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March 05, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 03.06.06

Professional pilots develop a high level of quality in part by closely evaluating their performance after every flight.  Most of us, however, quit debriefing our flights as soon as we passed t

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.06.06

The Navy Stands Down after nine major accidents since October...

Australian military officials and police are investigating allegations of forgery in that country's Kiowa helicopter mainten

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.06.06

The Navy Stands Down after nine major accidents since October...

Australian military officials and police are investigating allegations of forgery in that country's Kiowa helicopter mainten

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World's Largest Day Of Flight For Youth Scheduled For June 10

Thousands of young people will take to the sky on Saturday, June 10, as EAA volunteers continue an outstanding aviation tradition - International Young Eagles Day. The annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation education program ever created, which has flown more than 1.2 million young people free of charge since its inception in July 1992.

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Certified: Hawker 850XP

Raytheon Aircraft Certifies Hawker 850XP

Raytheon Aircraft has certified the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the Hawker 850XP. With Raytheon Aircraft designed winglets, the aircraft is the next evolution of the highly successful Hawker 800-series. It is part of a strategically planned sequence of upgrades for the Hawker fleet of airplanes that began with the Hawker 400XP in May of 2003.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation Releases 2005 Nall Report

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s just-released 2005 Joseph T. Nall Report shows an historic low for aviation accidents in 2004. The report, funded by the Emil Buehler Trust, is the nation’s first authoritative look at the general aviation (GA) accident rate for the preceding year.

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Mercury Computer Systems Releases VistaNav Version 1.5 3D Synthetic Vision Syste

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has released VistaNav version 1.5, its multi-function flight display system with synthetic vision technology. This latest release of the VistaNav system integrates XM satellite weather information including NEXRAD Precipitation and Cloud information, Live TFRs, METAR Flight Rules Indicators (FRI), as well as detailed METAR and TAF text information.

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NZ Rescue Helo Battles Winds In Latest Rescue

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued an injured woman from Kapiti Island last (Saturday) night.

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Dallas Airmotive's Lafayette Facility Expanding Component Repair Capabilities

Dallas Airmotive's (DAI) Lafayette, Louisiana facility is being designated as a key support arm for component repair and exchange. Investments in new technology and equipment will enable the facility to expand its support to additional rotor wing engines and also adding fixed wing engine types.

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Embry-Riddle, Partners Propose R&D Role for DAB

A resolution to support a proposal led by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that would develop Daytona Beach International Airport into a model prototype of the operationally integrated airport of the future was unanimously passed by the Volusia County Council at its regularly scheduled session in DeLand.

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Dassault Falcon Flight Operations Department Receives IS-BAO Certification

Dassault Falcon’s Teterboro Flight Operations Department was recently awarded the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Registration. IS-BAO is the accepted standard of aviation flight departments worldwide as the benchmark for safety and efficiency in business aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.05.06): Controlled Firing Areas

Aero-Tips!

I launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in 1987 (how’s that for an opening line?). What’s that got to do with anything? Our launch was delayed briefly by an unauthorized lightplane entry into the Controlled Firing Area (CFA) associated with the airspace near Vandenberg.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you decide you want to write to your Senator or Congressperson but you’re not even sure who they are or how to properly address them, these two sites will help.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.06): ARTCC

Bouncing Betty A military explosive device with two "tits" that bounces upwards. The first explosive goes upwards, killing the person who set it off, and a second goes outwards around chest-level (tit-level) to maximize damage to others.  Betty’s not a very nice girl, is she?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.05.06)

“Although the accident rate is down this year, there is still work to be done...  During the 15 years that the Foundation has published the annual Nall Report, pilot error continues to top the list of accident causes. This year, based on an increase in weather-related accidents, we focused on weather accidents and pilot decision making when in hazardous weather conditions.”

Source: Bruce Landsberg, executive director of the Air Safety Foundation, folowing the release of the 2005 Nall Report. 

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