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January 05, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.05.09

Cirrus starts recalling furloughed workers.
A Muslim family is kicked off an AirTran flight.
And Nivisys gets a civilian TSO for its night vision system.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.05.09

Cirrus starts recalling furloughed workers.
A Muslim family is kicked off an AirTran flight.
And Nivisys gets a civilian TSO for its night vision system.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller - 2009 To-Do List - 01.05.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about ten things general aviation pilots should make a point of doing in 2009.

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers' '08--Heartbreaker #4: Thielert's Meltdown

Be it ignorance, arrogance or just plain incompetence, these were the folks or topics that made our lot a whole lot more difficult and immeasurably injured the aviation world in the past year. Shame on those issues, folks, or groups that made our lot so much tougher in 2008... Thielert's Meltdown

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AirTran Issues Statement Regarding New Year's Flight 175

Finally; here's the official statements from AirTran on what allegedly occurred to a number of Muslim passengers who attempted to fly the airline over the holiday... Remember now, this is THEIR side of the story... lawsuits, no doubt, will follow....

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Gadget Patrol 2008: Another Aero-Product Of The Year -- Clarity Aloft 'Pro'

From established products that continue to impress, to new and exciting developments across the range of general aviation... here, to our eyes, are some of  the VERY BEST from our list of the 10 most worthy 'gadgets' and programs of 2008. Clarity Aloft 'Pro'

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NTSB Releases Final Report On NE Extra 300 Downing

Probable Cause: Flight Into IMC, Marijuana Intoxication

 The National Transportation Safety Board has released its in-depth final report on the fatal crash of an Extra 300/L (see illustration below) on the morning of last June 5 near Gothenburg, NE.

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Obese Patients Necessitate Bigger Plane For Aussie Flying Doctor Service

RFDS Seeks To Double Payload Capacity

Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service is in the market for two bigger airplanes, necessitated by a noticeable trend toward obesity in its patients.

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Gadget Patrol 2008: Another Aero-Product Of The Year -- Mutt Muffs

From established products that continue to impress, to new and exciting developments across the range of general aviation... here, to our eyes, are some of  the VERY BEST from our list of the 10 most worthy 'gadgets' and programs of 2008. Mutt Muffs

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Tempe AZ Students Win Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Winning Team Gets Free Trip To The Johnson Space Center in Houston

The tenth annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge, held at the Challenger Space Center in Peoria, AZ, was won Friday by a team of seventh and eighth grade students from the Tempe Tri-City Christian Academy, as teams from six area schools competed by building models of next-generation space stations.

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Aero-TV At I/ITSEC 2008: Sim Technology Advances

Almost Like The Real Thing...

The largest exhibition of modeling and simulation technology in history was held just a few weeks ago Orlando from December 1-4, 2008.

2008 In Review: The Year In Business Aviation

It seems difficult to imagine that so much could happen in a single 12-month span. Not surprisingly, this review only scratches the surface, touching on highlights that have punctuated the last year's ups and downs in Business Aviation.

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Aero-TV At I/ITSEC 2008: Sim Technology Advances

I/ITSEC 2008: Almost Like The Real Thing...

The largest exhibition of modeling and simulation technology in history was held just a few weeks ago Orlando from December 1-4, 2008. Thanks to the able guidance of the folks of I/ITSEC, especially their John Williams, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, Aero-TV got another good long look at some of the impressive simulation and training technologies being brought to our defense by military training operations.

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Navy To Review Case Of Missing Gulf War Pilot

18 Years Later, His Family Refuses To Give Up Hopes That He's Alive

 A hearing to be held by a Navy review board on Monday (today) may result in a missing airman's status being changed from "missing/captured" to "killed in action," a decision his family says they will oppose.

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NWS To Host Sub-Regional Aviation Workshop In SC

All-Day Event Features Seminars With Something Of Interest To Everyone

The National Weather Service announced it will host a workshop next month, featuring seminars especially tailored for aviation weather forecasters, airport managers, airline representatives, medevac personnel, and general aviation pilots.

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Klyde Morris (01.05.09)

Good Grief, Klyde... Ya Think The TSA Isn't Mad Enough At Us Yet?

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #1: Changing Seasons

Icing Aero-Tip #1

With the changing of the seasons, also comes the changing of the weather. For some in the northern parts of the United States and Canada, snow has already covered the ground, as well as airplanes!

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IATA Predicts Global Airline Industry Losses Of US$2.5B In 2009

'Worst Revenue Environment in 50 Years'

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its forecast for 2009, showing an industry loss of US$2.5 billion. All regions, except the US, are expected to report larger losses in 2009 than in 2008.

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Two Lost In Lancair Crash At Joliet

Plane Burst Into Flames Upon Impact

Two people suffered fatal injuries in a single-engine airplane crash Thursday night at the Joliet, IL Regional Airport (JOT).The deceased were identified by the Will County Coroner's Office as Stuart D. Seffern, 50, and his longtime partner Deborah A. Loiselle, 52, both of Madison, WI.

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Nivisys Night Vision Goggles Get FAA Certification For Civilian Use

Helmet Mount Adapts For Rotary Or Fixed-Wing Aviators

Here's an interesting gadget for the flyer who simply MUST have everything. Nivisys Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of Night Vision and Thermal technologies, tell ANN that they received the first FAA TSO-C164 approval for their NVAG-6 Night Vision Aviator Goggle.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.05.09)

Aero-Linx!

Originally formed in 1998, Arrow Canada Recovery 1998 has evolved into a sizable group of dedicated people. Non profit incorporation in the year 2000 has given them a new name, Arrow Recovery Canada Inc. and a larger "mission".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.05.09): WAAS

Aero-Terms!

The Wide-Area Augmentation System is a satellite navigation system consisting of the equipment and software which augments the GPS Standard Positioning Service (SPS).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.05.09)

"The outlook is bleak. The chronic industry crisis will continue into 2009 with US$2.5 billion in losses. We face the worst revenue environment in 50 years." Source: IATA Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its forecast for 2009, showing an industry loss of US$2.5 billion. All regions, except the US, are expected to report larger losses in 2009 than in 2008.

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