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September 30, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.01.09

An R22 crash came during autorotation practice.
Gulfstream is forging ahead with the big new G650.
And a new Turkish military helicopter is on time and on budget.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.01.09

An R22 crash came during autorotation practice.
Gulfstream is forging ahead with the big new G650.
And a new Turkish military helicopter is on time and on budget.


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ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part II - The Mayor, The Grange, and The States - 10.01.09

Wichita, Kansas Mayor Carl Brewer, Leroy Watson of the National Grange, and Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National Association of State Aviation Officials rebut the recent trashing of general

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Aero-News Alert: NORAD Fighters Scrambled To Investigate Unresponsive Mooney

Mooney M20M Downed After Uncontrolled Descent From FL230

We've seen versions of this story before... an unresponsive GA single, aloft in the Flight Levels, stops answering comms, fighters are scrambled and nothing can be done until the aircraft runs out of fuel and crashes. Well, it seems to have happened again.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.30.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.30.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part I - Congressman Vernon Ehlers - 09.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with Congressman Ehlers)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.09

Cessna's new Private and Sport Pilot training program moves online.
A September 7th powered parachute crash could have the pilot in hot water.
And the Senate's attempt to buy more C-1

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.30.09

Cessna's new Private and Sport Pilot training program moves online.
A September 7th powered parachute crash could have the pilot in hot water.
And the Senate's attempt to buy more C-1

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ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part I - Congressman Vernon Ehlers - 09.30.09

Speaking on a teleconference arranged by the Alliance for Aviation Across America, Michigan Congressman Vernon Ehlers of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee says his colleagues ar

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ATAK Team Announces Maiden Flight Of T129

New Military Helo For Turkish Land Forces Command

The ATAK Team, comprising Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), Aselsan and AgustaWestland, is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first T129 prototype.

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Zooooommmm! Sport Air Racing League Completes Seventh Race For '09

Feel The Need... The Need For Speed?

The Seventh Air Race in the National Championship Series of the Sport Air Racing League has just concluded. Twenty-three racers from as far away as Ontario and Louisiana, met to race around a 2-turn, 100-mile course at speeds approaching 300 miles per hour.

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NTSB Recommends Several Revisions On Bird Strike, Operations Regs

Reforms Suggested For Airports, Flight Plans, Maintenance

The NTSB Tuesday issued a list of recommendations for changes in FAR's that it says will enhance bird strike prevention, and beef up safety for charter operators. It also reiterated suggestions for CVR maintenance.

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$1.85 Million Airport Grant For ILS At J.B. Williams Airport

HCC President Clyde Muse and Sen. Thad Cochran Announce The Airport Upgrade

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse and U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced Tuesday that the FAA will invest $1.85 million for the design and installation of an ILS for the John Bell Williams Airport. The funding is a collaborative result between Cochran, the FAA and Hinds Community College.

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Lasers Reportedly Directed At Aircraft Over 900 Times Last Year

DOT Requires Immediate Reporting Of Incidents To ATC

An FAA database shows that lasers were directed at aircraft cockpits over 900 times in 2008, and pilots have occasionally been temporarily blinded by the incidents, according to a report in The Boston Globe. In some instances, pilots have reported having to abort landings.

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Hawker Beechcraft Services Taking Pre-Orders For Beech 1900D Upgrade

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 IDS Available Next Year

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) announced Tuesday it is taking pre-orders for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) for installation on Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The upgrade is expected to be available third quarter 2010.

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Florida State College Jacksonville Breaks Ground On New Facility

Aircraft Services Educational Facility Will Call Cecil Field Home

At the end of a ceremony marking 10 years since the Navy handed over the former Master Jet Base at Cecil Field Naval Air Station  to the City of Jacksonville, Florida State College Jacksonville broke ground on a $20 million Aircraft Services Educational complex to compliment its aviation program.

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United, Delta, American All Boost Holiday Ticket Prices

$10 Surcharge Added To Some Holiday Travel

Delta Airlines has joined America and United in tacking a $10 holiday travel surcharge on to tickets purchased for travel on November 29th, and January 2nd and 3rd. Those dates normally see a large surge in the number of travelers returning from holiday visits.

