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September 11, 2008

Louisiana Guard Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Houston Airports Brace For Impending Storm

The Gulf coast of the United States is once again bracing for another hard-hitting storm. With parts of Louisiana still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Gustav and National Guardsmen continuing to provide assistance, Governor Bobby Jindal has directed troops to relocate, stage and prepare for possible landfall of Hurricane Ike at a moment's notice.

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'Healing Field' Takes Shape For Pentagon Memorial Dedication

Almost 2,300 Flags Commemorate Victims Of 9/11 Attacks

As darkness fell over the nation's capital Wednesday night, about 200 volunteers busily posted nearly 3,000 full-sized American flags near the site of the Pentagon Memorial to be officially dedicated Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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AOPA Reflects On How GA Security Has Changed Since 9/11

Last Seven Years Have Brought New Restrictions On Private Pilots

In the wake of the September 11, 2001, tragedy, general aviation security was immediately thrust into scrutiny. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says it worked with the pilot community, and the federal government, in implementing numerous security measures in response, even though general aviation had no role in the events that morning.

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BTS Confirms Airlines Are Flying Fewer Passengers

Slips Over First Six Months Of 2008; June Traffic Plummets 2.7 Percent

The first of likely many reports of monthly drops in airline passenger traffic numbers was released Thursday. The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on US airlines during the first six months of 2008 declined by 0.4 percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 378.2 million, according to the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.11.08

Albuquerque Waits For News About Eclipse... With ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.11.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.11.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Albuquerque Waits For News About Eclipse: 09.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with With ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.

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NASA Teams With SoCal Public School To Assist With Moon Mission

Students Worldwide Will Help Track LCROSS Spacecraft

In an unprecedented scientific collaboration with a public school, the Lewis Center for Educational Research will team with NASA to lead students worldwide in tracking and monitoring a NASA lunar mission scheduled for launch in early 2009. The collaboration will provide a unique opportunity for students to become active participants in the NASA lunar mission, as the space agency looks to inspire the next generation of US space explorers and scientists.

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Viking Awarded Argentina Air Force Heavy Maintenance Contract

International Civil Aviation Organization Signs Deal

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), acting on behalf of the Government of Argentina and the Argentine Aeronautic Administration (AAA), has awarded to Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC the heavy maintenance contract for complete overhaul and engine upgrade for one of eight DHC-6-200 Twin Otters operated by the AAA.

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NASA Tests Orion Scale Models In Water

Full Scale Tests Coming In January

Scale models of the Orion crew exploration vehicle recently were tested at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, or NBL, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and at a wave tank at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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Private Business Jets, LLC Changes Name To Coincide With Domain

"FlyPrivate" Reflects Goal Of Increased Accessibility

The company formerly known as Private Business Jets, LLC announced this week it has changed its name to FlyPrivate, the first step in a series of new programs being rolled out later this year aimed at increasing private jet travel accessibility to more business and leisure travelers.

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Lt. Col. Jack Faas Named New Head Of CAP Historical Foundation

Founder Drew Steketee To Remain In Advisory Role

The board of directors of the Civil Air Patrol Historical Foundation recently elected Lt. Col. Jack Faas of The Colony, TX to be the second executive director of the non-profit foundation preserving and promoting CAP history.

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Bahamas Habitat To Hold Fly-In For Hurricane Relief, New Dental Clinic

Islands Hit Hard By Ike, Bracing For More Storms

With residents of Haiti, Cuba and The Bahamas now cleaning up following the onslaught of Hurricane Ike -- and with the storm now setting its sights on the Texas Gulf coast -- now is a good time to talk about efforts to help storm victims rebuild their lives.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.11.08

The US Air Force KC-X contract will wait for the next US President.
Most lawmakers and analysts say the KC-X delay is a positive development.
And the FAA is told to implement 13 new s

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.11.08

The US Air Force KC-X contract will wait for the next US President.
Most lawmakers and analysts say the KC-X delay is a positive development.
And the FAA is told to implement 13 new s

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, Eclipse & Albuquerque, NM - 09.11.08

Paul Plack is joined by ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock to discuss the suspense in the Albuquerque business community as it waits to see what happens at Eclipse Aviation.

