channelwing is probably the most interesting of all V/STOL aircraft. It is without doubt, the oldest ongoing saga in aviation. This is the story of a single minded man on a single minded mission to change the path of aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.09): Blackbody Temperature

Aero-Terms!

The temperature of an object if it is reradiating all the thermal energy that has been added to it; if an object is not a blackbody radiator, it will not reradiate all the excess heat and the leftover will go toward increasing its temperature.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.09)

"I just had to work with it and do what I know best about flying... You can still fly a plane without an engine, just not very far."

Source: Pilot Lance Sparks, who landed his Cessna 172 on a Plano, TX golf course Thursday after his plane suffered engine failure. No one on the ground was injured, and Sparks walked away from the scene unharmed.

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