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January 04, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.11

Piper touts a strong 2010.
What's gained by photo-ID pilot certificates?
And Flight Design has bigger plans for 2011.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.04.11

Piper touts a strong 2010.
What's gained by photo-ID pilot certificates?
And Flight Design has bigger plans for 2011.


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ANN Special Feature: Pt I: 2010 in Review, 2011 Ahead - 01.04.11

ANN Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell discusses the major aviation stories of 2010, and looks ahead to those we'll be following in 2011.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.04.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.04.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pt I: 2010 in Review, 2011 Ahead - 01.04.11 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell)

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Freedom Flight 2011 Tour Schedule Announced

One Thousand Mile Tour To End At Sebring Sport Aviation Show

Beginning January 15th, two Able Flight pilots will fly more than a thousand miles to meet with wounded veterans  in four states to tell them how they can receive an Able Flight scholarship.

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Cherry Point Wins Best Blue Angel Air Show Of The Year Award

ICAS Determines Marine Base Show Best Of 35 Performed In 20010

The 2010 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show was the first military installation to receive the Blue Angel Air Show of the Year award for 2010 at the International Council of Air Shows annual convention Dec. 7 in Las Vegas.

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Eleven Earn Master Instructor Designation In December

First Helicopter Accreditation Goes To An Instructor In Fort Worth, TX

Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC.

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First 2011 WAC Luncheon Slated For New National Center For Aviation Training

Panel Discussion January 18 Will Feature WSU President Don Beggs, NIAR President John Tomblin, New NCAT President Tony Kinkel

The Wichita Aero Club will move its first monthly luncheon of 2011 from its traditional site at the Wichita Airport Hilton to the campus of the new National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) on Tuesday, January 18.

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World Fuel Services Completes Acquisition Of The Hiller Group

Expands General Aviation Business

World Fuel Services Corporation of Miami, FL opened the new year with the announcement Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, World Fuel Services, Inc., has completed the previously announced acquisition of The Hiller Group, Inc. and certain affiliates ("Hiller").

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Canada's Aviation Hall Of Fame To Honor Four Inductees

Belt Of Orion Recipient Also To Be Recognized

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) will induct four Canadians, and recognize a Belt of Orion recipient, at its 2011 annual gala dinner and ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, in May.

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New Glass Panel For CTLS

Dynon SkyView + Garmin 696 Panel In An LSA

Just because it's an LSA doesn't mean pilots should sacrifice the efficiency and wealth of information that comes with a glass panel. Flight Design has installed dual 10-inch Dynon SkyView screens on either side of a Garmin big-screen 696 GPS in its popular CTLS.

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150 Expected To Attend Training Reform Symposium

Industry Stakeholders To Meet In Atlanta On May 4-5

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) reports it is making steady progress in putting together the GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium it will chair in Atlanta in May.

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Qantas, Solena Fuels Look Into Bio-Fuel Plant In Sydney

Would Convert Commercial Waste Into Jet Fuel

A plant that would convert household waste such as food scraps, grass clippings, and agricultural castoffs into jet fuel is under consideration by Qanatas and Solena Fuels. The process would be similar to one used to convert coal to jet fuel at a plant South Africa.

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Aero-TV: Cameron Balloons Chariot -- Armchair Comfort + Freedom of Flight

An Amazing New Way To Enjoy The Thrill Of Ballooning

The ballooning community is no stranger to ingenuity but the folks of Cameron Balloons seem to have that quality in abundance. Once of the proofs of that hypothesis is the Cameron Duo Chariot -- a unique and breezy new means by which one can catch some air and enjoy 'edge of the seat' ballooning thrills.

Aero-TV: Building A Greener Bizjet -- Stratos Aircraft Remains Committed

Even In Tough Times, The VLJ Revolution Continues

Yes, the economy sucks... but when it REALLY starts to recover, the need for solid cost-effective transportation will be more important than ever. That's one of the reasons why the brain trust behind the Stratos Aircraft program haven't given up the ghost... they know 'their time' is coming. And that's the reason that ANN spent a few minutes with them to see how the program was progressing...

Aero-TV: Cameron Balloons Chariot -- Armchair Comfort + Freedom of Flight

An Amazing New Way To Enjoy The Thrill Of Ballooning

The ballooning community is no stranger to ingenuity but the folks of Cameron Balloons seem to have that quality in abundance. Once of the proofs of that hypothesis is the Cameron Duo Chariot -- a unique and breezy new means by which one can catch some air and enjoy 'edge of the seat' ballooning thrills.

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Aero-TV: Building A Greener Bizjet -- Stratos Aircraft Remains Committed

Even In Tough Times, The VLJ/VLPJ Revolution Continues

Yes, the economy sucks... but when it REALLY starts to recover, the need for solid cost-effective transportation will be more important than ever. That's one of the reasons why the brain trust behind the Stratos Aircraft program haven;'t given up the ghost... they know 'their time' is coming. And that's the reason that ANN spent a few minutes with them to see how the program was progressing...

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ANN Guest Editorial: Tough Thoughts On 'Young Eagles'

'Aviation Heresy – Facing Reality?'

By ANN Guest Aero-Blogger Rich Davidson Aero-Introduction: Whether you agree or disagree with the words that follow, Rich Davidson is someone I can vouch for in terms of his love for aviation and his TOTAL unfailing commitment to seeing it survive. Rich is the first of a number of "Aero-Citizens" we're organizing/drafting/enslaving under a unique set of circumstances/programs/ideals/weird ideas to raise the level of conversation in and about aviation... to seek NEW ideas... to clobber a few old ones... and to set aviation on a new and altogether unique path TOWARD SOLUTIONS.

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Piper Moves Business Plan Forward In 2010

Company Says It Had A Strong Year

Management shakeups and jet re-design not withstanding, Piper Aircraft company says that during the year just ended, it significantly strengthened its position as a global airplane manufacturer.

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Discovery External Tank Repairs Underway

Engineers Analyze Data On All 108 Stringers

Technicians working on space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida began repairs Monday on three support beams, called stringers, that recently were detected to have small cracks on their tops.

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Moak Takes The Helm Of World’s Largest Pilots Union

Pledges To Build On Unity

Capt. Lee Moak took office on January 1 as the ninth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA). He leads a team of national officers who are aggressively implementing the strategic and political priorities established by the Association’s Board of Directors.

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'FAA Safety Briefing' Celebrates 50 Years

Anniversary Issue Looks Back At GA Safety Over Half A Century

The latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress.

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EASA May Offer Two Years Grace On Third-Country Registrations

Bi-Lateral Negotiations May Soon Open On N-Register Aircraft Proposal

Pilots and operators of aircraft on the N-register continue to be caught in between Europe and America as the two countries attempt to resolve trade issues, and the IAOPA says in its most recent newsletter that the future does not look promising.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.04.11)

"We delivered considerably more aircraft, introduced and stepped up development of an all-new single-engine business jet, and readied the company for an unprecedented global push in 2011.” Source: Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.04.11): Aircraft Conflict

Predicted conflict, within URET, of two aircraft, or between aircraft and airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.04.11)

Women Of Space

The astronaut club is pretty exclusive, and even more exclusive is the ranks of female astronauts. "Women of Space" is a directory of many of the women who have flown in space for the U.S., Russia and the Soviet Union, and other countries. 

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