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October 13, 2009

Airlines Likely To Keep New Fees

Baggage Check, Other Fees Not Deterring Flying Public

Fees for checked baggage, seat selection, and even pillows do not seem to be preventing people from buying airline tickets, which means airlines are likely to hang on to those fees as a critical revenue stream, analysts say.

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Two Irish Air Corps Members Lost In Training Accident

Pilatus PC9 Went Down Near The Galway-Mayo Border

An Irish Air Corps instructor and cadet were killed when the Pilatus PC9 they were flying went down in rugged terrain near the Galway-Mayo border Monday. The plane was taking part in training exercises with two other aircraft.

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FAA Suspends License Of Ada, Oklahoma Pilot

Pilot Caused Damage At Airport With Propwash

The FAA has suspended flying priveleges for Daniel Wayne Davis of Heartland Aviations, LLC for 90 days. The FAA report says Davis allegedly aimed the tail of an airplane at a hanger used by  Ada Aircraft Painting, LLC, set the brakes, and ran up the engine.

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Former Flight Attendant Sues Oprah Over Firing

She And Pilot Were Accused Of In-Flight Sex On Private Jet

A flight attendant who worked aboard Oprah Winfrey's private jet is suing the television talk star after she was fired for allegedly having sex with the pilot while the airplane was in flight.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.09

Two people survived a midair in Louisiana Saturday.
The Coast Guard rescues three people 12 hours after they ditch in the Gulf of Mexico.
And scandal forces out the president of the L

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.09

Two people survived a midair in Louisiana Saturday.
The Coast Guard rescues three people 12 hours after they ditch in the Gulf of Mexico.
And scandal forces out the president of the L

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ANN Special Feature: Bringing the Pitcairn to Oshkosh - 10.13.09

Jack Tiffany of Leading Edge Restorations and test pilot Andrew King talk about bringing the world's only flying Pitcairn PA-18 autogyro back from the dead...and then to Oshkosh.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bringing the Pitcairn to Oshkosh - 10.13.09 (ANN Special Report, with Jack Tiffany and Andrew King)

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Bahamas Habitat Announces October 'Fly-In & Help Out' Event

Next Weekend To The Bahamas Slated For Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 1

Bahamas Habitat said Monday that it's not too late to join in the upcoming "Fly-In & Help Out" weekend to Eleuthera in the Bahamas scheduled for Thursday, October 29th through Sunday, November 1st.  The organization is extending an open invitation to all interested aircraft owners and pilots to join in this mission.

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AWAM Announces 2010 Scholarship Opportunities

Application Deadline Is November 21st

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance has unveiled its list of available scholarships for next year, which includes a dozen programs sponsored by some of the leading names in aviation. While the programs are open only to AWAM members, they are not restricted to students, or even to women.

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InJet Searches For New Hires At NBAA Convention

Meet-And-Greet Reception Scheduled At Rosen Center on Oct. 21 For Sales And Agent Positions

Aviation sales professionals attending the NBAA Convention next week might just want to pack a resume or two in their flight bag, as InJet is seeking new hires during the conference. ACP Jets successfully launched  InJet earlier this year, and already there's a need for increased capabilities and growth.  

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Hawker Beechcraft Awarded First Contract For New T-6C Trainer Aircraft

Royal Moroccan Air Force Order Calls For 24 Aircraft And Support

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) said Monday it has been awarded a contract to provide 24 of its new Beechcraft T-6C trainer aircraft to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The contract represents several significant milestones for HBC, including the first sale of the all new T-6C trainer.

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Aerion brings 'The One Solution' message to NBAA

Bass: "We Are Moving Forward With Proven Technology."

Aerion Chairman Robert Bass plans to use the backdrop of the upcoming NBAA convention to reiterate the company's commitment to forging a partnership with one or more OEM partners and to being first to market with a supersonic business jet. 

