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June 04, 2009

GAMA Applauds Passage Of Mica TSA Amendment

The TSA's Authoritarian Ways Get Reigned In

GAMA is applauding passage of the Mica-Petri-Ehlers-Graves Amendment to H.R. 2200, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Authorization Act. The amendment limits the TSA's ability to use security directives to circumvent the normal rulemaking process without consideration of operational impacts or economic burdens.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.09

NTSB investigates a close call at Charlotte.
Cessna T210 owners have a new prop option.
And after 18 years...the A-12 litigation continues.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.09

NTSB investigates a close call at Charlotte.
Cessna T210 owners have a new prop option.
And after 18 years...the A-12 litigation continues.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Max Trescott, Never Say "Probably" - 06.04.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks to 2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott about the word "probably," which can be a sign we're about to engage in poor aeronautical decision-making.

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Air Technical Industries Intro's 'Scorpion'

First All-In-One Aircraft Maintenance Vehicle

Air Technical Industries has launched the Scorpion Aircraft Tug, a first-of-its-kind tug that includes a built-in crane lift and auxiliary power unit (APU). The Scorpion enables FBO mechanics to move and precisely position aircraft weighing up to 15,000 pounds.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.04.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Max Trescott, Never Say "Probably" - 06.04.09 (ANN Special Report, with Master CFI Max Trescott)

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Cassini Finds Titan's Clouds Hang on to Summer

The forecast for Titan's early autumn -- warm and wetter.

Cloud chasers studying Saturn's moon Titan say its clouds form and move much like those on Earth, but in a much slower, more lingering fashion.

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General Cites Importance of Air Power for Afghanistan

"This country begs for air power"

The Afghan National Army Air Corps is a vital and rapidly growing component of Afghanistan's security forces and is building air power to deny terrorists a safe haven in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Air Force general.

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In-Flight Refueling Tests Moving Forward

A330 MRTT Successfully Performed 1st Contacts Using New Refueling Pods

The Airbus Military A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) has completed another major milestone, successfully performing a series of dry contacts using the new generation Cobham 905E hose and drogue under-wing refueling pods. The receiver aircraft was a Spanish Air Force F/A-18A+ fighter.

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Virginia Recognizes Pilots At Festival Of Flight

28 Honored As Aviation Ambassadors

The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) recognized 28 pilots for completing its Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program (VAAP) at the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight in Suffolk on May 30.

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Kate Dougherty Tapped For The Lindbergh Foundation

PR Professional Has Long Aviation History

The Lingbergh Foundation announced Wednesday that Kate Dougherty of Kate Dougherty Public Relations has joined the board of directors.

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Sniper Advance Targeting Pod Site Activations at A-10C Units

First Sites in Arizona and Germany

Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force have successfully completed Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) A-10C site activations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.

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New Canadian ELT Requirements Delayed

No New Date Set For 406 MHz Change

Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCAA) had proposed the mandatory installation of 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (or an alternate means of compliance) onto Canadian-registered aircraft and foreign-registered aircraft operating in Canadian airspace because of the withdrawal of Cospas/Sarsat monitoring of 121.5 MHz ELT transmissions beginning February 1st of this year.

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Japan Wants Raptors

But... Will We Sell Them?

For years, Japan has been asking the US to sell it F-22 fighters. Since 1998, all exports of the high-tech fighter have been banned under a 1998 amendment by House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey.

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Aero-TV: On The Frontline -- CBP's P-3 AEW (Part 1)

CBP's P-3 AEW Crews -- These Folks 'Have Our Back'

Day and night, there are a number of heroic people and aviation assets prowling the skies for signs of those that would threaten America in one of many forms. One of those heroic groups is employed by US Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, for short.

Aero-TV: On The Frontline -- CBP's P-3 AEW (Part 1)

CBP's P-3 AEW Crews -- These Folks 'Have Our Back'

Day and night, there are a number of heroic people and aviation assets prowling the skies for signs of those that would threaten America in one of many forms. One of those heroic groups is employed by US Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, for short.

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DEADSTICK! New Private Pilot Learned Her Lesson Well

17 Year Old Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

 Megan Daley, a licensed pilot, was taking a friend from Georgetown to Brownwood Regional Airport for his checkride. But then the oil pressure in the Piper Tomahawk dropped to zero, the engine failed, and Daley's training kicked in.

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NTSB Will Assist In Air France Crash Investigation

Assistance Requested By The French Government

The National Transportation Safety Board has accepted an invitation from the French aviation accident investigation authority, the Bureau d'Enquˆtes et d'Analyses (BEA), to assist in the investigation of Air France flight 447, the A-330 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Brazilian coast on Monday morning.

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Terrafugia Continues Flight Testing 'Flying Car'

It's Two, Two, Two Vehicles In One

Almost since the first heavier-than-air powered flight, the flying car has been something of the Holy Grail of aviation. How many of us have dreamed of pulling our car out of the garage and having the option of driving to the store or flying to the next city without changing vehicles?

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US Navy Joins Search For Missing Airbus

P-3C Orion Crew Will Assist In The Effort

A US Navy aircrew joined the international search for survivors and debris on Tuesday from an Air France aircraft that went missing Monday off the Brazilian coast, U.S. Southern Command officials announced.

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Endeavour Launch 'Go' For June 13

Will The Mission Commander 'Tweet' From Space?

NASA managers completed a review Wednesday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected June 13 as the official launch date for the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Polansky and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 7:17 a.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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ALPA: DHL Lawsuit Settled

ASTAR Pilot Jobs Secured Through 2010 

ALPA reports that they were was able to reach an agreement with DHL that would keep all of the ASTAR pilots hired prior to March 2008 on the payroll at least through March 2010.

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Pilots' Reaction To Possible Missile: What The @#$%^& Was That?

ExpressJet Pilot Reports "Missle or Rocket"

Local Texas officials and federal law enforcement got together this week to try to determine just what an ExpressJet Airlines pilot saw while flying at about 13,000 over Liberty, Texas last Friday.

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Lockheed Martin Receives 3rd Lot F-35 Contract

17 More Stealth Fighters Slated for Production

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.1 billion contract modification to produce 17 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in the third lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP). The buy also includes the first international orders - two F-35 operational test aircraft for the United Kingdom and one for the Netherlands.

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Bi-Partisan Effort Undertaken On GA's Behalf

Nebraska, Alaska Senators Urge Support For Rural Airports

In a letter to the FAA, Nebraska's two U.S. Senators urge the administration to “utilize all available discretion and funding flexibility to support rural airports.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.09): Decalage

Decalage The difference in angular settings [Angles of Attack] of the wings of a biplane or multiplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.09)

Aero-Linx: Flying Machines Everyone knows about the Wright Brothers exceptionally good day at Kitty Hawk in 1903, but man has wanted to fly pretty much since he first looked up at the birds.  While the "Doing Da Vinci" team is unlikely to be able to build a working Ornithopter, men and women had been trying find ways to achieve that birds-eye view for hundreds of years … some with more success than others. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.04.09)

  "We had done that exact scenario in training, and I had to look for a safe place to land." Source:  17-year-old Private Pilot Megan Daley, discussing her first deadstick landing just three months after earning her PPC. Megan was taking a friend from Georgetown TX to Brownwood Regional Airport for his checkride. But then the oil pressure in the Piper Tomahawk dropped to zero, the engine failed, and Daley's training kicked in. Megan's Flight Instructor was Beth Jenkins of Pilot's Choice Aviation in Georgetown, TX.

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