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Aero-TV Inspects The Army's AVCATT Program

The US Army Gets Some Serious Bang For The Buck Via AVCATT

Outside of military circles, you are unlikely to have heard of AVCATT... one of the Army's most aggressive efforts yet to maximize the realism and mobility of one of its most crucial flight training and simulation efforts. AVCATT? What the hell is an AVCATT, you might ask?

Aero-TV Inspects The Army's AVCATT Program

The US Army Gets Some Serious Bang For The Buck Via AVCATT

Outside of military circles, you are unlikely to have heard of AVCATT... one of the Army's most aggressive efforts yet to maximize the realism and mobility of one of its most crucial flight training and simulation efforts. AVCATT? What the hell is an AVCATT, you might ask? Well, the military DOES love its acronyms, but this one packs some punch as AVCATT stands for Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (Army).

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NASA Says Ares I Has Passed Preliminary Design Review

First Such Milestone For A US Rocket In Over 35 Years

NASA announced Wednesday a major step toward building the nation's next generation launch vehicle, with the successful completion of the Ares I rocket preliminary design review.

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'Jet-Man' Plans Crossing Of English Channel

Yves Rossy To Make Attempt Later This Month

Within the next three weeks, Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy hopes to soar into the record books at the first man to attempt to fly across the English Channel using a single, jet-propelled wing attached to his back.

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Widower's Rebuilding Efforts From SFB Accident Stymied By HOA

Association Says House Is Longer Than It Should Be

It's been more than a year since Joe Woodard lost his wife, Janise, and her infant son, Josiah, when a Cessna 310 owned by NASCAR crashed into their home in Sanford, Florida while attempting an emergency landing.

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Cutter Aviation Completes First Installation Of Garmin G600 System

Upgraded Avionics Suites Installed On Baron 55s

Cutter Aviation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently announced its first installation of the new G600 retrofit glass cockpit solution by Garmin. The Cutter avionics team completed the retrofit on a Beechcraft Baron 55 on Friday, September 5... and reports the G600 performed flawlessly through all test flights and delivery to the owner.

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Middletown Aviation Foundation Presents 'Wings Of Freedom'

Inaugural Event Coming To Middletown Airport On September 20-21

Aero-News has learned the first air show in over 30 years at Middletown Airport/Hook Field Municipal (MWO) in Middletown, OH will take place on September 20 and 21. Presented by the Middletown Aviation Foundation, "Wings of Freedom" will feature dozens of war birds, top aerobatic performers, ground displays, along with a car show, military re-enactors, paratroopers and aviation-oriented kid zone.

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Man Says American Airlines Lost His Wife's Corpse

Suing Carrier For Unspecified Damages

If you travel an airline in the US with checked baggage, on any given day, the chances your bag will be lost or damaged is a little over one-half of one percent. It's frustrating and aggravating to lose your clothes or toiletries... but what if the airline lost the remains of a deceased loved one?

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Max-Viz Announces First EVS-1500 Installation On Bell 206

Gig Harbor-Based Helo Operation To Use System

Max-Viz Inc. recently announced the first EVS-1500 installation on a Bell 206 helicopter operated by Gig Harbor, WA-based charter and flight training outfit Columbia Flyers.

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Contracted To Conduct Additional J-2X Tests

"Our Goal Is 100 Percent Mission Success"

On the heels of a successful round of tests conducted by NASA on its J-2X rocket engine, on Tuesday the space agency awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract change to provide additional sea-level and simulated-altitude ground tests for the latest variant of the rocket engine that helped carry Apollo astronauts to the Moon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

Located in Birmingham, AL, the Southern Museum of Flight features a wide variety of aircraft and artifacts. Relics from the Wright Brothers, WWI equipment, rare and exotic aircraft from around the world and the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame round out the collection.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.11.08): Overspeed Condition

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.11.08)

"If I build it exactly the same, that means that every time I walk in... I'll be reliving and going through a lot of the same things that I already went through when my wife was here. Life is testing my faith. Everything I go through day to day is testing my faith."

Source: Joe Woodard, who lost his wife and her infant son when a Cessna 310 owned by NASCAR crashed into their home in Sanford, FL while attempting an emergency landing in July 2007. Woodard is now rebuilding his home... and has come under fire by his homeowners association, which has put him on notice for violations to the neighborhood code... including having the wrong shingles on the roof.

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