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Boeing Sends Layoff Notices To 130 Employees

Continues Trend Of Monthly Notices From The Plane Maker

Some 130 Boeing employees got bad news last Friday. They received notices that they will be laid off in 60 days. The company has been issuing layoff notices every month since January, when it announced it would be idling 10,000 employees company wide.

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Aero-TV: AirVenture Meet the Boss - Randy Babbitt Tackles User Fees

FAA Administrator Addresses User Fees for GenAv Community

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion.  With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt explained that the overall system is unquestionably the safesty, most efficient system in the world.  That system, however, requires an extraordinary budget and with the changing flight market, one question remains:  how does the FAA continue to fund the immense costs without degrading the effectiveness?

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Bryan Neville, Managing Stress

FAASTeam Outreach Manager Discusses External Stress

On September 2nd, 2009, the American Bonanza Society started its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City.  Featuring over 50 hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers, and social activities for attendees.  During the event, the ABS invited Bryan Neville, acting National Outreach Manager for FAASTeam, to speak about decision making for the pilot community.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Bryan Neville, Managing Stress

FAASTeam Outreach Manager Discusses External Stress

On September 2nd, 2009, the American Bonanza Society started its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City.  Featuring over 50 hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers, and social activities for attendees. 

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Aero-TV: AirVenture Meet the Boss - Randy Babbitt Tackles User Fees

FAA Administrator Addresses User Fees for GenAv Community

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. 

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ACI-NA Commissioners Award Scholarships To Aviation Students

Three Outstanding Students Receive Financial Aid

Airports Council International - North America's (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee accepted the Scholarship Review Committee's recommendation to award scholarships of $2,500 each to three aviation students, at the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee meeting in Austin, Texas over the weekend.

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China Postage Stamp Features Flight Design CTLS

Cirrus, Cessna, and Diamond Aircraft Stamps Also Available

 While aviation in China is still overwhelmingly military or commercial, a new postage stamp series promoting the China International General Aviation Convention (CIGAC) highlights the growth of personal aviation in that country. The series features images of aircraft from Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna, and Flight Design.

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Stratos Aircraft Secures First Deposits

Full-Scale Mockup Of VLPJ Headed For NBAA In Orlando

Stratos Aircraft has received the first deposits for its new Stratos 714 Very Light Personal Jet (VLPJ). The announcement comes just as they send off the full-scale cabin mock up to Orlando, Florida to be on display for the first time at this year's NBAA Meeting & Convention October 20th-22nd.

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APA States “Unequivocal Opposition” To Antitrust Immunity For American Airlines

Pilots Cite EC Concerns, Airline’s Unwillingness To Address Job-Security Needs

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) is urging the U.S. DOT to decline American Airlines’ application for worldwide antitrust immunity with British Airways and Iberia, citing European Commission (EC) concerns and the airline’s refusal to address job-security, anti-competitiveness and national-security issues.

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Gary McKinnon Closer To Being Extradited For NASA, Pentagon Hacks

Loses Latest Battle To Avoid Being Brought To U.S. To Stand Trial

Gary McKinnon, an admitted hacker accused of compromising computers at both NASA and the Pentagon, has lost his latest battle against extradition to the U.S. to face charges. Late last week he lost his bid to take his case to the British Supreme Court.

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Gone West: William 'Bud' Evans

Creator Of The Evans Volksplane

William "Bud" Evans, who created the Evans Volksplane, passed away in July of natural causes. He was 96 year old. Evans had been an aeronautical project and design engineer, and created the plans for the kit-built Volksplane back in the 1960's.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.13.09)

"They did the right thing.  They held on to an object that helped them all stay afloat for the amount of time they did. It was very lucky for them that it turned out as well as it did." Source: USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.09): Approach Speed

The recommended speed contained in aircraft manuals used by pilots when making an approach to landing. This speed will vary for different segments of an approach as well as for aircraft weight and configuration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.13.09)

Volksplane

It is a very simple airplane of a very clean, simple design, and some say it began the kit-built industry in the United States. As we note the passing of "Bud" Evans, we thought you might be interested in the airplane he designed back in the 1960's, and which remains viable today.

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