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April 27, 2009

Sonex Accident Claims Life of Pilot

A Saturday morning accident has claimed the life of an 87 year old flyer retuning home from a short cross-country flight. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the single-engine experimental Sonex went down in a wooded field while attempting a landing in NE Ohio.

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Suit Threatened Over Alleged FBO Discrimination

Atty Appears Before Miami-Dade Committee to 'Avoid Filing Billion-Dollar Lawsuit'

Yet another lawsuit has been filed in the aviation universe... but this time, this one may have a point. Attorney Willie Gary recently went before the Miami-Dade Airport and Seaport Committee in an attempt to "avoid billion-dollar litigation against Miami-Dade County Aviation Department ("MDAD") and AA Acquisitions, Inc....

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NBAA: Federal, Local Officials Continue Raising Concerns Over TSA LASP

NBAA Memo Updates LASP Issues

 In recent weeks, according to the NBAA, lawmakers in and outside Washington have continued to voice concerns with federal security officials about the TSA's proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).

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Boeing: B747-8 Intercontinental Passes 25 Percent Design Milestone

Boeing is recognizing the passing of a major milestone with the design program of the 747-8 Intercontinental -- the completion of 25 percent of the design releases for the new passenger airplane.

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US and Japan Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

The FAA has signed a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the United States and Japan that allows for the reciprocal certification of aircraft and aviation products.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.27.09

A firebomber is down in Utah.
A pilot successfully ditches his Epic LT in the Columbia River.
And BRS reports save number 229.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.27.09

A firebomber is down in Utah.
A pilot successfully ditches his Epic LT in the Columbia River.
And BRS reports save number 229.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: To Rent or Own? - 04.27.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about when renting makes more sense than owning. Bob also offers tips for arriving safely at this summer's fly-in breakfasts.

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Coming Soon To An iPhone Near You: ForeFlight 2.3

Ready For A ForeFlight Update?

ANN has been informed that the latest version of the iPhone compatible flight planner has been uploaded to Apple's iTunes App Store and is awaiting public release after approval.

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Lycoming Chooses T&T Aviation for Final Product Development on IO-233-LSA

Engine is Manufacturer's First in the Light Sport category

Lycoming has chosen T&T Aviation Inc., of Washington, Pa., as the local final product development and flight test partner for its new entrant into the light sport engine market, the IO-233-LSA.

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Embry-Riddle Supports FAA's 'Bird call'

'Decision to Make Bird-Strike Data Public Enhances Aviation Safety'

Embry-Riddle is weighing on the decision to go public with the once super secret Bird-Strike data that was being withheld for unknown reasons.

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'Future Lynx' Renamed The AW159

 During a ceremony at AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility, last week, it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.

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Aircraft & Turbine Support (TUL) Expands Operations

Creates 'Comprehensive Executive Jet Facility'

Aircraft and Turbine Support Inc of Tulsa International Airport tells ANN that it has completed the bulk of a multi-million dollar expansion project. The aviation services company moved into its newly minted location in January, and has been fully operational ever since.

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Aero-TV: AEA 2009 Perspectives -- The State Of The Industry (Part 1)

Part One Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009 Convention and Tradeshow

Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major business aspects... new and upgrade sales. So... as goes the avionics industry, so goes the rest of aviation -- and thus the reason for our interest in the health of the avionics biz.

Mother Nature Attacks Canadian GA Airport

Dozens Of Aircraft Damaged Or Destroyed By Sudden Violent WX

Sudden and severe weather has apparently hit a well-known GA airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport (CYRO) is a non-towered former military base located close to the South shore of the Ottawa River, and a short ways NE of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Aero-TV: AEA 2009 Perspectives -- The State Of The Industry

Part One Of Our Three Question Survey From The AEA 2009 Convention and Tradeshow

Few sub-industries within aviation prove to be as much of a bellwether as does the avionics industry. While most of the recent major developments in aviation utility can be laid at the doorstep of all things avionics, this industry benefits from both major business aspects... new and upgrade sales.

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Klyde Morris (04.27.09)

Pilot Talk, Klyde???

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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USMC 31st MEU Flying Fighters Form Friendship

Republic of the Philippines Air Force members, together with the 710th Special Operations Wing and U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon and Deep Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, came together to fly thousands of feet above the ground at Drop Zone Expo, April 20-23, in support of Balikatan 2009.

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Lindbergh Foundation Announces Grants For Environment Projects

Eight Recipients Around The World Are Conducting Research Projects In Search Of Solutions

The Lindbergh Foundation is awarding eight Lindbergh grants to individuals around the world who are conducting research projects dedicated to finding innovative solutions to our global environmental problems.

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USAF Student 'Flies' Last T-37 Simulator Mission

No one wants to be last in anything he or she does, especially when it comes to the highly-competitive Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, the world's only multi-nationally run undergraduate pilot training organization.

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The Biggest ELSA??

Canadian Manufacturer Claims To Produce Biggest ELSA In Kit Form

There is no doubt about it. Most people react the same way when they get their first peek of Explorer Aeronautique Inc.'s Ecoflyer: "It's so big!" On top of that, when you look at its spec sheet, you notice that in the cabin dimensions section the company states the numbers include "a bed for two."

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ZAP! Boeing Airborne Laser Team Begins Weapon System Flight Tests

Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin Company, a number of other industry teammates and the US Missile Defense Agency have begun Airborne Laser (ABL) flight tests with the entire weapon system integrated aboard the ABL aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.09):

Galactic Anticenter The point in the galactic plane that lies directly opposite the galactic center. It lies in the constellation Auriga at approximately R.A. 05h 46m, Dec. +28° 56'; the nearest bright star to it is Alnath in Taurus.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.27.09)

  "The Lindbergh Grants program is an investment in people. We take great pride in the work of the researchers we support. By backing individuals who use scientific and educational innovations to address important environmental issues around the world we are putting balance into action... ,It's gratifying to see the hard work and dedication of the researchers we support, knowing their work will benefit the world around us for generations to come." Source: Lindbergh Foundation Chairman, John King, of King Schools, addressing the issuance of eight research grants awarded in 2009. Applicants may apply to one of 14 categories the Lindbergh Foundation offers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.27.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.27.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.27.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: To Rent or Own? - 04.27.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.09)

Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust  Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust aims to preserve and protect our priceless airfields as well as educate the nation to the rich heritage and contribution they have made to our society both past and present. 

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