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October 23, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.11

The Galloping Ghost's memory cards prove a disappointment.
The FAA fines Skywest Airlines.
And NORAD scrambled F-16s over a mis-tuned radio.

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ANN Special Feature: Bad Decisions Plague Pilots - 10.24.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about what we can learn from the case of a Piper Saratoga pilot who made a bad decision which cost him and his passengers their lives

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NORAD Fighters Intercept Civilian Aircraft After Comm Foul-Up

Flight Was NORDO From Chicago To Near Denver

Two F-16 fighter aircraft under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a civilian aircraft that was out of radio communications at approximately 1700 MDT October 20, 2011.  

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New Airlift Routes Provide New Possibilities

More Direct Path From Delaware To Afghanistan Cuts Flying Time

Planners at Scott Air Force Base teamed with planners from the U.S. Transportation Command and the aircrew of a C-5M Super Galaxy September 25 and 26 to open a new nonstop route from the U.S. to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircrew members and aircraft originated from the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, DE.

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North American Airports Elects New Board Members

Thella Bowens, President/CEO San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Is Incoming Chair

During its Annual General Membership Business Meeting on October 19, members of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) elected a new slate of officers and three new members to its Board of Directors. Their terms are effective immediately.

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Boeing Completes Delivery Of RAAF Super Hornets

Australia's F/A-18F Fleet Expands To 24 Multirole 'Rhinos'

Four new F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley Thursday, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets. The arrival at the base was marked by the four new Super Hornets joining 16 other RAAF F/A-18Fs for a dramatic 20-aircraft flyover.

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Virgin Australia Inaugurates ATR 72-500 Service

First Of The Aircraft To Operate In Australia

The first regularly-scheduled flight for one of Virgin Australia's new ATR-72-500 turboprops took place Tuesday, also marking the airline's first flight from Brisbane to the regional industrial city of Gladstone. The flight also marked a milestone for ATR Regional Aircraft, which added Australia to an already-extensive list of Asia-Pacific markets where ATR 72-500 aircraft operate.

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Business Jet Access Acquires Managed Global Express

Addition Of The XRS Brings Fleet To 12 Aircraft

Aviation services provider Business Jet Access (BJA) has added a Global Express XRS to its fleet of managed aircraft. With the addition, BJA now manages a fleet of 12 aircraft of which 10 are operated on BJA’s FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. These aircraft range in size and type from Citations, Hawkers and Challengers to Gulfstreams and a 30-passenger BAC 1-11 which is configured to accommodate sports teams, clients in the entertainment industry and financial markets.

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New JFK Flight Plan Brings Out The NIMBYs

FAA Says Flight Plan Designed To Relieve Congestion

A new FAA flight plan for JFK International Airport could push as many as 200 aircraft per day over Long Island, and that has brought out residents opposed to the plan. The problem, as always, is noise.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.23.11)

Aero Linx: ADS-B General Information The FAA's Surveillance and Broadcast Services program office was formed in 2005. The program office will change the nation's air traffic control system from one that relies on radar technology to a system that uses precise location data from the global satellite network. Enabling this evolution is a proven technology called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is a crucial component of the nation's Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), and its implementation over the next 20 years will turn the NextGen vision into a reality. After years of research and development, and use by general aviation pilots in Alaska and air transport carriers in the Ohio River Va

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.11): Abeam

Abeam An aircraft is "abeam" a fix, point, or object when that fix, point, or object is approximately 90 degrees to the right or left of the aircraft track. Abeam indicates a general position rather than a precise point.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.23.11)

"This was a huge collaborative effort... My schedulers worked closely with flight managers from the command and control directorate, and we all worked tirelessly with the operations group at Dover (AFB) to get the mission planned." Source: Harold Guckin, the chief planner for the Contingency Channel Operations Directorate, commenting on the opening of a new nonstop route from the U.S. to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircrew members and aircraft originated from the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, DE.

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