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January 18, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.18.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.18.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.18.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Scenario-Based Cross-Country Solos - 01.18.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aerosonde Mark 4.7 Completes Successful Shipboard Trials

Flights Demonstrate Multi-Mission Capability, TRL 7 Launch And Recovery Readiness

The Aerosonde Mark 4.7 small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) has successfully completed a week of flight operations aboard the Office of the Secretary of Defense's M-80 Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Test Bed.

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Aero-Eval: The Best FBOs We Visited In '09--KHXD Signature Flt Support

KHXD SignatureFlight Support, Hilton Head Airport, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:  It is a pleasant surprise when a certain segment of aviation that has had a less than sterling reputation, fails to live up to the negative hype. I have come to frequent an FBO that happens to be located near a number of my family members as well as some business interests -- and when I first started frequenting the Hilton Head, South Carolina airport (KHXD), I was first gripped with a little bit of trepidation when I found the only major FBO servicing that airport belonged to Signature Flight Support.

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Alaska Air Institutes RNP Approaches For Adak

Procedure Will Be In Place For Ketchikan In March

Alaska Airlines began using Required Navigation Performance (RNP) precision approach technology to land aircraft in Adak, Alaska, Thursday, and in March will use improved procedures to land in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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InnoCentive And NASA Offer Opportunities To Advance U.S. Space Program

New NASA Open Innovation Challenge Pavilion Leverages 'Crowdsourcing' To Improve Health And Performance Of Astronauts

 NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) and a company called InnoCentive announced a new NASA Open Innovation Pavilion Wednesday, which will provide the public with the opportunity to help solve difficult problems facing the U.S. space program.

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Honeywell Bendix/King Database Error Requires Update

All Users Urged To Check Their Software And Update Immediately

The FAA has been made aware of an issue with an update to a navigation database that became effective on 14 January 2010.Please refer to the following Honeywell website for more information: https://www.bendixking.com/wingman/servlet/com.honeywell.brga.wingman.gps.GpsUserRoles?page=database_downloads

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American Airlines Blamed For JFK Security Breach

Passenger Caused Hours Of Delay And Rescreening

American Airlines (AAL) is being blamed for a security breach on Saturday that led to the evacuation and rescreening of all passengers in Terminal 8 at JFK. 

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Military Works To Improve GPS Accuracy And Coverage

Two-Year Program Will Move Satellites To Support Troops

Officials from the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) recently initiated an effort that will improve global coverage for users of GPS.

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Please Meet Your (Wedding) Party At The Arrival Area

Bride Surprises Groom With Airport Wedding

William Acosta probably wondered who was the woman in a wedding dress waiting for arriving passengers at Corpus Christi International Airport ... until he realized it was HIS fiancee.

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Air Force Squeezes In Troops And Supplies For Haiti

Aircraft Packed Full To Maximize Use Of Crowded Airport

Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division arrived at the Haiti international airport after an early morning flight Jan. 16, 2010.

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NASA Develops iPhone Application To Track Missions

Free App Gives Handheld Access To Multimedia

The New Media Team at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA, has released an application to deliver mission information, videos, images and news updates to people's fingertips. 

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Aero-TV: A Bit of Lancair History – Time Flies When You’re in a Lancair

Lancair’s Kim Lorentzen Details the Company Growth to What it is Today

As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer’s aviation interest went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling.

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Avidyne Announces AML-STC Approval For EX600 MFD

New Model Now Approved For Over 650 Aircraft

Avidyne Corporation recently announced they have received STC approval for their new EX600 MFD. 

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Aero-TV: A Bit of Lancair History – Time Flies When You’re In A Lancair

Lancair’s Kim Lorentzen Details the Company Growth to What It Is Today

As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer’s aviation interest went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling.

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ANN/Aero-TV Announce 'LSA Challenge' Program

Aggressive New Evaluation Programs Will Be Featured ON ANN and Aero-TV

E-I-C Note: Over the course of four decades of involvement, first in flying limited sport aviation aircraft that were little more than powered hang gliders, and going on to eventually test and evaluate hundreds more of them throughout my career, it's become obvious to me that with over 100 LSAs to be had on the sport pilot market, good solid credible information is more valuable than ever. That being the case, we have decided to undertake ANN's new 'LSA Challenge' program. -- Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C

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Klyde Morris (01.18.10)

Klyde, You Do Realize that ANN's E-I-C Skydives... Right?

FMI: www.aero-news.net

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Hawaiian Pilots Endorse New Contract

Agreement Improves Pay, Retirement And Scheduling Flexibility

Hawaiian Airlines pilots represented by ALPA have ratified a tentative contract agreement, the latest sign that the airline industry and the piloting profession are recovering from the bankruptcy doldrums of the past decade.

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Jonathan Gaffney To Address First 2010 Wichita Aero Club Meeting

President Of The National Aeronautic Association Kicks Off The Year

The Wichita Aero Club will launch its 2010 schedule by hosting Jonathan Gaffney, President of the National Aeronautic Association as the guest speaker for its first monthly luncheon on January 19. 

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UAS Strikes In Pakistan Create Controversy

Aircraft Attacks on Insurgent Bases Continue To Remove Terrorist Leaders 

Pakistani security officials reported another air strike carried out by UAS on Sunday killed over a dozen militants.

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NASA Offers Discount On Used Space Shuttles

Removing Requirements Drops Price By $13.2 Million

This week NASA issued a follow-up Request for Information (RFI) for ideas from education institutions, science museums and other appropriate organizations about their ability to purchase and publicly display orbiters after the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.18.10)

"We accomplished the single operating certificate in record time and without negative impact to our daily operation." Source: Stephen Gorman, Delta executive vice president, in a letter to employees

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.10): Fast File

Fast File A system whereby a pilot files a flight plan via telephone that is tape recorded and then transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air traffic facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.10)

AOPA Air Safety Foundation The AOPA Air Safety Foundation, founded in 1950, is dedicated to just one goal - making flying easier and safer for general aviation pilots.

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