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Aero-TV:  Improving the Citation X - Cessna’s Elliptical Winglets Update

Manager Gary Genge Discusses the Winglets Retrofit Update

From its maiden flight in September of 2007, to its first retrofit in August of 2009, Cessna’s Citation X Elliptical Winglets update has made extraordinary progress in the past two years.  After receiving their supplemental type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the installation in June, Cessna Aircraft Company announced the first delivery of the Citation X to be fitted with Elliptical Winglets.

Aero-TV:  Avionics Tip of the Week - Future of Precision Approach Landing

McDaniel Explains How Precision Approaches Have Changed the Future of GenAv

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach.  Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers.  The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.

Gulfstream Rolls Out New Flagship G650

7000 On Hand To Greet Gulfstreams' Newest Jet

Gulfstream Aerospace rolled out its new flagship business jet, the all-new Gulfstream G650, at company headquarters in Savannah on Tuesday. The aircraft rolled out under its own power. First announced in March 2008, theG650 remains on schedule for customer deliveries in 2012.

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Lombardo, Henne Say G650 Will Fly This Year

But More Specific? "The Airplane Will Fly When It's Ready To Fly"

Joe Lombardo and Pres Henne said the G650, unveiled Tuesday morning in Savannah, GA, is a statement by Gulsftream and General Dynamics about the future of their companies. The pair said the aircraft demonstrates the bullishness of Gulfstream about the industry and the city of Savannah.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Future of WAAS Precision Approach Landings

McDaniel Explains How WAAS Precision Approaches Have Changed the Future of GenAv

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach. 

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Aero-TV: Improving the Citation X - Cessna’s Elliptical Winglets Update

Manager Gary Genge Discusses the Winglets Retrofit Update

From its maiden flight in September of 2007, to its first retrofit in August of 2009, Cessna’s Citation X Elliptical Winglets update has made extraordinary progress in the past two years. After receiving their supplemental type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the installation in June, Cessna Aircraft Company announced the first delivery of the Citation X to be fitted with Elliptical Winglets.

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Atlanta Airport Chief Calls For Higher Fees

DeCosta Says Federal Passenger Facilities Cap Should Be Raised To $7.50

Passengers at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport already pay the maximum $4.50 per ticket in passenger facility charges, but airport manager Ben DeCosta is calling on congress to raise that ceiling to $7.50, with an opportunity for further increases.

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NBAA, GAMA Welcome Creation Of Senate GA Caucus

Bipartisan Group Forms To Champion GA In The Senate

The NBAA and GAMA Tuesday applauded Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) for forming a General Aviation Caucus. NBAA also commends Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sam Bowback (R-KS) and James Inhofe (R-OK) for becoming caucus members.

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Trouble On The Horizon -- EU Set To Propose Aviation Emissions Caps

Will Ask For 10% Below 2005 Levels By 2015

Industry analysts expect the European Union to propose that aviation cut its so-called greenhouse gas emissions back to 90% of 2005 levels over the next decade. The proposal could come at the climate talks slated for Bangkok. Aviation was not covered by the Kyoto protocol.

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CFI Prep Flight Turns Fatal

NTSB Investigates R22 Impact

One of the most critical skills that any helicopter pilot can master is the autorotation... and much more so when that pilot is trying to become a CFIH. Somehow, though, the prep for one pilot's CFI checkride went awry and the aircraft wound up impacting the ground with fatal result.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.30.09)

"There may be some in congress who had their doubts about corporate jet travel. I am not one of them." Source: Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.09): Go Around

Instructions for a pilot to abandon his approach to landing. Additional instructions may follow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.09)

Aero-Linx: FAA Global Navigation Satellite Systems The FAA Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Program Office provides satellite (GPS) based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services in the United States to enable performance-based (RNP/RNAV) operations for all phases of flight from en route, terminal, approach, and surface navigation...

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